Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
January 2020 e-Newsletter
Christmas Program
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Sunday School program "The Christmas Carol - A Special Report" so wonderful! Check out all the pictures here . Please note there is an option to download individual pictures for your personal use if you would like. Thanks to Keith Hammerbeck with He-Designs for his gift of photography. Please don't forget to give Keith photo credit if you're posting online.
A special thank you also to Brad Donaldson for his gift of direction! Way to go kids! We're so proud of you! Well done!
Quake!!!
Check out last year's photos here !
What: A weekend gathering exploring faith, Christian living, a life of ministry and leadership… through speakers, music, breakout sessions and so much more amazingness! 
Where: Minneapolis/St Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington 55425
When: March 13-15
Who: 6th grade through college-age and needed adults
Cost:
$175 if paid by 1/31/2020
Make checks out to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Chruch, write “Quake” and the participant’s name in the memo.
You are considered registered once your payment is received.

Must have an Offisite Permission Form (for 2019-2020) on file to attend. 
You will also be asked to contribute a few food items (will be communicated after sign-ups are complete). We will be making meals in our hotel room to increase fellowship, fun, and to save money. No other cost will be incurred during the event unless you want to bring money for event memorabilia.

You will receive more details regarding time, what to bring, etc. once you are registered.

Check out more about Quake at: http://quakeevent.com/events/minneapolis/
Summer Sunday
Watch for information on all summer programming, trips and camps on Sunday, January 12th. Visit the table in the rotunda to pick up important information.
VBS 2020: June Monday 15th-Thursday June 18th

Registration will open January 15th. https://oursaviourslc.org/

Space is limited, register early!
Youth Group
Who: Those in 9th grade through college-age
What: Fun, Fellowship & Faith - Learning nights include:Peer Ministry Leadership Training
Fellowship nights include: games, blessings & bummers, get-to-know you, hang out
Where: 7-7:30pm Worship Space for Revelation Worship, 7:30-8:30pm in the Youth Room
Expectation: Yes, the expectation is that youth group participants begin youth group time in worship.
When: Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
No youth group January 1
revelation worship [ rev- uh - ley -sh uh n ]
Noun.  A worship experience where we discover surprising, 
unknown facts about God and Community.

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
No Revelation Wednesday programming on January 1.
WAPO REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 15!
Options & Costs: (for grades completed)
Seeds Weekend    
June 26-28 (1 st -3 rd  Gd) $185
Youth Camp  
June 28-July 3 (4 th – 8 th Gd) $470
Senior High @ Ox Lake  
June 28-July 3 (9 th – 12 th Gd) $470
Servant Leadership Program
June 228-July 3 (9 th -12 th Gd) $470
(Servant Leadership Program application required for approval-limited space available: http://lwlbci.com/slp )

Helpful Tips when registering for Camp Wapo:
Wapo and Ox Lake Programs:    http://lwlbci.com/os-eastbethel
Servant Leadership Application:   http://lwlbci.com/slp

1.   Log in with your info from last year OR Create a login
2.   Choose the program you would like to register for:
3.   Fill out parent information
4.    Save as you go & register all kids attending
5.   Click “Make Payment” or “Register without payment”
a.   If you choose to register without
payment, please talk with Leisha or Kate.
b.   Scholarships are available upon
request/availability; please fill out a
scholarship request form found under
the Youth Board & turn in to Leisha or
Kate BEFORE MARCH 1 .
 
TRANSPORTATION: You are responsible for figuring out transportation to and from camp. Camp is located in Amery, Wisconsin, approximately 50 miles from Our Saviour’s.

DEADLINE: Space is limited. Registration opens January 15.  Register ASAP as spots are limited! Any of OSLC’s reserved spots will be open to the public after March 15. Register ASAP

COMMUNICATION: After registering for camp, watch for communication via email/e-newsletter from Kate and Leisha with more information as camp approaches.

QUESTIONS?:
Leisha Tays , Current 5 th -12 th Grades
Kate Roettger , Current PreK-4 th Grades
                                        
Attention Graduating Seniors!
Sunday, May 3rd, 10am we will be recognizing graduating high school seniors. Please plan to join us for a time of recognition, blessing, prayer and a gift of a handmade quilt from your church family.
Watch the upcoming e-newsletters for more information.
Raising Cane's!!!
Grab dinner at Raising Cane's on Round Lake Blvd in Coon Rapids between 4-8pm on Sunday , January 19th!!!!
Tell them you're there for the Our Saviour's Mission Trip fundraiser.
Part of all proceeds will go to the 2020 Youth Mission Trip to Charleston, WV!

Mission Trippers, meet at Cane's at 5pm for a meal together.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT!!! SAVE THE DATE...
Are you a Sunday School Teacher or a Wednesday Night Guide/Leader, VBS Volunteer or Youth Trip Chaperone? Have you helped out our CYF in any way in the past year?
We want to say THANK YOU!
Join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Event Sun, Jan 12, 11:30am-1:00pm.
Come and celebrate the CYF Ministries at OSLC while we celebrate YOU! Enjoy a Subway sandwich lunch, memories and a HUGE thank you from Kate and Leisha. Please sign up on the Youth Board or email Kate or Leisha that you're attending so we can plan appropriately.
See you there!
Service Project - Confirmation & Congregation
Confirmation Youth, we are signed up for a service project at FMSC in Coon Rapids for January 16, 6-7:30pm (drop of 5:45, pick up 7:45). Sign up is now open to family/friends/congregation until all spots are filled.
If confirmation students cannot attend, these hours must be made up on your own.

Questions? Contact  Leisha .
Confirmation Service - at OSLC
Please mark your calendars if your young person is scheduled. If you are unable to fulfill this obligation, you need to find someone to switch with.
Don't forget to fill out your form (found to the left of the Children & Youth Board) to report your time of service.

Sunday, January 5
Nursery ( if new coordinator is hired by this date): Avian M
Reader: Samuel R

Wednesday, January 8
Usher: Ryan M, Braycen J, Grady B, Naomi B, Colin B, Macarden S, Preston M, Leah M, Nathan B, Paige M
Gluten-Free Guide: Jeff
Reader: William B
Worship Assist: Roy G
Audio/Visual: Dalton G, Michael N
Marketplace Meals: Kallee O

Sunday, January 12
Greeter: Gracie C & Kayla G
Reader: Alice W

Wednesday, January 15
Usher: Kayla G, Roy G, Jacob G, Andy E, Boone V, Hailey W, Riley W, Blake T, Chase T, Jacob W
Gluten-Free Guide: Cindy
Reader: Riley W
Worship Assist: Thomas A
Audio/Visual: Skylar A, Blake T
Marketplace Meals: Madelyn K

Sunday, January 19
Greeter: Clare F & Avery M

Wednesday, January 22
Usher: Madelyn K, Sam P, Grace S, Michael N, Tanner R, Alex H, Addison A, Brookelyn Y, Jaden K, Olivia B
Gluten-Free Guide: Kristi
Reader: Alice W
Worship Assist: Davin J
Audio/Visual: Emily S
Marketplace Meals: Olivia H

Sunday, January 26
Greeter: William B & Caiden B

Wednesday, January 29
Usher: wyatt K, Nicholas B, Thomas A, Alden M, Cole A, Jocelyn H, Ryan M, Braycen J, Grady B, Naomi B
Gluten-Free Guide: Courtney
Reader: Davin J
Worship Assist: Abby P
Audio/Visual: Alyssa V, Kallee O
Marketplace Meals: Charlie H

Questions: Contact Leisha
Mission Trip 2020!
Please note the following dates for upcoming fundraisers. More details will come in the next mission trip email:
Cane's Fundraiser: Sun, Jan 19
Annual Meeting Lunch: Sun, Jan 26
Bingo: Sunday, Feb 2
Church Wide Bingo Feb. 2nd!
Plan to stay after worship/Sunday School on February 2nd to play Bingo as a fundraiser for Children's Ministry. The Youth Mission Trip will serve lunch as fundraiser for West Virginia. Stay tuned for more info!

The kids of OSLC are changing the world!'

Not only did they raise enough money to buy their next goal of a pig, but they raised double and were able to buy a much needed water buffalo. Both the pig and water buffalo will go to villages in Africa.

So far this year Children's Ministry Offering has bought 2 goats, 3 rabbits, a pig, and a water buffalo.

Keep up the great work! Keep changing the world!
Annual Meeting/Lunch
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020, immediately following 10:00 a.m. worship. Please plan to attend this very important meeting. The congregation’s annual report will be available for pick up in the church office beginning Sun., Jan. 12. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the 2020 Mission Trip youth will be serving lunch: sloppy Joes, chips, pickles, veggies & dip, dessert. Proceeds will go to 2020 Youth Mission Trip to Charleston, West Virginia.
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:
Confirmation:
text @oslcconfir to the number 81010
Middle School:
text @oslcmiddle to the number 81010
Senior High+:
text @oslcsenior to the number 81010

[763-434-6117]  [ www.oursaviourslc.org]
Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries, kroettger@oursaviourslc.org
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries, ltays@oursaviourslc.org
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