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  1. 1. The Voice Online Our Saviour Lutheran Church – Green Bay, WI October 2012 Volume 1, Issue 10 The Invisible Soul Is Guarded By The Visible Body By: Pastor Dave HatchTime travel would be cool if it were possible. And so, just as the Civil War was not long ago, so theHistorical writings are almost as good as time travel. writing below was written, relatively speaking, shortly after Christ’s ascension. Wow!The document below, written late in the secondcentury (circa 175-200 AD), speaks volumes about The document below would be during an era of historyhow Christians were both presented to the public and known as “The Early Church”. This would have beenperceived by the public. It speaks about how their faith during a time of great Christian persecution whensaw them through. many were martyred for their faith.For relevance, this document would have been written Epistle to Diognetusafter the short length of time following Christ’s Chapters 5 - 7**ascension which is about the same length of time asbetween the Civil War and now (not very long). Albert 5. For the Christians are distinguished from otherHenry Woolson* (February 11, 1850 – August 2, men neither by country, nor language, nor the1956), was the last surviving member of the Union customs which they observe. For they neitherArmy, which fought in the American Civil War. He inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a peculiarwas also the last surviving Civil War veteran on either form of speech, nor lead a life which is marked outside whose status is undisputed. by any singularity. The course of conduct which they follow has not been devised by any speculation or deliberation of inquisitive men; nor do they, like some, proclaim themselves the advocates of any merely human doctrines. But, inhabiting Greek as well as barbarian cities, according as the lot of each of them has determined, and following the customs of the natives in respect to clothing, food, and the rest of their ordinary conduct, they display to us their wonderful and confessedly striking method of life. Persecution has existed since the beginnings of the Christian church. Early Christians were persecuted for their faith, at thehands of both the Jews and the Romans. This continued from the 1st century until the early 4th, when the religion was legalized. - Cont’d on page 2 - 1
  2. 2. October 2012 - Cont’d from page 1 - abjure pleasures. The soul loves the flesh that hates it, and [loves also] the members; ChristiansThey dwell in their own countries, but simply as likewise love those that hate them.sojourners. As citizens, they share in all thingswith others, and yet endure all things as if The soul is imprisoned in the body, yet preservesforeigners. Every foreign land is to them as their that very body; and Christians are confined in thenative country, and every land of their birth as a world as in a prison, and yet they are theland of strangers. They marry, as do all [others]; preservers of the world. The immortal soul dwellsthey beget children; but they do not destroy their in a mortal tabernacle; and Christians dwell asoffspring. They have a common table, but not a sojourners in corruptible [bodies], looking for ancommon bed. incorruptible dwelling in the heavens. The soul, when but ill-provided with food and drink,They are in the flesh, but they do not live after the becomes better; in like manner, the Christians,flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are though subjected day by day to punishment,citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, increase the more in number. God has assignedand at the same time surpass the laws by their them this illustrious position, which it werelives. They love all men, and are persecuted by all. unlawful for them to forsake.They are unknown and condemned; they are put todeath, and restored to life. They are poor, yet make 7. For, as I said, this was no mere earthlymany rich; they are in lack of all things, and yet invention which was delivered to them, nor is it aabound in all; they are dishonoured, and yet in mere human system of opinion, which they judgetheir very dishonour are glorified. They are evil it right to preserve so carefully, nor has aspoken of, and yet are justified; they are reviled, dispensation of mere human mysteries beenand bless; they are insulted, and repay the