Victory News – February 16, 2018

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. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.” (John 15:12-17).

ICYMI – Here is Pastor Ben’s final sermon at Victory.

Introducing our new Staff Members – This is a weekend of introductions. We will be introducing our two new staff members after each service. Below is a sneak peak.

Music Coordinator
Hi! My name is Annie Buege. My husband, Dave, and our two kids have been members of Victory of the Lamb since 2009. Dave and I have been serving on the Worship Team since 2010. I’m honored and blessed to accept the Music Coordinator position at Victory. I believe that music is a powerful and effective tool used by God to communicate the love of our Savior. I look forward to serving in this capacity in an effort to strengthen and nurture faith through music!

Office Manager and Communications Coordinator
Hello members and friends! I’m Sammi Goodger, and it is my pleasure to join the Victory team as Office Manager and Communications Coordinator. My husband Mark and I have been members for the last 11 years. You have probably seen us on the music team, back in the tech booth, or chasing our three children around the sanctuary. My professional experience has been in the education field, serving in various positions including English teacher and Reading Specialist over the last 11 years. I look forward to supporting the Victory staff, building connections between members, developing relationships with our community, and increasing our capacity to share the love of Jesus with our neighbors.

Thank You – Thank you to Cassy Robbert and all of you who had any role in the Celebration of Ministry for the Kuerth’s. It was a special day put on by special people for special people.

Kuerth Family – Thank you Pastor Ben, Sarah and girls for all you have done for us and for all you have meant to us. God’s richest blessings to you at Divine Savior.  We will miss you and keep you in our prayers. As you said in your sermon Pastor Ben, “It’s not good-bye. It’s see you later!”

Call Meeting – The Leadership Team will meet with District President Kolander on Thursday, February 22, to place a Divine Call for our next pastor.

Wednesday Lenten Services in the Area – Below is a listing of area churches and Wednesday Lenten service times. Feel free to worship with our area brothers and sisters in Christ and encourage them!

  • St. Jacobi in Greenfield, 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm (8605 W Forest Home Ave)
  • St. Paul’s in Muskego, 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm (Janesville Rd and Tess Corners)
  • St. Paul’s in Franklin, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm (51st and Rawson)
  • St. John’s in Oak Creek, 6:00 pm (10302 S 27th St, Oak Creek)
  • Star of Bethlehem in New Berlin, 4:00 pm and  6:30 pm (3700 S. Casper Drive)
  • Living Water in Wind Lake, 6:30pm (6525 N. Milwaukee Ave. / Hwy. 36)

316Now: 15 Days of Prayer for China starts today, Feb 16
Imagine what it would be like if the top holidays in the United States were all bundled into one super holiday.

  • The banquet tables of Thanksgiving
  • The gifts of Christmas
  • The celebration of New Years
  • The fireworks of Independence Day
  • The holiday travel to visit family and friends

Now imagine a holiday that doesn’t only span a weekend, but lasts over two weeks. That would describe China’s celebration of its traditional New Year and Spring Festival. The organization 316NOW has chosen this 15-day celebration as a time to encourage Christians in America to pray for the spread of the gospel in China. On their website, they have prayer suggestions for each day. They also have developed a month long prayer guide that can be used throughout the year. These and many other materials at are at 316NOW.org. They are FREE for you to use and share.

Prayers – I want to encourage us all to spend some time in prayer for the families and friends of those effected by the school shooting in Parkland, FL. And as we pray, let us remember we are the hands and heart of God to the people in our community as well. And where your gifts and passion intersect the needs in our community, that is the perfect place for you to step in, get involved and make a difference.

Sharing Christ’s Victory!

Pastor Bill