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Sunday Order of Worship:
Welcome
Psalm 22:19-28 responsively
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
 Prayer for the Day
 Welcome and Announcements
 Galatians 3:23-29
 Gospel ~ Luke 8:26-39
 Message
 Offering/Healer of Our Every Ill
 Prayer of Blessing
 The Feast
 Words of Institution
 Prayers of the Church
 Lord’s Prayer
 Distribution/Miracle of Grace
How Beautiful
 Blessing
 I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
Sending 
In This Issue:
  • Note from Pastor Jim
  • June Communion
  • Father's Day
  • Pork Chop Dinner
  • VBS
  • Looking for Lawn Helpers
  • Community Garden
  • Finding YouTube
  • Online Store
  • Food Rescue
  • Rejoice Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Community Prayers and Links
Sunday Scripture Links:
Luke 8:26-39

26 Then [Jesus and his disciples] arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me”—29 for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) 30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. 31 They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.
32 Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
34 When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.

"What is your name?", Jesus asked the man tormented by a demon. His response was tragic: "Legion." Why do we allow our demons to dictate our identity? We all have demons and are affected by everyone else's demons. We may feel like our failures and demons define who we are, Jesus begs to differ.

There are so many layers to this story, though a couple stand out to me the most. The first is namelessness. It is allowing others or ourselves to claim that we don't matter because of our faults. But, Jesus can restore us to our true selves.  

The second has to do with how we are also often like the townsfolk, looking out for our own self-interest rather than what God desires for others. I will be more specific Sunday as we seek a greater awareness of our calling as a child of God defined by Jesus, and nothing else.

We pray: God in Whom We Live and Move and Have our Being, in you we are given our identity that is independent from any failures or faults that possess us. Free us from the fear of your claim on our lives is not true, and free us of the fear of your power to bring change in our world. Amen.

Pastor Jim
There will be NO Communion on June 26th due to the outdoor worship service. We will have communion this Sunday, June 19.
Father’s Day Floats

Bring Dad to church for a root beer float and cookies during fellowship to celebrate Father's Day:
  • Sunday, June 19
Pork Chop Dinner

  • Sunday, June 26
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
  • Tickets = $10 per person
  • Tickets available Sundays and during office hours. Greatly appreciated if you would purchase your ticket(s) ahead of time or sign up in Celebration Hall so we have an approximate count for chops.
  • Raffle and children’s games too! Raffle tickets: $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Must be present to win.
Vacation Bible School
Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School will take place August 8-10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Find registration forms on the Welcome table or register your child online.

Call Janelle at 320.237.4896 or email her at jrudningen@live.com if you can help with:
  • story time
  • snack time
  • crafts
  • music

It'll be mountains of fun!
Lawn Care

Can you spare a couple hours on Thursday mornings to help care for Rejoice's lawn? We are looking for people to mow lawn. Lawn mowers are gassed up and ready to go. Thank you for your help!
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 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, June 21
  • 10:00 a.m.
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
  • 3rd Thursday monthly
  • Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for card playing and fellowship
  • Lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by entertainment
  • 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

Annual Garage Sale
  • Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18
  • Church of St Luke
  • 17545 Huber Ave NW, Clearwater
  • Clothing, furniture, household goods, small appliances, toys, books, tools and lots more
Vacation Bible Camp
  • Monday-Thursday, July 18-21
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • 90 Riverside Dr SE, St Cloud
  • For kids who have completed grades K-6
  • Enthusiastic and experienced Luther Crest staff members will lead the kids with worship, arts & crafts, songs & games and bible study
  • Cost is $100 with lunch and snacks provided
  • Register by Wednesday, July 13
Music in the Park
  • Thursday evenings
  • 6-9:00 p.m.
  • Eldorado Park
  • 800 Kelsey Ave, Clearwater
  • Bring your lawn chair
  • Food available to purchase
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:
Linda Agre in the loss of friend, Ron Parizek
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Beverly Johnson (sister, Brad Johnson)
Sami (neighbor's friend, Jim & Lori Lanes)
*Mike Barrett
Karen Emberton (Kari Line)
Kris (sister, Rosemary Monk)
JoAnn Stegura (wife, Jerry Stegura)
Kathy Ryan (sister, Brad Johnson)
John Swan (friend, Ron & Lynn Schneider)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
*Pete Lidberg
Others:
Rod Grandstrand (friend, Linda Agre)
Steve (brother, Lori Lanes)
Marcia (sister, Pam Bender)
Lil Doenges (friend’s mom, Lori Lanes)
Dick Suchomel (father, Kirk Suchomel)
Jody Lanes (youngest brother, Jim Lanes)
Liam (friend, Lee & Rosemary Monk)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
Jeff Lamb family (friend, Mark & Karie Gohman)
Cris Gears (friend, Linda Agre)
Travis Kent
*Martha Johnson
Brian and family (nephew, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Brad Johnson (son, Darlene & Duane Johnson)
Bob Stangler (son-in-law, Dayle & Jean Meyer)
*Duane & Darlene Johnson
*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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