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  1. 1. O u r S a v i o u r L u t h e r a n C h u rc h • G re e n B a y, W i s c o n s i n Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Vol. 4, Issue 16) April 2010 How to Maintain a Healthy Soul and What Could Happen if We Don’t? by David H. Hatch When we care for our automobiles, we have a fall in either! realistic expectation that it will take us thousands • If worship falls short of your needs, consider and thousands of miles and give us years of service. taking your soul to a Bible class or offer to Ownership is just the starting place in our serve with your gifts in an area of church-life relationship with our car – Care by the owner is an that interests you. ongoing requirement. • If the sermons are not feeding our soul, tell Oh yes, maintenance. your pastors so that they can improve their What would happen if we went on vacation to serve. California and never checked the engine’s oil, tire • Is worship mundane for you? Perhaps we pressure or coolant along the way? It could cost us need to change our thinking from, “What can a new engine, or the whole car or even our lives! I get out of worship” to “What does God Or, what if we were sightseeing and did not stop for want me to bring to worship?” fuel, would we make it to our destination? • If holiday worship has become your habit, Similarly, our souls, when alive with faith in the considering asking yourself, “Is fueling up Savior, will bring joy to our journey and carry us to my soul once or twice a year my Father’s our eternal destination, Heaven. What would design for a healthy soul?” happen if we went for weeks or months or years To maintain a healthy soul: and never maintained and cared for our soul? Care • Refresh your activity in the local by the owner is an ongoing requirement. congregation. Oh yes, maintenance. • Stay in Not maintaining our soul could cost us joy, the Word grieve our Heavenly Father and bring us tool-less at and the side of life’s road. It could even cost us our prayer, hoped-for destination, our salvation. On the other both at hand, a healthy soul will bring us a clear home conscience; meaning and purpose in our living; and and in an inner security that is deeper and richer than worship. anything else in this life. • Nourish Let’s ask ourselves some inner questions… the soul • If we have “gotten out of the habit” of with the worship, consider making a mid-year Lord’s resolution for the soul and “come home” by Supper. re-joining the family in one of the five • Fellowship with other believers. worship options. No one will fuss over you or embarrass you, promise! The ceiling won’t We will save you a pew! 1
  2. 2. Official Acts “Speed The Need” Pastor Dave Phases Out After 16 Years of Service Baptisms Richard John McIntyre OSLC has been helping folks on the World Magazine did an article on Born: December 15, 2009 cutting edge of world missions for this OSLC ministry, easily found on Baptized: March 14, 2010 some time now. Back in 1994, a Google by searching for “Speed the Son of Sean McIntyre & Kayla Hansen Christian missionary to Colombia, Ray Need” and “Missions”. Rising, was taken hostage by guerilla Since 1994, one of our Dispatchers Weddings fighters fearfully known as FARC. A message came to an OSLC staff has continued to search for important news items for Bible translators in None member via an amateur radio email Colombia. A thanks goes to Bob link from a jungle outpost near where Valesano who has faithfully carried Membership Changes Ray was taken. Prayers were requested for Ray. That first message out this ministry, now fading this service out. IN: None would be the precipitating event that STN now comes to a close, having snowballed into a worldwide ministry served quietly in the background. When OUT: None OSLC did for many years called you see Bob, give him a big thanks! “Speed The Need” (STN). Received their Crown In short, missionaries from around the globe and those who would Elroy ‘Budd’ Dix support them came to OSLC’s Speed January 2, 1915 ~ March 6, 2010 The Need as a hub of information, Funeral service held at Our Saviour resources and need-dispatching. STN on March 10, 2010 was birthed when the Internet was just going commercial, just as the World Wide Web was coming of age. Is the Coffee The OSLC parsonage garage was a “Dispatcher” training site, with a dozen Brewing? or so computers lined up with adult students who wished to serve this Are the Cookies novel ministry. In its prime, STN had a multiple layered website called “The Baking? Mission’s Toolbox”; it was jam-packed with everything from links on aircraft As of the printing of this month's repair to fixing a washer and dryer. issue of The Voice, volunteers scheduled for the coffee bar are: Coffee Servers: Have You Preached Lately? April 4 Volunteer Needed Sermons are preached each Sunday---and not by Pastor Dave or Pastor Greg. April 11 Volunteer Needed These sermons are preached by YOU. YOU preach a message of good cheer when April 18 Volunteer Needed you say, “Good Morning!” to friends you meet in the hall or by the coffee bar. April 25 Volunteer Needed YOU preach a message of hope and joy when you sing the hymns, even if your voice is on the creaky side. YOU preach a message about the power of prayer when Cookie Bakers you clasp your hands, bow your head and pray with your whole heart. YOU preach April 4 Volunteer Needed a message of love and caring when you clap loudly as Sunday school children sing! April 11 Volunteer Needed YOU preach a message about the importance of Scriptures when you listen April 18 Volunteer Needed carefully to the vitally important message of the day. Many messages are preached April 25 Cinnamon Rolls in by our members. So, remember, when you come to Our Saviour next Sunday be Gym prepared to preach your best sermons. God will be listening. 2
  3. 3. Donation Corner in profit from SCRIP sales in 4-5 months. That meant $40,000 went into their youth accounts and $40,000 went Our Saviour is currently collecting items to fill many to the church. Keep in mind that this example shows what different needs. You can be part of it all by donating your can be done in less than 6 months; that would be a great items here for distribution. benefit to our church. Do you still have questions on SCRIP? Email us at scrip@oslc-gb.org or call Julie Richter • Non-Perishable Food Items – donated to a local food at 339-9984 OR call Dave or JoElle Bitters at 437-2557. pantry • Empty prescription pill bottles – for mission work Lutheran Service Book • Used cell phones (donated to a local domestic abuse Donations Sought shelter or the ‘Cell Phones for Soldiers’ program) The Elders have approved replacing our current hymnal (Lutheran Worship) with the newly released hymnal, • Kids items (clothes, toys, games, furniture, etc., Lutheran Service Book. Before these are replaced, money including maternity clothes) for the May 15 ‘Kids must be raised to make the purchase. The Lutheran Service Only’ Rummage Sale. Please donate by Sunday, Book pew hymnals cost $23 each and we will also need May 9. Items can be brought to the office during the additional worship resources for the pastors and organists. week or to the nursery on Sunday mornings. Donations are now being requested for the ‘Hymnal Replacement Fund’. Please consider donating the cost of • Household items for Super Sale – A new date has at least one hymnal for your family. All donations, large been chosen this year. The sale will be held on and small, will bring us closer to our goal. August 21. Items for donation are now being accepted. For large item pickup, please contact Michelle at 468-4065. Talk ‘N Tour Meets Adult • Coca-Cola® and Pepsi® cans – All flavors of regular, Confirmation A Talk ‘n Tour, which includes a talk about Our diet and caffeine-free are needed for the Monthly Saviour’s history and mission followed by a tour of the Our Fish Fry. Saviour facilities will be held on Tuesday, April 7 beginning at 6pm. After the TNT, a Faith Builder/Adult Confirmation • Coke® Rewards Points™ – These can be found on Class will have its first session. Future meetings on Wednesdays bottles (bring in the caps) and multipacks (find the from April 14 to May 26, always beginning at 6pm, will bring code inside the cardboard box or plastic overwrap) new topics in the teachings of the Lutheran faith. of Coke products (includes Powerade and Dasani). Any member with a desire for a refresher or any non- Codes are redeemed by the OSLC youth for the member with an interest in joining Our Saviour is youth room items. Please place codes in the Youth welcome to attend. Your teachers will be Pastor Dave and Board mailbox located in the office hallway. Pastor Greg. We ask you to please RSVP with a call to Important SCRIP News Michelle in the office at 468-4065 or by email at info@oslc-gb.org. Do you have a child that attends OSL Pre-School, Green Bay Trinity Elementary School, or is in the OSLC Youth Group? If so, 50% of the profit from your SCRIP “EXPELLED” at OSLC purchases can go into an account for your child. This Paul Steinhaus, science teacher at NEWLHS, will be money can help off-set the cost of tuition or any other Our here for four weeks leading a Bible study regarding the Saviour sanctioned activities in which your child freedom of speech and inquiry within the scientific participates. Is your youth going to New Orleans? Why community as it relates to Biblical authority. not purchase SCRIP for your household needs such as The discussion will be centered around Ben Stein's groceries, gas, entertainment, etc… to help with the cost of recent movie “Expelled” which will be viewed for the first their trip? Please stop by the Welcome Desk on Sundays 3 weeks. The discussion will then conclude on the fourth or see Michelle in the office to get an enrollment form and week with an example of this freedom revolving around start purchasing SCRIP. Using SCRIP instead of cash does the “hot” topic of global warming. This discussion is not cost you any additional funds. We have dozens of geared toward adults however, high school youth are different vendor cards on hand so there is no waiting for strongly encouraged to come and join in. many of your SCRIP purchases. Your purchase also This study will be held in our parlor on Sundays (April benefits OSLC. A Local Church was able to earn $80,000 11, 18, 25 and May 2) at 9:30 am and 10:30 am. 3
  4. 4. Pastor Greg Source: www.theparentlink.com April 2010 Celebrate Jesus’ Gift of Forgiveness From Sins “Jesus did not come simply to make bad people good. Jesus came to bring dead people to life.” That quote from Christian activist Shane Claiborne sums up the reason Christians celebrate Easter. Because Jesus came back to life on Easter morning, he offers his followers new life as well. The good news of Easter is that although we’re still sinners, Jesus forgives our sins when we confess them. We no longer have to be burdened with our wrongs and the guilt that accompanies them. But that can be tough to remem- ber on a day-to-day basis—for adults as well as teenagers. In Group Magazine’s recent survey of more than 26,000 Christian teenagers, half of them agreed with this statement: “I’ve done things no one really knows about that impact my ability to feel loved by God.” The first hurdle is finding someone to confess these burdens to. If your teenagers aren’t comfortable talking to you about their sins, they may be able to open up to a youth leader or pastor who can assure them of God’s mercy and grace. The next hurdle is letting go of the remaining guilt. As longtime youth leader Jeanne Mayo said, “We must teach kids not only to repent from sin but to deal with Satan’s harassing mind games long after God has wiped the slate clean.” Past mistakes don’t have to mean lifelong regret. That’s a message you can share with your kids long after the Easter fanfare has quieted for another year. Forgiveness is a gift from God, but then he puts the ball in our court. We, in turn, must forgive others, too. Youth minister Andy Dish expounds on this important topic at SimplyYouthMinistry.com. Forgiveness sounds like a wonderful concept. But putting it into practice—and accepting it—can be Colossians 3:13 spells it out very clearly: challenging for people of all ages. Check out “Forgive as your Father in heaven forgave these interesting stats about forgiveness: you.” On a daily basis, God must get sick of me. But he still forgives me. If God the Father · In the groundbreak- can forgive me for all my stupidity, attitudes, ing National Study of thoughts, and words, then I can forgive oth- Youth and Religion, ers. researcher Christian 1. 1. Forgiveness is a choice. Sure, we don’t Smith asked teenag- have to. It’s all up to us. We can hear what Paul ers “How much has tells us in Colossians and just toss it away. We religion helped to all have a choice—and others are watching our relieve your feelings choices. of guilt by providing you (with) forgiveness?” Kids’ 2. 2. Forgiveness is necessary for healing. responses were: When you forgive, you’re trading the poison in- · A lot—27% side of you for God’s love. Until that happens, · Some—25% you’ll walk around with poison inside, dying little · A little—15% by little. · None—18% 3. Forgiveness is a command. …but I thought you said it was a choice? It is. But · In a Gallup Poll, 94% of respondents said they God calls us to a higher calling. He calls us his thought forgiveness was essential. But 85% said children and representatives, so we must fol- they’d need outside help to forgive someone. Only low and obey. Bottom line: God says we must 48% of people said they usually tried to forgive forgive because he loves us and wants us to others. share his love with others. 4
