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Church News and Blogs (Page 2)

Church News and Blogs (Page 2)

Victory News – September 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Pastor Frosty Bivens proclaimed an amazing message for us last weekend at worship. If you didn’t get a chance to worship or if you want to review the message you can do that here. “What did I get out of worship?” That is a question that we ask ourselves. By asking this question, we try to determine if the worship was worth our time. In fact, the word worship comes from the old English word worthship.…

Victory News – September 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Labor Day Weekend is here. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. Growing up, Labor Day confused me. I thought, if this is Labor Day, why does “everybody” have the day off? As I was thinking about this, I started to understand why so many people are confused…

Victory News – August 28, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past week, the crisis in Kenosha was added to the long list of traumatic, dark events in 2020. I spent the first half of my life in the Kenosha area, so this incident hit close to home. Throughout the week, I found myself sucked into all the news surrounding the events, as well as following the many different views on social media. I found the more I went down the rabbit hole of opposing opinions,…

Victory News – August 21, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Maybe you’ve had a similar experience to Chris’ mom. Three-year-old Chris was one of three boys in a family who lived in North Carolina. Allison (also three years old), her two sisters, and her parents were his neighbors. On hot Friday afternoons, the two moms and six kids would pile into this big ugly green station wagon and drive an hour to the beach. They would spend all day at the beach and then jump back…

Leadership Team Minutes – August 2020

August 2020 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: August 10, 2020, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jeff Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen Devotion Pastor Bill led a devotion on Romans 8. The only time a Christian should be quieting someone is when they tell Satan to quiet down. We can only do this because we have the Savior. Victory Stories Pastor Bill celebrated 30 years in ministry at the beginning of August. Saturday…

Victory News – August 14, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Can I be honest? Weekend worship is bittersweet for me. I remember a few months ago when we entered church to the smell of fresh egg-bake and hot coffee. I remember how the worship space was filled with people singing to their God. And our biggest problem was our overcrowded parking lot. I remember how Sunday morning seemed to be my one-stop-shop that met my physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. And it all happened in…

Victory News – August 7, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When was the last time you lost your phone? Do you remember what that was like? You think you know where it is at, but it is not there. You go to the second spot knowing it is got to be there, but it is not. Panic sets in, especially if you are running late. Your heart rate accelerates to the hummingbird heart rate of 1,260 beats per minute. You ask for family members or friends…

Victory News – July 31, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How are you coping with all the changes? Each day, a story breaks connected to COVID-19 about new regulations or requirements for business and schools.  And with every change, we can feel a spike in our worries and anxieties. So how are you coping? Personally, I find myself coping by chasing the rabbit hole of opinions on social media, looking for someone to support my perspective. Other times I cope with distracting entertainment or a bag…

Leadership Team Minutes – July 2020

JuLY 2020 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: July 13, 2020, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jeff Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich Absent: JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen Devotion Pastor Bill led a devotion on John 4:1-26. It’s okay to be tired. It’s okay to not be okay. Jesus was also tired: Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well (John 4:6). Being tired or weary doesn’t mean…

Victory News – July 24, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Change is inevitable. Things are always changing. Many of us have heard, “If you don’t like the weather in Wisconsin, wait five minutes. It will change.” Over the last four months so many things have changed. Schools met virtually, a lot of us woke up in the morning already at work. Church became an online-only experience. The financial situation of many people changed drastically as the unemployment rate soared. Last week we were told Milwaukee public…

Victory News – July 17, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, “Beware of Dog.” While you and I may not notice this sign a lot, I’m sure the Amazon, Fed Ex, UPS and US Mail carriers notice it a lot more. I remember canvassing in El Paso as a teenager and our pastor would tell us, “Don’t stop by the houses that have a ‘No Soliciting’ or ‘Beware of Dog’ signs.” In Philippians 3:2, the Apostle Paul says, “Watch out for those dogs.” Paul wasn’t talking about…

Victory News – July 10, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Usually, crises bring people together. But not in 2020. Everything that we have experienced this year seems to have divided us, driven us further apart. The pandemic has caused us to be divided. Masks vs. No-masks. Open businesses and schools vs. close them. Black lives matter vs. blue lives matter. Republican vs. Democrat. All this division makes the devil laugh because he loves division. He loves to separate us and isolate us. He wants to make…