Confirmation and Youth Ministries
June 2020 e-Newsletter
It was an unusual May to say the least! Ministry has looked different for Confirmation and Youth Ministries at Our Saviour's but ministry is still very much happening!
Thank you to everyone for the ongoing participation and support!
We've had some amazing conversations, played games, watched movies and more.
As we have wrapped up our programming year, thank you, thank you for a wonderful year! Please check out all that is happening in June!!
We look forward to worshiping with you on Sundays! Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 7th at 10:00am for a special summer blessing of your bicycle!

Please send a picture of yourself (ALL ages!) on your bike to  Jan Green  by Thursday, June 4th to be featured during the blessing in worship.
All-church Netflix Parties!
Saturdays, June 6 & 20, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., for all ages

Join Leisha , Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministries, for a Netflix Party! We’ll get together on Netflix and watch "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and "Mary Poppins Returns" all while in our own homes! With Netflix Party, we’ll have a chat function available to be able to chat with one another as well!

How does Netflix Party work?
  • You need to have a Netflix Account and Google Chrome available on a desktop computer or laptop. Go to and “Install Netflix Party” (it’s free).
  • Once Netflix Party is installed, you’ll notice an “NP” to the right of your address bar in Chrome.
  • At 4:30 p.m. the day of, the link will be posted on Our Saviour’s Facebook page. Click that link and you will be brought to the movie. Once you get to the movie, click on the “NP” to the right of your address bar to connect with other church family members.
  • We will give people 10-15 minutes to sign in and chat and then we’ll start the movie at 5:10-5:15 p.m. The chat function remains for the movie so you can continue to talk with your church family.

So grab dinner, grab snacks, put on some comfy clothes, maybe even build a fort and get ready for movie night!!

Saturday, June 6, 5-7 p.m.
  S olo: A Star Wars Story ,
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Saturday, June 20, 5-7 p.m.
  M ary Poppins Returns ,
A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Thanks for the Netflix Party fun in May! See you June 6!
Keep sending Leisha your Netflix Party pictures!
Make Meal Time Family Time
Mid-May we explored 10 days of making meal time family time.
For each day's family meal time activity, visit
Whispers and Wonderings
Please join us on Facebook Live,daily devotions or Youth Devotions (details for all are found here in this e-newsletter) and email Leisha your Whispers and Wonderings (found using the button below). You can either use the form or just send in your answers via email. Let Leisha know if you have any questions.
We are offering worship experiences during this time of quarantine. Here are a few options for Sundays:
10am on Facebook , Our Saviour's website and OSLC YouTube - blended traditional and contemporary.
Current 8th Grade Families...
Please note that you received an email late April with information for Affirmation of Baptism this coming fall. Please check out that information here .

UPDATE - Please note that there are many uncertainties as we navigate life with COVID-19. We will keep you posted as time passes. The information given here for AOB is our hope. However, these plans may change for safety reasons. Please hold off on submitting any payments at this time. As always, if you have any questions, please contact Leisha .
Please note that as things remain so uncertain in this time, we are planning two ways for confirmation programming starting this fall.
Regular in-person programming is ideal but will only happen if it is determined to be safe and in the best interest of all of us.
Virtual programming will take place if in-person programming is not determined to be safe yet. Virtual programming will consist of two time options for large-group lesson on Wednesday evenings. Then every small group guide will choose a day/time to have their small group gathering once a week.
If we begin our programming year with virtual programming, we will move to in-person when it is safe to do so again.
Please keep a close eye on all communications for more information as we have it. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!
There certainly is a lot going on in our world and in our community right now. If you, or someone you know, is in need of someone to talk to, please know that we are here for you. Feel free to contact Leisha . She is available and can also give further resources if needed. You are in our prayers. You are loved and you are not alone.
Lego Club

Grab your Legos and join in with Deacon Glenndy and others in building fun! All are welcome!

June 28th at 11:30am:

You can join the group via Zoom in the following ways:
Visit or go to the Zoom app, "Join a Meeting" and enter Meeting ID: 897 0002 8638
Password: 098540

You can also join the group via Facebook Live - you'll just need to type your chat instead of being able to simply speak. Also, you will be able to see Deacon Glenndy but she will not be able to see you.

Contact Deacon Glenndy with any questions.
Under 55 Virtual Game Night!
We had so much fun the first time, we're doing it again!
Ages 25-55: Join together on Zoom Friday, June 12, 6-9pm for a night of Jackbox Games! 

You can see more about the games at:
So grab a beverage and some snacks and join in on the fun!!!

Join Zoom on a device other than your cell phone (laptop or desktop computer, iPad, etc):
Go to or the Zoom app and “Join a Meeting” with Meeting ID 836 8892 5712

Then use your smart phone as a controller. Go to on your phone and you will get the game code once we’re all together on Zoom.

Your host, Leisha , Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministries, will give you further instructions once you arrive. It really is pretty simple, trust us!
Virtual Wapo Fun!
Join Leisha, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries, for some virtual Wapo!
Monday, June 29-Friday, July 3
Can't come every day? That's okay. Come when you can!
We'll enjoy devotions, activities, explore prayer and more!

Alpha Campers
(Just completing grades 4-6)
10am-11:30am Daily

Beta/Ox Campers
(Just completing grades 7-12)
2:30pm-4pm Daily

All-Church Campfire
8pm Daily via Our Saviour's Facebook

Please RSVP by emailing Leisha by June 21st so she can plan to the best of her abilities.

How to Join via Zoom
or, “Join a Meeting”, Meeting ID:  812 8927 8480
Beta :
or, “Join a Meeting”, Meeting ID  859 6776 5770

Packing List!
Here is a list of items you will need to "pack" for your week of virtual camp:
-Handful of Sand on Paper Plate
-Small stick (approximately 1 foot long) from the yard (if unable to find one, a ruler or pencil will work)
-Blank piece of paper
-Markers, crayons or colored pencils
-Blank piece of paper
-Markers, crayons or colored pencils
-Blank piece of paper
-Postage Stamp
-Markers, crayons or colored pencils
-Regular-sized band-aid
-Few blank piece of paper
-Few envelopes
-Few postage stamps
-Markers, crayons or colored pencils

If any of these items are difficult to come by, please contact Leisha and she will help out as she can.
If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out. We are here at Our Saviour's to listen and support.
This Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a great resource to have saved in your phone. Please take a moment to do so and share and use as you need.
You are never alone and you are loved just as you are!
Things to look forward to!
2021 ELCA National Youth Gathering
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.
Those in 8-12th grade in the fall of 2020, save the date for this great event! And it's happening right here in Minneapolis June 29-July 3!
More details to come soon as registration begins in September.
Middle Schoolers!!! Save the dates of July 18-23, 2021 for a middle school mission trip to Duluth! Stay tuned for more information.
Tune in to Facebook at 9am Monday-Saturday for daily devotions from:
Monday - Deacon Glenndy
Tuesday - Leisha, Director of Confirmation & Youth Minsitries
Wednesday - Pastor Maria
Thursday - Pastor Bruce
Friday - Kate, Director of Children and Family Ministries
Saturday - Jennifer, Director of Worship and Music

Confirmation students, you can do Whispers and Wonderings in response to participating in these devotions!
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

8th Graders...Already signed up for Remind texts but need to switch up to High School reminders? Email Leisha and she'll get that changed for you.
[763-434-6117]  []
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,