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WORLD FOOD DAY: Let's EAT... and drink and sing and FEED the Hungry!

A Note From Pastor Linda    
Dear Friends in Christ~
Did you know that October 16 is World Food Day? An opportunity to consider that many in our community, our state, in the world are NOT food secure. After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. According to the latest 2018 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), over 820 million people are suffering chronic undernourishment. FAO has launched a global call to accelerate action for ZERO HUNGER by 2030. FAO states: 
Zero Hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need. To achieve it, we must adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, work with others, share our knowledge and be willing to help change the world- for the better.
Hosanna is a vital partner in feeding our community and our world. Here are some FUN(d) ways that you can get involved:
  • Beer and Hymns- this Sunday, October 21 at 7pm at Stella's Grille on 97. Buy at ticket here: https://www.hosannaforestlake.net/beer-hymns/ Your $10 ticket will provide for 40+ FMSC meals! You can also purchase a ticket at the door for $15 (60+meals). It's FUN! It's Community! It's FAITH!! Led by Charlie O and the Hosanna worship team. FMSC's mission is to work themselves out of a job! One of their favorite sayings is: Until all are fed. This mission fully supports Zero Hunger by 2030 in tangible ways- staying in communities and partnering with locals on the ground to get food into places that are not reachable by conventional means.
  • Youth SLEEPOUT! Homelessness and Food Insecurity Awareness: Experiential Lock Out- November 3-4 at Hosanna. Find out more here- and register: https://www.hosannaforestlake.net/sleepout/
  • Rangers Supporting Rangers Food Collection- NOW through November 18. Pick up quick and easy cook/eat items such as: cereal bars, individual cereals, pop tarts, individual oatmeal, easy open cans of fruit and veggies, soup, meal cups- then bring them to Hosanna!   For every pound of food up to 200 pounds Hosanna will donate $1 out of the Grace Fund to support this vital community mission and ministry partner. Donation bags are available at Hosanna- or use your own bag!!
  • Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra Food Concert- Songs of HOPE: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4pm at Hosanna. 100% of a free-will offering at this free concert will benefit Rangers Supporting Rangers food support program.
Why would we do something like this? Because the BIBLE and Jesus tells us to:   
  • Matthew 25: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me... ~Jesus
  • Proverbs 28: Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
  • Luke 3: Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise. ~Jesus
  • Galatians 6: Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
  • Proverbs 21: Whoever closes their ear to the cry of the poor will themselves call out and not be answered.
  • 1 John 3: But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother or sister in need, yet closes their heart against them, how does God's love abide in them?
  • Luke 6: Give, and it will be given to you. ~Jesus
Together we can make a difference! Let's do this HOSANNA!  
 ~Pastor Linda    

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Cindy, mother of Char Houle; Jackie, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Bob Murphy, friend of Mary Gookins; 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; 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
Harry Eckert; Jeff Johnson, brother of Julie Ohman; Margot LeBoeuf, neighbor of Mary Thompson; Larry, friend of Elaine Schumacher; Joan Davis, grandmother of Mike Collins; Cole Behnken; Lynda Olson; Alex, niece of Dave and Laura Livermore; Dee Eckert; Dale, friend of Tammy Cortes; Stephanie Lackas, daughter of Ruth & Marlin Lackas; The Oster Family;Ashlyn; Juniper, granddaughter of Buck & Laura Carlson; Laura, mother of James Henriott; Joanne Johnson, mother of Julie Ohman; John Cupryna, brother-in-law of Mark Friesen; Sharyn, sister of Barbara Johansen; Matt Anagnostou; Nathan Acker, son of Andrea and Nick Acker and grandson of Len and Sally Wojtowicz; 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 Hospice
Steve Kari

Got Questions? Get Answers.
Fall Sunday Series
Everyone has questions.  Young children ask "why?"  Teenagers ask "why not?"  Adults question "what if?"  Do you have questions about God, Jesus, the Bible?  Do you have questions about life?  Do you have questions for God about life?  Every day, more and more people are going to Siri or Alexa or Google to find answers to their questions about and for God.  I have a better idea:  Come to Hosanna to "get answers."

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.

October & November Food Collection Benefiting Rangers Supporting Rangers
NOW - November 18

Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) provides food support to district students and families with a financial need. RSR fills backpacks with food so that kids can have food security over the weekends and during school breaks.
Donate- Bags available Sundays & Wednesday or use your own.
Pick up quick and easy cook/eat items such as: cereal bars, individual cereals, pop tarts, individual oatmeal, cans of fruit and veggies, cans of soups, individual meal cups-then bring them to Hosanna!

Family Fall Festival
Wednesday, October 17
5pm - 7pm

Come join in all the fun! Our 3rd Annual Fall Fest! This is an evening spent together in community. For families of all ages, come join in for dinner and games!

Youth Haunted Hayride
& Lock-In
Wednesday, October 17

All youth grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a spooktacular night! We will be departing for a Haunted Hayride around 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 17 and coming back for a (non-spooky) lock-in afterward! If haunts and frights are not really your thing, we would still love to have you for the lock-in portion! Cost is $15 per youth. Sign up on our website here or contacting Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net

Beer & Hymn Sing:
Oktoberfest Edition!
Sunday, October 21
7 PM - 9 PM
Stella's Neighborhood Grille

Beer & Hymns! a fundraiser benefiting the 2019 Lakes Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Featuring hymns led by Charlie O and friends.

Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets include 1 drink ticket (beer, wine, soda)

Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, October 27

Join us for our annual Fall Clean-Up on Saturday, October 27 at 8am! There will be coffee, cider, treats and duties for people of all ages! Sign-Up here!

Save The Date!
Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, October 28

Come celebrate our 2018 Comfirmands on Sunday, October 28 at the 10:30 AM worship service. Affirmation of Baptism will be at both 9 AM & 10:30 AM services.

Lifetouch Photo Directory
October 29-30 & November 1-3

Get ready for your closeup! We will be taking photos for our church directory on October 29-30 and November 1-3. There is no fee! Just for participating, you will receive an 8"x10" portrait and a directory! You will have the portrait back in time for Christmas Cards as well! It won't be the same without you and your family (pets included)! To register, click the below link. Questions? Contact Kelsey Grachek in the front office.

October Book Club
Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm
at Lisa Sauer's home

The Sun Does Shine:  How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

An unforgettable, haunting story of a terrible injustice that was done to a black man from Alabama, Ray Hinton. In 1985 Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to die by execution. Ray spent nearly thirty years on death row before the state of Alabama admitted that they had made a mistake, and set him free.

Trunk-Or-Treating at Hosanna!
Wednesday, October 31
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Start your night of Trick-Or-Treating at Hosanna for our Trunk-Or-Treat Spooktacular! We will have decorated trunks, candy, and hot dogs served by LIVE wiener dogs!

We will also be holding a Trunk Decorating contest with awards and prizes! Interested in decorating your trunk? Sign up here!

Sleep Out 2018
November 3-4
Time: Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Sunday 12 noon *Arrive no later than 6:30 pm to set up otherwise dark and hard to construct sleeping unit.

Who: Students Grades 7- Adult (Others welcome, kids Grade 6 and under can stay with an adult until 10:30 pm.)

There is NO COST to participate, but pre-registration is required. On the night of the event, participants must check in by 6:30 pm at Hosanna (front lawn).

This is an experiential educational event, participants will be experiencing one night without a home. Although it doesn't begin to touch the realities many face however, it does allow us to acknowledge the problem (homelessness, food insecurity, lack of affordable housing, livable wages, etc.), think about how we might be a part of a solution and develop a deeper sense of Gratitude. Giving even one night will make a difference.

Keep The Shelter Cruising Along!
Sunday, October 21
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us for a scenic and fun afternoon to celebrate and support the amazing work that we are doing as a community. Funds raised will help with the annual operating cost for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter in Hugo.
We will be boarding the Majestic Star boat in Stillwater for a 2 1/2 hour cruise along the St. Croix River. Ticket price will cover an Italian buffet and the boat ride. A cash bar will be available. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and to make a donation. This is an ADULT ONLY event. Thanks for your understanding.

Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 18

The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Cindy Martinson, will present "Songs of Hope" on November 18, 2018 at Hosanna at 4pm. This concert will benefit Rangers Supporting Rangers. During the concert, a free-will offering will be taken with 100% of the proceeds going toward Rangers Supporting Rangers.

Hosanna's Week at
St. Andrew's Family Shelter
Sunday, November 25 -
Saturday, December 1

Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter the week of November 25 - December 1 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts. You can sign-up online here:

(If you have no access to internet, you can contact Kelsey Grachek in the front office). Contact Joslyn Mathison, Kristin Salzman or Pastor Linda with questions.

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Pastor

Rob Anderson, Director of Worship and Music
Kelsey Grachek, Executive Assistant
Roxanne Anderson, Finance
Alicia Bauer, Bookkeeper
Kathy Kuehn, Kitchen Manager
Charlie Ollman, Choir Director
Mary Gookins, Handbell Choir Director
Lisa Sauer, Children's Choir Director
Phyllis Lindberg, Accompanist

Locate Our Council Minutes and Information Here