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February 14, 2021 Announcements

2/8/21 | Announcement

February 14, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    For All Worship Services
    We respectfully ask that you pre-register online to attend worship at Our Saviour every week. When you attend a worship service, you can ask to be registered for the same service the following week. If  you are unsure of your worship plans, please register online yourself or call the office to be registered by the deadline. Because we are nearing capacity in the 9:15am  service, please contact the office to be removed if your plans change after you pre-register; this will make room for others to attend. Please help us to serve and protect all who desire to worship at Our Saviour. Masks are required for all (except those 2 and under) while in the building.

    Worship Registration
    If you don't see the event/worship service you want in the 'Featured' section of our website (oslc-gb.org), click on 'Events List' or 'Full Calendar' to find it. Pre-registration is becoming more important as we are seeing more people return to worship, especially at the 9:15am service. Capacity limits are based on the number and size of families so please register as one unit if you plan to sit together. Registration is open no later than 6 days prior to the scheduled worship date and closes one business day prior to worship.

    Parking Lot Communion
    During the 9:15am in-house worship, we offer parking lot communion. Sign up online and indicate that you will be in the parking lot. The area just past the overhang (please drive in and face south toward the parking lot) is available and so is our guest wi-fi to assist you with streaming the service. At the end of communion distribution inside, communion will be brought out to your car. An usher may come to your car to register you for communion.

    Tuesday 9am Bible Study is BACK!
    Come back to the Tuesday 9am Bible study at Our Saviour beginning February 16. We will meet in the Sanctuary to allow for spacing. Masks will be required. The first topic will be the same as Pastor Dave's Wednesday night class: Faith Under Fire. No pre-registration needed. Use the call button at the South entrance for entry.

    Changes for Lent - Starting This Week
    Lent is right in front of us, beginning with Ash Wednesday, February 17. What will you see this year?
         *  Worship times at 12:15 (new), 4:00 and 6:30pm. The 12:15pm service will fill the same time and content as the evening services; it will not be abbreviated. This additional service time will also be offered on Maundy Thursday.
         *   Please register online the same as you do for regular Thursday and Sunday worship services. Registration is open now.
         *   Two separate classes - one adult led by Pastor Dave and the other family class led by Pastor Ros will be held each
              Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm between services. See additional articles below and the February issue of The
              Voice for details on registration and cost.

    Faith Under Fire - Lent Wednesday Class #1
    Join Pastor Dave to explore the dynamic faith of six Christians under duress. Classes will be held on Wednesdays during Lent from 5:15-6:15pm beginning February 17. RSVP to attend on our website - oslc-gb.org - or by calling (920) 468-4065. This class offer will offer Zoom and in-person options for each class; be sure to provide your email address to get the Zoom link.

    Spiritual Habits - Lent Wednesday Class #2
    Join Pastor Ros for this family class (children are encouraged to attend with their parents) on Wednesday nights during Lent from 5:15-6:15pm beginning February 17. The cost per family is $80 (scholarships available!); each family will receive a Lutheran Hymnal (the one we will use in worship when books return to the pew) and Treasury of Daily Prayer. Sign up to attend on our website - oslc-gb.org - or by calling (920) 468-4065. It's not too late to join in!

    Baptism Today
    After the 10:45am worship today, we bring Poppy Quinn Ebenhoe, daughter of Thomas and Abigail Ebenhoe, into God's family through Holy Baptism. Her sponsors are Ryan and Jennifer McAdams; her grandmother is Anita Ebenhoe.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of February is sponsored by Laurie Klein in memory of Hubert and Evalyne Bloedorn, Frederick Bloedorn, Janet Wendt and Carol Jean Bloedorn.

    Sponsoring Altar Flowers
    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.

    Lay Readers Return to Lectern
    You may now see lay readers again during worship services. If interested in reading, please contact the office. We thank our new and returning lay readers for adding to the worship experience at Our Saviour.

    Be 'In The Know'
    February brings Lent and this special time will bring more worshippers to church. Be sure to read the February issue of The Voice for some very good information on how to worship safely while protecting others during the pandemic, why pre-registration is important and more. If you don't have a copy of The Voice, find it online or call the church office to request to have a copy mailed to you.

    40 Days for Life News
    The 6-week 40 Days for Life walk against abortion will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17th. Please consider joining myself and others to walk during the LCMS time slot from 1-2pm. We walk every Wednesday during Lent but you can come as you are able. We walk on the right of way (sidewalk) by the Red Robin on Oneida Street (Planned Parenthood is in that mall). If you would like to come but need a ride, I would be happy to pick you up. If there are any questions I can answer about this event, please feel free to call me at (920) 680-5503. Thank you. Sandy Groth

    Children/Student Ministries

    Sunday School
    During the 9:15am service, Sunday school is being held with some changes. We ask that you:
       1) Complete the Sunday school registration form (just once per family) at oslc-gb.org; and
       2) Register your child(ren) to attend Sunday school when you register to attend worship.
    These simple steps will help us properly prepare.  See the FAQ for details about Sunday school on our website: oslc-gb.org.

