July 22, 2015

Inside Out

For everthing there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven...
a time to weep, and a time to laugh...
                              Ecclesiastes 3:1,4

Greetings Friends!

A movie with a message. Have you seen Disney Pixar's "Inside Out"? I have- and it is wonderful!! I don't think the following is a spoiler alert- but consider seeing the movie before you read on...


Do you remember what it was like to be 11 years old? Here's a hint: it was not easy; growing up never is.Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.


Inside Out teaches a good lesson on the importance of acknowledging all emotions, even the not-so-fun ones. Eventually even Joy comes to realize the important role Sadness has to play in Riley's emotional makeup. Our Christian faith reminds us that there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven- a time to weep and a time to laugh!

Here is a fun trailer to preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMwpP0yeu4

See you in Church - or at the movies!
Pastor Linda  
This Fall during connect360 we will be expoloring the Gospel according to Disney! We will watch an extended clip from a Disney movie to explor a Gospel truth! Look for more information in the Fall Palm newsletter coming out in late August. 
  • Tim Lackas, guest musician, joins Hosanna's Worship Team at 9:30 am service at Lakeside Park
  • Hosanna softball games at 6pm
2015 Forest Lake  
Bluegrass Festival
THIS Saturday
July 25  3-8pm 
Lakeside Park 
(downtown Forest Lake) 

On Stage
Sawtooth Brothers
Blue Hazard
North Shore Trail

Listen to great Bluegrass
Meet & Mingle and

Make a Difference in our World.

Cold Beverages, Locally-Made Food and Homemade Pies to soothe your appetites.

Free Kids Activity Area
Booths with Free Activities
for the Whole Family
Silent Auction

Hosted by local area churches, including Hosanna, to benefit:
  • Local Mission: Haven Home-FLAPF temporary housing for displaced families in ISD 831 (Forest Lake Area School District)
  • National Mission: Our Lady of the Mountains Parochial School in Paintsville, Kentucky
  • International Mission: Feed My Starving Children, the Philippine Feeding Project

Saint Paul Area Synod Visioning Process    


Throughout the summer, the Saint Paul Area Synod of the ELCA invites you to join a visioning process to reflect on the question,
Where do you sense God calling us to be  
more deeply present as the ELCA?

All members of the Saint Paul Area Synod, ELCA congregations are invited to join one of these conversations. No registration necessary.

 Dates & Locations

Thur, July 23  6:30-9pm  Augustana Lutheran,

                                        West St. Paul

Thur, July 30  6:30-9pm  St. James Lutheran,


Thur, Aug. 13  6:30-9pm  Lutheran Church of the  

                                         Resurrection, Roseville

Thur, Aug. 20  6:30-9pm  Arlington Hills Lutheran,

                                         St. Paul 


A partnership with Hosanna and
Children's Performing Arts (CPA)  
An upbeat musical from Celeste Clydesdale
that teaches children about  
our freedom in Christ as believers.

Join us for
Live Performances in 
Hosanna's Garden Chapel
Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7pm 
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2pm
Ad mis sion to performances is FREE 
but we ask that you order tickets online 
by clicking HERE


Hosanna Family Day
at Valleyfair
Sunday, August 9th 
$25 discount price if purchased by August 1 
$38 gate price applies after August 1
Carpools depart Lakeside Park at 11:30am 
Quick lunch available at the park for those attending immediately following 9:30am worship.

Sign Up following worship on Sunday or by contacting church office at 651-464-5502 or communication@hosannaforestlake.net

Youth going without parent/guardian must provide Youth Release Form.


Vikings Faith & Family Night
Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7pm
at TCF Bank Stadium
Join us as the Vikes take on the Oakland Raiders in a pre-season game. We currently have 7 remaining tickets that are $21 each. They are available on a first come - first served basis. For more information contact
Jen Bergan at 651-982-1088 or
Julie Ohman at 651-982-8140

Hosanna Softball
Bring the whole family and come watch us play on Sunday nights at Fe nway Fields (next to Forest Lak e Ice Arena). First game starts at 6pm. 
Next game is July 26th against Linwood Covenant. Come cheer us to victory!  


(remaining season games)
July 26   - Field 2 - against Linwood Covenant-orange
Aug 2     - Field 4 - against Willowbrook
Aug 9     - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-white


American Cancer Society 
Saturday, August 8 
12noon - midnight
(note NEW times) 
Forest Lake High School Track

Join the fight against cancer! 
FREE, family-friendly event open to everyone. Food, games, music, silent auction & more.

Want to participate on one of Hosanna's Relay For Life teams this year?  
Contact Diane Zak at 651-408-8282 or
Sue Palmer at 651-329-1098 

Thank You to our 3 new team sponsors this year: 
  • AgingSchmaging.com 
  • Thomas S. Turry, DDS 
  • Collins Law Office, PA 
Thank You also to Gator Signs & Brian Bernier
for updating our Relay banner to reflect our new sponsors

Volunteer Opportunities




The Berry Patch on Manning Trail (just south of Hwy 97 and across the street from Big Marine Lake Store) would like to DONATE FRESH FRUIT to the Forest Lake Food Shelf and has asked Hosanna for about 5 or 6 volunteers each Monday to come to The Berry Patch to pick fruit for an hour or two in the morning (around 9 or 10 am).
If you can sp ar e a couple hours on a Monday mo rning between now and the 1st or 2nd week of August, please contact the church office at 651-464-5502 to sign up. (And you can enjoy munching on as many berries as you want while you're picking!.......mmmmm)  IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, picking will be canceled.


Prayer Requests

Carol, sister of Dick (Nancy) Westcott-comfort & healing of broken collar bone & God's guidance to discern how best to care for disabled husband; Charlie Wallin-pray for good health & wisdom in making decisions; Kathryn Nordstrom-thanks & praise for successful treatment of leukemia & lung cancer surgery, prayers for continued healing; Hannah Bergan-continued healing and comfort from most recent health issues; Karen (Lyle) Alm-prayers for comfort & healing following surgery; Cole, grandson of Ruth & Marlon Lackas-faith in God's wisdom for his condition, comfort & peace; Donna Hunt, mother of Cindy (Roger) Kunze-prayers for comfort for Donna & family as they come to terms with cancer care decisions; Shirley, friend of Dee (Ron) Rebeck-prayers for peace as she & medical team discern best treatment options; Laney, daughter of Nicole & Andrew Hays-prayers for healing after bone marrow transplant & for entire family as they face next step toward recovery; Cooper, 2 1/2-yr-old great nephew of Mary Gookins-God's blessings & comfort for Cooper & parents as he faces worsening seizures caused by degenerative genetic disorder; Bob Rupar & family-God's gentle & comforting touch in Bob's cancer journey; Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas-prayers for wisdom for Mayo medical team to discern cause of her heart issue and find best remedy; Kathryn (Jon) Nordstrom-comfort & healing from her recent surgery; former member Tim (Renee) Svoboda-diagnosed with esophageal cancer; Laura, daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend-recovery from cancer surgery; Angie, daughter of former members Donna & Terry Beck-wisdom for medical team as they discern treatment options for her recent cancer diagnosis; Silas, infant son of friends of Tom & Cindy Turry-prayers for healing & protection of Silas and peace & strength for his parents as they seek best medical treatments for Silas' seizures; Sharon, Betty (Glen) Corum's sister-stroke; Rudy & Nancy, co-workers of Sue Girard-both facing serious health issues; Lee & Bev Johnson, Dee (Ron) Rebeck's brother & sister-in-law-prayers for comfort & peace as Lee nears end-of-life; comfort & peace to the family of Teresa & Mike Bredahl's friend Toni, on Toni's passing
; Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill-prayers for safety while deployed to Pakistan for 12 mos.; Michelle, friend of Deb (Chuck) DeVore's niece-healing & continued recovery from stroke, God's guidance for Michelle's medical team; Linda Curry, friend of Brian Riebe-in hospice, comfort & peace;
Contact Us 


Hosanna Lutheran Church 

9300 Scandia Trail North

Forest Lake, MN 55025


651.464.9020 fax


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Pastor Linda Friesen

651.464.5502 ext.2006


Rob Anderson

Worship & Music Director

651.464.5502 ext.2008


Rick Bahnemann

Director of Facilities & Food Service

651.464.5502 ext.2010


Jackie Verdick

Office Coordinator




Sue Palmer


651.464.5502 ext.2013


Custodial Staff

Reid Eckert

Nick Kelley

Nick Girard 




Start the week off right!

 Monday Morning BREW

with Pastor Linda
Take time to reflect on Sunday's message and look to the next week. Join Pastor Linda at Key's Cafe & Bakery in Forest Lake at 7:00 am and jumpstart your week.

 Join us this coming Monday 
   Together we will take time to:

  B- Be still and Be together

  R- Receive God's love

  E- Embrace the Word & the World

W- Welcome the day and the Week... and each other


Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) 



Hosanna's Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) is a monthly gathering of mature folks who enjoy socializing with fun, interesting people and sharing a meal together.  We typically meet on the first Thursday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday, then we meet a week later) for lunch.  We alternate the location - one month at an area restaurant and the following month at church.  Our primary goal is to enjoy each other's company, laugh and establish enduring friendships

Adult Bible Study 

Every TUESDAY 9:30-11:00 am 
in the Library Commons 
Currently studying the book of Luke


Facilitators: Deb DeVore

and Dee Rebeck

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3rd Annual Music & Recovery
Community Festival

Saturday, August 1 

Hazelden Campus 
Center City, MN

Caroline Smith 
Haley Bonar * Astronautalis
Davina & the Vagabonds
GB Leighton * DJ Last Word

Special Guest Speaker
Actress Mackenzie Phillips

Hosted by David Campbell, 89.3 THE CURRENT

12-Step Recovery Speakers and Activities
Exhibitors * Petting Zoo
Food Trucks

Family Fun Zone
featuring PBS Kids' WHY!
Courtesy of TPT

Tickets: $15 in advance
$25 at the door
Children 12 & under FREE

Tickets & Event Info at
Proceeds from ticket sales provide help, hope & healing to those affected by the disease of addition.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 
89.3 The CURRENT 

Hosanna Lutheran Church                                             Forest Lake, Minnesota

We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving,
and serving as Jesus did so that all may know him.