Hosanna E-Update

July 5, 2016
We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving
and serving as Jesus did so that all may know Him.
From Pastor Linda
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Greetings Friends!

Not laughing out loud but LIVING OUT LOVE- is the Vacation Bible School theme for 2016...July 18-21 (Monday - Thursday). Once again we will host counselors from Luther Crest to LIVE OUT LOVE with our kids. Do you know a kid who needs to hear this message? Sign them up HERE. Do you need to hear this message? Volunteer HERE.
Paul puts it flatly, bluntly, openly: "Be imitators of God." What a great declaration. The word for imitators is the Greek word that means "to mimic." Mimics are those who follow the pattern or the example of God. Put simply: "Be godlike."
Notice that it does not say, "Be gods." It says rather, "be godlike," meaning, "reflect the one true and holy God." There is only one God. There can be only one God. By definition, God is a supreme being. How many supreme beings can you have? The answer: only one.
VBS Week will be filled with opportunities to BE LIKE GOD- from Bible stories and song to opportunities for service and fun! You won't want to miss out- so sign up NOW!
See you in Church at Lakeside Park
in Downtown Forest Lake !! *
                                                       ~Pastor Linda  

PS: Did you hear the AMAZING news about the Line of Credit being PAID IN FULL? However, your continued strong giving was planned for as we approved the 2016 budget and planned future ministries. All remaining dollars pledged and given toward the Line of Credit will be directed to General Ministries. Thank you, in advance, for your continued support of our shared work.
* In case of inclement weather we return to Hosanna to worship in the Garden Chapel.   Unsure? Check out our Facebook page or website after 8am on Sunday.
S ummer Outdoor Worship at
Lakeside Memorial Park 

2016 Summer Sunday Worship  
9:30 am at Lakeside Memorial Park  
in Downtown Forest Lake    
Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on as we  
gather to worship in this beautiful setting.
In the event of inclement weather, worship moves
indoors to the Garden Chapel (upper level) at Hosanna.
Weather notice will be posted on Hosanna's website
and Facebook page by 8:00 am

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Bible Study 8-8:45 am
on Summer Sundays (June-Aug)  
in Hosanna's Conference Room.  
Together we will looker deeper into the stories that  
Jesus told to both conceal and reveal the gospel. 
Come and join in on some engaging conversations  
and bring your Bible if you have one.
Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving

Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey
Santa Ferraro, friend of Susy Richie; Tracy, friend of Anne & Rob Myre; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Audry Girard, mother of Paul (Sue) Girard; Blake Brandt; Lynda Olson; Rick Bahnemann; Jan Hill; Melanie Teig-Schwolert; Mel (Ekko) Blumer, grandson-in-law of Dale & Barbara Johansen; Laney Hays and family, granddaughter of Brad & Barb Turgeon; Stephanie, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Norman Schaible, family friend of Teresa & Mike Bredahl; Johneta, Ruth (Marlin) Lackas' sister; Craig-Dick & Nancy Westcott's nephew; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; Marlin Lackas; Deb Krinke & family; Alex-Jen Bergan's friend's in-law; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; Jeff (Ann) St. Martin, son-in-law of Jack & Sue Severson; Cooper, great nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty (Glen) Corum

Grief Compassion 
Doug & Judy Cowen, former members-death of Doug's mother
Keep Safe From Harm and Military
Kelley & babies (protection & healing), Marlin & Ruth Lackas' God child; Hayden Oliver, serving in the Coast Guard 
Council Roundtable Forum
The next church council informational roundtable forum will be immediately following worship at Lakeside Memorial Park on Sunday, July 17th, and will include an update from the Personnel Committee.
Hosanna Softball
2016 Hosanna Team 

Hosanna is again sponsoring an adult softball team in the FLAAA Sunday night Church League. All games (double-headers) are played on Sundays starting at 6:00pm at Fenway Fields. Come out and support our team and enjoy some fun softball!!
April 24   Against St. Peters - Field 1  RAINED OUT 
May 1     Against Grace - Field 3   2 WINS 
May 8     Against Cornerstone - Field 2   2 LOSSES 
May 15   Against Access - Field 1  1 WIN / 1 LOSS 
May 22   Against Eagle Brook - Field 2   2 LOSSES  
May 29   Against St. Peters - Field 2    2 LOSSES 
June 12  Against Grace - Field 1   1 WIN / 1 LOSS  
June 19  Against Cornerstone - Field 3   2 LOSSES  
June 26  Against Access - Field 2 
July 17    Against Eagle Brook - Field 3 
S.A.M. Luncheon
Since our dear friend Rick Bahnemann is recovering from his severely broken leg, we have decided to cancel our annual SAM picnic at Lakeside Park in downtown Forest Lake on Thursday July 7th.  Instead of the annual picnic,  we will meet for lunch at the Blue Heron Grill in Hugo.  They have a lovely patio, so we can still enjoy the great outdoors, but none of us will have to do any cooking!

