Worship with Us!
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Fellowship

Monthly Worship Schedule:
1st and 3rd Sundays: blended worship
2nd Sunday: traditional worship
4th Sunday: contemporary worship

Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday Worship Scripture Links
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Marlene
  • Financial Statements
  • Social Concerns
  • Young @ Heart
  • Audio & Video Volunteers Needed
  • Lead Music
  • Service Work
  • God's Work, Our Hands
  • Crock Pot
  • Rejoice Picnic
  • Bible Study
  • Fall Festival Donations
  • Blood Drive
  • Community Prayers and Links
Challenge? Yes!
Opportunity?? YES!!
Hopefully everyone read the important mailing that came this week about the “On Our Way Rejoice-ing” emphasis!? If not, please do. Then join the race to provide the seed money necessary to support the new settled pastor (the Call Committee is waiting for names and pastor profiles as you read this.)

Our challenge and opportunity is to be actively involved in the process- praying fervently and expectantly- while also stepping out in faith with extra financial gifts that say “Yes, we can do this!”

Thanks, in advance, for sharing in the journey, trusting that every contribution large and small moves us that much closer to the finish line!!

If you’re traveling this week, blessings!! If not, see you in worship as we ponder Solomon’s Wisdom.

PEACE!
Pastor Marlene
True View: Financial Statements Ready for Pick Up
Please check your mailbox at Rejoice. Financial statements are waiting for you.
Meeting for the Common Good of All
Take in a Social Concerns team meeting after worship:
  • Sunday, August 11
  • 10:30 a.m.
Get a Taste of Nutrition with Young @ Heart
Fruits, vegetables and quinoa... quinoa??...   What is that?  Find out at the next Young @ Heart meeting:
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Rejoice doors open at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, cards and conversation
  • Dinner at Noon
  • Program to follow with Coborn's Dietitian Amy Peick
  • Get recipes
  • Try food samples you may not be familiar with
  • Learn about healthier ways to serve more familiar foods

Make reservations for dinner by calling the Rejoice office at 320.558.6851 or emailing rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org
The Joy of Technology
We believe that everyone has a God-given gift, and a place within Rejoice to share that gift. Our worship services are in need of  additional tech hands to run the power point and sound system . If you have these skills or an interest in this area of service, call the Rejoice office at 320.558.6851 or email rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org .

Best of all, no experience is needed! Training is provided. :)
Praise His Name!
Have you ever wanted to help lead worship through your musical talents and gifts? Now you can sign up in the blue music schedule binder found by the sound booth! Sign up to help lead worship just once or several times. Packets with music are available typically two weeks prior to the service to allow for practice time. Email Nicole Heberling at music@rejoicelutheranchurch.org if you have any questions. Thank you in advance!
Doing Good Work Together
The last summer service projects will be held on Wednesday, August 21. Plan your day to run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sign up at the Youth & Family table or email  sara@rejoicelutheranchurch.org .
God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 8
We’ll partner with Great River Faith in Action to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community! We will gather for a brief time of prayer, blessing and offering in the sanctuary at the regular worship time and then we’ll head out in service. There will be opportunities to serve for all ages, both at church and in the community.  Wear comfy work shoes and Rejoice gear that day. Learn more at https://www.elca.org/dayofservice and https://www.grfia.org/.
Lost and Exchanged
The next time you prepare a tasty supper in your crock pot (if you were a contributor of soup to the Lent suppers), you may find that your trusty crock pot insert just doesn’t fit the way it used to. Why? Because it may not be yours, but Linda Painter’s. A mix-up of black crock inserts has occurred. Please call Linda at 320.761.0007 and both of you will be happily making crock pot dinners again.
Life is a Picnic
Can we let summer pass without a Rejoice pot luck picnic? If you would like to plan this event, please contact Liz Smith at 320.558.6887. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Fellowship Hall if you’re interested in lending a hand.
Bible Study Opportunity
Women's Bible study group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at Rejoice. Please join in!
Clean Your Closet for a Cause
Reminder: bring your household items for Granny's Attic or Silent Auction donations to Rejoice during office hours or on Sunday mornings.
It's In You to Give
Annandale is sponsoring a Red Cross Bloodmobile. Do you have a pint to spare?
  • Thursday, August 22
  • 1-7:00 p.m.
  • Class Hall Event Center
  • 220 Poplar Lane, Annandale

To make your appointment, call Valerie Kaz at 320.274.5531.
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:
the Monk-Gohman & Kobow families in the loss of uncle, Gary Schuldt
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
Shirley Thomley (friend, Jim & Marlys Johnson)
Christy Dorris (great-niece, Duane & Darlene Johnson)
Rev. Scott Gustafson (cousin, Linnea Lindquist)
 Marlene Anderson-Woods (friend, Linda Agre)
Michelle Wrightson (cousin, Mary Wilson)
Ann Czech (sister, Cindy Kirchoff)
Camila Horton (friend, Mary Wilson)
 *Pete Lidberg
Others:
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Jaxon Gentile (nephew, Angie Jacobs)
Michael Johnson (son, Chuck & Eddie Johnson)
David Tarro (nephew, Susie Faust)
*Bev Allen
Scott Gambill (son, Rosemary Monk)
Joyce Hoffer (friend, Linda Agre)
Ron Wolfbauer (nephew, Carolyn & Ron Stensby)
Kris (sister, Rosemary Monk)
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:
Troy Thomas (Mike Charboneau)
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