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Mardi Gras – Mon. Jan. 26

We hope you’ll join us at OSLC’s annual Mardi Gras celebration Monday, January 26 from 5:30-7:00 pm. There will be fun games, activities, and lots of great food as each ministry team will be preparing a table of delicious treats to share.

This year’s theme is “Gilligan’s Island”, so come dressed with a tropical flair and escape the frigid weather outside in the warmth of this wonderful community.

Last year the Missions Committee won the prize for the best decorated food booth!

Click here to view photos from last year’s wonderful event!

Camp Sunday – Jan. 11th

We hope you’ll join us at worship Sunday, January 11 for Camp vccSunday! 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.

campfireGretchen 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!

Too Many Shepherds!

collageOn Sunday kids from age 3 to grade 12 (and some very patient adult volunteers!) gathered to share a new take on the Christmas story in a play called “Too Many Shepherds”.

As the cast of shepherds got bigger and bigger, Tucker, our narrator, grew increasingly exasperated and exclaimed, “But we need Mary and Joseph. We’ve got to tell the part about the manger and the swaddling clothes. Look at you all. There’s no Mary, there’s no Joseph, there’s no angels or inkeepers. But the real problem is there’s just too many shepherds!”

But as the shepherds pointed out, “More than just looking good, we’ve got a very important part in this story…..” “What better role could there be than one who gets to glorify and praise God?” “Yeah! The shepherds believed the angel’s message and went right away to see where Jesus had been born.”

“There can never be too many shepherds.” “In fact, everyone here is a shepherd.” “All of use have heard the Good News of Jesus’ birth.” “And all of us can respond by glorifying and praising god.”  “And all of us can tell others the story.”

“It’s a big responsibility. You know, come to think of it, we need even more shepherds!”

A giant thank you to our volunteers Carolyn, Phyllis, and Tracie for leading us in music and for helping us channel our great energy and excitement into the production. We also thank Tucker, our narrator, and Nicole, our soloist, for taking on such important vocal roles and sharing your talents with us. Thank you to Steve, Brenda, and the 8th grade confirmation boys for helping with the sound and microphones, and to all of our musicians who shared prelude and offertory music with us: Marian, Ayla, Ava, Alec, Gavin, Taia, Tucker, and Rickey. We also thank all the parents and families who helped kids memorize parts, gather costumes, and share their love and support.  And finally, we thank the amazing kids who shared their gifts and energy with our whole congregation! What a wonderful play!


Youth and Family Bowling Night!

bowling kLast week 25 people gathered for a fun night of relationship building through bowling! Whether we were bowling strikes or relying on the bumpers, we all had a great time.

Over the last couple of months we have read many parables from the New Testament. Kristi reminded us during a Mystery Box Children’s Message that the objects in the parables then would have been very familiar to people at that time, things like vineyards and mustard seeds. But today we have less experience with these agrarian ideas, so we are invited to use familiar objects from today to help us describe God’s love in the world and the kingdom of heaven. So this week I challenge you to think creatively: How might bowling, or bowling balls, or bowling pins, represent God’s love?

Faith Finder Fun

wed ff collageWe have so much fun each Wednesday after school! In October Mrs. Witty taught us how to play a wacky version of kick-ball, we painted pumpkins after we read The Parable of the Pumpkin, and we decorated picture frames to hold a photo of our family as we read about the great matriarchs and patriarchs of the Old Testament. We look forward to more great adventures this winter as we explore our faith and the wonderful stories of the Bible.

Congratulations to our Confirmands!

conf. sundaySunday, October 26th the 10th grade confirmation class affirmed their baptism and gave their “Yes!” to God in the presence of their family, friends, and congregation. We celebrate with them, congratulating them on the completion of several years of study, and look forward to the many ways they will use their gifts to spread God’s message of love and grace.

2015 ELCA Youth Gathering

The NE MN Synod Journey to the 2015 ELCA Youth Gatheringnyg 2


July 11-20, 2014

Every three years, ten’s of thousands of high school students gather together for the ELCA’s Youth Gathering. This year we invite our 9-12 grade students to journey with us as we travel from Minnesota to Michigan to…


KNOW the Story . BE the Story . TELL the Story

Please prayerfully consider if this is a journey you want to take, too! For more information, join us at an informal Information Session Wednesday, August 13th at 7:00 pm at OSLC or contact Meagan (Director of Youth and Family Ministry) at 218.410.4704 or [email protected].

Rooted in Faith

Growing in Christ

Reaching to Serve