Hosanna E-Update

June 7, 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
One of the scribes asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 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.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."         ~Mark 12
Greetings Friends!
I share these words from the Bishop of the St. Paul Area Synod- Patricia Lull:
On June 6th the season of Ramadan begins for our Muslim neighbors. From then until July 5th the members of that faith community will fast daily from dawn until sunset, allowing the discipline of this month-long fast to increase their awareness of human dependence on God and the particular needs of those who are poor. During Ramadan, members of the Muslim community break their daily fast with an evening meal called iftar...
Last month at the Synod Assembly we passed a resolution inviting all congregations and members to walk with respect and learn from the Muslim community, to seek ways to learn about the Islamic faith, and to pray for stronger relationships between Christians and Muslims. Making efforts to know and understand our neighbors, looking out for their well being and seeing them as gifted members of the human family is our Lutheran way. During Ramadan, I encourage you to find ways to express that regard for the Muslim community in Minnesota.

This Fall plans are underway to offer a connect360 Adult Education series on: My Neighbor is Muslim - Honoring Our Neighbor's Faith. How might we love our neighbor when their faith differs from ours? We can begin by being aware.
See you in church at Lakeside Park in Downtown Forest Lake *        ~  Pastor Linda 

* In case of inclement weather we return to Hosanna to worship in the Garden Chapel.   Unsure? Check out our Facebook page or website after 8am on Sundays.
S ummer Outdoor Worship at
Lakeside Memorial Park 

2016 Summer Sunday Worship  
9:30 am 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.
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 8:00 am

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Bible Study 8-8:45 am
on Summer Sundays (June-Aug)  
in Hosanna's Conference Room.  
Together we will looker deeper into the stories that  
Jesus told to both conceal and reveal the gospel. 
Come and join in on some engaging conversations  
and bring your Bible if you have one.

Update on Rick Bahnemann
Rick Bahnemann, Director of Facilities & Food Service, was recently injured in a bicycling accident that left him with a broken leg. As he recuperates, he is requesting help in providing him some meals. An onlne portal has been set up to coordinate this effort. If you would like to bring a meal to Rick during his recovery time, CLICK HERE to sign up for a date
or go to TakeThemAMeal.com  (name: Bahnemann   password: 5079)

This Summer - Mark Your Calendars  

Board Game Night 
THIS Wednesday, June 8
Bring your favorite games and have fun! 
Light snacks to be provided


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)  


Wednesday, August 17
(*note date correction)
5:00-8:00 pm   
Sign up as a team
or just show up.
Bring a treat to share
with your table or everyone!

Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET) 
REMINDER: Qualifying  purchases made at Forest Lake Floral through the summer continue to benefit
the Green Earth Team and Hosanna when your mention
"Hosanna" at the time of your purchase. 
Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving  
Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey 
Santa Ferraro, friend of Susy Richie; Tracy, friend of Anne & Rob Myre; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill; Mike Martin, father of Brian Riebe's friend; Brandi; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Rick Bahnemann; Lynda Olson; Melanie Teig-Schwolert; Curt Monson; Jan Hill; Mel (Ekko) Blumer, grandson-in-law of Dale & Barbara Johansen; Marcus, brother of Michelle (John) Trudeau-Spanjers: Laney Hays and family; Stephanie, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Joseph Riebe, son of Brian Riebe; Norman Schaible, family friend of Teresa & Mike Bredahl; Johneta, Ruth (Marlin) Lackas' sister; Lynda Olson; Craig-Dick & Nancy Westcott's nephew; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; 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 
Pastor Jim Barsch, Pastor Amie Barsch (Scott) Odahl & Gretchen (Brian Holbrook) Barsch and their families upon death of Jane Barsch; Cheryl, daughter of Emilie (Harold) Harley upon death of Cheryl's husband; family & friends of founding member Judy Johnson upon Judy's passing

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

Volunteers are needed to provide salads and desserts, to set-up, prep/serve food and for clean up the day of this event. Please sign up on sheets available during Sunday worship or click HERE to provide your name and contact information and how/when you can help.

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.
(Thur & Fri  8am-6pm / Sat 9am-1pm)  
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, now to be held
in the GREAT HAL (lower level),
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 

You may drop off items for the Sale in the
GREAT HALL (lower level) 
Please use Door C (near kitchen) 

Door C will be open
Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm 

You may bring in photos of appliances & large items
for buyers to pick up at your location.  

Tues, June 7  9am-8pm
Wed, June 8  9am-8pm
Thurs, June 9  9am-8pm
Mon, Jun 13   9am-8pm
Tue, Jun 14  9am-8pm
Wed, Jun 15  9am-8pm 
Hosanna Softball
2016 Hosanna Team 

Hosanna is again sponsoring an adult softball team in the FLAAA Sunday night Church League. All games (double-headers) are played on Sundays starting at 6:00pm at Fenway Fields. Come out and support our team and enjoy some fun softball!!
April 24   Against St. Peters - Field 1 RAINED OUT 
May 1     Against Grace - Field 3   2 WINS 
May 8     Against Cornerstone - Field 2  2 LOSSES 
May 15   Against Access - Field 1 1 WIN / 1 LOSS 
May 22   Against Eagle Brook - Field 2  2 LOSSES  
May 29   Against St. Peters - Field 2 
June 12  Against Grace - Field 1 
June 19  Against Cornerstone - Field 3 
June 26  Against Access - Field 2 
July 17    Against Eagle Brook - Field 3 
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

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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!
(completed grades 5-12)

June 15, 22, 29 (session 1) ~~Session 1 FILLED~~

July 13, 20, 27 (session 2)

8am - 5pm

1/2-day of service and
1/2-day of recreation.
Locations to be announced
in registration packet.

Cost ..$100 per session Registration includes Tshirt 

Optional date: Thurs, Aug. 4
Summer Stretch
Twin Cities-wide Celebration
at Valleyfair  8am-7pm
Additional cost for
Valleyfair option:  $25  

Register HERE

Drivers are needed for our June & July dates. If you are able to transport some of our group on any of the dates
listed above, please contact  
Pastor Jen  HERE 
Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Hosanna
L O L 
(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
Youth Camp at Wapo
July 10-15, 2016
completed grades 4-7

Higher Ground 
Youth Camp
at Luther Dell
August 7-12, 2016
completed grades 8-12
Cost: $410

Register online directly
through Camp Wapo.
A registration page
 has been set up
specifically for campers
from Hosanna-Forest Lake
Click below to register.
Contact Pastor Jen Collins
with questions or concerns.

Camp scholarships
available upon request.

Update your kitchen ware
and help support the

2016 Forest Lake

Wed, June 29 
6-9pm in 
Garden Chapel

Come see Pampered Chef's latest products and enjoy demonstrations.

Hosted by Sue Palmer,
 Hosanna Relay For Life Team Leader 
Family Praise Fest 
Sunday, June 26, 2016
12 noon-7:30 pm
First United Methodist
Church - Lindstrom MN 

The community is invited to our Family Praise Fest. Come hear many of the Lakes Area churches' praise bands (including Hosanna's own praise band), enjoy a free barbecue meal at 4:30, and have fun with your family and friends. The kids can enjoy bouncy houses, games, crafts, face-painting, and more!