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A Note From Pastor Linda    
May the LORD reward you for your kindness. ~Ruth 1.8
Dear Church Family,
Thank you for the tremendous response in time, talent and treasure. Thank you for offering up our mission post, our church home, transformed into a MobilePack site. Thank you for the many prayers that surrounded our entire event. Did you know that every single bag of food was prayed over before it left the building? EVERY SINGLE BAG!! And it will be prayed for again when it leaves the Distribution Center. And so begins the journey of feeding people around the world, truly turning HUNGER into HOPE with your two hands. (See the results below!)
About FMSC and our MobilePack partnership, did you know:
  • FMSC consistently receives the highest awards for accountability and transparency, with more than 90% of total donations dedicated directly toward feeding kids in need.
  • MannaPack Rice is FMSC's original food formula and is an excellent source of protein, carbohydrates and key nutrients, culturally acceptable worldwide for anyone over the age of one. FMSC produces two other MannaPack meal formulas to address specialized needs.
  • FMSC does not have its own staff distributing food around the world (over 70 countries!). They donate meals to an exceptional, trusted network of missions and humanitarian organizations. OVER 95% of all FMSC food makes it to the stomachs of hungry kids- by planes, trains, trucks, boats, bicycles, donkey and more. AMAZING!! Prayer works!!
  • Volunteers (like YOU!) pack all the meals and donations pay for them. FMSC does not receive free ingredients or government aid.
  •  Food assistance is a vital component in the process of transitioning individuals, families and communities out of chronic hunger and poverty, and into self-sufficiency.
My friends, YOU made a difference. Save the date for 2020: April 16-18!!
Be The Church!
 ~Pastor Linda      

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Gary, friend of Kuehn family; Sophie, grandmother of Kuehn family; Barb Lund, friend of Dreyer family; John Jensen, friend of Dreyer family; Rich Hanson; Art Oster, Father of Dave Oster; Deb, daughter-in-law of Gary & Evalene Lee; Diana Lindquist, friend of Judy Merrell; nephew of Mary Gookins; Holly, friend of Livermore Family; Gail McCullough, friend of Grimes Family; Bill Grimes, father of Ryan Grimes; Megan Olrich Sullivan, family friend of Christensen family; 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; Beryl, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Terry Longville, friend of Sharon Sill

Healing, Recovering or Facing Other Issues
 Joan, sister of Jon Nordstrom; Jason, nephew of Jon Nordstrom; Gayle Hanson; Jim Raddatz, friend of Thompson Family; Juniper, granddaughter of Laura and Buck Carlson; Zuniga Family; Marilyn Wallin; Hank Reedy; Art Amann, friend of the Bergan family; Don Moody, brother of Ruth and Marlin Lackas; Laurie Kunze, niece of Roger and Cindy Kunze; Mike, father-in-law of Nick Bredahl; Doug Sill; Marlys & Jerry Berg, sister and brother-in-law of Dave Oster; Leona Lucker, great aunt of James Henriott; Harry Eckert; Margot LeBoeuf, neighbor of Mary Thompson; Larry, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; Stephanie Lackas, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Nathan Acker; 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
Larry Trudeau, brother of Michelle Spanjers; Leo, uncle of Kathy Okeson

Comfort in Grief
For the friends and family of Ruth Ann Baumgarter, aunt of Dave Oster



Enrollment for Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center


Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center is opening Fall of 2019 and will be the second Forest Lake location to partner with Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC). The newly expanded programming will include flexible schedule options for INFANTS starting at 6 weeks and TODDLERS, starting at 16 months old. It will build on the strong, 30+ year history of Sunshine Preschool, by adding extended/wrap-around care, full-time schedule options and accreditation/ quality ratings. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! Learn more and register here:

Senior Adult Ministry's Monthly Lunch Out
Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 AM

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) will be meeting on Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 AM at The Grumpy Minnow in Center City, Minnesota for their monthly lunch out.

Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, May 4
8 AM - 12 PM

Bring your gardening tools, brooms and rakes- or just bring YOU! This is a great opportunity for families to serve together while caring for our church Home and property! Also, if you have tarps that you don't mind getting torn, we'd appreciate you bringing them. Coffee and treats will be available.Sponsored by the GET and the Facilities group. Takes place rain or shine!

Women's Day Scones
Order by May 5
Pick-Up on May 12 or 13

Hosanna's Youth are baking up some delicious treats for all the women in your lives, to honor and recognize their importance in the many roles they play.

