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May 23, 2021 Announcements

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May 23, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    Protocol Changes
    The following protocols are now in place at Our Saviour Lutheran Church:

    All Services - Online pre-registration requested at or by calling (920) 468-4065.  When you arrive, please check in at the Welcome Center (Thursdays) or the registration table by the gym entrance (Sundays).

    Please select your service of choice and follow these new protocols when attending:
    Sunday 7:45am - Masks required (unless age 2 or under); social distancing; no singing
    Sunday 9:15am - Masks optional; NO social distancing; singing
    Sunday 10:45am - No protocols
    Thursday 12:15pm - Masks required (unless age 2 or under); social distancing; no singing
    Thursday 6:30pm - No protocols

    Sanctuary Renovation - Updated Service Locations
    During the Altar Renovation project, Sunday worship services at 7:45 and 9:15am will be held in the gym until it is complete, approximately five weeks (May 17 to June 20). Both Thursday services and the 10:45am service on Sunday will continue to be held in the Sanctuary as space and construction allows.

    For All Worship Services
    * Pre-register at by Wednesday for Thursday or by Thursday for Sunday (or call the church office by Friday at noon). Online, select 'Events', 'Events List', or 'Full Calendar' to find the desired service time and date.
    * Communion attendance is recorded for those who check in/register upon arrival; entry is under the overhang. for Thursdays  and the 10:45am service and at the South door for Sundays at 7:45 and 9:15am during construction.
    * Save time - ask us to register you for next week's service when you check in this week! No need to call or go online!
    * If you plan to sit together at a socially distanced service, please register as one unit.
    * Registration is open no less than 6 days prior to the worship date.

    Parking Lot Communion
    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.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of May is sponsored by Paul Kuehl in honor of his daughter, Courtney's, birthday.

    Sponsoring Altar Flowers
    We are seeking more 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.

    Seeking Newsletter Editor
    The Voice is in search of a new Editor. This monthly newsletter takes a few hours at the end of the 3rd week or beginning of the 4th week every month. 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 over the last 15 years. Contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or if interested.

    OSLC Needs YOU on Thursdays and Sundays!
    We are working to get worship at Our Saviour 'back to normal' and we currently are looking for more servants as more people are returning to worship and different protocols are put into place. Continuing to livestream at 9:15am (and possibly other services) and using slides requires some techs to run those boards (training provided). Registration, social distancing and other protocols at various levels need some usher-type folks to keep things in order.  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'!!

    Children/Student Ministries

    High School Seniors
    Letters were sent to all high school seniors asking for information on your future plans. If you did not receive that letter and form, please contact the office to request the information. If you did get it, please complete and return to the office no later than Friday, June 11 and then join us on Sunday, June 13 at the 9:15am for High School Senior recognition day!

    National Youth Gathering - Register NOW!
    There is still time to become part of the group! The 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is 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!

    All aboard the Rocky Railway!!!
    Join us for Our Saviour’s VBS as we discover that Jesus' power can pull us through life's ups and downs using exciting games, fun Bible songs, and even more activities!  The adventure starts with a kickoff event on Sunday, July 18th at 5pm.  VBS will continue July 19-22 from 6-8pm. Participant and Volunteer registration is open now - click this link or visit We can't wait to gather safely to learn more about Jesus! If you have any questions, please contact our VBS Director, Caitlin Wheeler at  . We'll see you on the railway soon!

    Donation Board for VBS
    Check out the Rocky Railway train by the Sanctuary door. Take a post it note with an item needed and return that item with the post it note to the specially marked box by the 2nd floor elevator. Donations appreciated by July 11 so that we have time to purchase items still needed.

    Boards and Committees

    Treasurer's Report
    For the month of April:                                               Year To Date:
    Total Unified Receipts:  $56,807.00                    $183,043.68
    Budget:                                   $41,851.52                    $167,406.08
    Receipts over Budget:   $14,955.48                     $  15,634.60
    The budget calls for Unified Receipts each week of $10,462.88.

    May is Military Recognition Month
    Please keep the church members and family of church members, as well as their families, in your thoughts and prayers. If there is an opportunity for you to do so, please thank them for their service. Here is a list of those serving who have relatives at Our Saviour.

    Whatever Happened to the Fish Fry?
    In short, it ended in March 2020 because of the pandemic. In long, we are working to start again but need some help to get to that point. The Board of Fellowship is looking for one more person to join the Fish Fry Manager team and also someone willing to 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.

