New this week – August 4, 2020

Dear Friends,

When Jesus sent out his disciples to preach and teach and heal, he gave them specific instructions and meaningful encouragement. Knowing that his followers would experience struggles and fears, he offered them words of wisdom and support.

Jesus described the depth of love he had for his followers. He wanted them to know and remember that as they experienced persecution and fear, he would remain close to them and care for them. In fact, he told them that “even the very hairs of [their] head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30).

Today, especially during these unusual and uncertain times, we see and hear people living in fear. Where is your level of fear these days? Doesn’t the fact that Jesus understands your needs and knows your concerns give you great comfort? Doesn’t the fact that he knows you so well he even knows how many hairs are on your head calm your fears? He knows your small everyday needs; he knows your large unexpected needs. He is present; he is powerful; he keeps his promises!

May the kindness, care and love of Jesus calm your fears and fill you with peace every day.

*Please note that this is the first of two publications of NEWS TO NOTE in August.

Church and School Picnic Update

Please note that our annual church and school picnic will not be held this summer. We look forward to the time when this and other on-site fellowship events can again take place. Thank you for your understanding!

WELS Connection

You are able view our church body’s video magazine, WELS Connection, online at the following link:

Holy Communion

If you would welcome a member of our pastoral staff to serve you private communion, either at your home or on campus, please call us and we will arrange a visit. (Please note that some of the care facilities do not yet allow us on site. We must wait until those restrictions have been lifted before we can visit those facilities.)

Offerings   

Thank you for your financial support of God’s work at Our Savior through your offerings, whether placed in the plates while at worship, dropped off inthe church office, directly mailed from banks, or given online through Vanco or through Vanco’s mobile giving app GivePlus Church.

Prayer Requests

Let us know of any prayer requests for the Prayer Circle or worship services.

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion” (Psalm 116:5).

New this week – July 7, 2020

Dear Friends,

How richly we value our citizenship! With the Apostle Paul, we can proclaim that “our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 3:20). Yes, we value, above all else, the fact that through faith in Jesus we are members of God’s family, citizens of his kingdom! We are members of a kingdom that will never end. Our King loves us perfectly. We, along with all believers, are co-heirs with Christ, awaiting the full glory of our eternal inheritance, which we will share with Christ. We are citizens whose King always wants what’s best for us; He rules for our good. He intercedes for us before our Father in heaven.  Our King died, rose, and ascended for us! Our King saved us!

Let us never stop giving thanks for the blessing of being a citizen in God’s kingdom, living in his grace now and looking forward to experiencing the fullness of his glory later.

The Lord has blessed us with another citizenship; one which we just celebrated a few days ago. May God defend our nation and protect us from all foes who would threaten our land from within and outside our borders.

*Please note that there will be two publications of NEWS TO NOTE in July, this one and a second one in two weeks.

Prayer Requests

Let us know of any special prayer requests for the Prayer Circle or worship services. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and keep on praying for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).

I pray that out of his glorious riches God may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:16-17).

New this week – July 2, 2020

With Independence Day just days away, I grabbed a prayer book my grandparents gave me in 1972. What follows are some thoughts gleaned from one of the Independence Day prayers:

  • Let us be thrilled as we remember the greatness of our country’s past and give God thanks for the blessings we have enjoyed through the years.
  • Let us treasure and appreciate our dearly won liberty, including the freedom of worship, which is the very cornerstone of our country’s glory.
  • Let us at no time misuse our freedoms nor neglect to praise God’s holy name.
  • Let us appreciate the peace and order maintained by our government.
  • Let us be willing to share in the process of this democratic rule, to respect our country’s laws, to work and pray for the preservation of its institutions, and to serve our country wherever possible.
  • Let us pray for God to protect us and all citizens from all subversive opinions, and for God to keep our government leaders from falling prey to selfish interests.
  • Let us remember that the Lord is ruling the destiny of people and nations and that the future rests in his good counsel.
  • Let us and all citizens turn our hearts to that freedom which delivers from sin and death and which only our Savior can give us.

May God bless us and may God bless America!

Installation Date Set

We are thankful that the Lord led Pastor Hintz, Mr. Hahm and Mrs. Gronholz to accept their Calls to serve as Our Savior. Their installation will take place on Sunday, August 2nd.

Offerings 

Thank you for your financial support of God’s work at Our Savior through your offerings, whether placed in the plates while at worship, dropped off inthe church office, directly mailed from banks, or given online through Vanco or through Vanco’s mobile giving app GivePlus Church.

Prayer Requests

Let us know of any special prayer requests for the Prayer Circle or worship services. “Pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May you unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you

(Psalm 33:20-22).