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9:30 AM
Outside on the lower level of the building

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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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SUMMERTIME FUN in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Boating, fishing, swimming and the SON!


A Note From Pastor Linda    
Jesus' disciples in a boat with Jesus as a terrible storm threatens to capsize their boat: Master! Master! We are going to drown!!
(Matthew 8, Mark 4, Luke 8)
Dear Witnesses (and YES - you are all witnesses!),
This week we officially enter the Season of Summer. The Summer Solstice happens on June 21- it occurs when the sun reaches its highest and most northern point in the sky. In the Northern Hemisphere (that's us in MN!)- this marks the day with the most hours of sunlight in the entire year! So... what are you going to do with your extra time of daylight?
Summer is here, and that means it is time to break out the flip flops and sunscreen and head to the LAKE (or pool!). Summer in MN is filled with water and water-sports activities.
On Sunday, during KIDTALK, we will take a moment to BLESS all things water- from pontoon boats to canoes, racing boats and fishing boats, life jackets and paddles- whatever it is that means summertime water-fun for you! We will acknowledge that GOD IS PRESENT in all things- everywhere we go!! Bring something to worship that symbolizes your water-fun and receive a blessing of safety. Here are a few ideas: water or beach toys, life jackets, a paddle, a boat(!), sunglasses, sunscreen, a picnic basket. You bring it and we will bless it!
Bring a friend! Your personal invitation is the BEST way to GROW God's kingdom!!

  Be the CHURCH - invite a neighbor to join you!       
 ~Pastor Linda        

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Darrell, friend of the Ohman family; Rafa, friend of the Ohman family; Bev, aunt of Laura Livermore; Nan, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Darrell, friend of the Ohman Family; Kafa, friend of the Ohman Family; Jeremy; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; Shelley, friend of Linda Knyphausen; Beau Anderson, friend of Sill family; Tonya, friend and coworker of Vicki Croce; Beryl, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill; Bob Rupar

Healing, Recovering or Facing Other Health Issues
The Oster Family; Ann Hanson; Ashlyn; Juniper, granddaughter of Buck & Laura Carlson; Rex Livermore, father of Dave Livermore; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; Christine, friend of Craig Anderson; Lynn Anderson; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; Ron Rebeck; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz; Dick Westcott; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins  

Keep Safe From Harm
Adam, grandson of James Henriott

Summer Worship
Outside- Hosanna Front Lawn
9:30 am 

Worship will be at 9:30 AM on the lawn outside of the Great Hall, so bring your folding chairs and blankets! 

In the case of inclement weather, we will worship indoors. We are very excited to be at home for the summer! Contact Kelsey Grachek with questions.

Summer Bible Study Conversations
At Hosanna in Upstairs Commons
8:30 am every Sunday 

Join us for bible conversations! Our worship is paired with an opportunity to come dig deeper into our weekly text. This will take place  prior to worship, 8:30am. Join in conversations about what God's Word means for our lives. 

Coffee and treats provided.  Contact Pastor Linda with questions. 

Blessing of the Life Jackets & Paddles
Sunday, June 24

The first (official) Sunday of summer! Bring your life jackets, paddles and all things LAKE for us to bless for safe, summer fun!

Opening Celebration of
St. Andrew's Family Shelter!
Sunday, June 24

Join us for the Opening Celebration of the St. Andrew's Family Shelter! Sunday, June 24th at 2pm . C elebrate the accomplishment of this community,  join in a blessing and tour the shelter
St. Genevieve's Catholic Church (Hwy 61 & Frenchman Rd)

    Vacation Bible School- July 23-26

Be a part of....
  • Itty Bitty Nursery VBS (Ages 3) 
  • Preschool VBS (Ages 4&5)
  • VBS day camp w/ Luther Crest Bible Camp
  • "GOD SQUAD"- Grades 5-6*
  • Kitchen Crew - Snacks & Thursday Celebration Picnic
What is God Squad? 
For those in the Student Leadership Track, aka "God Squad" you will spend the  morning session with the Preschool VBS as "God Squad" leaders, in the afternoon we will have some special games, leader prep. and focused God Time with the Camp

Look for the Giving Tags- can't give of your time, support us by providing some of the supplies needed during the week! 

Youth Gathering
June 26-July 2
Our team of 11 Youth and 3 Adults leave on Tuesday, June 26th! 

We will be gone
June 26- July 2
PRAY FOR US! WORSHIP with us via live streaming at 7:30 pm each night, elca.org/youthgathering
Follow the Hosanna instagram or Youth @ Hosanna  Facebook
page for photo updates. 
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Save the Date: Sunday, July 15th - Youth Gathering Worship
Please join us as we share about our transformative journey!

Sundae Sunday!
Sunday, July 8

On Sunday, July 8, we will be having our Sundae Sunday! Come to worship and stay after for some fellowship and free ice cream sundaes! If you are interested in helping with Sundae Sunday, contact Kelsey Grachek.

Youth Gathering Team Sunday
Sunday, July 15

This changes EVERYTHING! Our Youth are back from Texas and will be sharing stories from their trip and leading worship!

Sarah Circle Summer Women's Retreat
Wednesday, July 18
9am - 2pm

Sarah Circle is planning a Women's Retreat at Hosanna on Wednesday, July 18 from 9am to 2pm in the Garden Chapel. This will include bible study, fellowship and lunch. We welcome women of all ages! Please let us know if you plan on attending. Contact Barbara Johansen at 651-433-5592 or bjjohansen@frontier.net for more information and to sign-up.

    Vacation Bible School- July 23-26


Itty Bitty (Ages 3) & Preschool VBS (Ages 4&5)*
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 am
Cost: $40 until June 1st 
*MUST be potty trained

VBS Daycamp w/  Luther Crest Bible Camp
Grades: K-4
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm* 
Cost: $70 until June 1st
*can pick up earlier if needed 

T-shirts guaranteed until JUNE 1st! 

Time: 8:30 to 4:30 pm
Cost: $70 until June 1st

For those in the Student Leadership Track, aka "God Squad" you will spend the  morning session with the Preschool VBS as "God Squad" leaders, in the afternoon we will have some special games, leader prep. and focused God Time. You will be invited in occasionally to join the Camp Counselors is certain activities. 

Summer Book Club on the Lake!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Monday, July 25

We will be discussing the book " Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng, which was named Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and is a New York Times Best Seller!

Little Fires Everywhere begins with a house fire and a question: Who set it, and why? The house belongs to Elena and Bill Richardson, a wealthy white couple who epitomize success in picture-perfect, late-90's Shaker Heights, and their four teenage children, including girl-next-door, Lexie and the troubled prankster, Izzy, who is suspected of arson. "The firemen said there were little fires everywhere," Lexie says. "Multiple points of origin. Possible use of accelerant. Not an accident." Author Ng returns to the past for answers.

We will gather at Curt and Kelly Monson's home on Forest Lake at 8336 North Shore Trail and head out on the pontoon for an evening of conversation and connection. Contact Pastor Linda with questions.

Rangers Supporting Rangers Backpack Collection
All Items Due by Sunday, August 5

We have started the annual collection of backpack and school items for the Rangers Supporting Rangers Backpack Collection. Items can be donated on Sundays in a box near the alter or in the box outside of the church office.

The items we currently need are:

glue sticks

All items are due by Sunday, August 5. Contact Pastor Linda with questions

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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