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
  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Envelopes in Mailbox
  • Social Concerns Meeting
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Stewardship Campaign
  • Young @ Heart
  • Walk at Rejoice
  • Bible Study
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Simply Giving
  • Community Prayers and Links
For All the Saints...
Hoping you can join us as we worship this week – both on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening - and remember that God’s gift of grace given in Jesus is for all the saints! We’ll light special candles and offer up prayers naming not only those who have died and gone on to claim the victory of eternal life, but also the names of those new sisters and brothers baptized into the faith here in the past year. All Saints Sunday reminds us that we are only a small part of the whole communion of saints - people past, present, and in the future - who are privileged to live each day trusting in the promise of forgiveness and eternal life that is ours in Jesus.

Remember daylight saving time is here again. Turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night and delight in an extra hour of Sabbath rest – which means you won’t be so sleepy during the sermon time this week~ :)

Pastor Marlene
Conserve Energy
Don't forget to turn your clocks back when Daylight Saving Time ends:
  • Sunday, November 3

You won't have any reason to be drowsy during Pastor Marlene's sermon, as you'll have gotten an extra hour of sleep!
Noisy Offering
We'll take our monthly noisy offering during worship this week:
  • Sunday, November 3
2020 Giving Envelopes
Take a moment to check your mailbox at Rejoice. You will find your 2020 offering envelopes there. Thank you for your generous and willing contribution!
Go With the Flow
Center yourself in the center of the week. Senior yoga will be starting at Rejoice on Wednesdays. First session will be:
  • Wednesday, November 6
  • 8:00 a.m.
Social Concerns
You are welcome to join a meeting of the Social Concerns team:
  • Sunday, November 10
  • 10:30 a.m.
Operation Christmas Child
Rejoice youth are collecting donations for shoeboxes through Sunday, November 3. Please leave gift items in the Welcome Center donation box in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be packed:
  • Wednesday, November 13
‘We love because God first loved us…’
A reminder that our Because we love ” stewardship emphasis continues through Sunday, November 17. If you haven’t already returned your completed promise card and Time and Talents survey, please do so as soon as possible. (Promise cards and Time and Talent survey forms are also available in the gathering area if you need them.)

All commitments will be consecrated during worship:
  • Sunday, November 17
Young @ Heart
One of our favorite events is back - it's Grocery Bingo Day! Thanks to Coborn's and other local businesses, we will play Bingo at our next meeting. Prizes will be groceries and food gift cards.
  • Thursday, November 21
  • 10:30 a.m.: coffee, cards and conversation
  • 12:00 p.m.: lunch is served, followed by bingo
  • Make your reservation by emailing rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org or calling 320.558.6851 - you can leave a message after hours
Take the Risk... Try Lutefisk
It’s a pretty safe assumption that dining on lutefisk is not your average meal. If you just can't get enough of it, you're in luck! You may purchase a 1-1/2 pound package for a mere $10.
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).
Overcomer Bible Study
Feel free to join in the Overcomer Bible Study:
  • Wednesday evenings
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Rejoice Education Wing
Thanksgiving Baskets
Registration for a Thanksgiving basket from the Clearwater- Clear Lake Emergency Foodshelf will be opening soon. Sign up to get your basket:
  • Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 20  

You may pick up your basket on 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. Get hours and more information.

Note: the food shelf will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 
Simply Giving is Simple!
The Simply Giving® Program offers a secure electronic payment solution that allows individuals to make regular offerings to Rejoice Church. Recurring electronic donations process automatically uninterrupted by vacation, travel and other absences. In addition to increasing donation consistency and reducing administrative work, the Simply Giving® Program enables families to use the same electronic payment options they have in all other areas of personal finance.

You can enroll in this program online , or pick up a form on the Interest table, in the October newsletter or in the church office. Please fill out a form and drop it off at the Rejoice office.
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:
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
*Dick Swanson
Sam Cromie (grandson, Bill & Marlene Elmstrom)
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:
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Marlene Elmstrom Interim Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant