November 13, 2018
Forest Lake, Minnesota
We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving and serving as Jesus did so that all may know Him.
9:00 AM &
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
A Note From Pastor Linda
From Matthew 6: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~Jesus
On Sunday we were challenged to name our WHY HOSANNA in one word, write it on a pink heart and place it in the comment section of the GOFUNDHOSANNA Storyboard.
THANKS- to everyone who participated!
This week, we will continue to be challenged about WHY HOSANNA- while considering our part in the story.
Have you received your GOFUNDHOSANNA mailing? Being intentional about giving makes a difference to our shared life and story.
Giving to the General Fund provides for the day to day expenses of the church and our shared ministry story- things like worship, faith formation, Sunshine preschool support- along with building costs such as lights, heating, snowplowing, mortgage payment- and more.
But there are always those "unexpected" and planned for costs to keep a household running smoothly.
Below is a message from the Capital Projects Account (CPA) Committee- as it relates to your Giving Plan Card- a way for you to STRETCH in your giving while supporting Hosanna's story:
All who worship at Hosanna are blessed with a wonderful building that helps us-the church-fulfill our mission and ministry. We gather to worship, preschoolers learn and grow, youth come together for Connect-360, we pack meals for Feed My Starving Children, the list goes on. Indeed, Hosanna's building constitutes an important resource and
mission post for us.
It's important for us to be intentional with our facility stewardship.
What is Facility Stewardship?
Facility Stewardship is about taking care of what we have been given -
of all that's entrusted to us.
What does entrusted mean?
It means that when something (or someone) is entrusted to me, I'm responsible for it.
It's my duty to watch over it, and to care for it.
Thoughtful stewardship of our building requires preparation and planning. Funds need to be available to replace building components as needs arise so that Hosanna's story is not disrupted.
Consider this, churches spend millions of dollars in the construction and renovation of their buildings- we must remember the costs in caring for these resources.
In November, the Capital Projects Committee and the Facilities Team are identifying immediate needs, and estimate that a minimum of $40,000 is needed during 2018/2019 to meet current capital needs- this in addition to funds already received.
Possible projects include restoration of the north wall and paving of the parking lots.
As you prayerfully consider your planned giving for next year, please consider broadening your commitment to Hosanna to include either a pledge or a one-time gift to the Capital Projects Account.
Return your GOFUNDHOSANNA Giving Plan Card to Hosanna by December 9
Watch the GODFUNDME Storyboard for updates in our GOAL to fully fund our story today and into the future!
BE CHURCH- TELL the STORY!
Photos were taken by Gene Janicke on 11.11.18
Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Megan Olrich Sullivan, family friends of Christenson family; Cindy, mother of Char Houle; Jackie, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Bob Murphy, friend of Mary Gookins; Jeremy; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Deb Krinke; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; Beau Anderson, friend of Sill family; Tonya, friend and coworker of Vicki Croce; Beryl, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill; Bob Rupar
Healing, Recovering or Facing Other Health Issues
Ella Wenzel; Jim Matheson, father of Jake Matheson; Larry, brother of Michelle Spanjers; Marlys & Jerry Berg, sister and brother-in-law of Dave Oster; Leona Lucker, great aunt of James Henriott; Harry Eckert; Jeff Johnson, brother of Julie Ohman; Margot LeBoeuf, neighbor of Mary Thompson; Larry, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Joan Davis, grandmother of Mike Collins; Cole Behnken; Lynda Olson; Alex, niece of Dave and Laura Livermore; Dee Eckert; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; Stephanie Lackas, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; The Oster Family;Ashlyn; Juniper, granddaughter of Buck & Laura Carlson; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz; Dick Westcott; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins
Keep Safe From Harm
Cole Anderson, grandson of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Adam, grandson of James Henriott
Comfort In Hospice
October & November Food Collection Benefiting Rangers Supporting Rangers
NOW - November 18
Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) provides food support to district students and families with a financial need. RSR fills backpacks with food so that kids can have food security over the weekends and during school breaks.
Donate- Bags available Sundays & Wednesday or use your own.
Pick up quick and easy cook/eat items such as:
cereal bars, individual cereals, pop tarts, individual oatmeal, cans of fruit and veggies, cans of soups, individual meal cups-then bring them to Hosanna!
For every pound of food donated, Hosanna's Grace Fund will donate $1 - up to $200 - to Rangers Supporting Rangers!
Wednesday, November 14
Meet at Hosanna at 9am to carpool
Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's bible study on Wednesday, November 14 at 10am at Emily Harley's home in Apple Valley. Everyone should meet at Hosanna at 9am to carpool. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Sarah Circle, contact Kelsey Grachek.
Sunshine Pie Fundraiser
Sunday, November 18
The Hanson family will be at Hosanna this coming Sunday selling pie cards as part of Sunshine's annual pie fundraiser. The pie cards are valid for one whole pie at any Village Inn or Baker's Square nationwide and sell for $12.50 each. Proceeds benefit Sunshine Preschool.
The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Cindy Martinson, will present "Songs of Hope" on November 18, 2018 at Hosanna at 4pm. This concert will benefit Rangers Supporting Rangers. During the concert, a free-will offering will be taken with 100% of the proceeds going toward Rangers Supporting Rangers.
Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 21
Join us for an evening of fellowship and giving THANKS.
- Dinner from 5-6pm
- Worship at 6pm followed by PIE!
- Speaking of PIE- can you provide one to share? Sign up with Kelsey in the office.
Hosanna's Week at
St. Andrew's Family Shelter
Sunday, November 25 -
Saturday, December 1
Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter the week of November 25 - December 1 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts. You can sign-up online here:
(If you have no access to internet, you can contact Kelsey Grachek in the front office). Contact Joslyn Mathison, Kristin Salzman or Pastor Linda with questions.
November Book Club:
Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne
Tuesday, November 27 at 7pm
Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish
boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Contact Pastor Linda to learn more about Book Club.
Advent: 200 Years of Silent Night
Starts Sunday, December 2
200 Years of Silent Night- all is calm, all is bright!
A year after writing the carol, Father Mohr was transferred to the village of Oberndorf in Austria, and it was in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf that Silent Night was first sung on Christmas Eve, 1818. This season we celebrate 200 years of Silent Night. Lord knows that we can use more PEACE and CALM and BRIGHT in our world. Join us for worship
Wednesday Advent Family Faith Formation:
November 28 - December 12
We will be making a wooden nativity scene, each week making a new piece.
Beer & Hymns Sing
Sunday, December 9
Beer & Hymns! a fundraiser benefiting the 2019 Lakes Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Featuring hymns led by Charlie O and friends.
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets include 1 drink ticket (beer, wine, soda)
Purchase your tickets
Community E-Cig Awareness Event
Tuesday, December 11
Registration is now OPEN!
We want YOU to join us for Connect360! Registration is now open on our website! If you haven't joined us for Connect360 Wednesday nights- give it a try!
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Lighthouse Worship
6:45 pm - Life Long Learning (L ³)
Life Long Learning is made up of Faith Formation, Confirmation, Higher Ground and Adult Education.
To receive more information, please contact the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or register on our website
Linda Friesen, Pastor
Jen Collins, Pastor
Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist
Locate Our Council Minutes and Information Here