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  1. 1. The Voice Online Our Saviour Lutheran Church – Green Bay, WI January 2013 Volume 1, Issue 13 “I WANT TO WALK AGAIN” By: Pastor Dave Hatch“The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each Bornemann staffers bring them to the littlegate made of a single pearl. The great street of chapel for our Tuesday afternoon worship.the city was of pure gold, like transparentglass. I did not see a temple in the city, In days gone by, the residents had beenbecause the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb arranged row-by-row facing the podium andare its temple.” (Revelation 21:21) we did a very traditional worship service. That was very good, but something better was“There are times when we have to look past just around the corner. Some incrediblethe troubles of today and look to the glory of dynamics happened when we changed thethe life to come.” – Anonymous following three things:There are many rewarding aspects about 1. We got to know each other’s names. Thebeing a pastor. As a shepherd, the pastor is Bornemann staff made permanent nameinvited “inside the pages” of peoples’ ongoing tags for each resident who came to chapellife-stories. Most of the time, the invitation and those name tags are faithfully placedcomes at the time of either celebration or on every participant by the time the pastorhardship. There are places where I wish you arrives for the service. New participantscould ride along in my shirt pocket and see get name tags also, the moment they rollwhat I see and hear what I hear. into the chapel for the first time. This allows the pastor to call the participants byI will take you to one place and share name. Better than that, it allows him tosomething that still moves my soul, some four memorize their names. Everyone lovesdays after the experience. That experience I hearing their name; it tells them they arerefer to is shared in the next column. There noticed, special, and appreciated. Doingare some things I want to tell you to set the this, more than anything else, helped thestage. worship to come alive like it never had before.As you may know, we share in leading worship 2. We began to socialize. The Bornemannwith the residents at Bornemann’s Nursing staff positioned the worshipers in aHome, just north and east of Our Saviour. horseshoe-like circle with the podium beingMost residents are in wheelchairs and at the open end of that horseshoe. This allows the residents to see each other, 1
  2. 2. The Voice Online whereas in the former seating method with their bodies are outliving their minds. When rows facing forward, there was less they come to worship, many don’t want it to be opportunity for socialization. This also over; they stay and you can see they wish for allows the pastor to walk around the group more. during the worship and to interact with the worshippers. Often we go around the A few weeks ago while going around the circle circled group and ask for prayer needs. asking for prayer needs, one gentleman in a3. We started to add some fun to worship. We wheelchair made his request, “I want to walk added a “Bible Trivia Time” with real again”. What do you tell him? Here is what I prizes provided by the Bornemann said to him, “Joe, we certainly will pray that Activities Staff. The group has a little more you can walk again. We will also look forward to look forward to when they come. After a to the day when you will walk on a street of person wins a prize, they have to “zip their gold (Revelation 21:21) when the Lord takes us lips” and not answer any further questions. home.” Herein lies a gift of Christmas, owned Some of them get too excited and they spill by us now, but a gift to be opened later. the beans and answer additional questions anyway. Even folks who are unable to We often drive past these institutions, never speak because of strokes raise their hand to thinking about the persons and hardships give answers. within them. Breathe a prayer for these folks that in the epilogue chapters of their lives, asWorship attendance at the nursing home many go down the final stretch of the journey,chapel services is growing and I think it may that the joy of Christ would be the center ofhave to do with the changes we made above. their lives, in anticipation of not just walkingBut more so, faith and friendships are growing again, but jumping and leaping and praisingbecause of the changes! In the end, it’s the the Lord.Holy Spirit who is credited for such changes.Who are these residents? These are folks whohave lost their homes, their cars, and manyhave lost spouses and children. Some rarely ornever get visitors or letters. For the most part,they are in failing health. For some, theirminds are outliving their bodies. For others, Our Saviour Lutheran Church 120 S. Henry Street Green Bay, WI 54302 (920) 468-4065 Senior Pastor – David H. Hatch Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 465-8118 (920) 468-4065 Associate Pastor – Greg Hovland Preschool Director – Christina Scholz (920) 544-3614 (920) 468-3596 2
