Friday, October 24, 2014
Victory News - Contentment
Easier said than done, right? Maybe that’s why the Apostle Paul calls it a secret. Something he had to learn. And if we’re honest, something most of us have to learn too. Paul says, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation” (Philippians 4:12).
So join us this Sunday as we reach the end of our Stuck? series where we’ve been journeying through the book of Philippians in the Bible. As we come to the conclusion of this series we’re going to discover the secret that Paul learned and that God wants all of us to learn too. It’s one of the most joyful parts of getting unstuck and moving forward spiritually. Come discover it for yourself with us this Sunday at 9:09!
Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal - Sunday, November 23rd. You’re all invited. Join us for fun, music, and good food as we celebrate God’s blessings over the past year and look forward to his blessings in the next. Entertainment begins around 4 pm, and dinner will be served at 5. Suggested donation is $10 per adult and $6 per child (8 and under). RSVPs must be received by Monday, November 17th. To RSVP, or if you are interested in performing in the entertainment portion of the evening, bringing desserts to share, and/or donating door prizes, please contact Sammi Goodger / 414-731-3741. Quick note: There will be some big announcements and surprises…so join us and don’t miss out!
Things Moving and Shaking – Over the next couple weeks a number of foundations will be meeting to consider substantial grant requests that we submitted for our upcoming ministry center building project. Please keep the outcome of these requests in your prayers especially that God would guide and bless the decision making processes of these foundations for the building up of His Kingdom!
Over the last couple weeks we’ve been busy with meetings on many fronts. Various building task force and planning meetings are frequent. Likewise conversations with the City of Franklin and Kayla’s Krew are taking shape regarding the use of park impact fees and the details of how those will be applied to the City’s park project with Kayla’s Krew. Much of these details should be worked out by the end of November.
It’s all very exciting and very busy right now! There are many reasons for keeping our mission and ministry before God in prayer daily as we plan for the future. God is good.
Bible Quest Christmas Pageant – Our 3rd annual BQ Christmas Pageant will be held Sunday, December 14th. Invitations will be sent home with the kids on Sunday and can be used to invite family and friends to the pageant. In addition, invitations will be available on the BQ Information Table in the lobby for anyone.
Operation Jesus Cares – Tuesday morning, December 16th will be our annual Christmas project with Christ-St Peter’s school. What’s this event all about? Basically we have the opportunity to raise $2,000 for putting together Christmas care packages for one of the lowest income neighborhoods on the Southside of Milwaukee. We work with the elementary school kids from Christ-St Peter’s school to put these packages together and then deliver them door to door in their neighborhood. So we get to show people that we care about them, and more importantly, that Jesus cares about them, as many of them struggle through another holiday season. So please mark the date on your calendar, and consider volunteering for this event! If you have young kids, they are welcome to come as well. To donate to the project, simply use your OJC envelope or make an online donation through the church website.
Bible Study takes place every Sunday in theater #6 starting at 8:09 am. Simply bring a Bible or just stop in. We’ll have a Bible for you.
Bible 301 – Begins this Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm and/or Saturday morning from 10-11:30am. Meets at Competitive Edge Software, Inc (CESI) in the Franklin Business District. Contact Pastor Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org / 414-403-3275 for more information about being a part of his next Bible 101 group or jumping on board with this Bible 301 group if you’ve already completed 101 and 201.
My sermon from our Stuck? series last Sunday can be found here on our website. Enjoy and share!
Sharing Christ’s Victory,