New this week – September 16, 2018

Why does a Christian give?

Giving is a very poignant, personal, individual expression of faith; not a response to needs of the church. It is a direct result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts, an internal demonstration of our trust in God, and has profound meaning for both the individual doing the giving and the group receiving the gift.  Giving is a response to the grace that the Lord has given to us, not a motivation for his grace. When we are connected to the vine, the fruit comes naturally.   Don’t miss Pastor Mark Jeske (Time of Grace) when he joins us on October 4th and 7th here at Our Savior.

Our Mission Fest

…held on October 18 & 21 at Our Savior, will emphasize Home Missions this fall – Jim Buske, Executive Director of Lighthouse Youth Center will be our preacher and presenter.  Pastor Buske will share how relational ministry can bridge the gap with latch key kids in the inner city.  Lighthouse has served over 20,000 Milwaukee kids during the past decade, giving them a safe place after school.  Their time there includes tutoring, Bible Studies, and discussion on how Christ changes everything for us.

Our Savior School PTF meeting

All parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends of Our Savior are invited to the PTF meeting Come and learn about the PTF, discuss what things are coming up, offer any new ideas, and meet everyone.  The meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th @ 5:30pm in the Family Life Center.  Childcare is available!

Youth Group Packer Party

ATTENTION all 8th grade through high school seniors of Our Savior!  You are invited to gather on Sunday, October 7, right after the 10:30 service (around 11:45 am) for pizza and a Youth Group Game Party – Packers and Board Games! We’ll gather in the white office building classroom. Nothing to bring but an appetite. There is no cost. Come and enjoy great fun, food and friends!  Invite a friend. And be sure to watch for future Youth Group Activities!

New this week – September 9th

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING

There will be a special voters’ meeting held on Monday, September 17th at 6:30pm.  This meeting will be an update on the flood damage and financial decisions.

From the Board of Stewardship

In 1 John 4:16 we read, “God is love.”  God’s love is evident in His giving.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).  Because of His love, God gave us the gift that we needed the most – our Savior.  Out of love and gratitude for who God is and what He has done for us, we strive to live as Christ did, to be more like Him.  Dear Lord, help us to treasure your perfect love for us. Help us to live for you, who died for us. Help us to overflow with your love to others. Amen.

There’s a Prayer for That Books

The Word encourages you to pray in every circumstance. Whether life leads you to bring thanks, praise, or troubles before God, he will listen.  There’s a Prayer for That guides you in this continual conversation with God. This collection contains over 450 prayers including some from Meditations Daily Devotional, for the people and situations in your life.  These books will be available for purchase through the church office for $8.00 each.  Please use the  sign-up sheet on the table in the back of church if you would like to purchase one.  There will be a copy on the table for you look at.  Checks can be made out to Our Savior.

Why does a Christian give?

Giving is a very poignant, personal, individual expression of faith; not a response to needs of the church. It is a direct result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts, an internal demonstration of our trust in God, and has profound meaning for both the individual doing the giving and the group receiving the gift.  Giving is a response to the grace that the Lord has given to us, not a motivation for his grace. When we are connected to the vine, the fruit comes naturally.   Don’t miss Pastor Mark Jeske’s (Time of Grace) when he joins us on October 4th and 7th here at Our Savior.

Friends of the Seminary

Day will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018. Sponsored by the WLS Auxiliary, this annual event highlights the way your gifts help WLS support the worldwide mission of WELS.  Professor Kenneth Cherney, who joined the faculty in 2006, will share how valuable it is for our students to learn and use the original language of the Bible so they can take God’s timeless message to people today.  Samuel Jeske is returning to the seminary for his senior year after his vicar year at Faith, Sharpsburg, Georgia. As part of the seminary’s Vicar in a Mission Setting program, Jeske spent a year learning and serving in this mission-minded congregation.  Registration and coffee hour begins at 8 a.m. in the auditorium. Worship begins at 9 a.m. After the presentations, a light lunch, included in the $10 registration fee, will be served. Guided tours of the campus will follow. Please send your name, address, telephone number, and home congregation along with your registration fee to the attention of Lori Guse at 11831 N Seminary Drive, Mequon WI 53092, no later than September 14. For more information, contact Lori at 262.242.8104 or [email protected].

Beginning of the End: Fall Adult Bible Study

What

Almost every day people comment about how troubled they are about trends in our country: increased violence, immorality and selfishness.
For the first time in a decade, we’re back into the book of Revelation to hear what the Spirit shared with the Apostle John. We’ll watch the Lamb open the seals of judgment and call the trumpets to sound forth. We’ll also see how the Lion of Judah (Jesus) is woven into every theme and every victory described in Revelation 6-9. This study will be taught by our Pastoral Team in the Sanctuary.  Child care is available.

When

September 9 – November 25
Sundays @ 9:15am

Where

The Sanctuary

Join us!

Significant Flood Damage at Our Savior Lutheran, Grafton, WI

For immediate release:   Ozaukee Press – September 5, 2018

After heavy extended rains (about 7.5 inches) on Sunday night and early Monday morning, August 27th, a substantial portion of the facility at Our Savior Lutheran Church & School was invaded by a flash flood.  The lowest part of the church (Fellowship Hall, Classroom, Library, and Kitchen) received extensive water damage due to the nearly two feet of standing water. Many rooms, including furnace rooms, storage areas, and stairwell were also flooded. Continue reading “Significant Flood Damage at Our Savior Lutheran, Grafton, WI”

“A Labor of Love” Marriage Bible Study

When

Sunday mornings at 9:15 am

September 9, 16, 23 & 30 – October 14, 21 & 28 – November 4

What

Led by Staff Minister Tom Hering, this eight-week class will encourage discussion while exploring a variety of topics for husbands and wives.

Where

 Mr. Grulke’s classroom off the Family Life Center upper lobby.

 

 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10