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Our Saviour Lutheran Church – 120 S. Henry Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54302 - 920-468-4065
August 2013
Suffering Sha...
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‘Suffering’ (from page 1) 
In the book, the Abbe takes his suffering and 
improves himself! It causes him to focus. He...
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‘Suffering’ (from page 2) 
 
vigilance and fortitude if on the defensive. 
You neither knew nor cared what had 
been t...
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THIS NEWSLETTER IS SEEKING AN EDITOR 
Do you want to serve our Lord in a creative way? Do you have experience in
layou...
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IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES - Just a reminder of the dates that you should have written in your calendar
after reading la...
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OFFICIAL ACTS
Baptisms
Aubree Ryan Dyzbalys
Born: February 13, 2013
Baptized: February 19, 2013
Rededication: June 9, ...
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DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS?
Come to “Answers...with Ken Ham” at Our Saviour and you will!
This dynamic and challenging 12...
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The Truth Project Returns 
 
In the film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the story begins with Dr. Jones, a well‐...
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Our Saviour Lutheran Launching
Groundbreaking
Bible Reading Campaign
Join Thousands Nationwide Participating in The St...
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OSLC THANKS OUR SPONSORS!
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  1. 1.   1 Our Saviour Lutheran Church – 120 S. Henry Street Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54302 - 920-468-4065 August 2013 Suffering Sharpens – Suffering Shapes – Suffering Strengthens By Pastor Dave Hatch  Suffering keeps surprising us. We try to avoid it;  yet, often it comes without warning and despite  our efforts to avoid it. We don’t like it. But, can  we work it to our advantage? Can it teach us  something? Can it bring us to humility, an  increasing dependence on God? Can it raise us to  convictions, build endurance, develop an inner  focus on our goals and God’s deepest growth in  us?    We have talked here about suffering in previous  articles. We will talk about them again. There are  many mysteries about suffering, many ‘whys?’.  Many unanswered questions. Rather than  spinning our wheels in the mud over why, how  about revisiting the idea that the difficult  experiences of life may indeed be our best  teachers?    We will quote a few authors below. We will visit  some old thinking that can awaken us to the fact  that the troubles people have experienced and  have used to build their character can model for  us to do the same thing now.    We cannot go backwards on the timeline. We  cannot do yesterday over; we cannot skip today  and arrive at a better tomorrow today. We only  have today; we are always in our “now”. When  “now” is difficult, what are we going to do with  it?    Example One: From Alexandre Dumas’ 1840  novel, Count of Monte Cristo, we find a naïve’  prisoner in a horrible state of suffering being  visited by another seasoned prisoner. The naïve’  prisoner, Dantes, is discouraged. The seasoned  prisoner, The Abbe [French for “priest”], is  making the most of his suffering. He has turned  his prison cell into a learning place, a classroom.  In the snippet below, Dantes is fascinated with  the Abbe’s inner attitude and how he deals with  his captivity and his suffering. Let’s listen in from  the dark damp prison cell as the two converse…    "I was reflecting, in the first place,"  replied Dantes, "upon the enormous  degree of intelligence and ability you  must have employed to reach the high  perfection to which you have attained.  What would you not have accomplished if  you had been free?" "Possibly nothing at  all; the overflow of my brain would  probably, in a state of freedom, have  evaporated in a thousand follies;  misfortune is needed to bring to light the  treasures of the human intellect.  Compression is needed to explode  gunpowder. Captivity has brought my  mental faculties to a focus; and you are  well aware that from the collision of  clouds electricity is produced—from  electricity, lightning, from lightning,  illumination." "No," replied Dantes. "I  know nothing. Some of your words are to  me quite empty of meaning. You must be  blessed indeed to possess the knowledge  you have."  Dumas père, Alexandre (2009­ 10­04). The Count of Monte Cristo (Kindle  Locations 3248­3255). Public Domain  Books. Kindle Edition.    ‘Suffering’  Continued on page 2  Our Saviour’s Voice
