New this week – January 14, 2018

The JOURNEY – from Unbelief to Faith. January 7th – February 11th

Adult Sunday Morning Study at 9:15am.  The passage leading from alienation toward God to faith in Christ as Savior and Lord is a road that looks different for each of us.  Follow the stories of four individuals from widely dissimilar pasts who each arrived at the same conviction:  Jesus is MY Lord and MY Savior.  The first person we meet is Pat Burke who grew up in a troubled home. Her father was an abusive alcoholic and God was nowhere to be seen. The few Christians she met felt exclusive and unwelcoming to her. We will watch the Holy Spirit step in and guide her along an unexpected path from antagonism to faith in Jesus. Child care will be provided for ages 0-3.  Sunday School is available for all other ages.

2018 Men of His Word Conference

The 9th annual Men of His Word Conference will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Please go online at www.menofhisword.org to register and to get details about schedule, breakout sessions, keynote speaker, cost, etc.  You may also use the mail -in Registration with a check payable to “Men of His Word.”  Registration forms are on a table in the narthex.  Hope to see you there!  Or Join us carpooling.  (see carpool sign up)

2018 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.

January – SENIOR ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Book of 1 Peter

The people to whom Peter wrote this letter were experiencing hardship and suffering due to their Christian faith. They needed encouragement, even as we do today. The epistle of 1 Peter reminds us of the hope we have through Christ, not only for this life, but for the life to come. The class will be taught by Staff Minister Hering in the Church Office Classroom on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, now through March 20th.

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.

TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND

Our Savior has a tuition assistance fund to support members of our congregation who attend either Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary or Martin Luther College in order to prepare for full-time Gospel ministry (pastor, teacher, staff minister).  This fund offers our congregation members an opportunity to provide financial support and encouragement to those who are preparing to become pastors, teachers and staff ministers.  Please consider a gift of support.  Envelopes are on the table in back of church in a box labeled “Tuition Assistance Fund.”

14th Annual Women’s Retreat

The women of St. Lucas, Kewaskum, WI invite you to join us for our 14th Annual Women’s Retreat. This retreat will be held at St. Lucas Lutheran School in Hoenecke Hall on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, beginning with registration and refreshments at 8:30am.  A registration fee of $17.00 includes lunch and presentations.  For more information, contact Lynn at: Phone: (262) 626-4749 or by E-mail: [email protected]

Job Opening at KML – New Position

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School is looking to fill the newly-created position of Outside Maintenance Supervisor. This is a full-time, year-round position to oversee all outside maintenance on the KML campus: grass mowing, athletic field prep, irrigation system maintenance, snow removal on sidewalks, maintenance of all equipment including tractors and mowers, and supervision of part-time workers. Benefits include health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation, and short and long term disability. Salary is dependent on experience. Please send resumes to KML Business Manager, Mr. Jody Hansen ([email protected]), by February 1, 2018. Continue reading “New this week – January 14, 2018”

New this week – December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

 

REGULAR SUNDAY SINGLE WORSHIP SERVICES

Please note that we will have a single regular Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 am on December 24th and December 31st

SCRIP

There will be no Scrip order placed the week of December 25th.  Scrip orders will resume the week of January 1st.

Host Families Needed for Costa Rican Exchange Students

KML is asking for your help in hosting Costa Rican students in a cultural exchange from January 17-February 1, 2018. Still needed are host families for 3 boys (ages 13, 15, and 16). The only requirements of families is to provide a room, meals, and transportation to/from KML and to have an interest in sharing their culture and learning about Costa Rican culture. Interested families should fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/KML-CRhostapp. The itinerary the students will follow can viewed at https://tinyurl.com/KML-CRschedule. Questions? Contact Mrs. Micah Nelson ([email protected]). Continue reading “New this week – December 24, 2017”

Prayers – December 17, 2017

Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21

The loss of a dear family members leaves a gaping hole in life. When a loved one is suddenly gone, emptiness follows. It fills the house, the schedule, even the heart. If only that dear one would not have died!

This is what Martha was feeling. She would not be experiencing this void in her life if only the Lord had kept her brother from dying.

Dealing with death is tough. Emptiness and grief are tough. Jesus knows this and comes to us in those times. His temporary answer for Martha’s brother was to bring him back to life, only to die again. His answer for us lies in His enduring words to Martha – and to us, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25b).

Even in grief, Jesus brings life, filling emptiness with resurrection hope day by day unto eternity. Present pain will be erased in heaven on reunion day. Continue reading “Prayers – December 17, 2017”

Prayer Circle – December 10, 2017

“But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”  John 17:13

Years ago, a popular T-shirt read, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

Many people, including Christians, believe that God wants us to be happy. But happiness is often confused with the joy we read of in Scripture. Being happy is a feeling of bliss or a mood that is dependent on other people and circumstances.

Joy is a gift from the Holy Spirit — not a moment or a mood. Joy is God’s intentional gift of His presence. Jesus came to live among us, speak the truth of God’s unconditional love for us, and take away our sin through His death and resurrection.

No matter what circumstances surround us, we can live in the joy that we are His precious children. We are made whole in the promise of Jesus, “that they may have my joy fulfilled in them” (John 17:13b). Moments of happiness are a delight, but we can rejoice in the always-present joy that is the foundation of our life in Christ! Continue reading “Prayer Circle – December 10, 2017”

Lost in Cyberspace

When

January 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Where

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1332 Arrowhead Road
Grafton, WI 53024

What

What’s the latest in our Digital World?
Presenter: Ruba AlSaman, MA
Prevention Educator
Ozaukee Family Services

  •  How can we possibly keep up with today’s technology and protect our children from what they themselves don’t even know?
  • Can we have control over our children’s devices?
  • Cyberbullying and what people are doing to stop it.

News & Notes – December 17, 2017

CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG BETWEEN SERVICES

Sunday, Dec. 17th in the Fellowship Hall.  Join us at 9:15 am for Christmas caroling, fellowship and refreshments.

Our Savior Lutheran School Christmas children’s service

Please join us for the Our Savior Lutheran School Christmas children’s service Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  Hope to see you there!

REGULAR SUNDAY SINGLE WORSHIP SERVICES

Please note that we will have single regular Sunday morning worship services at 9:30 am on December 24th and December 31st Continue reading “News & Notes – December 17, 2017”

News & Notes December 10, 2017

From the Board of Stewardship

Advent is preparation time for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. May it also be a time to remember and look forward to Christ’s second coming! For we know that the Baby, whose birth we celebrate this month, will come again one day in great glory!

“At the name of Jesus every knee [will] bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).

 

PTF FELLOWSHIP & BOWLING!!!

Please join us for our next PTF meeting on Monday, December 18th at Circle B Recreation in Cedarburg at 6:00 p.m. with fellowship and bowling to follow!!! Sign up by December 13 to reserve your spot on a lane!

Marriage Retreat

Invest in your most important earthly relationship – your marriage – at this year’s marriage retreat.  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, conflict resolution, and financial stewardship.  The retreat will be held March 2-4, 2018 at the Heidel House Resort and Spa in Green Lake, WI.  Take the next step today, and register for With This Ring Marriage Retreat 2018: “Refine Us”!  Go to https://www.withthisringretreat.com/ for more information.

KML 12 Days of Christmas

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School is once again reaching out to help three families in need through our 12 Days of Christmas event. Our student body will be participating for 12 days to help these families. You are also invited to participate via www.kmlhs.org/12days.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES

The 2018 offering envelopes are in the back of church.  Please be sure to pick yours up.

2018 Children Offering Envelopes

Children offering envelopes are available in the back of church.  We encourage families with children ages 3 to 7th grade to pick boxes up.  These envelopes are not dated and can be used anytime throughout the year.

Continue reading “News & Notes December 10, 2017”

Prayers – December 3rd 2017

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  Isaiah 43:19

Some people hold the belief that new is always better. The newest phones are the best; the newest cars are the safest; and the newest version of computer software is the most secure. On the other hand, many people contend, “They just don’t make things like they used to.”

God promised the Israelites that something new was coming. Not just a new version of something, but something so miraculous, great, and marvelous that it would completely eclipse the old.

Saint Paul says that Old Testament events and practices are a shadow of the things to come (Colossians 2:17b). They find their full meaning and completion in something greater — in Someone greater. And that “Someone” is Jesus!  The miracle of Jesus’ resurrection is so great, so marvelous, so miraculous, that nothing can compare to it. Nothing but Christ’s death and resurrection can save us from our sins. Nothing else can give us forgiveness of sins and the assurance of eternal life.

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What We Witnessed – Midweek Advent Series 2017

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about.  Matthew 1:18

This Advent season, see the events of Christmas unfold through the eyes of those who were there.  They tell the story in narrative, “the way it happened.”  This first person sermon series will give us an opportunity to meet and listen to the eye witnesses who were closely associated with the events that surrounded our Savior’s birth.  Most importantly, we’ll hear how the truth of Christ’s birth impacted and changed their hearts and lives.

December 7 – Isaiah: An Old Time Evangelist
December 14 – Mary: The Lord’s Humble Servant
December 21 – Joseph: The Silent Saint

November 26th Prayers

… in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.   Philippians 4:6

The four-year-old was literally bouncing with excitement. He could barely contain himself. His mother handed him the first birthday present with the reminder, “Can you say thank you to Grandma for the gift?”

“Not yet,” the little boy innocently responded, “I don’t know what it is!”

Isn’t that just like a kid? The grandmother, who knows him well, chose something just perfect for him. He should have trusted her and thanked her before opening the gift. But wait a minute! Haven’t we responded to our Heavenly Father in the same way?

The apostle Paul tells us to take every request to God by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6a). We can trust His loving response. Our generous Father, who sacrificed Jesus to make us His own again, most assuredly knows what we need. We need not wait to see what we get before we express our gratitude. It will be the perfect gift from the Perfect Giver.

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