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.
ST. OLAF BOOK CLUB NEXT MEETING DATE: DECEMBER 12th
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 December is “Murder on Astor Place” by Victoria Thompson. We will meet at the home of Mary Hershoff.
December 12th 2017 – Murder on Astor Place Author – Victoria Thompson
January 9th 2018 – Our Souls at Night Author – Kent Haruf
February 13th 2018 – Three Cups of Tea Author – Greg Mortenson
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
To show our appreciation for all your help and support of the annual dinner & bake sale, St. Olaf Women of Grace invite the entire St. Olaf family to a simple soup supper before the Advent Holden Evening Prayer service, Dec 13th. Serving will begin at 5:45pm. The Advent worship is from 7:00-7:30pm.
St. Olaf Service (SOS) opportunity
We are looking for an individual(s) with knowledge and interest in assessing our current computer data management software and network to help us utilize it more effectively and recommend changes that will enhance its utility for wider use. Please contact Dave Johnston (414-531-2484) or Roger Johnson (414-651-3915) in the next couple weeks if you can help.
“A Child’s Smile”
This is the 6th year for our “A Child’s Smile” program. Scrip cards to Walmart and other donated presents will be given to children of local rural families in need who otherwise won’t experience the joy of Christmas. Last year we provided over $8,253 in gift cards, warm mittens and caps, and other presents to 195 children. I am challenging St. Olaf’s Congregation to match the contributions I am receiving from the community. Make contributions payable to St. Olaf’s and designate to “A Child’s Smile”. You can put them in the plate or send to me. I must receive contributions by Dec. 13th. ~ Rog Johnson
New Member Class Meeting – Sunday, December 10th at 10:15am
Those interested in hearing more about St. Olaf, to consider membership, meet in the Conference Room. Please let Pastor Tom know that you will be attending. A sign-up sheet is on the information desk (next to the mailboxes). If you are interested in membership but this date does not work for you, please talk with Pastor Tom for an alternative meeting time.
Our Annual CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, to celebrate the birth of Christ, is on CHRISTMAS EVE at 9:00 a.m.
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.
Free MOVIE NIGHT
Wednesday, December 27th 6:00 pm arrival
Time to relax after the Christmas hustle & bustle. Come to church with your sleeping bag, comfy blanket and/or a lawn chair for Movie Night showing at 6:30 in the Fellowship hall on our new Smart TV and another movie showing in the Youth Room. Bring a snack, dessert, fruit, or cheese & crackers to share. The names of the movies will be revealed soon. Everyone is welcome: Teens, Families, Children, Parents & Adults!
Would 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 email@example.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)
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.
Kiosk: Check the kiosk or “Community News” section on website for other events happening in the area.