Volume 21, Issue 33 September 2011 Find us on the Web!The Voice http://www.oslc-gb.org Our Saviour Lutheran Church–Green Bay Wis.Blessed with senses to appreciate life’s blessingsDavid H. Hatch Recall these awesome Theologians because they are Psalm 150: ―Praisewords: ―I believe that God has always praising God in song. the Lord. Praise God in hismade me and all creatures; Listen to the sounds of sanctuary; praise him in histhat He has given me my body creation and then praise the mighty heavens. Praise himand soul, eyes, ears, and all Creator. for his acts of power; praisemy members, my reason, and When you taste a him for his surpassingall my senses, and still wonderful meal, praise Him for greatness. Praise him withpreserves them…‖ From the gifts of grain, livestock, the sounding of the trumpet,Luther‘s Catechism, the First farmers, sunshine and rain praise him with the harp andArticle of the Apostle‘s Creed. from which that meal came. lyre, praise him with timbrel Senses. What do we do When you use the gift and dancing, praise himwith them? Hear, taste, smell, of touch, think of what you are with the strings and pipe,touch and see? Oh yes, and so touching, something God praise him with the clash ofmuch in life is sense-based and made. Think of the nerves He cymbals, praise him withwe rely on them, but we are spun in your fingers. He made resounding cymbals. Letunaware of our senses most of everything and is allowing you everything that has breaththe time. to enjoy His creation. praise the Lord. Praise the Our senses, if left When you see a Lord.‖unchecked, can lead us, by sunrise or sunset, swirlingtemptation, down many a clouds, vivid colors and thetroubled path. Many addictions like, think of Him. He madeare sense-based. Senses can color and gave you eyes toignite temptations, if misused. see it! But, we are ―new The same goes for thecreatures‖ in Christ. With that, aromas of the open air and soour senses are engaged in a on.new task, detecting God‘s This fall, considerblessing and then praising Him. taking a walk or sitting outside Taking the senses as and take it all in. Praise Himgifts to see God, think along with all that is in you, just asthese lines… the birds do! When you hear the Thank God for all yourbirds sing, you hear Heavenly senses, and with them, detectsongs. Luther said that birds the handiwork of youra re t h e wo rld ‘s f in e st Creator God!
P a g e 2 T h e V o i c e Add a little spice toOSLC official your life and help From the desk of fundraise for OSLCacts Pastor Dave Here is the information Two generations you have all been waiting for! ago, the question used toWeddings: On Saturday, Sept. 24 please be, ―Where were you onRachel Lardinois and Travis join Our Saviour Lutheran the day Pearl Harbor was Stoddard bombed?‖ Now the Church for, “Spice of Life: anUnited at Our Saviour on August 6, question is, ―Where were evening of fine dining and 2011 you when the World fellowship.” Seating is limited.Baptisms: Trade Center went Please watch for ticket sales toSavana Susan Kingston down?‖ begin in early September.Born: January 12, 2011 It is hard to believe Tickets will be $25 and includesBaptized: July 21, 2011 10 years have passed a five course pasta dinner, since that dreadful day!Daughter of Wil and Staci coffee and iced tea. Tickets will On the evening of thatKingston be sold at the door if seats are day the Our Saviour still are still available and will Lutheran ChurchCayden John Guillette then be $35. Proceeds will be sanctuary was wall to wallBorn: April 11, 2011 designated to areas of OSLC by w i t h s t u n n e dBaptized: July 24, 2011 the church council and the worshippers, still reelingSon of Ryan Guillette and Andrea from the news. personnel and financeBelschner Impromptu worship committee. If you are interested in services were being heldNorah Jeanne Messerschmidt across the country. We volunteering in the kitchen forBorn: April 4, 2011 suddenly revisited our this event please contact LarryBaptized: August 14, 2011 Segriff or Greg Ammerman. If patriotic foundations. WeDaughter of Brett and Nicole you would like to help with flew flags on cars andMesserschmidt porches. Tears were anything else such as serving, shed, the broadcast news bussing or setting up/takeReceived their Crown: was steady and down, please contact Avra newspapers were beingShirley Ortlieb Juhnke (920-360-7544).February 16, 1924 - July 27, 2011 snatched up before they could cool off from theFuneral service held on July 30, A note from the press. The sight of an2011 organizer aircraft was unsettling. A great big thank you to Ten years haveDarrell H. Challe all the volunteers who worked passed. Did theAugust 24, 1940 - July 31, 2011 on the Super Sale. But, sad to patriotism stick? If not,Funeral service held on August 3, say, this is my last year as the let‘s rally it back in our2011 organizer of the sale. I am souls and thank God for looking forward to helping out our nation, our blessingsEmma Stahlkopf whoever takes it on next and our freedoms! GodMarch 11, 1918 - August 1, 2011 year. Thanks again for all the bless our native land!Funeral service held on August 5, volunteers who did such a 2011 great job. - Jacqueline
P a g e 3 T h e V o i c eHighlights of Lutherans for Life conferenceStephenie Hovland with excerpts from an information e-mail Lutherans for Life is not situations.‖ adoption and foster care,a political group or motivated to Dr. Russell D. Moore, and through other kinds ofcondemn those who disagree. author of ―Adopted for Life: ministries to orphans, whenThey are motivated by the The Priority of Adoption for we advocate for childrenGospel to help Lutheran Christian Families,‖ said in his whose lives are in jeopardychurches educate their Friday night keynote address, through abortion andmembers about life issues ―If we as pro-life people can through other ways, what weaccording to what God tells us understand that the issue of are recognizing is that wein the Bible. Their mission is orphan care, whether that‘s are doing so as ex-orphans"equipping Lutherans to be advocating for unborn ourselves who have beenGospel-motivated voices for orphans, or advocating for rescued through the Gospel.Life." born orphans in the United And we are also recognizing Stephenie Hovland States or around the world, is that when a child is adoptedrecently attended the national not simply stopping bad things into a family there is a realLutherans for Life conference from happening to children … family formed there. Ourin Texas, where she was Instead, there is also a deeper entire Gospel is at stake inelected to the national board of issue here, which is that our that recognition becausedirectors. She shares some advocacy for women and there is no such thing as anhighlights from the conference. children who are under assault ‗adopted child,‘ only childrenIn her welcoming address to by forces so dark and evil that who were adopted. Adoptedconference attendees, Presi- we cannot even contemplate in the New Testament is adent Diane Schroeder said, it, can teach us and show us past-tense verb, not an―Our job as the Church and For how to be the Church, how to adjective.‖Life Christians is to make sure embrace the Gospel, how to Saturday morningthat our Lutheran men and live in the unity of the Spirit. included the showing of thewomen never need to walk into And we see something of what award-winning film, ―Bella,‖CareNet (a pregnancy center. this looks like by what the followed by a plenaryNot that they will never make Spirit it doing in the life of session with Dr. Kurt Senskemistakes because we all do, Joseph … on, ―The Lessons of ‗Bella;‘but because they know that for ―The Scripture says that Affirming Life via Our Ownthem abortion is never an when someone is adopted into Personal Calling.‖ Ouroption … Our people need to the family of God, he or she is Saviours library has theknow that there is a way to not some other kind of child. video, ―Bella.‖ Netflix alsohandle these difficult situations This person is now seated at streams it. It‘s a terrificthat is pleasing to God. It is so the table with all the message for older childrenimportant that the church talks relationship to the Father … through adults. Have aabout these issues. If our with all of the inheritance that tissue handy!people do not hear this is received in Jesus Christ.message of truth and We see that first in the life ofcompassion from their church, our Lord Himself when Josephthey are vulnerable to the voice really and truly becomes Hisof the culture that says death is father through adoption. Whenthe answer to life‘s unpleasant we care for orphans, through To page 4
V o l u m e 2 1 , I s s u e 3 3 P a g e 4From page 3 Workshops, led by Jean opening worship sermon, fo- our relationship with God asAmundson with a panel of family cused on the conference theme, His children. He has taken caremembers, and Jeannette Clausen, based on Galatians 4:4-5. of that. We live in the midst ofon ―Adoption: Not First Choice, ―Adopted in Christ—it is this our victories in the For Lifebut a Choice of Love,‖ focused on relationship of having a God we arena, in the midst of ourdifferent aspects of adoption. can call Father that moves us to defeats, in the midst of our Col. John Eidsmoe dis- be obedient to our Father who is frustrations assured of His love,cussed ―Preachers and Politics: God. Adopted in Christ—it is this His forgiveness, and eternal lifeWhat Does the IRS Allow?‖ Rev. relationship of having a God we … God adopted you in Christ.Dr. James I. Lamb explored ―In can call Father that moves us not You have a God who is yourVitro Fertilization; Promise or to just be against what our father. That is the assurance ofPeril?‖ And Dr. Kurt Senske led a culture of death is for, but to be His love for you.‖workshop on ―A Picture of for what our Father who is God is The 2012 Lutherans ForPossibilities; Strategies to Live for. That‘s what is being Life National Conference hasOut Our Calling.‖ expressed in LFL‘s mission been set for August 3-4 at the A group of youth and statement, ‗Equipping Lutherans Eaglewood Resort and Spa,adults traveled to a local crisis to be Gospel-motivated voices Itasca, Illinois (Chicago area),pregnancy center with donations For Life‘ … The relationship that The theme will be Equipping(including those from our church.) God, who is our Father, the Saints For Life. StephenieThey toured the facility, talked to established in Christ through is scheduled to attend, andstaff and packed laundry baskets adoption motivates us to be bold hopes to see other members ofwith quilts, diapers, baby clothes voices in the life arena. Neither Our Saviour in attendance asand other necessities. our successes nor failures as His well. Stephanie said it is truly Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, voices For Life have anything to an uplifting, life-affirmingLFL executive director, in his do with attaining or maintaining conference.Couches, dishes, blankets, oh my! The Super Sale was extra is needed. If you are interested however, we ask that allsuper this year with all of the in stepping into those items be boxed andwonderful donations that important shoes, please stackable. Some boxes arepassed from the basement contact the church office at available in the storage areathrough the halls and into the 468-4065. Want to share the and you are welcome togym. In fact, not everything duties with some else? Offer bring your items and boxmade it into the gym; some to be a co-organizer! them here (please do notlarger items made their home in Donations for next year take boxes home). If youthe hallway. are now being accepted! We bring items and are unable to Sales numbers reached will continue to limit take them to the basement,$4,200! If you volunteered, donations as in the past … no please leave a note with thedonated items, invited friends televisions (unless flat panel or items that they are donationsand neighbors to attend and/or flat screen), no computers or for the rummage sale.came to buy yourself, thank you computer monitors (unless flat If you have anyfor making this event the panel), no Encyclopedia-type questions, please callsuccess that it was. books and, of course, no Michelle in the office at (920) With the announcement clothes. In order to conserve 468-4065.by Jacqueline that she is retiring room and make the most ofafter this year, a new organizer the basement storage space,
P a g e 5 T h e V o i c eOne person’s trash; another’s treasure Please collect the Capri Sun pouches - Green Empty prescription pillfollowing items and bring them Bay Trinity recycles the empty bottles - Pill bottles areto church when you visit. You drink pouches for $0.02 per reused and filled for missioncan collect from your own package. Place pouches in trips. Place pill bottles in thepurchases and even ask your the cart by the Preschool bottom drawer of the cart byfriends, relatives and neighbors entrance. the elevator/coat room.to collect them for you. Tyson A+ certificates - Aluminum cans - Cans areCoke reward points - These Green Bay Trinity receives recycled by the Trustees andcan be found on the caps of $0.24 for each certificate proceeds are used toCoke products as well as on redeemed. Place certificates purchase gas for thethe cardboard of multipacks in the cart by the preschool lawnmower and snow(12/20/24 packs or Dasani entrance. blower. Cans should bewater overwraps); these points dropped through the dropcan be placed in the bottom Empty ink jet cartridges - door on the shed any time.drawer of the skinny cart in the These can be donated tohallway by the preschool either Green Bay Trinity or Labels for Education -door. Green Bay Trinity is now Our Saviour. To donate them Place your labels in thethe recipient of these points to the school, leave them by container by the Preschoolwhich will be used to purchase the cart in the main entrance. Labels collectedschool supplies. hallway. To donate them to are mailed to Camp Luther the church, please leave the who redeems them forBox Tops for Education - cartridges in the church various types ofGreen Bay Trinity receives secretary mailbox or on the merchandise used at Camp.$0.10 for each one secretarys desk. Cartridgesredeemed. Place Box Tops in are redeemed at Office Max or Manufacturers Coupons -the cart by the preschool Office Depot for gift cards We send manufacturersentrance. good toward a future coupons to military families purchase. overseas who use them atMilk caps - Please bring in the the BX. Please place in thespecially marked milk caps Used cell phones - Cell top drawer of cart by thefrom Morning Glory, Kemps phones are recycled for Cell elevator/coat room. Couponsand Kwik Trip as well as the Phones for Soldiers. The can be expired up to twosymbol from Kemps Cottage money received is used to months. For more details,Cheese containers. These are purchase calling cards for our please contact Michelle inthree separate but similar military members the office at 468-4065.programs. These are overseas. Place cell phones Please help us make theseredeemed for cash by Green in the box on the 2nd floor packages a blessing to theBay Trinity. Place caps in the near the elevator/coat room. recipients, our militarycart by the preschool entrance. families serving overseas in Incirlik, Turkey.
