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September 27, 2020 Announcements

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September 27, 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 ( ). Michelle is on vacation 9/21-9/25.

    Stuff This Week

     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.

    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 Absentee ballots will be mailed beginning September 17; early in-person voting begins on October 20 at the City of Green Bay.

    Ministries Call Out

    Fireside (Zoom) Chat - On Sunday evening, 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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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 (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 App - Scroll 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 

    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

     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.