Hosanna Lutheran Church

In honor of its 40th anniversary, Hosanna Lutheran Church is sponsoring a community-wide picnic potluck. The Forest Lake area is invited to worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 1 at Lakeside Park in downtown Forest Lake. Bring a lawn chair to sit in. Following the service, there will be a potluck picnic party with face painting, fun [...]

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Hosanna Lutheran Church’s new pastor took a while to respond to her call. Growing up in St. Louis Park, both of Linda Friesen’s parents were medical technologists, and that became her career also. “I had thought about seminary but didn’t want to work every weekend,” she said. Friesen graduated from the University of Minnesota in [...]

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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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