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  • 1. Celebrate True O u r S a v i o u r L u t h e r a n C h u rc h • G re e n B a y, W i s c o n s i n Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Vol. 7, Issue 7) July 2009 Constitution guarantees that the government will Freedom protect those rights for all its citizens. These two documents clearly reveal that the nation’s freedom depends largely on a strong constitution. The Holy Bible is a more far-reaching “bill of Pastor Greg Hovland rights” than either of these documents! It originated “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has with God, who backs it with His justice, His concern made me free from the law of sin and death.” for all people, and His almighty power. And it is the Romans 8:2 only charter that guarantees freedom from sin’s penalty After being kidnapped and held hostage for 13 and power. days, and released, a man with a broad smile on his A man went to a clergyman to get some advice face, announced, “I feel more alive now than I have in about religious virtue and the freedom it brings. “What my entire life!” must I do to attain holiness?” he asked. The pastor For reasons difficult to understand, being freed is replied, “Follow your heart.” Then the pastor added, often more exhilarating than perhaps being free. For “To follow your heart, you are going to need a strong those who enjoy freedom every day, this man’s joy was constitution.” “Which constitution?” asked the man. a good reminder of how easily we forget how blessed “The Bible!” said the pastor. we are! This is also true spiritually speaking. The Apostle Peter said that Christians, as “a holy Those of us who have been Christians for a long nation,” are to “proclaim the praises of Him who called time - or, all of our lives - often forget what it’s like to [us] out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter be held hostage by sin. We can become complacent and 2:9). There we find true freedom. When we live by our sometimes even ungrateful. But then God sends a “constitution,” we will be able to enjoy our rights and reminder in the form of a “new believer” who gives an fulfill our calling. The best constitution in the world exuberant testimony of what God has done in his or her is our Bible. life, and once again we see the joy that is ours when we In 1776, the 13 British colonies in North America are “free from the law of sin and death.” protested the limitations placed on them by the king of If freedom has become “boring” to you, or if you England and engaged in a struggle that gave birth to a tend to focus on what you can’t do, consider this: Not brand-new republic. The infant nation soon adopted that only are you no longer a slave to sin, but you are now-famous document mentioned above and known as freed to be holy and to enjoy eternal life with Christ the Declaration of Independence. Jesus! (Romans 6:22). Celebrate your freedom in Almost 2,000 years ago, the Lord Jesus cried out on Christ by taking the time to thank God for the things the cross, “It is finished,” proclaiming the believer’s you are able and free to do as His servant! “declaration of independence.” All of humanity was The Declaration of Independence of the United under the tyranny of sin and death. But Christ, the States speaks of all people being “created equal” and sinless One, took our place on Calvary and died for our that we are endowed with “unalienable rights.” The sins. Having satisfied God’s righteous demands, He Continued on page 2 1
  • 2. Received Their Crown Continued from page 1 Pastor Greg now sets free for eternity all who trust each of us. Richard Lardinois Sept. 25, 1951 ~ May 27, 2009 in Him. This freedom is certainly Thomas Jefferson, Funeral service held at Our Saviour on worth celebrating every day! who would become May 30, 2009 St. Paul wrote, “Christ has the third president of the new nation, Membership Changes redeemed us from the curse of the law, was distressed by the sin he saw. He IN: • David and Karen Schoepke, having become a curse for us” wrote, “I tremble for my country (Galatians 3:13). So he urges all of us when I reflect that God is just.” If he Transfer from Beautiful who have been redeemed to “stand trembled then, he would have a Savior, Fargo, ND (LCMS) fast therefore in the liberty by which violent seizure now! • Jeff Prindle, Adult Confirmation Christ has made us free” (Gal. 5:1). The founding fathers loved the • Tim Hanna, Adult I thank God for the freedom I concept of individual freedom, but they Confirmation enjoy as a US citizen! But above all, did not have in mind a permissive • David and Cyndy Beno, Adult Confirmation believers everywhere can praise Him lifestyle that allows us to do anything • Michael Beno, Adult for the freedom that is found in Christ we please! True freedom can never be Confirmation our Savior! Our greatest freedom is enjoyed by people who refuse to fear • Anthony Beno, Adult Confirmation freedom from sin! God! The psalmist said, “Know that • Dennis and Luann Larscheid, When members of the