everyday people called to participate in God's redeeming work in the world.
Through our community, God has blessed us with mercy, peace, compassion, and love. With these gifts, we have a clear and joyful hope for the future.
Our purpose is to share God's transforming love, to participate in bringing this world to the place God desires. A place where justice and peace kiss and joy trumps sorrow.
We believe God's love has both the first and the last word.
We've been called to a holy calling.
We hope you find that you're called, too.
Hosanna! started in 2000, part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), whose tagline is: "God's work. Our hands." Over the past 17 years, we've grown into a church that's strong in fellowship and care, and are grateful for the calling God has given us. Located just across from Liberty North High School, we're excited to continue welcoming students and new neighbors, and to serve with joy in faith for all.
Why the Exclamation Point?
Liberty Missouri had not had an ELCA congregation for a couple of decades, so that when the demographics of the area had changed (large increase in the size of the Liberty area—from some 15,000 to about 35,000) ELCA members were delighted to see that the Synod was ready to establish a mission here. Pastor Heinlen, our first minister, sensed that excitement, came up with the name of Hosanna, and from the first service, on August 2, 1998, in Grand River Chapel on the William Jewell College Campus, concluded every service after the benediction, with a call, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,” to which the congregation gives a loud response, “Hosanna!” The exclamation point has been a part of our name ever since.