  3. 3. January 2013 OFFICIAL ACTSBaptisms:MacKenzie Joy Hartford Paige Lillian HartfordBorn: October 9, 2004 Born: February 16, 2007Baptized: November 14, 2012 Baptized: November 14, 2012Daughter of Paul and Jill Hartford Daughter of Paul and Jill HartfordJill Deanna Hartford (adult) Trinity Lynn DragerBaptized: November 14, 2012 Born: September 5, 2012 Baptized: November 25, 2012 Daughter of Joe and Kristy DragerMembership Changes:IN: Jerrod and Robin Frenzel and children, Riley and Claire, transfer from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Little Suamico, WI (ELCA) Shawn Schmitting, Adult Confirmation Paul and Jill Hartford, Adult Confirmation Mike and Pegeen Davison, Adult Confirmation Henry (Hank) Vanderveren, Adult Confirmation Betty Vanderveren, Profession of FaithOUT: Kimberly Stevens, released Brett and Teri Lange, and children, Noah, Elijah, Jacob, Natalie, Kenji, transfer to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Green Bay, WI (LCMS) February 2013 OSLC Usher ScheduleDay Date Service Lead Usher TeamSun. 03-Feb 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 03-Feb 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 03-Feb 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 07-Feb 7:00 pm N. Krueger †UN; †UN; †UNSun. 10-Feb 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 10-Feb 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 10-Feb 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftWed. 13-Feb 4:00 pm R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonWed. 13-Feb 6:30 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 17-Feb 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 17-Feb 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 17-Feb 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergWed. 20-Feb 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg †UN; †UN; †UNWed. 20-Feb 6:30 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 24-Feb 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 24-Feb 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 24-Feb 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftWed. 27-Feb 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg †UN; †UN; †UNWed. 27-Feb 6:30 pm N. Krueger †UN; †UN; †UN † UN -Usher Needed: If you would like to volunteer as an usher, please contact the Lead usher of the group youd like to join, or, contact Rich Spangenberg (920) 857-3014 or email 3
  4. 4. January 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 New Years Day 2 3 4 5 3pm Youth Night 7am Bible Study 3:30pm Open Gym 5pm Weds Night Meal 12:15pm Worship Office Closed 6pm Praise Band 7pm Trad Worship 6pm Confirmation 6pm Prayer Time 6:30pm SH Bible Study6 7 8 9 10 11 127:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm Worship 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 8:30am Worn Out 5pm Monthly 3:30pm Open Gym9:15am Praise Worship Committee 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night Women Fish Fry9:30am Sunday School 7pm Elders 6:30pm Cub Scouts 5pm Weds Night Meal 9am Truth Project10:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm Trinity 6pm Praise Band 12:15pm Worship w/ Holy Baptism Christmas Program 6pm Prayer Time 4pm Fish Fry Prep 6pm Confirmation 6:30pm Truth Project 6:30pm Worn Out Women 6:30pm Trinity 6:30pm SH Bible Study Kindergarten Roundup 7pm P&F Meeting 7pm Trad Worship 7:30pm Youth Board13 Mite Box Sunday 14 15 16 17 18 197:45am Trad Worship 7pm Council 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 12:15pm Worship 3:30pm Open Gym9:15am Praise Worship 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night 7pm Trad Worship9:15am Truth Project No School - Trinity 5pm Weds Night Meal9:30am Sunday School 6pm Praise Band10:45am Trad Worship 6pm Prayer Time 6pm Confirmation 6:30pm SH Bible Study20 21 22 23 24 25 267:45am Trad Worship 7pm Board of 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 8:30am Worn Out 4:30pm Spaghetti9:15am Bible Study Education 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night Women Dinner (to benefit9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm Cub Scouts 5pm Weds Night Meal 9am Truth Project Hurricane Sandyw/ SS assistance 6pm Praise Band 12:15pm Worship victims)10:30am Bible Study No 4K classes 6pm Prayer Time 6:30pm Truth Project10:45am Trad Worship 6pm Confirmation 7pm Trad Worship 6:30pm Worn Out Women 6:30pm SH Bible Study27 28 29 30 317:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm GBLSA 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 8:30am Worn Out9:15am Truth Project 7pm Stewardship 8am OLM Meeting 3pm Youth Night Women9:15am Praise Worship 9am Bible Study 5pm Weds Night Meal 9am Truth Project9:30am Sunday School 6pm Praise Band 12:15pm Worship10:45am Trad Worship 6pm Prayer Time 7pm Trad Worship 6pm Confirmation 6:30pm Worn Out Women 6:30pm SH Bible Study
  5. 5. January 2013 Our Saviour Lutheran Church - Green Bay, Wisconsin Confirmation Class of 2012 Hunter Alft Devon William HansenRevelation 2:10 – “Be faithful, even to John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you;the point of death, and I will give you my peace I give you. I do not give to the crown of life.” you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and James Robert Choitz do not be afraid.” John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Kailey Rae Ketter Son, that whoever believes in him Joshua 1:9 – Be strong andshall not perish but have eternal life.” courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD Michael A. Doine your God will be with you wherever Proverbs 30:5 – Every word of God is you go.” flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Roxann Sarah Lohmuller John 3:16 – “For God so loved the Joshua John Lee Groth world that he gave his one and only Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and Son, that whoever believes in himcourageous. Do not be terrified; do not shall not perish but have eternal life.” be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever Kallie Ann Medenwald you go.” Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no Brandon Douglas Hoppe evil, for you are with me; Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and your rod and your staff, they comfortcourageous. Do not be terrified; do not me. be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever Jordyn Quinn Plinske you go.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Katherine Marie Hovland Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is being Michael Richard Pomaslsure of what we hope for and certain of Philippians 4:13 – I can do everything what we do not see. through him who gives me strength. 5
  6. 6. The Voice Online Confirmation Class 2012 Cont’d Trevor M. Roellchen Hebrews 13:5 – Be content with what Joseph Lawrence Prindle you have, because God has said, Matthew 28:20 – “Surely I am with “Never will I leave you; you always, to the very end of the never will I forsake you.” age.” Michael Thomas Pritchard Erin SeablomJohn 11:25-26 – I am the resurrection Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp and the life. He who believes in me to my feet and a light for my path. will live, even though he dies;and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Brody Wians Eva Violet Wadzinski Psalm 27:1 – The LORD is my light Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and and my salvation—whom shall I fear?courageous. Do not be terrified; do not The LORD is be discouraged, for the LORD the stronghold of my life—of whom your God will be with you wherever shall I be afraid? you go.” A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO THRIVENT MEMBERSYour Choice Dollars are a valuable source of income to whichever organization you wish to directthem. Your Thrivent advocates would encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity.Your Choice Dollars can be directed by you, by calling 800-847-4836, or online As your advocates we are here to help you with any questionsyou might have. Please feel free to contact: Shelly or Robin Williams - 336-7946,Diane Prahl cell - 920-639-4001, Jill Proulx - 465-1437, or Sandy Groth cell - 920-680-5503. Asyour advocates, our mission is to come along side you and see how we can work together to havea greater impact. VOLUNTEERS DECORATE FOR CHRISTMASWe thank the many volunteers that worked to beautify the inside of the church building withdecorations and lighted trees, including the incredibly beautiful tree on the Chancel: LouAnneKuzmic, Judi Kuehl, Kim Ronsman, Wayne Wians, Jerry Buechner, Bill Baneck, Luke Knaus,Ralph Hoerchler, and Neil Burmeister.We also acknowledge the many trustees who worked to put up the outside Nativity. 6
  7. 7. THE E-BREEZE Dec 2012 1st Ed. Camp Luther SUMMER CAMP Calendars 2013 REGISTRATIONS are now ARE OPEN available!! JANUARY 1ST!! Enjoy the beauty ofCamp Luther all year around! Order your Camp Luther Ring in the New Year and calendar with 13 make summer plans with a gorgeous photos vist to . Camp Luther has an exciting (includes January summer planned for children K-12. Register now to get the village 2014) from Camp you want on the week you want. And dont forget about our Luther. Call the Campership program!! Camp Luther office toll free at 1-715- MAKE PLANS FOR "FUN IN THE SNOW" 264-CAMP or order AT CAMP online through thislink.. The cost is $10. LUTHER THIS WINTER!! Camp LutherGift Certificatesare a great gift idea!! FAMILY FLURRY Give the gift that RETREAT-February 1-3!! your children or grandchildren will Bundle up the family for anbenefit from for their exciting weekend of winter whole lives. These activities and growing together in faith at Camp Luther. The certificates can be schedule and choices abound for activities with the group or for purchased for any you as a family. Choose from tubing, broomball and much more, amount and can be or just relax together away from it all. A guest pastor will leadused for Camp Luther adult/family Bible study, while camp staff will lead youth and programs or at the children in age-appropriate studies as well. The maximum familycanteen. It is an easy cost is $485! Register at gift that is always Camp Lutherappreciated!! Order 1889 Koubenec Road here!! Three Lakes, WI 54562 877-264-CAMP (2267)
  8. 8. The Voice OnlineOSLC Business DirectoryAdvertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of ‘The Voice Online’each month. If you would like to advertise, please contact Michelle in the Church officeat (920) 468-4065 or Please support the sponsors who help support us! Volume 1, Issue 13 - January 2013 ‘The Voice Online’ is published monthly by New Years Day Prayer for Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights One and Allreserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without permission. Dear Lord, So far this year Ive done well. Edited by Mark Stone. I havent gossiped, lost my temper, been Please feel free to contact the church office greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or with constructive suggestions and/or overindulgent. Im very thankful for that. comments at Thanks to But in a few minutes, Lord, Im going tothose who have already commented! We are get out of bed, and from then on Im always seeking more congregational input probably going to need a lot more help! and submissions. Amen. 8