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  1. 1. Volume 24, Issue 36 December 2011 Find us on the Web!The V ice Our Saviour Lutheran Church–Green Bay Wis. A merry little“Yeah, but I’d come back!” Christmas everyone,David H. Hatch and God bless us all! „Tis the season of babes, And they do, especially aroundinnocent little smiles, giggles and Christmas.sugar plums dancing in their Jill, a friend of our family His love, ourheads. wrote us a letter, telling of a „Tis the season of Bob conversation she had with her responseCratchit, a transformed Scrooge little son, Hayden. Jill was “Boy Pastor,and Tiny Tim riding on his exactly right in saying, “I think our church is so busy now, Idaddy‟s shoulders. you will enjoy this story.” So will can hardly believe it!” That is „Tis the season that George you. The letter goes like this:Bailey again finds Zuzu‟s petals in “Hayden asked what one of our houseboundhis pocket and is thrilled when the me, „Mom, don‟t you members told us during aknob on the banister is busted! wish you were God home visit in November. She „Tis the season of little sometimes so you could had been reading “The Voice”ones peeking between the make it rain? Dad says we along with a weekly an-wrappings, checking and need rain and if you were nouncement sheet. Insiderechecking stockings and little God, you could make it these two publications is asteam locomotives rolling rain.‟ listing of what the happen-endlessly around the Christmas I responded, “That ings are during the days andtree, with little boys and girls, part would be nice, but I weeks on the church calen-their eyes all a glow. would not want to be dar. It’s busy. Rewind the „Tis the season of the God, because He has too church calendar to the daysChrist child, who peeled back the much to worry about. at Oak Grove School in thedarkness and brought light into Also, because I would early 1940s. If those folksour world, who instills a glow in have to sacrifice you, just could see the joy filled facesthe soul and puts a bounce back in like God sacrificed His in the sprawling spaces, theour tired feet. only son, Jesus.‟ „Tis the season of The One Hayden said, walls and halls filled withwho came to save sinners, give „Yeah, but I would come ministry. They would proba-freedom to captives, give sight to back.‟” bly fall off their chairs. Hethe blind and give healing to the From the mouth of babes! has so loved us, and you havebroken. Jesus came at Christmas, was so joyfully responded! We are „Tis the season we recall given on Good Friday, and came confident of this, that HeImmanuel, God with us. back on Easter! That makes for who began a good work in us “From the mouths of quite a merry little Christmas. will complete it!babes,” they say. And Art Thank you Hayden and May the Lord useLinkletter used to remind us, Jill for your story, for your us all the more in“Kids Say the Darndest Things!” witness of the hope that is in us! 2012!
  2. 2. P a g e 2 2012 envelopes will be ready forOSLC official pick up on tables set up in the office hallwayacts There are some good reasons $$Use envelopes during theWeddings we ask our members to use YEAR the donation is madeLisa Oikarinen and offering envelopes and some (don’t use 2011 envelopes inDaniel Kaufman guidelines we would like you to 2012).United at Our Saviour on follow…October 22, 2011 $$If you would like to give on a $$Envelope numbers are used regular basis without using anBaptisms to identify a donor and to envelope or writing a check,Ocean Rae Johnson record donations received. contact the office aboutBorn: August 12, 2011 SimplyGiving, our electronicBaptized: October 23, 2011 $$Recorded offerings can be giving program. WithdrawalsDaughter of Wesley and Cassie used by the donors for tax can be set up weekly (on Friday),Johnson purposes. two times per month (on the 1st and 15th) or monthly on the 1stNolan David Lund $$The number on your box of or 15th. Dollars can beBorn: July 29, 2011 envelopes is your number, no designated to the unified budgetBaptized: November 3, 2011 one else’s. and/or the building fund.Son of Jason and Jenna Nelson $$Most member’s envelope $$SimplyGiving participants areMadisyn Iris-Marie Retel numbers will change in 2012 assigned a number; call theBorn: October 11, 2011 due to re-alphabetizing; make office if you need to know yourBaptized: November 13, 2011 sure to note the new number number to make a specialDaughter of Eric and Jennifer and keep it somewhere ready donation outside of theRetel to use when you don’t have an SimplyGiving program. envelope handy. SimplyGiving numbers did NOT change for 2012. $$Checks received without envelopes (or without an $$Recorded offerings help the envelope number written on church to know that members them) are difficult for our are supporting the mission at counting team to record Our Saviour. correctly. 2011 statements will be $$Please use the number prepared in early January, ready assigned to you… not your for pick up at church by the child’s or your parent’s number middle of January, and will be (donations are recorded based mailed on January 23, 2012. on the NUMBER on the envelope).
