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Sunday Order of Worship:
Litany for Mother’s Day
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Prayer for the Day
Children’s Message
Welcome and Announcements
Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel ~ John 10:22-30
Offering/Have No Fear, Little Flock
Prayer of Blessing
The Feast
Words of Institution
Prayers of the Church
Lord’s Prayer
Distribution/Come, Share the Lord
You Satisfy the Hungry Heart
Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us
In This Issue:
  • Note from Pastor Jim
  • Spring Clean-Up
  • Sunday School Takes a Break
  • Celebrating Graduates
  • Community Garden
  • Finding YouTube
  • Online Store
  • Food Rescue
  • Rejoice Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Donate to Ukraine
  • Community Prayers and Links
Sunday Scripture Links:
Does hell exist? Does anyone end up in hell? Those questions were shared with me a couple of weeks ago. This coming Sunday I will share some of my thoughts.

It may surprise you but "hell" does not exist in the Bible. In talking about heaven and hell we are reminded of Deuteronomy 29:29:  The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and to our children forever, to observe all the words of this law.  So, we will look at words that have been revealed to us regarding the place for the dead and explore if a loving and infinitely forgiving God sends some into eternal torment.

Our Sunday school children will have flowers to share to women on Mother's Day. We will also have a special Mother's Day blessing for our women. I hope you join us for this incredible way to honor our mothers.

We pray: Infinite God, help us to understand the things that have been revealed to us, and how to think about the things that haven't been revealed. Wrap us in all your promises and preserve us from our fears. Amen

Pastor Jim
Rejoice Spring Cleanup Day

  • Saturday, May 21
  • Begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Please bring yard tools if you have them
Summer Break Time

Our last day of Sunday School for this school year will be:
  • Sunday, May 22
Graduation Recognition

We hope that graduates and their parents or families will make every effort to be present at our 9:30 a.m. service:
  • Sunday, May 22
  • Cupcakes will be served during fellowship following our service to celebrate
  • Graduates, please fill out a graduate bio form and return it to the church office by Sunday, May 8
  • Forms available on the Youth and Family table or online
  • We will be happy to post your Open House on our grad board too!
Community Garden

If you are interested in a space in the garden, please contact Mary Wilson at 763.228.8182. The price for a space is $20, including water.
Rejoice on YouTube
Finding Rejoice's YouTube channel is super simple! Just click on the YouTube icon found at the bottom of each weekly update in the What's Happening section.
Rejoice Store

Rejoice wear is available at our online store, you can choose for a variety of items from coffee cups to sweatshirts. Orders can be shipped directly to you or can be picked up at church. Anyone can purchase and there is not a minimum purchase amount so support and promote Rejoice. Remember, it is not too early to think about Christmas presents.
Community Food Rescue

You are welcome to stroll to the Education Wing after Sunday worship each week and take food offerings that you and your family will enjoy. Good for you, good for the environment!
Happening at Rejoice

Women's Bible Study
  • Tuesday, May 17
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Rejoice Education wing
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
  • Thursday, May 19
  • Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for card playing and fellowship
  • Lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by music with Frank Erickson
  • Mark your calendar and call Carol at 320.558.6851 to reserve your spot for a couple of hours of fun and fellowship! Don't forget to invite a friend to join you!
Area Happenings

Senior Citizens Annual Spring Luncheon
  • Saturday, May 7
  • Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch at 12:00 Noon
  • All senior citizens welcome (with in a 5 mile radius please)
  • Clearwater Lions Community Building
  • 1100 County Road 75, Clearwater
  • Sponsored by Clearwater Lions
Parents' Night Out
  • Saturday, May 14
  • Drop kids off between 5-8:00 p.m.
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • 90 Riverside Drive SE, St Cloud
  • Pre-registration is encouraged
  • All proceeds go toward Salem's Youth Summer Service Trip
Red Cross Blood Drive
Garage Sale
Eastern Europe Crisis Response

Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying companion churches and ecumenical partners in humanitarian responses to the Eastern Europe crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits.

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Checks or money orders can be sent to:

Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

Write "Eastern Europe Crisis Response" on your check memo line.

Give by phone at 800-638-3522 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) or online.
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:
Jim and Lori Lanes in the loss of Lori’s mother, Elsie Gullicksrud
Fred Varner in the loss of wife, Marge
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Karen Emberton (Kari Line)
Kris (sister, Rosemary Monk)
JoAnn Stegura (wife, Jerry Stegura)
Jodi Gerads (friend, Mary Wilson)
Kathy Ryan (sister, Brad Johnson)
Jane (friend, Pam Bender)
John Swan (friend, Ron & Lynn Schneider)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
*Pete Lidberg
Liam (friend, Lee & Rosemary Monk)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
Jeff Lamb family (friend, Mark & Karie Gohman)
Cris Gears (friend, Linda Agre)
Travis Kent
Mike (nephew, Sue Severson)
Chuck Clausen (brother, Grace Asheim)
Josh (nephew, Susan & Dick Chwalek)
*Martha Johnson
Theresa Klicker (daughter, Brad & Martha Johnson)
Brian and family (nephew, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Brad Johnson (son, Darlene & Duane Johnson)
Bob Stangler (son-in-law, Dayle & Jean Meyer)
*Kent Asheim
Lucas Martinez (friend, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
*Duane & Darlene Johnson
JoAnn Middendorf (mother, Joyce Middendorf)
*Charlie Johnson
Active Duty:
Eli Mulqueen (son, Janet Moeller)
Rejoice Staff
Jim Bump Lead Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Lisa Pridgeon Office Assistant
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