Youth Notes
Second Sunday Fun Day will be on Sunday, January 14. Check your email for more information about the activity, time, and location!

There will be a meeting for all students going on summer trips to Minneapolis and Houston, and their parents, on January 14 at 10:00, in the Youth Room. We will follow up on fundraising and the Silent Auction from the first meeting and share more details about the trips, and you will receive an update on your account status.

January 20 is Cross+Gen Sunday. In lieu of Sunday School, you and your child are welcome to come to Fellowship Hall from 10:00 to 10:50 for a make-and-take craft activity. Look for more details in your email and in the bulletin.

The Silent Auction, which is the fundraiser to support the 36 students going on mission trips and to the ELCA Youth Gathering, will begin on February 16 and will end on March 4. Be sure to check out the items on Saturday nights, Sunday mornings, and Wednesday nights, and bid on your favorites. Join us on Sunday, February 25, at 5:00 p.m. for the Silent Auction Banquet, complete with a meal, student talent, and entertainment, and a bonus opportunity to bid on items! On March 4, your breakfast ticket will go to support OSL youth as well. If you would like to donate items for the auction, bring them to Pr. Sami by February 4 with the completed form you will find at

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.

Faith Formation Notes
Sunday, January 7, will be the Baptism of Our Lord Milestone. Families of all who were baptized in the past year are invited to the Friendship Room at 10:00 a.m. for a special gift and family time with Pr. Sami.

Thank you to each of you who took a name from the OSL Angel Tree to help a local child’s Christmas wish come true. Your generosity is appreciated!

Each of the students in the Christmas program did a great job! Thank you! They did a wonderful job of bring the “Really, Really, Really Good News” to OSL. Special thanks to Gene LeVasseur for teaching the children music, and parents for helping your children at home and getting them to practice so they could be successful.

<span style="color: #2ea3f2; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><b>Play and Pray</b></span><br>Life as a mom or caregiver for children of any age can be joyful and fulfilling, but also hectic and isolating, Play and Pray is a ministry for moms and caregivers who gather to support one another, laugh and cry together, and grow deeper in relationship with God and one another. All while the children, from birth through preschool, enjoy supervised play in the Nursery. Play and Pray meets on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., in Room 102, next to the Sanctuary. Contact Pr. Sami, <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank"></a> or 336-2942, ext. 12, with questions.
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