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    • The Voice Online Our Saviour Lutheran Church – Green Bay, WI September 2012 Volume 1, Issue 9 If It Could Talk, The Stories It Could Tell… By: Pastor Dave Hatch At nursing homes, folks line up in front of it. Oftentimes rows and rows of wheelchair bound souls roll in place before it, awaiting refreshment from its eternal oasis. It is often carried into rooms where Hope is a rare visitor, where Discouragement is often a resident. It’s opens like a treasure chest, spilling out riches far better than gold or silver. It travels beneath the pastor’s arm as he rings the doorbells of the housebound. It has sat in their living room on a footstool, coffee table, kitchen table, TV tray and sometimes theIt’s small. It’s not heavy. It’s loaded with hope. floor. After folks encounter its contents theyIt goes with the pastor most everywhere he walk different, think different, and have antravels; in his car, in his bag, and sometimes airiness in their soul.even on vacation. If it could talk, the stories itcould tell! In the jails and prisons, it’s inspected by the guards and embraced by the inmates. ItIn hospitals, it has been set on bedsides, on sometimes sits on a counter behind bulletproofrolling carts, window sills, on the seats of hard glass as an inmate peers at it, longing andand soft chairs. People have sat around it, wishing for its nourishment as he speaks tostood around it, laid beside it and gazed at it. the pastor through a visitor’s phone.It has been with those in hospital rooms who Oftentimes in a small little room, provision isare celebrating, those who are struggling, and made by the guards for a celebration as it isthose who are about to get their crown. From opened. For those serving sentence it means,its contents, thousands of souls under doctor’s “Freedom at last, freedom at last, free evencare have been fed and had their hope restored behind bars!”with a medicine from this little box. - cont’d on page 2 – 1
    • September 2012 - cont’d from page 1 -When needed, it makes its way through thelocked doors and long halls of institutions andcare facilities where Depression and Confusionmake their home. It passes beneath securitycameras and staff supervision on its way torestore a soul. There it shoes away anxietyand brings Light into the darkness.Its prescription is not to be found in anypharmacy yet its healing power is promised.Its contents cannot be found in a surgeon’s tool Above is a military chaplains portable communion kit.tray, yet it can reach into one’s soul andcleanse every part.What is this small item that has so muchpower that travels with pastors all over theglobe? What is this small item with such anenormous meaning for those who encounter itscontents?The pastor’s Holy Communion Kit. If it couldtalk, the stories it would tell! Some kits are very complete, including candles and all. 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 dave@oslc-gb.org info@oslc-gb.org Associate Pastor – Greg Hovland Preschool Director – Christina Scholz (920) 544-3614 (920) 468-3596 greg@oslc-gb.org Christina@oslc-gb.org 2
    • The Voice Online OFFICIAL ACTSWeddings:Heidi Marie Process and Alexis Fernando Baez JorgeUnited at Our Saviour on July 14, 2012Karlene Dyle and Christian VargasVow Renewal at Our Saviour on August 4, 2012Membership Changes:IN: Karlene Butrymowicz, transfer from Bethel Evangelical Lutheran, Green Bay, WI (ELCA)OUT: Mark and Jenny Jensky and baptized child, Hannah, transfer to Good Shepherd Lutheran, Green Bay, WI (ELCA) Roy and Ruth Delsart, transfer to Atonement Lutheran, Green Bay, WI (ELCA) Delores DeGreef, transfer to Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto, WI (LCMS) October 2012 OSLC Usher ScheduleDay Date Service Lead Usher TeamThu. 04-Oct 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 07-Oct 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 07-Oct 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 07-Oct 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 11-Oct 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 14-Oct 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 14-Oct 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 14-Oct 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 18-Oct 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 21-Oct 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 21-Oct 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 21-Oct 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 25-Oct 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 28-Oct 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 28-Oct 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 28-Oct 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson † 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 (920) 857-3014 or email "spangenr.ret@uwgb.edu” 3
