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Victory News – May 3, 2019

Victory News – May 3, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

You don’t have to come to church. What I mean is…society has changed; nobody pressures you to worship in a Christian church.

That’s not how it has always been in the US. It used to be that if you wanted to get anywhere in business or politics, then you needed to go to church. The church was where people met friends and built their community. But not anymore. In fact, if you come to church, you might feel like you are at a disadvantage, like you are missing out. That’s why many people are opting out of church. They don’t really see the point.

Maybe that’s where you are at. Maybe you are wondering what benefit there could possibly be in showing up this Sunday.

That’s why I want to CHANGE your view of church. Church must be more than just a building, much more than just a sermon and some songs. That’s why I want you to come this week. This will be my first sermon as one of your pastors. And I pray that the Holy Spirit will totally transform your view of church.  

This weekend, you will learn that the church is God’s people. And God shows up and reveals himself when we get together.  

You are God’s church. Let’s gather together this Sunday so that God might show us how to be his church in the community. See you on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am, in person or online.  

Sharing Christ’s Love and Victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – WHAT IF…

ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bill wrapped up the What If… series with a message about what would happen if we actually shared the love of Jesus like it’s the best news ever. Click here to view or read last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This week, Pastor Ben will share a message about how we are changed through the Word and the Holy Spirit. we grow in faith and our relationship with Christ every time we engage in God’s Word, making us stronger disciples of Christ and growing the church as a whole. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.  

VICTORY NEWS

Confirmation Sunday – This Sunday during the 9:00am service, we will welcome nine confirmands into membership at Victory. You’re invited to join with their families in celebrating this important milestone in their faith journeys. We encourage you to pray for these young men and women, that their faith may remain strong and that they may continue to grow closer to God as they continue onto high school and beyond.

Mother’s Day at Victory – Victory will celebrate moms and mother figures at our Mother’s Day services on Sunday, May 12. There will be a
photo booth for you to snap a family picture, a gift for moms, a song by our Victory Kids, and a message about what it means to be children of God. We’ll also share a video featuring members of the Victory community telling us about their moms. See you there!

Leadership Team Minutes – Click here to view the Leadership Team Minutes for the April meeting. Any questions? Email the leadership team.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Blood Drive – On Wednesday, May 22, Victory will again partner with BloodCenter of Wisconsin (part of Versiti) to offer a blood drive at the Ministry Center. Refreshments and childcare provided during your donation. Appointments encouraged. Click here to make your appointment, or call (877) 232-4376. All donors will receive “I Love Wisconsin” shirts as a thank-you for saving lives. You can also support the blood drive by providing child care for donors, donating snacks, and helping with clean-up. Click here to sign up to help with the drive. (Note: you will need to log into your MyVOTL account to sign up to help.)

Soccer Camp – The best week of summer is coming soon! The 12th Annual Soccer Camp is scheduled for July 8-11 from 1:00-4:30pm each day at Polonia Soccer Club. We need YOU to volunteer as a coach, registration support person, or food preparation person. Click here to register your kids and sign up to help at the camp as a volunteer.  We encourage you to register your kids by June 15th to be guaranteed a shirt.