Hosanna's E-Update

October 14, 2015
Grrrrr-8-FUL ! 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.   ~1Thessalonians 5.16-18

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
According to a prominent Duke University Medical Center researcher, "If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world's best-selling product with [health benefits] for every major organ system."
For some, being thankful means simply living with a sense of gratitude-taking time to recognize and focus on the things we have, instead of the things we wish we had. The Bible takes the idea of thankfulness to a deeper level. The act of giving thanks causes us to recognize the One who provides our blessings.
Cultivating a spirit of thankfulness honors God and strengthens our faith. It also strengthens our relationships with other people. We can't be in a right relationship with God or with anyone without a spirit of thankfulness.
Thank you- for the SURPRISE on Sunday. I read your THANK notes as I traveled to Arizona- but more than the words on these pieces of yellow paper, remembering the powerful act of watching you all travel to the Treasure Chest to leave your notes and treats, your smiles and winks and nods filled me with a deep sense of gratitude. Yes, I am thankful... Thanks be to God!

With deep gratitude!
                                ~  Pastor Linda 
Pastor Jim Barsch joins us and will lead us in worship
this Sunday.

  Wednesday Nights      
NO connect360 TONIGHT, Oct. 14,
due to Teachers' Convention

but Jr & Sr High Youth (7-12th grade) will go on Haunted Hayride  tonight   (see below) 
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 on the wall in the Welcome Center.
Register now!

Wednesday Night Schedule 
5:00-6:00 pm    Meal & Fellowship - nutritious & kid-friendly
                          meals, discount meal packages are available
                          when payment is made in advance
                          See menu on side bar  >>>>>    
6:00-6:30 pm    Good News at 6 Worship
Fall Wednesday Night Worship Series:  
The Gospel in Disney
(it's not just for children)  
We will look at Gospel themes in Disney movies - themes that come from the teachings of Jesus. Whether you are 2 or 102, join us for a look at the Gospel message in a new way, through the images and music of 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: Sept 16-Nov 18 Series:
                           Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University    
          (more information at hosannaforestlake.net/connect360)

Come and join us October 21st ! 
       7th-12th Grade
Haunted Hayride

TONIGHT, Oct 14th
6:30 - 9:00 pm
$10  (includes Admission & Pizza after) 
NOTE TO PARENTS: NO connect360 tonight  
but 7-12th students will meet at Hosanna  
to go to the Haunted Hayride at Pinehaven. 
Students can be picked up around 9pm. 
No connect 360 that night but we'll have a howlin' good time! 
Invite your friends. Meet at Hosanna at 6:30pm.
Each youth attending needs to provide a completed
Parent Consent Form ~ this includes your friends.
Sign up TONIGHT at confirmation (on bulletin board in Upper Commons) or contact Rick Calkins at rcalkins24@gmail.com
Parent Consent Forms available on the bulletin board.

Parents: We need drivers for this event. If you can help contact Rick Calkins at rcalkins24@gmail.com or 651-497-5181 

Grounds & Garden Clean Up Day

Join us  Saturday, Oct 31   8-10am
as we gather to clean up the gardens and grounds
at Hosanna to get ready for the winter season.
Bring your own rakes, clippers, and other tools
for cutting down old foliage. Actually a good tool
is a serrated kitchen knife.
Lots of hands will make this quick work!

Countdown to Hosanna's FMSC MobilePack
on April 1 & 2, 2016   =    169 Days!!!

All Hands On Deck!   
Hosanna's ACTION TEAM needs lots of hands and feet and minds to help coordinate this MobilePack
in April. God has blessed Hosanna richly. Can you help reflect that love by supporting this mission that will enrich the lives of so many children with much needed nutrition in order for them to thrive? 
Indicate your willingness by filling out a Yellow Page on Sunday morning and placing it in offering basket or contact Pastor Linda at 651-464-5502 ext.2006 or  

Action Team Kick-Off meeting is Thursday, Oct 22, 
at 6:30pm in Hosanna's Conference Room.
Come and see how you can  
put your faith into action! 

Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving 
Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas-health improvement , guidance for road ahead ; Barbara (Dale) Johansen's sister Sharyn-stroke recovery 
Comfort, Strength & Healing In Cancer Journey
Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Tim (Renee) Svoboda; Laura, daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie 
Healing, Recovery or Facing Other Serious Health Issues  
Nancy Westcott; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; Shirley, bother of Linda & Paul Hackl's daughter-in-law; Doug & Sharon Sill's daughter & son-in-law and his family in Nepal; Kristi, aunt of Rachel (Aaron) Kaup; Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Mark Okeson, brother of Dave (Kathy) Okeson; Jeff (Ann) St. Martin, son-in-law of Jack & Sue Severson; Lynda (Gary) Olson;  Dan, great nephew of Diane & Gary Zak; Cole, grandson of Ruth & Marlon Lackas; Shirley, friend of Dee (Ron) Rebeck; Laney, daughter of Nicole & Andrew Hays; Cooper, great nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty (Glen) Corum; Nancy, co-worker of Sue (Paul) Girard 
Comfort & Peace as They Near End of Life 
Donna Lee, sister-in-law of Gary & Evalene Lee 
Grief Compassion 
Cindy & Roger Kunze and family upon death of Cindy's mom, Donna Hunt
Keep Safe From Harm , Military
Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill; Tiphany & Alex Dvorak, sister-in-law & niece of Dave & Laura Livermore; Nepal & its people 

Property Action Team

As we enter the 13th year of being in our church building, we need to be mindful of our role of being good stewards of what is given to us. Just as with your own home, over time equipment breaks down and needs repair, systems fail and need to be replaced.

