Worship with Us!
9:10 a.m. - Sunday School Music
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Fellowship and Sunday School

Monthly Worship Schedule:
1st and 3rd Sundays: blended worship
2nd Sunday: traditional worship
4th Sunday: contemporary worship

Midweek Worship:
Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday Worship Scripture Links
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Marlene
  • Raffle Ticket Stubs
  • September Noisy Offering
  • Confirmand Meeting
  • Adult Bible Study
  • Mexico Mission Meeting
  • Simply Giving
  • Community Prayers and Links
A Call to Lutefisk & Fun!
Fall Festival is here! Many activities, food options (lutefisk dinner and beer garden), raffles, a silent auction and the infamous treasure chest known as “Granny’s Attic” is just waiting for you to come and share in the fun Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm! Granny’s Attic, craft and bake
sales will also be available Sunday from 8:00a to noon. Many thanks to all the hearts and hands who have generously invested in making this a Festival to remember!

Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism information meeting for 9 th grade students and parents will meet Sunday at 10:30a in the sanctuary!

Count your blessings in coins or currency and bring them in for the Noisy Offering on Sunday, designated for Lutheran World Relief hurricane and disaster response.

Blessings and peace,
Pastor Marlene
REMINDER!!
If you have raffle ticket stubs, they need to be turned in to the church office before the Fall Festival ends tomorrow, Saturday, September 28.
September Noisy Offering
Crack open that piggy bank for Hurricane Dorian relief! We’ll take a noisy offering for Lutheran World Relief Hurricane Dorian relief:
  • Sunday, September 29

Thank you for your generosity and love for those families in the Bahamas and the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast rebuilding in the aftermath of Dorian.
Calling 9th Grade Confirmands
Reminder to 9th grade confirmands and parents: Your presence is requested at a meeting to prepare you for your big day:
  • Sunday, September 29
  • 10:30 a.m.
Overcomer Bible Study
Many people feel they are less than who God says they are. We get our identity from our careers, our political positions, our roles in the family, and a number of other lesser things. 

However, what is most true about us is that we are made by a God who loves us, and the gospel can bring us into a relationship with Him. When we understand who God is, we more fully understand who we are. 

This group study will let us examine how we determine our identity and how we can find our true identity in Christ.  Join us for the Overcomer Bible study beginning:
  • Wednesday October 2
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Education wing meeting room
El Señor Meeting
We're getting so cultural at Rejoice! All men who are interested in learning more about the men's mission trip to Children’s Haven International in Mexico are encouraged to attend a brief meeting:
  • Sunday, October 6
  • 8:45 a.m.
Simply Giving is Simple!
The Simply Giving® Program offers a secure electronic payment solution that allows individuals to make regular offerings to Rejoice Church. Recurring electronic donations process automatically uninterrupted by vacation, travel and other absences. In addition to increasing donation consistency and reducing administrative work, the Simply Giving® Program enables families to use the same electronic payment options they have in all other areas of personal finance.

If you would like to enroll in this program, forms are available on the Interest table, in the October newsletter and in the church office. Please fill out a form and drop it off at the Rejoice office.
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:
*Kent Asheim
Maria Landers (area quilters)
Shirley Thomley (friend, Jim & Marlys Johnson)
Christy Dorris (great-niece, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Rev. Scott Gustafson (cousin, Linnea Lindquist)
 Marlene Anderson-Woods (friend, Linda Agre)
 *Pete Lidberg
Others:
 Connie Nelson (sister-in-law, Gladys Steiger)
Carol (friend, Rosemary Monk)
Mimi (friend, Rosemary Monk)
*Darryl Bissell
*Gladys Steiger
Sandy Swanson (daughter-in-law, Dick Swanson)
*Dianna Jussila
Ron Dettman (friend, Linda Agre)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Jaxon Gentile (nephew, Angie Jacobs)
Michael Johnson, (son, Charlie & Edie Johnson)
David Tarro (nephew, Susie Faust)
Scott Gambill (son, Rosemary Monk)
Joyce Hoffer (friend, Linda Agre)
Ron Wolfbauer (nephew, Carolyn & Ron Stensby)
Kris (sister, Rosemary Monk)
Walker James Vreeland (grandson, David & Cindy Kirchoff)
Baby Henry Opatz (friend, Tina Bunting)
Tom Ahrenholz (brother, Mark Ahrenholz)
*Jerry Jagadzinski
*Bev Hugo
Deployed or Returning from Active Duty:
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Marlene Elmstrom Interim Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant