Victory News – April 13, 2018

Victory News – April 13, 2018

church, Franklin, WI, Act 2Pastor’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 Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). You and I can always trust in the promises of God.

Here are a few promises of God for you and me to lean on, rely on, and trust in:

  • And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
  • And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
  • For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
  • I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die. (John 11:25)

Of course, there are many, many more promises of God in His book, the Bible. I want to encourage you to claim and proclaim all of God’s promises.  They are true and he will always follow through. God is not human, that he should lie (Numbers 23:19).

Do you have a favorite promise of God? If you would like, share it with me at blimmer@victoryofthelamb.com. I would love to hear from you.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Bill


Victory News

ICYMI – Watch last week’s sermon, “Transformed”, in which Pastor Bill shared with us how we can go from stressed to blessed, because we can have confidence that Jesus transformed our eternal destinies when he rose from the dead.

Coming Up – This weekend, join us at 8:30 or 10:15 am online or in person as we continue the series Act II: The Rest of Your Story with a message about how we, like Peter, can “Power Up” and be emboldened to share the good news of Christ’s victory.

Call Update – The Leadership Team continues to work with our District President, Pastor Dave Kolander, to place a call for our next pastor.  The next call meeting is scheduled for April 29. Please continue to pray for our Leadership Team as they determine the next steps in calling an associate pastor.

Soccer Camp 2018 – The best week of the summer is coming! Victory of the Lamb’s 11th annual Soccer Camp will take place June 25-28. It will be held at Polonia Soccer Camp each day from 1-4:30pm each day.  Whether or not your kids have played soccer before, they will have a blast learning basic skills, playing games, and enjoying snack & skit time. This soccer camp also has something more— we will be learning about Daniel’s adventures in Babylon.  Register online by May 31 on our website.

Car Wash Fundraiser – Victory of the Lamb will be hosting a Car Wash Fundraiser for the LeMarr family on Sunday, May 6 from 12-4pm.  All proceeds will go to the LeMarr family to help them with medical expenses for their children.  Pre-purchase your car wash tickets at church on Sundays before the event starting on April 22.  Baked goods and grilled items will also be available for purchase during the car wash.  View the event page on our website for additional information on how you can get involved.

Thrivent Financial Action Team – Thrivent Financial has an “Action Team” category in its foundation, in which eligible Thrivent members can participate in a variety of things at Victory of the Lamb and potentially get a $250 match for expenses for the activity.  This would apply to events such as Soccer Camp, Easter/Christmas for Kids, and Operation Jesus Cares.  If you are a Thrivent member, please make sure to list Victory of the Lamb as your church in Thrivent’s system.  If you have any questions, please contact Jim Guenther (414.659.3648).

Victory Stories

Sanctuary Art… Installed! – Thank you to our generous donors for providing the funds needed to design and install the beautiful art and furniture that now adorns the stage in our Worship Center. Watch on Facebook and during church on Sunday for a time-lapse video of the installation process.  We look forward to working out the final tweaks to fully utilize this piece of art in our worship services.

Financial Update – As Leadership Team treasurer Jim Vogel shared last Sunday, Victory of the Lamb is in excellent financial shape thanks to the generosity of its members and supporters.  Jim shared that some funds from the More Than Bricks campaign have been reallocated from debt reduction to parsonage repairs and parking lot paving. If you are interested in giving to the building fund, you can designate your offerings online or in person to More Than Bricks. If you have any questions, please email leadershipteam@victoryofthelamb.com.

Community Opportunities

Operation Fit Franklin 5K Walk/Run – Operation Fit Franklin (O.F.F.) is sponsoring its 2nd annual Community 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5 at 10am. Check-in beginning at 9am. The race starts at Franklin High School (822 S. 51st Street, Franklin) in the North parking lot. Cost is $10 per person over 12, $5 per person ages 2-12, and free for children under 2. Everyone receives a t-shirt and participation medal. Please consider registering with some friends from Victory of the Lamb. Click here to register for the event.