June 17th Prayers

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  Genesis 1:6

In the beginning God created everything needed for survival including wonderful water. Water makes dirty things clean. Water quenches our thirst on a hot summer day. Water brings life to the seeds planted for our food and the wood used for our shelter. But this once-perfect creation, and all that is in it, is now fallen because of the lies and deceit of the devil and our own sinful ways. Yet this now fallen creation is being redeemed.

Saint Paul writes,

… the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8:19b).

Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are made perfect once again. Water gave life to the wood of Jesus’ cross and to the paper on which God’s Word is printed. Water nourishes the grapes and grains of Holy Communion. Most importantly, the wonderful water of Holy Baptism brings life, new life in Christ.

Walking with my Lord All-creating Father, You have redeemed me and all of creation through Your Son’s death and resurrection. In this fallen creation, guard and reassure me of the perfected being I am in Jesus. In His name. Amen.

Philippines – Heavenly Father, we praise you for blessing the gospel proclamation efforts of Pastor Alvien De Guzman and his wife, Marieta, in the Philippines. Enable them to continue your kingdom work. Bless the Philippine men who are seeking additional theological training, so that they may reach many more souls with your gospel. Keep the congregations they have recently established faithful to you and your holy Word. Amen. Continue reading “June 17th Prayers”

June 10th 2018 – Prayer Circle

“This Jesus God raised up, and of that we are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing” (Acts 2:32-33).

My daughter frequently begged to drink from my water glass. When I gave it to her, a little of the water found its way into her mouth, but most of it landed on her shirt. I learned quickly why babies need sippy cups: they help regulate the flow of liquid a baby receives when drinking.

When God gave His apostles His Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, He did not use a sippy cup. Nor did He sprinkle, trickle, drip, or dribble parts of the Spirit on them. There was no regulating the flow. God poured the Spirit out on the apostles! As believers, we also have been drenched with this out-pouring of the Spirit. We are dripping with salvation and regeneration along with many other gifts listed in Scripture.

Like the apostles on Pentecost, we have received the Holy Spirit in order to deliver the Good News to all who will listen. The Good News is that God wants all people everywhere to receive the outpouring of His good and gracious gifts through believing in His saving Son Jesus Christ.

District conventions – Lord Jesus, you have redeemed your people by your life, death, and resurrection and have gathered them around your Word and sacraments into congregations and districts of our synod. We ask you to bless the representatives of those congregations as they meet this month at the various district conventions across our synod. Strengthen their faith through your Word, and may your Holy Spirit fill them with wisdom as they make decisions regarding our synod’s kingdom work. Amen.

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New this week – June 10, 2018

From the Board of Stewardship

Knowing that God is the Creator and Provider of all things motivates us to worship Him with our faithful stewardship.  As faithful stewards, we acknowledge God as the source and owner of everything.  We are merely managers or caretakers of His property that is on loan to us.  In our faithful stewardship, we seek to use our lives and blessings according to His will.  We understand our blessed purpose to serve and glorify our God and we seek His wisdom and strength to daily serve Him and others.

SUMMER SERMON SERIES – Let the Lord’s Leader Listen – June 24 to September 2

Few leaders leave a legacy like King David, who has been called the Great King and Giant Slayer.  David was a flawed man, desperately in need of forgiveness –like all of us.  David was a faith-filled follower of the Lord, blessed with a heart of passion and wisdom.  He sang the songs of a shepherd king from his youth until his grave.  He sought God’s will and as Israel’s leader instilled God’s way.  Even in his fumbling and failures, he longed for the presence and power of the God to whom he’d gladly give all glory.  David is a remarkable study in man’s weakness presented alongside God’s strength and God’s saving grace.

SUMMER SCRIP NEWS

Scrip will be for sale after Sunday church services throughout the summer as long as our volunteers are available. Special orders will be placed on Monday mornings by 9am and available in your church mailslot by Thursday at 7pm (church). The school office will be open Mon. – Thur. from 9am until noon throughout the summer – another possible time you can pick it up from your mailslot.  These are the weeks there will be NO special orders – June 18, June 25, July 16. During these weeks you can still do ScripNow and Reload through your Presto Pay account.  If you have any questions, please contact Alison Wolf, Our Savior Scrip Coordinator.

Did your contact information change?

If you have moved or changed phone numbers in the last 12 months please contact the church office with your updated information.  We will be working on getting the new directory out this summer.

Save the dates: School Cleaning Volunteer opportunity

Saturday, July 21 & 28 to participate in annual school cleaning projects.

New this week – June 3, 2018

HERING/RODRIGUE FAREWELL

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School will hold a farewell reception for the Mrs. Hering and Mrs. Rodrigue between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, June 10 in the Family Life Center lower lobby. Plan on attending between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.  Please note that there is no Bible Study.

School Registration Night

Monday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. All parents are to attend the evening for a smooth transition into the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Save the date for Our Savior Lutheran Church Picnic

On Sunday, August 26. There will be one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. with the picnic to follow.

School office Summer Hours

The School Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until noon during the summer break. The school office will be closed on Fridays and July 2 – July 6.

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May 27th Prayers

Dandelions will never produce roses. A lion will never give birth to a zebra. A salt water fish cannot survive in fresh water, and a fresh water fish will die in salt water. A fig tree will never bear olives, and an olive branch will never produce figs. Jesus asked, “Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles” (Matthew 7:16b)?

Christians were not created for opposing purposes. We were not created to praise God and curse others with the same mouth.

This isn’t to say that Christians won’t sin. But when we do sin, we confess our sins and we receive forgiveness. … if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous (1 John 2:1b). Jesus speaks for us before the Father.

