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Victory News (Page 33)

Victory News (Page 33)

Blizzard Schmizzard

Dear Friends, Who gets up to go to church in a blizzard? A lot more people than I thought possible! Now I should’ve known. There was one day back at the Polonia Soccer Club when we didn’t have any heat in the building and it was 16 degrees in there…and still people stayed for worship. We had blankets that we brought from our house. It was crazy…and awesome! But I’ll admit…I might have been wondering if we had gone a…

Blizzard Warning

A couple people have called to ask if we’re having worship tomorrow because of the blizzard warning overnight. The answer is YES! We are having worship…for whoever shows up. I’ll be the guy out front with a shovel in my hand. Good night and God bless. Pastor Ben

Join Us for a Special Sunday!

Dear Friends, No one should walk through life alone. That’s why this Sunday is a going to be a special day at Victory of the Lamb. At our regular 9:30 service at Showtime Cinema we’re going to be installing our new part-time pastor, Andy Glende, and we want to invite you to be there for it. We’ve called Pastor Andy and given him the responsibility to help make sure that in our church family “no one walks alone.” You see,…

You are Invited

Dear Friends, The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. Well that certainly sounds like something that would describe a windy day like today here in Wisconsin, doesn’t it? It’s like the wind out there has a mind of its own. But these are actually words of Jesus that he once spoke to describe the work of God. Just like I can’t control the wind…

Worship and Outreach Symposium Papers

As promised Sunday…here’s a link to the 3 papers which were presented and discussed at this year’s Symposium at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary which I attended last week. The men who wrote these papers are all especially gifted in that they are not only true scholars, but also pastors who love their people as much as they love the truth of the Gospel. There’s some “deep end of the pool” stuff in these papers…but don’t let that scare you off. They…

SuccessFULL Fall Kickoff

How many of you get up in the morning and think, “Today I want to be a failure”? Probably none of you…because we’re all wired to want to succeed. Success is important to people. But the question is, What really makes a person successful? Or, How do you measure success? It seems at first like an easy question. For example, if you’re the Green Bay Packers, it’s simple. It starts Sunday. Win. That’s the measuring stick. Some people are saying…

Summer Wrap-Up

The calm after the soccer camp…that’s how it feels right now for a little bit at least! So I just wanted to take a few moments to reflect on what a great week it was last week. God gave us a couple really great days of sunny (and muggy!) August weather…so that 65 kids, 12 coaches, and a host of helpers could enjoy a week of playing soccer, meeting new friends, and learning about Jesus. I mean, how can you…

Summer Events

Happy Summer! I know I don’t have to tell that to anyone who participated in the 4th of July parade on Sunday! It was 90 degrees and sunny as our church float rolled down Loomis Rd with our band playing on it for over an hour. And then there were the 35 of you who walked alongside the float handing out candy and invitations to our community. A huge thank you to all of you! Some of the kids especially…

Sunday Sermon Q and A

Twice a month, I regularly invite people at worship to text me whatever questions they have on my sermon. We then have a Q and A time during the service when I do my best to answer some of those questions. I want people to know that it’s ok to have questions and it’s good to talk about them. We’re a church that wants to honestly deal with them because, honestly, we’ve all got questions. Well this week during the…

New Bible 101 starting

Got questions? “Don’t all religious paths lead to the same place?” “Isn’t the Bible just a bunch of myths people made up?” “God loves me as long as I’m trying to be a good person, right?” “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere, right?” “Isn’t your church just full of hypocrites like the rest?” These are just a handful of questions people have asked in taking Bible 101. I believe everyone should have an opportunity to…

God’s Pastor Plan

If you’ve been coming to Victory of the Lamb or following what’s going on, you know that for the last couple of months we’ve been planning and praying about calling a second pastor from this year’s graduating class of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. We’ve been growing and we want to keep reaching more people while also helping the people we have reached to keep growing in their faith. So we had a plan that we were pretty exicted about to call…

Building the Church…One Person at a Time

I just got asked this question again today at the doctor’s office: “When are you going to build a church?” Maybe you’ve wondered this question yourself. And I understand. A lot of people grew up associating church with a specific building. Church was a destination. It was a landmark. It was there before they were. “When are you going to build a church?” It’s a fair question. So I said what I always say in response to it: “We are…

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