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A Note From Pastor Linda    
"LORD, save us!  LORD, grant us success!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD."  ~Psalm 118:25-26
Dear Church Family - Hosanna!
During the Season of LENT we have been focusing on the 7 Last Words of Jesus from the Cross.   As we draw closer and closer to the final words, it has become more and more apparent that Jesus is dying- and that these final words are very important for us to hear.  On Sunday we back up and witness Jesus entering Jerusalem, riding on a donkey.  We will shout HOSANNA and raise our Palm Branches  
Our English word HOSANNA comes from a Greek word "hosanna" which comes from a Hebrew phrase hoshiya na.   That Hebrew phrase is found in Psalm 118:25 where it means, "Save, please!"  It is a cry to God for help.  Like when you jump into the deep end of the pool only to realize you can't swim and you come up hollering, "Help!  Save me... Hoshiya na !"
Something happened to that phrase, hoshiya na.   In the psalm it was immediately followed by the exclamation:  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!  The cry for help, hoshiya na , was answered almost before it came out of the psalmist's mouth.  Over the centuries this phrase became a shout of hope and triumph and joy- gradually meaning, "Salvation has come!"  It used to be what you would say when you jumped in that de e p end... but it came to be what you would say when you see the lifeguard coming to save you!  It is the bubbling over of a heart that sees hope and joy and salvation on the way and cannot keep it in.    
Jesus enters - and we say Hosanna!!   We follow... we simply cannot keep up with him on this day... he will stop at the temple... in the upper room... in the garden... the high priest's house... and the cross.  At the cross we will hear his final two words for us:  It is finished .- and - Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.  With that, Jesus will bow his head and give up his spirit.  Will we still be raising our Palms and shouting, Hosanna ?!   
Hoshiya na  
 ~Pastor Linda      
Palm Sunday Festival Worship at 9 and 10:30 am  
Youth Fundraising Breakfast from 8 am -12 :30 pm  
Community Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:30 am

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
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 Health Issues
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 Grief
Bob and Rorie Chinnock- death of daughter in law, Mary Bloomingdale Chinnock

Comfort in Hospice
Larry Trudeau, brother of Michelle Spanjers; Leo, uncle of Kathy Okeson


This is how we LIVE, LOVE and SERVE:  Thanks to the many hands that helped Dee and Harry Eckert move to Cherrywood! 


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 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:

Lenten Family Faith Formation
on Wednesdays

All kids will be staying in Worship and join with parents and adults for Faith Formation lessons after Worship on Wednesdays. Regular Faith Formation will resume April 24 for our Pre-Summer Celebration.

Jerusalem Marketplace Volunteers Needed
April 16-18, 2019

We are seeking people to volunteer... kids too! We would love to see our marketplace full and bustling, inviting people to see, hear and smell the parts of Jerusalem during Jesus' time. There will be a variety of different Market Booths needing "shop keepers" & "apprentices." Costumes available for participants! Come and be a part of the experience.
Dates: April 16-18; 6:30-7:30 pm; Setup Date: April 14 & 15 (afternoon - evening).

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 AM

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

Blessing of the Car Keys:
"Leaping" into Independence"
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm Dinner at 5 pm

The Blessing of the Keys is one more way the faith community is helping to instruct and lead our youth. This milestone is open to all youth who have received their permit or driver's license in the last year.
Everyone knows a whole new world opens up for families when a child receives their driver's license. New expectations, new privileges, new freedoms, and new worries all come into play.  What better time to come together as a family to talk through the new expectations and privileges, as well as to pray and ask for guidance.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14

From Palms to Passion- were you there? Enter the drama of the story through word and music.

Worship at 9 &10:30 AM

Youth Fundraiser Breakfast from
8 am -12:30 PM 

Community Easter Egg Hunt for  ALL AGES
11:30 AM - 12 PM: Ages 0-3
12 - 12:15 PM: Age 4 - First Grade
12:15 - 12:30 PM: Grades 3-6

Easter Flowers
Order by April 14

We are collecting Easter Flower orders, either on our website, or in the insert in your Sunday bulletin. There is a large variety of flowers you can purchase in honor of or in memory of a loved one. You can pick these up after the 10:30 am service on Easter Sunday, April 21.

The Last Supper Reenactment
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
7:30 PM

The Annual Last Supper Reenactment will be Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18 this year. Worship starts at 7:30 pm and is family friendly.

Green Earth Team's Annual Plant Sale
All orders due Wednesday, April 17

In addition to the customary items such as baskets, planters, veggies and herbs, this year we will also have available succulents and FLATS!  Be watching for the order forms. Orders due by Wednesday, April 17.  
As always, funds generated by the plant sale benefits Hosanna and its members in working to care for God's creation!

Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 19
7:30 PM

Good Friday is on Friday, April 19 and our worship service will be at 7:30 pm in the Garden Chapel.

Easter Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 21
9 & 10:30 AM

Easter Sunday is April 21 and we will be having a 9 AM and 10:30 AM Easter Celebration Service.

Final Night of Connect360 and Celebration
Wednesday, April 24

Join us as we transition from our Program Year to summer fun.

Celebration Dinner at 5 PM
Celebration Worship at 6 PM
Room Parties at 6:30 PM
The Escape Room Experience for everyone else will be from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM! Get a team together, because the winning team will be getting a free Dairy Queen ice cream treat!

Lakes Area MobilePack
Thursday, April 25
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday, April 26
12 PM - 2 PM
5 PM - 7 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, April 27
9 AM - 11 AM
12 PM - 2 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Lakes Area MobilePack will be happening April 25-27!

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
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.

Registration is now OPEN!

We want YOU to join us for Connect360! Registration is now open on our website! If you haven't joined us for Connect360 Wednesday nights- give it a try! 

5:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm - Lighthouse Worship
6:45 pm - Life Long Learning (L ³)
Life Long Learning is made up of Faith Formation, Confirmation, Higher Ground and Adult Education.

To receive more information, please contact the Church Office at office@hosannaforestlake.net
or register on our website here.

Summer Opportunities!

Summer Stretch
Registration is now OPEN!

General Summer Sessions: One day a week in June + July
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (7:00 am drop off time available)
One Session: June $125, July $125
All Summer: $200
Summer Stretch Celebration Twin Cities wide at VALLEY FAIR- (OPTIONAL: August 2, Additional +$30)

Xtreme Summer Stretch
Registration is now OPEN!

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)

Vacation Bible School
Registration Opens Soon

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

Date: July 22-25

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

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

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