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
  • Lutefisk Tickets
  • Garden Goodies
  • God's Work, Our Hands
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Young @ Heart
  • Get Ready for Operation Christmas ChildFall Festival Donations
  • Community Prayers and Links
Not Story but Encouragement
Not a favorite bible story this week but favorite words of encouragement: that ‘[we] may have the power to comprehend…what is the breadth and length and height and depth’ of God’s love given in Jesus. Come join us for worship and ‘be filled with all the fullness of God!
 
The “On Our Way Rejoice-ing” race is pressing on. And “we can do this!” More than 10% of the goal ($50,000) has already been realized. And we all know that in marathons the big push comes closer to the finish line.
 
GWOH: God’s Work Our Hands! Mark your calendars and join a team on Sunday, Sept 8 th . Short worship service at 9:30a followed by sharing and caring in community. Sign up to be part of a team!
 
Blessings (and safe travels for those on the road,) this Labor Day weekend!
Peace!
Pastor Marlene

BTW: beautiful perennials removed from the front church flowerbed need new homes now ! They’re sitting along the wall on the south side of the building. Suggested donation to Rejoice is $3 per plant. (Thanks, Julie!)
Get Ready for our Swedish Smorgasbord
Lutefisk & Swedish Meatball Dinner tickets will be available in Celebration Hall or during regular office hours. You may also call the church office 320.558.6851 for reservations. Tack så mycket (" Thanks so much " for non-Swedes) for making your reservations.
Create a Garden of Your Dreams
Remember, you can pick up perennials all ready to plant in your garden for a suggested donation of $3 each! They are from our own beautiful flowerbed at Rejoice.
God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 8
God's Work, Our Hands Sunday is almost here! Be the hands and feet of Christ in our community on September 8! Pick up your Live Generously t-shirt this Sunday at church and wear it on the 8th, where you will have opportunities to serve at Rejoice and in the community.
Opportunities at church:
  • pack school snack packs for Pathways 4 Youth
  • make cards and write notes for Rejoice shut-ins and residents of Annandale Care Center

Opportunities in the community:
  • Team 1: light house-keeping and yard work in Becker
  • Bill Elmstrom
  • Marge & Fred Varner
  • 2-3 adults or older teens needed
  • Team 2: wash windows, clean gutters and pull weeds in Clear Lake
  • Craig & Shalynn Reid family
  • Ryan & Lisa Pridgeon
  • Beka & Asha Kanable
  • Becky Mix
  • Team 3: mow lawn, pull weeds, blow leaves and trim bushes in Clear Lake
  • Dick & Susan Chwalek
  • Deb Biorn
  • Janelle Rudningen
  • Kent & Grace Asheim
  • Team 4: mow lawn, trim trees/bushes and visit homeowner in Clear Lake 
  • Jim Eich
  • Rhoda Senkler
  • Lori & Jim Lanes
  • 2-3 adults or older teens needed
  • Team 5: load large items for fall festival at various locations and unload at Rejoice
  • Chris Schill
  • Ken & Kris Maehren

To sign up for a team, call the Rejoice office at 320.558.6851 or Susan Chwalek at 320.267.0320. 
We have the cause. You have the effect.
Sign up in the binder found by the sound booth to help with leading worship, operating video or audio.

Thank you - your gift of time is priceless!
Women's Bible Study
Join women to learn more about our Bible, our soul food for every day living. This group will meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The new schedule begins:
  • Tuesday, September 17
All That Really Belongs to Us is Time
Before the three R s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, there was a different meaning in yesteryear. Do you remember?

Be sure to come to the next Young @ Heart meeting to travel back in time with Doug Ohman, photographer, historian and storyteller. We'll reminisce about recess, school lunch and the three R s. His photographs will bring history to life and smiles and laughter to the audience.

  • Thursday, September 19
  • Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, cards or conversation
  • Lunch at Noon, followed by presentation

Make your reservations through the Rejoice office: call 320.558.6851 or email rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org .

Young @ Hearts is always looking for smiling faces that may be able to help prepare the fellowship hall for our events and help where needed. You can either call or send an email and we will follow up with more details about what the needs are.
Shoebox Event 2019
Come and meet someone who received a shoebox gift:
  • Saturday, September 21
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Jubilee Worship Center
  • 3125 County Road 74, St. Cloud

Yuliya Shubina was living in Central Asia when she received a shoebox gift that would change her life. Come and hear her story and praise God for the 10,000,000 shoebox gifts collected in 2018 through Operation Christmas Child .

Join others who are excited about shoebox gifts as we share the impact prayer has on this project! For more information, call John Kinzer at 320-260-0453.
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.
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:
*Kent Asheim
Maria Landers (area quilters)
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)
 *Pete Lidberg
Others:
*Gladys Steiger
*Liz Smith
*Leigh Holman
*Carolyn Bissell
Sandy Swanson (daughter-in-law, Dick Swanson)
*Dianna Jussila
*Scott Scharmer
Ron Dettman (friend, Linda Agre)
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Jaxon Gentile (nephew, Angie Jacobs)
Michael Johnson, (son, Charlie & Edie 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
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant