June 4, 2019
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.
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
A Note From Pastor Linda
To the SEVEN churches in Asia Minor; Grace and peace to you...
School's out for Summer!! But not chURch- we continue to LIVE and LOVE and SERVE all year long!
This Summer we are taking on the Book of Revelation. As we open the book we discover that it is a letter written to the 7 chURches. On Sunday we will name those chURches- and begin to understand who they are, how they look like us and how they look different than us. As we consider these 7 chURches we will look more deeply at who Hosanna is as a chURch. We will be challenged by this letter.
So what is the chURch?
We sometimes define the chURch as a building, a place that we go. This is not the concept of chURch in Revelation. In Revelation the chURch is the Body of Jesus, the church are people.
Paul says it like this in 1 Corinthians:
You are the body of Christ
each and every one of you is a
Here is the KEY: U R the chURch, and in fact we cannot be the chURch with out the U R! As we enter the Summer months, we know that our numbers will go down- worship numbers, giving numbers, participation in programming... We understand, we really do, but as the chURch, the Body of Christ, it is important for me to share with you that as we enter Summer we are experiencing a financial shortage that will be unsustainable by the end of the Summer. There are many ways to stay current that would benefit your chURch family:
The work we do is important, and it does not stop over the Summer! Thank you for the many ways you LIVE, LOVE and SERVE in the world.
Be the chURch!
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!
Comfort in Cancer Journey
Al Radtke, brother of Sharon Kari
Healing, Recovering, or Facing Other Issues
Harry Eckert; Curt Monson; Velma Erickson, aunt of Kathy Okeson
Comfort in Grief
The family and friends of Edith Okeson, aunt of Dave Okeson
THANKS to everyone who helped with connect360: guides, leaders, mentors, kitchen krew, worship leaders! We couldn't do it without you!! See you in September!
Enrollment for Hosanna's Sunshine Discovery Center
SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY!
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:
Senior Adult Ministry's Monthly Lunch Out
Thursday, June 6
Senior Adult Ministries (SAM) will be having their monthly lunch out on Thursday, June 6 at The Manitou Grill in White Bear Lake at 11:30 AM.
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!
Hosanna's Week at St. Andrew's Family Shelter
June 9 - 15
Hosanna will be providing volunteers for the
Andrew's Family Shelter the week of June 9-15 and we need people to sign up for a few shifts.
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.
Wednesday, June 12
will be having their monthly women's Bible study on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 AM in the Garden Chapel.
Rootbeer For Dads (and everyone else too!)
Sunday, June 16
In celebration of all of the great men in our lives, we will be serving rootbeer floats on Sunday, June 16 after worship at 9:30 AM.
ELCA Day at Valleyfair!
Monday, June 17
It's that time of year again for the ELCA Day at Valleyfair! Enjoy a discount on admission and parking ($29 tickets and $11.88 for parking)! Groups of any size and age are welcome. Let Pastor Jen know by June 14 if you would like to be included!
Registration for July Session is now OPEN!
Service & Fun
for 6th Grade - 12th Grade
Summer Stretch Sessions -
REGISTRATION CLOSES June 23 for Session 2!
See our website under "Connect" and "Summer Camps & Programs" for more information
Student Leadership Camp
Time: 9:00-1:00 pm, sack lunch except on Thursday when provided!
Leadership Campers will be known as "God Squad" during the VBS week. You will get to spend the morning session leading our Elementary Groups in Music, Games, Snack and assisting with the Bible Dive. In the afternoon if you choose to stay for the extended day, you will be "earning Hosanna bucks" to be put towards a future trip or event at Hosanna as a way to gain
leadership experience for future opportunities. You ARE a
leader and WILL ROCK THIS in JESUS' NAME!
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
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
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.
Hosanna will be having monthly Community
again this summer on the first Sunday of each month (June - September)! Bring a
item to share and Hosanna will be providing hot dogs on the grill for a family picnic!
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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