What keeps you going in life? When you have those
days where you’re down in the dumps, what picks you up and keeps you
As you read through the book of Acts and Paul’s
epistles to various congregations, the foundation on which Paul built
his life and kept going was the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The urgency with which Paul ministered was the backdrop of the Last Day.
In the portion of 1 Corinthians 15
that will inspire us this Sunday, we’ll see both truths shining forth.
These teachings keep us focused and moving forward as we find our
identity in Christ’s resurrection and find our purpose in living for
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
New Bible 101 Class Starting Tomorrow! – Two
consecutive Saturday afternoons. You’re still invited to participate
even if you haven’t contacted me yet. All materials are provided free of
charge. Contact me with any questions and to let me know you’re coming. Meeting at CESI which is located at 9850 S 54th here in Franklin in the Business Park. Session One: April 18 from 1-4 pm / Session Two: April 25 from 1-4 pm
Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Rally – Last
Saturday I once again had the opportunity to be invited to be a guest
presenter at a mission rally—this time at St John Lutheran Church in
Center Wisconsin (close to Appleton). I gave a PowerPoint presentation
telling the story of God’s grace and blessings to our church from the
beginning when I was called out the Seminary to start from scratch right
up to this point in time when we’re on the verge of building our own
Pastors’ Conference – Monday, I along
with 35 other area WELS pastors, attended the Pastors’ Conference that I
helped plan as the chairman of our conference Program Committee. Four
area pastors’ gave excellent exegetical studies based on the Greek text
of 1 Corinthians 15. Our conference met at St. Paul’s just down the road
here in Franklin in their beautiful new church.
Leadership Team Meeting – Monday evening we had a VotL Leadership Team at the parsonage. See this week’s worship folder for a recap.
Church Extension Fund (CEF) – Tuesday
morning I got a tour of the new synod headquarters in Waukesha. The
main reason I was there however was to meet with CEF and hand deliver
the materials for our loan application along with Jim and Jeff from our
building finance task force. This coming Wednesday we pray that CEF
approves our loan request so that we begin moving dirt on our site asap
so that the Builders For Christ can arrive on schedule at the end of
Building Budget – Early Monday morning I
met downtown at Catalyst Construction along with our building design and
finance task force members. We had a productive meeting centered around
making necessary changes and tweaks to keep our project in line with a
responsible budget in preparation for our CEF request.
Know Someone with a Pop-up camper? A
Builders For Christ couple needs one for 6 weeks—from right after
Memorial Day until the first part of July. Please contact our Builders
For Christ project manager Mark Pamperin: 262-707-2312
Last Sunday’s sermon resources can be found here on our website.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,