Worship with Us!
9:10 a.m. - Sunday School Music
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Fellowship and Sunday School

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.

Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday Worship Scripture Links
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Marlene
  • Social Concerns Meeting
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Stewardship Campaign
  • Young @ Heart
  • Children's Bake Sale
  • Leftover Lutefisk
  • Walk & Yoga at Rejoice
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Community Prayers and Links
November Notes
Give the gift of Christmas! Reminder that our November mission emphasis is Operation Christmas Child. Confirmation and Faith Formation students will be packing boxes Wed., Nov 13. We need your help supplying items for the boxes so that children near and far may experience the joy of Christmas and may come to know of God’s love given in Jesus!

Because We Love – our stewardship emphasis will be concluded with a consecration of gifts (promises of time, talents, and financial resources for 2020,) on Sun Nov 17 and Wed, Nov 24. If you haven’t already returned your promise cards or time and talent surveys, please do so as soon as possible. (By the way, don’t forget to put your name on the surveys! :) )

Give THANKS! Mark your calendars now to share in the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service at St Luke’s Catholic Church on Wed., Nov 27 at 7pm. (Light soup supper at 6pm.)

Peace!
Pastor Marlene
Social Concerns
You are welcome to join a meeting of the Social Concerns team:
  • Sunday, November 10
  • 10:30 a.m.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be packed with your donations at Rejoice:
  • Wednesday, November 13

Interested in donating some items? Find out what to do . All children receiving a shoe box are also given a bible story book in their own language.

In addition, Rejoice is open for dropping off your filled boxes on a variety of dates and times between November 18-25 .
‘We love because God first loved us…’
A reminder that our Because we love ” stewardship emphasis continues through Sunday, November 17 . If you haven’t already returned your completed promise card and Time and Talents survey, please do so as soon as possible. (Promise cards and Time and Talent survey forms are also available in the gathering area if you need them.)

All commitments will be consecrated during worship:
  • Sunday, November 17
  • Wednesday, November 20
Young @ Heart
One of our favorite events is back - it's Grocery Bingo Day! Thanks to Coborn's and other local businesses, we will play Bingo at our next meeting. Prizes will be groceries and food gift cards.
  • Thursday, November 21
  • 10:30 a.m.: coffee, cards and conversation
  • 12:00 p.m.: lunch is served, followed by bingo
  • Make your reservation by emailing rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org or calling 320.558.6851 - leave a message after hours
European Christmas Coffee
Please keep us in mind when doing your holiday baking. Put aside a few extras for the Holiday Bake Sale at our European Christmas Coffee Party & Sale.
Take the Risk... Try Lutefisk
It’s a pretty safe assumption that dining on lutefisk is not your average meal. If you just can't get enough of it, you're in luck! You may purchase a 1-1/2 pound package for a mere $10.
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.
Thanksgiving Baskets
Registration for a Thanksgiving basket from the Clearwater- Clear Lake Emergency Foodshelf is open. Sign up to get your basket by Wednesday, November 20.  

You may pick up your basket on Monday, November 25 between 4-6:00 p.m. The foodshelf is located in the Lions Park community building at 1100 County Road 75 in Clearwater. Get hours and more information.

Note: the food shelf will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 
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:
Brad & Martha Johnson in the death of Martha's nephew, Alex McCurdy
Julie Schmidt in the loss of her brother, Dan
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Bob Oihus (brother-in-law, Grace Asheim)
Shawn Crist (nephew, Mary Wilson)
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
Others:
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
*Dick Swanson
Sam Cromie (grandson, Bill & Marlene Elmstrom)
Dennis Zeto (brother-in-law, Lori Lanes)
Al Neuman
Carol (friend, Rosemary Monk)
Mimi (friend, Rosemary Monk)
*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:
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Marlene Elmstrom Interim Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant