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Announcements September 6, 2020

9/3/20 | Announcement

    Office: (920) 468-4065     -     

    Michelle is in the office from 8 to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm Monday – Friday. Call (920) 468-4065 or email ( ). (The office is closed on Labor Day, September 7, and Michelle will be on vacation from September 21-25.)

    To purchase SCRIP, place your order by phone then schedule a pick up day and time. See above exceptions.

    Printed materials available upon request:
              Portals of Prayer (Oct-Dec) - large print or pocket size
              The Voice (September 2020)
              Council Minutes (August 2020) 

    School is now in session! Please be aware there may be changes to how and when entry to the building will be allowed. Watch for signs on/near the entry doors.

    - Please arrive no more than 20 minutes early
    - Entry and exit for everyone is under the overhang
    - Register online (highly recommended) by Wednesday for Thursday or by noon on Friday for Sunday. OR call the church office by the deadline if you can't sign up online.
    - Properly worn masks are required (except for those age 2 and under)

    SPECIAL OUTDOOR WORSHIP - Our last outdoor worship went so well that we are doing it again...but with a few tweaks! Join us on Sunday, September 13 at 9:15 am in the south green space. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on as we worship outside in a  socially-distanced way (masks optional). The Board of Fellowship will provide treats after the service…and there will be NO 10:45 am service that day. Make sure to sign up at (by noon on Friday, September 11) so that we can better plan for the number expected. To sign up online, click on ‘events’ and then select the 9:15am service. For those that are unable to attend in person, a recorded service will livestream at 9:15am as usual.

    FIRESIDE (ZOOM) CHAT - On Sunday evening, September 13th from 6:30-8pm, OSLC will host a congregational Fireside Chat on Zoom. Pastor Dave will host and guide the group into virtual fellowship, joyful conversation and storytelling. Pastor Dave will moderate the participants so there is good order.  Please check the events calendar on the OSLC website for the Zoom link. Expect to see up to 100 folks (the Zoom limit), in a memorable evening together. You will need the free Zoom software ( to participate. This will be fun!

    Introducing Weekly “Connections” -  As we move through our sermon series this fall, we open the congregation up to a live Zoom discussion every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The evening topics will include the sermon subject matter and Scripture from the previous Sunday. See the schedule of upcoming Tuesdays at the church calendar of events . The topics will be excellent for individuals, families, and religious educators. These online Zoom meetings will later be uploaded and archived.

    The parish planning council has established a Nominating Committee to help fill vacant positions at OSLC. The 4-member team will consist of Jay Dolezal, Randy Ronsman, Neil Burmeister, and Mike Charles, all past presidents of the parish planning council. Pastor Dave will be an advisor to the committee.
              The committee is currently looking for nominees for the 2020 President Elect, Board of Education Chair, and members of the Board of Trustees.  The committee will also take nominees for the following positions, which will be voted on at the annual meeting:

    2021 President- Elect

    Board of Evangelism Chair
    Board of Stewardship Chair
    Board of Trustees Chair

     If you would like to nominate someone or you are interested in filling one of these positions yourself, please talk to any member of the committee who will answer all your questions.  We have a very strong and committed team.  To maintain this teamwork, we need to fill positions as needed to meet the needs of our members.
              Thank you for all assistance you can give to the Nominating Committee.

    The Eternal Flame for the month of September is sponsored by Roxanne and Stephen Siekmann, in memory of their grandson, Jack J. Natzke.

    Sponsor Altar Flowers and/or the Eternal Flame - Call the church office to reserve a week/month in 2021 to remember your loved one or special event. Many weeks are available in 2020 for altar flower sponsors, too.

    LWML Mite Box Collection Tally - We are so grateful to each and every one of you who brought their mites in to help support LWML's mission work. There was $414.09 collected!! Thank You, Thank You and Thank You! Please remember to keep filling your mite boxes and watch for updates on times to turn them in. Any questions, please feel free to contact Sandy Groth at (920) 680-5503. 

    Altar Guild Meeting (Zoom) - September 28 we will hold our regular meeting by Zoom beginning at 6:30 pm. The Meeting ID is 930 246 4631 and the Passcode is 2WUk5x. Please contact Jennifer Damp if you have questions or are unable to attend this meeting.

    Our next New Member Class starts this Wednesday., September 9. Contact the office to RSVP. Classes meet from 6-7:30 pm.

    September 9, 16, 23, 30             Oct 7 (Oct 14 makeup)
    January 13, 20, 27                     Feb 3, 10 (Feb 16 makeup)

    CHUCK ARTHUR'S LIFE CELEBRATION -  Everyone is welcome to join the family of Chuck Arthur on Sunday, September 13 from 12-5 pm at Red River Sportsmen's Club, Shawano, For details, click here.

    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.

    Scroll to the bottom of the website home page to download the OSLC app from Google Play or App Store. Use the app to register for worship, view a recorded live stream event, send an online gift and more.

    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 November 4 must be received by November 1 with expiration dates of August 31 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the church office.

    We accept the following items when you attend church or call the church office to arrange to drop off your donations:
               Non-perishable food for Manna for Life (see below)
               Stamps for LWML (leave a ¼” edge around the stamp)
               Coupons for our Military base in Japan (see above)
               Plastic bags for making mats
               Empty ink cartridges
               Coke Points (bottle caps, multipack-carton/overwrap)
               Box Tops for Education

    Food Donations for Manna for Life - The needs of our community continue to increase as so many people experience greater instability in their lives.  For many years, OSLC members have helped meet the community needs through our food barrel donations for Manna for Life but that has been disrupted during this time of the corona virus and covid-19.  We will continue to help Manna by having a collection container outside of the main entrance (under the overhang) for you to drop your donations if you are not yet coming to church.  The food will be taken into the church each day and as often as necessary it will be taken to Manna. Non- perishable items such as peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit in lite syrup, tuna, chicken, cereal, etc. are all greatly appreciated by those in need.  The Board of Evangelism thanks  those who have been helping all along, and to those for whom this outdoor collection will be easier.

    The 6th-8th grade Trailblazer tackle football program begins training camp on Tuesday, September 8th at 3:45pm at NEW Lutheran High School.  All boys are invited to participate in this Faith-based program.  For more information, please contact Chris Nelson at 920-471-5754 or via email at  .  Blaze On!