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  1. 1. Volume 15, Issue 27 February 2011 Find us on the Web!The Voice Our Saviour Lutheran Church–Green Bay Wis.Before receiving the Lord’s SupperDavid H. Hatch We do many things have not filled out a card. The and said, “If you join ourwithout giving an arm’s length card serves a double purpose congregation, are you willingconsideration before doing and each purpose is for the to trust your soul to mythem. More than a few people care of our souls. care?” Does that sound odd?have run over their own gar- Don’t we do that with thebage can in their own driveway Missing sheep medical doctors we go to,because they did not look Your pastors and elders our family physicians? Webehind them before they are hoping to meet the needs trust our physicians to seebacked up. In the army they of missing sheep, those who what we don’t see, to runtalk about soldiers who may as have not been with us in tests, to coach us on self-well say, “Ready, shoot, aim.” worship for some time. Those care and prescribe healingDo you suppose we could say folks are being contacted and, medicines for our bodies.the same thing about the Lord’s from their response, we will be Your pastors are Christ’sSupper? That is, go through able to serve them better. under-shepherds; they arethis special event without They are being asked to return Called here by God throughgiving advance consideration of a membership response card. you, the congregation, towhat we are doing? In the pew This card has been in use at care for your souls.racks at church are communion OSLC for about a decade. It Continued on page 2cards. The act of reading the invites our members towords on those cards and respond with a “Holysigning our name puts us Intention” to return to active Inside this issue:through a spiritual moment of worship here, share specialpreparation before we come needs they may have and Lenten schedule 3forward. Your pastors and notify us of changes in theirelders encourage everyone who situation. If you know of a Thrivent Choice 4communes to fill out one of missing sheep, consider Official acts 4those cards, sign it and place it contacting them as the offering plate. The cards Bad gils iBible study 5 also serve as a “Hey doc, I trust you with reminder to your the care of my body” Usher schedule 5 pastors as to what During a conversation sheep may have between a church visitor and Calendar 6 special needs, the pastor, that pastor looked noted because they at the prospective member
  2. 2. P a g e 2 T h e V o i c e Continued from page 1 Are you a member of OSLC Whatever the reason, the gloves, the fingers fend for but do not worship? solution is before you. themselves. They are We miss you! Is there Consider giving a call to the standing alone. They are part something we can do to office and ask for a pastor to of the family of fingers, but serve you better? Are you a discuss your situation. they are apart. In really cold shut-in? Are you unable to Would you like a home visit? weather those fingers can go get to church because you Just ask. Your pastors do numb, they can hurt, ache need a ride? Have you them all the time and it’s no and even get frostbitten. But, moved out of the area? Are trouble. Christ is bigger than fingers in a mitten are you worshipping somewhere any obstacle you may have warmed by each other. They else? Do you feel that found and the lack of care of cozy up together. The same something you have done is your soul has eternal thing happens to us. If we too much for Christ to consequences. We are here are alone too long, it shows. forgive? Do you feel that for you anytime – 468-4065. But when we are together in your spiritual life is just fine worship, it’s like “fingers in a without coming to weekly The church is more like a mitten.” Fingers in a mitten worship? Perhaps someone mitten than a glove are like the family of faith, has let you down, offended During this cold season, did the body of believers, the you or you feel forgotten by you notice mittens are Communion of Saints, your church family? warmer than gloves? In together in worship.Beautifying the altar with flowers There has been a change in +Please print the information you come with your flowers,how sponsorships for the weekly clearly on the date you please take a plant stand fromflowers will be handled. In the selected. Only one family/ the Sacristy, place it in front ofpast, a person or family would event per date please. the pulpit and place your floralsign up and pay $30 to Our arrangement on it.Saviour Lutheran Church. +Please provide the name ofFlowers would then be ordered person(s) sponsoring and the +You are welcome to takeand brought to church by a occasion of the sponsorship. your flowers home after themember of the Flower 10:45a.m. service on Sunday.Committee. Although this option +If you are asking the Flower If the flowers are in a vase thatis still available, members may Committee to select the you picked up from church,now select and bring in their own flowers, there are designated please bring afresh floral arrangement. The envelopes in the rack by the container forfollowing guidelines apply in all sign-up book for your transportation;situations: donation. those vases are the +Sign up on the calendar in +If you are planning to bring property of the Narthex at least one week in your own fresh floral OSLC and in advance. arrangement, please indicate must stay “OWN” by your name. When on-site.
