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  1. 1. OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH- edition THE VOICE MISSOURI SYNOD GREEN BAY, WIS. V O L U M E 8 , I S S U E 2 0 A U G U S T 2 0 1 0 Keep looking forward Find us on the Web! By David H. Hatch Someone once said, rights of the railroad to move into unchartered territory, this “If you stare into the rearview west across the mighty same hero of our land, once mirror, you will end up in the Mississippi. Steamboat river again looked forward, not ditch.” men who made their liveli- backward. He set up a firing What if we only did hood in boat-trafficking range on the White House lawn, everything the way we had goods and services across the testing new weaponry. He also always done them and never Big Muddy fought hard lifted a human observer of war in sought improvements? We against the railroad making a military balloon 500 feet over would still be in the stone its way across that river. The the White House lawn. It was on age! What if we stayed at the river men “accidentally” this young leader’s watch that places of our losses and our crashed a boat into the first the military began the shift from emotional injuries? We new trestle and then fought the musket to the rifle, changing would never move forward in court that such a structure the effect of war on every with our lives. was a hazard to navigation. battlefront for all of time. As an example, years Caption describing pictureto That young lawyer went That young boy with ago, a young boy’s mother or graphic. railroad, seeing bat for the tears in his eyes at his mother’s was not strong, fell sick and the advantage of this new grave grew to become the lawyer died. She was buried on the iron horse to connect the and president in our examples family farm. Her young country. The lawyer won the above. We know him well as grieving boy used to go out case. He was willing to Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a fine and sit by her lonely grave in expand new horizons and teacher in so many ways, the forest and cry. It was the leave the old behind. including glancing back to where first great sorrow that had That same lawyer, we have come from, but having ever touched the boy's heart. when it came to saving the the courage to move ahead and When his dad was preparing nation we love dearly, was do things we never thought the family to move to another willing to embrace new ideas possible. And he never forgot the state, the father could not to accomplish his goal. A few love of his mother! find his boy. The lad was steps from his residence, he That is the same with found at the grave, weeping. would spend countless hours, our Lord. He would not have us What if he had “stayed there” sometimes resting on a cot, stuck in the past, but glancing in his thinking? Did he have in order to “remotely con- there with memories and the courage to move forward trol” (electronically) a war courageously moving ahead with with his life? Could he find a effort, communicating with our lives, giving us purpose and purpose for his future? his generals instantly and meaning in our days ahead. For us, we can look their every move. He knew Merely glance in that rearview backwards and stay where we this had never been done mirror, keeping your focus on have come from, or we can before. He was willing to let the adventure ahead. glance back now and then the old messenger-man on a *Lincoln and the Rock Island Bridge Case - while we continue focus on horse fade from importance Daily Press of Chicago, Sept. 24, 1857 the adventure ahead. and embrace new methods to How the Telegraph Helped Lincoln Win the In another example, accomplish that goal. Civil War, by Tom Wheeler there once was a young When state-of-the- Lincoln and the Tools of War, by Robert V. lawyer who fought for the art weaponry was morphing Bruce
  2. 2. PAGE 2 Super sale coming August 21 From the OSLC office This year‟s Super items already received church office immediately Sale is on Saturday, Aug. from the basement to the to schedule large item pick 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 gym and to set up tables. up if needed. p.m. This is a change from Donations of If interested in be- the previous years when it almost anything are ing on the pick-up squad was held the first Saturday accepted for this sale. It is please let Michelle know in October. asked that sets of and she will get in touch Beginning Aug. 2, Encyclopedias or clothes with the movers and shak- donations, including large are not donated. ers. Michelle can be items, can be dropped off Children‟s items for this reached at: in the gym. sale will be accepted even (920)468-4065 or by Workers are though a “kids only” sale e-mail: needed at 9:00 a.m. on is held in spring. Monday, Aug. 2 to move Please call the OSLC official acts Weddings: Emily Anne Cooper and Adam Richard Meyer CONFIRMATION MEMORY United at Our Saviour on July 10, 2010 WORK REMINDER Confirmation classes begin on September 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. In order for any child to attend confirmation classes this year (levels I, II or III), he/she must have a few fundamental items memorized. The Ten Commandments The Apostles‟ Creed The Lord‟s Prayer The order of books from the Old Testament The order of books from the New Testament Remember one simple coaching point, “Eat the elephant one bite at a time.” That is, we suggest doing one item per week, or even one every two weeks. And voila, they are finished! Memory work assistance is being offered on several days in August. Please check the church calendar in this issue of The Voice and come as you are able. Memory help will be provided and your child‟s memory work can be checked off when ready. THE VOICE
  3. 3. PAGE 3 Sincere thanks from the Board of Ed Donna Biebel On behalf of the families. windows with their great Board of Education, I Thirdly, to all the artistic talent. From the would like to thank adults and youth who Pastors who told Bible everyone who helped in volunteered time and stories each day to any way to make VBS such talents to put this Michelle, in the office, who a success this summer. together. What a great covered many bases! I First of all, to those group of volunteers! think it is clear that many of you who sent your Fourthly, to the people stepped up to the child(ren) to participate. congregation that supported plate and made it easier for Obviously the children VBS by donating food, everyone! made it all happen! money and other supplies Because of your Secondly, to the that we needed. From help, we were able to share host families who took in the person who made sure our faith with 64 little the Camp Luther the fence was erected for people. Hopefully, staff. Camp staff really the game area, to the family someday they‟ll do the enjoyed meeting these who decorated the front same! Bible study to keep youth pumped after NYG Avra J. Juhnke The new youth year’s attendees to do just board leaders, Whitney that. Hunter and Avra Juhnke, NYG 2010 The ladies also plan would like to invite attendees can expect, on hosting Bible studies National Youth Gathering “fun fellowship and throughout the school year 2010 attendees to the snacks,” said Hunter. The for post-confirmation newest Bible study at Our ladies will decide the students. Saviour Lutheran Church. See you there! subject of each week’s The study will take study the week prior so place Sundays at 7:00 the youth are encouraged p.m. in the youth room. to bring ideas and It can be expected that suggestions. The first the sessions will last week will consist of a about an hour each week. casual get together to Both Hunter and reminisce, tell stories and Juhnke have attended a brainstorm future study NYG before and just themes and ideas. wanted to keep the Hunter also said energy and faith pumping that students who did not through their veins when go on the trip are still more they returned to Green than welcome to join the Bay. This is a way for this Bible study.
  4. 4. PAGE 4 ** HELP WANTED ** Want to serve the Lord but don't know how? Want to help the church but haven't found a way to share your talents? Want to be part of something exciting, fulfilling and rewarding? Want it to be fun, easy and part-time? If you said yes, then we have the place for you! Come join a very special group of people as a volunteer Sunday school teacher. We need Sunday school teachers in almost all grades (pre-kindergarten through sixth grade). What do we need from you? What can we offer? We are glad you asked! + A willingness to share your time with our youth. + Bible knowledge is not required + All lessons are pre-planned + All materials and planning are provided + We work in teams so you would not need to teach every Sunday This is so rewarding not only for the youth but also for those who teach. Our teachers can share with you their many stories of how they too have been rewarded. To apply please contact: Julie Rusch, Sunday School Director (920) 406-9077 FOUR JARS Submitted by Adeline Grieser A minister decided to use a visual demonstration as added emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. First worm in a jar containing alcohol. Second worm in a jar containing smoke. Third worm in a jar containing chocolate. Fourth worm in a jar with good clean soil. After the sermon, the minister reported to the congregation that the worm in alcohol was dead. The worm in the smoke was dead. The worm in the chocolate was dead. The worm in the good soil? Alive. Pastor then asked the membership, "What did you learn from this demonstration?" Maxine stood up and said, "As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms."
  5. 5. Sunday School Registration Form / 2010-2011 School Year Sunday School is open to children from age 4 up to, and including, 6th grade. Classes will begin on September 19, 2010. Please bring your child(ren) with you to the 9:15 a.m. worship service. They will be dismissed to their classrooms after the Children’s Message is given (around 9:30). Sunday School will run until 10:30 a.m. regardless of when the church service is finished. Please be patient when picking up your children and allow your child’s teacher time to finish each week’s lesson. Thank you. Family Surname: Mom‟s Name: Dad‟s Name: Address: Address (if different) City/Zip: City/Zip: Phone: Phone: (if different) Cell Phone: Cell Phone: *Email: *Email: Step Father: ________________________________ Step Mother: __________________________ Children primarily live with: (Circle One) Mom Dad Both Parents Our church membership is at (church name/denomination / city) ____________________________________ --------------------------------- Person to be notified in case of emergency (other than mom and dad): Name: Address: Phone: Relationship: Person(s) authorized to pick up child(ren) after class: -------------------------------- I, __________________________, will help support the Christian Learning of my child/children by: Helping with classroom activities Offering transportation for other students if possible Help set up/take down classroom tables/chairs if needed before or after class ______Other: Please contact me at (email/phone) ___________________________ to discuss how I can help as noted above. *EMAIL is an essential way to communicate with you about Sunday school and send our Parent updates more efficiently. Please provide at least one address and plan to check it at least once per week. Thank you.