insult committed to them, but truly God Himself, who iswith honour; they do good, yet are punished as almighty, the Creator of all things, and invisible,evil-doers. When punished, they rejoice as if has sent from heaven, and placed among men,quickened into life; they are assailed by the Jews [Him who is] the truth, and the holy andas foreigners, and are persecuted by the Greeks; incomprehensible Word, and has firmlyyet those who hate them are unable to assign any established Him in their hearts. He did not, as onereason for their hatred. might have imagined, send to men any servant, or angel, or ruler, or any one of those who bear sway6. To sum up all in one word— what the soul is in over earthly things, or one of those to whom thethe body, that are Christians in the world. The soul government of things in the heavens has beenis dispersed through all the members of the body, entrusted, but the very Creator and Fashioner ofand Christians are scattered through all the cities of all things—by whom He made the heavens—bythe world. The soul dwells in the body, yet is not whom he enclosed the sea within its properof the body; and Christians dwell in the world, yet bounds—whose ordinances all the stars faithfullyare not of the world. observe—from whom the sun has received the measure of his daily course to be observed —The invisible soul is guarded by the visible body, whom the moon obeys, being commanded toand Christians are known indeed to be in the shine in the night, and whom the stars also obey,world, but their godliness remains invisible. The following the moon in her course; by whom allflesh hates the soul, and wars against it, though things have been arranged, and placed within theiritself suffering no injury, because it is prevented proper limits, and to whom all are subject—thefrom enjoying pleasures; the world also hates theChristians, though in nowise injured, because they - Cont’d on page 3 - 2
  3. 3. The Voice Online - Cont’d from page 2 - man: this is the power of God; these are the evidences of His manifestation.heavens and the things that are therein, the earthand the things that are therein, the sea and the As we approach the Reformation of the church, thethings that are therein—fire, air, and the abyss— Confirmation of our catechumens, and the manythe things which are in the heights, the things activities of our 2012-2013 academic year, may wewhich are in the depths, and the things which lie be so moved by those who have come and gonebetween. before us!This [messenger] He sent to them. Was it then,as one might conceive, for the purpose of * tyranny, or of inspiring fear andterror? By no means, but under the influence of ** The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus (Greek:clemency and meekness. As a king sends his Πρὸς Διόγνητον Ἐπιστολή) is probably the earliestson, who is also a king, so sent He Him; as God example of Christian apologetics, writings defendingHe sent Him; as to men He sent Him; as a Christianity from its accusers. The Greek writer andSaviour He sent Him, and as seeking to recipient are not otherwise known, but the languagepersuade, not to compel us; for violence has no and other textual evidence dates the work to the lateplace in the character of God. 2nd century; some assume an even earlier date and count it among the Apostolic Fathers. (Wikipedia)As calling us He sent Him, not as vengefullypursuing us; as loving us He sent Him, not asjudging us. For He will yet send Him to judge us,and who shall endure His appearing? … Do younot see them exposed to wild beasts, that theymay be persuaded to deny the Lord, and yet notovercome? Do you not see that the more of themare punished, the greater becomes the number ofthe rest? This does not seem to be the work of Our Saviour Lutheran Church 120 S. Henry Street Green Bay, WI 54302 (920) 468-4065 Senior Pastor – David H. Hatch Church Office – Michelle Burhite (920) 465-8118 (920) 468-4065 Associate Pastor – Greg Hovland Preschool Director – Christina Scholz (920) 544-3614 (920) 468-3596 3
