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Pastor's office hours:

Monday & Wednesday 4-6pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10-Noon and also by appointment. Pastor Lieske can be reached at 763-316-7828 or by email at

Join us for:

Please join us for Worship on:

  • Sunday 9:00 am
  • Monday 6:00 pm

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study at 10:15am

God's people at Alive! serving:


May 7

Treats: Michele Hertwig, Jess & Katie Hertwig, Summer St. George

Ushers: Jess Hertwig & Ben Busse

May 14

Treats: Arlo & Chandra Brower, Roger & Marolyn Bigalke

Ushers: Arlo Brower & Roger Bigalke

May 21

Treats: Denise Hawkinson, Ed & Janet Swingley

Ushers: Ed Swingley & Greg Busse

May 28 - Memorial Day Weekend

Treats: Kevin & Connie Wischnack, Marc & Cindy Henkel

Ushers: Kevin Wischnack & Cregg Knutson

June 4

Treats: Sandra Walters, Jim & Cathy MacMinn

Ushers: Jim MacMinn & Josh McDermott

November: Chantelle Kiphuth & Wendy Mapes
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AliveWelcome to Alive! Lutheran Church in Monticello

where lives are transformed, friendships are created and strengthened, tears are shed, laughter is heard, songs are sung, Christ is proclaimed and God is glorified!

A warm & hearty welcome to our members and our guests! It is a privilege and honor to worship our Crucified, Risen, Ascended & Glorified Lord with you. Alive! is the BIGGEST, little church in Monticello, and we are glad to have you here.  As always, make yourself at home, you are among family!

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Alive Bible Study
  Monday Mornings at 10am - Small Group Adult Bible Study

The Monday morning group meets at 10AM for fellowship followed by the Bible study at Lois' home. For directions please call Lois at 295-2577.

Hebrews 10:25, "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Adult Bible Classes are the perfect way to do this!

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Alive Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Education - This is an appointed position. Heather Ludwig, who has been chairing this board since 2010, is stepping down at the end of this year’s VBS program. A new leader for our youngest members of Alive! Lutheran is needed. Please prayerfully consider chairing our board of education.

Board of Elders - Alive! Lutheran is in need of more elders. We currently have only two. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and speak with Head Elder Roger Bigalke, Elder Ed Swingley or Pastor Lieske if interested in being an elder.

Church Council Officers - Alive! Lutheran needs to fill three officer positions: Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Financial Secretary. Information about what these positions entail is posted on the Org Chart in the Narthex. You may also speak with the current officers (Tom Gerold, Treasurer; Jeanne Ritari, Recording Secretary; Mary Johnson & Lisa Rowen, Financial co-Secretaries).

Drivers Wanted - Anyone who can provide a ride to and from church for some of our members, please let Pastor Lieske know.

Technical Team (Audio/Visual/Computer) - Running the computer (PowerPoint, etc.) & sound system at church. We currently have one individual, Josh McDermott, fulfilling all these tasks when needed. We
would like to have at least 1 or 2 more people who can help out when needed. Any computer competent persons (teens or adults) are encouraged to respond! Please contact Josh McDermott or speak with Pastor Lieske if this is of interest to you.

Play an instrument? Like to sing? Share your talents during worship and/or at special times during the church year. Please let Lois Mitchell (763-295-2577) or Pastor Lieske know if you are interested in sharing your musical talents at Alive!

  Clean the Ditches!

May 24th at 5:30pm: Road Ditch Clean-up on Sherburne Cty. Hwy. 11. Contact Tom Rowen for additional information.

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Alive Reminders

Become a fan of Alive!
and invite your friends, too!

  Electronic Giving (ACH) via LCEFs Joyful Response Program

Please consider signing up for Joyful Response, the electronic giving of offerings (ACH). Signing up is easy, and makes the giving process seamless for you and the church. For those who like to “drop” something in the collection plate each week, we have Joyful Response cards on the counter as you enter the narthex. Or use your offering envelopes with one of the cards in it. Simply write ACH on the outside. Joyful Response applications are available in the narthex on the information counter along with envelopes and labels for submitting the completed form, with a voided check enclosed, to the Treasurer. If you have concerns or questions, please contact one of the Co-Treasurers, Tom & Kara Gerold, or the Financial Co- Secretaries, Mary Johnson & Lisa Rowen.

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Alive Devotions

...because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ..."- Ephesians 2:4-5 <

  Publications and cards available
Please utilize the publications in the narthex (Portals of Prayer, Lutheran Witness & more) and take a copy home today! We have received a free supply of Lutheran Hour Ministries, Memorial and Special Occasion cards. They are available for you on the counter in the narthex next to the literature rack.
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