Season of Easter
May 6, 2015
Mom !

"So God created humankind in God's own image..." ~~Genesis 1 

Dear Friends...

Sunday is Mother's Day. The first Mother's Day was celebrated in West Virginia in 1912.  Mother's were to be recognized as an important part of our culture. As mothers we can love,  give of ourselves, cook, clean, wash clothes, put Band-Aids on scrapes ... be the first one up in  the morning or the last one down at night. Many juggle a lot of things including raising children,  working at jobs, managing a home, and sometimes finding time for ourselves. Yet all mothers  are not the same. Author and speaker Patsy Clairmont says, "Normal is just a setting on your  clothes dryer." We are all different- there really is no normal and none of us are perfect. 

One thing can be said of moms- we all have one. As you prepare for this day, whether your  mom is near or far, whether your mom is normal or not, take a moment to remember her and  give thanks. 

Peace my friends!     ~ Pastor Linda 
THIS SUNDAY at Hosanna 
- We celebrate and honor our mothers and other 
  mother- figures in  our  lives. 

- GET Plant Sale Orders last chance to pick up your plant   
  order at Hosanna Sunday  (8:30am-12noon) from the 
  Lakeside  Room. Please enter at Door C (north side  
  near Kitchen)   Any order NOT picked up by noon on 
  Sunday can be picked up at Forest Lake Floral.



GET Plant Sale Orders  can be picked up THIS Saturday 
(8am-1pm) or Sunday (8:30am-12noon) from the
Lakeside Room.
Please enter at Door C (north side near Kitchen)

Forest Lake Floral is offering the opportunity for a percentage of qualifying IN-STORE purchases to benefit Hosanna when you mention "Hosanna" at time of purchase! This offer will be available into at least mid-June. 

TODAY     2-5pm
Please enter at Door C (north side near Kitchen)
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 have come 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.
If you were not able to sign up in advance but are available this afternoon, just show up.   

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 
TOMORROW, May 7   11:30 am

Chef Rick Bahnemann will be cooking up Chicken Pot Pie with Mashed Potatoes and Dessert.
Please contact Lynda Olson at 651-982-0856  or lyndaolson@msn.com to let her know how many are coming (this helps Rick plan for the right amount of food). We'd love to have you join us even if you cannot let us know in advance. 
Sarah Circle meets on Wed., May 13, 10am-12noon in the Lakeside Room. Join us for fellowship & Bible Study. We will also be hosting Parmly's birthday party for their residents 
on May 19, 1:30-3pm where we provide small gifts for birthday celebrants and provide cake for all the residents.  Contact Barb Johansen to help 
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Hosanna Softball 
Play Ball !!!! 
Bring the 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.  
Improvement! We won our first game last Sunday by a 15-run margin.....but lost our second game by as many points  :-(  
Bring Mom out this coming Sunday evening and root us on!


April 26 - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-orange 
May 3   - Field 3 - against St. Peters Catholic 
May 10 - Field 2 - against Access Church
May 17 - Field 4 - against Willowbrook 
June 7  - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-white
June 14 - Field 4 - against St. Paul Lutheran
June 21 - Field 3 - against Cornerstone
June 28- Field 3 - against St. Peters Catholic
July 12 - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-white
July 19 - Field 2 - against Linwood Covenant-orange

Please contact Jeff  Taylor at   taylors@midco.net 
if you are interested in playing.
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.
Watch your mailbox for a mailing going out this week.
Mark Your Calendars for
Hosanna's Annual Community Event
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Entertainment by the Roe Family Singers featuring Americana, Blue Grass & Gospel music followed by a delicious salad & dessert buffet.
Prayer Requests

Rick Bahnemann and family on the loss of Rick's nephew, Bobby Sontag; Hannah Bergan-comfort & healing from recent medical complication; the people of Nepal following devastating earthquake; Marge Ackerson, mother of Connie (George) Wanner, hospitalized with pneumonia; Sharon, Betty (Glen) Corum's sister-stroke; 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-undergoing treatment of 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
  Youth Events & Opportunities


REMINDER to Graduating High School Seniors
Hosanna wants to recognize your accomplishments and honor you and your family on achieving this significant Milestone in your life. If you are a graduating senior and did not receive a letter and Graduate Recognition Form from us, please contact the church office at 651-464-5502 or communication@hosannaforestlake.net to request the form and return it to Hosanna's office by Sunday, May 24, so that you will be included in the Graduate Recognition on May 31. Questions? Contact Tracie Peterson at 
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. 

Register online at  www.campwapo.org 
Indicate you are with Hosanna Lutheran Church. 
"Everlasting Love" 
July 13-16, 2015

Ages 3-6:   9am - noon Day Camp
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. 
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2015

Hosanna is partnering with
Children's Performing Arts
 to offer a NEW
Musical Theater Camp 
for children who have completed grades 2-6
by the end of this school year. 
J uly 27-Aug. 1, 2015
Jailhouse Rock 
Live performances at 7pm on Sat, Aug. 1 
and  2pm matinee on Sunday, Aug. 2
Registration forms available  at the Welcome Center or online at www.hosannaforestlake.net/summer
Registration Deadline: May 31.
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


Pastor Amie Barsch Odahl

651.464.5502 ext.2011


Tracie Peterson

Children, Youth & Family

Ministry Director

651.464.5502 ext.2023


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


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

 BYB Project 



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

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.
Begins June 1 st

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


Christian Women's Connection


invites women to 
"Life Changing Moments"

11:30 am Luncheon
Monday, May 18, 2015
at Lakes Free Church
29620 Olinda Trail
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Cost: $10 inclusive (luncheon & program)

Speaker: Heidi Studer 
Special Feature: Karen Krupa, Program Director, Interfaith Caregivers
Music: Beryl Garloff

Reservations & cancellations are necessary by the Tuesday before the luncheon. Contact Carrie at 651-257-4741 or Mary at 715-554-2330. Questions? Contact Dena prior to luncheon at 715-755-2463.
NEW Director of Faith Formation position


Do you have a heart for ministry?   Do you want to be a part of a team that strives for excellence? Do you want the opportunity to do what you do best...every day? 

Join us here at Hosanna and be part of a team that is engaged, has fun, serves in and beyond our community and loves God. Please click  HERE
to see the job description and share with others who may be interested in this great opportunity. Accepting resumes and application now.
Contact Tracie Peterson at tpeterson@hosannaforestlake.net 
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.