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A Note From Pastor Linda

An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind. ~Gandhi 
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. ~Jesus from John 13

There is no fear in love... We love because he first loved us. ~1 John 4
Dear Friends in Christ,
Sometimes I have no idea what to write... or what to say... My heart has been heavy these last days with the events of the world, our nation, our state and more. How does one speak into these times? The only thing I can say is LOVE WINS... LOVE ALWAYS WINS. God's LOVE does not always take the sadness away but God's LOVE soothes our broken heart and eases our pain.
On Sunday, August 20 at 12noon at Lakeside Park in Downtown Forest Lake a group has begun planning a gathering to pray for the unrest in our world. Stay connected to us on FACEBOOK to learn more.
We continue our Summer Series on Romans- Got Faith? The Life of Faith. The Power of Grace- continuing in Chapter 12.  Here are the opening words you will hear on Sunday morning in worship:
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Just Know This - I LOVE YOU!  

 ~Pastor Linda

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Healing in Cancer Journey
Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Carrie Steindorf; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; Mike Moeschter, husband of Joyce Carlson; Ellien Connole, aunt of Ryan Grimes; 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
Matt Anagnostou; Barbara Janicke, mother of Gene Janicke; Aubrey Wachholz, for her clavicle to heal; Laurie, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; Sister of Jen Bergan and family during transition; Cindy Lofton, mother of Char Houle; Ron Rebeck; Noah Reedy in his job search; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz, with his Type 1 Diabetes; Continued guidance for Rebecca and Laura; Mike Chester; Shawn Pearson, brother-in-law of Mark Bergan; For those who go above and beyond in the midst of trial; Rex Livermore, Dave Livermore's father; Dick Westcott; Ed Abbott, cousin of Denny and Shirley Wachholz; Sharon Kari; Cooper, great-nephew of Mary Gookins; Sharon, sister of Betty Corum
Compassion in Grief
For the Oster family at the passing of Dave's mom

Keep Safe From Harm
Hayden Oliver, serving in Coast Guard

Bibles and Bagels
Every Sunday at 8am now - August 27

Join us for Bibles & Bagels every Sunday morning from 8am to 9am at Big Apple Bagels in Forest Lake before Worship in the Park. The address is: 508 Lake St S, Forest Lake, MN 55025. In case of inclement weather, we will be meeting at Hosanna in the Conference Room for Bibles and Bagels. We will post the change of location on our website and our Facebook by 7:30am that day. If you have any questions, contact Kelsey Hane. 

Worship at the Park
Every Sunday at 9:30am Now - August 27

We will be having our Annual Worship at the Park at 9:30am each Sunday. Worship will be held at Lakeside Park in downtown Forest Lake. In case of inclement weather we will worship at Hosanna in the Great Hall. We will post the change of location on our website and Facebook by 7:30am that day. If you have any questions, contact Kelsey Hane.  

Flat Luther

Flat Luther is at Hosanna! Have you heard of Flat Stanley? Join the #FlatLuther Summer & Fall Challenge! This is for EVERYONE!! It's easy... pick up your Flat Luther THIS Sunday and then start taking him with you. In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, bring Flat Luther with you on your Summer adventures, to work, in your garden, Back-to-School in the Fall, every where you go!  Be social- share where you've been using the #FlatLuther and #hosannafl .  Or send your pictures to the church office (office@hosannaforestlake.net) and we will post them on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Mission Jamaica Alert!
First Payment Due Now

We have begun planning our 2018 trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Our dates next year will be February 3-10. We will work with kids, build a house and possibly have a medical team. There will be lots to do for everyone! No skills are needed, except a desire to serve the children and people of Jamaica. We will be making the first deposit in mid June. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Kathleen Damon at 651-235-7296 

State Fair Colosseum Project
August 23 - September 4, 2017

Are you interested in helping raise funds with your family for Hosanna WHILE getting free tickets to the State Fair? Please join us some night for Coliseum Clean-up! It's fun for the entire family! Sign up for any date between August 23 and September 4. To sign up, click here, look for the sign up sheets at the Hospitality Table or call Kelsey Hane

Sarah Circle Birthday Party at Birchwood Care Center
August 15, 2017

Hosanna Sarah Circle will be serving the August birthday party at Birchwood Care Center, Forest Lake on Tuesday, August 15th. This party is a celebration  for those residents that have birthdays in August.  If you would like to bring a cake for this event, please let Barbara Johansen at 651-433-5592 or Ann Hanson at 715-294-3161 know. The cakes can be brought to Birchwood before 1:30 or at Hosanna front desk by 1:00. Call either Ann or Barbara if you have any questions.

Youth Night
August 23, 2017

This is a fun evening for anyone in grades 5-12! It will happen on Wednesday, August 23, from 5pm to 7pm! We will have dinner, conversation and partake in a variety of activities! Tentative activities include: tie-dying, Forest Lake 5 Theater, DQ, Drive-In Movie, campfire, etc. Please contact Pastor Jen with any questions

Connect360 and Confirmation Registration

We want YOU to join us for Confirmation and Connect360! To receive more information, please contact Pastor Jen at  jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net as soon as possible. Registration is now open here! Confirmation Orientation will be September 6th from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Payment Due Sunday
September 10, 2017

 Yogadevotion, now in its 13 th year in Forest Lake, will begin a new session on Saturday, September 16 th, 2017, at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake. 
Yogadevotion promotes strength, flexibility and peace in body, mind and spirit through weekly Saturday morning devotional sessions. Carrin Mahmood, certified and experienced Yogadevotional instructor, leads the hour long sessions.Women and men of all ages are invited to participate and enjoy this meditation time, while enjoying the benefits of yoga. No previous experience needed, basic yoga will be taught.
The seven (7) week session will run through Saturday, October 28th. Cost is $56 and classes will be held in the Lakeside Room (upper level) at Hosanna, beginning at 9 am and ending at 10 am. Please enter through the north doors.  Make up sessions are available at various times and locations.
 To register, contact Kathy Okeson, tv69oke@aol.com or 651-206-1676.  Payment is due by Sunday, September 10th; accepted options are: checks (made out to Hosanna, memo -  Yogadevotion); cash or online through Hosanna's website.

Hospitality Team

We are currently looking for people that would be willing and excited to join a Hospitality Team! This would be a fabulous opportunity to get involved monthly with your church and to have something to look forward to with your entire family! If you are interested, please contact Kelsey here.   

Event Planning Team

We are in need of people to help us with events! Kelsey Hane is currently creating a team that can help coordinate weddings, parties and other events that use our church facilities, in hopes of making this a more event-friendly space. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kelsey here. 

Giving Update

Your Hosanna family needs you. There are many ways to give- even if you cannot be at worship:
  • Mail your gift to Hosanna or drop it off at the church office- 9300 Scandia Trail North.
  • Text to give: text Hosanna to 50155
  • Go online through QGIV here
  • Use BILLPAY from your financial institution.
  • Set up direct giving though Hosanna.
  • Contact Roxanne Anderson at finance@hosannaforestlake.net with questions about charitable giving.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued support.

Hosanna Staff

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

Jen Collins, Associate Pastor
651-464-5502 ext. 2023

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
651-464-5502 ext. 2008
Kelsey Hane, Executive Assistant
651-464-5502 ext. 2000
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
651-464-5502 ext. 2013
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

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