Community Worship 


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On Sunday, August 21st, we will be having worship services at the Whitehall Memorial High School Auditorium at 10:00am with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Come join us for fun fellowship with our local community! There will be no worship at Our Saviour’s this day.


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Mark your calendars for a week of fun with Vacation Bible School! VBS will start Sunday, July 31 and go through Thursday, August, 4th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm. There will be stories, songs, arts, crafts and snacks.   You can find a registration form in the church Narthex or under the "Forms" tab on our website. Please complete the form and return it with your payment to the church office. Online registration is available at:  http://goo.gl/forms/MHjKRRic7upUefBx2&

Hope to see everyone there!


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 On Monday, July 11th, there will be cleaning and maintenance being done around the church and we need your help! A list of job duties will be available in the Narthex for you convenience. Inside jobs will consist of such things as: cleaning the pews, cleaning the cushions, dusting, washing things down, and so forth. Outside jobs will consist of: scraping and painting the rails on the steps of both buildings, painting the metal doors of the church, and trimming the bushes. Work will begin at 8am, but feel free to come anytime your available. The work may continue on into Tuesday if need be. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Sermons


You will now find a link to Pastor Dorothy's Sunday Sermon by clicking "Sermons" in the main task bar. Enjoy!


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A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make our "Faithfully Refurbished Sale & Auction" a huge success! From those of you who donated items, to those who helped volunteer the day of the auction, your time and efforts were such a blessing! We would especially like to thank Laura Foss and Viola Jacobson who dreamed up and put together this awesome event. We couldn't have done it without them! God bless!


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See Everybody Saturday! 


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Welcome Pastor Dorothy Sandahl


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Our Saviour’s Church is happy to welcome Pastor Dorothy Sandahl as our new interim pastor. She and her husband currently reside in Hampton, MN. We are so blessed and excited to have her joining us! Please give her a warm welcome!


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Farewell Pastor Yvonne


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As all of you have heard, Pastor Yvonne has been called to serve at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua, WI. Sunday, May 29th will be her last service with us. Please join us for coffee after worship to wish her well and thank her for the time she has spent serving us at Our Saviour’s. She will be missed.


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Starting on Thursday, June 2nd, office hours will be changing for the summer. Hours will be as follows:

*Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-1:00pm;

*Tuesday, Thursday 7:00am-1:00pm.

This will last until Thursday, September 1st. Thanks!


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United in Faith Parish 2016 Seniors


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On Sunday, May 22nd, Our Saviour’s held a Senior Recognition service honoring members of United in Faith Parish that were graduating from high school this year. They were each presented with a quilt made by “Stitches of Love” and sang for the congregation. We wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavors and may God bless them throughout their life journey. 


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Congratulations WELCA Scholarship Winner!


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Our Saviour’s Women of the ELCA scholarship for 2016 was awarded to Molly Toraason, daughter of Tim and Sarah Toraason. Molly plans to attend Winona University in Minnesota this August to study early childhood education. Her musical talents have been a great blessing to Our Saviour’s. We wish Molly the best of luck!


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Senior Recognition


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We will be holding a senior recognition service on Sunday, May 22nd  honoring all Our Saviour’s Lutheran members that will be graduating  from high school this year. There will be a presentation of the WELCA scholarship winner and quilts made by “Stitches of Love.” There will also be a reception of cake and drinks following worship. Friends and families are welcome! Please bring a senior picture and baby picture to the church office by May 17th so that your photos can be on display. Congratulations to those students on their accomplishments and may God guide them in their future endeavors!


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    Mark your calendar and come find unique, one-of-a-kind items to add to your home decor! If you're in love with those popular shows where old items are refurbished, restored, and renewed, you won't want to miss the Faithfully Refurbished Sale & Auction at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Whitehall, WI, on Saturday, June 11! From dressers to chairs, old windows to coat racks, and much, much more, the perfect combination of elbow grease, love, and creativity is infused into each piece! Larger pieces will be sold to the highest bidder in a live auction. Smaller items will be available at marked prices. Sale and Auction Preview begins at 11am. Live Auction starts at 12noon. Lunch and snacks available on site! Gather your friends and come find some new pieces to freshen up your home decor!

