November 6, 2018
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.
9:00 AM &
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See you in CHURCH! See you at THE TABLE.
A Note From Pastor Linda
"Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts worship together; sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God."
Rumor has it the CHURCH is DYING. To this I say BAH HUMBUG! Bah Humbug! is an exclamation that conveys curmudgeonly displeasure. I believe that the CHURCH is in the midst of a transition, a shift, a change... maybe even a TRANSFORMATION! (And this is GOOD NEWS because Jesus is in the business of transformation one heart at a time!)
For the next few weeks we will be considering what it means to be Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake as we ask the question: Why Church? and Why Hosanna? We will be drawn into the stories of people who call Hosanna home, people who call Hosanna family. Each week we will be drawn deeper into Hosanna's story and our story as the People of God called, gathered and sent to be a people living, loving and serving as Jesus did- so that all may know Him. Each week we will be challenged to consider what this means for our shared life.
What's your Hosanna story? Why are you part of the family?
COME to the TABLE- BE CHURCH- TELL the STORY!
(NOTE: Photos are from our ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY Celebration)
Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Megan Olrich Sullivan, family friends of Christenson family; Cindy, mother of Char Houle; Jackie, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Bob Murphy, friend of Mary Gookins; Jeremy; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Deb Krinke; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; 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
Marlys & Jerry Berg, sister and brother-in-law of Dave Okeson; Leona Lucker, great aunt of James Henriott; Harry Eckert; Jeff Johnson, brother of Julie Ohman; Margot LeBoeuf, neighbor of Mary Thompson; Larry, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Joan Davis, grandmother of Mike Collins; Cole Behnken; Lynda Olson; Alex, niece of Dave and Laura Livermore; Dee Eckert; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; Stephanie Lackas, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; The Oster Family;Ashlyn; Juniper, granddaughter of Buck & Laura Carlson; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; 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
Cole Anderson, grandson of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Adam, grandson of James Henriott
Comfort In Hospice
Got Questions? Get Answers.
Fall Sunday Series
Everyone has questions. Young children ask "why?" Teenagers ask "why not?" Adults question "what if?" Do you have questions about God, Jesus, the Bible? Do you have questions about life? Do you have questions for God about life? Every day, more and more people are going to Siri or Alexa or Google to find answers to their questions about and for God. I have a better idea: Come to Hosanna to "get answers."
Registration is now OPEN!
We want YOU to join us for Connect360! Registration is now open on our website! If you haven't joined us for Connect360 Wednesday nights- give it a try!
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Lighthouse Worship
6:45 pm - Life Long Learning (L ³)
Life Long Learning is made up of Faith Formation, Confirmation, Higher Ground and Adult Education.
To receive more information, please contact the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or register on our website
October & November Food Collection Benefiting Rangers Supporting Rangers
NOW - November 18
Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) provides food support to district students and families with a financial need. RSR fills backpacks with food so that kids can have food security over the weekends and during school breaks.
Donate- Bags available Sundays & Wednesday or use your own.
Pick up quick and easy cook/eat items such as:
cereal bars, individual cereals, pop tarts, individual oatmeal, cans of fruit and veggies, cans of soups, individual meal cups-then bring them to Hosanna!
For every pound of food donated, Hosanna's Grace Fund will donate $1 - up to $200 - to Rangers Supporting Rangers!
Wednesday, November 14
Meet at Hosanna at 9am to carpool
Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's bible study on Wednesday, November 14 at 10am at Emily Harley's home in Apple Valley. Everyone should meet at Hosanna at 9am to carpool. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Sarah Circle, contact Kelsey Grachek.
The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Cindy Martinson, will present "Songs of Hope" on November 18, 2018 at Hosanna at 4pm. This concert will benefit Rangers Supporting Rangers. During the concert, a free-will offering will be taken with 100% of the proceeds going toward Rangers Supporting Rangers.
Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 21
Join us for an evening of fellowship and giving THANKS.
- Dinner from 5-6pm
- Worship at 6pm followed by PIE!
- Speaking of PIE- can you provide one to share? Sign up with Kelsey in the office.
Hosanna's Week at
St. Andrew's Family Shelter
Sunday, November 25 -
Saturday, December 1
Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter the week of November 25 - December 1 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts. You can sign-up online here:
(If you have no access to internet, you can contact Kelsey Grachek in the front office). Contact Joslyn Mathison, Kristin Salzman or Pastor Linda with questions.
November Book Club:
Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne
Tuesday, November 27 at 7pm
Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish
boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Contact Pastor Linda to learn more about Book Club.
Advent: 200 Years of Silent Night
Starts Sunday, December 2
200 Years of Silent Night- all is calm, all is bright!
A year after writing the carol, Father Mohr was transferred to the village of Oberndorf in Austria, and it was in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf that Silent Night was first sung on Christmas Eve, 1818. This season we celebrate 200 years of Silent Night. Lord knows that we can use more PEACE and CALM and BRIGHT in our world. Join us for worship
Wednesday Advent Family Faith Formation:
November 28 - December 12
We will be making a wooden nativity scene, each week making a new piece.
Beer & Hymns Sing
Sunday, December 9
Beer & Hymns! a fundraiser benefiting the 2019 Lakes Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Featuring hymns led by Charlie O and friends.
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets include 1 drink ticket (beer, wine, soda)
Purchase your tickets
Community E-Cig Awareness Event
Tuesday, December 11
Linda Friesen, Pastor
Jen Collins, 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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