The Messenger

The Monthly Newsletter of Blessed Savior Lutheran Church

A Message from Pastor Sander

“I was glad when they said to me: Let us go to the House of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1

My Dear Friend:

A simple thing like going to church was taken from us for a while. To some, who have not yet returned, it already extends to a year-and-half! In April 2020 our “House of the Lord” locked its doors to help contain a deadly pestilence that was sweeping the world. We were told that by observing the rules of social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing our hands often we could deny a new supply of food to the virus, and therefore, eliminate it from the face of the earth.

But alas! It has been 18 months and we are not free from it. It keeps mutating and finding new homes. I am writing you to ask you for your understanding and help in getting our church and its activities here on our campus back to normal. The Board of Elders of Blessed Savior has spent many hours searching the news and statistics of the pandemic so they could lead us through this difficult time without allowing any chance of us promoting a superspreading event.

The words of David hit home! “I was glad when they said to me: Let us go to the House of the Lord.” All the precautions hurt for the time being. So, we pray the Lord to help us, and then we put in the effort He has enabled us to contribute for the common good.

The marks of this pandemic are many and widespread. Families all over the world are suffering from its effects, that affected far more that our bodies’ health. In many cases, the virus destroyed relationships. It caused divisions among us. It split families and social groups. The healing will continue long after this plague is gone. Let us raise our prayers to the only true God, the only one who can help us in times of trouble.

Then, yes, we will be glad to go to the house of the Lord, when we can go without obstruction and without restrictions! Lord, have mercy! Grant it, Lord, to us all!

In the service of the Lord Jesus,

Pastor Martinho Q. Sander

September Calendar

Serving Us in Worship

September Birthdays and Anniversaries

Preschool News

Blessings from our Father

Greetings from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It is that time of year again, back to school! We welcome all of our families to the 2021-2022 school year and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us! We thank Him for the many blessings that we receive daily -because we are His children.

What greater gift in life can we have, than the blessings of our Heavenly Father? Every day He provides for our every need. He takes care of us and loves us so very much! He knows what we need, when we need it, no need to fret. His blessing of love is a big one and what greater blessing than that do we get the chance to share with every student and family that passes through our doors.

With that said school starts Wednesday, September 1st. We are ready and blessed to have many new families joining our educational family. The rooms are all prepared and ready to go and waiting for students and learning to soon fill them! Our teachers are ready to go and waiting for students to teach. During the summer months these rooms took a small break, soon these rooms will be filled with noise of fun and learning! I urge you to take some time and look at what Blessed Savior is offering, tour our classrooms, walk the halls, talk with the teachers, and see God’s work being done!

I want to thank you for your support and the opportunity that we have to share the saving Gospel message with the students and families here at Blessed Savior. May the Lord continue to bless that mission for however long He sees fit. To God be the glory!

In His Service,

Jennifer Leinss

Fall Bible Study Opportunities

We are THRILLED to welcome you back to in-person Bible Classes! We offer a Bible Class nearly every day of the week, so we hope you are able to find one that fits your needs!

SUNDAY MORNING at 9:15am, join Pastor Sander in the Fellowship Hall for a study on the book of Psalms beginning Sunday, September 12.

TUESDAY LADIES BIBLE STUDY at 9am. Led by DCE Jaime Greene, we'll take a deeper look at the Sermon on the Mount. Begins Tuesday, September 14.

TUESDAY ZOOM BIBLE STUDY at 7pm. If you enjoy the comforts of home while participating in a Bible Study, this is for you! We'll take a longer look at the lessons for the upcoming week beginning Tuesday, September 14. Please contact DCE Jaime Greene at to receive the Zoom link.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY at 7pm. Led by Mr. Duane Graf, we'll see what the Apostle Paul had to share with Timothy, as he prepared him to carry on with spreading the Gospel in 1st and 2nd Timothy. Please contact DCE Jaime Greene if you plan to attend so we can have enough materials. Begins Wednesday, September 15.

THURSDAY MORNING at 9:30am. Join Pastor Sander as he walks us through a study on the book of John beginning Thursday, September 16.

WOMEN'S HOME BIBLE STUDY on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Mrs. Diane Gihring and Mrs. Kathy Herbst will lead the group through Bible Studies provided by LWML. Please contact Diane, Kathy, or the church office for more information. The first Bible Study meets on Tuesday, September 14.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 8am. Mr. Tom Wartick will lead the group through the book of Ephesians beginning Saturday, September 11.

Sunday School

We are excited to welcome you back to Sunday school in-person. Classes are offered for children ages 3 through 8th grade. Sunday School will kick-off on Sunday, September 12th at 9:15 in Oswald Hall. Please make plans to join us! Please note that Sunday school children and teachers will be required to wear masks. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jennifer Leinss in the church office.

Join our Music Ministry!

Calling all musicians! Would you like to share your gifts of music with the congregation during our worship services? We would love to have you join us! Please contact Kim Woller at or 262-844-8145 if you are interested in or have any questions about the following opportunities:

Instrumental or Vocal Solos, Duets, Quartets and Small Ensembles

Choir: Rehearsals are on hold for the time being. When we resume, we will meet from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the sanctuary.

Handbells: Rehearsals resume on Saturday, September 18th. We meet from 9-10am in the church sanctuary. If you are interested in learning about or joining the handbell choir, please let Kim know! We would love to grow our small ensemble.

*Editor's Note: Out of love and for the safety of our neighbor all musicians (instrumental and vocal) will be required to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status.

Sharing your gift of music is one special way to serve our Lord!

Women's Ministry

NEW DATE - Women’s Ministries Garden Tea Party. Saturday, September 25th at 1:00 pm. This will be an outdoor event. We hope you can join us for this special social event with Christian Fellowship, Tea and Appetizers, Tea Trivia, Prettiest Hat Competition, $1 Raffle, and Free Will Offering. Proceeds will benefit the Green Power Garden for the Hope Center in Waukesha. $5 tickets will be available after church services or call Kim Hovie at 414-899-4003.

Garden Tea Party Table Hostesses are Needed and Appreciated. As a Table Hostess, you will provide a table and chairs for four (4). Decorate your table and provide tea party settings, teapot, a carafe(s), etc. Sign up on the Women’s Ministries Bulletin Board or email our Women’s Ministries Gmail at

SAVE THE DATE - Women's Ministries Fellowship & Meeting: Join us on Tuesday, October 5th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will meet Dora and learn about Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dogs. Dora and other pups interact with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations. All women are invited to the fellowship and meeting. Children and men are also invited for the first hour to meet Dora and enjoy our program speaker, along with a Dora photoshoot, tasty treats, and Christian fellowship. More information coming soon.

Third Quarter Missions

The recipient of our third quarter missions Rev. Paul Nelson. The Lord assigned Paul and his wife Genevieve to do ministry in Indonesia. Pastor Nelson serves there as Theological Educator by mentoring and training local pastors and lay leaders. May the Lord bless them in all their travel and work.

Reopening Precautions

As we enter a reopening season, we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please note that the Board of Elders monitors conditions regularly. With that being said, out of love for our neighbor and the health and safety of everyone, face covering policies may change for different events here at church, regardless of vaccination status.