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January 17, 2021 Announcements

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January 17, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship News

    9:15am In House Worship Returns!
    The 9:15am in-House worship returned last Sunday! This  brings our total number of weekly services back to the pre-COVID number of five. On-line registration is still requested for all services. Masks will be required while in the building. For those unable to be in-house with us, the 9:15am service Livestream will continue. 

    Parking Lot Communion
    Along with the 9:15am in-house worship, we will offer parking lot communion beginning this Sunday. Sign up online and indicate that you will be in the parking lot. The parking spaces by the south gym doors will be reserved for you or, if you need the guest OSLC WIFI to stream the service, park in the driveway just past the overhang - facing south toward the parking lot). At the end of the communion distribution inside, communion will be brought out to your car. This service will be livestreamed so you can watch on your smart device and know when the Lord's Supper is on its way.

    Sunday School Returns!
    Even more good news! 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 be properly prepared.  See the FAQ about Sunday school on our website: oslc-gb.org.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of January is sponsored by Paul Kuehl in memory of Mom and Dad.

    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. Please register everyone planning to attend and sit together.

    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.

    Newsletter Article Deadline
    Articles for the February issue of The Voice are needed in the church office no later than Friday, January 22 at noon.

    Lay Readers Return to Lectern
    Beginning on February 4, 2021, OSLC will once again look to utilize lay readers during all services. Whether you are a previous reader or newly interested in this opportunity to serve, please contact the office to be placed on the new schedule. Readers are scheduled during the Thursday 6:30pm service and all three Sunday service times.

    Deeper Things For Your Faith Walk

    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!

    Children/Student Ministries

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

    NYG Interest Form
    Planning for the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is underway! 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

    OSLC’s  2021 Budget
    Due to pandemic, we did not hold a voters meeting in 2020 to approve the 2021 budget. Because of that, the Board of Personnel & Finance and the Parish Planning Council approved the 2021 budget on December 14. For the entire article written by our Congregation President regarding the budget and voters meeting, please see the January 2021 issue of The Voice available at oslc-gb.org.

    Christmas Lights - Deadline is Near
    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
    Please call to schedule a pickup or to request that your envelopes be mailed to you. Please discard your remaining 2020 envelopes and start using your 2021 envelopes now.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    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 fill quickly so don't delay - call today!

    Green Bay Trinity Holding Open House
    An Open House will be held on January 19 from 3:30-6pm. Trinity offers full day 5k thru 8th grade and participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Due to the current pandemic, new families are asked to pre-register by contacting Administrative Assistant Kellie Meerstein at  or (920) 655-4673 so we can plan for your visit. We look forward to meeting you!

    NEWLHS Now Enrolling Transfer Students
    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 newlhs.com. 

    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.  Order deadline: January 21 
    https://www.newlhs.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=568819&type=d&pREC_ID=1065830

    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.  $5 and $10 'gift size' denominations of some cards are still available. If interested in purchasing, call the office.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (Jan-March) - large print or small
              The Voice (January 2021)
              Council Minutes (December 2020) 
              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 (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 (next delivery date will be Monday, January 25)
               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
               Coke Points (bottle caps, multipacks-carton/overwrap)
               Box Tops for Education (for Green Bay Trinity)
               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 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 ( ).