Children, Youth & Family Updates

First Communion Prep

We will have a first communion preparation class for all interested families on Saturday April 22 at 9am until 1pm. Traditionally, Our Savior’s prepared 2nd grade children for this occasion. The church council recently agreed to a family choice model for when children can commune.  The ELCA teaches that all the baptized are welcome at the Lord’s Table.   In the class, we will use a book called “A Place For You” and learn the story of the Passover, the Last Supper and what communion means to us.  A parent or caring adult is required to come to the class with their child. We will make something special and eat together. Please contact Patty Koplitz  if you will be attending. Participants will celebrate First Communion on Sunday, April 23rd during 9am worship.

“At OSLC we welcome children to the communion table as soon as they and their parents are ready in mutual conversation with the Pastor or Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. All ages, preschool and up, are welcome to attend the class.”

OSLC Family/Group Camping @ High Cliff August 4-6 – You are invited to join us for a church-wide camping trip! We are camping from August 4th through the 6th. We have 2 group sites reserved at High Cliff State Park. There is space for a total of 40 people (or you can reserve your own site). You can bring your tent or camper. Our reserved sites are primitive sites. But what fun! We will discuss plans and activities later! Bring your family or come by yourself. Please, RSVP to Patty Koplitz  –

Sponsor a Youth in Mission from OSLC!  

I have an opportunity for you! I would love to have congregation members sponsor youth who are going. We have a budget set at this time, and fundraising is always necessary. Feel free to give to the YOUTH Mission trip Fund to help offset our cost. If you would like to sponsor a specific youth, I will have names for you.

 Annabelle said, “I want to go on the summer service trip because I want to get closer to God.” 

Summer Service Trip

We are going to Duluth MN! June 11 through 16th with an organization called Youth Works. I am still accepting kids, middle school and high school and I need a male chaperone to join us. This male would need to enjoy being around kids, hard work, need little sleep, be flexible and willing to drive! He would also need to be able to support and care for me! Having a sense of humor helps!

We are having a meeting with the kids to talk about expectations, what a typical day looks like and answer any questions. We will meet March 19th 1 pm here at church, in the gathering hall. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

High School Youth Advocacy Retreat

    • Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West, 1109 Fourier Dr., Madison, Wisconsin, 53717
    • Date: Friday, Apr 14, 2023 – Sunday, Apr 16, 2023
    • Time: 6:00pm on Friday – 1:00pm on Sunday
    • Cost: $75

Join high school youth from around Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to explore your interests in social justice.  What do we have to say about social problems related to hunger, biases against people who are not part of a majority, the environment, and other concerns you have?  How is our faith connected to it all?  Develop concrete ways to use your voice for positive change with faith and hope, and build relationships with other youth interested in advocacy in Wisconsin and the U.P. Contact Patty Koplitz to register!