• Reflect-click on the image to learn more. The Sunday readings are based on the 3 year series, not the historic 1 year series that Hosanna uses. However, the Saints' Days are the same.
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Welcome 

WE ARE HOLDING REGULAR SUNDAY SERVICES AGAIN FOLLOWING CDC AND MINNESOTA GUIDELINES.

  

 To view our most recent streamed Divine Service,  the 7th Sunday of Easter (Exaudi) May 16 click here.  We regularly live stream at 10am, Sunday mornings on our  facebook page. 

Hosanna Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) and celebrates the Divine Service with Communion weekly using the one year lectionary and the historic liturgy of the Christian Church as found in the Lutheran Service book.

Holy Communion. In accordance with the apostolic command and in unity with the unbroken practice of the Church, Hosanna practices Closed Communion. This is out of reverence for the Word of God, concern for all participants, and an expression of unity in the faith we publicly confess. If you are not a member of an LCMS church please talk with the pastor to see if there is a need for further discussion before communing. Visitors are invited to come forward for a blessing and to pray for the day when these divisions will cease.

SMART Recovery Meetings. According to Farm Bureau statistics, 75% of people living in rural communities have experienced the drug epidemic in some way. Hosanna gladly hosts a SMART Recovery meeting that meets weekly. Please contact Pastor Jarvis for more information.

Announcements 

Exaudi Sunday is May 16

For an article about this Sunday which also summarizes the Sundays of Easter, click here. Another article talks about the layers of: “The Sunday after Ascension”.


Pentecost is May 23

It may surprise you to learn that the Day of Pentecost has been on the Church’s calendar a lot longer than Easter or Christmas. The Festival of Pentecost was established in the Old Testament, when Israel was in the desert making its way to the Promised Land. To read more about this liturgical holy day click here. If you have trouble with that link, paste the following into your browser: https://witness.lcms.org/2008/the-gift-of-the-holy-spirit-5-2008/


Trinity Sunday is May 30

On this Sunday, it is a tradition to recite the Athanasian Creed instead of either the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed during the Divine Service.  What is the Athanasian Creed? Early in the fourth century, a new teaching appeared which claimed that Jesus was not true God. Arius, the north African priest who first proposed this theory, was extremely persuasive, and soon the controversy was so widespread that a church council was called to settle the matter. Out of that meeting in A.D. 325 came the Nicene Creed, which clearly confesses Jesus to be true God. That creed, which was expanded in A.D. 381 in order to defend the divinity of the Holy Spirit, is still widely used today as a confession of the triune faith. Despite the clarity of the Nicene Creed, the controversy continued for some time. Toward the end of the fifth century, another creed was written that marveled at the mystery of the Trinity in a way that no creed had ever done. Though attributed to Athanasius, a fourth-century opponent of Arius, this anonymous creed clearly came at a later stage in the debate. The Athanasian Creed proclaims that its teachings concerning the Holy Trinity and our Lord’s incarnation are the catholic faith. In other words, this is what the true church of all times and all places has confessed. More than 15 centuries later, the church continues to confess this truth, confident that the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, has given himself for our salvation. For a Utube video that discusses the Athanasian Creed, click here. For an article that gives more information about the background behind this Sunday, click here.


Buffalo, MN: Grieving with Hope

What is happening?  The city of Buffalo, Minnesota has just taken their turn in experiencing a shocking tragedy. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Even as little children, we learn that life isn’t fair. Every day, we face the consequences of sin and brokenness in our lives, from illnesses to disasters to other tragedies. These events often leave us struggling financially, physically and spiritually. But no matter what comes our way, we have the assurance that the victory has already been won for us. Jesus paid the ultimate price on the cross so that we might be with Him in heaven for all eternity.  Click here for a resource with 40 devotions — which each include a Scripture passage, a meditation, a prayer and a hymn.These are focused on bringing God’s comfort and peace to those who are struggling after a disaster or other crisis. If you desire further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Jarvis with questions. 


FOR SALE SIGNS??

What DO those FOR SALE signs mean?  Hosanna has listed their land/buidling property as part of their future planning.  Don't be duped by rumors-stop by and see the exciting things happening at our "little church"!


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