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  1. 1. FEBRUARY 2012 VOLUME I, ISSUE 2 The Voice Online OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH—GREEN BAYIt’s almost Groundhog Day;what does this mean?Pastor Dave Hatch We get stuck in our called, “Groundhog Day.” weatherman, he eventuallyroutines. There are some days A weatherman is thinks he makes the weather. Hethat seem like they are a repeat reluctantly sent to cover a story is self-centered.of the prior one. One day is a about a weather forecasting He is stuck in his trapmirror of the previous. The "rat" (as he calls the until he begins to understand thealarm goes off at the same time. groundhog) in Punxsutawney, meaning of life. He must “get Every morning the Pennsylvania. This is his fourth out of himself” and hisnear-robotic run begins with year on the weather story at that selfishness and begin to see andturning off the alarm, winding location, and he makes no effort love the people around him. Thethe antique clock, making to hide his frustration. He does guy in the hallway each morningcoffee, showering, unloading not want to be there. It’s has a name! He begins to seethe dishwasher, making the routine! On awaking the their needs, looks into theirlunches, racing against the clock “following” day, he discovers story, sees how he is not anand scooping up breakfast on that its Groundhog Day again, observer in their lives, but athe run… The middle of the day and again and again. Each day participant. Only then is he setmay include some variance. But repeats itself, one day identical free. Only then is each day a newthe routine repeats itself during to the next. The alarm clock day. Only then can life gothe evening: whip up a meal, do radio goes off playing the same forward and have rich meaning.the dishes, load the dishwasher, song. He bumps into the samecatch up on the day, snag the person every morning in Continued on page two...news, find some diversion in a the hall. Throughout thebook and head to the pillow. day … everyday … heWhen we repeat our routines sees the same people inday in and day out, weeks turn the same place doing theto months, months to years and same thing. First, he usespretty soon we wonder, “Was this to his advantage, andthis all there was to life?” Some then comes the realizationfolks get discouraged and feel that he is doomed totrapped, disillusioned, confused spend the rest of eternityand/or hopeless. Resignation in the same place, seeingsets in. the same people do the Do you ever feel that same thing every day. Heway? There is a film about this is so full of himself, as a
  2. 2. THE VOICE ONLINE Page 2 Confirmation students will be Lily Marie Wilber attending this presentation. All Born: October 28, 2011QPR training at OSLC parents and other members of Baptized: January 8, 2012 The Brown County the congregation and the Daughter of Nathan andSuicide Prevention Coalition will community are welcome to Kristen Wilberpresent “Question, Persuade and attend. RSVPs would beRefer;” a suicide prevention class appreciated but not required by Lilly Ann Hillin the fellowship hall at OSLC calling (920) 468-4065. Born: July 24, 2011on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6:00 Baptized: January 15, 2012p.m. to 7:30 p.m. QPR refers tothree simple steps that anyone OSLC Daughter of Tyler Hill and Kayla Pinchartcan learn to help save a life fromsuicide. Just as people trained in official acts Received her crown:CPR help save thousands of lives Arlene M. Mahlikeach year, people trained in QPR February 20, 1944 - January 10,learn how to recognize the Baptisms: 2012warning signs of a suicide crisis Funeral service held onand how to question, persuade Ariah Imani Lewis January 13, 2012and refer someone to help. Each Born: July 6, 2011year thousands of Americans, Baptized: December 24, 2011like you, are saying "yes" to Daughter of Macciano andsaving the life of a friend, Denise Lewiscolleague, sibling or neighbor.