Hosanna E-Update

May 3, 2016
We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving
and serving as Jesus did so that all may know Him.
From Pastor Linda
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve
one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 
                                                     ~ 1Peter 4.10
Dear Friends~   
Churches are experiencing a power shortage- not because of the absence of God but because God's people are not being equipped and empowered to be the best they can be in all of LIFE.  Did you know that, according to Gallup, more than half of churchgoers report that they do not get to do what they do best in their congregations-and this is driving people away!  But it doesn't have to be this way.  

StrengthsFinder is all about maximizing our strengths to be good stewards of the talents that God has given us-and to use these talents as the Body of Christ to make a difference in the world that God loves so much.  Are you ready to be transformed?  Are you ready to be awakened (or re-awakened!) to the power that has been planted within you?

I will be leading a three week Summer StrengthsFinder Class on June 1, 8, 15  at 7pm.  This will be a time for you to discover your talents, to learn more about them, and then to put them into action in all parts of your life to include work and home, relationships and more!  The Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the presence of 34 talent themes.  Talents are people's naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied.  

This would be a great time for you to invite a friend to join you in this time of discovery!!  For more information and to register for the class- CLICK HERE - or call the church office.  If you have questions- contact me!  I LOVE to talk STRENGTHS and STEWARDSHIP of LIFE! (If you have already taken this class- come for a re-fresher!)   

Let's do this!!     
Pastor Linda  
(achiever*maximizer*self- assurance*intellection*input)
This Sunday
  • Happy Mothers Day to all mothers and those who have played a motherly role in the lives of others

Wednesday Nights at Hosanna

connect360 takes a recess for the summer months.  
Come back and join us on Wednesday nights starting again in September when we reconvene for supper, worship and learning opportunities for the entire family. 

Gardens & Grounds Clean-Up

THIS Saturday, May 7   9am-Noon
RAIN OR SHINE (dress accordingly)
Mark your calendars, grab your work gloves, rakes, shovels, and garden tools and come help clean up our grounds at Hosanna for the summer season. Many hands make quick work. With the mild winter season this year, it shouldn't take much time to get the work done.   

Annual Plant Sale
ed by Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET)  

Please pick up your orders THIS Saturday or Sunday,
May 7 & 8,
in Hosanna's Lakeside Room
 (enter Door C near kitchen)

Proceeds from this GET sale help Hosanna be
a good steward of God's creation...the Earth!

REMINDER: Qualifying  purchases made at Forest Lake Floral through the summer continue to benefit
Hosanna's Green Earth Team when your mention
"Hosanna" at the time of your purchase. 
Adopt A Garden

Do you love to garden?  Maybe you no longer have a garden and miss the opportunity to get your hands dirty  Looking for a fun family service project? 

Check out the Adopt A Garden information at the Annual Plant Sale table on Sunday and consider signing up to adopt one of the gardens on Hosanna's grounds. There's no set schedule to adhere to. You set your own schedule and simple tend to your selected garden when it's convenient for you. It's something the whole family can be involved in and it helps keep our church campus looking good all summer long.
ATTENTION: Hosanna Lawn Mowing Crew
Whether you're a new member of Hosanna's Mowing Crew this year or one who just wants to brush up on using Hosanna's lawn mowers, come for a brief orientation and training THIS Sunday, May 8, at 10am (between services) in the rear upper parking lot near the garage.
Coming Soon - Save These Dates 
A New Twist on the Progressive Dinner
Wednesday, May 11   5:30-7:30pm 

Board Game Night 
Wednesday, June 8   5:00-8:00pm 
Bring your favorite games and have fun! 
Light snacks to be provided


Faith Night at the  
Minnesota Twins! 
Saturday, August 13 
Game starts at 6:10pm
Ticket Options Field View - $23 each  or
        Family Section - $40 each (includes
hot dog & soda)  


Wednesday, August 27   
5:00-8:00 pm    
Sign up as a team
or just show up.
Bring a treat to share
with your table or everyone!