    • September 2012 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 12 3 4 5 6 7 87:45am Trad Worship 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 9am Truth Project9:15am Praise Worship Labor Day 8:30am 1st day of PS 8:30am 1st day of 4K 12:15pm Worship10:45am Trad Worship Office Closed 9am Bible Study 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm Truth Project 7pm Elders 6:30pm Youth Board 7pm Trad Worship 7pm P&F Meeting9 Communion 10 11 12 13 14 15Mite Box Sunday 12:30pm Stepping On 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 12:15pm Worship 5pm Monthly Fish Fry7:45am Trad Worship Booster Class 9am Bible Study 6pm Praise Band 4pm Fish Fry Prep9:15am Praise Worship 6pm Church Council 7pm Choir Practice 7pm Trad Worship9:15am Truth Project 6:30pm Worship10:45am Trad Worship Committee16 17 18 19 20 21 227:45am Trad Worship 7pm Board of Education 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 9am Truth Project 5pm Sellen/Fossum 2pm9am Fall Rally 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night 12:15pm Worship Wedding Rehearsal Sellen/Fossum9:15am Praise Worship 7pm Choir Practice 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm Truth Project Weddingw/ Holy Baptism 6pm Confirmation 7pm Trad Worship9:15am Bible Study 6:30pm Sr High Bible Study23 Communion 24 25 26 27 28 297:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm GBLSA 7am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night 12:15pm Worship8am Adult Confirmation 7pm Stewardship 8am OLM Meeting 6pm Praise Band 7pm Trad WorshipClass 9am Bible Study 6pm Confirmation9:15am Praise Worship 7pm Choir Practice 6:30pm Sr High Bible9:15am Truth Project Study9:30am Sunday School Michelle Out Michelle Out Michelle Out Michelle Out Michelle Out10:45am Trad Worship NO SCRIP NO SCRIP NO SCRIP NO SCRIP NO SCRIP30 Volunteers are needed to work any/all home Packer games7:45am Trad Worship9:15am Praise Worship  Sunday, September 9 @ 3:15pm9:15am Adult  Thursday, September 13 @ 7:20pmConfirmation Class  Sunday, September 30 @ 3:15pm9:30am Sunday School10:30am Bible Study Sign up at the Welcome Center or contact Neil Burmeister at (920) 866-908810:45am Trad WorshipTBA Paintball
    • The Voice Online Rich Tool From Our Heritage editions of Luther’s Small Catechism since the early days of Lutheranism. It is designed to help individuals understand and apply the By: Pastor Dave Hatch catechism to their lives.” We need all the help we can get to navigate the journey. The Small Catechism simplifies our walk. It puts the most important things in life in a simple and wholesome package. Consider placing yours on the dining room table or at your bedside, as a “daily read”. Parents are urged to read it to their children.We Lutherans have a super-rich tool at ourfingertips, Luther’s Small Catechism. Is yours As an example of its richness, here is a sectionsomewhere in your house? Perhaps hunt it of the Small Catechism, talking about thedown and embrace its use. Concordia Lord’s Supper…Publishing House describes it well this way… + The Lords Supper +“The catechism is an essential part of anyChristian’s library. Brief, clear summaries ofGod’s Word allow individuals and families aliketo use the Small Catechism as a powerful tooland prayer book. Though the Catechism waswritten by Martin Luther in 1529, its questionand answer format provides Christians with atimeless guide book that is easy to use and 

applicable to all the various callings we have inlife. As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to his household.The Small Catechism explores the Six ChiefParts of Christian Doctrine: the Ten What is the Sacrament of the Altar?Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s It is the true body and blood of our Lord JesusPrayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Christ under the bread and wine, instituted byConfession, and the Sacrament of the Altar. It Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and toalso includes daily prayers, a table of duties for drink.Christians, and a guide for Christians to use asthey prepare to receive Holy Communion. Thisis sometimes referred to as the Enchiridion. An - cont’d on page 6 -explanation section has regularly accompanied 5
    • September 2012 - cont’d from page 5 - worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for theWhere is this written? forgiveness of sins.” But anyone who does notThe holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and believe these words or doubts them is unworthySt. Paul write: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the and unprepared, for the words “for you” requirenight when He was betrayed, took bread, and all hearts to believe.when He had given thanks, He broke it andgave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; thisis My body, which is given for you. This do in How about reading the Small Catechism as partremembrance of Me.” In the same way also he of your daily spiritual nourishment?took the cup after supper, and when He had Guaranteed, you will find that is “centers” yourgiven thanks, He gave it to them, saying, life.“Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the newtestament in My blood, which is shed for you forthe forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as youdrink it, in remembrance of Me.”What is the benefit of this eating and drinking?These words, “Given and shed for you for theforgiveness of sins,” show us that in theSacrament forgiveness of sins, life, andsalvation are given us through these words. Forwhere there is forgiveness of sins, there is alsolife and salvation.How can bodily eating and drinking do suchgreat things?Certainly not just eating and drinking do these Volume 1, Issue 9 September 2012; ‘The Voicethings, but the words written here: “Given and Online’ is published monthly by Our Saviourshed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” These Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portionwords, along with the bodily eating and of this publication may be reproduced withoutdrinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. permission.Whoever believes these words has exactly what Edited by Mark Stone.they say: “forgiveness of sins.” Please feel free to contact the church office withWho receives this sacrament worthily? constructive suggestions and/or comments at info@oslc-gb.org. Thanks to those who have alreadyFasting and bodily preparation are certainly commented! We are always seeking morefine outward training. But that person is truly congregational input and submissions. 6
    • The Voice Online OSLC Youth to Sell Commode InsuranceInsurance for your commode?Well, not quite. But the youth will be selling “commode insurance” at this year’s Fall Rally onSeptember 16.The youth will hold a fundraiser similar to the pink flamingo fundraiser. It’s called “Fla-toilet-mingo.”If the commode you see at the youth’s Fall Rally Booth ends up on your yard at any time during themonth of October, you will have to pay the OSLC youth $10 to have it removed. If that happens, youchoose who gets it next.The insurance is designed to insure your address is exempt from having the commode placed on youryard, if chosen by another recipient. $20 keeps the commode off your yard all month OR you can buy apremium policy for $25. A premium policy keeps the commode off your yard AND allows you to choosea yard to receive the Fla-toilet-mingo.By purchasing the insurance, you pay $20 or $25 just one time. If you do not have commode insurance,you could be paying the $10 removal fee over and over.Commode insurance will only be available for purchase during the Fall Rally. The youth will also beselling wrapping paper and lollipops for prizes. If you are unable to attend the Fall Rally but wouldstill like to purchase commode insurance or wrapping paper, please contact Will Fischer at 920-254-3344. One Person’s Trash; Another’s Treasure  Coke reward pointsPlease collect the following items and bring  Box Tops for Educationthem to church when you visit. You can collect  Milk capsfrom your own purchases and even ask your  Capri Sun pouchesfriends, relatives and neighbors to collect them  Empty ink jet cartridgesfor you. Most items can be placed in the  Used cell phonescontainers by the preschool entrance in the  Empty prescription pill bottlesmain hallway; other items can be placed at the  Aluminum canscollection center near the 2nd floor elevator.  Labels for Education  Manufacturers Coupons 7
    • September 2012 are welcome after 3pm on any Confirmation class Educational Opportunities night. Students will be able to get help with their Abound homework, play, eat dinner (for a small fee) or just hang out.The Truth ProjectThis new class, which begins on Thursday,September 6, has taken off! We currently have Seeking New Members for themore than three times the amount of attendees thanwe made room for when the class was first planned! Praise BandThat issue was fixed by changing the room wherethe class will meet (Fellowship Hall) and adding a We have regular, semi-regular and substitute openings3rd time option (Sundays at 9:15am). There is still in the Praise Band for Drummers, Electric or Acousticroom for you…just call the office (468-4065) or sign Guitarists, Keyboardists, and Vocalists. We practiceup at the Welcome Center for the class of your Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 and you don’tchoice. Make sure to take a copy of the schedule so have to play every week. It’s also a great group ofyou don’t miss a thing. people to work with! Some musical talent required but you don’t have to be a rock star. Call Marlys BrunstingAdult Confirmation Classes at 391-0473 to learn more.Adult instruction in the Christian faith will beginon Sunday, Sept. 23 with a Talk ‘n Tour. Classeswill be held at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings until Monthly Fish FryNovember 4. There will be a total of 7 classes. Allmembers and non-members are welcome to attend. The ever popular Monthly Fish Fry will be back onNon-members can become members by Adult September 14. A full schedule of dates can be foundConfirmation at a special service on November 18 if on a handout at the Welcome Center. Take onethey desire; membership after the class is not home, share one with your neighbors…inviterequired. If you are interested in attending, please everyone you know to the best fish fry in town.RSVP to the church office at 468-4065. On that note, workers are also needed for the FishLet the little children come to him… Fry. Please contact Greg Ammerman or Tim RichterSunday School classes begin on September 23. to volunteer or to find out more about opportunitiesRegistration forms can be found in the tall brochure to serve. Along with volunteers, donations of Pepsiholder in the office. Completed forms can be turned and Coke (regular, diet and caffeine free) productsin at the Sunday school table at the Fall Rally on are needed. Coffee (regular and decaf) donations areSeptember 16 or to the church office. Teachers are also being accepted.also needed; see related article on page 9 of thisnewsletter. Lambeau Field, the Packers,Youth Confirmation classes begin Wednesday, and a Food StandSeptember 19 at 6pm. Registration forms weremailed to 8th and 9th graders that were enrolled last The Packers will host a home pre-season game onyear as well as those who are shown as entering 7th August 30. The regular season begins at Lambeaugrade for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. If Field on Sunday, Sept. 9 followed closely by a gameyou need an enrollment form, please contact the on Thursday night, September 13. Why is thisoffice. Along with Confirmation, Youth Nights are important to read about in a church newsletter?returning. Students in 6th grade thru high school Here’s why… 8
    • The Voice OnlineWorkers are needed (21 per game) to man a food + All materials and planning are providedstand in the Club Section for all games and events + Work in teams so you don’t teach every Sundaythrough the end of the season. Workers in thestand will run cash registers (take orders, take This is so rewarding not only for the youth but alsomoney, and make change), deliver food to the for those who teach. Our experienced teachers cancounter (from various stations within the stand) share with you their many stories of how they haveand prepare food for sales (cooking and assembling been rewarded.brats, burgers, pizza, etc.). To apply please contact: Julie Rusch, SundayWorkers must be at least 18 years old, wear black school director (920) 406-9077.pants (not capris, shorts, etc.) and comfortable,closed toe/closed heel shoes (preferably tennis All who volunteer with youth must submit ashoes; black or close to black (can include other background check at least once every three years.colors if main color is black). Uniforms consisting of Forms can be found in the tall brochure holder ina shirt (windbreaker in colder weather), hat and the office hallway. Questions about the backgroundname tag will be provided and must be worn at all check can be directed to Michelle in the office (468-times. Sign-up sheets for all events can be found at 4065 or info@oslc-gb.org).the Welcome Center. All workers must alsocomplete training by DNC, the concessionsprovider. Fall Rally – September 16If you have questions or want to sign up, please call A Notice to Board Chairs, Board Members,Neil Burmeister at (920) 866-9088. Committees, and Church Members Go Pack Go! The Fall Rally is coming up on September 16 and this is your ‘here I come’ warning! Please work on your board’s display for your presentation table,** HELP WANTED ** Sunday discuss what to include, who will man the table, school teachers etc. This is your chance to shine and let everyone know what your board does and to possibly recruit members, so put your best foot forward and beWant to serve the Lord but dont know how? Want prepared.to share your talents and be a part of somethingexciting, fulfilling, and rewarding? Looking for One 8’ table is set aside for each board. Boards cansomething fun, easy, and part-time? If you said yes share a table or request to be placed near the tableto these questions, then we have the place for you! of a board with which they share responsibilitiesCome join a very special group of people as a for some events. It is up to you what is availablevolunteer Sunday School teacher. We need Sunday on your table…sign-up sheets, informationalSchool Teachers for grades pre-kindergarten handouts, event invitations, etc.through grade six. And there’s a potluck dinner, too! What LutheranWhat do we need from you? What can we offer? I gathering is complete without lots of food?am glad you asked! Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass so get out+ A willingness to share your time with our youth those cookbooks and make your shopping list.+ Bible knowledge not required+ All lessons are pre-planned for you 9
    • September 2012OSLC Business DirectoryAdvertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of ‘The Voice Online’ each month. Ifyou would like to advertise, please contact Michelle in the Church office at (920) 468-4065 orinfo@oslc-gb.org. Please support the sponsors who help support us!Photo creditsChaplain kit (pg 2 top)http://med-dept.com/images/chaplain_images/kit.jpgChaplain kit (pg 2 bottom)http://www.inhisname.com/images/churchsupplies/masskits/41773_MassKitAttache_3401Gsm.jpgLuthers Small Catechism (pg 5)http://thumbp3gq1.thumb.mail.yahoo.comLamb bleeding (pg 5)http://www.trinitynotl.ca/lambbleeding.jpgLCMS cross (pg 6)http://reporter.lcms.org/pages/rpage.asp?NavID=19867 10