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Our Saviour’s Voice
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54302
(920) 468-4065

February...
 
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industrious or slothful? Will generosity rule the 
roost or greed? Will they see us as conten...
CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY RESULTS
Do you remember that 12 page survey you completed a year ago? Well, we now
have compiled the...
March 2014
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OSLC Usher

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YOUR DONATIONS…WHO BENEFITS AND HOW?
 

There are many ways, other than cash, that you can provide help to Our Saviour Lut...
Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool
120 South Henry Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54302
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As a parent you have a v...
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Christian Film Series 
De Pere Cinema        417 George St, De Pere 
 
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  1. 1. Our Saviour’s Voice Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54302 (920) 468-4065 February 2014 Homeschooling - Every Home is a Classroom It seems we hear people say it everywhere, “We  are homeschooling our children this year.”     How many children are homeschooled in the  United States? The statistics are as hard to track  as footprints in a blizzard in Escanaba. But this  we do know, the trail is widening and there is  more than a whisper in the woods coming from  our modern cabin‐school pioneers. There is  something effective about learning in the home  setting; Lutherans have been doing it for  hundreds of years.    Homeschooling, in its  widest sense, envelops  everything we do at home.  Parents may not know it,  but their kids are watching  their every move. Here is a  grown‐up version of what  we are talking about…    I heard a pastor tell of his work in a super  maximum prison. One inmate stared at him  every day. No matter what the pastor said to  the inmate, all the pastor got back was a  silent‐shunning. This went on for over two  years. One day the inmate asked the pastor  for some spiritual brochures. The pastor gave  him one. The next day he asked for a  Christian book. The next day the inmate  asked for another book. The relationship  went from silence to trust. When the pastor  got up his nerve, he asked the inmate, “Why  were you staring at me for almost two years,  never as much as saying, ‘Hi’”? The inmate  answered, “I was studying you to see if you    were authentic and could be trusted. Pastor,  every man in here is studying you to see if  you really are who you say you are.”    In healthy families, trust is where the  relationship with our folks begins, and hopefully  stays. Our children want to know that we are  trustable, that we are authentic, that we are  exactly who we say we are. Actually, they assume  it, and when they see we aren’t, we hurt them.  We are not talking about our parents teaching us  how to do the dishes or take out the trash. We  are talking about character traits. That is what  our children are really watching in us; more  importantly, our teaching the faith.    In our homes, will our children see in us humility  or pride? Will they see a know‐it‐all attitude, or a  humble gentle spirit that accepts criticism and is  not mean and critical of others...especially them?     It is in the home that our children learn the  genuine love of Christ.    Will they observe chastity or a moral looseness  in this department? As an example, when the  television program takes a path down Impurity  Avenue, will we ride along or decisively turn  down another street and explain to the children  why we made such a decision?     Will they see us being forgiving or holding  grudges against other, including them? Will they  watch us displaying self‐control or a life of un‐ control? As they watch, will they see us being     (continued on page 2) 
  2. 2.   (continued from page 1)    industrious or slothful? Will generosity rule the  roost or greed? Will they see us as content or full  of envy; giving thanks or complaining; being  prideful or humble?  Robert Fulghum wrote a book called All I Really  Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. That  book tells of the simple things that are taught in  that primary level. While his list of 16 or so  lessons to be taught are terrific things, we wish  to speak, as Saint Paul says, “…of a still more  excellent way.” (I Corinthians 12:31b).    We believe that a school is inside every home,  that every home is a school. For Christians, our  homes are classrooms of faith. Repeating, it is in  the home that our children learn the genuine  love of Christ.    Homeschooling the faith, the Biblical faith, has  strong Lutheran roots. That is, to be Lutheran is  to teach the faith at home.    The Small Catechism was primarily intended by  Luther to be used for the instruction of children.  They were to memorize it at home and bring it  with them for instruction at church. Luther  realized that instruction at church was not  "As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to his household." Martin Luther in The Small Catechism   enough. Instruction had to be done at home as  well. He felt that the church, school and home  had to co‐operate in this instruction. He exhorted  fathers and mothers to aid in this Christian  education at home. In his preface Luther writes:  The Ten Commandments, as the head of the family  should teach them in a simple way to his  household. Very soon after its publication, the  Small Catechism was also being taught in public  schools throughout Germany.      Of all the confessions of the Lutheran church,  none have had as great an impact as Luther’s  Small Catechism. It has been stated that only  seven years after its publication, Luther’s Small  Catechism had a circulation of more than  100,000! It has, for good reason, been called The  gem of the Reformation.    Next to the Holy Scripture, we can make it the  Gem of our Devotions at our meal‐tables, before  bed, or any other time.    Do you know where your Small Catechism is?  How about making a daily study of the Small  Catechism a fresh new daily habit?    Joyful homeschooling be yours!  Pastor Dave 
  3. 3. CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY RESULTS Do you remember that 12 page survey you completed a year ago? Well, we now have compiled the results and are ready to share them with you. Copies of the compilation are available at the Welcome Center. If you receive this newsletter by MAIL and want the results mailed to you as well, please contact Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065 to request a copy. FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY AND LENT Our Saviour’s fish fry happens on the 2 nd Friday of each month September thru May…everyone knows that, right? But did you know that with the 2014 schedule, TWO Fridays fall within the Lenten calendar (March 14 and April 11)? Did you also know that Fish Fry gift certificates are available at the Welcome Center or from the church office? Certificates can be for any amount (minimum $10) and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Say thanks to a friend, neighbor or coworker with a gift certificate and introduce them to what we call ‘the best fish fry in town’! OFFICIAL ACTS Membership Changes IN: Virginia Malueg, transfer from Emmanuel Lutheran, Seymour, WI (ELCA) Mike and Karen Klatt, transfer from St. John Lutheran, Rankin, WI (LCMS) Weddings Maria Stachura and Matthew Catalano United on December 14, 2013 Funerals Joseph Lee Barth August 9, 1984 ~ November 23, 2013 Funeral service held on November 30, 2013 Ashley Baneck and Greg Kollross United on December 28, 2013 Ardis Alft October 13, 1925 ~ January 15, 2014 Funeral service held on January 20, 2014 Allison Vercauteren and Brad Berth United on January 18, 2014 DITOR NEDED…COULD IT BE YOU? Do you want to serve our Lord in a creative way? Do you have experience in layout and design and editing? OSLC is seeking someone special to serve as the Editor of this newsletter, The Voice Online. Content provided! Interested? See Pastor Dave or send an email to dave@oslc-gb.org.   3
  4. 4. March 2014 Day: Date: Service: OSLC Usher Lead Usher Team: Sun. 02-Mar 7:45 am Allen Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 02-Mar 9:15 am Wendy Chamberlain Roxanne & Randy Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Jack Grant; Mitch Waniger Sun. 02-Mar 10:45 am Royal Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Wed. 05-Mar 4:00 pm Gerald Buechner Carmen & Lloyd Leuthne; Rich Spangenberg Wed. 05-Mar 6:30 pm Paul Kuehl Bill Baneck; † UN; † UN Sun. 09-Mar 7:45 am John Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; † UN Sun. 09-Mar 9:15 am Dave Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer; † UN; † UN Sun. 09-Mar 10:45 am Mike Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft Wed. 12-Mar 4:00 pm Rich Spangenberg † (Youth) Wed. 12-Mar 6:30 pm Norman Krueger Sun. 16-Mar 7:45 am Matthew Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. 16-Mar 9:15 am Randy Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany & Brian Duff; Chelsea & Rachel Van † UN; † UN; † UN Sun. 16-Mar 10:45 am Royal Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Wed. 19-Mar 4:00 pm Rich Spangenberg † (Youth) Wed. 19-Mar 6:30 pm Charles Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. 23-Mar 7:45 am Mike Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. 23-Mar 9:15 am David Bitters Shelly & Robin William; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Trey Boerschinger; Jim Parks Sun. 23-Mar 10:45 am Gerald Buechner Carmen & Lloyd Leuthner; Rich Spangenberg Wed. 26-Mar 4:00 pm Rich Spangenberg † (Youth) Wed. 26-Mar 6:30 pm Paul Kuehl Bill Baneck; † UN; † UN Sun. 30-Mar 7:45 am Allen Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 30-Mar 9:15 am Wendy Chamberlain Roxanne & Randy Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Jack Grant; Mitch Waniger Sun. 30-Mar 10:45 am Mike Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft † UN -Usher Needed: If you'd like to volunteer as an usher; Please contact the Lead usher of the group you'd like Or, contact Rich Spangenberg (920) 857-3014 or email SAY IT WITH FLOWERS Why not put flowers on the altar to honor a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion for which you want to give thanks to God? It’s EASY! Just sign up on the calendar in the Flower Book on the shelf at the west side of the Narthex. Find the date you want to sponsor, write in the occasion for the celebration, and include your name (i.e. Mary Jones’ 45th Birthday from the Gary Wallace family or in loving memory of John James from the Alex Smith Family). The cost is $30. Place your donation (checks payable to Our Saviour) in an envelope, include your name and envelope number and a note that the donation is for altar flowers and put it in the offering plate.   You may also bring your own flowers and vase for display instead of having the Flower Committee purchase them for you. Please include a note with your sponsorship that you will bring your own. You are encouraged to sign up at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of your special occasion (many weeks are open now, but don’t wait too long!). After the 10:45am service on that day, you are welcome to take the flowers home for your enjoyment. We do ask that you do not take the vases from church but bring one from home to use for transportation. If you have any questions about this procedure, please feel free to call Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065 or send an email to info@oslc-gb.org. 4
  5. 5. YOUR DONATIONS…WHO BENEFITS AND HOW?   There are many ways, other than cash, that you can provide help to Our Saviour Lutheran Church  and/or our missions, such as Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School and Camp Luther.  We collect items that some may say have no value…but we receive a monetary or other benefit so  please bring them to church and place in the appropriate box or drawer.    Empty ink jet cartridges are collected by Our Saviour AND Green Bay Trinity Elementary. To  donate to Our Saviour, place the cartridges in Secretary’s mailbox (outlined in red) in the office  hallway.  To donate to GB Trinity, place them in the box on the cart in the main hallway.    Caps/Pouch certificates from Nature’s Touch (Kwik Trip) milk – These Moola caps and pouches  are worth $0.05 each to Green Bay Trinity.    Campbell’s products (among others) contain a ‘Labels for Education’ UPC symbol.  Cut out the LFE  symbol with the UPC code. These are sent to and redeemed by Camp Luther; they receive office  supplies, camp equipment, etc. for the points redeemed (Note: Our Saviour is Camp Luther’s  BIGGEST donor of points so keep them coming!)    General Mills products contain ‘Box Tops for Education’ symbols.  These are redeemed by Green  Bay Trinity Elementary for a dime each. Watch your grocery store ads for offers to receive bonus  Box Tops when you purchase 10 or 15 Box Top products. Watch the expiration dates on your Box  Tops and make sure to get them to church as soon as possible.    Tyson ‘Project A+’ labels are redeemed by Green Bay Trinity for $0.24 each.    Used cell phones are given to ‘Cells for Soldiers’. They are recycled for cash which is used to buy  phone cards which are then given to our military members stationed overseas.    Non­perishable food as well as personal care items and household cleaning supplies are  collected on an on‐going basis.  These items are donated to Manna for Life as well as other homeless  shelters and non‐profits serving people in the area. The main focus year round is food but all of  these items are welcome at any time.    Manufacturers’ coupons, even those that are recently expired, can be used by military families  overseas. Bring in your manufacturers’ coupons to help the budget of our military families go  further; these families do not have the benefit of receiving coupons in the ‘Sunday paper’ like so  many of us. Don’t want to clip them? No worries…we have several volunteers that do that for us so  just bring in the sheets or packets and we will do the rest!    Comfort dolls, knit winter wear, wheelchair/walker bags, and many other handmade items  are donated to mission trips to Haiti and other areas as well as local charities or nursing homes. To  join the ‘Chicks with Stix’ mission, contact Caroline Arndt at 469‐3140.    Coke Points/Codes – Green Bay Trinity enters these codes for points that are redeemed for school  supplies, prizes and auction items. Codes can be found inside bottle tops from all Coke products as  well as multi‐pack cartons and Dasani Water overwraps (the code is in a large black box on the  bottom of the overwrap). You can also pledge your personal account points to Green Bay Trinity at  www.mycokerewards.com.       5