    NYG Interest Form - The Time is Drawing Near!
    Planning for the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is underway...and it's just a 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!

    Boards and Committees

    Help for the Homeless
    We are now collecting items for this annual campaign to benefit our local shelters and other entities that work to help our area's homeless. The most urgently needed items this year include laundry soap, dish soap, hand soap, body soap, garbage bags, disinfecting cleaners, toilet tissue, paper towels, feminine care items, larger sized diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, dental care items, and shampoo. Our coordinator shares, “If you use something everyday at home, it’s probably something we need donated!” The collection boxes are by the 2nd floor elevator; all items should be received no later than Sunday, March 7 for Monday pick up. If you are not yet attending church but want to help, feel free to schedule a drop off time with the church office or place items in the blue bin under the overhang.

    2020 Giving Statements
    Giving statements were mailed or emailed on or before January 27, 2021. Some of you also received amended statements. If you have not received your statement yet, please contact the office for another to be sent.

    LWML and Mite Collection
    This is just a friendly reminder that we are collecting Mites per usual. You are asked to please put your Mites in a plastic bag or envelope, keeping your Mite Box to reuse. Contact the church office to schedule a drop off day and time. Check out the February issue of The Voice for a breakdown of what has been accomplished with the Mites collected on the National level, as well as how far we still have to go before the June convention in Lexington. We are very thankful for your involvement in our LWML missions. --- In His service, Sandy Groth and Debbi Young.  

    Offering Envelope Update
    OSLC still uses offering envelopes for those that want them. Numbered envelopes are not required to have your gifts to the church recorded. We record all gifts received by check or that provide name and address information to identify you in the database. If you have not yet picked up your envelopes for 2021, please contact the office to let Michelle know that 1) you no longer want/need envelopes for this year or in the future; 2) she should mail them (you will get one envelope per month and a few extras); 3) you want to schedule a time/day to pick up envelopes during office hours; or 4) you want them kept in the office until a time in the future when you can safely pick them up. Offering envelopes will still be available after attending worship provided you pre-register by the print deadline (month of February only). Thank you.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    Now Enrolling for 2021-22 at NEW Lutheran High 
    With an increased demand from the community, seats are filling fast for the coming school year.  WPCP vouchers, tuition aid and additional scholarships are available for all families.  Apply today to reserve a spot for full service, live, face-to-face Christian education for your student.  Blaze On!

    Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School
    Registration has begun for grades 5K through 8th grade offering live, face-to-face instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. We want to partner with you in our mission of helping families nurture children in Christ and the knowledge of His world. We participate in the WPCP voucher program and have financial aid available. Visit greenbaytrinity.org or call 920-655-4673 to learn more. It is a great time to be an Eagle (which is the school sports mascot, by the way). 

    Our Saviour Preschool Now Enrolling for 2021-2022
    OSLC's preschool is open to all children age 3 (by September 1 and potty-trained) thru age 5 (those children not quite ready for Kindergarten). Call (920) 468-3596 to request a registration form or to schedule an appointment. Spots are filling quickly so call today! You will be placed on a waiting list if all spots are filled when your registration is received.

    Trinity Faculty Award Nominations
    Our principal, Mr. Andrew Strickland, was nominated for the Herb Kohl Education Foundation. He has gone through many steps in this process and, in true Mr. Strickland fashion, does not want to brag on himself. But the rest of the faculty wants you to know that he has been moved to the Statewide Finalist Level! We are so proud of him, and what he has brought to our school these past 3 years.  Congratulations, Mr. Strickland! We wish you God's blessings!  
         We also have two teachers who were nominated for the Greater Green Bay Chamber's Golden Apple Awards, Mrs. Karbash (3-4 grade) and Mrs. Beaumont (2nd grade).  The Golden Apple Awards program strives to improve awareness of the quality education in our area by recognizing high standards of professionalism, leadership and innovation in teaching.

    Outside Our Walls

    Faith Christian Preschool is growing and looking to hire additional part-time teaching staff for the upcoming school year. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, patience and a true love of working with children. For more information on necessary qualifications and details, please contact Scott Stiles at (920) 606-0306 or at .

    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 under the overhang. 
    - Pre-registration online (highly recommended) 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).

    To purchase SCRIP, place your order by phone then schedule a pick up day and time.  $5 and $10 'gift size' denominations of some cards are still available. If interested in purchasing any SCRIP cards, call the office. Buying SCRIP is a great way to support Our Saviour because a portion of all sales is given as a donation to the church.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (Jan-March AND April-June) - large print or small
              The Voice (February 2021)
              Council Minutes (January 2021) 
              Council Approved Budget for 2021

    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 (the bin is checked regularly) 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, February 22)
               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)
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)
               Personal Items and Household Cleaners/Paper Products for area homeless shelters and people

    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 March are due March 1;  coupons must have an expiration date of December 31 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 ( ).