New this week – November 11, 2018

A NIGHT OUT – FELLOWSHIP EVENT

Last week you received an invitation to a “A Night Out” on February 16, 2019 at The Bog.  This wonderful night of fellowship will consist of hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, and entertainment by Fish Sticks Comedy.  Seats are  limited to 175 so don’t wait to RSVP.  You may RSVP for up to 10 people on one card to reserve your table for this event.  The cost is $65 per person and it includes, hor d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and entertainment.  Payment and RSVP’s are due by December 9th and can be placed in the black box in the narthex.  Any questions, please contact Sarah in the church office.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on Sunday Dec. 9th at 5:00pm.  We will meet in the Church office building and head out.  Please indicate your plan to participate by signing the sheet in the narthex.  Please note that there will not be a chili meal this year.

HEARTS TO HANDS

Join Hearts to Hands Monday, November 12th at 6:30 pm in the mezzanine of the school building.  All are welcome, beginners and experienced alike.  We have hooks. needles, and yarn to share.  Hope to see you there.

THANK YOU

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your expressions of love and encouragement during Pastor Appreciation month. We greatly appreciate your prayers, thoughtfulness and words of kindness.

We are blessed to share in the Lord’s work and ministry together with you. We rejoice in the good news that God has made us his own dear children and promises us a life with him forever. As Paul wrote to the Ephesians, may we continue “to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3).

 In Christ,

 Pastor Wagner, Mr. Hering and the entire pastoral staff

New this week – November 4, 2018

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP AT OUR SAVIOR

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21st   at 7:00 pm,
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd at 9:30 am.

No Worship Thursday night.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Ladies, reserve the date, Sunday, December 2nd to participate in the 4:30 pm Advent by Candlelight at Our Savior.    Sign-up sheets for attending, hosting or making a dish to share are on a table in the Narthex. Advent by Candlelight is an opportunity for women to set aside the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation and focus their minds and hearts on the birth of Christ.  Beautiful decorations and fellowship provide a delightful atmosphere for the ladies to enjoy music and devotional time by candlelight.  Please sign up by November 18th.  Please contact Sarah in the Church office if you would like to help with the planning.

SAVE THE DATE!  CHRISTMAS TREE & CHURCH DECORATING

Will be held Sat., Dec. 1st starting at 9:00 am.  We need your help!  We all truly enjoy the beautiful decorations in church at Christmas time.  Please come and help decorate our worship facility to celebrate our Savior’s birth.

FOOD COLLECTION

The food collection for Northside Lutheran  Ministries continues year round.  The bin for donated non-perishable food items is in the coat room.

WITH THIS RING Marriage Retreat

February 22-24, 2019 – Hotel Mead – Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Imagine a weekend away from the daily stresses of work, home, and kids. You and your spouse will grow together in your faith life, enjoy “date night” activities and uplifting music, and learn practical, relationship-building skills such as intimacy, structuring priorities, and applying God’s covenant to marriage. Go to withthisringretreat.com for more information or to register.

Christmas Cookie-Baking is back!

The 8th annual day of baking of Christmas cookies will be held in the newly remodeled KML foods room on Saturday, December 1, from 8:30 – 11:30 AM. Cost is $30 per participant or $45 for a team. This event is open to all KML Federation members and friends who are high school age and up. Attendees should bring containers or tins to take home the goodies. Recipes, ingredients, kitchen utensils, and baking pans will be provided (as well as a drink and snack mix).

Contact Mrs. Linda Hering with questions or to sign up to attend. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Chili Cook Off 2018

When

Friday, November 2, beginning at 6 pm

What

The Board of Stewardship is pleased to invite all members and friends of Our Savior to the annual Chili Contest night. There is no need to sign up in order to attend. Simply join us!

If you would like to enter a pot of chili for the contest, please sign up on the sheet in the church entry way. (All who enter the contest should arrive with the chili by 5:40 pm.) Taste testing will begin shortly after 6 pm.  All who attend and are high school and older may serve as judges.

This is a family activity. Babysitting will not be provided. Come one, come all… and enjoy the fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ!

Cost

FREE! Hot dogs, chips, chili and dessert will be provided for all who attend.

News this week 10/7/18

Our Mission Fest – October 18 & 21

..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.

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. The students and staff of Our Savior Lutheran School are collecting used eyeglasses and will donate them to the Grafton Lions ‘Club which supplies trained volunteers to conduct vision screening for our students. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Can you donate eyeglasses and change someone’s life? Donations of eyeglasses can be placed in a collection box specifically for the glasses through October 16th.

2019 CALENDARS

God’s Creation Wall Calendars are available for purchase on the back table.  They are $7.00.  There are envelopes on top of the calendars where you can place your payment.  This is a fundraiser for Our Savior Parents-Teachers-Friends (PTF). Proceeds from this calendar sale are used for a variety of non-budgeted items and events sponsored by the PTF.

MARRIAGE BIBLE STUDY

Attention! An 8-week class led by Tom Hering that runs through November 4. This series encourages discussion while exploring a variety of topics for husbands and wives. The class meets in Mr. Grulke’s classroom off the Family Life Center upper lobby during the regular Sunday morning Bible class hour. Child care is provided.