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BE-ing: re-THINK-ing STEWARDSHIP



A Note From Pastor Linda

God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth." God created human beings; God created them godlike, reflecting God's nature. God created them male and female.
~Genesis 1.26-27 (the message)

 
 
Dear Human DO-ings,
 
We are all busy. That is how I began the update from last week. This week... I want you to remember that you are a human BEING- not DOING! Yes, we are all busy DO-ing but would it not be better stewardship if we got busy BE-ing, rather than just doing? Perhaps this is a new way for us to think about stewardship- and maybe that is what we ought to do together: re-THINK-ing Stewardship.
The verse from the opening chapter of Genesis: "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness." Likeness - ikon - is the word used in the Septuagint (Greek translation) of Genesis. Yes, my friends, we bear God's likeness and are therefore made to BE more than we sometimes realize.
 
Pause for a moment to let that sink in. We were made in the image and likeness of God, and because we bear God's likeness we are to act like God. Not mind you, like gods, those who lord their authority over others for self-gain, but rather like God - the One who creates and sustains and nurtures and redeems and saves...no matter what the cost. We are called, that is, to serve as God's agents, God's partners, and God's co-workers, exercising dominion over creation not as an act of power but rather as an act of stewardship and extending to all the abundant life God wishes for all.
 
Wow- tall marching orders for today... and tomorrow! This is STEWARDSHIP; and this is re-THINK-ing STEWARDSHIP!!
 
See you in church! Happy BE-ing!   
 ~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
Phillip Aurich, nephew of Barbara Schultz; Bernice, mother of Dave Okeson; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Hank Reedy; Matt Anagnostou; Laurie, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; 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; Dick Westcott; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty Corum

Comfort in the End of Life
Marcus Trudeau, brother of Michelle Trudeau-Spanjers

Keep Safe From Harm
Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Fall Fest 2017
Wednesday, October 18
 
Join in for a night of pumpkins and more on Wednesday, October 18 from 5pm to 7pm! This event is open for all families of all ages! There will be pizza, chicken tenders, pumpkins, games and bingo! This is a free-will offering event and is sponsored by the Youth Gathering Team. Sign up to volunteer here

Haunted Hayride &
Fall Youth Lock-In
for 7th - 12th grade
Wednesday, October 18 -
Thursday, October 19
 
On Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm - Thursday, October 19 at 9am we will be going on an optional Haunted Hayride and Lock-In. The cost is $15 and a permission slip must be signed. Register online or at church. Sign up here!  

Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, October 21
 
This Sat., Oct. 21st, the GET and the Facilities group are hosting the Fall Clean up Day beginning at 8 am.  Some of the activities will be trimming of bushes, garden plants, trees, and the cleaning out of the compost bin, which will not be used for the time being.  If you can spare a couple of hours to help prepare the grounds for the winter months, and to ensure that next spring the gardens will flourish, we'd all appreciate it!  Bring your own gardening tools, rakes, gloves, brooms, etc. to make for a smooth and efficient clean up.  Thank you!
 

State Fair Update
 
THANK YOU!!  Your hard work, sweat and tears have not been swept away!  This week we received the State Fair Check for $11,500! Thank you EVERYONE who picked up and swept and scooped and carried out garbage... and more!  These funds arrived at the perfect time to carry us through the Fall in a good financial health.  Special shout out to Gene Janicke who leads the crews- along with his co-leads:  Craig Anderson and Rick Calkins. 
 

Connect360 and Confirmation Registration
NOW OPEN!

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.*  
 
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS of Preschoolers - we will be shifting the pick up location for your kid(s) to help with the transition of K-1 Group starting their lesson in the nursery. We believe this will help both groups transition easily with the rotation schedule. PICK UP LOCATION - MUSIC ROOM- LUTHER A. Proceed down the hallway towards the Sunshine Preschool rooms, first door on the Right is Luther A. Thank you for understanding!  
 

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! You can also sign up for specific dates online here.


Confirmation
Sunday, October 29
 
Confirmation this year will be on Sunday, October 29 at the 10:30am service. We will also be having a Confirmation Rehearsal on Wednesday, October 25 and a special dinner for the Confirmands and their families on Saturday, October 28. Please contact Pastor Jen with questions.  

The Reformation Festival
Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 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. 

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.


Yogadevotion
Starts Saturday, November 4

 
Yogadevotion, now in its 13 th year in Forest Lake, will begin a new session on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake. 
 
Yogadevotion promotes strength, flexibility and peace in body, mind and spirit through weekly Saturday morning devotional sessions. Carrin Mahmood, certified and experienced Yogadevotional instructor, leads the hour long sessions. Women and men of all ages are invited to participate and enjoy this meditation time, while enjoying the benefits of yoga. No previous experience needed, basic yoga will be taught.
 
The seven (7) week session will run through Saturday, December 16th. Cost is $56 and classes will be held in the Lakeside Room (upper level) at Hosanna, beginning at 9 am and ending at 10 am. Please enter through the north doors. Make up sessions are available at various times and locations.
 
 To register, contact Kathy Okeson, tv69oke@aol.com, or 651-206-1676.  Payment is due by Sunday, October 29 and accepted options are: checks (made out to Hosanna, memo -  Yogadevotion); cash or online through Hosanna's website.
 


All Saints' Sunday
Sunday, November 5
 
We are starting to collect items for All Saints' Sunday starting this week in the office! If you have photos or personal items of loved ones who have passed and you would like them displayed, bring them to the alter in the Great Hall by November 2nd.  

Lakes Area SleepOut!
Save The Date
Saturday, November 11
 
We will be having our annual Lakes Area SleepOut! for youth grades 7-12 on Saturday, November 11 to Sunday morning, November 12. Youth grades 4-6 can also participate until midnight. If you have any questions about this, please contact Pastor Jen. Start collecting your cardboard for building shelter! More details to come.  

Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra Concert Coming to HLC!
Sunday, November 12
 
Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra will be performing at Hosanna Lutheran Church on November 12, 2017 at 4pm in the Great Hall. WCO is an arts organization that is unique in the Twin Cities. Each member is a volunteer, including the directors, and each is dedicated to helping those in need. Their primary mission is to contribute to food shelves in the areas where they perform, through proceeds of freewill offerings taken at their concerts. Members also enjoy sharing great music with their audiences, and most of them have had extensive experience in school, community and church musical groups. Proceeds of the freewill offerings taken at concerts are donated to charity, primarily food shelf programs. Since 1985, WCO has received more than $495,500 in offerings at their concerts, which is enough money to buy over 2,495,500 meals. The group has raised funds for flood relief and several hospices, in addition to food shelves. 

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) 
 

Rangers Supporting Rangers
Now Through
Wednesday, November 22

During the months of October and November we will be collecting food for Rangers Supporting Rangers. Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) provides food support to district students and families with a financial need - bringing together a diverse group of individuals and organizations partnering to meet this need. RSR fills backpacks with food so that kids can have food security over the weekends and during school breaks. Here is how YOU can bring HOPE. 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! Items are being collected outside the Great Hall doors. Let see this GROW!!

 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 22

On Wednesday, November 22 we will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Eve service here in the Great Hall at 7pm. Contact Kelsey for more information. 
 

Book Club Discussion of:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Monday, November 27

Our next book club meeting will be on Monday, November 27 at 7pm in the Conference Room. The book is
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  
by Sherman Alexie The book tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
 

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!


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
lfriesen@hosannaforestlake.net

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2023
jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net

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


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