New this week – September 9th

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].