Do you have skills in plumbing or electrical? 
Do you know how to read blueprints or pound a nail? 
Do you have experience scheduling jobs or projects? 
Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty?

We are looking for people possessing such skills and are willing to be part of this Action Team to help Hosanna keep our facility and grounds looking good and in good operating condition. This is not a committee requiring attendance at meetings but rather a team of individuals with expertise or experience in particular fields who are willing to advise or otherwise help in resolving an issue relating to their area of expertise when then need arises.     
Please consider being a part of this Action team. Sign up on a Yellow Page and drop in the offering basket or look for the sign-up table in the lobby (lower level) after worship on Sunday. 

  TRANSITIONS - A FREE workshop for
Parents of Youth Living with Mental Illnesses    
Wednesday, November 18th
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Canvas Health
7066 Stillwater Blvd N
Registration is required.  Visit https://TransitionsOakdale11-18.eventbrite.com to register    
Join us for a workshop to help parents prepare their teen or young adult for independence by teaching them about resources in education, the workplace, and independent living.

Parents also lean about the new rights young adults gain as they reach adulthood and what to do if their young adult is not yet ready for total independence.

Contact Us

Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
651-464-9020 fax
Visit us on the web:

LIKE us on 

Linda Friesen
Lead Pastor 
651-464-5502 ext. 2006 

Jen Collins 
Associate Pastor  
(beginning mid-October)
Rob Anderson
Worship & Music Director
651-464-5502 ext. 2008 
Rick Bahnemann 
Facilities & Food Service Director 
651-464-5502 ext. 2010 
Jackie Verdick 
Office Coordinator 

Sue Palmer
651-464-5502 ext. 2013 

Custodial Staff 
Reid Eckert 
Nick Kelley 
Nick Girard 

connect360 Menu

All Wednesday night meals
include dessert & beverage

NO connect360 Tonight.
Meals resume on Oct. 21. 

Adult Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings
9:30-11:00 am
in Hosanna's Library Commons
Currently studying the book of Luke
Facilitators: Deb DeVore
and Dee Rebeck

Milestone Ministry

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 Hosanna's upcoming Milestone schedule for your family.

Confirmation Celebration
(9th graders)
Oct 25
- - -
Prayer/The Lord's Prayer
(grades 1-3)
Jan 10
- - -
First Communion
(all ages)
Feb 28
- - -
Tough Questions
(grades 5-6)
April 17
- - -
Graduation Recognition
(12 graders)
May 22

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

Register your child at the Welcome Desk OR submit your registration request on a Yellow Page in the offering basket 
OR contact the church office
to sign up. 
Metro Dining Club Cards

$24 / box

Pick up your Metro Dining Club cards now and enjoy dining out
at a discount.
And they make great holiday gifts!

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New Session Begins Nov. 7th
9:00-10:00 am

This 7-week session will run
through Saturday, Dec. 19th. 
Cost is $50
Lakeside Room (upper level)
at Hosanna,

Please enter at Door C (north side)  Make up sessions available at various times and locations.

 To register
contact Kathy Okeson
Payment due by Sunday, Nov.1st.

Community Events & Opportunities

Kids' Outerwear Fair
- Coats, hats, mittens, scarves, boots & blankets (clean & in good condition) are being COLLECTED October 1-21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lindstrom. Cash donations also accepted to purchase new items. DISTRIBUTION will be Thurs & Fri, Oct 22-23 2-7pm and Sat, Oct 24 9am-12noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lindstrom. Questions? Contact Bonnie at  bonnie@trinitylindstrom.org
THE SHARING SHOP - Seasonal Clothing Event - Oct 16-17 -  Lakes Free Church 
29620 Olinda Tr, Lindstrom  (1 mi south of Hwy 8, just north of Chisago Lakes HS) 651-257-2677 
Used Fall & Winter clothing for men, women & children.  10 ¢ charge for each clothing item -  
25 ¢ All are invited to come shop & recycle their clothing. for shoes, boots, coats & snow pants. ===================================================================
Christ Lutheran Church (Lake Elmo) Annual Roast Pork & Sauerkraut Supper Tues, Oct. 20 
Seating times:  11:30am, 12:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm and 6:15pm.  To-go available 11am-6:30pm while supply lasts.  Tickets $15 (children under 12 eat FREE when accompanied by paying adult)  11194 36th St N, Lake Elmo, MN   651-777-2881 
Spring Lake Luth. Church (No.Branch)
Annual Kroppkakor Supper with Bake & Craft Sale   Saturday, Oct 24  3-7pm  Adults $12 - age 6-12 $5, 5 & under FREE.    
8440 Erickson Rd NE, North Branch   651-674-4606 
Dinner includes: Kroppkakor (Swedish potato & pork dumplings), hot dishes, rolls, relish, dessert & beverages.  Handicap Accessible, abundant parking. 
Mission Statement
We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving, and serving
as Jesus did so that all may know him.