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May 2009 The Voice

  1. 1. O u r S a v i o u r L u t h e r a n C h u rc h • G re e n B a y, W i s c o n s i n It’s a Sweet Bitter Adventure Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Vol. 5, Issue 5) May 2009 sections of the trail and some very exciting moments in our walk. There are blessings and hazards. How to do we navigate the trail? It’s a bitter Pastor Dave Hatch sweet adventure here that needs understanding and preparation for, especially for young We Lutherans pretty much have our arms pilgrims. around His forgiveness at the cross and the promise that Heaven is our home, all by faith in Is there a simple Bible model that could teach The Saviour. We know “Which way to the us? Yes! Promised Land” (“I am the Way the Truth and the Life, no one comes unto the Father but by me…” As we learned from the sermon on Easter, our Jesus in John 14:6). Christian walk in this world “toward the world which is to come” can be so easily compared to May I slip in here, “The Four Free Gifts”? the Old Testament’s account of the Exodus. 1. He made us There, the folks’ walked out of slavery into the 2. He bought us back at the cross wilderness toward the Promised Land. For forty 3. He walks with us years they wandered until they crossed the Jordan 4. Heaven is our home into the Promised Land. I believe we have a That walk was clear understanding jam packed with and a good solid blessings and instruction on Gifts 1, hardships, just like 2 and 4 above. But we this life. Their will always be troubles were all learning more about brought on by them, Gift 3, He walks with not by God. us. Would you agree? It’s a bitter sweet Honestly, we are trying to understand this adventure down here, would you agree? During walk down here. Some days it’s easy and some the Hebrews’ wilderness walk God was with them days it is not. There are down right boring Continued on page 2 1
  2. 2. Pastor Dave Continued from page 1 in a cloud by day and a pillar of We know about fire by night. Their clothes death too, often never wore out and their ankles experiencing our never swelled. They had parents’ death and sometimes Received families and friends. God our children’s. We know of sin in Their Crown provided for them through this walk and its consequences, water from rocks, manna from caused by ourselves or the Heaven, quail and in the giving consequences of someone else’s of the Ten Commandments. sin overlapping into our lives. None Membership Would you like He’s with us Changes to have a better too, food in our understanding of this pantries, clothes in life, its blessings and our closets, the hardships you families, the IN: are experiencing? church, His Word, Kara Bretzman, transfer from Good Shepherd Lutheran, Would you like to the sacraments and Howard (ELCA) get your hands on a in our fellowship, snap shot view of God’s just to name a few. Their Peter Bruss and children, Mary activity and provision in your and Dominic; Profession of Faith adventure is very comparable life? Would you like to have a to ours! OUT: great confidence in your walk None The Hebrews (aka Children with the Saviour and where He Weddings of Israel) ran into trouble when is taking you? they grew impatient, grumpy, complaining, creating a false May I suggest reading God and testing their God about the Exodus in the None given leadership. Death was following books and verses? Baptisms also part of their story as the • Exodus, Nehemiah 9:9ff; original walkers would pass • Psalm 23; John 16:33. away and a new generation would come before they Maybe we can learn from Jacob Richard Kincade Born: March 2, 2009 their story? I think so! God bless crossed the Jordan into the Baptized: April 12, 2009 your adventure with Him! Promised Land. Son of Matthew and Heather Kincade Our Saviour Lutheran Church • Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod • 120 S. Henry St., Green Bay, WI Vol. 5, No. 5, May 2009 The Voice Senior Pastor David H. Hatch Christina Scholz, Preschool Director C o nne ct ion s (permit No. 59) is published (920) 465-8118 • dhatch@new.rr.com (920) 468-4065 • christina@oslc-gb.org monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Associate Pastor Greg Hovland Our Saviour web site – www.oslc-gb.org Church. All rights reserved. No (920) 619-0917 • greg@oslc-gb.org Trinity School – www.greenbaytrinity.org portion of this publication may be Michelle Burhite, Church office Murphy Baumann, Trinity reproduced without permission. (920) 468-4065 • info@oslc-gb.org (920) 655-4673 2
