Hosanna E-Update

August 2, 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

    David & Goliath: The Rock Slinger
and His Greatest Hits

David said, "The LORD, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine named Goliath." So Saul said to David, "Go, and may the LORD be with you!" ~1Sam 17.37
Dear Friends,

This week is busy at Hosanna with Children's Performing Arts Drama Camp! Over 30 kids are learning about a young boy named David who was not afraid to face the giant enemy Goliath as they rehearse the musical The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hits. Each morning they are challenged with a new WORD of the day that relates to the 5 smooth stones that David retrieved from the stream:
  • Courage- I will go fight the Philistine! (1Sam 17.32) David was not afraid to face the enemy. It takes courage to fight the giants we face in life.
  • Confidence- The LORD who saved me from the claws of the lion and the bear will save me from the Philistine! (1Sam 17.37) As a shepherd, David often had to protect the sheep from wild animals. This gave him the confidence he needed to face the giant. Do we have confidence that God will help us overcome the problems we face each day?
  • Prepare- David did not go to face the giant unprepared. He went down to the stream and picked up 5 smooth stones and put them in his shepherd's bag. Then, armed with his shepherd's staff and sling, he started out to fight Goliath. (1Sam 17.40). It is important for us to do everything possible to be prepared to face the challenges that we will meet in our daily life. How do you prepare?
  • Trust- David did not trust his own ability to slay the giant. When Goliath shouted at David, cursed him, and was ready to kill him, David said, "You come to me with a sword and spear, but I come to you in the name of the LORD God Almighty." (1Sam 17.45) When you face problems, do you place your trust in God, rather than your own ability?
  • Victory- "It is God's battle, not ours," David said. That is why David was able to win the victory over the giant with only a stone and a sling. (1Sam 17.50) When we turn our battles over to God, we will have the victory over the giants in our life.
You may never face a giant such as Goliath, but we do face giants of another kind in our daily lives. We face giants such as fear, insecurity, loneliness and failure; perhaps you can name your own giant. How can we overcome those giants that want to defeat us? Like David, with courage and confidence, with preparation and trust the victory will be ours. Thanks be to God!
Come and see this story LIVE at Hosanna in the Garden Chapel- Saturday, August 6 at 7pm  or Sunday, August 7 at 2pm. It's FREE... and FUN!! 
See you in church!  
                             ~Pastor Linda  
S ummer Outdoor Worship at
Lakeside Memorial Park 

2016 Summer Sunday Worship  
9:30 am at Lakeside Memorial Park  
in Downtown Forest Lake    
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 8:00 am

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Bible Study 8-8:45 am
on Summer Sundays (June-Aug)  
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 
P rayers of thanksgiving for Jeff St. Martin's progress and for continued healing and progress  

Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey
Santa Ferraro, friend of Susy Richie; Tracy, friend of Anne & Rob Myre; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Kelly (Curt) Monson's mother and their family; Hannah Bergan, her family & medical team; Cole & Stacia, grandson & daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Audry Girard, mother of Paul (Sue) Girard; Lynda Olson; Rick Bahnemann; Jan Hill; Mel (Ekko) Blumer, grandson-in-law of Dale & Barbara Johansen; Laney Hays and family, granddaughter of Brad & Barb Turgeon; Stephanie, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Norman Schaible, family friend of Teresa & Mike Bredahl; Johnita, Ruth (Marlin) Lackas' sister; Craig-Dick & Nancy Westcott's nephew; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; Deb Krinke & family; Alex-Jen Bergan's friend's in-law; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; Cooper, great nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty (Glen) Corum

Grief Compassion 
Keep Safe From Harm and Military
Cole & Stacia, grandson & daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Kelley & babies (protection & healing), Marlin & Ruth Lackas' God child; Hayden Oliver, serving in the Coast Guard 
State Fair Coliseum Project

It's not too early to start thinking about  
and signing up for Hosanna's Annual  
State Fair Coliseum Project!!

Sign-up sheets available after worship  
(we'll even email you a reminder when you sign up online!)

For over 20 years Hosanna volunteers
have helped clean the inside of the Coliseum
at the State Fair to raise funding for its ministries.
Be a part of this project
that will raise $11,000 this year!! 

This Summer - Mark Your Calendars  
Wednesday, August 17
5:00-8:00 pm   
Sign up as a team
or just show up.
Bring a treat to share 
with your table or everyone!  

Shoebox Project Fundraiser GARDEN TOUR

Self-guided tour of 10 stunning local gardens in the
Forest Lake area with free-will donations being accepted to benefit Operation Christmas Child (a mission of Samaritan's Purse), a project that demonstrates God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Pick up self-guided tour pamphlets at Hosanna, Faith Lutheran Church or Forest Lake Floral in downtown Forest Lake. 
Click HERE for a map of the Garden Tour.

Bell Workshop at Hosanna  
Saturday, September 10   8:30-12noon

In joint collaboration, Hosanna Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran Church and St. Peter's Catholic Church, all of Forest Lake, are holding a Bell Workshop at Hosanna on Saturday, Sept. 10, being led by Twin Cities Bronze, a professional handbell choir.
If you are ages 12-92 and a present or past handbell player in one of these church's handbell choirs or maybe you're thinking you'd like to try playing handbells with one of these choirs, you are encouraged to participate. Participants should be able to read basic music notation. There will be classes for beginners and for experienced players.This is a wonderful opportunity for all levels of players.

