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  1. 1. Living Your Thanks 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 Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (Vol. 11, Issue 11) November 2009 Christmas does not follow times the redeemed, restored, forgiven children of Thanksgiving! God by faith in Christ. We are at all times, whether good or bad, the heirs of heaven because of the work of Jesus Christ. We are at all times, whether we are Sure it does. First comes New Year’s, then Easter, cleaning up in the stock market or wiping up tears then the Fourth of July, then Labor Day, then from our eyes, the most blessed people in the world. Thanksgiving, then Christmas. Ask any retailer Our every Sunday worship, our everyday language, downtown or shopper at the mall, ask any worker who and our everyday attitude ought to reflect that reality! knows his holidays off with pay, ask any kid who is waiting for presents under the tree, and they’ll tell you Responding to the invitation to “Come, Ye Thankful that Christmas definitely follows Thanksgiving. People, Come,” by being in God’s house on the fourth Thursday of November — that’s Thanksgiving. So am I missing something? Hopefully I didn’t! Praising the Lord at all times in your life, whether What follows Thanksgiving is thanks-living! On those times are good or bad — that’s thanks-living. Thanksgiving, churches will be filled with people who remember all the blessings that God has Another way we live our thanks is by sharing the showered on them in the past year — people who message of salvation. King David exclaimed in Psalm remember to give thanks. But at the same time, 34: “Let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the churches will be filled with people who forget that Lord with me, let us exalt his name together” (2,3). He being in church on Thanksgiving and singing “Now was so thankful to God for his blessings that he Thank We All Our God” is only half the deal. wanted everyone to hear about it and rejoice with him. Thanksgiving must be followed by thanks-living. It will be wonderful to see churches filled with One way we live our thanks is by praising God at people for the holiday at the end of this month. That’s all times. Psalm 34 says, “I will extol the Lord at all Thanksgiving. Sharing the message of salvation with times; his praise will always be on my lips” (v. 1). our neighbors, co-workers, friends at school — now Whether we are in the money or in the unemployment that’s thanks-living. line, whether we’ve experienced a gain in our stock portfolio or experienced a loss in the family, whether Christmas doesn’t follow Thanksgiving — thanks- we’re the picture of health or poster children for living does. May we go home living the thanks that everything that ails us, we are experiencing God’s we have given God by praising him at all times and mercy in every moment. sharing the message of Christ with others. Our financial, physical, or emotional condition does not change our spiritual condition. We are at all Pastor Greg Hovland 1
  2. 2. Is This One of Those Services Pastor Dave Where Everyone Kneels? Most of us could recite the liturgy service. We can still recite parts of from the hymnal by heart. After all, we Luther’s Small Catechism [if prompted] are Lutherans! We have potlucks, drink and pretty much know the answer to, generation of folks who know only coffee, and fight a nod during the “What does this mean?” We can make that service. sermons. Even if we lost our sight, we and eat potato salad with our eyes A few weeks ago at a Thursday know exactly where our pew is, even closed and know that we are Missouri evening worship service one of our during the darkness of a Good Friday Synod but don’t know where in the young acolytes was sitting on the Tenebrae or a candlelit Christmas Eve world that name came from. bench near the front of church. The Nothing much changes for we service was about to begin. They Official Acts Lutherans and if it does, we will be the leaned over to me and said, “Is this one first to wonder why, since if it isn’t of those services where everyone broke, why change it. We have fond kneels?” Then I saw the liturgical memories, don’t we, of the old black service with new eyes! Baptisms and white Luther movie and saw no need to make a new one in color. For what was once the one and only form of worship, liturgical and out of But sometimes things do change, the hymnal, now for some is something and for the good even! Up until the they may never have experienced. The Cole Garrett Hassemer late 1990s, Our Saviour knew of only same could be said by any other young Born: August 26, 2009 person who may be at the Praise Baptized: October 4, 2009 one recipe for worship, one of the Service for the first time, “Is that one of Son of Chet and Carrie Hassemer standard liturgies from the hymnals. Correction: But then… change! Like taking rich the services with guitars?” dark coffee, we poured that same Should you and your family be in a pattern of attending one form of Drea Lee Vincent, who was baptized traditional message we know and love worship at OSLC, we encourage you in September, is the Daughter of so well into a new colorful mug. By Jerry and Stacey Vincent. that I mean, the Praise Service. I’d to mix it up a bit. Consider coming to Weddings have to check but I think we have long one of the other services, just for the experience. There is outstanding passed the ten-year mark since the guitars and drums, electronic music at each, whole other mini- None congregations and new folks you will Received their Crown keyboards and wind instruments have accompanied the singers at the middle meet at each service. God has blessed service on Sundays. us richly here at Our Saviour. We’ll That service was a hit from day look forward to seeing you in None Membership Changes one, and continues to warm the hearts worship… where every service will of worshippers to this day. Every once be, “One of those services where we None in awhile I realize, there is a whole hear the Good News of the Saviour”. Our Saviour Lutheran Church– Missouri Synod Senior Pastor David H. Hatch (920) 465-8118 120 S. Henry Street Green Bay, WI 54302 Associate Pastor Greg Hovland (920) 468-4065 (920) 544-3614 Church Office Michelle Burhite Vol. 11 No. 11, November 2009 The Voice (permit No. 59) is (920) 468-4065 published monthly by Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced Preschool Director Christina Scholz without permission. (920) 468-4065 Layout and design compliments of Adagirl Design LLC. Our Saviour Web 2
  3. 3. Operation GOT NEWS? – Adeline, your Roving Reporter is on the hunt for the latest scoop! Christmas Child Call: 468-2061, E-mail: Adeline Grieser Shoe Box Collection Begins Lia Sophia Jewelry Fundraiser “Jesus said, Let the little children come to me and do A Lia Sophia Jewelry Sale Fundraiser to benefit Our not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to Saviour will be held in the OSLC Conference Room on such as these.” Matthew 19:14. Sunday, November 22, from 8:30am until 12:30 pm. Member, Maggie Hinz, will host the event. View an Samaritan’s Purse, the sponsor of Operation Christmas online catalog at Child, is an organization dedicated to bringing hope and the Good News to those in desperate need around the world. We will collect shoe boxes until the morning of Again? November 18th. They can be dropped off at Our Saviour A minister is driving to New York from New Jersey to until that date and then will be taken to Green Bay see a show and he’s stopped for speeding. The state Community Church on Cardinal Lane. From there they trooper smells alcohol on his breath, sees an empty wine will be sent to one of five U.S. Processing centers - then bottle on the seat next to him and politely asks, “Sir, have shipped all over the world. By participating in this mission, you been drinking?” The minister replies, “Just water.” in five easy steps, you can help bring joy and hope to The trooper asks, “Then, sir, why do I smell wine?” children in difficult situations. The minister looks at the bottle on the seat and exclaims, “Oh, my Good Lord, He’s done it again!” Step 1 - find an empty shoe box or clear plastic shoe box size box, pray for the child who will receive it God Can Make Something Step 2 - decide on the child’s age (2-4; 5-9; or 10-14) and of Nothing gender (boy or girl). Keep in mind, children most Once upon a time, a man went for a ride out in the overlooked are in the 2-4 or 10-14 age groups. country with a good friend. They drove off the main Step 3 - fill the box with a variety of gifts (see below) road and through a grove of orange trees to a mostly uninhabited stretch of land. The driver stopped the car Step 4 - on a piece of paper, write the age group and sex and began to describe vividly what he was going to and lay it on top of the gift items (include a build here. He wanted his friend to buy acreage. check for $7 payable to Samaritan’s Purse with “I can handle the main project myself, but it will OCC in memo line) take all my money, and I would like you to buy the surrounding acreage because in the next five years it Step 5 - place a rubber band around your shoe box and will increase in value hundreds and hundreds of times.” bring to church with you by the morning of The man mumbled something about a tight money November 18, 2009. situation, some deal he was in the process of making, while thinking: who in the world is going to drive 30 Gift wrap your box if you wish, but please wrap the miles for this crazy project? This isn’t common