Hosanna's E-Update

September 30, 2015

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."     
                                                              ~Philippians 4.13

Greetings Family of Faith, Body of Christ! 

OK- here it goes- the honest TRUTH! I am in SURVIVAL MODE! Yes, we have been talking about THRIVE for the last three weeks... but me? I have barely been surviving. My joke- but it is no joke- is that I am simply working one day (even one moment!) at a time. This is not usual for me; I am usually about three steps ahead!
As I speak to many of you, I hear the same struggles, the same sense of being in survival mode from one day to another. The solution? Consider listening to the song THRIVE- let the words wash over you:   ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ71RWJhS_M )
What am I doing different this week to THRIVE? I am going back to the basics. I am starting each day with a time of prayer and meditation- I don't have time for it... but I don't have time not for it. Martin Luther is quoted as saying: "I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer."    I am not spending three hours but I am taking intentional time... and I am finding that this is slowing me down and refocusing me. I am beginning to THRIVE in the midst of surviving. This is good news for this pastor, for this child of God! Peace on the journey...

THRIVE - with JOY and FAITH and LOVE!
~  Pastor Linda 
We conclude our THRIVE worship series with
Anything is Possible

  Wednesday Nights      

Enjoy a meal and fellowship together (no need to cook), worship during the Good News at 6, and take advantage of learning opportunities for the all ages. Register online at our website (under connect360) or pick up a registration form in the forms rack on the wall in the Welcome Center.
Register now!

Wednesday Night Schedule 
5:00-6:00 pm    Meal & Fellowship - nutritious & kid-friendly
                          meals, discount meal packages are available
                          when payment is made in advance
                          See menu on side bar  >>>>>    
6:00-6:30 pm    Good News at 6 Worship
Fall Wednesday Night Worship Series:  
The Gospel in Disney
(it's not just for children)  
We will look at Gospel themes in Disney movies - themes that come from the teachings of Jesus. Whether you are 2 or 102, join us for a look at the Gospel message in a new way, through the images and music of Disney 
6:30-7:30 pm  * Faith Formation (PreK-K, Gr.1-3, Gr.4-6)
                        * Confirmation - (Grades 7-9)
                        * Higher Ground - senior high
                        * Adult Learning: Sept 16-Nov 18 Series:
                           Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University    
          (more information at hosannaforestlake.net/connect360)

Come and join us TONIGHT ! 

Come for Supper 

There's j ust one spot left for a one-time dinner THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, Oct. 4th. Contact the church office (651-464-5502 as soon as possible if you want to be that person!

You may also make a commitment to gather 4 times during the coming year for food and fellowship. Sign ups  are available at the Welcome Center or you may contact the church office at 651-464-5502  or  communication@hosannaforestlake.net 

Supper Sevens are intended to provide a way for us to get to know others we may not know very well...or at all.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) Luncheon
Thursday, Oct. 1 at 11:30am  

1190 County Road J, White Bear Township 
(at entrance to Mueller Family Theater)

Please let Lynda Olson (651-982-0856) know if you are able to attend.  The restaurant would like an idea of how many people to prepare seating for.  As always, if your schedule changes and you are able to attend even if you haven't told Lynda, please do join us!

Click HERE to check out their menu 

Prayer Requests

Praise & Thanksgiving 
Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas-health improvement , guidance for road ahead ; Barbara (Dale) Johansen's sister Sharyn-stroke recovery 
Comfort, Strength & Healing In Cancer Journey
Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Tim (Renee) Svoboda; Laura, daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie; Donna Hunt, mother of Cindy (Roger) Kunze
Healing, Recovery or Facing Other Serious Health Issues  
Doug & Sharon Sill's daughter & son-in-law and his family in Nepal; Kristi, aunt of Rachel (Aaron) Kaup; Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Mark Okeson, brother of Dave (Kathy) Okeson; Jeff (Ann) St. Martin, son-in-law of Jack & Sue Severson; Lynda (Gary) Olson;  Dan, great nephew of Diane & Gary Zak; Cole, grandson of Ruth & Marlon Lackas; Shirley, friend of Dee (Ron) Rebeck; Laney, daughter of Nicole & Andrew Hays; Cooper, great nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty (Glen) Corum; Nancy, co-worker of Sue (Paul) Girard 
Comfort & Peace as They Near End of Life 
Donna Lee, sister-in-law of Gary & Evalene Lee 
Grief Compassion
Pamela (Curry) Riebe & family upon the death of her mother, Linda Curry; family & loved ones of Jackie Verdick's friend Tom upon his death; Nick & Andrea Acker & family upon the death of sister-in-law Lynn Acker 
Keep Safe From Harm , Military
Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill; Tiphany & Alex Dvorak, sister-in-law & niece of Dave & Laura Livermore; Nepal & its people 

Are you interested in being on an ACTION TEAM to keep our partnership with FMSC alive?  Contact Pastor Linda at 651-464-5502 ext.2006 or  

  TRANSITIONS - A FREE workshop for
Parents of Youth Living with Mental Illnesses

Wednesday, November 18th
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Canvas Health
7066 Stillwater Blvd N

Registration is required.  Visit https://TransitionsOakdale11-18.eventbrite.com to register

Join us for a workshop to help parents prepare their teen or young adult for independence by teaching them about resources in education, the workplace, and independent living.

