Victory News – May 6, 2022

Victory News – May 6, 2022


Hi Friends,

When I was about 12 years old, my father and I went out into the desert of El Paso to practice shooting our shotguns. When we found the perfect sand dune for our back stop, my dad pulled over to the side and stopped. And I jumped out of the front seat of the pickup to get the shotguns out of the back.

But when I was midair, I saw a coiled-up rattlesnake right there on the ground. I want you to know I literally jumped back up into the pickup faster than I had jumped out. From my front row seat of the pickup, I looked down at the coiled mass and discovered it was an old garden hose and not a poisonous snake. The fear I felt at the possibility of what could have been still makes me tense up whenever I think about it. It wasn’t actually a dangerous situation, but the fact that it could have been makes me anxious.

This weekend, we are going to continue our series Emotions: Dealing with Feelings. We are going to look at the emotion of fear through the lens of anxiety.  And we will find out how we can calm our troubled hearts!

You’re invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.  

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Pastor Bill


ICYMI – Pastor Ben continued the Emotions series with a message about joy. Things won’t always be easy. but Jesus will be your joy through it all. To read and watch the message, click here. You can also view an interview about joy with counselor Karen Fischer by clicking here.

Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Bill shares a special Mother’s Day message about anxiety. When your to-do list seems never-ending and the weight of the world weighs on you… remember who God says you are, what He says He will do, God has defeated Satan and that God will give you His strength.You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.


Versiti Blood Drive – Save a life… donate blood! Victory’s next Versiti blood drive is taking place on Wednesday, May 11 from 2:30-6:30pm. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are encouraged. Click here to make your appointment.

Glad You Asked series – Starting June 5, Victory will have a sermon series called Glad You Asked. We need your help to select topics for this series! Please email us with your questions or suggestions for topics that people ask about related to church, God, or Christianity.

Jesus Jamz – Next Friday, May 13, Victory will host Jesus Jamz at the Ministry Center from 6:30-8:30pm. Jesus Jamz is open to all vocalists and instrumentalists who would like to come make music with the worship team. No RSVP needed! For more information, email our music coordinator Annie.


Mother’s Day at Victory – This Sunday, we’ll celebrate Mother’s Day at Victory. In addition to a special message for moms (and everyone!), we’ll have a photo booth available for you and your family to snap a photo before or after worship.

Tuition Assistance – Victory is still accepting applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2022-2023 school year. This fund supports families who opt for Christian education and send their children to area WELS schools. To learn more, read the guidelines, and download an application, click here. Applications are due by May 15, 2022.

Community Concert Save the Date – Mark your calendars for this year’s Community Concert! On Saturday, July 16, we’ll be welcoming the community to Victory for a free concert by The Playlist, where we’ll have food trucks and fun for the whole family! We’ll have opportunities for you to volunteer for this event, starting in June.

Local 4K Position Open – St. Paul’s Lutheran in Franklin, WI is looking for a teacher to serve in their 4K program for the 2022-23 school year.  A teacher that would lead the classroom sharing the love of Jesus with our students, working alongside our great staff, and partnering with our families in the education of their children.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this position please contact Principal Nathan Schulmeister at 414-421-1930 or by email at nschulmeister@stpaulsfranklin.org .


Congratulations Confirmands! – Last Sunday, we welcomed 14 confirmands into membership at Victory. Confirmation is an important milestone of faith, and Victory was blessed to be able to celebrate with the teens and their families. We ask that you continue to pray for these teens, that God may keep them strong in their faith.