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Sunday's Order of Worship:
Welcome
 Psalm 93 (responsively)
How Great Is Our God
Prayer for the Day
Children’s Message
Welcome and Announcements
Revelation 1:4b-8
Gospel ~ John 18:33-37
Special Reading ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Message
Offering/As the Deer
Offering Prayer
Prayers of the Church
Lord’s Prayer
Blessing
You Are My King (Amazing Love)
 Sending
In This Issue:
  • Note from Pastor Jim
  • COVID-19 Surge
  • ELCA National Youth Gathering
  • Prayer Vigil
  • Rejoice Membership
  • Christmas Craft
  • Electric Fireplace Needed
  • Youth Holiday Sale
  • Thanksgiving Lefse
  • Food Rescue Program
  • Shop Amazon
  • Wednesday Servants Needed
  • Communion Servants Needed
  • Rejoice Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Community Prayers and Links
Scripture Links:

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Dear Friends, this coming Sunday November 21 is the last day in the church calendar. It is called, "Christ the King" Sunday. Because, in the end, Christ is King. But this is a rather recent addition to the church liturgical calendar. In 1925 Pope Pius XI initiated the addition, following WWI. Pius XI was troubled by all the divisions, hostilities, the rising nationalism, and believed true peace could only be ushered in by Christ as King. Only under the reign of God is peace possible. Seems to be a rather timely reminder for us in our day, too!

This Sunday I will attempt to share my thoughts on what was Jesus' clear mission: ushering in the Kingdom of God. The three synoptic gospels, (Matthew, Mark, Luke), all state that when Jesus publicly declared his mission, he did so by announcing the Kingdom of God had come near. But, what did he mean by "kingdom"? What does it mean to call Christ "King"? How do we become peacemakers in Jesus' footsteps? I don't believe I have all the answers but I do believe our lives should revolve around those questions, especially because Jesus' life, death, and resurrection did.

We pray: Ruler of All Creation, of Space and Time, of Our Hearts, stir us to seek understanding what it means to live in Christ's mission of ushering in the Kingdom of God. Grant insight by your Spirit, and enlighten us in our words and deeds. Amen

Pastor Jim
COVID-19 Update

With Minnesota COVID numbers surging, and in an effort to make Rejoice a safer place for all, we have rearranged seating in worship to provide more space between us. We continue to recommend masking up. Maintaining a 6-foot distance between us as much as possible, is also recommended.
ELCA National Youth Gathering Registration Deadline

We have mailed and emailed information to students about the 2022 National Youth Gathering next summer. The deadline for registering is November 21. Please fill out a registration that was mailed or stop by the youth ministry table.
Growing Our Rejoice-Full Prayer Vigil

Have you signed up to participate in our prayer vigil Saturday, December 4? Time slots are split into 20-minute segments between 8 a.m. to Noon. You can pray in church or at home. Materials will be available to assist in your prayers. Sign up at the Welcome table.

This Prayer Vigil is a time for our community of faith to come before God to acknowledge that we are the body of Christ, and to ask for God’s guidance and presence tomorrow as we complete our individual commitments. Even if you are alone in the sanctuary, this is a community time, for this prayer vigil is an action of our entire congregation. 
 
As you spend time in prayer, be certain to thank God for all that God has done for you and for our congregation, and ask for God’s guidance in your own life and in the congregation’s life. Here are some Bible texts for reflection and some possible prayer subjects to pray about for yourself and for the congregation as a whole. 

Thank you for bathing our Rejoice-Full future in prayer.
Rejoice Membership

Pastor Jim will be hosting an "exploring membership" gathering. There is no obligation to join. Come to get acquainted with others and learn what expectations membership has. 
  • Sunday, November 28
  • 10:30 a.m.

New members will be received Sunday, December 12.
Spruce Up Our Tree

Join others in making decorations for the European Christmas tree! Supplies provided.
  • Sunday, November 28
  • During fellowship - about 10:30 a.m.
Light up Our Events

Do you have a small artificial (electric) fireplace that you'd be willing to lend to Rejoice for the month of December? It would be used for the European Christmas and Young @ Heart events. Call Rejoice at 320.558.6851.
European Christmas Coffee Party, Craft & Bake Sale

Help make our youths' Coffee Party, Craft & Bake Sale a success! We are looking for crafters, bakers and sellers - also adult servers for hot beverages. The children and youth will take care of serving the goodies. Please keep us in mind when you are making crafts and baking your holiday hors d'oeuvres, cookies and candies.