We'd love for you to participate even if you won't be available to play this year but are interested in playing in the future.
Cost:  $10 per person

Contact Mary Gookins if you are interested in participating 
651-464-4694   or    mlgookins@gmail.com 

The Christopher Ryan Foundation, in honor of  
Christopher Schlemmer, is holding its first  
Kick-off Carnival

August 21, 2016   1:00-5:00 pm at  
Withrow Ballroom & Event Center

There will be bounce houses, face painting, outdoor lawn games, photo booth, silent auction and MORE!! 

All proceeds will directly benefit a child in need.
Please contact Melissa at 651-245-8384  or  mmschlemmer@gmail.com with any silent auction donations.   
Monetary donations can be made payable to
Christopher Ryan Foundation
and mailed to 10037 John Trial, Chisago City MN 55013.

Receiving his diagnosis was life changing for our entire family. As a family we knew we wanted to help others who wore similar shoes as ours. This is where the nonprofit comes in! Raising a child with extraordinary needs is extremely rewarding but also can be draining in many aspects, one of those being financially. As we quickly learned there were so many costly items needed for Christopher to thrive as well as services that medical insurance did not cover. Floor mats, adapted toys, therapy items, and intensive therapy to name a few.  Our goal is to help families alleviate some of the financial stress and make a difference in their child's life.
Join us for a fun night of football at the
NEW US Bank Stadium
as the Vikings take on the Los Angeles Rams
Thursday, Sept. 1   Kick-off is at 7pm
Limited number of tickets on a
First Come/First Served basis
$30 per ticket
(incl. convenience fee)
** Payment (payable to Hosanna ) due immediately ** 
Contact the church office to reserve yours?
651-464-5502  or office email
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 
Jackie Verdick 
Office Coordinator 
651-464-5502 ext.2000 
Charlie Ollmann 
Choir Director 
Mary Gookins 
Handbell Choir Director 
Lisa Sauer 
Children's Choir Director 

Phyllis Lindberg 
Quick Links

Employment Opportunities
In line with Hosanna's  
newly approved staffing reorganization, the following positions are now open to applicants. Complete job descriptions will be available later this week on Hosanna's website.

(24 hours per week)
We have an immediate opening for a part-time Bookkeeper/Accountant.  If you enjoy serving behind the scenes, you are extremely detail oriented, and enjoy providing support in a professional and friendly manner, then please take a closer look at this opportunity. 
Food Service Coordinator 
(10-15 hours per week)   
We have an immediate opening for a Food Service Coordinator to join our team.  If you enjoy a dynamic work environment, working with volunteers all while being creative in providing nutritious meals to our families-
then this position is for you.

For complete job descriptions
or contact the church office at

Send resume and qualifications to:  communication@hosannaforestlake.net
S.A.M. Luncheon
Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) will be gathering for lunch at another new restaurant on
THIS Thursday 
August 4th at 11:30am  
Its always fun to check out
new restaurants in our area, so mark your calendars for
an interesting and delicious meal at The Northern Lake Tavern and Grill
The Northern is located in the former Trapper's restaurant on Hwy 8 in Chisago City.

We would love to have you join us! 
to email Lynda Olson or call her at 651-982-0856 to let her know that you can join us.  

2016 Forest Lake  
Relay For Life
THIS Sat, August 6
12 noon - midnight 
Lakeside Memorial Park 
Downtown Forest Lake
(new venue this year)
What Is Relay For Life?

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.

During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome.

We remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.

Fight Back
The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.

Hosanna is again sponsoring their Cool Runnings teams
for this event and are looking for more team members.

For more information or if you would like to join one of our teams, contact the following team captains.

Diane Zak

Sue Palmer

Hosanna Lutheran Church
in cooperation with

THIS Saturday, Aug 6  at 7:00 pm
THIS Sunday, Aug 7  at 2:00 pm
Hosanna's Garden Chapel 
(upper level)

Come see and hear the story of David and Goliath as it comes alive in a fresh new way in this exciting, humorous and powerful musical.
Counters Needed
Can you spare a couple hours on Monday mornings 1-2 times per month. We meet once a week to count and record offerings received during the previous week  You do not need to be an accountant or bookkeeper. Training is provided. For more information
please contact Mary Peterson at 651-303-3516.

Thank You & News
Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET) would like to thank the members and friends of Hosanna who once again have generously supported the recent plant sales.  By purchasing plants, baskets and flowers during the plant sale, and by supporting our local business and church by shopping at Forest Lake Floral and mentioning 'Hosanna' you are encouraging so many people.  Through the support of these programs, Hosanna is moving more and more towards 'best practices' when it comes to caring for God's creation, and by being Good Stewards of God's earth.   Through the plant sale and the community fundraiser, Hosanna has received over $900, which will be used to encourage Hosanna and it's membership in various areas in the quest to become more 'Green.'
MORE news from Hosanna's GET
We recently facilitated an energy evaluation with the goal of reducing Hosann a's energy costs. The GET team is also contributing to a new power protection system designed to better protect Hosanna's computers and other electrical equipment from electrical surges  that have caused damage to this equipment in recent years.   

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