September High School Youth Happenings
New year, new youth director, and new opportunites to grow in our faith while having a LOT of FUN. Join us this Wednesday for a night of getting to know each other, hearing from some of our youth about the life changing message we heard at the national youth gathering in Houston, group building games, and some campfire fun by our gagaball pit. All High School youth are invite to join us and yes, you are always welcome to bring a friend.
Introducing our 2018 Youth Ministry Team  
Please help me welcome Moriah, Mollie, and Elle as they serve as mentors to our High School Youth as well as assist with High School Youth Group and Events. 
Moriah Goddard is returning for her second year at OSL and is a junior at Augustana University studying Nursing. Moriah is from southern California and describes herself as empathetic, passionate about sports, and very excited about youth group connections this year. 
Mollie Varpness just finished the summer as the Head Intern here at OSL and is excited to continue at OSL this school year. Mollie is a junior at Augustana University studying Religion and Communications with plans to continue for a Masters of Divinity and ordination in the ELCA. “The students have been amazing this summer, and I can’t wait to continue and grow with them. Thank you for this opportunity.”
Elle Weg is a senior at Lincoln High School is planning to attend Luther next year to begin a degree in youth ministry with plans to be a youth director. Elle has volunteered at Ingham Okoboji Bible Camp for the past two summers and has a passion for teaching kids about Jesus while a lot of fun at the same time.

We are excited to have all three young women on our team and to see them connect with and grow the youth ministry here at OSL
High School Youth Group Leadership Team
Our first meeting had over 10 people come to talk about how we could work together to use our gifts to work together to serve this ministry. From event planning to communication and even starting a new YouTube channel, we have a great time. If you were not able to join us but are interested in how you can use your gifts to serve this ministry, please contact John, and we can discuss how you too can be a part.
Upcoming Events
Football Night with John
at Howard Wood Field
Sept 14 and Oct 5
Join John as he attends two Lincoln Patriot Football games and checks out the world famous Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Marching Band at half time. Come out and enjoy the fun atmsphere while cheering on our fellow youth group members playing in (and leading) the band.
9th Grade Confirmation Mini Retreat
Sunday, September 16 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
It will be a fun afternoon with Sami, John, and all your friends as we prepare for what comes after confirmation, paint our mugs, and enjoy time together as a 9th grade class.
OSL Event:Mikah Meyer
National Parks Cabaret
Join Today Show-featured pastor's kid and National Cathedral countertenor singer, Mikah Meyer, at Our Savior's Lutheran Sioux Falls on September 16th at 6:30 PM for a cabaret concert sharing songs & stories from his nonstop, 3-year road trip to all 417 National Park Service sites.
9th-Grade Confirmation Banquet
Sunday, October 7th
Rehearsal begins @ 5:00pm. (Confirmands in the Youth Room)
Banquet begins @ 6:00pm. (Everyone joins us in the Gathering Place.)
Our 9th-grade confirmation students will gather to celebrate their confirmation milestone with their family, friends, and baptismal sponsors. We will enjoy a nice meal together. It will be $6 per person. Please RSVP to Nicole at by Sept. 26th.

Country Apple Orchard
Wednesday, October 17 from 6-8 PM
Wednesday and Sunday School, Confirmation, and High School Youth Group students and their families are invited to join us at the Country Apple Orchard 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.
High School Youth will go on a hay ride together at 7:15 PM.
High School Haunted Corn Maze Event
Saturday, Oct 29th at 7 PM
Our High School youth will be heading to the Heartland Country Haunted Corn Maze for a scary good time. Cost is $10 (cash or check only)
2019 Summer Trips
Compass Point Adventure Experience
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, CO
High School students are invited to join us June 15-22th as we head to Rainbow Trails Lutheran Bible Camp one and a half hours west of Pueblo, Colorado. We will embark on a four-day backpacking adventure to the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Interest forms will be available beginning September 9th at our youth table in the Gathering Place and the youth room.  Contact John for more information or with any questions. 
Service Learning Camp
Duluth, MN
Middle and High School students are invited to join us July 13-19th 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. Interest forms are at our youth table in the Gathering Place and the youth room. Contact John for more information or with any questions.
Other Important Info
Interested in Helping with Youth Ministry?
We are looking for adults to connect and be a part of our growing Youth Ministry. Do you like to hang out with teenagers? Do you like to help youth understand how their choices can have a positive impact on others? Or do you like to talk about God and connect important lessons to their lives? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we would love to have you join the team. We are currently looking for people that would like to help with Middle School Youth Group, Youth Ministry events, and transportation. 

Please take a moment to fill out the following survey and help us meet the needs of our Youth Ministry Programs.
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 or stop me when you see me at church.
Upcoming Schedule
12 - High School Youth Group Kickoff 7-9 PM
14 – Football Night with John at Howard Wood Field 7 PM
16 - 9th-grade Confirmation Mini-Retreat 3:30-6:30 PM
16 - Mikah Meyer- National Parks Cabaret 6:30 PM
19 - High School Youth Group 7-9 PM
26 - High School Youth Group 7-9 PM

3 - High School Youth Group (Bingo @ Luther Manor) 7-9 PM
5 – Football Night with John at Howard Wood Field 7 PM
7 – 9th-Grade Confirmation Banquet 5 PM
10 - High School Youth Group 7-9 PM
17 – High School Youth Group at Country Apple Orchard 6-8 PM
24 - High School Youth Group (Pumpkin Games) 7-9 PM
27 - Pot Luck Supper at OSL 6-8 PM
27 – High School Haunted Corn Maze 7 PM
31 - NO High School Youth Group
High School Youth Group at OSL
Wednesdays from 7-9 PM
All 9-12th-grade students are welcome to join us on Wednesday nights from 7–9 PM in the youth room. Each week at Youth Group will be a little different as we explore different topics through worship, study, prayer, and service as well as games, activities, and off-campus activities such as bowling, trampoline parks, hayrides, mall scavenger hunts, and much much more.
Ninth-grade students will be required to go to Youth Group during their final weeks of confirmation!
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