    From the Board of Evangelism
    We continue to ask that if you have any additions, deletions, updated contact information or changes in rank for our list of Active Military family members, you please send the information to or to Michelle in the office. We also seek additional members for the Board of Evangelism. You are very welcome to attend a zoom meeting with us and see if you have an interest!! We meet monthly on the 3rd  Monday of the month at 6:00 pm (except July and December).  Your input and ideas are greatly appreciated and welcome. Contact Donna if you have interest or just want to ask questions.

    Mite Collection
    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 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.

    LWML Convention Gifts
    Gifts from the Heart items (listed below; new items only, please) are being collected for the LWML National Convention. If interested in donating, drop off items at church by the 2nd floor elevator, in the blue bin under the overhang or contact Michelle in the church office to schedule an outside drop. Items will be collected until Sunday, June 13.
          Baby shampoo, soap and lotion                                                                           Baby bath towels and wash cloths
          Burp cloths and Baby Wipes                                                                                 Crib Sheets and small laundry baskets
          Disposable Diapers (size 3)                                                                                    Diaper Bags and Baby Toys
          Small 'First' Christian Books (board or vinyl)

    OSLC Library - Returns Being Accepted
    Many materials were checked out from the OSLC library before the pandemic limited access to that area of the church. If you have books, DVDs, etc. from the library, please return them when you come to church. Leave them in the coupon drawer by the 2nd floor elevator and we will get them checked in and back on the shelf. If you are not yet attending, reach out to the church office to arrange a drop off day and time.

    Chicks with Stix
    Okay, so it's May and we are looking forward to summer and some warm temperatures...but we need to start thinking about  that cold winter that we all know is coming, too! It's never to early to start knitting those hats, scarves and mittens that are needed when the cold air returns to Wisconsin. We all know it comes too early and stays too long; we also know that many in our area would appreciate your wonderful gifts of love to keep them warm. Contact Caroline Arndt with questions at (920) 469-3140.

    Christian Softball League News
    The season began on Sunday, May 16 with a hard-fought game against Spring Lake 1 that ended with Our Saviour on the winning end of a 22-13 score. Join us on Sunday, May 23 at 6:45pm when we take on Journey Community 1. All games are played at the Ashwaubenon Sports Complex at the corner of Packerland Drive and Main Street, De Pere. Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors while cheering on the team!

    Our Lutheran Schools

    Seeking Third Grade Teacher
    Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School is accepting resumes/applications for a full-time 3rd grade teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Qualified candidates will have a 4-year degree and a valid teaching license. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Principal Andrew Strickland at

    School Concert This Weekend- Praise in the Park
    N.E.W. Lutheran High and Green Bay Trinity students will perform at N.E.W. Lutheran High School on Sunday, May 23 beginning at 3pm. Weather permitting, the concert (band and choir) will be in the parking lot and all are welcome to attend (bring your own lawn chair). A cookout with meals available for $5 each will be held following the concert at approximately 4:30pm. If bad weather moves the music inside, only parents will be able to attend due to social spacing requirements but all are welcome for the cookout either way!

    The NEWLHS Drama Department invites you to a night of murder, laughs, and dessert. Join us on June 18-19, 2021 at 6 pm to figure out which one of the actors in the small theater group is the murderer of the narrator. Not only will you be able to question the cast, but they will be questioning you. Yes, you will be a suspect as well! This frantic mystery-comedy - YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD - will have audiences guessing until the last clue is dropped and the last ham overacts. Buy your tickets for in person seating (socially spaced and limited) or livestream at $15* ($18 walk up), Seniors/Students- $10* ($13 walk up), and tables of 6- $75* ($80 walk up).  *Plus fees*

    Outside Our Walls

    Blood Drive at Christ of the Bay This Week
    A Red Cross blood drive will be held at Christ of the Bay Lutheran Church (450 Laverne Drive, Green Bay) from 10am-3pm on Wednesday, May 26. This event is open to the public but by appointment only. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment. The number of donors who present at blood drives directly affects the amount of life-saving blood received which hospitals rely on for their patients. Blood products are used for accident victims, cancer patients, sickle cell patients, and COVID patients.

    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.

    To purchase SCRIP, place your order by calling the office then schedule a pick up day and time. Buying SCRIP is a great way to support Our Saviour because a portion of all sales is given as a donation to the church. If you buy groceries, gas, eat out, shop online, vacation, etc., you may be missing out on this simple way to give to Our Saviour. Please see SCRIP purchasing availability exceptions below.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (April-June) - large print or small
              Portals of Prayer (July-September) - large print or small
              The Voice (June 2021)
              Council Minutes (March and 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 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 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, May 24)
               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)

    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 JULY are due July 6th. Coupons must have an expiration date of April 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 ( ).
    The church office will be closed on May 31 in celebration of Memorial Day.