JANUARY 2012 VOLUME I, ISSUE 1 The Voice Online OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH—GREEN BAYThe Lord’s Supper to be set more often Pastor Dave Hatch The dinner bell rings on background to this story. At the will at least double thethe farm. A famished work hand board of elders meetings for preparation time of the alreadysets down his shovel, another several years (and what seemed short-handed altar guild. We areturns the key to “off” on the to be at nearly every monthly so grateful to the silent servantstractor, while another calls the meeting) they discussed the who work behind the scene tokids from the hayloft. The “every worship communion” prepare the sanctuary for us.family gathers in the kitchen as concept. The dialogs at these The start date is not set,the aroma of a pot roast and meetings were lively, with and need not be set until we haveapple pie fill the house. With preferences displayed by all enough hands to share in theevery chair fulfilling its duty, attendees, either in keeping our service of preparing it. After thedad bids the little group to fold tradition or changing it. And so Voters’ Meeting, the Altar Guildtheir hands in prayer. This little to move the discussion toward a has been joyfully receiving bothclan does what families have decision, a resolution was made inquiries and willing newdone since the beginning of at a fall 2011 elders meeting to members, both desiring to assisttime, they gather at the table for bring the discussion to the as the need arises. God istheir daily fellowship and congregation for a vote. The working His awesome wonders!refreshment. Similarly, for more church constitution states, The Altar Guild is still seekingthan 2000 years, the Christian “[The elders are to] Set the time, new and eager servants – Call thechurch has gathered at His table schedule and number of church office for morefor fellowship and refreshment. communion services in information at 468-4065. And so,Some folks come from a conjunction with the pastor(s) just as the dinner bell rings ontradition of gathering for the and the voting the farm, and like when aLord’s Supper annually or membership” [301.2.5]. And so, famished work hand sets downmonthly or, for some, weekly. In that recommendation from the his shovel, another turns theother churches it is offered to elders came to the voters. key to “off” on the tractor, whileHeaven-bound pilgrims daily, I am certain that every another calls the kids from theshould they desire. On Dec. 4, elder, and your two pastors also, hayloft. The family gathers in the2011, at the Annual Voters’ regret we did not discuss the sanctuary for the meal that soMeeting, the OSLC recommendation with the altar deeply satis-congregation voted to offer the guild prior to bringing it to the fies. We praiseLord’s Supper at every regular voters, as the work of preparing Him who madeworship service. This will not be the Sacrament lies in the hands us, bought usan official practice at OSLC until of the silent servers on the altar and comes tologistics are worked out by the guild. We missed this critical us in this Holyexploratory committee that was step, and I take the Meal.later formed. responsibility for erring there. There is some The passing of this resolution
THE VOICE ONLINE Page 2 OSLCBaptisms:November 20, 2011 Rachael Lindsey, Adult Confirmation official acts+Alexia Marie Young Dan Kaufman, AdultBorn: January 8, 1999 Confirmation OUT: LoisDaughter of Elliot Dauffenbach Kenneth Damp, Adult Martin,-Tabb and Brenda Young Confirmation transfer to Hope Lutheran Allan and Heather Schimberg, Church, Fond du Lac, Wis.+Brenda E. Young Adult Confirmation, (LCMS)Born: March 16, 1980 with minor unconfirmed child, Received their Crown:+Rachael R. Lindsey Madelynn Patricia HoffmannBorn: December 27, 1983 Eric and Tiffany Mullen, Adult August 26, 1930 ~ November Confirmation, with 19, 2011Membership Changes: minor unconfirmed Funeral service held onIN: Jennifer Harris, Adult children, Hailie and November 22, 2011 Confirmation ColtonDeborah Young, Adult Kristy Drager, Adult Confirmation Confirmation, withBrenda Young, Adult minor unconfirmed Confirmation child, Hunter Nelson Weekly communion still a work in progress As read on the front page, at committee consists of elders and altar the recent Our Saviour Lutheran guild members. The start date will be Church Voters’ meeting, on Dec 4, determined by this committee and the decision was made to serve church leaders at a later date in 2012. communion every week. Currently, Providing communion at every communion is held on the second and service is designed to provide more fourth week of every month. A flexibility to OSLC’s confirmed subcommittee has been formed to members. Please continue to read work out the logistics to make the “The Voice” and your weekly bulletin transition as smooth as possible. The for updates as the process moves forward. Thanks. - Robin Williams, chair of the board of elders.