  6. 6. Please complete the following information for each child you are registering in Sunday school. If child‟s last name if different than surname above, please include below. Name: Age: Male / Female Date of Birth: Baptism Date: Grade child is entering in school this year: Email: ----------------- Name: Age: Male / Female Date of Birth: Baptism Date: Grade child is entering in school this year: Email: ----------------- Name: Age: Male / Female Date of Birth: Baptism Date: Grade child is entering in school this year: Email: ------------------- Name: Age: Male / Female Date of Birth: Baptism Date: Grade child is entering in school this year: Email: ----------------- Name: Age: Male / Female Date of Birth: Baptism Date: Grade child is entering in school this year: Email: ----------------- ** Please list any special learning problems for each child: _______ ** Please list any special health problems for each child: (Diabetic, Food Allergies, etc.) ** Other helpful information we should know: We take a lot of pictures of the children throughout the year at various events. Please read and sign below. “I give permission to use photos of my child/children listed above for the promotion of Christian Education at OSLC.” Yes No Signature:________________________________________
  7. 7. PAGE 7 Trinity Lutheran School monthly newsletter August 2010 120 South Henry Street, Green Bay, WI 54302; (920) 655-4673 Green Bay Lutheran School Association "My Times are in Your Hands" (Ps 31:15)-As we begin the new school year it is comforting to know that God is in control. Calendar Aug 12 Registration Night 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Aug 16-24 Teacher In-service and home visits Aug 22 Teacher dedication at Hope at 9:00 a.m. Aug 23 Back to school night 6:00 p.m. Aug 25 School begins opening worship 8:30 p.m. Aug 29 Back to school picnic at Green Isle Park 12:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Theme: Love One Another First Graduating Class In May, nine students graduated from Green Bay Trinity. This was GB Trinity's first graduating class and the work of the Lord in their lives was evident in the service. Enrollment Our enrollment stands at 85 students. There is still room in Kindergarten, fourth, seventh, and eighth grades. Athletics Students in grades 4-8 will be competing in volleyball and soccer. Entrance to GB Trinity-Thanks to the work of Mrs. King, Miss Spatz, Mr. Stieglitz, and the graduating class of 2010, the entryway to GB Trinity announces that the Lord is present and working in this place. School e-mail The new email address for the school is All of the teachers have email addresses which are listed on the website. Wish list items Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics on DVD's for Kindergarten $75 Listening Center for Grades 1 & 2 $300 Wall mount for television $150 each LCD Projector $900 LCD Projector Screen $120 Projector Cart $200 “All God's People Sing” hymnals 40 needed (any number appreciated)$12 each What does a Christian education mean? A true Christian education means that all goals, rules and policies, staffing, student and adult relationships, structures of authority, methodologies, sources of funding and resources, activities, materials, and content of all subject areas must be consistent with a biblical worldview. In every aspect, the entire education system must openly glorify and please God through our Lord Jesus Christ. A thoroughly Christian education is expressed in an open, non-apologetic in writing, verbally and in all actions on the part of every participant.
