October 17, 2021 Announcements
Special Worship and Bible Study News
Important: Sunday School and Youth Activities Update
OSLC will not hold Sunday School on October 17. Youth Night on October 13 is cancelled. The change to Sunday School is due to 1) using a shared space with Green Bay Trinity which will hold only virtual classes for all grades next week; and 2) an overlapping student population with Green Bay Trinity. Green Bay Trinity classes are expected to resume October 18.
Preaching this Week at OSLC
With Pastor Dave under the weather, you will see some new faces this weekend. On Thursday, Vicar Anthony from Faith Lutheran Church will join us; he was here on Sunday, October 10 so you may have already met him. There will be no Communion on Thursday. On Sunday, Pastor Carl Brewer from St. John, Luxemburg, will serve the congregation. Please warmly welcome both of them and help, as needed, if you are able.
ENGAGING The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
(October 13 class will be Zoom only!) It's not too late for you to join this class based on the bestselling book by Steven R. Covey. Learn to engage these simple but powerful habits - they will weave themselves into your faith-life. Come Tuesdays at 9am or Wednesdays at 6pm. Both classes are available via Zoom as well (your email address is needed to send the link). Call the church office at (920) 468-4065 to reserve your seat. Pastor Dave is the guide for this course.
The October newsletter is now available. Contact the office for a printed copy (can be picked up at OSLC during office hours or mailed to your home) or visit our website (click 'Ministries' then 'News and Updates').
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.
Communion Outside of Inside Worship
During the 9:15am in-house worship, we offer parking lot communion. Contact the church by NOON on Friday if you plan to stay in your vehicle and have communion brought to you after distribution during the 9:15am service on any given Sunday. Pastor will also visit you at home; call the office anytime to schedule.
Tuesday 9am Ladies Bible Study
Join Pastor Dave and the Bible and Brunch group at 9am on Tuesdays. Classes from October 5-November 9 will mirror the Wednesday night '7 Habits' classes.
Join Us for a One Day Bible Study
Debbi Young and Sandy Groth invite you to join them for a Bible Study which was written by Stephenie Hovland. This one day event will be held on Monday, November 8 at 1:00pm in the OSLC Library/Parlor. We ask you to RSVP to Sandy Groth (920-680-5503) or Debbi Young (920-737-2651) so that we have enough materials printed.
LWML is Raising Funds
We are excited to share with you that the LWML Nat'l Convention will be held in Milwaukee in 2023. Each district is asked to raise funds for seed money for the event. OSLC's group has many hand made items for you to purchase. These can be seen and purchased by contacting the office during the week. They may be available on Sunday by talking with an LWML member. Please check out what we have for sale and help us reach our goal!
God's Work in Our Midst This Week
The Eternal Flame for the month of October is sponsored by Harvey and Carol Boeder in celebration of Harvey's birthday.
Sponsoring Altar Flowers
We are seeking more sponsors for weekly Altar Flowers. Please call or email the church office to become a sponsor; provide the date(s) desired with information on your special event celebration or the names of loved ones being remembered.
Usher Teams and Team Members Needed
We have an immediate need for 7:45am service usher leads and team members. If you would like information or can step into this position, please contact the church office at (920) 468-4065 or . If you are already serving as an usher but can take on some additional dates (at 7:45am), we have an opening on October 24. If you know how to make coffee, that would be an added bonus (but is not required)!
National Youth Gathering UPDATE
NYG registration (the previous registration was for interest; the new registration is to attend) is online now with a deadline of October 27 (about 2 weeks from now). Use the link above for additional videos and information. Exact dates and events included in the trip will be determined by the OSLC chaperones and youth. Youth entering grades 8-12 this year are eligible to attend this incredible event in Houston in July 2022.
Register online or complete a bright green paper form available at the Welcome Center. Families should attend the 9:15am service; children will be dismissed to their classrooms and returned to the Sanctuary before the end of the service. We still want to add more teachers and a Director. Contact Becky Nichols at (920) 265-2018.
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.
Boards and Committees
Thank You from LWML
The Lutheran Women's Missionary League is very blessed by your generosity. Despite the odds of Covid, and a church lock down, you still donated your mites. Thanks to you, we have $428.43 in mite box donations to submit this quarter for the mission work of LWML. GOD is GOOD!!
Chicks with Stix Seek Winter Gear
We have about six more weeks to collect those hats, scarves and mittens that you have been working on. Many in our area will stay warm this winter because you gave of your time and talent. Contact Caroline Arndt with questions at (920) 469-3140.
Year To Date (September) Finances
Total Unified Receipts: $45,008.71 $390,689.60
Budget: $41,851.52 $397,589.04
Over/Shortage: $ 3,157.19 ($ 6,899.44)
Seeking Fish Fry Donations
As we begin our monthly fish fries, we again ask the congregation to provide donations of Coke and Pepsi products (cans only please; regular, diet and clear flavors - NO Diet Pepsi is needed at this time). We also are accepting butter (unsalted quarters or solids) and napkins (dinner size; no small/ beverage napkins or dispenser style please). Donations can be placed in the kitchen or dropped off at the church office. We are happy to bring back this Fellowship opportunity and hope that you can attend this year. The next Fish Fry is November 12.
Our Lutheran Schools
Operation Christmas Child
Green Bay Trinity is again participating in OCC (shoeboxes full of gifts for children). If you would like to donate, here are specific items they are collecting: bars of soap, boxes of colorful band-aids, kid-themed pencils, erasers and small pencil sharpeners, hair ties, scrunchies, barrettes, playing cards, HotWheels/matchbox cars and card games (UNO, Go Fish, etc.). If you wish to pack a box yourself, you may also do that. Click this link for suggestions from Samaritan's Purse on how to pack by age and gender. OCC boxes are available from the church office upon request. Items or boxes should be received no later than Monday, November 1. (More Items: 8 pack Crayola Crayons classic colors, small hair combs and/or brushes, stick pens)
Our Saviour's preschool is selling Seroogy's coffee and candy bars. Regular coffee is $12 per bag; decaf is $13. Candy bars (most varieties available) are $1.50 each. To order, contact Michelle in the church office no later than Friday, November 5. Payment by check or cash accepted; sorry, no online orders or plastic payments accepted.
Play Yard Equipment Requested
Has your child grown but you still have that great Little Tykes, Playskool or other outdoor toy? We are looking to add pieces to the new fenced in playground for our 3K and 4K students. Contact Joanne at (920) 664-1365 with questions.
Back the Pack Together
Last chance to join the , support NEW and join the ALL THINGS NEW Committee to watch the Packer game at the Ron Wolf Hall of Fame Club House in the shadow of Lambeau Field (1199 Shadow Lane) on October 17 from 10am-5pm! The Pack will be taking on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field and the next best thing to being there...is to be here! Tickets are $40 each and include admission, Mexican food buffet, dessert, bottomless beverages (Titletown beer selections, soda and water), and multiple large screen TV's for watching the game. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link - BACK THE PACK TOGETHER. If you cannot attend, consider supporting the All Things NEW campaign by purchasing raffle tickets (see next article).
Packers Ticket Raffle-Last Chance
Win two tickets to the January 2, 2022 Packers game when we take on the Vikings for the last game of the season at Lambeau Field or the 2nd prize of four Lambeau Field Legendary Tour tickets. Only 120 raffle tickets will be sold at $25 each or 2 / $40. To purchase raffle tickets, contact NEWLHS. The drawing will be held at the 'Back the Pack' event on October 17 (need not be present to win and will be notified by phone on that day). All proceeds will go directly to NEW Lutheran's building addition which will provide much needed space for our growing Christian student body.
It's Auction Time!
The NEWLHS Annual Auction is set for Saturday, November 13 at Rock Garden. Tickets are $50 each ($400 for a table of 8) which includes a plated dinner (your choice of an 8 oz. tenderloin, broiled salmon or chicken princess-chicken with asparagus and sauce). Donations of auction items and sponsor sign ups are also being accepted; contact the school office or use the donation brochure here. Cash donations can be made and event tickets can be purchased here.
Watch for Playing Children
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.
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
The Voice (October 2021)
Council Minutes (September 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 Monday, October18)
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, 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.
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 NOVEMBER are due Friday, November 4th. Coupons must have an expiration date of August 31 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.
Outside Our Walls
Thanksgiving Dinner - Prepared at Lambeau Field / Delivered to You
A Thanksgiving Dinner can be delivered to your Green Bay area address from the Christian Outreach Ecumenical Thanksgiving Ministry in partnership with the Green Bay Packers GiveBack program. To reserve your meal, call (920) 490-7030. The phone line will remain active until all meal delivery reservations are filled. Meals will be prepared at Lambeau Field and then delivered cold between 9am and 12pm on Thanksgiving Day - ready for you to reheat at your convenience. This meal delivery replaces the Thanksgiving Day event previously held at Lambeau Field.
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 ( ).