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A Wrinkle... In Time
A Note From Pastor Linda    
"Teach us to number our days, so that we may truly live and achieve wisdom."
~Psalm 90:12
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Faith- both young and old!
Wrinkles- also known as a rhytide, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin; skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes. This week the morning headlines have read: More 20-Somethings Turning to Botox for Anti-Aging
Should this be concerning to me? Maybe... and maybe not. And then I look in the mirror and see signs of aging in my face- and all over my body. I am beginning to see signs of my mom, how her skin changed as she aged. I used to fight this (using all kinds of lotions and potions, concealers and powders); but now I am learning to embrace it. I used to be sad (sometimes mad!) that my skin didn't look like my daughter's; but now I am learning to embrace it.
Aging is part of LIFE!
From Proverbs 16: Gray hair is a sign of honor... (OK, I still use a bit of coloring tints to help hide the gray.)
Consider this: The more years we live, the more experiences we are given to learn from, and the more wisdom and perspective we gain to see life in new and beautiful ways. While the media leads us to believe that youth has more value, the truth is we are valued by God at every age!
I learned this about wrinkles: age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions- and so let those expressions be of GREAT JOY in being a Child of God- deeply loved and highly valued!!
Here is my wisdom for you today. If Botox or creams and concealers or hair coloring help you live abundantly- then do it! But know this greater truth:
Aging is part of LIFE! Aging is BEAUTIFUL! Aging is a GIFT from God!
Living Life Together, 
 ~Pastor Linda     

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Deb, daughter-in-law of Gary & Evalene Lee; Diana Lindquist, friend of Judy Merrell; nephew of Mary Gookins; Holly, friend of Livermore Family; Gail McCullough, friend of Grimes Family; Bill Grimes, father of Ryan Grimes; Megan Olrich Sullivan, family friend of Christensen family; 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; Beryl, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill

Healing, Recovering or Facing Other Health Issues
 Art Amann, friend of the Bergan family; Don Moody, brother of Ruth and Marlin Lackas; Laurie Kunze, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; Mike, father-in-law of Nick Bredahl; Doug Sill; Marlys & Jerry Berg, sister and brother-in-law of Dave Oster; Leona Lucker, great aunt of James Henriott; Harry Eckert; Margot LeBoeuf, neighbor of Mary Thompson; Larry, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; Stephanie Lackas, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Nathan Acker; 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 Grief
Bob and Rorie Chinnock- death of daughter in law, Mary Bloomingdale Chinnock

Comfort in Hospice
Larry Trudeau, brother of Michelle Spanjers; Leo, uncle of Kathy Okeson


This is how we LIVE, LOVE and SERVE:  Thanks to the many hands that helped Dee and Harry Eckert move to Cherrywood! 


Enrollment for Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center


Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center is opening Fall of 2019 and will be the second Forest Lake location to partner with Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC). The newly expanded programming will include flexible schedule options for TODDLERS, starting at 16 months old. It will build on the strong, 30+ year history of Sunshine Preschool, by adding extended/wrap-around care, full-time schedule options and accreditation/ quality ratings. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! Learn more and register here:

Lenten Family Faith Formation
on Wednesdays

All kids will be staying in Worship and join with parents and adults for Faith Formation lessons after Worship on Wednesdays. Regular Faith Formation will resume April 24 for our Pre-Summer Celebration.

Jerusalem Marketplace Volunteers Needed
April 16-18, 2019

We are seeking people to volunteer... kids too! We would love to see our marketplace full and bustling, inviting people to see, hear and smell the parts of Jerusalem during Jesus' time. There will be a variety of different Market Booths needing "shop keepers" & "apprentices." Costumes available for participants! Come and be a part of the experience.
Dates: April 16-18; 6:30-7:30 pm; Setup Date: April 14 & 15 (afternoon - evening).

See Through The Scriptures with Pastor Jan Mehlhoff
Through April
All are welcome!
1 PM & 6:30 PM in the Infinity Room

See Through the Scriptures is a 6 week course that takes you through the Biblical story. It is a great way to understand the context of scripture. If you have been studying the Bible for years, or have never opened it, you will still enjoy this series!! (I guarantee you will learn something you didn't know and will be surprised at how the story unfolds!)

Senior Adult Ministry's Monthly Lunch Out
Thursday, April 4
11:30 AM

Senior Adult Ministries (SAM) will be hosting their monthly Lunch Out on April 4, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Cornerstone Pub & Prime  in Wyoming 

Beer & Hymns Sing
Sunday, April 7
7 PM

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 ticket at: www.hosannaforestlake.net/beer-hymns

Book Club
Conversation Date:  Monday, April 8 at 7 PM 
Location:  Kathy Damon's Home

Becoming by Michelle Obama

An autobiographical memoir of former United State's First Lady Michelle Obama, described by the author as a deeply personal experience. The book talks about her roots, how she found her voice, her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 AM

Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's bible study on Wednesday, April 10 at 10 AM in the Garden Chapel.  

Blessing of the Car Keys:
"Leaping" into Independence"
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm Dinner at 5 pm

The Blessing of the Keys is one more way the faith community is helping to instruct and lead our youth. This milestone is open to all youth who have received their permit or driver's license in the last year.
Everyone knows a whole new world opens up for families when a child receives their driver's license. New expectations, new privileges, new freedoms, and new worries all come into play.  What better time to come together as a family to talk through the new expectations and privileges, as well as to pray and ask for guidance.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14

From Palms to Passion- were you there? Enter the drama of the story through word and music.

Worship at 9 &10:30 AM

Youth Fundraiser Breakfast from
8 am -12:30 PM 

Community Easter Egg Hunt for  ALL AGES
11:30 AM - 12 PM: Ages 0-3
12 - 12:15 PM: Age 4 - First Grade
12:15 - 12:30 PM: Grades 3-6

Easter Flowers
Order by April 14

We are collecting Easter Flower orders, either on our website, or in the insert in your Sunday bulletin. There is a large variety of flowers you can purchase in honor of or in memory of a loved one. You can pick these up after the 10:30 am service on Easter Sunday, April 21.

The Last Supper Reenactment
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
7:30 PM

The Annual Last Supper Reenactment will be Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18 this year. Worship starts at 7:30 pm and is family friendly.

First Communion Workshop
Tuesday, April 16 or
Wednesday, April 17
5:45 PM

All ages are invited to participate in the Communion Workshop. The decision to participate is one that needs to be made by each family; each child develops differently, both mentally and spiritually. Communion is always open for any believing heart to partake. The workshop is a supplemental element to aide in understanding the sacrament better. During our workshop, participants will learn about the history of communion, partake in a sampling of Passover foods, bake bread and learn how to prepare for the sacrament itself. Parents/ Guardians or Godparents are asked to attend class with their child but the whole family is invited to join in.

Register here

Green Earth Team's Annual Plant Sale
All orders due Wednesday, April 17

In addition to the customary items such as baskets, planters, veggies and herbs, this year we will also have available succulents and FLATS!  Be watching for the order forms. Orders due by Wednesday, April 17.  
As always, funds generated by the plant sale benefits Hosanna and its members in working to care for God's creation!

Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 19
7:30 PM

Good Friday is on Friday, April 19 and our worship service will be at 7:30 pm in the Garden Chapel.

Easter Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 21
9 & 10:30 AM

Easter Sunday is April 21 and we will be having a 9 AM and 10:30 AM Easter Celebration Service.

Lakes Area MobilePack
Thursday, April 25
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday, April 26
12 PM - 2 PM
5 PM - 7 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, April 27
9 AM - 11 AM
12 PM - 2 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Lakes Area MobilePack will be happening April 25-27!

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 office@hosannaforestlake.net
or register on our website here.

Summer Opportunities!

Summer Stretch
Registration is now OPEN!

General Summer Sessions: One day a week in June + July
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (7:00 am drop off time available)
One Session: June $125, July $125
All Summer: $200
Summer Stretch Celebration Twin Cities wide at VALLEY FAIR- (OPTIONAL: August 2, Additional +$30)

Xtreme Summer Stretch
Registration is now OPEN!

Xtreme Summer Stretch: An intensive, week long, Monday to Thursday time, filled with a mission focus on Food and Hunger. In addition Youth can still join in at the end of the summer for Valley Fair Day!
Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (7:00 am drop off time available)

Vacation Bible School
Registration Opens Soon

Elementary VBS for Completed Grades K-4 9:00-11:30 am

Date: July 22-25

Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities

Extended Day option available, 11:30 AM- 5:00 PM. Additional Cost: $45 per child - Save $5 per additional children (Family Max. $150)

We are excited to bring you a fun-filled week with God - through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! We will also be looking for volunteers to help guide our kids through each station. Stay tuned for ways in which you can help. 

Preschool Half Day VBS   

Ages 4 & 5, must be potty trained

Date: July 22-25

Time: 9:00 to 11:30 am

Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities*

Join us for a half day, led by Hosanna Lutheran Church Volunteers and our God Squad (Jr. Leadership kids). Your child will get to experience a taste of day camp through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! Space is limited. Enrollment is limited to 40 children, so register early. Children must be potty trained.

Youth Service Immersion Weekend
July 26-28, 2019

NEW! Service Immersion - Weekend Camp in the Twin Cities. If you loved serving our local communities during our general session, this is an opportunity to spend a longer amount of time connecting and serving over a weekend.Service Immersions of various lengths are a way for groups to experience the many issues contributing to poverty. Also to serve organizations that serve those affected, and to take what they learn and address the issues in their own communities. MUST HAVE COMPLETED 6th Grade to participate. To learn more about the housing, meals and experience, visit Urban Immersions Webpage: https://uisr-mn.squarespace.com/retreats-2/
Service Immersion Weekend: Friday July 26 - Sunday July 28. Cost: $250

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Pastor

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
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