NEW!  Quarterly Branch Newsletter

(March - May 2014) View it here

JOIN Hosanna's Yearly Celebration of 40 Year's as a Congregation

February 27, 1974 - February 27, 2014!

March 2:  Kick-off Event & Pot Luck

  • Join us for Special Music and congregation member testimony during Sunday, March 2nd 9 & 10:30 a.m. Worship
  • Followed by potluck, fun trivia, special Council gift, cake for all and a 'decorate your own' cupcake station for the kids! 

June 1:  One Worship Service at 10 a.m. - Lakeside Park,  Forest Lake, followed by congregation Picnic

September 21:  Hosanna Home Coming Event!

Watch for further details on these and other 40th Anniversary Events.


Please send Wendy submissions for new announcements by 10 a.m. each Wednesday.  If you have an announcement you wish to share during Sunday worship, please let Wendy or Pastor Jim know in advance.  We will let you know at what point in the worship schedule you can make your announcement [typically at the end of each service].  Thank you!

To view our ongoing Wednesday Meals, please click on our Ministry Tab / Wednesday Meals to see our weekly menu choices.

JOIN US for Wednesday Evening Meals. 5:30 p.m.

Fellowship Hall. February 26 meal is as follows: Chicken Tenders, Fries and Salad Bar!

40th Anniversary Kick-off Event. Sunday, March 2.

Please join us for a Pot Luck following our second service. Corie Brandt is graciously supplying all the desserts. Rick Bahnemann will make Sloppy Joes. We ask congregation families to please bring a main dish or salad to share.

Interested in spending time with our Hosanna Youth?

Additional adult presence is needed for spring youth events and activities. Please contact our Children, Youth and Family Director, Jenny Aleckson at

Join us for Yogadevotion!

Strength and Flexibility for Body, Mind and Spirit. Saturday mornings, 9 – 10 a.m. March 1 – April 19 in the new Lakeside Room (this is the room located next to the Youth Room). No previous experience necessary. Gentle stretching and bending to relaxing background music along with personal devotional time, led by certified Yogadevotion instructor Carrin Mahmood. Cost $55. Register with Carol Sorenson by February 25 at or 651-260-7986.

A Big Thank you!

Thanks to Kathy and Dave Okeson ... for donating office supplies! These supplies meet a big need for Hosanna staff and keep our costs low. Thanks again!

Thank you also to all who donated fleece for the 7th grade confirmation retreat! Twenty-two blankets will be donated to The Linus Project where they provide blankets for children in need.

Lent Worship Services

March 5th is Ash Wednesday and begins the season of Lent. Weekly Lenten services will take place at noon and 7 p.m.  Noon worship is followed by Soup, Bread & Salad luncheon.  Join us for our regular Wednesday evening meal (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.), followed by 7 p.m. worship.  Both worship services are held in our Garden Chapel

During Lent, confirmation will continue to meet at 6:30; Confirmation students should stay for worship at 7 p.m. 

Interested in being involved in worship?

Sign up to be a scripture reader at the Welcome Center. We will email the reading to you on the Wednesday prior to Sunday worship.

Journey of Forgiveness ... A Story Not Yet Told. May 8th.

6 p.m. Garden Chapel.

Please join us for a documentary of Native Elders sharing their boarding school experience and the journey that they are now taking towards forgiveness. Following the documentary, Basil Brave Heart, a Lakota Elder, member of the Gray Eagle Feather Society; a Spiritual Leader from Pine Ridge South Dakota, will share his personal boarding school experience and journey of forgiveness.

Library Update

Our Green Group now has Environmental Preservation and Stewardship literature available in the Hosanna Library. Look for section behind the piano. All materials are free to use. Please check out all materials at the table in library area.