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Here I Stand! - Martin Luther

A Note From Pastor Linda    
From Luther's Small Catechism:
What is baptism?
Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God's command and connected with God's word.
What then is this word of God?
Where our Lord Christ says in Matthew 28, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation Blessing and the Laying on of Hands:
Stir up in this beloved child of God the gift of your Holy Spirit: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord, the spirit of joy in your presence, both now and forever. Amen.

Dear Lutherans~
On Sunday, October 28, we Celebrate the 501st Anniversary of the Reformation of the Church; that day (October 31, 1517) when Martin Luther defiantly nailed his 95 Thesis on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.
The 95 Theses, which would later become the foundation of the Protestant Reformation, were written in a remarkably humble and academic tone, questioning rather than accusing. The overall thrust of the document was nonetheless quite provocative. The first two of the theses contained Luther's central idea, that God intended believers to seek repentance and that faith alone, and not deeds, would lead to salvation. The other 93 theses, a number of them directly criticizing the practice of indulgences, supported these first two. 
On Sunday at 10:30am we celebrate the Rite of Confirmation or Affirmation of Baptism for our 9th grade students and their families. These eleven students have been instructed in the faith, have completed service projects and participated in fellowship activities. They have designed a Faith Project that will be displayed in the Upper Commons area. They have demonstrated a working knowledge of faith AND life.
This week we pray for these young adults as they ready to say: "Yes, Lord, here I stand!" They are:  
Erin Brown
Megan Brown
Tyler Hantho
Lucas Houle
Ethan Hursh
Heather Kaup
Thaddeus Kuehn
Connor Livermore
Lukas Mathison
Charlie Peterson
Jacob Sosnoski 
On Sunday be sure to congratulate each of these young adults-and then take a look at their Faith Projects and red Confirmation Stoles each one unique, speaking their own journey of faith AND life.
Wear RED ! It will be the color of the day- signifying the HOLY SPIRIT!
Here I Stand!   
 ~Pastor Linda    
PS: See YOU ALL at Fall Clean Up at 8am THIS SATURDAY at 8am. Let's make our house look GREAT for this Festival Sunday! All ages welcome- just come! Treats, too! Sign up HERE or just come!

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Megan Olrich Sullivan, family friends of Christensen family; Cindy, mother of Char Houle; Jackie, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Bob Murphy, friend of Mary Gookins; Jeremy; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Deb Krinke; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; 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
Leona Lucker, great aunt of James Henriott; Harry Eckert; Jeff Johnson, brother of Julie Ohman; Margot LeBoeuf, neighbor of Mary Thompson; Larry, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Joan Davis, grandmother of Mike Collins; Cole Behnken; Lynda Olson; Alex, niece of Dave and Laura Livermore; Dee Eckert; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; 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

Comfort In Hospice
Steve Kari

Comfort In Grief
Merrell Family at the loss of Jerry & Jon, cousins of Judy.

Got Questions? Get Answers.
Fall Sunday Series
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."

Registration is now OPEN!

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
6:45 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.

October & November Food Collection Benefiting Rangers Supporting Rangers
NOW - November 18

Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) provides food support to district students and families with a financial need. RSR fills backpacks with food so that kids can have food security over the weekends and during school breaks.
Donate- Bags available Sundays & Wednesday or use your own.
Pick up quick and easy cook/eat items such as:
cereal bars, individual cereals, pop tarts, individual oatmeal, cans of fruit and veggies, cans of soups, individual meal cups-then bring them to Hosanna!  
For every pound of food donated, Hosanna's Grace Fund will donate $1 - up to $200 - to Rangers Supporting Rangers! 

Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, October 27

Join us for our annual Fall Clean-Up on Saturday, October 27 at 8am! There will be coffee, cider, treats and duties for people of all ages! Sign-Up here!

Save The Date!
Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, October 28

Come celebrate our 2018 Comfirmands on Sunday, October 28 at the 10:30 AM worship service. Affirmation of Baptism will be at both 9 AM & 10:30 AM services.

Lifetouch Photo Directory
October 29-30 & November 1-3

Get ready for your closeup! We will be taking photos for our church directory on October 29-30 and November 1-3. There is no fee! Just for participating, you will receive an 8"x10" portrait and a directory! You will have the portrait back in time for Christmas Cards as well! It won't be the same without you and your family (pets included)! To register, click the below link. Questions? Contact Kelsey Grachek in the front office.

October Book Club
Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm
at Lisa Sauer's home

The Sun Does Shine:  How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

An unforgettable, haunting story of a terrible injustice that was done to a black man from Alabama, Ray Hinton. In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to die by execution. Ray spent nearly thirty years on death row before the state of Alabama admitted that they had made a mistake, and set him free.

Trunk-Or-Treating at Hosanna!
Wednesday, October 31
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Start your night of Trick-Or-Treating at Hosanna for our Trunk-Or-Treat Spooktacular! We will have decorated trunks, candy, and hot dogs served by LIVE wiener dogs!

We will also be holding a Trunk Decorating contest with awards and prizes! Interested in decorating your trunk? Sign up here!

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) Monthly Lunch Out
Thursday, November 1

On November 1 at 11:30 AM SAM will be having their monthly lunch out at Cabin 61 at 4150 Hoffman Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Contact Lynda Olson with questions. 

Sleep Out 2018
November 3-4
Time: Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Sunday 12 noon *Arrive no later than 6:30 pm to set up

Who: Students Grades 7- Adult (Others welcome, kids Grade 6 and under can stay with an adult until 10:30 pm.)

There is NO COST to participate, but pre-registration is required. On the night of the event, participants must check in by 6:30 pm at Hosanna (front lawn).

This is an experiential educational event, participants will be experiencing one night without a home. Although it doesn't begin to touch the realities many face however, it does allow us to acknowledge the problem (homelessness, food insecurity, lack of affordable housing, livable wages, etc.), think about how we might be a part of a solution and develop a deeper sense of Gratitude. Giving even one night will make a difference.

Remember Daylight Savings!
Sunday, November 4

Remember to fall back an hour on Saturday night!

Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 18

The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Cindy Martinson, will present "Songs of Hope" on November 18, 2018 at Hosanna at 4pm. This concert will benefit Rangers Supporting Rangers. During the concert, a free-will offering will be taken with 100% of the proceeds going toward Rangers Supporting Rangers.

Hosanna's Week at
St. Andrew's Family Shelter
Sunday, November 25 -
Saturday, December 1

Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter the week of November 25 - December 1 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts. You can sign-up online here:

(If you have no access to internet, you can contact Kelsey Grachek in the front office). Contact Joslyn Mathison, Kristin Salzman or Pastor Linda with questions.

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, 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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