Pastor Ros Potluck Announcement
Celebrating Pastor Ros
In celebration of Pastor Richard 'Ros' Schultz and his service to Our Saviour as the Associate Pastor over the past four years, we will hold a potluck luncheon next weekend. For those that did not see/read/receive the initial notice that Pastor Ros would be leaving Our Saviour, it has been copied below.
What: Potluck luncheon - meat and beverages provided; please bring a casserole, salad, side dish or dessert to share
When: Sunday, September 26 after the 9:15am worship service (approximately 10:30am)
Where: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S Henry Street, Green Bay - Gymnasium/Multi-Purpose Room
How Can You Help?
Table, chair set up and decorating will start at 1:30pm on Saturday. Kitchen workers are needed Sunday morning. Tear down will immediately follow the event on Sunday. If you can help with any of these needs, please contact Michelle in the OSLC office at (920) 468-4065 or .
Greetings in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church is a special place. It is with sadness that I inform you that I have been called to Active Duty for Operational Support to Fort Jackson, SC. I have been assigned as the Operations Officer for the United States Army Chaplain Center and School.
I have been humbled and honored to serve the OSLC family for these past four years and I will cherish the time in which God gave me to be Associate Pastor in your midst. The greatest joy has been in my interactions with the students. Although this last year strained that engagement, I have had some of the greatest moments in ministry teaching confirmation classes and in our 2019 trip to Minneapolis for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod National Youth Gathering.
It is a high honor to be appointed to this position in the Army. I did not seek out this position. This mobilization is not in response to recent events in our world. You may hear terms like “deployment” or “mobilization” used from time to time. A deployment usually means going overseas in support of a named operation. A mobilization on the other hand is being moved from one position to another for a set period of time. The position I am being assigned has a one-year time frame attached to it with the possibility of follow-on years. The likely hood is that after this assignment, I will receive further assignments as well. This position begins 1 OCT. This means that my final Sunday at OSLC could be September 26th. I will be sure to make a certain date as soon as my orders are published.
Unfortunately, my family is not able to come with me for this first year. They will stay here in Green Bay and my daughter, Della, will continue to attend Trinity Lutheran School. I pray for your support for them. We’ve been through this before, but having that experience in our past, it was a blessing having people we could count on to help when needed. As things go, stuff begins to break as soon as I leave. Last time it was the garage door, then the water heater, then the furnace, and a couple of other things. We were blest to have some folks who helped point Jess in the right direction to get these items fixed.
Immediately after getting the phone call that I was being assigned this position I did the following.
1.) I called the District President to notify him so that he could drive District support for OSLC.
2.) I call the Circuit Visitor, Rev. Paul Pett, so he likewise would be in the ready for support.
3.) I then called and met face to face with Pastor Dave.
Pastor Dave and I had a supportive conversation and discussed family, OSLC, and ministry in this place. Pastor Dave is a blessing to me and to OSLC. It has been a privilege to serve with and alongside him over the past four years.
As far as my Divine Call from Our Saviour and what this means for that Call. I am receiving a Divine Call from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Office of International Mission (OIM) and the Ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF). In a similar way to receiving a Call from a congregation, I am accepting the Call extended from LCMS OIM/MAF.
Pastor Dave, the District President, and Pastor Pett will be working to secure vacancy support for the Associate Pastor position here. I will support them in this effort as requested as well as work to ensure that all open projects, plans, and ongoing ministries have a person in charge to carry those items forward.
Thank you for calling me to be your pastor. I have enjoyed my time in this place and the relationships which have been built. I will keep you in prayer and I ask you for the same for me and my family.
May the peace of God in Christ Jesus be with you. The words of our Lord to His disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. “
Rev. Richard O. Schultz