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August 1, 2021 Announcements

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August 1, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    Coming this fall - ENGAGING The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Join us for our fall 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. This class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm for six evenings beginning  October 6. Call the church office to reserve your seat. Members and non-members are welcome. The only cost is your time and effort! Call 468-4065. Michelle is waiting for your call. Pastor Dave is the guide for this course.

    Protocols and Communion
    COVID protocols are below separated by the service day and times:
              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.

    If you are not a member of Our Saviour but are attending services with us, we ask you to please complete a Guest Card, at least one time. Completed cards can be given to an usher or placed in the offering plate.

    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.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of  August is sponsored by Todd and Jill Groth in loving memory of our mother, fathers, sister and grandparents who have passed.

    Keep the Congregation Informed - Work from Home
    The Voice, the monthly newsletter for Our Saviour Lutheran Church, is in search of a new Editor. This position requires 3-4 hours at the end of the 3rd week or beginning of the 4th week every month. Use your own computer; no need to come into the office. Articles are provided for you to arrange within the newsletter. Do you have a favorite program or format to use? The Voice has had several editors using several different programs (editor's choice) over the last 16+ years. Contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or if interested.

    OSLC Needs YOU to Serve!
    We are looking for more servants to assist on Thursdays and Sundays to assist with Ushering duties plus Livestream and in-worship slide techs (training provided). Ushers assist with social distancing and other protocols at various levels.  Families can work together so don't count yourself out just because you have children.  Let us know what service(s) you attend and we will place you with others who want serve the Lord at Our Saviour. The more people that get involved, the less work there is for everyone! Join the 'crowd'!!

    Fish Fry on September 10!
    The Fish Fry team is forming now. Emails will be sent each month to invite you to sign up to work for the upcoming fish fry - the first one is in just 5 weeks on September 10th. To receive those emails, please contact the church office. Past workers are currently on the email also let us know if are unable to serve and do not want to receive those emails.

    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

    Fall Confirmation Classes
    Letters were sent on July 22 to all families with one or more children entering grades 7 and 8 this fall, as recorded in our database. If you don't have your letter yet, please contact the church office to receive that information. Parent / Student orientation is on August 18; classes begin on Wednesday, September 8.

    National Youth Gathering - Register NOW!
    You can still register for the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX which is less than 12 months away! Youth entering grades 8-12 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 at 31 and growing) plus chaperones!

    Packers Family Night Tickets - Youth Fundraiser
    Packers Family Night is Saturday, August 7. The youth have purchased 300 tickets and are selling them for $10 each as a fundraiser. Order online now at ALL tickets (whether ordered from OSLC or directly from the Packers) will be mobile so you must have a smartphone (to download the Packers app). For questions or to order by phone, call Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065. Members, non-members, and friends are welcome to order from OSLC. If you don't plan to attend but have time to volunteer, see the Lambeau Field News section below to find out about working for Our Saviour.

    Super Sale News

    Super Sale Donations!
    The Super Sale returns on August 13th , 14th and 15th , 2021.  Donations of all sizes are being accepted weekdays from 8am-4:30pm. Please remember no clothes and only items that are working, clean and something that is good enough to resell; a detailed list can be found at the Welcome Center.  We are also in need of a new Chairperson for next year.  This is the time to learn what is involved.  Please consider finding out if this is something that you would enjoy by calling the church office or Jill Proulx at 920-265-1402 with any questions or comments.  

    Recruiting Strong Young Men
    The Super Sale needs you!! Just a few hours on one or two days between now and August 9 starting around 9am. This is when we plan to schedule picking up furniture, appliances and other large donations for the Super Sale. If getting to and from church is a problem, let us know and we can pick you up! If you need community service hours for school, club/organization, etc., we will be happy to complete the paperwork for you.

    Super Sale Workers Needed
    Please also plan on not only shopping, but also helping with set-up weekdays now from 9am-3pm and then on the sale days. This sale will be a big one since we will have 2 years worth of merchandise, so we will need many servants to help.  We will need a few strong young folks on the three days of the sale to hep load cars and carry out purchases! Paper sign up sheets for the sale days (August 13, 14 and 15) and Monday packing day can be found on the Welcome Center. Check your schedule and find a time or two that will work for you to serve.

    Super Sale Advertising
    Everyone is welcome to take a color poster, available in 8.5x11 or 11x17 sizes, to local merchants for posting. Both posters can be found at the Welcome Center. Check with any business that has a community board and ask if you can put up this Super Sale notice. When you do, please make note of where they are so you can also retrieve them after the sale. The better those spaces look, the more updated the information is, the more likely people will read what is posted. Along with the posters you will find handouts...take them for your friends, neighbors, co-workers - anyone who likes to shop and is willing to support OSLC. The week of August 8, yard signs will be available for you to take and return after the sale.

    Super Sale Furniture / Large Item Pick Up
    LAST CALL: If you have a large item to be picked up, call the church office  by Wednesday, August 4. We hope to send the last pick up crew out on Monday, August 9. Please don't wait...if you have something to donate, call the church office as soon as possible so we can get it on the schedule. If you can be part of a pickup day crew, contact the church office with your availability.

    Lambeau Field News

    See Lambeau Field From the 'Other Side'!
    OSLC will run a concessions stand in the temperature-controlled Club Seats at Lambeau for all home games/events in the hopes to fundraise around $30,000 for OSLC this year. Twenty (20) people are needed per game to make that happen! The first event is Family Night on August 7. Workers must be at least 14 years old, have a drivers' license (picture student ID with birth certificate for minors without a DL) and be able to work on your feet. Required online training is now find out more, contact the church office at (920) 468-4065 or . Work just one game or all, we welcome you to be part of the Lambeau Field experience. Families (parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc.) with children in the church's preschool, Green Bay Trinity and/or NEW Lutheran High School can earn money for their tuition account or the child's youth account at OSLC.

    Lambeau Field MASK Update
    If wearing a mask was keeping you from volunteering  at Lambeau, this was received from Green Bay Sportservice: 
    This is the exact internal email from the Packers. "Effective July 1st, all vaccinated public-facing employees will no longer be required to wear face masks. We also will be removing all of the plexiglass barriers in public spaces. As a reminder, all unvaccinated employees will continue to be required to wear face masks."  Call the church office to get on the worker list!

    Packers Family Night - August 7 (and August preseason games)
    The gatelist of workers needs to be turned in the night of August 4. If you are able to work for Family Night (August 7) or the preseason games (August 14 and 21 - both Saturdays), please notify Neil Burmeister or the church office as soon as possible. All testing and paperwork must be done before you work your first event. If the ServSafe online course is needed, a code has to be ordered for you. Don't delay... help everyone by volunteering (and completing the necessary training and/or testing) NOW to work for any of these upcoming events.

    Boards and Committees

    Friday Night Fish Fry - Coming in September!
    The Board of Fellowship is planning the first Fish Fry of the year...on September 10, 2021. Help us make this a success by offering to be on the Fish Fry Manager team (team of 4; we currently have 3) or take on the position of Kitchen Manager. Job descriptions are available by calling the church office or reaching out to Jill Proulx at (920) 465-1437.

    Youth Needed for Fish Fry Nights
    The first fish fry of the season is September 10. We are looking for 6 youth per night to bus tables, serve beverages and assist in other areas of the fish fry from 4pm to 7pm. Tips received will be split by the working youth to be used for paying for future youth events, such as the NYG 2022 in Houston, TX. We are working on setting up online registration; in the meantime, feel free to call the church office to sign up or if you have questions.

    Mite Boxes
    Please keep filling those Mite boxes. 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. Thanks.

    Chicks with Stix Seek Winter Gear
    Okay, so summer is here with some hot temperatures...but we know that winter will come all too soon and stay too long! It's never too early to start knitting those hats, scarves and mittens that are needed for Wisconsin winters. 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.

    Outside Our Walls

    Christ of the Bay Hiring Nursery Worker
    CotB is looking for one person - age 18 or older - to work their nursery from 8:30am-10:30am each Sunday. The Nursery usually has 2-5 toddlers per week; the pay is $50 per Sunday.  Please contact Debbie  or call (920) 468-4246 if interested.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    All Things New - Campaign Kickoff Event on August 29th
    You are invited to attend a special campaign kickoff event on the campus of NEW Lutheran High School on Sunday, August 29th from 6-7:15pm to hear about some exciting developments taking place in the schools of the Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran School Association (Faith Christian Preschool, Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School and NEWLHS).  Come and enjoy an ice cream sundae, reconnect with friends and learn more about the Christ-centered growth taking place in our schools.  We look forward to seeing you there to discover how God continues to make All Things New!

    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.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (July-September) - large print or small
              The Voice (July 2021)
              Council Minutes (June 2021)

    Church App
    Scroll to the bottom of the 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 

    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, August 23).
               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 receipt is needed to redeem
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)

    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 SEPTEMBER are due Tuesday, September  7th. Coupons must have an expiration date of June 30 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.

    Office Contact Information

    Michelle is in the office from 8am to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
    Call (920) 468-4065 or email ( ).