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Worship on Sunday, December 10th

We worship all together by streaming our live service.  Join us live online at 9:30 or come back later to watch the recording.  
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Announcement Highlights:​

  • Poinsettia Orders for Christmas - Last Chance - The cost this year is $10 and the last day to order is December 10th. If you'd like to order, please contact the church office.

  • Bakers Needed for Cookie/Treat Trays - Calling all bakers!!  Treat trays are coming again this year.  The God Squad needs your help to make this happen.  If you love to bake, we need you!  We need all goodies brought to church by 9:00 am on Saturday, December 16th.  Start locating your favorite recipes now.  If you could also please let us know if you plan to bake, that would be very helpful.  Either email hosannatgs@gmail.com or let a God Squad member know you are on board.  We will more than likely need 8-10 dozen from each baker.  If that is too much, we will take whatever you can do.  On the flip side, don't let that number limit you.  If you are on a roll and make 20 dozen, we would love that also.  We will sell whatever we have!  Don't like to bake?  No worries, get your name added to purchase a tray! 

  • It's Treat Tray Time!!! - Order Yours Now!-  The God Squad will also be selling their annual treat trays again this year to raise money for the 5 youth we have attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans this coming July.  The trays will be $30 each and will be filled with all sorts of deliciousness!  Need some goodies for a holiday party?  A gift for a coworker, postal carrier, a good friend or maybe just yourself?  Let the God Squad take some of the work off of you.  Trays will be ready for pick up on Sunday, December 17th after service.  They are beautifully packaged and ready to be gifted.  Shop small this year and support our youth!  The average cost for a teen to go to the Youth Gathering can average around $1000-$1500 per kid.  That's a lot of treat trays!  Order yours now by emailing hosannatgs@gmail.com or grab a God Squad member to add you to the list.

  • 4th Annual Hosanna! Christmas Ornament On Sale Now  The God Squad will once again be selling Christmas ornaments this year for $15 each.  These are handcrafted by our very own Pastor Mike.  They are collectibles so get yours ordered now before it's too late!  The kids came up with the design idea themselves.  We will be taking orders now through December 10th.   Please email hosannatgs@gmail.com to order yours today or see a God Squad member to get your name on the list!  These will be distributed on December 17th after service.

  • Upcoming Faith Formation Calendar
    • Dec. 10 - Program Rehearsal and Adult Study - Kids will gather in the worship space to rehearse the Christmas Program.  Adults will gather in the fellowship hall for conversation about more mainline Protestant traditions. 

    • Dec. 17 - No faith formation

  • Blue Christmas - Thursday,  December 21 at 7:00 pm  Life isn’t always joyful and the holidays can sharpen our pains.  Whether the holidays are difficult for you every year, or you’re just feeling extra blue this year, you are welcome to join us for this service on the longest night of the year to name your pains and remember God’s faithfulness.  Livestreamed at www.hosannatogether.org/blue

  • Plan for Worship on Christmas Eve - With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, we’ll have one morning and one evening worship service:

    • 9:30 AM Advent Journey - Ever wonder what was on the hearts and in the minds of the people involved in the Christmas story?  We’ll hear about the people and experiences that led to Christmas, culminating with Christ in the manger.  We’ll move together from reflective longing to hopeful expectation, and then to joyful praise for God’s promise fulfilled.  This service will be different than a typical Sunday morning, and brighter than the evening service. 

    • 6:00 PM Holy Night, Holy Light - What difference does a baby in a manger make for us today?  We’ll hear about how God comes to the lowly, culminating with God’s continued activity in our own lives.  Experience the wonder and joy of Christ’s coming into our lives in this “traditional” Christmas Eve worship service filled with music, meditation, and candles.

You’ll experience Christmas at whichever service you attend, but you’ll hear more of the story and see it from different perspectives on this special day if you come to both.  At each one, we’ll hear the story of Christ’s birth and receive our God again in Holy Communion. 

  • Advent Evening Prayer  Join the ELCA congregations of the Northland for evening prayer each Wednesday during Advent.  We gather together to pause our busy lives, prepare ourselves for Christ's coming, and ponder the wonder of God's gift.  Holden Evening Prayer is a beautiful service that lasts about 30 minutes.  Each service will be followed by simple desserts and time to visit with our neighbors.  Join us at 7:00pm on the following days and at these locations: 

    • Dec. 13 - Hosanna, 2800 N. Church Rd, Liberty

    • Dec. 20 - Gloria Dei, 5409 NW 72nd St, Kansas City

  • Spend a few minutes each day reading scripture, reflecting, and praying.  Printed Advent devotional booklets are available in our fellowship hall, written by pastors of ELCA congregations in eastern Missouri.  You can also download a PDF to read on your phone or tablet.  

  • Support Us when You Shop  Whether you’re shopping on Black Friday, buying Christmas gifts, or just doing your regular shopping, head over to RaiseRight to pick up a gift card to pay for your purchase, and the retailers will donate up to 18% of the value to the church.  You can purchase gift cards for over 750 popular brands.  We’ve already earned $1,294 in our first year of this program! 

    • Gift cards can be purchased through a smartphone app or through the website, and then used right away at checkout.

    • Right now you can only purchase digital or printable gift cards, but we’ll do another physical gift card group order before Christmas. 

    • Learn how to get started at www.hosannatogether.org/shopping.​

If you are new to Hosanna:

We're so glad that you've joined us!  Please leave a comment letting us know you're here and fill out our worship guest sign-in form.  We believe the best part of Hosanna! is the people and the relationships we share, so we hope you'll join us in person sometime, too! 

We have a lot of other ministries and resources that you are welcome to join.  Take a look around our website to see what connects with you and read our weekly Happenings e-newsletter to see the 

latest about what's happening with Hosanna!

We'd also love to hear from you.  Send an e-mail to pastormike@hosannalutheranchurch.org or call our church office at 816-781-7991.  We'd enjoy the opportunity to get to know you and support you.

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Service music (C) 2006 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress under license #SB118889.  Permission to podcast/stream the text and music in this service obtained from One License.net with license #A-729952. 

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