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July 11, 2021 Announcements

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July 11, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    Coming this fall - ENGAGING The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Join us for our fall class based on the bestselling book by Steven R. Covey. Learn to engage these simple but powerful habits - they will weave themselves into your faith-life. This class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm for six evenings beginning  October 6. Call the church office to reserve your seat. Members and non-members are welcome. The only cost is your time and effort! Call 468-4065. Michelle is waiting for your call. Pastor Dave is the guide for this course.

    Tuesday 7AM Bible Study
    Join this group in the Parlor/Library on Tuesdays at 7am (usually until 8am). We are currently studying the New Testament book of Luke.

    UPDATE: Protocols and Communion
    Online registration and arrival check in are no longer needed. All services are now in the Sanctuary. COVID protocols for each service are:
              Sunday 7:45am (Gym) - Masks required (unless age 2 or under); social distancing; no singing. Communion will continue in the pews with the prefilled cups.
              Sunday 9:15am (Gym) - No protocols. Communion at the rail with wine and wafer returns.
              Sunday 10:45am (Sanctuary) - No protocols. Communion at the rail with wine and wafer returns.
              Thursday 12:15pm (Sanctuary) - Masks required (unless age 2 or under); social distancing; no singing. Communion will continue in the pews with prefilled cups.
              Thursday 6:30pm (Sanctuary) - No protocols. Communion at the rail with wine and wafer returns.

    If you are not a member of Our Saviour but are attending services with us, we ask you to please complete a Guest Card, at least one time. Completed cards can be given to an usher or placed in the offering plate.

    Communion Outside of Inside Worship
    During the 9:15am in-house worship, we offer parking lot communion. Contact the church by NOON on Friday if you plan to stay in your vehicle and have communion brought to you after distribution during the 9:15am service on any given Sunday. Pastor will also visit you at home; call the office anytime to schedule.

    9am Tuesday Morning Bible Study
    During the months of July and August, this group will not meet. We invite you to come back beginning September 7.

    Concordia Publishing House Annual Bible Sale
    If you are planning to purchase a new Bible this summer, contact the church office for a discount of $1 to $30. If you know the item number(s), that helps but is not required. Orders must be placed with the office no later than Monday, July 26.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of July is sponsored by Steve and Julie Rusch in loving memory of Julie's mom, Diane.

    Keep the Congregation Informed - Work from Home
    The Voice, the monthly newsletter for Our Saviour Lutheran Church, is in search of a new Editor. This position requires 3-4 hours at the end of the 3rd week or beginning of the 4th week every month. Use your own computer; no need to come into the office. Articles are provided for you to arrange within the newsletter. Do you have a favorite program or format to use? The Voice has had several editors using several different programs (editor's choice) over the last 16+ years. Contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or if interested.

    OSLC Needs YOU to Serve!
    We are looking for more servants to assist on Thursdays and Sundays to assist with Ushering duties plus Livestream and in-worship slide techs (training provided). Ushers assist with social distancing and other protocols at various levels.  Families can work together so don't count yourself out just because you have children.  Let us know what service(s) you attend and we will place you with others who want serve the Lord at Our Saviour. The more people that get involved, the less work there is for everyone! Join the 'crowd'!!

    Recruiting Strong Young Men
    The Super Sale needs you!! Just a few hours on one to three days this summer between July 26 and August 6. This is when we plan to schedule picking up furniture, appliances and other large donations for the Super Sale. The pick up dates will be determined based on YOUR availability on the weekdays during those two weeks so please contact us now. If getting to and from church is a problem, let us know and we can pick you up! How many pick up dates are needed will be based on what pick ups are requested; starting time will be 8 or 9am. If you need community service hours for school, club/organization, etc., we will be happy to complete the paperwork for you.

    Fish Fry Emails
    The Fish Fry team will be needed soon. Emails will be sent each month to invite you to sign up to work for the upcoming fish fry - the first one for the year is September 10th. To receive those emails, please contact the church office. Past workers are currently on the email also let us know if are unable to serve and do not want to receive those emails.

