Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
February 2019 e-Newsletter
What an amazing night - Jan 17 - 130 participants at Feed My Starving Children! We packed 160 boxes = 34,560 meals = 95 children fed for an entire year! Way to go Our Saviour's Confirmation & Friends!
For more photos of the night, click here .
Check out the Children and Youth Board and grab a brochure with all the fun summer opportunities! Mark your calendars and look forward to the sunny, summer months!
Text Message Reminders
Want to receive text message updates/reminders about confirmation and youth ministries at OSLC? Here's how you can sign up for text messages on the different ministries:
text @oslcconfir to the number 81010
Middle School:
text @oslcmiddle to the number 81010
Senior High+:
text @oslcsenior to the number 81010
Scholarship Help - We Need You to Help with Hospitality!
If you are planning to apply for a scholarship for any upcoming activities - Camp Wapo, Mission Trip, Quake, Valleyfair, VBS, etc - we ask that you help out with hospitality (coffee/treat hour after worship services) on Sunday, March 31.
Even if you are not planning on applying for a scholarship, we could certainly use your help!
Please bring 3-4 dozen bars, cookies, treats, snacks, etc.
Please let Leisha know if you are available to help out.
30 Hour Famine - Save the Dates!
We will grow closer to Christ and each other as we fast together for 30 hours and raise funds to fight hunger. What’s more, when you do the Famine you get to be a part of something bigger than yourself. To take action for God’s kingdom. To help save the lives of hungry kids. To permanently change the way you see the world.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. — and thousands more around the world — unite through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to feed hungry children and families.
We will learn about life in Africa as we take part in “Trek Challenges: Africa.” We will play games, worship, take part in service projects and so much more! We will stay the night at church and at the end of our time together, we will share a fabulous meal!
Who: 6th Grade and up (must be 12 years old by the time of the event)
Price: $20/person (can pay for this fee with CYF Credits)

Sign up Begins: February 6
Informational Meeting: Sunday, February 24, 11:15am-12:15pm in Youth Room
Participants Lockin: Friday, March 15, 6pm - Saturday, March 16, 9:30am
30 Hour Famine: Friday, April 26, 6pm - Saturday, April 27, 7pm
Family Mardi Gras
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m., for ages birth through 109

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with face painting, a family craft, games, and FUN! A pancake and French toast dinner for all begins at 6:00 p.m. At 6:45 p.m. there will be a Blessing Service looking toward Lent.

A free will offering will be taken to help support Children’s Ministry.

Children are welcome to come in their pajamas!
Save the Date!   Women of all ages - teens included! , mark your calendars for a day away just for you on  Saturday, March 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  at Our Saviour’s. It will be a day of laughter, joy, and hope as we discover that  Laughter is the Best Medicine!   Our speaker is Jean Abbott, a young mom of three kids who has appeared on the TODAY Show sharing her inspirational story, which she’s chronicled in her book  Misdiagnosed: My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had.  Jean is down-to-earth and funny – we are thrilled to have her with us! More info to come; for now, save the date! Find out more about Jean and check out her blog at . Questions? Contact Becky Beck (612-281-7170).
Lent is Coming...Confirmation Schedule for March and April

March 6 - 6:30pm
Ash Wednesday Worship, no small groups

Wednesdays, March 13-April 10
Session 1:
5:30-6:15 Holden Worship,
6:15-6:45 Small Groups
Session 2:
6:30-7:15 Ignite Worship,
7:15-7:45 Small Groups

Service Project
Tuesday, April 2
Global Health Ministries
6pm Guides Arrive
6:30pm Students Arrive
8pm Pick up
Please drop off and pick up at Global Health Ministries:
7831 Hickory Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Questions? Contact  Leisha .
Frolic: Child/Caregiver Play Group Little Steps. Big Faith. Fri., Feb 1 and Feb 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This group is for families with children, newborn through age five, who come to grow and play in faith together! Frolic meets the 1st and 3rd Fri., Oct.-May. Questions? Contact Kate with questions.
Thrivent Member?
Are you a Thrivent member with Action Plans? Would you be interested in donating an Action Plan to CYF Ministries at Our Saviour's? Wondering what an Action Plan is? Contact Kate or Leisha for more information.
High School+ Youth Group
Every Wednesday , those 9th grade and up join together for youth group! You are invited!
8pm-9pm in the Youth Room
We are spending this year exploring our faith and the faiths surrounding us.
You do not need to be able to attend every Wednesday. Come when you can!
Contact Leisha with any questions.
Confirmation Students!
Missing Classes
There are a number of confirmation students who are missing a significant number of classes. Those who are missing 1/3 or more of classes to date will be receiving a make-up packet. Please make sure that your young person completes half of those sheets and turns them in to their group guide. It is up to them which makeup sheets they want to do. If you are no longer interested in being a part of the confirmation program, please let Leisha know.
Whispers and Wonderings
In addition, a number of our students have very few - or no - Whispers and Wonderings turned in. Whispers and Wonderings are the notes that students are to fill out when they attend worship. Forms can be found to the left of the Children & Youth Board in the rotunda.
Your Commitment
Both regular attendance at classes and worship are part of the requirements for our confirmation program. If you'd like to review those expectations, please check out the Confirmation Handbook .
Schwan's CYF Credit Fundraiser!
You're invited to join our  Schwan's Cares  fundraiser with Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Your role is to help us spread the word to your family and friends. Once you join, easily share via social media outlets and email or handouts!
When our supporters shop from  Schwan's , a percentage of each order will go into your credit account. It's as easy as that! And  Schwan's  delivers directly to buyers!
What products are offered? Browse the current catalog  here .

How to join the Schwan's Cares Fundraiser:
  • Visit
  • Select the "Team Members" tab, then select "Become a Team Member"
  • Click "Join Fundraising Team". if you already have an account, log in. Otherwise, create a new one.
  • Enhance your fundraiser page then select "Submit" to finish.

Fundraising begins January 6th
and runs for 45 days.
Set up your page today and
start earning credits!

CYF Scholarship Giving
Send a young person to Camp Wapo, VBS, Valleyfair or the Mission Trip!
Many of our children and youth use our scholarship fund to be able to participate in our summer programming. Can you help to support our young people in this way?
Please visit the CYF Scholarship Giving Opportunity in the rotunda at Our Saviour's.
Change a young person's life!
The youth room has received a makeover! And now it's full of interested youth on Wednesdays!
That's where we need you. Can you help by being present in the Youth Room on a Wednesday(s)? Let's make this space available to our young people and make sure it's as safe as possible. Please check out the details and sign up here.
Confirmation Guide Huddle
Sunday, February 10
Youth Room
Confirmation Guides, please plan to attend
Camp Wapo
Save the Dates!
(Grades listed are the grades completed in summer 2019)
SEEDS: Grades 1-3
Fri, June 21 - Sun, June 23
Youth: Grades 4-8
Sun, June 23-Fri, June 28
Senior High @ Ox: Grades 9-12
Sun, June 23-Fri, June 28
Servant Leadership Program:
Grades 9-12
Sun, June 23-Fri, June 28
Registration has begun!
Spots are limited!
Regiter here:
OSLC Credits: Cannot be used for deposits, can be used for up to half of the remaining camp cost.
For more information on
Questions? Contact Leisha or Kate
2019 Mission Trip to Lake Traverse Reservation in Sisseton, SD
Coming up:
Sunday, Feb 3, 11:15-12:15 Meeting for participants and parent(s)/guardian(s)
$225 due at meeting
Sunday, April 7, 10am-12pm Hospitality - Please plan on bringing 3 dozen goodies (bars, cookies, snacks)
Please let Leisha know if you are unable to attend.
OSLC Credits: Cannot be used for deposits, can be used for up to half of the remaining trip cost.

Adult male needed!
Men, are you interested in attending the mission trip July 7-12th. Your cost would be fully covered. Let Leisha know.
    Lucky Uno- St. Patrick’s Day Pot-luck and Uno Party
The numero Uno St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in town!
Irish Pot-luck!
There is a Pot-Luck at the end of the rainbow or in our case 10:00 service! This year instead of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of Gold- the leprechauns of Our Saviour’s are celebrating with a Pot-Luck!
Please bring food to share, bonus points if the food is green or Irish! So get creative with your green food coloring or corned beef!

Lucky Uno!
Uno games will begin immediately after lunch. Don’t know what Uno is or how to play? No worries, Uno is a very fun card game that is easy to follow- we will teach you! It is fun for all ages! May the luck of the Irish be with you!
All are welcome and ALL are invited! Age Uno-109!

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Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries,
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,