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Hours May Vary - Call Pastor Linda to schedule a time

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A Note From Pastor Linda    
For I am not the least bit embarrassed about the gospel. (Romans 1.16a)
Dear ChURch Family,
So, who's done it? Who has invited someone to chURch? The thought of inviting a friend or neighbor or family member to chURch can seem daunting, even to the most "seasoned" of Christians. Here are a few tips:
  1. Depend on God. Now that's a new idea... NOT! Appeal to God's promise that God will soften hearts to the GOOD NEWS and ask God to open a door, or even just crack a window, for opportunities to invite.
  2. Talk about chURch. Many have skewed ideas about chURch or simply have no idea what going to chURch entails. The more we talk about chURch, the more we help demystify chURch and break down misconceptions. Show people that chURch at Hosanna is more than rules and tradition. chURch at Hosanna is a PEOPLE living, loving and serving as Jesus did.
  3. Simply invite. Actually, that's what Jesus did. Jesus said, Come and see! Questions such as, "Hey, what are you doing Sunday morning, want to come along to chURch with me? I will save you a seat!" If they say no, do not become discouraged, as it may take multiple invites before they come. Continue to be friends and wait for other opportunities. When the time is right, ask them again... and again... and again! Be persistent and determined.
Not that we are in the business of SALES, but consider these statistics as they relate to inviting:
  • It takes an average of 8 attempts to reach a prospect. Keep trying!
  • One in ten will say no. Keep trying!
  • 80% of sales require 5 follow-up calls (44% of sales reps give up after 1 follow-up). Keep trying!
Jesus said: Go and make disciples... and remember, I am with you always! (Matthew 28)
See you (and a friend!) in chURch!! 
 ~Pastor Linda      
 P.S. If you invite a friend to chURch this week- include an invitation to the POTLUCK on the 7th of July!  Who can resist a good, old-fashioned, Lutheran POTLUCK!!

Prayer Requests

At Hosanna, a person remains on the prayer chain for two weeks. However, in cases of long-term illness, hospice, or by request, the members of the prayer chain will pray for a person and/or situation in need, as long as requested.
Keep an eye out for our new "Prayer Page" on our website for online prayer requests!

Healing, Recovering, or Facing Other Issues
Kelsey Grachek 

Did you know that VOLUNTEERS staff our Sunday Hospitality Teams? The people who greet you, hand out bulletins, prepare coffee and cookies-every one of them is a volunteer waiting to meet YOU! Join a team today!!

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 INFANTS starting at 6 weeks and 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:

Summer Bible Study on Revelation
Wednesdays starting June 12 at 1:30 PM or 6:30 PM

What does it all mean?  Is the end near?  Are we doomed? Will I be "left behind"? Is there any hope?  Join Pastor Linda for a conversation about this often misunderstood book of the Bible.

Green Earth Team
Fundraiser at Lebens
Now through June 30

The Green Earth Team would like to encourage Hosanna members and friends to continue to shop at Lebens Garden center through the end of June.  
At checkout, please mention "Hosanna " and we will receive a percentage of your purchases. The profits generated will be used by the GET to help benefit the Great Outdoors worship area. 

Thanks for your continued support!

Vacation Bible School
July 22-25

 Registration CLOSES July 8 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability 

Extended Day Registration Closes July 1 - after this date contact Pr. Jen for availability

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

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.

Mission Jamaica
Date: February 1-8, 2020

Deposit of $100 Due by July 1 to secure your spot!

Interested in meeting and serving our Neighbors in Jamaica? 
Get involved with Hosanna coming this Winter, 2020. A Mission Jamaica trip combines a service project, with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse yourself in another culture for a week. Over 30 years of accompanying our Jamaican neighbors, has led to over 35 Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America congregations and several colleges from Minnesota as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina and Illinois in partnership with St. Andrew's in Mahtomedi, MN to get involved to make a difference for this community. 

Come and see...get connected with your global neighbors! Mission Jamaica has provided a way for folk to love and serve our neighbors just as Jesus taught. Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30-31

This is an unforgettable opportunity for any age. Registration is open now, space is limited so SIGN UP TODAY! Travel as a family, individual, couple, or small group. This LIVE. LOVE. SERVE opportunity is a perfect way to live into Hosanna's mission! More details will be made available on our website. 

Talk to Pastor Jen Collins or Kathleen Damon if you have questions or would like to learn more.

Community Potlucks
July 7
August 4
September 1

Hosanna will be having monthly Community Potlucks again this summer on the first Sunday of each month (June - September)! Bring a potluck item to share and Hosanna will be providing hot dogs on the grill for a family picnic!

Sundae Sundays
July 14
August 11

On the second Sunday of each month during the summer months, come for worship at 9:30 AM and stay for free ice cream sundaes!

Blessing of the Life Jackets
Sunday, July 21

Join us on July 21 at our 9:30 AM worship service. Bring your life jackets, paddles and all things "water" for us to bless for some safe summer fun!

VBS Donations
Sunday, July 21

VBS Giving Tags- can't give of your time, support us by providing supplies or donating a gift card to purchase the needed materials during the week! 
Sponsor a child ($45)- Every child should have the opportunity to be a part of this  faith forming FUN! If you choose to support a child attending VBS, make a donation directly to Hosanna. 

Thank you for making a difference! 

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, August 4

In celebration of the sacredness of all creation , we honor the animals that share our lives and touch our hearts. Bring your (well-behaved) pet to receive a blessing during worship.

St. Andrew's Shelter Volunteers Needed
Sunday, August 4 - 10

Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the St. Andrew's Family Shelter the week of June 9-15 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts.

Sign-Up Here: https://www.hosannaforestlake.net/st-andrews-family-shelter

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

Locate Our Council Minutes and Information Here