  6. 6. Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool 120 South Henry Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54302 Dear Families, As a parent you have a very tough choice to make about your child’s preschool experience. For most children preschool is their first educational experience and the launching of their educational career which will span the remainder of their lives. I pray that as you make this choice you realize that OSLC Preschool is here for you and we would love to partner with you for these first educational years. If you choose to visit Preschools in the area and you begin to choose what program is right for your family, I’d like you to consider what each program has to offer your child. • Is the environment a warm caring Christian environment? 4/5 K MWF 8:30-11:30  $1080 Tuition  $75 Registration $108 Monthly Rate • Is the environment developmentally appropriate and are the experience geared toward children? • Will your child be able to participate in activities that promote social, emotional, intellectual, physical & spiritual growth? • As a result of the program, do you feel confident that your child will become a passionate learner for “doing” in a play-based curriculum? • As a result of the program, do you feel your child will develop skills to think & investigate, learning about the world around them? 3K T-TH 8:30-10:30  $630 Tuition  $75Registration $63Monthly Rate Full Time 8:30-3:00  $2750 Tuition  $75 Deposit $275 Monthly Rate • Is it important that your child attend a Pre-K program with numerous years of success? Our Saviour Preschool has over 35+ years’ experience. •Is it important that your child enjoys a highly functional classroom designed to meet the preschool child’s best interests ? You, as a parent are a partner in your child’s growth and development. If you answered YES to any of these questions you may want to consider sending your child to OSLC 3 year and 4/5 year old Preschool. Please contact Our Saviour today and visit a classroom. Serving the Master Teacher, Christina L. Scholz PROGRAM OPENINGS MWF 4/5K T-TH 3 yr old 8:30-11:30 8:30-10:30 3K & 4/5K Full Day 8:30-3:00 with extended hours before and after OR Our 4K class has maximum of 20 children w/ 2 teachers and our 3K has a maximum of 16 children w/ 2 teachers. Daily Schedule – 3 year Old Program (Must be 3 by September 1st) 8:30-8:45 Opening Circle 8:45-9:30 Individual Activity Time 9:30-9:45 Large Group/Bible Time 9:45-10:05 Snack Time/Bathroom Break 10:05-10:20 Psychomotor Activities 10:20-10:30 Language Arts, Stories 10:30 Dismissal Dailey Schedule—4/5K Program (Must be 3 by September 1st) 8:30-8:45 Opening Circle 8:45-9:45 Individual Activity Time 9:45-10:00 Group Meeting 10:00-10:15 Bible Time 10:15-10:30 Reading (Letters & Sounds) 10:30-11:00 Calendar and Journal 11:00-11:15 Movement Activities (Gym) 11:15-11:25 Language Arts 11:30 Dismissal
  7. 7. Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of ‘The Voice” each month. If you would like to advertise, please contact Michelle in the Church office at (920) 4684065 or info@oslc-gb.org. Please support the sponsors who help support us. “Our Saviour’s Voice” is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Vacancy Editor, Michelle Burhite. Please feel free to contact the church office with constructive suggestions and/or comments at info@oslc-gb.org. Thanks to those who have already commented! We are always seeking more congregational input and submissions.  OUR SAVIOUR STAFF Senior Pastor – David H. Hatch (920) 609-0248 dave@oslc-gb.org Associate Pastor – Greg Hovland (920) 544-3614 greg@oslc-gb.org Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 468-4065 info@oslc-gb.org Preschool Director – Christina Scholz (920) 468-3596   7 christina@oslc-gb.org
  8. 8. Christian Film Series  De Pere Cinema        417 George St, De Pere    Sunday, February 9 at 4PM / Monday, February 10 at 7PM        Ragamuffin:  The True Story of Rich Mullins  “Ragamuffin is a beautiful and moving film that captures one man’s struggle to overcome the  trappings of success, and to learn how to accept the unconditional love of God.  Whether or not you are  a fan of Rich Mullins you will be touched by this movie.  It is honest, accurate, and unafraid to show  Rich’s scars, yet pointing us all to the deeper truth even if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than  our hearts.”­James Bryan Smith, Author of Rich Mullins:  An Arrow Pointing to Heaven  A limited supply of tickets are available at the De Pere Cinema for $5 each (discounted from $10).   Tickets are also available online at ragamuffinthemovie.com or at the door for $10.  Call Matt at 920‐371‐3063 or email getreelcinemas@yahoo.com for more info.    **********    Sunday, March 9 at 4PM / Monday, March 10 at 7PM       Unstoppable  (Tickets at the door ­ $5 / $3 youth)  “It’s easy to get excited about your faith when things are going well in your life.  But when your  whole world comes crashing down on you, the questions start:  ‘Where is God when I need him  most?  