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 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 10/7/18

Our Mission Fest – October 18 & 21

..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.

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. The students and staff of Our Savior Lutheran School are collecting used eyeglasses and will donate them to the Grafton Lions ‘Club which supplies trained volunteers to conduct vision screening for our students. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Can you donate eyeglasses and change someone’s life? Donations of eyeglasses can be placed in a collection box specifically for the glasses through October 16th.

2019 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.  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.

MARRIAGE BIBLE STUDY

Attention! An 8-week class led by Tom Hering that runs through November 4. This series encourages discussion while exploring a variety of topics for husbands and wives. The class meets in Mr. Grulke’s classroom off the Family Life Center upper lobby during the regular Sunday morning Bible class hour. Child care is provided.

New this week – September 30, 2018

Mom’s Circle Women’s Bible Study – “Womanly Encounters with Jesus”

4 Tuesday evenings October 16, 30; November 6, 27 – 8:00pm-9:15pm.  After dinner is done and the kids are in bed come join other women  of the congregation to dig in to God’s Word! Learn about Jesus and His many encounters with women and how we can apply these interactions to our lives today as women, wives, mothers and sisters in Christ.  Alison Wolf will be leading this Bible study. Each class stands on its own – come to as many as you can. Contact Stephanie Boeckman or Alyssa Pautz for more information. All you need is to bring yourself and your Bible.

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. The students and staff of Our Savior Lutheran School are collecting used eyeglasses and will donate them to the Grafton Lions ‘Club which supplies trained volunteers to conduct vision screening for our students. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Can you donate eyeglasses and change someone’s life? Donations of eyeglasses can be placed in a collection box specifically for the glasses through October 16th.

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!