Faith Formation Notes
The Preschool Walk with Jesus milestone will be on March 11. Students and their parents will attend Family Time with Pr. Sami at 10:00 a.m. in the Friendship Room, in lieu of Sunday School. The milestone will be celebrated with a video during Kidtalk at all worship services.

All rotation students will sing at the 8:45 Celebrate worship service on March 11. Please show your child where you are sitting and then bring him or her to the Labyrinth Room for to warm up. Sunday School lead¬ers will bring the children up to sing, after which they may sit with you for the rest of worship.

Rotation students through fifth grade will be waving branches in the 8:45 Celebrate and 11:00 Festive worship services’ Palm Sunday proces¬sionals, on March 25.

Fifth graders and their families will celebrate the Holy Communion mile¬stone during Holy Week. Here’s how that week is shaping up:

    • Augie Fun Night will be on March 23 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    • Holy Communion instruction will be on March 24 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Youth Room, with parents present from 11:30 till noon.
    • The Agape Meal will be on Wednesday, March 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in The Gathering Place (please invite family and baptismal sponsors).
    • The Holy Communion milestone will take place during the Maundy Thursday worship service on March 29.

Youth Notes
The Silent Auction, which is the fundraiser to support the 36 students going on mission trips and to the ELCA Youth Gathering, will end on March 4. Don’t miss your chance to bid on the many items that have been generously donated to the auction! In addition, your breakfast ticket on March 4 will go to support OSL youth.

Questions about OSL Youth Ministry? Contact me, Pr. Sami Johnson, 336-2942, ext. 12, or

An Easy Way to Support OSL Youth Ministry
When you purchase gift cards at the OSL Youth Ministry table on Sunday mornings, for yourself or to give to others, you support youth programs while receiving full value for your purchase—the amount rebated to Youth Ministry comes from the retailer!

Hy-Vee and Fareway cards are available for purchase on Sunday mornings; cards from many other stores (Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.) are available to order, at the Youth Ministry table or in the Church Office. Cards ordered by 2:00 p.m. on Monday will be available for pick-up on Thursday. Check out the Youth Ministry table in The Gathering Place for details.

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