New this week – August 25, 2019

August Sermon Series

Isn’t summertime, sunshine and the green growth in Wisconsin amazing?  From the rain and rays (actually, from the Creator) comes a growing plant. As summer progresses we witness the cycle of life, from start to finish, from little to big, from seed to fruit.  This same cycle occurs in the life of a believer, as faith is planted by the Gospel, it is watered and nurtured and then comes the abundant fruit.  God loves to gather his children together and raise a garden of good things.  Seeing this cycle reminds us that we can’t rush the process by which fruit appears in our lives.

Love Lifts Us Up

Summer Sunday Adult Bible Study.  August 11 – September 8th at 9:15am each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.  Our English language is complicated by context – especially when it comes to love. We use the same word to describe our passion for food (tacos or hamburgers), our adoration (worship) for God, the attraction and affection between a husband and wife. While we simply have one word for love, the ancient Greeks used several, all of which are illustrated in Scripture.  In this late summer study we’ll discover why love is central to all aspects of life and how having love lifts up our spirits.  John says it so well, “We love because he first loved us.”  “God is love.”  “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.”

Attention Parents!

A 10-week parenting Bible class entitled “Family Balance” will be taught by Tom Hering and begin on Sunday, September 8.  This series is for all parents. There are many aspects of trying to find and maintain balance in a family. This discussion-based class will include 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 will meet in the classroom off the fellowship hall during the regular Sunday morning Bible class hour. Child care is provided. Continue reading “New this week – August 25, 2019”

New this week – August 11, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

When things start possessing us, God is moved to the periphery, and things we want to possess prohibit our spiritual growth.  Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Is there truth in the following? Things we may earnestly pursue and believe we need for our welfare, once attained, turn out to be the cause of growing emptiness. Dear Lord, Bless me with true godly contentment and a growing desire for more and more of You and Your Word. Amen.

PTF Social Hour

Please join us as we kick off the 2019-20 school year with a fun, and informative social hour for the adult Parents, Teachers, and Friends of Our Savior Lutheran School. We will meet on August 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Galioto’s Twelve21 located at 1221 N. Wauwatosa Rd., Cedarburg, WI.    You will have an opportunity to meet with this year’s PTF Board Members, as well as getting to know other parents in a more casual setting.  We will have a brief overview, with Q&A on exactly what your PTF does, and how you can help! FREE APPETIZERS!!!  (no beverages will be included. There will be a full list of options for you to purchase)

*Childcare will not be provided during this meeting, so please make necessary arrangements.  There is a sign up on the table in the back.  All members of Our Savior are welcome to come.

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New this week – August 4, 2019

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Our Savior Lutheran School will be offering before and after school care for the 2019/2020 school year.  This program will run from 6:00am to 8:15am and again from 3:15pm to 6:00pm.  Watch for cost details in the weeks to come.  Please contact the Board of Christian Education Chairman Nick Matter with any questions you may have.

The 8th Annual Kettle Klomp is Less than a Month Away!

Join us on the cross country course at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School on Saturday, August 17, for the 8th Annual Kettle Klomp! People of all ages are invited to attend this event which benefits the KML cross country team. Participate in the timed 5K (3.1 mile run) with medals for the top three in many age divisions, the 2 mile walk with trivia questions pertaining to KML, or the quarter mile KLIP KLOP for kids (with prizes). Door prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of all events. Register online at www.kmlhs.org/klomp or on site the day of the event. Visit the website for more information. Come KLOMP with us!

Women’s Leadership Conference

Join us at the Women’s Leadership Conference “Gifted to Lead: Growing in Your Gifts” on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee.  Discover your female uniqueness alongside women leaders. Hosted by the Christian Women’s Leadership Circle at Wisconsin Lutheran College, this half-day conference will explore and encourage women’s growth in character, confidence, competence, and commitment.  To register, for more information, or to sponsor this event, visit www.christianwomenlead.com.

New this week – July 28, 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: 1Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” We need to look to the Lord always and see in the Word all he has done for us.

Join us for the OUR SAVIOR GOLF OUTING AND DINNER

Please join us for the Our Savior Golf Outing AND/OR Dinner on Sunday, September 8th with golf tee off at 1:00pm, social/fellowship hour at 5pm and dinner at 6pm.  Golf (18 holes w./cart) & Dinner (Chicken Florentine or Sliced Tenderloin) $ 60.00.  Golf only (18 holes w./cart)  $40.00.  Dinner only (Chicken Florentine or Sliced Tenderloin) $ 20.00.  Hole/Event Sponsor $75.00.  Deadline for signing up for Golf & Dinner is August 25th (Need to pick dinner choice when signing up).  Deadline for signing up for Hole/Event Sponsor is August 11th (Need artwork for signage from new sponsors).  Proceeds from the event will be used for the new Welcome Center that will be located in the church lobby. We need volunteers to assist with various golf outing activities/contests.  To donate prizes or gift cards for dinner-time fun and fellowship or to volunteer to assist during the day, please contact Marty Dierker.   Gather a golf 4some or just join us for dinner. Invite family and friends for this day of fun, food and fellowship!

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New this week – July 21st 2019

August Sermon Series

Isn’t summertime, sunshine and the green growth in Wisconsin amazing?  From the rain and rays (actually, from the Creator) comes a growing plant. As summer progresses we witness the cycle of life, from start to finish, from little to big, from seed to fruit.  This same cycle occurs in the life of a believer, as faith is planted by the Gospel, it is watered and nurtured and then comes the abundant fruit.  God loves to gather his children together and raise a garden of good things.  Seeing this cycle reminds us that we can’t rush the process by which fruit appears in our lives.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Our Savior Lutheran School will be offering before and after school care for the 2019/2020 school year.  This program will run from 6:00am to 8:15am and again from 3:15pm to 6:00pm.  Watch for cost details in the weeks to come.  Please contact the Board of Christian Education Chairman Nick Matter with any questions you may have.

SCHOOL CLEANING – HELP NEEDED

There are many cleaning projects that need to get done this summer and there are many ways you can help.  Come to one of our “work days ” and enjoy fellowship while we clean. Work days are July 26th from 9:00am to noon and August 3rd from 9:00am to noon (any amount of time is appreciated).

GIFT CARD COLLECTION FOR THE FISCHER FAMILY

Mrs. Heidi Fischer has accepted the call to serve as our 1st & 2nd Grade teacher here at Our Savior.  As a welcome gift, it has been decided to collect Scrip gift cards for them.  We will be selling Scrip gift cards for the Fischer’s during the month of July after services in the narthex and present the gift cards to them when Mrs. Fischer is installed in August. Any cards you select to purchase for them is fine.  When ordering Scrip, just let us know which cards are for the Fischer family.

Hot Lunch Help

The school is looking for people to help serve lunches to our students.  Volunteers serve from 11:30am until 1:00pm on Wednesdays.  Volunteers are also needed to shop and prep for the meals.  The Hot Lunch program is also looking for a coordinator to plan the meals, set up the menus, and coordinate the volunteer schedule.  This is a part time position that would be compensated.  If you are interested in helping in any way or have questions, please contact the school office at 262-377-7780 or online.  A Planning meeting will take place Wednesday, July 24th at 11:00am and at 7:00pm.

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New this week – July 7, 2019

CHURCH PICNIC AND SUNDAY SERVICE CHANGE

Our church and school picnic will be held on Sunday, August 25th.  The picnic will begin at approximately 11:15 am after a single 10 o’clock worship service. Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs and brats, lemonade, ice cream and other shared dishes (Side-dishes and desserts welcome). There will also be games after lunch. There will be a Free Will Offering basket. No need to sign up to attend; just come and enjoy the delicious food and fellowship!

CHURCH PICNIC ASSISTANCE

Help needed for picnic set-up, serving and clean-up! See the sign-up sheets and details on the table in the church entry area.  Note especially the need for helpers for Saturday (August 24) set-up at 3 pm and servers Sunday morning!

Jr. Charger Baseball Tryouts

Jr. Charger Baseball tryouts are coming up soon! We are organizing a U9 Jr. Charger baseball team for the 2020 season. This is for boys who are 9 and under on May 1, 2020.The tryout dates are:  Tuesday, July 23 – 6:00-7:30pm (Rain date: Thursday, July 25) -and/or- Monday, July 29 – 6:00-7:30pm (Rain date: Tuesday, July 30)  Players can attend one or both tryouts.
Please use the following link to pre-register for your desired tryout date: tiny.cc/KMLJrBaseball.
Jr Charger Baseball FAQs can be found here: tiny.cc/KMLJrBaseballFAQ

Support the KML Cheer Team at Miller Park on WELS Night

The KML Cheer Team will have a concession stand at the Brewers game during WELS Night (July 12). If you’re at the game, stop by to support the girls! Please follow the cheer team on Instagram @kmlcheerteam or on Facebook for more information and to see the stand location for the game. Thank you for your support!

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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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.

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.

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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New this week – June 2, 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: Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”  Let us approach God with all our needs and concerns, big or small. And may we always pray for one another, perhaps especially this month pray for our new Confirmands, that they will remain steadfast in their Spirit-given faith.

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.

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 1 – July 5.

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.

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