  3. 3. V o l u m e 2 4 , I s s u e 3 6 P a g e 3 2011 WINTER / CHRISTMAS SCHEDULEThursday, December 1 Advent 1 worship 12:15p and 7pSaturday, December 3 Drop-and-Shop youth fundraiser 10a—4pSunday, December 4 Cub Scout wreath delivery 8:30aSunday, December 4 Voters’ meeting 10aSunday, December 4 Santa’s Workshop 10:30aMonday, December 5 Penny Pinchers: Christmas spirit! 6pThursday, December 8 Advent 2 worship 12:15p and 7pFriday, December 9 Fish fry 5pSaturday, December 10 Christmas pageant rehearsal 9a—11aSaturday, December 3 Youth movie night 7pSunday, December 11 Santa’s Workshop 10:30aThursday, December 15 Advent 3 worship 12:15pThursday, December 15 Live Nativity 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7pThursday, December 15 Soup supper, Fellowship hall 5p to 7pSaturday, December 17 Christmas pageant rehearsal 9a—11aSaturday, December 17 Christmas cookie drop-off 9:00a—12pSunday, December 18 Christmas cookie sale 8:30a—12:30pSunday, December 18 Children’s Christmas pageant 10:45aThursday, December 22 Advent 4 worship 12:15p and 7pSaturday, December 24 Christmas Eve praise worship 1:30p and 3:30pSaturday, December 24 Christmas Eve trad. worship 5:30p and 7:30pSunday, December 25 Christmas Day trad. worship 10aThursday, December 30 No servicesSaturday, December 31 New Year’s Eve worship service 6pSunday, January 1, 2012 Worship services 7:45, 9:15, 10:45a
  4. 4. P a g e 4More information on 2011 OSLC holiday season special events**NEW LUTHERAN HIGHS **SOUP SUPPER - On allow more families to attendCANTATA - On Sunday, Dec. 4, December 15, from 5:00 p.m. and will also relieve thethe Cantata will be included in till 7:00 p.m. a soup supper will previous years “no room tothe normal Sunday morning be held in the fellowship hall. move” situation at the 3:30worship during the 7:45 a.m. A free-will offering will be p.m. service.time slot. Come on, crawl out of taken. **DECEMBER 25/JANUARY 1bed early and fill the house for **ANNUAL COOKIE SALE - – On Christmas Day, therethis special worship service! Bake and buy. The annual will be one service at 10:00**ANNUAL VOTERS’ MEETING cookie bake sale is scheduled a.m. On Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012,- The Annual Voters Meeting for Sunday, Dec. 18 from 7:30 we will hold three services aswill be held at 10 a.m. on a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with drop- usual at 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m.Sunday, Dec. 4. All services will off scheduled for December 17 and 10:45 a.m. There will bebe held as usual and the 9:15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. no Sunday school, Biblea.m. service will be abbreviated Our success is based on your studies or nursery on eitherto allow time for the Voters help. Please help us to make days.Meeting. this years sale even better than**CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS last year. Everyone is asked toPROGRAM - Children will bake two to four dozen of theirrehearse for this special service favorite Christmas cookies,on December 10 and December bars, candy, etc. and bring17 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. them to OSLC on drop-off day.The program itself will be held (If you cant make it onon Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, you can drop off Caring cans for thein the sanctuary. All are during office hours on Friday. communitywelcome to attend; no need to Make sure your items arehave a child in the program to labeled for the 2011 cookie The holidays are just aroundcome and watch those little sale.) The sale will be held the corner and the shelves offaces shine with the love of until 12:00 p.m., or until the the local food pantries areJesus. goodies are gone. Questions getting bare. Donations**LIVE NATIVITY RETURNS - can be directed to Connie received here at Our SaviourOur Saviour confirmation Haase at 469-0264. as well as around thestudents will perform at 5:30 **CHRISTMAS EVE NOW HAS community have droppedp.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and FOUR SERVICE OPTIONS! – and the need continues to7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. We are pleased to announce rise. You can help make sureThe tradition of the Live that we will again have four that everyone has food on theNativity began in 1998 after the Christmas Eve services. The table this holiday season byfigurines from our nativity Praise Band will lead the music bringing your non-perishablewere stolen. Come enjoy the at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and canned and boxed foodChristmas story with real actors, traditional services will be held donations to church andlive animals and joyful at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We dropping them in our singing. hope that these service times donation box. Lets share the blessings of the season with those in need.