S ummer Outdoor Worship at
Lakeside Memorial Park

2016 Summer Sunday Worship Begins 
Sunday, June 5th  at  9:30am at 
Lakeside Memorial Park  
in Downtown Forest Lake
"The Stories Jesus Told"
Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on as we  
gather to worship in this beautiful setting.
In the event of inclement weather, worship moves
indoors to the Garden Chapel (upper level) at Hosanna.
Weather notice will be posted on Hosanna's website
and Facebook page by 7:30am

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There will also be a Bible Study 8-8:45 am  
on Sundays in Hosanna's Conference Room.  
Together we will looker deeper into the stories that  
Jesus told to both conceal and reveal the gospel. 
Come and join in on some engaging conversations  
and bring your Bible if you have one. 
Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving  
Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey 
Tracy, friend of Anne & Rob Myre; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill; Mike Martin, father of Brian Riebe's friend Cindy Martin; Brandi; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Stephanie, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Dick Westcott; Blake Brandt, son of Mike & Heather Brandt; Joseph Riebe, son of Brian Riebe; Norman Schaible, family friend of Teresa & Mike Bredahl; Johneta, Ruth (Marlin) Lackas' sister; Doug Sill; Lynda Olson; Craig-Dick & Nancy Westcott's nephew; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; , Marlin Lackas; Fran, Deb (Chuck) DeVore's sister-in-law; Deb Krinke & family; Alex-Jen Bergan's friend's in-law; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; Jeff (Ann) St. Martin, son-in-law of Jack & Sue Severson; Cooper, great nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty (Glen) Corum

Comfort & Peace as They Near End of Life
Grief Compassion 
Betsy & Marty Kelley and family upon death of Betsy's mother; Renee Svoboda upon death of her son & husband

Keep Safe From Harm and Military
Kelley & babies (protection & healing), Marlin & Ruth Lackas' God child; Hayden Oliver, son of Miranda & Kevin Oliver Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill; Tiphany & Alex Dvorak, sister-in-law & niece of Dave & Laura Livermore

Hosanna's book club will continue to meet at 7pm on the
4th Tuesday of the month in Hosanna's conference room.
Book for discussion on May 24 is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt.
New readers are always welcome. Join us!  
Pastor Linda Friesen, facilitator

Start saving your stuff you no longer use or just want
to get rid of for Hosanna's Rummage Sale
to be held June 16-18, 2016. (note date change) 
Spring is a good time to begin sorting through items
you no longer use or want. Why not donate them
to this cause to raise funds for Hosanna ministries?

This year's Rummage Sale is being coordinated by
Anne Myre and Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET).
If would like to help or get more information, please contact Anne at rgmyre@frontiernet.net or 651-303-9321  

You won't want to miss this year's
BIG SING & RING on Sunday, May 22nd
with the Hosanna Choir & Handbell Choir
at both 9am and 10:30am services
Hosanna Softball      
Hosanna is again sponsoring an adult softball team in the FLAAA Sunday night Church League. Jeff Taylor passed off the team coach baton to Nick Kelley this year. Thanks, Jeff, for your years of coordinating a fun team.

Nick reports: The first game of this season was rained out, but this past Sunday, May 1, the team WON BOTH GAMES, including scoring 8 runs in the final inning to win in walk-off fashion in the last game. Joe DeVore, Nick Kelley, and Dave Taylor hit home runs.

All games (double-headers) are played on Sundays starting
at 6 pm at Fenway Fields. Come out and support our team and enjoy some fun softball!!

April 24   Against St. Peters - Field 1 
May 1     Against Grace - Field 3 
May 8     Against Cornerstone - Field 2 
May 15   Against Access - Field 1 
May 22   Against Eagle Brook - Field 2 
May 29   Against St. Peters - Field 2 
June 12  Against Grace - Field 1 
June 19  Against Cornerstone - Field 3 
June 26  Against Access - Field 2 
July 17    Against Eagle Brook - Field 3 
Contact Us 
Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
651-464-9020 fax

