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Welcome 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.

Wednesday Morning Discussion -Location varies by week-

- Meets at 8:30 AM - Jan. 19th meeting (1st & 3rd Wed.) at Main Street Cafe, 48 N. Main Street, Hartford

- Meets at 9:00 AM - Jan. 26th meeting (4th Wed.) at Bridges120, 120 N. Main Street, Hartford

- Meets at 8:30 AM - Feb. 2nd meeting (1st & 3rd Wed.) at Main Street Cafe, 48 N. Main Street, Hartford

- Meets at 8:30 AM - Feb. 9th meeting (2nd & 5th Wed.) at Perc Place, 43 N. Main Street, Hartford

- Meets at 8:30 AM - Feb. 16th meeting (1st & 3rd Wed.) at Main Street Cafe, 48 N. Main Street, Hartford

      We meet every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. (except 4th Wed.)  Everyone is welcome!

Family Promise – Your help is always appreciated

– St. Olaf continues to partner with Family Promise to help homeless families in our extended community even though we have not had anyone actually staying at our church since January 2020.  When the pandemic hit, Family Promise remodeled the Promise Center in West Best with donations and the work being done by volunteers from various churches to be able to host families at the Center.  Churches provide monetary support along with meals and other supplies needed for the families during their designated weeks 4 or 5 times a year.

Please let Justine or Elaine know if you'd like to volunteer to make a meal or purchase needed supplies for Family Promise so we can coordinate taking the meals to West Bend to be distributed by the Family Promise staff.

The next week is: February 6th to 12th 2022

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  WHAT IS A CHILD'S SMILE WORTH?

A CHILD'S SMILE - 2021

A LOCAL MISSION WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

-click here for more information-

to A Child's Smile 2021

What's Up With The Steeple - click here for pictures

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St. Olaf Addicted Readers (S.O.A.R.)

Join us in reading and then discussing some of our favorite books on the 2nd Thursday of each month at noon, members homes..

Date Book Title Author Genre Leader
1-14-2021 Pax Sarah Pennypacker Fiction Julie
2-11-2021 The Stranger in the Woods Michael Finkel History Linda
3-11-2021 Martin Luther Martin E. Marty Biography Elaine/Mary K.
4-8-2021 Silent Spring Rachel Carson Non-Fiction Mary H
5-13-2021 Down Cut Shin Creek The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky Kathi Appelt History Jessie
6-10-2021 Good Talk Mira Jacob Memoir Vickie
7-8-2021 The Alice Network Kate Quinn Historical Fiction Mary K
8-12-2021 The Kurdish Bike Alesa Lightbourn Fiction Juile
9-9-2021 Sold on a Monday Kristina McMorris Historical Fiction Linda
10-14-2021 The Freedom Writers Diary Erin Gruwell Non-Fiction Mary H
11-11-2021 The Land Remembers Ben Logan History Mary K
12-9-2021 No Book/ Christmas Gathering

 At least 70-1/2 or know someone who is ?

Click here for Charitable Donation idea 

 

Adult Game Night at St. Olaf --- Last Saturday each month at 6pm when resumed. Currently not planned.

Join us for a potluck supper before heading to your favorite game table!  Let's get together and have some fun playing card games, board games, cribbage and more. Bring a dish to share and your enthusiasm for laughs and fun with new and old friends. Bring your favorite game too!

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Lost and Found – Please check our lost and found closet for items you may have left behind (located in the first closet down the hallway towards the fellowship hall). Any items not picked up, by the end of May, will be donated. 

Remember to Check Your Mailbox! Please try to check your mailbox (in the hallway next to the church office) every time you are at church. If you do not have a mailbox, please let Justine know. Thank You 

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

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.

The church council expresses its appreciation to Ron Egelseer, Jerry Feutz, Jim Lumsden, and others who either help with the project or have donated scrap metal.  Since Ron organized the project in 2012, selling scrap metal has produced over $39,000 for St. Olaf's ministry.  That's thinking outside the box for St. Olaf's.

Youth are still sponsoring “Elia” from Bolivia 

The St. Olaf youth continue to sponsor Elia, a 12 year old girl from Bolivia, with the organization Food for the Hungry. Please remember to donate so we can send in our monthly commitment amount which helps to send her to school, have medical care, and other necessities.   Mark your envelope “Elia” when giving your donation.

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. Reservation request form is under "Resources-Forms/Documents" above or click here. Thank You!!

Mt. Meru Coffee for sale - Mt Meru Coffee Project

Doing Justice never tasted so Good

 

 St Olaf Scrip Program(Gift Cards)

 click here for family order form

click here for short order form

 

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