Interactive Family Worship Begins

Our 9:00AM Sunday Service will be outdoors in the West parking lot.  This will be our first Interactive Family Worship led by Vicar Kellie and Pastor Jon. This will be like Bible Camp worship.  It will be fun and accessible for all ages, not just for families.  Bring a chair and enjoy the fall weather.  If it rains we are prepared to come inside, but hope to remain outside.  Outdoors, masks are optional as long as you maintain physical distance from those outside your bubble.  Our normal Saturday Service is at 5:00 PM will be livestreaming this week. It can also be seen on Sunday on demand.

God’s Work Our Hands Project right after church on Sunday – Immediately following worship we will have a service project to pack Lutheran World Relief School kits in the gym (wear a mask indoors).  Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you want to serve. With many hands it won’t take long.  We are simplifying things this year with one project for God’s Work Our Hands.  We also encourage you to go out and spread some kindness in you homes or neighborhoods that day. 

September Calendar Events

Join us this month any or all of these upcoming events. Please call Vicar Kellie with any questions.

  • August 31 @ 6:30pm-8pm – Drive-Thru Blessing of the Backpacks
  • September 1 @ 7am-8:15am – Drive-Thru Blessing of the Backpacks
  • September 8 @ 5:30pm – Confirmation Info Meeting
  • September 12 @ 9am – Interactive Family Worship, Rally Day
  • September 15 @ 5:30pm – Bell Choir Rehearsals, Confirmation Class
  • September 15 @ 6:30pm – Youth Community Night
  • September 19 @ 9:45am – Family Sunday School
  • September 19 @ 4pm-7pm – BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
  • September 22 @ 5:30pm – Bell Choir Rehearsals, Confirmation Class
  • September 22 @ 6:30pm – Youth Community Night
  • September 26 @ 9:45am – Family Sunday School

Notice of Congregational Meeting

A Special Congregational Meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom on Sunday, August 29, 2021, for the sole purpose of hearing about and voting on the Building and Grounds Team’s proposal for replacement/repair of the church’s heating system.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting.  A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting.  Viewing accommodations at church will be made for those who are unable to participate from home.

Masks Required for Worship

This has been a hard journey for all of us to endure as we now face the spread of the Delta Variant of Covid.  All along, we have have tried to “follow the science.”

Therefore, our Rise Again Team has been communicating after a review by Dr. Klamm of Winnebago County’s COVID risk level being listed as “Substantial”. In order to keep people safe, we advise that all who gather for worship at Our Saviors wear masks and practice physical distancing starting now until the numbers fall to safer levels. Leaders who are singing or speaking behind plexiglass can remove their masks during their time to share. 

Thank you for your grace and patience as we seek to do what is best for the most vulnerable among us.  

New Office Manager Hired

We have a new part-time Office Manager hired. Andrea Long, an Our Savior’s Member, who joined the church during my first new member’s class with her 4 kids, will begin her training on Tuesday, July 13th.  Her partner is Andrew Madson, the guitar builder. 

Andrea has an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Madison College.  She is working on her Bachelor’s part-time in Organizational Leadership at UW-Green Bay.  She has worked in the grocery business, banking business, and most recently as a Project Administrator for the building of the new Green Bay Packaging facility.  She plays Tuba and Baritone for the Neenah City Band. Welcome aboard Andrea.

Summer Office Hours

Our staff met this week and we decided to adjust our office hours to 9AM to 1PM Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs; 9AM to Noon on Fridays, and we will add a Wednesday evening from 4PM to 8PM for those who work or can’t make it here during the day. We will try this out for the summer to see how it works.  Pastor Jon and Vicar Kellie are available beyond these hours for pastoral emergencies or by appointment M-Th through the links below.

https://pastorjonstrasman.youcanbook.me

https://calendly.com/kellieescovy

VBS Needs Volunteers

We are partnering with Gloria Dei, St. Mark’s, and St. Paul Lutheran Churches to bring you Vacation Bible School August 1-5. We are still in need of a few volunteers. We have jobs for youth (15 and up) and adults! We are also in need of some foods, utensils, art supplies, etc. During worship, you will have an opportunity to grab a slip from our wishlist of items. Please consider supporting this awesome ministry! If you would like to donate items or volunteer to help during VBS, please contact Vicar Kellie at kescovy@our-saviors.org.