Volume 14, Issue 26 February 2011 Find us on the Web!The Voice http://www.oslc-gb.org Our Saviour Lutheran Church–Green Bay Wis.There is only one way out of a rut… Up!David H. Hatch Ruts make driving tough. in our little rut? Have we stopped and care about the needs ofYou cant steer where you want to exploring, discovering, others, the beauty in others, thego, its like a pre-set path you expanding and just became pain of others, can we be liftedhave to fight to get out. And even comfortable in our rut-like from a routine existence andthen, those ruts can hang up your routines? Have we been just into a life that is full of purposecar. We all fight ruts of one kind existing and not really “living?” and joy. Christ must be first.or another. A daily “routine” is a good thing, Then we really come alive. Do you ever feel like one but a good thing can go too far. This begins in the heartday is just like the next, living the The routine is comfy, but maybe and mind, but it must reach tosame day, over and over again? In too comfy? But is it really living the very tips of your fingersthe film, “Groundhog Day,” that the way Christ would have us and toes! We are not talkingis just what happened. The main live? about just a morning devotioncharacter is full of himself. He In the film, “Groundhog here. Its time to take thatkept waking up to the same song Day,” the main character could morning and become lovingon the radio, day after day. He not break out of recycling persons of action! Lovingmet the same people at the same Groundhog Day until he Christ first is a verb!spot each morning, and they said understood the meaning of life.the same lines to him at every He had to stop being the most Continued on page 2encounter. No matter what he did, important person in his life.even if he got in trouble, the next Through those repeating days heday would start the same. It was slowly learned to see the needsGroundhog Day, day in and day of others. Eventually he began to I n s i d e t h i s i s s u e :out. He existed, but wasn’t really see the sweetness in others. He“living.” He was stuck in a rut! learned compassion, Official acts 2We get in ruts too. unconditional love and genuine We look back on our lives care for others. He finally looked Baptism seminar 2and we wonder where all the days past himself. His change began Lenten schedule 3and months have gone. We in his heart, and moved to hiswonder how all the years have fingers and toes. Greatest win 4slipped through our fingers like Only until he was no sand. We begin to longer number one could he go think, “I have been on with the rest of his life. Usher schedule 5 in a rut.” Could it be It is the same with our ruts too. that we have stopped Only until we put ourselves Sweet proposals 5 making memorable aside, and put the love of Christ moments because in first place, can we really live Calendar 6 we are comfortable and climb out. Only until we see
P a g e 2 T h e V o i c eOSLC off icial actsWeddings: Are you expecting a newSarah L. Blakeley and Lloyd Sheffer, Jr. addition or are youUnited at Our Saviour on December 26, 2010 already a new parent and plan to have your childReceived their Crown: baptized at Our Saviour? All new or expectantBetty R. ‘Bubbles’ Clark parents who desire theirAugust 9, 1923 ~ December 12, 2010 child to be baptized atFuneral service held at Our Saviour on December 18, 2010 Our Saviour are asked to attend a pre-baptismLeland ‘Lee’ Hugo Plinske seminar with your child’sJuly 18, 1926 ~ December 18, 2010 intended sponsors. OurFuneral service held at Our Saviour on December 23, 2010 next meeting is on February 19, 2011 fromAlvin Krings 9:00 a.m. to 10:00January 8, 1943 ~ December 28, 2010 a.m. Please call 468-4065Funeral service held at Malcore Funeral Home on January 5, to RSVP to attend this2011 required meeting.Esther Regina ‘Ebby’ KollathDecember 24, 1924 ~ January 4, 2011Funeral service held at Our Saviour on January 7, 2011Continued from page 1 Recently a member of leave the old behind and wake help. Spending time with our the church said to me, “Pastor, up in newness of life and children could be the alley to I want to start making some conduct. Ruts are good for their heart that needs repaving. meals for our shut-ins. How mud, but not for the soul or Leaving our ruts for higher can I go about doing that?” mind. With Christs hand, up ground could be as close as an Now there is a person who is and out of that rut we go, each apology we have been stalling not in a rut! Christ is number and every day. on, or sending a card to one in their lives, not You dont have to leave someone, or dialing a number themselves, and their hands are home to show this kind of love to someone who is hurting. showing it. A few years ago a -into-action. Simply the way Getting out of ourselves and new baker joined our flour we talk to our loved ones is putting Christ first is not power team and wanted to may be begging for a complicated. bake for a weekly soup and makeover that will take all the The only way out of a breadline on Bodart Street. He energy we have. How about rut is up, and Christ leads the left his rut in the dust far being the best mom or dad you way making even today a behind him. In each and every can be? Maybe we dont need whole new day! Love as Christ life, yours and mine as well, to lose that five pounds, but has loved you. Its already a the living Savior is at work lose five bad habits from our new day! within us. He is urging us to comfortable rut, and Christ can
