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November 1, 2020 Announcements

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November 1, 2020 Announcements

    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 ( ). 


    Stuff This Week

    In Remembrance and Thanks
    This coming Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day. During the streaming worship service at 9:15 this coming Sunday, we will be lighting a special candle on the altar to remember the saints who have gone before us. We encourage you to light one at home at the same time. We will take a moment of silence and give God thanks for their lives and the fact that we were able to share time with them in our own story. Once again we give them back to the God who gave them to us. It’s time to go find that candle right now.

    Seroogy's Fundraiser
    Our Saviour's Preschool is selling Seroogy's meltaway and candy bars ($1.50 each) as well as 14oz bags of regular/ decaf coffee ($12/$13). These are about the same as you would pay in store or online...but the preschool will make a 40-50% profit of their sales. Please call the church office to order. Payment can be dropped off or mailed; all orders and payments must be received by Wednesday, November 11 at 3pm. Items are expected to be ready for pick up at church by Wednesday, November 25.

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of November is sponsored by  Lloyd, Carmen, Isaiah and Grace Leuthner in loving memory of our precious Lana Joy.

    Flowers
    The flowers on the Altar this week are from Rich and Pam Spangenberg in memory of Harry Bohm.

    Photos Wanted
    Did you attend the white and cold Christmas in October celebration last week? Did you take some photos on your phone...or maybe you planned ahead and brought a camera? If you can, please share by emailing !

    Annual OSLC Voters Meeting
    The 2020 voters' meeting normally held in November has been postponed until 2021. When a new date is set, you will see it here and on the website.

    Member Survey
    If you have not yet completed the survey sent recently by Pastor Ros, please check your email and click on the direct link. Feedback from this survey will give our Church Council, Board of Education and Board of Elders some discussion points regarding opening in-person Sunday school and/or in-person 9:15am worship.

    Thanksgiving Dinner
    Will you be alone on Thanksgiving this year? Would you like to have a fully cooked and ready to reheat meal delivered to your door on Thanksgiving Day (November 26) between 9am and noon? The dinner normally served at Lambeau Field will be delivered to homes in the Green Bay area; limited to 2200 dinners. Call (920) 490-7030 to reserve your meal(s). This phone number will be active until the delivery reservations are filled. More information can be found on the flyer here.

    Online Worship Registration Deadlines
    Just a reminder that online registration for Thursday services closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday. The Friday registration is live until 11:59pm on Friday; however, the printed list used on Sunday will include only names of those registered by noon on Friday. 

    National Family Caregiver Education Series
    See the information at this link for a month of virtual presentations created specifically for caregivers. Sign up for any or all of these informational sessions. You must have an email address and electronic device (smart phone, tablet, computer) to participate; if you don't have that access, call the ADRC at (920) 448-4300 to ask for help.

    Ministries Call Out

    Fireside (Zoom) Chat
    On Sunday evenings, from 6:30-8pm, OSLC will host a congregational Fireside Chat on Zoom. Pastor Dave will host and guide the group into virtual fellowship, joyful conversation and storytelling. Pastor Dave will moderate the participants so there is good order.  Please check the events calendar on the OSLC website for the Zoom link.  You will need the free Zoom software (https://zoom.us/download) to participate. This will be fun!

    Weekly “Connections”
    As we move through our sermon series this fall, we open the congregation up to a live Zoom discussion every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The evening topics will include the sermon subject matter and Scripture from the previous Sunday. See the schedule of upcoming Tuesdays at the church calendar of events . The topics will be excellent for individuals, families, and religious educators. These online Zoom meetings will later be uploaded and archived.

    Food Donations for Manna for Life 
    We continue to help by having a collection container outside of the main entrance (under the overhang) for you to place donations if you are not yet coming to church.  Non-perishable items such as peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit in lite syrup, tuna, chicken, cereal, etc. are all greatly appreciated by those in need. We also ask that you now think 'Thanksgiving Dinner' and 'Christmas Dinner' as you donate.

    Chick with Stix Christmas Prep
    It's getting colder outside and winter is just around the corner. Keep making, or start now, if you can make hats, mittens, scarves and other winter accessories. Place items in the purple bin near the 2nd floor elevator by Sunday, December 6. Items are distributed locally through agencies that assist families in our immediate area.

    Surviving the Holidays (GriefShare)
    Surviving the Holidays is a special seminar on  Sunday,  November 8 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.  For more information or to register, visit: griefshare.org/holidays/events/34157.

    Grief Recovery Group (GriefShare)
    This weekly video seminar features some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery. Learn about the GriefShare experts and the seminar topics to be offered at  griefshare.org/about/experts.  Each seminar is combined with a small group time to allow participant discussion about the content of the seminar and about how they are dealing with the death of their loved one.  Register at griefshare.org/groups/126747  This group meets Mondays, starting November 30. Safe social distancing practices will run in accordance with state-wide pandemic protocols. We seek to offer a secure in-person experience in a spacious, very clean environment. Please feel free to call (920) 241-1227 if you would like more information or if you have any questions.

