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Sunday's Order of Worship:
Welcome
 Psalm 90:12-17 (responsively)
Come, Let Us Worship
Prayer for the Day
Children’s Message ~ Bible Presentation 3&4 year olds
Welcome and Announcements
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31
Message
Offering/Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
Offering Prayer
Invitation to Communion
Words of Institution
Prayers of the Church
Lord’s Prayer
Distribution/Let Us Break Bread Together
Blessing
Shine, Jesus, Shine
Sending
In This Issue:
  • Note from Pastor Jim
  • Bible Presentation
  • Silent Auction Winners
  • Covering for Pastor Jim
  • Confirmation Sunday
  • Communion Servers Needed
  • Rejoice Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Community Prayers and Links
Scripture Links:

Rejoice YouTube Channel
Mark 10:17-31

17As [Jesus] was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’ ” 20He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
 23Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; .”
 28Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

Yikes! Does Jesus really mean what he says to this man who kneels before him? In order to inherit eternal life we need to sell everything we own and give it to the poor? My instinct is to explain away what Jesus says. Make it softer and more comfortable. But, we should first really wrestle with his teaching. Each of us. We should ask ourselves, "What must I do..."

Did you know that Jesus talked about money and possessions we more than he ever talked about heaven? And really, the only lengthy explanation of heaven is in Matthew 25 with the story of the sheep and the goats. The man's question, "What must I do?" is something we need to ask ourselves about regularly.

Another question to ask ourselves is, "What is the one thing I lack?" Now that is a tough question to answer without being dishonest with our spirit! I invite you to join me in preparing for Sunday by asking yourself, "What is the one thing I lack?" And remember, it isn't God's love and it isn't God's mercy. We have those in abundance. So, why do we lack anything? May God bless your inner inquiry.

Upcoming Campaign
We will kick off a capital campaign October 31 entitled, "Growing Our Rejoice-Full Future". We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We applied to have our mortgage refinanced by the ELCA's Mission Investment Fund, and they "conditionally approved it." The condition is we raise pledges for the next three years at a set amount, and we have a 2022 balanced budget. If we meet those goals, we can save $24,000 per year! Yes, $24 large! Yes, $240,000 in the next ten years! That's why I am calling this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will hear far more about this soon. Together, God will make this happen. See Jesus' words above, "for God all things are possible".

We pray: Good God, we recognize how good you have been to us, though we don't know the whole of it. Search us and reveal what is that one thing we lack, and fill us with the courage to act upon it that we be fulfilled. Amen.

Pastor Jim
Bibles for Tots

We will be presenting Bibles in worship to 3 and 4 year old children this Sunday, October 10. If you cannot make it that Sunday but want your child to have a Bible, please let us know. 
Fall Festival Wrap Up

We have Silent Auction items to be picked up yet. Please pick up by Sunday, October 10. After this date we will be contacting the next highest bidder see if they have an interest in the Silent Auction item.
Pastor Jim Out of Office

Covering for Pastor Jim: October 15-21 is Rev. Shari Routh. If there is an emergency, please call the office during office hours; after hours please contact Rev. Routh at 920.573.0193.
Affirmation of Baptism

We will celebrate Confirmands who will receive their Affirmation of Baptism:
  • Sunday, October 24

*PICTURES will be taken on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:15 p.m.
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!
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Rejoice Good News Library
  • Yoga for All Class
  • 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, October 21
  • Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for card playing and fellowship
  • Lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by grocery BINGO
  • Invite a friend to join you!
Happening in our Community

Holiday Garage Sale
  • Church of St. Luke
  • Thursday-Saturday, October 21-23
  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 24
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
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 Rejoice With:
Bob and Heidi Eckerman, first time grandparents to a baby girl
Receiving Treatment for Cancer:
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)
Eric Westland (cousin, Ray & Mary Wilson)
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
Others:
Amy Bergeron (sister, Mary Bergeron)
Lawrence Salzar (son-in-law, Charlie & Edie Johnson)
*Linnea Lindquist
*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)
Jamie (Sig) Case (nephew, Kent & Grace Asheim)
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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