U.S. Second the Lord, He is God; it is He who has Profession of Faith Continental Congress approved the made us, and not we ourselves” (Psalm • Michael and Maggie Hinz & child Aristana, Transfer from Declaration of Independence, they 100:3). We are responsible to God, Zion, Wayside, WI (LCMS) plainly declared their belief in God!! because He has created us in love. • Rev. Perry and Jeanne Barner They knew that the sweeping freedoms Today, and in this month when and adult disabled child Ted, Transfer from Christ of the they were proposing could work well we celebrate our freedoms, recommit Bay, Green Bay, WI (LCMS) only in a society where the Creator is yourself to living as one of God’s acknowledged and honored. They people. That’s the way to celebrate OUT: • Erica Luther, Transfer to St. John’s Lutheran, Glendale, affirmed that God has “endowed” all and enjoy true freedom! WI (LCMS) people with the right to “life, liberty, “Blessed is the nation whose • Jeff Paulson, Transfer to and the pursuit of happiness” (yes, also God is the Lord.” - Psalm 33:12 Emmanuel Lutheran, Baltimore, MD (LCMS) all unborn babies) because He values Pastor Greg • David and Amy Kinsman and children Noah and Genevieve, Transfer to St. Paul’s Lutheran, Stevens For more information about America’s early history, go to http://www.wallbuilders.com. Point, WI (LCMS) While I don’t endorse all the links, I’ve found many to be helpful! Weddings Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 None Lutheran Church dave@oslc-gb.org Missouri Synod Associate Pastor Greg Hovland Baptisms (920) 544-3614 120 S. Henry Street greg@oslc-gb.org Green Bay, WI 54302 Church office Michelle Burhite Payton Elisabeth Castelic (920) 468-4065 Born: March 5, 2009 (920) 468-4065 info@oslc-gb.org Baptized: May 31, 2009 Preschool Director Christina Scholz Daughter of Ben & Cristy Castelic Vol. 7, No. 7, July 2009 The Voice (920) 468-4065 christina@oslc-gb.org (permit No. 59) is published monthly by Elaina Rose Krueger Our Saviour web www.oslc-gb.org Born: March 7, 2009 Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights Trinity School web www.greenbaytrinity.org Baptized: May 31, 2009 reserved. No portion of this publication Trinity School Murphy Baumann Daughter of Monica & Chad Krueger may be reproduced without permission. (920) 655-4673 2
  • 3. Trinity Lutheran News Every Kid The children, staff, and parents of Trinity give thanks and glory to What does a Christian education mean? – A true Christian education to Camp God for another year of His means that all goals, rules and continued blessings. We ended the policies, staffing, student and adult year with 75 students and five relationships, structures of authority, teachers in grades K-7. We also had methodologies, sources of funding many volunteers, especially teachers and resources, activities, materials, of Latin, Spanish, and reading. and content of all subject areas must YOU’RE INVITED Many people also helped with hot be consistent with a biblical lunches, recess supervision, field worldview. In every aspect, the trips, and classroom instruction. In entire education system must openly addition, this year our parents group, glorify and please God through our WHAT: “EVERY KID TO Partnering With Parents, sponsored Lord Jesus Christ. A thoroughly CAMP” MINISTRY many activities for the school and Christian education is expressed in AUCTION the children. an open, non-apologetic way – in WHEN: Sat., Sept.12, 2009 writing, verbally, and in all actions – TIME: 5:00 pm doors will Reenrollment – Next year, Green on the part of every participant. open to begin silent Bay Trinity will be offering auction bidding. Kindergarten through grade eight! 6:30 pm dinner will Brent Roubal .......President We praise the Lord that He has be served followed by grown our school. We have openings Brett Lange .........Vice President a brief program and in K, 3, 6, 7 & 8. Lynn Steinhaus .....Secretary the live auction. Jody Endries ........Treasurer WHERE: Rose Garden, Wausau Spring Musical – The students COST: $25.00/person. All presented The Faith Hall of Fame Renee Natzke monies raised will be reminding us that we all live by faith Jeff Luepke used for “free” and that our God is a faithful God Jennifer Dirks scholarships for a who does keep His promises. Kellie Meerstein week of summer camp at Camp Luther. Wish list items – Miriam Hemp Please make your check payable All God’s People Sing Hymnal – $12 Pastor Peter Speckhard and send to: Portable PA System – $500(?) Camp Luther The North Wisconsin District, Scrip – Trinity is selling Kwik Trip Every Kid to Camp scrip. The school earns $.10 for P.O. Box 8064 every dollar of scrip that is Wausau, WI 54402 purchased. The cards can be used at the pump or in the store and can be The event is limited to the first used to purchase any Kwik Trip 250 people so mail in your product. See Ken Baumann, or call registration today! If you are 655-4673, if you would like to help unable to attend but would still like the school in this way. The school to invest in kids, please mail your has raised over $20,000 so far! It is 120 South Henry Street, contributions to the above address possible for a business to purchase Green Bay, WI 54302 Scrip and still receive its rebate from (920) 655- 4673 God bless your day. Kwik Trip. www.greenbaytrinity.org Lee Belmas 3
