Hosanna's E-Update

October 28, 2015
Living, loving and serving as Jesus did so that all may know him.

All Church Photo taken September 13, 2015

We know that all things work together for good for those
who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 
~Romans 8.28

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Defined: noun in·stal·la·tion: the act or  process of making a machine, a service, etc., ready to be used in a certain place : the act of installing something : a ceremony in which someone is put in an official or important job.
On Sunday, November 1, we officially INSTALL Pastor Jen Collins to BE a pastor living and loving and serving among us. Sister Noreen Stevens from the Saint Paul Area Synod will be with us to properly install Pastor Jen into the office of Pastor.
Pastor Jen will join a staff team already in place- a staff team that works together to serve YOU, the congregation of Hosanna Lutheran Church. As we ready to INSTALL Pastor Jen, it is a good reminder to THANK the entire staff for their service to Hosanna. It is a privilege (and a whole lot of fun!) for me to walk alongside this committed team. Their effort and their dedication to their call to serve in this place at this time is apparent in their smiles and laughter and can-do attitudes.  
In the Lutheran Church we lift up the PRIESTHOOD of ALL BELIEVERS- that we are all called into our various vocations- both those jobs that we get paid to do and those that we volunteer our time and talent, along with those callings that we live into day to day (as sons and daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, etc). And so it is also a good reminder for me to THANK YOU- for the many ways that you LIVE and LOVE and SERVE both at Hosanna and out into the WORLD.
Paul's words from Romans 8 are a wonderful way both to begin and end this note to you:

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God,
who are called according to his purpose.

With deep gratitude and appreciation       ~ Pastor Linda
  • Remember to set clocks BACK 1 hour on Saturday night as we go OFF Daylight Saving Time
  • All Saints Sunday
  • Installation of Pastor Jen Collins as Associate Pastor at Hosanna (both services) with reception in her honor in the Fellowship Hall following each service
  • Green Earth Team (GET) meeting 10am in conference room

  Wednesday Nights      
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.  

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 - Financial Peace University
                               (thru Nov.18)

Come and join us tonight ! 

Prayer Requests

Praise & Thanksgiving 
Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas-health improvement , guidance for road ahead
Comfort, Strength & Healing In Cancer Journey
Steve; Shirley Mortimer; 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  
Anne Sill; Nancy Westcott; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; 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; Dan, great nephew of Diane & Gary Zak; Cole, grandson of Ruth & Marlon Lackas; 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 
Judi & Roger Finnes, Chrys & Al Holland and Tom Holland & family upon death of Tom's wife, Kate; Bob & Patti Cole upon death of Bob's father in Florida
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 


Countdown to Hosanna's FMSC MobilePack
on April 1 & 2, 2016   =    155 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 to enrich the lives of so many children by providing 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  

Come and see how you can put your faith into action!

Hosanna Partners With
For Thanksgiving Food Drive

Pick up a grocery shopping bag with attached shopping list to be filled with non-perishable food (for approx. $10) to be donated to Union Gospel Mission (UGM). UGM will add a bag of potatoes and a turkey to each bag to provide a family with all the ingredients for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Filled bags need to be returned to Hosanna by November 15th.

Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our mission is changing lives!

Grounds & Garden Clean Up Day

Join us
THIS Saturday, Oct 31,  8-10am
as we gather to clean up the gardens and grounds
at Hosanna in preparation 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!

 The Return of Soup-er Bowl 
An Action Team is being formed to bring back another Soup-er Bowl family event to be held the end of January or first weekend in February.  Join the team to help make this
an even MORE fun and successful event this year!  
Contact: Rachel Kaup at  651-433-2857  or  hakrkaup@gmail.com 

connect360 Menu

All Wednesday night meals
include dessert & beverage

Oct 28 
Swedish Meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad bar

Nov 4 
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas,
tater tots, salad bar

Nov 11 
Ground Beef & Chicken Tacos (soft & hard tortillas), corn, salad bar

Nov 18  
Hot Turkey Open-Face Sandwich, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad bar

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  
651-464-5502 ext. 2023
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 

Coats 'n Boots Drive

Hosanna's 2nd Annual 
  C o a t s 'n B o o ts Drive 
for Kids & Families

Now through Saturday Nov. 7 th
you can bring new or gently used winter coats and boots to Hosanna
or Big Marine Lake Store and place in the large collection bins.

On Saturday, Nov. 7th, donations
will also be accepted at Walmart in Forest Lake. Volunteers are needed on that day to assist us at Walmart. Sign-up sheets are located at the Welcome Center at Hosanna.

NEW items will be donated to FL Area Children's Clothing Fund, Inc. GENTLE USED items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

THANK-YOU all for your donations and assistance!!!

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 these upcoming Milestones sessions
for your family.

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 wall rack 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!

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) 

Please join us for our next SAM luncheon to be held
Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11:30am
in the Garden Chapel/Fellowship Hall at Hosanna

Chef Rick Bahnemann will be preparing for us:
Baked Ham, Baked Potatoes (with
all the fixings), Caesar Salad, Dessert & Beverages.

There is always plenty of room for  
everyone to join us for delicious
food and great conversations.

If possible, please contact Lynda Olson if you will be able to attend so that Rick will have a rough idea of how many to plan for.  As always, if your plans change please feel free to join us (even if you haven't let her know that you can come).
The more the merrier!

Lynda Olson

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
tv69oke@aol.com  or  651-464-5422
or sign up at Welcome Center.
Payment due by Sunday, Nov.1st.

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Community Events & Opportunities

Christian Women's Connection
invites women to "Time To Celebrate" Stonecroft Fundraiser Luncheon
Monday, November 16 at 11:30am - Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail, LIndstrom, MN 55045
Speaker: Peggy Hill "A Different Kind of Party"; Music by Rachel Reibe; Special Feature: Annual Stonecroft Silent Auction & Fundraiser. Cost: $10 inclusive of lunch and program.  Reservations and cancellations are necessary by the Tuesday before the luncheon. Contact Carrie at 651-257-4741 or Mary at 715-554-2330. Specific questions or considerations? Contact Dena prior to luncheon at 715-755-2463. 
Christian Women's Connection: A ministry of Stonecroft.  www.stonecroft.org 
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, Oakdale
J oin 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 learn 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.
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.