  5. 5. Great Questions to Ask Your Kids Spark some in-depth conver- sations about Easter and for- giveness by asking these PRAY THAT: questions: 1. Your Easter celebrations will remind teenagers that God loves them and offers them complete forgiveness. 1. What does Easter mean to 2. Your teenagers won’t feel burdened by sin and guilt. you? How would you explain its 3. God will help your family members freely and frequently for- importance to a friend who does- give one another. n’t know Jesus? 4. The good news of Easter will give your teenagers joy and hope long after the holiday is over. 2. How often should we ask God to forgive our sins? Does being forgiven wash away all your Verse of the month guilty feelings? Why or why not? “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. … So now we can re- 3. What does forgiveness feel joice in our wonderful new relationship with God because like to you? How is it evident in our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of your life after you’ve received it? God.” (Romans 5:8, 11) 4. How good of a “forgiver” are Our merciful God made the ultimate sacrifice on Good Friday. Even you, and why? What makes it though Jesus was sinless, he took all the weight of our wrongdoing difficult to forgive when you on himself. Because Jesus died for our sins and rose again on Easter, know you should? we not only have the assurance of forgiveness but are God’s friends who will spend eternity with him in heaven if we believe in him. Going Deeper What did Easter mean for God as a parent? Check out this devotional excerpt from Lane Palmer. To read it all, visit SimplyYouthMinistry.com and type in “The Heartbreak of Easter.” At Easter, we celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ came back from the dead after paying the ultimate price for our sins. We celebrate the fact that salvation is available through trusting in the risen Savior of the world. But sometimes we forget: There was more than one sacrifice that was made on the hill called The Skull where Jesus hung on the cross and poured out his life. There was also a Daddy. He watched in heaven as his precious Son was spit on, insulted, tortured, and finally murdered by people who had no idea who they were killing. The heart of God the Father must have been shattered into a million pieces as the land grew dark and Jesus cried out to his Papa: “Father, I en- trust my spirit into your hands!” (Luke 23:46). That’s why this Easter you need to remember and celebrate not only the earthly side of the gospel message but the heavenly side as well: God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). While we were headed for destruction—while we were selfish, sinful people, while we were clueless about the destiny of eternal souls—a Daddy chose to love us and chose to let his one and only Son be crushed by the gears of crucifixion. Let the tragedy and triumph of that first Easter convince you that you have a heavenly Daddy who loves you too much to live without you. To consider this further, read Psalm 22. It was written from the perspective of Jesus as he was hanging on the cross. Read it and imagine how Jesus felt and how the Father felt as he watched Jesus suffer for you. 5
  6. 6. This page is designed to inform and educate parents and isn’t meant to endorse any music or movie. Our prayer is that you will make informed decisions on what your kids listen to and watch. MUSICSPOTLIGHT Mainstream Artist Christian Artist Background: Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyn- Background: Formerly known as the Michael Gun- garden formed this Grammy-nominated band almost gor Band, this group of musicians is a force in mod- 10 years ago. Their 2007 debut was a critical smash. ern worship. Gungor co-wrote the hit song “Friend Despite their small output, the band was on many of God” with Israel Houghton. His latest album flirts best-of-the-decade lists. Their sound is described as with a Sufjan Stevens sound, complete with tinny “shape-shifting psychedelic pop.” piano, banjo, and airy harmonies. Albums: Congratulations (2010), Oracular Spectacu- Albums: Beautiful Things (2010), Ancient Skies lar (2007) (2008), All I Need Is Here (2007) What Parents Should Know: Like many bands in What Parents Should Know: Gungor’s music is this genre (The Flaming Lips, for example), MGMT’s heartfelt, beautiful, and compelling. The band has a lyrics are often completely obscure. Songs that are heart for teenagers, as they’ve led worship for Ac- decipherable glorify free love and push back against quire the Fire conferences across the country. authority. What Gungor Says: “Atheism is very in vogue right What MGMT Says: “We realized that when we now. This is kind of wild to me. Being somewhat of a smoked pot, we’re more relaxed and get into the mu- chronic doubter myself sometimes, I can understand sic a little more and [are] just kind of laid back, so we agnosticism, but to me, straight-up atheism seems started smoking pot before we play.… We’re also in- like a pretty depressing faith choice.… You really spired by fans who bring us free drugs.” can’t escape faith.… To say that you believe in noth- Discussion Questions: Why do many people have ing is a self-contradicting statement.” such an easygoing attitude toward marijuana? What Discussion Questions: Why do you think atheists are some reasons people give for legalizing pot? believe there’s no God? Read John 20:24-29. When Should it be legal? Why or why not? Read 2 Peter have you felt like Thomas? Why do you have faith 2:19. How does this verse apply to drugs? How in God? What keeps your faith strong? Do you have might taking drugs affect our relationship with God? any friends who are atheists? How can you witness with other people? your faith to them in a non-confrontational way? Movie: Remember Me Genre: Drama, Romance Rating: PG-13 (for violence, sexual content, language, and smoking) Synopsis: A rebellious young man (Robert Pattinson) has had a strained relationship with his father ever since tragedy separated their family. Not looking for love, he meets a girl (Emilie de Ravin) who heals and inspires him. Through their love, he begins to find happi- ness and meaning in his life. Discussion Questions: Why do tragedies seem so unjust? Why doesn’t God just prevent them from happening altogether? Read Psalm 73:21-28. What does this psalm’s author do with his grief? During tough times, what happens to your faith and reliance on God? Do you ever find mean- ing in hardship? Explain. 6
  7. 7. Voice of the Martyrs Please join us for the Saturday April 17th VOM “Bound With Them” Regional Conference. The speakers will encourage and challenge you through testimony, God’s Word and infor- mation that will stir and equip you for His eternal purposes and to remember our brothers and sisters in bonds as if “Bound With Them.” (Hebrews 13:3) Speakers include: Pastor Steven Khoury is the youngest ordained Arab pastor in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Pastor Khoury currently writes articles for Al-Quds, the largest Arabic newspaper in the Holy Land. He is also authored the book "Diplomatic Christianity: Standing in the Shadow of Tomorrow's Persecution." Sarah from China lived out her faith in Christ in her homeland. This ultimately led to her arrest, torture, and 6 years in prison. Reflecting on what she went through during that time, “I thought of Christ being beaten on the way to the cross. He suffered for me and in a small way I shared in that suffering for Him. It gave me courage to survive my time in prison.” Her story is the video, “Sarah’s Trail of Blood.” Getaneh Getaneh is a gentle man whose radiant face belies the horrors he experienced during the red terror of the Mengistu regime in Ethiopia. Arrested by the Communist authorities for preaching, he was tortured, denied food, water, and sleep for days during his imprisonment. He eventually escaped prison and fled the country. When the Communist government fell in 1994, he returned to Ethiopia, only to be arrested once more. Mujahid El Masih from Pakistan was committed to Jihad until Jesus brought true peace. He became a pastor and watched one day as thousands opposed to the gospel destroyed his village. Today he lives in the U.S. and travels extensively opening people’s eyes to the truth of Islam and sharing his testimony. He is coauthor of the book “Fearless Love: In the Midst of Terror.” Robert Brock has been on staff with VOM for 15 years and has traveled to China, Sudan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cuba, India, Myanmar, Laos, Bangladesh, Colombia and many other countries. Host church and conference site is: Calvary Assembly 831 Schoen Street Green Bay, WI 54302 There is no cost to attend but an offering will be received. Conference is from 9AM until 5PM. Doors open at 8AM. A resource area with books, DVDs, t-shirts, etc. will open at 8AM and throughout the conference. Lunch will be from noon until 1:30PM on your own at local restaurants. REGISTRATION To register, which is required, and for more information, visit www.vommeetings.com and click on Central USA (IL, IN, etc) listed under “Regional” in the lower left corner. You can also register with me by phone at (918) 338-8429 or e-mailing mrose@vom-usa.org 7
