Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
December 24, 2015
- 4:00 PM - Great Hall (lower level) with children's message
- 9:00 PM - Garden Chapel (upper level)
- 10:30 PM - Garden Chapel (upper level)
THIS SUNDAY - January 27
- First Sunday of Christmas
- Higher Ground Youth & Alumni providing worship
Yogadevotion will begin a new session on Saturday, Jan. 9th, 2016 9-10am in the Lakeside Room (upper level). The 7-week session runs through Sat, Feb 20. Cost for the 7-weeks is $50. Please enter through the north doors (Door C). Make-up sessions will be available at various times and locations.
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.
To register, contact Kathy Okeson, email@example.com, or 651-464-5422 . Payment is due by Sunday, Jan. 3rd, and can be a check payable to Hosanna
, cash or online through Hosanna's website under Giving (
enter "Yogadevotion: under Additional Information
Taking Down the Christmas Trees
few volunteers on
January 4th & 5th at 1:00 pm
to help take down the Christmas trees in the
Great Hall and Garden Chapel. If you can lend a hand,
please email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply
We promise to have a better method
to take down the trees than the one pictured here!!!!
Praise & Thanksgiving
Comfort, Strength & Healing in Cancer Journey
Steve; Charlie Wallin; Bob Rupar; Laura-daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend; Terry & Donna Beck's daughter Angie
Healing, Recovery, Facing Other Health Issues
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; Kristi, aunt of Rachel (Aaron) Kaup; Crystal, niece of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; 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
Harriet Sells, Carol (Niels) Sorensen's mother
Keep Safe From Harm, Military
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
Forest Lake Area Listening Ministries Consortium
Dementia Friendly Community
Thursday January 14, 2016
Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake, Minnesota
Jules Benson, Team Leader for Act On Alzheimers
Pastor James Roe, Facilitator for Dementia Support
Forest Lake Area Listening Ministries Consortium (BeFrienders)
is providing an evening training session to introduce community members to the Forest Lake ACT ON ALZHEIMER'S initiative, and also to provide specific training and advice when caring for folks with Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, and other forms of dementia.
At this gathering you can:
- Obtain a better understanding of the dimensions of dementia.
- Learn how to use validation to communicate.
- Where caregivers can get help and information
All are welcome to participate in this educational session
Questions? Call Lynda Olson, 651-982-0856
Community Events & Opportunities
DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP
for Caregivers of those with dementia
WHERE: Cherrywood Pointe of Forest Lake, 231 W Broadway
(Club Room), Forest Lake, MN 55025
WHEN: 3rd Saturday of each month at 10am
starting Jan. 16, 2016
WHAT: This group will provide an opportunity to receive information about dementia, to share your concerns and questions, and to give and receive support with others who are facing the same issues. The group operates with confidentiality and trust. Caregivers are welcome to attend at any time. The leader of the group is Jim Roe, caregiver for 10 years, support group leader for 6 years, and dementia; awareness trainer.
CONTACT: for more information or let us know you are interested
Michelle J. Bernu, Activities Director
Cherrywood Pointe of Forest Lake
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Linda Friesen, Pastor
Jen Collins, Assoc.Pastor
Director, Worship & Music
and Food Service
Handbell Choir Director
Children's Choir Director
Join us on Instagram and Facebook as each morning during the Advent Season we will post an Advent Pause - a thought to consider as we conspire to prepare differently for the birth of the Savior of the world. Share your ideas and pictures using #viewfromthemanger
Wednesday Night Menus
or Meals on
Dec. 23 & 30
Join us again on Jan.6
Our next discounted prepayment meal plan
will be for 5 weeks.
If you want to take advantage our our pre-payment meal discount, you can do so on our website under connect360 registration (Giving) or pre-pay at the door on Jan. 6.
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.
Prayer/The Lord's Prayer
(grades 1-3) Information pamphlets available on the forms rack in the Welcome Center.
Deadline to register Jan.3
- - -
Register on a Yellow Page and place in the offering basket OR contact the church office to sign up.
Next Action Team Meeting
Sunday, Dec. 27 at 11:30
We are also looking for donations of items & services for our Silent Auction. Contact Rachel
if you have something to donate.
Sunshine Preschool would like to thank everyone from Hosanna who purchased pie cards and donated to our pie fundraiser. This fundraiser was a great success, raising over $2,400 for Sunshine Preschool. Thank you again for your very generous support!
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is holding an
Monday, January 11
If you or someone you know if looking for a quality Christian-based preschool for next fall, come visit Sunshine Preschool, meet the teachers and learn about our program. Registrations materials for 2016 will be available.
Children are welcome to attend and experience the fun!
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
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.
The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom
What is the value and meaning
of time? Discussion Guide to be
available online by