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April 11, 2021 Announcements

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April 11, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    Special Voters Meeting April 12
    A special meeting of the OSLC Voters Assembly has been called and will be held on Monday, April 12 at 6pm. Those in attendance can vote on the subject; those attending by Livestream can listen and comment but cannot vote per OSLC Bylaws. If you need a ride to the meeting, please notify the church office. Masks will be required by those attending this meeting in the Sanctuary.  The agenda can be found at oslc-gb.org.

    For All Worship Services
    * Please register online every week (oslc-gb.org). Select 'Events', 'Events List', or 'Full Calendar'
    * When you attend, ask to be registered for next week (if you are planning to attend) - no need to go online if you do this.
    * Masks are required for all (except those 2 and under) while in the building.
    * Pre-registration is important so that we can properly monitor capacity limits.
    * If you plan to sit together, please register as one unit.
    * Registration is open no less than 6 days prior to the worship date and closes one business day prior to the worship date.

    Parking Lot Communion
    During the 9:15am in-house worship, we offer parking lot communion. Sign up online (see above) or call the church office. Park in the area just past the overhang (drive in from Henry and face the parking lot). An usher may come out to check you in. At the end of communion distribution inside, communion will be brought out to your car.  The service will be livestreamed so you can watch online using our Guest WiFi.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Easter Lilies
    If you sponsored a plant, you are welcome to take one of the plants in the front home. Thank you for beautifying the Altar in both the Sanctuary and the Gym for Easter.

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of April is sponsored by Dave Johnson and Marcia Heise in loving memory of their parents.

    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.

    Children/Student Ministries

    Sunday School
    During the 9:15am service, Sunday school is being held with some changes. We ask that you complete the Sunday school registration form (just once per family) and include children and Sunday school grade in the online worship registration. See the FAQ for details about Sunday school on our website: oslc-gb.org.

    NYG Interest Form - The Time is Drawing Near!
    There is still time to become part of the group! The 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is little more than one year away! Youth currently in grades 7-11 are eligible to attend; adults age 21 and older are invited to apply to be a chaperone with Our Saviour's group. Click the word here - YOUTH or CHAPERONE - to register your interest. Our wide-eyed goal is to register 50 youth (we are currently around 25) plus chaperones!

    Youth Hanging Plant Sale
    Our youth are selling 10" hanging baskets from Natural Beauty for $18 each. Order online at oslc-gb.org; look under News and Updates (you can assign the profit to the General NYG Youth Account or use 'other' and write in the name of the individual youth you want to support). You can also contact a youth directly or the church office. Order forms can also be found in the April issue of The Voice. For more information, or if you have questions, contact Jennifer Sipple at (920) 655-0708 or or Michelle in the church office at (920) 468-4605 or . Orders and payments are due no later than Thursday, April 22.

    Boards and Committees

    Mite Collection
    The 2nd Sunday of each month is when we highlight the need for Mite Box donations. Please keep filling those Mite boxes. Your mites, along with many others, do amazing things in the mission field both in our district and world wide. We continue to collect your mites during the week - please put your Mites in a plastic bag or envelope, keeping your Mite Box to reuse, then contact the church office to schedule a drop off day and time. Thank you for your involvement in our LWML missions.

    LWML Zone 19 Spring Rally is May 1
    All women are invited to attend the LWML Spring Rally at Zion Oneida on Saturday, May 1 beginning at 8:30am. The cost of $5 per person includes lunch and entertainment. Gifts from the Heart items (listed below; new items only, please) will be collected for the LWML National Convention. If interested in attending, contact Sandy Groth no later than Friday, April 16.
          Baby shampoo, soap and lotion                                                                           Baby bath towels and wash cloths
          Burp cloths and Baby Wipes                                                                                 Crib Sheets and small laundry baskets
          Disposable Diapers (size 3)                                                                                    Diaper Bags and Baby Toys
          Small 'First' Christian Books (board or vinyl)
    If interested in donating items but not attending the Spring Rally, you can drop off items at church by the 2nd floor elevator, in the blue bin under the overhang or contact Michelle in the church office to schedule an outside drop. Items will be collected until Sunday, June 13.

    Christian Softball League
    For many years, Our Saviour has participated in this league with one or two softball teams. In 2020, the league took the year off. As the 2021 season is on the horizon, we are looking for a new manager and members interested in playing. Games are on Sundays with the first game time around 4pm at the Ashwaubenon Sports Complex (Packerland Drive). The schedule begins on Sunday, May 16. If interested in managing and/or playing (this applies to new and returning players), please contact the church office or Joe Ramel as soon as possible.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    Enrolling for 2021-2022 School Year
    It doesn't matter what age your child is (except that they must be 3 or older by September 1 for preschool). We have a classroom for them!
        OSLC Preschool - Call (920) 468-4065 to speak to our preschool director. A waiting list has been started.
        Green Bay Trinity* - For Grades 5K-8. Call (920) 655-4673 to schedule a tour or for registration information.
        NEWLHS* - For grades 9-12. Call (920) 469-6810 to discuss the admissions process.
    * These schools participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Visit the school websites for details on qualifications (greenbaytrinity.org / newlhs.com). The WPCP application deadline is April 15.

    Green Bay Trinity Fundraiser - The UN-Auction (updated with links)
    COVID19 will not defeat us! With the continued inability to gather in large groups in 2021 due to the COVID 19 virus, Green Bay Trinity's annual auction fundraiser has become an 'UnAuction' which means we are simply asking for cash donations. Matching funds are being provided by several Trinity supporters and our goal is to raise $60,000 to meet our budgeted fundraising needs. An appreciation event will be held on April 17 at the Riverside Ballroom for those that donate to the UnAuction. A boxed 4 piece chicken meal may be purchased separately for $15; eat at the Riverside Ballroom during the event or pick up from 4-6pm to eat at home. More information is available in the April issue of The Voice or at greenbaytrinity.org (scroll down to watch two very special videos; go to the bottom of the page and click the UnAuction logo for the letter and donation link) . You can also contact Michelle in the church office with questions or to make a donation.

    Outside Our Walls

    Camp Luther Golf Outing
    You're invited to attend our annual Golf Classic held at Northwood Golf Club in Rhinelander, WI on June 18, 2021. All funds raised for this event will benefit our Every Kid to Camp program, which helps send hundreds of kids to camp for their very first time! Please consider putting together a foursome to join us. Registration and sponsorship information can be found under the 'Support Camp Luther' tab at campluther.com. See you on the course!

    Staples and Fasteners  (things that never change) 

    Pastoral Visits
    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.

    In-House Worship
    - Please arrive no more than 20 minutes early
    - Entry and exit is at the main doors under the overhang. Make sure to check in at the Welcome Center upon arrival.
    - Pre-registration online by Wednesday for Thursday or by noon on Friday for Sunday is recommended. 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) at all times.

    To purchase SCRIP, place your order by calling the office then schedule a pick up day and time. Buying SCRIP is a great way to support Our Saviour because a portion of all sales is given as a donation to the church. If you buy groceries, gas, eat out, shop online, vacation, etc., you may be missing out on this simple way to give to Our Saviour. Please see SCRIP purchasing availability exceptions below.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (April-June) - large print or small
              The Voice (April 2021)
              Council Minutes (February 2021) 
              2021 OSLC Annual Budget

    Church App
    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 register for worship, view a recorded live stream event, send an online gift and more.

    Help Your Neighbor 

    Current Collections
    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, April 26)
               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 (bottle caps, multipacks-carton/overwrap)
               Box Tops for Education (for Green Bay Trinity) - if an item has a BTFE symbol, the receipt is needed to redeem
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)

    Coupons
    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 MAY are due May 2nd. Coupons must have an expiration date of February 28 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.

    Office Contact Information

    OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH, Green Bay
     OFFICE
    Michelle is in the office from 8am to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
    Call (920) 468-4065 or email ( ).