New this week – January 19th, 2020

Hot Lunch HELP NEEDED

Our Savior Lutheran School could use additional hot lunch helpers. Hot lunch is served on Wednesdays and Fridays. Volunteer servers are needed between 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on those days. Volunteers are also welcome to shop, prepare veggies and fruit, or make desserts. Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Our Savior Night Announced

The Board of Stewardship is pleased to invite all members and friends of Our Savior to our special annual fellowship and activity night on Friday, February 28, beginning at 6 pm. The primary emphasis is FELLOWSHIP. Basketball, volleyball and the “bounce house” will be available in the gym while ping pong and tables for games will also be played in the lower lobby (byog – bring your own game). Snacks and beverages will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Come one, come all… and enjoy the fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ!

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.

Free Estate Planning Seminar

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New this week – January 12, 2020

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING

A special Voters’ meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 to present for adoption the revised Constitution and Bylaws and to deal with any matters attendant to its passage.  You can find the proposed constitution on the members only section of the church website under Constitution.

From the Board of Stewardship

Stewardship is the expression of our desire as Christians to contribute to the mission and ministry of the church.  As we grow spiritually, we understand that serving and giving are important parts of our Christian life.  God calls us to give of ourselves through our time, talents, and treasures.   Through the sharing of our resources with others, we are showing our support and love for them and giving glory to God.  “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).

Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank you for serving me by saving me from my sins. Lead me to give you glory in 2020 by giving of myself to help others.  In Your name I pray.  Amen.

Bible Reading for 2020

Have you been reading your Bible on a daily basis? If so, keep it up. Undoubtedly, you’re being blessed. If you haven’t been involved in daily Bible reading, consider starting now, or as the new year begins!  A Bible reading plan is easy to set up and follow. It’s simple to subscribe and receive daily Bible readings by email. Go to www.wels.net and follow the links (“Serving You” –  “Through My Bible”  –  “Get It Delivered”.)  You can also find these readings listed on the “Feedback Page” of our synod’s monthly magazine, Forward in Christ.” Read online, via delivered email, audio, or paper. Be blessed as you read and reread treasures from God’s inspired Word!

Help needed – Home Basketball Games

More people are needed to fulfill the volunteer spots so that we are able to operate our home basketball games in January.

Sign up to help!

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New this week – December 15, 2019

VERSE OF THE MONTH

This year’s Spiritual Growth Plan focuses on prayer. Ponder a verse and a comment on the blessing of prayer from your Spiritual Growth Committee: James 5:13 “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” We were in trouble! Our Savior, Jesus, came to rescue us. Now in our joy we sing songs of praise. “O, come, let us adore him.”

Bible Reading for 2020

Have you been reading your Bible on a daily basis? If so, keep it up. Undoubtedly, you’re being blessed. If you haven’t been involved in daily Bible reading, consider starting now, or as the new year begins!  A Bible reading plan is easy to set up and follow. It’s simple to subscribe and receive daily Bible readings by email. Go to www.wels.net and follow the links (“Serving You” –  “Through My Bible”  –  “Get It Delivered”.)  You can also find these readings listed on the “Feedback Page” of our synod’s monthly magazine, Forward in Christ.” Read online, via delivered email, audio, or paper. Be blessed as you read and reread treasures from God’s inspired Word!

OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS NEEDED

Mr. Trimmer is requesting the fronts of old Christmas cards for an art project for NEXT year. You may submit them to the school office as you have them and are willing to part with them from throughout the years.

PLEASE JOIN US

An Our Savior Lutheran Church & School undecorating/cleaning/work day has been scheduled for Saturday, January 11th starting at 9:00am.  We are looking for help from both church and school families.  Please consider joining us! Continue reading “New this week – December 15, 2019”

New this week – December 8, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

The Rich Ruler was unable to part with his wealth in order to give himself completely to Jesus (Luke 18:18-25). Christ gave up all the glories of Heaven so that He could give Himself completely to us.  The Rich Fool hoarded his wealth and built bigger barns to store it all (Luke 12:13-21), Jesus emptied Himself and gave up everything to save us.  “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for [our] sakes He became poor, so that [we] through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).  This Christmas let us thank God for the Bethlehem-gift of His Son and seek His grace to give as He gave.

VOTERS’ MEETING

There will be a brief Voters’ Meeting held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:45am in the church sanctuary to hand out copies of the proposed Church Constitution and Bylaws.  Those unable to attend may contact the Church office for a copy.  A second congregational meeting is scheduled for January 5, 2020 at 11:45am to ratify the proposed Church Constitution and Bylaws.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on TODAY, Dec. 8th 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. Continue reading “New this week – December 8, 2019”

New this week – November 17, 2019

FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED!

The Kettle Moraine Lutheran Traveling Choir will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 24. Please consider contributing some items to help us feed the choir between services. You can find the sign-up sheet on the table in the back.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Ladies, reserve the date, Sunday, December 15th 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 December 1st.  Please contact Alison Wolff  if you would like to help with the planning.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on Sunday Dec. 8th 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.

CHRISTMAS TREE & CHURCH DECORATING

Will be held Sat., Dec. 7th starting at 11:30 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. Continue reading “New this week – November 17, 2019”

New this week – October 27, 2019

VERSE OF THE MONTH

This year’s Spiritual Growth Plan focuses on prayer. Ponder a verse and a comment on the blessing of prayer from your Spiritual Growth Committee: Proverbs 15:8 “The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.”  What an amazing fact to know that God takes pleasure in our prayers.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Romans

A Bible study on Tuesday evenings  at 7:00 pm in the church office classroom which is located in the white building. We will meet from 7:00 – 8:30 each Tuesday evening.  Bring your point of view because you will be able to give it during our discussions. Continue reading “New this week – October 27, 2019”

New this week – October 20, 2019

ADVENT BY CANDLE LIGHT PLANNING MEETING

Attention ladies of the congregation, there will be an ABC (Advent By Candlelight) planning meeting, October 27th  at 11:45am .  We are looking to do some brainstorming about this year’s event, we should be done within an hour.  All are invited.

CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH

October is Clergy Appreciation Month.  Please take this opportunity to thank and encourage Pastor Wagner, Staff Minister Hering, Jeremiah Backhaus, and Seminary Senior Zachary VonDeylen (Pulpit Assistant) for their faithful service at Our Savior.

2020 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 and then place in the Principal/School Office mail slot.  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.

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New this week – September 29, 2019

ADVENT BY CANDLE LIGHT PLANNING MEETING

Attention ladies of the congregation, there will be an ABC (Advent By Candlelight) planning meeting on Sunday, October 13th  at 11:45am .  We are looking to do some brainstorming about this year’s event, we should be done within an hour.  All are invited.

SCRIP GIFT CARD NEWS TO NOTE

In addition to linking a bank account (PrestoPay™), families who have access to online payments can choose to pay for gift cards with credit cards.

Important details about this new payment option:

Credit card types: Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Rebates: The rebate is not impacted—families, and your organization, still earn the same amount. Your organization’s earnings are credited the same way as linked bank account payments.
Purchases: A 2.6% fee is added to a family’s order total each time they pay with a credit card. Your organization does not pay a fee. Credit card payments will be processed immediately.

2020 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 and then place in the Principal/School Office mail slot.  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.  Continue reading “New this week – September 29, 2019”

New this week – September 22, 2019

VERSE OF THE MONTH

This year’s Spiritual Growth Plan focuses on prayer. Ponder a verse and a comment on the blessing of prayer from your Spiritual Growth Committee: Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  Keep praying, whether times are happy or sad, easy or difficult, prosperous or wanting. Stay close to your Father in heaven and open your heart to him often.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS STUDY – September 8 to November 17

As disciples of Jesus, our lives are designed by and dedicated to the glory of God.  The goal of this study is to examine the biblical blueprint for Spiritual Gifts in the body of Christ, and the discovery of our own personal gift makeup.  Each of our members has one or more special gifts from God with which he/she can express appreciation to our savior for all that he has done to save us.  Starting on Christian Education Sunday (September 8th at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall), we will look at the Foundational Gifts upon which the church was established.  Our study will tie together with a special service on October 3 & 6 to engage, involve and train our members in meaningful and rewarding service to God and to our neighbors (FRANS).  Nursery care for small children and Sunday School for older children is available.

Attention Parents!

A 10-week parenting Bible class entitled “Family Balance” is being taught by Tom Hering on Sunday’s through November 10.  This series is for all parents. There are many aspects of trying to find and maintain balance in a family. This discussion-based class ncludes Biblical principles and guidance to help work through the challenges of family balance on many different fronts, such as the use of Law/Gospel, discipline, technology, worship, family time, work and play, etc. The class meets in the classroom off the fellowship hall during the regular Sunday morning Bible class hour. Child care is provided. Continue reading “New this week – September 22, 2019”