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  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 She said “Honey, Find Them and Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Vol. 10, Issue 10) October 2009 Bring Them Home!” M Pastor Dave Hatch ay I retell you a true story that was told at a was simple - leave the school and ramble one quarter-mile “Coronation Service” for one of the sheep from west, turn and go one and three-quarter miles due north to our preaching station at Borneman’s Nursing the farm. They had done it scores of times already in their Home? Let me preface the story with some background. young lives. What was normally a cakewalk was about to Perhaps sip on your tea or coffee as we go… turn into a deadly hazardous hike. Would they make it home? It was the just after the door closed on the Roaring Fast-forward some seventy-five years… Evelyn and Paul have Twenties and in the dark hallway following Wall Street’s grown up. It’s Evelyn’s funeral service in September of 2009; Black Friday back in ’29. Fancy dresses and fashionable she was eighty when the Lord took her home. The funeral hairdos had given way to hobos and little pay for hard parlor is overflowing with family, friends, neighbors and those work, if a job could be found. It was the Great Depression. who knew Evelyn. Can you see them in your imagination? The exact year was of our story is February of 1936*. On When the officiating pastor gave the benediction and closed his this day, it was the middle of a roaring twenty-mile per book, Evelyn’s brother Paul, now eighty-one, wished to hour plus blizzard in the heartland of Wisconsin. address the crowd. He rose to his feet from the second row. It was if the silence in the room got louder. This grown-up Little seven year-old Paul Peterson and his sister six year-old sister, big brother had been carrying a story for decades, one that had Evelyn, were about to leave for home from their rural elementary not only shaped his life but also saved it. His storytelling words, school in rural Glenmore, Wisconsin. They did not know it, but simple but powerful, unfolded like the wrappings on a well- they were about to walk right into snow-white danger. The walk kept treasure. The details, left to the imagination of the hearers in the parlor, every ear and eye riveted their attention on this grown boy who had just given is sister back to her Maker… Paul’s story went like something like this… “Evelyn and I, when we were very young, left our country school at the end of the day and headed toward home, down the country road. But a snowstorm had blown in; there was a strong wind from the north. The snow was deep; the walking was hard and tiring. There was drifting. Evelyn [6 years old] did not know if she could go on, her little legs emptied of their energy. She told me she wanted to lie down in the soft snow and take a rest, maybe even nap. Even though I was young, I had sense enough to know that was not a good idea. The snow was coming down so hard and the wind so strong, had we lain down we would have been covered with snow in less than five minutes. While we were stopped, not knowing just Continued on page 2 1
  2. 2. Official Continued from page 1 Pastor Dave Acts what to do or if were going to make it home, I saw a figure appearing through the snow, it was coming closer… it was Baptisms our dad. Mom had sent him to find us. Dad reached down, picked Evelyn up take daily risks. Decisions bring and carried her while I walked behind consequence. Prayer is not only a God- him. He broke that strong north wind for given communication tool, but Brayden James Lee Blahnik Born: May 15, 2009 Baptized: August 16, 2009 me and I walked in his footsteps…” strongly encouraged, needful and result-full - but not always providing Son of Benjamin & Jamie Blahnik The now-grown boy, Paul, sat down, his the answer we want. As parents we precious story delivered. And yet, sacrifice for our children, as our Gavin John Krause unknown to him, he was the one who Heavenly Father did for us. We are Born: July 8, 2009 really delivered the homily that day. called to be selfless, unconditional in Baptized: August 23, 2009 Everyone in the room realized that Paul our loving, putting our old slothful Son of Matthew & Heidi Krause Layla Lorraine Busch-Hill and Evy’s parent’s love in all probability selves aside, then displaying the vision prevented their own funerals, some and reflection of our Saviour. Families Born: June 1, 2009 seventy-five years earlier. are often bonded not only through the Baptized: August 27, 2009 blessing experiences but also through Daughter of Shawn Hill & Tara When I got home from the interment I the challenges. We could go on. Busch-Hill told my wife that story. She saw something in it that I did not…When When getting Paul’s permission to tell Drea Lee Vincent Born: May 30, 2009 Baptized: September 6, 2009 little Paul and Evelyn’s mother sent her this story, he shared what a wonderful husband out on that hazardous lifesaving homecoming it was that day, a warm Weddings Son of Jerry & Stacey Vincent errand, she knew there was the possibility fire, a hot meal, dry clothes and being that she could lose her entire family that surrounded by a family full of love. day, husband, children and all. Paul may have missed his calling, a fine preacher-storyteller he is! Alicia Louise Haase & Matthew After she said, “Honey, find them and Brian Parmentier United at Our Saviour on August 15, 2009 bring them home!”, this would not God bless your toes and everywhere have been time for the dishes, but for they goes, as you walk with the Living Sarah Linden Hollenbeck & restless and eager prayer. One can Saviour who carries us! Matthew James Boettcher United imagine her standing at a drafty- at Our Saviour on August 21, 2009 frosted windowpane, watching, hands * This year was according to Paul’s folded and eyes peeled. memory and the Wisconsin weather Jennifer Marie Bacon & Troy records confirm, “February 8-10, Terrence Coonen United on Received their Crown September 5, 2009 There is much life-application to 1936 – Wisconsin Statewide - Paul’s story, eh? Life is hazardous. We Blizzard - severe drifting.” Cynthia “Cyndy” L. Beno August 3, 1959 ~ August 20, 2009 Funeral service held at Our Saviour Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor David H. Hatch on August 23, 2009 Lutheran Church (920) 465-8118 Missouri Synod dave@oslc-gb.org Agnes D. Splitgerber Associate Pastor Greg Hovland February 27, 1912 ~ August 25, 120 S. Henry Street (920) 544-3614 2009. Funeral service held at Our Green Bay, WI 54302 Saviour on August 29, 2009 greg@oslc-gb.org (920) 468-4065 Church Office Michelle Burhite Doris V. Rudolph (920) 468-4065 May 29, 1920 ~ September 2, 2009 Vol. 10, No. 10, October 2009 The info@oslc-gb.org Funeral service held at Our Saviour Voice (permit No. 59) is published Preschool Director Christina Scholz Membership Changes on September 5, 2009 monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No (920) 468-4065 portion of this publication may be christina@oslc-gb.org reproduced without permission. Our Saviour Web www.oslc-gb.org 2
  3. 3. Simply Giving GOT NEWS? – Adeline, your Roving Reporter is on the hunt for the latest scoop! Makes a Difference Call: 468-2061, E-mail: akg12525@att.net Adeline Grieser Look Up Did you know OSLC has a program wherein your family can automatically have your contribution deducted from your checking or savings account? “Simply Giving” is very simple. Pick up a form from the office or a rack in the hallway by the office. Fill it Joseph needed some supplies from a cupboard in the in, return to Michelle, Pastor Dave or Pastor Greg. Sunday School room. This cupboard was seldom used but it had a combination lock. Joseph didn’t Here’s how it works: Indicate on the “Simply Giving” know the combination so he called on Pastor Dave to form (1) how much to give, (2) what day you want it give it a try. Dave placed his fingers on the lock’s withdrawn, and (3) designate where you want the dial and raised his eyes heavenward for a moment. contribution to go, i.e., building fund, operating Then he confidently spun the dial and opened the fund, general fund, etc. lock. Joseph was stunned and impressed with this demonstration of faith. That’s it! In three years of “Simply Giving” I’ve saved over Seeing his expression, Dave patted him on the 100 checks and I don’t wake up Sunday morning shoulder and grinned. “Joseph, look up. The numbers trying to remember if I’ve written the check and are written on the ceiling.” where it is. It’s done - automatically. You can change the amount or stop at any time. The Dog Days Try Giving Now, that’s SIMPLE! of Summer Hit While Still Living A rich man went to his pastor and asked, “Why do people call me stingy? I’ve said over and over again OSLC that when I die I will give every thing to the church?” The weather may have been abnormally cool this The pastor responded with this story: summer. However, there was nothing abnormal about the offerings, which fell off this summer just In the farm yard, the pig was unpopular and the cow like past years. Our actual offerings ($335,894) are beloved. The pig complained to the cow, “Everyone short of the budget for the year through August by speaks warmly of you. They think you are so about 10%. generous because you give milk every day. What about me? I give bacon, ham, bristle for brushes and The good news is that actual receipts for Jan- feet for pickling. Yet no one likes me. Why is that?” August 2009 are a little ahead for the same period in 2008. Let’s pray for normal weather and ample Gently as possible, the cow said, “Perhaps it’s harvest. As always, we ask that you take a look at because I give while I’m still living.” Try giving your summer giving and make any catch-up while still living. It speaks very highly of you. donations you think are called for. 3
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  8. 8. The Reformation Confirmation Public Examination It’s just about here, All Saint’s Eve, Friday October 31, followed by All Saint’s Day, marking the birth of Now in our fifth year, our Level III Confirmation students the Protestant Reformation. Like a precious old book, will demonstrate their faith verbally, through a Public we may want to dust off our recollection of the Examination. We are confident in these student’s faith and Reformation and its birth. The “Reformer” was the ability to express it! The examiner and the student have a Holy Spirit working in human history, when, back “On trust of each other, the examiner promising not to let the November 10, 1483, Hans and Margarete Luther were student fail, and the student trusting the examiner’s blessed by God with the gift of a son. questions to be fair, kind and clear. See the October calendar for the date and time. Consider coming to that The next day the baby boy was baptized and given the worship service! name of the saint of the day, Martin. We thank God for the precious gifts He has given to us through the work Why Won’t The Pastors Confirm the Students? of his faithful servant, Dr. Martin Luther… it is for the clear and penetrating voice of the living Gospel which resounded from Luther’s pulpit, classroom and One time a few years ago on Confirmation Sunday, all home. The vibrant and the students were in the front pews, robed and holding joyous Good News carnations. Their parents, grandparents, siblings and poured forth from the sponsors were certainly in the worshipping audience and pen of Luther, there were cakes and casseroles waiting to celebrate the obliterating centuries event later in the day. As the Confirmation service began of dark ignorance the pastor announced that he had decided not to confirm, concerning the grace not one, not two, but the entire class. The students looked of God through Christ at each other, puzzled and on the brink of the Savior.”