New this week – March 15, 2020

From the Board of Stewardship

Who are you serving? Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). Either we follow God’s way or our own. There is no middle ground.  And, of course, God’s way leads to glory everlasting. What’s better than that?
Prayer:  Dear Jesus, You are the King of glory, the Lord over all the universe.  I pray that You will strengthen me to serve you only.  Lead me from the temptation to serve anything other than you.  In your name I pray.  Amen.

Change in Distribution

After considerable discussion, the Pastoral Staff and Elders have decided to change the distribution of the bread (wafers).  Due to health concerns, we will no longer put the wafer directly in a person’s mouth.  Please hold your hand out to receive it. Continue reading “New this week – March 15, 2020”

New this week – March 8, 2020

LWMS Door Offering – Sunday March 22nd

The LWMS spring door offering will go to the Central Africa Medical mission and Hispanic Training Support.  The Central Africa Medical mission was started in 1961 and travels to different villages in central Africa.  They provide spiritual and physical needs to people in Zambia and Malawi.  The  Hispanic Training Support assist congregations in establishing or enhancing Hispanic ministry throughout North America.

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New this week – March 1, 2020

ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Helping Those in a World of Hurt.

March 1 through April 5.  Everyone has friends or family who suffer from sickness, disability, depression, or the loss of a loved one.  Oftentimes, the people who love the hurting also struggle in their own unique ways. They tend to suffer in silence and without much support from others. In this study we will draw on the life experiences of those who’ve helped and been helped, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of those who are called to serve others. Our study is taught by our Pastoral Team in the Fellowship Hall.  Childcare is available.

EASTER FLOWERS

Please check the Welcome Center for the Easter Flowers order forms.  Please place the order and your payment in the church office mail slot.  The cost is $14.00 per plant.  Deadline to order is Sunday, March 29th.   Plants can be picked up after the second service on Easter Sunday.

SENIOR ADULT BIBLE STUDY

In our study, we are looking at the Old Testament books of Habakkuk and Malachi during January and February, and then journeying through Acts beginning in March.  Join us as we learn God’s truths and apply them to our lives. The class is taught by Staff Minister Hering in the Church Office Classroom on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. This session runs now through March 31st. Continue reading “New this week – March 1, 2020”

New this week – February 23, 2020

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: Psalm 17:6 “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.” God always answers our prayers and God always hears our prayers.

EASTER FLOWERS

Please check the Welcome Center for the Easter Flowers order forms.  Please place the order and your payment in the church office mail slot.  The cost is $14.00 per plant.  Deadline to order is Sunday, March 29th.   Plants can be picked up after the second service on Easter Sunday.

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New this week – February 16, 2020

Newly Adopted Constitution and Bylaws

During a special voters’ meeting on February 2, the assembly approved a revised Constitution and Bylaws.  You can find a copy on our church website in the members only section. If you’d like a paper copy, please contact Sarah in the church office and she’d be happy to provide you with one.

SENIOR ADULT BIBLE STUDY

In our study, we are looking at the Old Testament books of Habakkuk and Malachi during January and February, and then journeying through Acts beginning in March.  Join us as we learn God’s truths and apply them to our lives. The class is taught by Staff Minister Hering in the Church Office Classroom on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. This session runs now through March 31st.

FORWARD IN CHRIST SUBSCRIPTIONS

It is time again for renewals and new subscriptions to “Forward In Christ,” the synod’s monthly news magazine. If you are a current subscriber, please indicate whether you wish to renew or cancel on the renewal form located on the Welcome Center in the back of church.  If you are a new subscriber, please fill out the necessary information on the form for new subscribers.  The cost this year is $13.44 for new or renewal subscriptions.  Please make your checks payable to Our Savior Lutheran Church, insert in designated envelope and place in the church office mail slot.  The deadline is March 15th.

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New this week – February 9, 2020

From the Board of Stewardship

When I, through faith, give God my first and best, I know that God is honored. Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).   Prayer:  Good and gracious Heavenly Father, You are the source of all good things. Lead me to know you more deeply, to love you more dearly and to serve you more generously with all my gifts, gifts of time, talent and treasure.   In Christ’s name I pray.  Amen.

Our Savior Lutheran School Registration

If you are interested in our Early Childhood Christian Education Program, please stop by or contact the school office to obtain information to register for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration is open for students in gr. 3K through the eighth grade.  We invite you to visit our classrooms.  Contact the school office for more information.

New this week – February 2, 2020

TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND

Our Savior has a tuition assistance fund to support members of our congregation who attend either Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary or Martin Luther College in order to prepare for full-time Gospel ministry (pastor, teacher, staff minister).  This fund offers our congregation members an opportunity to provide financial support and encouragement to those who are preparing to become pastors, teachers and staff ministers.  Please consider a gift of support.  Envelopes are on the table in back of church in a box labeled “Tuition Assistance Fund.”

Little Women

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Presents: Little Women Friday, Feb 21 @7pm; Sat, Feb 22 @ 7pm; Sun, Feb 23  @ 2pm.  Tickets can be purchased online at kmlhs.org or at the box office the day of the event.

Volunteers Needed at KML!

This year KML’s Gala Dinner and Auction will be held on site at KML on Saturday, April 25, and we need all hands-on deck! Numerous SHORT-TERM volunteer opportunities are available for you to help make this event a success! Most only ask for a time commitment of a few hours. View the volunteer opportunities and sign up to help at www.kmlhs.org/2020team.  Visit www.kmlhs.org/auction to make a donation, register to attend, secure your sponsorship, or learn more about this event. Questions? Contact Mrs. Crystal Perez (262-677-4051 x1117; [email protected]).

New this week – January 26, 2020

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING

A special Voters’ meeting will be held on Sunday, February 2nd to present for adoption the revised Constitution and Bylaws and to deal with any matters attendant to its passage.

WINTER ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Why Am I Here!

Now through February 9. We human beings are spiritually “near-sighted” by birth.  Even when we ask this question, “Why am I here?” we think of it as a personal, local concept.  And yet, God has provided some beautiful answers in Scripture about who we are (children of God) and what we can do (the commission of making disciples).  When we look to ourselves or our circumstances to provide meaning and context for our life we may miss out on the greatest motivator there is – his unfailing love.  He has lavished his love on us and by re-creating the image of God through the perfect model (Jesus) we encounter a whole new level of understanding.  Our study is taught by our Pastoral Team in the Fellowship Hall.  Child care is available. Continue reading “New this week – January 26, 2020”

New this week – January 19th, 2020

Hot Lunch HELP NEEDED

Our Savior Lutheran School could use additional hot lunch helpers. Hot lunch is served on Wednesdays and Fridays. Volunteer servers are needed between 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on those days. Volunteers are also welcome to shop, prepare veggies and fruit, or make desserts. Please contact the school office if you are interested.

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 28, 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!

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.

Free Estate Planning Seminar

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New this week – January 12, 2020

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING

A special Voters’ meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 to present for adoption the revised Constitution and Bylaws and to deal with any matters attendant to its passage.  You can find the proposed constitution on the members only section of the church website under Constitution.

From the Board of Stewardship

Stewardship is the expression of our desire as Christians to contribute to the mission and ministry of the church.  As we grow spiritually, we understand that serving and giving are important parts of our Christian life.  God calls us to give of ourselves through our time, talents, and treasures.   Through the sharing of our resources with others, we are showing our support and love for them and giving glory to God.  “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).

Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank you for serving me by saving me from my sins. Lead me to give you glory in 2020 by giving of myself to help others.  In Your name I pray.  Amen.

Bible Reading for 2020

Have you been reading your Bible on a daily basis? If so, keep it up. Undoubtedly, you’re being blessed. If you haven’t been involved in daily Bible reading, consider starting now, or as the new year begins!  A Bible reading plan is easy to set up and follow. It’s simple to subscribe and receive daily Bible readings by email. Go to www.wels.net and follow the links (“Serving You” –  “Through My Bible”  –  “Get It Delivered”.)  You can also find these readings listed on the “Feedback Page” of our synod’s monthly magazine, Forward in Christ.” Read online, via delivered email, audio, or paper. Be blessed as you read and reread treasures from God’s inspired Word!

Help needed – Home Basketball Games

More people are needed to fulfill the volunteer spots so that we are able to operate our home basketball games in January.

Sign up to help!

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