Flavors: Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Chocolate Chip

Cost: Half Dozen (6) - $15
Baker's Dozen (13) $25

Jesus at the Movies
for Junior & Senior High
Every Tuesday in May

Meet Pastor Jen at the White Bear Theater! Watch a film, stay after for a conversation about its impact on your life and life of faith. Weekly films and times TBD. Ticket price is included, food and snacks are not.

Sarah Circle Women's Bible Study
Wednesday, May 8

Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's Bible study on Wednesday, May 8 at 10 AM in the Garden Chapel.

Summer Stretch
Registration is now OPEN!
Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon!

Service & Fun
for 6th Grade - 12th Grade

Summer Stretch Sessions - $100 (June OR July) $175 All Sessions....
After June 2nd: $125; All Sessions $250.

REGISTRATION CLOSES June 2 for Session 1, CLOSES June 23 for Session 2!

See our website under "Connect" and "Summer Camps & Programs" for more information

Senior Sunday
Sunday, May 19
9 & 10:30 AM Worship

All family and friends of graduates will be invited to lay hands upon these young adults. Please fill out a Graduate Recognition form on our website. Contact Pastor Jen with questions

The Annual Big Sing & Ring
Worship Festival
Sunday, May 19
9 & 10:30 AM Worship

Thy Word - In Music!

Come and enjoy a worship full of music featuring the Hosanna Choir and the Hosanna Bell Choir.

The Summer Worship Series:
Rescuing Revelation: 
The FINAL Word
Beginning June 2

The book of Revelation can be incredibly confusing and even frightening to read, but it wasn't meant to be either.  In fact, behind the alarming imagery of Revelation lies a world of beauty, as we see the love of Christ forever triumph over the darkness we encounter all too often in our world.

Join us this Summer in the Great Outdoors worship space at Hosanna!  June-July -August at
9:30 am.

The Blessing of the Bikes and Community Potluck
Sunday, June 2 at Worship at 9:30 AM

Bring your bikes, trikes, skateboards, longboards and anything recreational on wheels to church on Sunday, June 2. We will bless the bikes during worship and rope off a section of the parking lot for some riding time after worship, rain or shine! Bring a potluck item to share and Hosanna will be providing hotdogs on the grill for a family picnic!

Hosanna's Week at St. Andrew's Family Shelter
June 9 - 15

Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter the week of June 9-15 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts.

Sign-Up Here

Xtreme Summer Stretch
Registration is now OPEN!
Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon!

Xtreme Summer Stretch: An intensive, week long, Monday to Thursday time, filled with a mission focus on Food and Hunger. In addition Youth can still join in at the end of the summer for Valley Fair Day!
Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (7:00 am drop off time available)

$150 EARLY BIRD....
After June 2nd: $175

Vacation Bible School
July 22-25
Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon!

1. Register by June 1st to receive a t-shirt.

2. Registration CLOSES July 8 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability 

3. Extended Day Registration Closes July 1 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability

Elementary VBS for Completed Grades K-4 9:00-11:30 am

Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities

Extended Day option available, 11:30 AM- 5:00 PM. Additional Cost: $45 per child - Save $5 per additional children (Family Max. $150)

We are excited to bring you a fun-filled week with God - through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! We will also be looking for volunteers to help guide our kids through each station. Stay tuned for ways in which you can help. 

Preschool Half Day VBS   

Ages 4 & 5, must be potty trained

Date: July 22-25

Time: 9:00 to 11:30 am

Cost: $45, includes t-shirt- Snacks- Activities*

Join us for a half day, led by Hosanna Lutheran Church Volunteers and our God Squad (Jr. Leadership kids). Your child will get to experience a taste of day camp through music, games, snack, Bible story telling and more! Space is limited. Enrollment is limited to 40 children, so register early. Children must be potty trained.

Youth Service Immersion Weekend
July 26-28, 2019
Registration Closes June 2!

NEW! Service Immersion - Weekend Camp in the Twin Cities. If you loved serving our local communities during our general session, this is an opportunity to spend a longer amount of time connecting and serving over a weekend.Service Immersions of various lengths are a way for groups to experience the many issues contributing to poverty. Also to serve organizations that serve those affected, and to take what they learn and address the issues in their own communities. MUST HAVE COMPLETED 6th Grade to participate. To learn more about the housing, meals and experience, visit Urban Immersions Webpage: https://uisr-mn.squarespace.com/retreats-2/
Service Immersion Weekend: Friday July 26 - Sunday July 28. Cost: $250

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Pastor

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

Locate Our Council Minutes and Information Here