Affirmation of Baptism - Fall 2020
Important Information
Information for upcoming 9 th grade confirmation students & parents/guardians.
This information is what was scheduled to be shared at last Wednesdays's AOB meeting on the original confirmation schedule.
Please read carefully!
It is our sincere prayer that we will be able to move ahead with all of our Affirmation of Baptism activities as they are currently planned. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to make the best choices possible for the safety of us all and our world. Please know that the below is our prayer and plan. However, we will keep you posted with any changes as needed.
confirmation retreat
Your very own 9 th grade retreat is Saturday, October 10, 12:30pm-Sunday, October 11, 5pm , at Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, MN. We expect that all 9 th graders WILL be at the retreat and hope that all guides will be there as well. If there is a conflict we ask that you notify Leisha Tays , Confirmation Director in advance as to why you won’t be at the retreat and you will need to make up the projects on your own prior to pictures/practice. You will receive more details on that retreat as that time approaches.

Practice and pictures will take place at 5:30pm on Sunday, October 11th so please bring whatever it is you need to get ready for group pictures (dress clothes, hygiene items, hair prep, etc). You will have about 30 minutes after arriving back from the retreat until practice and pictures start. A parent/guardian is asked to attend the rehearsal since they play a role in the worship service. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will not be in the picture.

 Parent/Guardian must come in with their young person at the start of the retreat to pick up their student’s robe for confirmation. Please take that robe home and iron/steam it (it will already have been washed). Then please bring it back with you for the 5:30pm rehearsal/pictures.
Confirmation Conversations
Pastoral Confirmation Conversations (15 mins) with Pastor Bruce, Pastor Maria or Deacon Glenndy are a mandatory step toward Affirmation of Baptism. Dates/times will be available online in August. An email will be sent out with the information on how to sign up as well as in the August CYF e-newsletter. Prior to meeting with a pastoral staff member, students are asked to fill out an online form so that the pastoral staff has an idea of where they are at in their faith journey and can come up with some talking points for their time with the students. Depending on the phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, conversations may take place via Zoom.
Your student can access the form here and fill it out any time between now until August.
The Rite of Confirmation-Affirmation of Baptism Service is Sunday, October 25, 2020 .  Both services will be the exact same. Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled service:
8:30 am Service : Jeff and Sean's Groups (17 students)
10:00 am Service: Diane & Sarah and Shannon's Groups (17 students)
 
**It is VERY important that you attend the time you are assigned to. 
affirmation of faith
Cost
Due to not collecting registration fees for Confirmation programming, we are asking families to pay $125 per Confirmand. This will cover the retreat, paten and chalice, sash supplies, laundering of robes, and photography and photo prints/access.  Please plan to pay this between now and the end of May. Scholarships are available. If plans change, we will look at modifying this amount and doing any kind of reimbursements as appropriate. If you are in need of scholarship, please fill out a Scholarship Form and return via email or mail to:
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Attn: Leisha Tays
19001 Jackson St NE
East Bethel, MN 55011
Payment can be made out to OSLC and must be clearly labeled with your child’s name and that it is for AOB costs and put in the Confirmation drop box behind the reception desk or mailed to:
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Attn: Leisha Tays
19001 Jackson St NE
East Bethel, MN 55011 
Remind Texts
Sign up for High School text alerts sent right to your phone! Your young person is invited to start attending high school events this summer. Text @oslcsenior to the number 81010 and reply with your full name to finish the process. If you wish to unsubscribe to the middle school or confirmation text reminders, please email Leisha and she will remove you from the list.
Questions?
Contact Leisha Tays,
Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministries