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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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.

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.

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.

 

New this week – May 6, 2018

✝️ God’s blessings to our confirmands! ✝️

 

OUR SAVIOR GOLF OUTING

The PTF has decided NOT to hold the Golf Outing this year as there is no one available to organize it.  The event and planning will be revisited next year.

Traveling this Summer?

If you need help finding the location of a church during your travels, you can use the following website; or contact Sarah in the church office and she will be happy to help.  https://yearbook.wels.net/unitsearch.

OUR SAVIOR MUSIC RECITAL

The recital will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to come for this evening of family entertainment with performances by our young musicians.

KMLHS FRESHMEN EXHIBITION NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT

All are invited to attend the Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Freshmen Exhibition Nights on Sunday, May 6th, from 2-3 PM and Monday, May 7th, from 7-8 PM in the Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Performing Arts Center lobby.  You will have an opportunity to see, read and ask questions of the KMLHS freshmen students regarding the research they have done as part of their English 9 course, the experiment they have conducted as part of their Physical Science course and a product they have designed to solve a challenge that they have chosen.  We hope you can make it!  Contact Matt Moeller at [email protected] with any questions.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

St. John Mequon invites you to their Vacation Bible School. “Here Be Treasure” will take place June 18 – June 22.  To register go to St John’s website http://www.stjohnsmequon.org and click on the events section.

 SEMINARY CALL DAY AND GRADUATION

The final week of classes at the seminary is filled with excitement and joy as second year students are assigned as vicars and seniors receive their first calls into the pastoral ministry. We have plenty of room for guests and visitors and cordially invite you to attend any of these events.
Assignment of Graduates and Vicar Candidates – Thursday, May 24, 10:00 a.m.
Graduation Concert presented by the Seminary Chorus – Thursday, May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Graduation Service – Friday, May 25, 10:00 a.m.

KMLHS SPRING 2018 CONNECTION

Spring seems to FINALLY be here, and so is the  next edition of the Connection!​ With our previous revamp from the Caring to the Connection, we made this publication better than ever. Now with 16 pages instead of 12, we’ve made it bigger than ever!  Download your copy of the Spring 2018 Connection which is attached to this email, or view it online at www.kmlhs.org/connection.

New this week – April 29, 2018

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Advice from a Mission Counselor –April 29 to June 10.

Anyone who goes to church expecting to meet a group of perfect, loving people is in for a surprise. Paul knew any Christian, especially a young pastor like Timothy, could be bitterly disappointed, frustrated and burned out from the pettiness, selfishness and sinfulness of the people in his church. So he reminded his young friend — and us —  of the enormous transition God worked in his own life, taking him from being a murderer of Christians, to a powerful apostle and missionary.  Here’s solid  counsel from the man chosen and instructed by Jesus himself to be a missionary.  Child care will be provided for ages 0-3.  Sunday School is available for all other ages.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – 2 Samuel

A Bible study on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm in the classroom which is located near the copier room in the lower level school hallway.  Bring your point of view because you will be able to give it during our discussions.

SENIOR BIBLE STUDY Selected Psalms  

The themes and topics of the book of Psalms seems endless. For deliverance from enemies, for refuge and peace, when my soul is in anguish, for comfort during crisis, for assurance of God’s mercy, when lonely, when death looms, for the love of God’s word and worship, praise and thanksgiving, the promised Savior… During this study we will find comfort, encouragement and joy as we read and ponder selected Psalms.  The class will be taught by Staff Minister Hering in the Church Office Classroom on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, now through May 22nd.

IMPORTANT NPH ANNOUNCEMENT

After much prayerful deliberation and consideration, it has been determined that the NPH Christian Books and Gifts retail store in Milwaukee will close this fall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your continued trust and your support for the ministry of Northwestern Publishing House.  Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this change.

 

News this week – April 22, 2018

Voters’ Meeting

There will be a voters meeting next Sunday the 29th with Elections.  The candidate list can be found on a table in the back of church.

Call Updates

Mr. and Mrs. Grulke have returned their Calls to teach in MN, and will continue teaching here at Our Savior.  Mrs. Emily Platzer has accepted her Call to teach at Our Savior for the 2018-2019 school year.

Keep Grafton Clean Day

For Keep Grafton Clean on Saturday, May 12th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lime Kiln Park.  Our Savior Parent Teacher Friends (PTF) representatives will be meeting at Lime Kiln Park by 9:45 a.m. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and have fun while getting the opportunity to meet new people in your community! Assignments to various parts of the village will be handed out at Lime Kiln.  Gloves, garbage bags, and a snack will be provided.   All participants will receive a Free Day Pass to the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Grafton Family Aquatic Center!

HEARTS TO HANDS

Join Hearts to Hands Monday, April 23rd 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.

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, April 23rd from   6:00 – 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.  Childcare is available!

LWMS SPRING RALLY

Our members are invited to come and hear how Hannah Wendland’s Malawi mission impacted her.  The Spring Rally will  feature Hannah Wendland, her topic will be “Hannah’s Malawi Experience”.   Hannah’s father is missionary Robert Wendland, who returned from Malawi, in 2017. The Spring Rally will be April 28, 2018 at St. John’s Mequon, 1616 West Mequon Rd

Beauty and the Beast

For Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. by the students of Morning Star Lutheran School, Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Our students will perform on the big stage at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, 3399 Division Road, Jackson. You won’t want to miss this special performance in KML’s beautiful Performing Arts Center! The students have been working hard, and now it is time to bring you their best and praise God for the musical and acting talents they are developing through this experience. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken to help cover costs of costuming and scenery. Please invite your friends and family and “Be Our Guest!”

KML Quilt Show Dessert Donations Needed

KML is hosting the Rose of Sharon Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission is $5 per person. The Charger Club will also be serving food and homemade desserts for purchase at the show’s Quilter’s Café. We have had wonderful volunteer support from our federation in the past and are counting on you once again! Dessert makers are needed! Please contact Mrs. Bliesner (262-617-8698; [email protected]) or Mrs. Stiemke [email protected] if you can help by making a delicious dessert torte, cheesecake, or another fancy cake (please no cookies, bars, or cupcakes) or if you have any questions. Profits from the café go directly to KML. Thank you for supporting KML in this way.

Fun and Fellowship

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, we will be going to The Fireside Theatre to see A Second Helping. With heartwarming humor and hilarious antics, the “Steel Magnolias of the Prairie” will take us from serving the high school students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday. We will leave Christ Alone’s (south campus) parking lot at 3:15 pm and return by 11:30 pm. The cost per person is $85.00 which includes transportation, dinner, and the show. For further information please see the attached flyer. Do not wait to make your reservation due to limited space. Contact Diane Heisler at 262-242-1319 or [email protected]. Reservations will need to be paid on or before May 6, 2018. There will be no refunds once the tickets are purchased.

New this week – April 15, 2018

Altar Guild Meeting

There will be an Altar Guild meeting TODAY Sunday, April 15th at 11:45am.  We will be cleaning the communion ware and discussing schedule/teams.  Any ladies of the congregation that are interested in serving on the Altar Guild are welcome to join us for this meeting.

Keep Grafton Clean

Saturday, May 12th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lime Kiln Park.  Our Savior Parent Teacher Friends (PTF) representatives will be meeting at Lime Kiln Park by 9:45 a.m. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and have fun while getting the opportunity to meet new people in your community! Assignments to various parts of the village will be handed out at Lime Kiln.  Gloves, garbage bags, and a snack will be provided.

All participants will receive a Free Day Pass to the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Grafton Family Aquatic Center!

Fun and Fellowship

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, we will be going to The Fireside Theatre to see A Second Helping. With heartwarming humor and hilarious antics, the “Steel Magnolias of the Prairie” will take us from serving the high school students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday. We will leave Christ Alone’s (south campus) parking lot at 3:15 pm and return by 11:30 pm. The cost per person is $85.00 which includes transportation, dinner, and the show. For further information please see the attached flyer. Do not wait to make your reservation due to limited space. Contact Diane Heisler at 262-242-1319 or [email protected]. Reservations will need to be paid on or before May 6, 2018. There will be no refunds once the tickets are purchased.

Blood Drive

The KML National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive in the KML gymnasium on Wednesday, April 25, from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. To schedule a donation, please call the Main Office (262-677-4051). Walk-ins are also welcome!

WELS Night at Miller Park 2018

Brewers vs. Rockies Friday, August 3, 2018. The Milwaukee Brewers are now selling tickets for the fifth annual WELS Night at Miller Park. Organize your group and plan to join us for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Colorado Rockies.

  • Time: 7:10 p.m.
  • Date: Friday., Aug. 3, 2017
  • Discounted Tickets: The Brewers are again offering WELS members up to 50 percent off the price of tickets. Seating will be along the first base line and in a block for WELS members.
  • Pricing: Field Outfield sections 126-131 for $21/ticket, Loge Outfield sections 228-232 for $17/ticket, Terrace Reserved sections 433-437 for $9/ticket.