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In This Issue:
  • Sunday Worship + Monday Closed
  • Annual Meeting Notices
  • Food Shelf Donations
  • Help with Heat & Electric Bills
  • Easy Ways to Donate
  • Community Prayers and Links
Worship Sunday Online

Pastor Jim is on vacation, so worship this Sunday, January 3 will be offered online only at 9:30 a.m.

** Note: Rejoice will be closed on Monday, January 4
Reminder for Committee Chairs

Annual reports are due on Friday, January 8, 2021.
Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Rejoice Lutheran Church is the first Sunday in February following the worship service. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary; however, you may choose to watch the meeting on YouTube.
  • Sunday, February 7
Great Chili Feed

The Great Chili Feed is back… just in time for the Rejoice Annual Meeting and Super Bowl Sunday. This annual fundraiser benefits construction projects at Children’s Haven International in Reynosa, Mexico. Rejoice has had a 20-year mission partnership with this remarkable facility that provides housing, education, spiritual and parental care to children in need across the Mexican border. 

The Men’s Mexico Mission Chili Team, led by Chef Brad Johnson and his band of amigos, will provide a variety of delicious chili for you and your family to warm up and relax on Super Bowl Sunday. The Great Chili Feed is a win-win! Chili will be available in takeout containers from the Rejoice kitchen after Sunday worship service until noon.
  • Sunday, February 7
Soup-er Bowl Sunday

Regardless of who is vying to be the next Super Bowl champions, please bring canned soup (and other non-perishable items too!) to overflow the Clearwater-Clear Lake Food Shelf shopping cart. Noisy offering and offerings made to ELCA World Hunger on Pushpay that day will also support the food shelf. Let's help others eat like champions.
  • Sunday, February 7

p.s. Wake me up for the halftime show.
Energy Assistance Available

Wright County Community Action may be able to help you with heat and electric bills. Download an application or email to have it mailed to you. Offices are currently closed to the public, but emails will be answered.

Convenient ways to submit your application:
  • Email
  • Fax to 320.963.5745
  • Mail or drop off in Maple Lake office drop box
  • 130 Division Street West
  • Maple Lake, MN 55358
Calling All Amazon Shoppers

Do you shop online with Amazon? Do you want Amazon to donate to Rejoice?  

When Amazon customers shop on another version of the Amazon’s website – – Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Rejoice. 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. There are a lot of Rejoice Church’s listed so make sure you pick the Clearwater Minnesota Rejoice. 

Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, wish lists and shipping options. The prices will also be the same. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by them is eligible, which means tens of millions of items. All charities have received $124,651,081.04 as of February 2019.

I know 0.5% is not a lot but I spend a lot of money on Amazon and now I’m very pleased that Amazon will give a small portion of that money back to Rejoice. I hope you’ll join me switching from Amazon to AmazonSmile and smile every time you buy something from Amazon.
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:
the family of David Ziebarth
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Sami (Lori Lanes)
Lucille (Jim Lanes)
Doug Nieters (friend, Ryan Pridgeon)
Kris (friend, Kari Line)
*Kent Asheim
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
Kathy Ryan (sister, Brad Johnson)
Kari Hilden (friend, Lori Lanes)
*Pete Lidberg
*Martha Johnson
Kathie (friend, Lori Lanes)
Theresa Klicker (daughter, Brad & Martha Johnson)
Aaron (friend, Kari Line)
Doug Lindseth (friend, Linnea Lindquist)
Jed Anderson (friend, Ray & Mary Wilson)
Lucas Barrett (grandson, Mike Barrett)
Nick Eldred (friend, Ryan Pridgeon)
Ken Johnson (brother, Brad Johnson)
*Charlie Johnson
Brian (nephew, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Ryan, son of Layne & Julie (friend, Lori Lanes)
Linda O’Dell-Cowles (family friend, Leigh Holman)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
MJ Havlicek (friend, Lori Lanes)
Nancy Nicoloff (friend, Lori Lanes)
Ron Dettman (friend, Linda Agre)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Ron Wolfbauer (nephew, Carolyn & Ron Stensby)
Rejoice Staff
Jim Bump Lead Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant
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