Friday, April 3, 2015

Victory News - Good Friday / Easter


What’s not to love about Easter? Spring is finally in the air. Nothing beats the powerful Easter music and the fragrant lilies. There’s the opportunity to spend time with family, the tasty Easter dinner, the excited smiles of children racing around to find their Easter basket or that last hidden egg. For many families Easter marks the beginning of spring break and an opportunity to finally slow down a little.

But we don’t want to lose sight of the fact that Easter impacts our lives for much more than a day or a week and its impact on our lives is much more profound than making pleasant memories. 

That’s why starting Sunday we’ve got a new series starting based on one of the most impactful chapters in the entire Bible—1 Corinthians 15. We’re going to take a closer look at the fact of Jesus’ resurrection and the wonderful implications it has on all our lives.

Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O grave, is your sting. The sting of death is sin and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Good Friday—Since we’re still in the movie theater, we don’t have our own Good Friday yet. So instead, be encouraged to visit an area WELS church for their services today. You will be welcome! Here’s a list of opportunities for Good Friday worship services this afternoon or evening. Of special interest I think for many of you would be the special Tenebrae service at St Marcus with the band Koine. And the good news is it’s also being live streamed. Here’s a link to watch.

Soccer Camp 2015 – Registration is up and running on our website! Mark your calendars for June 15-18! Also, if you are on social media…please SHARE the event we created on our church Facebook page.

Easter Inviting – We are so blessed to live in a day when all of us can easily invite friends to church learn about Jesus using social media. Here’s a link to an Easter invitation on our church Facebook page. Please share! Also, here’s a cover photo you can use the next couple of days on your Facebook profile. Tomorrow let’s swap out our regular cover photos for the Easter invitation!

Be a hero! Run for their lives at the Life-A-Thon! Get some exercise and support the ministry of WELS Lutherans for Life! Get friends together, recruit sponsors, and help save lives! Feel free to wear a cape or hero costume. Saturday, May 9, 2015 South Site: McCarty Park Pavilion 10am-Registration; 10:30am-Diaper Dash; 11am-Walk/Run North Site: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary 8am-Registration; 8:45am-Walk/Run (competitive 5K) Go virtual! Register and walk/run on your own. Registration: www.Life-A-Thon.org or 414-727-8176 $20-individual / $55 for family of 3 or more.  Be sure when you register to indicate that you’re running/walking for team Victory of the Lamb!

Getting married? Dating...or thinking about maybe getting married? Contact me to participate in a free 4 session pre-marriage class that will help you build your marriage on the solid foundation of God’s Word. Topics explored include healthy communication, conflict resolution, money, intimacy, children, parenting, personalities, marriage and divorce.
Session One: April 16th 6:30-8:00 pm
Session Two: April 30th 6:30-8:00 pm
Session Three: May 7th 6:30-8:00 pm
Session Four: May 21st 6:30-8:00 pm

New Bible 101 Class – Bible 101 is the starting point in our church for anyone who would like to learn more about God, anyone who wants to see for themselves what the Bible says, or anyone who would like to receive the sacrament of holy communion in our fellowship. It’s also a great refresher for anyone who’d like to review the Bible’s basic teachings or who who’d like to grow beyond knowing a bunch of religious sounding clichés.
No previous Bible knowledge needed or expected!

Here’s the scoop: You can complete Bible 101 by taking part in two consecutive Saturday sessions. All materials are provided free of charge. There is no cost whatsoever. Contact me to register and for more details.

Session One: April 18 from 1-4 pm
Session Two: April 25 from 1-4 pm

Men’s and Women’s Volleyball St. Paul’s Muskego has two different opportunities coming up in April:

Men's 4's Volleyball Tournament, Saturday, April 11th, Start time 9:30 - Level B/B+

Woman's 6's Volleyball Tournament, Sunday, April 19th, Start time 12:00 noon - Level B/B+

For more information please contact Cindy Proeber / St. Paul's Sports Ministry / cell 414-801-2845

Last Sunday’s sermon resources can be found here on our website. Thank you to Nathan Loersch for preaching a great message about how Jesus didn’t take the easy way out.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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