Confirmation and Youth Ministries
April 2020 e-Newsletter
Holy Week Worship - Update
Maundy Thursday Worship - on Facebook Live
Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship is a time to recall Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and remember Jesus’ arrest.
Good Friday Tenebrae Worship - on Facebook Live
Friday, April 10, 12:00 and 6:30 p.m. The noon worship service will be on Facebook Live and then re-posted at 6:30pm.
Easter Sunday Worship – April 12
We will we gather for worship to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior! The exact details of this will be determined as we know more about the state of our Shelter in Place order. Please stay tuned for more updates.
Confirmation During Quarantine
Wednesdays during quarantine, we will be meeting on Zoom.
Who: 6-8th graders and guides
What: Confirmation large group
Where: Zoom.com or Zoom app
When: Wednesdays, 6-6:40pm
Meeting ID: 578-973-999
No Confirmation on April 8th due to Holy Week.
Whispers and Wonderings
Please join us on Facebook Live or Youth Worship (details for both found here in this newsletter) and email Leisha your Whispers and Wonderings (found below). You can either use the form or just send in your answers via email. Let Leisha know if you have any questions.
Youth Group During Quarantine
Who: Those in 9th grade through college-age
What: Fun, Fellowship & Faith - Learning nights include: Peer Ministry Leadership Training
Fellowship nights include: games, blessings & bummers, get-to-know you, hang out
Where: Zoom app or zoom.com. Meeting ID 643-610-377
When: Wednesdays 7-7:40pm

No Youth Group on April 8 due to Holy Week.
We are offering worship experiences during this time of quarantine. Here are a couple of options for Sundays:
10am on Facebook Live - blended traditional and contemporary. Worship services will be posted to stay after the live worship has ended.
1:30pm on Zoom for 6th grade through college-age. Spirit-led w0rship. Bring a Bible. Meeting ID: 611-286-709
Tune in to Facebook Live at 9am Monday-Saturday for daily devotions from:
Monday - Deacon Glenndy
Tuesday - Leisha, Director of Confirmation & Youth Minsitries
Wednesday - Pastor Maria
Thursday - Pastor Bruce
Friday - Kate, Director of Children and Family Ministries
Saturday - Jennifer, Director of Worship and Music
Our Saviour's Youth Group is on Instagram! Follow us at: https://www.instagram.com/oursavioursyouth/
Summer Kick-off at Lilli Putt!
During these uncertain times, we will not be collecting any money until we know for sure this event will be able to happen as planned.
Save the date for two hours of unlimited bumper boats, go karts, mini golf.
Pizza, friends and fun included!
Who: Those currently in 5th grade through college-age
Cost: $25/person
Save the Date: Thursday, June 11th, noon-3pm
Watch the upcoming e-newsletters and the youth board for more details.
Butter Braid/Cookie Dough Pick up
Pick up is currently on hold for this fundraiser but WILL happen eventually. Please stay tuned and let your customers know of this update.
Let Leisha know if you have any questions.
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!
Summer is coming! So is movies and bowling!
Who: Those currently in grades 5 through college-age
When: Various Wednesdays throughout the summer months
What: Start your day with a movie at East Bethel Theaters or bowling at Ham Lake Lanes, follow that with pizza and open youth room at OSLC
Why: Why not!? We had a blast with the movies last year so we're doing it again... and more!

Watch the e-newsletters, youth board and other publications for more details/dates. In the meantime, get signed up for the free bowling. You can use the free bowling at Ham Lake Lanes throughout the entire summer - not just the days we go! What a great deal! Sign up by clicking the button here:
The following events are curently on hold. We will update if these events are rescheduled.
Green Valley Fundraiser
Easter Breakfast
Under 55 Events
Quarantine Bingo Challenge
Now through Saturday, April 4, play some Bingo!
See the board below. Once you get a Bingo, email  Leisha  your findings and she'll send you a fun prize for your efforts and your care of one another. Prizes will be mailed out at the conclusion of the challenge.
There is also a post on Our Saviour's Facebook page and OSLC Youth Group Instagram page where we'd  LOVE  to see your pictures as you work on your Bingo boards!
Please be mindful of all restrictions that the Governor has in place as you play and modify squares as needed.
Get a better look at the bingo board here .
Let   Leisha , Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministries, know if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Lego Club
Grab your Legos and join in with Deacon Glenndy and others in building fun! All are welcome!
Meeting next on Easter Sunday, April 12th, 11:30am.
You can join at  zoom.com  or using the zoom app on your smart phone. You can also join in on Facebook Live (you'll just need to type your comments on that format). 
Watch Our Saviour's Facebook page on Easter Sunday to get the Meeting ID for joining on Zoom.
Sign-up begins Sunday, April 26
Who : Completed grades 5 - college-age
Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 9am-7:30pm
Cost: $50 ($15 for transportation only - if you have a season pass). Non-refundable. Payment is due no later than Sunday, May 31 (checks made out to “OSLC” with “Valleyfair – [youth name]” in the memo and placed in the “Youth” box on the wall behind the reception desk.   Payment is your registration for the event. After May 31, talk to Leisha to see if there are spots remaining.
*Sack lunch (we will have a cooler available) and money or snack/dinner or have a late dinner upon arriving home. 
*If you care to play any games or buy souvenirs/food, you need to bring extra money with you. However, you are responsible for any money you choose to bring.
*Swimsuit and towel if you want to use the waterpark.
*Offsite Permission Form if you do not already have one on file. This is required to attend. Forms can be found underneath the Children and Youth Board or on Our Saviour’s website.
Adult Help:
At this time, we do not need any volunteer adults to attend the event. The staffing is complete.
If your family is interested (with any ages) and you wish to get in on our group rate and then meet at Valleyfair, please speak with Kate or Leisha .
Mission Trip 2020!
Please note that the Easter Breakfast fundraiser has been cancelled due to the Shelter in Place order.
In the meantime, please note that YouthWorks is posting COVID-19 Updates. You can visit those here . Leisha will be in touch with any and all mission trip updates.
Attention Graduating Seniors!
Sunday, May 3rd, 10am we will be recognizing graduating high school seniors. Please plan to join us for a time of recognition, blessing, prayer and a gift of a handmade quilt from your church family.
We have this event tentatively on our calendar but please note that we will follow the Shelter in Place and Quarantine recommendations at the time. We will keep you updated.
Please email Leisha if you plan to participate.
Urban Air!
During these uncertain times, we will not be collecting any money until we know for sure this event will be able to happen as planned.
Who: 6th grade through college-age (adults needed too!)
What: 2-hours unlimited play at Urban Air for
Included: 2-hours play, required socks, 2 slices pizza, bottle of water
Bring: Offsite Permission Form if you do not have one on file yet, extra money if you wish to purchase additional drinks/snacks
When: Thursday, May 7, 6-8pm
Where: Urban Air, 10 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids 55448
Cost: $25/person
Waiver: Each participant must have a waiver on file with Urban Air. You can fill that out here: https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/sign-trampoline-park-waiver
Sign up: Sign up by emailing Leisha or on the Children and Youth Board upon OSLC re-opening.
Options & Costs: (for grades completed)
Seeds Weekend    
June 26-28 (1 st -3 rd  Gd) $185
Youth Camp  
June 28-July 3 (4 th – 8 th Gd) $470
Senior High @ Ox Lake  
June 28-July 3 (9 th – 12 th Gd) $470
Servant Leadership Program
June 228-July 3 (9 th -12 th Gd) $470
(Servant Leadership Program application required for approval-limited space available: http://lwlbci.com/slp )

Helpful Tips when registering for Camp Wapo:
Wapo and Ox Lake Programs:    http://lwlbci.com/os-eastbethel
Servant Leadership Application:   http://lwlbci.com/slp

1.   Log in with your info from last year OR Create a login
2.   Choose the program you would like to register for:
3.   Fill out parent information
4.    Save as you go & register all kids attending
5.   Click “Make Payment” or “Register without payment”
a.   If you choose to register without
payment, please talk with Leisha or Kate.
b.   Scholarship applications were due March 1. If you are still in need, please contact Leisha or Kate.
TRANSPORTATION: You are responsible for figuring out transportation to and from camp. Camp is located in Amery, Wisconsin, approximately 50 miles from Our Saviour’s.

DEADLINE: Space is limited. Register ASAP as spots are limited!

COMMUNICATION: After registering for camp, watch for communication via email/e-newsletter from Kate and Leisha with more information as camp approaches.

Leisha Tays , Current 5 th -12 th Grades
Kate Roettger , Current PreK-4 th Grades
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:
text @oslcconfir to the number 81010
Middle School:
text @oslcmiddle to the number 81010
Senior High+:
text @oslcsenior to the number 81010

[763-434-6117]  [ www.oursaviourslc.org]
Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries, kroettger@oursaviourslc.org
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries, ltays@oursaviourslc.org