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!

09-14-2020: Fourteenth Week after Trinity

The previous Sunday’s Bible study here at Our Savior got a little tense near the end. The uneasiness was clearly painted on the faces of most of the participants. And why? Because during the discussion, somehow we steered into the topic of excommunication, and as we did, I offered the observation that for the most…

09-07-2020: Thirteenth Week after Trinity

I pray you’re having (or had) a restful weekend. The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, has been set before us once again. Believe it or not, Labor Day has been around since 1894. It was established as a day to celebrate the efforts of this nation’s workers—the ones who keep the cylinders in the…

08-31-2020: Twelfth Week after Trinity

I’m aware that I continue to fail at keeping this Monday morning eNews message short. Believe me, I’m trying. And this time, I won’t let you down. It’s just that there’s plenty unfolding around us to observe, ponder, and share. When it all begins to coalesce, it can get somewhat substantial. And then in my…

08-23-2020: Eleventh Week after Trinity

Well, in no small number of communities across the country, the new school year begins tomorrow. For many, it will be one more moment requiring a special measure of courage. I say this because more so than ever before, it sure seems like the planet upon which we are treading is wobbling on its axis.…

08-16-2020: Tenth Week after Trinity

It truly is amazing how at certain moments in life something that was once very baffling suddenly begins to make sense. I’m guessing you know exactly what I mean. Perhaps like me you’ve experienced situations where you felt as though you were immersed in uncertainty, but then suddenly, and for whatever reason, you saw the…

08-10-2020: Ninth Week after Trinity

What daily devotional materials do you use? I read from Luther every morning. Of course, reading from Luther’s writings isn’t just an opportunity to sit at the feet of brilliance, but rather it is to be carried out into the deep water of the Bible. It’s like boarding a vessel commanded by an esteemed captain…

08-03-2020: Eighth Week after Trinity

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. But then again, for as quiet as it might sometimes seem, there’s always a lot happening here at Our Savior. A good part of my time lately has been spent in one-on-one conversations with so many of you—which is a good thing. Conversation is good. In a basic…

07-27-2020: Seventh Week after Trinity

For the record, I made a commitment to myself three weeks ago that I was going to shorten these Monday morning eNewsletter messages. I believe my first attempt two weeks ago was reasonably successful. However, last week’s note… well… I couldn’t stop writing, even though I started the whole thing by saying I didn’t really…

07-20-2020: Sixth Week after Trinity

   As always, I pray things are well with you. I hope you know that’s not just lip service. Truly, every single week, my routine is the same. Starting on Monday and ending the following Sunday morning before worship, I spend time making my way through the whole list of members here at our Savior,…

07-13-2020: Fifth Week after Trinity

I’ll be swift with my thoughts this morning. In truth, I have little energy today for much more than what I’m being moved to ponder out loud right now. As a pastor, there’s something I’ve learned all too well over the years. I assure you it was already true long before the fresh stack of…