  4. 4. October 2012 OFFICIAL ACTSWeddings:Melanie Rose Spencer and Brian Jeffrey LawniczakUnited at Our Saviour on August 11, 2012Membership Changes:OUT:Removed due to inactivity; could not locate these families: Sara Beerntsen and children, Brandon, Benjamin, and Brianne  Vera Briggs Brenda Dorn and child, Kristina Browning  Nicole Ciha Chad and Rhonda Christiansen and child, Damon  Amanda Browning Richard and Andrea Tompkins and children, Collin and Wyatt  Michelle Drake Tim and Kim Williams and children, Austin and Aric  Sherry Heikkila Patrick and Alice Delaney  Carla Krueger Cynthia Kustka and child, Brandon  Char Schoenike Nina / Stephanie Rouleau  James Splitgerber Scott StichmannReceived their Crown:Gregory S. MallietDecember 21, 1951 ~ August 21, 2012Funeral service held on August 23, 2012 November 2012 OSLC Usher ScheduleDay Date Service Lead Usher TeamThu. 01-Nov 7:00 pm N. Krueger †UN; †UN; †UNSun. 04-Nov 7:45 am M. Dalebroux Andrew Prescher; Al Brietlow; Barry DalebrouxSun. 04-Nov 9:15 am D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 04-Nov 10:45 am G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 08-Nov 7:00 pm HC C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick ZimonickSun. 11-Nov 7:45 am HC M. Morgan Vernon Siech; Gloria Morgan; Ralph HoerchlerSun. 11-Nov 9:15 am HC W. Chamberlain Randy Dyle; Roxanne Dyle; Alex Chamberlain; McKenzie Waniger; Nathan ScholzSun. 11-Nov 10:45 am HC M. Charles Don Larson; Karen Kiekhaefer; Hunter AlftThu. 15-Nov 7:00 pm P. Kuehl Bill Baneck; †UN; †UNSun. 18-Nov 7:45 am A. Knaus Clarence Ney; Josh VanKauwenberg; Jerry VanKauwenbergSun. 18-Nov 9:15 am D. Wians Lonnie Peerenboom; Todd Korth; Barb Korth; Davis LaMarche; Dan RicherSun. 18-Nov 10:45 am R. Bruhn Rich Ryman; Sue Bruhn; Richard ChristiansonWed. 21-Nov 7:00 pm HC N. Krueger †UN; †UN; †UNThu. 22-Nov 9:00 am HC R. Vande Hei Walt Juhnke; Tiffany Duff; Brian Duff; Chelsea Vande Hei; Rachel Vande HeiSun. 25-Nov 7:45 am HC J. Kielpikowski Chad Kielpikowski; Ron Klumb; †UNSun. 25-Nov 9:15 am HC D. Bitters Robin Williams; Frank Helebrant; Don Schultz; Shelly Williams; Trey BoerschingerSun. 25-Nov 10:45 am HC G. Buechner Carmen Leuthner; Lloyd Leuthner; DeVonte King; Rich SpangenbergThu. 29-Nov 7:00 pm C. Arthur Carl Zimonick; Gary Kirchman; Dick Zimonick † UN -Usher Needed: If youd like to volunteer as an usher, please contact the lead usher of the group youd like to join or contact Rich Spangenberg at (920) 857-3014 or email 4
  5. 5. October 2012 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7pm Board of Elders 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 9am Truth Project 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night 12:15pm Worship 4pm Trinity Volleyball 6pm Praise Band 6:30pm Truth Project 7pm Choir Practice 6pm Confirmation 7pm Trad Worship 6:15pm Today Matters 6:30pm SH Bible Study 6:30pm Youth Board 7pm P&F Meeting7 LWML /Mite Boxes 8 9 10 11 12 137:45am Trad Worship 4pm Trinity 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 8:30am Preschool 8:30 am 4K Orchard Booyah and Pie Sale8am Adult Volleyball 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night Orchard Field Trip Field Trip – Redeemer LutheranConfirmation Class 6pm Church Council 5:30pm Evangelism 6pm Praise Band 8:30am Worn Out 5pm Monthly Fish Fry Church, 210 S.9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm Cub Scout meeting 6pm Confirmation Women Oneida Street9:15am Truth Project 7pm Choir Practice 6:30pm SH Bible Study 12:15pm Worship9:30am Sunday School 6:30pm Worn Out 4pm Fish Fry Prep10:30am SS Teacher meeting Women 7pm Trad Worship10:45am Trad Worship 7:30pm Youth Board14 Communion 15 16 17 18 19 20Mite Box Sunday 6:30pm Altar Guild 7am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night 12:15pm Worship7:45am Trad Worship 7pm Board of 9am Bible Study 6pm Praise Band 7pm Trad Worship9:15am Adult Education 7pm Choir Practice 6pm ConfirmationConfirmation Class 6:15pm Today Matters9:15am Praise Worship 6:30pm SH Bible Study9:30am Sunday School10:30am Bible Study10:45am Trad Worship21 22 23 24 25 26 277:45am Trad Worship 6:30pm GBLSA 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting 8:30am Worn Out No Trinity Classes – Rummage Sale at9:15am Praise Worship 7pm Stewardship 9am Bible Study 3pm Youth Night Women Teacher Inservice Redeemer Lutheran9:30am Sunday School 6:30pm Cub Scout meeting 6pm Praise Band 12:15pm Worship10:45am Trad Worship 7pm Choir Practice 6pm Confirmation 7pm Trad Worship Rummage Sale at 6:30pm SH Bible Study Redeemer Lutheran 6:30pm Worn Out Women28 Communion 29 30 31 Sunday, October 14:7:45am Trad Worship 7am Bible Study 12pm Staff Meeting9:15am Adult Confirmation 8am OLM meeting 3pm Youth Night Chili Dump and Pie Auction at Faith LutheranClass 9am Bible Study 6pm Praise Band Church to benefit Green Bay Trinity Lutheran9:15am Praise Worship 7pm Choir Practice 6pm Confirmation School. Watch weekly bulletin announcements for9:30am Sunday School 6:15pm Today Matters10:30am Bible Study 6:30pm SH Bible Study details.10:45am Trad Worship 7:30pm Praise Band12pm Packers at Lambeau Meeting
