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October 4, 2020 Announcements

9/29/20 | Announcement

October 4, 2020 Announcements

    Office Contact Information

    Michelle is in the office from 8 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 October is sponsored by Rich and Pam Spangenberg in recognition of all the blessings God provides.

    Altar Flowers
    The beautiful flowers on the altar this weekend are in celebration of Mason Meyer's 15th birthday sponsored by his grandparents, Scott and Sondra Meyer.

    Find Your New Polling Place - OSLC is not a polling location for the upcoming November 3 Presidential election. If you voted here in the past, call the City of Green Bay Clerk or get your ballot information, polling location and more online at Early in-person voting begins on October 20 at the City of Green Bay.

    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. Expect to see up to 100 folks (the Zoom limit) in a memorable evening together. You will need the free Zoom software ( 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 - The needs of our community continue to increase as so many people experience greater instability in their lives.  For many years, OSLC members have helped meet the community needs through our food barrel donations for Manna for Life but that has been disrupted during this time of the corona virus and covid-19.  We will continue to help Manna by having a collection container outside of the main entrance (under the overhang) for you to drop your donations if you are not yet coming to church.  The food will be taken into the church each day and as often as necessary it will be taken to Manna. 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.  The Board of Evangelism thanks those who have been helping all along, and to those for whom this outdoor collection will be easier. 

    Chick with Stix Christmas Prep - It's September and the winter cold 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.

    Children/Student Ministries

    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 plus chaperones! Meeting information will be coming soon.

     Boards and Committees

    Mite Box Collections - We are happy to share with you that you can bring your mites to church during office hours. Please keep your Mite Box to reuse, bringing your gifts in an envelope or plastic ziplock bag. Thank You so much for your ongoing support for the mission work of LWML! Please call ahead to arrange your drop off day and time with the office.

    LWML MITE BOX SUNDAY! - Although we can't have our usual Mite Box Sunday, we can still recognize the importance the mites play in the funding of mission projects. Please join us in person or on line on October 11 for Mite Box Sunday. And, don't forget, Michelle is eager to accept your mite box offerings. Simply call her and let her know you are coming. It is best if you bring your mites in a plastic bag and keep your mite box. As always, we are grateful for your participation in our mission efforts. 

    Treasurer's Report
    August Receipts   $33,981.09       YTD Total       $354,032.97
    August Budget       $55,096.05       YTD Budget $357,672.35
    August Shortage   $17,114.96       YTD Shortage   $3,639.38  


    Our Lutheran Schools

    PIZZA RANCH NIGHT - Green Bay Trinity will benefit from Community Impact Night at the Main Street Pizza Ranch on Monday, October 19 from 4-8pm. A percentage of sales plus all tips will be given to the school. Bring the family for a great buffet; leave the dishes and clean up to someone else! Carry out orders count, too, so call ahead for pizza, chicken or pasta for curbside delivery.

    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.

    If you are planning to attend the NEWLSA Open Board meeting on Monday, October 19th at 6pm at Christ of the Bay Lutheran Church, please RSVP to one of our Board Executive Committee Members no later than Friday, October 16 at 7pm.  If you are uncomfortable attending in person but you would like your question to be addressed you can email your question to one of the four members directly as well.  Please RSVP to one of the four members via email:                                                                             
    President Christel Laatsch - 
    Vice President Korry Bertram -  Secretary Ginny Fleck -                                Treasurer Nathan Scholz - 

    School is now in session! - Please be aware there may be changes to how and when entry to the building will be allowed. Watch for signs on/near the entry doors and register with the office upon arrival.

                                              ** SAVE THE DATE ** 
    Please save Saturday, November 14th on your calendar for a night of fun, food and fellowship in support of NEW Lutheran High School.  The live event will take place at The Rock Garden with seating limited to 150.  The 'UN' Gala will give those who are unable to attend in person the opportunity to join in the festivities from the comforts of home.  Please watch for more information in the coming weeks.  

    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 in the building 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) 

    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. Many weeks are available in 2020 for altar flower sponsors, too.

    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 AppScroll 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 

    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.

    Current CollectionsWe accept the following items when you attend church or call the church office to arrange to drop off your donations:
               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)

     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.