By His all-atoning sacrifice on the cross, He made payment for our sins. With hearts and minds focused on Christ, our mouths will speak Christ-like words.  God of Creation, You created me to be Your child. Forgive me for all the times I have sinned, and help me to live a life of praise to You.

Missions counselor – Dear Lord, today we include in our prayers Pastor Matthew Vogt, who this past winter accepted the call to serve as a WELS mission counselor. Bless the work of the mission counselor teams as they strive to stay on top of current cultural trends, help district mission boards explore new opportunities, provide training and counsel for new missionaries, and work with mission congregations—all for the good of your kingdom and in praise of your holy name. May Pastor Vogt’s passion for the loss emulate that of our Savior and be visible to all. Amen.

  • On this Memorial Day weekend, we also honor the memory of all the men and women who served our country and sacrificed their lives to preserve our precious freedoms, especially the freedom to worship God without fear of persecution.

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New this week – May 27, 2018

🇺🇸 Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

 

OSLS 8th Grade Graduation

Our Savior’s 8th Grade Graduation Service will be held on Thursday, May 31st, 2018, at 7:00pm.

CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS

Please note that during the summer (June 4 – August 22) Sarah’s office hours will be from 8:00am – 1:00pm Monday – Thursday.

May 20, 2018 Prayers

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.  Psalm 37:23-24

One of the lesser-known meanings of the word graduate is “to take a step.” Graduation is a step forward; a step into the unknown. Graduation is a day to celebrate, to look back on where one has been over the past years. It is a day to remember the best of times. It is also a day to look forward and wonder what is ahead.

What is the next step? What will be encountered on that step? While we never know for certain what the future holds, we do have God’s assurance that we can confidently take each step along the path knowing He is with us and in us. It means never stepping out alone. We have God’s promise, “The steps of a man are established by the LORD … the LORD upholds his hand” (Psalm 37:23a, 24b).

So, we pray for all who are beginning a new phase of life, to hold fast to the promise through faith in Jesus Christ. The Triune God goes hand in hand to lead you or your loved one. We pray that you may be confident that as you step out into the world with Him, that He will hold you with His mighty hand.

Ministerial education schools – Father in heaven, today we ask your blessing upon all those who graduate this month from our synodical schools: Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Luther Preparatory School, and Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Bless these graduates as they enter a new phase of their lives as your witnesses, especially those receiving divine calls into the public ministry. May your wisdom and strength be with them in all that they do for the glory of your name. Amen. Continue reading “May 20, 2018 Prayers”

New this week – May 20, 2018

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, May 21st  from   6:00 – 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.  Childcare is available!

OSLS 8th Grade Graduation

Our Savior’s 8th Grade Graduation Service will be held on Thursday, May 31st, 2018, at 7:00pm.

Annual Voters’ Meeting on June 24th

at 11:45am with a light lunch.

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.

PRAYER CIRCLE

Special prayers for our members and friends are available in printed form on a clipboard hanging from the prayer box that is next to the mailboxes.  You can also have the prayers emailed to you or read it online.  If you have a special prayer, you can contact the church office, or place it in the prayer box.

ALTAR FLOWERS

The Flower Chart for 2018 is on the table in the back of church.  Please consider providing flowers for the front of church for your wedding anniversary, birthdays, in memory of a loved one, etc.

Your Life – Your Plan – Your Legacy

KML is hosting a special three-night series on estate planning on June 12, 13, and 19 starting at 6:30 PM. Each presentation is unique and will provide valuable and practical information for all who attend. Come hear professionals who can offer clear advice, but without any cost or obligations. Attend any or all of the presentations. Go to foundation.kmlhs.org for more information and to RSVP.

May 13, 2018 Prayers

Oh, how the Psalmist longed to worship in the house of God! Some circumstance kept him away for some time and he was even envious of the birds, who nested near his place of worship!

He wrote, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young – a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you (Ps. 84).

God grant us the same fervor to regularly worship him and receive the rich blessings of his grace through Word and Sacrament!

 

Puerto Rico – Gracious God, today we ask your blessing upon the new disaster response coordinator being called to serve and work with the pastors of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. May this pastor bring the comfort of the gospel to the people of this hurricane-devastated island as he helps identify and prioritize specific needs, plans construction and repair projects, and coordinates volunteer efforts. Bless also his efforts in overseeing the continuing theological training for two men whose training was interrupted by Hurricane Maria last fall. May all he does be done to your praise and to the glory of your name. Amen.

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New this week – May 13, 2018

🌸 Happy Mother’s Day! 🌺

 

HERING/RODRIGUE FAREWELL

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School will hold a farewell reception for the Mrs. Hering and Mrs. Rodrigue between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, June 10 in the Family Life Center lower lobby. Plan on attending between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

From the Board of Stewardship

We wish God’s blessings to our young folks who were confirmed last weekend! What blessings might we wish for them? How about strong faith, comfort in God’s promises, confidence in God’s love and care, assurance of God’s forgiveness, appreciation for receiving Christ’s true body and blood, and joy in serving their Savior! Sounds like a great list for all of us!

AWAKE AND ALIVE

Awake and Alive summer one-day group gathering for 18 to 25 year olds:  Are you 18 to 25 and looking for Christian inspiration and community? Do you want to BE a Christian inspiration to your community around you? We want you to join us for the Awake and Alive One-Day gathering on June 10, 2018 as we lay the foundation for our journey together this summer.

Pastor James Hein will be leading us in a discussion about “Yes, I’m saved. Now what?”-Working the eternal implications of a timeless gospel into a daily life. Join us in person at St. Paul’s Muskego from 5pm to 9pm or via the live stream that starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are free. Registration and more information can be found at awakealive.com. Have questions? Contact Jill Dunbar at [email protected] or Mike Westendorf at [email protected].

HEARTS TO HANDS

Join Hearts to Hands Monday, May 14 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.