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Victory News – July 19, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Are you a list maker? The famous Benjamin Franklin loved to make lists. One of his lists was thirteen virtues that he tried to live by every day. He said that he was making it his goal to reach moral perfection. On his list were things like temperance, frugality, and justice. You can guess what happened. Each day his spiritual scorecard was filled with marks. Not even the great inventor, philosopher, and government leader was able…

Victory News – July 12, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, For whatever reason on Monday during my devotion time, I thought about divine appointments. Divine appointments are when God uses you or me to speak into and influence someone else’s life in name of Jesus. The funny thing about divine appointments is that sometimes we think we are there for the other person, but the other person is the one who is there for us! When you are talking with your spouse, think “divine appointment.” When…

Victory News – July 5, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, This Sunday is the last sermon in our Fueled series. For me, this is the most difficult topic of them all: self-control. I’ve struggled to be a self-controlled person since childhood. I was an overweight kid, and my lack of self-control seemed to spill over into every other area of my life. I’m not the only one who struggles with self-control. In fact, I believe it might be one of the hardest times in history to…

Victory News – June 28, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Chick-Fil-A was just rated as the best fast food chain for the fourth year in a row. Chick-Fil-A has become the third-largest restaurant chain in the United States by sales, even though it is not open on Sundays. Despite the fact that owner Truett Cathy was told he would never make it in the restaurant business if he wasn’t open on Sundays, the restaurant is not open on Sundays because of Cathy’s conviction to honor the…

Leadership Team Minutes – June 2019

June 2019 LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING Date/Time/Location: June 10, 2019 6:30-9:00 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Steve Abramowski, Jason Seiberlich, Kevin Rasmussen, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben OPENING AND DEVOTION Our meeting began with a brief devotion on Psalm 135.  Here, we are reminded that we are God’s treasured possessions, and because of this we have reason to praise God! John Sebald was a special guest to our meeting.  He gave a presentation about Wisconsin Lutheran High School. …

Leadership Team Meeting Minutes – May 2019

May 2019 LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING Date/Time/Location: May 13, 2019 6:30-9:00 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Jason Seiberlich, Kevin Rasmussen, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben OPENING AND DEVOTION Our meeting began with a brief devotion on Psalm 134. Here, we are reminded to pray for and encourage our pastors. The Lord will continue to bless the church and its people.. VICTORY STORIES Pastor Ben and Pastor Bill have hit it off right…

Victory News – June 21, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Every time I walk into a gas station, it seems there are more and more coolers are dedicated to energy drinks. It used to be just Red Bull. Then there was Monster. Now half of the gas station is energy drinks. I like coffee and other energy drinks as much as anyone, but I wonder if all supercharged beverages are pointing to a deeper problem. Maybe the reason we are grumpy, irritable, and sluggish is not…

Victory News – June 14, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, This Sunday, we are going to the movies. Not literally. We are not going back to worship in the Cinema. But I will be talking about the movies. You see, screenwriters are some of the best storytellers in the world. Also, they have an incredible ability to diagnose the culture. So what are the modern screenwriters teaching us about the culture? They seem to be saying, “The world is going dark and the villains are winning.”…

Victory News – June 7, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The 10-year-old boy couldn’t wait. He was so excited. His dad managed to get tickets for the playoff game of his favorite team. Finally, it was the day of the game. So they go to the arena and they have amazing seats. The boy’s smile was from ear to ear. He was so happy, so full of joy. At halftime, his team was losing but it was still close but by the end of the third…

Course Correction

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. (Psalm 119:35) Not-So-Slight Detour Recently, on a trip to visit family, we took an unexpected detour. In the interest of saving cellular data, I turned off Google Maps part-way into the trip because I thought I knew where we were going. Unfortunately, we missed an exit and continued north when we should have turned east. Imagine my horror when I pulled out my phone to check our progress…

Victory News – May 31, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, This Sunday we are going to have “The Talk”. That’s right, the “birds and the bees”.  We need to have this talk because everyone else is already talking about it. There is so much bad information out there. In addition, this subject is a source of so much pain and suffering. That’s why we need to go back to God’s Word, where God tells us the original design for sex and sexuality. Then, fueled by the…

Victory News – May 24, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I can’t believe it is Memorial Day Weekend. It seems like yesterday and it was 20 something below zero in January. I imagine a lot of families are waking up today saying, “I can’t believe it is Memorial Day Weekend.” But, their lives are full of grief as they think back to the loved one or ones that lost their lives fighting for the freedoms we enjoy in our country. This weekend, we thank God for…