GREEN BAY, WIS. V O L U M E 5 , I S S U E 1 7 M A Y 2 0 1 0
It runs fine; she only drove it on Sundays
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David H. Hatch
You have heard the hardly thinking you needed to it is now after being stored so
story of the car dealer who is come by, as the car is in such much.”
selling a beautiful old car that great shape. You tell him the We know when our
belonged to “a little old lady glorious words, “A little old faith is sputtering and spitting,
who only drove on Sundays or lady owned it who only drove when the mice have nested,
for rare outings.” on Sundays or for rare out- when our faith is a bit
ings.” gummed up. Like the little old
The slick dealer will
tell you, “It’s a beauty! It only The mechanic smiles lady’s car, our faith will grow
has a couple thousand miles and disappears into the shop stronger and be healthier the
on it! The tires have full-tread to look it over while you stand more we use it.
and no wear. There is not a on the side with a smile as big How about setting up
scratch on the body. The mo- as a crescent moon. a fresh morning routine of
tor shines like the day the Caption describing picture faith building? Perhaps get up
After about 10 a half an hour earlier. Begin
dealer handed the little old or graphic.
minutes of studying the car, with five minutes of quiet
lady her keys. The upholstery
the mechanic comes back with time for prayer before the
is immaculate with the clear
his assessment. “Well, it sure news comes on. While the
vinyl covering over it. It’s been
looks good, but there is more coffee brews read one chapter
in the garage most every day of
here than meets the eye. The out of the book of John in the
tire tread is great but the side- New Testament. Then take five
You believe you have walls are all cracked making it minutes to list some character
stumbled across buried treas- unsafe to drive. There is a issues that you want Him to
ure! You ask the salesman for mouse nest in the air cleaner help you polish. Be creative,
permission to take it for a slow and under the back seat. Not customize your new routine.
spin and drive it over to only that, but the mice have Make it fun. Take that faith
have your mechanic give chewed through some of the out of the garage and fire it up.
it a glance. The salesman main wiring. You could have a It will run a lot better when it
reluctantly agrees and short circuit or a fire. The rear is taken for a spin every day of
you are off. He gives you brakes are frozen with rust and the week.
the keys and a couple won’t budge. I pulled the spark
hours to enjoy it. You plugs and the cylinders are
drive it out of the lot and caked with carbon buildup.
it spits and sputters a bit, The battery is weak. The
but you don’t mind. It carburetor has got a lot of
looks so nice! gumming in it, and so does the
fuel filter and tank. If this car
You arrive at
had been driven regularly, it
the mechanic’s shop,
would be in better shape than
Invitation to and items needed for
the Every Kid to Camp ministry
A message from Lee Belmas, director of the EK2C ministry
Silent and live auction home, handmade items, jewelry,
items are needed for the annual paintings, plane rides or photog-
Every Kid to Camp (EK2C) raphy. Live auction items have a
Ministry auction, “Bids-for- value around $75 or more:
Kids.” This event will be held on Packer tickets, guide services for
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at The hunting/fishing, use of your
Rose Garden in Wausau, WI. cottage, artwork, travel tickets, grade students, who have never
Cost is $25/person for the eve- time shares, quilts, bikes, been to a week of summer camp,
ning. A table of eight costs $200. automobiles, boats, special to Camp Luther for a week at no
You are invited to attend. Please dinners, services (planting cost to parents. Last year, EK2C
mark your calendar for an flowers, raking the lawn, sent 103 kids to camp for free
evening of food, fun and washing windows, boat rides, through the auction. What an
fellowship. etc.). If it has some value, it will awesome blessing for kids and
The EK2C auction task be put up for sale. their families! Would you help
force needs 125 silent auction Help is much appreci- us out? Please contact Sandi at
items and 25 live auction items ated. The purpose is to help kids the district office if you have an
for the event. Silent auction build a stronger foundation of item or two that you would like
items include items with a value faith in Jesus Christ through a to donate: email@example.com
of around $50. Items could in- summer camp experience. We or 800-333-2421 or 715-845-8241,
clude: theme baskets, artwork, want to raise enough money to ext. 23. Thank you very much.
small items of value around your send 125 third through eighth
OSLC official acts
POTLUCK at OSLC
Sweet Monday is for the
ladies of Our Saviour
and their female friends.
