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Save the Date and Join Us!

concert of prayer 2014All are invited to our 2nd annual Concert of Prayer April 25th – 26th, 2014.   The Concert of Prayer is a time and place to just come and “be” with the Lord where we will open our sanctuary an entire 24 hour period – from 5 pm on Friday, April 25th until 5 pm on Saturday, April 26th.

Rejoice’s Concert of Prayer is an opportunity to come together as a community of faith to surround our families, our friends, our church, our community, our nation and our world in prayer!

No need to sign up, just come whenever you can, and stay as long as you like.

The sanctuary will be transformed to a place of comfort and peace. Seven stations will be available for you to enjoy some time alone in prayer with God. Stations will provide the information you need to : Pray for missions, pray for our church family, prayer as we remember those we’ve lost, prayers for the future of our church and comfy areas to just sit and read, pray or think.

Prayer beads, prayer shawls, prayer booklets, books on prayer and pamphlets with sample prayers will also be available for you to use and take with you.

We call this event a “Concert of Prayer” because it is a time when we lift our voices to God in one harmonious accord in prayer for our families, our friends, our church and our nation.  Our theme for this year’s event is “Learning to Listen” with Psalm 46:10a as our verse, “Be still and know that I am God.”

We live in a harried, hectic world.  So come and experience a special quiet time alone with God. No interruptions, no expectations, just you and the Lord.  God will surely bless your time alone with Him.

If you have any questions, please contact our Prayer Minister, Helen Shullaw.

Rejoice in the Spirit of Prayer

Concert of Prayer April 26 – 27th

prayer-concertSave the date for a very special marriage of people and prayer.  We all know how much the world needs prayer and we have also all witnessed first hand it’s amazing power.  We know it heals, it helps, it answers questions big and small and not at all, and is our direct line of communication with God.  He is pleased when we pray and misses us when we don’t.  To honor the Spirit of Prayer, Rejoice is going to celebrate its first 24 hour ‘Concert of Prayer’ and it just can’t happen without you.

On Friday April 26th – Saturday April 27th Rejoice will be open for 24 hours during which time you are joyously invited to come to the sanctuary to pray for whatever you see fit, and in whatever way you are most comfortable.  There will be a sign up poster with half hour time slots, and we encourage you to make some family time out of it and spend time together in prayer, or to come on your own and enjoy the silence and beauty of a deep and rich encounter with God.

Please sign up in the narthex for a block of time during our upcoming Concert of Prayer April 26-27.  In the next few weeks, some of our Prayer Ministers will be sharing testimonies & stories – read on as Helen Shullaw shares a few reasons to be a part of the Concert of Prayer.

Why attend the Concert of Prayer?

Because it’s …

  •  A time to reflect on God’s goodness, commit our lives to Him, praise Him for all that He’s done and will continue to do.
  •  A time to repent, confess our sins, and accept His forgiveness.
  •  A time to center ourselves, to remember our purpose in this world.
  •  A time to pray for our brothers and sisters at Rejoice and for those who have not yet entered our doors.
  •  A time to pray for the ministries and leadership of Rejoice.
  •  A time to pray for loved ones, our friends and families.
  •  A time to pray for those who are sick, sorrowing, and lost.
  •  A time to pray for our communities, our nation, our government, the world.
  •  A time to be still, and know that He is God.
  •  A time to listen and learn from God.
  •  A time of renewal, revival and restoration –  of starting fresh with God at the center of our Christian community!

Which one of these reasons speaks to you?  What is your prayer?

Please join us for a time of prayer and contemplation April 26-27. See the sign-up poster in the narthex!

Herman Hoffmann

Rejoice extends our love and sympathy to Karl and Jan Hoffmann on the loss of Karl’s father, Herman Hoffmann, who passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 6th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park in South Bend, IN with services immediately following at 1:00 PM at Palmer Funeral Home.

Please pray for comfort for Karl, Jan and their whole family.