  3. 3. Our Saviour Youth News What Does A Christian Join us for the last two youth nights that the 10:45 am service ends, so you Education Mean? will have plenty of time to celebrate of the school year on May 13 and 27 Mother’s Day with your mom. from 3:30 pm until 7 pm with dinner being served about 5:00 pm. The National Youth Gathering will A true Christian education means Our annual Mother’s Day car wash be held the summer of 2010. This may that all goals, rules and policies, seem like a long way off, but it’s is fast approaching. All youth should staffing, student and adult actually really close! Any youth plan to attend this important servant relationships, structures of interested in attending MUST contact event. The more people, the more fun. authority, methodologies, sources Pastor Greg or Sarah right away. An Everyone should meet in the parking of funding and resources, informational meeting will be planned lot at 7:30 am on May 10. We normally activities, materials, and content as soon as we know who will be going. finish washing the cars about the time of all subject areas must be Green Bay Lutheran School Association Trinity Lutheran School consistent with a biblical worldview. In every aspect, the entire education system must openly glorify and please God through our Lord Jesus Christ. He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! Sports – Students are participating in A thoroughly Christian education What a joy and privilege it is to share the track meet at St. Paul Bonduel, in is expressed in an open, non- this very needed message with the field day at Trinity, in softball, and apologetic way – in writing, students and their families every day are training to run the Bellin 10K. of the school week! verbally, and in all actions – on Field Trips – Weidner, Bellevue the part of every participant. Reenrollment – Next year, Green Retirement community, the third and Bay Trinity will be offering grades fourth graders led NEW chapel, Brent Roubal . . . . . .President Kindergarten through eight! We Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, Brett Lange . . . . . . . .Vice President praise the Lord that He has grown Zoo, Class Trips Lynn Steinhaus . . . .Secretary our school. We have openings in K, Jody Endries . . . . . . .Treasurer Fellowship – Scrapbooking and 3, 6, 7 & 8. Renee Natzke cardmaking activities were and are Jeff Luepke Spring Musical – The students being enjoyed by the ladies of Trinity. Jennifer Dirks presented The Faith Hall of Fame Wish list items – reminding us that we all live by faith Kellie Meerstein and that our God is a faithful God Accelerated Reader – Any Amount Miriam Hemp who does keep His promises. Portable PA System – $500(?) Pastor Peter Speckhard Scrip – Trinity is selling Kwik Trip Beautify Trinity’s Entrance – We scrip. The school earns $.10 for every would like to have a garden area dollar of scrip that is purchased. The planted by the entrance to Trinity. If cards can be used at the pump or in you would like to help plan, plant, the store and can be used to purchase tend, or whatever, please call Ken any Kwik Trip product. See Ken Baumann soon. Baumann, 655-4673, if you would New Desks – We now have all the like to help the school in this way. 120 South Henry Street, The school has raised over $20,000 desks we need for Grades K-8! Green Bay, WI 54302 so far! It is possible for a business to Thank you to Shirley Knaus for all the fund raising she did and to the purchase Scrip and still receive its (920)-655- 4673 PWP for its donation. rebate from Kwik Trip. www.greenbaytrinity.org 3
  4. 4. Kid’s Confirmation Information Adeline Grieser GOT NEWS? – Adeline, your Roving Reporter is on the hunt for the latest scoop! Call: 468-2061, E-mail: akg12525@att.net My name is Kody Vansistine. I attend My name is Lydia Rusch. I go to Red Smith Edison Middle School, have two pets, Sandy and School have four terrific kitties, named Madison, Gymy and this is my story. My favorite sports are Binx, Isis, and Ruby! This is my story. If I could football and basketball and I watched a lot of the change something about myself straighter hair would NCAA games. Of the Packers, I really like Greg be my goal. Sasha Cohen is the gal I’d love to Jennings. He is a huge part of the team, a super team interview. I could learn a lot from her about what it player and all around good guy. When I get old takes to make a terrific ice skater like Sasha. If I enough to buy a car, I’d like a Lamborghini because