  2. 2.   2 ‘Suffering’ (from page 1)  In the book, the Abbe takes his suffering and  improves himself! It causes him to focus. He does  not mope and resign in his troubles, but uses   them to his advantage. Now, that is a fictional  story. How about some real life examples?    Example two: During the Vietnam War, James B.  Stockdale was held longer in the infamous  “Hanoi Hilton” than any other prisoner.  Stockdale was in the US Navy and was shot down  over enemy territory. During his confinement he  spent years behind bars, suffering beatings and  torture. His stirring story is told in his book,  “Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot”. We  have mentioned in previous articles, the idea of  suffering being a “Crucible Experience”. Like in  chemistry, when chemicals are super‐heated,  they come out different than they went in. They  are transformed, purified, broken down into a  new state. Stockdale describes his suffering as  having done that very thing to him. His suffering,  oddly, improved him. Of the prison experience,  similar to the fictional account from the Abbe in  the Count of Monte Cristo in our first example,  Stockdale says…    “The pressure chamber in which my most  deeply felt ideas were forged was not a  surgical operating room, not a pressure‐ packed classroom but a prison cell.  Prisons have been crucibles of both  degradation and creative impulse  throughout history. Like most pressure  chambers, they seem to draw out the very  best and the very worst in mankind.  Writers have attributed prison  inspiration to Boethius, Cervantes,  Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn, and dozens of  other ex‐convicts who later made their  marks in the world. But, in many cases,  the main inspiration was obtained  through reflection, through the  opportunity their prison experiences  provided for uninterrupted thought, time  to reorder their lives while languishing.” ‐   James B. Stockdale. Thoughts of a  Philosophical Fighter Pilot: 431 (Hoover  Institution Press Publication) (Kindle  Locations 64­69). Kindle Edition.    Stockdale confirms several things. Suffering is  not new. We need to break out of the deceptive  self‐pity thinking that we are the only ones who  are suffering. Everyone has, is and will suffer.  Suffering is part of the adventure of life. In the  art of living, it’s what we do with that suffering  that makes the difference.     Example three: One of the bigger than life  characters who ever walked before us was  Theodore Roosevelt. He too, we have spoken of  in this newsletter before. Teddy, you may recall,  was physically weak as a boy. His dad  encouraged him to improve himself in every  way. Teddy did that and more, from boxing men  to wrestling steers and scrapping a victory out of  every conceivable problem that came his way. If  you like what you just learned, Teddy can coach  us all from his books and his life story. Here is a  quote about suffering and hardship from the  book, “Theodore Roosevelt. The Strenuous Life:  Essays and Addresses”…    “It was a good thing, a very good thing, to  have a great mass of our people learn  what it was to face death and endure toil  together, and all on an exact level. You  whom I am now addressing remember  well, do you not, the weary, footsore  marches under the burning sun, when the  blankets seemed too heavy to carry, and  then the shivering sleep in the trenches,  when the mud froze after dark and the  blankets seemed altogether too light  instead of too heavy? You remember the  scanty fare, and you remember, above all,  how you got to estimate each of your  fellows by what there was in him and not  by anything adventitious [Happenings we  encounter by chance] in his surroundings.  It was of vital importance to you that the  men on your left and your right should do  their duty; that they should come forward  when the order was to advance; that they  should keep the lines with ceaseless   ‘Suffering’  Continued on page 3 
