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Called to Lead

A Note From Pastor Linda

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4.13

Dear Friends in Christ,
The Church office will be closed BOTH Thursday and Friday (August 10-11) this week as staff and other leaders are attending the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit- Everyone has INFLUENCE2017.
Leaders are the fuel behind the engines that propel our world forward. They are everywhere, making sure that what needs to happen, indeed happens! Leaders are those people who...
STOP - YOU are a leader! Leadership is determined by influence, not titles, and God has given all of us positions of influence. YOU have the potential and the power to influence those around you. The question then is not IF- but HOW... how will you lead?
The Center for Church Leadership defines leaders as those who understand that they have influence and take intentional responsibility for that influence so that others flourish. As followers of Jesus, this is our CALL to LIVE and LOVE and SERVE- so that all will know Jesus.
Here is some GREAT NEWS- due to some scheduling changes- we have a few OPEN tickets available for the Leadership Summit- EVERYONE has INFLUENCE2017 on Thursday and Friday- August 10-11. Each day begins at 8:30am at EagleBrook- Lino Lakes Campus and ends by 4:30 on Thursday and 3:30 on Friday. Contact me today!!
A few of the keynote speakers: Bill Hybels, Sheryl Sandberg, Marcus Buckingham, Angela Duckworth, Marcus Lemonis. Check out more here. 

See you on Sunday for ICE CREAM SUNDAES!!!!  

 ~Pastor Linda

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Healing in Cancer Journey
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
Matt Anagnostou; Barbara Janicke, mother of Gene Janicke; Aubrey Wachholz, for her clavicle to heal; Laurie, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; Sister of Jen Bergan and family during transition; Cindy Lofton, mother of Char Houle; 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; Mike Chester; Shawn Pearson, brother-in-law of Mark Bergan; For those who go above and beyond in the midst of trial; 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
Compassion in Grief
For the Oster family at the passing of Dave's mom; For the family and friends of Lynn, sister of Kim Corbett;

Keep Safe From Harm
Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Vikings Vs. Packers US Bank Stadium Tickets
Drawing Happening TOMORROW

Attention Vikings Fans! For the last 6 years Hosanna has been going to a Vikings game during each preseason. This year we have scored tickets for a regular season game on October 15 at noon when the Vikings will play the Packers! A limited number of tickets are available. If you are interested in being in the drawing to have a chance to purchase 1 ticket for yourself (and one for someone else if you desire, the cost is $66 per ticket), please contact Kelsey in the office with your name, phone number and number of tickets you desire (1 or 2) by noon on Wednesday, August 9. A drawing will be done and you will be notified by Friday, August 12 if you have been "drawn" to purchase tickets. Those whose names are drawn will make payments to Hosanna at the Hosanna office. NOTE: These tickets CANNOT be resold as we are getting them due to Hosanna's non-profit status. Should you be selected in the lottery to get tickets and then find that you are unavailable to go to the game, you'll need to turn them back in to the church office and we'll draw another name. If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey or Julie Ohman. GO VIKINGS!  

Bibles and Bagels
Every Sunday at 8am now - August 27

Join us for Bibles & Bagels every Sunday morning from 8am to 9am at Big Apple Bagels in Forest Lake before Worship in the Park. The address is: 508 Lake St S, Forest Lake, MN 55025. In case of inclement weather, we will be meeting at Hosanna in the Conference Room for Bibles and Bagels. We will post the change of location on our website and our Facebook by 7:30am that day. If you have any questions, contact Kelsey Hane. 

Worship at the Park
Every Sunday at 9:30am Now - August 27

We will be having our Annual Worship at the Park at 9:30am each Sunday. Worship will be held at Lakeside Park in downtown Forest Lake. In case of inclement weather we will worship at Hosanna in the Great Hall. We will post the change of location on our website and Facebook by 7:30am that day. If you have any questions, contact Kelsey Hane.  

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!

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 

Back-To-School Event
August 9, 2017

Forest Lake Area Schools, in partnership with the Forest Lake Police Department, First Resource Bank, Walmart, Faith Lutheran Church, Rangers Supporting Rangers and other community organizations, will be distributing backpacks and school supplies to Forest Lake Area School District families on: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 4:30pm - 7pm at the Central Learning Center (CLC) at 200 SW 4th St. Forest Lake. Backpacks and supplies will be available while supplies last. If demand exceeds supply, we will make every effort to follow up with families to make sure that they get the school supplies needed before the first day of school which will be on August 21st. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Joy Mouch at651-982-8155 or jmouch@flaschools.org.

Sundae Sunday!
August 13, 2017

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM! Join us on the second Sunday of each month in the summer for Ice Cream Sundaes! Following worship stay for fun, conversation and ice cream sundaes! Contact Kelsey at office@hosannaforestlake.net with questions.

State Fair Colosseum Project
August 23 - September 4, 2017

Are you interested in helping raise funds with your family for Hosanna WHILE getting free tickets to the State Fair? Please join us some night for Coliseum Clean-up! It's fun for the entire family! Sign up for any date between August 23 and September 4. To sign up, click here, look for the sign up sheets at the Hospitality Table or call Kelsey Hane

Sarah Circle Birthday Party at Birchwood Care Center
August 15, 2017

Hosanna Sarah Circle will be serving the August birthday party at Birchwood Care Center, Forest Lake on Tuesday, August 15th. This party is a celebration  for those residents that have birthdays in August.  If you would like to bring a cake for this event, please let Barbara Johansen at 651-433-5592 or Ann Hanson at 715-294-3161 know. The cakes can be brought to Birchwood before 1:30 or at Hosanna front desk by 1:00. Call either Ann or Barbara if you have any questions.

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.

Green Earth Team Plant Sale and Fundraiser

A huge THANK YOU from Hosanna's GET for again supporting our annual plant sale and the community fundraiser through Forest Lake Floral.  Because of you, we filled 31 plant sale orders, and recorded 17 transactions at the Floral & Garden Center.  Between the two events, the GET was able to net over $830 in proceeds, which will be used to promote the efforts of Hosanna to be a Green congregation and community.  Thank you again for your generous support. We will continue in our quest to be Good Stewards of God's Creation!  

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. 

Giving Update

Your Hosanna family needs you. There are many ways to give- even if you cannot be at worship:
  • Mail your gift to Hosanna or drop it off at the church office- 9300 Scandia Trail North.
  • Text to give: text Hosanna to 50155
  • Go online through QGIV here
  • Use BILLPAY from your financial institution.
  • Set up direct giving though Hosanna.
  • Contact Roxanne Anderson at finance@hosannaforestlake.net with questions about charitable giving.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued support.

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
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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