November 28, 2021 Announcements
Special Worship and Bible Study News
Protocols and Communion
COVID protocols are below, separated by the service day and times to which they apply:
Thursday 12:15pm and Sunday 7:45am - Masks required (unless age 2 or under); social distancing; no singing. Communion will be served in the pews with the prefilled cups.
Thursday 6:30pm and Sunday 9:15am and 10:45am - No protocols. Communion at the rail with wine and wafer.
Live Nativity - December 8
It's baaack! The Live Nativity, including live animals, will be held at Our Saviour on Wednesday, December 8 with three presentations: 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30pm. Singers encouraged to attend and assist with carols during all three times. A free-will offering soup supper will be held from 5-7pm with cookies and hot beverages. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Manna for Life Food Pantry as well. Invite friends and family to join you.
Live Nativity Posters
There are a few color posters (8.5x11 size) at the Welcome Center. If you know a place of business where this can be posted for the public, please take one. We also ask that you be responsible to remove the notice after the event date. More will be printed if these disappear! Thank you.
God's Work in Our Midst This Week
Share a Meal with an OSLC Family
Click on this link to see the meal schedule set up for the Michael Konop family. You can provide a meal on a Monday or Thursday, buy a Grubhub gift card or make a cash donation. It is requested that meals be delivered ready to eat between 5 and 6pm on the date selected. The family does not have a microwave to reheat the food. Meals can be placed in the cooler available on the porch. If you have questions for which you are unable to find an answer, please call Michelle in the church office at (920) 468-4065.
The Eternal Flame for the month of November is sponsored by Dave Johnson and Marcia Heise in memory of our loved ones.
It's time to sign up for Poinsettias to beautify the altar for Christmas. Plants can be sponsored for $15 each (and you can take it home anytime after Christmas Day worship). Please call or email the church office with your name and 'in memory/in thanks' message by Monday, December 13. When sending your donation, please indicate 'poinsettia' on the memo line of your check or on the outside envelope.
2022 Sponsorship Opportunities
Sign up now to sponsor Altar Flowers, Bulletins and/or the Eternal Flame for any week/month in 2022. Remember a special event (i.e. birthday, baptism, wedding anniversary, etc.), or a loved one who is no longer with us. Call or email the church office with the date(s) desired.
SCRIP Sales Leader Needed
SCRIP sales provide a budgeted income to Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Julie Richter has led the SCRIP program at OSLC for the past 16 years but would like to train someone to take over those responsibilities. Contact Julie Richter directly at . Provide your email and phone number so that she can get back to you.
Soup Supper Sign Up
Your help is needed on December 8. Please check out the Soup Supper sign up sheet on the white board near the Welcome Center. Come early to set up and then serve...or come to serve and stay later for clean up. Make sure to enjoy one of the Live Nativity presentations as well. Parents, your Confirmation youth will participate in the Live Nativity; why not hang out and help in the kitchen/gym?
Leaf Rakers and Snow Removers Needed
The church office is receiving calls from neighbors and members asking for help this year with leaf raking and/or snow removal. If you are interested in clearing leaves or snow, either as a paid job or as a volunteer, please contact the church office with your availability and contact information.
Pastor David and Therese wish to thank each and everyone of you for your encouragement, support and prayers during the month of October when we were ill and also lost Therese's mom. We appreciate all that you did. The flowers that were sent for the funeral for Therese's mom, from the congregation, were gorgeous! We thank you, also, for welcoming the guest pastors who covered the worship services. God Bless each of you!
Important Giving Updates
2022 Offering Envelopes
Boxes of 2022 offering envelopes are now available. Please ask an usher for them as you leave worship or contact the church office to schedule a pick up or to have them mailed to you. If your envelopes cannot be found, please contact the church office. Please note: If you are married, only one name will appear on the box. Also, if you use bill pay from your bank and do not have an envelope number for 2022, please remove any reference to your 2021 envelope number. If you use envelopes AND bill pay from your bank, you should update your envelope number on your bill pay account so that it is the same as your envelopes for 2022.
Thinking About Online Giving?
We have a matching gift offer from FellowshipOne Giving. For new, recurring gifts: Your first recurring gift (scheduled to begin between November 1 and December 31) will be matched up to $50 per person (up to a total of $1,000 to OSLC). If you have been thinking about starting online recurring gifts to OSLC, this would be a great time! Questions can be directed to Michelle in the church office. Don't wait until the end of December...Michelle will be out of the office after Christmas!
Your holiday shopping can help make a difference! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on within Settings, you'll find the same products and same low prices as the Amazon you already know... plus, they donate a portion of your purchases to your chosen charity. You can select OSLC as your AmazonSmile charity by visiting: smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1026893 #amazonsmilecharity #amazonsmiledonates
2022 Proposed Budget
The budget proposed for 2022 is available for your viewing on the office hallway bulletin board. Printed copies will be available at the Voters Meeting on December 12 at 10:45am. You can also request a printed copy from the church office or you can ask to receive it via email.
Confirmation and Grades 5-12
Confirmation Youth will provide the 'Live' in our Live Nativity on December 8. Parts were assigned on November 17, and rehearsal will be on December 1. There is no class or youth night activities on November 24 (Thanksgiving Eve). The Youth Christmas Party for all youth in grades 5-12 is scheduled for Wednesday, December 22 from 6-7:30pm.
Boards and Committees
Annual Voters Meeting
The date is set for the annual Voters Meeting...December 12 at 10:45am. There will be no 10:45am service that day. Please plan to stay after worship or return for this important meeting. The proposed 2022 budget is posted by the church office for review. To receive a paper or electronic copy, please request from the church office.
The Fish Fry Needs YOU
More workers are needed for the monthly fish fry. December 10 is the next one, then January 14. Whether you are a seasoned veteran in food service, former fish fry worker or a newbie who wants to help and work with some great servants, this is the place for you. Help is needed with prep (Thursday afternoons), plus kitchen and dining room help on Fridays. Contact Gay at (920) 468-8204 or Michelle in the church office for more information.
Winter Gear Due December 5
All items are needed by December 5 so that we can prepare for distribution. Please bring in those warm hats, scarves and mittens. Many in our area will stay warm this winter because you gave of your time and talent.
SCRIP Sales Rising
As many plan for gift giving and shopping, the SCRIP desk at OSLC has been very busy. To allow time for your order to be filled in the case of a shortage, please plan ahead and order now. Cards are ordered on Sunday and are normally received by Wednesday. Don't wait to get your SCRIP cards for gift giving...or for your own shopping. For a list of all cards available, including additional $5 and $10 cards only offered at this time of year, visit shopwithscrip.com. To check on hand inventory, contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or . No SCRIP will be available when Michelle is out of the office: November 26, December 13 (AM), December 14, and December 27-31.
Seeking Fish Fry Donations
We again ask the congregation to provide soda donations. Varieties in short supply are Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Pepsi, and Sierra Mist. NO other flavors are needed at this time. We also are accepting butter (unsalted quarters or solids) and rolls of paper towels. Donations can be brought to the kitchen (please place on a counter with a note that says 'fish fry') or drop off at the church office. The next fish fry is December 10.
Think Super Sale 2022 - SAVE THE DATES!
Sale dates will be August 12-14. Set up begins on Saturday, July 23. Daily weekday work starts July 25 thru August 11. Booyah prep is August 12 and boxing day is the morning of August 15. Add these important dates to your 2022 calendar and plan to help during this time. New and experienced workers welcome for all activities. Young, strong folks especially welcome for the merchandise move from the basement on July 23 and sale dates.
Your Stuff Needed for OSLC Super Sale
We are accepting your donations now thru Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Place items in the appropriately marked areas in the basement or contact Michelle in the office for assistance. If you can store your donations until July 25 when they can go directly into the gym, that would be great. If you can't and/or you need a large item picked up, contact the church office. Clean out your corner room, closets, basement and garage; boxes available, if needed. Your donations are needed to make this sale a success again next year!
It's Toys for Tots / Teens Time!
This year, we will not have a formal sign up sheet and will be accepting donations for all age children (birth to 17). Donations of any items for this program can be placed in the special box by the 2nd floor elevator. Ideas include sporting/fishing equipment, toys/games/stuffed animals, movie or electronic store gift cards, cologne/perfume/make up, graphic print T-shirts/sweatshirts, Lego sets, puzzles, backpacks/books/stationary. Items can be brought in until Tuesday, December 14.
