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It's all a matter of perspective...
A Note From Pastor Linda    
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ~CS Lewis   
Dear ChURch Family,
What do you see in this picture? An old man with a beard wearing a hat? Or is there something more? Can you see the animal hiding in the picture?
Our perspective- the way we interpret what's happening around us- can make or break us in any given situation. Our perspectives shape us, how we think, how we relate to people, how we live each day of our lives. Perspective creates opportunity to grow and opportunity to step out... it can also hinder our progress and restrict us.
A negative perspective is negative and limiting. It is reactive rather than proactive. It says:
  • I can't
  • I will never
  • I could never
  • That always happens to me
  • That never happens to me
  • That's not possible
An optimistic perspective is positive and overcoming. It is responsive and proactive. It says:
  • I can
  • I will
  • I will try
  • It's going to be OK
  • Let's keep going
A faith-filled perspective says:
  • I can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4.13)
  • With God nothing is impossible (Luke 1.39/ Matthew 19.26)
Consider your perspective. Is it limiting or enlarging?
See you in chURch!! 
 ~Pastor Linda       

Prayer Requests

At Hosanna, a person remains on the prayer chain for two weeks. However, in cases of long-term illness, hospice, or by request, the members of the prayer chain will pray for a person and/or situation in need, as long as requested.
Keep an eye out for our new "Prayer Page" on our website for online prayer requests!

Healing, Recovering, or Facing Other Issues
Kelsey Grachek 

THANKS to everyone who served at the St. Andrew's Family Shelter last week. This is how we are the hands and feet of Jesus right here in our community. Shout out to Joslyn Mathison and Kristin Salzman- who lead this ministry. 

Enrollment for Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center


Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center is opening Fall of 2019 and will be the second Forest Lake location to partner with Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC). The newly expanded programming will include flexible schedule options for INFANTS starting at 6 weeks and TODDLERS, starting at 16 months old. It will build on the strong, 30+ year history of Sunshine Preschool, by adding extended/wrap-around care, full-time schedule options and accreditation/ quality ratings. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! Learn more and register here:

Summer Bible Study on Revelation
Wednesdays starting June 12 at 1:30 PM or 6:30 PM

What does it all mean?  Is the end near?  Are we doomed? Will I be "left behind"? Is there any hope?  Join Pastor Linda for a conversation about this often misunderstood book of the Bible.

Weathering Life's Losses Adult Grief Group
Six Thursday evenings
June 20 - August 1 (omitting July 4)
6:00 - 7:15 p.m
Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN

A grief support group where participants learn about grief, have an opportunity to
share their story, as well as hear and support others who have experienced a
loss. Free, no registration required.

Summer Stretch
Registration for July Session is now OPEN!

Service & Fun
for 6th Grade - 12th Grade

Summer Stretch Sessions - $100  

REGISTRATION CLOSES June 23 for Session 2!

See our website under "Connect" and "Summer Camps & Programs" for more information

Student Leadership Camp
Grades 5+
July 15-18

Time: 9:00-1:00 pm, sack lunch except on Thursday when provided!

Student Leadership Campers will be known as "God Squad" during the VBS week. You will get to spend the morning session leading our Elementary Groups in Music, Games, Snack and assisting with the Bible Dive. In the afternoon if you choose to stay for the extended day, you will be "earning Hosanna bucks" to be put towards a future trip or event at Hosanna as a way to gain leadership experience for future opportunities. You ARE a leader and WILL ROCK THIS in JESUS' NAME!  

Register Here: https://www.hosannaforestlake.net/summer

Green Earth Team
Fundraiser at Lebens
Now through June 30

The Green Earth Team would like to encourage Hosanna members and friends to continue to shop at Lebens Garden center through the end of June.  
At checkout, please mention "Hosanna " and we will receive a percentage of your purchases. The profits generated will be used by the GET to help benefit the Great Outdoors worship area. 

Thanks for your continued support!

Vacation Bible School
July 22-25

 Registration CLOSES July 8 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability 

Extended Day Registration Closes July 1 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability

Elementary VBS for Completed Grades K-4 9:00-11:30 am

Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities

Extended Day option available, 11:30 AM- 5:00 PM. Additional Cost: $45 per child - Save $5 per additional children (Family Max. $150)

We are excited to bring you a fun-filled week with God - through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! We will also be looking for volunteers to help guide our kids through each station. Stay tuned for ways in which you can help. 

Preschool Half Day VBS   

Ages 4 & 5, must be potty trained

Date: July 22-25

Time: 9:00 to 11:30 am

Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities*

Join us for a half day, led by Hosanna Lutheran Church Volunteers and our God Squad (Jr. Leadership kids). Your child will get to experience a taste of day camp through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! Space is limited. Enrollment is limited to 40 children, so register early. Children must be potty trained.

Mission Jamaica
Date: February 1-8, 2020

Deposit of $100 Due by July 1 to secure your spot!

Interested in meeting and serving our Neighbors in Jamaica? 
Get involved with Hosanna coming this Winter, 2020. A Mission Jamaica trip combines a service project, with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse yourself in another culture for a week. Over 30 years of accompanying our Jamaican neighbors, has led to over 35 Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America congregations and several colleges from Minnesota as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina and Illinois in partnership with St. Andrew's in Mahtomedi, MN to get involved to make a difference for this community. 

Come and see...get connected with your global neighbors! Mission Jamaica has provided a way for folk to love and serve our neighbors just as Jesus taught. Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30-31

This is an unforgettable opportunity for any age. Registration is open now, space is limited so SIGN UP TODAY! Travel as a family, individual, couple, or small group. This LIVE. LOVE. SERVE opportunity is a perfect way to live into Hosanna's mission! More details will be made available on our website. 

Talk to Pastor Jen Collins or Kathleen Damon if you have questions or would like to learn more.

Community Potlucks
July 7
August 4
September 1

Hosanna will be having monthly Community Potlucks again this summer on the first Sunday of each month (June - September)! Bring a potluck item to share and Hosanna will be providing hot dogs on the grill for a family picnic!

Sundae Sundays
July 14
August 11

On the second Sunday of each month during the summer months, come for worship at 9:30 AM and stay for free ice cream sundaes!

Blessing of the Life Jackets
Sunday, July 21

Join us on July 21 at our 9:30 AM worship service. Bring your life jackets, paddles and all things "water" for us to bless for some safe summer fun!

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Pastor

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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