August 26, 2015

  I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life
worthy of the calling to which you have been called.....~Ephesians 4:1

Greetings Chosen Ones!
This is what God has done. God has chosen YOU! We have journeyed through the first half of Paul's letter to the Ephesians and been grounded in this sure and certain truth of God's coming to us and for us. The question that remains is: NOW WHAT?
On Sunday we will open the rest of this letter as we hear God's call upon the church- the call of vocation or VOICE. At the same time we will listen for God's call upon a new pastor for Hosanna - a pastor who will focus on Faith Formation and Children, Youth and Family ministry. This is an exciting time for the church as together we will discern God's call and open up this next chapter of possibility and promise.
A reminder of the Special Congregational Meeting following the 9:30am worship to vote to extend a call to Pastor Jen Collins as she comes to us selected by the Call Committee and approved by the Church Council. Pastor Jen will be here to introduce herself at the beginning of the meeting.
Thanks be to God!

See you in Church!
Pastor Linda 

P.S.  Enjoy this YouTube clip from The Voice  CLICK HERE

  • Special Congregational Meeting immediately following 9:30am worship at Lakeside Park. Sole purpose of meeting: voting to call Jen Collins as Hosanna's new Associate Pastor for Faith Formation.
  • Higher Ground Pool Party 3-7pm at Andy & Ann Wachholz' in Chisago City (open to all 9-12th graders)
  • State Fair Coliseum Project - car poolers meet in parking lot at Anytime Fitness (Northland Mall) at 8pm. Those driving separately meet at Gate 25 at the Coliseum at 9pm
Special Congregational Meeting   
THIS Sunday, August 30th at 10:30
immediately following 9:30 worship at Lakeside Park
Sole purpose of this meeting is voting to call Jenifer Collins as Hosanna's Associate Pastor for Faith Formation
*In event of inclement weather, both 9:30 worship and Special Congregational Meeting will move back to Hosanna campus

  State Fair Coliseum Project
Aug.26 - Sept.7 
Cleaning starts TONIGHT  
(night BEFORE the fair opens)

It's that time of year again when our Hosanna family and friends roll up our sleeves and clean the Coliseum each night of the State Fair.  Why do we do this??


This is Hosanna's largest annual fundraiser that raises over $10,000 to support Hosanna's ministries. This will be our 24th year


Each person who signs up receives a FREE ticket to attend the Fair on the date they sign up for. Go early and enjoy the Fair. Then just show up at Gate 25 at the Coliseum at 9pm to start cleaning with others who have signed up. Carpools also meet in the Northland Mall parking lot (near City Hall) at 8pm each night for those who just want to go clean but don't want to drive there.


Sign-up Sheets are available after each worship service and at Hosanna's office. You can also call or email the office to sign up.




Please consider this opportunity  

to help support Hosanna ministries. 

Coming This Fall
Y ogadevotion, now in its 11 th year in Forest Lake, will begin a new session on Saturday, Sept. 12 th, at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake.

Yogadevotion promotes strength, flexibility and peace in body, mind and spirit through weekly Saturday morning devotional sessions. Carrin Mahmood, certified and experienced Yogadevotional instructor, leads the hour long sessions. Women and men of all ages are invited to participate and enjoy this meditation time, while enjoying the benefits of yoga. No previous experience needed, basic yoga will be taught.

The eight (8) week session will run through Saturday, Oct. 31st. Cost is $55 and classes will be held in the Garden Chapel (upper level) at Hosanna, beginning at 9 am and ending at 10 am. To register, contact Kathy Okeson, tv69oke@aol.com, or 651-464-5422. Payment due by Sunday, Sept. 6th.

  Wednesday Night    
  Programming Returns  
  September 16th


 5:00-6:00 pm  Meal & Fellowship

                            Rick will be cooking up delicious &
                            kid-friendly meals again this year
                            starting out with Grilled Burgers &
                            Hot Dogs on Sept. 16.
                            NEW - for those who may not
                            appreciate the evening's entree,
                            you can come up to the serving      
                            window and request a PB&J

 6:00-6:30 pm  Good News at 6 Worship

                           You won't want to miss the                             beginning worship series:

                            "The Gospel According Disney"

 6:30-7:30 pm  Faith Formation & Learning

                         Opportunities (PreK thru adults)  


Registration Forms available after Sunday worship in the forms rack on the wall in our Welcome Center and at Lakeside Park or can be accessed online by clicking

HERE. You can also pay your connect360 fees electronically when registering online.  


