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Posts by Bill Limmer (Page 2)

Posts by Bill Limmer (Page 2)

Victory News – February 4, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Have you ever asked someone in amazement, “How did you know to do that?” And they shrug their shoulders because they just did it. Or maybe someone has asked you, “How can you do that so easily?” And you are perplexed. You don’t know how. You just do it. It comes naturally or, maybe better said, supernaturally. Some people seem more gifted than others. They might excel in music, sports, academics, or business. Some might even…

Victory News – January 21, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, My family and I took a vote on who makes the best French fries. One family member incorrectly said, “Arby’s curly fries are the best.”  Good answer, but wrong. Another misguided answer was Chick-fil-A.  I voted for the one that is correct and has always been correct – at least to me: McDonalds. We all have preferences. The problem becomes when we try to make our preferences what everybody must do or agree with. Preferences are…

January 2022 Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

January 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time: January 10, 2022, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, JoJo Moore Absent: Mike Shinners Devotion Pastor Bill shared an opening prayer to kick off the meeting. Victory Stories 230+ people reading the Year-Long Bible Plan on YouVersion between the two plans, and there is already a lot of engagement in the discussion part of the plan. We had a record-setting month in…

Victory News – January 7, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We live in a pluralistic and entitled culture. This kind of culture doesn’t see the wisdom in the word “no.” Instead of “no,” it is “everything goes.” And if we are not careful, this culture will be absorbed by the church and corrupt it. A New York city pastor tweeted, “If we do not make formation in Christ the priority, then we’re just going to keep on producing Christians that are indistinguishable in their character from…

December 2021 Leadership Team Meeting

December 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time: December 13, 2021, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, Jojo Moore Absent: Pastor Ben Devotion Pastor Bill shared an opening prayer to kick off the meeting. Victory Stories We have an incredibly generous congregation. Offerings have been very strong! One of our members requested that his retirement gift was used to purchase gifts for the Toy Drive. Wow! Jingle Jam was a huge success!…

Victory News – December 17, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, One week to go. I can remember 13 weeks ago posting on FB that Christmas was in 14 weeks. Some were excited about that some were chagrined that I would post that. One week to go. Where are you at? Are you excited? Or are you ready for it to all be over? If Christmas is about ribbons, tags, packages, boxes and bags, I can see why people would want it to be over. But if…

Victory News – December 3, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I am excited as this weekend we begin our new series, Christmas at the Movies. Watching Christmas movies is part of our yearly traditions. So this year at Victory, we’ll view some of your favorite movies through the lens of the greatest story ever told: God sending our Savior to earth on the first Christmas. Data from Barna’s recent study, Gen Z Volume 2, show that, in describing their experience with various emotions, 44% of 13–21-year-olds reported feeling…

November 2021 Leadership Team Meeting

NOVEMBER 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: November 8, 2021, 6:30pm at the Ministry Center Present: Pastor Bill, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Ben, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, Jojo Moore Devotion Pastor Bill shared an opening devotion and discussed what each member is thankful for. Victory Stories Mercy Ministry fund has allowed for generous giving to help families in our congregation and community in crisis. Thunder Hearing completed the Telecoil Loop install to support those with hearing…

Victory News – November 19, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Some of have left the Christian Church because they heard that Christianity hinders scientific progress. But Scripture shows that Jesus loved the natural world and taught us to investigate it so that we might know the Creator even better. When we look at Jesus’ words, we will be encouraged to study science, and discover how the world works. Did you know that many leading scientists of today are Christians? Francis S. Collins, a physician and the…

Victory News – November 5, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When you read through the Gospel accounts you see Jesus interacting and mixing with all kinds of people. Is there an account or type of account that stands out to you? Here are some of the accounts of faith that stand out to me: The woman who was healed after twelve years of bleeding (Matthew 9), Martha confessing that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God who is to come into the world (John 11),…

October 2021 Leadership Team Meeting

October 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: October 11, 2021, 6:30pm at the Ministry Center Present: Pastor Bill, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Ben, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, Jojo Moore Devotion Victory Stories New people joining in for worship in Franklin and online, including a musician who hadn’t been to a church in over a year. 4 recent baptism requests to Victory. Mere Christianity wrapped up with over 50 attendees and great discussions. Your Daily Victory app…

Victory News – October 22, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We live in a time of division. It’s like we can come up with any reason to dislike or even hate someone. Teams people cheer for, political parties, view on mask-wearing, decision on vaccinations, gender, and race… all of these cause division between people. At the time of the early Christian church, there was opportunity for extraordinary division.  There were five groups of people: Jews, who thought they were better than everyone else; Gentiles, who thought…