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
  • Cross+Gen Event
  • Thanksgiving Service
  • Christmas Decor
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Advent
  • Fellowship & Noisy Offering
  • Children's Bake Sale
  • Walk & Yoga at Rejoice
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Community Prayers and Links
Christ Our King

Impossible as it seems, we’ve come to the end of the church year once again. Sunday is Christ the King, or, the Reign of Christ Sunday. But Jesus, the King we worship won’t be found on a throne or in a royal palace. His reign is proclaimed as he suffers and hangs on a cross for us and for our salvation.

Join us for worship Sunday morning as we give thanks for this reign of love, grace, and forgiveness. Celebrate as we live into our baptismal promises and present bibles to our 3 year olds and 3rd graders. Then stay for coffee fellowship and share in the cross-generation event that follows in the fellowship hall.

Reminder: no confirmation or Faith Formation next Wednesday, Nov 27.  Worship will be at St Luke’s Catholic Church – the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7pm with a soup and bread supper at 6pm. Come and give thanks!
Peace & Blessings!
Pastor Marlene
Fun For All!

We've got fun things planned for you at our Cross+Gen event!
  • Sunday, November 24
  • Fellowship hall
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

The Church of St Luke is hosting the ecumenical service this year, and have extended an invitation to the community:
  • Wednesday, November 27
  • 6:00 p.m.: soup and bread supper
  • 7:00 p.m.: ecumenical worship service

Bring a pan of bars to share if you are able .
Pretty Poinsettias

Enhance the Christmas splendor of our sanctuary by ordering a poinsettia. You'll find order f orms in Celebration Hall. Just fill out a form and leave it, along with your payment of $12 each, in the poinsettia box or in the drop box by the office. 

Deadline to order is Sunday, December 15.
Operation Christmas Child

Still interested in donating to Operation Christmas Child ? Find out what to do . Rejoice is open for dropping off your filled boxes for a few more days:
  • Today, Friday, Nov. 22: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 23: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 24: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 25: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Jesus is Coming

Advent devotionals from Luther Seminary are available in Celebration Hall.
Pre-K - 3rd Graders

Remember, you are serving fellowship on Sunday, December 1.
Get Noisy for Youth

A noisy offering will be collected Sunday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 4 to support general needs at Pathways 4 Youth , a youth resource center for young people between the ages of 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness.
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.
  • Saturday, December 7
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

These goodies will be for sale, among a wide variety of other treats:
  • Candies
  • Lefse
  • Rosettes
  • Krumkaka
  • Lots of cookies
  • Specialty breads
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

If you've registered for a Thanksgiving basket from the Clearwater- Clear Lake Emergency Foodshelf , you may pick it up:
  • 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.
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:
Kari Hilden (friend, Lori Lanes)
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
 Connie Nelson (sister-in-law, Gladys Steiger)
MaryJane (sister, Jim Johnson)
Nancy Nicoloff (friend, Lori Lanes)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
*Dick Swanson
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:
Justin Neisen (nephew, Lisa Pridgeon)
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Marlene Elmstrom Interim Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant