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In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Steve
  • Graduation Recognition and Parties
  • Meat Raffles
  • Fun Events for Adults
  • Celebrate Those in Uniform
  • Community Prayers
  • Important Links
From a prison cell, with his life out of his hands and with a trial and possible execution in his future, Paul wrote a letter that is known today as the "Letter of Joy". How can we find joy in every circumstance of this world? Join us Sunday for the start of a four week series on the book of Philippians and connect with the source of eternal joy!

God be good to you!
Pastor Steve Timm
Congrats, High School and College Grads!
We'd love to recognize you in our graduate slideshow and board for Graduation Recognition Sunday on May 20th. Please have a picture and bio in to the office by May 6th to be included. Email with any questions.
Community Garden
Sign up on the Interest Table if you would like a plot in our Community Garden.
Meat Raffle
Just in time for grilling season - the popular meat raffles are back! Join the Youth & Family team for a fun time while supporting our mission programs at Rejoice. If you're lucky you will take home some fresh meat.
  • Saturdays in May
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Flintstone's Lounge, Clearwater
May Mission Partner
Our Social Concerns team has chosen the Durban Health Circuit in South Africa as our mission partner in May. We'll welcome Signe Gray from the Southwest Minnesota Synod office this Sunday, May 6 to tell us more about our synod's relationship with the Church in South Africa and how we can support the health circuit in particular.
Women and Justice: One in Christ
This Sunday, May 6 is the final discussion of the ELCA Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice. The discussion will be hosted by our Social Concerns team between services in the education wing. Get more information on the ELCA Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice
Field Trip for Adults
Are you 55 or older? We'd like you to hop on the bus for a tour of our State Capital. Our tour guide will be a staff member from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Tuesday, May 8
  • Leave St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale at 12:00 Noon
  • Approximate cost is $15-$20 for the bus ride and tour 

Register by calling St. John's at 320-274-8827
Your Pathway to Strong Financial Future
As Christians we view money not as a goal - but as a tool to strengthen our family, our church and our community. Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians, who help members be wise with their money and to live generously. The result is stronger members, families and communities.

Come to a presentation by Marcus Anderson of Thrivent Financial. You will learn how the "Tax Efficiency Checklist" helps you diversify your assets into tax now, tax later, or tax never categories.
  • Wednesday, May 16
  • A light supper will be provided for those attending at 6:00 p.m.
  • No donation or cost is required, but attendees are asked to confirm by calling the church office at 320-558-6851
  • Presentation runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Rejoice Fellowship Hall
Happiness = Yelling BINGO
It’s BINGO time again for our Young@Heart group! Thanks to the generosity of Coborn’s, we will again be playing grocery Bingo. Join us!
  • Thursday, May 17
  • Lunch at 12:00 Noon, followed by a good game of Bingo - no cost to play!

As always, reservations are appreciated. A donation of $4.50 is suggested. Email  or call 320-558-6851 and leave a message.
Honoring Those Who Serve
For the second year, Rejoice and St. Luke's churches are partnering to honor men and women who put on the uniform to serve the community: members of the armed forces, firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders. We invite our entire faith community to help honor these folks. 

If you've been missing those delicious soup suppers, you'll be happy to know that you can enjoy a bowl before moving into a short but powerful worship service in which we pray for and say thank you to those who serve!
  • Wednesday, May 23
  • Soup supper at 6:00 p.m.
  • Service at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rejoice Lutheran Church
Graduation Open Houses
Shaana Allen
  • Saturday, May 26, 3-6:00 p.m.
  • 15042 Hidden River Drive, South Haven

Taylor Pawlicki
  • Sunday, June 3, 2-5:00 p.m.
  • 11171 Katherine Avenue, Becker

Mickaela Maehren
  • Saturday, June 9, 2-6:00 p.m.
  • 200 Kothmann Circle, Clearwater

Trent Peper
  • Sunday, June 10, 1-4:00 p.m.
  • Annandale Municipal Park - 300 Oak Ave N, Annandale
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus
Vacation Bible School is coming up Sunday-Thursday, August 12-16. Fill out a registration form. Can you donate these items?
  • Old pop-up umbrellas
  • Foam noodles
  • Styrofoam coolers
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 to extend listing. If a name of a friend or loved one has been omitted please re-submit 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:
Roger Hoppel (friend, Jim Lanes)
Terri Olson (friend, Jim Lanes)
Deb Stevens (friend, Pam Bender)
Joyce Volkmann (sister, Duane Johnson)
*Pete Lidberg
Carmen (friend, Wally Westerberg & Mary Bergeron)
Curt Petersen (brother, Rhoda Senkler)
Jeffrey Brokish (friend, Lori Lanes)
*Duane Johnson
Pat Backhaus (nephew, Sharon Dupont)
Irene Hoffman (cousin, Bette Monk)
*Bev Hugo
Deployed or Returning from Active Duty:
Jon Fisher (brother, Joe Fisher)
Rejoice Staff
Steve Timm Lead Pastor
Carol Eich Office Administrator
Sara Miller Youth & Family Coordinator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant