New this week – January 19th, 2020

Hot Lunch HELP NEEDED

Our Savior Lutheran School could use additional hot lunch helpers. Hot lunch is served on Wednesdays and Fridays. Volunteer servers are needed between 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on those days. Volunteers are also welcome to shop, prepare veggies and fruit, or make desserts. Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Our Savior Night Announced

The Board of Stewardship is pleased to invite all members and friends of Our Savior to our special annual fellowship and activity night on Friday, February 28, beginning at 6 pm. The primary emphasis is FELLOWSHIP. Basketball, volleyball and the “bounce house” will be available in the gym while ping pong and tables for games will also be played in the lower lobby (byog – bring your own game). Snacks and beverages will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Come one, come all… and enjoy the fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ!

Mercy Ministry Fund – Can Recycling Project

We are collecting aluminum cans. They can be placed in the containers located in the fenced enclosure at the NE corner of the gym.

Free Estate Planning Seminar

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New this week – January 12, 2020

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING

A special Voters’ meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 to present for adoption the revised Constitution and Bylaws and to deal with any matters attendant to its passage.  You can find the proposed constitution on the members only section of the church website under Constitution.

From the Board of Stewardship

Stewardship is the expression of our desire as Christians to contribute to the mission and ministry of the church.  As we grow spiritually, we understand that serving and giving are important parts of our Christian life.  God calls us to give of ourselves through our time, talents, and treasures.   Through the sharing of our resources with others, we are showing our support and love for them and giving glory to God.  “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).

Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank you for serving me by saving me from my sins. Lead me to give you glory in 2020 by giving of myself to help others.  In Your name I pray.  Amen.

Bible Reading for 2020

Have you been reading your Bible on a daily basis? If so, keep it up. Undoubtedly, you’re being blessed. If you haven’t been involved in daily Bible reading, consider starting now, or as the new year begins!  A Bible reading plan is easy to set up and follow. It’s simple to subscribe and receive daily Bible readings by email. Go to www.wels.net and follow the links (“Serving You” –  “Through My Bible”  –  “Get It Delivered”.)  You can also find these readings listed on the “Feedback Page” of our synod’s monthly magazine, Forward in Christ.” Read online, via delivered email, audio, or paper. Be blessed as you read and reread treasures from God’s inspired Word!

Help needed – Home Basketball Games

More people are needed to fulfill the volunteer spots so that we are able to operate our home basketball games in January.

Sign up to help!

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Prayers January 5th, 2020

“We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2b

The story of the Nativity is filled with pictures. In your mind’s eye, see the heavenly host filling Bethlehem’s sky. Watch shepherds running to find the Babe in the manger. Imagine the Magi, richly-robed scholars, traveling far to worship the King. Our mental pictures help us remember what happened long ago and also teach us important truths today. The angels set the stage by being the first to honor the newborn King. They announced the Good News of the Savior’s birth to common Jews, and the star announced it to noble Gentiles, reminding us that God calls all.

He turns away no one because of status, achievement, intellect, wealth, or race. Picture this: Christ was born for all! As we listen to the Christmas story, picture everything that happened. The angels. The manger. The shepherds. The wise men. Picture it all, and come and worship Him!

Philippines – Holy Spirit, you are blessing the proclamation of law and gospel in the Philippines so that, in less than two years, we are training local men to be pastors. Encourage and equip Pastor Alvien De Guzman as he teaches two men enrolled in seminary training. Thank you for the technology that permits us to offer other classes to these candidates for ministry. Give students and teachers alike the boldness needed so that all may confess your name clearly to lost souls to grow your kingdom. Amen.

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December 15th Prayers

… an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you …” Matthew 2:13b

“How long, Lord?” “How long will it be until I find a job?” “How long will I suffer this pain?” “How long can these problems last?” In times of stress and anxiety, we yearn to know how long. In a dream, an angel instructed Joseph to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt. The family fled their home in the dead of night to avoid Herod’s soldiers and their murderous mission. How long would the family need to stay in Egypt? How long until they felt at home in a strange community? How long would Herod’s insanity last? They didn’t know. As they had done before, Joseph and Mary put the Word of God above their doubts and questions.

God’s unfailing guidance is open to us through His Word, the Bible. In the Bible, we will hear what is truly important: not questions like “how long?” but promises like … the Lord is faithful (2 Thessalonians 3:3a); I will never leave you nor forsake you (Joshua 1:5b); and Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you” (Isaiah 46:4a).

Martin Luther College mid-year graduation – Lord Jesus, as Martin Luther College produces another class of mid-year graduates, lead us to see them as precious gifts from you to your church. According to your will, give these workers, who have said, “Here am I send me,” places to serve somewhere in your vineyard. Give them wisdom and eagerness to teach lambs and sheep about you, the Good Shepherd. If your will is that some of them must wait for a call or assignment, give them patience and encouragement that you do all things well for the benefit of your church, which you have purchased with your holy precious blood. Amen.

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