IN: Richard and Janet Brandsma, transfer from First As a token of appre-
ciation to all the ser- Add these dates to your
Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD (ELCA)
vants of the church, calendar and come
the church potluck when you can.
Landen and Ingrid Beaumont, minor children of Melissa will be on Sunday, “Come as you are.
Beaumont May 16, at 10:30 a.m. Don’t worry about
in the gym. getting prettied up.
Tom Greenwood, Adult Confirmation There will be no You’re sweet just the
10:45 a.m. service way you are.”
Wendy Greenwood, Profession of Faith
Bring your best dish May 3 Mad Hatter Tea
Steve and Angie Nuthals and children, Nathan and to serve with a smile Party
Alexander, transfer from Christ the King Lutheran, to June 7 Wedding Woes
celebrate the gifts and Wonders
Combined Locks, WI (ELCA)
and time OSLC ser-
July 5 Cool Vacations
August 2 Hot Summer
George and Emeline Bruss, transfer from Grace Lutheran provided.
Church, Tomahawk, WI (ELCA)
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 17 PAGE 3
Easter unified giving is a blessing to OSLC budget
Mike Charles, congregation president
This year’s Easter services shortage was about the same amount. tional revenue sources that you might
boosted unified receipts for 2010, and Below is a comparison of the actual 2009 connect with.
now seems to be an annual trend. and 2010 unified giving. Most of these nontraditional
Actual 2010 receipts through March The traditional unified giving is revenue sources are advertised in the
were about $18,000 under budget. the most significant contributor to the weekly service bulletin and other loca-
With an Easter collection of more annual church budget. However, nontra- tions in “The Voice.” You can also contact
than $18,000, actual year to date ditional revenue sources make up almost the church office @ 468-4065 for more
unified giving is about a $10,000 20 percent ($127,778) of the budget information.
shortage. At this time last year, the ($683,166). Below is a list of nontradi-
Actual Jan. through March $121,433 $120,828
Budget Jan. through March $137,095 $138,847
Shortage ($15,662) ($18,019)
Easter (4/13/09 & 4/4/10) $17,587 $18,302
Shortage with Easter ($8,621) ($10,397)
Kitchen and coffee bar services – Attend a Friday (monthly) fish fry or make donations of soda, etc.
Donations of cookies and coffee are also needed for the coffee bar between services on Sunday. Cash
donations are also accepted.
Scrip – Everyone can take advantage of Scrip. There are hundreds of gift cards available for major
grocery stores, gas stations, discount and department stores, restaurants and more.
Kids only rummage sale on May 15 – Donations of kids “stuff” are requested by May 9.
Super Sale on August 21 – Donations of articles and time are needed early.
Packer servers – Workers will be needed starting in August with a family night and two exhibition
5th Annual “Kids Stuff” Rummage Sale
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
Saturday, May 15
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
They are currently accepting donations of:
• Children’s Clothing (clean and in good repair)
• Maternity Clothing
• Toys, games, books, etc.
• Children’s furniture
• Baby items (strollers, highchairs, exersaucers, etc.)
Items may be dropped off:
In the Nursery (OSLC lower level) on Sundays
• To Michelle in the office (Mon.-Fri. between 8:00 and 4:00pm)
Donations are requested by Sunday, May 9
Proceeds to benefit OSLC Preschool and Sunday school programs
For additional questions/information or to find out how you can help, please contact:
Lori Parks at (920) 468-7244.
Help kids take a stand against alcohol and drugs
With prom and graduation seasons here, teenagers may face more opportunities than usual to experiment with drinking and drug use. Kids turn to these
substances not only to look cool and fit in with the crowd but also because they may help them feel good, ease their nerves and make socializing easier.
Alcohol and drugs are addictive and harmful, as well as illegal. Using and abusing them can lead
to everything from bad decisions to death. But there’s much more for Christian teenagers to
consider when they’re faced with temptations of drugs and alcohol than just being safe.
In the Bible, Jesus instructs his followers to stay awake and alert in our everyday lives. He said
Satan is stalking us like a “roaring lion” (see 1 Peter 5:8), and he wasn’t kidding. God instructs
us to take up his armor (see Ephesians 6:13-17) so we can stand firm and resist temptation. He
also tells us to walk in the light (see 1 John 1:7). Nothing neutralizes our impact for God’s king-
dom faster, broader, and deeper than shadow living. Whatever we do, we should train kids to
live their lives in the light—away from the shadows that give Satan, God’s enemy, room to oper-
ate and leverage to sideline us.
So when you talk to your teenagers about the physical and legal reasons to steer clear of drugs and alcohol, remember to mention the spiritual reasons as
well. Then stop talking and set an example by how you live. God knows about all the temptations we face and wants to be the first place we turn during diffi-
Here’s a rundown on what really keeps kids
away from alcohol and drugs—and what
Contrary to media reports and popular opin-
Kids who have an active spiritual life are ion, not all teenagers are into drugs and
half as likely to end up as alcoholics or alcohol. Check out a few of the latest find-
drug addicts. This is true only for kids who
make a personal choice to pursue a spiri- By the time they’re seniors in high school, 36
tual life. percent of all teenagers have experimented
Kids are at higher risk of becoming sub- with illegal drugs.
stance abusers if they’re highly stressed, (Office of National Drug Control Policy)
frequently bored, or have too much
spending money. Every day, 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first
WHAT DOESN’T WORK
When American young people were asked what makes them happy, only 8
Kids who go to schools that test them for percent said drinking makes them “very happy.” And 55 percent said the
illicit drug use are more likely to use question doesn’t apply. (MTV/AP)
drugs than are students at other schools.
Alcohol use continues to decline among eighth, tenth and twelfth graders,
Education programs aimed at reducing as does use of cigarettes and meth. Meanwhile, marijuana use is on the
drinking among college students may ac- rise.
tually encourage more drinking.
(Office of National Drug Control Policy)
Experts now say stepped-up enforcement
to try to cut off the drug supply doesn’t
THE VOICE From Pastor Greg
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 17 PAGE 5
to Ask Your Kids
Start conversations with your teenagers PRAY THAT:
about drinking and drugs by using these 1. God will help your teenagers resist the temptations of
alcohol and drugs, finding fulfillment from positive sources
1. What motivates people to drink or do drugs? 1. Your teenagers will be able to recognize the false promises
What’s appealing about getting drunk or high? of happiness and “coolness” offered by alcohol and drugs.
2. Among friends, your teenagers can take a strong stand
against mind-altering substances.
2. Why do people believe drunkenness or drug 3. God will bless your teenagers for pursuing a relationship
use can fill their emptiness? Can you be both
drunk (or on drugs) and filled with God’s Spirit?
with him rather than chasing after the “high” from drugs and
Why or why not? alcohol.
3. Why should Christians avoid drugs and alco-
hol? Is it merely because they’re illegal or bad
Verse of the Month
for you? Explain.
4. When everyone else seems to be drinking or “Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be
using, how can you be clean and sober? drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy
Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:17-18)
Many lives have been ruined—and even destroyed—by alcohol and illegal substances. They
seem to offer people of all ages quick solutions to common life experiences of pain and
loneliness. But only God’s presence can truly fill our deepest longings. God wants his
children to make wise decisions that honor him, and he promises to renew our weak spirits
with his all-powerful Holy Spirit.
At SimplyYouthMinistry.com, youth-culture expert Walt Mueller offers these tips for teaching your
teenagers about alcohol.
Most teenagers are left to get their information about alcohol from unreliable sources. Some learn from their
friends. Others learn from the media. Only about one in three middle school and high school students say their
parents talk to them “often” or “a lot” about tobacco, drugs and alcohol. Alcohol education should start when we
tell our preschoolers not to accept candy, gifts, pills, or rides from strangers. As they grow older, educate kids on
the different types of alcohol they’ll encounter and the dangers and effects of each. Don’t overstate the danger
by saying that everyone who drinks beer will die. Rather, tell kids about the potential short- and long- term
harmful effects of alcohol abuse in a truthful, realistic manner. Don’t assume that because teenagers are likely to
experiment it’s best to give them both the alcohol and a place to drink “safely.”
Seize teachable moments as kids encounter alcohol use and abuse in the media. Teach them to discern the false
messages. Help them pick apart the ridiculous promises and nature of alcohol ads. Teach them that it’s against
the law for minors to buy or drink alcohol. Teach kids that God has given them the responsibility to obey laws.
Read and study Romans 13:1-3, 6-7 with your kids. And if they get caught, be sure they’re given the wonderful opportunity to learn by suffering
the legal consequences of their actions. Don’t work to fix any of the legal ramifications. Read together what Scripture says about drunkenness in
passages such as Proverbs 23:20-21; 1 Corinthians 5:11; Galatians 5:19-21; and 1 Thessalonians 5:5-8. Finally, walk your talk. A code of biblical
moral conduct lived out in the house is the most powerful shaper of your child’s own spiritual values and behaviors.
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.
Mainstream Artist Christian Artist
Background: Canadian R&B singer Justin Bieber, 16, was discovered on
Background: MercyMe has been a staple of contemporary Chris-
YouTube. His boyish good looks and songs about teenage love make girls
tian music since forming in 1994. Their crossover hit “I Can Only
swoon. Bieber’s new album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.
Imagine” helped their debut album, Almost There, go double-
He’s already sung for the president, presented at the Grammys, and scored
platinum. MercyMe, which has been nominated for numerous Dove
the opening line in the “We Are the World” benefit remake.
and Grammy awards, was recently named Billboard’s Christian
Artist of the Decade.
Albums: My World 2.0 (2010), My World (2009) Albums: The Generous Mr. Lovewell (2010), Coming Up to
Breathe (2006), Undone (2004)
What parents should know: Bieber’s lyrics are clean, and other than a duet
What parents should know: MercyMe holds a unique position
with the often crude Ludacris, Bieber seems to be making good choices. He
in contemporary Christian music, appealing to adults as well as
wants to follow the career trajectory of Usher and Justin Timberlake, but time
teenagers. They’ve helped with charity events, including raising
will tell if he steers clear of their penchant for sex-soaked lyrics.
money for kids with diabetes.
What Bieber says: “There’s a lot of stuff [on the album] that’s not just What MercyMe says: Lead singer Bart Millard says the band
about love. …. Real life isn't perfect, so my album kind of portrays that. You hopes the new album creates “a movement of encouraging people
just have to make the best of what you have.” to make a difference in the world, whether it’s helping your
neighbor or just loving each other.”
Discussion questions: Have you known someone whose life seemed
Discussion Questions: How can acts of kindness change peo-
perfect? How can appearances be deceiving? What pressure, if any, do you
ple’s lives and surroundings? What are some simple ways you
feel to be perfect? Read aloud Matthew 23:25-28. Why was Jesus so harsh
can show kindness to others? Read aloud 1 Thessalonians 5:15.
to people who pretended they were perfect? Does this mean we shouldn’t
How would daily life be different if everyone followed this ad-
strive for godly behavior? Why or why not?
vice? Is that a realistic expectation? Why or why not?
Movie: Iron Man 2 (releases May 7)
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language)
Synopsis: The world now knows that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is Iron Man, and with that fame come complications: The
U.S. government wants the technology from his suit, a mysterious woman is vying for his attention, and powerful new adversaries
are trying to take down the superhero.
Discussion questions: Why do problems sometimes seem overwhelming? How do you cope with pressure? Why do so many problems exist in the
world? Why doesn’t God just remove our problems? Read aloud Genesis 39. Think of a time you’ve seen good come from a problem: Was the end
result worth the struggle? Explain. Does God always have lessons to teach us through our problems? Why or why not?
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 17 PAGE 7
Lock-in a success
On the evening of Saturday, April 17, thirteen youth gathered
at Our Saviour for an all-night lock-in. Sleep was optional and
the youth took advantage of that option remaining busy all
Camp Luther led the event until midnight, when OSLC youth
leaders took over the activities. While gathered together, the
youth played some Camp Luther games, had some Bible study,
ate pizza, watched movies and played in our gym. By 7:00 a.m.
on Sunday, the youth were exhausted but were still enjoying
their fellowship with one another.
National Youth Gathering
Pray for us Youth night
OSLC has 18 youth and three chaperones attending the National Wednesdays from 3:00
Youth Gathering. This triennial event (once every three years) will
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
be held July 17-21 in New Orleans this coming year. Youth will be
focusing upon John 20:31 “But these things are written that you OSLC Youth and friends are invited to
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by attend Youth Nights every Wednesday in
believing you may have life in His name.” May. This event is for grades six to 12!
The OSLC youth that are attending would like to thank the Youth nights are usually an informal event.
congregation for all the support that has been given. Imagine We open the youth room and let you hang
30,000 youth from many different nations gathering together to
out with your friends. Usually around 5:15
praise the Lord in a way that teens enjoy!
p.m. a modestly priced meal ($3.00) is
served. Join us!
Send the Right Messages to Teens
By Patrick Ryan, Program Director for Libertas Treatment Centers
Do you drink in front of your teen or serve alcohol at parties where your teens are present? What types of messages could you be
sending to your teen about alcohol consumption.
While it’s not always wrong to do these things in front of teens, there are some things to keep in mind if teens are around:
Limit alcohol consumption and never drink to intoxication
Don’t allow alcohol to be the focus of any social gathering
Whether humorous or not, stories about drunkenness, past, present or future shouldn’t be shared
Never use teens to serve alcohol to you or your guests
Alcohol shouldn’t be used or viewed as a problem solver after a hard day at work or after any other stressful activity.
Remember, every time you pick up an alcoholic beverage or choose not to drink, you’re communicating to your teens about responsible
drinking. Make sure you tell them where you stand on teen drinking and the consequences of drinking. Set firm rules and stick to them
and make it clear that no underage drinking is allowed at your home.
Libertas offers inpatient and outpatient programs to treat adolescent drug and alcohol problems; providing compassion for kids and
support for parents. For more, visit www.libertasgb.org
Did You Know? Even if a teen might not admit it, their parents are the number one influence in their lives so they learn most of their
habits from them, both good and bad.
~Church calendar for May 2010~
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 3 4 5 6 Communion 7 8
7:45a Traditional Worship 5:30p Youth Board 7a Bible Study 3p Youth Night 8:30a Staff Meeting
9:15a Praise Worship; SS Sings 6:30p Worship 9a Bible Study 6p Praise Band 12:15p Brown Bag
9:30a Sunday School Committee 7p Choir 6p Faith Builder/ Worship, Parlor
9:30a Expelled Bible Study 7p Elders Meeting Adult Confirmation 7p Traditional
10:30a Expelled Bible Study 7p Sweet Monday 6p Pre-level I Worship
10:45a Traditional Worship w/Holy Confirmation Class
Baptism 7p P&F Meeting
9 MOTHERS DAY Communion 10 11 12 13 14 15
7:45a Traditional Worship 7p LWML, Parlor 7a Bible Study 3p Olan Mills 8:30a Staff Meeting 3p Olan Mills 8a Kids Only
9:15a Praise Worship 7p Church Council 9a Bible Study 3p Youth Night 12:15p Brown Bag 5p Monthly Fish Fry Rummage Sale,
9:30a Sunday School 3p Olan Mills 5:30p Praise Band Worship, Parlor Gym
9:30a Bible Study 6:45p Cub Scouts 6p Faith Builder/ 3p Olan Mills 9a Pre-baptism
10:30a Bible Study 7p Choir Adult Confirmation 5p Fish Fry Prep Meeting
10:45a Traditional Worship w/ Holy 6p Pre-Level I 7p Traditional 10a Olan Mills
Baptism Confirmation Class Worship
16 17 18 19 20 Communion 21 22
7:45a Traditional Worship 7p Board of Ed 7a Bible Study 9a Preschool 8:30a Staff Meeting
9:15a Praise Worship 9a Bible Study Closing and Picnic 12:15p Brown Bag
9:30a Sunday School 9a Preschool 3p Youth Night Worship, Parlor
9:30a Bible Study Closing and Picnic 6p Praise Band 7p Traditional
10:30a All Volunteer Potluck, Gym 7p Choir (Dinner) 6p Faith Builder/ Worship
Adult Confirmation 7:45p Evangelism
6p Pre-level I
23 Communion 24 25 26 27 11a Trinity Closing
7:45a Traditional Worship 7p Fellowship 7a Bible Study 3p Youth Night 8:30a Staff Meeting
Program; Last Day
9:15a Praise Worship; Bibles and 7p Stewardship 9a Bible Study 5:30p Praise Band 12:15p Brown Bag of School
Catechisms Handed Out 7:30p Trinity School 6:45p Cub Scouts 6p Faith Builder/ Worship, Parlor
9:30a Last day of Sunday School Board Adult Confirmation 7p Traditional
9:30a Bible Study 6p Pre-level I Worship
10:30a Bible Study Confirmation Class
10:30a SS Ice Cream Social, Gym
10:45a Traditional Worship
30 31 May 29-31: Come to Celebrate De Pere! Stop by the Hope Lutheran booth (look for the 5
7:45a Traditional Worship foot tall ice cream cone) and say, ‘Hi’ to Michelle (OSLC’s church secretary). Pre-
9:15a Praise Worship
admission tickets are available now at Festival Foods for just $5. Monday’s admission fee
9:30a Bible Study MEMORIAL DAY
10:30a Bible Study OFFICE CLOSED is a cash donation. This year’s bands include national acts: Survivor (rock) on Saturday
10:45a Traditional Worship and Emerson Drive (country) on Sunday after the fireworks.
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June 2010 OSLC Usher Schedule
Day: Date: Service: Lead: Usher Team:
Thu. 03-Jun 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN
Sun. 06-Jun 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux
Sun. 06-Jun 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei
Sun. 06-Jun 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson
Thu. 10-Jun 7:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Bryant Clayton; Anthony Clayton; †UN
Sun. 13-Jun 7:45 am HC M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler
Sun. 13-Jun 9:15 am HC D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger
Sun. 13-Jun 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg
Thu. 17-Jun 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick
Sun. 20-Jun 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg
Sun. 20-Jun 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman
Sun. 20-Jun 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN
Thu. 24-Jun 7:00 pm HC P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN
Sun. 27-Jun 7:45 am HC J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Krunk; †UN
Sun. 27-Jun 9:15 am HC D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer
Sun. 27-Jun 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson
† 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Expectant Parent,
Congratulations on the expansion of your family!
We would like to invite you to any one of our upcoming one-hour pre-Baptism gatherings. Attendance at one of these
seminars is required before the Baptism of your child occurs here at Our Saviour. For your convenience, these seminars are
offered four times in every calendar year. The upcoming dates are:
May 15, 2010 November 13, 2010
August 14, 2010 February 19, 2011
All of these seminars will be held from 9-10am. Please RSVP to the church office to let us know which session you will be
We will touch on the following topics at the gathering…
What does Baptism connect us to?
Role of Parents in the Baptismal vows
Role of Sponsors
Christian Education at home and at Our Saviour
o The Bible and Catechism
o Cradle Roll
o Sunday School
Memory Requirements Before Entering Confirmation
The Ten Commandments
The Lord’s Prayer
Old Testament Books
New Testament Books
We look forward to meeting with you! Should you also like to have a private meeting with one of the pastors, please call the
church office at 468-4065 to set up an appointment.
Pastors Hatch and Hovland
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Spring has arrived!
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Don’t worry, you are in the right place The name game
Adeline Greiser, roving reporter Adeline Greiser, roving reporter
George decided to write a churches all over --- with the same Selena died and went to
book about churches in America and sign: $10,000 a minute to talk to heaven. At those famous pearly
began in San Francisco. In a large, Heaven and God. gates, St. Peter was quizzing new
beautiful church, he was being shown Finally, he came to a church in arrivals. Taking Selena’s hand, he
around by the pastor when in the Green Bay and, low and behold, another said, “Before entering, please tell
Vestry he saw a gold telephone on a gold telephone! Amazingly, the sign me God’s first name.” After
desk with a sign: $10,000 a read: Calls: 35 cents a minute to talk to
thinking a moment, Selena smiled
minute. Awe-struck, he questioned God. Fascinated, he searched out the
and said, “Andy.” St. Peter
the pastor. “George,” said the pastor and explained what he’d found all
replied, “Where did you get the
pastor, “that phone is a direct line to over America. “How come your church
Heaven and God. Anyone who pays has a gold telephone but it only costs 35
name Andy?” “We sing it in
the price can talk to God.” George cents a minute to talk to God? How church all the time: “Andy walks
thanked the pastor and continued on can that be?” Smiling broadly, Pastor with me, Andy He talks with me,
his way to Seattle, Phoenix, Salt Lake Dave said, “Son, you’re in Northern Andy tells me I am His own.” St.
City, Denver and Chicago. He Wisconsin, God’s country! It’s a local Peter gave her a big smile and the
continued to see gold telephones in call!” gates opened wide.
Love those animals, even the prickly ones
Adeline Greiser, roving reporter
When Alice Brown, the “And how to you know that Solomon
Sunday school teacher, asked her loved animals, Bobby?” “Because the
class of six-year-olds to name Bible says he had seven hundred wives
someone in the Bible who love and three hundred porcupines.”
animals, little Bobby said,
“Solomon.” Puzzled, Alice asked,