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November 15, 2020 Announcements

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November 15, 2020 Announcements

    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 27.

    God's Work in Our Midst This Week

    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.

    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 12:30pm on Friday. 

    Worship Registration
    If you don't see the event you want in the 'Featured' section, click on 'Events List' or 'Full Calendar' to find it.

                                              Treasurer's Report
    Oct Receipts    $40,207.77        YTD Total        $450,373.99
    Oct Budget       $40,876.84        YTD Budget   $439,426.03
    Oct Shortage   $     (669.07)       YTD Overage   $10,947.96

    The Voice Deadline
    If you have something to publish in the December issue of The Voice, please email it to  no later than Wednesday, November 18. This is an earlier deadline than normal due to the Thanksgiving holiday; it is our goal to have the newsletter published by November 25.

    Christmas Poinsettias
    Plants may be purchased for $15 each. There will be NO sign up sheet at church this year. To sponsor a plant for the altar at Christmas this year, contact the church office by phone  or email by noon on Friday, December 11.

    Deeper Things For Your Faith Walk

    Do you miss church music? 
    Here are some suggestions from YouTube:
    Praise Band Music: Worship and Praise by Daughters of Zion and Canciones Cristianas en ingles by Carlos Vargus. Go to the YouTube search box and enter Worship and Praise.
    Traditional Music: Top 10 Christian Hymns and Old Hymns. Enter Hymns in the YouTube search box.
    What have you found? Please contact Fay at (920) 360-1466 or  . We'll share more next week. 

    November Means Thanksgiving Worship
    Online registration is open now for the services on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30pm and Thursday, November 26 at 9:15am. Make your plans now; early registration would be appreciated. Online registration for both services will close at midnight on Tuesday, November 24; registration lists will be printed on Wednesday afternoon.

    Weekly “Connections” - Last One!
    As we end our sermon series, we open the congregation up to a live Zoom discussion on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The  topic will be the sermon subject matter and Scripture from the previous Sunday. See the calendar of events . The topic is excellent for individuals, families, and religious educators. These online Zoom meetings will be uploaded and archived.

    No Fireside Chat Sunday
    Pastor Dave and Therese are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary with a weekend away. That means no Fireside Chat on Sunday, November 15. Congratulations!

    Grief Support
    Do you have an empty chair at your house this holiday? Our own Renee Natzke is launching a grief support group. Recall, she and her family lost their five year old son, Jack, a few years back. God has taken their loss and turned it into support for others. Connect with Renee here - Blessings to you, Renee and family!

    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. The barrel by the 2nd floor elevator is also available. 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. Our next food delivery will be taken on Monday, November 16.

    Chick with Stix Christmas Prep
    It's getting colder outside and winter is just around the corner. Keep making, or start now, 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.

    Children/Student Ministries

    Sunday School-Please Register Your Child(ren)
    As we look at 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 (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! It's really NOT that far away!! 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!

    Our Lutheran Schools

    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. 

    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 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).

    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 (November 2020)
              Council Minutes (October 2020) 

    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.

    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 

    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; deadline is December 6) and also for residents of Bornemann Senior Communities (deadline is December 13). Lists of suggested items can be found at these links:
              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 (for Green Bay Trinity)
               Can Pop Tops (for Ronald McDonald House)
               Knit/Crochet Winter accessories, all sizes (see above)

    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 must be received by January 3, 2021 and have expiration dates of October 31, 2020 or LATER. Questions can be directed to Michelle in the office.

    Benefit Our Saviour When You Shop
    There are many ways that your shopping can benefit Our Saviour Lutheran Church:
    ** Before you shop anywhere, purchase SCRIP! Cards available can be used for groceries, gas, restaurants, Amazon, WalMart and more. Contact Michelle in the church office to order and pick up during office hours.
    ** If you don't have an Office Depot rewards account, bring your receipt to OSLC and we can apply it for credit.
    ** If you don't mail in the Menard's 11% rebate, bring the rebate slip before the last mailing date.
    ** Use when you order from Amazon; select Our Saviour as your charity of choice.