** HELP WANTED ** Sunday school teachers Want to serve the Lord grade six. teachers can share withbut dont know how? Want to What do we need from you their many stories ofhelp the church but havent you? What can we offer? I how they too have beenfound a way to share your am glad you asked! rewarded.talents? Want to be part of + A willingness to share your To apply pleasesomething exciting, fulfilling time with our youth contact: Julie Rusch,and rewarding? Want it to + Bible knowledge is not Sunday school directorbe fun, easy and part-time? required (920) 406-9077. If you said yes to these + All lessons are pre-planned All who volunteerquestions, then we have the + All materials and planning with youth must submit aplace for you! Come join a are provided background check at leastvery special group of people + We work in teams so you once every three years.as a volunteer Sunday School would not need to teach every Forms can be found in theteacher . Sunday tall brochure holder in the We need Sunday This is so rewarding not office hallway.School Teachers for grades only for the youth but also forpre-kindergarten through those who teach. OurIt’s September, and that means… … the first Fish fry of the Members: The Fall Rally is working, sign-up sheets forseason, Fall Rally, Confirmation coming up on September 11! each game are now at theclasses, Adult Confirmation Please work with your Welcome Center. Allinstruction, the first day of members on your board’s workers must complete anSunday school and the first display board for your online alcohol awarenessPackers home game of the presentation table, discuss test; instructions areseason. Check now to make what to include, who will man available from Neilsure these upcoming events are the table, etc. This is your Burmeister. Workers muston your calendar. chance to shine and let be at least 18 years old, show You can find the full everyone know what your a picture identification toFish fry schedule for this year board does and to possibly enter the stadium, and wearon the Welcome Center recruit members so put your black pants. A uniformcounter; the first one will be on best foot forward and be shirt and hat are providedSept. 9. If you are interested in prepared. by Levy Restaurants. OSLCworking during the Fish fry this The Packers play their receives $2.50 per orderyear, please contact the office last pre-season game on delivered which has provenat 468-4065. Donations of September 1 and the regular to be a raise from last year’sPepsi and Coke (regular, diet season begins at Lambeau pay structure. Help us makeand caffeine free) products are Field on Sept. 8 (these are this a successful fundraiserneeded. Coffee (regular and both Thursday games). this year! Go Pack!decaf) donations are also being Runners are needed for allaccepted. Packer/Lambeau Field events. Board Chairs and Board If you are interested in To page 7
V o l u m e 2 1 , I s s u e 3 3 P a g e 7 October 2011 Usher ScheduleDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Sun. 02-Oct 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 02-Oct 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 02-Oct 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 06-Oct 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 09-Oct 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 09-Oct 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 09-Oct 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 13-Oct 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 16-Oct 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 16-Oct 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 16-Oct 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 20-Oct 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 23-Oct 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 23-Oct 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; †UNSun. 23-Oct 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 27-Oct 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 30-Oct 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 30-Oct 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 30-Oct 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 firstname.lastname@example.org“The Voice” 2.0 From page 7 By making changes to Adult instruction in brochure holder in the officeour current printing and the Christian faith will begin hallway by the Evangelismdistribution methods, the on Sunday, Sept. 18 with a talk board. We ask thatc o n g r e g a t i o n wi l l s a ve ‘n tour. Classes will be held at registration forms be turnedsubstantial dollars and still get 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morningsthe church newsletter into the in at the Sunday school table until November 13. There will at the Fall Rally onhands of everyone who wants be a total of 8 classes. All September 11. Teachers areto read it. Beginning with theJanuary 2012 issue, everyone members and non-members also needed; see relatedwill have the opportunity to pick are welcome to attend. Non- article in this newsletter.up a hard copy of ―The Voice‖ members can become Confirmationat the Welcome Center when members by Adult classes begin September 14.you come to worship or are in Confirmation on November 20 Registration forms can bethe building for meetings, etc. if they desire; membership found in the tall brochureIf you prefer, you can read it after the class is not required. holder in the office hallwayfrom the website, easy as If you are interested in and should be turned in aspie. An e-mail will be sent attending, please RSVP to the soon as possible to thewhen it is available on the church office at 468-4065. church office. Youth nightwebsite and a .pdf will be Sunday School classes also starts on September 14attached to the email as well. If begin on September 18. and begins at 3:00 p.m. onyou are a shut–in and are Registration forms were in the Confirmation nights; a lowunable to access the Internet, August issue of “The Voice” orcall Michelle at (920) 468-4065 cost meal will be served at can be found in the tall 5:00 p.m. on these nights.and we will continue to mail acopy to you each month.
