MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Did anyone watch the Super Bowl last week? I watched the first half of it. But, like a lot of Americans, I was underwhelmed. The commercials weren’t that funny. The half-time show wasn’t entertaining. Honestly, the game itself lacked action and drama.
This phenomenon is quite common, isn’t it? We often build events and situations up in our heads, only to be let down by reality. There’s only one place we can be sure won’t disappoint us: Heaven.
In the letter he wrote to his fellow Christians in Philippi, Paul encourages them to keep their faith even when faced with persecution: But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body (Philippians 3:21-20).
Keep your eyes on Jesus; he will never disappoint you. Being with Jesus for eternity is definitely something to which you can look forward.
Sharing Christ’s victory,
Sammi Goodger (for Pastor Bill)
CURRENT SERIES – LIVING FORWARD
ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bob continued our Living Forward series with a message about remaining calm and loving our persecutors. We can do this with confidence that God provides and cares for us. Click here to view and read last Sunday’s message.
Coming Up This Sunday – Retired Pastor Gary Koschnitzke will wrap up our Living Forward series with a called “Make Me a Servant!”. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.
Pastoral Care – Thank you for your thoughts and prayers over the last week as Pastor Bill and his family mourn the loss of Pastor Bill’s mother. Pastor Bill and his family will return from Texas during the day on Friday and will be at church on Sunday.
Lost and Found – Our Lost and Found box is overflowing! We will display these items, along with unclaimed dishes from those who donated to the Cafe, in the lobby at church for one more week. After that, we will donate any remaining items to Goodwill so they find a good home. Make sure to take a look for anything you may have lost.
Small Groups Launching Soon! – We’re excited to announce that we have 10 new leaders trained and excited to launch new small groups! To help you get connected and grow in your faith at Victory, we will launch small groups again on Sunday, February 24. Stay tuned for more information.
Lutherans for Life Craft Fair – WELS Lutherans for Life is hosting a Craft Fair on March 30 from 10:00am-3:00pm at St. John’s Lutheran School (68th and Forest Home in Milwaukee). They are currently looking for crafters who would like to rent booths for the fair, as well as donors for their bake sale. If you are interested in renting a booth, donating items, or attending the fair, click here to visit the Craft Fair’s website.
EdTechLead Conference 2019 – From June 25 through June 27, the first WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The conference offers something for everybody. Topics include ministry tools, techniques, and best practices in the areas of education, technology, and leadership. Click here for more information and to register for this event.
Happy Hands and Heads – Thanks to your generosity, we donated 150 hats and pairs of mittens to students at Country Dale Elementary. We will be accepting new hats and mittens to donate to other area schools through the month of February. You can drop off your items in the lobby at church.