Saturday, October 8, 2016

Victory News - Who Is This Man?


Dear Friends,

Consider. Whoever wins this year’s presidential election will one day die and be forgotten. Their legacy will not endure. Their influence will fade away.

But Jesus is the person in all of history who won’t go away. His legacy lasts. His influence is still immense. From a human viewpoint though, his movement should have failed before it even started. Yet Jesus’ impact was greater a hundred years after his death than it was during his life. It was greater still after five hundred years. And after two thousand years… he has more followers in more places than ever!

Join me tomorrow as we begin a new series where we will consider the indisputable influence Jesus has had on our world. How his life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. How he made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance. How he shared and lived God’s message of sin and grace. And how his vision for us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope continues to inspire and challenge humanity today.

“Love is an action. It looks like something. It looks like service.” Watch Pastor Bill’s outstanding sermon based on 1 Corinthians 14 from this past Sunday as he wrapped up our mini-series on spiritual gifts.

Who Is This Man? Special Study Group - In addition to our Sunday teaching we will also be 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 Wednesday’s 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.

Sod Party Re-scheduled for Saturday, October 15th.  10-12 volunteers needed at the ministry center next Saturday, 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.

Breakfast and Bible Group – Will meet again this Monday, October 10th @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. This year 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.

An Army For Jackson – John and Ashley Poulos' son Jackson (age 4) 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. A GoFundMe page has also been set up online where you can donate. 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. Contact Sammi Goodger with any questions.

Next Monthly Leadership Team Meeting – Coming up this Monday evening, October 11th. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to anyone on the Leadership Team individually or to email the Leadership Team as a group.

United Way: Save babies' lives and transform families when you designate your United Way gift to WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee as an eligible recipient of United Way donations through the Donor Choice option. Ask your employer for a Donor Choice form and designate WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee, 8501 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53227, 414-727-8176. For information or details visit: www.ALife2.com, email: Contact@ALife2.com or call: 414-727-8176.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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