Youth Ministry Notes

Confirmation Orientation
Sixth- through eight-grade confirmation students are invited to learn about this year’s confirmation program on Wednesday, September 5, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. The majority of this orientation will be going around the church building to learn from ministry leaders and seeing different ways you may serve at OSL, especially on Sunday mornings. Students are required to serve 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 to find out!

Ninth-graders will be welcomed to High School Youth Group on Wednesday, September 5, at 7:00 p.m., and will start getting ready for the last seven weeks of confirmation. High School Servant Leaders are encouraged to attend and help to welcome the new arrivals.

Youth Ministry Kick-Off
Middle-school students are invited to kick off the new year on Sunday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m., with new Youth Director John Schomberg. Spend the morning getting to know each other, talking about Jesus, playing games, learning about upcoming Middle School Youth Group opportunities, and having a whole lot of fun.

Middle School Confirmation program will get into full swing on Wednesday, September 12, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. That means it’s time for mentor groups, learning about God with Pr. Sami and John, and having a lot of fun with friends. Remember to register your sixth- through eighth-grade students online (, or contact Pr. Sami or John ( or; 336-2942) to find out how.

New year, new Youth Director, and new opportunities to grow in faith while having a lot of fun. High school students are invited to come by on Wednesday, September 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., for a night of getting to know each other, hearing from some friends about the life-changing message they heard at the National Youth Gathering in Houston, playing group-building games, and having some campfire fun by the GaGa Ball pit. All high school youth are invited, and, yes, you are always welcome to bring a friend.

Youth Events
Football Night with John. High school youth are invited to join John on September 14 and October 5 as he attends
Lincoln Patriot football games and checks out the world-famous Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Patriot Marching Band. Come out and enjoy the fun atmosphere while cheering on your fellow youth group members playing in (and leading) the band.

Ninth-Grade Confirmation Mini-Retreat, on Sunday, September 16, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., will be a fun afternoon with Pr. Sami, John, and all your friends as we prepare for what comes after confirmation, paint mugs, and enjoy time together as a ninth-grade class.

Middle-School Lock-In at OSL will be on Friday, September 28, from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 Saturday morning. Come for games, food, worship, and fun, all while learning about God while locked in the church all night long. See the latest Youth Happenings email or for more information. The cost for this event will be $5.

September Calendar

5 – Orientation training for sixth- through eighth-graders, 6:00–7: 15 p.m.
5 – Orientation training for ninth graders, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
5 – Servant Leader meeting, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
9 – Middle School Youth Group Kick-Off, 10:00–10: 50 a.m.
12 – Confirmation Kick-Off, 6:00–7:15 p.m.
12 – High School Youth Ministry Kick-Off, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
14 – Football Night with John at Howard Wood Field
16 – Middle School Youth Group, 10:00–10: 50 a.m.
16 – Ninth-Grade Confirmation Mini-Retreat, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
19 – Confirmation, 6:00–7:15 p.m.
19 – High School Youth Ministry, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
23 – Middle School Youth Group, 10:00–-10: 50 a.m.
26 – Confirmation, 6:00 –7:15 p.m.
26 – High School Youth Ministry, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
28 – Middle School Lock-In at OSL, 8:00 p.m.–Saturday, 7:00 a.m.
30 – Middle School Youth Group 10:00–10: 50 a.m.

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