Hosanna's E-Update

September 23, 2015

Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead??   ~Acts 26:8 
Greetings Family of Faith, Body of Christ! 
Did you KNOW that you are INCREDIBLE? Did you KNOW that God's POWER is ALIVE in you? Did you KNOW that Jesus loves YOU?
The Bible often speaks about POWER, and the New Testament specifically highlights the POWER of the Holy Spirit within us. But how can we measure the power of God is us?
The Apostle Paul writes: "... and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places." Ephesians 1.19-20. This is RESURRECTION POWER in us. Paul assures us that the power within us is the same power that was able to raise a dead person from the grave. Now that's a lot of POWER.
This week- TWO opportunities to consider what this POWER looks like in your life:
  • Join us TONIGHT- Wednesday- at connect360 as we are introduced to Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl- along with their children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Could you be INCREDIBLE?  Are you in the Superhuman Witness Protection Program- or are you living out your INCREDIBLE life in the world?
  • Sunday we explore LOVE Unstoppable. What difference does it make in your life that Jesus lived and died and was raised from the dead? How is your life different on Monday because you gathered with your church family on Sunday?
Incredibly Living and Loving and Serving in Jesus' name!
~  Pastor Linda

Remember to JOIN US for FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES featuring Disney's Pixar Film THE INCREDIBLES at 7pm.  Admission is FREE!!  Popcorn and treats for all!! I nvite your neighbors.  
**Bring a nonperishable food item to share with our friends in need**
  • Milestone Ministry - The Bible (grades 4-6) Celebration & presentation of Bibles during 10:30 worship service.  Lunch & learning opportunity immediately following service
  • GET meeting in Conference Room at 10am
  • Ordination of Jenifer Collins at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi at 5:30 pm

  Hosanna presents
  Friday Night
  at the Movies

Sept. 25th 7:00 pm 
  Garden Chapel  
FREE Admission
for this family-friendly movie. Sign up on the bulletin board at the Welcome Center TODAY 
or  contact the church office  
to help us judge how much
                                                 popcorn to make! 
651-464-5502 or  communication@hosannaforestlake.net

Bring a non-perishable food item  
to share with our friends in need.

  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 According to 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 !
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Tonight our 7th-9th grade confirmation youth  
will be going on a door-to-door Food Drive  
from 6:30-7:30pm to collect non-perishable  
food items for our local food shelves.

Come for Supper 

There's probably no better way to get to know someone than by sitting down and sharing a meal. Join a one-time group or make a commitment to gather 4 times during the coming year for food and fellowship.
Sign ups for one-time groups are available at the Welcome Center or you may contact the church office at 651-464-5502  or  communication@hosannaforestlake.net
Remaining one-time dinner dates are: 
Sept 27  and  October 1, 4, & 5 
  A new "twist" for these one-time meal groups.. - they will be BLIND sign-ups, meaning you will sign up for a specific date but will not know who the hosts are or where the meal will be held. The hosts will contact you prior to the meal to let you know where it will be and how to get there. Supper Sevens are intended provide a way for us to get to know others we may not know very well...or at all.  

You are invited to celebrate the
Ordination of  
Jenifer Collins to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 

THIS Sunday, Sept 27  at  5:30pm
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
(main sanctuary)
900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115  
An offering will be taken-directed by Pastor Jen to be split between ELCA World Hunger and the Dorothy Day Center

Pastor Jen Collins' INSTALLATION
as Associate Pastor at Hosanna Lutheran Church  
will be on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
at BOTH worship services
Join us in welcoming Pastor Jen as our newly called Associate Pastor for Faith Formation 

Prayer Requests

Praise & Thanksgiving 
Arliss Banta-recovering at Birchwood; 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  
Kristi, aunt of Rachel (Aaron) Kaup; Hannah Bergan; 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; Rudy & Nancy, co-workers of Sue (Paul) Girard 
Comfort & Peace as They Near End of Life 
Lynn Acker, sister-in-law of Nick & Andrea Acker; Donna Lee, sister-in-law of Gary & Evalene Lee; Linda Curry, friend of Brian Riebe; Tom, friend of Jackie Verdick 
Grief Compassion
Keep Safe From Harm , Military
Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill

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.

Contact Us

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

LIKE us on 

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 23
French toast, bacon, salad bar

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  
Hosanna Choir

The Hosanna Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 7:45pm in the Great Hall (lower level).  
The choir sings about
2 times each month at both worship services through May. 

We are a NON-audition choir.
You just have to LIKE to SING!
If you've been considering joining the choir, just show up tonight or one of the next Wednesday nights....
right after connect360 as we
Live, Love, Serve....and SING! 
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.

The Bible / Connect Bible
(grades 4-6)
Sept 27
(Registration Deadline TODAY Sep 23) 
- - - 
God's Story in My Life/Spark Story Bible (PreK-3rd grade)
Oct 11
- - -
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
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is celebrating its 150 th Anniversary  
and would love for you to join them at a Hymn Festival with the National Lutheran Choir this Saturday.  For info, click HERE
     WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 26th at 3:00 pm
     WHERE: Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 
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
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.
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.