  8. 8. Coming in May Special Days for Sunday School session, including the requirement for the incoming students to have memorized the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, the Lord’s In May, the Sunday School children have much happening… May 2 – The children will sing during the 9:15 am service. Prayer and the Books of the Bible. The song will be from our upcoming VBS program. “Booster” help-classes will follow on the remaining Wednesday If you did not know, VBS will be held this year from nights in May from 6-7pm, as follows: June 28-July 1 from 9am until noon. Registration May 12th - The Ten Commandments; forms will be available soon. May 19th - The Apostle’s Creed; May 9 – Mother’s Day! May 26th - The Lord’s Prayer and the Books of the Bible. May 15 – The Kids’ Only Rummage Sale will be at Our Saviour from 8-noon. Proceeds from this sale are These classes will supplement the memory work you may have given to the Sunday School and Preschool programs. been doing at home. Moms and dads, it is a joy for us to teach the Please support this sale with your donations and your faith at home as we have promised at our child’s Baptism. We look purchases. If you have a donation, please contact forward to working with you to take your child to the next step in the Michelle at 468-4065. Confirmation program. Please mark your calendars! May 16 – It’s Servant Sunday! All volunteers are being honored at a potluck dinner beginning at 10:30 am. Volunteers Our Saviour Lutheran Church 5th include Sunday School teachers and helpers, along Annual “Kids Stuff ” Rummage Sale with every other volunteer that assumes a role, big or small, to keep Our Saviour’s programs up and Saturday May 15th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm running. Everyone is welcome to attend. See back page for additional information. May 23 – Today is the last day of Sunday School before the summer break. During the 9:15 am service, the 2nd Hear Ye Hear Ye – grade students will be presented with a Faith Alive Congregational Potluck May 16th Bible and the 3rd grade students will receive Luther’s Calling all OSLC Servants (Volunteers) from those who shovel Small Catechism. After class, at approximately 10:30 the walks to those who teach Sunday School; from those who bake am, all students, teachers and parents are invited to the cookies to those who batter fish; from those who lead youth to those gym for an Ice Cream Social. who serve with music; from those who straighten the pews to those who change light bulbs; from those who fold bulletins to those who Ladies Luncheon Back by Popular serve on boards… the long list of servants and points of service is Demand longer than a country mile. You are Servants to the King of Kings and you are appreciated! On a Saturday last May, a large group of ladies enjoyed great food, We will be showing our admiration and gratitude at a delightful fellowship and a wonderful speaker. On May 1, 2010, the congregation-wide potluck dinner to be given in your honor. Mark Ladies Luncheon will again be held in the gym at Our Saviour. your calendar for May 16th at 10:30 am in the gym for a This year’s speaker is Jennifer Krogh. Bring your mother, congregational potluck where we come to celebrate the gift of time daughter, sister, niece, in-law or friend this year; you won’t want any and talent by the many OSLC servants. Let’s wrap our arms around of them to miss it. Please reserve your space by sending your check them and thank them! (payable to Our Saviour; memo-ladies luncheon) to Michelle in the Bring your best recipe and pack a smile. Everyone is invited and church office. First and last names of those attending are requested. we would like to specially welcome our new members and adult The deadline for signing up is Monday, April 26. confirmation class attendees join us on this day. There will be no Watch upcoming bulletins for cost information or contact 10:45 am worship service on that day. Mark that calendar. Michelle in the office for more information. Smile- Church Directory! Upcoming Level I Confirmation It’s time once again to prepare a Church Pictorial Directory. Our Parents and Students membership has changed in the four short years since the last Is your child ready to enter Level I Confirmation program this directory was compiled in 2006. Various dates in May and June will fall at OSLC? In most cases that includes students exiting the 6th be available for your family’s picture to be taken at church by Olan grade this spring and entering the 7th grade in fall. There is a very Mills. Please plan to be part of this historic document. Questions can important parent/student Confirmation Pre-Level I Orientation Night be directed to Michelle in the office at (920) 468-4065 or by email at on May 5th from 6-7pm. We will cover expectations for the fall info@oslc-gb.org. 8
