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  1. 1. OUR SAVIOUR THE VOICE LUTHERAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH- MISSOURI SYNOD 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 Find us on the Web! 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 its life!” 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
  2. 2. PAGE 2 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: 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 OSLC Sweet Monday CONGREGATIONAL POTLUCK at OSLC Sweet Monday is for the Membership Changes 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 vants have August 2 Hot Summer George and Emeline Bruss, transfer from Grace Lutheran provided. Nights Church, Tomahawk, WI (ELCA) THE VOICE
  3. 3. 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- 2009 2010 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 games. 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.
  4. 4. PAGE 4 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- culties. Here’s a rundown on what really keeps kids away from alcohol and drugs—and what doesn’t: WHAT WORKS 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- ings: 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 time. ( 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 really work. (Group Magazine) THE VOICE From Pastor Greg
  5. 5. VOLUME 5, ISSUE 17 PAGE 5 Great Questions 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 discussion starters: alcohol and drugs, finding fulfillment from positive sources instead. 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. Going Deeper At, 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.
  6. 6. PAGE 6 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. MUSICSPOTLIGHT 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) Genre: Action-Adventure 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? THE VOICE
  7. 7. 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 night long! 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 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.
  8. 8. ~Church calendar for May 2010~ Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 11:30a Ladies Luncheon, Gym 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 Confirmation Class 28 29 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 VOICE 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 THE 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.
  9. 9. VOLUME 5, ISSUE 17 PAGE 9 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 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 attending. 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 o Confirmation Memory Requirements Before Entering Confirmation  The Ten Commandments  Apostle’s Creed  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. Sincerely, Pastors Hatch and Hovland
  10. 10. What is Thrivent Choice? PAGE 10 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans What is Thrivent Choice? participating charities, Lutheran Disaster Thrivent Choice is a new based on the percentage Response program that allows of votes received. If you're Lutheran Malaria Initiative members help choose a member, we want to WELS Committee on Relief where Thrivent Financial hear from you – vote for WELS Humanitarian Aid gives back. The program the cause you care about Committee will get more members most! If more than American Heart involved in helping 350,000 members vote (15 Association determine how Thrivent percent of membership), Feed My Starving Children Financial distributes its Thrivent Financial will Habitat for Humanity charitable funds. Thrivent double the contribution Choice also supports and distribute a bonus $1 Thrivent Financial Lutheran organizations million to these national Should Select – If a and congregations that are organizations. member can't decide, important to our members. Thrivent Financial will Voting Event Highlights distribute the funds Thrivent Choice Voting For the spring 2010 Voting between the 10 Launches April 19 Event, the 10 Lutheran participating organizations. It's quick. It's easy. And it and non-Lutheran can make a big difference. charities were pre-selected How to Vote If you have any On April 19, Thrivent by Thrivent Financial, Associate and benefit questions about Choice launches with our based on input from Lu- members (age 16 and over) this program first Voting Event. theran church bodies and can vote in one of two ways please feel free Members across the members. For each between April 19 and May to contact one of country get to help choose subsequent event, a 21: Vote online at your Northeast where Thrivent Financial short-list of organizations Brown County for Lutherans gives back by will be selected by Or return the business chapter leaders choosing their favorite Thrivent chapters, based reply card in the spring or call Michelle in charity among 10 on input from Lutheran issue of “Thrivent” the church office nationwide organizations. church bodies and magazine (The business The Voting Event will be members. reply card will allow all at 468-4065. featured in the spring issue members in the household of “Thrivent” magazine as The choices for the to vote on one card). well as online at April Voting Event are: ELCA World Hunger Thrivent Financial will LCMS World Mission proportionally distribute $1 LCMS World Relief and million among the Human Care THE VOICE
  11. 11. VOLUME 5, ISSUE 17 PAGE 11 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: Spring has arrived! Senior Pastor– David H. Hatch Edited and designed by Avra J. Juhnke Our Saviour (920) 465-8118 Please feel free to contact me with constructive suggestions and comments at Lutheran Church Associate Pastor– Greg Hovland I am seeking more congregational input and (920) 544-3614 submissions. Lutheran Church- Submissions can be sent to Church Office – Michelle Burhite What do you want to read Missouri Synod (920) 468-4065 about? 120 S. Henry Street • Green Bay, WI 54302 • Vol. 5, No. 17, May 2010 The Voice (permit No. 59) is (920) 468-4065 Preschool Director – Christina Scholz published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be (920) 468-3596 reproduced without permission.
  12. 12. Our Saviour Lutheran Church Non-Profit Organization 120 S. Henry St. U.S. Postage Paid Green Bay, WI 54302 Permit #59 (920) 468-4065 Green Bay, WI ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED 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,