The Messenger

The Monthly Newsletter of Blessed Savior Lutheran Church

A Message from Pastor Sander

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4-5

My dear Friends:


Children of God. That is who we are. Let us celebrate! The fullness of time on God’s calendar happened around the year 4 B.C. Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was Governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own town to register.


So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth, in Galilee, to Judea, to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.


The fullness of time! God’s cycle had been complete. He sent His Son into the world to save the world through Him.


The people had been waiting for centuries for God’s promise of a Messiah, the Yeshua. Now He had finally come!


In the fullness of time God rescued Adam and Eve, through the promise of a descendant of the woman who would crush the serpent’s head. In the fullness of time He rescued Noah and His family from the flood. In the fullness of time He rescued Israel from Egypt and from Babylon. In the fullness of time He rescued us from our sins through His Son, Jesus. Doubt not that, in the fullness of time, He will free us from all that afflicts us in this present time!


Joy to the world, the Lord is come!


A blessed Christmas to one and all!!


Pastor Martinho Q. Sander

Serving Us in Worship

Elders

Thursday (7:00pm) - Chuck Boie, Tim Hansen, Lee Roloff

Sunday (8:00am)- Dan Gutenberger (primary) & Dale Wachholz (secondary)

Sunday (10:30am) - Rick Krause (primary) & Matt Birr (secondary)

Christmas Eve- Dennis Kutz (4pm), Matt Birr (6pm), & Rick Krause (10pm)

Christmas Day- Gerald Sutton (10am)

New Year's Eve- Jim Burow (7pm)

Ushers

Thursday 7:00pm - Schilz-Team 8

Sunday 8:00am - Saeger-Team 1

Sunday 10:30am - Sutton-Team 2

Christmas Eve- Dwyer-Team 6 (4pm), Saeger-Team 1 (6pm), Sutton-Team 2 (10pm)

Christmas Day- Seefeld-Team 4 (10am)

New Year's Eve- Cleve-Team 5 (7pm)

December Birthdays and Anniversaries

Preschool News

Go Tell It On The Mountain!

The refrain to one of my favorite Christmas hymns goes like this,


"Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and ev'rywhere; go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!"

(can't you picture little kids just belting this refrain out?)


Imagine sitting there just doing your job as you always have and then something life changing suddenly happens! I can't imagine what the shepherds were feeling that night when the angels appeared to them with the greatest news that this world has ever heard. It was dark and the shepherds were caring for their sheep, and then suddenly the night sky was filled with a bright light from heaven and angels were proclaiming the birth of our Savior. Oh, to see that sight!


After hearing this news that the Savior was born the shepherds left and went to find baby Jesus. After finding the baby Jesus they did not just sit on this news, but rather they spread this news! The shepherds spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. And it did not stop there, the shepherds then glorified and praised God for all that they had heard and seen!


The shepherds may not have had mountains to shout the news from, but the picture of the mountain speaks volumes! Just as the shepherds did not sit on the news of the Savior's birth we should not either! Because the shepherds shared the good news and it continued throughout generations, we have also heard the good news. And now we get to share this same good news with everyone around us! The birth of a Savior and His death and resurrection are certainly not things that we should be quiet about, but we should be shouting from the mountain tops for everyone to hear! We have a task to do, so let us get to it!


In His Service,

Jennifer Leinss

The students and staff of Blessed Savior Preschool wish a very blessed Christmas to you and your family and God’s richest blessings in the coming new year!

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Childcare Teachers Needed:

Blessed Savior is looking for afternoon lead childcare teachers to join its team! We are looking for fun, energetic, kid-loving, team players! Early childhood courses and experience is preferred. Hours are flexible, but we are looking at 12:00-5:30 and wage is based on experience. If you or someone you know is interested, please see Director Jennifer Leinss.

Sunday School at Home

The month of December holds for us the following stories:

December 6 -An Angel visits Mary

December 13 - The Birth of Jesus

December 20 - The Presentation of Jesus

December 27 - The Wise Men from the East


Sunday school families will also work on the hymn "Silent Night, Holy Night". This can be found in the One and All Rejoice hymnal #183.

Shop with SCRIP

As the holidays approach, we hope that you'll remember our SCRIP program! SCRIP is an ongoing fundraiser, where you can purchase gift cards for various retailers at face value, but the organization gives a portion of that back to our church. There's no extra money out of pocket for you, and the gift cards spend just like cash. They also make great gifts!


There are several ways you can order:


  • Through our order form-You can find a pdf of the SCRIP order form below. Simply print it off, fill it out, and return it to church with your payment. You can either bring it to the church office, or place it in the "SCRIP" mailbox below the "Z" family names.
  • Personal contact-You may call the church office and speak with Jaime Greene to place an order over the phone at 262-786-6465 ext 21. Or you may reach her through email at jaimelynn581@gmail.com.
  • SCRIP app-Now ordering is even easier! You can download the RaiseRight app and order SCRIP cards whenever you want! You can pay by credit card (please note that a service fee will be charged), and you can choose if you would like a downloadable gift card, or if you would like to have a physical card sent directly to your house. When signing up, please use enrollment code: 473LBLAE11893


If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Greene. SCRIP is an on-going fundraiser by the Board of Education. All proceeds go to helping families who need additional tuition assistance (both within our preschool and our parochial school members), and to purchase educational items for the church. In the past we have purchased projectors for all the classrooms downstairs, and we are currently working to get better tables for the Sunday School rooms, and room dividers that are easily moved.

Special Missions

Our Special Missions project for the last quarter of the year 2020 is the ministry to the deaf, specifically the work done at and through “Evangelical Emmanuel Lutheran Congregation to the Deaf". This congregation is located in West Allis (2306 S 98th Street). The Rev. William Palmer has been their pastor for the last 34 years. They minister to all deaf of the Greater Milwaukee area. This is a worthy cause and your gifts to Special Missions will sustain the proclamation of the Gospel in sign language!

Women's Ministry Cookie Sale

Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding the famous Women's Ministry Cookie Sale on December 12 and 13!