  • 4. In Honor We Fold The Flag Adeline Grieser GOT NEWS? – Adeline, your Roving Reporter is on the hunt for the latest scoop! Call: 468-2061, E-mail: akg12525@att.net How many times have you watched a ceremony • Seventh Fold: is a tribute to our Armed Forces, where the American Flag is silently folded into a for it is through the Armed triangle and presented to a grieving family? Many Forces that we protect our times, I’m sure. Did you ever wonder about the special country and our flag against all meaning to this ceremony? This is what my research enemies, whether they be found uncovered: within or without the boundaries “The flag folding ceremony represents the same of our republic. religious principles on which our country was • Eighth Fold: is a tribute to the one who originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting entered into the valley of the honor is the canton of blue containing the stars shadow of death, that we might representing the states our veterans served in uniform. see the light of day, and to The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is honor our mother, for whom it inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran flies on Mother’s Day. who has served our country in uniform. • Ninth Fold: a tribute to womanhood, for it is After the flag has been handed to the family, there through their faith, love, loyalty is a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” In the and devotion that the character Armed Force of the United States, at the ceremony of of men and women, who made retreat, the flag is lowered, folded in the triangle and this country great, have been kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to molded. the nation’s honored dead. The next morning at • Tenth Fold: is a tribute to father, for he, too, reveille, it is run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the has given his sons and resurrection of the body. daughters for the defense of our country since he or she was first • First Fold: the symbol of life. born. • Second Fold: a symbol of our belief in eternal • Eleventh Fold: in the eyes of Hebrew citizens, life. represents the lower portion of • Third Fold: in honor and remembrance of the seal of King David and King veterans who gave their lives in Solomon and glorifies the God defense of our country to attain of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. peace throughout the world. • Twelfth Fold: in the eyes of Christian citizens, • Fourth Fold: represents our weaker nature, as represents an emblem of we trust in God in times of war eternity and glorifies in their and peace for His divine eyes, God, the Father, God, the guidance. Son and God, the Holy Ghost. • Fifth Fold: a tribute to our country. “Our country, in dealing with other When the flag is completely folded, the stars are countries, may she always be uppermost reminding us of our national motto, “In God right, but right or wrong, she is We Trust”. “After the flag is completely folded and still our country.” tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, • Sixth Fold: where our heart lies. It is with ever reminding us of the Soldiers who served under our heart that we pledge General George Washington and the Sailors and allegiance to the flag of the Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones United States of America and to who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the republic for which it stands, the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for under God, indivisible, with us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.” liberty and justice for all. Source: http://www.usflag.org/foldflag.html#FFC 4
  • 5. JULY 2009 Youth Calendar 1 2 3 4 5:30pm Youth Night 7:00pm Alyssa Office Closed with Camp Pritchard Luther Summer Stretch at Pilgrim Independence Day 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7:45am Nina Radue 5:30pm Youth 7:00 pm - Ryan Vlies 9:00am –2:00pm 9:15am Ben Richer Board In-Competition 10:45am Lydia Rusch Bike & Brat Sale 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 7:45am Matthew 6:00pm Disc Golf, 7:00pm Mitchel Seablom Baird’s Waniger 9:15am Tyler Bitters Creek 10:45am Isaac Servais Summer Stretch at Christ of the Bay 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 7:45am Zach Watt 7:00pm Brandon 9:15am Mallory Biebel Guns 10:45am Tyler Chamberlain 26 Brat Fry/Car Wash 27 28 29 30 31 Aug. 1 7:45am Michael Hoffman 6:00pm Disc Golf, 7:00pm Emily Lee Youth Rafting, 9:15am Sylvia Kirchman Baird’s Peshtigo Creek 10:45am Andrew Lee Summer Stretch at Faith 5
  • 6. JULY 2009 Church Calendar 1 2 3 4 9:00am VBS 9:00am VBS Office Closed 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 7:00pm P&F Worship, Meeting Parlor 12:45pm Staff Meeting Summer Stretch 7:00pm Traditional at Pilgrim Worship Independence 7:55pm Evangelism Day 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7:45am Trad Worship 5:30pm Youth Board 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 9:00am –2:00pm 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study Worship, In-Competition 10:45am Trad Worship Parlor Bike & Brat Sale 12:45pm Staff Meeting 7:00pm Traditional Worship 12 Communion 13 14 15 16 17 18 7:45am Trad Worship 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Disc Golf, Worship, 10:45am Trad Worship 7:00pm Council Baird’s Parlor 6:45pm Softball – John Creek 12:45pm Staff Meeting Muir (top) 7:00pm Traditional Summer Stretch at Worship Christ of the Bay 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 7:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm Board of Ed 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study Worship, 10:45am Trad Worship with Parlor Baptism 12:45pm Staff Meeting TBD Softball – Playoffs 7:00pm Traditional Worship 26 Brat Fry/Car Wash 27 28 29 30 31 Aug. 1 7:45am Trad Worship 5:00pm Board of 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag Youth Rafting, 9:15am Praise Worship Stewardship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Disc Golf, Worship, Peshtigo 10:45am Trad Worship 7:30pm Trinity Baird’s Parlor TBD Softball – Playoffs School Creek 12:45pm Staff Meeting Board 7:00pm Traditional Summer Stretch at Worship Faith 6
  • 7. August 2009 Usher Schedule Sun. Aug. 2nd 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. Aug. 2nd 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. Aug. 2nd 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Thur. Aug. 6th 7:00 pm HC P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. Aug. 9th 7:45 am HC J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Sun. Aug. 9th 9:15 am HC W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. Aug. 9th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thur. Aug. 13th 7:00 pm J. Boettcher Don Schultz; †UN; †UN Sun. Aug. 16th 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. Aug. 16th 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. Aug. 16th 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; †UN Thur. Aug. 20th 7:00 pm HC C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. Aug. 23rd 7:45 am HC M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. Aug. 23rd 9:15 am HC R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. Aug. 23rd 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Thur. Aug. 27th 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. Aug. 30th 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 30-Aug 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. 30-Aug 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN †UN = Usher Needed If you’d like to volunteer as an usher, please contact the lead usher of the group you’d like to join, or contact Rich Spangenberg at (920) 983-9821 or email spangenr@uwgb.edu Our Saviour Business Directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. For more information on advertising in the business directory, please contact Michelle Burhite at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: info@oslc-gb.org 7
  • 8. Our Saviour Lutheran Church Non-Profit Organization 120 S. Henry St. U.S. Postage Paid Green Bay, WI 54302 Permit #59 (920) 468-4065 Green Bay, WI ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Super Sale Returning in October Your Help is It’s almost July and do you know what that means? That mean that someone else does not have a use for it. Donations can Needed! means that October is just around be brought to church whenever Bethesda is in need of the corner (well, okay…so it’s the office is open (normally that enthusiastic volunteers for the Green down a few blocks first but THEN means Monday thru Friday from Bay Bethesda Resale Shop, located at it’ll be just around the corner!). 8am to 4 pm). 336 N. Military Avenue. Volunteers staff Bethesda’s 22 We look forward to October If you have a large item Resale Shops around the country - because that means the Super (stove, refrigerator, couch, bed, having fun, enjoying time together Sale and we want this year’s etc.) to donate, and need help and generating income of over $1.1 event to be another huge success. getting it moved, please contact million annually. Michelle in the office at (920) 100% of the profits of this work Donations of household 468-4065. Pick ups will be furthers Bethesda’s mission of décor, kitchen items, books, bags, scheduled between September 21 serving the physical and spiritual lawn equipment, toys, small and 25, 2009. needs of people with developmental appliances, holiday decorations, disabilities. We really need your help. etc., are once again being sought. The event is scheduled for For more information on how you Remember, just because you Saturday, October 3, 2009. Doors can be part of this exciting ministry, don’t need it anymore, does not open at 8:00 am. please call Jack at (920) 713-0599.