OUTREACH EVENT AT SAINT JOHN’S ON THE HILLSIDE
St. John’s on the Hillside is a congregation located northwest of downtown Milwaukee in a tightly-knit neighborhood where over 50% of its population lives below the poverty line. They are having a Baby and Toddler Supply Drive to provide some of the physical needs that their population could truly use. This also enables this church family to meet the spiritual needs of their neighbors by sharing the love of Christ and His saving Word. St. John’s will distribute the baby and toddler items at their church on Saturday, October 10th.
We at Our Savior will help them by collecting items that they will distribute. We invite you to participate in this outreach effort by dropping off donated items here at church. Our donation deadline is October 4th. On Sunday mornings, please place your items in the Family Life Center lower lobby. On Thursday evenings, place items in the church lobby. You may drop off donations in the church office Monday – Thursday between 8 am and 3 pm. For a detailed list of what is needed please visit:
ARE YOU ABLE TO PROVIDE ANY OF THESE ITEMS?
- Pack and plays
- Baby and Toddler clothes (any size, any gender, newborn through size 5T)
- Diapers (any size)
- Baby blankets
- Non-perishable food items for babies and toddlers
- Baby carriers
- Boppy Pillows
- Diaper bags
- Baby shampoo, soap, lotion
- Tearless child shampoo, soap, lotion
- Baby playsets (walkers, floor mats, etc)
- Booster seats (the type used at kitchen tables, NOT booster car seats)
- Changing pads
Car seats of any variety will NOT be accepted.
Items can be new or used – however, please donate “gently used” items (no holes, no stains, not threadbare).
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY
September 13 to November 8
In the Old Testament there are many accounts of the rise and fall of kingdoms and family trees. How do these thousands of years of history relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ and our salvation? Based on the book His Hand Among the Nations printed by Northwestern Publishing House, Pastor Hintz will lead a discussion about the nations that surrounded God’s Old Testament people. We will see how God’s guiding hand worked for the good of his chosen ones to finally carry out his great plan of salvation for all nations through Jesus Christ. The study will assure us that even in the most difficult days, God’s hand holds onto us and guides us in saving faith along the way to eternal glory with him. This class will be taught in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays at 9:15am.
SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING
A special congregational Voters’ meeting was held Sunday, August 30. The Voters approved the following items:
- Our Lutheran elementary school’s Mission-Vision-Objectives (MVO) document.
- Replacing our teacherage roof.
- Funding for the school COVID cleaning plan.
- Refinance our current mortgage loan to lower the interest rate by 1.45%, adjust the term to 10 years, and add $50,000 to the loan amount.
On-site Sunday School
We are forming a plan at Our Savior to offer a different approach for on-site Sunday School! It will change how we group the students, where they meet, and what activities are included to allow the students to social distance during the Sunday School hour. In addition, the start date and frequency of on-site classes will be adjusted. Currently the first session of Sunday School is scheduled for Sunday, October 4. We plan to meet only on Communion Sundays the first two months (Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15). We will assess and make decisions as we go. We plan to invite our teens to assist with our modified Sunday School rather than attend a regular weekly teen study. Watch for more details in September.
Home Remote Sunday School
A home remote Sunday School option now exists as well. Northwestern Publishing House is producing Christ-Light Lesson Videos taught by experienced WELS teachers available via the NPH website and YouTube channel prior to each Sunday. Access to these Lesson Videos is free with no required password. After children watch the Lesson Video with their parents, parents help them complete an activity related to the lesson. Printed student lesson packets (reasonably priced) are available for parents to order for home delivery and use. Please use the following link to learn more about home Sunday School and how to order lessons to use in your home with your children.
Perhaps you want to participate in both our on-site and NPH’s home remote Sunday School. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Hering in the church office.
God bless all your efforts to remain connected to Jesus and to keep him central and most important in your family!
A simple request… We seek your continued prayers for our church and school leaders, and leaders everywhere, who continue to prayerfully make decisions for churches and schools while navigating through changing and challenging times. May God grant them wisdom as they wade through varying resources and opinions concerning school openings, worship services, Bible classes and other activities. And may God grant kindness, patience, and Christian love to all those impacted by these decisions. May all our interactions foster unity and encouragement as brothers and sisters in Christ.
*Please note that this is the second of two publications of NEWS TO NOTE in August.