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  • Our Saviour’s Voice Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54302 (920) 468-4065 November 2013 LOYALTY SPARKING THANKSGIVING – OUR GIFTS TO THE CHRIST CHILD  Matthew 1:20 -“… behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” When we came to one of the adult guides, he said he was born in 1944. I stopped him and said, “You were born right in the middle of WWII! It was your generation who went to Vietnam. What was your draft number?” The guide replied, packaging his words in humility, “I don’t know what my draft number was, I enlisted” [This was a new story for me about this person whom I have known for 16+ years]. The class was all ears with a moment of silence in the room. I then asked the guide, not knowing his story, “Did you go to Vietnam?” With soft words and a pause, he replied, “Yes, I did”. In a flash, in an instant and without my prompting, the entire 8th grade class broke out into applause in thanks to him for his loyalty to God and country. Joseph was loyal to Mary! Joseph was faithful to Mary! Joseph and Mary were both faithful and loyal to their Lord. Loyalty is what we observe in marriages where the vows said at the altar are gracefully lived out in daily life. They say, “The wedding lasts about thirty minutes but the marriage lasts a lifetime.” It’s loyalty to one’s life partner that is where the marriage, where the vows come to life and hang in there through sickness and health, burned toast and red roses. Loyalty is a life of commitment lived out in thank-fullness. That was one of the most beautiful and surprising things I can ever remember witnessing. It was his loyalty that sparked a spontaneous thanksgiving from those who were grateful to him. That reminds me of the words from 1 John 4:19, “We love him because He first loved us.” That could be loosely translated, “We are loyal to Him because He was first loyal to us.” On a Wednesday night confirmation class with my new 8th grade class a few years ago, I observed a loyalty sparking a spontaneous thanksgiving the likes of which I may never see again. The young students were new to me, this being the first time I had them in a class. As you know, we have adult guides embedded into the confirmation classes. That night we went around the room introducing ourselves, telling our stories of the places and dates of birth, our hobbies, our favorites… you know the drill. I enjoy taking these pieces of trivia and spinning them into fun discussions with the students and the entire class as they go around the room. Often I will interrupt the storyteller and engage them in conversation about some of their trivia.   Loyalty to Christ is what kept eleven of the twelve disciples welded to Christ. And then, that loyalty sparked a spontaneous thanksgiving that wrote the New Testament and seeded the Gospel around the world. That same identical theme is repeated again now at Our Saviour. On Sunday December 8th, we, as a congregation, will review our 2014 mission 1
  • goals. Then we will be voting on the gifts needed to accomplish those goals in 2014. This will be done at 10:00 am in our voter’s meeting on that day. I am so hopeful all of you can be there! Please take the time to come, ok? You will find a “Loyalty Response Card” in this newsletter. With loyal and thankful hearts, please prepare to bring that to the service on December 15th, that His mission here may go on joyfully. Could there be a finer gift to the Christ Child this Christmas than a renewal of our loyalty to Him, sparking our spontaneous gifts of thanksgiving? The following Sunday, December 15th, will be “Loyalty Sunday” at Our Saviour. It will be a day in which we recommit ourselves to following Christ, sparking a response of thanksgiving. Pastor Dave   December 2013 OSLC Usher Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Sun. 01-Dec 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. 01-Dec 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. 01-Dec 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. 05-Dec 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. 08-Dec 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 08-Dec 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. 08-Dec 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Thu. 12-Dec 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Sun. 15-Dec 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UN Sun. 15-Dec 9:15 am W.Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Jack Grant; Mitch Waniger Sun. 15-Dec 10:45 am M. Charles Thu. 19-Dec 7:00 pm Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft R. Spangenberg Youth Sun. 22-Dec 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. 22-Dec 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer; †UN; †UN Sun. 22-Dec 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Tue. 24-Dec 1:30 pm G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Tue. 24-Dec 3:30 pm A. Knaus Tue. 24-Dec 5:30 pm R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Tue. 24-Dec 7:30 pm N. Krueger Wed. 25-Dec 10:00 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft Sun. 29-Dec 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. 29-Dec 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. 29-Dec 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Tue. 31-Dec 6:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick † UN   Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg †UN; †UN; †UN -Usher Needed: If you'd like to volunteer as an usher; Please contact the Lead usher of the group you'd Or, contact Rich Spangenberg (920) 857-3014 or email 2
  • THESE COLLECTIONS ARE ENDING SOON…. ‘TREATS’ FOR VETERANS The Northeast Brown County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will collect items until November 10 for the ‘treat cart’ at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI. Aside from the items below, you are welcome to include letters of thanks and encouragement! Please consider gathering some of the following items. Please bring all donations to church and place in the appropriate bins near the coatroom. Facial Tissues Lotion Stick Deodorant Socks (men/women) Puzzle Books (large print) Hair Combs Bar Soap Shampoo Body Wash Conditioner Toothpaste Toothbrushes Writing Tablets Envelopes Word Search (large print) Pens and Pencils Tote bags for wheelchairs (backs and arm rests) CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR CHILDREN   Shoe boxes will be packed with a variety of the items listed below. The ‘packing party’ will begin at 1pm on  Saturday, November 9. Feel free to bring the items below to church by Thursday, November 7. Our Saviour has  participated in this gathering of gifts in the past; if you would like more information, please contact Maggie  Hinz at laughterandblessings@gmail.com or contact Michelle in the office at 468‐4065.    SUGGESTED ITEMS – Remember these items need to fit into a shoe box… TOYS - small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with batteries), Slinky®, etc. SCHOOL SUPPLIES - pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. HYGIENE ITEMS - toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap* (in a plastic bag), comb, hair brush, washcloth, etc. OTHER - Hard candy, lollipops, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries) (*NOTE: Candy will absorb smell/taste from deodorant soap.) A PERSONAL NOTE - In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.) PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE Used or damaged items; war-related items (toy guns, knives or military figures); chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items (snowglobes or glass containers); aerosol cans.     3
  • THESE COLLECTIONS ARE BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER… The Board of Evangelism has arranged for Our Saviour members to participate in these community giving opportunities this Christmas season. Our Saviour is a collection spot for the Salvation Army’s ‘Toys for Teens’ program. A list of gift ideas can be found in the Narthex. These and many other gifts for children (tots OR teens) can be brought to Our Saviour by Sunday, December 8. Many children in our area will receive no Christmas gifts outside of the Salvation Army’s programs. Toys for Tots/Toys for Teens gifts should be returned unwrapped and unlabeled to the boxes in the 2nd floor coat room area. Another opportunity comes to us through Bornemann Nursing Home. A list of residents and suggested gifts for each will be available soon in the Narthex. Please sign up to indicate what gift(s) you intend to purchase. All gifts should be returned wrapped and labeled. Gifts should be returned to the boxes by the elevator/coat room or to the office no later than Sunday, December 8. Brighten the Christmas season of an elderly person this year! A-B-C FESTIVAL WHERE: Hope Lutheran Church, 700 S. Superior Street, De Pere WHEN: Saturday November 9 from 10:30 – 1:00 PM WHAT: ABC Festival… . Auction and Luncheon are sponsored by Hope Lutheran Youth and Angels of Hope Preschool. . Bidding starts closing at 11:45 AM. Chili, Booyah and Nachos will be available for purchase. Bake Sale is sponsored by Ladies Guild. . Concerts by Angels of Hope Preschool, Trinity Lutheran Choir and NEW Lutheran Choir Free admission to all events; enter a drawing for a gift basket. Your child can make something in our craft area. Come for the fellowship and an opportunity to shop before Christmas for some great finds.   4
  • OSLC THANKS OUR SPONSORS! Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of ‘The Voice” each month. If you would like to advertise, please contact Michelle in the Church office at (920) 468-4065 or info@oslc-gb.org. Please support the sponsors who help support us. “Our Saviour’s Voice” is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Vacancy Editor, DH Hatch. Please feel free to contact the church office with constructive suggestions and/or comments at info@oslc-gb.org. Thanks to those who have already commented! We are always seeking more congregational input and submissions.  OUR SAVIOUR STAFF Senior Pastor – David H. Hatch dave@oslc-gb.org Associate Pastor – Greg Hovland (920) 544-3614 greg@oslc-gb.org Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 468-4065 info@oslc-gb.org Preschool Director – Christina Scholz   (920) 609-0248 (920) 468-3596 christina@oslc-gb.org 5
  • N.E.W.LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION WHEN: NOVEMBER 16, 2013 Doors open & silent auction begins 4 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Live Auction to follow WHERE: Rock Garden Banquet Hall (1951 N. Bond St. Green Bay, WI ) COST: $45 per person; $320 for a table of 8 Admission includes family style dinner Tickets at the NEWLHS school office or online at www.newlhs.com PREVIEW: November 3 at Pilgrim Lutheran in conjunction with 6:30 pm fall concert The Lord your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky.   Deuteronomy 1:10   OFFICIAL ACTS Baptism: Jaxon Rusty Koebe Born: May 3, 2013 Baptized: August 4, 2013 Son of Phil and Angie Koebe Membership Changes: OUT Nicole Goolsbey and baptized children, Ryan and Eain, transfer to Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS), Niantic, CT Nate and Teri Watt and baptized and confirmed children, Zachariah and Deborah, transfer to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northrop, MN (LCMS) Do you want to serve our Lord in a creative way? Do you have experience in layout and design and editing? OSLC is seeking someone special to serve as the Editor of this newsletter, The Voice. We want to thank Mark Stone, who did a fantastic job for us. Mark and his new wife have moved and that leaves the Editor position open. Interested? See Pastor Dave or email him at dave@oslc-gb.org.       6