Save the date for this exciting day:
  • Saturday, December 4
  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon

We will have signup sheets in Celebration Hall for volunteers. Invite your grandparents, neighbors and friends to this fun event and dress your best.
Thankful for Lefse

You may pick up packages of 3 pieces of lefse, just in time for your Thanksgiving feast:
  • Sunday, November 21
  • 3 pieces for $5
  • 12 pieces for $20
  • Payment due at pick-up
Food Rescue Program

The Food Rescue program provides a variety of fresh food that will supplement your dinner table. Anyone may take what they want, and rescue food donated by individuals and businesses that may otherwise end up in a landfill.
  • Sunday mornings following 9:30 a.m. worship service
  • Rejoice education wing
  • Vegetables, produce, bakery items available
Benefit Rejoice When You Shop Amazon

Your holiday shopping can help make a difference, at no additional cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on within Settings, you'll find the same products and same low prices as the Amazon you already know - plus, they donate a portion of your purchases to Rejoice! You can select us as your AmazonSmile charity by visiting: smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1758613
Feed Youth

Rejoice is feeding our youth/families on Wednesday nights prior to Sunday School, Confirmation and Sr. High Faith Formation. Could you spare 1½ - 2 hours from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening to prepare and serve a quick, easy meal?
  • Reimbursement provided for groceries
  • Easy & quick entrée of your choosing
  • Wednesday of your choosing
  • Please sign up on the table by Fellowship Hall
Serve the Body and Blood of Christ

Help serve communion on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month. It's easy:
  • Take one of the crosses from the stand.
  • Place it around your neck.
  • Come forward when the cue appears on the screen.
  • If serving bread say, “Body of Christ, given for you.”
  • If serving wine/grape juice say, “Blood of Christ, shed for you.”
  • Wine servers bless the children saying, “Jesus loves you.”
Happening at Rejoice

You are invited!
  • Yoga for All
  • Wednesday mornings
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • $10 per class or $32 per month
  • Senior discount: $9 per class or $25 per month
  • Stitch and Pray
  • Wednesday afternoons
  • 1:00 p.m. in the Rejoice Good News Library
  • Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks to make prayer shawls for those that are experiencing health or spiritual challenges
  • All levels of skill are welcome
  • Young @ Heart
  • 3rd Thursday monthly
  • Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for card playing and fellowship
  • Lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed with program
  • Invite a friend to join you!
Community Prayers
If 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. 
We Mourn With:
Barb Potter in the loss of her brother, Mike Brinda
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Jane (friend, Pam Bender)
John Swan (friend, Ron & Lynn Schneider)
Nancy Zembel (friend, Mary Wilson)
Deanna (Jim Lanes)
Lisa Noreen (friend, Lori Lanes)
*Jody Trovall
Wyatt Wesenberg (friends' son, Paul & Jane Nelson)
Rusty Cowles (Leigh Holman)
Shari (friend, Amber Doering)
Joyce, Laurie, & Stephanie (friends, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Jim Hartle (friend, Lori Lanes)
Kelly (cousin, Pam Bender)
Julie Lovig (friend, Kirk Suchomel)
Mary Swanson (friend, Lori Lanes)
Sami (friend, Lori Lanes)
Lucille (friend, Jim Lanes)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
Kathy Ryan (sister, Brad Johnson)
*Pete Lidberg
Others:
Nicole Mol (granddaughter, Barb Potter)
Lorna Cooper
Emelie Davis (Lori Lanes)
*Ron Stensby
*Duane Johnson
Dave Lidberg (son, Nancy Lidberg)
Breanne Hirsch (Audrey Lidberg)
JoAnn Middendorf (mother, Joyce Middendorf)
Judy (friend, Rosemary Monk)
*Gail Bradford
*Charlie Johnson
*Jean Meyer
Mary Yerbich (cousin, Lori Lanes)
Liam (friend's grandson, Rosemary Monk)
Mike (nephew, Sue Severson)
Sheri and Joe, Skip (friends, Denny & Sue Severson)
Lynne (cousin, Pam Bender)
Rosie (friend, Rosemary Monk)
Susie Brown (friend, Liz Smith)
Karen Solis (mother, Lisa Pridgeon)
Trinity Grace & Peige Faith (Kent & Grace Asheim)
Katelyn Schwab (great niece, Lori Lanes)
Kathie (friend, Lori Lanes)
Doug Lindseth (friend, Linnea Lindquist)
Lucas Barrett (grandson, Mike Barrett)
*Charlie Johnson
Brian (nephew, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Linda O’Dell-Cowles (family friend, Leigh Holman)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
MJ Havlicek (friend, Lori Lanes)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Active Duty:
Eli Mulqueen (son, Janet Moeller)
Rejoice Staff
Jim Bump Lead Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant
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