Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekly Victory News

Dear Friends,

As I type, I’m listening to the breaking news regarding the active search for the remaining Boston marathon bomber. I’m sure many of you are too. It’s kind of surreal, isn’t it? It’s like a tense episode of “24” in real life. But where’s Jack Bauer when you need him…?

Perhaps by the time you read this though, the situation will be resolved and in a peaceful way. Right now my prayer is simply that God would spare more victims, cause this terrorist’s foot to slip, and bring him to justice. My prayers are also for all those who have been injured or impacted by all the tragic events of this past week.

This week has definitely reminded us that trouble and struggle are chasing us around every corner of life. The ever-looming dark cloud… Will it ever get better? The answer is absolutely yes! This Sunday, Jesus, our Good Shepherd, shares a different perspective on it all. Please join us this Sunday at Victory of the Lamb as we set our sights on the hope of heaven, earned and secured by the victory of Jesus…which he freely shares with each of us!

  • This Sunday after worship, Scott Matuszak will briefly introduce our Path to Victory appeal as we look to the future of our church. Stay tuned!
  • Congratulation to Eric and Emily Grimm whom God blessed with a healthy baby girl, Olivia, yesterday! I had the privilege of baptizing little Olivia last night and sharing a devotion based on 1 John 3:1 with them. The Lord bless and keep the Grimm family!
  • Have you registered for the Life-A-Thon 5K Run/Walk yet? It’s a fun thing to do as a family. Think of it as a way for you to thank God for the gift of life while at the same time supporting a vital life-saving gospel ministry: WELS Lutherans for Life Metro-Milwaukee. The Life-A-Thon is on Saturday, May 11th in West Allis in the morning. Go online to register at www.Life-A-Thon.org
  • Remember that you are invited to join me again this Sunday from 8:30-9:10 for Bible study in Showtime theater #6. We’re just walking our way through the New Testament book of 1 Peter. So come a little earlier than normal…we’ll have coffee for you…and bring your Bible!

Pastor Ben

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

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