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Got Questions? Get Answers.

A Note From Pastor Linda    
The key to wisdom is this- constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth.
~Peter Abelard (French Philosopher 1079-1142)  
A.S.K. Ask Search Knock
Jesus said: Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  
(Matthew 7)
Dear Friends~
Everyone has questions. Young children ask "why?" Teenagers ask "why not?" Adults question "what if?" Do you have questions about God, Jesus, the Bible? Do you have questions about life? Do you have questions for God about life? Every day, more and more people are going to Siri or Alexa or Google to find answers to their questions about and for God. I have a better idea: Come to Hosanna to "get answers."
During worship we will wrestle together with some of the most frequently asked questions about God, faith, life, and the world around us. It all starts THIS SUNDAY- as we return to our worship times of 9am and 10:30am in the Great Hall!
"got questions?" We can't do this without you- because you supply the questions. Go to our website to ask your question confidentially- CLICK HERE. Or use one of our "got questions" postcards and drop them in the "got questions" box.
"got questions" is sure to be a captivating sermon series- one that might leave you asking more questions. Consider inviting a friend to ask questions and then join us as we discover what God's Word has to say!
 Just ASK!
 ~Pastor Linda        
  • Blessing of the BackPacks and Brief Cases
  • Frolic First Bible Blessing- for preschoolers ages 3-5
  • All Church Family Photo at 10:10am

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Steve Kari; Bev, aunt of Laura Livermore; Bob Murphy, friend of Mary Gookins; Jeremy; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; 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
Pastor Jen Collins; Lynda Olson; Alex, niece of Dave and Laura Livermore; Dee Eckert; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; Becky Steindorf, daughter of Rick Steindorf; Charlie Ollmann; Stephanie Lackas, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; The Oster Family;Ashlyn; Juniper, granddaughter of Buck & Laura Carlson; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz; Dick Westcott; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins

Keep Safe From Harm
Cole Anderson, grandson of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Adam, grandson of James Henriott

Compassion in Grief
Family and friends of Hazel, aunt of Kathy Okeson

Praise & Thanksgiving
Nan, friend of Elaine Schumacher


Thank you to those who came out to help Hosanna raise money at the Minnesota State Fair! We had 88 people come out this year! A special thanks to Gene Janicke and Craig Anderson who lead this volunteer and fundraising opportunity.

Special Recognition to our very own Hannah Anderson!

We would like to show some special recognition to Hannah Anderson, a youth here at Hosanna who has been featured on the ELCA St. Paul Area Synod's website this week! You can check it out here.

Join Hosanna's Choir!
Wednesday, September 5

Interested in joining the Hosanna choir? There are no auditions! Just show up at Hosanna in the Great Hall on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:45pm. Questions? Contact the church office.

Senior Adult Ministry's (SAM) Monthly Lunch Out
Thursday, September 6

The Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) group will meet for lunch on Thursday Sept. 6, at Sal's Angus Grill in Withrow. Contact the church office with questions.

Got Questions? Get Answers.
New Fall Sunday Series Starting September 9
Everyone has questions.  Young children ask "why?"  Teenagers ask "why not?"  Adults question "what if?"  Do you have questions about God, Jesus, the Bible?  Do you have questions about life?  Do you have questions for God about life?  Every day, more and more people are going to Siri or Alexa or Google to find answers to their questions about and for God.  I have a better idea:  Come to Hosanna to "get answers."

God's story in my life: Receive 1st Bible-Spark story bible
Celebration Date:
Sunday, September 9

Celebrated in the fall, this milestone recognizes the exciting step children take as they enter Life Long Learning (Hosanna's version of Sunday school on Wednesday Nights). Preschoolers who are beginning their first full year of Life Long Learning will experience a special blessing and will receive their own SPARK Story Bible. Those elementary aged kids who have not received a SPARK Story Bible are invited to participate. This Milestone Celebration takes place at all worship services. Contact Pastor Jen for more information.

We Need A Sound & Technology Volunteer!

We are currently in need of a sound and technology volunteer for Sundays in the sound booth! If this seems like something you might enjoy or would like to learn more about, contact Rob Anderson at randerson@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-466-0359.

All Church Photo
Sunday, September 9 at 10:10am

We will be having our annual All Church Photo on Sunday, September 9 at 10:10am. Please be there so we can keep you as part of our 2018 church memories!

