Volume 23, Issue 35 November 2011 Find us on the Web!The Voice http://www.oslc-gb.org Our Saviour Lutheran Church–Green Bay Wis.Don’t wait for Thanksgiving! Thank Him now!David H. Hatch Harvest. Thanksgiving. All this He does only sanctuary just before theTurkey. Stuffing. Those are out of fatherly, divine voter’s meeting began. Thus,words that recall strong goodness and mercy, only remnants of the wholeimpressions for us. These without any merit or voting membership decide forwords spark memories. But worthiness in me. For the larger voting-eligiblewhat do these words really all this it is my duty to church body. It is themean? They remind us that He thank and praise, serve responsibility and privilege ofis "sustaining" us. That is, our and obey Him. This is each voting member, unlessGod is providing us with the most certainly true." unavailable, to steer the futurenecessities of life. Luther says Wow. Simply, wow! of the congregation by hisit best in the meaning to the Dont wait for the informed vote. Would youSecond Article of the Apostles Thanksgiving meal to begin agree? Save the date forC r e e d . . . giving thanks. It is to begin at December 4, to join in our I believe in God, the this very moment! His love is brief voter’s meeting after theFather Almighty, Maker of shown through as He sustains abbreviated 9:15 a.m. service.heaven and earth. us - Our response is, "to thank Loyalty Sunday – On "What does this mean? I and praise, serve and obey December 11, we will celebrate believe that God has Him." Finally, we have Loyalty Sunday. Commitment made me and all permission to start the cards are available at every creatures; that He has Thanksgiving meal whenever corner like in the Voice and given me my body and we like. bulletin inserts. It may be time soul, eyes, ears and all to completely rethink our my members, my reason He has sustained response to the Savior’s call to and all my senses, and sacrifice, to give generously still takes care of them. He also gives me you; sustain His and to consider getting back to the Biblical concept of the clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and house tithe. The mission is alive here. The halls and rooms are home, wife and children, filled with activity, almost land, animals and all I A Christian Duty – The every day of the week! He is have. He richly and daily annual Voter’s Meeting is using our gifts for His work! provides me with all that approaching on December 4 – The cards have a place to I need to support this Save the date! When we have convey your pledge for 2012. body and life. He called voter’s meetings for both Only the Lord knows your defends me against all the budget and the calling of name. May God use our gifts danger and guards and pastors, a large percentage of protects me from all evil. to His glory here and the members have left the elsewhere!
P a g e 2 Learn some new ideas to have successfulOSLC official and memorable holiday seasons on a budget.acts It’s time to give your Step away from the mall, makeWeddings: brains a treat! Our special some great memories, and startShelly Montevideo and interest classes will begin in some new traditions. (Fee: $1)Todd Oudenhoven November! Join us for a chance Other future topics willUnited on September 17, 2011 to learn something new. Class include successful couponing,Kayla Hansen and Sean McIntyre will start at 6:00 p.m, and end meal planning on a budget,United at Our Saviour on around 8:00 p.m (unless make your own cleaners,September 24, 2011 otherwise noted). The following detergents, and other home classes have been scheduled so goods, beauty on aShelly Schauer and Dan Reznichek far, with more to follow. budget, etc.United on October 8, 2011 November 7 in classroom Important stuff to know one – Entertaining at your home about these new events:Baptisms: – The Thanksgiving/Christmas *Classes will be limitedMadelynn Kathleen Schimberg season can leave us all in a crazy to 15 participants.Born: July 26, 2011 whirlwind. Hosting a get-together *Please RSVP with yourBaptized: September 25, 2011 can add even more stress. We name, phone number and e-Daughter of Allan and HeatherSchimberg have fantastic ideas on mail address to Maggie Hinz at entertaining on a budget. So firstname.lastname@example.org, or byLayla Faith Hillmann start creating your guest list, and calling 920-884-0711Born: August 21, 2011 pick your date for that special *Church members andBaptized: October 9, 2011 gathering! Take home gift non-members alike areDaughter of Jason and Kelli included! (Fee: $3) welcome to participate.Hillmann N o ve m b e r 21 in classroom one – Holiday The OSLC Cub Scout PackMembership Changes decorating on a dime – You can 4070 is selling freshIN: Brett and Teri Lange, create your own department Christmas wreaths for $10confirmed child, Noah, store window wonderland at each. The wreaths are 12unconfirmed/minor children home without spending all your inches and are made ofElijah, Jacob, Natalie and Kenji, cold cash. Let’s have some fun, balsam and mixed greenstransfer from Christ of the Bay take home your own home-made with a red ribbon. Wreath project, and share ideas on great pick-up will be on Sunday, Skip and Julie Wyss, decorating tips. (Fee: $5)unconfirmed/minor child Peyton, December 4. Order forms December 5 in classroom can be picked up at thetransfer from Christ of the Bay one – Family fun for the holidays Welcome Center; – Make a lasting impression on completed order forms canReceived their Crown: your family with these great, no be placed in the wreathEunice F. Jensen to low cost ideas to celebrate the order box at the WelcomeMay 10, 1938 - October 5, 2011 Christmas season. Center. Checks should beFuneral service held onOctober 8, 2011 made payable to Our Saviour.
P a g e 3 T h e V o i c eHelp OSLC out of the His love, our response; yet anothercontinued September inspiring example.slump Les and Irma, what a Like in the pictures of special couple. Les, a WWII Les and Irma, Christ is with One of the Personnel vet, met his German war bride you here and now. Whatand Finance board’s while in the newly liberated love! Lets respond in loveresponsibilities is to track our land of Luther back in the back toward Him and towardweekly offerings. We know that 1940s. Everywhere they went others. If we do not havethere are peaks and valleys in Les and Irma took pictures, love, we have not yet figuredgiving that occur almost at the albums and slides, oodles of it out! Luke 10:27 - "Lovesame times every year. For pictures. Invisible to the the Lord your God with allexample, there is always what untrained eye, but not to the your heart and with all yourwe call a “summer slump” for eye of faith, there were three soul and with all yourgiving. The Adopt-A-Bill people in every picture of strength and with all yourprogram has been very them that was taken over the mind and Love yoursuccessful in filling some of the years. Just behind this joyous neighbor as yourself."valley during the summer. couple, ever present, faithfullyThank you to all who paid for there, was the Living Savior. He stood, not between them tomore than $3,900 in bills this divide them, but to bring thempast summer. closer, to hold them together, The reason for this to fulfill their marriage vows.message is to ask for your help Les and Irma knew the love ofto pull us out of the summer Christ and their lives wereslump which lingered on lived in a joyful response tothrough September this year. Christs love. "Husbands, loveOur offerings for August and your wives as Christ has lovedSeptember are down about the church and gave Himself$12,000 from the same period for it..." Ephesians 5:25.last year. Year-to-date through Our God has loved usSeptember we are about so very much, and continues$56,000 below budget. We to, regardless! From thefigure by telling you now, there vastness of His design of usare still two months for us to before we were born, to Hisrecover before the end of the compassion at our redemption by His death; stretching out toyear. His daily provision of our Thank you for your needs; and all the way pastcontinued support. our death into the great eternal home He has prepared for us when our faith is in Christ! What love!
V o l u m e 2 3 , I s s u e 3 5 P a g e 4Lutheran Women’s Mission League is alive at Our Saviour After many years ofhaving no Lutheran Women’sMissionary League, StephenieHovland and Teri Watt havehelped resurrect this mission-oriented women’s group at OurSaviour. Stephenie shares a littleabout it. “LWML is intended forwomen of all ages to reach outto their neighbors andmissionaries overseas. We havegreat opportunities through anational organization whoalready works with so manymission projects already. Rightnow, we’re focusing mainly onmite boxes. You’d be amazed Receiving the plaque: (from left to right) June Williams, Deloris Siegmund,how all that change adds up. Mary Zirbel, Sandy Groth, Stephenie Hovland and Linda Pelot.We join with thousands ofother Lutherans to support Teri and her family Evangelism board’s bulletinmillions of dollars worth of served as missionaries in board packed withmissions. It’s a great Nigeria, so this group is close information, so be sure toopportunity!” to her heart. She also keeps the check it out at least once a month; look for the colorful bulletin board in the hallway outside the church office. At a Fall Rally in Door County, Linda Pelot, president of North Wisconsin District LWML, presented Our Saviour with the official membership plague. We are now official! Plans for the future include local projects and a youth group called Friends into Serving Him. The items we gathered for a Door County organization that helps people who are abused.
