Friday, October 14, 2016

Victory News - Don't Be Afraid; Just Believe!


Dear Friends,

What does despair look like? Does God care when you feel on the brink of despair? As we continue our “Who is This Man?” sermon series this Sunday we are going to explore a wonderfully comforting account from Luke chapter 8, two interwoven stories that shed light not only on who Jesus is, but faith’s response to a Savior who says, “Don't be afraid; just believe” (Luke 8:50).

(“Jesus is the man who won’t go away, because his words won’t go away.” ICYMI watch my sermon based on John 7 from last Sunday.)

Volunteers Needed! Sod Party Tomorrow, October 15th10-12 volunteers needed at the ministry center tomorrow, October 15th, beginning at 8:00 am. We will be laying sod on the south side (main entrance side) and around the corners of the main entrance. If anyone has sod cutters that they could bring, that would be great. Any questions please contact Dick Riege / 414-750-7977.

Who Is This Man? Study Group In addition to our Sunday teaching we’re having a Bible Class to deepen our study and broaden the impact. The study will be held at the ministry center and led by Pastor Bill. This group will meet on Wednesdays from Oct 12 – Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Contact Pastor Bill / 608-556-1757 to let him know you’re coming or if you have any questions. All are welcome!

Breakfast and Bible Group – Will meet again this Monday, October 17th @5:45-6:45 am in the ministry center lobby // all are welcome // free breakfast & coffee. Studying Ephesians.

Franklin Fire and Police Spaghetti Dinner – Every year the Franklin firefighters and police offers host a spaghetti dinner to help people in our community. It's awesome. Next week on October 20th they're doing it to benefit Jackson Poulos and his family. Come and join us! We are so thankful to God for ALL the compassionate people of Franklin who are rallying around Jackson. Check out this flyer for event details.

Poulos Family Benefit – Sunday, November 20th, 3-6 pm at Victory of the Lamb. – We’re hosting a bake sale, silent auction, vendor sales event at our ministry center. Will be family friendly and have activities for kids. Still in planning stages. Save the date. Visit the event page on our website for more info. Contact Robyn to get involved.


Operation Jesus Cares is a great opportunity to help shine a little hope into a community that is struggling to make ends meet. Visit our event page to read more, see pictures from last year’s project, and learn how you can help us create another successful Christmas project on December 21st in partnership with the students of a south side Milwaukee school. Contact Ryan Solie to sign up to help.

Bible 201 Class Starting Next Week – The next 6 Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm. For people who either just completed Bible 101 or have in the past and have been waiting to connect with a new group. Contact me to register.

Bible 301 Class – We’ll be looking to start a new group in 2017 after our next Bible 201 group finishes. Stay tuned if you’ve been waiting.

October Leadership Team Update – Printed copies of this month’s update from our October 10th meeting will be available at the info tables in the lobby. It will also be available online soon on the page where all of our Leadership Team updates are made available.

Invite Cards – Are available on the info table. Pick some up. Keep them handy in your wallet, purse, or car so you can give them away and invite people to come to church.

Online Giving Cards – If you give online each week, these are little cards you can put in the offering basket each week as a simple way to say, “I give online.” If you’d like to do this go ahead and pick some up on the info table in the lobby.

Meditations – Are daily devotional booklets that we purchase and make available for you as a way to help you stay connected to Jesus. There are still a number of them available on the info tables.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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