    Children/Student Ministries

    Families with Youth - This One's for YOU!
    Save the date: July 25 for Youth Night and National Youth Gathering Year Kick off!  All families with youth entering 8th grade thru just graduated high school seniors are invited to the 'Back to It Bash' from 4-9pm. Food, games and fun are on the way. CLICK HERE to Register Friends are welcome...parental permission required. 

    National Youth Gathering - Register NOW!
    There is still time to become part of the group! The 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is just 13 months 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 30) plus chaperones!

    Packers Family Night Tickets - Youth Fundraiser
    Packers Family Night is Saturday, August 7. The youth are selling tickets for $10 each as a DON'T buy them from the Packers when they go on sale to the general public. Order online at beginning July 14. ALL tickets  (those ordered from OSLC and those ordered directly from the Packers) will be mobile so you must have a smartphone with access to the email address provided with your order. For questions or to order by phone, call Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065. We have a limited amount of tickets but want to sell out! Members, non-members, and friends are welcome to order from OSLC. Support the OSLC youth and the Packers with your purchase.

    Vacation Bible School

    Who:  All children entering Kindergarten thru 5th grade are welcome.
    What: Enjoy games, fun songs and more on "Rocky Railway" - Jesus' power can pull us through life's ups and downs.
    When:  Kickoff : Sunday, July 18th at 5pm for all VBS participants, volunteers and their families (that's next week Sunday in
              case you lost track of what day it is). Non-VBS families are welcome to attend but are asked to register with the office
              by July 15 for food planning.
    When (2):  July 18-22 from 6-8pm
    How to Register: Visit or click this link to register (or call the church office by the deadlines below)
             Volunteer deadline: July 5***
             Participant deadline: July 15
    Donations: Return to OSLC by July 11 (to allow us time to purchase what is not donated; more information below)
    * Contact VBS Director, Caitlin, Wheeler at   or Michelle in the church office with questions.

    Donations for VBS Due Today
    Please drop all VBS donations by the Rocky Railway train at the Sanctuary entrance today. If you can take a post it note today and bring the donation tomorrow morning, that would be great. All other items needed will be purchased this week.

    ***VBS Volunteer Details
    Volunteer registration is no longer available online. If you can help, please call the church office at (920) 468-4065.
    Positions that need to be filled (at the time of publication) as soon as possible***:
         Games Station Leader - facilitate provided games
         KidVid Station Leader - organize video playing and facilitate conversation with kids and crews
         Games Station and KidVid Station Assistants - one of each
         2 - 3 Crew Leaders - help to facilitate stations and connect with kids
         Meal Servers and makers for Kick off on Sunday, July 18 (in conjunction with the Board of Fellowship)

    Boards and Committees

    Super Sale Donations!
    The Super Sale returns on August 13th , 14th and 15th , 2021.  Limited donations will be accepted beginning Monday, June 21. IMPORTANT: We can accept your items only if they  are boxed and stackable since they will be stored in a small accessible area on the first floor.   If at all possible, we would appreciate it if you could wait until we begin setting up in the gym on July 26th to bring your donations.  Since the basement is full we are very short on space for storage on the first floor.  However, if you must bring them early,  please place your boxed donations against the wall in the office hallway (without blocking any doors, of course).  Furniture, other large items and unboxed items can be brought to the gym on or after July 26.  Empty boxes can be taken from the church basement if you need them to pack your treasures. Please remember no clothes and only items that are working, clean and something that is good enough to resell.  We are also in need of a new Chairperson for next year.  This is the time to learn what is involved.  Please consider finding out if this is something that you would enjoy by calling the church office or Jill Proulx at 920-265-1402 with any questions or comments.  

    Super Sale Workers Needed
    Please also plan on not only shopping, but also helping with set-up beginning on July 26th and then on the sale days. This sale will be a big one since we will have 2 years worth of merchandise, so we will need many servants to help.  We will especially need youth and strong bodies to bring up merchandise from the basement and on the days of the sale.  if you can help on July 26, just show up! Paper sign up sheets for the sale days (August 13, 14 and 15) and Monday packing day can be found on the Welcome Center. Check your schedule and find a time or two that will work for you to serve.