V o l u m e 1 4 , I s s u e 2 6 P a g e 3 Watch out! Lent is fast approaching The season of Lent is p.m. for worship.not that far away! AshWednesday opens the season We’re Lutheran! There willon March 9, 2011. Easter is be food!April 24. The overall theme Another change for this year: Afor the Wednesday Lenten Lenten meal will be offeredsermons, “People of the from 5:00 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.Passion,” highlights a number Various groups will beof important people from the sponsoring the meal. Offeringsevents of the Passion of our collected for the meals will beLord. In doing so, we once designated by the host group ofagain are presented with the the week. If you are interestedstory of God’s salvation during in hosting a meal, pleaseLent and Holy Week. The contact Pastor Greg right away.Wednesday worship service We do still have openings on Bible studies too?and sermon will be different the schedule. Jesus said, “Man shall not livefrom Sunday’s service and by bread alone, but by everysermon. This gives you, the What about Confirmation word that comes from thedisciple of Christ, two weekly classes? mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)opportunities to grow in your Confirmation classes will not OSLC understands this!Christian faith during the be held on Wednesdays during During the dinner hour, youseason of Lent. Lent, but students will still be can do both! The pastors will gathering! Each student will be be leading a class on the beliefsThe schedule has changed! required to participate in of Lutheran Christians. AThis year OSLC will be Lenten worship on second class called “Really Badobserving Lent differently. All Wednesdays. The students will Girls of the Bible” will beour midweek services will be also be assisting with ushering, offered at the same time. Forheld on Wednesdays. (Note: reading and other service more information about thisNo Thursday worship services opportunities during the season. study, please contact Stephenieduring Lent except for Maundy More information will be Hovland. Lent is a great timeThursday.) The service times shared with the confirmation for you to refresh and renewhave changed also. We gather students very soon! your understanding of God’stogether at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 Word.
P a g e 4 T h e V o i c e The greatest win of all David H. Hatch When this was written, rallies us, sharpens us and welds to the Packers or not. The way themost of Green Bay was hoarse us together as a group. The recent Packers played in the last twofrom cheering our hometown team win and hopeful win does much quarters was the opposite of theon to the NFC championship over for morale. steamroller they were in the firstthe Bears on January 23. Morale… The dictionary half. Yet our team won. It may not Now, Super Bowl Sunday, describes this as, “the state of the have been pretty, but we won.February 6, is ahead of us (at least spirits of a person or group as Isn’t life is like that too? Life isas this is being written.) The city exhibited by confidence, more like a wrestling match than ais focused, at least most of the cheerfulness, discipline and dance, old poets tell us. Even thecity. Packer fans worldwide are willingness to perform assigned life of the Christian will not begoing to be spending the next tasks.” By that definition, we can easy. Events may tackle us, triphandful of days in high see, the recent and impending win us, temporarily have the ball, yetanticipation, party planning and raises our morale. And this in the end, we win. Period.imaginations of victory encouragement is nothing Remember this too: “I have saidcelebrations. Some are deeply compared to the victory and win these things to you, that in me you“emotionally invested” in the we have that lies deep within us in may have peace. In the world yougames while others couldn’t care what our Living Savior has won will have tribulation. But takeless. Most of us just lie for us! heart; I have overcome the world.”somewhere in the middle. The last half of the NFC - Jesus. Now that is a win that We are being given a gift championship game against the lasts!to be living during such a time of Bears had us wondering if thefun and good sport. The goal victory was going to be awardedThe board of evangelism is beginning a collection of items for the “Help for the Homeless’ Campaign.” The itemscollected will support our area’s homeless men, women and children through the Brown County HomelessCoalition as well as needy families in Green Bay through the Howe Family Resource Center. Sunday schoolstudents have received a list of items to bring in for this effort.Items being collected are personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies. Items that are needed at this time are: Laundry soap Pads Shampoo Lotions Dish soap Tampons Conditioner Contact solution Garbage bags Hair brushes Lip balm Floor cleaner Toothbrushes Combs Child pain meds Bleach Toothpaste Clips and elastics Pedialyte Cleansers Mouthwash Styling products Band aids Sponges Dental floss - all hair types Rubbing alcohol Disinfectant cleaner Denture care Little girl items Hydrogen peroxide Toilet Bowl cleaner Diapers Anti-diarrheal Dryer sheets Wipes Soft soap Antacids Dishwashing gloves Baby bottles Bar soap Antibiotic ointment Sippy cups Deodorant Cold meds Toilet tissue Baby lotion Razors Liquid benadryl Facial tissue Baby shampoo Shaving cream Sun screen Paper towels Rash ointment Nail clippers Tx for head lice Feminine care Cotton balls Cotton swabs
V o l u m e 1 4 , I s s u e 2 6 P a g e 5 March 2011 Usher ScheduleDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Thu. 03-Mar 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 06-Mar 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 06-Mar 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 06-Mar 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UNWed. 09-Mar 4:00 pm R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonWed. 09-Mar 6:30 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 13-Mar 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 13-Mar 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy AmmermanSun. 13-Mar 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergWed. 16-Mar 4:00 pm R. SpangenbergWed. 16-Mar 6:30 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 20-Mar 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 20-Mar 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 20-Mar 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UNWed. 23-Mar 4:00 pm R. SpangenbergWed. 23-Mar 6:30 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 27-Mar 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 27-Mar 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 27-Mar 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonWed. 30-Mar 4:00 pm R. SpangenbergWed. 30-Mar 6:30 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †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 Will you join us for Sweet Monday? Sweet Monday is Its called a "social on a even job proposals, ifa fun evening where shoestring." We keep it you like. Single andladies can come to the simple and light. marriedparlor and just relax. The first Sweet ladies of all ages areThis is something you Monday of 2011 is welcome. You dontcan invite a non-church Monday, February 7 at need to RSVP, bringfriend to without them 7:30 (come any time anything, or dress up.feeling uncomfortable. after 7:00 p.m.) The All I ask is that you show activities go from 7:30 up! p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Questions? topic is “Decent Ask Stephenie proposals.” Well talk Hovland: about wedding pro- stephhov posals people have had, @hotmail.com what our dream pro- or 264-8317. posal would be, and
February 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayYouth Bible study is 1 2 3 4 5on the 13 and 27 of 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meetingthis month. 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p Brown Bag 6p Pizza prep 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Confirmation Worship, ParlorYouth paintball is on 7p GriefShare 7p P&F meeting 7p Trad. worship 7p ChoirSunday, Feb. 20. GROUNDHOG DAY6 7 8 9 10 11 127:45a Trad worship 5:30p Youth board 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 5p Fish fry 8:30a Wedding8a Pizza pick up 7 p Sweet Monday 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p Brown Bag seminar9:15a Praise worship 7p Elders Meeting 7p GriefShare 6p Confirmation Worship, Parlor9:30a Sunday school10:30a Sunday school 7p Choir 5p Fish Fry prepteacher meeting 7p Trad. worship10:45a Trad. worship No Trinity Classes5:25p Super Bowl kickoff13 Communion 14 15 16 17 18 19Mite Box Sunday 6:30a Spring Primary 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 9a Pre-Baptism7:45a Trad. worship Election 6p Praise band 12:15p Brown Bag Seminar9:15a Praise worship 7a Bible study 6p Confirmation Worship, Parlor9:15a Bible study 9a Bible study9:30a Sunday school 6:30p Cub scouts 5:15p NEWLHS, Gym10:30a Bible study 7p GriefShare 7p Trad. worship10:45a Trad. worship 7p Choir 7p Evangelism 7p Church Council20 Camp Luther 21 22 23 24 25 267:45a Trad worship 7p Board of 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 6p Trinity international9:15a Praise worship w/ education 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p Brown Bag festival and art fairSunday school assist 7p GriefShare 6p Confirmation Worship, Parlor9:15a Bible study 7p Choir 7p Trad. worship9:30a Sunday school10:30a Bible study No preschool10:45a Trad. worship No preschool No preschool27 Communion 28 LOOKING FORWARD TO MARCH7:45a Trad. worship 6:30p Trinity School All Month – Lutheran Schools Month Celebration9:15a Praise worship Board 9: Ash Wednesday (services at 4 and 6:30pm)9:15a Bible study 7p Fellowship 11: Fish Fry9:30a Sunday school 7p Stewardship 16, 23, 30: Weekly Lent services at 4 and 6:30pm (these are Wednesdays)10:30a Bible study 21-25: Spring Break for Trinity and Preschool10:45a Trad. Worship
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