Thursday, July 6th    
Blue Heron Grill
4725 Victor Hugo Blvd 
Hugo MN 55038 

Click HERE for directions and to check out their menu. 
Please let Lynda Olson know if you will be able to attend. 
Click HERE if you think you can come!  Of course your plans may change so, even if you haven't let Lynda know that you can come, and your lunch-time opens up, feel free to join us!! 
This Summer - Mark Your Calendars  
Faith Night at the  
Minnesota Twins! 
Saturday, August 13 

Game starts at 6:10pm 
Ticket Options  Field View - $23 each 
Family Section - $40 each (includes  
hot dog & soda) 


Registration Deadline:  July 27 

Wednesday, August 17
5:00-8:00 pm   
Sign up as a team
or just show up.
Bring a treat to share
with your table or everyone!

Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET) 
REMINDER: Qualifying  purchases made at Forest Lake Floral through the summer continue to benefit
the Green Earth Team and Hosanna when your mention
"Hosanna" at the time of your purchase. 
Update on Rick Bahnemann
Rick Bahnemann, Director of Facilities & Food Service, was recently injured in a bicycling accident that left him with a broken leg. As he recuperates, he is requesting help in providing him some meals. An onlne portal has been set up to coordinate this effort. If you would like to bring a meal to Rick during his recovery time, CLICK HERE to sign up for a date
or go to TakeThemAMeal.com  (name: Bahnemann   password: 5079)

Guest Preacher - July 31

Pastor Amie Barsch Odahl (pictured above with her father Pastor Jim Barsch) will be our guest preacher on July 31.
Contact Us 
Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
651-464-9020 fax

Linda Friesen, Pastor 
651-464-5502 ext.2006 
Jen Collins, Assoc.Pastor 
651-464-5502 ext.2023 
Rob Anderson 
Director, Worship & Music 
651-464-5502 ext.2008 
Rick Bahnemann 
Director, Facilities 
and Food Service 
651-464-5502 ext.2010 
Jackie Verdick 
Office Coordinator 
651-464-5502 ext.2000 
Sue Palmer 
651-464-5502 ext.2013 
Charlie Ollmann 
Choir Director 
Mary Gookins 
Handbell Choir Director 
Lisa Sauer 
Children's Choir Director 

Phyllis Lindberg 
Quick Links

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Birth - Age 5 with Parents
at Hosanna (nursery)
Every 2nd Monday  
9 - 11am 
May-August 2016 

 $ FREE $ 


Vacation Bible School
(VBS) at Hosanna
July 18-21, 2016
Ages 3-5*..............$45 
* must be potty trained 
Grades K-6......... $75
Time is running short.
Register your kids


Volunteers are also needed
to make this year's VBS
a success.
See sign-up sheets after worship on Sunday or click HERE to volunteer. 

Higher Ground 
Youth Camp
at Luther Dell 
August 7-12, 2016 
completed grades 8-12
Cost: $410 

Register online directly  
through Camp Wapo.  
A registration page 
 has been set up
specifically for campers
from Hosanna-Forest Lake 
Click below to register. 
Contact Pastor Jen Collins
with questions or concerns.

Camp scholarships
available upon request.

2016 Forest Lake  
Relay For Life
Sat, August 6
12 noon - midnight
Lakeside Memorial Park 
Downtown Forest Lake
(new venue this year)
What Is Relay For Life?

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.

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During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome.

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We remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.

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Fight Back

The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.

Hosanna is again sponsoring their Cool Runnings teams
for this event and are looking for more team members.

For more information or if you would like to join one of our teams, contact the following team captains.

Diane Zak

Sue Palmer
With Gratitude
Anne (Craig) Hansen, daughter of founding member Judy Johnson
has sent thanks from their entire family to all the people of Hosanna for the love and support extended over the years to their parents and to them.