Blessing of the Backpacks and Briefcases
Sunday, September 9

On Sunday, September 9 we invite you to bring your school backpacks and work briefcases and bags, as we will be having a special blessing to commemorate the start of our program year and the school year. We will also be having special backpack tags to help make your bag unique and to remind you of the blessing! This will be at the 9:30am and 10:30am services. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jen or Pastor Linda.

Green Earth Team (GET) Meeting
Sunday, September 9

The first Green Earth Team (GET) meeting of the fall will be on Sunday, September 9 between services in the Conference Room. Please contact Kathy Okeson at tv69oke@aol.com with questions.

Join The Hosanna Bell Choir!
First Rehearsal: Monday, September 10

Join the Hosanna Bell Choir! We encourage anyone of any age who can read music! Our first rehearsal is Monday, September 10 at 6pm in the Great Hall. Send us a message with questions.

Facilities Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 11

The monthly Facilities Team meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11 at 6pm in the Conference Room. Contact the church office for more information.

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, September 12

Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's bible study on Wednesday, September 12 at 10am in the Garden Chapel. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Sarah Circle, contact Kelsey Grachek.

Wednesday, September 12

The BeFrienders Team will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the Conference Room. Contact Lynda Olson with questions.

Kitchen Help & Bakers Needed

Connect360 is starting back up, and that means so are the Connect360 Meals! We are in need of volunteers to help us in the kitchen prepping and serving the dinner on Wednesday Nights. We are also in need of people to bake our desserts for our Wednesday night meals, which is done at home and on your own time. If either of these opportunities sound interesting to you, please contact Kathy Kuehn at kitchen@hosannaforestlake.net or call the church office.

7th & 8th Grade
Confirmation Orientation
Wednesday, September 12

It's almost fall! It's time to start thinking about Confirmation again! We are inviting incoming 7th and 8th grade students interested in Confirmation to come for a dinner and orientation on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30pm. This is a mandatory event to be a part of Confirmation this year. To register your child for Confirmation or to learn more about Confirmation at Hosanna, click here.
Questions? Contact Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-272-5693.

We are looking for guides to help lead our young people in Confirmation! If this interests you, contact Pastor Jen Collins at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-272-5693

Registration is now OPEN!
Opening night is Wednesday, September 19

We want YOU to join us for Connect360! Registration is now open on our website! If you haven't joined us for Connect360 Wednesday nights- give it a try!
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Lighthouse Worship
6:30 pm - Life Long Learning (L ³)
Life Long Learning is made up of Faith Formation, Confirmation, Higher Ground and Adult Education.
To receive more information, please contact the Church Office at office@hosannaforestlake.net
or register on our website here.

Ministry Fair
Wednesday, September 19 & Sunday, September 23

Have you been wondering how to get more involved in Hosanna's MANY ministries? Well, now is your chance! We will be having a Ministry Fair on Wednesday, September 19 and Sunday, September 23 that will allow you to visit different ministry tables and ask any questions you may have! 

Faith Formation Guide Needed
Starting Wednesday, September 19

It's almost fall! It's time to start thinking about Faith Formation again! We are looking for guides to help lead our young people in Faith Formation! If this interests you, contact Pastor Jen Collins at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-272-5693.

Book Club
Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm

Hosted in homes- read the book and ready for lively discussions.  New readers are always welcome!
September Read:
Educated:  A Memoir by Tara Westover
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
The story begins:  Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.
Discussion Date:  Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm at Kelly Monson's home.

Adult Education
New Fall Series:
StrengthsFinder - empowering people to succeed!
6:45pm - 7:45pm
September 26, October 3 & October 10

Come and learn more about how God has uniquely gifted you! Understand your unique design and make a difference in the world! Cost is $20 for the StrengthsFinder code that will enable you to take the online inventory. Questions? Contact Pastor Linda at lfriesen@hosannaforestlake.net

Connect Bible Blessing (Grades 4+)
Celebration: September 26 at 6PM
Workshop: September 26 at 6:45PM

As children become independent readers, it is a natural time to fulfill the baptismal promise to place the scriptures into their hands. Students and their families will learn some basics about the NRSV Connect Bible, as well as ways to incorporate the bible in daily readings and family devotions through this special workshop. Parents will present the Bible to their youth in worship. Questions? Contact Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net

Save The Date!
Bowling Palooza! (Grades 4-6)
Sunday, September 30
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Pastor Jen and the 4-6 grade youth will be having a bowling day! Interested? Contact Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net.
More information to come.

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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