    Children/Student Ministries

    Sunday School-Please Register Your Child(ren)
    As we will look the possibility of beginning in-person Sunday school at OSLC, we need your help. The Board of Education is asking families to complete a registration form by using this link or visiting oslc-gb.org (click on Ministries and Children Ministry; scroll down to find and complete the registration form for your PK-grade 6 students).

    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

    Board of Evangelism Asks for Active Military Updates
    If you have a family member whose name you have not submitted to the church, or someone who is no longer in the military to remove, please notify the church office. Please include the person's contact information for a new submission or updated address information for a name we already have. The Board of Evangelism would like to send cards of appreciation or celebration of a holiday to the men and women who serve our nation so graciously.  We just need your help to be sure we have accurate information. 

    Mite Boxes
    Mites can be dropped off at Our Saviour during regular office hours. Simply call to schedule a time and day. Please bring your mites in a plastic bag and keep your mite box to reuse. As always, we are grateful for your participation in our mission efforts.  


    Our Lutheran Schools

    NEWLHS Dinner Auction Postponed
    Unfortunately, the NEWLHS Dinner Auction originally scheduled for Saturday, November 14 has been postponed.  The committee is actively considering a plan to hold a live event in late winter or spring.  Watch for the date and new information soon!  

    Can Pop Tops
    You may already know this...Ronald McDonald House assists families with housing when their child is in the hospital. But what you may not know is that GB Trinity currently has a family staying in a Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee while their 1st grade son is in the hospital. To support this charity, the school is actively collecting can pop tops. Pop tops can be placed in a sealed envelope, ziplock bag or small covered jar and placed in the OSLC collection area or outside collection box anytime.

    School is now in session!
    Watch for signs on/near the entry doors and register with the office upon arrival.

    Parking Lot Watch
    The parking lot and green space are used during recess for Preschool and Trinity students age 3-14 to play, with up to 140 children on the property on any given day.  From the hours of 2:30-3:30 pm, many cars line up in the parking lot to pick up their students at the end of the school day. If possible, please avoid visiting the church during that time. 

    It's Shoebox Time!
    AKA Operation Christmas Child is on again for 2020. Notebooks, coloring books, crayons, pens and pencils, socks, sunglasses, small toys, solar calculators, dark washcloths and more can be donated for a child aged 2-14. Battery operated items should include extra batteries. Remember that items need to fit together in a small shoebox. DON'T LIST: candy, gum, liquids, toothpaste, 'army' toys, anything glass. Clearly mark your bag or box for 'OCC' and leave in the collection area by the 2nd floor elevator or place in the blue bin under the overhang by Sunday, November 8. Volunteers from the school will assemble items into gift boxes based on age and gender.

    Pizza Ranch Results
    The Community Impact Night for Green Bay Trinity last week was a success! 7th and 8th grade students worked as buffet workers, wait staff and table bussers. More than $950 was raised in tips and a percentage of dine-in and carry out (a one-time an exception due to COVID) purchases. Thanks to everyone who supported this effort!

    Staples and Fasteners  (things that never change) 

    To purchase SCRIP, place your order by phone then schedule a pick up day and time. See above exceptions to Michelle's availability for sales.

    Printed materials available upon request
              Portals of Prayer (Oct-Dec) - large print or pocket size
              The Voice (October 2020)
              Council Minutes (October 2020) 

    In-House Worship
    - Please arrive no more than 20 minutes early
    - Entry and exit for everyone is under the overhang
    - Register online (highly recommended) by Wednesday for Thursday or by noon on Friday for Sunday. 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).

    Sponsor Altar Flowers and/or the Eternal Flame
    Call the church office to reserve a week/month in 2021 to remember your loved one or special event by sponsoring Altar Flowers or the Eternal Flame.

    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.

    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 

    Donations for Making a Better Christmas 
    The Board of Evangelism is working to collect items for the local Toys for Teens program (distribution by Salvation Army) and also for residents of Bornemann Senior Communities. Lists of suggested items can be found by following the links here:
              Salvation Army                                           Nursing Home
    A new partnership with Walmart also lets you buy online from a list of toys suggested by the Salvation Army. This program includes free shipping for orders over $35 and the option to have your gifts delivered directly to the Salvation Army. Check out that link here.

    Current Collections
    We accept the following items when you attend church or you can drop off items in the blue container under the overhang at the main church entrance. The bin is checked regularly or call the office to schedule a drop off time.
               Non-perishable food for Manna for Life (see below)
               Stamps for LWML (leave a ¼” edge around the stamp)
               Coupons for our Military base in Japan (see above)
               Plastic bags for making mats
               Empty ink cartridges
               Coke Points (bottle caps, multipack-carton/overwrap)
               Box Tops for Education
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)
               Knit/Crochet Winter accessories, all sizes (see 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 November 4 must be received by November 1 with expiration dates of August 31 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.