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December 6, 2020 Announcements

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December 6, 2020 Announcements

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Altar Flowers
    Flowers this weekend are sponsored by Terry and Betty Hebel in celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, December 3rd.

    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, click on 'Events List' or 'Full Calendar' to find it.

    Christmas Poinsettias and Decorations
    Plants may be purchased for $15 each. To sponsor a plant for the altar at Christmas this year, contact the church office by phone  or email no later than noon THIS  WEEK FRIDAY, December 11. The Christmas Tree will be set up and decorated this week; your plant donation will make the Sanctuary that much more beautiful surrounding the special tinsel and snow filled tree.

    Sponsoring Altar Flowers and Eternal Flame
    It's almost 2021 and we are seeking sponsors for weekly Altar Flowers and the monthly Eternal Flame (5 months available). 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 Years' Eve Worship
    New Years' Eve 2020 is on a Thursday! Special this year: we will offer a worship service at 12:15pm AND 6:30pm! Online registration will be the same as other services;  those without internet access can call the office to be added. When leaving a message, please include the service day and time.

    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. Our next delivery date will be Monday, December 21.

    Chick with Stix Items Due Today
    All hats, mittens, scarves and other winter accessories are due Sunday, December 6. Place items in the purple bin near the 2nd floor elevator, place in the blue bin under the overhang or contact the church office to schedule a drop off.  Items are distributed locally through agencies that assist families in our immediate area.

    Seeking LWML Young Woman Representative (YWR)
    The North Wisconsin District of the LWML is seeking applicants for YWR. Expectations for an applicant can be found in The Voice (November and December issues) or can be emailed upon request to the church office.  Or, to discuss your interest, contact Sandy Groth or Debbi Young.

    Children/Student Ministries

    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

    Mighty Mites
    Mite Box donations can be dropped off at Our Saviour during regular office hours. Simply call to schedule a time and day. Please bring your mites in a plastic bag and keep your mite box to reuse. As always, we are grateful for your participation in our mission efforts. 

    Christmas Lights
    Habitat for Humanity needs your non-working Christmas lights. As you set up your lights this year, keep those that are no good and bring them to church. 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.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    School is now in session!
    Watch for signs on/near the entry doors and register with the office upon arrival.

    Parking Lot Watch
    The parking lot and green space are used during recess for Preschool and Trinity students age 3-14 to play, with up to 140 children on the property on any given day.  From the hours of 2:30-3:30 pm, many cars line up in the parking lot to pick up their students at the end of the school day. If possible, please avoid visiting the church during that time. 

    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 (Oct-Dec) - large print or pocket size
              The Voice (December 2020)
              Council Minutes (November 2020) 

    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 by sponsoring Altar Flowers or the Eternal Flame.

    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 

    Christmas Gift Donations
    Toys for Teens (and Tots) are due by this weekend, Sunday, December 6. Wrapped gifts for residents of Bornemann Senior Communities are needed by Sunday,  December 13. Lists of suggested items can be found at these links:
              Salvation Army                                           Nursing Home
    A new partnership with Walmart also lets you buy online from a list of toys suggested by the Salvation Army. This program includes free shipping for orders over $35 and the option to have your gifts delivered directly to the Salvation Army. Check out that link here.

    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. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.

    Benefit Our Saviour When You Shop
    There are many ways that your shopping can benefit Our Saviour Lutheran Church:
    ** Before you shop anywhere, purchase SCRIP! Cards available can be used for groceries, gas, restaurants, Amazon, WalMart and more. Contact Michelle in the church office to order and pick up during office hours.
    ** If you don't have an Office Depot rewards account, bring your receipt to OSLC and we can apply it for credit.
    ** If you don't mail in the Menard's 11% rebate, bring the rebate slip before the last mailing date.
    ** Use when you order from Amazon; select Our Saviour as your charity of choice.

    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 ( ).