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.
…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!
Please join us for our Fall Mission Festival
with Pastor Jim Buske
Executive Director of Lighthouse Youth Center
October 18th & 21st
Making a difference by serving
over 20,000 Milwaukee kids
Please join us in worship on
October 4th & 7th
as pastor Mark Jeske leads us in worship and Bible Study…
Responding to the Grace
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].
This week in our “Getting to know our teachers” series, we’re talking to Mrs. Emily Platzer, our 1st/2nd grade teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School.
What is your favorite bible verse and why?
1 John 3:1 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called on children of God! And that is what we are!”
I love this passage because it’s a great reminder to us all that we have an almighty Father and we are his children! God is always with us and what a blessing that we can always call on him as his daughter/son.
What inspires you about teaching?
Teaching is an opportunity to take students on a journey. To teach them about their Savior and the joy of learning. I love seeing students get that “ah-ha” moment and light up, excited to share what they have learned.
Can you give me a brief description of your classroom and objectives for this school year?
My classroom is a bright place with spaces for students to write, read, create and sing. My objectives for the school year are for the students to foster a love of reading and for their Savior. I’d love for the students to come home and read their family and friends a Bible story. 🙂
You are a cookie. What kind would you be and why?
I would say Chocolate chip cookie. While I love many different types of cookies you can’t beat the “classic cookie.” I love the classic look for clothing and I love to listen to oldies-classic! 🙂
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while teaching?
A few years ago while I was living and teaching in Nebraska I had a visitor show up to class. In the middle of one of my morning classes I looked up and said “cow.” My students quickly turned around and noticed a cow looking into our classroom. I walked down to my principal’s room and he told me to herd the cow back into the pasture. So for the next 10 minutes my students got to watch me from the window as I herded the cow back into it’s pasture.
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
“Hola, I”m Peter Piper Penguin and I’m here to eat your pickles. Por favor”
Almost every day people comment about how troubled they are about trends in our country: increased violence, immorality and selfishness.
For the first time in a decade, we’re back into the book of Revelation to hear what the Spirit shared with the Apostle John. We’ll watch the Lamb open the seals of judgment and call the trumpets to sound forth. We’ll also see how the Lion of Judah (Jesus) is woven into every theme and every victory described in Revelation 6-9. This study will be taught by our Pastoral Team in the Sanctuary. Child care is available.
September 9 – November 25
Sundays @ 9:15am
For immediate release: Ozaukee Press – September 5, 2018
After heavy extended rains (about 7.5 inches) on Sunday night and early Monday morning, August 27th, a substantial portion of the facility at Our Savior Lutheran Church & School was invaded by a flash flood. The lowest part of the church (Fellowship Hall, Classroom, Library, and Kitchen) received extensive water damage due to the nearly two feet of standing water. Many rooms, including furnace rooms, storage areas, and stairwell were also flooded. Continue reading “Significant Flood Damage at Our Savior Lutheran, Grafton, WI”
Sunday mornings at 9:15 am
September 9, 16, 23 & 30 – October 14, 21 & 28 – November 4
Led by Staff Minister Tom Hering, this eight-week class will encourage discussion while exploring a variety of topics for husbands and wives.
Mr. Grulke’s classroom off the Family Life Center upper lobby.
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10