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Join us for:

Please join us for Worship on:

  • Sunday 8:00 am or 10:30 am
  • Monday 6:00 pm

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

God's people at Alive! serving:

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of OCTOBER: Betty Loredo & Wendy Mapes

October 26th

Cleaning & Treats: Tom & Lisa Rowen; Janet Brower

Ushers: Tom Rowen & Jacob Rowen

Acolyte: 8am: Taylor Kline; 10:30am: Alex Jundt

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of NOVEMBER: Sue Mueller & Wendy Mapes

November 2nd

Cleaning & Treats: Randy & Jane Andersen; Denise Hawkinson

Ushers: Randy Andersen & Shawn Redpenning

Acolyte: 8am: Ben Busse; 10:30am: Kaelin McDermott

November 9th

Cleaning & Treats: Ed & Janet Swingley; Rick & Sue Radtke

Ushers: Ed Swingley & Rich Radtke

Acolyte: 8am: Madison McDermott; 10:30am: Brody Koepsell

November 16th

Cleaning & Treats: Betty Loredo; Greg & Vicki Westgaard; Joyce Swingley (treats only)

Ushers: Greg Westgaard & Jess Hertwig

Acolyte: 8am: Courtney Knutson; 10:30am: Elder

November 23rd

Cleaning & Treats: Jess & Jen Kline; Dustin Woodfill & Mandie Braun

Ushers: Jess Kline & Dustin Woodfill

Acolyte: 8am: Alex Jundt; 10:30am: Taylor Kline

November 30th

Cleaning & Treats: Michele Hertwig; Summer Hertwig; Jim & Cathy MacMinn

Ushers: Jim MacMinn & Kevin Wischnack

Acolyte: 8am: Ben Busse; 10:30am: Cody Quigley

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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!

  Downtown Trick or Treat - Thursday Oct. 30th 4-7pm
Alive! will be participating in the downtown trick or treat event again this year. Last year, over 1,400 children and their parents visited the downtown businesses and came through our little church! This year, the Partners for Downtown Association is expecting 1500 children. This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our church again!

As noted earlier, the Confirmation class has been asked to assist with this event. Several adults will also be in attendance as we plan to provide appetizers, some snacks and maybe a simple hot dish for the volunteers. Adults who want to help chaperone and/or bring a food item, please contact Connie Wischnack ( Chantelle Kiphuth ( The confirmation students and other volunteers will also help with some of the on-hands activities, especially set-up, decorating and guiding our visitors in and out of the church the day of the event (we plan a one-way flow between the Broadway doorways like weve done in past years.) And yes, volunteers are encouraged to wear costumes during the event. However, we are a church, so please nothing inappropriate, goulish, scary, witchy, devilish, etc.!  

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  Alive! Ladies Night Out! Thursday, Nov. 20, 6pm @ Pancho Villa
Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 20th at 6pm. for an evening of fun and fellowship! (Pancho Villa in Monticello) Once a month, the women of Alive!, age 18 and older, meet at a local restaurant to engage in fellowship, lively discussions, food and a Quick Talk Bible Study (lasts until dinner is served). The date and venue changes monthly and will be published in the weekly bulletin, as well as in the newsletter. Join us for an amazing evening with your Alive! Sister's in Christ! If you need a ride, let us know. And if you can only come for a short time, please do so. Please RSVP to Vicki Westgaard at or 612-325-9264 by Monday Nov. 17. We hope to see you!

If you are planning to attend and would like to do the first bible study please let Vicki know.

  Men's Group - Thursday, Oct 31st at 7pm
The first meeting of the Mens group will be Thursday, October 31st at 7:00PM. We will meet at church for fellowship and a friendly game of Bean Bag Toss (Corn Husk). All Alive! men are welcome, even if you have not signed up. Please see or contact Elder Roger Bigalke for more information and if you have ideas to share.
  Adult Instruction Class Sat., Nov 8th
The next Adult Instruction class at Alive! will be held Saturday, November 8th from 9AM to Noon. This class is for all new members, prospective members and any current members who may want a refresher. No sign up required, just come!
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Alive Reminders
Looking for help with "stuff"? Well look no further...A.C.T. to the rescue! You can"rent" an A.C.T. member for an hour, two hours, morning, afternoon or evening, whatever you need, for any help with yard clean-ups or other projects. All we ask in exchange is a free will donation for our services. Please contact Jen or Jess Kline or email: with your request and we will make the arrangements. We look forward to helping you!
  2014 Offering Envelopes and Joyful Response
If you would like to have your offerings made through Joyful Response (Joyful Response® is the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) service that provides the ability for LWML to offer their members and supporters an electronic, automated method to make their contributions) please contact Jess Hertwig at church or at

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  Monday Mornings at 10am - Small Group Adult Bible Study
Small Group Adult Bible Study at Ruth Shackleton's home in Monticello meets Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. with fellowship hour followed by a Bible study. Join us for fellowship and lively discussions! Please contact Lois Mitchell with any questions.
  1st Thursday of the month, 7pm - Small Group Adult Bible Study
Small Group Adult Bible Study " 1st Thursday of the Month A second Small Group Adult Bible Study meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at River City Extremes restaurant. Our current topic of discussion is Is Gods Word still relevant... to You?. Join us for an evening of fellowship and discussion. Please contact Pastor with any questions.
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  Readers at/for Church
Feel comfortable reading one of the lessons on a Sunday morning? Let the pastor know!
  Tech Help
Running the computer (PowerPoint, etc.) & sound system at church. We currently have two individuals, Paul Stemper & Josh McDermott, heading up the team and fulfilling these tasks when needed. We would like to have 3-5 more people. Please contact the pastor if interested. Any computer competent individuals (teens or adults) are encouraged to respond!
  Play An Instrument?
Share your talents during worship! Please let the pastor know if you are interested.
  Board Members
Want to help with church activities or be on a board, but not as a chairperson? You can! Use your talents to further Alive!s mission and ministry by joining one of the boards in any capacity. Let the Pastor or a board chair know of your interest!
  Website/Social Media
Looking for someone who can help with updating Alive's web site and posting to the Alive! facebook page. Will train on web site (it's not hard - do not need to know HTML code). Please contact Michele Hertwig
  Counters Needed
Are you good with math and money? The Financial Secretary is in need of adults who would be willing to count the Sunday offerings for First service only. You would be counting during the Fellowship/Sunday school hour between the services. This could be ideal for Sunday school childrens parents who have to hang around or come back to pick up the kids. For more information or if interested please contact Wendy Mapes.
  Monticello Community Sharing Tree 2014
If Alive! is to participate in this community event in 2014, volunteers are needed to take this on. Anyone interested in coordinating it this year, please let Pastor or Connie Wischnack know. If youd like more information as to what all is involved, please speak with Mark or Rita Quigley. Information and details, regarding the event itself (i.e., deadlines, gift tags, etc.) will be made available to the volunteer(s) when received from the community organizers.
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...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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