MARCH 2012 VOLUME I, ISSUE 3 The Voice Online OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH—GREEN BAYThe need for creedsPastor Dave Hatch There are some who, some joyfully say, “Are on safari” or traveling among us.wonderful creeds, that is, only on the other side!” How cool is that? Also, theirstatements of faith. These These words are not creed tells about God the Fathercreeds connect Christendom empty air, neither are they mere protecting Jesus while He was inthrough both time and space. tradition. But rather, through the grave, “the hyenas did notAll who have known Christ, do tradition they are preserved touch him.”know Him, or shall know Christ because they cannot be changed. “We believe in the oneas the Savior of the world, did, Through time, there are a High God, who out ofwould have, do now or shall in lot of creeds that Christians have love created the beautifulthe future, confess these creeds. drafted to explain the faith to world and everythingCreeds, like the Lord’s Prayer their time and culture. The late good in it. He createdor the Scriptures themselves, are Jaroslav Pelikan, a modern Man and wanted Man totimeless anchors for the faithful. scholar of Christian history and be happy in the world. Creeds connect us, now, development of doctrine God loves the world andwith those 2000 years ago who (teaching), considers the Maasai every nation and tribe ongathered in the Roman Creed to be an example of the the Earth. We havecatacombs for worship. They bringing together of universal known this High God inconnect us with those who faith and local culture. darkness, and now webattled in the Crusades of the As Wikipedia says, “The know Him in the light.Dark Ages. They connect us Maasai Creed is a creed God promised in thewith Luther and the composed in 1960 by the Maasai book of His word, theReformation. By the confession people of East Africa in Bible, that He would saveof the creeds, we are one with collaboration with missionaries the world and all thethose who, in the foxholes of from the Congregation of the nations and tribes.war, prayed before climbing Holy Ghost. The creed attemptsover the top into harm’s way. to express the essentials of the Continued on page two...The creeds connect us with the Christian faith within the MaasaiMayflower Pilgrims, with so culture.” Two of the mostmany of our Founding Fathers. interesting things about thisWe are welded in one voice Maasai Creed (stated below) iswith our grandparents, our that, while our three ancientparents, and even the unborn creeds never speak to the actualfaithful of the future. Through life of Christ, (they jump fromthe creeds we are also of one his birth to His death) this creedvoice with the faithful departed explains that Jesus “was always
THE VOICE ONLINE Page 2 … from page one. OSLC deep scholarship and heart speak official acts “We believe that God You will hear a man of made good His promise by sending His Son, Jesus of the need for creeds. At the Christ, a man in the flesh, same time, you will have a Weddings: a Jew by tribe, born poor window into his now-sainted Erika Lee LaLuzerne and in a little village, who left soul. The late Jaroslav Pelikan, Jeremy Randall Vogels His home and was always formally a Missouri Synod United at Our Saviour on on safari doing good, pastor and professor, spent most February 4, 2012 curing people by the of his life inside books as well as power of God, teaching writing them. about God and man, http://being.publicradio.org/ Kari Lynn Plog and showing the meaning of programs/pelikan/index.shtml Nicholas Paul Mahlik religion is love. He was When we confess the United at Our Saviour on rejected by his people, creeds in worship, there is February 10, 2012 tortured and nailed hands something a whole lot larger and feet to a cross, and going on, we are communing Baptisms: died. He lay buried in the with the saints in one common Jasmine Elizabeth Young grave, but the hyenas did faith! Should you be interested Born: March 8, 2001 not touch him, and on the in hearing and seeing an Baptized: November 20, 2011 third day, He rose from absolutely soul stirring recording the grave. He ascended to of the Nicene Creed being sung, Received their Crown: the skies. He is the Lord. connect to this link: Ardell Arthur Prescher “We believe that all our http://www.youtube.com/watch? October 29, 1926 - sins are forgiven through v=2oMGgOozpXM December 15, 2011 Him. All who have faith Funeral service held on in Him must be sorry for December 20, 2011 their sins, be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God, live the rules of love and Phyllis A. Leonhardt share the bread together in April 2, 1942 - love, to announce the February 12, 2012 Good News to others Funeral service held on until Jesus comes again. February 16, 2012 We are waiting for Him. He is alive. He lives. This we believe. Amen.” Should your interest besparked you and you wish todeepen your appreciation of thisheartwarming and soul-illuminating topic, there is aNational Public Radio interviewwith the aforementioned, JaroslavPelikan (pictured right).
MARCH 2012 Page 3Let’s help the homeless together Help for the Homeless collected at Our Saviour Lutheran Toilet paperworks directly with the homeless Church until March 25. Other Toothpastecoalitions in Brown County, the collection sites for this effort ToothbrushesFox Valley, Oshkosh, Fond du include Festival Foods grocery Soap (bar and soft)Lac and Manitowoc. They stock stores, other participating Shower gelthe shelves of area homeless and businesses, schools, churches and Paper towelscrisis programs with personal organizations and at 91.9/91.5 The Razors (disposable)hygiene and cleaning items so that Family studios. Tamponsthey can dedicate their limited The most needed and requestedfinancial resources to providing items are: Dependsqualified personnel, safe housing, Laundry detergentnutritious food, education and This year’s specially Diapers (sizes 3-6 andcounseling to those they serve. marked collection box is located pull-ups)The goal of Help for the Homeless on the second floor near the Shampoo elevator. Please help in thisis to supply a year’s worth of these Dish soapproducts to each agency. community-wide effort to help Deodorant (unscented) those in need. Donations are being Wet wipes Do you find yourself looking for ways to offer your time and talents to OSLC? The altar guild is a magnificent place to do the Lord’s work. What is the altar guild? What do they do? These are great questions. We need new members now more than ever with the recent decision to serve communion at every service. This would be a great opportunity to see what is involved in preparing the Lord’s altar for Holy Communion. Any questions or comments can be directed to the church office, Jennifer Damp via e-mail at email@example.com or phone 920-366-4734 and Jill Proulx via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone by calling 920-465-1437. The guild hopes to hear from you!
THE VOICE ONLINE Page 4 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.Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team:Sun. 01-Apr 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 01-Apr 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 01-Apr 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 05-Apr 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNFri. 06-Apr 12:15 pm G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergFri. 06-Apr 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 08-Apr 6:00 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 08-Apr 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 08-Apr 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 08-Apr 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 12-Apr 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 15-Apr 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 15-Apr 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 15-Apr 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonThu. 19-Apr 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 22-Apr 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 22-Apr 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 22-Apr 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 26-Apr 7:00 pm B. Clayton Anthony Clayton; †UN; †UNSun. 29-Apr 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 29-Apr 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 29-Apr 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThanks for another great football seasonNeil Burmeister Many thanks to every The Packers didnt Last year weone of you that volunteered win the Super Bowl but we received $11,500 from ourto work at the Kenny at Our Saviour are winners. efforts at Lambeau Field.Chesney concert in June Through your efforts and the What a blessing the newand the Packer preseason, generosity of the Levy pay schedule was for us. Iregular season and post organization at Lambeau am extremely grateful to allseason games (it would Field, we were able to raise of you that volunteered. Ithave been great to have just $33,194.81. The volunteers was (and will be again nextone more post season game from Green Bay Trinity year) rewarding to be partthough!). I hope the Lutheran School (up to five of this ministry. See youfriendships you formed p er g am e) r eceived next year.made the experience more a p p r o x im at e l y $6 , 9 0 0enjoyable. toward tuition costs.
MARCH 2012 Page 5 LFL statement on the mandate of the Department of Health and Human Services Lutherans For Life many Lutherans oppose on and obedience to God. We stands firmly with the Lutheran religious grounds any so called cannot and will not disobey God, Church-Missouri Synod, the “contraceptive” that in reality is neither now nor later. Wisconsin Evangelical an abortifacient in nature and No one is compelled to Lutheran Synod, the Roman could destroy a developing work for a religious Catholic Bishops, the Southern human being. These religious organization. Those who choose Baptist Convention, other groups, and the many to do so are fully aware of the Evangelical leaders, and other individuals who support them, rel i gi o us n at u re of t h e religious organizations in should not be compelled to organization. Those who find the strongly opposing the recently subsidize a practice they believe compensation package promulgated Department of to be immoral and, in some unacceptable are free to work Health and Human Services instances, murder. elsewhere. (HHS) rules requiring that T h e O b a m a We urge the Obama religious organizations provide Administration’s “compromise,” administration to repeal these contraception and abortifacients by which religious proposed regulations; we urge to their employees. organizations’ insurance Congress to enact legislation The morality of companies will pay for requiring the repeal of these contraception is not the issue. contraception, is no compromise proposed regulations; and we The issue is religious freedom at all and is totally unacceptable. will join with religious as given by God and secured by This is a matter of religious organizations who refuse to the First Amendment to the conviction, and that which we follow these regulations if they Constitution. The proposed must not pay for directly, we become law. Like the Hebrew HHS rules directly infringe free must not subsidize indirectly. midwives of Exodus 1 who exercise of religion by requiring The Administration’s refused to obey the Pharaoh’s religious groups to do what offer of additional time for command to slay Hebrew babies, many believe God forbids them compliance reflects a gross as stated in Acts 5:29 and the to do. Not only Roman misunderstanding of our Augsburg Confession, “We must Catholics, but many others as objection. This is not a matter of obey God rather than men.” well, oppose contraception; and time; it is a matter of conscienceUsing Our Senses to South entrance needs a faceliftLearn and Praise In order to make access to memorials are now beingWe continue to welcome the building easier for some requested to cover the cost offinancial gifts for our audio- visitors and members, we are this new project. Pleasevisual system in the sanctuary. looking to add handicap contact Pastor Dave or theShould you be interested in accessible doors to both sets office at 468-4605 orpresenting a gift or a memorial, of doors at the south email@example.com for moreplease see Pastor Dave. entrance. Donations and information.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday MARCH 2012 1 2BUY YOUR TICKETS for this month’s Spice of Life Dinner. Sold at the Welcome 6p Praise band 3Center on Sundays as well as in the church office during regular hours. Ticket 2p Gym rental practice and meeting 7p Youth movie nightsales end on March 18.4 5 6 7 8 9 107:45a Trad worship 5:45p Preschool family 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 4p Fish fry prep 5p Fish fry 8a Leadership retreat9:15a Praise worship night 8a OLM meeting 3p Youth night 6p Praise band #39:15a Bible study 7:00 p Board of elders 9a Bible study 4p Worship 2p Gym rental9:30a Sun school meeting 7p Choir practice 5p Dinner10:30a Bible study 5:20p Adult Sunday, 2a10:45a Trad worship Confirmation class Daylight Saving Time6:30p Basketball 6:30p Worship (Spring forward) 6:30p FPU11 Communion 12 13 14 15 16 17Mite Box Sunday 6p Church council 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 6p Praise band 11a Gym rental7:45a Trad worship 9a Bible study 3p Youth night9:15a Praise worship 6:30p Cub scouts 4p Worship9:15a Bible study 7p Choir practice 5p Dinner9:30a Sun school 5:20p Adult10:30a Bible study Confirmation class10:45a Trad worship 6:30p Worship6:30p Basketball 6:30p FPU18 19 20 21 22 23 247:45a Trad worship 7p Board of education 7a Bible study 12p Staff meeting 11a Gym rental9:15a Praise worship 8a OLM meeting 1p Knitting group 2p Spice of Life set upw/SS assist 9a Bible study 3p Youth night 6p Doors open for9:15a Bible study 7p Choir practice 4p Worship Spice of Life Dinner:9:30a Sun school 5p Dinner “An Escape through10:30a Bible study 5:20p Adult Europe”10:45a Trad worship Confirmation class6:30p Basketball 6:30p Worship 6:30p FPU 29 30 3125 Communion 26 27 28 6p Praise band 2p Gym rentalCinnamon Rolls 6:30p GBLSA board 7a Bible Study 12p Staff meeting 7:30p Praise band 6p Youth movie night7:45a Trad worship 7p Stewardship 9a Bible Study 3p Youth night meeting and Easter egg hunt9:15a Praise worship 6:30p Cub Scouts 4p Worship prep9:15a Bible study 7p Choir Practice 5p Dinner9:30a Sun school 5:20p Adult10:30a Bible study SPRING BREAK FOR Confirmation class10:45a Trad worship PRESCHOOL AND 6:30p Worshipw/Holy Baptism TRINITY – 3/26 – 3/30 6:30p FPU6:30p Basketball
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