Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
March 2020 e-Newsletter
Thank you!!!
Thank you to our confirmation students, guides and congregation members that contributed to Andrew's Bravery Box!
What a great turnout! We are so grateful and appreciative!
We will be accepting donations through March 1 and have a blessing on the toys the March 4 and 8. March 8th, Andrew's parents will be joining us for a special blessing in both worship services. Please join us!

Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.- No regular Programming.

Lent Worship – Wednesdays, March 4 through April 1
  • 5:30 p.m. worship uses music from the Holden Evening Prayer service, a lyrical worship setting that you’ll find yourself humming all week long.
  • 7:00 p.m. Revelation Worship

See Confirmation-specific Lent schedule in this newsletter.

Join your church family for dinner on Wednesdays. A meal is served each week from 4:30-6:25 p.m. Click for  Community Meal Menu…
Wednesdays During Lent Connect class - 6-6:45

(Sunday Morning Connect remains the same, off Easter Morning)
Confirmation Easter Basket Silent Auction
Date: Sunday, March 29
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Where: OSLC Gathering Space
Who: All are welcome!
We can accept check, cash and major credit cards. Do not need to be present to win.

Would you please consider donating a themed basket for our basket auction. All proceeds go to Youth Ministries of OSLC. Baskets due to Leisha by Wednesday, March 25. Please include list of items, approximate value and donor name(s).

Guide Huddle will not meet at church this month as previously planned. However, please watch for an online survey to help us understand what's going well and what could use some updates.
Confirmation during Lent...
The confirmation schedule during the weeks of Lent is different. It is as stated on the schedule you received on orientation night.
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
Worship only, 6:30
No small or large group
Wednesdays, March 4-25,
and April 1
6-7pm Small Groups
7-7:30pm Worship (Yes, you can do Whispers & Wonderings at these Lent services)
Wednesday, April 8
No programming - Holy Week

Opportunities for Worship and Whispers & Wonderings:
Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesdays in Lent
Maundy Thursday Worship
Good Friday Worship
Easter Sunday Worship
It’s time for an opportunity to earn some CYF Credits!
Butter Braids are a pasty filled with savory or sweet fillings. A great addition to any Easter (or any day, really)! And cookie dough… yum!

Children and Youth – pick up a packet today and start taking orders. Collect the money as you take the orders.  Checks should be made out to OSLC. Also, sign up for a shift to work the table and the proceeds will be split amongst those working the shift.

Order forms and money are due no later than Wednesday, March 18 . Return orders with the payments to the “Youth” box behind the reception desk at Our Saviour’s.

The Butter Braids & Cookie Dough will need to be picked up at Our Saviour’s on Wednesday, April 1, 4:30pm-7:30pm . Please be clear with those who purchase from you whether they are responsible for picking up on one of those dates or if you will be picking up and delivering for your customers.

The seller will receive $4.00 per item sold in CYF Credits to be used toward CYF programming and/or events! 

Questions: Contact Leisha
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: )

Helpful Tips when registering for Camp Wapo:
Wapo and Ox Lake Programs:
Servant Leadership Application:

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
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.

Leisha Tays , Current 5 th -12 th Grades
Kate Roettger , Current PreK-4 th Grades
Youth Group in Lent
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: 6:30pm-7:30pm Worship Space for Lent Worship, 7:30-8:30pm in the Youth Room
Expectation: Yes, it is our hope that youth group participants begin youth group time in worship.
When: Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm

No Youth Group on March 11 due to Spring Break
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!
Green Valley Fundraiser will start Wed, April 1st.

Start thinking about who you would like to sell to now! Selling Packets Available Wed. April 1.
Mark Your Calendars for
Easter Breakfast!
Sunday, April 12, 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 2020 mission trip to Charleston, WV are honored to provide this meal on Easter Sunday. All proceeds will go toward the mission trip
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, March 1
Reader: Sena R

Wednesday, March 4
Usher: Lexie Wy, Caitlin R, Hailey D, Macarden S
Gluten-Free Guide: Sean
Reader: Myla E
Worship Assist: Jacob G
Audio/Visual: Skylar A, Blake T
Marketplace Meals: Kallee O

Sunday, March 8
Reader: Samuel R

Wednesday, March 11
Usher: Preston M, Leah M, Nathan B, Paige M
Gluten-Free Guide: Nicole
Reader: Jacob G
Worship Assist: Roy G
Audio/Visual: Emily S, Olivia B
Marketplace Meals: Madelyn K

Sunday, March 15
Greeter: Talan S, Ethan G

Wednesday, March 18
Usher: Kayla G, Roy G, Jacob G, Andy E
Gluten-Free Guide: Jeff
Reader: Sydney O
Worship Assist: Olivia H
Audio/Visual: Alyssa V, Kallee O
Marketplace Meals: Olivia H

Sunday, March 22
Greeter: William B, Caiden B

Wednesday, March 25
Usher: Boone V, Hailey W, Riley W, Sam P
Gluten-Free Guide: Cindy
Reader: Olivia H
Worship Assist: Naomi B
Audio/Visual: Myla E, Ryan M
Marketplace Meals: Charlie H

Sunday, March 29
Reader: Samuel R
Greeter: Clare F, Avery M

Questions: Contact Leisha
Mission Trip 2020!
Please see the mission trip email ( click here ) for more details and make sure your electronic forms are all complete.
Mission Trip Easter Breakfast Fundraiser!
We need everyone present for this huge fundraiser. Parent/Guardian strongly encouraged to participate as well. Please let Leisha know asap if you are unable to participate.
Saturday, 4/11: Prep 2pm-5pm
Sunday, 4/12: 6am-noon(ish)
You will earn some youth credits toward your trip! Watch your email for more details!

VBS 2020: June Monday 15th-Thursday June 18th

Registration is now open:

Space is limited, register early!
Communion Instruction Class

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This is a guardian/child class

This Guardian/Child Bible Class is for kids 2nd grade or 3,4th, and 5th grade who have not attended Bible class before.

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m

This is a guardian/child class

Bible Presentation for Second Graders

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 8:30 and 10:00 service.

Bibles for all 2nd grade and new 3rd-5th grade students who don’t have a Bible.

Planning to participate in the Bible Presentation? Children and their guardian are highly encouraged to attend Bible Class Sat. March 28th at noon.

Unable to attend class
or the actual presentation? Contact Kate Roettger to make arrangements.
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!
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.
Please sign up on the Youth Board or email Leisha if you plan to participate.
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

[763-434-6117]  []
Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries,
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,