Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1600 West Oakland Avenue Austin, Minnesota 55912
507-437-4516
© 2017  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church    All Rights Reserved
We are a Community Centered in Christ, Committed to Equipping God’s People for Life and Service in God’s World.
As   your   child   grows,   we   want   to   GROW   with   you!      Experience   opportunities   that   nurture the   connection   between   faith,   family,   friends,   and   daily   life.      From   connecting   with   each other   at   lock-ins   and   family   retreats,   to   events   such   as   caroling   during   Advent   or   family mission   trips,   or   high   schoolers   connecting   for   weekly   Wednesday   night   Recharge,   you’ll find a variety of opportunities for families with kids of all ages.
Confirmation You’ve   probably   already   checked   out   details   about   Confirmation   on   our   Learn    page   as   well   as our   Sunday   and   Wednesday   School   opportunities.      For   more   details   about   this   extended   learning opportunity for 8th and 9th graders, click here  or contact Marcia Pedersen
Little League Little   League   is   best   known   for   the   annual   Costume   Party   for   students   in   grades   K-4.   We   are   looking   forward   to   expanding   our   programing so children can join with friends for fun and fellowship more! Vacation Bible School (VBS) VBS   is   a   summer   highlight   for   many   children   and   youth.   It’s   a   high   energy,   fun   week   of   learning, singing,   and   having   fun   together.   Summer   2015   brings   an   Everest   expedition   the   week   of   June   8th. Students   from   age   4-Grade   4   are   invited   to   attend,   and   students   Grade   5   and   older   are   encouraged to   volunteer   and   lead   in   some   capacity.   For   more   information,   contact   Billie   Jo   Wicks    or   check   out the Facebook event .
Other High School Activities Several   opportunities   throughout   the   year   allow   us   to   serve   such   as   serving   dinner   at   the   Salvation Army   and   summer   mission   trips.   Many students   are   active   in   school,   in   the   community,   and   as   ministry   leaders   at   OSLC   in   many   different   ways,   so   our   youth   group   also   provides many opportunities for fun. Some past examples are lock-ins, ski trips, movie days, and much more.
Fall Retreat Our   congregation’s   annual   fall   weekend   retreat   at   Good   Earth   Village,   near   Spring   Valley,   is   a   wonderful   get-away   as   attested   to   by participants of all ages:
Brochures are available each May at the church or by clicking here .  Contact Karen Behling  for more information.
CYF Newsletter
Get more info in the
August 2017
Grunge Summer   Grunge   is   a   ministry   within   our   community   for   students   in   grades   5   –   8   who   desire   to extend   their   faith   growth   through   service.   Specifically   designed   to   serve   close   to   home,   the Grunge   experience   partners   service   with   faith   building   and   fun.   In   the   past,   we’ve   partnered with   Habitat   for   Humanity,   our   local   CHIPS   (Community   Home   Improvement   Programs,   part   of Austin’s   Vision   2020),   the   Salvation   Army,   our   local   schools,   and   Hope   Against   Hunger,   all   of which   have   opened   the   eyes   of   students   to   see   the   needs   of   those   around   them   and   to   take   an active   role   in   modeling   positive   change   in   our   community.      For   more   details   about   this   exciting summer opportunity, contact Marcia Pedersen  or by calling the church at 437-4516
Recharge The      high      school      youth      group      at      Our      Savior’s      Lutheran      Church      is      made      up      of      10th-12th     grade   students      who      meet      weekly      on      Wednesday      evenings      from      7:15-8:15   pm.      Our      youth group      is      centered      in      the      Word      of      God,      God’s      grace,      and      love      for      our      neighbors.      At     Recharge,   we   connect   with   each   other,   learn   about   the   Word   of   God,   and   generally   just   have fun.
Sounds Like Love This   November   weekend   is   filled   with   music   and   worship   for   high   school   students.   Under   the direction   of   John   Jacobson,   students   come   together   to   rehearse,   connect,   then   perform   as   a 400+   member   chorus   from   across   the   upper   Midwest.   Students   sing   in   worship   at   St.   Andrews Lutheran   Church   in   Mahtomedi,   MN   and   then   perform   two   concerts   in   the   afternoon   which   are also   open   to   the   public.   Click   here    to   watch   a   short   trailer   video   of   the   2014   event.   For   more information contact Rod Wiese , Kaye Perry  or Marcia Pedersen
Leadership   Lab   –   Leadership   Lab   is   a   weeklong   leadership   experience   held   every   July   at Augustana   College   in   Rock   Island,   IL.   Students   in   grade   9   and   up   are   invited   to   engage   and   learn leadership    skills    with    other    students    from    across    the    country.    For    details,    check    out www.leadershiplab.net  or contact Marcia Pedersen
Good Earth Village Good   Earth   Village   (GEV),   located   in   rural   Spring   Valley,   MN,   is   a   place   where   students   can explore   God’s   creation,   grow   in   faith,   and   engage   with   each   other   in   a   camp   setting.   GEV   is grounded in grace and committed to creative outdoor ministry with all children and youth.
Confirmation Camp Our   Savior’s   connects   directly   with   GEV   during   Confirmation   Camp   in   June,   and   encourages students   of   all   ages   to   explore   new   opportunities   each   summer.   For   more   information   on   current programs,   visit   their   website .   For   specific   details   about   Confirmation   Camp,   contact   Marcia Pedersen
I appreciated being able to get away just to find a sense of peace. My favorite thing was getting to know other people. One participant brought irons for making brownies in the fire, and as we passed around the small loaf-sized brownie, each breaking off a piece, one commented that this felt like “brownie communion”.  Indeed, it was sacred time together.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1600 West Oakland Avenue Austin, Minnesota 55912
507-437-4516
© 2015  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church    All Rights Reserved
We are a Community Centered in Christ, Committed to Equipping God’s People for Life and Service in God’s World.
As   your   child   grows,   we   want   to   GROW   with you!      Experience   opportunities   that   nurture   the connection   between   faith,   family,   friends,   and daily   life.      From   connecting   with   each   other   at lock-ins   and   family   retreats,   to   events   such   as caroling   during   Advent   or   family   mission   trips, or     high     schoolers     connecting     for     weekly Wednesday   night   Recharge,   you’ll   find   a   variety of   opportunities   for   families   with   kids   of   all ages.
Confirmation You’ve   probably   already   checked   out   details   about   Confirmation   on our    Learn     page    as    well    as    our    Sunday    and    Wednesday    School opportunities.        For    more    details    about    this    extended    learning opportunity   for   8th   and   9th   graders,   click   here    or   contact   Marcia Pedersen
Little League Little    League    is    best    known    for    the    annual    Costume    Party    for students   in   grades   K-4.   We   are   looking   forward   to   expanding   our programing   so   children   can   join   with   friends   for   fun   and   fellowship more! Vacation Bible School (VBS) VBS   is   a   summer   highlight   for   many   children   and   youth.   It’s   a   high energy,   fun   week   of   learning,   singing,   and   having   fun   together. Summer   2015   brings   an   Everest   expedition   the   week   of   June   8th. Students   from   age   4-Grade   4   are   invited   to   attend,   and   students Grade   5   and   older   are   encouraged   to   volunteer   and   lead   in   some capacity.   For   more   information,   contact   Billie   Jo   Wicks    or   check   out the Facebook event .
Other High School Activities Several   opportunities   throughout   the   year   allow   us   to   serve   such as   serving   dinner   at   the   Salvation Army   and   summer   mission   trips. Many   students   are   active   in   school,   in   the   community,   and   as ministry   leaders   at   OSLC   in   many   different   ways,   so   our   youth group    also    provides    many    opportunities    for    fun.    Some    past examples are lock-ins, ski trips, movie days, and much more.
Fall Retreat Our   congregation’s   annual   fall   weekend   retreat   at   Good   Earth Village,   near   Spring   Valley,   is   a   wonderful   get-away   as   attested   to by participants of all ages:
Brochures   are   available   each   May   at   the   church   or   by   clicking here .  Contact Karen Behling  for more information.
CYF Newsletter
Get more info in the
August 2017
Grunge Summer   Grunge   is   a   ministry   within   our   community   for   students   in grades   5   –   8   who   desire   to   extend   their   faith   growth   through service.   Specifically   designed   to   serve   close   to   home,   the   Grunge experience   partners   service   with   faith   building   and   fun.   In   the past,   we’ve   partnered   with   Habitat   for   Humanity,   our   local   CHIPS (Community   Home   Improvement   Programs,   part   of   Austin’s   Vision 2020),   the   Salvation   Army,   our   local   schools,   and   Hope   Against Hunger,   all   of   which   have   opened   the   eyes   of   students   to   see   the needs   of   those   around   them   and   to   take   an   active   role   in   modeling positive   change   in   our   community.      For   more   details   about   this exciting   summer   opportunity,   contact   Marcia   Pedersen    or   by   calling the church at 437-4516
Recharge The      high      school      youth      group      at      Our      Savior’s      Lutheran      Church     is      made      up      of      10th-12th      grade   students      who      meet      weekly      on     Wednesday      evenings      from      7:15-8:15   pm.      Our      youth   group      is     centered      in      the      Word      of      God,      God’s      grace,      and      love      for      our     neighbors.      At      Recharge,   we   connect   with   each   other,   learn   about the Word of God, and generally just have fun.
Sounds Like Love This   November   weekend   is   filled   with   music   and   worship   for   high school   students.   Under   the   direction   of   John   Jacobson,   students come    together    to    rehearse,    connect,    then    perform    as    a    400+ member   chorus   from   across   the   upper   Midwest.   Students   sing   in worship   at   St. Andrews   Lutheran   Church   in   Mahtomedi,   MN   and   then perform   two   concerts   in   the   afternoon   which   are   also   open   to   the public.   Click   here    to   watch   a   short   trailer   video   of   the   2014   event. For    more    information    contact    Rod    Wiese ,    Kaye    Perry     or    Marcia Pedersen
Leadership    Lab    –    Leadership    Lab    is    a    weeklong    leadership experience   held   every   July   at Augustana   College   in   Rock   Island,   IL. Students    in    grade    9    and    up    are    invited    to    engage    and    learn leadership   skills   with   other   students   from   across   the   country.   For details,    check    out    www.leadershiplab.net     or    contact    Marcia Pedersen
Good Earth Village Good   Earth   Village   (GEV),   located   in   rural   Spring   Valley,   MN,   is   a place   where   students   can   explore   God’s   creation,   grow   in   faith, and   engage   with   each   other   in   a   camp   setting.   GEV   is   grounded   in grace    and    committed    to    creative    outdoor    ministry    with    all children and youth.
Confirmation Camp Our   Savior’s   connects   directly   with   GEV   during   Confirmation   Camp in   June,   and   encourages   students   of   all   ages   to   explore   new opportunities    each    summer.    For    more    information    on    current programs,     visit     their     website .     For     specific     details     about Confirmation Camp, contact Marcia Pedersen
I   appreciated   being   able   to   get   away   just   to   find   a   sense   of peace. My favorite thing was getting to know other people. One   participant   brought   irons   for   making   brownies   in   the fire, and as we passed around the small loaf-sized brownie, each   breaking   off   a   piece,   one   commented   that   this   felt like   “brownie   communion”.      Indeed,   it   was   sacred   time together.