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Pastor Bill (Page 8)

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Victory News – April 13, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, Promises, promises. Sometimes we are not so sure of promises because someone has broken a promise to us in the past and it hurt deeply. We may not be so sure about promises because we have broken promises we’ve made to others. We think that since people break promises that God will break his promises too. But God will never break his promises: For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in…

Victory News – April 6, 2018

Dear Friends, Easter brings to us the truth of new beginnings. Jesus is no longer dead; he is alive. And because Jesus is alive, we have a Savior who brings to us new beginnings every day. That is exciting news because so often we live with the guilt, the shame, the regrets, and the resentment of the past. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you…

Victory News – March 30, 2018

Hi Friends, How are your Easter preparations coming along?  There is so much to do. For some, it is buying, making, or baking for the Easter baskets, or Easter dinner  . . . and don’t forget about the Easter breakfast at the Victory Café. Maybe your to-do list includes buying new clothes, finding new shoes, or getting your hair cut. Maybe it is about fixing up the guest room for family or friends who will be staying with you.  You…

Leadership Team Minutes – March 2018

LEADERSHIP TEAM UPDATE – March 15, 2018 Time: 6:30-9:00pm Location: Ministry Center Members in Attendance: Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jim Kehoe, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Bill Meeting Minutes Devotion Our leadership team meeting began with a devotion based on Revelation 1:9-20.  Here, we are reminded that God is always in charge.  Even when it seems that things are out of control, God has a plan and everything will work out.  Revelation also spoke to the…

Victory News – March 23, 2018

Dear Friends, I am excited for this upcoming Holy Week. It is a week of great redemptive potential because the message of the cross and the victory of Christ over sin, death, and Satan is so blatantly clear. Often when I think of the redemptive story, I think of going out “into the world” (i.e. mission work).  Sometimes, I’m like Peter and put the cart before the horse. I get so revved up to tell others what Jesus has done…

Victory News – March 16, 2018

Hi Friends – Have you ever had a song get stuck in your head? It plays over and over again in your mind, and you can’t get it out. Fear has a greatest hit: it is called a “what if.” Fears take over when we give more weight to our “what ifs” than to God’s promises and who God is.  What do you do with your “what ifs”?  Because I want you to know that they are always going to…

Victory News – March 9, 2018

Dear Friends – Have you ever tried to cover up something? “Tilted Halos” is the title of a chapter in a book called The Ragamuffin Gospel. It begins with a man who has such a terrible headache that he finds himself in his doctor’s office. The doctor asks him a few questions to try and get to the bottom of problem.  The doctor asks, “Do you drink a lot of liquor?” Indignantly that man says, “I never touch the filthy…

Victory News – March 2, 2018

Hi Friends, One summer I did some camping outside of Anchorage, AK.  As I made my way through the heavily forested area with a river rushing close by, I knew this was bear country. You see, a bear made it into our camp one night and came right up to our tent. (I prayed really hard.) As I was walking near the campsite, a thought kept coming to me: “Make noise.” Why make noise? Because a grizzly bear mom is…

Leadership Team Minutes – February 2018

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 LEADERSHIP TEAM UPDATE February 12, 2018 6:30-9:00pm at the Ministry Center Present: Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jim Kehoe, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Pastor Bill Our meeting began with a devotion based on Psalm 128.  Here, we are reminded that for Jesus’ sake, the Lord blesses us not just with eternal life but also with many other blessings, especially in our families.  When used to the Lord’s glory, all of these blessings contribute to spread the…

Victory News – February 23, 2018

Dear friends, We live in a love-hungry world. Countless people, young and old alike, are suffering spiritually, mentally and emotionally, some even physically, because “nobody cares.” A lot of times you can tell people are lacking love because they lash out and hurt other people. Hurting people hurt other people. Many people at our schools, our jobs, our neighborhood, sitting beside us at games, movies and concerts, perhaps in the chair right by us at worship are just waiting and…

Victory News – February 16, 2018

Hi Friends, We are beginning a new sermon series this weekend “Crazy Love.” In this series we will see the “crazy” things that Christ did in his love for us! And see what “crazy” things his love motivates us to do as well. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.…

Ash Wednesday

Hi Friends, Just a little reminder that we will have an Ash Wednesday service, tomorrow, February 14, at 6:30 pm.  This will be a brief but meaningful service that will include the imposition of ashes. Pastor Brian Doebler, from Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be assisting me in the Imposition of Ashes. The Victory Cafe will have hors d’oeuvres and coffee for your enjoyment! God bless you! Pastor Bill