  3. 3.   3 ‘Suffering’ (from page 2)    vigilance and fortitude if on the defensive.  You neither knew nor cared what had  been their occupations, or whether they  were in worldly ways well off or the  reverse. What you desired to know about  them was to be sure that they would "stay  put" when the crisis came. Was not this  so? You know it was.” ‐  Theodore  Roosevelt. The Strenuous Life: Essays and  Addresses (Kindle Locations 2468­2477).  Charles Scribner's Sons.    One of the places that Teddy went to for example  of fortitude was the life of others. He read books  like a cow eats grass. He had books on every  table in every room. He said, “I am a little bit of  every book I ever read.” He looked to heroes, and  then he became one. That was not his goal. His  goal was to be Godly, do his God given duty, and  let nothing stop him from either of them. Teddy  saw obstacles as strength builders; resistance as  an opportunity to improve himself, with God  helping him. For Teddy, suffering was a  strengthening school.     Discouragement, resignation, depression and  their cousins are all too common visitors to our  lives. Our inner lamps flicker. Our legs grow  weak from the “hills of difficulty” [See the book,  Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan]. We all too  often find ourselves in dark places. Remember,  His Light is within you, His Word lights your  path. Your suffering is nothing new. You can  become down about it, or rise to meet it with  Christ’s help, and find meaning in it.    Saint Paul did. Remember his many sufferings?  Whippings, shipwrecks, repeated  imprisonments, hunger, dangers, and yet he said,  “I can do all things through Christ who  strengthens me.” Here is what he says about  suffering…    Romans 5:3‐5 ‐ More than that, we rejoice  in our sufferings, knowing that suffering  produces endurance, and endurance  produces character, and character  produces hope, and hope does not put us  to shame, because God’s love has been  poured into our hearts through the Holy  Spirit who has been given to us.      Blessings on our learning to draw our strength  from Him, not ourselves.      Pastor Dave     CHRISTIAN SOFTBALL LEAGUE - Our Saviour was, once again, part of a Christian Softball League that played games on Sunday nights at the Ashwaubenon Sports Complex. We had two teams: One was part of the 16 team Division 1/2, which divided into two divisions for playoffs and one was in the eight team Division 3. Each team played seven regular season games; tournament play started on July 21. OSLC 1 found the #8 seed in Division 1 and OSLC 2 was the #3 seed in Division 3. At the writing of this article, the first playoff games were played and both of our teams have advanced to the Consolation Bracket. Championship and Consolation Championship games will be played on August 4. If you did not make it to a game this year, plan to come next year. It’s good Christian fellowship and the great outdoors all in one!
  4. 4.   4 THIS NEWSLETTER IS SEEKING AN EDITOR  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. It begins on August 17th at 8am SHARP! Tell your friends and neighbors and don’t miss this one! Doors will close at 4:00pm. You name it, we’ve got it. Generous members and non-members have been bringing in saleable stuff for 10 months and we are preparing it all for sale as you read this. A short list of featured items includes furniture (couches, chairs, lamps, tables, beds, dressers, bar stools, etc.), bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, comforters, drapes, curtains, rods), decorations (Easter, Christmas and Fall items, pictures, knick knacks), entertainment (books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS and cassette tapes), kitchen wares (small appliances, dishes, glassware, pots and pans, utensils), luggage (duffle bags, large suitcases, backpacks), sporting equipment (fishing, golf, ski and more), lawn and garden tools and decorations, appliances (vacuum cleaners, washer and dryer) and more, yet to be uncovered. Donations can be brought directly to the gym until Wednesday, August 14. This cut-off will allow time for cleaning, sorting and pricing. If you need a large item picked up, please call the office at 468-4065 as soon as possible. Pick up days are August 5 and 12 between 9am and noon. To be added to the schedule, please call Michelle at 468-4065 by noon on Friday (August 2 or 9). Want to volunteer? Sign up at the Welcome Center or call Jill Proulx at 465-1437. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065 or email her at info@oslc-gb.org. CHICKS WITH STIX – The group will not meet in August. All dresses, dolls, tote bags, etc. for Haiti are due on September 8. There are more dress kits in the purple tub; help yourself. We need more people to knit or crochet dolls; we’ll also need hats, scarves, and mittens to donate this winter the area’s needy families. Yarn and patterns are available. Contact Caroline Arndt at 468-3140 with questions.
