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Rainbow over St OlafWeekly Announcements

Announcements for February 24th & 25th 2018- 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.

Maple Syrup Supplies

Our maple syrup fundraising project is near. Because members and friends of St. Olaf have contributed canning jars throughout this past year, we have enough jars for this season. However, donations of 5 boxes of wide mouth lids and 10 boxes of narrow mouth lids are needed. If we have a bountiful year of production, more contributions would be welcome.                         ~Lyn Johnson

Weekend Hospitality Teams

Weekend worship services are the primary opportunity for us to come together as a community and for visitors to experience how we express our hospitality and care to others. A big part of that is greeting people with a smile, assisting worship with ushering, ringing the bell or supplying flowers for the altar, and providing a time to gather in fellowship after worship with coffee and snacks. If you would like to help with making that happen, please consider signing up by going online to http://ss76.com:8172/ or on our website www.st-olaf.org, Ministries, Team Help.

In addition, if you would like to be an assisting minister – reading the lessons, prayers, and helping with communion – please talk to Pr. Tom or Jane Christenson for more information.

Retirement Party for Larry Westfield

Pikes Peak Lounge at the  Schauer Arts Center SUNDAY,

FEBRUARY 25th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Go to  http://evite.me/TQ2acKfVYw to RSVP by February 18th.

Annual Pie Auction – Sunday March 4th at 11:00 a.m.

Bid on your favorite piece or a whole pie.   Our annual Pie Auction will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Light refreshments will be available before & during the Pie Auction. Proceeds will help support youth events. Students, families, and others are asked to bring 2 pies each.

ST. OLAF BOOK CLUB NEXT MEETING DATE: Tuesday March 13th 2018

St. Olaf Addicted Readers (S.O.A.R.) invite you to join us in reading, and then discussing, some of our favorite books on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Our selection for March is “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. We will meet at the home of Jane Christenson, N1292 Hwy O, Rubicon.

Book selections

March 13th 2018 A Man Called Ove Author – Fredrik Backman

April 10th 2018 A Thousand Acres Author – Jane Smiley

May 8th 2018 Pride & Prejudice (open to another option) Author – Jane Austen

PIG! PIG! PIG!

It doesn’t take long for a tiny piglet to grow to 200 pounds or more. And  when this not-so-little piggy goes to the market, it’s worth a pretty penny. Should a family have a failed harvest, medical expense or other unexpected need, this gift can be cashed in to make all the difference. Please consider taking home an ELCA Good Gifts Pig Bank and filling it with your spare coins as a Lenten discipline, and let’s see how many pigs we can donate to help families around the world have a more stable income.

 

Easter Flower Orders If you want to order Easter flowers for the church, order forms are out now. Orders and money are due by March 4th

Wine & Beer Tasting Tickets Available

Our annual event is fast approaching. Buy your tickets now, $30 in advance, $35 at the door the day of the event. Event is March 24, 2018 6:00-9:00pm. Contact John Christenson to purchase your tickets jchristenson435@gmail.com OR purchase them through our website www.st-olaf.org

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.

Tuesday Morning Quilting

We are making quilts again, Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. at St. Olaf, in the fellowship hall.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

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!

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!!

Mt. 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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