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January 31, 2021 Announcements

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January 31, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship News

    9:15am In House Worship Is Back!
    The 9:15am in-House worship is back, bringing 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. 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 OSLC's guest 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 properly prepare.  See the FAQ for details about Sunday school on our website: oslc-gb.org.

    Changes for Lent
    Lent is right in front of us, beginning with Ash Wednesday, February 17. What will you see this year?
         *  Worship times at 12:15 (added this year), 4 and 6:30pm. The 12:15pm service will fill the same time span and content
             as the evening services; it will not be abbreviated. This additional service will also be offered on Maundy Thursday.
         *   Please register online the same as you do for regular Thursday and Sunday worship services.
         *   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.

    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 and Treasury of Daily Prayer. RSVP to attend on our website - oslc-gb.org - or by calling (920) 468-4065.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Altar Flowers
    This week, the flowers on the Altar are sponsored by Jenni Harris in honor of her Mom and Dad's 45th wedding anniversary.

    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. 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 as one unit if you plan to 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.

    Lay Readers Return to Lectern
    Beginning on February 4, 2021, OSLC would like to include 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 for 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

    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. You may also see the January 2021 Church Council minutes and the budget on the website under News and Updates.

    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.  

    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!

    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 don't delay - call today! You will be placed on a waiting list if all spots are filled when your registration is received.

    Blazer Buzz
    A copy of the January 17, 2021 issue of the Blazer Buzz, a monthly publication from N.E.W. Lutheran High, is available - click here.

    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.

    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) - 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, 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 (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)

    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 ( ).