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
  • Note from Pastor Marlene
  • Financial Statements
  • Bible Study
  • Social Concerns
  • Young @ Heart
  • Audio & Video Volunteers Needed
  • Lead Music
  • Crock Pot
  • Rejoice Picnic
  • Service Work
  • Fall Festival Donations
  • Community Prayers and Links
You Won't Want to Miss This
  • Update from the Call Committee
  • A Call to Action
  • Favorite Bible Stories kick off - Faith-filled or Foolish?

See you in worship!
Pastor Marlene
True View: Financial Statements Ready for Pick Up
Please check your mailbox at Rejoice. January - June financial statements are waiting for you.
Bible Study Opportunity
Women's Bible study group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at Rejoice. Please join in!
Meeting for the Common Good of All
Take in a Social Concerns team meeting:
  • Sunday, August 11
  • 10:30 a.m.
Get a Taste of Nutrition with Young @ Heart
Fruits, vegetables and quinoa... quinoa??...   What is that?  Find out at the next Young @ Heart meeting:
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Rejoice doors open at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, cards and conversation
  • Dinner at Noon
  • Program to follow with Coborn's Dietitian Amy Peick
  • Get recipes
  • Try food samples you may not be familiar with
  • Learn about healthier ways to serve more familiar foods

Make reservations for dinner by calling the Rejoice office at 320.558.6851 or emailing rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org
The Joy of Technology
We believe that everyone has a God-given gift, and a place within Rejoice to share that gift. Our worship services are in need of  additional tech hands to run the power point and sound system . If you have these skills or an interest in this area of service, please call the Rejoice office at 320.558.6851 or email  rejoice@rejoicelutheranchurch.org .

Best of all, no experience is needed! Training is provided. :)
Praise His Name!
Have you ever wanted to help lead worship through your musical talents and gifts? Now you can sign up in the blue music schedule binder found by the sound booth! Sign up to help lead worship just once or several times. Packets with music are available typically two weeks prior to the service to allow for practice time. Email Nicole Heberling at music@rejoicelutheranchurch.org if you have any questions. Thank you in advance!
Lost and Exchanged
The next time you prepare a tasty supper in your crock pot (if you were a contributor of soup to the Lent suppers), you may find that your trusty crock pot insert just doesn’t fit the way it used to. Why? Because it may not be yours, but Linda Painter’s. A mix-up of black crock inserts has occurred. Please call Linda at 320.761.0007 and both of you will be happily making crock pot dinners again.
Life is a Picnic
Can we let summer pass without a Rejoice pot luck picnic? If you would like to plan this event, please contact Liz Smith at 320.558.6887. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Fellowship Hall if you’re interested in lending a hand.
Doing Good Work Together
The last summer service projects will be held on Wednesday, August 21. Plan your day to run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sign up at the Youth & Family table or email  sara@rejoicelutheranchurch.org .
Clean Your Closet for a Cause
When you are spring cleaning, downsizing , and finally deciding that you will donate those items your family no longer needs, you may bring them to Rejoice. The proceeds of sales at Granny’s Attic or the Silent Action will double your satisfaction. You not only organize your home, but also benefit your Rejoice home. You may drop off items Mondays through Thursdays between 8:00-3:30. Please call the church at 320.558.6851 and we will assist you.       
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:
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)
*Ron Stensby
Camila Horton (friend, Mary Wilson)
 *Pete Lidberg
Lester Dupont (father, Linda Painter)
Marlene Vogel (mother, Joni Hagstrom)
Jaxon Gentil (nephew, Angie Jacobs)
Michael Johnson (son, Chuck & Eddie 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
Sara Miller Youth & Family Coordinator
Nicole Heberling Music Coordinator
Mary Bergeron Office Assistant