  5. 5. V o l u m e 2 4 , I s s u e 3 6 P a g e 5 January 2012 Usher ScheduleDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Sun. 01-Jan 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 01-Jan 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 01-Jan 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 05-Jan 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 08-Jan 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 08-Jan 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 08-Jan 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 12-Jan 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 15-Jan 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 15-Jan 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 15-Jan 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 19-Jan 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 22-Jan 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 22-Jan 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 22-Jan 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 26-Jan 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 29-Jan 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 29-Jan 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 29-Jan 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter Alft † UN-Usher needed: If youd like to volunteer as an usher please contact the lead usher of the group youd like to join. Or contact Rich Spangenberg at (920) 983-9821 or e-mail Unplug your Christmas machine! It seems even though back into our families. Let’s we all understand the true create some new traditions meaning of Christmas, it is and make some fantastic extremely difficult to avoid memories for our children getting caught up in the hustle and grandchildren. Join us -bustle-stress-inducing-nerve- to learn about many ways wracking-can’t-wait-till-it’s- you can truly get everyone over feeling that the season involved in the Christmas can end up giving us. Let’s spirit, without raising your step away for a minute, and get blood pressure. Bring your back to family, to tradition, to favorite Christmas mug as sitting around, sipping hot well as some stories. Hot cocoa and cider, while sharing drinks and snacks will be stories. Think back to your provided. December 5th, at childhood. The memories that 6:00pm in classroom #1. stay with you are the ones that Pre-registration is required. didn’t cost a lot of money. E-mail your name and phone They didn’t come from a store n u m b e r t o shelf or the North Pole. to They’re brought back to life by register or with further a song, a smell, or an old questions. photo. Let’s bring this feeling
  6. 6. December 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 ADVENT I 2December 5 – Nursing home gift deadline 9a Staff meeting 3:45p Trinity basketball 3December 11 – Toys for Teens gift deadline 9:30a Trinity 12:15p Worship tourney 7p Trad Worship basketball tourney 10a Drop-and-ShopLambeau Field workers needed on December 11 and 25 and January 1.4 5 6 7 8 ADVENT II 9 107:45a Trad worship w/ 6p Penny Pincher 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 5p Fish fry 9a ChristmasNEWLHS Cantata 7p Board of elders 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p worship pageant rehearsal9:15a Praise worship 6:30p FPU 6p Confirmation 4p Fish fry prep 7p Youth movie: How9:15a Bible study9:30a Sun school 6:30p Cub scouts 6:15 Youth board 7p Trad worship the Grinch Stole10a Voters’ meeting 7p Choir 6:30p Sr Hi Bible study Christmas” X2 (Will10:30a Santa’s Workshop 7p P&F meeting be showing the10:30a Bible study original and the new10:45a Trad worship version.)6:30p Basketball11 Communion 12 13 14 15 ADVENT III 16 17Mite Box Sunday 6p Church council 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 9a ChristmasLoyalty Sunday 8a OLM meeting 4p Live Nativity prep 12:15p worship pageant rehearsal7:45a Trad worship 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 5p Soup supper 9a Christmas cookie9:15a Praise worship9:15a Bible study 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Confirmation/ Live 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7p Live Drop-off (until noon)9:30a Sun school 6:30p Preschool Nativity Practice Nativity10:30a Santa’s Workshop Christmas program 6:30p Sr Hi Bible study10:30a Bible study and reception 6:30pm Evangelism10:45a Trad worship 7p Choir6:30p Basketball PRESCHOOL BREAK BEGINS18 19 20 21 22 ADVENT IV 23 24 Communion7:30a Cookie sale7:45a Trad worship 7p Board of ed 7a Bible study 11:30a Trinity early 9a Staff meeting 1:30p Praise worship9:15a Praise worship 9a Bible study dismissal 12:15p worship 3:30p Praise worship9:15a Bible study 6p Trinity Christmas 6p Praise band 7p Trad worship 5:30p Trad worship9:30a Sun school program 7:30p Trad worship10:30a Bible study 7:30p Choir10:45a Children’sChristmas pageant TRINITY BREAK BEGINS CHRISTMAS EVE6:30p Basketball 29 30 31 Communion25 Communion 26 27 28 1p Trinity open gym 6p Trad worship10a Trad worship 6:30p Trinity school 7am Bible study 6p Praise band board 8a OLM meetingCHRISTMAS DAY 7p Fellowship 7p Evangelism Michelle vacation Michelle vacation Michelle vacation Michelle vacation Michelle vacation
  7. 7. V o l u m e 2 4 , I s s u e 3 6 P a g e 7 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland 120 S. Henry Street (920) 544-3614 Green Bay, WI 54302 (920) 468-4065 Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 468-4065 Vol. 24 No. 36, December 2011 The Voice (permit No. 59) is published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without permission. Preschool Director – Christina Scholz Edited and designed by Avra J. Juhnke. Please feel free to contact me with constructive suggestions (920) 468-3596 and comments at Thanks to those who have already commented! I am seeking more congregational input and submissions. Submissions can be sent to What do you want to read about? OSLC Business Directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. If you would like to advertise in The Voice, please contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: Envision your ad here!
  8. 8. Our Saviour Lutheran Church Non-Profit Organization120 S. Henry St. U.S. Postage PaidGreen Bay, WI 54302 Permit #59(920) 468-4065 Green Bay, WI ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTEDThis is your LAST PRINTED AND MAILED issue of “The Voice.” In future months, all members with a valid e-mail address on file will receive a .pdfversion of “The Voice” to their inbox. Any non-member who provides a valid e-mailaddress can request and receive a .pdf version of “The Voice” also. The e-mail willinclude our web site where “The Voice” can be viewed online. Anyone with access to ourweb site ( will be able to view the most recent and past issues of “TheVoice.” Copies will also be printed and available for pickup at the Welcome Center on thesame day that the e-mail is sent but no later than the first day of the month. If you findthat the supply is depleted, please notify the office so that more can beprinted (468-4605 or Anyone who desires to receive aprinted copy by mail must request it from the office.