(1) We embarrassment. The folks in the pews became restless. remember the Reformation The pastor’s words continued, “We are not going to in those three simple “Sola” confirm you, for on this day you are invited to confirm [Latin for “Alone” or “Only”] terms that appear on your own faith.” And that is just what Confirmation is, our altar, Sola Scriptura [Our only source for truth not something “done to you”, but personal faith-filled about matters of faith is, Only The Scripture]; Sola words, said right out loud, that what was said for them at Gratia [It is Only Grace that paid for our sin, and that their Holy Baptism, they say for themselves. Watch for grace was demonstrated and completed on the cross the Confirmation service date on this month’s calendar when Christ, God in the form of a man, paid for 100% and consider coming to witness it personally. Good Question of your sins. We cannot rescue ourselves from this sin- death trap, only He could do it for us]; Sola Fide [Only Faith in our Lord’s gift of grace saves us, and that faith itself is a gift from God!]. The church of the 16th century was “reformed” when Martin Luther peeled off the layers of human tradition and took Riding home after Sunday School, David said to believers back to the Bible, where we learn of those his father, “Can I ask you a question?” three “Solas”. “Sure,” his father said, “What is it.?” How about checking out a Luther book or film from “Well, the teacher was reading the Bible to us… our library? all about the children of Israel building the temple, the children of Israel crossing the Red Sea, the 1 From a Statement from The Office of former Synod children of Israel making sacrifices. Didn’t the President A.L. Barry, 1995 grown-ups do anything?” 8
  9. 9. OCTOBER 2009 Church Calendar 1 2 3 12:15pm Brown Bag 8:00am Super Worship, til 4pm Sale Parlor 7:00pm Trad. Worship 8:00am Confirm. Exam Michelle Vacation Michelle Vacation Rehearsal 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 7:45am Trad. Worship 3:30pm Trinity V-Ball 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night Study,Classrm 1 5:00pm Fish Fry 8:00am Confirm. 9:15am Praise Worship 5:30pm Youth Board 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 12:15pm Brown Bag Exam 9:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation Worship, Parlor Rehearsal 10:45am Trad. Worship Peace 6:00pm Bad Girls 12:45pm Staff Meeting 3:30pm Trinity V-Ball 1:00pm Gym w/Confirmation University Bible Study, 7:00pm Traditional Rental Examination & 7:00pm Choir Parlor Worship Holy Baptism Practice 7:00pm P&F 7:55 pm Evangelism Meeting 8:00pm Elders Meeting 11 Communion 12 13 14 15 16 17 LOYALTY SUNDAY 3:30pm Trinity V-Ball 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 9:00am Preschool Field 9:00am Preschool 1:00pm Gym 7:45am Trad. Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Trip Field Trip Rental 9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation 11:00am Bad Girls Bible Study,Classrm 1 9:30am Adult Confirm. Peace 6:00pm Bad Girls 12:15pm Brown Bag 10:45am Trad. Worship University Bible Study, Worship, Parlor with Youth 7:00pm Choir Parlor 12:45pm Staff Meeting Confirmation Practice 7:00pm Traditional 1:00pm Gym Rental 7:00pm Council Mtg Worship 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 7:45am Traditional 6:30pm Board of Ed 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 1:00pm Gym Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Study,Classrm 1 Rental 9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation 12:15pm Brown Bag 9:30am Adult Confirm. Peace 6:00pm Bad Girls Worship, Parlor 12:45pm Staff Meeting 10:30am Adult Confirm. University Bible Study, 7:00pm Traditional 10:45am Traditional 7:00pm Choir Parlor Worship Worship Practice 1:00pm Gym Rental 25 Communion 26 27 28 29 30 31 7:45am Traditional 5:00pm Board of 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 1:00pm Gym Worship Stewardship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Study,Classrm 1 Rental 9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation 12:15pm Brown Bag 9:30am Adult Confirm. Peace Worship, Parlor 12:45pm Staff Meeting NO TRINITY 10:30am Adult Confirm. University 7:00pm Traditional 10:45am Traditional 7:00pm Choir CLASSES Worship Worship Practice TEACHER 1:00pm Gym Rental INSERVICE October 3 – Come to the Super Sale. Doors open at 8am. Enjoy cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Take home Booyah, brats and more for lunch. October 10 – 14 of our 9th grade youth are expected to ‘Confirm’ at the 10:45 am service. The entire congregation is welcome to attend and witness the confirmation of their Baptismal vows. 9 5
