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
  • One Service this Sunday
  • Social Concerns
  • New Members
  • Mexico Mission
  • Walk at Rejoice
  • Community Prayers and Links
Rejoice New Year's Worship and Office Schedule
There will be one worship service at Rejoice this week at 9:30 a.m.

Rejoice church offices are closed Monday and Tuesday, December 31 and January 1. We are counting our blessings and wishing everyone feels God's happiness shining on them!
Social Concerns Update
We will celebrate ELCA missionaries and Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) throughout the season of Epiphany. Hannah Sackett spent last year in Rwanda with YAGM and will share some of her experiences with us during worship:
  • Sunday, January 6 
New Member Meet and Greet
Are you and/or your family interested in joining Rejoice? The Outreach Ministry at Rejoice will be hosting a new member meet and greet.
  • Sunday, January 13
  • 9:40-10:20 a.m.
  • Fellowship Hall

New members will be welcomed on Sunday, January 20 th . Please join us for a potluck fellowship brunch welcoming our new members between services that day.
Men's Mexico Mission Trip
There are spots available for men who want to escape our Minnesota winter and do some good deeds in Reynosa, Mexico. The group will travel to Children's Haven International :
  • Saturday, February 23 - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Children's Haven International provides home and refuge to 50+ needy children from broken, abusive, or impoverished families. C all James Kirchenbauer at 320.290.4879 or Ken Hutchinson at 612.845.4776 for more information or to sign up. We guarantee you'll return home with enough bright and sunny smiles to last you through the winter!
Weekday Winter Walking
Don’t let the cooler weather keep you cooped up, come walk the halls at Rejoice on weekdays!
  • Monday through Thursday:
  • 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday:
  • 7:45-11:00 a.m.

For entry, push the buzzer on the right hand side of the door that leads to the library and office area.
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:
Jeff & Laurie Hoff and family in the loss of Jeff’s mother, Lorraine
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Sandy Swanson (daughter-in-law, Dick Swanson)
Nancy Andreson (friend, Sharon Dupont)
Jodi Wipper Anderson (friend Mark Gohman)
Michelle Wrightson (cousin, Mary Wilson)
Janice Novak (Ron & Carolyn Stensby)
Ruth Johnson (Laurie Hoff)
Kade Moore (Lori Lanes)
*Pete Lidberg
Others:
Tim Klein (neighbor, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Carmen Schmoll (friend, Wally Westerberg & Mary Bergeron)
Steve Swanson (son, Dick Swanson)
Sam (grandson, Pastor Marlene & Bill Elmstrom)
*Martha Johnson
*Jean Meyer
*Bev Hugo
Esther Persen (mother, Jim Boucher)
*Alden Gjevre
Jody Nappa (sister, Chari Ahrenholz & John Gohman)
Karin Solis (mother, Lisa Pridgeon)
Dawn Blair (friend, Lori Lanes)
Deployed or Returning from Active Duty:
* 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