October Middle School
Youth Happenings
Welcome to the October Middle School Youth Happenings Newsletter. We had a great kickoff to the new program year as we have seen 70+ youth each week at Confirmation, over 20 each Sunday morning for Youth Group and we had 37 brave souls join us for last weeks All Night Lock-In. I encourage you to take a look at all of the opportunities for your youth to connect at OSL and as always, we would love to have you join us.
6th-9th-grade R echarge Camp at Okoboji
Friday, Nov 2 at 6 PM to Sun, Nov 4 at 2:15 PM
Join us for a weekend youth retreat PACKED with fun chapel services, skits, worship, Bible studies, and amazing food, fun with youth from around the region, and an awesome staff. 
Cost as little as $52
Deadline to register is Oct 24
2019 Middle School SUMMER TRIP
Middle and High School students are invited to join us July 13-19 as we head to the North Shore of Minnesota to serve the people of Duluth. The cost is $400 with a $100 non-refundable deposit. We will spend our days serving throughout Duluth, and we will spend each night exploring all the region has to offer such as Gooseberry Falls, Enger Park and Tower, Park Point Beach, Canal Park and so much more. Register by clicking the link below or pick up a form at the Youth Information Center in the Youth Room. Please Contact John for more information or with any questions.
Upcoming Events
Country Apple Orchard
Wednesday, October 17th Wednesday and Sunday School, Confirmation, and High School Youth Group students and their families are invited to join us at the Country Apple Orchard from 6-8 PM for apple picking, train rides, bounce houses, hayrides, and a whole lot of fun. There is no cost for this event. Apples, cider, and other food will be available for purchase from the country store.
Middle School Corn Maze
Sunday, October 21st from 2-4PM
Our Middle School youth are invited to join us as we head to the Heartland Country Corn Maze for some corny fun. Cost is $8 (cash or check only), and if we find all the checkpoints, we get a free treat. We will meet at OSL and then drive over together. We will need drivers.
Opportunities to Serve in November
Bowden Youth Center Thanksgiving Meal
Friday, November 16 from 5-7PM
Each year our OSL Youth Ministry has been serving a delicious Thanksgiving meal to the youth and families of the Bowden Youth Center. This year’s meal has moved to First Lutheran Church, and we are seeking youth and families who would like to help from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. It is a great opportunity to serve the youth and families of our community and a lot of fun. Sign up below or email John for more information.  
Youth INFO Center and Game Room
Youth Information Center
You may have noticed something new in the Gathering Place this past week, a new sign. Our Hy-Vee card table has expanded and become the Youth Information Center. We will continue selling Hy-Vee cards to support our youth going on summer trips, but now it is also the place you can go to find out what is coming up in Youth and Children's Ministries as well as find handouts and sign-ups.
Youth Game Room
The September Middle School Lock-in saw the launch of our new Game Room. Basketball, Pool, Foosball, and Xbox Kinect were all big hits, and we are looking forward to the addition of two new video games systems and a ping pong topper for the pool table very soon. Check it out at the next youth event.
Upcoming Schedule
3 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
7 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am
10 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
14 - Cross+Gen Sunday 10am-10:50am (MS meet in Fellowship Hall)
17 - Confirmation at Country Apple Orchard 6pm-8pm
21 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am
24 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
27 - Pot Luck Supper at OSL 6pm-8pm
28 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am
28 - Sunday FUNday to the Corn Maze 2pm-4pm

2-4 Recharge Camp at Okoboji
4 – NO MS Youth Group
7 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
11 - Cross+Gen Sunday 10am-10:50am (MS meet in Fellowship Hall)
14 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
16 - Bowden Thanksgiving Meal 4:30pm-7:30pm at First Lutheran
18 – MS Youth Group 10am-10:50am
28 -  Advent Fair 6pm-7pm
One More Thing
Anyone have a Refrigerator?
The youth room is in need of a new refrigerator as the last one has come to the end of its life cycle. If you have one available, please contact John via email or when you see me at church.
More Information
If you are looking for information about youth group, registrations, or the lastest in MIddle and High School ministry visit our website at the link below.
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