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  1. 1. O u r S a v i o u r L u t h e r a n C h u rc h • G re e n B a y, W i s c o n s i n Waiting Patiently Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Vol. 12, Issue 12) December 2009 That true story is an example of more than patience, but also anticipation, faith, determination, loyalty, love, hope and so much more. The folks in the Old Pastor Dave Hatch Testament waited patiently for the Saviour to come. “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him” – When He arrived at Christmas, some did not believe it Psalm 37:7a. was Him, they are still waiting for His first arrival. We are now waiting for His second arrival when He How good are you at waiting? Are you patient, or just comes on the day of the opposite? Can you feel steam rolling out your ears the resurrection. when what you anticipated, what you expected, does not come or move fast enough? I imagine you would But right now we agree that some things are certainly worth waiting for, are waiting to right? And when they are, we are determined to wait celebrate the for their arrival. anniversary of that first arrival of the Here is a moving true story about patience in waiting… Saviour. Are we being patient? As Each year on April 8th at a solemn service in Tokyo’s we seem to be Shibuya railroad station, hundreds of dog lovers pay reminded every respect to the loyalty and devotion of a dog named year (and we need Hachiko (Hak-hee-ko), the faithful pet of a former that reminding), it’s professor at Tokyo University. Back in 1923, at the not about the age of two months, this special dog was sent to the packages, the list, home of the professor who happened to commute to the parties, work by train, daily. navigating the crowded calendar. Heartbreak struck on May 21, 1925, when the It’s about the professor did not return home on the train because he anticipation and joy had suffered a stroke and died at the university. of knowing our Hachiko was eighteen months old. The next day and God has come for the next nine years, Hachiko returned to the station down here for us. The dog in our story may be much and waited for his beloved master before walking like those who waited their whole lives for the Master home, alone. Nothing and no one could discourage to come. The pre-Christmas saints knew much where Hachiko from maintaining his nightly vigil. Hachiko “His train” would come into the station… Bethlehem, was sent to homes of relatives or friends, but he always and they knew He would be born of a virgin. The continued to await his master, who was never to return details of that night were left to their imagination. at the train station. It was not until he followed his master in death, in March l934, that Hachiko failed to We know those details and thinking of them, as well appear in his place at the railroad station. A statue of as retelling them to our children, builds patient the patient dog sits at that railroad station to this day.* anticipation, faith, determination, loyalty, love, hope Continued on page 2 1
  2. 2. Holiday Event Official Pastor Dave Calendar Acts Continued from page 1 November: Baptisms and so much more. Wed 25th Thanksgiv. Eve 7:00pm Thur 26th Thanksgiv Day 9:00am How about this suggestion for a pre- Elijah Gerald Damp Christmas gift opening event at your Born: September 1, 2009 December: house: Designate someone in the Baptized: October 18, 2009 Son of Kenneth and Jennifer Damp Thur 3rd Advent #1 12:15pm family to pray and another to read 7:00pm the Christmas account from Luke James Robert Choitz Thur 10th Advent #2 12:15pm [Luke 2: 1-20]. That will build Born: June 22, 1998 patience around the Christmas tree! Baptized: November 1, 2009 7:00pm Consider having them go around the Sun 13th Sunday School 10:45am room and share of their most Mary Ruth Von Houten Pagent Born: January 2, 1962 precious Christmas memories? Thur 17th Advent #3 12:15pm Baptized: November 1, 2009 Some things are certainly worth Thur 17th Live Nativity 5:30pm Weddings waiting for, right? It keeps our focus 6:00pm on the Master’s arrival, and that is 6:30pm front and center on the platform. None Thur 17th 7:00pm Soup Supper 5:00pm - Received their Crown What else are you waiting for…a 7:00pm vacation, a healing from your illness, victory over some hardship? None Mon 21st Trinity School 6:30pm Program Membership Changes Something else? Consider not only Thur 24th Christmas Eve 3:30 pm praying for an answer to that request, but praying for patience as Praise IN: Nathan and Christina you wait. Thur 24th Christmas