Beginning September 16th through November 18th 6:30-7:30pm  during Adult Learning at connect360 on Wednesday Nights

$93 per family - Covers all class materials including workbook, budget forms, class CDs, access to Financial Peace University's (FPU) money management tools & more.                                                   OR 

Audit the Class  (FREE) - Attend these classes AT NO COST but will NOT receive the materials (workbook, forms, CDs, or access to FPU's money management tools, etc.).

  • This isn't your typical "money class." Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun!

  • More than 1.5 million families and individuals have taken FPU.

  • The average family completing the course pays off $5,300 and saves $2,700 in just 90 days. That's an $8,000 change in position!

  • Whether you're struggling to make ends meet or you're a millionaire, FPU has something for you.

  • FPU is based on more than 800 verses of Scripture and is a proven plan that will work for you.  

Volunteer Opportunities
Starting September 16th, we will serve delicious meals
from 5pm to 6pmon Wednesday nights as part of our
connect360 program.  It is one economical way to eat out and gives families a rest from cooking. All are welcome!!

Calling all kitchen helpers who want to be a part of
Chef Rick's connect360 Kitchen Krew this year!!

          Volunteers are still needed for the following positions:
  • Bakers - willing to bake a dessert each week according to recipes provided by Rick and then bring them to church by Wednesday morning (10am)
  • Food Servers/Tear-down/Clean-up - (5-7:30pm)
  • Dishwashers/Clean-up/Mop Floors - (5-7:30pm)
  • Subs - for all above positions
If you have questions or want to sign up,  
contact Rick Bahnemann at 651-464-5502 x2010  or rbahnemann@hosannaforestlake.net or simply fill out the form on the back of our Sunday Order of Worship cards
and place in the offering basket on Sunday.  
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Outside the kitchen, connect360 also needs volunteers for the following positions that we hope you will prayerfully consider.  
Contact Pastor Linda to learn more at  
651-464-5502 ext 2006 or
  • Confirmation Small-group Guides & Mentors
  • Teachers/Assistant Teachers
Guides, Mentor & Teacher Training - Sept 9
7pm in the Garden Chapel


B u s y    B a g s 

Seeking 1-2 volunteers to replenish kids'
Busy Bags each week. Busy Bags are available during worship to keep little hands busy while ministering Jesus to little hearts. Supplies are provided (crayons, paper, story books, etc.).  You simply check through the bags and replace missing supplies and discard used papers.
It can be done according your YOUR schedule.
Contact Jackie in the church office
to find out more or to volunteer.
651-464-5502 or jverdick@hosannaforestlake.net
Prayer Requests
Brandon Weigel-God's guidance for medical team during gall bladder surgery 8/26/15 and comfort & healing following surgery; nieces & nephews of Deb & Chuck DeVore-that their hearts be opened to accept God's love; Donna Lee, sister-in-law of Gary & Evalene Lee-in hospice, prayers for comfort & peace; Angela & family, friend of Deb (Chuck) DeVore-comfort & peace upon death of Angela's dad; family of Lila Cameron, cousin of Mary McDonald-comfort & peace upon Lila's death; Holt (and family), 4-yr-old nephew of Rachel & Aaron Kaup-comfort & courage in learning to manage diabetes; Dan, great-nephew of Diane & Gary Zak-comfort & healing of head trauma from car accident; Charlie Wallin-comfort & healing in cancer journey; Cole, grandson of Ruth & Marlon Lackas-faith in God's wisdom for his condition, comfort & peace; Donna Hunt, mother of Cindy (Roger) Kunze-comfort for Donna & family in her cancer journey; Shirley, friend of Dee (Ron) Rebeck-peace as she & medical team discern best treatment options; Laney, daughter of Nicole & Andrew Hays-comfort, healing & strength in leukemia battle; Cooper, 2 1/2-yr-old great nephew of Mary Gookins-God's blessings & comfort for Cooper & parents as he faces worsening seizures caused by degenerative genetic disorder; Bob Rupar & family-God's gentle & comforting touch in Bob's cancer journey; former member Tim (Renee) Svoboda-esophageal cancer; Lee & Bev Johnson, Dee (Ron) Rebeck's brother & sister-in-law-comfort & peace as Lee nears end-of-life; Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill-safety while deployed to Pakistan for 12 mos.; Michelle, friend of Deb (Chuck) DeVore's niece-healing & continued recovery from stroke, God's guidance for Michelle's medical team; Linda Curry, friend of Brian Riebe-in hospice, comfort & peace
Youth Event  

Higher Ground Pool Party 
THIS Sunday 
Aug. 30th  3-7pm  
at Andy & Ann Wachholz's  
10784 261st St, Chisago City

Hot dogs, Chips, Snacks,
and Beverages provided
All 9-12th graders are welcome.
We especially welcome incoming 9th graders as they join Higher Ground this year.
Contact Us 


Hosanna Lutheran Church 

9300 Scandia Trail North

Forest Lake, MN 55025


651.464.9020 fax


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Pastor Linda Friesen

651.464.5502 ext.2006


Rob Anderson

Worship & Music Director

651.464.5502 ext.2008


Rick Bahnemann

Director of Facilities & Food Service

651.464.5502 ext.2010


Jackie Verdick

Office Coordinator




Sue Palmer


651.464.5502 ext.2013


Custodial Staff

Reid Eckert

Nick Kelley

Nick Girard 


 Monday Morning 


 Monday Morning BREW

with Pastor Linda

Take time to reflect on Sunday's message and look to the next week. Join Pastor Linda at Key's Cafe & Bakery in Forest Lake at 7:00 am and jump-start your week.

 Join us Monday, Aug. 31st  
for our last session this year. 
   Together we will take time to:

  B- Be still and Be together

  R- Receive God's love

  E- Embrace the Word & the World

W- Welcome the day and the Week... and each other


Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) 



Hosanna's Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) is a monthly gathering of mature folks who enjoy socializing with fun, interesting people and sharing a meal together.  We typically meet on the first Thursday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday, then we meet a week later) for lunch.  We alternate the location - one month at an area restaurant and the following month at church.  Our primary goal is to enjoy each other's company, laugh and establish enduring friendships

Adult Bible Study 

Every TUESDAY 9:30-11:00 am 
in the Library Commons 
Currently studying the book of Luke


Facilitators: Deb DeVore

and Dee Rebeck

NEW Adult Fellowship Opportunity This Fall 

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 in the coming year for food and fellowship.

You can sign up for one
of the following dinner dates:

Friday, Sept 18
Tuesday, Sept 22
Sunday, Sept 27
Thursday, Oct 1
Sunday, Oct 4
Monday, Oct 5

Watch for Sign-Ups coming soon.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM)
September Luncheon 
SAM in dining out of state in September!

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
11:30 am

1020 N. Casca
de Street Osceola, Wisconsin

Our next SAM (Senior Adult Ministry) lunch will be in beautiful Western Wisconsin.  Please join us for a fun lunch in Osceola at
TIPPY CANOES  which is situated close to the St. Croix River, about one mile north of the Osceola Bridge.  We hope you will be able to join us!! 

Click HERE to check out their menu

Hope to see you there!    
Lynda Olson
Christian Women's Connection Luncheon
"Expect the Unexpected"

Monday, Sept. 21 11:30 am
Oak Forest Center
2824 130th St
Frederic, Wisconsin

Speaker: Linda Berg "Becoming an Author Was Not MY Plan"

Music: Delane Jorgenson
Laurie Parker, accompaniest

Special Feature: Marie Berhow

Reservations/cancellations are necessary by Tuesday prior to lunch.
Call Carrie at 651-257-4741
or Mary at 715-554-2330
Questions? Call Dena 715-755-2463
Family Event
Twin City Power Boat Association presents
Ron Baker Sr. REGATTA
Sat & Sun, Sept 12 & 13 
Lakeside Memorial Park 
Downtown Forest Lake 
Racing starts at Noon

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Hosanna Lutheran Church                                             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.