Victory News - Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Dear Friends,

Remember. Lest we forget…God, his goodness, his blessings.

Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18).

Join us tomorrow on Thanksgiving Eve at 6:30 pm at our ministry center as we thank and praise God in worship for all the ways he has blessed us and our church family. This is our first ever Thanksgiving service as a church! After the service we are having a pie social in the lobby. All are welcome to stay and enjoy some food and fellowship. There is no service on Thanksgiving Day.

Poulos Family Benefit – A giant THANK YOU to everyone who helped create a community event Sunday afternoon where we were able to show the love of JESUS and raise over $12,000 for the Poulos family! (We'll have a final amount to share after we receive all the vendor contributions.) Read a brief recap here. Through our church we’ve also set up a Poulos Family Fund that you can give directly towards using our online giving platform. Thank you also for keeping Jackson and the whole Poulos family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friends of Jesus - Christmas Toy Drive – We are partnering with an organization called “Friends of Jesus” to provide toys to needy children in the Milwaukee area. New, wrapped toys can be dropped off in the decorated bin in the lobby up until Sunday, Dec 11. You can go the Toy Needs List online to choose the age child you would like to purchase a gift for. You can also go to the Welcome area at the Ministry Center to pick up a gold information sheet with specific details. Contact Nancy Thompson with questions.

Last Call for Leadership Team Nominations – Per an email I sent out on November 10th, VotL members are reminded to submit nominations to fill the two vacant Leadership Team positions via email either directly to me or to the entire Leadership Team. Currently 14 individuals have been nominated. Please submit your nomination by the end of this week. Then I will publish those names and we will begin contacting those individuals to follow up on their willingness and desire to serve.

Please RSVP for the VotL Bucks Game – Saturday, December 3rd. I have reserved a block of 40 tickets as part of WELS Day to watch the Bucks take on the Brooklyn Nets. $20 per ticket; ages 2 and older need a ticket. Following the game, kids can shoot a free throw on the Bucks court! Koine lead singer, Brian Davison, will be singing the national anthem. Register online using this form to reserve your ticket(s). I’ve got about 25 more tickets available!

Operation Jesus Cares – Wednesday, December 21st. Once again we will partner with Christ St. Peter’s School in Milwaukee for assembly and delivery of care packages. This is our opportunity to have a positive impact on a struggling community. You can donate through an OJC envelope (available at the Welcome Area), or make an online donation through the church website. To volunteer, sign-up in the Welcome Area or contact Ryan Solie at. Visit our event page to read more, see pictures from last year’s project.

NPH After Thanksgiving Sale – November 25 & 26 @NPH Christian Books & Gifts Store. Visit Northwestern Publishing House on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving for all your Christmas shopping needs. You'll find special savings, complimentary gift-wrapping, and a free Christmas basket drawing, all in our friendly, Christian environment. Plus, on Friday, jump start your busy day with a hot Rise & Shine breakfast, served free to you by your friends at NPH.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben


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