Creating a Congregational Outreach Culture

What

We welcome Pastor Eric Roecker – the WELS Director of Evangelism – as he leads us in a conversation about how we can create a culture of outreach here at Our Savior. You are invited to be part of this exciting and interactive event.

  • Help Our Savior develop plans to reach the lost in our community who so desperately need to know their Savior.
  • Assist Pastor Roecker as he refines this resource for eventual release synod-wide.

When

Saturday, August 10 – 8:30 – Noon

Where

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1332 Arrowhead Rd.
Grafton, WI 53024

 

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New this week – June 30, 2019

PLEASE NOTEThat there will be NO worship service on Thursday, July 4th.

CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS

Please note that during the summer (June 3 – August 22) Sarah’s office hours will be from 8:00am – 1:00pm Monday – Thursday.

Save the date for Our Savior Lutheran Church Picnic

On Sunday, August 25TH. There will be one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. with the picnic to follow.

CREATING A CONGREGATIONAL OUTREACH CULTURE

On August 10th, (8:30am – Noon) we will be welcoming Pastor Eric Roecker – the WELS Director of Evangelism – to lead us in a conversation about how we can create a culture of outreach here at Our Savior. You are invited to be part of this exciting and interactive event. Your input will help Our Savior develop plans to reach the lost in our community who so desperately need to know their Savior. In addition, your input will assist Pastor Roecker as he refines this resource for eventual release synod-wide. We hope you can join us!

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June 23, 2019 Prayers

“Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”  John 2:10

In ancient times, table wine was usually prepared by adding water to thick, syrupy wine. The last wine served at Cana’s wedding feast, however, was made from water only! How could this be? The servants filled jars with water. However, when it was served, it was wine! The wedding celebration continued because Jesus had performed a miracle. (Read about this in John 2:1-11.)

When we stay close to Jesus and follow His direction, we have the privilege of seeing His power and His miracles close up. We can best serve God and each other when, like the wedding servants, we simply do what He asks of us. He turned water into wine, and He will supply our needs in His own unique way. God attends our wedding celebrations. He is with us long after the party ends. We have reasons to celebrate every day as we present our needs to Him, do as He directs, and then watch for the marvelous ways in which He uses His power to bless us.

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – Heavenly Father, you raise up leaders for your Church in every age. We praise you for leading Prof. Earle Treptow to accept the call to serve as our seminary’s next president. Fill him with joy as he leads the seminary faculty in carrying out its mission of preparing future pastors who are faithful to your Word. Give President Treptow a humble spirit that seeks to serve you and your kingdom and fill him with the wisdom needed to carry out his duties in a way that always glorifies our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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New this week – June 9, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

A Primer on Christian Stewardship (managing God’s blessings to me of time, talents and treasures: 1. The management motive is love and gratitude. 2. The purpose is to glorify God. 3. The guide is God’s revealed will. 4. The difference-maker is the power of God’s grace. Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the many blessings you so richly provide. Help me to use these blessings in a way that pleases and glorifies You! Amen.

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Parent Registration

Is Monday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. All parents are to attend the evening for a smooth transition into the 2018 – 2019 school year.

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Prayer Circle – June 2, 2019

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22

A few essentials are needed to run: water, food, clothes, shoes, and, of course, breath. Seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? You need to breathe when running. If you don’t breathe, you won’t go far. After Jesus’ resurrection from the grave and before His ascension into heaven, His disciples learned that a few essentials were also needed to proclaim the Good News of salvation to the world. They needed living water (John 4:10), the bread of life (John 6:51), clothes of righteousness (Galatians 3:27), shoes (Ephesians 6:15), and breath.

But this breath is different than the breath needed by a runner. Jesus breathed on them the breath of life, the Holy Spirit. As the One who calls, gathers, and enlightens, the Holy Spirit was essential for the disciples to be able to complete the work Christ gave to them. This life-giving breath is also essential for us. The Holy Spirit called us by the Gospel, gathered us into God’s kingdom, and enlightened us with His gifts. Only He can begin faith in one’s heart, and only He can equip us to share that faith with others.

Welcome Home effort – Jesus, our loving Shepherd, “we all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way,” but you have sought us out and brought us into your fold. May our thanks for your mercy drive us to show the same love to and patience with our fellow members. Help us to invite them to worship and Bible study, to grow in your Word and through the Lord’s Supper, because we know the joy and confidence this brings. Bless our synod’s “Welcome Home” efforts to bring us all closer to you. Amen.

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