Service Opportunities

So much holiday bustle and many things to do.  Many among us are struggling with serious health problems.  Some patients need blood to make it through to see another Christmas with their family.  Please consider giving the gift of life to someone this Christmas.  Your donation is a great gift of yourself that does not cost a thing but a wee bit of courage.   We will of course be having great food and some Christmas cheer! 

ST. OLAF’S NEXT BLOOD DRIVE

Monday, December 18, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm St. Olaf Lutheran Church

W653 Roosevelt Road Rubicon, WI 53078

To sign up  – click here

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FAMILY PROMISE

Guests here January 21st to 28th 2018

Needed are a few High School or Confirmation Class youth to help the adults unload the trailer and set up the cots on Sunday, October 1st at 11:15 a.m. We are encouraging families to sign up to make and serve a meal together or provide fellowship in the evening. Many thanks to those families that have served together in the past. It’s uplifting to see families working together to support this vital ministry. It’s God’s Work, Our Hands that help the needy as Christ calls us to serve. Sign up on the sheets in the Gathering area.

Volunteers Needed to:  

-Clean basement space before 1/14/2018

-Unload van and set up beds

-Each of the 7 days –

     *Prepare and serve evening meals

     *Fellowship with guests until about 8:30

     *Stay overnight and serve breakfast

-Load the van, clean, & set up for Sunday School

-Wash laundry and pack away “stuff”

Thank you for volunteering: Call or email Elaine or Justine or sign up at church

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2018 SPRING ADULT MISSION TRIP

WITH LAKE CLUSTER CONGREGATIONS

Have you thought about helping those recovering after a natural disaster? We have a great opportunity with our area cluster churches with everything arranged. Will you join me, Pastor Tom, and give a week of service to bring a smile on people’s faces who have lost their homes? Then read on…

What: Hurricane Harvey recovery in the Houston area (where 330,000 homes were destroyed) When:

Early Sat April 14 to late Sat April 20 (overnight stays both ways)

Accommodations and Work Planning: Salem Lutheran Church, Tomball, TX

Work: Cleanup and rebuilding

Volunteer Cost: $400 – $500 (specific to be defined)

Transportation: Rental vans – 15 passenger Ford Transit style.

Target Count: 40 volunteers

Kickoff Meeting: Tuesday Dec 5, 2017, 6:30 PM, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Waukesha

St. Luke ’s Trip Contact : Don French (262) 896- 0225, d-french@sbcglobal.net

Please sign up early. We expect many people will want to help

More Information- click here

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to help at worship services as: “greeter”, “bell ringer”, “usher”, or to provide “flowers” or “snacks”.

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WEEKDAY MORNING QUILTING 

Come and help! No experience needed. “Many hands make light work.”  A weekday morning to be announced, at 9:15 a.m., we’ll make quilts. Many of our quilts are donated to Lutheran World Relief. LWR is a nonprofit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice, and human  suffering.  Our  quilts are made to provide warmth, but often find additional uses.  Need more encouragement? Questions? Call Elaine Monis 414-840-4629.

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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.   

HELP NEEDED FOR SUNDAY SERVICES We really need more members to participate in one or more of the 12 St. Olaf’s Steward Groups.  Each month, a different group of church members handle the Sunday service duties of greeting, ushering, bell ringing and serving of snacks and coffee.  Each group has a Head Steward who coordinates the handling of the above duties for each Sunday in their month.  We need help for any of the 12 months and especially September.  Please let me know if you and your family would like to participate in one or more of the groups.  If so, you will be contacted by the Head Steward for the month(s) you prefer.

VOLUNTEER MOBIL MEAL DRIVER NEEDED:  St. Olaf, along with the other Ashippun area churches, serves this community by delivery midday hot meals to shut-ins.  Shorehaven coordinates the program and provides the meals according the clients’ dietary needs.  We pick up the hot meal at Shorehaven in Oconomowoc and delivery it to our neighbors on Fridays.  There is an opening for an additional volunteer.  Please call Larry Christopherson or Elaine Monis if you could help out with this service.