  9. 9. APRIL 2010 Church Calendar 1 MAUNDY THURS. COMMUNION 2 COMMUNION 3 GOOD FRIDAY 12:15pm Trad. Worship 12:00pm Office 1:15pm Staff Meeting Closed 6:00pm Foot Washing 12:15pm Worship 7:00pm Trad. Worship The 7 Words Vigil 7:00pm Tenebrae Worship 4 EASTER COMMUNION 5 6 7 8 COMMUNION 9 10 5:00am Sunrise Vigil of 5:30pm Youth Board 6:30am Spring 3:00pm Youth Night 12:15pm Brown Bag 5:00pm Fish Fry Darkness 7:00pm Elders Election 6:00pm Praise Band Worship, Parlor 6:00am Sunrise Service 7:00pm Sweet 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Talk n’ Tour, 12:45pm Staff Meeting 7:00am Trad. Worship Monday 9:00am Bible Study Faith Builder 5:00pm Fish Fry Prep 9:15am Praise Worship 6:45pm Cub Scouts /AC Class 7:00pm Trad. Worship 10:45am Trad. Worship 7:00pm Choir 7:00pm P&F 7:45pm Evangelism 6:30pm Open Gym NO TRINITY OR PRESCHOOL CLASSES 11 COMMUNION 12 13 14 15 16 17 7:45am Trad. Worship 7:00pm Church 7:00am Bible Study 3:00pm Youth Night 12:15pm Brown Bag 6:30pm Trinity 8:00am 9:15am Praise Worship Council 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Worship, Parlor School Pre-Marriage 9:30am Sunday School / 7:00pm LWML, 6:45pm Cub Scouts 6:00pm Faith Builder 12:45pmStaff Meeting Musical Seminar Nursery Open Parlor 7:00pm Choir /AC Class 5:00pm Serving Meal 9:30am ‘Expelled’ Study Classroom #1 at St. John 10:30am ‘Expelled’ Study 7:00pm Trad. Worship 10:45am Trad. Worship 6:30pm Open Gym 18 19 20 21 22 COMMUNION 23 24 7:45am Trad. Worship 9:15am Praise Worship 7:00pm Board of Ed 7:00am Bible Study 3:00pm Youth Night 12:15pm Brown Bag NO TRINITY CLASSES 9:30am Sunday School / 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Worship, Parlor Nursery Open 7:00pm Choir 6:00pm Faith Builder 12:45pm Staff Meeting District Workers 9:30am ‘Expelled’ Study /AC Class 7:00pm Trad. Worship Convention 10:30am ‘Expelled’ Study Classroom #1 10:45am Trad. Worship w/Holy Baptism 6:30pm Open Gym 25 COMMUNION 26 27 28 29 30 7:45am Trad. Worship 7:00pm Fellowship 7:00am Bible Study 3:00pm Youth Night 12:15pm Brown Bag PRESCHOOL 11:00am 8:30am Cinnamon Roll 7:00pm Stewardship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Worship, Parlor PARENT/TEACHER Ladies Lunch, Fellowship, Gym 9:15am Praise Worship 7:30pm Trinity 6:45pm Cub Scouts 6:00pm Faith Builder 12:45pm Staff Meeting CONFERENCES Gym 9:30am Sunday School / School 7:00pm Choir /AC Class 7:00pm Trad. Worship Nursery Open Board Classroom #1 9:30am ‘Expelled’ Study 10:30am ‘Expelled’ Study 10:45am Trad. Worship 6:30pm Open Gym 9
  10. 10. May 2010 Usher Schedule Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Sun. 02-May 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Sun. 02-May 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. 02-May 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Thu. 06-May 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. 09-May 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. 09-May 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. 09-May 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thu. 13-May 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. 16-May 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. 16-May 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. 16-May 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. 20-May 7:00 pm J. Boettcher Bryant Clayton; Anthony Clayton; †UN Sun. 23-May 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. 23-May 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. 23-May 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Thu. 27-May 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. 30-May 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Sun. 30-May 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. 30-May 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN †UN = Usher Needed If you’d like to volunteer as an usher, please contact the lead usher of the group you’d like to join, or contact Rich Spangenberg at (920) 983-9821 or email spangenr@uwgb.edu Two Questions paper while sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch Roger had just celebrated his 85th birthday. Finally, he had while church services are in session! the courage to ask his girl-friend of sixty years to marry him. He chose a lovely setting in a sunny river park with swans Time for Your Pill gliding across the water. An old-fashioned man, Roger got A little old lady was seated right behind the bus driver. down on his knees and said, “Marjorie, I have two Every ten minutes she asked him, “Are we to Racine yet, questions. First, will you marry me?” sonny?” Smiling happily, she said, “Oh, yes! Yes, I will!” “No, ma’am, but I’ll let you know.” He replied time Picturing a honeymoon in Hawaii, she clasped her hands after time. As the hours passed, the lady kept asking for and whispered, “Your second question?” Racine. The driver kept assuring her they wouldn’t miss it. Reaching for her hands he asked, “Can you help me up?” Finally Racine came into view. With a sigh of relief, the bus driver pulled into the station and opened the door. “This is where you get out, ma’am, Racine, Wisconsin.” Sunday Laws “Are you sure?” In Crawford, Nebraska, women who are single, widowed or “Yes, I’m sure. I’ve driven this route for 25 years. It’s divorced may not legally parachute on Sunday. In Racine and time for you to get off!” Kidderville, New Hampshire, local citizens may not stick “Oh, thank you, sonny. You can drive on. I’m going to out their tongues at a dog while on their way to church! In Chicago, but my daughter told me to take my blood Okanogan, Washington, it is unlawful to read the Sunday pressure pill when we got to Racine.” 10