LWML Raising National Convention Seed Money
Did you miss it in November? It's coming back on December 12 (also Mite Box Sunday and the Voters Meeting at 10:45am). Purchase items made to raise seed money for the 2023 LWML National Convention. Fish gift bags (3 sizes), cord cozies (many sizes), eyeglass/rotary cutter cases, wallets, dish cloths and more will be available for sale at the LWML table.
Our Lutheran Schools
Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School is seeking to fill the position of bookkeeper starting January 2, 2022. Responsibilities include payroll, bank reconciliation, financial audit assistance, and compiling Trinity budget items. If interested, please contact Andrew Strickland at .
Children's Christmas Programs
There will be two Christmas programs in the OSLC Sanctuary this year. First, on December 8 (the same night as the Live Nativity and Soup Supper), the Our Saviour Preschool children program will be held at 6:30pm. Second, on December 17, the Green Bay Trinity students will hold two programs at 1:30 and 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Watch for Playing Children
Just because it is getting colder outside and we will have snow on the ground soon, doesn't mean that our school students stay inside. They LOVE playing outside in the winter! With more than 130 students (in grades 3K to 8) in the building on any given day, we ask that you drive into and thru the parking lot with care on school days. All outside doors will remain locked at all times; use the call button at the South door to request entry. If using your own key, you are asked to check in with the church office upon arrival. Student drop off (7:45-8am) and pick up (2:45-3:30pm) on school days may cause lines of cars to block parking spots, etc. Please avoid arriving or leaving during these times when possible.
NEWLHS Offers Basketball Camp
Is your Pre-K to grade 4 child interested in learning basketball skills? Check out the January 2022 Sparks camp information, held at NEW Lutheran High School, at this link. Or visit newlhs.com and click on Sports Camps.
Staples and Fasteners (things that never change)
We continue to offer pastoral visits with prayer and/or The Lord’s Supper at the door. Call the church office at (920) 468-4065 to schedule.
Printed materials available upon request
Portals of Prayer (October-December) - large print or small (January-March 2022 now also available)
The Voice (November 2021)
Council Minutes (November 2021)
Please remember that these items are NOT displayed for pick up. You must make arrangements for the items to be mailed or to pick up from the church office. The Voice and Council minutes are also available on our website at oslc-gb.org.
Scroll to the bottom of the oslc-gb.org website home page to download the OSLC app from Google Play or App Store. Use the app to find the calendar, view a recorded live stream event, send an online gift and more.
Help Your Neighbor
We accept the following items when you attend church (place in the appropriate container by the 2nd floor elevator) or you can place items in the blue container under the overhang anytime (the bin is checked regularly on weekdays) or call the office to schedule a face to face drop off time.
Non-perishable food for Manna for Life (next delivery date will be Thursday, December 9)
Stamps for LWML (leave a ¼” edge around the stamp - standard/flag forever stamps are not needed)
Coupons for our Military base in Japan (see below)
Plastic bags for making mats
Empty ink and toner cartridges (for Trinity and Our Saviour - recycle value is $2 each)
Coke Points (code can be found on bottle caps, multipacks-carton/overwrap)
Box Tops for Education (for Green Bay Trinity) - if an item has a BTFE symbol without an expiration date, the store receipt from that purchase is needed to redeem for cash
Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)
Aluminum Cans - Place in can door or leave cans by the shed; let the office know so they can be placed inside the shed.
Christmas Lights - They don't work anymore? Not the right color? Recycle them with Habitat for Humanity. They can be
placed next to the bucket used for the plastic bags.
Coupons for Military Families
If you are saving coupons for our adopted military base in Japan, please cut and sort (food or non-food) if you are able. OR provide coupon sheets, and we will cut/sort. Coupons to be sent in early JANUARY are due January 7th. Coupons must have an expiration date of October 31 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.
Office Contact Information
OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH, Green Bay
Michelle is in the office from 8am to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
Call (920) 468-4065 or email ( ).
Michelle will be out of the office on Friday, November 26. Buy your SCRIP early for Black Friday.
Other dates SCRIP is not available: December 13 (AM), December 14, and December 27-31