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A Note From Pastor Linda

For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under heaven...
Ecclesiastes 3
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
~Jesus from Matthew 11

Dear Friends,
We are all busy.
Between professional and personal commitments, domestic duties, and childrearing (if you have children), the hours fill up fast. Additionally, it's easy to fill whatever spare time we do happen upon with the minutiae of everyday life- not to mention Facebook, Netflix and other social media and television outlets.
The busier you are, the more you need to build in time for rest and rejuvenation. Without committing to time for yourself, you will find a way to fill your time with busy work and stray tasks. Do this for too long, and you will burnout. It's inevitable. (I know- because it has happened to me!)
Here are three simple suggestions (in-activities) to prevent burnout:
1. Go for a walk
The beautiful thing about walking is that you can do it casually, on a whim, wearing heels, or all-out with a Camelback and hiking boots. Which means that you can fit it into your schedule whenever you have 10-20 minutes, wherever you are. You can even choose to park across the parking lot and walk or take the stairs rather than the elevator- pause between floors to ponder!
2. Eat a proper meal
Think about the last time you ate. Did you grab a bite to eat- or prepare a meal? Did you eat at your desk? While reading? Scrolling Facebook or watching Netflix? Give yourself the gift of a proper nutrious meal. Allow 30 minutes to this venture and use a proper place setting and silverware- maybe light a candle. Then, dine.
3. Sound of Silence
Set a timer and sit in SILENCE for 3 minutes... and then increase this time as you become more comfortable with the silence. Maybe that time is while waiting to pick up kids, or before an appointment, or before bed! Try it... and see who you might hear in the silence.
Many of you know that I do YOGA as my in-activity. It is a TIME for ME to clear my head and re-connect my body to my mind to my spirit. It is a life-giving time for me- essential!  
Now - GET BUSY!  
 ~Pastor Linda 

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Healing in Cancer Journey
Doris Stiehr, grandmother of Tina Grimes; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Carrie Steindorf; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; Mike Moeschter, husband of Joyce Carlson; Ellien Connole, aunt of Ryan Grimes; 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
Phillip Aurich, nephew of Barbara Schultz; Bernice, mother of Dave Okeson; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Hank Reedy; Matt Anagnostou; Laurie, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; Ron Rebeck; Noah Reedy in his job search; 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; Sharon, sister of Betty Corum

Keep Safe From Harm
Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Connect360 and Confirmation Registration

We want YOU to join us for Confirmation and Connect360! To receive more information, please contact Pastor Jen at  jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net as soon as possible. Registration is now open here! Confirmation Orientation will be September 6th from 5:30 - 7:30pm.  
*Preschool Faith Formation NEW time:
6:00-6:45 pm
Ages 3-6 (potty trained)
Drop off and pick up in Nursery. If your child would like to join during the regular 6:30-7:30 time they are welcomed to join the K-1 grade group. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or are interested in Volunteering.*  
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS of Preschoolers - we will be shifting the pick up location for your kid(s) to help with the transition of K-1 Group starting their lesson in the nursery. We believe this will help both groups transition easily with the rotation schedule. PICK UP LOCATION - MUSIC ROOM- LUTHER A. Proceed down the hallway towards the Sunshine Preschool rooms, first door on the Right is Luther A. Thank you for understanding!  

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.

Youth Gathering Forms Due

All Youth Gathering forms are due on October 15. Every month after that date an additional $50 will be added to the deposit. Get the forms from Pastor Jen and contact her with any questions.

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, October 11

Sarah Circle (our women's bible ministry) is planning on meeting on Wednesday, October 11 from 10am to noon in the Garden Chapel. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Johansen. 

Befrienders Meeting
Thursday, October 12

Befrienders will be meeting on Thursday, October 12 in the Conference Room from 7pm - 8:15pm. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Olson. 

General Renovation Volunteers Needed
Informational Meeting: Thursday, October 12, 2017

We would like to invite you to learn more about being a General Renovation Volunteer on Thursday, October 12 from 7-8:30pm in the lower level of St. Genevieve Church.  
Volunteers can commit to a one-time volunteer opportunity or sign-up for as many shifts as your schedule allows. We will share the renovation schedule as well as sign-up information at this meeting. Representatives from FLAMF (Forest Lake Area Mission for Families), the St. Andrew's Community Resource Center, and St. Gen's will be there to present the volunteer opportunities and answer any questions you may have.  
General renovation volunteers do not need to have construction experience and must be willing to get a little dirty ;-)  We will train and equip you with the necessary tools to complete your supervised task.  
We hope you will consider putting your faith into action by participating as a General Renovation Volunteer -- your time and talents will give help and hope to our neighbors who are in need of emergency shelter.
If you have questions please feel free to contact Liz Schreier, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church at lschreier@saintandrews.org.
A special thank you to the efforts of many members in our community and this congregation who have worked diligently and faithfully to make this a reality. Please plan to be a part of our volunteer opportunities as together we answer God's call to love one another. 

Befriender Consortium
Monday, October 16
Lakes Area Listening Consortium is Sponsoring
Tina Osfar
From The Refuge Network speaking about
Healing and Hope after Domestic Violence
Monday October 16th at 7pm
In the Social Hall
At St. Bridget's Catholic Church
13060 Lake Blvd. in Lindstrom, MN
Tina is the Lead Community Advocate at the Refuge Network, a program of Family Pathways which is a Domestic Violence shelter.  She is a Paralegal and she helps victims of domestic violence with Order for Protections, Harassment Restraining orders, Divorce, Custody and Child Support issues.  She is also a Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence on call advocate at the Wyoming and Cambridge hospitals advocating for those in crisis. Tina will help us understand the issue of domestic violence and tell us about the services available at the Refuge to help families find hope and healing. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Come educate yourself about the help available in our community.

