New this week – June 2, 2019

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: Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”  Let us approach God with all our needs and concerns, big or small. And may we always pray for one another, perhaps especially this month pray for our new Confirmands, that they will remain steadfast in their Spirit-given faith.

CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS

Please note that during the summer (June 3 – August 22) Sarah’s office hours will be from 8:00am – 1:00pm Monday – Thursday.

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 1 – July 5.

Save the date for Our Savior Lutheran Church Picnic

On Sunday, August 25TH. There will be one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. with the picnic to follow.

Continue reading “New this week – June 2, 2019”

New this week – May 26, 2019

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.

MRS. PLATZER FAREWELL

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School will hold a farewell reception for  Mrs. Platzer between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, June 2 in the Family Life Center lower lobby. Plan on attending between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE OUR SAVIOR GOLF OUTING

Please save the date for the Our Savior Golf Outing on Sunday, September 8th at 1:00pm.  More details to follow.

New this week – May 19, 2019

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 20th  from   6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Family Life Center.  Childcare is available!

OSLS 8th Grade Graduation

Our Savior’s 8th Grade Graduation Service will be held on Thursday, May 30th, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Annual Voters’ Meeting on June 23rd 

at 11:45am with a light lunch.  See you there! Continue reading “New this week – May 19, 2019”

New this week – May 12, 2019

SENIOR ADULT BIBLE STUDY – Gospel of John

In our study of John’s gospel, we are taking 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 is taught by Staff Minister Hering in the Church Office Classroom on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. This session runs April 30th – May 21st.

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.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH TOOL

From your Spiritual Growth Committee:  Did you see it in your church box? The SPIRITUAL GROWTH PLAN. Prayerfully consider ways to grow in your connection with your gracious God. The plan’s purpose is simple, yet most important, to help us focus on the most important things in life, especially on our relationship with Jesus, with a special emphasis on worshipping together in church!

From the Board of Stewardship

Serving others is a large part of our lives. Serve our  boss, serve our parents, serve our children, serve our spouse, serve our co-workers, serve a stranger in need, serve in a volunteer organization…May God help you to find joy in your service, especially as you focus on “…Jesus…who for the joy set before Him served us by enduring the cross…” (Hebrews 12:2). Prayer:  Lord, thank you for serving me through your perfect life and innocent death. Fill me with joy in serving others.  Amen. Continue reading “New this week – May 12, 2019”

New this week – 4/21/19

“COME AS YOU ARE” Worship concert and hymn sing with Zack Steinbach

On Friday, May 17th at 7:00pm Zach will perform for approximately one hour, sharing favorite songs, hymns, and experiences from 15 years of worship leading. Come to the sanctuary for this special evening of music and fellowship – And be sure to bring a friend!

SPIRITUAL GROWTH TOOL

From your Spiritual Growth Committee:  Watch for it in your church box? The SPIRITUAL GROWTH PLAN. Prayerfully consider ways to grow in your connection with your gracious God. The plan’s purpose is simple, yet most important, to help us focus on the most important things in life, especially on our relationship with Jesus, with a special emphasis on PRAYER!

Call Day Service

Seminary graduates will learn of their first assignment into the full-time ministry at the seminary’s Call Day Service on Thursday, May 23, at 10:00 a.m. Second year students will receive assignments as vicars at this service. The service will be held in the campus auditorium.

Graduation Service

As they complete the course of study for pastoral ministry, 26 senior students will receive the Master of Divinity degree at the seminary’s Graduation Service to be held on Friday, May 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the campus auditorium.

KML QUILT SHOW

Charger Club will again be making and serving food at the Quilter’s Cafe for the Quilt Show KML is hosting on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. We need many volunteers to make the weekend a success and would sincerely appreciate your help. For more information or to volunteer to set up, serve, bake, or sell tickets, visit the Quilter’s Cafe Sign Up. High school students are welcome to volunteer, too!  Or contact Becky Anhalt, 414-719-0198

Plant Sale

It’s time for this year’s KML Charger Club Plant Sale! From March 1 through June 27, $20 Groth’s Country Gardens gift certificates will be available for purchase through the KML SCRIP Office. Use the gift certificates through June 30, 2019, to support your Charger Club by shopping at Groth’s beautiful location on Pioneer Road in Cedarburg for your spring plantings! Groth’s also offers spring planting classes. Registration for these classes is now open. Hurry to sign up if interested. Spots full quickly!

New this Week – April 14, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

“When He rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.  ‘Why are you sleeping?’ He asked them” (Luke 22:45-46).  Jesus was exhausted too.  After all, He was human.  He got hungry and tired, just as His disciples did.  We are prone to shake our heads at those lazy, disloyal disciples, but how often do we say we’re too tired to serve, too poor to give, too inadequate to help?  Like the disciples who were transformed on Pentecost, we have received the Holy Spirit Who equips, enables, and energizes us to be God’s stewards.  Prayer:  Our gracious Heavenly Father, You have given us the message and the power to proclaim the Gospel.  Give us joy and courage in our task.  Forgive us when we fail our responsibility.  Thank You for Your Son Who has lived the perfect life of stewardship for us.  Through Him we ask these things.  Amen.

EASTER BREAKFAST

All are invited to join us for Easter Breakfast from 8:00am to 9:00am in the Family Life Center.  Hope to see you there!

EASTER BREAKFAST SIGN-UP

There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church for those who wish to contribute food items to our annual Easter Breakfast. The Breakfast is served from 8am – 9am on Easter Sunday.  Please bring your food donations on Saturday, April 20th between 9-10 am or before Easter Sonrise Service.   Also included on the sign-up is a request for help to set up on Saturday at 9:00 am, Serve Breakfast and clean up after the breakfast on Sunday.  Any help you can offer will be much appreciated.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH TOOL

From your Spiritual Growth Committee:  Watch for it in your church box? The SPIRITUAL GROWTH PLAN. Prayerfully consider ways to grow in your connection with your gracious God. The plan’s purpose is simple, yet most important, to help us focus on the most important things in life, especially on our relationship with Jesus, with a special emphasis on PRAYER! Continue reading “New this Week – April 14, 2019”

New this week – April 7, 2019

Campus Work Day Saturday, April 27 beginning at 8:30 am.

Church campus cleanup day – all are invited. Join us for an hour or 2 or 3. There will be a variety of tasks. Most tools and supplies will be on site; but feel free to bring your favorite weeding, raking or yard tool! Or if you prefer cleaning windows, bring your favorite window rags. Hope to see you then.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

…will be celebrated on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30 am around the flagpole (weather permitting, otherwise in church).  If you have a prayer request, please contact the church or school office by Monday, April 29th.  Everyone is welcome to join Our Savior School children and staff for this time of prayer and presentation.  We would love to know the names of service men and women in active duty or reserves – family members, friends and neighbors.

KML Family Music Fest 2019

The KML Music Department is busy planning for this year’s edition of Family Music Fest. Please plan to join us On Broadway on Friday, April 12, from 5:00-9:00 pm. Monies raised at this event will go toward the improvement of technology within the KML Music Department. This event will feature elementary school and high school musical performances, a fish fry, games, a live dessert auction and silent theme basket auctions, and the dessert bar, in addition to showcasing the Elementary School Art Fair exhibits.

Join us for a night of music, food, and family fun. Adult admission is $5. Children/students get free admission. The fish dinner is $9, two dinner tickets are $16, and two adult combo tickets (2 admissions/2 dinners) are $25.  Donations of pies and desserts for auction are needed, along with baskets for the silent basket auction. We also welcome cash donations toward the basket auction. If you are willing to donate any of these food items, please bring them to KML on Friday, April 12, from 12-3 pm. Baskets can be dropped off in the KML office the week of April 8 during the school day. If you would like to donate or would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Dan Hubert ([email protected]). You can also visit www.kmlhs.org/fmf for donation forms, volunteer signup forms, and more information.  We hope to see you On Broadway on April 12!

New this week – March 31, 2019

For Lent 5 – Think ahead for next week – What is Truth?  (John 18:33-40)

Ever since nihilism entered the philosophical arena, our world (currently controlled by nihilism’s child, post-modernism) is skeptical of any claim to objective truth. This is especially true when it comes to matters of religion. Jesus not only claims to know what is true but asserts earlier in John’s gospel that he is the truth—the truth about sin, the truth about grace.

EASTER FLOWERS

Please check the table in back of church 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, April 7th.   Plants can be picked up after the second service on Easter Sunday.

EASTER BREAKFAST SIGN-UP

There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church for those who wish to contribute food items to our annual Easter Breakfast. The Breakfast is served from 8am – 9am on Easter Sunday.  Please bring your food donations on Saturday, April 20th between 9-10 am or before Easter Sonrise Service.   Also included on the sign-up is a request for help to set up on Saturday at 9:00 am, Serve Breakfast and clean up after the breakfast on Sunday.  Any help you can offer will be much appreciated.