    Lambeau Field Fundraiser-Let's Work Together
    We are planning to run a concessions stand in the Club Seats (temperature controlled) at Lambeau for all home games/events. This fundraiser can net the church around $30,000 per year but we need around 20 people per game to make that happen! We are currently recruiting workers for all events from Family Night on August 7 to playoff games in January. Workers must be at least 14 years old, have a drivers' license (picture student ID with birth certificate for minors without a DL) and be able to work on your feet. An online training will be required and is now ready to be done by anyone interested in working. Please note that, at this time, masks will be required for all workers. Find out more by calling the church office at (920) 468-4065 or send an email of interest to just one game or all, we welcome you to be part of the Lambeau Field experience. Families with children in the church's preschool, Green Bay Trinity and/or NEW Lutheran High School can earn money for their tuition account; grandparents, you can work for your grandchild's account, too!

    Friday Night Fish Fry - Coming in September!
    The Board of Fellowship is planning the first Fish Fry of the year...on September 10, 2021. Help us make this a success by offering to be on the Fish Fry Manager team (team of 4; we currently have 3) or take on the position of Kitchen Manager. Job descriptions are available by calling the church office or reaching out to Jill Proulx at (920) 465-1437.

    It's Mite Box Sunday!
    On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we celebrate Mite Box Sunday. Please keep filling those Mite boxes. We continue to collect your mites during the week - please put your Mites in a plastic bag or envelope, keeping your Mite Box to reuse, then contact the church office to schedule a drop off day and time. Thank you.

    Chicks with Stix Seek Winter Gear
    Okay, so summer is here with some hot temperatures...but we know that winter will come all too soon and stay too long! It's never too early to start knitting those hats, scarves and mittens that are needed for Wisconsin winters. Many in our area will stay warm this winter because you gave of your time and talent. Contact Caroline Arndt with questions at (920) 469-3140.

    Christian Softball League News
    On July 11, we will play at 6:45pm with the tournament to start July 17. Join us at Ashwaubenon Sports Complex.

    Back to School Store Collection
    2021 marks the 29th year of the Back to School Store® sponsored by Service League!  For those of you unfamiliar with the Back to School Store, it usually is a one-day event where children from lower income families can shop for clothing and school supplies all for FREE!  This year there will be no physical store but elementary and middle school students in need will still receive a backpack full of clothing and school supplies. The event serves over 3,000 low income children in Brown County. Our Saviour's Board of Evangelism is organizing an effort to collect donations girls' and boys' athletic socks (size M and L), girls' underwear (sizes 4-14) and boys' boxer briefs (sizes 6-20). The donation bin can be found by the 2nd floor elevator; donation deadline is Sunday, July 25.

    Our Lutheran Schools

    Green Bay Trinity Hiring
    Green Bay Trinity Lutheran is seeking caring and inspiring candidates for the following positions:
         1.  Full-time 3rd grade teacher
         2.  Part-time foreign language teacher
    Candidates should have a bachelor's degree; a valid teaching license is preferred but not required. Please contact Principal Andrew Strickland at principal@greenbaytrinity,org or 612-298-7314 to learn more about, or apply for, either positions. 

    Outside Our Walls

    You Are Invited to a Church Picnic
    St. John's Lutheran Church, E5221 Church Road, Algoma, invites you to their Church Picnic on Sunday, July 18. Worship will be held 10-11am;  the  fun begins at 11am with kids' activities, food, spirits and a live auction. 'Fork in the Road Band' will play from noon to 4pm. For more information, visit

    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.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (July-September) - large print or small
              The Voice (July 2021)
              Council Minutes (May 2021)

    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 find the calendar, 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 anytime (the bin is checked regularly on weekdays) 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, July 26).
               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 (code can be found on bottle caps, multipacks-carton/overwrap)
               Box Tops for Education (for Green Bay Trinity) - if an item has a BTFE symbol, the receipt is needed to redeem
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)
               Boys' and girls' socks and underwear (see article earlier in these announcements)

    Coupons for Military Families
    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 SEPTEMBER are due Tuesday, September  7th. Coupons must have an expiration date of June 30 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 ( ).