June 11, 2019
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.
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Office Hours - Call First!
A Note From Pastor Linda
Dear ChURch Family,
Summer staff hours at Hosanna often vary due to vacations, planned ministry trips and more, this summer more than usual. Kelsey Grachek- our Executive Assistant- will be on medical leave beginning Monday, June 17 returning to work on a regular schedule on Monday, July 8. We wrap her in our prayers for healing and health as she recovers. While we are preparing for Kelsey's absence, we cannot cover her typical office hours in full as Pastor Jen is away with trips both local and distant and Pastor Linda is in and out with meetings, studies and pastoral care. So here is the scoop:
- Building Hours will continue to be 9am-4pm
- Office Hours will be varied during Kelsey's absence. If you need access to the office, or someone in the office, please call or text Pastor Linda (651.334.0116).
To contact staff directly- Hosanna numbers:
- Pastor Linda Friesen 651.272.5694
- Pastor Jen Collins 651.272.5693
- Roxanne Anderson- Finance 651.464.0796
- Rob Anderson- Worship & Music 651.466.0359
See you in chURch!!
At Hosanna, a person remains on the prayer chain for two weeks. However, in cases of long-term illness, hospice, or by request, the members of the prayer chain will pray for a person and/or situation in need, as long as requested.
Keep an eye out for our new "Prayer Page" on our website for online prayer requests!
Would you like to be part of our Prayer Team? This team commits to actively pray for those on Hosanna's Prayer List - both public and private lists. Contact Kelsey Grachek at email@example.com to join.
Comfort in Cancer Journey
Al Radtke, brother of Sharon Kari
Healing, Recovering, or Facing Other Issues
Harry Eckert; Curt Monson; Velma Erickson, aunt of Kathy Okeson
Comfort in Grief
The family and friends of Edith Okeson, aunt of Dave Okeson
Did you know it takes MANY hands to mow our grass and take care of our gardens? Thanks to the Green Earth Team (GET) and Lawn Mowing Team. You make a difference!
Enrollment for Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center
SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY!
Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center is opening Fall of 2019 and will be the second Forest Lake location to partner with Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC). The newly expanded programming will include flexible schedule options for INFANTS starting at 6 weeks and TODDLERS, starting at 16 months old. It will build on the strong, 30+ year history of Sunshine Preschool, by adding extended/wrap-around care, full-time schedule options and accreditation/ quality ratings. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun!
Learn more and register here:
Summer Bible Study on Revelation
Wednesdays starting June 12 at 1:30 PM or 6:30 PM
What does it all mean? Is the end near? Are we doomed? Will I be "left behind"? Is there any hope? Join Pastor Linda for a conversation about this often misunderstood book of the Bible.
Rootbeer For Dads (and everyone else too!)
Sunday, June 16
In celebration of all of the great men in our lives, we will be serving rootbeer floats on Sunday, June 16 after worship at 9:30 AM.
ELCA Day at Valleyfair!
Monday, June 17
It's that time of year again for the ELCA Day at Valleyfair! Enjoy a discount on admission and parking ($29 tickets and $11.88 for parking)! Groups of any size and age are welcome. Let Pastor Jen know by June 14 if you would like to be included!
Weathering Life's Losses Adult Grief Group
Six Thursday evenings
June 20 - August 1 (omitting July 4)
6:00 - 7:15 p.m
Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN
A grief support group, where participants learn about grief, have an opportunity to
share their story, as well as hear and support others who have experienced a
loss. Free, no registration required.
Registration for July Session is now OPEN!
Service & Fun
for 6th Grade - 12th Grade
Summer Stretch Sessions -
REGISTRATION CLOSES June 23 for Session 2!
See our website under "Connect" and "Summer Camps & Programs" for more information
Student Leadership Camp
Time: 9:00-1:00 pm, sack lunch except on Thursday when provided!
Leadership Campers will be known as "God Squad" during the VBS week. You will get to spend the morning session leading our Elementary Groups in Music, Games, Snack and assisting with the Bible Dive. In the afternoon if you choose to stay for the extended day, you will be "earning Hosanna bucks" to be put towards a future trip or event at Hosanna as a way to gain
leadership experience for future opportunities. You ARE a
leader and WILL ROCK THIS in JESUS' NAME!
Green Earth Team
Fundraiser at Lebens
Now through June 30
The Green Earth Team would like to encourage Hosanna members and friends to continue to shop at Lebens Garden center through the end of June.
At checkout, please mention "Hosanna " and we will receive a percentage of your purchases. The profits generated will be used by the GET to help benefit the Great Outdoors worship area.
Thanks for your continued support!
Vacation Bible School
Registration CLOSES July 8 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability
Extended Day Registration Closes July 1 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability
Elementary VBS for Completed Grades K-4 9:00-11:30 am
Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities
Extended Day option available, 11:30 AM- 5:00 PM. Additional Cost: $45 per child - Save $5 per additional children (Family Max. $150)
We are excited to bring you a fun-filled week with God - through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! We will also be looking for volunteers to help guide our kids through each station. Stay tuned for ways in which you can help.
Preschool Half Day VBS
Ages 4 & 5, must be potty trained
Date: July 22-25
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 am
Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities*
Join us for a half day, led by Hosanna Lutheran Church Volunteers and our God Squad (Jr. Leadership kids). Your child will get to experience a taste of day
through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! Space is limited. Enrollment is limited to 40 children, so register early. Children must be potty trained.
Date: February 1-8, 2020
Deposit of $100 Due by July 1 to secure your spot!
Interested in meeting and serving our Neighbors in Jamaica?
Get involved with Hosanna coming this Winter, 2020. A Mission Jamaica trip combines a service project, with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse yourself in another culture for a week. Over 30 years of accompanying our Jamaican neighbors, has led to over 35 Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America congregations and several colleges from Minnesota as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina and Illinois in partnership with St. Andrew's in Mahtomedi, MN to get involved to make a difference for this community.
Come and see...get connected with your global neighbors! Mission Jamaica has provided a way for folk to love and serve our neighbors just as Jesus taught. Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30-31
This is an unforgettable opportunity for any age. Registration is open now, space is limited so SIGN UP TODAY! Travel as a family, individual, couple, or small group. This LIVE. LOVE. SERVE opportunity is a perfect way to live into Hosanna's mission! More details will be made available on our website.
Talk to Pastor Jen Collins or Kathleen Damon if you have questions or would like to learn more.
Hosanna will be having monthly Community
again this summer on the first Sunday of each month (June - September)! Bring a
item to share and Hosanna will be providing hot dogs on the grill for a family picnic!
On the second Sunday of each month during the summer months, come for worship at 9:30 AM and stay for free ice cream sundaes!
Blessing of the Life Jackets
Sunday, July 21
Join us on July 21 at our 9:30 AM worship service. Bring your life jackets, paddles and all things "water" for us to bless for some safe summer fun!
Linda Friesen, Pastor
Jen Collins, Pastor
Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist
Locate Our Council Minutes and Information Here