  8. 8. PAGE 8 VOLUME 8, ISSUE 20 Church directory news Olan Mills photographers took pictures of many Our Saviour families between May 11 and July 29. OSLC is now working with them to prepare, edit and produce the 2010 pictorial directory. Rest assured, members that had photos taken will not miss getting a copy of the directory. Notices will be placed in the weekly bulletin, The Voice and possibly on our website or by e-mail to notify everyone when the directory is ready. If you have not yet provided a picture of your family, church group or church event, please contact Michelle in the office as soon as possible about getting them in the directory. Deadline is August 15. More news blurbs from the OSLC office Time flies when you are having fun That old saying sure is true when we enjoy the summer weather and it seems that fall always comes too fast. As this is published in early August, it‟s about what‟s coming in September! We are already thinking ahead to the first fish fry of the season, fall rally, confirmation classes, adult confirmation instruction and the first day of Sunday school and the first Packers home game of the season. Don‟t let September hit you by surprise. A little planning will go a long way to a relaxed beginning of the new season. Upcoming events not mentioned below have individual articles in this month‟s issue. You can find the full Fish Fry schedule for this year on the Welcome Center counter; the first one will be on September 10. If you are interested in working during the fish fry this year, please contact Greg Ammerman at 469-4282. Donations of Pepsi and Coke (regular, diet and caffeine-free) products are needed. Coffee (regular and decaf) donations are also being accepted. Board chairs and Board members: Is the Fall Rally, September 12, on your calendar now? Start working on your board‟s display board for your presentation table and discuss with your members what to include, who will run the table, etc. This is your chance to shine and let everyone know what your board does and to possibly recruit members. So put your best foot forward and be prepared. The Packer season begins at Lambeau Field on August 7, with Family Night followed by two home preseason games on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 26. Runners are needed for all Packer/ Lambeau Field events including these three nights and the eight home regular-season games beginning on September 19 with the noon game versus the Buffalo Bills. If you are interested in working, a general sign-up sheet is on the coffee bar. All workers must complete an online alcohol test; instructions for that are also on the coffee bar. Workers must be at least 18 years old, show a picture ID to enter the stadium, and wear black pants. A uniform shirt and hat are provided by Levy Restaurants. Our Saviour receives $50 for each volunteer to work a game. That‟s $1,000 per game or $11,000 per season! Help us make this a successful fund-raiser again this year! Go PACK! Adult instruction in the Christian faith will begin on Sunday, Sep. 19 with a Talk „n Tour. Classes will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on selected Sunday mornings until November 21. There will be a total of eight classes. All members and non-members are welcome to attend. Non-members can become members by Adult Confirmation on December 19 if they desire. Church membership after the class is not required. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the church office at 468-4065.
  9. 9. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 20 PAGE 9 September 2010 OSLC Usher Schedule Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Thu. 02-Sep 7:00 pm J. Boettcher Bryant Clayton; Anthony Clayton; †UN Sun. 05-Sep 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. 05-Sep 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. 05-Sep 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Thu. 09-Sep 7:00 pm HC C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. 12-Sep 7:45 am HC A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 12-Sep 9:15 am HC W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. 12-Sep 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thu. 16-Sep 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. 19-Sep 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UN Sun. 19-Sep 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. 19-Sep 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. 23-Sep 7:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Bryant Clayton; Anthony Clayton; †UN Sun. 26-Sep 7:45 am HC M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. 26-Sep 9:15 am HC R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. 26-Sep 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Thu. 30-Sep 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick † 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) 983-9821 or by e-mail at Our Saviour Lutheran Church has sponsored a team in the Christian Softball League organized by the Green Bay Parks and Recreation Department for many years. This year, we sponsored TWO teams with 28 total players. We thank the following folks for putting their bodies on the line for our enjoyment on Sunday evenings this summer. OSLC 1 OSLC 2 Ryan Bailey Paul Kuehl Joe Ramel Sarah Blakeley Without the help of many Steve Wohlfeil John Chamberlain others, we would not Dennis Steinmann Alex Chamberlain know how we did, so Joshua Falk Tyler Chamberlain please thank everyone involved for assisting Nathan Scholz Jacob Guenther with the hard behind-the- Jason Natzke Mike Hinz scenes work this year. Mike Laylan Maggie Hinz Playoffs are in full swing. Nathan Wilber Steve Rusch Watch the Sunday Kristen Wilber Corey Merryfield bulletin for information Bryan Rudie David Bitters on when and where the Adam Steinmann Tyler Bitters games are will be played. Amber Curtis Alex Rusch
