Announcements

 

Rainbow over St OlafWeekly Announcements

Announcements for August 19th & 20th 2017 – click here for copy

Welcome imageWelcome Visitors

Welcome to all of our visitors. We are glad to have you worship with us! We invite you to stay for coffee and treats after the service and sign our guest book before you leave. Book is located on the podium in the gathering area.

VBS Thank You!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make VBS a success this year. It was a great week! Consider continuing to volunteer with Sunday morning education hour. Let Justine or Pr. Tom know if you are interested.

Member Picture Directory – Sign Up NOW

We are in the process of putting together a St. Olaf member picture directory.

Go to

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y3p8m4tv/

to schedule your appointment. Each family that gets their picture taken will receive a FREE directory and 8×10 picture. You do have the option to buy more pictures, but you are NOT obligated to do so. Dates of these pictures are Sept 14 & 15, 2:00pm–9:00pm and Sept 16, 9:00am-4:00pm Our goal is to get every member photographed! We are also in need of volunteers to check in people for their picture time on these dates. If you are able to help out please let Shannon know, stolafsecretary@gmail.com or 920-474-7042.

Backpack & Briefcase              Blessing – 8/26 & 8/27

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, we want to celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students, preschool through adult, bring your backpacks, briefcases…to our Saturday or Sunday worship service. The service will lift up children and students of all ages, dedicating them to God’s glory as we begin a new school year. Teachers, aides, principles, administrators, secretaries, cooks, librarians, janitors and bus drivers…come to church to be blessed, affirmed in your vocation and encouraged as you serve children and families in your daily work! Join us for this Celebration Sunday!

Faith Formation For All Ages – 8/27

(Sunday School, 7-12th grade Youth & Adults)

There will be an important informational meeting on Sunday, August 27 at 10:15 a.m. for parents & adults for our fall “Faith Formation” programming.   We request parents of Sunday school, 7 & 8th graders, in addition to High School youth and adults be there to hear about the ministry plan for the upcoming school year.

Let’s Make This A Family Affair

Outreach For Hope Bike Ride – 9/9

We are getting a group of St. Olaf youth, parents and adults together to take part in this bike ride. We will have a trailer to transport bikes to the starting point. Outreach for Hope Family Bike on Sept. 9th. Registration is now open. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. For information and to register visit the website www.ofhbikeride.com or talk to Pr. Tom.

RALLY DAY is “GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS” DAY Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m.

Outdoor Worship, Open House & Potluck Lunch,

Road trip to Lutherdale Bible Camp

We will begin this Rally Day Celebration with an Outdoor Worship Service at 9:00am, weather permitting. Then proceed to the Open House at the parsonage next door, or as we say, at the Pietz family’s condo. Bring your outdoor lounge chairs.

It’s Potluck so bring your favorite dish to pass. There will be s’mores on the campfire, fellowship on the patio, and

the younger children can enjoy the swing set playground area, while the older kids can play hoops, ultimate Frisbee, soccer or football.   All ages are invited: Youth of all ages, families, parents, and other adults.

At 12:30, whoever is able to go, will carpool to Lutherdale Bible Camp for an intergenerational meal packing event for our “God’s Work, Our Hands” Day service project. All meals packed will go to our local food pantries. It’s a great way to do a fun service project together.

We will finish at Lutherdale at 5:00 and be back by 6:00 p.m.   Confirmation Class students will get service hours for this group service project.

Youth of all ages, families & adults are encouraged to participate. We especially need the 7-12th graders to go with us to Lutherdale.   See the sign up poster in the Gathering area or rsvp to Justine.

Fellowship Hall Reservations

Please remember to contact the church secretary if you wish to use the fellowship hall. The calendar is on the website if you wish to check availability beforehand, but you must reserve it through the office. Thank You!!

people imaageWould You Like to be a Member of St. Olaf Church? 

If you are curious to hear more about the ministries and mission of St. Olaf’s and may consider membership contact Pastor Tom at 262-490-4057 or stolafpastor@gmail.com

Youth are sponsoring “Elia” from Bolivia 

The St. Olaf youth are sponsoring Elia, a 9 year old girl from Bolivia, with the organization Food for the Hungry. Please remember to donate. The informational poster is displayed by the Youth board in the hallway.

Piggly Wiggly Receipts

Do you shop at “The Pig” on Hwy P in Oconomowoc? If you do, you could help out the St. Olaf youth by simply dropping your receipt into the blue box by the “sign up” board, across from the St. Olaf office. The youth group gets 1% back on all receipts turned in!

Donate your old eyeglasses & hearing aids

Seeing firsthand how valuable it is to recycle eyeglasses and give them to those in need, like we did in Swaziland, we want to make it known that we have a drop off container here at St. Olaf to collect donated eyeglasses and hearing aids that will be recycled.   Larry Christopherson, a Lions’ member here at church, will be responsible for getting the donated glasses to the proper Lions’ facility where they are refurbished and marked with the prescription.  Please bring your old glasses and hearing aids and place them in the Lions donation bucket located next to the food pantry donation basket in the entryway. Thanks for recycling and sharing!

picture-coffee-iconMt. Meru Coffee for sale – Mt Meru Coffee Project

Doing Justice never tasted so Good

We serve Mt. Meru Coffee here. Only $10.00 for a bag! Tanzania has had good weather and we now have a surplus of coffee. We need to sell AT LEAST 5 (FIVE) bags each week to reduce the surplus! Thank you to those who bought coffee last weekend. Coffee makes great gifts!

 

 St Olaf Scrip Program(Gift Cards)

 click here for family order form

click here for short order form

SCRAP METAL DRIVE

St. Olaf’s has been doing a metal scrap drive on a continuous basis.  

Money collected has been and will continue to be applied to many church projects.

Everyone is urged to place metal items in dumpster located in the church parking lot. 

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Kiosk:  Check the kiosk or “Community News” section on website for other events happening in the area.

Lost and Found

Be sure to check the lost and found for items you may have left at church. Many items are there now. Lost and found is located in the closet in the hallway by the fellowship hall.