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'Soccer Camp' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

'Soccer Camp' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

Victory News – June 15, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hello Friends, Happy Father’s Day Weekend. I asked a number of people to give me three words that describe their dads. One said compassionate, dependable, hard-worker.  Others said fearful, insecure, provider; fun-loving, involved, outdoorsman; and moody, opinionated, stressed.  What three characteristics of your father come to mind?  A lot of us were blessed to have very caring, nurturing, Christian fathers.  But for some of us, our fathers were not the greatest  examples.  Wherever our earthly fathers land on…

Victory News – June 8, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Congratulations to our high school and elementary school graduates!  After the cold spring that seemed to never end, summer is finally here. “Summer is a time for _________________.” A lot of things can go in that blank. Things like: grilling out, picnics, water parks, swimming, Soccer Camp, Brewers games, parades, Summerfest, State Fair, camping, vacation and more. As you make vacation plans, be sure to include worship wherever you go.  If you find yourself away from…

Victory News – June 1, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, Bright orange, burnt orange, light orange. Red, pink, violet. Navy blue, sky blue, aquamarine. Bright green, sea green, forest green. Brown, tan, yellow. All these colors are tents or umbrellas on the white sandy beaches of Fort Morgan, AL. Under every color there is at least one person, but often a group of people. Each person with a different story, a different past, a different future, a different dream. As I write this, the sun has…

Victory News – May 25, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, This Memorial Day, I’m glad that I don’t have some memories. I’m glad that my memories don’t include hiding in a basement for worship, having to sneak in a reading of God’s Word. I don’t have to look over my shoulder for who may want to arrest or kill me for worshiping Jesus, the Savior of the world. I’m glad that my memories don’t include enemy soldiers walking down my street, bombs blowing up my neighborhood.…

Victory News – May 18, 2018

Pastor’s Message Dear Friends, It happened again this morning: I went running and I forgot to take water with me. I remembered when I wasn’t more than 100 yards away from home, but instead of taking the time to go back and get the water, I just kept on going. It worked out okay today, but that is not always the way it is. Sometimes when I am out running, I NEED water, especially when I don’t have it with…

Victory News – May 11, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, Have you noticed that moms are real people? What I mean is, moms not only love, provide, protect, and sacrifice; they also fail, struggle, doubt, get tired, sin, and need a Savior. Thankfully, God has provided a Savior for moms and for the rest of us too! I am blessed to have a whole bunch of “mom memories.” And one of those memories is my mom having home devotions with me as a kid.  She still…

Victory News – May 4, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hi Friends, May 3 was National Day of Prayer. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait for a National Day of Prayer to pray. Our Father is always eager and ready to hear our hearts of prayer. God actually commands us to pray and he promises to answer our prayers. Prayer doesn’t create faith – that is what the Holy Spirit creates and works through Word and Sacrament.  Rather, prayer is a barometer of our faith. If the barometric…

Victory News – April 27, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hi Friends, Numbers of hope: This is the time of year when students start to figure out what they needed to score on their semester tests to get their desired grade. That score is a number of hope. Numbers of hope: If you are a golfer, you hope for a hole in one – the likelihood of an amateur golfer hitting a hole in one is 1 in 12.5K. Numbers of hope:  In Scripture, 0 and 100 are…

Victory News – April 20, 2018

Pastor’s Message Dear Friends – Do you remember the story of the paralytic? The one where the four men had a friend who was paralyzed?  They brought him to Jesus for healing. But, when they got to the house Jesus was at, it was packed.  There was no way in to the house except to climb up on the roof and dig through it. So that is what they did. They lowered the man down on a mat to place…

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 – 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…

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…