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December 27, 2020 Announcements

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December 27, 2020 Announcements

    Special Worship News

    9:15am In House Worship Returns in 2021!
    Looking toward getting 'back to normal'? On January 10, 2021, the 9:15am in-House worship returns! This will bring our total number of weekly services back to five. On-line registration will continue, as will the use of masks. For those unable to be in-house with us, the 9:15am service Livestream will continue. Online registration will be available on Monday, January 4, 2021.

    Sunday School Returns!
    On January 10, 2021 when our 9:15am service begins in-house again, Sunday school returns as well. We ask that you: 1) Complete the Sunday school registration form (just once per family) at; and 2) Register your child(ren) to attend Sunday school when you register to attend worship. These simple steps will help us be properly prepared. Registration will open for all January 10 services on Monday, January 4, 2021.

    New Years' Eve Worship
    New Years' Eve 2020 is on a Thursday with worship services at 12:15pm AND 6:30pm! Online registration is open. Those without internet access can call the office to be added. When leaving a message, please include the names of all attending, if they will partake of The Lord's Supper and the service day and time desired.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of December is sponsored by  Louanne Kuzmic and family in memory of Chuck Kuzmic, parents and grandparents.

    Worship Registration
    If you don't see the event you want in the 'Featured' section of our website (, click on 'Events List' or 'Full Calendar' to find it. Please register everyone planning to attend and sit together.

    Christmas Poinsettia Sponsors
    Nancy Sauer, Katie Kostreva and Amy Wagner: In memory of Robert and Annelouise Beitlich.
    Dave Johnson and Marcia Heise: In gratitude for God's many blessings.
    Linda Callesen and Family: In memory of Pastor Art - forever in our hearts.
    Donna and Bill Zelazoski: In thankful recognition of God's many blessings.
    Tom and Jill Proulx: In loving memory of Bob and Betty Clark and Bill and Grace Proulx.
    Fay and Bob Boerschinger: For our many blessings.
    Fay and Bob Boerschinger: Merry Christmas!
    Sue Anderson: In memory of my husband.
    Leuthner Family: In loving memory of Lana Joy Leuthner, Love, Mommy, Daddy, Isaiah and Grace
    Randy and Kim Ronsman: In loving memory of Jack and Bev Salewski.
    Lynn and Bernice Stueber: In memory of our son, Larry.
    Mike and Judy Daul: In memory of our parents.
    Mike and Judy Daul: Thanks to God for all our blessings.
    Barb DeJardin: In memory of Bernice Machut.
    Wayne and Lynn Wians: In thankfulness for all of God's blessings.
    Casey and Isaac Wians and families: In memory of Erik.
    Families are welcome to take home a plant anytime after the Christmas Day service.

    Hanging Poinsettias
    The two hanging plants are donated by Gay Pivonka, Louanne Kuzmic and Karlene Butrymowicz in memory of their husbands (Adam, Chuck and Darrell) and Gay’s son, Rick.

    Christmas Tree
    The tree is donated by Roxanne and Steve Siekmann, Judi and Gene Kuehl, Karlene Butrymowicz, Louanne Kuzmic, Robin and Shelley Williams, and Walter and Joan Juhnke in memory of all their loved ones. When you look at the tree, find a light (one of the 6,200 on the tree) and use it to remember your loved ones in heaven. 

    Sponsoring Altar Flowers
    It's almost 2021 and we are seeking 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.

    Deeper Things For Your Faith Walk

    New Tax Provision for 2020
    As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act there is a provision for universal charitable deduction for all taxpayers of up to $300. Ninety-two percent of taxpayers take a standard deduction rather than itemizing their charitable giving—under the new provision, taxpayers who do not itemize can now directly benefit from their charitable cash donations.  

    Servant Opportunities Abound
    As we hold more in-house events, more servants are needed. If you have thought about joining or leading an usher team, now is the time! Would you like to help sanitize the Sanctuary between worship services? More Sunday school teachers are wanted, too. Contact the church office for more information on what interests YOU!

    Faith Lutheran Church-Green Bay Seeks Bookkeeper
    Faith Lutheran is currently hiring a Bookkeeper to manage the finances & expenditures of the congregation.  The position typically requires  5-6 hours a week.  Please prayerfully consider this role and, if interested or you have any other questions, please email 

    Children/Student Ministries

    Sunday School Teachers
    We want to add more teachers to our servant staff; if interested, please contact Becky Nichols or the church office.

    NYG Interest Form
    Planning for the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is underway! It's really NOT that far away!! Youth currently in grades 7-11 are eligible to attend; adults age 21 and older are invited to apply to be a chaperone. 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!

    Boards and Committees

    Christmas Lights
    Habitat for Humanity needs your non-working Christmas lights. Drop off in the box by the 2nd floor elevator, schedule a drop off with the church office or place in the blue bin under the overhang by January 20, 2021.

    2021 Offering Envelopes
    2021 offering envelopes are ready! Here's how to get yours: If you pre-register for worship before the print deadline, your envelopes can be handed to you on the way OUT of worship. If you don't attend worship or don't pre-register before the print deadline, please call to schedule a pickup or to request that your envelopes be mailed to you. Remember to discard your leftover 2020 envelopes at the end of December and - please - do not use your 2021 envelopes until on or after January 3, 2021.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    NEWLHS Now Enrolling Transfer Students
    You have a choice! NEW Lutheran High School is now accepting transfer applications in grades 9, 10 & 11.  Limited seats are available in each class for live, face-to-face instruction on our east side campus.  For more information about the outstanding Christian education offered , contact Executive Director Chris Nelson at 920-471-5754 or click on the Admissions tab at 

    Don't Miss the Annual Citrus Sale
    To purchase citrus to benefit NEWLHS, click on the link below. For a .pdf of the order form, contact the school office or the OSLC church office.

    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 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).

    To purchase SCRIP, place your order by phone then schedule a pick up day and time. See exceptions below of Michelle's availability for sales. 

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (Jan-March) - large print or small
              The Voice (January 2021)
              Council Minutes (November 2020) 

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

    Help Your Neighbor 

    Food Donations for Manna for Life
    We continue to help by using our food barrel by the 2nd floor elevator and adding the collection container outside of the main entrance (under the overhang) for you to place donations if you are not yet coming to church. 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. 

    Current Collections
    We accept the following items when you attend church (by the 2nd floor elevator) or you can drop off items in the blue container under the overhang at church. The bin is checked regularly or call the office to schedule a drop off time.
               Non-perishable food for Manna for Life (see above)
               Stamps for LWML (leave a ¼” edge around the stamp)
               Coupons for our Military base in Japan (see below)
               Plastic bags for making mats
               Empty ink cartridges
               Coke Points (bottle caps, multipack-carton/overwrap)
               Box Tops for Education (for Green Bay Trinity)
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)

    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 must be received by January 3, 2021 and have expiration dates of October 31, 2020 or LATER. Our next collection deadline will be March 1 for coupons with an expiration date of December 31 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 ( ). The  church office will close at noon on New Years' Eve day (and will be closed all day New Years' Day). NO SCRIP sales or pick ups will be available from December 24  - January 3.