Linda Friesen, Pastor 
651-464-5502 ext.2006 
Jen Collins, Assoc.Pastor 
651-464-5502 ext.2023 
Rob Anderson 
Director, Worship & Music 
651-464-5502 ext.2008 
Rick Bahnemann 
Director, Facilities 
and Food Service 
651-464-5502 ext.2010 
Jackie Verdick 
Office Coordinator 
651-464-5502 ext.2000 
Sue Palmer 
651-464-5502 ext.2013 
Charlie Ollmann 
Choir Director 
Mary Gookins 
Handbell Choir Director 
Lisa Sauer 
Children's Choir Director 

Phyllis Lindberg 
Quick Links

Milestone Ministries
celebrate the partnership between parents, church and God in raising our children in the faith. They provide a wonderful way for families to connect with each other and with the church while exploring important aspects of faith.

Consider these upcoming Milestones sessions
for your family.

High School Senior
Graduation Milestone

 (12th grade) 
Sunday , May 22
Do you have a student who will be graduating from high school this year?  We have a gift from your Hosanna family to be presented on Sunday, May 22
at either worship service.  
Let us know by April 3rd
that you have a graduating senior so that we can get
some information from you  
and ready their gift.
Click HERE to contact the church office. 
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Information pamphlets available o n the forms rack
at the Welcome Center.

Register online
by clicking
You can also fill out a
Yellow Page and place it
in the offering basket 

Adult Bible Study

Tuesday morning Adult Bible Study group is taking a hiatus for the summer.
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Consider attending Bible Study on Sunday mornings  8-8:45am during the months of June-August in the Conference Room at Hosanna (upper level) as we take a deeper look into the stories Jesus told.
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Birth - Age 5 with Parents
at Hosanna (nursery)
Every 2nd Monday 9-11am
May-August 2016
 $ FREE $


Hosanna partners with
to again offer   
Drama Camp
August 1-7, 2016
(completed grades 2-8)  
The story of David and Goliath comes alive in a fresh new way in this exciting, humorous and powerful new musical.  

Auditions for Solos/Duets
Larger Acting Roles

(Every child gets a part regardless of whether or not they audition
for a larger part
Monday, June 13
11am-1pm  &  6-7:30pm

Mandatory Parent Meeting,
Part Assignments and
Sunday, June 26  4-6pm
(will receive script & CD)

Mon-Sat, Aug 1-6
9am - 12noon

Saturday night, Aug. 6, and
Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7. 
Cost: $50 
Click HERE to register 
All-day FUN with local mission projects AND recreational activities!
(completed grades 5-12)

June 15, 22, 29 (session 1) and
July 13, 20, 27 (session 2)

8am - 5pm

1/2-day of service and
1/2-day of recreation.
Locations to be announced
in registration packet.

Cost ..$100 per session
or $175 for BOTH

Registration includes Tshirt 

Optional date: Thurs, Aug. 4
Summer Stretch
Twin Cities-wide Celebration
at Valleyfair  8am-7pm
Additional cost for
Valleyfair option:  $25  
Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Hosanna

"Living Out Love" 
July 18-21, 2016 
Register by June 19 to
receive Early Bird rates.
Ages 3-5
.............. $40
* must be potty trained
(after June 19 - $45)  
Grades K-6......... $70
  (after June 19 - $75)

S eeds Weekend
at Camp Wapo
July 8-10, 2016
completed grades 2-3
Cost: $150
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16
Youth Camp at Wapo
July 10-15, 2016
completed grades 4-7
Cost: $410
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16

Higher Ground 
Youth Camp
at Luther Dell
August 7-12, 2016
completed grades 8-12
Cost: $410
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16

Register online directly
through Camp Wapo.
A registration page
 has been set up
specifically for campers
from Hosanna-Forest Lake
Click below to register.
Contact Pastor Jen Collins
with questions or concerns.

Camp scholarships
available upon request.

S.A.M Luncheon
Thursday, May 5
 11:30 am
The May SAM lunch is going to be at a new restaurant!
We will be gathering at Swenson's Lake House in Center City. It is owned by local folks from Center City.  
Let Lynda Olson know
if you can attend (651-982-0856).

We are looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying your company.

300 Andrews Avenue
Center City, MN 55012

Hope you can join us!

Click HERE to check out their menu and get directions