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Is There ENOUGH? The Results Are IN!

 

 
A Note From Pastor Linda


 
Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple. Test me in this and see if I don't open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams. ~Malachi 3.10
     
 
 

 
Dear Friends,

Did you know- the world produces enough food for everyone to live a healthy productive life and yet:
  • 800 million people go to bed hungry each night. That is 1 in 9 people in our world population estimate of 7.6 billion.
  • Every 10 seconds a child dies from hunger. Poor nutrition is responsible for nearly half (45%) of all deaths in children under the age of 5 - about 3 million children die each year because their bodies don't have enough of the basic nutrients they need to function and grow.
  • There is now 17% more food available per person than there was 30 years ago. If the entire world's food were evenly distributed, there would be enough for everyone to get 2,700 calories per day - which is more than the minimum 2,100 requirement for proper health. The challenge is not a lack of food, it's making food consistently available to everyone who needs it. (Source Mercy Corps- world hunger facts)
 
Join us this Sunday (March 18- both at 9am and 10:30am) to hear Mark Crea speak about Feed My Starving Children(FMSC), its mission and the urgent need for food around the world- and our growing partnership with FMSC. Mark became the Executive Director/CEO of FMSC in 2004. As a man of faith, Mark is passionate about helping the most vulnerable in Jesus' name. Before joining FMSC, Mark held director positions in marketing and development at a number of corporations and national non-profit organizations, including Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life and the Hazelden Foundation. Invite a friend to join you! Mark has an incredible story to share about the LOVE of Christ given one meal at a time!

Hear the results of the 2018 Lakes Area FMSC MobilePack Matching Challenge
  • To raise $10,000- $5000 gift received
  • To engage 250 Donors- $2500 gift received
Part of the challenge was met... actually EXCEEDED! THANK YOU to all who were able to GIVE. If you have not yet considered a gift- the donors have agreed to keep the challenge OPEN until Sunday, March 18 at 12noon.

How to GIVE:
  • Cash or Check to Hosanna Lutheran- with FMSC MobilePack in the memo
  • Direct to FMSC for Lakes Area MobilePack by using this link.   
 (Wait! Which part of the challenge was met? Come and be SURPRISED on Sunday! Or GIVE TODAY- and invite a friend to give too (any amount helps!) to complete the challenge and surprise us all!)
 
See You in Church!      
 ~Pastor Linda   

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Karen Christensen; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Dan Fronic, friend of Mary Thompson; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Carrie Steindorf; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; 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
Julia Zarbok, daughter of Britta and Nate Zarbok; Rex Livermore, father of Dave Livermore; Marlin Lackas; Judy Anderson, mother of Rob Anderson; Miles Tyson; Ruth Lackas; Cole, grandson of Ruth and Marlin Lackas; Stephanie, daughter of Ruth and Marlin Lackas; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; Christine, friend of Craig Anderson; Lynn Anderson; Phillip Aurich, nephew of Barbara Schultz; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; Ron Rebeck; 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
 
Comfort in Nearing the End of Life
Betty Sanders, mother-in-law of Dave Oster 

Compassion in Grief 
Family and friends of Faith, friend of the Okeson family

Keep Safe From Harm
Adam, grandson of James Henriott, serving in South Korea; Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Connect360- Faith Formation
Series:What would Jesus Tweet? 
Wednesday Nights - All Ages together
6:45-7:30 pm
Garden Chapel
 
NO Preschool Faith Formation during worship.
Preschoolers are encouraged to join their family in worship and family faith formation time. social_media_icon_tablet.jpg Dates: February 28, March 7 &  21
 
NO connect360 Programming on March 14 (FL district Spring Break)  

  
To receive more information, please contact Pastor Jen at   jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net 

FMSC T-Shirts On Sale Now!
Now through MobilePack

We have FMSC Lakes Area MobilePack T-Shirts on sale right now for $15. The profits go directly toward our MobilePack and they come in Youth and Adult sizes. You can buy them on Wednesdays at Connect360 or Sundays before and after each worship service.  

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, March 14

Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's bible study on Wednesday, March 14 at 10am in the Garden Chapel. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Sarah Circle, contact Kelsey Grachek.

Green Earth Team (GET) Meeting
Sunday, March 18

On Sunday, March 18, GET will be having their monthly meeting in the Conference Room between the first and second service. Please contact Kathy Okeson with questions or to learn more about GET.

Easter Flowers
Order Due: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 
Hosanna will start collecting Easter Flower orders this week either on our website here or in the insert in your Sunday bulletin. There is a large variety of flowers you can purchase in honor or memory of a loved one, which you can pick up after the 10:30am service on Easter Sunday, April 1. Please contact Kelsey Grachek with any questions.

First Communion Workshop
Workshop: Wednesday, March 21 at 6:45- 8:00 pm
Celebration: During Last supper reenactment worship, choose 1 of 3 services
March 27-29, 7:30 pm 
 
Communion, one of two sacraments offered in the Lutheran church. Hosanna offers this unique and meaningful opportunity each year for families to participate in this milestone during Holy Week- Last Supper Reenactment Worship Service, where Jesus and His disciples will serve communion.
The workshop is offered prior to Holy Week. If requested you may plan with one of the Pastors to have First Communion celebrated on another date as well.

All ages are invited to participate in the Communion Workshop. The decision to participate is one that needs to be made by the family, each child develops differently both mentally and spiritually. Communion is always open for any believing heart to partake. The workshop is a supplemental element to aide in understanding the sacrament better. During our workshop participants will learn about the history of communion, partake in a sampling of Passover foods, baking bread and how to prepare for the sacrament itself. Parents/ Guardians or Godparents are asked to attend class with their child but the whole family is invited to join in.

Please contact Pastor Jen if you are interested.

Thrivent to Host Fellowship Time
Wednesday, March 21

Thrivent Financial will be here on Wednesday, March 21 to discuss with members the services they offer and to answer any questions. If you want to learn more, please contact Pastor Linda.

Sunshine Preschool Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast
Saturday, March 24, 2018

 
Sunshine Preschool will be hosting their annual Easter Bunny Breakfast on Saturday, March 24 from 8am to noon. This breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, games and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny! Contact Kelsey Grachek with questions.

Palm Sunday Youth Fundraiser Breakfast
Sunday, March 25, 2018
8:00-12 noon
 
The Youth will be hosting their Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast Fundraiser again this year!
The french toast breakfast will be raising money for the Youth Ministry as well as the Annual Youth Gathering for this summer. Look for the Giving Board for an opportunity to give!
The breakfast is a free-will donation and will be held from 8am to noon.
Contact Pastor Jen for details or to volunteer.

FMSC Lakes Area MobilePack Sign-Up for General Public
Sunday, March 25, 2018
 
The Lakes Area MobilePack will be opening to the public to sign up online starting Sunday, March 25 at 8am. Members and friends of Hosanna are encouraged to sign-up starting now. You can sign-up in person on Wednesdays during Connect360 or on Sundays before and after each worship service.

The Last Supper Reenactment
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018

 
The Annual Last Supper Reenactment will be Tuesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 29 this year. Worship starts at 7:30pm and is family friendly. Please contact Kelsey Grachek for more information.

The Jerusalem Market Place Needs Help!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 6:15-7:30 pm
 
If you are a family or person interested in being a part of the interactive Jerusalem marketplace prior to Last Supper. You can help people see, taste and learn about Ancient Jerusalem's Passover might have been.
Marketplace Booths:
  • Scribe- help people write their names using the Greek & Hebrew Alphabets
  • Potter- share info. with people about the Passover, encourage people to "buy" wares for the Passover.
  • Bread & Spice Shop- entice people to taste the unleavened bread, or try and guess what spice you have in each container?
  • Weaver- invite people in to see the different cloth, how to weave on a loom or using your very own hands.
  • Dress up like a Roman Guard out on patrol looking and listening for Jesus. 
Please contact pastor Jen to sign up for a marketplace role!

Good Friday
Friday, March 30, 2018
Garden Chapel
7:30 pm
 Contact Kelsey Grachek with questions.  

Easter Worship
Sunday, April 1, 2018
9am & 10:30am

 
Easter this year falls on April 1, 2018 and we will be having a 9am and 10:30am Easter Celebration Service.

New Book Club Book
Monday, April 9, 2018

 
Book Club will meet next on Monday, April 9 at 7pm to discuss the book "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living" by Krista Tippett. If you are interested in joining, no need to sign-up! Just come for the discussion! Everyone is welcome! Contact Pastor Linda for more information.

Beer & Hymn Sing
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 
Come join with fellow lovers of church tradition .... and well brewed beer! This is a fundraiser benefiting the 2018 Lakes Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Featuring hymns led by Charlie O and friends. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Your ticket comes with one free beer, wine, soda or water. You can buy the advanced tickets in person at Hosanna or online here. Contact Pastor Linda with questions.

Blessing of the Car Keys:
Leaping Into Independence
Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30pm in the Higher Ground Room
(Ages 15+)

The Blessing of the Keys is one more way the faith community is helping to instruct and lead our youth. This milestone is open to all youth who have received their permit or driver's license in the last year.

Everyone knows a whole new world opens up for families when a child receives their driver's license. New expectations, new privileges, new freedoms, and new worries all come into play.  What better time to come together as a family to talk through the new expectations and privileges, as well as pray and ask for guidance. Join other families and youth as we eat lunch, create covenants and choose verses to bless the cars.


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 via signup genius.


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.


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
lfriesen@hosannaforestlake.net

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2023
jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
651-464-5502 ext. 2008
randerson@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
651-464-5502 ext. 2000
office@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
finance@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
bookkeeper@hosannaforestlake.net
 
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
kitchen@hosannaforestlake.net 
 
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
charlie@connectwithmusic.com
 
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
 
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
 
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist


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