Saturday, February 28, 2015

Victory News


Is there a grand scheme of things?

Is there a plan?

Are we all like chess pieces, worse yet like pawns?

If you’re like me and you’ve ever thought, “I’m not so sure…” join me tomorrow as we continue our series People of the Passion and find a surprising answer to those questions.

Bible Quest Team—Whether you want to work directly with kids, greet or work behind the scenes, Bible Quest has an opportunity for you to serve! In case you missed it last week, here’s a short video we showed that teaches how God can use all of us. Also here’s the yellow handout we distributed with more information. Simply fill out the yellow card and return it to the BQ table Sunday or directly to Cassy, our Children’s Ministry Director.

Hospitality Team –As a church family we want to excel in creating a friendly, comfortable place where all our guests feel welcome. The next couple weeks in the back of the worship folder you’ll find an outline of our plan to include a greater number of volunteers in welcoming guests as part of a new Hospitality Team. Our goal is to have our hospitality plan in place for welcoming guests on April 5th for Easter. This will also give us plenty of time to be prepared for the opening of our new building next winter.

So take a look at the different positions we’re creating. Let Christie or Lauren know if you’re interested. Then after church on March 15th we’ll have a short presentation at the end of the service followed by a meeting of everyone interested in helping out afterwards as part of the team. Over the last two weeks of March, you’ll have a couple more opportunities to learn exactly what’s expected for the areas you’ll be involved in and receive some training so everyone’s on the same page. On March 29th you’ll pick up your Hospitality Team T-shirts. God willing then, we’ll be ready to go on Easter!

Things Moving and Shaking—The last two weeks have been full of numerous meetings figuring out the nitty gritty details of our overall site development. Considerable progress has been made and there are some very exciting developments in the works! Conversations are ongoing as far as various parking lot configurations, drives, and access points that will be of the greatest benefit for everyone. Right now everything’s still on track for us to break ground in April even as some of these final details get wrapped up. Most of the details being worked out involve site development but don’t impact building construction. Thanks for your ongoing prayers!

Circuit Study—Tuesday morning I led a Bible study for a group of about 20 area pastors on the Day of Atonement. I learned a lot and I’ll get to incorporate my study also into the preaching class I’m taking right now in preparation for a sermon that I’ll be preaching on March 11 at St Paul’s Muskego for their Wednesday Lent service.

Lent Worship Opportunities— We don’t have midweek Lenten services, but a lot of area WELS churches do. I encourage you to visit one nearest to you as you have the opportunity in these weeks leading up to Easter. Here’s a menu of options…
  • St. Jacobi in Greenfield (8605 W Forest Home Ave, Greenfield) Wednesday worship at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s in Muskego (Janesville Rd and Tess Corners) Wednesday worship at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm (I’ll actually be preaching there on Wed. March 11th)
  • St. Paul’s in Franklin (51st and Rawson) Wednesday worship at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
  • St. John’s in Oak Creek  (10302 S 27th St, Oak Creek)  Wednesday worship at 6:30 pm
  • Star of Bethlehem in New Berlin (3700 S. Casper Drive) Wednesday worship at 6:30 pm
  • Living Water in Wind Lake (6525 N. Milwaukee Ave. / Hwy. 36) Wednesday worship at 6:30 pm
Last Sunday’s sermon resources can be found here on our website.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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