MEET & MINGLE - Next opportunity to attend one of the remaining Meet & Mingles with Pastor Linda is THIS SUNDAY, June 29, 6-8 pm at Hosanna where the Gillach family will be hosting. Also available are Sunday, July 13, 12-2 pm at the Fuglies' in Forest Lake and Thursday, July 31, 6-8 pm at the Okesons' in Forest Lake (BBQ potluck...yum!) Call the church office (651-464-5502) to sign up or indicate the date/time and names of all people in your family that want to attend on a Hosanna Yellow Page in your bulletin and submit in the offering basket. We will contact you to confirm. 

FAMILY PRAISE & BBQ FEST - TODAY 12 noon-7 pm at United Methodist Church in Lindstrom. Free admission, food/beverages/activities for purchase, BBQ competition, music throughout the afternoon by praise band from local churches.....Including HOSANNA'S own worship musicians lead by Rob Anderson.

VBS Registration Deadline is July 15. We want this to be the best possible VBS and your early response will allow us to make that happen.

Upcoming SAM Event - July 3, 11:30 am Potluck Picnic at Lakeside Park in downtown Forest Lake. Rick will be grilling meat, Bring your favorite side dish to share with others. Learn more about Senior Adult Ministries' monthly gatherings and join in the fun. Contact Lynda Olson at 651-982-0856 or

Hosanna 40th Anniversary Scrapbooking - Next Wednesday scrapbooking event is July 2,     5:00-6:30 pm at Jen Bergan's home (18340 Vassar St NE, Columbus). People of all ages, abilities, and craftiness are welcome. Questions: contact Jen Bergan at 651-982-1088 or

The church council has approved calling Pastor Amie Barsch Odahl as a part-time Interim Associate Pastor. Pastor Amie will begin her one-year (renewable) contract in early July and will focus on preaching every 4-6 weeks, assisting in worship, and adult discipleship/faith formation.  Her presence will enable Pastor Linda to focus more closely with the Children, Youth and Family program and also allow Pastor Linda to have more contact with our families.

MISSION JAMAICA - WANTED: Hosanna members who want to help others and escape our Minnesota winter for one week.  WHEN: Last week of January or first week of February (dates not yet set).  WHERE: Montego Bay, Jamaica (yah, mon!) WHY: It will change your life and it's just too fun to miss!  Contact Kathleen Damon  651-235-7296.

Hosanna Prayer Chain - Intercessory prayer (praying for others) is an important part of our faith community. Hosannas Prayer Chain currently consists of 10 people who individually pray daily for specific people and their needs as requested.  The prayer support is powerfully felt by those being prayed for. Requests may be made for public prayer (listed in church bulletin, prayed for by all Hosanna attenders) or confidential (not listed publicly, but prayed for privately by Pastor and prayer chain members.)

 **New Prayer Chain Members Needed - Prayer chain members receive requests by email from office coordinator Jackie Verdick as they are requested.   Requirements:  1) Believe in the power of intercessory prayer;  2) Have a heart for prayer;  3) Ability to maintain confidentiality, not mentioning confidential prayer requests to family members, other church members, or even the person being prayed for; 4) Commit to praying daily for requests.  **Prayer Chain Coordinator Needed – Purpose: To keep prayer chain requests current by following up on prayer requests, offering support, communicating needs and updates to pastor and prayer chain.  Requirements:  1) Active prayer chain member as listed above; 2) Contact by phone those who have made prayer chain requests for follow up, emotional/ spiritual support; 3) Communicate  updates to  Pastor Linda, Jackie Verdick and prayer chain members.  If you are interested in being on the Prayer Chain team or serving as Prayer Chain Coordinator, indicate so on today’s Yellow Page and drop in the offering basket or contact Pastor Linda or Jackie Verdick. Thank You!