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Happy New Year 2018!


A Note From Pastor Linda


"We've been meaning to do that- but we don't know where to begin."
~A New Year's Resolution

 
Dear Friends, 
 
As we enter 2018, I have an important question to ask you: Do you have all your life-affairs in order? Do those closest to you know your wishes about end of life decisions? Is your will up to date? Does someone close to you know where all your important legacy paperwork resides- bank accounts, life insurance policies, wills, advance care directives and more?
Here is an opportunity that you do not want to miss:
 
Adult Education Series- January 2018
Getting Your Affairs in Order: Faithfully Facing Dying and Celebrating LIFE!
 Ps 90:12 - Teach us to number our days so we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Plan for the future! No one ever plans on being sick or disabled. Yet, it is this kind of planning that can make all the difference in an emergency.   Want to be sure all your affairs are in order- but not sure where to begin? Start here- Wednesdays at Hosanna from 6:30-7:30pm
January 10: Befriender Sponsored Symposium on Hospice- what is it and how can it be helpful?
January 17: Sr. Annette Langdon- from Fairview Health on Advance Care Directives
January 24: Scott Mueller- from Mueller Memorial Funeral and Cremations Services
January 31: Rob Collins- from Collins Law Office specializing in estate planning and elder care
 
This is an easy thing to put off- so let's do this together. Invite your family and begin the conversation! Share this invitation with friends. This is not just for your parents or grandparents- it is for everyone!


Grace and peace, love and joy and hope as we enter 2018!      
 ~Pastor Linda
   
 

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Healing in Cancer Journey
James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Dan Fronic, friend of Mary Thompson; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Carrie Steindorf; 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
Ruth Lackas; Cole, grandson of Ruth and Marlin Lackas; Stephanie, daughter of Ruth and Marlin Lackas; Judy Merrell's daughter; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; Christine, friend of Craig Anderson; Lynn Anderson; Becky, sister of Kathy Okeson; Phillip Aurich, nephew of Barbara Schultz; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; Ron Rebeck; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz, with his Type 1 Diabetes; Dick Westcott; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins

Healing in a Time of Grief
The Friesen family with the loss of Mark's brother-in-law, Duane; the Pekron family as Phoebe lost her grandmother; the Okeson family with the loss of Dave's mother, Bernice.

Keep Safe From Harm
Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Senior Adult Ministries (SAM)
Thursday, January 4, 2018
 
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 4. Since the weather can be difficult in January we have decided to stay local and have our monthly lunch at Old Log Cabin Restaurant (on highway 97, a short distance east of Hosanna). We hope you will be able to join us!! SAM (Senior Adult Ministry) is a social group, for mature adults, that gathers together on the first Thursday of each month for lunch at an area restaurant. Please join us for a fun filled dining experience!  
Please let me know if you think you will able to share this meal with us.  Of course if you are unsure about your plans and realize at the last minute that you will be able to join the group, please feel free to come!  There is always another chair we can pull up to the table.
 
Here are the details:
 
WHAT: SAM lunch
WHEN : Thursday January 4, 2018
WHERE :  Old Log Cabin Restaurant in Scandia 
TIME 11:30 am

Yogadevotion New Sessions Starting
Saturday, January 6, 2018

 
 Yogadevotion, now in its 12th year is beginning a new session on January 6, 2018 at 9am in the Lakeside Room here at Hosanna.  
 
Yogadevotion promotes strength, flexibility and peace, in body, mind and spirit through weekly Saturday morning devotional sessions. Carrin Mahmood, certified and experienced Yogadevotional instructor, leads the hour long sessions. Women and men of all ages are invited to participate and enjoy this meditation time, while enjoying the benefits of yoga. No previous experience needed, basic yoga will be taught.
 
The seven (7) week session will run through Saturday, December 16th. Cost is $56 and classes will be held in the Lakeside Room (upper level) at Hosanna, beginning at 9 am and ending at 10 am. Please enter through the North doors. To register, contact Kathy Okeson, tv69oke@aol.com
or 651-206-1676. 
 
Payment is due by Sunday, December 31st, and will be accepted in the form of checks,  made out to Hosanna (Yogadevotion in memo),  online or at the Hosanna office.
Make up sessions are available at many locations with various days/times listed on the website: www.yogadevotion.com 
 
 

Book Club
Monday, January 8, 2018

 
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season and ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.  
Discussion date:  January 8 at 7pm
Contact Pastor Linda for questions. 
 
 

Facilities Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6pm in our Conference Room we will be having our monthly facilities meeting. Please contact Kelsey Grachek or Tom Croce for more information.  

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, January 10, 2017

Sarah Circle is our women's bible study group here at Hosanna. They will be having their next meeting at 10am in the Garden Chapel on Wednesday, January 10. Please contact Barbara Johansen with any questions.  

Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions About Hospice Care
Wednesday, January 10, 2017

 
On Wednesday, January 10 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm the Befrienders Group will be conducting a training on Hospice Care. Hospice Care is designed to provide specialized support and comfort during an advanced illness. The purpose of this training session is to help clarify the patient services that Hospice care offers so that you and your loved ones can benefit from hospice care.
Here are a few facts you may not know about Hospice:
  • The earlier you receive Hospice care, the more opportunity there is to stabilize medical conditions;
  • Hospice care can be paid for by Medicare, Medicaid or most insurance ;
  • While in Hospice care you may choose to continue aggressive treatments for the purpose of symptom management
Contact : Lynda Olson, Hosanna Lutheran Church Befriender Coordinator      
651-982-0856
 

Connect360
Will Resume...
January 10, 2018

If you haven't joined us for Connect360 Wednesday nights- give it a try! 

5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Good News & Preschool Faith Formation 
6:30 pm - Faith Formation & Education for all
 
To receive more information, please contact Pastor Jen at   jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net 

Adult Education Series January 2018
Starting Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 
Getting Your Affairs in Order:  Celebrating LIFE!
 
Plan for the future!  No one ever plans on being sick or disabled.  Yet, it is this kind of planning that can make all the difference in an emergency.   Want to be sure all your affairs are in order- but not sure where to begin?  Start here- Wednesdays at Hosanna from 6:30-7:30pm
 
January 10:  Befriender Sponsored Symposium on Hospice- what is it and how can it be helpful?
January 17:  Sr. Annette Langdon- from Fairview Health on Advance Care Directives
January 24:  Scott Mueller- from Mueller Memorial
January 31: Rob Collins- from Collins Law Office specializing in estate planning and elder care 

Prayer Workshop
Save The Date
CHANGE OF DATE
Wednesday, January 17, 2017

 This is one of our Mini-Milestones, an opportunity to explore one way we live out our faith: PRAYER! This workshop is geared to help kids grades 1-3 and their families learn more about The Lord's Prayer as well as discovering How, When and Why we Pray. This is an interactive workshop that kids and their families won't want to miss. This Milestone Workshop takes place during Faith Formation.  

Cherish All Children Super Bowl Kick-Off Events
Saturday, January 13, 2018
LSS Saint Paul
10am - 12pm

Come join us to learn how the faith community can support service providers working to curb sex trafficking during and around the Super Bowl! 
This event is being held at Lutheran Social Services in St. Paul. 

For questions or more information, email info@cherishallchildren.org or call Joy McElroy at 651-207-3357. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Faith Lutheran, Forest Lake
6:00-7:00 pm
 
Sex Trafficking is a growing problem in the Twin Cities Metro area. As those who benefit from the exploitation of these victims get better at hiding their tracks, Law Enforcement remains on the cutting edge in identification and recovery of these victims.

Imran Ali, Assistant Washington County Attorney, along with Detective Paul Kroshus of the Woodbury Police Department will present information concerning this work. Come learn
about sex trafficking including indicators, resources available for victims and who is responsible for all harm done to children and individuals.

Continuing Education certificates will be available for educators who want credit towards license renewal. Questions? Contact Faith Lutheran Church at 651-464-3323 or deannar@faithfl.org.

Green Earth Team (GET) Meeting
Sunday, January 14, 2018
 
(GET) will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday, January 14, 2018 between services in the Conference Room. Please contact Kathy Okeson for more information.  

YOUTH MLK EVENT
Sunday, January 14th
12:30-5:15 pm

Grades 7 & up - Lunch Provided.

You're invited. Lunch and conversation making connections with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to our own lives. A showing of the film Selma (PG-13) to follow discussion.    
 

