Thank you for supporting VLM Camp Vermilion & Camp Hiawatha at our Annual Camp Sunday!
We are once again sending many of our youth to camp this summer, and if you want to support this important ministry, you can designate your giving at anytime toward our cost of sending youth. We want to be able to help every family send their children if they have an interest in attending camp. It is a wonderful experience, and a great way to assist in the spiritual formation of a young person as they grow in their faith. Thank you for considering~
Now Hiring Summer Staff!!!
The privilege to change our world by investing ourselves in the lives of children is the best way to spend a summer.
We are seeking college-aged adults to be part of our summer community. Not only will you impact the life of our campers, but you’ll also gain skills in leadership, problem solving, small group development, worship planning, and more. You’ll also grow in your own faith as you dig into what it means to Weave JOY. And all of this as you enjoy the beauty of God’s great northwoods!
In addition to counselors, we are also seeking kitchen staff (head cooks and assistants), waterfront directors, health care managers, canteen managers, maintenance assistants and leadership staff.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more, go to our Summer Employment page. You can also find the application there.
Happy February OSLC!
Pastor and I had a meeting sometime this last month in which we were recapping all the events that had transpired over the season of Advent. We shared all the joys we had with the season, as well as the busyness of it all! We came to the conclusion that the busyness has simply just carried over to the New Year, as we see our building being oh so active every single day! As I get to know our members on a deeper level with the more time I spend here, I am continually surprised with the generosity that our Congregation has to support our mission and outreach we have. On January 20th, I became a member of Our Savior’s, and it brings me joy to be connected with our members on a new level!
Sunday School will be back in full swing for the month of February! After meeting with parents and our Sunday School volunteers, I’ve decided we are going in deep to explore some of our biggest Bible stories! From Noah and the Ark to the parables that Jesus told, we feel the need to revisit these important Biblical stories to really give our students a foundation for greater learning possibilities in future. Our lessons will change depending on the particular story, as I work with our volunteers to determine the best ways we can get the message to our students. I am excited to start this new unit with our students, and learn what our students already know!
Confirmation classes are now at Gethsemane for the remainder of the Confirmation year! We had a glorious time at Our Savior’s which included meeting seven times for class, our caroling event, as well as a fellowship movie night! As we look ahead to February and beyond our students will continue to tackle complex subject areas crucial to our faith. Our 6-8th graders will explore Holy Baptism, Communion, Confession, Forgiveness, and Daily Prayers. Our 9th grade class will go into detail about the Two Kingdoms, Vocation, Worship, and Doubt before we get into Ash Wednesday and Lenten Worships. Members of each congregation are currently meeting to plan Lenten Worships, so more information about how our Confirmation youth will involved in those services will be released shortly! We have a retreat opportunity towards the end of February on the 22nd and 23rd at Camp Vermillion! As always if you have any questions about our youth programs or would like to get involved, please let me know!
During the week of July 19, six Our Savior’s senior high students partook in a four-night trek into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Accompanied by Youth and Family Director Meagan Esterby and guided by Steve Sorenson of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry, Tucker Nelson, Garrett Ongalo, Katelyn LeBeque, David Wildes, Anders Braaten, and Summer Toole paddled and portaged approximately forty miles. The route took them north from the Echo Trail through the Upper Chain, making a loop through Lac la Croix. Despite battling bugs, wind, and beaver dams, the group all had an amazing experience connecting with the Lord and each other, all while learning about exploring in God’s Great Northwoods.
Click here to view more photos from the trip!
We hope you’ll join us at worship Sunday, January 11 for Camp Sunday! Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is a member of Voyageur’s Lutheran Ministry and shares a long history with the two VLM camps, Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion. This summer Sr. High youth from OSLC will be going on a Voyageur’s Canoe Country adventure in the BWCAW with VLM.
Gretchen Bachman, VLM’s Program Director, will be sharing the message at worship that Sunday and will be available to answer all of your questions about our shared ministry. During Bible Quest we will worship together in a campfire led by OSLC campers. If you have a favorite song to request, just email Meagan!