Season of Pentecost
June 10, 2015
Welcome HOME!

Jesus said, "For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me in."  

                                    ~~from Matthew 25


Greetings Friends!


What do you think of when you think of HOME? For most of us HOME represents a warm, safe and welcoming place. Now consider being HOME-LESS. You may not see homelessness in the Forest Lake Area, but it does exist. According to Carolyn Latady, District 831 Family Support Advocate, approximately 50 kids were identified as homeless this last school year- many went unidentified.


Forest Lake Area Missions for Families (FLAMF) is a partnership between area churches formed to help families experiencing homelessness. They have recently partnered with the Community Resource Center (CRC), a ministry of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, to create an action plan. The first step is to secure a property to use as a home for families in need. The shelter will be called Haven Home and it will service north Washington County. You will be hearing more about this in the coming months. To learn more about the Community Resource Center and their model for helping: Click HERE   or take a look at their video: HERE 


A final reminder: Summer Sunday's we worship at 8am in the Garden Chapel and 9:30am at Lakeside Memorial Park in downtown Forest Lake. This is a great opportunity to invite a neighbor!!


See you in Church or at the Lake! 
Pastor Linda 
  • BAPTISM at 9:30 service:
    Ava Jane Kissell, daughter of Peter & Tanya Kissell
  • Hosanna's Photo Directories available to pick up.Those who had a photo session with Lifetouch last fall and those who submitted their own photo for insertion in the directory will receive a FREE directory (1 per each group photographed) which are labeled with those names. Pick yours up today or they can be picked up at the church office Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm. If you did not have your photo taken for this directory but would like to have one, a limited number are available for purchase at $5 each. A printed Roster with just member contact information (but no photos) will be available for $1 each.



Hosanna's Annual  
Community Event
TODAY, June 10 at 11 am

The Roe Family Singers
featuring Old-Time, Traditional & Gospel tunes
followed by a delicious Salad & Dessert Buffet.
Check out the Roe Family Singers' website HERE
to listen to some of their music.
Cost: $10 adults    $5 students 
Tickets available at the door

Hosanna Softball 
Last Sunday, Hosanna won its first game but lost the second. Bring the family and come watch us play on Sunday nights at Fe nway Fields (next to Forest Lak e Ice Arena).  First game starts at 6pm.  Next game is June 14th against St. Paul Lutheran. Come cheer us to victory! 


SCHEDULE - Revised 6/8/15

(remaining season games)

Jun 14 - Field 4 - against St. Paul Lutheran
June 21 - Field 3 - against Cornerstone
June 28- Field 3 - against St. Peters Catholic
July 12 - NO games
July 26 - Field 2 - against Linwood Covenant-orange
Aug 2 - Field 4 - against Willowbrook
Aug 9 - Field 1 - against Linwood Covenant-white


American Cancer Society 
Saturday, August 8 
12noon - midnight
(note NEW times) 
Forest Lake High School Track

Join the fight against cancer! 
FREE, family-friendly event open to everyone. Food, games, music, silent auction & more.

Want to participate on one of Hosanna's Relay For Life teams this year?  
Contact Diane Zak at 651-408-8282 or
Sue Palmer at 651-329-1098  
Prayer Requests

Angie, daughter of former members Donna & Terry Beck-wisdom for medical team as they discern treatment options for her recent cancer diagnosis; Larry, brother of Connie (George) Wanner-in hospice, comfort & peace; Connie Wanner-comfort & healing following shoulder surgery; Barb & Jim Lundborg and family-comfort & peace upon the death of Barb's mother; Kathryn (Jon) Nordstrom-prayers for success in upcoming medical tests & treatment; Silas, infant son of friends of Tom & Cindy Turry-prayers for healing & protection of Silas and peace & strength for his parents as they seek best medical treatments for Silas' seizures; Sharyn, sister of Barbara (Dale) Johansen-prayers for healing following a stroke; Sharon, Betty (Glen) Corum's sister-stroke; Rudy & Nancy, co-workers of Sue Girard-both facing serious health issues; Laney, 2-yr-old daughter of Andrew & Nicole Hays and friend of Kelly & Mike Wenzel-Leukemia treatments; Lee & Bev Johnson, Dee (Ron) Rebeck's brother & sister-in-law-prayers for comfort & peace as Lee nears end-of-life; Toni, friend of Mike & Teresa Bredahl-end-stage cancer
; Christopher House, nephew of Bob & Jan Hill-prayers for safety while deployed to Pakistan for 12 mos.; Michelle, friend of Deb (Chuck) DeVore's niece-healing & recovery from stroke; Linda Curry, friend of Brian Riebe-in hospice, comfort & peace; Laura, daughter of Elaine Schumacher's friend-recovery from cancer surgery
  Youth Events & Opportunities
Hosanna Youth Pool Party
Saturday, June 27, 3-7pm 
at Gene & Mary Janicke's 
Water-Sun-Volleyball-Burgers-Hot Dogs
Sign up at Hosanna's Welcome Desk or contact the church office at 651-464-5502 or communication@hosannaforestlake.net 
Luther Dell Camp - July 19-24 
  Cost $390 
* Youth Camp (have completed grades 4-8)  It's more than a just a drive down a 5-mile dirt road...so much more than a lake, a campfire, and a carpetball table. It's a place to be a kid and be with friends. It's a place to open your eyes and look for Jesus all around you. It's a place to be washed over with wonder when you take a break from sprinting around the game fields and slow down long enough to catch a glimpse of God with your heart. Join us for a week where you and your friends can grow together as friends and in faith. We are a relational program that spends time getting to know each camper. We have a week-long competition called Luther Dell Olympics and play an all-camp game during the evening. By the end of the week, you won't want to leave!

* Roots Camp (have completed grades 9-12) As senior high students, you are facing the challenges of high school and preparing for what is next in your lives. This is your chance to explore where your heart is rooted. The Roots program is designed to give you opportunity to grow in faith through leading worship, service to camp and service to the local community and is full of games, food, and beautiful sunsets. Camp is a great place to grow in your faith. 

Register online at   www.campwapo.org 
Indicate you are with Hosanna Lutheran Church. 
July 13-16, 2015*
*Note earlier dates this summer than in previous years

Ages 3-6:   9am-noon Day Camp
Experience God through prayer, play & fun.  Cost $30

Grades K-6 (completed in 2015)   9am-5pm  Day Camp
Experience a taste of summer camp right here with college students from Luther Crest leading us in worship, study, games & more!  Cost $65

Registration forms available at Welcome Center.
or download them from Hosanna's website HERE
VBS Registration Deadline: July 1, 2015

Hosanna is partnering with  
Children's Performing Arts (CPA)
 to offer a NEW
Musical Theater Camp 
for children who have completed grades 2-6
by the end of this school year. 
J uly 27-Aug. 1, 2015
Jailhouse Rock 
Live performances at 7pm on Sat, Aug. 1 
and  2pm matinee on Sunday, Aug. 2

Contact Us 


Hosanna Lutheran Church 

9300 Scandia Trail North

Forest Lake, MN 55025


651.464.9020 fax


Like us on Facebook

Pastor Linda Friesen

651.464.5502 ext.2006


Pastor Amie Barsch Odahl

651.464.5502 ext.2011


Tracie Peterson

Children, Youth & Family

Ministry Director

651.464.5502 ext.2023


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 




Start the week off right!

 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 jumpstart your week.

Join us this coming Monday 
   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


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

 BYB Project 



Remember this ongoing Kingdom Assignment and drop off unused Bibles to be given to anyone wanting to learn about the Good News of Jesus Christ. Drop boxes available at entrances at Hosanna.


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.


Copies of this booklet about the project completed in 2013 are available at the Welcome Desk. They include Nate Crary's introduction of how the project evolved and pictures of Barbara Johansen's original artwork and her descriptions of each painting. Your free-will donation will help fund the purchase of a permanent wall hanging system for displays and artwork at Hosanna.


Shopping Online Can  
Benefit Hosanna 


Support the mission of Hosanna Lutheran Church
as you Shop ONLINE !

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Exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as the regular Amazon.com but with the added bonus of Hosanna receiving a donation from Amazon. All funds will be used to support missions outside the walls of Hosanna.  


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 How Your Garden Purchases Can Benefit Hosanna  

Forest Lake Floral is offering a percentage of qualifying IN-STORE purchases to benefit Hosanna when you mention "Hosanna" at time of purchase! This offer will be available through June.   




 8'L x 2 1/2'W x 3 1/2'H wood alter

Good for workshop table, crafting or storage. Contact Rick Bahnemann to coordinate pick up.

651-464-5502 ext.2010 



Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET) would like to give a hearty 'thank you' to everyone who supported the recent Spring Plant Sale!  Over $2,800 worth of plants and flowers were purchased by Hosanna members and friends, which generated over $800 back to the GET!  You may remember these funds help support various projects at Hosanna which encourage us all to be Good Stewards of God's Earth!  We couldn't build a rain garden, purchase mulch, glass coffee mugs, recycling bins, host Green Earth Sundays, and much, much more, without everyone's support and encouragement.  And, remember that when shopping at Forest Lake Floral through June, simply mention "Hosanna" when you are checking out, and a percentage of your qualifying purchases will come back to the GET in cash!  What a fantastic arrangement. Thanks to Forest Lake Floral for helping our ministries.  


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.