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The Clock Is Ticking

A Note From Pastor Linda

"So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." - Psalm 90:12
Dear Friends in Christ,
Can you believe that we turn the calendar to August today? Where has the summer gone? At Hosanna we are busy planning for the Fall and the 2017-18 program year. Registration OPENS today for connect360- our Wednesday evening Faith Formation - click here to register. There are so many opportunities to participate and volunteer-be sure to stay connected with us!
Time- it seems the older you get, the faster time goes. When I was in elementary school, time seemed to crawl at a snail's pace. Now, not only do years go by quickly, but so do entire decades! I remember my grandparents telling me this and I never understood it as a child, but now I do. I read an interesting feed about what "time" it is in your life, depending on your age that got me thinking about what "time" it was in my life. They shared, if you are
  • 15, the time is 10:25 A.M.
  • 20, the time is 11:34 A.M.
  • 25, the time is 12:42 P.M.
  • 30, the time is 1:51 P.M.
  • 35, the time is 3:00 P.M.
  • 40, the time is 4:08 P.M.
  • 45, the time is 5:15 P.M.
  • 50, the time is 6:25 P.M.
  • 55, the time is 7:34 P.M.
  • 60, the time is 8:42 P.M.
  • 65, the time is 9:51 P.M.
  • 70, the time is 11:00 P.M.
I don't know where that puts you, but for me it's a little after 8 P.M. - and that REALLY got me thinking... because I usually go to bed around 10:00 P.M.! Seriously, time is passing by so quickly. Let's take the counsel of Scripture: "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
What "time" is it for you, and what would you like to do before "midnight"?

Good Night! (I Mean WAKE UP!) 

 ~Pastor Linda

PS- Coming in November 2017:   3rd Chapter of LIFE Retreat- finding a NEW way
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. ~John 10.10
Perhaps you've finished building your career... Maybe you've recently retired or just beginning to think about it... Or the children you've raised have left or are beginning to leave the nest. Each of these scenarios, and many more, represents a transitional and potentially transformational period in life, the turning of a page, the beginning of a NEW chapter in life- the 3rd Chapter. It is a time that you might find yourself asking, "What's next?". This period offers both opportunity and challenges. It is a time to renew and refocus. What does this time mean in God's time?

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Healing in Cancer Journey
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; For the family and friends of Lynn, sister of Kim Corbett, who passed away this past wednesday; For the friends and family of Dawn Soltis, friend and colleague of Dave and Laura Livermore

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!

Food Services Coordinator

Susan Wojciechowski has resigned from her Kitchen Coordinator position as she has accepted a full-time opportunity.  We wish her well!!  She will continue to volunteer in the kitchen.
NOTE:  A job description is available in the office, online here or by emailing Kelsey.

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 

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) Lunch at The Swedish Village Restaurant
August 3, 2017

SAM will be meeting for lunch on Thursday August 3rd at 11:30am at The Swedish Village Restaurant (Ole and Lena's) at Center City (280 Andrews Ave., Center City MN.  Phone: 651-257-6665).  We hope you can join us for another fun filled SAM lunch on the first Thursday of August.  Please let Lynda Olson know if you will be able to attend at lyndaolson@msn.com. Ole and Lena's is a very reasonably priced restaurant and they are supposed to have the best lingonberry malts in Minnesota!!

Back-To-School Event
August 9, 2017

Forest Lake Area Schools, in partnership with the Forest Lake Police Department, First Resource Bank, Walmart, Faith Lutheran Church, Rangers Supporting Rangers and other community organizations, will be distributing backpacks and school supplies to Forest Lake Area School District families on: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 4:30pm - 7pm at the Central Learning Center (CLC) at 200 SW 4th St. Forest Lake. Backpacks and supplies will be available while supplies last. If demand exceeds supply, we will make every effort to follow up with families to make sure that they get the school supplies needed before the first day of school which will be on August 21st. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Joy Mouch at651-982-8155 or jmouch@flaschools.org.

Befrienders Meeting
August 10, 2017

There will be a Befrienders meeting on Thursday, August 10 at 7pm at Hosanna in the Conference Room. If you are interested in joining this group or have any questions, please contact Lynda Olson at 651-982-0856 or at lyndaolson@msn.com.

Sundae Sunday!
August 13, 2017

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM! Join us on the second Sunday of each month in the summer for Ice Cream Sundaes! Following worship stay for fun, conversation and ice cream sundaes! Contact Kelsey at office@hosannaforestlake.net with questions.

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, look for the sign up sheets at the Hospitality Table or call Kelsey Hane

Green Earth Team Plant Sale and Fundraiser

A huge THANK YOU from Hosanna's GET for again supporting our annual plant sale and the community fundraiser through Forest Lake Floral.  Because of you, we filled 31 plant sale orders, and recorded 17 transactions at the Floral & Garden Center.  Between the two events, the GET was able to net over $830 in proceeds, which will be used to promote the efforts of Hosanna to be a Green congregation and community.  Thank you again for your generous support. We will continue in our quest to be Good Stewards of God's Creation!  

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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