Why do bad things happen to good people?’  UNSTOPPABLE is a journey, based on a true  story, that has become the most personal and transparent project I have ever made regarding  my faith.  Together, in hundreds of theaters across America, we will discover with our eyes  wide open, that life is stronger than death, good is stronger than evil, and faith is stronger than  doubt.”                                          ­Kurt Cameron, Writer and Actor    **********    Sunday, April 6 at 4:00PM / Monday, April 7 at 7:00PM  Grace Unplugged    (Tickets available at the door ­ $5 and $3 youth)  Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the  worship leader is her father, a former pop star.  So, with the help of Mossy, her dad’s former  manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad’s old Top­10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and  begins to taste the kind of stardom she’s always dreamed about.  Yet with each rung of the  ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further  straining her relationship with her parents.  Will everything she experiences lead her to reject  her faith…or rediscover it?     8
  9. 9. February 2014 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday LENT 2014 – Lent begins early next month with Ash Wednesday on March 5. We will hold services at 4 and 6:30pm. A meal will be available in the gym between services…so stay after or come early! See you there!  **LHM Sunday Super Bowl Sunday Ground Hog Day Pizza Pick Up Day *The Story Bible Study 31-week series – Topic goes Tuesday thru Sunday 2 ** 3 4 5 6 5am Pizza Prep 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sunday school 10:30am SS Teachers 10:30am How Should We 10:45am Trad Worship 6pm DT2 Bible Study 6:30pm Board of Elders 6:30pm Altar Guild 7am Bible Study* 9am Bible Study* 10:30am Staff Meeting 6:30pm Financial Peace 7pm Choir Practice 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm Confirmation and ‘How Then Should We Live?’ series 10 11 12 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sunday school 10:30am How Should We 10:45am Trad Worship 6pm DT2 Bible Study 1pm Chicks w/Stix 6pm P&F 6:45pm Council 7am Bible Study* 9am Bible Study* 10:30am Staff Meeting 6:30pm Financial Peace 7pm Choir Practice 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm Confirmation and ‘How Then Should We Live?’ series 7:30pm Youth Board 16 17 18 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship w/SS Assistance 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sunday school 10:30am How Should We 10:45am Trad Worship 6pm DT2 Bible Study 7pm Board of Ed 7am Bible Study* 9am Bible Study* 10:30am Staff Meeting 6:30pm Financial Peace 7pm Choir Practice 23 24 25 26 27 28 7:45am Trad Worship 7:45am Bible Study* 9:15am Praise Worship 9:15am Bible Study* 9:30am Sunday school 10:30am How Should We 10:45am Trad Worship 1:30pm Fellowship Hall Rental 3pm Youth-Triangle Hill 6pm DT2 Bible Study 6:30pm GBLSA 7pm Stewardship 7am Bible Study 9am Bible Study 10:30am Staff Meeting 6:30pm Financial Peace 7pm Choir Practice 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm Confirmation and ‘How Then Should We Live?’ series 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 8:30am Preschool Trip to Weidner Center (3 and 4/5 classes) 1 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 9 MITE BOX SUNDAY Saturday PRESIDENTS’ DAY NO PRESCHOOL – TEACHER INSERVICE 3pm Trinity Open Gym 6pm Pizza Prep and Movie 7 8 13 14 15 12:15pm Worship 4pm Fish Fry Prep 7pm Trad Worship 5pm Monthly Fish Fry 19 20 21 3pm Youth Night 5pm Meal 6pm Praise Band 6pm Confirmation and ‘How Then Should We Live?’ series 12:15pm Worship 7pm Trad Worship 22 4pm Taste of Trinity Riverside Ballroom NO SCRIP in OFFICE (AM Only)
  10. 10. Usable / Saleable Donations Needed Your donations to our rummage sales make them the great success that they have been for many years. The Kids’ Only Sale, to be held on Saturday, May 17, is looking for the stuff your kids have outgrown as well as the maternity clothes you no longer need. Toys, games, clothes, costumes, books, puzzles, strollers, cribs, ride-on toys, bedding, bicycles, and more are welcome. Don’t have kids but want to donate items to the church? The Super Sale will be SUPER if YOU help to fill the gym for this event on August 16. We accept clean, usable, unbroken items. Some suggested things are holiday decorations, linens, glassware, small appliances, tools, furniture, lamps, and more! Thanks for the offer…but we DO NOT accept computer monitors, printers, televisions (unless they are flat panel) or Encyclopedia-type books. If you have larger items and are unable to transport them to church, call Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065 to request a pick up. Pick-ups will be scheduled for late July or early August. Can’t wait that long? Let us know your needs and we will see what we can do!   10

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