Worship with Us!
9:30 a.m. - Summer Worship Service
10:30 a.m. - Fellowship
Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday Worship Scripture Links
In This Issue
  • Celebrate Carol
  • Welcome Pastor Marlene
  • Security Code
  • Children and Student Faith Life
  • Fall Festival
  • Social Concerns
  • Young@Heart
  • Community Prayers and Links
Thank you, Office Administrator Carol!
Carol Eich has been at Rejoice for 20 years!
She's seen it all - our laughter and our tears.

She's the glue that holds Rejoice together
No matter the joys, pains, or weather.

A fellowship celebration at church she has banned,
But please reach out to her as best you can.

Sending a card or note would be just fine
Or maybe a call from your telephone line.

To thank her for all that she has done
Keeping Rejoice running, come rain, snow or sun.

Thank you for 20 years, Carol!
Welcome, Pastor Marlene!
Pastor Marlene’s email is up and running. You can reach her at marlene@rejoicelutheranchurch.org.
Security Change
Rejoice will change the code on the outside lock box on September 4. If you use the lock box, please call Carol in the church office at 320.558.6851 for the new code.
Sponsor a Bible
Rejoice will be giving  Spark  Bibles to three-year-olds and third graders during both worship services on Sunday, October 7. Included in each Bible is an envelope and book plate; if you would like to sponsor a Bible, simply place cash or check into the envelope and fill out the correct information included on the front. You may put the envelope in the mail, offering plate, or bring it to the church office. Sign the book plate (optional) we’ll take care of the rest! 

Suggested amount to sponsor either a Story Bible or Gift Edition Bible is $20 each. Please know any amount will be received with gratitude and thanks for your generosity! Thank you, thank you!
Confirmation Mentoring
We’re looking for adults, five men and eight women for our thirteen eighth graders, who love kids, love Jesus, and will commit to a faith-building relationship with one eighth grade confirmation student for the 2018-19 school year.

Requirements include meeting with one student regularly (a couple times a month) from mid-October through early May, typically on Wednesday evenings, and making an effort to support that student in their walk with Christ. Extras include sending cards, praying for your student, meeting them at church, and finding ways to make them feel loved and accepted by the church as a whole!

If you are interested, please fill out a form on the Youth & Family table and place in the office drop box. Thank you and bless you for the difference you’ll make in a kid’s faith life!
Have a Heart - Lend a Hand
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Consider being a co-leader for the Sunday School year. Please call Becky Brzinski at 320.420.6356; Tara Maile at 320.223.0675; or Lori Lanes at 320.963.3492.
Fall Festival
Lutefisk & Swedish Meatball Dinner tickets  will be available beginning Sunday, September 2 in Celebration Hall or in the church office during regular business hours . You may also call the church office at 320.558.6851 for reservations (greatly appreciated).

Raffle tickets are available Sunday mornings or in the church office during regular business hours. Raffle tickets are $1 each.

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Fall Festival - Saturday, September 29 !
Social Concerns Meeting
Please join the conversation at the next meeting of the Social Concerns committee.
  • Tuesday, September 18
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Good News Library

If you have any questions or suggestion for this committee and are unable to attend our meeting, please contact Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320.
Young@Heart
We are never too old to learn! Cyrene Bastien from the Clearwater Library will be on hand to educate us on how to research our heritage and find websites with ancestry information, even if we don't own a computer.

Summer is winding down and we will go back to our regular schedule with our caterer supplying the meal.
  • Thursday, September 20
  • Noon meal, followed by program
  • $5 suggested donation
  • Call church office for reservation at 320.558.6851
Community Prayers
I f you have a loved one or friend in need of prayer, fill out a   prayer request   or use one of the prayer concern requests located on the Interest table and in the sanctuary welcome pads. The star(*) in front of a name denotes a Rejoice member. This is a dynamic list. Requests will be printed for up to four weeks; call the church office at 320.558.6851 to extend listing. If a name of a friend or loved one has been omitted please resubmit the name and/or concern using one of the prayer concern forms found in the red Welcome Pads in the worship area. 
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Jodi Wipper Anderson (friend, Mark Gohman)
Mary Fickling (friend, Carolyn & Ron Stensby)
Jen Braun (friend, Amy Brzinski)
Dean Bissell (brother, Darryl Bissell)
Sydney (friend, Karie Monk-Gohman)
Cecelia Daniels (friend, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
*Pete Lidberg
Others:
Richard Randler (brother-in-law, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Dick Daniels (friend, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
 Blair Bissell (brother, Darryl Bissell)
Lori Krebs (daughter, Mary & Ray Wilson)
Pat Backhaus (nephew, Sharon Dupont)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
*Bev Hugo
Deployed or Returning from Active Duty:
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Marlene Elmstrom Interim Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Sara Miller Youth & Family Coordinator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant