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Sunday's Order of Worship:
 Psalm 16 (responsively)
 My Lord, What a Morning ELW 438
 Hymn of Praise ~ This is the Feast
 Prayer for the Day
 Children’s Message
 Welcome and Announcements
 Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25
Gospel ~ Mark 13:1-8
 Special Reading ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Offering/Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil ELW 512
Offering Prayer
Words of Institution
Prayers of the Church
Lord’s Prayer
 Distribution/You Satisfy the Hunger Heart ELW 484
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less ELW 596 v.1,2,4
In This Issue:
  • Note from Pastor Jim
  • Shop Amazon
  • Food Rescue Program
  • Poinsettia Orders
  • Thanksgiving Lefse
  • Youth Holiday Sale
  • Wednesday Servants Needed
  • Communion Servants Needed
  • Rejoice Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Community Prayers and Links
Scripture Links:

Rejoice YouTube Channel
Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25

11Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” 13and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” 14For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. and I will write them on their minds,”

19 Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The above passage is one of my favorites in all scripture, especially the text in bold. I am known to some as a big teaser. To others, I provoke them. Is there a more meaningful use of "provoke", as in, "provoking one another to love and good deeds"? I know I have heard many inspiring stories from you that "provoke" me in my life. We heard a very inspiring story from Joyce Middendorf last Sunday on what this congregation has meant to her and challenged us to step up in our campaign, "Growing Our Rejoice-Full Future". This coming Sunday you will hear from Jim Lanes, who will be encouraging us in our responses.

Part of our campaign is a prayer vigil on Saturday December 4, 8:00 am-12:00 pm. You can participate either in-person at Rejoice, or in your own chosen space. Materials and guidance will be available. A sign-up sheet is located by the other campaign materials at the Welcome Desk. Take whatever you want from this table. Look for the banner made by our children.

In a couple of weeks, you can expect a phone call from one of our Council members inviting you to our Celebration of Commitments Sunday December 5. A brunch will follow the worship, and you will hear more about the mission congregation we are lifting up in this campaign, Reborn Lao in Waite Park.

Remember, our 10 Days of Prayer is Monday through Friday this week and next. You can either read the one mailed out to you, or go to the Rejoice Facebook page and find a video. This week videos were provided by confirmation and high school students.

We pray: God, you have provoked us in love and good deeds in the most profound way by the gift of your Son. By your Spirit, help us embody Christ in all we do. Grow us in faith and trust, and we may find the fullness of your calling to the people of Rejoice Lutheran Church. Amen.

Pastor Jim
Benefit Rejoice When You Shop Amazon

Your holiday shopping can help make a difference, at no additional cost to you! When you shop at, or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on within Settings, you'll find the same products and same low prices as the Amazon you already know - plus, they donate a portion of your purchases to Rejoice! You can select us as your AmazonSmile charity by visiting:
Food Rescue Program

The Food Rescue program provides a variety of fresh food that will supplement your dinner table. Anyone may take what they want, and rescue food donated by individuals and businesses that may otherwise end up in a landfill.
  • Sunday mornings following 9:30 a.m. worship service
  • Rejoice education wing
  • Vegetables, produce, bakery items available
Christmas Poinsettias

Add to the splendor of the sanctuary by ordering a poinsettia(s) for $12 each. Forms are available in Celebration Hall. Please fill out an order form and place it, along with your payment, in the poinsettia box or in the drop box by the office.

Deadline to order is Monday, November 15.
Thankful for Lefse

Need lefse in your life? Join a team of lefse makers. No experience necessary. Ole and Lena jokes are allowed.
  • Wednesday, November 17
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Rejoice kitchen
  • Call Mary Wilson with questions at 763.228.8182

You may pick up packages of 3 pieces of lefse, just in time for your Thanksgiving feast:
  • Sunday, November 21
  • 3 pieces for $5
  • 12 pieces for $20
  • Payment due at pick-up
European Christmas Coffee Party, Craft & Bake Sale

Help make our youths' Coffee Party, Craft & Bake sale a success! We are looking for crafters, bakers and sellers - also servers for hot beverages. Please keep us in mind when you are making crafts and baking your holiday hors d'oeuvres, cookies and candies.

Save the date for this exciting day:
  • Saturday, December 4
  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon

We will have signup sheets in Celebration Hall for volunteers.
Feed Youth

Rejoice is feeding our youth/families on Wednesday nights prior to Sunday School, Confirmation and Sr. High Faith Formation. Could you spare 1½ - 2 hours from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening to prepare and serve a quick, easy meal?
  • Reimbursement provided for groceries
  • Easy & quick entrée of your choosing
  • Wednesday of your choosing
  • Please sign up on the table by Fellowship Hall
Serve the Body and Blood of Christ

Help serve communion on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month. It's easy:
  • Take one of the crosses from the stand.
  • Place it around your neck.
  • Come forward when the cue appears on the screen.
  • If serving bread say, “Body of Christ, given for you.”
  • If serving wine/grape juice say, “Blood of Christ, shed for you.”
  • Wine servers bless the children saying, “Jesus loves you.”
Happening at Rejoice

You are invited!
  • 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
  • Thursday, November 18
  • Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for card playing and fellowship
  • Lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed with music by Travis Kent trio
  • Invite a friend to join you!
Happening in our Community

Fall Craft & Bake Sale
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • 11755 Sherburne Ave, Becker
  • Saturday, November 13
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Baked goods, unique crafts, multiple vendors.
  • Lunch for sale: homemade soups (eat in or take home) and sloppy Joes
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:
Jane (friend, Pam Bender)
John Swan (friend, Ron & Lynn Schneider)
Nancy Zembel (friend, Mary Wilson)
Deanna (Jim Lanes)
Lisa Noreen (friend, Lori Lanes)
*Jody Trovall
Wyatt Wesenberg (friends' son, Paul & Jane Nelson)
Rusty Cowles (Leigh Holman)
Shari (friend, Amber Doering)
Joyce, Laurie, & Stephanie (friends, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Jim Hartle (friend, Lori Lanes)
Kelly (cousin, Pam Bender)
Steven Ray (cousin’s husband, Darlene & Duane Johnson)
Julie Lovig (friend, Kirk Suchomel)
Mary Swanson (friend, Lori Lanes)
Sami (friend, Lori Lanes)
Lucille (friend, Jim Lanes)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
Kathy Ryan (sister, Brad Johnson)
*Pete Lidberg
Dave Lidberg (son, Nancy Lidberg)
Breanne Hirsch (Audrey Lidberg)
JoAnn Middendorf (mother, Joyce Middendorf)
Judy (friend, Rosemary Monk)
*Gail Bradford
*Charlie Johnson
*Jean Meyer
Mary Yerbich (cousin, Lori Lanes)
Liam (friend's grandson, Rosemary Monk)
Mike (nephew, Sue Severson)
Sheri and Joe, Skip (friends, Denny & Sue Severson)
Lynne (cousin, Pam Bender)
Rosie (friend, Rosemary Monk)
Susie Brown (friend, Liz Smith)
Karen Solis (mother, Lisa Pridgeon)
Trinity Grace & Peige Faith (Kent & Grace Asheim)
Katelyn Schwab (great niece, Lori Lanes)
Kathie (friend, Lori Lanes)
Doug Lindseth (friend, Linnea Lindquist)
Lucas Barrett (grandson, Mike Barrett)
*Charlie Johnson
Brian (nephew, Scott & Doris Scharmer)
Linda O’Dell-Cowles (family friend, Leigh Holman)
Kent Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
MJ Havlicek (friend, Lori Lanes)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Active Duty:
Eli Mulqueen (son, Janet Moeller)
Rejoice Staff
Jim Bump Lead Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant
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