Middle School & High School Ministries
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Confirmation youth must help with worship leadership twice a year in Festive worship and twice a year in Celebrate worship. Use this button to sign up!
Confirmation classes meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Start in Fellowship Hall then head to small groups.
Use the button below to begin online registration.
Questions? Contact Nicole Mindt, 336-2942, ext. 33, or email@example.com.
Middle School Youth Group (MSYG)
Youth Group for middle school students meets every Sunday from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. in the Youth Room. There is always donuts and juice boxes! MSYG focuses on the Bible, and also undertakes random service projects, visits the nursing home to hang out with residents, or just has fun days! All middle-school students are welcome to join in!
Questions? contact Elise Hasche, Director of Youth & Family Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-2942.
MSYG Sunday Event
Kick off the new MSYG Sunday Event on October 8 with a trip to the Heartland Country Corn Maze in Harrisburg. Gather at OSL at noon (after 11:00 a.m. worship) for lunch, then carpool to the Corn Maze together. The group will return around 2:30 p.m. Cost will be $10, which will cover lunch and the maze. Friends are welcome! Sign up via this SignUpGenius link.
Middle-School Late Night Event
Augustana Outreach will be back to lead a Late Night Event for middle-schoolers on Friday, October 27, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. There will be games, worship, Bible study, group building, and, of course, food! Friends are welcome! Sign up via this SignUpGenius link.
Summer Trip Options for 2018
What: ELCA Youth Gathering
Where: Houston, Tex.
When: June 25 through July 1, 2018
Who: Students in grades 8 through 12
Why: Who doesn’t want to come together with 30,000 of their closest Lutheran buddies from around the country to learn, worship, and serve God?
How: Come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 12, at 7:15 p.m., by the OSL Fire Pit (west side of the south parking lot, behind the fence), or Sunday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m. (dinner included), down in the Youth Room. Students who register and pay their $150 nonrefundable deposit for the Gathering on the nights of these meetings will receive a bonus Gathering-themed water bottle, early-bird discount on the trip, and a gift card to be used for meals on the trip. Registration deadline is Sunday, September 17.
The total cost will be around $1,200,¹ which includes registration, transportation, and hotel. This does not include meals.
What: Week of Hope Community Service
Where: Minneapolis, Minn.
When: July 15 through 20, 2018
Who: Students in grades 6 through 12
Why: Experience a week outside of our own community to serve others, take yourself out of your comfort zone, and meet new people. You might serve in a food pantry, nursing home, memory-care facility, or kids’ club setting with five other people who may or may not be members of OSL. We serve who God calls us to serve!
How: There will be a trip meeting on Sunday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m., in the Youth Room. Turn in registration with a $150 nonrefundable deposit by Wednesday, October 11.
The total cost will be around $550,¹ which includes registration, transportation, housing, and non-travel day meals.
¹Never let the cost of a trip keep you from going! There will be a lot of fundraising to help cover costs of these trips, and financial assistance is available beyond what OSL can help with, so contact Elise if you have any questions about paying for a trip: email email@example.com, or call or text 507-438-9170.
Emerge High School Youth Group
On Wednesday nights during the school year, high schoolers gather to socialize and connect faith to everyday life. Whatever group you find yourself in at high school, at OSL those groups fall away and youth come together as a united community. We meet weekly in the Youth Room from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Ninth-grade students will be required to go to Youth Group during their final weeks of confirmation!
Want to be added to the Youth & Family Ministry email list? Email Elise, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Begins September 10
- 5:00 p.m. - Festive Worship
- 8:45 a.m. – Festive Worship / Celebrate Worship
- 11:00 a.m. – Festive Worship / Celebrate Worship