Season of Easter
April 29, 2015
LOVE is all you need!
Jesus said to them, "Do you love me? ~John 21
Consider this:"We will never change the world by going to church. We will only change the world by being the church." ~Unknown
Wow! What a week of opportunity to LOVE our neighbor!! During this 50 Day Season of Easter we have been on the look-out for signs of the resurrection in our midst. Guided by the word(s) of the week, many of you have shared pictures of SURPRISE and PEACE and I BELIEVE and FEED. Thank you!
Each week we have been listening in as Jesus makes post-resurrection appearances. We have wondered, doubted and been in awe with the disciples wondering what this could mean for us today. This week Jesus asks a direct question to Peter: "Do you love me?" In fact, Jesus asks Peter this question THREE TIMES! Peter answers, and Jesus responds. Are you ready to answer this question from Jesus:
DO YOU LOVE ME?
This week,as I prepare to serve at Feed My Starving Children and as I consider these words of
Jesus, the John Lenn
on song, "All You Need is Love" keeps rumbling through my head.
Here is a YouTube link:
Let us not only go to church. Let us also BE the church!!
THIS SUNDAY at Hosanna
- Baptism of Leah Evelyn Tauer, parents Ryan & Jakki Tauer
- Last day of GET Plant Sale
- GET meeting 10am in the Conference Rm
- Hosanna softball 6pm at Fenway Field #3 against St.Peter's
Tonight (4-6pm) is our
last Wednesday night meal
connect360 begins again in the fall.
NO WORSHIP OR EDUCATION TONIGHT
but join us tonight for Grilled HOT DOGS, Ravioli with red sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Nachos with Cheesy Meat Sauce, Potato chips....AND BUILD YOUR OWN SUNDAES!
Carpool for grades 4-6 graders going to
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack
at Incarnation in Shoreview departs at 4:30pm
and returns around 7:30pm.
Bus for Jr. & Sr. High Youth going to the FMSC MobilePack departs at 6:30pm
and returns around 9:30pm
Hosanna has been blessed by the positive responses received from this year's connect360 programming. We look forward to bringing this programming back this coming fall. Thank you for being a part of our mid-week worship and programming. Tell your friends about us and invite them to join you this fall.
5th Annual Green Earth Team
Last Day to Order - THIS SUNDAY, May 3
Plants will be available for pickup on Sat. and Sun., May 9 & 10. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase something for your favorite females on Mother's Day, and also to get your flowers and plants for the warmer months! The GET thanks you for your continued support, as proceeds from plant sales have helped us purchase recycling containers, coffee mugs, rain garden items, mulch, and many other useful items for Hosanna.
Pick up order forms in the lobby after church!
Forest Lake Floral is also offering the opportunity for a percentage of qualifying IN-STORE purchases to benefit Hosanna when you mention "Hosanna" at time of purchase!
KITCHEN CLEANING Day
Can you spare a couple hours to help clean our beautiful commercial kitchen to keep it in tip-top shape? Now that our mid-week programming and meals are coming to a close for the season, it's a good time to do a good thorough cleaning and preserve the value of our extraordinary facility.
Ways to sign-up:
1) at the Welcome Center
2) on a Yellow Page
Rick is also planning a pizza party at 5:30pm at his house following the cleaning for those who can help.
SAM Lunch at Hosanna
Thursday, May 7 11:30 am
Chef Rick Bahnemann will be cooking up something delicious for us. Please contact Lynda Olson at 651-982-0856 or
to let her know how many are coming (this helps Rick plan for the right amount of food).
love to have you join us even if you cannot let us know in advance.
Play Ball !!!!
Bring the family and come watch us play on Sunday nights at Fe
nway Fields (next to
e Ice Arena). First game starts at 6pm.
UPDATE: First games are"warm-ups".....right? SCHEDULE
We could use your support. Come and watch us take on St.Peter's Catholic this coming Sunday starting at 6pm. Having bleachers full of fans
can be really INSPIRING!!
We'll have new team photo here soon!
April 26 - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-white
May 3 - Field 3 - against St. Peters Catholic
May 17 - Field 2 - against Linwood Covenant-orange
May 24 - Field 1 - against Access Church
May 31 - Field 2 - against Willowbrook Church
June 7 - Field 2 - against Linwood Covenant-white
June 14 - Field 1 - against St. Peters Catholic
June 28 - Field 3 - against Linwood Covenant-orange
July 12 - Field 2 - against Access Church
July 19 - Field 3 - against Willowbrook Church
if you are interested in playing.