  10. 10. August 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 7:45a Traditional Worship 9amSuper Sale Set Up 7a Bible Study 4 5 6 7 8:30a Summer Stretch 9:30-12p Confirmation 7:30p Packers 9:15a Praise Worship 5:30p Youth Board 9a Bible Study 10:45a Traditional Worship 7p Sweet Monday 6p Praise Band 6p OSLC Fund Raiser Memory Work Assistance, Family Night Planning Meeting Classroom #1 12:15p OSLC Golf Outing 7p P&F Meeting 12:15p Brown Bag Worship TBA – OSLC 1 Playoff Game 7p Traditional Worship TBA – OSLC 2 Playoff Game 7p Sun@7 youth Bible study 8 Communion 9 10 11 12 13 14 7p Council Meeting 7a Bible Study 12:15p Brown Bag Worship 9a Pre-Baptism 7:45a Traditional Worship 7p LWML 9a Bible Study 5p Trinity Registration Night Seminar 9:15a Praise Worship 9-11:30a Confirmation 7p Traditional Worship 7p Packers vs. 10:45a Traditional Worship Memory Work 7:45p Evangelism Browns TBA – OSLC 1 Playoff Game Assistance, Parlor TBA – OSLC 2 Playoff Game 6p Praise Band 7p Sun@7 youth Bible study 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 7:45a Traditional Worship 7p Board of Education 7a Bible Study 8:30a Staff Meeting 8a Super Sale 9:15a Praise Worship 9a Bible Study 10:30a-12p Confirmation (until 4p) 10:45a Traditional Worship 10:30a Confirmation Memory Work Assistance, 9p Packers vs 7p Sun@7 youth Bible Memory Work Classroom #1 Seattle (away) study Assistance, Parlor 12:15p Brown Bag Worship 6p Praise Band 7p Traditional Worship 22 Communion 23 24 25 26 27 28 7:45a Traditional Worship 6p Trinity Back-to- 7a Bible Study First day of school for 8:30a Staff Meeting 9:15a Praise Worship School Night 9a Bible Study Trinity students 12:15p Brown Bag Worship 10:45a Traditional Worship 7p Fellowship 6p Praise Band 7p Traditional Worship 7p Sun@7 youth Bible study 7p Stewardship 7p Packers vs. Colts 7:30p Trinity School Board 29 30 31 SUPER SALE SET UP begins on Monday, August 2. If you can help, please 7:45a Traditional Worship 7a Bible Study come at 9:00a.m. 9:15a Praise Worship 9a Bible Study 10:45a Traditional Worship 6p Praise Band 12p Trinity Picnic (Green Runners are needed for all Packers games at Lambeau Field. Please call Isle Park) Neil at 866-9088 to sign up. Work just one game (more if you like) and make 7p Sun@7 youth Bible study this a successful fund-raising event for Our Saviour. Carpool is available from the church parking lot.
  11. 11. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 20 PAGE 11 OSLC Business Directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. If you would like to advertise in The Voice, please contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: Do you like to grill? The youth need people to grill at Bay Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at noon. Please contact Avra Juhnke @ 920-360-7544 or Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch Edited and designed by Avra J. Juhnke Our Saviour (920) 465-8118 Please feel free to contact me with constructive suggestions and comments at Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland Lutheran Church (920) 544-3614 Thanks to those who have already commented! I am seeking more congregational input and Lutheran Church- Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 468-4065 submissions. Submissions can be sent to What do you want to read Missouri Synod Preschool Director – Christina about? 120 S. Henry Street • Green Bay, WI 54302 Scholz Vol. 8, No. 20, August 2010 The Voice (permit No. 59) (920) 468-4065 (920) 468-3596 is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without permission.
  12. 12. 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 Important financial update; adopt-a-bill in full swing Total Unified appreciated and will help offerings to the church if Receipts for June ran short the church reduce the deficit away for the weekend so of our budget again by an in the unified receipts (brass that the church may additional $7,060, bringing plate giving). continue supporting the our year to date shortage to All church members Lord‟s work at OSLC. $31,940. Concern over this are highly encouraged to Like a sunbather summer slump and that the stop by the board in the sagging low in a summer trend could continue during main entrance. Please hammock, that is often how the rest of the year, the consider taking care of a bill giving goes during the church council brought back by removing it from the summer months. To keep the adopt-a-bill board in late board, issuing a check the mission alive and June. payable to OSLC and healthy, in response to what After the first three placing both the check and He has done, our family joy weeks of the active adopt-a- the bill in an envelope and is to keep giving from the bill board, the church have dropping it in the offering heart every season received $1,641.79 from plate or mailing it to the throughout the year. Let‟s members who have taken a church office. take the sag out of the bill off the board and issued Enjoy the rest of the season and keep the a check to OSLC to pay that summer, and please Saviour's work alive. bill. The response is greatly consider mailing your