Worship with Us!
8:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. - Fellowship and Education
10:30 a.m. - Contemporary Worship

Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday Worship Scripture Links
In This Issue
  • Note from Pastor Marlene
  • Holy Week
  • Ministry Teams
  • Sound and Video Helpers
  • Alden Gjevre Funeral
  • Young @ Heart
  • Rejoice Expo
  • Community Prayers and Links
Awake, Thou Wintry Earth
Trusting that snowstorms and winter are finally behind us, we look forward to the reality of spring that brings new life!!

Holy Week begins Sunday! Join us for worship as we begin with the procession of the palms and conclude with the Passion story. Take your palm branches home as a reminder throughout the week of what Jesus was willing to endure for us and for this world God so loves.

Maundy Thursday gather and remember as we hear Jesus say, “Thy will be done” before he is taken away to his suffering and death.

Good Friday both Word and song will lead us through the Lord’s Prayer and the Seven Last Words of Jesus as we remember that it is our sin that nailed him to the cross. We leave in silence and darkness, looking forward to the promise of life out of death.

Easter Sunday offers three opportunities to celebrate resurrection (worship at 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30) as well as Easter Brunch from 9:30-10:30!

Hopefully you’ll be able to share with all of us in these meaningful and life-giving services. If you’re going to be traveling this Easter season, please be safe and enjoy the time with family and friends.

Peace & Blessings!
Pastor Marlene
Holy Week at Rejoice
April 14 ~ Palm Sunday
8:30 Worship
10:30 Worship
April 18 ~ Maundy Thursday
7:00p Worship with Holy Communion
April 19 ~ Good Friday
7:00p Worship
Sunday April 21 ~ Easter
6:30a Sunrise Service with Holy Communion
8:30a Worship with Holy Communion
10:30a Worship with Holy Communion
Easter Breakfast
Breakfast will be served at Rejoice from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Easter. Helpers needed:
  • Saturday, April 20
  • 1-3:00 p.m. to prepare
  • Easter morning, April 21
  • 9-11:00 a.m. to prepare, serve and clean up

A sign-up sheet is available in Celebration Hall. Thank you!
Outreach Committee
Rejoice's Outreach team has met and discussed current and future happenings. If you have suggestions and would like to be on this team (guys too!) – come meet with us:
  • Palm Sunday, April 14
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • Rejoice Meeting Room - in the Education Wing

Hope to see you there ~ Liz Smith
Social Concerns Committee
Social Concerns is coming to a meeting place near you! Please join the conversation at the next meeting of the Social Concerns committee:
  • Palm Sunday, April 14
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Fellowship Hall

Questions or suggestions please contact Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320. 
Youth and Family Committee
Do you like to plan events, activities, or fundraisers? We'd love to have you join the Youth & Family team! Please contact Jim Lanes at etbrew@yahoo.com or Sara Miller at sara@rejoicelutheranchurch.org if you are interested in joining us!
You Absolutely, Positively Must See and Hear
We are in dire need of volunteers for running the video and audio equipment during services. It is fun and easy, and training will be provided. Ask James for his sledgehammer if you need it.
Alden Gjevre Funeral
  • Wednesday, April 17
  • 11:00 a.m. - visitation one hour prior
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • 210 7th Street South, Moorhead

Memorials to Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater or Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead.
Don't be Trashy with Young @ Heart
Young@Heart community will be enlightened by Recycling 101. Instead of the saying, "Use It or Lose It", we're going with "Reuse It or Lose It".

  • Thursday, April 18
  • 10:30 a.m. social time with cards, games and coffee
  • 12:00 Noon lunch with program to follow

Reservations are important, as it helps us to calculate how much food to make, and keep the cost down. A $5 donation is appreciated. Making your reservations is easy!

Rejoice Expo
Explore your church in action. Discover the many ways Rejoice is growing in Service and Faith!
  • Sunday, April 28
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Rejoice Narthex
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:
Scott and Penny Gjevre in the death of Scott's dad, Alden
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Marie Miller   (Lori Lanes)
Kade Moore (niece’s son, Lori Lanes)
Susan Maile (mother-in-law, Tara Maile)
Ann Czech (sister, Cindy Kirchoff)
Lynn Koop (friend, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Sandy Swanson (daughter-in-law, Dick Swanson)
Nancy Andreson (friend, Sharon Dupont)
Jodi Wipper Anderson (friend Mark Gohman)
Michelle Wrightson (cousin, Mary Wilson)
 *Pete Lidberg
Baby Henry Opatz (friend, Tina Bunting)
Rosemary Amberg (friend, Jim & Marlys Johnson)
Trevor Larson (grandson, Kent & Grace Asheim)
MJ Patnode (friend, Lori Lanes)
Wendy S. (friend, Jim Lanes)
Dennis Kurth (friend, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
*Malibu Ronneng
*Lee Monk
Paul Kinney
*Denny Severson
*Martha Johnson
*Bev Allen
Tom Ahrenholz (brother, Mark Ahrenholz)
*Jerry Jagadzinski
Tim Klein (neighbor, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Carmen Schmoll (friend, Wally Westerberg & Mary Bergeron)
Steve Swanson (son, Dick Swanson)
*Bev Hugo
Jody Nappa (sister, Chari Ahrenholz & John Gohman)
Deployed or Returning from Active Duty:
Troy Thomas (Mike Charboneau)
* 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