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Sunday Order of Worship:
Psalm 67
 You are My King (Amazing Love)
 Prayer for the Day
 Baptism of Wilhelmina Mae Eckerman
We are Marching in the Light of God
 Welcome and Announcements
Hebrews 11:1-3, 39-40, 12:1-2
 Gospel ~ John 14:23-29
Graduation Recognition ~ Ethan Allan, Lexi Fruth, Katelyn Lindberg,
Anthony McRae, Gavin Michalski, Emily Totz, Ethan VanNurden
 Offering/There Is a Redeemer
 Prayer of Blessing
 The Feast
 Words of Institution
 Prayers of the Church
Lord’s Prayer
 Distribution/Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
 Peace Like a River
In This Issue:
  • Note from Pastor Jim
  • Spring Clean-Up
  • Sunday School Takes a Break
  • Celebrating Graduates
  • Pork Chop Dinner
  • VBS
  • Community Garden
  • Finding YouTube
  • Online Store
  • Food Rescue
  • Finding Fred
  • Graduation Open Houses
  • Rejoice Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Donate to Ukraine
  • Community Prayers and Links
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 

Our next question in a series on the mysteries surrounding Easter and God is, "Why doesn't Jesus just show up physically and show us his body and scars?"  Good question! Maybe such news can only be received by faith in this world. We'll review Jesus' resurrected body and Paul's discussion of the resurrected body, but shift into the essence for faith and doubt.

This Sunday we recognize our high school graduates. They will move on in life in FAITH. The opposite of faith is not doubt but fear. God has given you to our young people to offer courage and hope in the face of fear and doubt. Please join us as we surround them and their families in our love as their next steps of the future open to possibilities that come with fear.  

As Hebrews 12 says, "We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses", that we can lay aside every weight... Join me in doing our part to lift them.

We pray: God of All Faith, Hope and Love, we have been surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses in scripture and in our lives that has demonstrated the power of faith over fear. Use us now to be that same cloud for others. Amen.

Pastor Jim
Rejoice Spring Cleanup Day

  • Saturday, May 21
  • Begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Please bring yard tools if you have them
Summer Break Time

Our last day of Sunday School for this school year:
  • Sunday, May 22
Graduation Recognition

Cupcakes will be served during fellowship to celebrate graduates:
  • Sunday, May 22
Pork Chop Dinner

  • Sunday, June 26
  • Watch for more information coming soon 
Vacation Bible School

You can make our summer program successful by taking on:
  • story time
  • snack time
  • crafts
  • music

Watch for more information coming soon. If you are willing to help with Bible school or have questions, email Carolyn at
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!
Graduation Open Houses

Emily Totz
  • Saturday, May 28
  • 1-4:00 p.m.
  • 7447 State Street, Clear Lake

Ethan Allen
  • Saturday, June 4
  • 4-7:00 p.m.
  • 15042 Hidden River Drive, South Haven
Happening at Rejoice

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
  • Third 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

Garage Sale
Eastern Europe Crisis Response

Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying companion churches and ecumenical partners in humanitarian responses to the Eastern Europe crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits.

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Checks or money orders can be sent to:

Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

Write "Eastern Europe Crisis Response" on your check memo line.

Give by phone at 800-638-3522 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) or online.
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. 
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
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
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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