Parents also lean about the new rights young adults gain as they reach adulthood and what to do if their young adult is not yet ready for total independence.

Forest Lake Community Blood Drive 
Monday, Oct 12th  8am-7pm 
St. Peter's Catholic Church Gym 
To schedule an appt call Nancy at 651-233-0854  
and search by zip code 55025 
Invite friends & neighbors to join you. Walk-Ins Welcome 

Contact Us

Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
651-464-9020 fax
Visit us on the web:

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Linda Friesen
Lead Pastor 
651-464-5502 ext. 2006 

Jen Collins 
Associate Pastor  
(beginning mid-October)
Rob Anderson
Worship & Music Director
651-464-5502 ext. 2008 
Rick Bahnemann 
Facilities & Food Service Director 
651-464-5502 ext. 2010 
Jackie Verdick 
Office Coordinator 

Sue Palmer
651-464-5502 ext. 2013 

Custodial Staff 
Reid Eckert 
Nick Kelley 
Nick Girard 

connect360 Menu

All Wednesday night meals
include dessert & beverage

Sept 30
Homemade pizza (pepperoni, sausage, cheese & vegetarian), salad bar

Oct 7
Spaghetti with Italian meatballs, garlic cheese bread, Caesar salad

Adult Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings
9:30-11:00 am
in Hosanna's Library Commons
Currently studying the book of Luke
Facilitators: Deb DeVore
and Dee Rebeck

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  Handbell Choir
Hosanna's Bell Choir rehearses on Monday nights in the Great Hall (lower level).
Anyone new to the choir this year is invited to come at 6:30pm. Returning players will join the rehearsal at 7:15pm
Questions? Contact Mary Gookins, director, at 651-464-4694 or mlgookins@gmail.com  
Milestone Ministry

Milestone Ministries celebrate the partnership between
parents, church and God in raising our children in the faith. They provide a wonderful way for families to connect with
each other and with the church while exploring important aspects of faith.

Consider Hosanna's upcoming Milestone schedule for your family.

God's Story in My Life/Spark Story Bible (PreK-3rd grade)
Oct 11
Registration deadline: Oct 7 
- - -
Confirmation Celebration
(9th graders)
Oct 25
- - -
Prayer/The Lord's Prayer
(grades 1-3)
Jan 10
- - -
First Communion
(all ages)
Feb 28
- - -
Tough Questions
(grades 5-6)
April 17
- - -
Graduation Recognition
(12 graders)
May 22

Information pamphlets available on the forms rack on the wall in the Welcome Center.

Register your child at the Welcome Desk OR submit your registration request on a Yellow Page in the offering basket 
OR contact the church office
to sign up. 
Community Events & Opportunities

TURKEY DINNER at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rush City
1000 South Jay Ave, Rush City MN  - 
Phone: 320-358-4076  
Sunday, Oct 4th  11am-1:30pm    Roast turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, squash, green beans, cranberries, pickles, rolls & butter, home baked pie and beverages 
Tickets:  Age 12-Adult $11 ($10 in advance)  -  Age 5-11 $4  -  Age 4 and under FREE 
Advance tickets available at church office, Rush Printing, and Fabric Fashions & More 
Carry out meals are available, too.
Also Silent Auction that includes a Bake Sale and Dollar Store will be open 8am-2pm 
Kids' Outerwear Fair - Coats, hats, mittens, scarves, boots & blankets (clean & in good condition) are being COLLECTED October 1-21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lindstrom. Cash donations also accepted to purchase new items. DISTRIBUTION will be Thurs & Fri, Oct 22-23 2-7pm and Sat, Oct 24 9am-12noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lindstrom. Questions? Contact Bonnie at  bonnie@trinitylindstrom.org
Forest Lake Community Blood Drive - Monday, Oct. 12th 8am - 7pm
St. Peter's Catholic Church Gym. 
To schedule an appt, call Nancy at 651-233-0854 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and search by zip code 55025. Invite friends & neighbors. Walk-ins Welcome. The need is constant. The gratifications is instant. Give Blood!
THE SHARING SHOP - Seasonal Clothing Event - Oct 16-17 -  Lakes Free Church 
29620 Olinda Tr, Lindstrom  (1 mi south of Hwy 8, just north of Chisago Lakes HS) 651-257-2677 
Used Fall & Winter clothing for men, women & children.  
10 ¢ charge for each clothing item - 25 ¢ for shoes, boots, coats & snow pants 
All are invited to come shop & recycle their clothing.
CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CONNECTION invites women AND MEN to Recognizing God's Handprint (All MEN Invited)  Monday, Oct 19th at 11:30am at Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, 738 Hickory Point Lane, Amery WI 54001 Speaker: Bill Schultz "The Gift of Acceptance"; Special Feature Music: First Choice, Barbershop Quartet, Indianhead Chapter. Reservations/cancellations necessary by Tuesday before luncheon. Contact Carrie at 651-257-4741 or Mary at 715-554-2330. Cost: $10, includes meal & program. Questions: contact Dena at 715-755-2463 
Mission Statement
We are called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving, and serving
as Jesus did so that all may know him.