sense – top and bottom separately as all boxes are opened at the this is idiocy. processing center where the checks will be collected. The He said he’d think about it for awhile. Disappointed money included helps defray the cost of shipping and the driver started up the car, “If you don’t move right other expenses. Your gift is tax-deductible; please now, you’re going to be sorry.” include your name and address if you’d like to receive And so it was that Art Linkletter turned down the the proper form. opportunity to buy the land that surrounded what is now Disneyland, the land his friend Walt Disney had You may also include pictures of your family. If you encouraged him to buy. include your name and address, the child may write back. Likewise, when you and I are faced with what Once the boxes are collected they are labeled and taken to appears to be “nothing”, God’s creativity can make a nearby shipping center. From there they are sent to one something wonderful from what appears to be of five centers in the country for the final processing and emptiness. That is just what He did at creation, and He Continued on back page will do that in your life too, no matter what you face. 3
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  8. 8. OSLC 2009 as altar guild, worship / music, youth, education, and evangelism). Annual Budget Update • 2009 OSLC Giving through September (see Charts 3 and 4) – Actual year to date giving through September is 9% short of budget (approximately The OSLC boards and committees have submitted $37,000). The shortfalls will likely increase during their budget requests for 2010. Our Treasurer, Gay October and Pivonka, is assembling the expense data along with a November, forecast of receipts into a budget format. Over the based on the next month, Gay will work with the Board of monthly Personnel & Finance and the Church Planning shortfalls Council to prepare a balanced 2010 budget for over the first presentation and approval at the Annual Voters’ 9 months. Meeting in December. Some recovery will The following update on the 2009 budget provides a be made in December, but not enough to make up glimpse of what to expect in 2010: the total difference from the budget for the year. • 2009 OSLC Budget Receipts (see Chart #1) – The total budget for 2009 is $673,000. The sources for receipts are the traditional giving (Unified Budget Receipts), making up 81% of the total receipts, and non-traditional sources (such as the Packers servers, kitchen / coffee bar services and rentals), making up the other 19% of the total receipts. You can make a difference! • 2009 OSLC Budget Expenses (see Chart #2) – Close to 80% of the total budget expenses come It appears that meeting all of our needs in 2010 will from the following three areas, i.e., staff salaries be a challenge based on the actual receipts so far this and benefits (39%), mortgage payments (23%) and year. Increasing your traditional giving may be trustee expenses (17%). Missions (9%) provide to difficult at this time. However, maybe support the LCMS through non-traditional sources is something you District, NEW haven’t thought about. For example, Packers servers Lutheran High earn $50 per server for each home game. (OSLC is School, Trinity short of servers almost every game.) Attend a Friday Lutheran School Fish Fry. (You won’t find a better meal and service.) and missionary Use Scrip. (It costs you nothing.) Please contact work. The Michelle in the church office at 468-4065 for more remaining 13% information on non-traditional sources. of the budget expenses come The annual voters’ meeting to approve the 2010 from the other budget will be held at 10am on December 6. Please traditional plan to attend. Copies of the proposed budget will be services (such available for review by November 22. 8
  9. 9. NOVEMBER 2009 Church Calendar 1 ALL SAINTS DAY 2No Trinity Classes 3 No Trinity Classes 4 5 6 7 7:45am Trad. Worship 5:30pm Youth Board 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 8:00am Yard 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Study Cleanup 9:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Cub Scouts 6:00pm Confirmation 12:15pm Brown Bag 1:00pm Gym 10:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Bad Girls Worship, Parlor Rental 10:45am Trad. Worship w/ Peace Univ. Bible Study 12:45pm Staff Meeting Holy Baptism 7:00pm Choir 7:00pm P&F Meet. 7:00pm Trad. Worship 1:00pm Gym Rental Practice Pastor Greg Vac. 8:00pm Elders Meet. Pastor Greg Vacation Pastor Greg Vacation Pastor Greg Vac. Pastor Greg Vacation Pastor Greg Vac. Trinity Dismiss No Trinity 8 COMMUNION 9 10 11 12 at 11:30am 13 Classess 14 7:45am Trad. Worship 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 11:00am Bad Girls Bible 5:00pm Fish 1:00pm Gym 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Study Fry Rental 9:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Confirmation 11:30am Trinity Dismiss 10:30am Adult Confirm. Peace Univ. 6:00pm Bad Girls 12:15pm Brown Bag 10:45am Trad. Worship 7:00pm Choir Bible Study Worship, Parlor 1:00pm Gym Rental Practice 12:45pm Staff Meeting 7:00pm Council Mtg 7:00pm Trad. Worship 7:55pm Evangelism 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 7:45am Trad. Worship 6:30pm Board of Ed 7:00am Bible Study 3:30pm Youth Night 11:00am Bad Girls 1:00pm Gym 9:15am Praise Worship 9:00am Bible Study 6:00pm Praise Band Bible Study, Rental 9:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Cub Scouts 6:00pm Confirmation 12:15pm Brown Bag 10:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Financial 6:00pm Bad Girls Worship, 10:45am Trad. Worship w/ Peace Univ. Bible Study Parlor Holy Baptism 7:00pm Choir 12:45pm Staff Meeting 1:00pm Gym Rental Practice 7:00pm Trad. Worship 22 COMMUNION 23 24 25 26 NO SCHOOL 27 28 7:00am Lia Sophia Jewelry 7:30pm Trinity 7:00am Bible Study 7:00pm Thanks- 9:00am Thanks- No Preschool 1:00pm Gym Fundraiser School 9:00am Bible Study giving giving No Trinity Classes Rental 7:45am Trad. Worship w/ Board 5:00pm Gym Rental Worship Worship Holy Baptism Meeting 5:30pm Praise Band 9:15am Praise Worship 9:30am Adult Confirm. 6:30pm Financial 10:30am Adult Confirm. Peace Univ. 10:45am Trad. Worship PS Parent/Teacher 7:00pm Choir Pract. 1:00pm Gym Rental Conferences PS P/T Conferences PS P/T Conferences Office Closed 29 30 MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE DECEMBER EVENTS: December 6 – Annual Budget Voters’ Meeting at 10 am Stewardship December 13 – Children’s Christmas Pageant at 10:45 am 7:45am Trad. Worship 5:00pm Board of December 11 – Monthly Fish Fry 9:15am Praise Worship December 17 – Soup Supper & Live Nativity at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00 pm 10:45am Trad. Worship w/ Holy Baptism 1:00pm Gym Rental December 24 – Christmas Eve Services at 3:30 (Praise), 5:30 and 7:30 pm December 25 – Christmas Day Service at 10:00 am December 31 – New Year’s Eve Service at 6:00 pm 9 5
  10. 10. December 2009 Usher Schedule Thu. Dec. 3rd 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick Day: Date: Service: Lead Usher Team: Sun. Dec. 6th 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. Dec. 6th 9:15 am R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. Dec. 6th 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Thu. Dec. 10th 7:00 pm HC P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UN Sun. Dec. 13th 7:45 am HC M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph Hoerchler Sun. Dec. 13th 9:15 am HC D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey Boerschinger Sun. Dec. 13th 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Sun. Dec. 20th 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenberg Sun. Dec. 20th 9:15 am W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; Elyssa Ammerman; Kathy Ammerman Sun. Dec. 20th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thu. Dec. 24th 3:30 pm J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; †UN; †UN Thu. Dec. 24th 5:30 pm D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan Richer Thu. Dec. 24th 7:30 pm R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard Christianson Fri. Dec. 25th 10:00 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich Spangenberg Sun. Dec. 27th 7:45 am HC M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry Dalebroux Sun. Dec. 27th 9:15 am HC R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande Hei Sun. Dec. 27th 10:45 am M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; †UN Thu. Dec. 31st 6:00 pm HC J. Boettcher Don Schultz; †UN; †UN †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 If you would like to advertise in January 2010 issue of The Voice 2010, please contact Michelle Burhite by December 10th at (920) 468-4065 or by e-mail: Advertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of printing and mailing The Voice each month. © 2009 Our Saviour Lutheran Church. All Rights Reserved. 10
  11. 11. Trinity News Just for Laughs Thank You – The Christian’s life is one of continual thankfulness. At Trinity, we give thanks to the Lord Sisters, I Sure Admire for providing a safe place for children to study, grow, Your Faith! and fail. Yes, fail. We all fail in our walk with God every day. Praise be to Jesus, that he has taken that Two nuns who worked as nurses were coming failure on Himself and made it possible for us to live back from a trip to an ill member when they a life of service to Him. ran out of gas. Helplessly, they were standing beside their car when a truck approached. Calendar – Seeing the sisters in distress he stopped to Nov 6 Spaghetti Dinner at Faith help. They explained the problem. The truck Nov 7 Sing at Hope’s Auction driver said he would gladly give them some Nov 12 Parent Teacher Conferences gas from his tank, but he didn’t have a bucket. Nov 13 Parent Teacher Conferences One of the nurses dug out a clean bedpan and Nov 24 Kindergarten-2nd to lead chapel for NEWLHS the helpful driver drained a couple quarts of gas into the pan. He waved goodbye and left. Annual Fund Appeal – This is one of the two major The nuns were carefully pouring the precious fund raisers that we have every year. We are thankful fluid into their gas tank when a Highway to the Lord that He has provided funds for us to help Patrol Officer arrived. The trooper stopped, families that could not watched for a moment and shook his head in amazement. “Sisters,” he said, “I sure do Athletics – Boys and girls in grades 4-8 are admire your faith, this I gotta see!” The car competing in basketball. started right up while the officer’s eyes nearly popped out. School email – The new email address for the school is Wish list items – A sixteen year old got his driving permit. He Portable PA System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500(?) asked his minister father if they could discuss his Science Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 each use of the car. The pastor thought for a moment, Air Quality Test Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27.50 then said, “I’ll make a deal. You bring your Geology Field Trip in a Bag. . . . . . . . $40 grades up, study the Bible at least one day a week Listening Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about it.” Discover America Carpet. . . . . . . . . . $500 A month later the boy again asked if they could Wall Mount for Television . . . . . . . . . $150 discuss his use of the car. Scrip – Trinity is selling Kwik Trip Scrip. The “Son,” said the father, “I’m really proud of school earns $0.10 for every dollar of scrip that is you. You brought your grades up, I’ve seen purchased. The cards can be used at the pump or in you studying the Bible, but you didn’t get your the store and can be used to purchase any Kwik Trip hair cut.” product. Contact Ken Baumann, 655-4673, if you would like to help the school in this way. The school The young man replied, “Dad, I’ve been thinking has raised over $20,000 so far! It is possible for a about that. Samson had long hair, Moses had business to purchase Scrip and still receive its long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had rebate from Kwik Trip. long hair!” 120 South Henry Street, Green Bay, WI 54302 To which his father replied, “You are right! And (920) 655-4673, they also WALKED every where they went!” 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 The Big Picture Operation Christmas Child Continued from page 3 During World War II parachutes were then are sent to children. Examples of items to include: constructed by thousands of women working in TOYS - small cars, trucks, trains, balls, dolls, stuffed factories across the United States. The job was animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, toys that tedious, requiring stitching endless lengths of light up or make noise (extra batteries), slinkys, crafts, etc. colorless fabric, crouched over a sewing SCHOOL SUPPLIES - pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, machine eight to ten hours a day. The result of markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads/paper, solar their work was a formless, massive heap of cloth calculators, coloring and picture books - no liquid paints. with no visible resemblance to a parachute. To HYGIENE ITEMS - toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap keep the women motivated, a manager in one (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc. - no lotions, liquids, factory met with his workers each morning. medication or vitamins please. They were reminded how many men had OTHER - T-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, jumped to safety because of their work. He watches, flashlights (extra batteries), tools, etc., hard candy, suggested they keep a mental picture of a family lollipops, mints, gum, - (no chocolate, tootsie rolls, gummy member who one day might need a parachute bear-like soft candy or food items such as granola bars). and he thanked them for their dedication. Please double bag all candy. Don’t let the tedium of the day’s chores wear DO NOT INCLUDE used or damaged items, war-related you down. Keep your eyes on the big picture. items (toy guns, knives or military figures), any kind of You may not have the answers to “Why am I snake, breakable items (snow globes or glass containers), or here?” But you can rest assured the Lord does! aerosol cans.