Middle School
Youth Happenings
Thank you for a great first year OSL. Look below to see our final events of the program year, a preview of our summer events, and opportunities to serve.
John Schomberg, Director of Youth Ministry
Coming Up at Middle School Confirmation and Youth Group
As our school year is coming to an end, so too is our regular programming. Check below for our schedule and final event of confirmation and youth group or the 18-19 program year.
Confirmation and Youth Group Calendar
Wed, April 24 at 6 PM Confirmation Parent Night. Parents are invited to join us as we learn about how we can live out our faith and talk about it at work, school, teams, and in relationships.
Sun, April 28 at 10 AM Youth Group is helping with Sunday School. Go to the labyrinth room and find Melissa to see how you can help.
Wed, May 1 at 6 PM - Confirmation Final Large Group : Blessing of our 8th-grade class and a year-end wrap-up.
Sun, May 5 at 10 AM - Youth Group : Our final regular meeting of the year. Come for games, food, and fun.
Wed, May 8 at 6 PM - Confirmation Mentor Group Fun NIght . Come hang out with your mentor group and have a great time celebrating a great year of confirmation.
Sun, May 12 at 10 AM - Join us for for MUFFINS WITH MOM AND DAD . Click HERE for more information and to sign up .
Wed, May 15 at 6 PM - Our final confirmation night of the year . See info below and join us for a great night at Thunder Road.
Final Confirmation and High School Youth Group of the School Year May 15 from 6-8 PM
We are celebrating the end of another great year by headed to THUNDER ROAD
May 15 from 6-8 PM
Cost is $17
Schedule:
  • 6-8 PM: unlimited attractions except Batting Cages
  • 8 PM: Ice Cream Sundaes
If you think 2 hours at Thunder Road is fun, see below for information and to sign up for our Thunder Road Lock-in where 200 Lutheran Middle School Youth are coming from all around Sioux Falls and Harrisburg for a night of fellowship, fun, and six hours overnight at Thunder Road.
Summer Preview
What do Summer Blasts, Canaries Baseball, Meals on Wheels, Bonus Blasts, a 6 church lock-in at Thunder Road, Service Learning Camp, and VBS Leadership all have in common?  They are all a part of a fantastic summer of Middle School Youth Ministry at Our Savior’s. Check out below for all the details and to sign up.
Summer Blast Wednesdays at OSL
OSL will once again be hosting Summer Blasts. This year's schedule and themes:
  • June 12 at 5 PM: Car Show
  • July 10 at 5 PM: Water
  • Aug 7 at 5 PM: Tailgating
The whole family is invited to join us for Summer Blast—an evening of food, fun and games, and outdoor worship. See the bulletin, church newsletter, or Facebook for more information.
On every Summer Blast day the Middle School Youth are invited to join us for a Bonus Blast from Noon to 5 PM. The Bonus Blast begins at noon with a lunch provided by the Summer Food Service Program (or your own packed lunch) followed by games in the Youth Room and Gym as well as special activities for each Bonus Blast.
No cost for these events and friends are always welcome.
More information about our first Bonus Blast on June 12 is coming soon.
THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER
MS THUNDER ROAD LOCK-IN. A Sioux Falls ELCA Youth Event
Friday, June 28 from 8PM to 7AM
We will begin and end our night at First Lutheran Church
Cost is $30 and includes snacks, transportation, and admission to Thunder Road from 11 PM to 5 AM
Join churches from around the Sioux Falls area as we come together to grow in faith and have a great night of fellowship at Thunder Road.
Spots are limited, sign up today.
VBS Leadership Positions Avalible
We want you to be part of Vacation Bible School leadership June 10-13 from 9am to noon! VBS requires much volunteer help to create a safe and successful week for all the students attending. You’ll get to build relationships & get in on the fun, energizing experience with no outside preparation. Students who have completed sixth grade through adults should contact Melissa Nesdahl at mnesdahl@oslchurch.com with interest. 
Volunteer for Meals on Wheels
Dear parents and youth, please consider volunteering for the Meals on Program. The OSL youth have assisted with this worthwhile service for several years. The dinners are picked up at Hope Lutheran (Cliff & 26th) at 10:40 and delivery takes about 90 minutes. A binder with map & directions are included and very clear. The empty totes are returned to Hope when you are done. The food and friendship that you are providing to the clients fills a need to body & soul. Thank you for considering this important job. If you have any questions, call Sandy Garnas, 605-338-5440.
Our OSL Youth Ministry is signed up to help the w eek of July 22-26
Other Events John is Working On
  • OSL Day with the Canaries - Friday, July 26 at 7 PM
  • 50/50 Mission Trip to Minnapolis Aug 2-4: One day of service and one day at Valley Fair
  • Youth and Family Day at Wild Water West. Date TBD


More information on these events will be coming out very soon