Friday, April 24, 2015

Victory News - Ministry Center Moving Forward!

“If only I had the body, the mind, the energy I used to have!” Have you ever felt like this? I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this is the universal experience of all human beings everywhere at some point! And despite what the click bait internet ads would have us believe… there are no special workout programs, brain training regimens, or supplements to ultimately overturn it.

On the other hand, that’s exactly what Easter promises to actually do. The curse of sin…overturned! Join us this Sunday at Showtime Cinema as we mine spiritual treasure from the final section of 1 Corinthians 15. Here God engages our imaginations with some incredible truths about our glorified bodies and what it will be like at the resurrection on the last day! This is truly a section of God’s Word that you don’t want to miss.


A Big News Kind of Week! – Thursday we received official word from the WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF) that our loan request was approved for the total amount we requested. This is wonderful news that means our building project can move forward as planned without needing to reduce the size of the building or make significant changes to the scope or timeline of our project. For this I am led to say with the Psalmist, “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1). So a big thank you #1 to God but then also to those of you who have helped so diligently in the planning process and all of you who have given or pledged so generously to make our ministry center dream a reality!

But that’s not all. On Thursday evening we received more good news. After asking us to make a few more tweaks mainly to our parking lot, water retention pond, and grading plan so as not to disturb anything inside the drip line of the mature woodlands, the Franklin Plan Commission approved our amended site plan Thursday evening. This means that we can literally begin site work next week in preparation for the Builders for Christ to arrive on site at the end of May. After so much effort and so many meetings, this seems a bit surreal to me to think that over the next couple weeks our site will begin undergoing the transformation that will turn it into our permanent church home by year end. Stay tuned for info about a formal groundbreaking ceremony in May.

Also, stay tuned for more information about how you can help feed the Builders for Christ who will be with us this summer. Check out this week’s worship folder for more info. We will have it online early next week as well
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Soccer Camp 2015 – Our annual soccer camp will take place this summer, June 15-18. It is already shaping up to be our best yet. There is plenty of space for everyone to get involved (not just kids!). Kids will enjoy the best week of summer, complete with soccer activities, scrimmages, snacks, a cookout and awesome Bible lessons.  Adults, you can come to camp too!  We are looking for soccer coaches (all coaching materials provided) and coaching helpers (no soccer knowledge required, just be able to help out). Sign up for a day, two days or all week! We are also looking for 3-4 camp helpers to help with daily registration, snack preparation and clean-up.  We hope to see you this June!

For more information:
To sign up to be a coach or coaching helper:
To sign up for registration, snack prep, or daily clean up:
To donate items:

If you have questions, please contact the camp director, Cassy Robbert by email or phone: 414-899-4984.

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!

Bible 101 Class Continues Tomorrow  – 1-4 pm at CESI which is located at 9850 S 54th here in Franklin in the Business Park.  Contact me with any questions.

Last Sunday’s sermon resources can be found here on our website in case you weren’t able to join us for worship.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben
 

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