… from page one. In our lives with Christ, message is thinking differently the master director placesthere is an application for us about routines. Difficult days before you today, and perhapsabout our seemingly boring will come, that is a promise. “I different folks again tomorrow.routines. If we look at the people, have told you these things, so Celebrate the adventure,instead of the problems, if we that in me you may have peace. sharing the love of Christ inlook at others’ needs instead of In this world you will have your daily walk not yourour wants, we will begin to see trouble. But take heart! I have routine.each new day as an adventure. overcome the world,” JohnWe will begin to see our purpose 16:33.in our story. Look at the folks This message is aboutaround you. Are they there spotting special things in ourrandomly, or by His directive? otherwise routine lives. SeeingHow might the love of Christ the loved ones, the needs and theshine through you today? Step open doors where we canout of routine thinking, and into display the love of Christ.the adventurous walk with Consider life as a stageChrist. Step out of the darkness as Shakespeare described, “Alland into His marvelous light! the worlds a stage, and all the This message is not about men and women merelyeasy street, a walk down that path players.” They have their exitsonly comes now and then. This and their entrances. Watch who
  3. 3. FEBRUARY 2012 Page 3 Lenten schedule for your refrigerator Ash Wednesday* Wed. Feb. 22 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Lenten service 1* ** Wed. Feb. 29 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Lenten service 2* Wed. Mar. 7 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Lenten service 3* Wed. Mar. 14 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Lenten service 4* Wed. Mar. 21 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Lenten service 5* Wed. Mar. 28 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Palm Sunday / Traditional Sun. Apr. 1 7:45 a.m. Palm Sunday / Praise Sun. Apr. 1 9:15 a.m. Palm Sunday / Children‟s Pageant Sun. Apr. 1 10:45 a.m. Easter egg hunt Sun. Apr. 1 11:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday Thu. Apr. 4 4:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday / Foot washing Thu. Apr. 4 5:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Thu. Apr. 4 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Fri. Apr. 5 12:15 p.m. Good Friday / Seven Words Vigil Fri. Apr. 5 Follows 12:15 p.m. service Good Friday Fri. Apr. 5 7:00 p.m. Easter Sunday / Vigil of Darkness Sun. Apr. 8 5:00 a.m. Easter Sunday / Sunrise Service Sun. Apr. 8 6:00 a.m. Easter Sunday / Traditional Sun. Apr. 8 7:45 a.m. Easter Sunday / Praise Sun. Apr. 8 9:15 a.m. Easter Sunday / Traditional Sun. Apr. 8 10:45 a.m. * Dinner will be served in the gym at 5:00 p.m. each of these evenings . A free will offering will be accepted. ** There will be a National Youth Gathering informational meeting for youth and parents interested in attending or sending your child to San Antonio in July of 2013 during the meal.Wednesdays Lenten Bible study Adult instruction in the for Thursday, Apr.12 at 5:30 adult Confirmation on April 29Christian faith will begin on p.m. at the 10:45 a.m. service;Thursday, Feb. 16, with a „talk Th es e Wed nes d ay membership after the class is-„n-tour‟ and the first topic, classes fit nicely between our not required. If you are“The Four Free Gifts.” After 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. interested in attending,this initial class, future classes Lenten services with a supper please RSVP to the churchwill be held on February 22 available to all at 5:00 p.m. office at 468 -4065 orand 29, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 All members and info@oslc-gb.org.(all Wednesdays from 5:20 non-members are welcome top.m. - 6:20 p.m.) and a attend. Non-members canmake-up night is scheduled become members through
  4. 4. Sunday Monday Tuesday FEBRUARY 2012 1 2 3 12p Staff Meeting 12:15p Worship 5:30 p LaLuzerne/ 4 2:00 p Gym Rental 3p Youth Night 7p Trad Worship Vogels Wedding 6p Praise Band rehearsal 3:00 p LaLuzerne/ Vogels Wedding 6p Confirmation 6:00 p Pizza prep/ 6:30p Youth Board youth movie night 7p P&F Meeting5 6 7 8 9 10 116:00 a Pizza sale prep 7p Board of elders 7a Bible Study 9a All preschool 12:15p Worship 4p Plog/Mahlik 9am Men’s retreat;7:45a Trad Worship 8a OLM meeting classes to Weidner 4p Fish fry prep Wedding gym8:30a Pizza pickup (by 9a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 5p Plog/Mahlik 5:00 p Fish fry 3p Gym rentalnoon!) 7p Choir practice 1p Knitting group Wedding rehearsal9:15a Praise worship 3p Youth night 7p Trad worship9:30a Sun school NO PRESCHOOL 6p Praise band10:30a Sun school 6p Confirmationteacher meeting 6:30p Bible study10:45a Trad worship6:30p Basketball12Communion 13 14 15 16 17 18Mite Box Sunday 6p Church council 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 12:15p Worship 2p Gym rental7:45a Trad worship 9a Bible study 3p Youth night 5:30p Talk ‘n Tour and9:15am Praise worship 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Praise band adult Confirmation9:15a Bible study No Trinity Classes/ 7p Choir practice 6p Confirmation class9:30a Sun school In-Service 6:30p Bible study 7p Trad worship10:30a Bible study10:45aTrad worship6:30p Basketball19 20 21 22 Ash Wednesday 23 24 257:45a Trad worship 7p Board of education 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 6p Praise band 6p Trinity science and 2p Gym rental9:15a Praise worship 8a OLM meeting 3p Youth night art fair 4p Taste of Trinityw/SS assist 9a Bible study 4p Worship auction; Riverside9:15a Bible study 7p Choir practice 5p Dinner Ballroom9:30a Sun school 5:20p Adult10:30a Bible study Confirmation class10:45a Trad worship 6:30p Worship6:30p Basketball26Communion 27 28 29Cinnamon Rolls 6:30p GBLSA Board 7a Bible Study 12p Staff meeting7:45a Trad Worship 7:00 p Stewardship 9a Bible Study 3p Youth night9:15a Praise Worship 6:30p Cub Scouts 4p Worship9:15a Bible Study 7p Choir Practice 5p Luncheon9:30a Sun School 5:15p NYG2013 meeting10:30a Bible Study 5:20p Adult class 6:30p Worship10:45a Trad Worship 6:30p Basketball Preschool In-Service
  5. 5. THE VOICE ONLINE Page 5 March usher schedule † 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 spangenr@uwgb.eduDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Sun. 04-Mar 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 04-Mar 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy and Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 04-Mar 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftWed. 07-Mar 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg (Youth )Wed. 07-Mar 6:30 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 11-Mar 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 11-Mar 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 11-Mar 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonWed. 14-Mar 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg (Youth )Wed. 14-Mar 6:30 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 18-Mar 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 18-Mar 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 18-Mar 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergWed. 21-Mar 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg (Youth )Wed. 21-Mar 6:30 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 25-Mar 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 25-Mar 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 25-Mar 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftWed. 28-Mar 4:00 pm R. Spangenberg (Youth )Wed. 28-Mar 6:30 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickBring a little spice to your life The next Spice of Life can be purchased from at avrajeans@gmail.com ordinner will take place on Michelle in the office during call at 920-360-7544. AllSaturday, March 24 with regular office hours. Tickets proceeds of this event gogymnasium doors opening at will only be sold through toward the ministries of Our6:00 p.m. A five course pasta Sunday, Mar. 18. Saviour Lutheran Church.dinner will be served Entertainment maypromptly at 6:30 p.m. include musicians from Dinner tickets cost $35 Northeast Wisconsinand drink tickets for $5 each Lutheran High School.with a two drink maximum. Want to help out?They will be available to Meal and drink servers arepurchase Sunday, Feb. 19 in still needed for the evening ofthe Welcome Center. Tickets the event. Please e-mail Avra
  6. 6. THE VOICE ONLINEOur Saviour Lutheran Church; Missouri Synod OSLC business directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of“The Voice Online” each month. If you would like to advertise please contact Michelle at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail at info@oslc-gb.org. Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 dave@oslc-gb.org Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland (920) 544-3614 greg@oslc-gb.org Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 468-4065 Vol. 1 No. 2, February 2012; “The Voice Online” is published monthly info@oslc-gb.org 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. The opinions (920) 468-3596 expressed in this publication are not always reflective of the christina@oslc-gb.org editor‟s views. Please feel free to contact me with constructive suggestions and comments at avrajeans@gmail.com. Thanks to those who have already commented! 120 S. Henry Street I am always seeking more congregational input and Green Bay, WI 54302 submissions. (920) 468-4065 What do you want to read about? http://www.oslc-gb.org Submissions can be sent to info@oslc-gb.org