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, May 17
Hosanna's BIG SING and
Join us at either the 9am or 10:30am Worship and hear the Hosanna Choir performing Spirituals To Lift Hearts, Soothe Souls, Tell The Story, and Praise His Holy Name!
Then come upstairs to the Fellowship Hall for our
To LIVE and LOVE and SERVE is at the very heart of Hosanna. You serve - now come and be served at the SERVANT CELEBRATION as we affirm the many ways that you LIVE and LOVE and SERVE at Hosanna and out in the world.
Special Refreshments being served until 12noon
and enter our Servant Celebration Raffle for a chance to win a neat prize.
The people of Nepal following devastating earthquake; Marge Ackerson, mother of Connie (George) Wanner, hospitalized with pneumonia; Sharon, Betty (Glen) Corum's sister-stroke; John, friend of Marlin & Ruth Lackas-peace & comfort in death of wife, Elaine, and recent death of son-in-law & mother-in-law; Rudy, Nancy & Mindy, friends of Sue Girard-all 3 facing serious health issues; Laney, 2-yr-old daughter of Andrew & Nicole Hays and friend of Kelly & Mike Wenzel-diagnosed with Leukemia; Lee & Bev Johnson, Dee (Ron) Rebeck's brother & sister-in-law-prayers for comfort & peace as Lee nears end-of-life; Toni, friend of Mike & Teresa Bredahl-end-stage cancer
Marge, friend of Deb (Chuck) DeVore-prayers for pain relief & healing from surgery; 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 & recovery from stroke; Linda Curry, friend of Brian Riebe-end stage cancer/comfort & peace
Registration time slots are STILL AVAILABLE for your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers (ages 5-100) - to sign up for a 2-hour shift to
volunteer to pack food
at a MobilePack at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview
April 27-May 1
Go to Hosanna's website
and click on the FMSC logo to sign up online. Hosanna's goal is to bring 500 volunteers to this MobilePack.
to Feed My Starving Children can be given at Wednesday night worship offerings ("Change 4 Change"), or Sunday worship offerings, or bringing in special donations to the church office. If you know of businesses or organizations that might be interested in contributing - please contact Pastor Amie at
Youth Events & Opportunities
Luther Dell Camp - July 19-24 - Cost $390
* Youth Camp (have completed grades 4-8) It's more than a just a drive down a 5-mile dirt road...so much more than a lake, a campfire, and a carpetball table. It's a place to be a kid and be with friends. It's a place to open your eyes and look for Jesus all around you. It's a place to be washed over with wonder when you take a break from sprinting around the game fields and slow down long enough to catch a glimpse of God with your heart. Join us for a week where you and your friends can grow together as friends and in faith. We are a relational program that spends time getting to know each camper. We have a week-long competition called Luther Dell Olympics and play an all-camp game during the evening. By the end of the week, you won't want to leave!
* Roots Camp (have completed grades 9-12) As senior high students, you are facing the challenges of high school and preparing for what is next in your lives. This is your chance to explore where your heart is rooted. The Roots program is designed to give you opportunity to grow in faith through leading worship, service to camp and service to the local community and is full of games, food, and beautiful sunsets. Camp is a great place to grow in your faith.
Indicate you are with Hosanna Lutheran Church.
Ages 3-6: 9am - noon Day Camp
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 13-16, 2015
Experience God through prayer, play & fun. Cost $30
Grades K-6 (completed in 2015) 9am - 5pm Day Camp
Experience a tast of summer camp right here with college students from Luther Crest leading us in worship, study, games & more! Cost $65
Registration forms available at Welcome Center.
Hosanna is partnering with to offer a NEW
Children's Performing Arts
Musical Theater Camp
for children who have completed grades 2-6
by the end of this school year.
uly 27-Aug. 1, 2015
Live performances at 7pm on Sat, Aug. 1
and 2pm matinee on Sunday, Aug. 2
More information and registration forms available
at the Welcome Center.
Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
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Pastor Linda Friesen
Pastor Amie Barsch Odahl
Children, Youth & Family
Worship & Music Director
Director of Facilities & Food Service
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
Remember this ongoing Kingdom Assignment and drop off unused Bibles to be given to anyone wanting to learn about the Good News of Jesus Christ. Drop boxes available at entrances at Hosanna.
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.
Copies of this booklet about the project completed in 2013 are available at the Welcome Desk. They include Nate Crary's introduction of how the project evolved and pictures of Barbara Johansen's original artwork and her descriptions of each painting. Your free-will donation will help fund the purchase of a permanent wall hanging system for displays and artwork at Hosanna.
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Start the week off right!
Monday Morning BREW
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.
Begins June 1
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
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.