Last night I asked Jacky, “What’s for supper?”
She responded, “Remember, I told you we were going to have left-overs.”
My heart sank. I mean, the meals throughout the week were good, but I just wasn’t in the mood for eating food that was staining the bottom and the sides of the Glad containers with an orange tint.
Moments later, Jacky went to the refrigerator to grab all the containers for the random mix and match meal, she found a real “chef’s surprise.” No leftovers! (I told you the food was good!) She called out, “I guess there are no left-overs. How about Chick-Fil-A?”
And all God’s people said, “Amen.” I mean, “I guess that will be okay,” I said smiling. And I scurried out the door to follow the cow’s advice to “eat mor chikin.”
What is supper time like for your family?
Truth be told sometimes supper time and other times are messy in our families. That is why this Sunday we are kicking off a new series called Messy Families. In this series, we are going to look at some key families in the Bible. We will see their strange family situations, what went wrong, how God uses these families for his plan, and most importantly, how God uses our messy families to show the power of His grace . . . through it ALL!
This will be a great series to invite people who are facing times of struggle, in the midst of conflict, don’t know which way to turn, or who are in the middle of some other messiness of life.
So I invite you to join me. And I invite you to invite others to join us.
I hope to see you in person or online this weekend at 9:00 or 10:30am.
Sharing Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – MESSY FAMILIES
ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Ben wrapped up the Seeing 2020 series with a message about the goal of wisdom. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.
Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Bill kicks off our new series, Messy Families, with a message about doubt and trust. Abraham’s family got complicated when he didn’t trust God, and ours does too. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.
This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Exodus 4-24. Supporting videos from The Bible Project included Setting in Biblical Narrative and Design Patterns in Biblical Narrative. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.
WLHS Kids’ Carnival – Wisconsin Lutheran High School is hosting a kids’ carnival on Sunday, February 16, from 1:00-3:30pm. Children age 3 through fourth grade are invited to play games, meet live animals, and participate in other fun activities. Purchase 20 game tokens for $3 or a $5 wristband that includes 20 tokens and admission to the magician show and bounce house. Parents and grandparents are admitted free of charge and are encouraged to bring their cameras for some great photo opportunities.
Small Groups Starting Soon – Life is better when we’re together. Small groups are a great way for people to support one another, grow in faith, and do life together. Several new and existing groups have a spot for you and your family! To view available groups, contact leaders, and sign up for groups, go to votl.life.
Christian Women Retreat – This year’s Christian Woman Today Retreat, sponsored by Christ the Lord Lutheran Church and School in Brookfield, will be held March 20-22 at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, WI. More information and registration forms are available on their website. The registration deadline is Friday, March 6.