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
  • Spring Yard Work
  • Wash While Worshiping
  • Committee Meetings
  • Young @ Heart
  • Meat Raffle
  • Community Garden
  • Wilting Flowers
  • Summer Worship
  • Community Prayers and Links
Thank you, disciple/leaders!
In our gospel reading for this week, Jesus asks Peter (three times,) ‘Do you love me?’ He concludes the interaction with the imperative statement, ‘Feed my lambs…tend my sheep...follow me.’ As Faith5 (Sunday School) concludes this week, and as our confirmation and Faith Formation students did such an awesome job leading us in worship last week, it’s a good time to recognize the many ways, and many individuals, who put this imperative into action as disciple/leaders in Christian education and youth ministry here at Rejoice. I am not going to name names because I’ll surely miss someone. But I will be asking all who are present to stand and be acknowledged as part of announcements on Sunday morning. So I encourage all of us to be intentional about following up and extending a personal thank you to all those who feed and tend the beautiful ‘sheep’ entrusted to our care.

Just a reminder that I begin “summer hours” this coming week which means I’ll be here on Sundays, of course, and then in the office Mondays and Tuesdays. (I’ll work from home one day a week and will be available by phone when needed.) I trust that this will not only be a blessing for me, personally, but it will serve as a blessing for the congregation as a whole as we work together to be responsible stewards of our financial resources.

Blessings and peace!
Pastor Marlene
Two Green Thumbs Up
We will be cleaning up the church grounds tomorrow. Can you help?
  • Saturday, May 4
  • 10:00 a.m.

There is equipment at Rejoice, but feel free to bring your rake and other yard equipment. If you have questions, call Josh Hagemeister at 320.291.0708.
Don’t Get Caught Riding Dirty
Get your car washed while you worship! Look for our youth at the south side of the building.
  • Sunday, May 5
  • 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

It'll be like a spa for your car! Free will donations happily accepted.
Outreach Team Meeting
  • Sunday, May 5
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • Rejoice education wing
Social Concerns Team Meeting
  • Sunday, May 12
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Rejoice Fellowship Hall

If you have any questions or suggestions for this committee and are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320. 
Young @ Heart
It has been over 50 years, but President John F. Kennedy and his famous assassination is still a subject of conversation and debate. Our group of seniors will discuss this memorable time.
  • Thursday, May 16
  • 10:30 coffee, cards and conversation
  • 12:00 meal
  • Program: JFK and Assassination

Reservations are encouraged:
Get in it to Win it
The popular meat raffle is back! Proceeds benefit the Youth and Family team.
  • Every Saturday in May
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Flintstone's Lounge
  • 945 State Highway 24
Do You Dig Gardening?
If you would like to help with the Community Garden, or rent your own personal garden space, contact Ken Maehren at kenmaehren@gmail.com or 320.761.3465. You'll love the physical and social benefits to yourself and the neighborhood!
Easter Flowers
If you ordered Easter flowers, don't forget to bring them home with you after church on Sunday.
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:
*Ron Stensby
Camila Horton (friend, Mary Wilson)
 *Pete Lidberg
*Allan Foster (friend, Wally Westerberg & Mary Bergeron)
*Tyler Doering
*Dianna Ahl
*Dianne Stute
*Malibu Ronneng
Paul Kinney
*Bev Hugo
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