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New this week – December 8, 2019

From the Board of Stewardship

The Rich Ruler was unable to part with his wealth in order to give himself completely to Jesus (Luke 18:18-25). Christ gave up all the glories of Heaven so that He could give Himself completely to us.  The Rich Fool hoarded his wealth and built bigger barns to store it all (Luke 12:13-21), Jesus emptied Himself and gave up everything to save us.  “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for [our] sakes He became poor, so that [we] through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).  This Christmas let us thank God for the Bethlehem-gift of His Son and seek His grace to give as He gave.

VOTERS’ MEETING

There will be a brief Voters’ Meeting held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:45am in the church sanctuary to hand out copies of the proposed Church Constitution and Bylaws.  Those unable to attend may contact the Church office for a copy.  A second congregational meeting is scheduled for January 5, 2020 at 11:45am to ratify the proposed Church Constitution and Bylaws.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on TODAY, Dec. 8th at 5:00pm.  We will meet in the Church office building and head out.  Please indicate your plan to participate by signing the sheet in the narthex. Continue reading “New this week – December 8, 2019”

November 17th Prayers

For we are the aroma of Christ to God …  2 Corinthians 2:15a

Though I rarely have to face this challenge, I do still remember a certain “aroma.”  The baby wipes box boasts that the wipes are fragrance free. If only there was a guarantee that the used baby wipe was also fragrance free! Like, me, you’ve probably had a couple gagging, eye-watering moments when duty calls! Before we judge our babies by what they sometimes produce, we need to take a whiff of ourselves. Scripture tells us that we were dead in our transgressions and sins, and dead things tend to be very smelly. In contrast, the apostle Paul wrote about a pleasant aroma, the Gospel of Christ, which makes us alive by His grace. The stinking, rotting self was left behind. We have the sure hope of eternal life, and that is news that must be shared!

You may think you are not up to the task of spreading this fragrant Good News. Paul also wrote that our sufficiency does not come from us, but from Christ alone. The Holy Spirit empowers us, making us bold in our witness to others.

Christmas evangelism – Our Savior Jesus Christ, we cannot go shopping at this time of the year without being reminded that Christmas is coming. We know that this holiday is the celebration of your birth, our God who became fully human to take away the sins of the world. Sadly, we realize that not everyone knows this good news even though it is for all people. Bless our congregation and our synod as we strive to bring this gospel about the Savior to the people living around us. Empower each of us to invite someone to worship Christ, the newborn King, along with us. By your grace, bring many more to hear the true message of Jesus Christ, which alone can bring true joy to the people of this world. We pray in the name of Christ, who became our brother to save us all. Amen. Continue reading “November 17th Prayers”

New this week – November 17, 2019

FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED!

The Kettle Moraine Lutheran Traveling Choir will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 24. Please consider contributing some items to help us feed the choir between services. You can find the sign-up sheet on the table in the back.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Ladies, reserve the date, Sunday, December 15th to participate in the 4:30 pm Advent by Candlelight at Our Savior.    Sign-up sheets for attending, hosting or making a dish to share are on a table in the Narthex. Advent by Candlelight is an opportunity for women to set aside the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation and focus their minds and hearts on the birth of Christ.  Beautiful decorations and fellowship provide a delightful atmosphere for the ladies to enjoy music and devotional time by candlelight.  Please sign up by December 1st.  Please contact Alison Wolff  if you would like to help with the planning.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Join us for Christmas caroling on Sunday Dec. 8th at 5:00pm.  We will meet in the Church office building and head out.  Please indicate your plan to participate by signing the sheet in the narthex.  Please note that there will not be a chili meal this year.

CHRISTMAS TREE & CHURCH DECORATING

Will be held Sat., Dec. 7th starting at 11:30 am.  We need your help!  We all truly enjoy the beautiful decorations in church at Christmas time.  Please come and help decorate our worship facility to celebrate our Savior’s birth. Continue reading “New this week – November 17, 2019”

PTF Fall Pizza – Help is Still Needed!

Our Savior Lutheran School PTF has sold record number of pizzas. Be sure to sign up to help on Saturday, November 23 @ 8:00 a.m.

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Many hands are needed and your help is appreciated. The morning goes by quickly with lots of fun and fellowship.

If you placed a pizza order, the pizzas may be picked up on Saturday afternoon between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.