  3. 3. V o l u m e 1 5 , I s s u e 2 7 P a g e 3 Watch out! Lent is fast approaching The season of Lent isnot that far away! Ash We’re Lutheran! There willWednesday opens the season be food!on March 9, 2011. Easter is Another change for this year: AApril 24. The overall theme Lenten meal will be offeredfor the Wednesday Lenten from 5:00 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.sermons, “People of the Various groups will bePassion,” highlights a number sponsoring the meal. Offeringsof important people from the collected for the meals will beevents of the Passion of our designated by the host group ofLord. In doing so, we once the week. If you are interestedagain are presented with the in hosting a meal, pleasestory of God’s salvation during contact Pastor Greg right away. Bible studies too?Lent and Holy Week. The We do still have openings on Jesus said, “Man shall not liveWednesday worship service the schedule. by bread alone, but by everyand sermon will be different word that comes from thefrom Sunday’s service and What about Confirmation mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)sermon. This gives you, the classes? OSLC understands this!disciple of Christ, two weekly Confirmation classes will not During the dinner hour, youopportunities to grow in your be held on Wednesdays during can do both! The pastors willChristian faith during the Lent, but students will still be be leading a class on the beliefsseason of Lent. gathering! Each student will be of Lutheran Christians. A required to participate in second class, called, “ReallyThe schedule has changed! Lenten worship on Bad Girls of the Bible,” will beThis year OSLC will be Wednesdays. The students will offered at the same time. Forobserving Lent differently. All also be assisting with ushering, more information about thisour midweek services will be reading and other service study, please contact Stephenieheld on Wednesdays. (Note: opportunities during the season. Hovland. Lent is a great timeNo Thursday worship services More information will be for you to refresh and renewduring Lent except for Maundy shared with the confirmation your understanding of God’sThursday.) The service times students very soon! Word.have changed also. We gathertogether at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30p.m. for worship.
  4. 4. P a g e 4 T h e V o i c e Thrivent Choice Dollars; It’s up to you by Mar. 31 deadline Many members of Our sure if you have dollars to Lutheran organization. You canSaviour Lutheran Church are designate, you can go to select as many as you want asalso members of Thrivent and click on long as a donation of at least $5Financial for Thrivent Choice (under goes to each one. As yourLutherans. Approximately 30 Thrivent Community) or you Thrivent Choice Dollarspercent of the Thrivent can call Thrivent Financial at accumulate after your initialFinancial membership has been 1-800-THRIVENT (1-800-847- designation, you can assigngiven the opportunity to donate 4836), say Thrivent Choice and them to be directedChoice Dollars to the Lutheran talk to a customer service automatically to the Lutheranorganization of their choice. If representative. You will need organization of youryou are one of those 30 percent your social security number choice. Your options forand have not yet designated and/or your Thrivent policy donating dollars include, butthose dollars, you have “left number to make your are not limited to: Our Saviourthem on the table.” If you designation. If you and your Lutheran Church, Green Baychoose to not designate those spouse or children have Trinity Elementary School,dollars by Mar. 31, 2011, you will policies, each person may have NEW Lutheran High Schoolhave “swiped them from the a separate Thrivent Choice and Camp Luther.table into the garbage can.” Dollars account; please make Millions of dollars are sure each one calls or goes If you have anyready to be designated by online. additional questions about thisThrivent Financial members All of your Thrivent program, please contact Walterworldwide in the Thrivent Choice Dollars do not have to Juhnke, financial associate, atChoice Program. If you are not be designated to just one 920-954-9090, ext. 3. OSLC official acts Baptisms: Zolan Jay Zilles Membership Changes Born: Dec. 30, 2010 IN: Baptized: Jan. 23, 2011 William (Will) Fischer, transfer from St. John Son of James Zilles and Lorie Doucette Lutheran Church; Plymouth, Wis. (LCMS) Christopher Kuba, Adult Confirmation Aubrey Jean Kuba-Cole Rebeca Christensen, transfer from St Paul Born: Nov. 28, 2009 Lutheran Church; Bonduel, Wis (LCMS) Baptized: Feb. 6, 2011 Mary Rodgers, Profession of Faith Daughter of Christopher Kuba and Krista Lee Cole OUT: Molly Mae Boettcher Dale Wolske, transfer to St John Lutheran Church; Born: March 25, 2010 Luxemburg, Wis. (LCMS) Baptized: Feb. 13, 2011 Dennis Larscheid, release from membership Daughter of Andrew and Melisssa Boettcher
  5. 5. V o l u m e 1 5 , I s s u e 2 7 P a g e 5 April 2011 Usher ScheduleDay: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Sun. 03-Apr 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 03-Apr 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 03-Apr 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergWed. 06-Apr 4:00 pm R. SpangenbergWed. 06-Apr 6:30 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 10-Apr 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 10-Apr 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy AmmermanSun. 10-Apr 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftWed. 13-Apr 4:00 pm R. SpangenbergWed. 13-Apr 6:30 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 17-Apr 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 17-Apr 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 17-Apr 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 21-Apr 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNFri. 22-Apr 12:15 pm G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergFri. 22-Apr 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 24-Apr 6:00 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 24-Apr 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 24-Apr 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 24-Apr 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 28-Apr 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick † 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 “Really Bad Girls of the Bible” Schedule Ladies, are you ready for a quick Bible class studying some of the really bad girls of the Wednesdays Bible? If you missed the February 15 deadline to order a book, that’s okay. Pick one up at March 9 – 5:15 p.m. Lenten dinner in the gym, Lighthouse Christian Books, and join us. For and head to our room (to be determined). We questions, please contact Stephenie: will hand out books and watch a video. or 264-8317 Written by a former bad girl, this book March 16 – 5:15 p.m. Discussion based on digs deep into some of the really bad girls of the chapters one and two. Bible. Why did they do what they did? Were they redeemed? Did they change? March 23 – 5:15 p.m. Discussion based on What does it mean for me? Liz Curtis Higgs chapters three and four. uses humor, and a little sarcasm, to see what the bad girls of the Bible can tell us today. Many March 30 – 5:15 p.m. Discussion based on women have said that they felt like Liz was chapters five and six. sitting at the table, just talking girl-to-girl. Somehow she manages to go deep into a subject April 6 – no class without going over your head. And, you cant help but laugh and smile as you read her take on April 13 – 5:15 p.m. Discussion based on the really bad girls of the Bible. chapters seven and eight. Last class!
  6. 6. March 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayREMEMBER: Lenten services this year are 1 2 3 4 5on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 5p Taste of Trinity,p.m. with a luncheon in the gym from 9a Bible study 6p Praise band 12:15p Brown bag Riverside ballroom 6:30p Cub scouts 6p Confirmation Worship, Parlor5:00 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. 7p GriefShare 7p P&F meeting 5:30p Talk ‘n Tour/ Youth movie night and 7p Choir Faith builder class No Trinity classes lock-in 7p Trad worship6 7 8 9 ASH WEDNESDAY 10 11 127:45a Trad worship 5:30p Youth board 7a Bible study Communion 9a Staff meeting 5p Fish fry9:15a Praise worship 7p Sweet Monday 9a Bible study 3p Youth night 5p Fish Fry prep Daylight saving time9:15a Bible study 7p Elders meeting 7p GriefShare 4p Worship service 6p Praise band (spring ahead at 2a on9:30a Sunday school 7p Choir 5p Luncheon, gym Sunday)10:30a Bible study 5:15p Bad girls10:45a Trad worship 5:20p Faith builder 6:30p Worship service13 Communion 14 15 16 17 18 19Mite Box Sunday 7p Church council 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 5p Charles/ 2p Charles/Rentmeester7:45a Trad worship 9a Bible study 4p Worship service 6p Praise band Rentmeester wedding wedding9:15a Praise worship 6:30p Cub scouts 5p Luncheon, gym rehearsal9:15a Bible study 7p GriefShare 5:15p Bad girls9:30a Sunday school 7p Choir 5:20p Faith builder Jeremy Camp concert10:30a Bible study 6:30p Worship service at Celebration Church10:45a Trad worship 7p Evangelism7p Youth Bible study20 21 22 23 Communion 24 25 267:45a Trad worship 7p Board of education 7a Bible study 3p Youth night 9a Staff meeting 2p McIntyre/Umentum9:15a Praise Worship w/ 9a Bible study 4p Worship service 6p Praise band WeddingSunday school Assist 7p GriefShare 5p Luncheon, gym9:15a Bible study No preschool or Trinity 7p Choir 5:15p Bad girls9:30a Sunday school Classes – Spring break 5:20p Faith builder10:30a Bible study all week 6:30p Worship service10:45a Trad worship7 p Youth Bible study 30 31 LOOKING AHEAD:27 Communion 28 29 3p Youth night 9a Staff meetingNEWLHS SUNDAY 6:30p Trinity school 7a Bible study 4p Worship service 6p Praise band Palm Sunday: April 177:45a Trad worship board 9a Bible study 5p Luncheon, gym Lenten Pageant: April 17 @ 10:45 a.m.9:15a Praise worship 7p Fellowship 6:30p Cub scouts 5:15p Bad girls9:15a Bible study 7p Stewardship 7p GriefShare Maundy Thursday: April 21 5:20p Faith builder9:30a Sunday school 7p Choir 6:30p Worship service Good Friday: April 2210:30a Bible study Easter Sunday: April 2410:45a Trad worship7p Youth Bible study
  7. 7. V o l u m e 1 5 , I s s u e 2 7 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. 15 No. 27, March 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:
  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 REQUESTED Now accepting donations for: The 6th annual “Kids’ Stuff” Rummage Sale to benefit the Sunday school and preschool programs at: Our Saviour Lutheran Church (920) 468-4065 Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ITEMS NEEDED: Children’s and maternity clothing, Toys, games, books, costumes, children’s furniture, strollers, highchairs, exersaucers, etc… anything kid related.