JANUARY 2012 Page 3Sparks will fly,let’s put our heads together Our Saviour looking at where weLutheran Church will came from, taking abe hosting a snapshot of where weleadership retreat at are now, andfor all OSLC board envisioning theand committee future. Ourmembers on Sat. Jan. relationships will21 beginning at 8:00 deepen, our faith willa.m. Please pass the spark and our mindsword. Chairs, please will engage in goodlet your boards and discussions about thecommittees know and mission and ministry http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~ichthus/wordpress/encourage them to here at OSLC! wp-content/uploads/2010/04/jesusfishing.jpgattend. We will beCongrats to the 2011 confirmation studentsAnthony Luke Cantwell George Bernard Jackson Eronica Louri Krueger- KaquatoshStacy Ann Falk Julia Lynn Klemme Nicholas Brian PinchartJessica Leigh Guns Sierra Rae Knurr Sierra Polzin Connor Jon Rutherford Rachel Leah Sipple Alexis Tilot Bryon R. Treadway Rachel Warnke
THE VOICE ONLINE Page 4 Big changes ahead for altar guild Jill Proulx The fall altar guild Wedding coordinator having a responsible child helpmeeting was held on Sep. 26, Diane Prahl and Carol them when the parent is2011 and the schedule for 2011- Siech – Flowers volunteering. Children love to2012 was established. We I would like to extend a collect and count the cups.welcomed two new members, huge thank you to all of these This is a great time to teachJennifer Damp and Sandy people for their service. Carol them respect for the altar andKrings. The election of officers Siech has replaced Julie Arts as show them early that they toowas held and resulted in a new flower chair. I would like to say can be helpful to the OSLCchair of the altar guild. After a special thank you to both family. However, any childmany years of service as chair, I Carol and Julie. helping needs to be with afelt it was time to pass the Changes are in the responsible adult.baton to someone else. Jennifer future for the altar guild Please don’t hesitate toDamp has graciously because of the decision of the call or e-mail either Jennifer atvolunteered to step up and Voters to offer Holy 3 6 6 - 4 7 3 4 o rbegin to learn the process of the Communion at every service. email@example.com or myselfaltar guild. Jennifer is Now, more than ever, we will at 465-143 7 orbeginning a two–year term. need your help in making this firstname.lastname@example.org with anyMichele Staszak has agreed to transition possible. Please questions, comments or tocontinue as co-chair and take consider volunteering your time volunteer for the altar guild.on another two–year for this service. It would be Our next meeting will becommitment. great to see some men willing held on January 30, at 6:30 p.m. Committee chairs to help as well. A husband and in the sacristy. There will beinclude: wife team works well. Many reminders in the Donna Arthur – husbands already help when announcement sheets before Worship committee their wives are volunteering. I the meeting. Hope to see you Barb Korth - Laundry would also encourage parents there! Jill Proulx – with children to considerStuck in the middle of winter? Surf the web! Did the weather on see a list of all the sermons and Voice,” announcement sheetsSunday keep you inside? Did click on the one you missed. from the Sunday bulletin, theyour health hold you from O r , u s e 2011 State of the Parish report,venturing out to hear the Lord’s www.oslc-gb.org/feed/podcast/ links to our association schoolsWord at Our Saviour? We offer in iTunes for automatic and so much more.the next best thing! Sermons updates. Many other items canare recorded and placed on our be found on the website, likewebsite. Go to information on who we are,www.oslc-gb.org/podcasts/ to past and current issues of “The
Sunday Monday Tuesday JANUARY 20121Communion 2 37:45a Trad worship 6:30p Worship 7a Bible study 4 5 6 7 12p Staff meeting 12:15p Worship Epiphany9:15a Praise worship committee 9a Bible study 3p Youth night 7p Trad worship10:45a Trad worship 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Praise band12p Packers home 6:30p Trinity meeting6:30p Basketball No Trinity or preschool 7p Board of elders 6p Confirmation 6:30p Youth board classes mtg./Bible study 6p P&F meeting8Communion 9 10 11 12 13 14Mite Box Sunday 6p Church council 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 12:15p worship 5p Fish Fry 7p Youth movie night7:45a Trad worship 8a OLM meeting 3p Youth night 4p Fish fry prep Movie TBA9:15a Praise worship 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 7p Trad worship9:15a Bible study 6:30p Trinity 6p Confirmation9:30a Sun school kindergarten round up 6:30p Sr. Hi Bible study10:30a Bible study Preschool field trip to Preschool field trip to10:45a Trad worship library library6:30p Basketball15 16 17 18 19 20 217:45a Trad worship 7p Board of ed 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 12:15p Worship 8a OSLC leadership9:15a Praise worship 9a Bible study 3p Youth night 7p Trad worship retreat w/SS assist 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Knitting group9:15a Bible study 6p Praise band9:30a Sun school 6p Confirmation10:30a Bible study 6:30p Sr. Hi Bible study10:45a Trad worship No preschool6:30p Basketball22Communion 23 24 25 26 Gideons 27 28Cinnamon Rolls 6:30p Trinity school 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 12:15p Worship TBD Trinity sock hopGB Trinity Sunday board 8a OLM meeting 3p Youth night 7p Trad worship7:45a Trad worship 7p Stewardship 9a Bible study 6p Praise band9:15a Praise worship 6:30p GB Trinity open 6p Confirmation9:15a Bible study house 6:30p Sr. Hi Bible study9:30a Sun school 7:30p Praise band10:30a Bible study meeting10:45a Trad worship No Trinity classes6:30p Basketball29 Gideons 30 31 Looking forward to February…7:45a Trad worship 6:30p Altar guild 7a Bible study 4: Youth movie night / Pizza sale prep9:15a Praise worship meeting 9a Bible study 5: Super bowl Sunday / Youth pizza sale9:15a Bible study 6:30p Cub scouts 10: Fish fry9:30a Sun school10:30a Bible study 11: Men’s retreat10:45a Trad worship 22: Ash Wednesday – Services at 4 and 6:30 p.m. with dinner in between6:30p Basketball 25: Taste of Trinity at Riverside Ballroom
THE VOICE ONLINE Page 6 February usher schedule † UN-Usher needed: If youd like to volunteer as an usher please contact the lead usher of the group youd like to join. Or contact Rich Spangenberg at (920) 983-9821 or e-mail email@example.comDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Thu. 02-Feb 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 05-Feb 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 05-Feb 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 05-Feb 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 09-Feb 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 12-Feb 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 12-Feb 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 12-Feb 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 16-Feb 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 19-Feb 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 19-Feb 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 19-Feb 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftWed. 22-Feb 4:00 pm R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonWed. 22-Feb 6:30 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 26-Feb 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 26-Feb 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 26-Feb 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergWed. 29-Feb 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg (Youth)Wed. 29-Feb 6:30 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNThinking of Spring already? A baseball storySubmitted by Whitney Hunter Bob and the Lord stopped Wisdom walked, because Godly through his glove, hit him on theby to observe a baseball game. The Wisdom never swings at what head and sent him crashing to theLords team was playing Satans Satan throws. The bases were now ground; then it continued over theteam. The Lords team was at bat, loaded. The Lord turned to Bob fence for a home run! The Lordsthe score was tied zero to zero. It and told him He was now going to team won. Then the Lord askedwas the bottom of the ninth with bring out His star player. Up to Bob if he knew why Love, Faith,two outs. They continued to watch the plate stepped Grace. Bob said, and Godly Wisdom could get toas a batter stepped up to the plate. "He sure doesnt look like much!" base but could not win the game.The batter’s name was Love. Love Satans whole team relaxed when Bob answered that he didnt knowswung at the first pitch and hit a they saw Grace. Thinking he had why? The Lord explained, "If yoursingle, because Love never fails. won the game, Satan wound up love, faith, and wisdom had wonThe next batter was named Faith, and fired his first pitch. To the the game you would think you hadwho also got a single, because shock of everyone, Grace hit the done it by yourself. Love, faith, andFaith works with Love. The next ball harder than anyone had ever wisdom will get you on base, butbatter up was named Godly seen. But Satan wasnt worried; his only My grace can get you home."Wisdom. Satan wound up and center fielder let it fly by. He wentthrew the first pitch. Godly up for the ball, but it went right
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