Friday, July 29, 2016

Victory News - Last Week of July

5:45 am on Monday morning right before Breakfast and Bible
Dear Friends,

What does a Japanese dish called Fugu and our celebration of the Lord’s Supper have in common?

Both require careful preparation before partaking.

Join me this Sunday as we explore an important passage in the Bible that teaches us about what the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (aka Holy Communion) is, the incredible gifts that this sacrament actually gives, and how to be properly prepared to receive its blessings for your soul’s eternal good.

Get a head start on the sermon text by reading it ahead of time… 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

Click here to watch this past Sunday’s sermon based on 1 Corinthians 9 about how our goal as a church is to win souls with the gospel, loving people enough to meet them where they are.

Victory Kids – For the summer months of July and August, we will have our Victory Kids ministry during the 9 am service only. There will be no Victory Kids during the 10:45 service. Victory Kids will return to two services at the end of summer

Volunteer For Victory Kids – Stop by the Victory Kids lobby any time after the first service to meet Liz Scheel, our new Victory Kids director. Also, register at the laptop kiosk to serve as a potential volunteer and automatically be entered in a drawing to win an iPad mini to be given away during Pastor Bill’s installation party on August 7th! You can also register using this link and this will also enter you in the drawing. Both current and new volunteers are asked to register using the link and all who register are entered to win.

Cassy “Thank-You!” Party – This Sunday, July 31, from 2-4 pm we are hosting a party for Cassy at the ministry center. Pease plan time to stop by and say “Thank-you!” to Cassy for taking our kids’ ministry from a handful of kids 9 years ago to the thriving ministry that it is today. There are 9 years of changed lives to celebrate! While this Sunday is Cassy’s last day in a paid staff position in kids’ ministry, we look forward to having Cassy as part of our church family worshiping with us and volunteering in other roles such as event planning.

Installation Celebration – August 7th! Monday will be Pastor Bill Limmer’s first official day at VotL. We’ll be having his installation on August 7th during both our regular Sunday morning services at 9 and 10:45 with a special tailgate party at noon in the parking immediately following the 2nd service. There will be grilled food, lemonade, games, a huge tent, and a lot of fun to be had come rain or shine. Please make plans to join us as we welcome Pastor Bill, his wife Jacky and their daughter Alyssa to our Franklin community and our church family!

Tuition Assistance Deadline is this Sunday, July 31 – The tuition assistance program is open, by application, to students and families that are current members of Victory of the Lamb who are either enrolled in, or intend to enroll in an area WELS grade school, high school, Martin Luther College, or the Seminary. This program is not funded through our church budget but through the generous gifts of individuals who value Christian education and seek to encourage young people to ultimately consider full-time preaching or teaching ministry one day. Applications and program guidelines can be picked up on the info table in the lobby or by visiting this link on our webpage. If you would like to donate to our Tuition Assistance fund, you can do so through our Online Giving page on our website.

Breakfast and Bible Group – Will meet this Monday August 1st in the ministry center lobby // all are welcome // free breakfast & coffee // 5:45-6:45 am // Just show up!

Support for Poulos Family -- As you may know from the prayer requests at church, John and Ashley Poulos' son Jackson is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Please continue to pray for this family.  If you would like to help in a tangible way, you can purchase food/grocery/gas gift cards and place them in the box marked "Support for Poulos Family" in the welcome area at church. You can also sign up to bring a meal to the family through Care Calendar. To sign up, go to www.carecalendar.org. The Calendar ID is 237748, and the security code is 4799. Any dates that have "Dinner" in red are open for you to bring a meal! Due to a nut allergy in the family, please be sure to prepare all meals nut-free. Any questions? Feel free also to email Sammi Goodger.
 
Christian Victory Celebration – In His love and wisdom that never fails, our gracious God called home the soul of Ida Guenther this week Wednesday. Ida worshipped regularly with us at Victory of the Lamb and I was privileged to serve her the Lord’s Supper during worship as recently as two weeks ago. Ida was the mother of our member Jim Guenther and the grandma of Jeff and Jake Guenther. View her obituary as well as visitation and funeral details online here. I will be officiating Tuesday morning at St John’s on 68th and Forest Home.

The SOUL Ride – On Saturday, August 13th our church is hosting a motorcycle ride to raise financial support for the vital work of WELS Lutherans for Life and the local pregnancy care centers they operate. For more info about participating visit the event page on our website.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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