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March 7, 2021 Announcements

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March 7, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    Easter Worship Planning Has Begun
    Our Easter (April 4) celebration at Our Saviour will have a new option this year. Because of our spacing requirements, and so that we can fit everyone in, there will be two parallel 9:15am services.
              6:00am - Sunrise worship in the Sanctuary
              7:45am - Traditional worship in the Sanctuary
              9:15am - Praise Band in the gym 
              9:15am - Traditional worship in the Sanctuary
              10:45am - Traditional worship in the Sanctuary 
    When you pre-register to attend at 9:15am on Easter Sunday, April 4, you will indicate your worship choice. Pre-registration for all service times on Easter Sunday will open on Tuesday, March 23. Our mask requirement for all worshippers over the age of two remains in place.

    For All Worship Services
    * Please register online every week (oslc-gb.org). Select 'Events', 'Events List', or 'Full Calendar'
    * When you attend, ask to be registered for next week (if you are planning to attend)
    * Masks are required for all (except those 2 and under) while in the building.
    * Pre-registration is important so that we can properly monitor capacity limits
    * If you plan to sit together, please register as one unit.
    * Registration is open no later than 6 days prior to the worship date and closes one business day prior to the worship date.

    Parking Lot Communion
    During the 9:15am in-house worship, we offer parking lot communion. Sign up online (see above). Park in the area just past the overhang (drive in from Henry and face the parking lot). Use our guest wi-fi to stream the service. An usher may come out to check you in. At the end of communion distribution inside, communion will be brought out to your car. 

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

    Lent News
         *  Wednesday worship at 12:15, 4:00 and 6:30pm. The 12:15pm service will not be abbreviated.
         *  Maundy Thursday worship will be offered at 12:15, 4:00 and 6:30pm.
         *  Please register online (see above). To sign up by phone, call the office by Tuesday for Wednesday worship.
         *  Two separate classes - one is for adults led by Pastor Dave and the other is a family class led by Pastor Ros. Both will be held each Wednesday during Lent from 5:15pm to 6:15pm (between services). See additional articles below for details.

    Spiritual Habits - Lent Wednesdays
    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 (full scholarships available!); each family will receive a Lutheran Hymnal (the one we have used in worship) and Treasury of Daily Prayer. Sign up on our website - oslc-gb.org - or by calling (920) 468-4065. It's not too late to join in!

    Faith Under Fire - Lent Wednesdays
    Join Pastor Dave to explore the dynamic faith of six Christians under duress. Classes are being held on Wednesdays during Lent from 5:15-6:15pm beginning February 17. RSVP at oslc-gb.org or call (920) 468-4065. This class is offered by Zoom and in-person every week; be sure to provide your email address to get the Zoom link.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

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

    Easter Lily Orders Being Taken Now
    Plants will again be purchased for you. Just sign up by calling or sending an email to the church office no later than Sunday, March 21; make sure to include your name and the person / event that you wish to be recognized. The cost is still just $15 per plant and you can take it home anytime after the last Easter worship service (Sunday, April 4). Checks can be mailed, dropped off or put in the offering plate; mark the check or envelope for 'Easter Lilies'. Please note that Michelle is out of the office from March 15-19 but will see your email or phone message upon her return on March 22.

    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.

    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

    Monthly Newsletter Deadline
    The deadline for all articles for the April issue of The Voice is 8am on Monday, March 22. Due to the office schedule that week, no late articles can be accepted. Please make sure to email your articles as early as possible to

    Children/Student Ministries

    Sunday School
    During the 9:15am service, Sunday school is being held with some changes. We ask that you complete the Sunday school registration form (just once per family) and include children and Sunday school grade in the online worship registration. 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 - Monday, March 8 Deadline
    We will collect items for this annual campaign until 9am Monday morning. Urgent needs 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. The collection boxes are by the 2nd floor elevator. If you need to drop off when the office is closed,  please place in the blue bin under the overhang.

    LWML and Mite Collection
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for your generosity. We have reached our goal for the National Mission Grants and will be able to fully fund all of our 2019-2021 mission grants, Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!  Please keep filling those Mite boxes. Your mites, along with many others, do amazing things in the mission field both in our district and world wide. We continue to collect your mites at church - 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. We are very thankful for your involvement in our LWML missions. --- In His service, Sandy Groth and Debbi Young.  

    Our Lutheran Schools

    NEWLHS Winter Talent Show
    This year's production looks a bit different from the typical Winter Drama put on by the NEWLHS Drama Department. This year, we are showcasing the theatrical and musical talents of students at NEW Lutheran High School through a "video on demand" program. Get your ticket, download and enjoy all of the hard work these students have put into the show any time from March 12th-26th! Purchase your ticket by going to bit.ly/NEWLHSTalent2021, or visit the school website directly (newlhs.com - click on 'Campus Life' - click on  'Theatre' for the link to order this amazing livestream video.

    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! Visit newlhs.com or call (920) 469-6810.

    Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School Enrolling K-8
    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.

    Outside Our Walls

    Brown County Jail Ministry Job Opportunity
    Chaplain Karen is looking for someone to assist with administrative duties; Microsoft program experience a plus.  The position requires 10-20 hours per week. Contact Chaplain Karen at  for more information.

    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 by Tuesday for Wednesday 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. Please see SCRIP purchasing availability exceptions below.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (Jan-March AND April-June) - large print or small
              The Voice (March 2021)
              Council Minutes (February 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, March 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)
               Help for the Homeless: Personal Hygiene Items, Household Cleaners and Paper Products for area homeless shelters and the people they serve. Collecting until Sunday, March 7; see list above.

    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 MAY are due May 2nd. Coupons must have an expiration date of February 28 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 ( ). 
    SCRIP will not be available for purchase or pick up from Friday, March 12 thru Sunday, March 21. Please plan accordingly.