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Rainbow over St OlafWeekly Announcements

Announcements for October 21st & 22nd 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.

Harvest Fest & Lamplight Service– Saturday 10/21/17     

Our traditional Lamplight Service at 5:00 pm will be followed by a Harvest Supper including stew & breads, at 6:15 pm.

Please bring dessert items if you can, if not just show up for the fun!

There will also be old fashion games, pumpkin carving/painting and bonfire (weather permitting).

Free will offering will be taken for donations to the ELCA Disaster Relief Fund helping those affected by the recent hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and storms.

REFORMATION SUNDAY – 500th Anniversary – October 29th

Join us, as we continue our reflections on the Reformation during this 500th Anniversary year, for Popcorn & Potluck after worship in Fellowship Hall to watch the acclaimed 2003 movie “Luther”.

Event Details – November 7, 2017 – Event is 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Link active 6:45 pm – Register for the event by clicking on this link – -click here-

 

Semi-annual Congregational Meeting – 11/5/17

We will be holding a semi-annual congregational meeting on Sunday,

Nov. 5 after the 9:00 service for the purpose of voting on proposed changes to the St. Olaf Constitution. Please plan to attend.

SOAR – St. Olaf Addicted Readers – 11/14/17

We invite you again to join us in reading and then discussing some of our favorite books on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Our next book is titled ‘Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal’ by Christopher Moore. Look in the weekly announcements for the location of this book club.

2017 Lutefisk Dinner Preparation Dates

This year’s Lutefisk dinner will be held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017. The BAKE SALE will be held during the Dinner. The success of this year’s BAKE SALE depends upon the help and generous donations of HOME MADE baked goods by our members. Please look over the schedule of bake/preparation dates (flyers located around church, in the caller, on the website). This is a great opportunity for members to get together and bake the special Norwegian cookies as well as some other fancy cookies. Both experienced bakers and those who are just learning are welcome. If you’ve never made Norwegian cookies, or have not done much baking, this is the perfect time to come and have fun with everyone. Many hands make quick work! Preparations start November 8th. Please contact Cindy Schlieve, 920-474-7134, with any questions.

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.

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!

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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