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Prayer Circle – June 2, 2019

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22

A few essentials are needed to run: water, food, clothes, shoes, and, of course, breath. Seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? You need to breathe when running. If you don’t breathe, you won’t go far. After Jesus’ resurrection from the grave and before His ascension into heaven, His disciples learned that a few essentials were also needed to proclaim the Good News of salvation to the world. They needed living water (John 4:10), the bread of life (John 6:51), clothes of righteousness (Galatians 3:27), shoes (Ephesians 6:15), and breath.

But this breath is different than the breath needed by a runner. Jesus breathed on them the breath of life, the Holy Spirit. As the One who calls, gathers, and enlightens, the Holy Spirit was essential for the disciples to be able to complete the work Christ gave to them. This life-giving breath is also essential for us. The Holy Spirit called us by the Gospel, gathered us into God’s kingdom, and enlightened us with His gifts. Only He can begin faith in one’s heart, and only He can equip us to share that faith with others.

Welcome Home effort – Jesus, our loving Shepherd, “we all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way,” but you have sought us out and brought us into your fold. May our thanks for your mercy drive us to show the same love to and patience with our fellow members. Help us to invite them to worship and Bible study, to grow in your Word and through the Lord’s Supper, because we know the joy and confidence this brings. Bless our synod’s “Welcome Home” efforts to bring us all closer to you. Amen.

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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.

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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.

May 26th Prayers

Lord, on this Memorial Day weekend, we honor those men and women who died while serving in the United States military. Help us to never take their sacrifice for granted. We thank the Lord for the blessing of religious freedom as we live in a free and bountiful country. We seek your ongoing care for those who continue to serve our nation, securing peace for our citizenry. in our nation.  We pray that Christians will use this freedom to worship God and share the good news with others.

WELS Multi-Language Publications – Dear Lord, more than 2.9 million print items, audio and video resources, and online training resources have been produced to date in more than 52 languages—all through WELS Multi-Language Publications. Thank you for this blessing, which has assisted and enhanced outreach opportunities for so many churches, especially in places where our synod does not have resident missionaries. May those who work in this division of WELS World Missions continue to find strength and confidence in your promise that your Word does not return to you empty, but always accomplishes what you desire and achieves the purpose for which you sent it.

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May 19th Prayers

“[Judah’s] nobles send their servants for water; they come to the cisterns; they find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are ashamed and confounded and cover their heads.”  Jeremiah 14:3

“Give it all you’ve got!” We’ve heard this saying at a sporting event, during a work project, or when we were about to take a test. It encourages us to put forth our best effort. Jeremiah wrote about servants who went to look for water, did their best, and found nothing. Their jars were empty, and they were ashamed. What happens when our best isn’t good enough? What happens when we have nothing left to give or when we give it all and get nothing in return? It is in these times that it is extremely easy to get down and discouraged and eventually just give up all hope of succeeding.

When we are discouraged, worn down, and weary, Jesus comes to us with the promise that we don’t have to give anything. By His death and resurrection, He gives us forgiveness and the assurance of eternal life. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13).

Ministerial Education – Father in heaven, today we ask your blessing upon all those who graduate this month from our ministerial education schools: Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Luther Preparatory School, and Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Bless these graduates as they enter a new phase of their lives as your witnesses, especially those receiving divine calls into the public ministry.  May your wisdom and strength be with them in all that they do for the glory of your name. Amen.

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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 

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