HOSANNA HAPPENINGS
February 21, 2021
1st Sunday in Lent
All persons coming into the church building
must wear a mask and
register at the
church office upon entry.
Happening This Sunday



10am Service of the Word Livestream
11:15am AGM Zoom 
Hosanna’s AGM, February 21st at 11:15am



You are invited to join us
in celebrating
Holy Communion on
Feb.28th, at 10am.

Please prepare in advance by having
bread or a gluten-free option,
and wine or grape juice
available to be shared.

You are also invited to
make your worship space special
as you join us in worship.
Communion supplies are available at the church.
Happening This Week
MONDAY
7pm W&M
8pm AlAnon

TUESDAY
1pm Staff Meeting
5pm Confirmation

WEDNESDAY
7pm Lenten Service
7:15pm Council
Newsletter Due

THURSDAY
10am Bible Study ZOOM
2pm Food Bank

FRIDAY
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SATURDAY
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NEXT SUNDAY
10am Holy Communion Livestream
11am Sunday School Zoom
Sunday Assistants
THIS SUNDAY

Reading:
Luke 10:25-42 


Reader & Prayers 
Beth Hendricksen

Creative Expression
Sam & Toby Robinson

Special Music
Dianne Kieren

A/V Technology
Sam Robinson,
Patrick Bella
Next Sunday: Readings and Assistants
2nd Sunday in Lent

Luke 13:1-9, 31-35
Staff and Volunteers
TBA
People In Our Prayers
TODAY WE PRAY FOR:
Barb Ulmer, Dale Grinde, and Joel Zimmerman, Jane Coats, Delayne Harrison, Dakota Lowe, and Nancy Gerber, from Lakeland Lutheran, and for those included in the extended prayer list. 

EXTENDED PRAYERS FOR:
Emily Stebner (Pastor Anna), Marlene Almen (self-requested), Ruby Bennett (Jim Bennett), Barry Lyall (Pastor Anna), Edith Preiksaitis (Pat Becker), Hilda Lindae (self-requested), Margot Koeppen (Anna Thede), Monica Gibson (Maureen Lyall), Paul Johnson (Barb Ulmer), Gordon Landro (Sonja Carmichael), Al and Tess Wende (self-requested), Michael Newsom (Don Newsom), Clara Jonsson (Anna Thede), Mercedes R, (Marlene Chapman), Brandon R., (Marlene Chapman), Pauline Gibson (self-requested), Darlene Anderson (Gladys Hansen), James Sloan (Marlene Chapman), Chelsea Sloan (Marlene Chapman), Owen Wiig (Pr. Anna), Scott Brown (Pr. Anna), Stephanie B., Sebastian B., Ted B., Sharon B., Jonathan B., Dwayne B., Marc B. (by Marc B.), Barb Clausen (Rodina Couling), Eric Lange (Pr. Anna), John Sims (self-requested), Lynn Kitchen (Carole Hernder), Dale Grinde (Marlene Grinde), Marvin Seifert (Shirley Seifert), and from Lakeland Lutheran ongoing prayers for: Joel, Jane 
A Special Note About Donations 
We want you to know how you can make donations to Hosanna during this time. Our operations and expenses still continue even though we are meeting in a variety of ways.
 
PAR: If you are on PAR, everything will proceed like normal – thank you. If you would like to join PAR, let us know and we will send you the form (or you can pick one up at the office).
 
E-TRANSFER: You may email transfer us: donations@hosannalutheran.ab.ca. Please include at least your email address in the notes section, along with any designation for your donation. If your banking software does not allow you to enter personal information, and you are not on our mailing list, please call the church office at 780-484-3932 and provide your address so we can mail you a receipt.
 
MAIL/MAILBOX: You can mail in your donations (some of you already do this – thank you), or you can drop them off at the office or in the locked mailbox by the front door.
 
ONLINE: You can also donate online via credit card. Here is the link to the Hosanna website page with the donation link: 
 
If you give online, please note a couple of things, 1) you will receive a receipt from CanadaHelps - not Hosanna. 2) This option costs the church the most, as we pay a fee for the credit card and a fee to CanadaHelps. It is not huge, so this remains a viable option, but if you can do one of the other choices, your money goes a bit further. 
News This Week
Next Adult Forum
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Adult Forum, 11 a.m., Sunday, March 14
will explore
Basic Income: What Is It and Why Support It?
Click the image for more info.

Lenten Services
Join us via Livestream
Wednesdays at 7pm
for a Lenten Service
with Holden Evening Prayer.
(Feb.24th – March 24th)
Recent Updates 
Hosanna's Annual Report for 2020 is available on the Black Counter and on our website.
Receipts for donations made in 2020 are in Hosanna mailboxes, as of Monday, February 1. Any receipts not picked up by the end of February will be mailed. If there are any discrepancies between your records and the receipt, please contact Colleen Jahns at financialsecretary@hosannalutheran.ab.ca or 789-436-8161.
BYOC – (Bring Your Own Coffee) Zoom Fellowship Hour! A couple Sundays a month we will open up Zoom around 11:00 for anyone to join in and visit with each other. We can’t have coffee at the church, but you can bring your own coffee (or tea!) and join in via Zoom. Our next Zoom Fellowship Hour will be announced in March.
Monthly Newsletter
The February “Notes from Hosanna” newsletter is in your inbox, our website, and at the church on the Black Counter. Click here to read now.
Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers willing to help us in worship. We need readers, litany readers, actors, musicians and others. If you are willing to be a part, please speak with Pastor Anna who is organizing volunteers during the pandemic. Submissions can be submitted at: bit.ly/2S5HJ5N
God's Story, Our Story
The devotional resource, God’s Story, Our Story, is on the Hosanna website.
I-have-an-idea Funds
Any ideas? As part of the establishment of the ELFEC investment fund, Finance has set up the three new funds as approved at the annual meeting in 2019: Project Fund, Sustainability Fund, and Mission & Ministry Fund. We're accepting donations to these funds and your ideas. You can submit ideas for congregational projects through the bright pink "I have an idea" forms above the Black Counter. Hand your idea in to the office or by email to Ihaveanidea@hosannalutheran.ab.ca
Church Calendar Link
If you would like to link to the online version, click here
Other News...
Eternity for Today
Please call the church office
if you would like a copy,
or you can find them on the Black Counter.
The Notice Board
Wanted for the Notice Board...
Anniversary or birthday? Job opening? Need help moving? Read a good book? Let us know! Send your info to Lena at office@hosannalutheran.ab.ca
Jasper Place Wellness Centre
In addition to socks and underwear, the Jasper Place Wellness Centre is always in need of lots of other personal items to provide to their clients. If you can donate any items, please drop them off at the Centre at their New Location, as of October 1st, 2020: 15308 - Stony Plain Road. For hours of operation, call 780-481-4001.