Hosanna E-Update

April 26, 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
Lutheran Vacation 
  Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.    ~ 1 Cor. 12:4-7 
Dear Friends~

Oops- I mean VOCATION! Vocation: that God calls - Latin vocare, from which "vocation" comes - each of us to use our distinct passions, gifts, and experiences for the sake of the world God loves so much. Lutherans hold this teaching close to heart as it is closely related to how we live our lives as the priesthood of all believers.
The popular view of Martin Luther's teaching about Christian vocation is that it has to do with one's occupation. That is, when one is "called" to follow Christ one's occupation becomes the "calling" in which one serves God. This is not a completely wrong interpretation of Luther as much as it is one-sided and incomplete. A more complete view of Luther's interpretation of Christian vocation belongs to our situation between baptism and the final resurrection - that is, all of life in its fullest sense.
Christian vocation is about recognizing our talents and finding our passions--- and using them in all of life, from business, to home, to relationships and more. Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is a recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is author of the book-The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. The Element introduces readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions.
Finding one's passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing; this is vocation. Take a look at this 3-minute animated short about finding your true purpose and passion-so that you might flourish!  SEE VIDEO 

See you on Sunday!        ~ Pastor Linda
NOTE: Pastor Linda will be leading a SUMMER STRENGTHSFINDER Class June 1, 8 and 15 at 7pm. This would be a great place for you to discover your talents! Save the dates- more information to follow.
This Sunday
  • We welcome NEW MEMBERS into the family of Hosanna Lutheran Church at 10:30 am worship
  • Final day to place your order at the GET Annual Plant Sale

Wednesday Nights at Hosanna
Enjoy a meal and fellowship together (no need to cook), worship during the Good News at 6, and take advantage of learning opportunities for the all ages. Register online at our website (under connect360) or pick up a registration form in the forms rack in the Welcome Center.

Wednesday Night Schedule
April 27, 2016 
Final night of this program year

5:00-6:00 pm    Meal & Fellowship
6:00-6:30 pm    Good News at 6 Worship: The Gospel in       
6:30-7:30 pm    Faith Formation (preK-K, gr.1-3, gr.4-6)
                         Confirmation  (grades 7-9)
                         Higher Ground (senior high)
                         Adult Learning  
Come and join us and invite a friend or neighbor! 
Wednesday Menus
All meals include dessert and beverage.

April 27 - Final Night's Menu
Grilled burgers, hot dogs, potato crisps, fresh fruit,
Chef's Surprise and Build-Your-Own Sundaes!

NOTE: if your child does not care for tonight's entree,
you can request a jelly sandwich.


connect360 takes a recess for the summer months  
after April 27.  Come back and join us on  
Wednesday nights for supper, worship and
learning opportunities for the entire family
when we reconvene in September!

Coming Soon - Save These Dates 

THIS Friday, April 29    6:30pm
Popcorn & other snacks will be provided

A New Twist on the Progressive Dinner
Wednesday, May 11   5:30-7:30pm 

Board Game Night 
Wednesday, June 8   5:00-8:00pm 
Bring your favorite games and have fun! 
Light snacks to be provided


Wednesday, August 27  5:00-8:00 pm 
Sign up as a team or just show up.
Bring a treat to share with your table or everyone!


Faith Night at the  
Minnesota Twins! 
Saturday, August 13 
Game starts at 6:10pm
Ticket Options Field View - $23 each  or
        Family Section - $40 each (includes
hot dog & soda) 

Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving - for healing of Martin Zhangs
Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey 
Mike Martin, father of Brian Riebe's friend Cindy Martin; Brandi; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Dick Westcott; Blake Brandt, son of Mike & Heather Brandt; Joseph Riebe, son of Brian Riebe; Dennis Riebe;  Norman Schaible, family friend of Teresa & Mike Bredahl; Jane (Pastor Jim) Barsch; Roger Heins, father of Jill Heins-Nesvold (Todd); Johneta, Ruth (Marlin) Lackas' sister-guidance & strength, Doug Sill; Lynda Olson; Craig-Dick & Nancy Westcott's nephew; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; Stacia & Stephanie, daughters of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Marlin Lackas; Fran, Deb (Chuck) DeVore's sister-in-law; 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

Comfort & Peace as They Near End of Life
Grief Compassion 
Renee Svoboda upon death of her son & husband; Yvonne & Dennis Reibe upon death of Yvonne's brother-in-law

Keep Safe From Harm and Military
Kelley & babies (protection & healing), Marlin & Ruth Lackas' God child; Hayden Oliver, son of Miranda & Kevin Oliver Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill; Tiphany & Alex Dvorak, sister-in-law & niece of Dave & Laura Livermore
Annual Plant Sale
ed by Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET)  

Order your annuals, perennials and baskets
NOW  through THIS Sunday, May 1
Plants will be available for pick up in Hosanna's
Lakeside Room on Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8
 (enter Door C near kitchen)

Proceeds from this GET sale help Hosanna be
a good steward of God's creation...the Earth!

Start saving your stuff you no longer use or just want
to get rid of for Hosanna's Rummage Sale
to be held June 16-18, 2016. (note date change) 
Spring is a good time to begin sorting through items
you no longer use or want. Why not donate them
to this cause to raise funds for Hosanna ministries?

This year's Rummage Sale is being coordinated by
Anne Myre and Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET).
If would like to help or get more information, please contact Anne at rgmyre@frontiernet.net or 651-303-9321  
Gardens & Grounds Clean-Up

Saturday, May 7   9am-Noon
Mark your calendars, grab your work gloves, rakes, shovels, and garden tools and come help clean up our grounds at Hosanna for the summer season. Many hands make quick work. With the mild winter season this year, it shouldn't take much time to get the work done. 
RAIN OR SHINE (dress accordingly)

Also consider signing up to Adopt A Garden on Hosanna's grounds during the summer.
No set schedule - you simply care for one of our
gardens throughout the summer on your own schedule. 
Sign-up sheets at the Annual Plant Sale table
in the lower lobby on Sunday.

S ummer Outdoor Worship at
Lakeside Memorial Park

2016 Summer Sunday Worship Begins 
Sunday, June 5th  at  9:30am 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 and hear
The Stories Jesus Told. 
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 7:30am 
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There will also be a Bible Study at 8am on Sundays
in Hosanna's Conference Room. Come and join in
on some engaging conversations 
Adopt A Garden

Do you love to garden?  Maybe you no longer have a garden and miss the opportunity to get your hands dirty  Looking for a fun family service project? 

Check out the Adopt A Garden information at the Annual Plant Sale table on Sunday and consider signing up to adopt one of the gardens on Hosanna's grounds. There's no set schedule to adhere to. You set your own schedule and simple tend to your selected garden when it's convenient for you. It's something the whole family can be involved in and it helps keep our church campus looking good all summer long.
ATTENTION: Hosanna Lawn Mowing Crew
Whether you're a new member of Hosanna's Mowing Crew this year or one who just wants to brush up on using Hosanna's lawn mowers, come for a brief orientation and training on Sunday, May 8, at 10am (between services) in the rear upper parking lot near the garage.
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

Milestone Ministries
celebrate the partnership between parents, church and God in raising our children in the faith. They provide a wonderful way for families to connect with each other and with the church while exploring important aspects of faith.

Consider these upcoming Milestones sessions
for your family.

High School Senior
Graduation Milestone

 (12th grade) 
Sunday , May 22
Do you have a student who will be graduating from high school this year?  We have a gift from your Hosanna family to be presented on Sunday, May 22
at either worship service.  
Let us know by April 3rd
that you have a graduating senior so that we can get
some information from you  
and ready their gift.
Click HERE to contact the church office. 
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Information pamphlets available o n the forms rack
at the Welcome Center.

Register online
by clicking
You can also fill out a
Yellow Page and place it
in the offering basket 

Adult Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings
9:30-11:00 am
in Hosanna's Library Commons
Currently studying the book of Hebrews

Facilitator: Deb DeVore 
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Hosanna Lutheran Church
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Birth - Age 5 with Parents
at Hosanna (nursery)
Every 2nd Monday 9-11am
May-August 2016
 $ FREE $


Hosanna partners with
to again offer   
Drama Camp
August 1-7, 2016
(completed grades 2-8)  
The story of David and Goliath comes alive in a fresh new way in this exciting, humorous and powerful new musical.  

Auditions for Solos/Duets
Larger Acting Roles

(Every child gets a part regardless of whether or not they audition
for a larger part
Monday, June 13
11am-1pm  &  6-7:30pm

Mandatory Parent Meeting,
Part Assignments and
Sunday, June 26  4-6pm
(will receive script & CD)

Mon-Sat, Aug 1-6
9am - 12noon

Saturday night, Aug. 6, and
Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7. 
Cost: $50 
Click HERE to register 
All-day FUN with local mission projects AND recreational activities!
June 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27
8am - 5pm

(completed grades 5-12)
1/2-day of service and
1/2-day of recreation.
Locations to be announced in registration packet.
Optional date: Thurs, Aug. 4th
Summer Stretch Celebration Twin Cities wide at Valleyfair  (8am-7pm + add'l cost of $25) 

Cost (by May 1).... $125
(after May 1 - $175)
Registration includes Tshirt

Register HERE

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Hosanna

"Living Out Love" 
July 18-21, 2016 
Register by June 19 to
receive Early Bird rates.
Ages 3-5
.............. $40
* must be potty trained
(after June 19 - $45)  
Grades K-6......... $70
  (after June 19 - $75)

S eeds Weekend
at Camp Wapo
July 8-10, 2016
completed grades 2-3
Cost: $150
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16
Youth Camp at Wapo
July 10-15, 2016
completed grades 4-7
Cost: $410
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16

Higher Ground 
Youth Camp
at Luther Dell
August 7-12, 2016
completed grades 8-12
Cost: $410
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16

Family Camp Weekend
at Wapo
August 5-7, 2016
ALL ages
Cost: varies per family
($250 max.)
$75 deposit due by 3/15/16

Register online directly
through Camp Wapo
at the registration page
 set up specifically for
campers from
Hosanna-Forest Lake
by clicking

Contact Pastor Jen Collins
with questions or concerns.

Camp scholarships
available upon request.

Medical Responders
Are you a medical professional
or do you have medical
or emergency responder training?

Hosanna wants to establish  
a list of people who could be called upon in the event
of a medical emergency
when such responders
are present.
If you are willing to help in this way when you are present, please provide your information on a Yellow Page and place in offering basket
or contact the church office with your information.

S.A.M Luncheon
Thursday, May 5
 11:30 am
The May SAM lunch is going to be at a new restaurant!
We will be gathering at Swenson's Lake House in Center City. It is owned by local folks from Center City.  
Let Lynda Olson know if you can attend (651-982-0856). We are looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying your company.

300 Andrews Avenue
Center City, MN 55012

Hope you can join us!

Click HERE to check out their menu and get directions