Hosanna Lutheran Church

Preschool continues  Unable to compete with the Forest Lake school district’s free all-day, every-day kindergarten, Sunshine Kindergarten at Hosanna Lutheran Church will not be offered this fall. When not enough students enrolled, teachers Laura Kinney and Cheri Pederson decided to retire. They were also the directors of Hosanna’s Sunshine Preschool. The preschool program will continue [...]

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Max Schwolert’s Wisconsin relatives visited Hosanna Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 5, to honor his life and dedicate the “Love to the Max” rain garden. Max, who passed away last year, worshiped at Hosanna until 2005. From left are Max’s aunts and uncle, Donnella Johnson, Mark Peterson and Natalie Peterson. On the right, with her [...]

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“Don’t take life for granted, and live to the Max.” This quote from a friend is one legacy from the life of Max Schwolert. A former member of Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Max passed away last December at age 17. He got the flu, and then a staph infection, after visiting relatives in [...]

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Lent 2013 begins next Wednesday, Feb. 13, and ends Saturday, Mar. 30, the day before Easter. On the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, Christians attend a special service. Ashes from last year’s joyous Palm Sunday celebration are placed on their foreheads as a sign of mourning and repentance. For the next 40 days, churches [...]

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