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”

New this Week – March 3, 2019

For Lent 1 – Think ahead for next week – Is it I?  (Matthew 26:20-25) 

On Ash Wednesday, Christians are called to examine themselves—internally identify their sins—as the cause of the Savior’s passion. Jesus reveals the truth of his own coming betrayal, which brings the disciples to examine their own hearts.  They are drawn to the one and only one they know who can accurately judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. They ask him for a right heart, for forgiveness and faith.

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.

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New this week – Feb 24, 2019

MOM’S CIRCLE

Please join us for Mom’s Circle on Friday, March 1st at 8:30 am in the church Narthex.   Want to stay up to date with Mom’s Circle events and get in touch with other moms? Join our Facebook Group!

Annual Christian Woman Today Retreat

You’re Invited! – To the 37th Annual Christian Woman Today Retreat. Come and be refreshed by God’s Word and uplifted with other sisters in Christ!  Christian Woman Today Retreat Our mission is to glorify God, grow in his grace and serve one another as sisters in Christ.
Email: [email protected]
Or go to our Website: ChristianWomanToday.org   Questions: Call Linda at 414-507-5341. The Christian Woman Today Retreat is sponsored by Christ the Lord Lutheran Church and School 1650 North Brookfield Road Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045.  Registration Deadline is March 1st.  2019.

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New this week – Feb 17, 2019

Divine Call Update

On Sunday, February 10, 2019 Our Savior Lutheran Church extended a Full Time, call to Mrs. Jillian Igl to teach first and second grade and music.  Mrs. Igl and her family live in West Bend, WI.  Please Keep them in your prayers as she considers her position in our ministry here at Our Savior Lutheran church and school.

LENT – LOOKING AHEAD

This year the Lenten season begins a little later than normal, arriving with Ash Wednesday on March 6.  As we look forward to Easter (and spring) with longing, we know that we still have to the make the journey called “his passion.”  To walk with Jesus along the way of commitment, the road to the cross, is to comprehend his mercy and grace.  There, when we have finally arrived at Good Friday and seen his atoning sacrifice, we will also find our peace and strength.  Let us go with him to the cross and hear him say, “It is finished!”

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!

The spring PTF pizza sale

The spring pizza sale will kick off the second week in February. The PTF is looking for someone to shadow Becky Sander as coordinator of this event. She will guide you through the entire sale. It isn’t a difficult process, however, it would be great to learn alongside a long time loyal volunteer so that the PTF is able to continue to have pizza sales next year. Please contact the school office if you would like to consider the position.  Be sure to place Saturday, April 6 on your calendar and plan to be at school at 8:30 a.m. to make pizzas.

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 2019-2020 school year.  Registration is now open for students in grades 3K through the eighth grade.  We also invite you to visit our classrooms. Contact the school office for more information.

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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!

Continue reading “New this week – January 20, 2019”

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.