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What is TRUTH?

A Note From Pastor Linda    

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life."  (John 14)
Dictionary Definition of TRUTH:  the quality or state of being true; in accordance with fact or reality; a fact or belief that is accepted as truth.
Dear Friends~
Truth- what is it?   
The truth is- the truth is hard to find these days.  But perhaps this is nothing new.  Dating all the way back to Biblical times, Pontius Pilate questioned truth when at the trial of Jesus he asked:   What is truth?  Even the Declaration of Independence that states:   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights... yet today many ask if these truths are self-evident to all.  Truth is hard to find these days; truth in advertising, truth in labeling, truth in medicine, as well as truth in politics, media, business- yes, even religion.  What is TRUTH?
Back to Pontius Pilate, perhaps the better question rather than What is truth?- would have been Who is truth?  Jesus says:  I AM the way and the TRUTH and the LIFE.  As Martin Luther was fond of saying:  This is most certainly TRUE!
 See you on Sunday- as another question of faith is answered- and it has to do with TRUTH!
 ~Pastor Linda         

Prayer Requests

Comfort and Strength in Cancer Journey
Bev, aunt of Laura Livermore; Bob Murphy, friend of Mary Gookins; Jeremy; James Henriott; Bria Leisgang, niece of Sharon and Doug Sill; Deb Krinke; Paul Wallenfelt, brother of Sue Girard; Ryder Clark, family friend of Rochelle Busch; Joe, brother of Teresa Bredahl; Shelley, friend of Linda Knyphausen; 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
Pastor Jen Collins; 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


Thank you to those who came out to help Hosanna raise money at the Minnesota State Fair! We had 88 people come out this year! A special thanks to Gene Janicke and Craig Anderson who lead this volunteer and fundraising opportunity.

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."

Sarah Circle
Wednesday, September 12

Sarah Circle will be having their monthly women's bible study on Wednesday, September 12 at 10am in the Garden Chapel. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Sarah Circle, contact Kelsey Grachek.

Wednesday, September 12

The BeFrienders Team will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the Conference Room. Contact Lynda Olson with questions.

Kitchen Help & Bakers Needed

Connect360 is starting back up, and that means so are the Connect360 Meals! We are in need of volunteers to help us in the kitchen prepping and serving the dinner on Wednesday Nights. We are also in need of people to bake our desserts for our Wednesday night meals, which is done at home and on your own time. If either of these opportunities sound interesting to you, please contact Kathy Kuehn at kitchen@hosannaforestlake.net or call the church office.

7th & 8th Grade
Confirmation Orientation
Wednesday, September 12

It's almost fall! It's time to start thinking about Confirmation again! We are inviting incoming 7th and 8th grade students interested in Confirmation to come for a dinner and orientation on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30pm. This is a mandatory event to be a part of Confirmation this year. To register your child for Confirmation or to learn more about Confirmation at Hosanna, click here.
Questions? Contact Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-272-5693.

We are looking for guides to help lead our young people in Confirmation! If this interests you, contact Pastor Jen Collins at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-272-5693

Registration is now OPEN!
Opening night is Wednesday, September 19

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
6:30 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.

Ministry Fair
Wednesday, September 19 & Sunday, September 23

Have you been wondering how to get more involved in Hosanna's MANY ministries? Well, now is your chance! We will be having a Ministry Fair on Wednesday, September 19 and Sunday, September 23 that will allow you to visit different ministry tables and ask any questions you may have! 

Faith Formation Guide Needed
Starting Wednesday, September 19

It's almost fall! It's time to start thinking about Faith Formation again! We are looking for guides to help lead our young people in Faith Formation! If this interests you, contact Pastor Jen Collins at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net or at 651-272-5693.

9th Grade Confirmation Orientation
Wednesday, September 19

9th Grade Confirmation Students and Parents will meet on Wednesday, September 19 following LightHouse Worship at 6:45pm in the Conference Room.  After a brief time together the Students will be released to Higher Ground as Parents take care of a few details.

Book Club
Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm

Hosted in homes- read the book and ready for lively discussions.  New readers are always welcome!
September Read:
Educated:  A Memoir by Tara Westover
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
The story begins:  Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.
Discussion Date:  Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm at Kelly Monson's home.

Adult Education
New Fall Series:
StrengthsFinder - empowering people to succeed!
6:45pm - 7:45pm
September 26, October 3 & October 10

Come and learn more about how God has uniquely gifted you! Understand your unique design and make a difference in the world! Cost is $20 for the StrengthsFinder code that will enable you to take the online inventory. Questions? Contact Pastor Linda at lfriesen@hosannaforestlake.net

Connect Bible Blessing (Grades 4+)
Celebration: September 26 at 6PM
Workshop: September 26 at 6:45PM

As children become independent readers, it is a natural time to fulfill the baptismal promise to place the scriptures into their hands. Students and their families will learn some basics about the NRSV Connect Bible, as well as ways to incorporate the bible in daily readings and family devotions through this special workshop. Parents will present the Bible to their youth in worship. Questions? Contact Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net

Save The Date!
Bowling Palooza! (Grades 4-6)
Sunday, September 30
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Pastor Jen and the 4-6 grade youth will be having a bowling day! Interested? Contact Pastor Jen at jcollins@hosannaforestlake.net.
More information to come.

Save The Date!
Family Fall Festival
Wednesday, October 17
5pm - 8:30pm

Join us for some fall family fun for all ages! More details to come.

Beer & Hymn Sing:
Oktoberfest Edition!
Sunday, October 21

Beer & Hymns! a fundraiser benefitting the 2018 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)

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.

Hosanna Staff

Linda Friesen, Pastor

Jen Collins, Associate 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

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