August 5, 2015
Let there be peace on earth! 
    "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you..."    ~John 14.27

Greetings Friends!

"Let there be PEACE on earth and let it begin with me; let there be PEACE on earth, the PEACE that was meant to be!"


Did you know that this song was first introduced at a California retreat in 1955 to a group of young people who were from a wide variety of religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds? The young people had come together for a week-long experience devoted to developing friendship and understanding. The song's focus on peace and God made it easy to cross many boundaries. These inspired young people brought the song with them into their communities and started sharing it at home, with their schools and with their churches.


What does PEACE look like to you? Is it more than the absence of war? On Sunday we will explore God's PEACE as considered in Ephesians 2.11-22. The song continues:


"With God our creator, family all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony."


Peace Out!  See you in Church!
Pastor Linda  
  • Hosanna softball games at 6pm

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.

 Remaining Dates & Locations

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

                                         Resurrection, Roseville

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

                                         St. Paul 


SAM Luncheon
TOMORROW, Aug. 6th at 11:30 am

Please join us. Call Lynda Olson at 651-982-0856  to let her know you're coming. Of course, we know plans change, so please feel free to join us even if you haven't told her you can attend.

Click HERE to preview Lunch menu.


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. 
Last regular season game THIS SUNDAY.
Come cheer us to victory!  


Remaining Season Games
Aug 9    - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-white 
Aug 15  - Tournament (Saturday) 


American Cancer Society 
THIS 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

  It's that time of year again to check your calendar and sign up to help clean the Coliseum at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. This project is Hosanna's largest annual fundraiser to support its ministries and programs. Every volunteer gets a free admission ticket to the fair for the day they sign up to help clean. (Enjoy the fair for a few hours; then just return to the Coliseum
by 9pm to start cleaning.)
We need teams of volunteers for every night of the Fair. This is a great service opportunity to get both kids & adults involved. Consider making this a family event.
Sign Ups are available after worship on Sunday mornings or you can contact the church office at 651-464-5502 or the project coordinators below:

Rick Bahnemann 651-464-5502 ext.2010

Gene Janicke  651-464-2488

  Wednesday Night    
  Programming Returns  
  September 16th


 5:00-6:00 pm  Meal & Fellowship

                               Rick will be cooking up delicious &
                               kid-friendly meals again this year
                               starting out with Grilled Burgers &
                               Hot Dogs on Sept. 16.
                               NEW - for those who may not
                               appreciate the evening's entree,
                               you can come up to the serving      
                               window and request a PB&J

 6:00-6:30 pm  Good News at 6 Worship

                              You won't want to miss the                                beginning worship series:

                              "The Gospel According Disney"

 6:30-7:30 pm  Faith Formation & Learning

                         Opportunities (kids thru adults)  


Registration Forms available after Sunday worship at the forms rack on the wall in our Welcome Center, at Lakeside Park or can be accessed  

online by clicking HERE. You can also pay your connect360 feel electronically when you go to our website and click on CONNECT360 at the top of the page.


Volunteer Opportunities


Starting September 16th, we will be serving a nice meal
from 5-6pm as part of our connect360 program.
I hope you take advantage of the unique and good meals Hosanna offers. It is one economical way to eat out and gives families a rest from cooking. All are welcome!!

Calling all kitchen helpers who want to be a part of
Chef Rick's connect360 Kitchen Krew this year!!

          He needs people for the following positions:
  • Bakers - willing to bake a dessert each week according to recipes provided by Rick and then bring them to church by Wednesday morning
  • Food Prep/Cooks - willing to help prepare the evening meal in Hosanna's kitchen  (2:30-5:30pm)
  • Food Servers/Tear-down/Clean-up - (5-7:30pm)
  • Dishwashers/Clean-up/Mop Floors - (5-7:30pm)
  • Subs - for all above positions

If you have questions or want to sign up,  

contact Rick Bahnemann at 651-464-5502 x2010  or rbahnemann@hosannaforestlake.net or simply fill out the form on the back of our Sunday Order of Worship cards and place in the offering basket on Sunday.  


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Outside the kitchen, connect360 also needs volunteers for the following positions that we hope you will prayerfully consider.  
Contact Pastor Linda to learn more at  
651-464-5502 ext 2006 or
  • Confirmation Small-group Leaders
  • Teachers/Assistant Teachers
Prayer Requests

Lila Cameron, cousin of Mary McDonald-wisdom for medical team & healing in new cancer journey; Holt, 4-yr-old nephew of Rachel & Aaron Kaup-comfort, courage & strength for Holt & family as they come to terms with Type 1 diabetes diagnosis; Connie & George Wanner & family-comfort & peace upon the death of Connie's mother Marge Ackerson (obit); Carol, sister of Dick (Nancy) Westcott-comfort & healing for broken collar bone & God's wisdom in discerning care options for disabled husband while she recovers; Dan, great-nephew of Diane & Gary Zak-comfort & healing of head trauma from car accident; Charlie Wallin-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-continued 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-comfort for Donna & family with cancer care decisions; Shirley, friend of Dee (Ron) Rebeck-peace as she & medical team discern best treatment options; Laney, daughter of Nicole & Andrew Hays-comfort & 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 of thanks that she does not require heart surgery as a result of her examinations at Mayo; former member Tim (Renee) Svoboda-esophageal cancer; Laura, daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend-recovery from cancer surgery; Angie, daughter of former members Donna & Terry Beck-God's guidance & healing touch in cancer journey; 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-comfort & peace as Lee nears end-of-life;
Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill-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 


Pastor Amie Barsch Odahl has now relocated

to Los Angeles, California. Her NEW address is: 3360 Ley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027  




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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Christian Women's Connection Luncheon  

The Challenge of New Beginnings

Monday, August 17  11:30am
Chisago Lake Lutheran Church
1 Summit Avenue
Center City, MN 55012
Cost: $10

Speaker: Nancy Brydges 
Music: Diane Merchant &  Mary Matz

Special Guest: Kathy White,
Field Director, Stonecroft Ministries 

Reservations/cancellations are necessary by Tues. prior to luncheon. Call: Carrie at 651-257-4741
or Mary at 715-554-2330
Questions? Call Dena 715-755-2463 

NEW Adult Fellowship Opportunity This Fall 

There's probably no better way to get to know someone than by sitting down and sharing a meal.
Join a one-time group or make a commitment to gather 4 times in the coming year for food and fellowship. Watch for more details coming soon.


Beginning September 16th through November 18th - 6:30-7:30 during Adult Learning at connect360 on Wednesday Nights

$93 per family

Covers all class materials including workbook, budget forms, class CDs, access to Financial Peace University's (FPU) money management tools and more.


FREE Lesson

If you would like to audit the first session, September 16 will be open
at no charge to the congregation.
  • This isn't your typical "money class." Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun!

  • More than 1.5 million families and individuals have taken FPU.

  • The average family completing the course pays off $5,300 and saves $2,700 in just 90 days. That's an $8,000 change in position!

  • Whether you're struggling to make ends meet or you're a millionaire, FPU has something for you.

  • FPU is based on more than 800 verses of Scripture and is a proven plan that will work for you.  

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.