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Victory News – January 3, 2020

Victory News – January 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

Where am I going? And how am I going to get there? Those are the two questions that we naturally ask this time of the year. It’s the time of the year when people set goals and design a strategy to accomplish them.

That’s why we are starting this new sermon series called Seeing 2020. In this series, we are going to discuss making wise decisions about our future as we look at the book of Proverbs.

But maybe there are a few of us who don’t want to talk about the future. Maybe we are still feeling guilty about the unwise decisions we’ve made in the past. Or maybe we know the changes we need to make, but they just seem too difficult.

If that is how you feel, let me assure you: The sins of your past are forgiven. Jesus paid for them on the cross. You don’t need to stay stuck in the past. And now by faith, the Holy Spirit dwells in you so that you can begin to make the necessary changes to live differently in this new year. In addition, you are surrounded by a church that exists to support and encourage you as you walk with the Lord.

I hope to see you in person or online this weekend at 9:00 or 10:30am.

Sharing Christ’s victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – SEeing 2020

ICYMI – Last Sunday, guest preacher Pastor Matt wrapped up the Hope series with a message about the hope you can have for the future because of Jesus. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Ben kicks off a new series, Seeing 2020. In this series, we’ll explore the true source of wisdom and learn how we can apply it to our lives. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online. You can also check out the Spotify playlist for the series here.

VICTORY NEWS

Offering Envelopes – If you regularly give via offering envelopes, your 2020 offering envelopes are waiting for you at church! Stop by the Welcome Area on any Sunday through this weekend. If you don’t find your envelopes and would like some assigned to you, please email Kari, the office manager.

Christmas Decor Take-Down – If you have some time starting at 11:30am this Sunday, we invite you to stay to help remove and store the Christmas decorations. You can meet Andrea in the back of the worship space after 2nd service. Thank you!

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.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

How to Read the Bible Class – Save the date! Pastor Ben will help you kick off your New Year on the right foot with this one-hour opportunity on Wednesday, January 8 from 6:30-7:30pm. You’ll learn the basic structure of the Bible, discover some tools you can use to read God’s word, and understand how to use the readings to build your relationship with God. No RSVP needed!

Foundations – If you’ve already taken Discover and you’re ready for the next step on your Path to Victory, join Pastor Bill for the next Foundations opportunity. You’ll learn the basics of the Bible in this 3 session course, starting January 8 at 6:30pm. Click here to register for Foundations. If you can’t make it to this opportunity, you’ll have another chance in April.

Small Group Leader Training –  To continue to offer small groups at Victory, we’re providing an opportunity for new people to become leaders. If you are passionate about encouraging others in their faith and building a community of believers, prayerfully consider leading a group. Pastor Ben will lead Small Group Leader Training on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30-8:00pm. Click here to register by Tuesday, January 14. This training is open to new small group leaders, and currently leaders are also encouraged to attend.

VICTORY STORIES

Christmas at Victory – We were blessed to have over 860 people attend services on Christmas Eve. Praise be to God that we got the opportunity to tell these people about God’s gift to the world: Jesus. Thank you for inviting your friends and family to Christmas at Victory.