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Men's Brotherhood Pancake Breakfast


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Join Men's Brotherhood on Sunday, April 17th for a pancake breakfast with all proceeds going to help fight world hunger. See you there!


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Hues for Houston!

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Come join Our Saviour's Youth and Family for a painting party! Learn how to paint a portrait with "Pigments and Port" on April 6th in the basement of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome but you must buy a ticket ahead of time. Cost is $30 per person. This is a fundraiser to get Our Saviour's High School students to attend the 2018 Youth Conference in Houston! Contact Patti @ zimmerman@tcc.coop for tickets. See section of picture above for portrait that we will be painting.


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Join us at 9:30 am at Our Saviour's on Easter Morning to celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus. He is risen! Alleluia!


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Easter Flowers for Church

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Reminder to place your Easter flower orders by Sunday, March 20thto ensure delivery by Easter. They are a wonderful way to remember or honor your loved ones during the Easter season and it also brings a touch of spring into the church. Orders can be taken to the church office or collected in the Narthex. Cost is $10 per plant.

 

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First Communion Instruction

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On Sunday, March 13th, following worship, Pastor Yvonne will be providing first communion instruction to youth who have not yet received communion instructions or those who desire a refresher. It is important that parents accompany their children.


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Confirmation classes will now be held on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm until April 3rd. We will then be resuming the regular Sunday classes at 10:30am. Thanks!

 

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Wednesdays in Lent, beginning on February 17th, we will gather for a soup supper hosted by confirmation students at 6:00pm. If you are interested in donating a homemade soup, please contact Patti Zimmerman at 715-530-1350.

Come dine with us!

 

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Lent

 

 We will continue our mid-week Lenten services at Our Saviour’s at 7:30pm through the Lenten season. Pastors of the Dairyland Conference are participating in a “round-robin” pulpit exchange which means we will have a guest minister each week. Palm Sunday (the Passion of Our Lord) is March 20th, worship will take place at 9:30am. Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion is March 24th at 7:30pm. Good Friday worship will take place on March 25th at 7:30pm and Easter Sunday Worship will be on March 27th at 9:30am.


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We will now be starting Sunday school at 10:30am due to the new worship time. Also there will be NO class on January 31st due to the Annual meeting.


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The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, January 31st following worship services. Items of business will include the election of church leadership positions and the approval of the proposed 2016 budget. Youth and Family will be serving Cinnamon Rolls. There will also be a specially called meeting this day to vote on calling Pastor Yvonne Marshall as pastor of United in Faith Parish.  

**Annual reports are due to the church office no later than January 14th. Thank you for your cooperation!


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We will be having a joint service with Grace Lutheran on Sunday, January 17th at Our Saviour’s starting at 9:30am. We will also be having pot luck after worship, so bring a dish to pass!

 

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Christmas 2015 Worship Services


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We will be having 3 worship services during Christmas this year. Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:00pm (Family worship) and 10:00pm (Candlelight worship). Our Christmas day service will begin at 10:00am. Come help us celebrate Jesus' birth!


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Our Saviour's Kid's Choir and Sunday School class will be joining forces for a special program on Sunday, December 6th at 9:00am worship service. Our Saviour's Senior Choir will also be having a Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 13th. It's sure to be a good time, so please join us!


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thanksgiving


The Whitehall Working Women’s Club will be holding a Thanksgiving dinner starting at 12:00 noon on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, here at Our Saviour’s.  Free will donations are appreciated with all profits going to the Whitehall Food Pantry.  If you would like a ride, please contact Jim Nelson at 715-983-5760 or 715-533-2097. Join family and friends for dinner and fellowship at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner!


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Decorate the House for Christmas!


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On Monday, November 23rd,

starting at 4:00pm, we will be decorating the church for Christmas. Please join us for fellowship and to hang an angel ornament or two!


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Pastor Yvonne
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Everybody say an extra prayer for Pastor
Yvonne as she recovers from surgery. We hope and pray for a speedy recovery and to see her back in church soon!


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Attention!


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On Sunday, Novmber 15th, after worship, there will be a special congregational meeting taking place to vote on the proposed "Shared Ministry Agreement" with Grace Lutheran of Pleasantville.


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Sunday, November 1st, 2015 

 

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Serving meatballs, lefse, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rutabagas, corn, coleslaw, relish, bars, coffee, and milk from 10:30am - 1:00pm in Our Saviour's Fellowship Hall. Carry outs are also available in the Birkeland Hall. Cost for adults is $10, children 6-12 $5 and children under 6 free. There will also be raffle tickets and prizes available. Come join us for food, fellowship, and fun!


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October 25, 2015

Confirmation Sunday

 

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Congratulations to our Confirmation class of 2015!! Riley Frank, Abbigayle Herman, Brandon Herman, Nathaniel Larson, Nina Miller, Abigail Staff, Chase Sylla, Parker Windjue, Jakob Wurzer, and Jessica Zimmerman.

 

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Get Well Soon Pastor Yvonne!


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Everybody say an extra prayer for Pastor Yvonne who had a fall last week and broke her hip. She is currently at home and in great spirits. We hope and pray for a speedy recovery!


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Questions and Answers


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After worship on Sunday, September 13th, we will be having a question and answer forum pertaining to the “Shared Ministry Agreement.” Bring your questions and concerns and join us for discussion about the future of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. See Questions&Answers form.


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The church office will be closed Monday, September 7th in observation of Labor Day. Sorry for any inconveniances! Have a safe holiday weekend and God Bless!


 

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The church office will resume it’s normal operating hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00am until 2:00pm starting September 1st.


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September 13th, 2015


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On Sunday, September 13th, it will be time to put on your gold T-shirt as we go to work in community service. We will be painting the home of a sister in Christ who is homebound. We will supply the paint, but need you to bring your painting equipment. For those who aren’t able to work outside, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall to tie some polar fleece blankets and make cloth tote bags to hold personal items that will be given to kids who will be entering into foster care in Trempealeau County. This is a scary time for these kids and we want to give them a gift of God’s love along with our prayers. We will all gather together for a Packer Tailgate Lunch in the church parking lot. There will be brats, hot dogs, chips, and ice cream along with a radio broadcasting the Packer game.  Let's work together and do God’s Work with Our Hands!


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Community Worship!!


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On Sunday, August 16th, we will be having worship services at the Whitehall Memorial High School Auditorium at 10:00am with our brothers and sisters in Christ. There will be no worship at Our Saviour’s this day.


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"Change and Thrive"

  

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In the continuing celebration of our 145th Anniversary, we will welcome Rev. Laurie Skow-Anderson, Director of Evangelical Mission, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, as our guest preacher on Sunday, August 9th. She will also lead a special time of conversation following worship in the Fellowship Hall. A light brunch will be served by the Life and Growth Committee. Let’s show her Our Saviour’s hospitality in giving her a warm welcome!


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summer hours 

For the remainder of July and August, the church office will  be closing at 1:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All other hours will remain the same. Sorry for any inconveniences!!


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Community Choir!!


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Come share your talent and join in the fun of the Community Choir for Beef & Dairy Days!! Practices will be held at Our Saviour’s Church at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 29, Wednesday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 11.  Final rehearsal will be held at the High School Auditorium on Sunday, August 16, at 9:15 AM. The Community Service will follow at 10:00am. Residents of all ages from Whitehall and the surrounding communities are invited to join the choir. If you have any questions please call 715-797-4354.Hope to see you there…..and Bring a Friend !!!


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Happy Independence Day!!


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"For you are free, yet you are God's slaves, so don't use your freedom as an excuse to do evil."

~1 Peter 2:16


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Happy Father's Day!


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Celebrate your dad on June 21st by joining him for Sunday worship at Our Saviour's at 9:00am!!


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Stouthearted Men

 

 

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We would like to thank the Stouthearted Men, directed by Jackie Goplin, for joining us on Sunday, June 14th in celebration of our 145th anniversary as a church!!

 

 

 
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