PIZZA MAKING HELP NEEDED!  Can you help?

We are in need of volunteers to help make pizzas April 6th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Look for the sign-up sheet in the Church or just come!  Child care will be provided.

Campus Work Day – Saturday, April 27 beginning at 8:30 am.

Church campus cleanup day – all are invited. Join us for an hour or 2 or 3. There will be a variety of tasks. Most tools and supplies will be on site; but feel free to bring your favorite weeding, raking or yard tool! Or if you prefer cleaning windows, bring your favorite window rags. Hope to see you then.

PIZZA ORDER PICK UP

Thank you to everyone who has placed a pizza order with this year.  Please remember that your pizzas need to be picked up Saturday, April 6th between 11:30-12:30 in the FLC.

OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL MUSICAL & PTF SILENT AUCTION

On April 26 & 27, 2019, students in gr. K-8 will perform the musical, Pirates of the “I Don’t Care – ibbean.”  The 3K & 4K will get the show started by “warming up” the audience with a performance of their own.  There will be a Silent Auction  organized by the PTF before and after the musical on both nights.  Your support will help fund this year’s goal to complete various school building improvements which will enhance the quality of education for our students and faculty.  Be sure to mark your calendars and invite your family and friends. Continue reading “New this week – March 31, 2019”

New this week – March 17, 2019

VOTERS’ MEETING

A special Voters’ meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, March 24th at 11:45 am.  During the meeting the voters will hear a flood update and be asked to authorize final outdoor improvements and indoor projects connected to our flood recovery.  In addition, the voters will receive a revised Constitution and Bylaws to review and then to later consider for approval. All voters are encouraged to attend. All members are welcome.

For Lent 3 – Think ahead for next week – Watch & Pray  (Matthew 26:35-41)

Lent is a time to be reminded of the discipline of Christian life, the vigilance with which we need to live in the world. Vigilance requires perception of what’s going on around us.  Vigilance requires prayer, especially the petition “Lead us not into temptation.” We come to worship to learn from him how to remain alert even when darkness descends upon us.

Divine Call Update

On Sunday, March 10, voters extended a Call to Mrs. Heidi Fischer to teach first and second grade and music. Mrs. Fischer and her husband are members of Our Savior Lutheran Church and live in Saukville. Keep them in your prayers as she considers this Call to our ministry here at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School.

Spring PTF pizza sale

Our Savior School will again be offering home-made pizzas.  Orders are due by March 21st and can be picked up Saturday, April 6th  between 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Family Life Center.

Can you help?  We are looking for volunteers to help make pizzas April 6th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Look for the sign-up sheet in the Church or just come!  Child care will be provided. Continue reading “New this week – March 17, 2019”

New this Week – March 10, 2019

For Lent 2 – Think ahead for next week

Take Him Away! (John 19:14-18) In this text, we see the contrast between man’s earthly mind-set and God’s loving, eternal perspective. Ultimately, the crowd was earthbound; they were pinning all their hopes for greatness upon worldly powers and politics. But John notes the arrival of the Passover, that OT festival which foreshadowed Christ’s redeeming work most clearly.

From the Board of Stewardship

During this penitential season of Lent, we kneel at the cross, pondering the perfection of our Savior and the sin of our souls which led Him to that place (1 Peter 1:18-20).  We ask for forgiveness, and we ask that we might be strengthened through His Word and Sacrament to rise as new creatures, eager to do His will, eager to thank Him with grateful hearts, and eager to speak the message of His love and sacrifice for all.  Prayer:  Heavenly Father, You are the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.  You are the King of glory, the Lord strong and mighty.  We pray that You will strengthen us to follow Your ways.  Help us to boldly proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to those around us.  In Christ’s name we pray.  Amen

Mission Festival – Sunday, March 17th

…features the Administrator of World Missions, Pastor Larry Schlomer.  We will hear of the outstanding, unusual new opportunity which has been opened for us in Hanoi, Vietnam to teach among the Hmong peoples.  This is almost unheard of in foreign communist countries.  And, we are invited to train the leaders of a Christian group of over 100,000 members who may soon join us in the world fellowship groups of churches.  Between services Pastor Schlomer will explain in more detail and with PowerPoint pictures how this new door for mission work has come open. Continue reading “New this Week – March 10, 2019”