Victory News - "Risen" movie and Easter for Kids

Koine rehearsing before our Ash Wednesday service
The last couple weeks we’ve had special services and seen many new guests join us for worship. Just over 300 people worshipped with us on Ash Wednesday as the band Koine led us in their “Footsteps to the Cross” service. It was a moving experience for me to get to read Scripture beneath their music and put myself in the shoes of some of the characters in the story of our Savior’s journey to the cross.

And last Sunday we welcomed Joel and Bill from Jesus Cares Ministries who helped cast a vision of what an expanded ministry to people with special needs might look like as we reach out here in Franklin. Did you have fun playing along with all the musical instruments?

This Sunday we’re getting back into the groove of our Lent series Scandal as Vicar Caleb will help us understand Luke 13:1-9 and what living in daily repentance is supposed to look like in real life.

All are invited to join us for worship Sunday morning at 9 or 10:45. Victory Kids during both.

Special “Risen” Movie Night – I’ve arranged to have a special showing of the new movie "Risen" at Showtime Cinema on Friday, March 4th, at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $5 a person and popcorn+soda is an additional $5.50.  After the movie, I will host a get-together at the ministry center from 8:15-9:15pm for anyone who wants to talk about the movie and enjoy some post-movie ice cream fellowship.

Deadline to register is noon on Thursday, March 3.  To find out more about the movie and to register, visit the event page on our church website.

Risen might best be thought of as a piece of historical fiction that imagines what might have happened if a character we don't meet in the Bible interacts with those who are found there, and observes the events surrounding and following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Easter For Kids is on Saturday March 12th, a special one day kids’ event to take place at our ministry center between 11am-3pm for kids ages 3-11. To register, visit our church website. To volunteer during the event or to donate specific items that are needed, please visit the Victory Kids lobby after church and talk to Cassy.

After some strong winds this week, our banner was down...but not out.
Quest Teen Ministry (7th – 12th grade) Next Sunday, March 6th is the first meeting of Quest in our new ministry center. If you have any questions please contact Jon Brown-Schmidt at or call/text 414-531-3690.  Also follow Quest on Facebook.

VotL Travel Mugs are available for you to purchase in the Welcome Area the next 2 weeks for $8 each. For your $8, you are not only buying one for yourself, but also one for a guest. The idea is that these travel mugs will serve as our special gift for first-time guests starting March 13th. Consider bringing your VotL travel mug to church to help reduce the use of disposable coffee cups.

Community Grand Opening on March 20th at our Sunday morning services followed by Holy Week Services on Maundy Thursday (March 24th) at 6:30 pm and Good Friday (March 25th) at 6:30 pm and Easter Sunday (March 27th).

Find a Place to Serve – Our Host Team helps make great first impressions for our guests. Contact Christie Mike about various opportunities to serve on the Host Team. Likewise our Usher Team plays an important role in helping people find where to go, find a seat, and facilitate logistics during the service. To find out more about being part of the Usher Team please contact Karl Freund.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben


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