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Victory News – March 15, 2019

Victory News – March 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

To be honest, I struggle with some temptations. I can’t stand it. I’m tired of it. This side of heaven, we will all struggle with temptations.

Here is some of what I have learned about temptation. If I rely on my own strength and my own willpower, it is just a matter of time before I cave and then have the guilt and shame that follow my indulgence. The more I think about avoiding the temptation, the more I actually think about the temptation.  Sometimes it seems like, “why try, I’m just going to fail”. But that is not true.

(1 Corinthians 10:13) No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Obviously, I have failed. But Jesus our Savior never failed. That is why we call Jesus, Savior.

Join me for Sunday worship as we get real about temptation. I look forward to seeing you in person at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory or online. 

Sharing Christ’s Love and Victory,

Pastor Bill

CURRENT SERIES – LET’S BE REAL

ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bill shared a message about the value of prayer. When we make prayer a priority, focusing on God’s will and building a relationship with Him, it’s a lot easier to accept God’s answers to our prayers. Click here to view or read last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This week, Pastor Bill will share a message about temptation. When we make the decision to indulge in temptation, we hurt our relationship with others and with God. In grace, God leads us to Jesus who brings everlasting life.  Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.  

VICTORY NEWS

Call Update – The Sadler family will move into the parsonage on Saturday, April 13. On Sunday, April 28, we will officially install Pastor Ben Sadler as pastor at Victory of the Lamb during the 10:30am service. We’ll have an Installation Celebration afterwards. Stay tuned for how you can help welcome the Sadler Family to Victory.

Holy Week Services – Holy Week is coming up in one month. Victory of the Lamb will celebrate Holy Week with services on Palm Sunday (April 14, 9:00 and 10:30am), Maundy Thursday (April 18, 6:30pm), and Good Friday (April 19, 6:30pm). We’ll wrap up Holy Week with a Resurrection Celebration on Easter Sunday (April 21) at 9:00 and 10:30am. We encourage you to pray about who you could invite to join you for church for these services.

Save the Dates – Mark your calendars for some great events coming up in May! Victory will host a special event for moms on Saturday, May 4 from 10am-12pm. We’ll also host another Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 22. Stay tuned to the weekly blog, church announcements, and social media for more information about these opportunities.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Thai Cooking Class – If you enjoyed the egg rolls at the Cafe during the Christmas Eve services, you now have an opportunity to learn how to make them for yourself! Join us for a Thai Cooking Class on Sunday, April 14 from 1-3:30pm at Victory of the Lamb. This is a free event open to anyone 18 years and older, but registration is required. Space is limited, so click here to sign up if you’re interested in this opportunity.

Altar Flowers – Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Altar Flowers through the month of June. You can choose to sponsor flowers in memory of a loved one, in honor of a birthday or anniversary, or just to make our Sunday services special. Your sponsorship helps us to beautify our worship space with 2 floral arrangements on Sunday mornings. Click here to sponsor your flowers.

Lenten Worship Opportunities – Lent is a time to reflect on the sacrifice that Christ made for you. If you are interested in mid-week Lenten services, there are several area churches that provide these worship opportunities, include:
– St. Paul’s Muskego – 3:30pm & 7:00pm
– St. Paul’s Franklin – 3:30pm & 6:30pm
– St. Jacobi Greenfield – 3:30pm & 7:00pm