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September 13 Announcements

9/10/20 | Announcement

September 13 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 ( ). Michelle is on vacation 9/21-9/25.

    Stuff This Week

    Special Outdoor Worship - Join us on Sunday, September 13 at 9:15 am in the south green space. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on as we worship outside in a  socially-distanced way (masks optional). The Board of Fellowship will provide treats after the service (bring your own mug for coffee)…and there will be NO 10:45 am service that day. Make sure to sign up at (by noon on Friday, September 11) so that we can better plan for the number expected. To sign up online, click on ‘events’ and then select the 9:15am outdoor service. For those that are unable to attend in person, a recorded service will livestream at 9:15am as usual.  Inclement weather before the start of worship will move us indoors where masks will be required.

    Chuck Arthur's Life Celebrated -  Everyone is welcome to join the family of Chuck Arthur on Sunday, September 13 from 12-5 pm at Red River Sportsmen's Club, Shawano, For details, click here.

    Ministries Call Out

    Fireside (Zoom) Chat - On Sunday evening, September 13th 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!

    Introducing 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.

    Eternal Flame
    The Eternal Flame for the month of September is sponsored by Roxanne and Stephen Siekmann, in memory of their grandson, Jack J. Natzke.

    Altar Flowers - Flowers this week are sponsored by Steve and Julie Rusch in celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary.

    LWML Mite Box Collection TallyWe are so grateful to each and every one of you who brought their mites in to help support LWML's mission work. There was $414.09 collected!! Thank You, Thank You and Thank You! Please remember to keep filling your mite boxes and watch for updates on times to turn them in. Any questions, please feel free to contact Sandy Groth at (920) 680-5503. 

    New Member Class/Faith Refresher - The Fall class has been postponed.  Contact the office to sign up for the next class beginning January 13, 2021.

    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.

     Boards and Committees

    Altar Guild Meeting (Zoom) - September 28 we will hold our regular meeting by Zoom beginning at 6:30 pm. The Meeting ID is 930 246 4631 and the Passcode is 2WUk5x. Please contact Jennifer Damp if you have questions or are unable to attend this meeting.

    Lutheran Schools

    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.

    Trailblazer FootballThe 6th-8th grade Trailblazer tackle football program training camp was postponed due to the weather this week. All boys are invited to participate in this Faith-based program - for more information and a new start date, please contact Chris Nelson at 920-471-5754 or via email at  .  Blaze On!  

    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 (September 2020)
              Council Minutes (August 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.

    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.

    Help Your NeighborWe 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

    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.