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'Toy Drive' Tagged Posts

'Toy Drive' Tagged Posts

Victory News – December 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Road signs don’t seem that important… until they are. When Jacky and I were on our intern year, we lived in Vassar, Michigan. After the Christmas Day service, we hopped in our car and began our trip back to Milwaukee to spend the holiday with her family. It was an uneventful trip, except that I missed the sign for I-94 West. I found I-94 but not I-94 West. We were going east instead of west. So…

Victory News – December 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past year, you and I have spent a lot of time waiting and hoping. You have waited in lines at grocery stores and you have waited for lifted restrictions. You are waiting for a vaccine, or perhaps change in relationship status or financial standing. Maybe you are waiting for a diagnosis. We have been waiting in the dark for most of the year. The Sunday, we are beginning our Christmas series, “Light in the Darkness.”…

Victory News – November 27, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, For many of us this Thanksgiving was drastically different than in the past. Whatever your Thanksgiving looked like, I hope and pray your stomach was full of food and that your heart was full of gratitude to God. As I scanned social media and talked with family and friends, I heard a number of comments about how people wished they were with their extended families but they were also glad that were able to keep their…

Victory News – November 20, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently, I met with my doctor, and I asked her, “What should I be doing to stay healthy during the pandemic?” She said, “The most important thing you can do is strengthen your immune system. You can do that by taking more Vitamin C and D.” She went on to explain that we can’t always stop all the attacks that are coming from the outside. But we can make ourselves as strong as possible on the…

Victory News – December 6, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Are you one of the many people who struggles during the holidays? I know someone who can’t stand to see the Christmas lights out at night. It magnifies her grief to see lights when she feels like she is in the dark. If you or someone you know really struggles to find hope and peace during the holiday season, I encourage you to come to worship this Sunday. We are going to explore the book of…

Victory News – November 29, 2019

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Dear Friends, Last night and early this morning, many of you braved the cold and the crowds hoping to find some deals. And you weren’t alone. According to estimates by the National Retail Federation, people who shop on Black Friday spend an average of just over $1,000 with total sales of over $720 billion across the country. But did you find what you were hoping for? Were you one of the first five people in line to…

Victory News – November 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Have you ever played the kids game “follow the leader?” In this game, one person is the leader and the rest line up by behind him/her and do whatever the leader does or they get disqualified from the game. For Christians, Jesus is not only a Savior but also our Lord, our Leader. Jesus didn’t just teach; he led by example:  Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just…

Victory News – December 7, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Christmas traditions. We all have them. Some of us have the tradition of opening up Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, while others of us open presents on Christmas Day. Some have the tradition of colored lights on the tree, while others only do white. For some, Christmas traditions revolve around the homemade cookies or candies. For some, it is the tradition of having everybody home. I’m sure you are already thinking of a number of traditions…

Victory News – November 30, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Is your tree up? Real or artificial? Are your lights white or colored? What kinds of ornaments do you have? Maybe they are made by the kids, ones that were gifts, or maybe some are family heirlooms. Do you have a star, angel, or something else on top? Maybe you have ribbon on your tree. Do you like how it looks? On Good Friday, the tree was real. There were no lights. In fact, it got…

Victory News – November 23, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Wow. Black Friday deals. I saw large screen TV’s for outrageously low prices. Video games, toys, and jewelry prices slashed. One discount after another. Black Friday is a shopper’s delight. Wow. Good Friday deals. I would have never been able to afford it, not even close. But because of a Good Friday long ago where our Savior was slashed and crucified, our sins were paid for in full. This is not a discount where we still…

Victory News – November 16, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, It is that time of year when we cover up with a blanket and sip on a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to stay warm and comfortable. Sometimes as Christians, we cover up what is really going on in our lives. We cover up our hurts by avoiding them and keeping busy. To try to cover up our sins, we do good works. We try to cover up our cold hearts by becoming upset with…

Victory News – 2nd Week of December

Toy drive ongoing through Sunday Dear Friends, Are you ready for Christmas? Amidst all the busyness of this season, don’t forget to prepare your heart! Long ago that’s why God sent someone named John. “To prepare the way for the Lord” was his mission. Join me this Sunday as we hear from him again. His words are as relevant as ever as we continue our series “The Way It Was.” (ICYMI – Watch my sermon from last Sunday. “God has…