Season of Easter
May 27, 2015
NEW x2!!

And remember, I am with you always until the end of time. 

~~from Matthew 28     

Greetings Friends!

Two new (or renewed) happenings happening at Hosanna!


First- on Sunday, May 31st we will be recognizing all our graduates and honoring our high school graduates. This is nothing new for Hosanna, however we are now naming this as a Milestone Moment. What's a Milestone Moment? A milestone is a meaningful, memorable moment in the lives of individuals and communities. Faith Milestones provide a marker along life's journey that says, "This is something important, and God is here, too!" On Sunday we will recognize and celebrate all graduates. We will call forward our high school graduates and their families for a Milestone Blessing. These graduates will also receive a gift prepared for them from the congregation.


Second, on Mondays beginning June 1st you are invited to join me at Keys' Caf? in Forest Lake from 7-8am for BREW- and it's NEW!   What's BREW?

  • B- Be still and Be together
  • R- Receive God's love
  • E- Embrace the Word and the world
  • W- Welcome the day- and the week- and each other!
Grab a cup of coffee or order a yummy breakfast- all are welcome! Together we will take time to reflect on Sunday's message and how we will live the Word out in the world. Come as you are able- leave early if you must!

Let the Spirit come! See you in church! 
Pastor Linda 

PS- A special THANKS to the many hands who helped prepare the Milestone gifts for our kids; you know who you are, including the 7 th and 8 th grade confirmation students!!


  • High School Graduates recognized
  • Final day to sign up for Musical Theater Camp being held July 27-Aug.1



  Summer Worship Schedule  
Begins Sunday, June 7th

     8:00 am   Garden Chapel (indoors)
     9:30 am   Lakeside Park in Downtown
                      Forest Lake (outdoors)
Bring lawn chairs/blankets to 9:30 service to sit on. This service moves indoors to Hosanna's Great Hall (lower level) in inclement weather.  Check Hosanna's website or our Facebook page after 8am on Sundays to check for change notice when weather looks questionable.

Forest Lake Floral is offering 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. 
Hosanna Softball 
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.  Next game is June 7th against Linwood Covenant.
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

SAM (Senior Adult Ministry) Lunch
Thursday, June 4th at 11:30 am

Sal's Angus Grill 
12010  Keystone Ave. N., Stillwater MN
(near Withrow Ballroom)

  From Hwy 97 & Manning drive south to 122nd St. N. Turn right on 122nd to Keystone. Left on Keystone to the restaurant.


Mark Your Calendars for
Hosanna's Annual Community Event
Wed, June 10, 2015 - 11 am

The Roe Family Singers
featuring Old-Time, Traditional & Gospel tunes
followed by a delicious Salad & Dessert Buffet.
Check out the Roe Family Singers' website HERE
to listen to some of their music.
Cost: $10 adults    $5 students 
To make reservations, contact Hosanna at
 651-464-5502  or communication@hosannaforestlake.net

Prayer Requests

Silas, infant son of friends of Tom & Cindy Turry0prayers for healing & protection of Silas and peace & strength for his parents as they seek best medical treatments for Silas' seizures; Sharyn, sister of Barbara (Dale) Johansen-prayers for healing following a stroke; Hannah Bergan-continued healing; Sharon, Betty (Glen) Corum's sister-stroke; Rudy & Nancy, co-workers of Sue Girard-both facing serious health issues; Laney, 2-yr-old daughter of Andrew & Nicole Hays and friend of Kelly & Mike Wenzel-Leukemia treatments; 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 download one from Hosanna's website HERE or contact the church office at 651-464-5502 or communication@hosannaforestlake.net
to request the form and return it to Hosanna's office
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. 

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 taste 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.
or download them from Hosanna's webside HERE
VBS 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

Nick Girard 


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 

Peace in the Valley 

Luncheon & Tea
(for girls 10 and older)
Monday, June 15  11:30 am
Chisago Lake Lutheran Church
1 Summit Ave, Center City, MN
Cost: $10
(inclusive of luncheon & program
Jan Ostroot, speaker "Peace in Any Circumstance"
Special Feature: The Beauty of Panola Gardens; Music by Sophie Timm & Hannah Pullis
Reservations/cancellations necessary by Tues. before luncheon. Contact Carrie at 651-257-4741 or Mary 715-554-2330.
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.