September Middle School Youth Happenings
This Week in Youth Ministry
Middle School Youth Group Kickoff
Sunday, September 9
from 10 AM - 10:50 AM
Kickoff the new year with your new youth director John as we spend the morning getting to know each other, playing lots of games, learning about exciting upcoming Middle School events, and having a whole lot of fun with our friends.
Confirmation Kickoff
Wednesday, September 12 from 6 PM to 7:15 PM
Confirmation is starting again, and that means it is time for mentor groups, learning about God with Pastor Sami and John, and having a lot of fun with our friends in the process. We are asking everyone to register this year to update all of our records. Email Nicole for questions or go HERE to register.
Orientation Training for 6th through 8th grade students
September 5th from 6 PM to 7:15 PM
All students are invited to learn about this year's confirmation program. The majority of this orientation will be spent going around the church to learn from ministry leaders the different ways that we can serve at OSL, especially on Sunday mornings. Students are required to serve in one of these roles four times each year. This is your best chance to see all the options and learn the basics. Have you ever wondered what the tech team does, if you can be in a band, how to be a greeter or any number of other fun opportunities at OSL on a Sunday morning? This is your chance.
Exciting News
Middle School Lock-in at OSL
Friday, September 28 from 8 PM to 7AM
Our Middle School students are being locked in the church ALL NIGHT LONG. We will have games, food, worship, and fun all while learning about God.  This event will also mark the opening of our new MUCH LARGER game room.
The cost will be $5 and includes snacks and breakfast.  

Don't forget to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow as we will have boy's and girl's rooms where youth will be able to sleep in peace for those that want to rest or for those that have an activity the next day. Sign up at the youth table in the gathering place, in the youth room, or click the link HERE .

Adults , we are looking for people to help from 8pm to midnight, 5am to 7am, or for the truly brave, all night long. Contact John or sign up on the link above if you can help.
Service Learning Camp - Duluth, MN
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. Interest forms will be available beginning September 9 at our youth table in the gathering place and the youth room. Contact John for more information or with any questions.
Other Important Info or Church Events
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 the Middle School Youth Group, with Youth Ministry events, and with 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 via email or when you see me at church.
Mikah Meyer
National Parks Cabaret
Sunday, September 16 at 6:30pm
Celebrate Center of Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Join Today Show-featured pastor's kid and National Cathedral countertenor singer, Mikah Meyer, at Our Savior's Lutheran Sioux Falls for a cabaret concert sharing songs & stories from his nonstop, 3-year road trip to all 417 National Park Service sites. As heard on NPR, and seen in Living Lutheran, Mikah has spent the past 2.5 years living in a cargo van while attempting to set a world record as the youngest person to visit the entirety of the National Park System. He's been using the media attention to share a carpe diem message inspired by his father's passing from cancer, to break stereotypes about LGBT people, and to foster acceptance for LGBT Christians. To keep this project going he "sings for his supper," such as this freewill offering concert, to allow this ministry to complete its goals. Stay around afterwards, as Mikah will answer your questions following the performance!
Upcoming Schedule
5 - Orientation Training for 6th through 8th graders 6pm-7:15pm
9 - Middle School Youth Group Kickoff 10am-10:50am
12 - Confirmation Kickoff 6pm-7:15pm
16 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am
16 - 9th grade Confirmation Mini-Retreat 3pm-6pm
16 - Mikah Meyer- National Parks Cabaret 6:30pm
19 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
23 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am
26 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
28 - Middle School LOCK-IN at OSL 8pm-7am
30 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am´╗┐

3 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
7 - Middle School Youth Group 10am-10:50am
10 - Confirmation 6pm-7:15pm
14 - Cross+Gen Sunday (no youth group) 10am-10:50am
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
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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