New this week – January 20, 2019

Congregational Meeting – February 10

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, February 10, 2019 after the 10:30 am service to consider a motion from the Church Council increase the School’s 1st and 2nd grade teacher position to a full-time call.  If approved the meeting will include calling a teacher to fill that position.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Romans

A Bible study on Tuesday evenings meets from 7:00 to 8:00pm in the church office classroom which is located in the white building.  Bring your point of view because you will be able to give it during our discussions.

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 22, 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!

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New this week – January 13, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

Somehow a New Year seems to bring revitalization.  We take a deep breath, forgetting all that went wrong in the old year, and start fresh.  For the Christian, this revitalization takes place daily as we remember our Baptisms, for God “has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3).  Empowered by this blessing, let us use each day for His glory.  Prayer:  Lord, in this New Year, grant me strength to put You first.  Help me to seek You and Your righteousness.  Thank You for the gift of Your Son Jesus, who came to live and die on the Cross so that I may live as a forgiven person who will spend life eternal with You.  In Your precious name I pray.  Amen.

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 22, 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!

9 Pin Tap Bowling Fundraiser

Northside Lutheran Ministries invites you to join them for their 14th Annual 9 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament Sunday, January 27th at 1:30 p.m.  This event will be held at the Riviera Lanes – 8600 W. Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI.  Register on line at https://lyc.ejoinme.org/bowling2019.  Contact Ken Lemke with any questions, 414-534-6311.

New this week – January 6, 2019

SENIOR ADULT BIBLE STUDY Gospel of John 

In our study of John’s gospel, we will take a journey through the life of Jesus. John offers perhaps the clearest reason why the Holy Spirit has given us these inspired writings: “…these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).  We’ll apply our Savior’s teachings to our own lives throughout the study. The class will be taught by Staff Minister Hering in the Church Office Classroom on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, beginning January 8th and continuing through March 19th.

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.

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New this week – 12/23/18

TEEN OUTING – BOWLING

Please join us for our next Teen Outing  on Thursday, December 27th at Circle B Recreation in Cedarburg from noon to 2pm.  The cost of $5.00 will cover bowling, shoes and pizza.  Sign-up sheet is located on a table in the back.  Contact Mr. Fischer, Mr. Pautz or Mr. Martens if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to invite a friend.

A NIGHT OUT – FELLOWSHIP EVENT We still have seats available!

Please join us for a “A Night Out” on February 16, 2019 at The Bog.  This wonderful night of fellowship will consist of hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, and entertainment by Fish Sticks Comedy.  The cost is $65 per person, payment and RSVP’s can be placed in the black box in the narthex.  Contact Sarah in the church office with any questions.

JOSEPH, CARPENTER OF STEEL

Adult Sunday Morning Study at 9:15am, December  9, 16 & 30.  Childcare provided. What stands out most about Joseph is how common and ordinary he was. You might say he was just an “average Joe,” like most of us. Who expects his or her name to be written in history books, or to have buildings, streets or cities named after them? Joseph never dreamed what God was up to in his time and in his life, until the angel spoke to him about amazing things.  When he discovered his betrothed was pregnant, everything changed and instead of ending in disharmony and divorce, he found this child to be the source of his greatest joy.

Winter Cleaning: School and Church

An Our Savior Lutheran Church & School undecorating/cleaning/work day has been scheduled for Saturday, January 5th starting at 8:30am.  We are looking for help from both church and school families.  Please consider joining us for some fun, fellowship, and cleaning!

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New this week – 11/25/2018

ADVENT SERVICES AT OUR SAVIOR

Advent Midweek Thursday’s Dec 6, 13, 20 –  3:30 & 7pm
Sunday Services Sunday’s Dec 2, 9, 16 –  8 & 10:30am

A NIGHT OUT – FELLOWSHIP EVENT

Last week you received an invitation to a “A Night Out” on February 16, 2019 at The Bog.  This wonderful night of fellowship will consist of hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, and entertainment by Fish Sticks Comedy.  Seats are  limited to 175 so don’t wait to RSVP.  You may RSVP for up to 10 people on one card to reserve your table for this event.  The cost is $65 per person and it includes, hor d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and entertainment.  Payment and RSVP’s are due by December 9th and can be placed in the black box in the narthex.  Any questions call Sarah in the church office.

CHRISTMAS TREE & CHURCH DECORATING

…will be held Sat., Dec. 1st starting at 9:00 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.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on Sunday Dec. 9th 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. Continue reading “New this week – 11/25/2018”

New this week – November 18, 2018

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT – SIGN UP TODAY!

Ladies, reserve the date, Sunday, December 2nd 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 November 18th.  Please contact Sarah in the Church office if you would like to help with the planning.

CARIS TREE FOR SEMINARY STUDENTS

Our Savior is again participating in the Charis Tree for the Seminary Students and their children.  Seven local WELS churches have joined hands to provide gifts for each student and their family.  A Charis tree will be on display in the narthex next week for our members to select a name, purchase a gift or gift certificate, and return the gift to the box provided by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018.   We encourage all families who are able to participate in this expression of support and thanks directed towards the students!

Help Spread the Good News!

We are excited for the opportunity to share Jesus and the Christmas story this December 7th & 8th from 6-8pm at Cedarburg Creek Farm and we need your help.  In order to proclaim the good news of a Savior with a Living Nativity, we will need people to help with: Costumes, Characters, lighting/Sound, Set-up/Take-down.  Want to help?  Sign up in the back of church.       

SAVE THE DATE!!!  CHRISTMAS TREE & CHURCH DECORATING

Will be held Sat., Dec. 1st starting at 9:00 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.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on Sunday Dec. 9th 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 at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

The Seminary Chorus, a 52-voice men’s choir composed of students at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, will present its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the campus auditorium. Featured will be traditional and contemporary anthems for choir and hymns and carols for the audience. There are no advanced tickets sales; a free will offering is appreciated. The seminary is located 11831 N. Seminary Dr. in Mequon. Find more information on Facebook and at wls.wels.net.

KML ADULT CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Kettle Moraine Lutheran Adult Chorale will present its annual, Christmas concert, titled “To Us a Child Is Born,” on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 777 S. Indiana Avenue in West Bend. The program will feature several Advent and Christmas anthems by the choir, with organ, piano, handbells, flute, a brass quartet, and hymns sung by the assembly. A freewill offering will be gathered.

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New this week – November 11, 2018

A NIGHT OUT – FELLOWSHIP EVENT

Last week you received an invitation to a “A Night Out” on February 16, 2019 at The Bog.  This wonderful night of fellowship will consist of hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, and entertainment by Fish Sticks Comedy.  Seats are  limited to 175 so don’t wait to RSVP.  You may RSVP for up to 10 people on one card to reserve your table for this event.  The cost is $65 per person and it includes, hor d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and entertainment.  Payment and RSVP’s are due by December 9th and can be placed in the black box in the narthex.  Any questions, please contact Sarah in the church office.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on Sunday Dec. 9th 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.

HEARTS TO HANDS

Join Hearts to Hands Monday, November 12th 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.

THANK YOU

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your expressions of love and encouragement during Pastor Appreciation month. We greatly appreciate your prayers, thoughtfulness and words of kindness.

We are blessed to share in the Lord’s work and ministry together with you. We rejoice in the good news that God has made us his own dear children and promises us a life with him forever. As Paul wrote to the Ephesians, may we continue “to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3).

 In Christ,

 Pastor Wagner, Mr. Hering and the entire pastoral staff

New this week – November 4, 2018

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP AT OUR SAVIOR

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21st   at 7:00 pm,
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd at 9:30 am.

No Worship Thursday night.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Ladies, reserve the date, Sunday, December 2nd 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 November 18th.  Please contact Sarah in the Church office if you would like to help with the planning.

SAVE THE DATE!  CHRISTMAS TREE & CHURCH DECORATING

Will be held Sat., Dec. 1st starting at 9:00 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.

FOOD COLLECTION

The food collection for Northside Lutheran  Ministries continues year round.  The bin for donated non-perishable food items is in the coat room.

WITH THIS RING Marriage Retreat

February 22-24, 2019 – Hotel Mead – Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

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, structuring priorities, and applying God’s covenant to marriage. Go to withthisringretreat.com for more information or to register.

Christmas Cookie-Baking is back!

The 8th annual day of baking of Christmas cookies will be held in the newly remodeled KML foods room on Saturday, December 1, from 8:30 – 11:30 AM. Cost is $30 per participant or $45 for a team. This event is open to all KML Federation members and friends who are high school age and up. Attendees should bring containers or tins to take home the goodies. Recipes, ingredients, kitchen utensils, and baking pans will be provided (as well as a drink and snack mix).

Contact Mrs. Linda Hering with questions or to sign up to attend. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

News this week – October 28, 2018

FALL PIZZA SALE!

Our Savior School will again be offering home-made pizzas.  Orders are due by Friday, November 2nd and can be picked up Saturday, November 17th between 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Family Life Center. The money raised will be used for a variety of non-budgeted items and events sponsored by the PTF.  Can you help?  We are looking for volunteers to help make pizzas November 17th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Look for the sign-up sheet in the Church or just come!

BY SCRIPTURE ALONE BIBLE READING – IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

“When the time had fully come, God sent his Son…” (Galatians 4:4). We’ve spent almost 10 months waiting for that time to come, and now it’s here! Whether you’ve been faithfully reading the Old Testament along with us, started with the best of intentions but fell behind somewhere along the way, or thought about participating but never got going, please consider joining our daily Bible reading program as we begin the New Testament! For all the details, visit our website at OurSaviorGrafton.org (scroll down the home page to the bottom right and click on “By Scripture Alone – Daily Bible Reading” and find out details about getting a copy of the chronological Bible, following the Bible-reading Facebook page or sign up for “Weekly Insights”) or talk to Tom Hering. Spend some valuable time in God’s Word with us over the next several months!

GRAFTON CHRISTMAS PARADE

Our Savior is again going to be participating in the Grafton Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 am. Please consider supporting this community outreach effort through your prayers, by participating in walking with the Our Savior float, or making a donation to the door offering on November 1st and 4th.    This is an amazing way to get our name into the community and spread the Gospel message this Christmas season!  Continue reading “News this week – October 28, 2018”

New this week – October 21st

PTF Flood Fundraiser

Plan to have a meal at the Charcoal Grill on Thursday, October 25 or Sunday, October 28 during their business hours of 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Fliers went in the News &Notes last week. You must have the flier with you and specifically tell your server that a portion of your bill is to be donated to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School. This event has been coordinated by the PTF. Charcoal Grill will donate a percentage of their proceeds to Our Savior Lutheran PTF. The PTF has voted to pass the money raised at this event to the Our Savior Lutheran Flood Fund.

HEARTS TO HANDS

Join Hearts to Hands Monday October 22nd 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, October 22nd @ 6:00pm pm in the FLC.  Childcare is available! Continue reading “New this week – October 21st”