  • MANY WAYS TO HELP THE INCARCERATED Interested in helping the Brown County Jail inmates’ spiritual health? Interested in helping the Brown County Jail Chaplain and the Ministry? There are many different ways. - Volunteer in their library: fulfill inmate Bible and book requests, receive the requests, pull the Bibles and books, package them for delivery to pods. - Help to plan high quality awareness/fundraising events, be creative, imaginative, collaborative, and develop a support network and events. - Teach a class (e.g., Houses of Healing, Bible Studies, Family & Marriage, Parenting, Finance). - Donate Bibles, course materials, finances. - Pray. Contact Pastor Curtis from Christ of the Bay to discuss how you can help: (920)655-3933, www.cjdecoste@gmail.com or on facebook. KEEP IN TOUCH WITH OSLC There are many ways to keep in touch and know what is happening at Our Saviour. 1. Check your mail…you never know when you might be the recipient of mail from OSLC! 2. Pick up a copy of The Voice, which includes a monthly calendar, and the Church Council minutes, both available at the Welcome Center. 3. Read the weekly announcement sheet when you attend Thursday or Sunday services; you are welcome to take a copy home! 4. Visit the website (www.oslc-gb.org) to see calendar events, The Voice, the weekly announcements and more…Sign up to receive notices by email including Fish Fry reminders and volunteer opportunity information. 5. Social Media - follow us on Twitter and Facebook and check in at Four Square 6. Notify the office by email (info@oslc-gb.org) or phone (468-4065) of changes to your mailing address, phone number and/or email address. UPCOMING NOV/DEC events Don’t’ be left behind! We have many events planned, so add these events to your calendar and plan to attend. November 9 November 10 November 27 November 28 December 8 December 8 December 13 December 15 December 15 December 16 December 18 December 18 December 24 December 24 December 25   1:00pm All Day 7:00pm 9:00am 10:00am All Day 5:00pm All Services 10:45am 7:00pm 5:30pm-7pm 5:00pm-7pm 1:30pm, 3:30pm 5:30pm, 7:30pm 10:00am Trinity/Operation Christmas Child Box Packing Last Day: Veteran’s Treat Collection Thanksgiving Eve Worship Thanksgiving Day Worship Voters’ Meeting Last Day: Toys for Teens/Nursing Home Gifts Monthly Fish Fry Loyalty Sunday S.S. Christmas Pageant GB Trinity Christmas Program Live Nativity – 3 presentations Soup Supper Praise Worship Service Traditional Worship Service Traditional Worship Service 7
  • November 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 All Saints Day *THE STORY – Join us for this 31-week series. The sermons will follow The Story topics for each day. Tuesday and Wednesday Bible studies precede the Sunday topic. 8:30am New Member Class 9am Fall Clean Up Daylight Saving Time – Fall BACK One Hour 3 ALL SAINTS DAY OBS 4 5 6 7 8 9 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sun School 10:30am Ken Ham 10:45am Trad Worship 7:40pm Packers at HOME vs Bears 7am Bible Study* 9am Bible Study* 7pm Choir Practice 12pm Staff Meeting 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm The Truth Project 6pm Confirmation and Ken Ham Series 6pm P&F Meeting 6:30 pm HS Bible Study* 8:30am 3K/4K Library Field Trip 12:15pm Worship 4pm Fish Fry Prep 6:30pm Cub Scouts 6:30pm Elders 7pm Trad Worship 5pm Monthly Fish Fry 10:30am ABC Festival, Hope Lutheran Church, De Pere 10 MITE BOX SUNDAY ARMED FORCES DAY 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sun School 10:30am Ken Ham 10:45am Trad Worship 12pm Packers HOME 11 12 13 14 15 1pm Chicks with Stix 6:45pm Council 7am Bible Study* 9am Bible Study* 7pm Choir Practice 12pm Staff Meeting 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm The Truth Project 6pm Confirmation and Ken Ham Series 6:30 pm HS Bible Study* 7:30pm Youth Board 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 7:45pm Evangelism 17 Adult Confirmation 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sun School 10:30am Ken Ham 10:45am Trad Worship 18 19 20 21 7pm Board of Education 7am Bible Study* 9am Bible Study* 7pm Choir Practice 12pm Staff Meeting 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm The Truth Project 6pm Confirmation and Ken Ham Series 6:30 pm HS Bible Study* 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 24 Cinnamon Rolls 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study 9:30am Sun School 10:30am Ken Ham 10:45am Trad Worship 12pm Packers HOME 25 26 27 28 6:30pm GBLSA 7pm Stewardship 7am Bible Study* 8am OLM Meeting 9am Bible Study* 5:30pm Praise Band 7:15pm Choir Practice Preschool Parent/ Teacher Conferences – No School 12pm Staff Meeting 7pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship 9am Thanksgiving Day Worship NO School No School Office Closed VETERANS DAY Preschool Parent/ Teacher Conferences – No School 1pm Operation Christmas Child Packing Party, Gym 16 4pm ‘A Night of Stars…’ Dinner and Auction for NEWLHS, Rock Garden 22 23 29 30 9am Christmas Pageant Rehearsal – Teachers only NO School