“WORKING TO BUILD GOD’S KINGDOM” Loyalty Sunday response form, December 2011 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Two good things happen as a result of your gifts…those you help will be glad…(and)… they will praise God for this proof that your deeds are as good as your belief… They will pray for you…because of the wonderful grace of God shown through you. Thank God for His Son—His gift too wonderful for words.” 2 Corinthians 9: 13-16 (TLV)In His Word, our Lord teaches us to return to Him first out of His blessings, but these blessings arenot limited just to money. Each of us is blessed in many ways, with time, talent, and treasures, and itbehooves each and every one of us to return a portion of all of these to the Lord.From a financial perspective, the Bible teaches about tithing, returning to the Lord a percentage of Hisgifts to us. You may wish to use this worksheet to help you as you prayerfully consider yourcommitment. Please note that you keep this portion for your records. $ X = $ Annual Household Income Percent to Return to the Total for the Lord’s work Lord for His work (15% = 0.15, 10% = 0.10, 5% = 0.05)From a time and talents perspective, we urge you to consider where God fits into your life. Is he moreimportant than a favorite TV show, or soccer practice, or band rehearsal, or whatever it is that pulls atyour life throughout the week? If so, then please consider how you can devote a percentage of yourweek to the work of the Lord, whether that is by attending Bible classes or volunteering on boards,committees, or special events at church. A week has 168 hours in it; ten percent (a standard tithe)would be almost 17 hours. Including worship, reading the Bible, and daily prayer, how many hours doyou devote to the Lord?Before you return this card, please pray: Lord, we thank you for your many great gifts. May wegenerously and trustingly fulfill our intention to support your ministries through our offerings to yourcause. In the power of your name. Amen.Please cut along this dotted line and return the bottom portion to us. We ask that all members whoare able to attend bring their commitment card to Loyalty Sunday on December 11, 2011 and place it inthe offering plate. Until that date, there will be a box set up in the Narthex for the commitment cards.If you cannot attend on that date, please mail the completed bottom portion of this page to OurSaviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay, WI 54302. Please do not put your nameor your envelope number on your pledge. Out of thanks and trust to our Lord, I/we commit: Talents I will offer in service of the Lord Hours of service each week/month/year (circle one) $ weekly/monthly/annually (circle one) For the OSLC Family ministries during 2012 E
Readiness: to determine attitude and aptitude for action Cornerstone Stewardship Ministry, recently selected by the NEW LutheranHigh School Association, has developed a “readiness study” concept to assistschools to ascertain their readiness to move forward with proposed building renovation, program enhancements and debt reduction plans. The main intention is to better understand how people feel about the ministry ofNEWLHS and in turn predict the capacity of personal willingness, volunteertime, and participation with financial gifts in a capital campaign during the 2011-2012 school year.The consultants from Cornerstone, Tom Grunow and Michael Fuchs, are both experienced, former NEWLHS administrators and have both served for the past 20 years as professional counsel in the area of fund development and strategic planning. The Readiness Study took place from September to November and involved surveys, personal and phone interviews, demographic study, a development audit and meetings with the school staff, pastors and principals.To date, there has been an overwhelming response in the various survey and interview opportunities to help make the Campaign Readiness study a veryvaluable experience for our association and NEWLHS! Our consultants from Cornerstone Stewardship Ministry have been quite impressed with thewillingness to meet, spirited support and the general optimism shared about our educational ministry. We really do appreciate your participation! YOURE INVITED!As a member of an association congregation or a friend of the school, you are invited to attend the Readiness Study report to hear, firsthand, therecommendations offered by Cornerstone Stewardship Ministry. The meeting will be held at NEWLHS. Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Executive Summary Report. Snacks will be served beginning at 1:00 and well be done by the time the Packers begin their away game with San Diego! Well look forward to seeing you!
V o l u m e 2 3 , I s s u e 3 5 P a g e 7 December 2011 Usher ScheduleDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Thu. 01-Dec 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 04-Dec 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 04-Dec 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 04-Dec 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 08-Dec 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 11-Dec 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 11-Dec 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; †UNSun. 11-Dec 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftSun. 18-Dec 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 18-Dec 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 18-Dec 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 22-Dec 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSat. 24-Dec 1:30 pm G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergSat. 24-Dec 3:30 pm A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSat. 24-Dec 5:30 pm R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSat. 24-Dec 7:30 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 25-Dec 10:00 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonSat. 31-Dec 6:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UN † 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.com“The Voice” 2.0 OSLC youth host Drop-and-Shop By making changes to An opportunity for parents to go Christmas shopping, have aour current printing and date day, or just get things done around the house for thedistribution methods, the holidays, child-free.c o n g r e g a t i o n wi l l s a vesubstantial dollars and still get When: Saturday, December 3the church newsletter into thehands of everyone who wants Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.to read it. Beginning with theJanuary 2012 issue, everyonewill have the opportunity to pick Where: OSLC youth room, gym and preschool room.up a hard copy of “The Voice”at the Welcome Center when Cost: $4 per child per houryou come to worship or are inthe building for meetings, etc. Activities: crafts, snacks, games, naps, movies, musicIf you prefer, you can read itfrom the website, easy as What we still need: Middle school and high school youth topie. An e-mail will be sent volunteer and children to watchwhen it is available on the +This is a fundraiser for your youth accounts and will getwebsite and a .pdf will be credit toward the National Youth Gathering in 2013 forattached to the e-mail as participating.well. If you are a shut–in and +Parents of middle school and high school youth are alsoare unable to access the Inter- encouraged to help us out.net, call Michelle at (920) 468- +Please watch for a sign-up on the youth board if you are4065 and we will continue to interested in helping out or dropping you kids while you shop.mail a copy to you each month.
