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9:10 a.m. - Sunday School Music
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Fellowship & Sunday School

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
  • Message from Pastor Jim
  • Get your Rejoice Directory
  • Social Concerns Meeting
  • Confirmation Updates
  • Quiet Oaks Donations
  • Pizza for Youth
  • Young @ Heart
  • Lenten Announcements
  • Powder Ridge
  • Walk & Yoga at Rejoice
  • Community Prayers and Links

This Week's Scripture Links:
Matthew 5:13-20

[Jesus said:]  13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
  14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.  15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.  16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
  17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.  18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.  19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
 
Scribes and Pharisees were sticklers for the absolute way to live their beliefs. So was Jesus, who was quite knowledgeable of the law and the prophets, too. I’m struck by the rather black and white of the two sides here. We are either salt or not. We are either light or not. We are either righteous or not. Jesus conferred upon his disciples the status of “salt” and “light” and “righteous”. There is no middle ground. Believe it or not, Jesus confers the same upon us! Really! Whether we feel like it or not, we are salt, light and righteousness in the world. It’s as if Jesus is telling us to “own it.” This week consider how you might flavor and enlighten someone you encounter, not with your own perfection, but through owning who Jesus says you are.
 
We pray: God of Seasoning and Enlightening True Life, show us who to be salt and light. shave off bits of our salt and reflect your love off of our lives that those who are poor in spirit, those who mourn, those who are meek, and those who hunger or thirst may discover your nature and will to love the least. Amen.
 
Pastor Jim
Directories Available

Pick yours up in Celebration Hall.
Social Concerns Meeting

  • Sunday, February 9
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Fellowship Hall
Get Confirmation Updates from Pastor Jim

Parents

Students:  
Quiet Oaks Donations

If you still have a donation for Quiet Oaks, it will be collected from Rejoice on Monday February 10.
Fill Your Heart and Belly

Get your fill at Pizza Ranch and support your mission team as they prepare to make a difference in the Quad Cities this summer. Thank you!
  • Monday, February 17
  • 5-8:00 p.m.
Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven
Terry Nelson, country artist, will serenade us with his singing and guitar playing at the next Young@Heart event. He is an accomplished musician and you are sure to enjoy 
his variety of musical selections. 
  • Thursday, February 20
  • 10:30 a.m. - card playing
  • 12:00 p.m. - lunch with entertainment following
  • suggested $5 donation

Easy reservations:
Lent Starts February 25

Plan to make Wednesday nights at Rejoice a part of your family’s Lent tradition beginning on Ash Wednesday. We gather together to worship, and share soul warming soup. So dust off the crock pot and find that favorite recipe.
  • 5:30 p.m. Soup Supper
  • Sign up in Celebration Hall to bring soup
  • 7:00 p.m. Lenten worship service

Use the 40 Days of Giving 2020  Lenten calendar found in the  February  newsletter as we confront hunger on two fronts during Lent: 
It's Snow Fun!

All ages are welcome to ski, snowboard or tube at Powder Ridg e .
  • Saturday, February 29
  • Ski/snowboarding 3-9:00 p.m.
  • $15 per person rental fee
  • Snow tubing 3-7:00 p.m.

Your fee of $19 includes a hot dog and pop. Sign up on the Youth & 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:
Judy Schill (mother, Chris Schill)
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)
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
Others:
Carmen Schmoll (friend, Wally Westerberg & Mary Bergeron)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
Justine Honor Pridgeon (granddaughter, Lisa & Ryan Pridgeon)
MJ Havlicek (friend, Lori Lanes)
Don Miller (friend, Karolyn Boucher)
*Martha Johnson 
Bob Lidberg (brother, Pete Lidberg)
Karen Kroska (friend, Ray & Mary Wilson)
Elsa Petersen (mother, Rhoda Senkler)
Rachel Randall (sister, Duane Johnson)
Connie Nelson (sister-in-law, Gladys Steiger)
Nancy Nicoloff (friend, Lori Lanes)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
*Dick Swanson
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:
Pastor Daryl Thul (Pastor at South Santiago Lutheran Church) and members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade
Justin Neisen (nephew, Lisa Pridgeon)
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Tyler Sunder (son of Karie Monk-Gohman's co-worker)
Rejoice Staff
Jim Bump Lead Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant