Hosanna E-Update

January 12, 2016
We are call, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving
and serving as Jesus did so that all may know Him.
From Pastor Linda

"Share each other's troubles and problems..."
~From Galatians 6
Dear Church:

Wondering about joining us on Thursday (January 14) from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Garden Chapel for Establishing a Dementia Friendly Community? Consider these statistics:
  • Did you know that 89,000 Minnesotans age 65+ live with Alzheimer's disease and the number is growing.
  • 1 in 9 people age 65+ has Alzheimer's disease.
  • One-third of people age 85+ have Alzheimer's disease.
  • 245,000 caregivers in Minnesota are caring for family members with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
  • Nearly 60% of people with Alzheimer's live in their own homes and need support from families and community members.
ACT on Alzheimer's is a statewide, volunteer-driven collaboration preparing communities in Minnesota for the personal, social, and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Why should faith communities be involved?

The Apostle Paul instructed us about caring for each other.
Galatians 6:2 (NLT) says, "Share each other's troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ." The Apostle Paul told us that God created us to be a blessing and help to each other and Jesus modeled the selfless life, always reaching out to help those in need.
How do we, as a faith community, reach out and support those in need? It begins be being educated and then creating an action plan. Our Befriender Team is hosting this event. Come, and learn more, for yourself and for God's Kingdom. (See more specific information below.)

See you on Thursday- invite a neighbor to come with you! Pastor Linda

Join me on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Garden Chapel for Adult Education as we explore FAITH.  What does it mean to Have Faith?  Together we will explore God, Religion, Jesus, Salvation and more!
This Sunday
  • Epiphany worship series continues with I AM the Gate
Join Us Wednesday Nights at Hosanna

Enjoy a meal and fellowship together (no need to cook), worship during the Good News at 6, and take advantage of learning opportunities for the all ages. Register online at our website (under connect360) or pick up a registration form in the forms rack in the Welcome Center.

Wednesday Night Schedule
5:00-6:00 pm    Meal & Fellowship
6:00-6:30 pm    Good News at 6 Worship                                                  The Gospel in Disney

6:30-7:30 pm     * Faith Formation
(PreK-K, Gr.1-3, Gr.4-6)                                                 * Confirmation   (Grades 7-9)
                             * Higher Ground (senior high)
                             * Adult Learning  
Come and join us and invite a friend or neighbor  


Wednesday Night Menus 
All meals include dessert and beverage.

Jan. 13
Pizza (veggie, sausage, cheese, pepperoni), Caesar salad, frui t

Jan. 20
Sub sandwiches (ham, turkey, cheese), salad bar, potato chips
Jan. 27
Spaghetti & meatballs, bread sticks, salad bar

Feb. 3
Grilled chicken & cheese quesadillas with fixings, corn, salad bar

NOTE: if your child does not care for tonight's entree,
you can request a jelly sandwich.

Special Request:   With several members going south for the winter, Rick is in need of more bakers for Wednesday night meals. Recipes and baking schedule are provided. You simply make the scheduled baked goods at home and bring them to Hosanna by 2pm on Wednesdays. Sign up on a Yellow Page and place in offering basket or click HERE to let Rick know you are willing to help.  

Forest Lake Area Listening Ministries Consortium
Establishing A  
Dementia Friendly Community

Thursday January 14, 2016
7:00-8:30 pm
Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake, Minnesota
Jules Benson, Team Leader for Act On Alzheimers
Pastor James Roe, Facilitator for Dementia Support Group

Forest Lake Area Listening Ministries Consortium (BeFrienders)
is providing an evening training session to introduce community members to the Forest Lake ACT ON ALZHEIMER'S initiative, and also to provide specific training and advice when caring for folks with Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, and other forms of dementia.

At this gathering you can: 
  • Obtain a better understanding of the dimensions of dementia.
  • Learn how to use validation to communicate.
  • Where caregivers can get help and information
All are welcome to attend this educational session
Questions? Call Lynda Olson, 651-982-0856

Soup-er Bowl 2016 
Fun Family Event
Food - Games - Bouncy House 
Silent Auction - Mega Raffle 
and MORE 
Friday, Feb.5th
Discounted Admission Tickets ON SALE now!
$5 now
($20 family max.)           
$6 at the door
($25 family max.)
Purchase yours on Sunday mornings
or Wednesday nights at connect360.

Mega Raffle Tickets on sale now, too.
Limited quantity being sold - $10 each or 12 for $100
Get yours NOW and don't miss out
on your chance to win one of two
giant TVs or a Fitbit

We are looking for donations of items & services
for the Silent Auction. If you have something to donate or would like to help in another way at this event,
sign up on a Yellow Page o r contact Rachel Kaup
at   651-433-2857  or  hakrkaup@gmail.com  

Countdown to Hosanna's FMSC MobilePack
on April 1 & 2, 2016 = 79 Days!!
God has blessed Hosanna richly. You can   help reflect that love by supporting this mission to enrich the lives of so many   children by providing needed nutrition in order for them to thrive. We need to raise $30,000   to cover cost of the food and another $5,000  for building maintenance following the MobilePack. Hundreds of volunteers will be needed on
April 1 & 2 to help pack the food. Online registration for packing the food will be available around mid-February. 
Ways YOU Can Help
  1. Take home a Change-4-Change glass jar and continue to fill it with loose change and/or currency and bring it to worship on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights  at connect360.
  2. Write a check to "Hosanna" (write "FMSC" on memo line).
  3. Tell your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. about this MobilePack and ask them to sign up for one or more of the time slots or even organize a team to sign up.  In mid-February we should have a link for volunteers to sign up online for a packing time that best works for them.
Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving 
Marlin Lackas-for successful surgery; Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas-for healing of heart disfunction; Brandi, Tim Lackas' sister-in-law -for good response to chemo

Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey 
Brandi; Steve; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; Stacia & Stephanie, daughters of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Marlin Lackas; Beulah Smestad, mother of Sharon (Doug) Sill; Fran, Deb (Chuck) DeVore's sister-in-law; Lynda Olson; Carrin Mahmood; Deb Krinke & family; Alex-Jen Bergan's friend's in-law; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; Doug & Sharon Sill's daughter Chandra & son-in-law Subash and his family in Nepal; Mark Okeson, brother of Dave (Kathy) Okeson; 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 
Darlene Brandt, Mike & Corie Brandt, Rick, Heather & Blake Brandt, Cassandra & Andy Levesque and other family & friends upon the death of Dick Brandt

Keep Safe From Harm and Military
Mission Jamaica team; 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
Potluck & Annual Meeting  
of Hosanna Lutheran Church
Sunday, January 31, 2016 in the Garden Chapel
Potluck will begin immediately following the 10:30am service followed by the Annual Meeting.
Review of proposed 216 Budget will take place on
Sunday, January 24 at 10am in the Conference Room.
If you are leader of a ministry group at Hosanna and have not yet submitted a report of your group's activities in 2015 for inclusion in the Annual Report, please submit it to Jackie Verdick as soon a possible at  jverdick@hosannaforestlake.net
Questions? Contact Jackie via the above email address or call the church office at 651-464-5502
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.
First Communion
(all ages)
Feb 28
participants will be invited to partake in their first communion during one of the Last Supper Reenactments during Holy Week

  Information pamphlets available on the forms rack
in the Welcome Center.

Register on a Yellow Page and place in the offering basket OR online by clicking HERE

Interested in joining a book club?

It's simple! Read the book.
Then come and discuss.
Sign up on the Welcome Center bulletin board or call the church office.
We will meet monthly on
the 4th Tuesday to discuss starting Jan. 26. 
January's book 
The Time Keeper
 by Mitch Albom
What is the value and meaning of time?  Discussion Guides available on the bulletin board in upper commons and at Welcome Desk.

Adult Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings
9:30-11:00 am
in Hosanna's Library Commons
Currently studying the book of Hebrews

Facilitator: Deb DeVore 
Support the mission of
Hosanna Lutheran Church
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Couples Retreat
Seasons of Marriage 
February 19-20, 2016
Cost per couple: $180 
(includes overnight stay at Hilton Garden Inn, and breakfast & lunch) 
Spring, summer, winter, fall. Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another - perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. Each season holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges.
This retreat will focus on helping  you and your partner identify which season your marriage is in, and show you how to enhance your marriage in all four seasons.

Register on a Yellow Page and place in offering basket or click HERE to register online.  Deadline to register is February 7th. 
Green Tip from Hosanna's
Green Earth Team
It takes longer  in cold weather for your car to reach its most fuel-efficient operating temperature. Combine trips to help keep the engine warm and save on gas.  For more fuel efficient winter driving tips see http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNPCA/bulletins/129af28
Seeds Wknd 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 34/15/16

Family Camp Weekend
at Wapo
August 5-7, 2016
ALL ages
Cost: varies per family
($250 max.)
$75 deposit due by 3/15/16

Register online at www.campwapo.org

Contact Pastor Jen Collins with questions or comments.

Camp scholarships
available upon request.