May 9, 2021 Announcements
Special Worship and Bible Study News
The following protocols are now in place at Our Saviour Lutheran Church:
All Services - Online pre-registration requested at oslc-gb.org or by calling (920) 468-4065. When you arrive, please check in at the Welcome Center.
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; 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 Starts May 17
Beginning May 27, Sunday worship services will be held in the gym until the renovation is complete, approximately June 20. Thursday services will continue to be held in the Sanctuary as space and construction allows. We ask that you continue to pre-register online (by Wednesday for Thursday and by Thursday for Friday) or call the office by Friday at noon for Sunday.
For All Worship Services
* Pre-register at oslc-gb.org 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.
* 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
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.
It's been a long year and many of you don't even know that this line isn't about music...it's about actual ROCKS. One of our members paints 'Jesus Rocks'. She needs a supply of light colored, round/flat rocks. Algoma is a great place to rock pick so if you are heading there anyway, think about bringing some back to be painted. We hope to bring out the Jesus Rocks basket again soon. Drop off with Michelle in the church office or the blue bin outside.
OSLC Needs YOU on Thursdays or 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. 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'!!
During the 9:15am service, Sunday school is being held. We ask that you complete the online Sunday school registration form (just once per family). When you register online to attend worship, please include everyone planning to attend no matter their age. See the FAQ for details about Sunday school on our website: oslc-gb.org.
NYG Interest Form - The Time is Drawing Near!
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! Keep an eye out for more announcements to come regarding registration, as well as volunteer and donation opportunities. 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!
Boards and Committees
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 again 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 continue to 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.
On the 2nd Sunday of each month (that's this week!), we highlight the 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 for your involvement in our LWML missions.
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)
Christian Softball League - Play Ball!
For many years, Our Saviour has participated in this league with one or two softball teams. In 2020, the league took the year off. As the 2021 season is on the horizon, we are looking for a new manager and members interested in playing. Games are on Sundays with the first game time around 4pm at the Ashwaubenon Sports Complex (Packerland Drive). The game schedule begins next week on Sunday, May 16. If interested in managing and/or playing, please contact the church office or Joe Ramel as soon as possible.
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 back 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.
Our Lutheran Schools
Eat Pizza - Support the Trinity 8th Grade Trip!
Join us at Pizza Ranch on Main Street Monday, May 17 from 4-7pm. 8th Grade students will be serving, cleaning tables and more to give you a great experience and earn 10% of all sales plus 100% of all tips to help with the costs for their 8th grade trip at the end of the month. This offer is for dine-in only - hope to see you there!
The NEWLHS Drama Department invites you to a night of murder, laughs, and dessert. Join us (either in-person or virtually) 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. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/NEWLHSDrama2021 and will go on sale on May 1st at noon. Seating is reserved for the performances in order to maintain social distancing. Adults- $15* ($18 walk-up), Seniors & Students- $10* ($13 walk-up), and Full tables of 6- $75* ($80 walk-up). *Plus fees*
Outside Our Walls
Camp Luther Golf Outing
You're invited to attend Camp Luther's annual Golf Classic held at Northwood Golf Club in Rhinelander, WI on June 18, 2021. All funds raised for this event will benefit our Every Kid to Camp program, which helps send hundreds of kids to camp for their very first time! Please consider putting together a foursome to join us. Registration and sponsorship information can be found under the 'Support Camp Luther' tab at campluther.com. See you on the course!
Blood Drive at Christ of the Bay
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. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment; use RapidPass on the day of your donation and save up to 15 minutes of the pre-screening process.
Staples and Fasteners (things that never change)
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
The Voice (May 2021)
Council Minutes (February 2021)
April 5, 2021 and April 12, 2021 Voter Meeting Minutes
'Questions' Letter from Council
2021 OSLC Annual Budget
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
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
OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH, Green Bay
Michelle is in the office from 8am to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
Call (920) 468-4065 or email ( ).
The office will be closed on May 31 in celebration of Memorial Day.