faith grows here.
children, family & youth ministry
We are passionate about introducing students to Jesus Christ. A Jesus that is perfect and powerful. A Jesus that forgives and heals. A Jesus that is the very definition of the word love. The youth ministries here are really focused on one thing…introducing students to Jesus and helping them grow into faithful disciples. We strive to have everything we do match up with that purpose…and along the way we have a pretty good time! We don’t know where you are in your faith journey, but wherever you are, there is a spot for you here at OSLC.
When your child was baptized you made promises as a family and we made promises as a congregation of faith. Those promises included ways to support and pray for your child and your family. The Stepping Stones Ministry at Our Savior’s is our fulfillment to those promises. We provide learning and faith development for the many stages of your child’s life. Each Stepping Stone engages your child in their growth and development and provides resources for your family of faith. Watch for specific dates in August.
(3 yrs. through Kindergarten)
Children ages 3 years old through Kindergarten are invited to Sunday school. Please encourage your children to come forward for the children’s message. Once the message is over, the group will dismiss from worship with an adult leader to the Fire Works room. They will remain in Sunday School until offering is taken during worship. At that time, they will join you in the pews for the remainder of the service.
(Kindergarten – 4th Grade)
Each Wednesday our kids will start the evening in worship. Immediately after worship Kindergarten through grade 4 will go to the Fire Works room for a large group session led by Megan, our Children and Youth Coordinator. Kids will learn how the biblical story they heard in worship relates to them. Then the kids will break into small group time. This time helps students connect with volunteers and kids their age. They will take this time to dig into the story with a craft, game or activity. They will engage their 5 senses and build on what they have learned throughout the night.
For most students entering 5th grade, they feel too old for “Wednesday School activities” and are looking for something designed for them. They want to know, “How does the Bible relate to me?”
All Grapple students will start the evening in worship. Immediately following worship they will go to their Grapple class. Grapple students will take the 45 minutes after worship to dig into the Bible. Their study engages a weekly topic such as: “What if I mess up?” or “What’s the right way to Pray?” Through scripture and conversations, they will explore God in their daily life.
The Confirmation program at Our Savior’s is a three-year program for students in grades 6 – 8. We try to allow for both large-group activities as well as individual or small group work and discussion.
Materials that we study varies each year. Students attend our “Wednesday Worship” to begin confirmation and end discussing material in their small groups. Here students work through a variety of Scriptures and lessons from the Old Testament, New Testament and Catechism.
Some nights will be scheduled service events or fellowship nights, which are great opportunities to connect with each other, and to make a difference in our community.
Students are confirmed in May of their 8th grade.
high school youth group
When: 8:00 PM every Wednesday night
Where: Youth Room
Come meet back in the youth room area for activities, teaching, discussion, and food. Youth group is usually an hour long. Through music, videos, Bible study and group building activities, students have a chance to grow together throughout the year.
All high school students are welcome!
The purpose of this group is to minister to others through the power of prayer. Prayer requests are made by calling the church office, filling out the form on our contact page, or calling Paula Hildebrandt. Currently there are 22 participants on the phone chain and 31 participants on the email chain. All are welcome to join.
our savior's quilt group
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. Bring your own lunch. This group serves two purposes; to create beautiful quilts for others and to provide fellowship at Our Savior’s. If you are interested, please join us…we welcome your presence and your ideas.
prayer shawl ministry
People who enjoy knitting and crocheting, or have a desire to learn, meet at the church on the 1st Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 pm to work on prayer shawls and baptismal blankets. Each time a craftsperson begins their work she begins with a prayer for the recipent of the blanket. Shawls and blankers are delivered to people in special need of prayer in Our Saviors and the community. All are invited to join, and people are willing to teach beginners.
The Lamplighters meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1pm in the All Purpose Room. This group seeks to give support to one another by contributing to each
other spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Members of the Lamplighters send cards to those who are going through trying times; they also serve refreshments at the church following funerals. All retired persons are welcome to join.
This book club is for all those who love to read. Men and women are invited to join. Please contact the church office if you are interested. The Book Club meets once a month.
“reMEmber” grief group
As an outreach ministry of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church we will be hosting two grief support groups.
One meets every Tuesday at 10am in the Chapel and the second one will meet monthly on Wednesday evening following the church service at 7 pm in the All-Purpose room and is called “reMEmber”. Both support groups are an informal and a safe place to openly talk about your loved one and share memories and support one another on our grief journey. If you have questions please contact the church office or Kira Anderson, Director of Faith Formation.
henry's handy helpers
This group of men gathers at the church each Thursday at 8:30 AM to have some coffee, snacks, conversation, and then help out with projects around the church.Come and see what they are all about!
This outreach ministry of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church invites all those who are affected by early onset dementia, their care providers, friends and youth as an opportunity to connect and build a network of support for what they are going through. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. All are welcome, and you do not need to be a member to participate.
The purpose of this group is to enhance the ministry, outreach, and worship experience at Our Savior’s through the use of technology. The group strives to achieve this by operating technology with the highest professional standards in a manner that is respectful and reverent. This group requires people to be very focused and trained with the equipment. We are always looking for more Techs.
Currently this group leads Bible studies on the first and fifth Saturday of every month at 9 am at the Medium Security Prison in Faribault. The ministry also leads a Worship service and Bible study the third sunday of the month at 9 am in the same prison. The purpose of the group is to respond to crime in a biblical way and in multiple areas – offenders, government, communities, churches and victims. The biblical standards of justice or biblical based restorative justice from a foundation where all entities com together and demonstrate rocnciliation and transformation. Currently there are 4 active members. There is training involved before someone can fully become part of the prison ministry. If anyone is interested in experiencing Prison Ministry it is possible to visit on one occation without any training. All are invited to participate.
Friday Morning Bible Study:
Meets every Friday morning at 7am at Perkins. The purpose of the group is to carry an ongoing and in-depth study of the Bible by concentrationg on one book at a time, and moving at whatever pace is needed. Everyone is provided the opportunity to deepen his/her understanding and knowledge of the Bible. There are currently 22 active members.
Women of Today Bible Study:
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 am in the Noah’s Ark Conference Room. The purpose of the group is to study the Bible together, support each other in prayer, and enjoy good Christian fellowship. There are currently 18 active members. This group does not meet in July and August.
Women’s Friday Morning Bible Study:
Meets every Friday morning at 9:30 am in the Noah’s Ark Conference Room. The purpose of the group is to grow in faith and relationship with God and each other by studying God’s words and sharing personal thoughts, questions and experiences. The group is committed to confidentiality with one another and also supports each other in prayer.
Men’s Sunday Morning Bible Study:
Meets every Sunday morning at 8 am in West Conference Room. This group reads the Bible together, shares their thoughts about the passages in order to provoke deeper insight and understanding into God’s word. All men are invited to join the 4-8 active members.