Children & Family and
Confirmation & Youth Ministries
October 2020 e-Newsletter
Rally Day 2020
What a wonderful day we had celebrating Rally Day together with you!
Check out some of the fun pictures here.
No Programming
Wednesday, October 14 and Sunday, October 18 there is confirmation or youth programming due to MEA break.
Kids & Families
3 years to 5th grade

Fun & Games at OSLC on Sunday, October 4,
11am-12noon

Families are invited to stay after worship for some music, games, crafts & snacks. Grown ups are welcomed to be part of an Adult Circle while the kids play.

Let us know you are coming!
Worship
We are offering worship experiences during this time of quarantine. Here are a few options for Sundays/Wednesdays:

Sundays
10am Parking Lot Drive in to the parking lot for a live outdoor worship. You can stay in your car and tune in on the radio or bring some lawn chairs and sit distanced from other households. See all the details here.

10am Virtual on Facebook, Our Saviour's website and OSLC YouTube - blended traditional and contemporary.

Wednesdays
6pm Virtual Revelation Worship via Facebook. Are you a youth interested in singing along for leading worship? Contact Jennifer, Director of Worship and Music.

In-Person
Stay tuned to your emails and the church website for in-person worship announcements.

Whispers & Wonderings
Confirmation students, please make sure you are remembering your Whispers & Wonderings requirement for confirmation (10 a year). Feel free to download the form, print it off and mail or email a copy/scan to Leisha.
Fall Into Fun!
Join us as we fall into fall fun! 
Thursday, October 15, 1-3pm
$5/student, $15 max/household
There’s no school Thursday, October 15, so why not have some fun at church together?!
Games, crafts, activities and more!
Costumes optional, masks mandatory when within 6 feet of other households.
Make your own mask, popcorn hands, picture frame, painted rocks!
Play some Plinko, Candy Corn Toss, Sidewalk Chalk and more!
Children in 5th grade and under are required to have an adult on the property with them. 
Are you a youth group student (high school or college-age) or adult that is interested in helping out with a station? Contact Lisa or Leisha.
For planning purposes, please RSVP with the names of those planning to attend to:
Turkey Baskets
Our youth have a goal of providing 30 families a wonderful Thanksgiving meal through N.A.C.E. Food Shelf. Can you help by contributing an item or more? We'll be collecting by the Children & Youth Board from Oct 18-Nov 15.

Need:
$20 Cub Gift Cards (for turkey)
Turkey Gravy
Can vegetables & fruit
Stuffing
Mashed or Scalloped Potato
Pie Crust (for pumpkin)
Pumpkin Pie Filling
Evaporated Milk
Jello
Canned Sweet Potatoes
Small Marshmallows
Cranberries
Foil Roasting Pan
Fall Colored Tablecloth
Fall Napkins & Plates
Tote Boxes from Cub
Monetary donations to purchase needed items.

Items can be dropped off in the bin outside the main church doors.
Monetary and Gift Card Donations can be mailed to:
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Leisha Tays
19001 Jackson St NE
East Bethel, MN 55011
Contact Leisha with any questions.
Family Devotion Books Available!

Families are a child's most important faith mentor! During this pandemic, OSLC wants to give families a resource to use in at home for faith sharing and faith conversations.

These books are available on Sundays after the 10 am worship by the OSLC main door. Please stop by and pick one up!

Questions? Contact Lisa.
2020-2021 Youth Group
Who: Grades 9 - college-age
When: Wednesdays (not October 14 due to MEA)
Where: Virtually via Zoom (Meeting ID 839 0380 0301)
What: Experience the Biblical narrative through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. Echo the Story 36 delves deep into the Biblical narrative from creation to Revelation.
Materials: You will need your Bible and also your Echo Journal. Need a journal still? Contact Leisha.

Please register if you plan to attend at all.
Zoom Codes for 2020-2021 Programming Year
Go to Zoom.com, click on "Join a Meeting", enter Meeting ID

Confirmation Session 1
Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm
Meeting ID: 884 2727 5187

Confirmation Session 2
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Meeting ID: 864 7802 7164

Youth Group
Wednesdays, 7:45pm-9pm
Starting September 16
Meeting ID: 839 0380 0301
MISSION TRIP 2021
Who: Middle & Senior High
What: Mission Trip with YouthWorks
Where: Charleston, WV
When: July 18-23, 2021
How: Travel via Airplane, then 15-passenger van while there.
Cost: $750 total (includes all expenses except optional souvenirs). Fundraising opportunities available.

See more about YouthWorks trip to Charleston here.

Spots are limited and are available on a first-come, first-get basis. Email Leisha to inquire about open spots.
2020 Affirmation of Baptism
9th Grade Families,
Please take some time to look over all the details that you need to know for your Affirmation of Baptism worship service.
Please note that many people are still missing things that are needed.
OSLC Kid Min is on Facebook!
Check out Our Saviour's Children's Ministry on Facebook!
'Like' and 'Follow' for events, resources, stories and more!
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

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!
[763-434-6117]  [www.oursaviourslc.org]
Lisa Rykken Kastler, Interim Director of Children & Family Ministries, lrykkenkastler@oursaviourslc.org
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,