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Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sundays

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.

In This Issue
  • Welcome Pastor Jim Bump
  • Annual Meeting February 2
  • Social Concerns January 12
  • Young @ Heart January 16
  • Sr High Lock-In January 31
  • Walk & Yoga at Rejoice
  • Community Prayers and Links

This Week's Scripture Links:

There's a New Pastor in Town

On December 22, 2019, members of Rejoice Lutheran Church voted to issue a “call” to Pastor Jim Bump upon the recommendation of the Call Committee. The result of Rejoice members was an overwhelming positive vote to accept the recommendation of the Call Committee. Pastor Jim Bump will begin serving as the pastor of Rejoice on January 2, 2020.

Thank you to the Call Committee Members: Matt Staehling, Lindsay Sand, Mike Barrett, Sara Hagemeister and Chris Schill. All of us at Rejoice wish to thank you for your time, effort and dedication to the difficult and important task of the search for a new pastor. We know there have been many hours of prayer, study, and thoughtful discussion that took place during this time. We know that the committee has been working hard to listen to and follow God’s leading. We at Rejoice are indebted to you for your service. God bless you all.
Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Rejoice Lutheran Church is your opportunity to learn about the church budget and elect leaders, as well as a time to celebrate the life we've had together in the past year.
  • Sunday, February 2
  • Following worship, approximately 10:30 a.m.
  • Rejoice sanctuary
Social Concerns Team Meeting

There is always room at the table for anyone interested in the work of the Social Concerns committee! Feel free to take in the next meeting.
  • Sunday, January 12
  • 10:30 a.m. 

If you have any questions or ideas and are unable to attend the meeting, call Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320.
Young @ Heart Meet Up

Huh? What did you say? Part of the joy of getting older is the reduced hearing you may experience. Come and participate in a discussion about hearing loss and what kind of enhanced hearing options that are available. This will be a question and answer session, so invite a friend and come loaded with your questions.  
  • Thursday, January 16
  • 10:30 a.m. coffee, cards, games and conversations
  • Lunch is served at noon with a suggested donation of $5 each

Reservations are always encouraged. Either email  rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org  or call 320.558.6851 and leave a message. 
Senior High Lock-in

Come and be surprised – what could possibly be on the agenda???
  • Friday, January 31
  • 7:00 p.m. until Saturday, February 1 7:00 a.m.

Sign up on the Youth and Family table.
Boost Your Mood and Vitality

Don't just hibernate in the cooler weather! Come walk the halls of Rejoice anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For entry, push the buzzer on the right-hand side of Door 1 (the door that leads to the library and office).
Go With the Flow

Center yourself in the center of the week. Participate in senior yoga at Rejoice on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $8 per session.
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:
Terri (mother, Jill Charboneau)
Travis Jennings (friend, Jim & Marlys Johnson)
Kari Hilden (friend, Lori Lanes)
Bob Oihus (brother-in-law, Grace Asheim)
Renee Dickinson (step-mother, Lindsey Sand)
*Kent Asheim
Maria Landers (area quilters)
Christy Dorris (great-niece, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Rev. Scott Gustafson (cousin, Linnea Lindquist)
 Marlene Anderson-Woods (friend, Linda Agre)
 *Pete Lidberg
 Rachel Randall (sister, Duane Johnson)
*Shane Allen
Connie Nelson (sister-in-law, Gladys Steiger)
MaryJane (sister, Jim Johnson)
Nancy Nicoloff (friend, Lori Lanes)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
*Dick Swanson
Dennis Zeto (brother-in-law, Lori Lanes)
Al Neuman
*Darryl Bissell
Sandy Swanson (daughter-in-law, Dick Swanson)
Ron Dettman (friend, Linda Agre)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Michael Johnson, (son, Charlie & Edie Johnson)
Ron Wolfbauer (nephew, Carolyn & Ron Stensby)
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:
Justin Neisen (nephew, Lisa Pridgeon)
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Marlene Elmstrom Interim Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant