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  • 1. Volume 19, Issue 31 July 2011 Find us on the Web! The Voice Our Saviour Lutheran Church–Green Bay Wis. His cart, full of gratitude David H. Hatch It was a typical outing to He was not complaining. your witness.the grocery store; first the He was simply answering my Romans 8:28, “And weproduce, then the canned goods. question. I relearned that people know that in all things GodYou know the drill. You may even want to tell their story. The clerk works for the good of thoseknow every aisle. started to ring up my items as who love him, who have been Having crossed everything they were lifted from the cart to called according to hisoff my list, I rolled my cart into a the conveyor. We introduced purpose.”“we” checkout lane. Unpacking ourselves. His name was At the checkout theymy used grocery bags from an old Bill. Next was my produce, then always seem to ask, “Did youmilk crate I noted another cart came another page display from find everything you werepulling up behind mine, a middle Bill, “I lost one of my kids six looking for?” The answer isaged man was behind the cup years ago,” he said. almost always, “Yes, andholder on his grocery cart. He had My canned goods came more.”the character and form of a dutiful next along with another questionhusband dispatched from home. I from me, “Do you feel picked on,was certain he probably was about Bill, like you are getting moreto complete a spouse mission than your share of hardships?”involving bread, eggs and milk. By this time I was downWe made eye contact and we were to the bread and eggs. Billclose enough for a conversation. replied, “Not at all, I see “Did your wife send you blessings … my” I asked with an assuming My son’s wife was pregnantsmile. “I wish she had … she when he died …”passed away 10 years ago. Seems My cart was empty. Mylike yesterday,” he replied. groceries bagged and paid for. It I gulped. And there it was, was time to go. Bill and I shookjust like that, it happened. This hands and we walked differenttotal stranger just opened his directions across life’s stage. Billbiography. He cracked his book had given me a gift to ponder on,open to a page in his story that seeing blessings in the midst ofoccurred 10 years before and held troubles and hardships. Bill was ait up for me to see. A page, one witness in his words. He missedcould speculate, where he had his wife dearly, along with hisplaced a permanent bookmark. son, yet it was clear his faith was not crushed but perhaps strengthened. Bill, whoever you are and wherever you are, thank you for
  • 2. P a g e 2 T h e V o i c e Summer slump calls Annual EldersOSLC official for adopt-a-bill board golf outing dateacts With concern for the announced return of the historical “summer slump,” the council Add this years golf approved an adopt-a-bill outing to your calendar onWeddings: program in order to minimize August 7. The first tee time drawing funds from reserves to is scheduled for 12:15Jill Simon and Brian Schroepfer p.m. We will golf 9 holes at pay our basic bills. Copies ofUnited at Our Saviour on The Woods with a picnic bills will be posted on aJune 3, 2011 lunch and prizes bulletin board near the main church entrance. The board afterwards. Sign-up sheetsBaptisms: can be found in the will be active from MemorialColton John Mullen Narthex. Please list each Day until Labor Day.Born: August 17, 2006 golfer separately but note if Congregation members you want to golfBaptized: June 5, 2011 are encouraged to ‘adopt a bill.’ together. You pay for theSon of Eric and Tiffany Mullen To do this, take the copy of any golf and power or pull cart (if bill from the bulletin board and used). You can also bring aKayla Louise Mueller an envelope. Place the copy salad o r dessert toBorn: March 25, 2011Baptized: June 12, 2011 and payment in the envelope share. Free will donations and place the envelope in the will be accepted for the foodDaughter of Michael and Laura offering plate during a church and prizes.Mueller service or mail it to the church office. Please do not pay the Bills don’t take bill directly to the service summer vacationMembership Changes provider; checks must be made payable to Our Saviour Have you missed at-In: Lutheran Church. tending OSLC services latelyCharles (Chuck) and Katrina “You may remember an while on vacation, at the cot-(Katie) Steffel, Adult adopt-a-bill program from the tage? Please rememberConfirmation with minor past. There are enough bills OSLC’s financial obligationschildren, Taylor, Griffin and and in enough sizes for while you are away. OurSydney Steffel everyone,” said Mike Charles, receipts are running c o ng r eg a t io n p re s i d e n t approximately $27,000Aaron Neiheisel, adult emeritus. “The programs have behind our budgeted needs.Confirmation always been successful. And Consider dropping off your this program will be successful contribution envelopes orTimothy (Tim) and Deborah too.” mailing them to the office.(Debbie) Carpenter, adultconfirmation The Lord’s work at OSLC Please remember isn’t on vacation. It continues 12 months of the OSLC as you enjoy year, and the mailman keeps your summer months! bring those invoices that need payment.
  • 3. V o l u m e 1 9 , I s s u e 3 1 P a g e 3Much anticipated OSLC church directory has arrived Smile because the long others, a limited supply of inadvertently omitted from theawaited church directory has additional booklets is available roster, please provide the correctarrived! and can be picked up at the office. information to the office by If you had your picture Please verify the contact calling (920) 468-4065 ortaken or submitted a picture of information that is in the roster e-mailing family for the directory, a section in the back of the A copy for use by boardsdirectory has been set aside for directory. If any of the contact or committees have been placedyou. Please pick up your copy information has changed, if in each group’s mailbox in the(each is labeled and should be in any person listed is no longer office hallway. Should youalphabetical order) from the boxes living at your address or if there need an additional copy, pleaseby the coffee bar area. For all were family members contact the office.GriefShare program returnsto OSLCPastor Greg Hovland This 13 week program God-given work for which it is to live in bondage to certainfeatures biblical, Christ - intended. Dont allow fear of emotions. You will learncentered teaching that focuses what others may think keep valuable information abouton grief topics associated with you from what could help you. facing your new normal in lifethe death of loved ones. The Confidentiality is very much a and renewing your hope forDVD seminar features part of this program. the future. Grief-relatednationally respected grief Your bereavement books/materials are availableexperts and real-life stories of experience may be recent or for participants to borrow.people, followed by small group not so recent. You will find GriefShare will begindiscussions. Past participants encouragement, comfort and on September 15, 2011 athave related how helpful the help in grieving the death of a 1:00 p.m. in OSLC’s parlor.information and follow-up spouse, child, parent, sibling, The cost is a $20 donation.discussions were to them. other family member or friend. Contact the church office Many grieving people No matter what the cause of with any questions or tofind they are only beginning the your loved ones death, this is register at by phonework of healing when friends or an opportunity to be around 468-4065 or e-mailfamily have returned to their people who understand what life routines. Too often you are feeling. You will learnpeople, including Christians, h o w t o re co gn i ze t h etend to store their grief instead symptoms of being stuck inof allowing it to do the grief and that you do not need
  • 4. V o l u m e 1 9 , I s s u e 3 1 P a g e 4FPU brings serenity to your pocketbookWhat is Financial Peace have attended FPU. upon the land."University? Applying Gods Word Testimonials FPU is the most important radically changes lives. On Heres what people juststep to changing your financial average, FPU graduates have paid like you are saying about FPU:future. It is your total money off over $5,300 in debt and saved "Weve actually relievedmakeover program. It takes the $2,700 during the 91-day ourselves of over $50,000knowledge from God and turns it program! worth of debt in two years justinto real action in our lives You can read more about from using these principles." -through a step-by-step process Financial Peace University at Russ and Mary Leetaught by best-selling author and "It made us sit down asfinancial counselor Dave Ramsey. What will I learn? a c o u p l e a n d FPU is a 13 week life- In this life-changing communicate...and it gave us anchanging program that empowers program you will learn: instant pay raise!" - Paul andand teaches you how to make the 1. Step-by-step cash flow Lynesa Bensonright money decisions to achieve planning; Luke 14:28: "For which Pastor Greg can provideyour financial goals and Gods of you, intending to build a you with members of OSLCplan for your life. The course tower, does not sit down first and that have gone through thisincludes practical lessons on count the cost, whether he has class to give you a local view ofeliminating debt, building wealth, enough to finish it." it. Contact him if you wouldgiving like never before and much 2. Debt snowball plan like to know more.more! technique to eliminating debt; When and how?Who is Financial Peace University Proverbs 22:7: "The borrower is FPU begins onfor? slave to the lender." September 13. It will meet for Its for everyone! From the 3. How to invest wisely; 13 weeks on Tuesdays at 6:30financi all y secure to the Ecclesiastes 11:2: "Give portions p.m. at OSLC. To register,financially distressed. More than to seven, yes to eight, for you do please contact the church650,000 families and individuals not know what disaster may come office. The cost is $95.Check out what’s new in the OSLC libraryJeanne HeuerFiction: +“Lost & Found” by Nancy Nonfiction:+“Deeper Water” and “Higher Thelen: Of finding love after “What Christians Believe”Hope:” Legal thriller series by death of a spouse. “Made for Heaven”Robert Whitlow. +“Bachelors Puzzle” by Judith “Paved with Good Intentions”These should be read in order to Pella: Its 1882 and a small town These three small books bykeep track of background of main in Oregon awaits the arrival of C.S. Lewis are derived fromcharacters. the new circuit riding preacher longer works and sermons.+“Shades of Blue” by Karen +“Two Days after the Wedding” They will give you a taste of hisKingsbury: A story dealing with by Joan Medlicott: Part of “The writing before you commit tothe emotional and spiritual effects Ladies of Covington” series but longer works.of abortion. can be read as an independent+“In Search of Eden” by Linda story. If you enjoy this one, checkNichols: A mothers search for a the public library for others in thechild she gave up for adoption. series.
  • 5. P a g e 5 T h e V o i c eMembers and friends of OSLC took partin local monumental music eventAnd ready to do it all over again next year As many news outlets church secretary manned two A final note…had reported, two very popular food stands during the event. We need to assumeicons, country music artist The eight register ‘Grid Iron that there will be an NFLKenny Chesney and Lambeau Grill’ in section 308 and a four season this year and, withfield, met on June 11, 2011. register ‘Goin’ Deep Pizza’ in that said, need to have Similar music performers Section 107. Each of the 27 volunteers ready to workleading opening for Chesney volunteers worked approxi- when that first event arrives.included Uncle Kracker, Billy mately 11 hours each (from All volunteers must take anCurrington and the Zac Brown 12:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.) to online alcohol awarenessBand. This huge music event, serve hamburgers, brats, test. Instructions to takingwith a crowd of around 50,000, French fries, cheese curds, the test can be found at thespanned almost six-and-a-half pizza, beer and more to the coffee bar island. Please puthours. The fans exploded in hungry, and thirsty captive your name and number oncheers when Packers head crowd. In that one day, in the sign-up sheet to showcoach Mike McCarthy brought those 11 long hours, through your interest in serving forthe Lombardi trophy on stage the efforts of those few folks, the upcoming season andto Kenny Chesney before the the church will receive around then take the testband played his hit football $4,000 in sales profits and tips. instructions at, “Boys of Fall.” Kenny Without the leadership Volunteers must be at leastshowed an interest in returning of Neil and Rosemary 18 years old and have a validto Lambeau Field and, if logis- Burmeister, the stand leads for picture ID to show whentics work, this type of concert the concert, the task of round entering. The uniformmay be scheduled more often. up and training volunteers includes black pants (no So…what does this could not have been accom- capris, shorts, etc.) andconcert have to do with Our plished. Additional thanks comfortable shoes (no openSaviour Lutheran Church and goes to all of the volunteers heels or toes). A shirt andwhy is this article in our during this event as well as all hat will be provided at eachmonthly newsletter? who worked as runners during game to complete the Members and friends of the past Packer season. uniform.members of OSLC and even theSHOW; Join us in the youth room for S(ports and) H(ang) O(ut)W(ednesdays) at 7 :00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) SHOW;Please note we may leave the church grounds for some events. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know ahead of time! SHOW
  • 6. V o l u m e 1 9 , I s s u e 3 1 P a g e 6 August 2011 Usher ScheduleDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Thu. 04-Aug 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 07-Aug 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 07-Aug 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 07-Aug 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 11-Aug 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 14-Aug 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 14-Aug 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 14-Aug 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 18-Aug 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 21-Aug 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 21-Aug 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 21-Aug 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 25-Aug 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 28-Aug 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 28-Aug 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; †UNSun. 28-Aug 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft † 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 spangenr@uwgb.eduLutheran Hour Ministries The Bible on Trial airs nationally July 18 Lutheran Hour Ministries Michigan University, Kalamazoo, many other proud to present “The Bible on Michigan; Dr. Randall Price of More airings areTrial: Beyond a Reasonable Liberty University, Lynchburg, scheduled in the comingDoubt,” a full-length broadcast Virginia; Dr. Jeff Kloha of months. For broadcast datesprogram for television. A full Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and times, visit the broadcastrebroadcast of the program can be Missouri and Joel Lampe of The g u i d e a tseen on Monday, July 18 at 9:00 Bible Museum, Goodyear, Eastern, 8:00 p.m. Central, Arizona—weigh the evidence7:00 p.m. Mountain and 6:00 p.m. from contemporary non-ChristianPacific on the National Religious writers and archaeological,Broadcasters Network (Channel bibliographic and eyewitness378 on DirecTV, Channel 126 on sources. The balanced testimonySky Angel, as well as online at from these scholars affirms reliability of the Biblical record. Hosted by attorney Craig The program concludesParton, “The Bible on Trial” lays with a call to the viewer, "What isthe overarching question before y o u r v e r d i c t ? "some of the worlds foremost “The Bible on Trial”authorities in biblical scholarship began airing in May on AMG TVand ancient history: "Are the Bible network stations in Los Angeles,and its claims trustworthy?" A Phoenix, Houston, Nashville,panel of experts—including Dr. Detroit, Cincinnati, New York,Paul L. Maier of Western Orlando, Dallas, Seattle and
  • 7. P a g e 7 T h e V o i c eThrivent Choice dollars; did you choose Our Saviour? We thank the many Lutheran organization of your Dollars or press 2 to hear themembers (and non-members) choice. Selections include Thrivent Choice programwho have directed Thrivent churches, schools, camps and terms and conditions.Choice dollars to Our Saviour more. Step 5: A representative willLutheran Church. Since the How to direct Thrivent then work with you to directprogram began in 2010 thru Choice Dollars the amount of Choice DollarsMay 2011, Our Saviour has Step 1: Call 1-800-847-4836 assigned to you.received $9,965 for the church and, when prompted, say, Questions about Thriventand $74 for the preschool. “Thrivent Choice” Financial can be directed to If you are a member of Step 2: Say, “Choice Dollars” Walter Juhnke, financialThrivent Financial, you may Step 3: Say or enter your social advisor, at (920) 965-9090,have an amount of Choice security number ext3.Dollars to direct to the Step 4: Press 1 to direct Choice Summer is a time to keep teens activePatrick Ryan,Program director, Libertas Treatment Center The end of the school  Talk to your children so involved in negativeyear has arrived and for they understand how you feel behavior.youngsters the days of free time about drug and alcohol abuse. Libertas Treatmentand hanging out with friends is  Discuss the consequences Center offers outpatient andhere. Many teens have less of using drugs and alcohol. inpatient treatmentstructure and supervision  Assign household projects programs; providingduring summer break and or lawn chores. compassion for kids and sup-unfortunately this can lead to  Communicate with other port for parents. For more,increased opportunities to use parents and neighbors. Check visit www.libertasgb.orgor abuse drugs and alcohol. in with kids during the day to Did you know that While teens should be determine their whereabouts communication is one of thesupervised when possible, and activities. best ways to keep teens awayrealistically there will be times Even when parents can’t be from drugs and alcohol andwith no supervision during the with their teen, it’s important yet it’s still onesummer. During those times it’s for them to know their daily of the mostsuggested that parents: activities. Remember, the more feared and Encourage children to positive activities teens are seldom used.become involved with involved in, means fewercommunity or recreation chances for them to getactivities.
  • 8. July 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayPastor Dave will be on vacation this month.For emergencies outside of office hours, please call Pastor Greg at (920) 544-3614. 1 2There will be no Sunday morning Bible study this month.There will be no 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning Bible study this month.3 4 5 6 7 8 97:45a Trad worship 7a Bible study 7p SHOW 12:15p Brown bag9:15a Praise worship 9a Sewing servant worship10:45a Trad worship Office Closed workshop 7p Worship service6:30p Open gym NO SCRIP SALES 6p Praise band10 Communion 11 12 13 14 15 16Mite Box Sunday 6p Sweet Monday 6:30a Recall election 6p SHOW: Disc Golf @ 12:15p Brown bag7:45a Trad worship 7p Church council primary Triangle Hill Worship9:15a Praise worship 7a Bible study 7pm Worship service10:45a Trad worship 6p Praise band5:30p D2 softball6:30p Open gym6:45p D1 softball Floor waxing: Floor waxing: Floor waxing: Floor waxing: Floor waxing: Floor waxing: Watch for signs Watch for signs Watch for signs Watch for signs Watch for signs Watch for signs17 7:45a Trad worship 18 19 20 21 22 239:15a Praise worship 7p Board of education 7a Bible study 7p SHOW 12:15p Brown bag10:45a Trad worship 6p Praise band worship5:30p D2 softball 7p Really bad girls 7p Worship service6:30p Open gymTBA:D1Softball playoffs 26 27 28 29 3024 Communion 25 7a Bible study 7p SHOW 12:15pm Brown bagCook Out 6:30p Trinity school 6p Praise band worship7:45a Trad Worship board 7p Really bad girls 7p Worship service9:15a Praise Worship 7p Fellowship10:45a Trad Worship 7p Stewardship5:30p D2 Softball6:30p Open gym Add these dates to your September calendar:31 Add these dates to your August calendar:7:45a Trad worship September 9 : Monthly fish fry August 1: Super sale set-up begins9:15a Praise worship September 11 : Fall rally August 7 : Elders golf outing , The Woods10:45a Trad worship September 12 : All board meeting council meeting6:30p Open gym August 20 : Super sale September 13 : Financial Peace University begins6:45p D2 softball August 31: First day of classes for Trinity Lutheran school September 14 : First day of confirmation class September 15 : Grief Share begins September 18 : First day of Sunday school
  • 9. V o l u m e 1 9 , I s s u e 3 1 P a g e 9 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland 120 S. Henry Street (920) 544-3614 Green Bay, WI 54302 (920) 468-4065 Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 468-4065 Vol. 19 No. 31, July 2011 The Voice (permit No. 59) is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without permission. Preschool Director – Christina Scholz Edited and designed by Avra J. Juhnke. Please feel free to contact me with constructive suggestions (920) 468-3596 and comments at Thanks to those who have already commented! I am seeking more congregational input and submissions. Submissions can be sent to What do you want to read about? 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: Envision your ad here!
  • 10. Our Saviour Lutheran Church Non-Profit Organization120 S. Henry St. U.S. Postage PaidGreen Bay, WI 54302 Permit #59(920) 468-4065 Green Bay, WI ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED A reading now. It seems they are in new mind. You can pick them versions all the time. We up at most bookstores as recommendation have just started to read them well as at the many thrift from Pastor Dave: at our house, thanks to my stores in the area. You will wonderful wife. The content find them a good Consider the book is heartwarming for sure. supplement to your daily series, “Chicken Soup for the They lack spiritual depth, but devotion. Soul.” These books have been they certainly are nice around for quite some time refreshment to the heart and