inherited $5 million bucks, I’d give it all to my they are stylish and fast! And, of course, cost a lot of family and then spend the entire day skating at the money, which means I have to get a good job and rink! Tennessee. For some reason I’ve always wanted earn a lot of money! Snow-boarding at Hidden to go to Tennessee. May use a little of that money to Valley would be my choice of how to spend a whole take a trip! Professional figure skater is what my day, but I would also like to go to the Bahamas heart is set on. where its warm and I could have fun with my family. My name is Marcus Lamarche. I go to My name is Mariah Alexander. I attend school in Denmark and my great dog is named Cliff. Luxemburg-Casco School, I have three brothers, and I have a lot of favorite sports like wrestling, baseball, two dogs named Ollie and Jordan and this is my football and basketball. If I could, I’d love to spend a story. If I could change something about myself I day with Packer player Aaron Rodgers. He’s from would like to be shorter. If I had my choice of who to California and I’m also from California. Have lots of interview it would be Taylor Swift because she is an questions I’d like to ask. I love skiing, so I’d like a excellent Country singer and I really like country Bentley with ski racks and if I could do anything I music. Did you say I could do anything I wanted for wanted for one day I would SKI! That means I’d one day? Well, first I would go sky diving and then have to go to Colorado and just ski, ski, ski. But after head for a roller coaster. For a trip, I’d enjoy going to college, I’ll probably go into business, with enough Hawaii for the beautiful scenery. After college I’d time off to ski!!! like my own apartment and a good job. It Works! It Works! Hear The Voice of God A reporter asked a parachutist, “How There was a Scottish painter named Suddenly, there was a horrendous clap did you feel the first time you jumped Shawn. Shawn always tried to make a of thunder, the sky opened, sheets of from a airplane with nothing but a profit where ever he worked. One of his water poured down, washing the parachute on your back?” He answered tricks was to thin paint with turpentine to thinned paint into the gutter. Shawn was with a grin, “There was only one make it go a “wee bit further.” When the knocked to the ground. thought: It works! It works!” What largest church in town decided to spruce does it mean to go through life with up, they gave Shawn the painting contract. As lightning flashed and thunder roared, Jesus? I can answer from experience, he fell to his knees, knowing this could “It works! It works!” Setting to with good will, he erected be judgment from the Almighty. “Oh, trestles and ladders and bought paint God,” he cried, “Forgive me! What Tell the world! Tell your friends! and yes, I’m sorry to say – turpentine. should I do?” From the thunder came a Going through life with Jesus works! mighty voice, “Repaint! Repaint! And The day came when Shawn was putting IT WORKS! thin no more!” the finishing touches on the building. 4
  5. 5. MAY 2009 Youth Calendar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10:30am Youth Bible 5:30pm Youth Board Study 16 10 11 12 13 14 15 Communion 7:30am Free Car Wash 3:30pm Youth Night 10:30am Youth Bible Study 6:00pm Senior Youth Movie Night Mother’s Day 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Ascension 10:30am Youth Bible Study 25 24 26 27 28 29 30 Communion 10:30am Youth Bible No School 3:30pm Youth Night Study Memorial Day 31 Bible Trivia Question: In the Bible, two people were taken up into heaven without ever dying. Name one of the two. 10:30am Youth Bible Study HINT: One is in Genesis, and one is in Kings. 5
  6. 6. MAY 2009 Church Calendar 1 2 6:30pm Trinity 11:00am Ladies Only Musical, Luncheon, OSLC Gym Sanctuary 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7:45am Trad Worship 5:30pm Youth Board 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 5:00pm Fish Fry 8:00am Kids’ Only 8:45am Revelation Study 6:30pm Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:30pm Elders Worship, Parlor – noon Rummage 9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm Cub Scouts 7:00pm P&F Meeting 12:45pm Staff Meeting Sale Committee 9:35am Pilgrim’s Progress 7:00pm Choir 7:00pm Trad Worship 10:30am SS Teacher/Youth Guide Appreciation, Gym 10:35am Pilgrim’s Progress 10:45am Trad Worship 16 10 11 12 13 14 15 Communion 7:30am Free Car Wash 7:00am Bible Study 5:30pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 