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November 8, 2020 Announcements

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November 8, 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

    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.

    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 !

    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. 

    Change to Worship Registration
    The regular Thursday and Sunday worship services will no longer be shown as 'featured' on the Events tab. To register, click on 'Events List' or 'Full Calendar' to find and sign up for your desired service time and date.

    Seroogy's Fundraiser Ends This Week
    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.

    Ministries Call Out

    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; registration lists will be printed on Wednesday afternoon.

    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. Just two classes left but it's not too late to join!

    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.

    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 - https://mailchi.mp/3a452b205aca/how-to-heal-when-the-holidays-arent-so-happy. 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.

    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.

    Livestream Tech Training Planned
    Our new livestream equipment is now functional in the Sanctuary.  A training is scheduled for 7:15pm on Thursday, November 12. This is the next step to livestreaming our in-house worship services. RSVP for the meeting, come for worship and stay, or arrive around 7:15pm (enter under the overhang, please).

    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! 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!

     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. 

    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. 

    Shoebox Donation Deadline is November 8
    AKA Operation Christmas Child is on and we are accepting notebooks, coloring books, crayons, pens and pencils, socks, sunglasses, small toys, solar calculators, dark washcloths and more for a child aged 2-14. 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.

    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 (November 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; 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)

     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 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.