Friday, May 8, 2015

Victory News - Groundbreaking Celebration Save the Date!


 Hello Friends,

Through his life and death Jesus taught us that God’s love is a self-sacrificing love that finds fulfillment in serving others. All we do in life is to be marked by this type of love as we live (and love) by his words.

Join us this Sunday on Mother’s Day as we continue our series Words With Friends. I’ll be talking with you about what it means that Jesus actually considers us his friends. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends…I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:13,15).

Special Ascension Service — 40 days after Jesus rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven. On Thursday, May 14th, 40 days after Easter, you are all invited to participate in a special Ascension Day service at Centennial Lutheran Church just down the road. Our Victory of the Lamb worship band will be leading worship. Professor Daniel Leyrer from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary will be the guest preacher.  Come for worship at 6:30 pm and stay afterwards for food and fellowship. There will be Holy Communion at this service.  Centennial Church is located at 3558 S 24th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221.

Groundbreaking Celebration – Save the Date! May 31st after church we will gather on our church property for a special groundbreaking celebration ceremony. There are many details yet to be worked out including parking, transportation, community involvement, etc. So please stay tuned for more info in the next couple days but make plans now to join us after worship on what I hope we will be a beautiful and memorable day.

Helping the Builders – Food Donations Needed for the Builder Volunteers for the Summer! To sign up to donate meals, snacks or supplies, or even to volunteer time on the build itself, go to www.victoryofthelamb.com and click on the “Feeding the Builders” button on the right hand side of the homepage. Or to make it as easy as possible go directly to the page via this link. From this page you simply have to scroll down to find what you’d like to volunteer for. This is an awesome way for our congregation to say thank you to the builders who are coming from as far as Texas to help build our ministry center!

Meals – As a congregation, we are asking to provide a noon meal for the days of the build which are Tuesdays through Saturdays from May 26 through September 5th.  We really want to provide wonderful meals for the volunteers who will be working incredibly hard to build our ministry
center.  Meals consist of a main dish; fresh fruits or salad; and a dessert. The Builders have a phrase, “We judge a build by how much weight we gain.” Let’s look at that as a challenge to fulfill!

Snacks and Supplies –The Builders have two breaks a day at 9:30am and 2:30pm and we would like to provide snacks at each of these breaks. We will also need supplies and have a wish list of items we’ll need for the build. Again you can see the needs list by finding the link on this web page. Just click on the Snacks and Supplies button and login to CCB for a very easy to use form. If you don’t know your CCB login please contact me and I’ll be happy to send you a new login email with a temporary password.

Monetary Donations – We will gladly accept monetary donations to help feed the volunteer builders this summer. On the Information Table located near Theatre 1, we will have a small church with a slot in the roof. You can put your cash or checks in the slot.  Checks can be made out to Victory of the Lamb and in the memo section can be written “Feeding the Builders.” 

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 asap with any leads either via email or phone: 262-707-2312.

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.

Host Team: Interested in getting involved? There will be a new training session next Sunday, May 17th at 3:00 pm. There’s still room and we’d be happy to have more volunteers. Please contact Christie Mike to register, more info, or if you have any questions.

Last Sunday’s sermon resources can be found here on our website. Still plenty of time to catch up and watch my sermon from week one of this series before we continue this Sunday.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben


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