Fall Fest 2017
Wednesday, October 18
Join in for a night of pumpkins and more on Wednesday, October 18 from 5pm to 7pm! This event is open for all families of all ages! There will be pizza, chicken tenders, pumpkins, games and bingo! This is a free-will offering event and is sponsored by the Youth Gathering Team. Sign up to volunteer here

Haunted Hayride &
Fall Youth Lock-In
for 7th - 12th grade
Wednesday, October 18 -
Thursday, October 19
On Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm - Thursday, October 19 at 9am we will be going on an optional Haunted Hayride and Lock-In. The cost is $15 and a permission slip must be signed. Register online or at church. Sign up here!  

The Reformation Festival
Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28
 Join in presentations and workshops. Attend a performance on Friday evening (10/27) by the National Lutheran Choir of " Holy Spirit Mass," a new choral work commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at the Basilica of Saint Mary. Worship on Saturday afternoon (10/28) at Central Lutheran Church with ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preaching and massed choirs from area churches. 

Sunday, October 29
Confirmation this year will be on Sunday, October 29 at the 10:30am service. We will also be having a Confirmation Rehearsal on Wednesday, October 25 and a special dinner for the Confirmands and their families on Saturday, October 28. Please contact Pastor Jen with questions.  

2017 Overcoming of Racism Conference
November 3-4, 2017

The 2017 Overcoming Racism Conference will be held this year at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Each day will include a full slate of workshops, with opportunities to reflect, connect and commit. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jen.

Starts Saturday, November 4

Yogadevotion, now in its 13 th year in Forest Lake, will begin a new session on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake. 
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. Make up sessions are available at various times and locations.
 To register, contact Kathy Okeson, tv69oke@aol.com, or 651-206-1676.  Payment is due by Sunday, October 29 and accepted options are: checks (made out to Hosanna, memo -  Yogadevotion); cash or online through Hosanna's website.

All Saints' Sunday
Sunday, November 5
We are starting to collect items for All Saints' Sunday starting this week in the office! If you have photos or personal items of loved ones who have passed and you would like them displayed, bring them to the alter in the Great Hall by November 2nd.  

Lakes Area SleepOut!
Save The Date
Saturday, November 11
We will be having our annual Lakes Area SleepOut! for youth grades 7-12 on Saturday, November 11 to Sunday morning, November 12. Youth grades 4-6 can also participate until midnight. If you have any questions about this, please contact Pastor Jen. Start collecting your cardboard for building shelter! More details to come.  

Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra Concert Coming to HLC!
Sunday, November 12
Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra will be performing at Hosanna Lutheran Church on November 12, 2017 at 4pm in the Great Hall. WCO is an arts organization that is unique in the Twin Cities. Each member is a volunteer, including the directors, and each is dedicated to helping those in need. Their primary mission is to contribute to food shelves in the areas where they perform, through proceeds of freewill offerings taken at their concerts. Members also enjoy sharing great music with their audiences, and most of them have had extensive experience in school, community and church musical groups. Proceeds of the freewill offerings taken at concerts are donated to charity, primarily food shelf programs. Since 1985, WCO has received more than $495,500 in offerings at their concerts, which is enough money to buy over 2,495,500 meals. The group has raised funds for flood relief and several hospices, in addition to food shelves. 

Chapter 3 Retreat
November 18, 2017

Perhaps you've finished building your career... Maybe you've recently retired or just beginning to think about it... Or the children you've raised have left or are beginning to leave the nest. Each of these scenarios, and many more, represents a transitional and potentially transformational period in life, the turning of a page, the beginning of a NEW chapter in life- the 3
rd Chapter. It is a time that you might find yourself asking, "What's next?". This period offers both opportunity and challenges. It is a time to renew and refocus.
Join others as we explore what this time means in God's time.
DATE: November 18, 2017 
LOCATION: Hosanna Lutheran Church 
COST: $20 (Includes session, lunch and snacks) 

Rangers Supporting Rangers
Now Through
Wednesday, November 22

During the months of October and November we will be collecting food for Rangers Supporting Rangers. Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) provides food support to district students and families with a financial need - bringing together a diverse group of individuals and organizations partnering to meet this need. RSR fills backpacks with food so that kids can have food security over the weekends and during school breaks. Here is how YOU can bring HOPE. 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! Items are being collected outside the Great Hall doors. Let see this GROW!!


Mission Jamaica Alert!
First Payment Due Now

We have begun planning our 2018 trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Our dates next year will be February 3-10. We will work with kids, build a house and possibly have a medical team. There will be lots to do for everyone! No skills are needed, except a desire to serve the children and people of Jamaica. We will be making the first deposit in mid June. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Kathleen Damon at 651-235-7296 

Flat Luther

Flat Luther is at Hosanna! Have you heard of Flat Stanley? Join the #FlatLuther Summer & Fall Challenge! This is for EVERYONE!! It's easy... pick up your Flat Luther THIS Sunday and then start taking him with you. In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, bring Flat Luther with you on your Summer adventures, to work, in your garden, Back-to-School in the Fall, every where you go!  Be social- share where you've been using the #FlatLuther and #hosannafl .  Or send your pictures to the church office (office@hosannaforestlake.net) and we will post them on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

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

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2023

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
651-464-5502 ext. 2008
Kelsey Hane, Executive Assistant
651-464-5502 ext. 2000
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
Tiffany KinCannon, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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