  10. 10. November 2009 Usher Schedule Sun. Nov 1st 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Sun. Nov 1st 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. Nov 1st 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg; DeVonte King Thu. Nov 5th 7:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Don Schultz; †UN; †UN Sun. Nov 8th 7:45 am HC M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. Nov 8th 9:15 am HC D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. Nov 8th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thu. Nov 12th 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. Nov 15th 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. Nov 15th 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. Nov 15th 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. Nov 19th 7:00 pm HC P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. Nov 22nd 7:45 am HC A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. Nov 22nd 9:15 am HC D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. Nov 22nd 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg; DeVonte King Wed. Nov 26th 7:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Don Schultz; †UN; †UN Thu. Nov 26th 9:00 am HC W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. Nov 29th 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Sun. Nov 29th 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. Nov 29th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN †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 Our Saviour Business Directory contact Rich Spangenberg at (920) 983-9821 or email spangenr@uwgb.edu 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 © 2009 Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All Rights Reserved. Layout and design compliments of Adagirl Design LLC. 10
  11. 11. Trinity News What Does A Joyful Noise – The Bible reminds us to make a joyful Christian Education Mean? noise to the Lord. The sound of children learning and playing in a Christian setting is truly a joyful noise to the Lord. Stop in and enjoy the sounds of the children at Green Bay Trinity some time. Calendar – October 17 – PWP Hayride and Bonfire A true Christian education means that all in the evening; Crafting at Christ of the Bay from goals, rules and policies, staffing, student and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. adult relationships, structures of authority, methodologies, sources of funding and Athletics – Girls in grades 4-8 are playing volleyball resources, activities, materials, and content of all and children in grades 3-8 are training for the Ray’s 5K. Rev. Callesen has generously donated $1 for each subject areas must be consistent with a biblical mile a Trinity student completes in the Ray’s 5K. worldview. In every aspect, the entire education system must openly glorify and please God Administrative Assistant/Admissions Counselor – through our Lord Jesus Christ. A thoroughly Trinity has hired Mrs. Kellie Meerstein to be the Christian education is expressed in an open, administrative assistant and to be in charge of non-apologetic way – in writing, verbally, and recruiting new students. in all actions – on the part of every participant. School email – The new email address for the school is baumannk@greenbaytrinity.org. All of the teachers Brent Roubal . . . . . . . . . . . .President have email addresses which are listed on the website. Brett Lange . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President Jody Endries . . . . . . . . . . . .Treasurer Wish list items – Lynn Steinhaus . . . . . . . . . .Secretary Portable PA System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500(?) Renee Natzke Science Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 each Jeff Luepke Air Quality Test Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27.50 Jennifer Dirks Geology Field Trip in a Bag. . . . . . . . $40 Kellie Meerstein Listening Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 Miriam Hemp Discover America Carpet. . . . . . . . . . $500 Pastor Peter Speckhard Wall Mount for Television . . . . . . . . . $150 Puppet Tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 Puppets: Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 Doctor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Scrip – Trinity is selling Kwik Trip Scrip. The school earns $0.10 for every dollar of scrip that is purchased. The cards can be used at the pump or in the store and can be used to purchase any Kwik Trip product. Contact Ken Baumann, 655-4673, if you would like to help the school in this way. The school 120 South Henry Street, has raised over $20,000 so far! It is possible for a Green Bay, WI 54302 business to purchase Scrip and still receive its (920)-655- 4673 rebate from Kwik Trip. www.greenbaytrinity.org 11
  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 Think About It Say A Prayer If 7/11 is open 24/7 why are there locks on the doors? Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother’s Why do they put braille dots on the keypad of the bank drive-up? house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. Why don’t sheep shrink in the rain? “Johnny! Please wait until we say our If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan? prayer”, his mother said. If olive oil comes from oil, where does baby oil come from? “I don’t have to”, the boy replied. If fire fighters fight fires and crime fighters fight crime, what do freedom fighters fight? “Of course, you do”, his mother insisted. “We say a prayer before eating, Why are there Interstate Highways in Hawaii? at our house.” and… “That’s our house.” Johnny explained. “But this is Grandma’s house and she If God sneezed what would you say to Him? knows how to cook!”