6:00pm “A Tasteful 7:45am Trad Worship 9:00am Bible Study Worship, Parlor Evening” – 8:45am Revelation Study 7:00pm Choir 12:45pm Staff Meeting Heritage Hill 9:15am Praise Worship 7:00pm Council 7:00pm Trad Worship 9:35am Coffee Talkw/PG Meeting 7:55pm Evangelism 10:35am Coffee Talkw/PG 10:45am Trad Worship Mother’s Day 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Ascension 7:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm Board of Ed 7:00am Bible Study 9:00am Preschool 9:00am Preschool 11:30am Trinity 8:45am Revelation Study 9:00am Bible Study Closing & Closing & Picnic Dismisses 9:15am Praise Worship 7:00pm Choir Picnic 12:15pm Brown Bag Early 9:35am Pilgrim’s Progress 6:00pm Praise Band Worship, Parlor 10:30am Ice Cream Social 12:45pm Staff Meeting 10:35am Pilgrim’s Progress 7:00pm Trad Worship 10:45am Trad Worship 25 24 26 27 28 29 30 Communion 7:45am Trad Worship 7:00am Bible Study 5:30pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag 11:30am Trinity No School 8:45am Revelation 9:00am Bible Study Worship, Parlor Dismisses; Study 12:45pm Staff Meeting Last Day of 9:15am Praise Worship 7:00pm Trad Worship School 10:45am Trad Worship Memorial Day 31 7:45am Trad Worship For youth events please see the 8:45am Revelation Study Youth Calendar on page 5 9:15am Praise Worship 10:45am Trad Worship w/Baptism 11:45am Private Baptism 6
  7. 7. June 2009 Usher Schedule Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Thu. Jun 4th 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Sun. Jun 7th 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. Jun 7th 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Sun. Jun 7th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Schultz; †UN; †UN Thu. Jun 11th 7:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Sun. Jun 14th 7:45 am HC J. Kielpikowski Sun. Jun 14th 9:15 am HC W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; †UN Sun. Jun 14th 10:45 am R. Bruhn Thu. Jun 18th 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. Jun 21st 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. Jun 21st 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. Jun 21st 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Thu. Jun 25th 7:00 pm HC P. Kuehl Sun. Jun 28th 7:45 am HC M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. Jun 28th 9:15 am HC R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Sun. Jun 28th 10:45 am M. Charles †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 at (920) 983-9821 or email spangenr@uwgb.edu Our Saviour Business Directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. For more information on advertising in the business directory, please contact Michelle Burhite at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: info@oslc-gb.org 7
  8. 8. 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 Tips to Survive and Thrive FREE Health in Hard Times Checkups We are hearing of layoffs, job • If you cannot travel around the For women ages 5 to 64 and includes mammograms. Are you eligible? If you cuts, and work shortages. Should world take a walk around the don’t have medical insurance, your bringing home less bacon be a part block with your family insurance doesn’t cover routine exams, of your life, how can we not just • Go on picnics, canoe trips or or are you unable to pay deductibles or survive, but thrive? bike rides co-payments - you may be eligible. Your • Start a journal income must meet the guidelines below: Here are some simple tips… • If it’s electronic, turn it off 2009 - 2010 Income Guidelines • Create a family budget • Socialize Household Annual Household • Give the kids more chores than • Volunteer at a homeless shelter Size Gross Income you have in the past. Allow or food pantry them to earn their allowance • Whittle away on your debt 1 Up to $27,075 rather than get it for free • Use a calendar to make social 2 Up to $36,425 • Do more “meals from scratch”, and recreational plans 3+ Add $9,350 for each working from recipes • Read more books – go to the additional member • Till up some yard and convert library instead of the bookstore For more information call: into a home garden • Keep a list of your blessings Rebecca Meert, CHES • Make homemade pies, cakes, and keep on adding to them Brown County Health Department cookies and bread • Keep adding to this list of ideas (920) 448-6438; Program website is • Play more family games dhfs.wisconsin.gov/womenshealth/wwwp/ By Pastor Dave

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