Worship with Us!
9:10 a.m. - Sunday School Music
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Fellowship & 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
  • Advent Notices
  • Shop Online & Support Rejoice
  • Fellowship & Noisy Offering
  • Children's Bake Sale
  • Social Concerns
  • Learn Video System
  • Young @ Heart Gets Festive
  • Walk & Yoga at Rejoice
  • Community Prayers and Links
Counting Blessings

Snow challenges this holiday weekend remind me that there is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving – especially blessings such as those who plow and keep our roads safe, those who work in hospitals, care facilities, and group homes, and those who are always ready to serve as law enforcement, EMT’s, and firefighters. If you are traveling this weekend, please be safe. Enjoy time with family. And if you’re back in time, come and share in worship on Sunday morning as we begin the journey of Advent and prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child once again!

Peace,
Pastor Marlene
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.
Jesus is Coming

Advent devotionals from Luther Seminary are available in Celebration Hall.
Share the Warmth this Advent

Look for the Mitten Tree to return for the Advent season! The Mitten Tree will benefit Pathways 4 Youth this year.
Smile While Shopping

When you shop at smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same low prices, selection and convenient shopping as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Rejoice. Just choose to support Rejoice to receive donations before you begin shopping at smile.amazon.com the first time, and your selection will be remembered every time thereafter.
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
Social Concerns Team

Please join the conversation at the next meeting of the Social Concerns committee:
  • Sunday, December 8
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Fellowship Hall

If you have questions or suggestions for this committee, call Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320.
Easy Worship is Easy!

If you'd like to learn how to run the video system, come to an informational session:
  • Wednesday, December 11
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Rejoice Sanctuary
'Tis the Season to be Ugly

Attention, Young @ Heart participants! Think bold. Think extraordinary. Think anything but boring. Dig that ugly sweater or tie out from the back of the closet and join us for a fun day of Christmas merriment.
  • Thursday, December 19
  • Coffee, cards and conversation at 10:30 a.m.
  • Special meal followed by holiday sing-along at 12:00 p.m.

Because of the special menu we are planning, reservations are expressly encouraged as it helps us calculate how much food to make and helps keep the cost down. Make reservations by:
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.
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:
Travis Jennings (friend, Jim & Marlys Johnson)
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
Others:
 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