Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
March 2019 e-Newsletter
Quake was an absolute blast with over 275 other youth from around the country!!! 6-12th+ grades: join us in 2020 when Quake explores the theme of "More"! We can't wait! Check out all the pictures here. Check out this great video of one of our times of worship with the band Bread of Stone.
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!
Bible Instruction Class (2nd-5th grade)
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m., meet in the Worship Space

Learn how to use your Bible and make a special Bible cover.

Grade 2 families --You will need to take this class to receive an NLT Bible. If your child is unable to attend the class or the presentation, contact Kate Roettger,  or 763-434-6117 ext. 116, to make arrangements.

Grade 3, 4, and 5 students who would like more Bible training are encouraged to participate in the Bible Class with parent or special adult in life. Be sure to bring your Bible.

Families who are not registered for KidShine Sunday School or Ignite Wednesdays may participate by contacting Kate .

Sign up today for Bible Class online today at  Bible Instruction Class Registration .
Bible Presentation for Second Graders
Sunday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. worship
Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. worship

Bibles for all 2nd grade and new 3rd-5th grade students (who have not received a Bible), will be presented during the 10:00 a.m. service on the 24th and during the IGNITE service on the 27th.

IMPORTANT: To receive a Bible, be sure to attend the Bible Instruction Class described above.
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!
You've heard about the Famine, now it's time to sign up!
Participants Lockin : Friday, March 15, 6pm - Saturday, March 16, 9:30am
30 Hour Famine : Friday, April 26, 6pm - Saturday, April 27, 7pm
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)
More info: or email Leisha.
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!
Don't forget to move your clocks ahead! Spring ahead on Sunday, March 10.
    Lucky Uno- St. Patrick’s Day Pot-luck and Uno Party
Sunday, March 17, 11am
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!

Frolic: Child/Caregiver Play Group Little Steps. Big Faith. Fri., March 1 and March 15, 9:30-11:00 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.
Easter Breakfast
Sunday, April 21, 7:30am-10:45am
Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit, juice, coffee
Suggested donation: $6.00/person
Family specials:
$20/family 4
$30/family 6
The youth attending the 2019 mission trip to Lake Traverse Reservation are honored to provide this meal on Easter Sunday. All proceeds will go toward the mission trip.
Zero Gravity
When: Saturday, March 30, 12:15pm-2:45pm
Who: 6-12th+ Grades - Adults Needed
Cost: $20/person
Includes: required socks, 2 hours jump time on the trampolines, wristband good for 2 attractions
Friends more than welcome!
Sign up on the Youth Board at OSLC by Sunday, March 10
Required by March 10:
√ Offsite Permission Form on File
√ Zero Gravity Waiver
√Payment & Forms turned in to "Youth" box on wall behind reception desk.
Quilts for High School Graduates
Sunday, May 5 th we will be celebrating our graduating high school seniors. Join us for worship at the 10:00am service for a time of recognition, blessing, prayer and a gift of a handmade quilt from your church family.
Please RSVP or sign up on the Children & Youth Board if you plan to be present so we can plan accordingly. If you are RSVPing, please email your full name and high school. RSVP: Leisha .

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!
Lent has arrived...

March 13th- April 10th- JAM JR, JAM, and Connect from 5:00 to 5:30

Confirmation Schedule for March and April

March 6 - 6:30
Ash Wednesday Worship, no JAM JR, JAM, Connect or small groups. Worship and meal only.

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 or Kate .
Camp Wapo
Sign up now! Over 50 are already registered... are you?
(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

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.

Easter Breakfast Fundraiser!
Saturday, 4/20: Prep 2pm-5pm
Sunday, 4/21: 6am-noon(ish)
You will earn some youth credits toward your trip! Watch your email for more details!

OSLC Credits: Cannot be used for deposits, can be used for up to half of the remaining trip cost.

Youth Spots Open!
We currently have spots open for 3 youth. Contact Leisha if you're interested.

Adult male needed!
Men, are you interested in attending the mission trip July 7-12th. Your cost would be fully covered. Let Leisha know.
Women’s Retreat: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Sat., March 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Our Saviour's
Women of all ages, mark your calendars for a day away just for you.

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 . She is down-to-earth and funny – we are thrilled to have her with us!

Cost: $35. Sign up on the Small Group board in the Rotunda. Questions? Contact Becky Beck, 612-281-7170.
We need your help to fund CYF and other ministries at OSLC!

January and February are low giving months. We have depleted our Reserve Fund. The Church really needs your help NOW!

Please Consider Giving Electronically. It's easy!

Get Started today! Visit our church website! Select Giving and follow instructions to set up recurring or one time online contributions.

Contact Kim Fread 763.434.6117 if you have questions or need help setting up.

See the Thermometer in the front of the church to see how we are doing.

Help us continue to reach out with a "Voice of Hope"
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Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries,
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,