Victory News

Hello Friends,

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 moving forward?

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 Him!

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: 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!

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 facility.

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 May.

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,

Pastor Ben


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