New this week – September 16, 2018

Why does a Christian give?

Giving is a very poignant, personal, individual expression of faith; not a response to needs of the church. It is a direct result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts, an internal demonstration of our trust in God, and has profound meaning for both the individual doing the giving and the group receiving the gift.  Giving is a response to the grace that the Lord has given to us, not a motivation for his grace. When we are connected to the vine, the fruit comes naturally.   Don’t miss Pastor Mark Jeske (Time of Grace) when he joins us on October 4th and 7th here at Our Savior.

Our Mission Fest

…held on October 18 & 21 at Our Savior, will emphasize Home Missions this fall – Jim Buske, Executive Director of Lighthouse Youth Center will be our preacher and presenter.  Pastor Buske will share how relational ministry can bridge the gap with latch key kids in the inner city.  Lighthouse has served over 20,000 Milwaukee kids during the past decade, giving them a safe place after school.  Their time there includes tutoring, Bible Studies, and discussion on how Christ changes everything for us.

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, September 24th @ 5:30pm in the Family Life Center.  Childcare is available!

Youth Group Packer Party

ATTENTION all 8th grade through high school seniors of Our Savior!  You are invited to gather on Sunday, October 7, right after the 10:30 service (around 11:45 am) for pizza and a Youth Group Game Party – Packers and Board Games! We’ll gather in the white office building classroom. Nothing to bring but an appetite. There is no cost. Come and enjoy great fun, food and friends!  Invite a friend. And be sure to watch for future Youth Group Activities!

New this week – September 9th

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING

There will be a special voters’ meeting held on Monday, September 17th at 6:30pm.  This meeting will be an update on the flood damage and financial decisions.

From the Board of Stewardship

In 1 John 4:16 we read, “God is love.”  God’s love is evident in His giving.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).  Because of His love, God gave us the gift that we needed the most – our Savior.  Out of love and gratitude for who God is and what He has done for us, we strive to live as Christ did, to be more like Him.  Dear Lord, help us to treasure your perfect love for us. Help us to live for you, who died for us. Help us to overflow with your love to others. Amen.

There’s a Prayer for That Books

The Word encourages you to pray in every circumstance. Whether life leads you to bring thanks, praise, or troubles before God, he will listen.  There’s a Prayer for That guides you in this continual conversation with God. This collection contains over 450 prayers including some from Meditations Daily Devotional, for the people and situations in your life.  These books will be available for purchase through the church office for $8.00 each.  Please use the  sign-up sheet on the table in the back of church if you would like to purchase one.  There will be a copy on the table for you look at.  Checks can be made out to Our Savior.

Why does a Christian give?

Giving is a very poignant, personal, individual expression of faith; not a response to needs of the church. It is a direct result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts, an internal demonstration of our trust in God, and has profound meaning for both the individual doing the giving and the group receiving the gift.  Giving is a response to the grace that the Lord has given to us, not a motivation for his grace. When we are connected to the vine, the fruit comes naturally.   Don’t miss Pastor Mark Jeske’s (Time of Grace) when he joins us on October 4th and 7th here at Our Savior.

Friends of the Seminary

Day will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018. Sponsored by the WLS Auxiliary, this annual event highlights the way your gifts help WLS support the worldwide mission of WELS.  Professor Kenneth Cherney, who joined the faculty in 2006, will share how valuable it is for our students to learn and use the original language of the Bible so they can take God’s timeless message to people today.  Samuel Jeske is returning to the seminary for his senior year after his vicar year at Faith, Sharpsburg, Georgia. As part of the seminary’s Vicar in a Mission Setting program, Jeske spent a year learning and serving in this mission-minded congregation.  Registration and coffee hour begins at 8 a.m. in the auditorium. Worship begins at 9 a.m. After the presentations, a light lunch, included in the $10 registration fee, will be served. Guided tours of the campus will follow. Please send your name, address, telephone number, and home congregation along with your registration fee to the attention of Lori Guse at 11831 N Seminary Drive, Mequon WI 53092, no later than September 14. For more information, contact Lori at 262.242.8104 or [email protected].

News this week – August 12th

From the Board of Stewardship

Dear Lord, I come to you as a humble grateful servant who gives You praise and thanks for who You are and all that You have done and continue to do for me.  Show me my sin, that I might repent and be assured of my forgiveness through the blood of Jesus.  Help me to know the work which You have laid before me.  I pray that You will help me to be a faithful caretaker of all the blessings You have given me.  In Christ’s name I pray.  Amen.

HEARTS TO HANDS

What better way to stay cool this summer than knitting/crocheting a beautiful scarf to keep you warm in the cold winter.  Join Hearts to Hands the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month 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.  Contact with questions: Laurel Polheber 262-483-2102.

SAVE THE DATE

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors convention Oct. 10-12, 2018 Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wis. “Finish Your Race.” The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS / ELS members who are retired and / or over the age of 50. Registration is now available.  Go to https://wels.net/events/ for more information and to download the registration forms. (Our Savior Members, contact Sarah in the Church office if you need the forms printed for you.)

MARRIAGE RETREAT – January 11, 2019 – January 13, 2019, Chaska, Minn.

Jesus has identified “dimensions of a healthy marriage” – things that promote health in marriage. Healthy Marriage will help you learn those “dimensions of a healthy marriage.” More than that, Healthy Marriage will equip to you to practice them and maintain the health of your marriage long after this memorable weekend get-away.

For more information  go to https://wels.net/event/healthy-marriage-chaska-minnesota/. Registration Deadline: November 27, 2018

New this week – August 5th

Kettle Moraine Lutheran Adult Chorale

The Kettle Moraine Lutheran Adult Chorale is a choir of volunteer singers who are members of WELS and ELS congregations in our area, primarily those that belong to the KML Federation. Johnold Strey, a KML alumnus (1993) and pastor of Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Hubertus, has been appointed the new director of the KML Adult Chorale. New singers are invited to join the Chorale as it begins a new concert season this fall. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM in the choir room at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, starting September 9. The choir performs two concerts each year: one shortly before Christmas and another in spring. For more information, contact Pastor Strey (262-628-2550 x210; [email protected]). Join your voice with the KML Adult Chorale this fall!

SAVE THE DATE

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors convention Oct. 10-12, 2018 Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wis. “Finish Your Race.” The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS/ELS members who are retired and / or over the age of 50. Registration is now available.  Go to https://wels.net/events/ for more information and to download the registration forms.

New this week – July 29th

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Jesus Lives in Us

July 15 to September 2.  All too often we’re disappointed in what the world has to offer yet we seem to forget that ONE person lived up to everything his family needed.  Jesus came into our world to fix it… and us!  He came to join us in our humanity to give us hope and a future, and in reality he himself and his life is the power source that we often forget to draw upon.  Quietly, and still forcibly, Jesus comes to each believer to bring truth and love; direction and purpose; answers to every question in life.  All over Scripture the person of Jesus comes to give life, and the longer we linger with him, the fuller our lives become.  Join us for an exploration of how a deeper relationship with Jesus puts everything into perspective.

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.

CHURCH PICNIC AND SUNDAY SERVICE CHANGE

Our church and school picnic will be held on Sunday, August 26th.  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 for all ages 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 25) set-up at 3 pm and servers Sunday morning!

MOM’S CIRCLE

Mom’s Circle would like to invite all moms and dads to attend our play group.  Join us to meet other parents and give your kids an opportunity to have fun with friends.  Our next gathering will be on Thursday, August 2nd at 8:15 am in the Our Savior music room.

First Fridays – The Little Prince, a children’s opera

Experience Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved and classic children’s book in this operatic adaptation on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. (special time). Featuring a score by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and local Milwaukee talents, this free concert is perfect for all ages and open to the public. Sung in English, run time approximately 75 minutes. First Fridays is Grace’s monthly concert series that is free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.

Job Openings – at Grace – Assistant Manager for Grace Place Coffee

Grace Place seeks a coffee lover, who wants to work a couple weekday mornings as well as a weekend or two a month to meet neighbors and members, serve great food and drinks, and help with day-to-day tasks. Training (and tasting) by Stone Creek Coffee is provided. Contact Angie Grass at 414-271-3006 or email [email protected].

CHRIS DRIESBACH

WELS SONGWRITER PRESENTS “WORSHIP WITH A CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER AND FORMER ATHEIST” at  St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington. Monday, July 30th, at 7pm.  St. Matthew’s is located at 1525 N. Grant Street, Port Washington.

JOB OPPURTUNITY

Christian Family Solutions is currently looking for an individual to fill a full-time position (32 hours) as a Client Support Specialist in our Germantown counseling office. Primary responsibility would be to provide professional reception services to clients and visitors both in person and on the phone, including scheduling, payments, and routine office responsibilities. For a full job description and to apply, visit www.ChristianFamilySolutions.org and click on the Employment tab or call 262.345.5530.

New this week – June 24, 2018

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.

OSLC PHOTO DIRECTORY

A complementary directory is ready on the entry table for all who had pictures included in the directory.  If you (your family) were not able to take or submit a photo, you can sign up to receive a free directory.  Please note that there is also a link now posted on the Our Savior member page of the website to view the directory onlineContact Sarah in the church office if you have questions.

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.

NEW WELS MOBILE APP

WELS released a brand-new version of the WELS Mobile app. There are several changes, including the name. It is now called the WELS App. The new WELS App is available at https://wels.app. It can no longer be found in the Apple, Google, or Amazon app stores; those versions are being retired in July.

The WELS App offers a quick and easy way to get wels.net-based devotions, news, and synod information from your mobile device. Daily devotions, Bible readings, weekly worship helps, military and teen devotions are just a sampling of the Bible-based content available for your regular spiritual growth and encouragement. Also included are call reports, WELS Yearbook data, videos, and wels.net Q&A content.

The WELS App is mobile friendly (it’s developed to work on smart phones and tablets) but is technically called a “progressive web app” or PWA. PWAs provide all the features of a traditional app but can be updated more frequently and offer a similar experience on any device. They get progressively better as devices (and their web browsers) get more capabilities. New features in the WELS App include favoriting, sharing, and expanded content. More new features are in the works, including bookmarks; notifications when new devotions, news, or call reports are available; user configurable text size; offline access to devotional and Yearbook content; and availability as an app in the Windows Store.

KML Charity Golf Outing & DINNER

Support tuition assistance by coming to the KML Charity Golf Outing and Dinner and enjoying a great day of golf, fellowship, food and fun. The outing is held at the prestigious West Bend Country Club on Monday, July 16. Proceeds from this event go to the KML Foundation and will be used for student assistance. Check out details and register online at foundation.kmlhs.org.

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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