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November 14, 2021 Announcements

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November 14, 2021 Announcements

    Special Worship and Bible Study News

    Protocols and Communion
    COVID protocols are below, separated by the service day and times to which they apply:
              Thursday 12:15pm and Sunday 7:45am - Masks required (unless age 2 or under); social distancing; no singing. Communion will be served in the pews with the prefilled cups.
              Thursday 6:30pm and Sunday 9:15am and 10:45am - No protocols. Communion at the rail with wine and wafer.

    LWML is Raising Funds on Mite Box Sunday
    We are excited to share with you that the LWML Nat'l Convention will be held in Milwaukee in 2023. Each district is asked to raise funds for seed money for the event. OSLC's group has many hand made items available for you to purchase. On Sunday, November 14 (which is also Mite Box Sunday), please come ready to shop. Check out what we have for sale and help us reach our goal! 

    Reader Schedule
    As we near 2022, a schedule of readers for all 'regular' worship services will be created. If you are interested in becoming a reader or if you are a reader and want to change how often or at what service you read, contact Michelle in the office no later than November 24. The new schedule will be sent out in early December.

    Live Nativity - December 8
    It's baaack! The Live Nativity, including live animals, will be held at Our Saviour on Wednesday, December 8 with three presentations: 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30pm. Singers encouraged to  attend and assist with carols during all three times. A free-will offering soup supper will be held from 5-7pm with cookies and hot beverages. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Manna for Life Food Pantry as well. Invite friends and family to join you.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of November is sponsored by Dave Johnson and Marcia Heise in memory of our loved ones.

    Altar Flowers
    The beautiful flowers on the altar this weekend are sponsored by Richard and Sally Alft in celebration of the birthday of their grandson, Rylan.

    Sign up now to sponsor Altar Flowers (most weeks available), Bulletins (all weeks available) and/or the Eternal Flame (7 months still available) for any week/month in 2022. Remember a special event (i.e. birthday, baptism, wedding anniversary, etc.), or a loved one who is no longer with us. Call or email the church office with the date(s) desired.

    SCRIP Sales Leader Needed
    SCRIP sales provide a budgeted income to Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Julie Richter has led the SCRIP program at OSLC for the past 16 years but would like to train someone to take over those responsibilities. Contact Julie Richter directly at . Provide your email and phone number so that she can get back to you.

    Soup Supper Sign Up
    Your help is needed on December 8. Please check out the Soup Supper sign up sheet on the white board near the Welcome Center. Come early to set up and then serve...or come to serve and stay later for clean up. Make sure to enjoy one of the Live Nativity presentations as well.

    Important Giving Updates

    Offering Envelopes - Should I or Shouldn't I?
    Last chance...let the church office know if you do or do not want envelopes for 2022 by November 17. Offering envelopes are not needed for OSLC to record your donations. Online giving is also an option and an envelope number is not needed.

    Thinking About Online Giving?
    We have a matching gift offer from FellowshipOne Giving. For new, recurring gifts: Your first recurring gift (scheduled to begin between November 1 and December 31) will be matched up to $50 per person (up to a total of $1,000 to OSLC). If you have been thinking about starting online recurring gifts to OSLC, this would be a great time! Questions can be directed to Michelle in the church office. Don't wait until the end of December...Michelle will be out of the office after Christmas!

    Amazon Smile
    Your holiday shopping can help make a difference! When you shop at, or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on within Settings, you'll find the same products and same low prices as the Amazon you already know... plus, they donate a portion of your purchases to your chosen charity. You can select OSLC as your AmazonSmile charity by visiting:   #amazonsmilecharity   #amazonsmiledonates

    Unified Giving Short Thru October 31
                                               October                                   YTD
    Total Received:     $40,143.30                         $430,832.70
    Budget                       $41,851.52                         $439,440,56
    Short                          ($  1,708.22)                       ($      8,607.66)

    Children/Student Ministries

    Student Happenings
    Sunday school meets during the 9:15am service every week. To register online, visit Confirmation Youth will provide the 'Live' in our Live Nativity on December 8 - add this to your calendar. Sunday school students are planning to sing at the 9:15am service on December 12.

    Boards and Committees

    Chicks with Stix Seek Winter Gear
    All items are needed by December 5. Please bring in those warm hats, scarves and mittens that you have been working on. Many in our area will stay warm this winter because you gave of your time and talent.

    SCRIP Sales Rise
    As many plan for gift giving and shopping, the SCRIP desk at OSLC has been very busy. To allow time for your order to be filled in the case of a shortage, please plan ahead and order now. Cards are ordered on Sunday and are normally received by Wednesday. Don't wait to get your SCRIP cards for gift giving...or for your own shopping. For a list of all cards available, including additional $5 and $10 cards only offered at this time of year, visit To check on hand inventory, contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or

    Seeking Fish Fry Donations
    We again ask the congregation to provide donations of Coke and Pepsi products (cans only please; regular, diet and clear flavors - Diet Pepsi, CF Diet Pepsi and CF Diet Mt. Dew are NOT needed at this time). We also are accepting butter (unsalted quarters or solids) and rolls of paper towels. Donations can be brought to the kitchen (please place on a counter with a note that says 'fish fry') or drop off at the church office. 

    Think Super Sale 2022 - SAVE THE DATES!
    Sale dates will be August 12-14. Set up begins on Saturday, July 23. Daily weekday work starts July 25 thru August 11. Booyah prep is August 12 and boxing day is the morning of August 15. Add these important dates to your 2022 calendar and plan to help during this time. New and experienced workers welcome for all activities. Young, strong folks especially welcome for the merchandise move from the basement on July 23 and sale dates.

    Your Stuff Needed for OSLC Super Sale
    We are accepting your donations now thru Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Place items in the appropriately marked areas in the basement or contact Michelle in the office for assistance. If you can store your donations until July 25 when they can go directly into the gym, that would be great. If you can't and/or you need a large item picked up, contact the church office. Clean out your corner room, closets, basement and garage; boxes available, if needed. Your donations are needed to make this sale a success again next year!

    Our Lutheran Schools

    Watch for Playing Children
    With more than 130 students (in grades 3K to 8) in the building on any given day, we ask that you drive into and thru the parking lot with care on school days. All outside doors will remain locked at all times; use the call button at the South door to request entry. If using your own key, you are asked to check in with the church office upon arrival. Student drop off (7:45-8am) and pick up (2:45-3:30pm) on school days may cause lines of cars to block parking spots, etc. Please avoid arriving or leaving during these times when possible.

    NEWLHS Offers Basketball Camp
    Is your Pre-K to grade 4 child interested in learning basketball skills? Check out the January 2022 Sparks camp information, held at NEW Lutheran High School, at this link. Or visit and click on Sports Camps.

    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 (October-December) - large print or small
              The Voice (November 2021)
              Council Minutes (October 2021)
    Please remember that these items are NOT displayed for pick up. You must make arrangements for the items to be mailed or to pick up from the church office. The Voice and Council minutes are also available on our website at

    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, November15)
               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 store receipt from that purchase is
                         needed to redeem for cash
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)
               Aluminum Cans - Place in can door or leave cans by the shed; let the office know so they can be placed inside the shed.
               Christmas Lights - They don't work anymore? Not the right color? Recycle them with Habitat for Humanity. They can be
                         placed next to the bucket used for the plastic bags.

    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 JANUARY are due January 7th. Coupons must have an expiration date of October 31 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 ( ).
    Michelle will be out of the office on Friday, November 26. Buy your SCRIP early for Black Friday.