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In This Issue
  • Fall Festival
  • Social Concerns
  • Young@Heart
  • Confirmation Notices
  • Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
  • St Luke Fundraiser
  • Community Prayers and Links
My heartfelt appreciation to all of you who contributed in any way to the 2018 Rejoice Fall Festival. A hearty Minnesota thanks to those whose jobs were outside on Saturday! 
 
Many of you helped for several days in a row last week. The cooks and bakers, the Granny’s Gang, the strategic planners who; made sure the grills were clean and had propane, the lutefisk was cut and prepared, the reservations were logged, the raffle tickets were sold, the produce was picked, the food was purchased, the donations were solicited, picked up, logged and displayed, the tables were picked up and returned, the signs made and hung, etc. etc. Tasks too numerous to recount were accomplished with your help. To all of you who took a day off work to help on Friday, a huge thank you. We do manage to rally and get the job done!
 
Thanks to all our donors, no matter what or where. All of the things you gave helped make our day a success. As one person said, “I wouldn’t miss it”!
 
A very special thanks to our youth, who transformed our church last Wednesday evening. Many were also present on Saturday to help where needed. Parents, please make sure you pass along this thank you. Our youth are very valuable to our event. 
 
Another special thank you to Carol of Carol Crow fame! She is the glue in the office and an expert at remembering what needs to be done. Thank you Carol!
 
Once again we served, according to those who were asked, an outstanding Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball dinner. Good job!!!
 
Final tallies will be shared when all money has been collected and all expenses paid.
 
I am jotting down my thoughts and ideas regarding this annual event and I invite you to do the same. Join me in fellowship hall between services next Sunday to add your comments and ideas, 3 x 5 cards will be available. Or an emailed thought is welcome too.
 
With sincere thanks,
Rhoda Senkler
Social Concerns
Please join the conversation at the next meeting of the Social Concerns committee.
  • Tuesday, October 16
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Rejoice Good News Library

If you have any questions or suggestions for this committee and are unable to attend the meeting, please call Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320.
Sweet Serenading
Enjoy the music of Travis Kent as he serenades the Young@Hearts with music by Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Buck Owens, Jim Reeves and so many more classic artists.
  • Thursday, October 18
  • Dinner is served at 12:00 Noon
  • Suggested donation of $5 per meal

As always, reservations are appreciated. Email  rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org  or call and leave a message at 320.558.6851.
Confirmation Mentoring
We still need two men and four women mentors for eighth grade confirmation students. Is God calling YOU? Mentoring enriches the faith lives of both the confirmation student and mentor, which then enriches the whole church. You can make a difference!

Please email marlene@rejoicelutheranchurch.org if you are being called to this special ministry.
Confirmand Reminders
  • Sunday, October 7
  • Faith Statements and meeting in the Ed Wing Meeting Room
  • Monday, October 22
  • Have your reservation for the banquet into the office by Noon
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 5:45 p.m. Pictures with rehearsal to follow
  • *(There is confirmation for 6 & 7th graders on Wednesday, October 24 ~ 6:30p)
  • Sunday, October 28
  • 10:30 a.m. Affirmation of Baptism
Youth & Family Fundraiser
  • Monday, October 22
  • 5-8:00 p.m.
  • Monticello Pizza Ranch
  • 1220 Highway 25 South, Monticello
Church of St Luke Holiday Sale
The Church of St Luke in Clearwater will be holding a Christmas decoration and fall holiday sale the weekend of October 19-21. New and gently used Christmas items and fall decorations will be available for purchase at the sale. 
  • Friday, October 19
  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 20
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Bouja will also be sold:
  • Saturday, October 20
  • Following 5:00 p.m. Mass
  • Sunday, October 21
  • Following 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Masses

Shop for fall and Christmas decorations and bring home some delicious bouja. For questions, email admin@churchofstlukes.com or call 320.558.2124.
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. 
We Mourn With:
Clinton Martell in the loss of his wife, Diana (August 10, 2018)
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Kade Moore (Lori Lanes)
Butch Liestman (friend, Eagle Trace)
Barb Dhein (friend, Rhoda Senkler)
Al Mensa (friend, Lee & Rosemary Monk)
Jodi Wipper Anderson (friend, Mark Gohman)
Jen Braun (friend, Amy Brzinski)
Dean Bissell (brother, Darryl Bissell)
Cecelia Daniels (friend, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
*Pete Lidberg
Others:
*Jim Lanes
*Denny Severson
Cooper (friend, Kelsey Paeth)
*Malibu & *Leo Sand
Allan Smedstad (brother, Mary Hannan)
Dick Wright (father, Julie Binczik)
Lorraine Hoff (mother, Jeff Hoff)
Jody Nappa (sister, Chari Ahrenholz & John Gohman)
*Bev Hugo
Carol Hamilton (friend, Lee & Rosemary Monk)
Richard Randler (brother-in-law, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Dick Daniels (friend, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Blair Bissell (brother, Darryl Bissell)
Pat Backhaus (nephew, Sharon Dupont)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
Deployed or Returning from Active Duty:
* Keith Sand
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