Welcome to Our Savior’s Youth Page!

The youth groups of Our Savior consist of two groups — the Junior Youth (6th through 8th grades) and the High School Youth (9th through 12th grades) and they are a continuation of the Word & Sacrament ministry that we are blessed to receive at Our Savior.  You will regularly see students serving as acolytes, crucifers, choir or handbell members, altar guild assistants, and ushers on Sunday mornings. Outside of the parish walls, our Youth in Mission efforts provide opportunities for the youth to serve others both here at home and across the globe.

Of course, we also like to have fun together. We go on road trips, play paintball, have all-night lock-ins, do overnights at Cedar Point, and plenty of other things!

Youth Education Opportunities

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am for Bible study. Stop by or call to find out more!

07-11-2021: Sixth Week after Trinity

As it is every year at this time, I never anticipate sending these notes while on vacation. I know, I know. I’m supposed to take full advantage of my time away and leave these types of things behind. It’s just that the temptation to be a pastor—to reach to you on the Lord’s Day with…

07-04-2021: Fifth Week after Trinity

I’ll just start off by saying that last week was a bit challenging on a personal level. A lot happened in my allotted portion of the globe. Although, I’d say Vacation Bible School, being the starting pistol to each morning that it was, had me launching into each day by way of an invigorated sprint.…

06-27-2021: Fourth Week after Trinity

The Thoma family just returned from a very short trip south to visit my parents. We met up with my sister, Shelley, and her family, too. My mom turns 70 tomorrow, and as it would go, we were actually able to sneak away for most of Friday and Saturday to celebrate with her. We met…

06-20-2021: Third Week after Trinity

Believe it or not, even though I typically write and send these notes very early in the morning, I’m not necessarily a morning person. It’s just that putting my thoughts into words best happens in the morning. I can’t say for sure, but I’m guessing it may have something to do with the effects of…

06-13-2021: Second Week after Trinity

I suppose that with the beginning of summer comes changes to routine. In this particular instance, I fully embrace the change. With anything else, however, I struggle with disruptions to routine. I’m a perpetual preschooler in the sense that I prefer to know what’s next. If you don’t know what I mean by that statement,…

06-06-2021: First Week after Trinity

One thing I appreciate about summer is that the time I spend writing tends to occur more so in the sunlight than in the darkness. It may sound absurd, but there’s a very real sense of invigoration I get during moments when the sun is streaming through my office window, not necessarily directly, but still…

05-30-2021: Week of Trinity Sunday

I was tidying up the sermon for this morning from John 3 when I ended up wandering through Matthew 15. This happened because I was wondering if perhaps Nicodemus was present during the event. Anyway, I’m curious what you think of the Lord’s words in verse 14, where He says, “Leave them; they are blind…

05-23-2021: Week of Pentecost

I don’t like the term “luck.” I don’t mind someone saying to me, “Good luck.” Although, anyone who knows me will admit I’m the kind of guy who, if someone calls me lucky, will reply with, “There’s no such thing as luck.” I don’t say it just because I’m a Christian and I know better,…

05-16-2021: Seventh Week of Easter

I’m reminded of something my daughter, Evelyn, said to me on our way to the school this past Thursday morning. The folks in Michigan will recall that Thursday was quite the sunny day. Even at 6:45am, which is when Evelyn and I set out for the day, the sun was already well above the horizon.…

05-09-2021: Sixth Week of Easter

As always, I pray all is well with you and your family, and that as we make our way toward summer, you are beginning to receive some relief from winter’s grip. When I say grip, I mean it. Michigan winters are long. I grew up in central Illinois. Until I moved here in 1994, I…