  6. 6. October 2012 WHAT IS MORE FUN THAN JUMPING ON A POGO STICK? Learning a little bit of Theology By: Pastor Dave HatchIf one can master balancing when on a pogo stick you Rejoice big time! You are beginning to bounce!can actually “go places”! But balancing is the trick.Balance often involves some sort of back-and-forthundulation.Now, let’s apply that to two very helpful “balancingterms” for your faith life. When you get these clear inyour thought life, you will have genuine forwardmotion in your faith life. Your faith is about to, “Goplaces”.We are going to learn two words or concepts. Comeon, don’t stop now; this will be fun and helpful!Word #1: Justification - “To be declared or maderighteous in the sight of God” A verse to explain Justification: Romans 5:1, "Therefore having been justified by faith, we haveStory one: An imaginary guy named Mr. Wrongway peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."robs banks for years. He comes to an awareness of theerrors of his ways. His conscience alarms him to the Word #2: Sanctification – This word is about yourfact that he has hurt God, others, and himself. The only walk, your life in Christ. This word means that as youremedy for his conscience is a genuine confession of live out your days, The Holy Spirit lives within you,his sin, laid at the cross. He trusts (has faith) in the improving your service and shining through you. Here,mercy (grace) of God given him by Jesus. Like the you cooperate with the Holy Spirit who acts like anhumble confessing thief at the cross, his sin is fully inner coach and guide, that His light would shineand totally forgiven. He is declared righteous in the brightly through you. Simply put, Sanctificationeyes of God by his faith in Christ. That is called, means that in our daily walk, we strive to imitate“Justification”. Justification means, to be made Christ and be more like Him day by day.straight, corrected, restored, evened out, made perfectand even, “declared legally not guilty”. Wow! Let Our cool Lutheran Confession words SanctificationJustification be crystal clear in your inner faith life… this way:you are justified by His gift to you at the cross whenyour faith (large or small) clings to God’s grace in “As soon as the Holy Spirit has begun His workChrist. In God’s legal system, Christ unshackled you of regeneration and renewal in us through theand set you free, declaring you “not guilty”. Learn and Word and holy Sacraments, we can and shouldrelearn the word Justification. We do not cooperate or cooperate through His power, although still inadd to our Justification; Jesus paid it all! In pogo stick great weakness. This cooperation does not cometalk, that is one half of the balancing of your inner from our fleshly natural powers, but from thefaith life. - Cont’d on page 7 - 6
  7. 7. The Voice Online - Cont’d from page 6 - called Grace (Justification). The Holy Spirit coaches us and back and forth we go between the new powers and gifts that the Holy Spirit has bars (Sanctification) and the net (Justification), begun in us in conversion. St. Paul clearly and always wearing the gold, always welcoming His eagerly encourages that ‘working together with coaching, and always improving. Him, then, we appeal to not to receive the grace 4. A Christian archer aims at the target’s very center of God in vain.’ (Formula of Concord Solid (Sanctification). When missing the mark, the Declaration VI.65-66; Concordia, p. 532). Coach (The Holy Spirit) yells out, “Bullseye” (Justification). With each shot we get betterJustification and Sanctification are a part of your daily (Sanctification). Every shot at the target improvesbalancing, and with them, you will be balancing with us and every shot, from His angle, is a real andjoyful forward motion. completed “Bullseye!” (Justification).Here are several practical illustrations to describe how Now, with those two concepts, you are ready for theJustification and Sanctification work for your art of balancing the Christian life, with joyful forwardbouncing benefit: motion. 