Eve 5:30pm Scholz and children, Grace and Bailey, transfer from Traditional 7:30pm God bless your Christmas, it will be Pilgrim Lutheran, Green Bay, Fri 25th Christmas Day 10:00am here so very soon! WI (LCMS) Service Colsen Wilbur, minor son of Thur 31st New Year’s 6:00pm * Kristen Wilbur, Transfer from Eve Service dog-best-friend1.htm St. John’s Lutheran, Little Suamico, WI (ELCA) Sunday services times are: 7:45am Traditional Our Saviour Lutheran Church Senior Pastor David H. Hatch 9:15am Praise Lutheran Church (920) 465-8118 10:45am Traditional (except Missouri Synod December 13) Associate Pastor Greg Hovland 120 S. Henry Street (920) 544-3614 Green Bay, WI 54302 Sunday School meets and the (920) 468-4065 Church Office Michelle Burhite Nursery is open (920) 468-4065 during the 9:15am Vol. 12, No. 12, December 2009 The service (except Voice (permit No. 59) is published Preschool Director Christina Scholz monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran November 29 and Church. All rights reserved. No (920) 468-4065 December 27). portion of this publication may be reproduced without permission. Our Saviour Web 2
  3. 3. A True Story GOT NEWS? – Adeline, your Roving of Faith Reporter is on the hunt for the latest scoop! Call: 468-2061, E-mail: Adeline Grieser My daughter, Cathy, worked for a bank in Staples, Why had this happened when we knew she had done Minnesota for over 20 years. She had risen to junior nothing wrong? We prayed and prayed for God to do vice-president. One morning in May 2008, the FDIC something. From August to Christmas 2008 she walked into the bank and closed it down – because of struggled to keep working. Depression set it but we illegal transactions that the owners had done. The talked on the phone and we prayed and prayed to bank was for sale. Another bank in North Dakota God. Christmas Eve was horrible. Wal-Mart was a purchased it in June 2008 and fired a number of madhouse of last minute shoppers and, when I employees – Cathy included. Unbelievably, they called her, she cried. She was so tired and getting assembled a number of bank employees, told them more and more depressed. I begged the Good Lord she was being fired due to “circumstances” and was to help her. Now – for the Miracle! We still call it to “pack up and get out”. She did as she was told. (I her Miracle Job. won’t get into the range of emotions we experienced but I’m sure you understand.) The City of Staples was hiring an office assistant and weeks before Cathy sent her resume. One day the Next, they refused unemployment. Remember, this first week of January she received a call asking her was at the beginning of our current Depression. We to come into City Hall for an interview. She went – had taught both girls, Jeanne and Cathy, to be good and came home stunned! They said she was perfect Christians and I knew she was honest and truthful and for the job. Could she start right away – like next innocent. We prayed something good would happen. week? Only 4 miles from home, pay almost double, She hired a lawyer but the State of Minnesota sided terrific benefits and something like ten paid with the new employer. No unemployment. She holidays! She called and we cried again this time applied everywhere – no luck. Nothing. with joy! Our prayers had come true! God listened. God tested. God knew she was true and honest and Finally, she was forced to take a job at Wal-Mart in a she got her Miracle Job! town seventeen miles from home. The pay? Eight [Often we don’t get the answers to prayer when we dollars an hour, no benefits. Work hours never the want them or how we want them. In those times we same – one day 8am to 3pm; next day 4-10; next day simply walk by faith knowing that somehow, some noon until 6pm. Hard work standing on her 57-year- way, God will get us through His way. Some have old feet all day cashiering and packing bags. We said that God always answers one of three continued to pray. We asked God for an answer. miraculous ways, “Yes”, “No” or “Wait”.] Spending Time is an Art – Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for The time God gives us is ours to spend – we every activity under heaven.” determine how to use it. As long as you are alive, your time – 24-hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 Where does the time go? We have so many plans, so seconds a day will be spent. It is your decision how many good intentions that we never follow-up on. to spend it. The piano lessons we never got around to; the knitted sweater with no sleeves; a copy of History of Take the time to listen to your children. Play a board The World gathering dust; are all things we meant to game with the kids – more productive than playing do but never seem to get time to accomplish. More the piano. Read a fun book before bedtime – let the importantly, the children in our family who wait for history book gather dust. Rekindle your life! Use attention and we’re too busy to stop and give them your time wisely – but leave time to laugh. the attention they deserve. 3
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  8. 8. New Signage Have you seen the new signage at church? A memorial gift Peanuts Anyone? A minister was visiting an elderly lady from the has made those directional signs possible. Part of the congregation. As they talked, he nibbled on a bowl of signage project includes a new plaque remembering those peanuts standing on the coffee table. They visited, he who donated the chairs that line the back wall in the nibbled. They visited and he continued to chew until he Narthex, but we are missing a few names. Those we know finally realized that the bowl was empty. Embarrassed, he include: Jim and Nancy Jossie, Dave Johnson and Marcia said, “I truly apologize, Martha, I just meant to nibble and Heise, Tim and Julie Richter and family, Walter and Joan Juhnke, Jim and Yvonne Zimonick, Steve and Roxanne here I’ve eaten your entire bowl of peanuts.” “Oh, that’s Siekmann (in memory of John and Beverly Barnum), okay,” Martha said with a toothless grin, “Ever since I lost all my teeth all I do is suck the chocolate off them anyway.” Pearly Gates Sandra and Wayne Gehrke, and Judi and Gene Kuehl. If you also donated for those chairs, or know someone who Annual Voters’ did, please contact the office as soon as possible. Meeting Donald appeared before the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greeted him and said, “Before you step in, tell me one thing you’ve done of particular merit.” “Well,” Donald sighed, “One day I came across a bunch of tough guys who were Please plan to attend the 2009 Annual Voters’ Meeting to threatening a young woman. I told them to leave her be held on Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 am. All confirmed alone, but they wouldn’t listen. So I stepped up and members of Our Saviour are encouraged to attend. If you are not yet a voting member, you may become one at this smacked the biggest one on the head, kicked him in the meeting. The two issues to be discussed at this meeting are shins and punched his nose. I threw him on the ground the Election of Officers/Board Chairs and the Annual and said, ‘Leave her alone, or you’ll answer to me.’ St. Budget. A copy of the proposed 2010 budget can be found Peter was mightily impressed. “When did this happen?” at the Welcome Center. Positions on the ballot include Don sighed again, “About twenty seconds ago.” It sure is President-Elect and Secretary to the President as well as nice we don’t get to Heaven by our good works, no one Chairs for Elders, Education, Youth, Fellowship and would arrive! Thanks, Lord, for paying the way! Keep Your Cool Stewardship boards. The President-Elect position is a 3-year commitment and Stewardship is a 1-year commitment; all others are a 2-year commitment. Anyone interested in being on the ballot for any of these positions (Elders must be male), In the supermarket a man was pushing a cart containing a Annual Cookie Sale please call Robin Williams immediately at (920) 713-8550. bellowing, screaming baby. The gentleman kept repeating, “Don’t scream, Albert. Albert, don’t get excited, Albert, don’t yell. Albert, keep calm. Albert, keep cool.” A woman Bake or buy…or BOTH! The Annual Cookie Bake is coming down the aisle said sympathetically, “You are to be scheduled for Sunday, December 13. This event will be commended for trying to sooth your grandson, Albert.” held in the gym from 7:00am until noon…or until we run The man looked at her over his glasses and said, “Madam, out of cookies! Please plan to bake 2-4 dozen (or more) of I’m Albert.” Let’s pray for patience! Which Service? your favorite Christmas cookies, bars, etc. and bring them to Our Saviour on Saturday, December 12 between 7:00am - 11:00am. Please help us to make this year’s sale even better than last year’s. Questions can be directed to Connie One Sunday morning the pastor noticed a small boy staring We Give Thanks Haase at 469-0264. Our success is based on your help. at the large plaque hanging in the church foyer. Covered with names and small American flags it was very impressive. The boy had been staring at the plaque for a long time, so the pastor walked up and said quietly, “Good A small blurb requesting an 8 HP snowblower was placed in the Announcement Sheet for two Sundays and it gained Morning, Alex.” “Good Morning, Pastor Dave.” replied a huge response. The task of clearing sidewalks of snow Alex. He pointed to the plaque “What is this?” “Well, son, will now be safer and easier because of the generous it’s a memorial to all the men and women who have died in donation of a new Poulan® Pro Snow Thrower. We send the service.” The boy gulped, looked up at Pastor Dave and out a huge Thank You from the Trustees of Our Saviour. whispered, “Which one – early service or Praise Service?” 8
  9. 9. DECEMBER 2009 Church 1 2 3 4 6 Calendar 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 9:00am Christmas 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Study Program 12:15pm Advent/Brown Practice, 6:30pm Cub Scouts 6:00pm Confirmation Bag Worship 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Bad Girls Sanctuary 12:45pm Staff Meeting Peace Univ. Bible Study 3:30pm Trinity B-Ball 6:00pm Youth 7:00pm Choir 7:00pm P&F 7:00pm Advent Worship Movie Meeting 7:55 pm Evangelism Night 6 7 8 9 10 Communion 11 12 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 7:45am Trad. Worship 5:30pm Youth Board 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night Study 5:00pm Fish Fry 7:00am Cookie 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study 5:30pm Praise Band 12:15pm Advent/Brown Drop Off 10:00am Annual Voter’s 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation Bag Worship (until 11am) 9:30am Adult Confirm. Peace Unv. 6:00pm QPR-Suicide 12:45pm Staff Meeting 9:00am Christmas 10:45am Trad. Worship 7:00pm Choir Prevention 3:30pm Trinity B-Ball Program 7:00pm Advent Worship Practice, w/Nathan Watt 7:00pm Church 6:00pm Bad Girls 7:55 pm Evangelism Sanctuary Commissioning Council Bible Study 12:00pm Gym Rental 2:00pm Gym Rental 13 Communion 14 15 16 17 18 19 7:00am Cookie Sale - 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 12:15pm Advent/Brown Gym (until noon) 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Bag Worship 7:45am Trad. Worship 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation 12:45pm Staff Meeting 5:00pm Soup Supper, 9:15am Praise Worship Peace Unv. (Live Nativity Fellowship Hall w/Adult Confirm. 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal) 5:30pm Live Nativity 10:45am Children’s (every ½ hour until 7pm) Christmas Prog. Last Day of T-TH Last Day of MWF 6:30 pm Preschool Fam. 2:00pm Gym Rental Preschool Preschool Night 20 21 22 23 24 Communion 25 Communion 26 7:45am Trad. Worship 6:30pm Trinity 7:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band 3:30pm Praise Worship 10:00amTrad. 9:15am Praise Worship Christmas 9:00am Bible Study 5:30pm Trad. Worship Worship 10:45am Trad. Worship Program, 11:30am Trinity Early 7:30pm Trad. Worship 2:00pm Gym Rental Sanctuary Dismissal 6:30pm Board of 7:00pm Choir Christmas Day Christmas Eve Education Office Closed at Noon Office Closed 27 Communion 28 29 30 31 Communion 7:45am Trad. Worship 7:30pm Trinity 7:00am Bible Study 8:00am Gym Rental 6:00pm New Year’s 9:15am Praise Worship School 8:00am Gym Rental 6:00pm Praise Band Eve Worship 10:45am Trad. Worship Board Joy to the World No Sunday School Nursery Closed 9 5
  10. 10. January 2010 Usher Schedule Sun. Jan 3rd 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. Jan 3rd 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. Jan 7th 7:00 pm HC C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. Jan 10th 7:45 am HC A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. Jan 10th 9:15 am HC W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. Jan 10th 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Thu. Jan 14th 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. Jan 17th 7:45 am J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Sun. Jan 17th 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Sun. Jan 17th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thu. Jan 21st 7:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Don Schultz; †UN; †UN Sun. Jan 24th 7:45 am HC M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. Jan 24th 9:15 am HC R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. Jan 24th 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. Jan 28th 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Sun. Jan 31st 7:45 am M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. Jan 31st 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. Jan 31st 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg †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 email Our Saviour Business Directory Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. For more information on advertising in the business directory, please contact Michelle Burhite at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: © 2009 Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All Rights Reserved. Layout and design compliments of Adagirl Design LLC. 10
  11. 11. Holiday Annual Voters’ Evangelism Efforts Meeting is December 6th e·van·gel·ism (ĭ-vān'jə-lĭz'əm) n. Zealous preaching and dissemination of the gospel, as through missionary work ( The annual voters’ meeting starts at 10:00am on Sunday December 6th. A preliminary As Christmas draws near, evangelism efforts increase meeting agenda and the proposed 2010 budget because we have such a great message to bring to the is available from the ushers after services and world…the Christ-child was born for everyone! The will be posted on the bulletin board across OSLC Evangelism committee asks for your help to from the church office. You will also be able bring this Christmas message to local nursing home to review on line at residents and underprivileged area teens. Below is a snapshot of the proposed 2010 budget compared to the budget for 2009: Want to help bring a smile to a Bornemann Nursing Chairs for the following boards: Home resident? The list of names and suggested gifts can be found on the Narthex counter. Write your Receipts 2010 2009 name next to the gift item(s) you will purchase for the Proposed Annual resident(s). These gifts should be WRAPPED. Please Budget Budget also affix a gift tag (the ‘from’ can be noted or left Unified Budget Receipts $555,388 $548,380 blank/anonymous). Rental Income $44,737 $36,947 Fundraisers $46,200 $39,400 Want to encourage a teen? A list of possible gift Preschool $36,841 $48,275 items can be found in the Narthex. Please write your Total Receipts $683,166 $673,002 name next to the type of gift you intend to purchase. Items should be brought to the church UNWRAPPED. Operating Expenses Wages & Benefits Items purchased for both of the Evangelism efforts - Church $221,835 $215,107 should be returned to the designated area of the coat Salaries - Preschool $31,570 $43,750 room no later than Sunday, December 13. Education $15,125 $17,340 Trustees $108,540 $115,840 Live Nativity Returns Administration $17,900 $16,110 Worship / Music $4,391 $4,335 Fellowship $19,500 $13,700 A holiday tradition, the Live Nativity, is back for Stewardship $1,165 $1,150 another year. Several years ago, Christmas Nativity Altar Guild $650 $450 figurines were stolen from the outdoor display at Our Youth Programs $5,650 $2,550 Saviour Lutheran Church. Following the theft, Evangelism $2,589 $2,550 members of Our Saviour turned their disappointment Missions $66,993 $60,839 Mortgage Payments $155,321 $155,321 into a creative outreach. They replaced the missing To Reserves $31,937 $23,960 figurines with live characters acting as shepherds, Total Budgeted wisemen, baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Live animals Expenses $683,166 $673,002 will join us as church members present the Live Nativity again this year. There will be four Voters will also be asked to elect candidates to presentations, with narration and song, taking place fill the following positions: President-Elect, on Thursday, December 17th at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and Secretary to the President and chairs for the 7:00pm. The public is welcome. A soup supper will following boards: Education, Elders, Fellowship, be served in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00-7:00pm. Stewardship and Youth. 11
  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 Confirmation Brighten Up Church for the Holidays Orders for Red or White poinsettia plants are being taken until Sunday, December 13. The cost per plant is $10. If you wish to order a plant, please sign up in the Narthex; write in your name and the ‘in memory of’ section, too. Back Row: Pastor David Hatch, Blake Rutherford, Andrew Lee, Brandon Guns, Kody Van Sistine, Tyler Envelopes for your donation can be Chamberlain, Pastor Greg Hovland placed in an envelope located by the sign up sheets. Please make Middle Row: Emily Lee, Mariah McDaniel, Mallory sure to indicate your name and Biebel, Ryan Vlies, Michael Hoffman envelope number on the Front Row: Lauren Sipple, Amber Peters, Sylvia envelope. Any questions, please Kirchman, Nickolas Treadway, Jacob Guenther call the office at 468-4065.