October 25, 2020 Announcements
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 ( ).
Stuff This Week
Christmas in October TONIGHT
In anticipation of a limited ability to gather and celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25, we are planning an outdoor celebration on Sunday, October 25 at 6pm. Join us for carols, candlelight and the joy of the season. Register online (click here) as soon as possible (but no later than Thursday, October 22). If the link isn't working, visit oslc-gb.org; click on Events and Full Calendar to register everyone in your family. We will practice social distancing. Please bring your own chairs and empty beverage containers. Wear weather appropriate clothing; blankets are welcome! The Board of Fellowship will serve hot apple juice (in YOUR cup) and cookies; treat bags will be available for the children.
The Eternal Flame for the month of October is sponsored by Rich and Pam Spangenberg in recognition of all the blessings God provides.
Find Your New Polling Place
OSLC is no longer a polling location. If you voted here in the past, call the City of Green Bay or get ballot information, polling location and more at myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Early in-person voting can be done at the Green Bay City Hall, 100 N. Jefferson First Floor; hours vary Monday thru Saturday (no Sunday hours) now thru Saturday, October 31. This location is for City of Green Bay Residents only.
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.
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 is no longer available after 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. For Christmas in October (Sunday night at 6pm), online registration ends on Thursday at 11:59pm.
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
Altar Guild Zoom Meeting
October 26 at 6:30pm is the date for the rescheduled Altar Guild zoom meeting. If you are unable to attend, please contact Jennifer Damp with your schedule of availability to serve in the upcoming year.
Fireside (Zoom) Chat CHANGE
On Sunday evenings, from 6:30-8pm (except October 25 due to our Christmas in October celebration), 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. Expect to see up to 100 folks (the Zoom limit) in a memorable evening together. You will need the free Zoom software (https://zoom.us/download) to participate. This will be fun!
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.
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. We will collect those items until Sunday, December 6. Items are distributed locally through agencies that assist families in our immediate area.
Sept Receipts $56,133.25 YTD Total $410,166.22
Sept Budget $40,876.84 YTD Budget $398,549.19
Sept Overage $15,256.41 YTD Overage $11,617.03
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.
As we try to see how Sunday school will look and when it might start in person at OSLC, we need your help. Please complete a registration form for your child(ren) by using this link or visit oslc-gb.org and click on Ministries and Children Ministry. Scroll down to find and complete the registration form.
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
We are updating our Active Military list. If you have a family member whose name you have not submitted to the church yet, 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.
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
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. (NOTE: Green Bay Trinity was virtual for a short time but in person classes are expected to start again on Monday, October 26.)
It's Shoebox Time!
Otherwise known as Operation Christmas Child, the shoebox project 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. Please do not bring candy, gum, liquids, toothpaste, 'army' toys or 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 received into specially designed gift boxes based on gender and age group.
Trinity Student Walk-a-thon
Trinity students will be walking as a fundraiser for the school as they do every year but this year, they will do it virtually and pick their own route and distance to walk. If you have not received a letter from a Trinity student asking for a pledge, feel free to make a Walk-a-Thon donation anyway. Mail checks to Green Bay Trinity Walkathon, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay, WI 54302. Thank you for your support!!!
How Else Can We Say It?
Thank you!!! Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. We love our Association churches, and are very blessed to have our unique situation with six churches supporting Green Bay Trinity. We are always in need of your prayers; know that we are very thankful to all of you for everything you do for us.
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 (September 2020)
- 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.
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.
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
Coats for Kids
This annual collection of new (preferred) and gently used coats is in full swing thru Friday, October 30. Proko Wall Funeral Home (1630 E. Mason Street) and many other stores are local drop off sites. All sizes welcome. Use the Walmart link in the Toys for Teens article below to order new coats and have them delivered directly to the Salvation Army for distribution (free with $35 purchase).
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 time with Michelle.
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)
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.
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.