  5. 5.   5 IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES - Just a reminder of the dates that you should have written in your calendar after reading last month’s issue of The Voice Online: Our annual Fall Rally/Fall Kickoff will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 and there will be no 10:45am service. Everyone is invited to the gym to learn about volunteer and other opportunities at Our Saviour. Join us for a potluck dinner as well; it all begins at 9:00am. The first day of Sunday School will be September 15. Sunday school children and their families are invited to the 9:15am Worship Service. After the Children’s Message, the children leave to attend Sunday school classes until 10:30am. Registration forms can be printed from our website or pick one up in the office hallway. Our wonderful monthly fish fries will be back in full swing beginning Friday, September 13. A few things may change but the great food, including deep fried perch and baked cod, will remain. To volunteer, talk with Pastor Greg or Kitchen Greg (Ammerman) or call the church office.   The home Packer games this season kick off on Sunday, September 15 at 12pm against the Seattle Seahawks. Volunteers are needed to work in a Club Level (that means temperature controlled) food booth. If interested in working, contact Neil Burmeister at 866-9088 for information on training and uniform requirements. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. (Don’t forget Family Night on August 3 or the preseason home games on Friday, August 9 and Friday, August 23.)   September 2013 OSLC Usher Schedule Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Sun. 01-Sep 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. 01-Sep 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Nathan Scholz; Mitch Waniger Sun. 01-Sep 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft Thu. 05-Sep 7:00 pm N. Krueger †UN; †UN; †UN Sun. 08-Sep 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. 08-Sep 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer; †UN; †UN Sun. 08-Sep 10:45 am No Service Fall Rally Thu. 12-Sep 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. 15-Sep 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 15-Sep 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. 15-Sep 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Thu. 19-Sep 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. 22-Sep 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UN Sun. 22-Sep 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. 22-Sep 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft Thu. 26-Sep 7:00 pm N. Krueger †UN; †UN; †UN Sun. 29-Sep 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. 29-Sep 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Nathan Scholz; Mitch Waniger Sun. 29-Sep 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson † 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 (920) 857-3014 or email "spangenr.ret@uwgb.edu"
  6. 6.   6 OFFICIAL ACTS Baptisms Aubree Ryan Dyzbalys Born: February 13, 2013 Baptized: February 19, 2013 Rededication: June 9, 2013 Daughter of Dean and Carie Dyzbalys Paige Elizabeth Stoddard Born: April 1, 2013 Baptized: June 9, 2013 Daughter of Travis and Rachel Stoddard Klaira Arlene Mahlik Born: February 14, 2013 Baptized: June 9, 2013 Daughter of Nicholas and Kari Mahlik Alayna Gail Levanetz Born: May 4, 2013 Baptized: June 30, 2013 Daughter of Chad and Natalie Levanetz Membership Changes IN: Andrew and Rose Mogged, transfer from Redeemer Lutheran, Green Bay, WI (LCMS) Scott & Jennifer Linssen, transfer from Risen Savior Lutheran, Broomfield, CO (LCMS) Scott Kromer, transfer from St. John Lutheran Church, Rogers City, MI (LCMS) Joseph DeKeyser, transfer from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Denmark, WI (ELCA) OUT: Sheri Schneider and baptized child, Landon, transfer to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Algoma, WI (LCMS) Ken and Velma Dauer, transfer to Christ of the Bay Lutheran Church, Green Bay, WI (LCMS) Received their Crown Curtis Kollath September 14, 1954 ~ May 26, 2013 Funeral service held on May 30, 2013 Gerald C. Blanshan June 12, 1938 ~ June 4, 2013 Funeral service held on June 19, 2013 Shane Dillenburg July 17, 1972 ~ June 23, 2013 Funeral service held on June 28, 2013 FALL BIBLE SALE The annual Fall Bible Sale from Concordia Publishing House is here. Please check the order form on the office hallway bulletin board; if you have questions about the cover options or the different children’s Bibles available, please contact cph.org or the church office at (920) 468-4605 or info@oslc-gb.org. The order will be placed on September 30, 2013 so please place your order by Sunday, September 29.
  7. 7.   7 DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS? Come to “Answers...with Ken Ham” at Our Saviour and you will! This dynamic and challenging 12-part DVD series upholds the authority of the Bible from its very first verse. Powerful, foundational teaching that equips Christians to defend their faith against the onslaughts of evolutionary humanism! Must viewing for every teen and every family leader. Featuring Ken Ham, internationally known speaker and leading apologetics author on the accuracy and authority of the Scriptures, this fast-paced and sometimes humorous series provides solid answers to the most-asked questions about the Bible-particularly the book of Genesis. You'll think more biblically in all areas of life after viewing this Bible- honoring series. These well-illustrated presentations will teach you how to reconnect the Bible to the real world! Specially filmed and formatted to run in 30-minute segments titled: · Is Genesis Relevant Today? · Did God Create in Six Literal Days? · Why Is There Death and Suffering? · Is There Really a God? · Do the Animals "Evolve"? · Where Do the "Races" Come From? · What Is the Only Answer to Racism? · Dinosaurs-In the Bible? · How Can We Raise Godly Children? · Fossils and the Flood-What's the Connection? · How Can We Evangelize a Secular World? (Part 1) · How Can We Evangelize a Secular World? (Part 2) Answers…with Ken Ham will be shown to the Level II Confirmation class on Wednesday nights at 6pm beginning on September 11 with a repeat of the weekly video and discussion on the following Sunday at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome to come interchangeably on Wednesday or Sunday as it works in their schedule. If attending the Wednesday class, it is important that you plan to be five minutes early so the class can begin on time. ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ COME ON IN!! During office hours (Monday thru Friday 8am – 4:30pm), please use the South entrance (the triple, handicap access doors off the big parking lot). The east doors (under the overhang) are typically accessible only during service and special event times. Most doors at OSLC remain locked during the day for security reasons. They are not easily monitored by the office. You may use the other doors anytime with a key.  
  8. 8.   8 The Truth Project Returns    In the film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the story begins with Dr. Jones, a well‐known adventurer‐ archeologist, directing his college students to two vastly different classrooms. He says, “Archaeology is the search for fact... not truth. If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall. If you want the facts, follow me.” Here, we want to focus on Truth. “What is Truth?”, asked Pontius Pilate to Jesus. And that is the question of most philosophers.     For a world without Christ, truth changes with the winds of opinion, culture and perception. For the Christian,  Christ is Truth and His Word is Truth. Christ brings us unchangeable Truth.    Our Saviour will, once again, offer a special class called The Truth Project.  It was created by Focus on the  Family. It is not for everyone, but it may be for you.  It is for you if:     You like to learn and you would enjoy some studying at home between classes   You wish to commit to something that can have a deep stretching change in your thought‐life and world  perspective   You long to have a deep discipleship with Christ   You wish to interact with other Christians and build life‐long friendships    We will offer the classes this year on Wednesdays from 6‐8pm. The first class will be on September 11 meeting  weekly thru December 11 (no class on November 27 due to Thanksgiving).    This class is offered to members of Our Saviour and other congregations. If you would like to commit to this  class, enroll today by calling the church office at (920) 468‐4065 or sending an email to info@oslc‐gb.org. If  you want more information, visit the Truth Project website at http://www.thetruthproject.org/    ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪   VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WAS A ‘JOY’  We had 28 volunteers (13 of them youth) serving 47 children in learning to stand strong for God. Every day, the  children were learning the lesson of the day from Pastor Dave, creating a craft project or art work, building and  eating a delicious snack that followed the day’s theme and singing and dancing to specially‐themed music. “Joy,  Joy, Joy!” is easily a song that is still stuck in the head of many participants!    The Camp Luther leaders (Artemis, Classic, Flash and Greek), under the theme LIVELOVE[D], looked each day  at the theme from a different perspective with reference to 1 John 4:10‐11 (This is love: not that we loved God,  but that He loved us and sent His Son in an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we  also ought to love one another.)    VBS could not be such a success without all of our adult and youth volunteers:      Mike Charles (organizer), Louanne Kuzmic, Sam Pinchart, Melissa Beaumont, Cora Klemme,   Ariel Kuchta, Grace Smith, Carol Wolske, Amber Curtis, Jackie Behling, Pat Baneck, Deloris Siegmund,  Carol Siech, Corey Flynn, Hannah Luepke, Jaida Reynen, Norma Teske, Donna Biebel, Hunter Alft,   Becky Richer, Jeanne Heuer, Krista Groth,  Tim Richter,  Alexis Tilot, Taylor Steffel, Kylie Medenwald,  Kallie Medenwald and Terry Hebel.     Please thank these volunteers when you see them. They are shining examples of God’s love at work!   