Human Trafficking Community Presentation
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at
Faith Lutheran Church

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 there will be a Human Trafficking Community Presentation from 6pm - 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church. Sex Trafficking is a growing problem in the Twin Cities Metro area. As those who benefit from the exploitation of these victims get better at hiding their tracks, law enforcement remains on the cutting edge in identification and recovery of these victims.  
Imran Ali, Assistant Washington County Attorney, along with Detective Paul Kroshus of the Washington County Human Trafficking Unit will present information concerning this work. Come learn about sex trafficking including indicators, resources available for victims and who is responsible for all harm done to children and individuals.   
 

Apostle's Creed Workshop:
What's the 3-in-1?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This is one of our Mini-Milestones, an opportunity to explore one way we live out our faith. This workshop is geared to help our 4-6 grade kids as they are moving away from being solely concrete thinkers and are beginning to understand more complicated concepts - like God being three-in-one. They are invited, along with their parents, to learn more about God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through games, conversations, and hands-on activities. This is an interactive workshop that kids and their families won't want to miss.  
 

Confirmation Lenten Mentoring
We need YOU! 
Retreat Orientation- Saturday, February 3
Camp WAPO, Amery, WI

Lenten Retreat at Camp Wapo - Youth and their leaders will join for an overnight at the camp. Depart Hosanna at 5:45 pm. Mentors (Parents encouraged to join too) will meet at WAPO, Saturday from 10:00- 2:00 pm. Camp is located about 45 min. from Hosanna: 738 Hickory Point Ln, Amery, WI

Mentoring: February 14- March 21

Faith mentoring is an exciting program that you are able to participate in as part of the Confirmation program at Hosanna Lutheran Church. This program will pair you with a faithful, Christian adult in order to share and help grow in your faith lives. 

Schedule for Mentoring on Wednesday Nights: 
  • Dinner - 5:00- 6:00 pm
  • Worship Service- 6:00 - 6:45 pm
  • Mentoring- Minimum of 30 min., Pick up devotional at the Welcome Desk or download from below...
If you are not able to attend a Wednesday Night, either Mentee or Mentor. 1.) Inform the other person 2.) Plan an alternative meeting time, face-to-face (can use Skype/ Facetime) 3.) Pick up or download the Devotional for the week. 

Interested. Questions. Talk to Pr. Jen Collins

 

Missing Mission Jamaica Books

Last spring four books about Mary's experiences with mission Jamaica were loaned to an unknown person. The books are titled Mission Jamaica 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and contain many treasured memories.  If you have any information about them or know who may have borrowed them, please  contact Mary Gookins at 651-464-4694 or mlgookins@gmail.com or Kelsey at the chuch office.

Snow Shoveling Volunteers Needed

It's that time of the year again! The Facilities Team is looking for a few volunteers to help us on Sunday mornings shovel and salt the sidewalks to ensure safety for our church members coming in for services! You will be paid in coffee or hot cocoa! Please contact Kelsey Grachek or Tom Croce to sign up or learn more.
 

Winter Fest
Formerly known as 'the Souper Bowl'
Save the Date: Friday, February 9
6:00- 9:00 pm

Fun Family Event - All Ages

Food - Games - Bouncy House 
Silent Auction - Mega Raffle 
and MORE!
   
Discounted Admission Tickets begin January 7th

Mega Raffle Tickets begin
January 7th!
Limited quantity being sold - $10 each or 12 for $100
Get yours NOW and don't miss out
on your chance to win:
1st Prize: Joyful Noise Friends & Family Tickets (4)
2nd Prize: Xbox One
3rd & 4th: Google Home minis

We are looking for Winter Fest Volunteer Team Members.
If you are interested in planning in any way let us know.

Questions? OR Information contact:
Rob Anderson, randerson@hosannaforestlake.net
Pastor Jen Collins, jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net
 

Faith Formation Volunteers Needed

Are you able to help out with the kids in Faith Formation on Wednesday nights? Contact Pastor Jen with comments or to sign-up! You can also sign up for specific dates online here via signup genius.


Hosanna Choir

The 2017-2018 Hosanna Choir has begun rehearsing! They rehearse every Wednesday night at 7:45pm in the Great Hall. This is a no-audition choir and all are welcome to join! If you have any questions, please contact Choir Director Charlie Ollmann.


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. 

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2006
lfriesen@hosannaforestlake.net

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2023
jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
651-464-5502 ext. 2008
randerson@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
651-464-5502 ext. 2000
office@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
finance@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
bookkeeper@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Tiffany KinCannon, Kitchen Manager
kitchen@hosannaforestlake.net 
 
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
charlie@connectwithmusic.com
 
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
 
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
 
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist


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