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A 20-20 Vision!

A Note From Pastor Linda

"Your vision is your why, while your strategic plan is your how... It is the burning desire in your heart that will get you to the outcome you expect."  ~The "No Excuses" Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion and Clarity by F. Asl
Dear Church,
An opportunity to get INVOLVED! According to Wikipedia,  
"Strategic Planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy or direction and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people."
It begins with Hosanna's Mission Statement- the basic building block of our LIFE together as we strive to be faithful followers of Jesus:   
We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving and serving as Jesus did so that all may know him.
In light of our Mission Statement and the 2016 SWOT analysis results, a Vision Statement was crafted:
To be an engaged, growing, Christ-centered community where all are welcome.
Three areas of focus have been identified:
Out-Reach:   A bold congregation doing extraordinary things to make a difference in the world. Team Lead- Dave Okeson.
In-Reach:  Equipping people through authentic relationships to live out their faith. Team Lead- Kelly Monson
Worship:   A relevant and inspiring experience of grace and hope that brings us together.
Team Lead- Rob Anderson  
Next steps include putting flesh to these bare-bone focus areas by creating actionable steps for the next 1, 3 and 5 years. Does this interest you? Do you want to learn more? Do you want to be on one of these teams? YES!!
Learn more THIS Sunday at 10am in the Upper Commons.

Living Lutheran Together!  
 ~Pastor Linda 

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Healing in Cancer Journey
Doris Stiehr, grandmother of Tina Grimes; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Carrie Steindorf; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; Mike Moeschter, husband of Joyce Carlson; Ellien Connole, aunt of Ryan Grimes; Shelley, friend of Linda Knyphausen; 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
John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Hank Reedy; Joann Grabau; William Anderson, grandson of Marlin and Ruth Lackas; Matt Anagnostou; Laurie, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; Sister of Jen Bergan and family during transition; Ron Rebeck; Noah Reedy in his job search; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz, with his Type 1 Diabetes; Continued guidance for Rebecca and Laura; Rex Livermore, Dave Livermore's father; Dick Westcott; Ed Abbott, cousin of Denny and Shirley Wachholz; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty Corum

Keep Safe From Harm
Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Connect360 and Confirmation Registration

We want YOU to join us for Confirmation and Connect360! To receive more information, please contact Pastor Jen at  jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net as soon as possible. Registration is now open here! Confirmation Orientation will be September 6th from 5:30 - 7:30pm.  
*Preschool Faith Formation NEW time: 6:00-6:45 pm
Ages 3-6 (potty trained)
Drop off and pick up in Nursery. If your child would like to join during the regular 6:30-7:30 time they are welcomed to join the K-1 grade group. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or are interested in Volunteering.* 

Reformation Save The Dates

Yes, the 500 th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is coming THIS YEAR! Many events are planned across the Twin Cities. Here is a list of opportunities: 
Free Screening at Hosanna of- Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
Wednesday, September 27- from 6:30-7:30pm.
500 years ago, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that rocked the western world in the 1500s- with an impact that continues to reverberate to this day. This film tells the great adventure story of his life. At the same time it examines his quest for truth- questions we all must face- including "Who am I?" "What is my purpose?" and "How do I get right with God?" Thanks to a generous donation, Hosanna is hosting a one-time screening divided on TWO nights as part of our Adult Education and Confirmation Ministry Programs.  
Reformation Festival 2017 at Luther Seminary October 27-28 
 Join in presentations and workshops. Attend a performance on Friday evening (10/27) by the National Lutheran Choir of " Holy Spirit Mass," a new choral work commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at the Basilica of Saint Mary. Worship on Saturday afternoon (10/28) at Central Lutheran Church with ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preaching and massed choirs from area churches.

Strategic Planning: 20/20 Vision
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Help us create actionable steps for our church for the next 1, 3 and 5 years for out-reach, in-reach and worship! Does this interest you? Do you want to learn more about being on a team? The first meeting will be Sunday, October 1 between worship services in the Upper Commons. Contact Pastor Linda, Mike Sosnoski or Tom Croce for more information or to join a team!

Beer & Hymn Sing Tickets
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Come join October 1 from 7pm - 9pm with fellow lovers of church tradition...and well brewed beer! A fundraiser benefiting the 2018 Lakes Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Featuring hymns led by Charlie O and friends. Doors Open at 6:30PM. Tickets are on sale here for $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Linda Friesen. 

Faith Formation Volunteers Needed

Are you able to help out with the kids in Faith Formation on Wednesday nights? Contact Pastor Jen with comments or to sign-up!

Baking Help Needed

Do you love to bake? Put your baking skills to use by helping us provide desserts for Connect360 Wednesday Night Meals! If you are interested, please contact Tiffany KinCannon-Hall or Kelsey Hane.

Book Club - Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
Discussion on Monday, October 9 at 7pm

Our next Book Club Book will be Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. This book is described as "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a memoir by J. D. Vance about the Appalachian values of his upbringing and their relation to the social problems of his hometown."  Our discussion will be on October 9, 2017 at 7pm in the Conference Room. This discussion is facilitated by Pastor Linda. Please contact her with any questions.

Facilities Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There will be a Facilities Meeting on Tuesday, October 10 at 6pm in the Conference Room. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Tom Croce at victom1@hotmail.com.

General Renovation Volunteers Needed
Informational Meeting: Thursday, October 12, 2017

We would like to invite you to learn more about being a General Renovation Volunteer on Thursday, October 12 from 7-8:30pm in the lower level of St. Genevieve Church.  
Volunteers can commit to a one-time volunteer opportunity or sign-up for as many shifts as your schedule allows. We will share the renovation schedule as well as sign-up information at this meeting. Representatives from FLAMF (Forest Lake Area Mission for Families), the St. Andrew's Community Resource Center, and St. Gen's will be there to present the volunteer opportunities and answer any questions you may have.  
General renovation volunteers do not need to have construction experience and must be willing to get a little dirty ;-)  We will train and equip you with the necessary tools to complete your supervised task.  
We hope you will consider putting your faith into action by participating as a General Renovation Volunteer -- your time and talents will give help and hope to our neighbors who are in need of emergency shelter.
If you have questions please feel free to contact Liz Schreier, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church at lschreier@saintandrews.org.
A special thank you to the efforts of many members in our community and this congregation who have worked diligently and faithfully to make this a reality. Please plan to be a part of our volunteer opportunities as together we answer God's call to love one another. 

Fall Fest
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2017 Overcoming of Racism Conference
November 3-4, 2017

The 2017 Overcoming Racism Conference will be held this year at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Each day will include a full slate of workshops, with opportunities to reflect, connect and commit. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jen.

Chapter 3 Retreat
November 18, 2017

Perhaps you've finished building your career... Maybe you've recently retired or just beginning to think about it... Or the children you've raised have left or are beginning to leave the nest. Each of these scenarios, and many more, represents a transitional and potentially transformational period in life, the turning of a page, the beginning of a NEW chapter in life- the 3
rd Chapter. It is a time that you might find yourself asking, "What's next?". This period offers both opportunity and challenges. It is a time to renew and refocus.
Join others as we explore what this time means in God's time.
DATE: November 18, 2017 
LOCATION: Hosanna Lutheran Church 
COST: $20 (Includes session, lunch and snacks) 

Mission Jamaica Alert!
First Payment Due Now

We have begun planning our 2018 trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Our dates next year will be February 3-10. We will work with kids, build a house and possibly have a medical team. There will be lots to do for everyone! No skills are needed, except a desire to serve the children and people of Jamaica. We will be making the first deposit in mid June. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Kathleen Damon at 651-235-7296 

Flat Luther

Flat Luther is at Hosanna! Have you heard of Flat Stanley? Join the #FlatLuther Summer & Fall Challenge! This is for EVERYONE!! It's easy... pick up your Flat Luther THIS Sunday and then start taking him with you. In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, bring Flat Luther with you on your Summer adventures, to work, in your garden, Back-to-School in the Fall, every where you go!  Be social- share where you've been using the #FlatLuther and #hosannafl .  Or send your pictures to the church office (office@hosannaforestlake.net) and we will post them on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Welcoming Tiffany KinCannon-Hall to our Staff!

We are welcoming Tiffany KinCannon-Hall to our staff! She will be our new Kitchen Coordinator and will be helping during services on Sundays and Connect360 on Wednesdays. She says:
"My name is Tiffany KinCannon-Hall. I am the new Kitchen Coordinator! I am married and have two daughters, Taylore who is 13 and Ella who is 3. I have worked in the restaurant industry for 18 years. I went to culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. My heart is dedicated to God and serving my community. I am so excited to start this new adventure and I am grateful for the opportunity to be here!"
If you see her, make sure to introduce yourself and give her a warm welcome!

Hosanna Choir

The 2017-2018 Hosanna Choir has begun rehearsing! They rehearse every Wednesday night at 7:45pm in the Great Hall. This is a no-audition choir and all are welcome to join! If you have any questions, please contact Choir Director Charlie Ollmann.

Hospitality Team

We are currently looking for people that would be willing and excited to join a Hospitality Team! This would be a fabulous opportunity to get involved monthly with your church and to have something to look forward to with your entire family! If you are interested, please contact Kelsey here.   

Event Planning Team

We are in need of people to help us with events! Kelsey Hane is currently creating a team that can help coordinate weddings, parties and other events that use our church facilities, in hopes of making this a more event-friendly space. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kelsey here. 

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2006

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2023

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
651-464-5502 ext. 2008
Kelsey Hane, Executive Assistant
651-464-5502 ext. 2000
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
Tiffany KinCannon, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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