September 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 8:30a 4k open house 3 10a PS open house 9a staff meeting 12:15p worship 7p trad worship 7p Packers v KC4 5 6 7 8 9 107:45a Trad worship 7a Bible study 8:30a 1st Day 4K 12:15p worship 5p Fish fry 2p Thou/Yang9:15a Trad worship 8:30a 1st day PS 9:30a Staff meeting 4p Fish fry prep 6p Thou/Yang wedding10:45a Trad worship 9a Bible study 5:30p Youth board 7p Trad worship wedding rehearsal 3p weddingw/Holy Baptism 6p Praise band 7:30p Packers v NO reception; gym Labor Day –6:3p Open gym 7p P&F meeting office closedbasketball11 Communion 12 13 14 15 16 17Mite box Sunday 6:30p All board 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting7:45a Trad worship meeting 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p Worship9:00a Fall Rally 6:30p Worship 6:30p FPU 6p Confirmation 1p GriefShare9:15a Praise worship committee 6:30p Cub scouts 6:15p Sr Hi Bible study 7p Trad worship12p Paintball 7p Church council 7p Choir6:3p Open gym bball18 19 20 21 22 23 247:45a Trad worship 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 5p Hansen/McIntyre 12p Hansen/McIntyre9:15a Praise worship 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p worship wedding rehearsal Wedding9:15a Bible study 6:30p FPU 6p Confirmation 1p GriefShare9:30a Sun school 7p Choir 6p Knitting lessons 7p Trad worship10:30a Bible study 6:15p Sr Hi Bible study 5p Spice of Life10:45a Trad worship dinner6:3p Open gym bball 29 30 Oct 125 Communion 26 27 28 12:15p worship 7p Youth movie nightYouth pizza sale 6:30p Trinity school 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 1p GriefShare7:45a Trad worship Board 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 7p Trad worship9:15a Praise worship 6:30p Altar guild 6:30p FPU 6p Confirmation9:30a Sun school 7p Fellowship 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Knitting lessons10:45a Trad worship 7p Stewardship 7p Choir 6:15p Sr Hi Bible study6:3p Open gym bball Michelle on Vacation Michelle on vacation Michelle on vacation Michelle on vacation Michelle on vacation No Scrip sales No Scrip sales No Scrip sales No Scrip sales No Scrip sales
V o l u m e 2 1 , I s s u e 3 3 P a g e 9 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 Lutheran Church email@example.com Missouri Synod Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland 120 S. Henry Street (920) 544-3614 Green Bay, WI 54302 firstname.lastname@example.org (920) 468-4065 Church Office – Michelle Burhite http://www.oslc-gb.org (920) 468-4065 Vol. 21 No. 33, September 2011 The Voice (permit No. 59) is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to those who have already commented! email@example.com I am seeking more congregational input and submissions. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Envision your ad here!
WHAT ABOUT THOSE HARD Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Green Bay, WI QUESTIONS? Permit #59 There is a new Bible class beginning on Sept. 18 and continues through October called, “Letting God answer the hard questions.” Do you have hard questions? For example: “Why do good things happen to evil people?” “Why does God seemingly cause pain and suffering?” “If God already knows the answer, why pray?” “Are some people actually born with sinful tendencies more than others?” “If God is Love, does He allow so much sorrow and suffering?” “Does God will or allow hardships?” And so on… ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED You ask the questions, the Bible will bring the answers. There is space for your question below. Your name need not appear on the question. A schedule will be announced in advance for each Sunday. Join us for this special class. The “Hard Question” I would like answered is… ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________Our Saviour Lutheran Church ___________________________________________________ Green Bay, WI 54302 ___________________________________________________ 120 S. Henry St. Please place in offering plate, pastors‘ mailboxes in the (920) 468-4065 office hallway or hand to one of the pastors.