November 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 8a Confirmation exam 8a OLM meeting 6p Youth board 12:15p Worship rehearsal 9a Bible study 6p Praise Band 1p GriefShare 7p Youth Movie night 6:30p FPU 6p Confirmation 7p Trad Worship TBA 7p Choir 6:30p Sr Hi Bible study POWER OF ONE 7p P&F Meeting Daylight saving time (Fall back)6 ALL SAINTS DAY 7 8 9 10 11 VETERAN’S DAY 12Communion 6p Penny pinchers 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 5p Fish fry 8a Confirmation7:45a Trad worship 6p Church council 8a OLM meeting 6p Praise band 11:30a Trinity early rehearsal9:15a Praise worship 7p Board of elders 9a Bible study 6p Confirmation dismissal 4p NEWLHS ‘Blazin’ in9:30a Sun school 6:30p FPU 6:30p Sr Hi Bible study 12:15p Worship the Son’ auction @10:45a Trad worship 6:30p Cub scouts 1p GriefShare Stadium Vieww/Confirmation exam 7p Choir 4p Fish fry prep No Trinity classes-P/T6:30p Basketball 7p Trad worship conferences 7:45p evangelism13 Communion 14 15 16 17 18 19Mite Box Sunday 7:30p Packers at 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting7:45a Trad worship Lambeau vs. Vikings 8a OLM meeting 6p Praise band 12:15p Worship9:15a Praise worship w/ 9a Bible study 6p Confirmation 1p GriefShareSS assist 6:30p FPU 6:30p Sr Hi Bible study 7p Trad worship9:15a Bible study 7p Choir9:30a Sun school10:45a Trad worship w/Confirmation12p Youth bowling6:30p Basketball 25 2620 CINNAMON ROLLS 21 22 23 247:45a Trad Worship w/ 7p Board of Education 7a Bible Study 7p Trad Worship 9a Worshipadult confirmation 8a OLM meeting NO TRINITY OR9:15a Praise Worship 9a Bible study PRESCHOOL CLASSES9:30a Sun School No Preschool Classes 5:30p Praise band10:30a Bible Study This week 6:30p FPU Office open10:45a Trad Worship 6:30p Cub scouts THANKSGIVING EVE THANKSGIVING DAY6:30p Basketball 7:30p Choir27 Communion 28 29 307:45a Trad worship 6:30p Trinity board 7a Bible study 3p Youth night9:15a Praise worship 7p Fellowship 8a OLM meeting 6p Praise band10:45a Trad worship 7p Stewardship 9a Bible study 6p Confirmation 6:30p Basketball 6:30p FPU 6:30p Sr Hi Bible study 7:00p Choir
V o l u m e 2 3 , I s s u e 3 5 P a g e 9 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 Lutheran Church firstname.lastname@example.org Missouri Synod Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland 120 S. Henry Street (920) 544-3614 Green Bay, WI 54302 email@example.com (920) 468-4065 Church Office – Michelle Burhite http://www.oslc-gb.org (920) 468-4065 Vol. 23 No. 35, November 2011 The Voice (permit No. 59) is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Thanks to those who have already commented! firstname.lastname@example.org I am seeking more congregational input and submissions. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Envision your ad here!
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 REQUESTEDLooking ahead: Watch out! It gets busy.NovemberNovember 5: Youth movie night; movie TBANovember 6: Confirmation examinationNovember 11: Fish fryNovember 13: Confirmation service Youth bowlingNovember 20: Adult confirmationNovember 23: Thanksgiving Eve service; 7:00 p.m.November 24: Thanksgiving Day service; 9:00 a.m.DecemberDecember 3: Youth babysitting fundraiser “Drop-and-Shop” 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.December 4: NEWLHS Cantata at 7:45 a.m.; Voter’s meeting at 10:00 a.m.December 9: Fish fryDecember 15: Soup supper at 5:00 p.m.; Live Nativity at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:00 pm.December 18: Sunday school Christmas pageantDecember 24: Christmas eve services; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.December 25: Christmas day service; 10:00 a.m.December 31: New Year’s eve service; 6:00 p.m.