Farewell Reception for Pastor Jim Barsch THIS SUNDAY after both services. Join us for cake and coffee following both services as we thank and celebrate Pastor Jim's ministry among us these past 4 months.
CHIME IN for Hosanna Chimes Campaign - Sales to be held THIS SUNDAY, May 4 and May 18 to raise funds ($800 goal) to purchase a 3rd octave of chimes for Hosanna's Bell Choir. Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy Bars and Cards (specially designed note/greeting cards) available for a free-will offering.
Spring Plant Sale - Hosanna's Green Earth Team (GET) deadline to place orders for delivery weekend of May 10-11 is this Sunday, May 4. NEW - Now purchases made in-store at Forest Lake Floral AFTER May 4 will also benefit GET when you mention "Hosanna" at time of purchase.
GRACE Stone Ministry - Small glass stones are now placed around our baptismal font for you to take and carry with you to remind you that God is with you at all times. Pass it on to anyone you encounter having a difficult struggle in their life and explain the following: "Please take this stone and carry it with you. Let it be a reminder that God loves you, no matter how difficult your life may become. Let this also remind you that you have someone here on earth who cares about you and will keep you in their prayers." Then take another stone to replace the one you've given away and continue the practice as needed. PARENTS: Due to a possible choking hazard, please allow only children 10 years and older to take a stone.
Appeal for Meals for the Schlemmer Family - If you are able to provide a meal(s) for this family as their son Christopher is going through extensive medical treatments, please lo into the following website to sign up or get more information: http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com Family name: Schlemmer Password: TeamC
Spring Grounds Clean-Up - Saturday, May 17 7:30 - 11:30am - followed by a soup & bread lunch. Bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, trimmers, cutters, etc. Sign up at the Welcome Center or email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org
40th Anniversary - 2nd Congregational Celebration - June 1 - 10am worship service at Lakeside Park (one service only this day) followed by a potluck celebration.
Graduates Recognition - If you have a student graduating this spring (high school or college), please contact the church office to their their name and school name so that they may be recognized at our June 1 worship service.
Journey of Forgiveness...A Story Not Yet Told This THURSDAY, May 8 at 6pm - Garden Chapel - Please join us for a documentary of Native Elders sharing their boarding school experiences and the journey they are now taking towards forgiveness. Following the documentary Basil Brave Heart, a Lakota Elder, will share his personal boarding school experience and journey of forgiveness.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) - Aug. 4-8 - Reserve on your calendar for a fun-filled week for children ages 4 through 5th grade. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED to help with VBS. Watch for more details to come and sign-up on bulletin board in Upper Commons.
Relay For Life Forest Lake - Aug. 1-2 - Looking for walkers to join our 2 Hosanna teams this year. Fore more information, contact team captains Sue Palmer 651-329-1098 or Diane Zak 651-408-8282.