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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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Prayer Circle – February 3, 2019

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken

Ecclesiastes 4:12b

At the 50th anniversary celebration the husband was asked, “What is the secret of your long marriage?” “Well,” drawled the gentleman, “I never tried to hold things together with a thread when I needed a rope.” After the puzzled laughter subsided, he added, “Handling life’s problems alone would have been tough. My wife gave me added strength. But the Lord held us together.”

After God created Adam, He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). God formed Eve to be Adam’s earthly partner, a strand of two woven into one flesh. However, the heart of any marriage is truly defined as A cord of three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12b).

Christ, the Third Strand, gives strength to husband and wife. A shared faith in Him sustains us in the challenges of life and multiplies the joys of our blessings. The Creator desires to be the center of every marriage.

Ukraine – Lord, in America, we sometimes take our religious freedom for granted. In Ukraine, they can’t do so because these freedoms barely exit. If those challenges weren’t enough, local superstitions and false teachers lead many astray. Politics and economic pressures add to the temptation to give up their faith. Heavenly Father, we pray that you would give the Ukrainian believers the same courage and fortitude as the early Christians, so that they never abandon the true faith. Freedom from sin in Christ is far too important to lose. Through your Holy Spirit, give them the hope and strength to carry on. Amen.

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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!

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Prayer Circle – January 20, 2019

“Why are you troubled …?”

Luke 24:38b 

…the fruit of the Spirit is…peace… 

Galatians 5:22

MY TROUBLE IS MY PAST. Try as we might, it is difficult to forget the past as well as forgive ourselves. We carry around a load of guilt. We yearn for peace and the Holy Spirit whispers…

He [Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:2

MY TROUBLE IS THE PRESENT. Bills are due and money is short. We are alone and lonely. Our parents are aging. Unemployment is just around the corner. Our teenager is troubled. We cry aloud and the Spirit answers…

Good people suffer many troubles, but the Lord saves them from them all…

Psalm 34:19 GNT

MY TROUBLE IS THE FUTURE. We don’t even have peace at night because we’re worrying about what may happen. The Holy Spirit gently echoes the words of Jesus…

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”

John 14:27

Mission for the Visually Impaired – Loving Father, thank you for WELS Mission to the Visually impaired, which reaches out to and assists those whose visual limitations could otherwise inhibit their access to the gospel. Give us the desire and resources to help those suffering with this disability in our own congregation and throughout our synod. Amen.

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