  9. 9.   9 Our Saviour Lutheran Launching Groundbreaking Bible Reading Campaign Join Thousands Nationwide Participating in The Story The Bible is central to our faith, but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. The Story gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 weeks so everyone understands God’s story and how their story intersects with it. The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day. We are hoping to reverse this trend. Your pastors believe that The Story, a Zondervan best-seller, is the right tool to increase Biblical literacy, helping readers understand God’s story from Genesis to Revelation and how their own stories intersect with God’s. Consisting of 31 chapters of carefully-selected scriptures sequenced in chronological order, The Story presents the word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel. We want the people at Our Saviour, as well as the region around us, to realize the incredible love God has for them and how their story is found in His story. The Story Church Campaign is a unique program providing up to 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult Sunday school and up to 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. When accompanied by reading through the five age-related books (The Story, The Story: Teen Edition, The Story for Kids, The Story for Children, and The Story for Little Ones), the entire church can be literally on the same page for 31 weeks. With thousands of participating churches nationwide, The Story is becoming a movement that is bringing wide- ranging benefits to local churches. Many have reported increased community outreach, increased Biblical literacy, congregational growth and a greater understanding of how God’s story reveals the reasons for the things that happen in man’s story. YOUR INVITATION TO THE STORY Join us and experience The Story for yourself. Come at 7:45am (before the 9:15am service) on Sunday mornings or join us at 9:15am (after the 7:45am service/before the 10:45am service) beginning on Sunday, September 22.
  10. 10.   10   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. Staff Senior Pastor – David H. Hatch (920) 609-0248 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) 468-3596 Christina@oslc-gb.org
  11. 11. August 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday August is the month for the Super Sale. Donations will be accepted thru Wednesday, August 14; the sale begins at 8am sharp on August 17. September brings many new and old events to Our Saviour. Check out this month’s newsletter articles for information on upcoming Fellowship, Education and Evangelism events and add them to your family’s calendar. We begin the Packer season on September 8 - the Fall Rally starts us off at 9am and the Packers kick off in San Francisco at 3:25pm. 1 12:15pm Worship 5pm Bruhn/Schuettpelz Wedding Rehearsal 7pm Trad Worship 2 2pm Bruhn/Schuettpelz Wedding 3 5:30pm Packers Family Night, Lambeau Field 4 7:45am Trad Worship 9:15am Praise Worship 10:45am Trad Worship w/Holy Baptism 12pm Golf Outing TBD Softball Finals 5 6 7am Bible Study 9am Bible Study 7 12pm Staff Meeting 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm GriefShare 8 12:15pm Worship 6pm Trinity Registration Night 7pm Trad Worship 7:45pm Evangelism 9 7pm Packers HOME vs Cardinals 10 11 MITE BOX SUNDAY 7:45am Trad Worship 9:15am Bible Study 9:15am Praise Worship w/Holy Baptism 10:30am Bible Study 10:45am Trad Worship 12 6pm P&F Meeting 6:30pm Council 13 7am Bible Study 9am Bible Study 14 12pm Staff Meeting 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm GriefShare 7:30pm Youth Board 15 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 16 17 8am Super Sale (ends at 4:00pm) 7pm Packers AWAY vs Rams 18 7:45am Trad Worship 9:15am Bible Study 9:15am Praise Worship 10:30am Bible Study 10:45am Trad Worship 19 7pm Board of Education 20 7am Bible Study 9am Bible Study 21 12pm Staff Meeting 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm GriefShare 22 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 23 7pm Packers HOME vs Seahawks 24 25 7:45am Trad Worship 9:15am Bible Study 9:15am Praise Worship 10:30am Bible Study 10:45am Trad Worship 26 6:30pm GBLSA 7pm Stewardship First Day of School for Green Bay Trinity 27 7am Bible Study 9am Bible Study 28 12pm Staff Meeting 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm GriefShare 29 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 7pm Packers AWAY vs Chiefs 30 NO SCHOOL (4-day weekend) 31

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