1. Justification (Grace) has already won for us a prize trophy where we are declared perfect by faith in Christ, while at the same time in Sanctification (the walk) we run toward the finish line, striving to win the trophy (which we already have). That is, we hold the trophy and run like we are striving to win it. When we trip and fall, we count it to Justification, and in Sanctification we get up and keep going with joy because our shortcomings are not counted against us (Justification), but improve us (Sanctification).2. Justification already declares you perfect through His grace, while at the same moment, Sanctification is the new you striving to love Volume 1, Issue 10 October 2012; ‘The Voice perfectly like Christ. When you sin (not Online’ is published monthly by Our Saviour intentionally, of course), rely on the grace Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. No (Justification) and keep on going (Sanctification) portion of this publication may be reproduced with a big smile. without permission.3. In another illustration, we are required to be perfect acrobats at the Olympics. If we slip (sin) just once, Edited by Mark Stone. we fall to the floor, are broken, and disqualified (condemned as imperfect). Now, in reality, we Please feel free to contact the church office with have fallen (sinned) and Jesus found us on the constructive suggestions and/or comments at floor, broken and out of the game. He takes off His own gold medal and places it around our neck Thanks to those who have (Justification). It is ours! By His gift, we are gold already commented! We are always seeking medalists. Now, He lifts us up and places us on the more congregational input and submissions. bars again (Sanctification). We do ok, but could improve. Then we slip and fall, landing in a net 7
  8. 8. October 2012 Congregational Advocates: A unique resource for our congregationThe Congregational Advocate RoleAs members of OSLC and members of Thrivent Financial, Diane Prahl, Jill Proulx, Shelley and Robin Williams,and Sandy Groth have volunteered to serve as congregational advocates, a role that provides a unique opportunityto identify and tap into Thrivent Financial resources that can benefit our congregation’s mission and ministries.Diane, Jill, Shelley, Robin, and Sandy can help connect our congregation with Thrivent Financial resources suchas:  Financial education workshops  Community fundraising and service events  Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity® local build days or worldwide trips  Thrivent Choice DollarsSM and voting events that allow Thrivent Financial members to direct how Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable funds - even to our own church!About Thrivent FinancialThrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organizationhelping approximately 2.5 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. As anot-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities thathelp congregations, schools, charitable organizations, and individuals in need.Please feel free to contact us with questions you may have about Thrivent. Diane Prahl - 639-4001 Robin and Shelly Williams - 336-7946 Jill Proulx - 465-1437 Sandy Groth - 468-0665 Lambeau Field, the Packers, and a Food StandThe Packers will host home games at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Sept. 30 @ 3:25pm andSunday, Oct. 28 @ 12pm. Why is this important to read about in a church newsletter? Here’s why…Workers are needed (21 per game) to man a food stand in the Club Section for all games and events through theend of the season. Workers in the stand will run cash registers (take orders, take money, and make change),deliver food to the counter (from various stations within the stand) and prepare food for sales (cooking andassembling brats, burgers, pizza, etc.).Workers must be at least 18 years old, wear black pants (not capris, shorts, etc.) and comfortable, closed toe/closedheel shoes (preferably tennis shoes; black or close to black, but can include other colors if main color is black).Uniforms consisting of a shirt (windbreaker in colder weather), hat, and name tag will be provided and must beworn at all times. Sign-up sheets for all events can be found at the Welcome Center. All workers must alsocomplete training by DNC, the concessions provider. If you have questions or want to sign up, please call Neil Burmeister at (920) 866-9088. Go Pack Go! 8
  9. 9. THE E-BREEZE Sept 2012 2nd Ed.FALL COTTAGE RETREATS--Plan your individual or family fall getaway at Camp Luther. Cottagesare available this fall at HALF OFF the regular $130-140 per night rate (requires two-night minimum stay). Hikeour trails, fish the chain, bike the Three-Eagle Trail, hunt the Nicolet Forest, or just sit back and enjoy a colorfulautumn view from your cottage porch. Offer good Labor Day through December 15. Book your family or individualretreat getaway by contacting Camp Luther at 1-877-264-CAMP. Fall Workbee LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE LADIES RETREAT - October 5-7! Oct 19-21 Refuel in Gods Word and in the Workbees are such company of other awesome women at important part of Camp this "just for ladies" retreat. The Luthers year and you can schedule is designed to draw you closer to God and to each other through a be a part of that AND variety of individual, large group andenjoy the beauty of camp in small group activities. There will also the fall. We could use your be trips to Cranberry Fest in Eagle help and we know youll River, a Ladies Night Out plus walking, enjoy the atmosphere, the biking or canoeing amid the beautiful fellowship and even the fall colors. work!! Click here to plan this time of renewal! Visit are website to learn more!! SCRAP, CRAFT AND QUILT - October 26-28 Women of all ages and crafting levels, bring your supplies and enjoy time to craft, share and fellowship together! There will be attendees from novice to expert so there will be much to learn and to teach. Spiritual growth begins and ends each day and will be woven throughout the day too!! Follow this link to sign up now!!Camp Luther1889 Koubenec RoadThree Lakes, WI 54562877-264-CAMP (2267)
  10. 10. October 2012 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Wednesday Menu (some details may vary from week to week) $3.00 Entrees $1.00 Side Orders Chef SaladHamburger/Cheeseburger Combination of Romaine and Red Leaf Lettuce, withHamburgers are freshly made, hand-formed, from cucumber, green onion, and sliced Roma tomatoes,80% lean beef, lightly seasoned and marinated in a served with your choice of Ranch or Italian dressing.touch of Italian dressing. Cheese choices includecheddar, Swiss, and Provolone. French Fries A large order of freshly made, crispy fries.Pasta with Marinara Sauce and Breadstick (add Cottage CheeseItalian Sausage for $1.00) Served on a bed of Romaine, lightly seasoned andPenne pasta with homemade sauce. Italian Sausages garnished with a touch of chopped chives.are pan fried for extra flavor. $2.00 DessertsChicken Tenders with BBQ or Honey MustardSauce Dessert ShootersCrispy chicken tenders served with your choice of Ask about today’s flavors.sauce. Specialty Pie Choose from Butterfinger or Snickers. Soup du Jour Fruit PieChoice varies weekly (Chef’s choice) (add a small serving of ice cream for $1.00)Cup: $1.50 Selection varies weekly.Bowl: $2.50 Ice Cream Soft serve vanilla, with your choice of available toppings and sauces. A country preacher decided to skip services one Sunday and head to the hills to do some bear hunting. As he rounded the corner on a perilous twist in the trail, he and a bear collided, sending him and his rifle tumbling down the mountainside.Before he knew it, his rifle went one way and he went the other, landing on a rock and breaking both legs. Thatwas the good news. The bad news was the ferocious bear charging at him from a distance, and he couldnt move. "Oh Lord," the preacher prayed, "Im so sorry for skipping services today to come out here and hunt. Please forgive me and answer my prayer.... please make a Christian out of that bear thats coming at me. Please, Lord!" That very instant, the bear skidded to a halt, fell to its knees, clasped its paws together and began to pray aloud right at the preachers feet. "Dear Lord, bless this food I am about to receive... in Jesus name... Amen." 10
  11. 11. The Voice OnlineOSLC Business DirectoryAdvertisements in the business directory help Our Saviour defray the cost of ‘The Voice Online’each month. If you would like to advertise, please contact Michelle in the Church officeat (920) 468-4065 or Please support the sponsors who help support us!Photo creditsChristians being persecuted (pg 1) on pogo stick (pg 6) cross (pg 7) face (pg 10) 11