  11. 11. OSLC Business Directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the If you would like to advertise in The Voice, please contact cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: info@oslc-gb.org Design compliments of Adagirl Design LLC © 2010 Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All Rights Reserved. Our Saviour Lutheran Church Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 120 S. Henry Street • Green Bay, WI 54302 • (920) 468-4065 Reasonable Doubt you looked, we looked, the judge Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch A man was on trial for murder and looked but your client never moved. He (920) 465-8118 even with strong evidence, there was no knew no one was coming through that door.” dave@oslc-gb.org corpse. In the defense’s closing statement, the lawyer resorted to a trick. 3,000 Year Old Mummy Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury I have a surprise for you.” He looked at (920) 544-3614 An archaeologist was digging in the his watch – then at the door. “In one greg@oslc-gb.org Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a minute, the person presumed dead will casket containing a mummy. After walk into this courtroom.” Stunned Church Office – Michelle Burhite intensive examinations, he called the jurors looked toward the door. A minute curator of a prestigious natural-history (920) 468-4065 passed. Then two and nothing museum. “I’ve discovered a 3,000 year info@oslc-gb.org happened. The lawyer turned back to old mummy of a man who died of heart the jury. “Actually, I made up that failure!” He said excitedly. Shaking his Preschool Dir. – Christina Scholz statement. But you all looked at the head doubtfully, the curator told the (920) 468-3596 door with expectation. I, therefore, put man to bring it to the museum. Two christina@oslc-gb.org it to you that you have reasonable doubt months later, the amazed curator called and you should return a verdict of not- the archaeologist, “I cannot believe this! Our Saviour Web guilty.” The jury, clearly confused, You were right about the mummy’s age retired. When they returned they www.oslc-gb.org and cause of death. How in the world pronounced a verdict of guilty. “But did you know that?” “Easy,” answered Vol. 4, No. 16, April 2010 The Voice (permit how?” Inquired the lawyer. “You must the man, “There was a piece of paper in No. 59) is published monthly by Our Saviour have had some doubt! You all stared at his hand. It said, “100,000 Shekels on Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No the door.” The foreman replied, “Oh, portion of this publication may be Goliath.” reproduced without permission. 11
  12. 12. Our Saviour Lutheran Church Non-Profit Organization 120 S. Henry St. U.S. Postage Paid Green Bay, WI 54302 Permit #59 (920) 468-4065 Green Bay, WI ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Our Saviour Lutheran Church Sweet Monday Comes to OSLC 5th Annual “Kids Stuff ” Rummage Sale Saturday May 15th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sweet Monday is for the ladies of Our We are currently accepting donations of: Saviour and their female friends. • Children’s Clothing (clean and in good repair) • Maternity Clothing Add these dates to your calendar and • Toys, games, books, etc. come when you can. • Children’s furniture • Baby items (strollers, highchairs, exersaucers…) “Come as you are. Don’t worry about getting prettied up. You’re sweet just the Items may be dropped off: way you are.” • In the Nursery (Lower Level) on Sundays before, during, or after the 9:15 am worship service April 5 Spring Cleaning • To Michelle in the office (Mon-Fri from 8-4pm) • Donations are requested by Sunday, May 9th May 3 Mad Hatter Tea Party Proceeds to benefit OSLC Preschool & Sunday School Programs June 7 Wedding Woes and Wonders July 5 Cool Vacations For additional questions/information or to find out how you can help, please contact: Lori Parks (920) 468-7244 August 2 Hot Summer Nights

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