Hosanna E-Update

January 19, 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

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord."
~Colossians 3.23
Dear Friends:

It's here again- Super Bowl 50.....oops, I mean Soup-er Bowl 2!
This past weekend I spent part of my days watching the NFL playoffs. I don't usually spend much time watching football in the year, but when the playoffs take place, I will watch the games. The competition and rivalries are fierce. The fans are fanatical! Luck sometimes plays a role in the outcome. But usually a team wins because of their focus, commitment and strength on the field of play.
The same can be said for our walk of faith. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul frequently used athletic competition as a metaphor for the challenges of a Christian life. We too are called to live a life of focus and commitment and strength. How's your game going?
At Hosanna we are preparing for the 2nd Annual Soup-er Bowl Party. This is a time for our community to come together, to open our doors and invite neighbors, family and friends and have some fun while raising money to support our Worship and Music ministry and Feed My Starving Children- both worthy causes!
Your admission ticket buys Food and Fun and Fellowship: Inflatables, BINGO, a Photo Booth and MORE!! Once again there will be a Silent Auction plus the ever-popular Mega Raffle ...this year featuring 3 prizes: Toshiba 55" LED TV, Sharp 50" HD TV, and a Fitbit Charge HR! Pre-sale admission tickets and Mega Raffle tickets are available NOW! You are not going to want to miss this!!
I tried to remember last year's Super Bowl XLIX winner. I couldn't even remember the teams who played! But I do remember who the BIG winner of the Mega Raffle big screen TV was last year at the Soup-er Bowl. Do you???
See you in church~   Pastor Linda  

  • Pre-sale Admission Tickets: $5 per person or $20 Family Max
  • At the Door: $6 per person or $25 Family Max
  • Each ticket includes 1 meal (hot dogs, fries, nachos, chicken noodle soup, chili, beverages & dessert)
  • Mega-Raffle Tickets: $10 or 12 for $100 (only 600 tickets will be sold thru Jan.31.....with better odds than the Powerball lottery)
  • All tickets can be purchased at Hosanna
This Sunday
  • Epiphany worship series continues with I AM the Good Shepherd
  • Council Roundtable - Budget Review at 10am in Conference Room
Join Us Wednesday Nights at Hosanna

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 in the Welcome Center.

Wednesday Night Schedule
5:00-6:00 pm    Meal & Fellowship
6:00-6:30 pm    Good News at 6 Worship                                                  The Gospel in 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  
Come and join us and invite a friend or neighbor  


Wednesday Night Menus 
All meals include dessert and beverage.

Jan. 20
Sub sandwiches (ham, turkey, cheese), salad bar, potato chips
Jan. 27
Spaghetti & meatballs, bread sticks, salad bar

Feb. 3
Grilled chicken & cheese quesadillas with fixings, corn, salad bar

NOTE: if your child does not care for tonight's entree,
you can request a jelly sandwich.
Soup-er Bowl 2016 
Fun Family Event
Food - Games - Bouncy House 
Silent Auction - Mega Raffle 
and MORE 
Friday, Feb.5th
Discounted Admission Tickets ON SALE now!
$5 now
($20 family max.)           
$6 at the door
($25 family max.)
Purchase yours on Sunday mornings
or Wednesday nights at connect360.

Mega Raffle Tickets on sale now, too.
Limited quantity being sold - $10 each or 12 for $100
Get yours NOW and don't miss out
on your chance to win one of two
giant TVs or a Fitbit

We are looking for donations of items & services
for the Silent Auction. If you have something to donate or would like to help in another way at this event,
sign up on a Yellow Page o r contact Rachel Kaup
at   651-433-2857  or  hakrkaup@gmail.com  

Countdown to Hosanna's FMSC MobilePack
on April 1 & 2, 2016 = 72 Days!!
God has blessed Hosanna richly. You can  help reflect that love by supporting this mission to enrich the lives of so many   children by providing needed nutrition in order for them to thrive. Hosanna, together with our already partnered churches and businesses, need to raise $38,000  to cover costs of the MobilePack.

Do you know a local BUSINESS that might be interested in donating? Each donating business will be featured on our
WALL OF FAME as a corporate sponsor.
  • Gold level sponsor: $2501 and above
  • Silver level sponsor: $1001-$2500
  • Bronze level sponsor: $501-1000
  • Partnered business: up to $500
Contact Pastor Linda with potential sponsors.

Are YOU ready to donate?  
Here are some incentives for considering your donation:
  • $200 donation - get a stainless steel travel mug with NEW Hosanna logo
  • $1000 donation - get a sweatshirt OR denim shirt with NEW Hosanna logo
Tell your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. about this MobilePack and ask them to sign up for one or more of the time slots or even organize a team to sign up.   Hundreds of volunteers will be needed on April 1 & 2 to help pack 150,000 meals - plus volunteers are also needed behind the scenes helping with registration, organization, welcoming, clean up and more!  Volunteer opportunities will open soon. 
Potluck & Annual Meeting  
of Hosanna Lutheran Church
Sunday, January 31, 2016 in the Garden Chapel
Potluck will begin immediately following the 10:30am service followed by the Annual Meeting.
Review of proposed 216 Budget will take place on
Sunday, January 24 at 10am in the Conference Room.
If you are leader of a ministry group at Hosanna and have not yet submitted a report of your group's activities in 2015 for inclusion in the Annual Report, please submit it to Jackie Verdick as soon a possible at  jverdick@hosannaforestlake.net
Questions? Contact Jackie via the above email address or call the church office at 651-464-5502
Art Sale 
2 Sundays - February 14 and 21 
8:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Hosanna Lutheran Church 
9300 Scandia Trail North (Hwy 97) 
Forest Lake, MN 55025 
Join us for an outstanding Art Sale featuring local artists
who will be offering framed art, matted art,
greeting cards, photography and more for sale.
Donated art will also be sold by Silent Auction.
Proceeds from all sales will go to Feed My Starving Children

Local artist Barbara Johansen
will host a live art demonstration.

Mid-week Lent Worship with Holden Evening Prayer begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10.
We focus our attention on Jesus' story of the Prodigal Son.  
         12:00 noon   Worship followed by lunch 
           6:00 pm       Worship preceded by dinner (5-6pm) 
                                Education for ALL ages follows worship  

Christopher's Crusade Fundraiser
Christopher, son of Melissa & Ryan Schlemmer from our Hosanna family is an amazing little boy with PMM2 Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation. Nearly every body system is affected by this genetic condition. Christopher attends weekly therapy sessions of physical, occupational, and speech therapy as repetition is extremely important for him to strengthen his weak muscles and learn how to do many things. He is heading to California in April for intensive therapy; 4 hours of therapy per day for 4 weeks straight. The costs of this trip are enormous as insurance does not cover all of the therapy and mounting travel costs. Christopher will also be bringing Super Hero Capes to other little heroes at the therapy center! Christopher's fundraising site is below. Please share and give if you feel compelled! Our family is extremely grateful for all of your constant love and support.
For each donation we will make another cape
to give to a child in your honor.

Prayer Requests
Praise & Thanksgiving 
Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey 
Brandi; Steve; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie

Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues 
Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie (Ross) Ohman; Stacia & Stephanie, daughters of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Marlin Lackas; Beulah Smestad, mother of Sharon (Doug) Sill; Fran, Deb (Chuck) DeVore's sister-in-law; Lynda Olson; Carrin Mahmood; Deb Krinke & family; Alex-Jen Bergan's friend's in-law; Mary (Jeff) Peterson's sister Betty & husband Steve; Doug & Sharon Sill's daughter Chandra & son-in-law Subash and his family in Nepal; Mark Okeson, brother of Dave (Kathy) Okeson; 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 
Doug & Shelly Rensink upon the death of Doug's mother

Keep Safe From Harm and Military
Mission Jamaica team; 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
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

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 these upcoming Milestones sessions
for your family.
First Communion
(all ages) 
Sunday, Feb 28 at 11:30am
participants will be invited to partake in their first communion during one of the Last Supper Reenactments during Holy Week

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Tough Questions
(5 & 6th grades) 
Learning Opportunity
Sunday April 17 - 11:45am
Worship Celebration
Sunday April 24

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High School Senior
Graduation Milestone

 (12th grade) 
Sunday , May 22
Do you have a student who will be graduating from high school this year?  We have a gift from your Hosanna family to be presented on Sunday, May 22
at either worship service.  
Let us know by April 3rd
that you have a graduating senior so that we can get
some information from you  
and ready their gift.

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

Register on a Yellow Page and place in the offering basket OR online by clicking HERE

Interested in joining
a book club?

It's simple! Read the book.
Then come and discuss.
Sign up on the Welcome Center bulletin board or call the church office.
We will meet monthly on
the 4th Tuesday to discuss starting Jan. 26. 
January's book 
The Time Keeper
 by Mitch Albom
What is the value and meaning of time?  Discussion Guides available on the bulletin board in upper commons and at Welcome Desk.

Adult Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings
9:30-11:00 am
in Hosanna's Library Commons
Currently studying the book of Hebrews

Facilitator: Deb DeVore 
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Hosanna Lutheran Church
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Couples Retreat
Seasons of Marriage 
February 19-20, 2016

Spring, summer, winter, fall. Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another - perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. Each season holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges.
This retreat will focus on helping  you and your partner identify which season your marriage is in, and show you how to enhance your marriage in all four seasons.

Register on a Yellow Page and place in offering basket or click HERE to register online.  Deadline to register is February 7th. 

eeds Weekend
at Camp Wapo
July 8-10, 2016
completed grades 2-3
Cost: $150
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16
Youth Camp at Wapo
July 10-15, 2016
completed grades 4-7
Cost: $410
$100 deposit due by 3/15/16

Higher Ground Youth Camp at Luther Dell
August 7-12, 2016
completed grades 8-12
Cost: $410
$100 deposit due by 34/15/16

NEW This Year
Family Camp Weekend
at Wapo
August 5-7, 2016
ALL ages
Cost: varies per family
($250 max.)
$75 deposit due by 3/15/16

Register online at www.campwapo.org

Contact Pastor Jen Collins with questions or concerns.

Camp scholarships
available upon request.