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Join us for:

Please join us for Worship on:

  • Sunday 9:00 am (Starting on Sept. 11)
  • Monday 6:00 pm

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

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study resumes in September.

God's people at Alive! serving:

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of September:

September 4

Cleaning & Treats: Scott & Heather Ludwig; Patt Anthony

Ushers: Scott Ludwig & Randy Andersen

September 11

Cleaning & Treats: Leroy & Chanteele Kiphuth; Monika Lehrke (cleaning only); Luther & Phyliss Priebe (treats only)

Ushers: Leroy Kiphuth & Rod Yonak

September 18

Cleaning & Treats: Crissie Bayer; Cassie Knutson; Cregg Knutson

Ushers: Cregg Knutson & Greg Busse

September 25

Cleaning & Treats: David & Sandy Jundt; Lois Mitchell (clean only); Betty Loredo (treats only)

Ushers: Dave Jundt & Ben Busse

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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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  Happy 10th Anniversary Alive!

September 10, 2006 – September 10, 2016
10 Years of Worship Services at Alive! Lutheran Church!

To commemorate this milestone for Alive! Lutheran Church, on Sunday September 11 we will have a celebration combined with the kick-off of the 2016-2017 Sunday school year, a.k.a Rally Sunday.

Join us for the “Taste of Alive!” (or taster’s buffet) where people can bring something to share, but it has to be bite-size (fit on a little napkin) or able to be scooped into a little sample cup. It can be any- thing from appetizers to beverages to desserts. Sample cups, little spoons and small napkins will be provided. Please contact Jeanne Ritari with any questions about the taster’s buffet.

  Facebook page for congregation members only

Alive! Lutheran’s congregation has a “secret” group on Facebook…This is a closed group only for members of Alive! Lutheran’s congregation. To be accepted into the group, you must be added by one of the Admins – Michele Hertwig or Chantelle Kiphuth. Any questions or concerns can be addressed with the group’s admins. 

  Photo Directory to be published by Thanksgiving - Ads & Photos still being accepted

Photo Directory Update - Please submit your photos to by October 31st. We will be including our new pastor and his family! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Connie Wischnack, Chantelle Kiphuth or Michele Hertwig. 

Thank you!

  Alive! Cookbooks - Only $5!

A great gift for any occasion, the cookbook includes some of the best recipes you can find in any Lutheran congregation.  All proceeds support Alive! youth activities.  Copies are on the counter in the narthex.  Please make checks payable to Alive! Christian Teens or ACT, and leave in the ACT mail bin.  (Please use the “Designated Gift” envelopes for cash and checks.)

  We Are A Bounce Back Partner!

The Bounce Back Project is a community initiative to promote health through happiness.

Last fall, Buffalo and Monticello became the first in the NATION to participate in a community wide study, in partnership with Duke University, around one very powerful resiliency tool that can increase your happiness. The Random Acts of Kindness campaign was launched last fall with great success and the results can be seen at

Watch our facebook page for more information!


  • Execute Random Acts of Kindness regularly
  • Empower our congregation to do the same
  • Encourage your congregation to “pass it on”
  • Share your gestures of kindness on the Bounce Back Project Facebook page
  • Consider hosting a Bounce Back Project educational presentation for your employees and/or customers to promote health through happiness
  • Must be a business/organization in the Buffalo or Monticello area and proudly display your Bounce Back Project window cling

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  Monday Mornings at 10am - Small Group Adult Bible Study

Monday’s “Small Group Adult Bible Study” at Lois Mitchell’s is continuing Life Guide's "Old Testament Characters" Bible study. Please consider joining the group (Life Guide's book is provided) and bring your Bible. We meet at 10AM for fellowship and Bible study. Lively discussions and great fellowship! For more information or directions. Please contact Lois Mitchell with any questions.

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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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Alive Help Needed
  Board Members

All boards need members... Use your talents to further Alive!’s mission and ministry by joining one of the boards in any capacity. We can’t grow without you!

  Readers at/for Church
Feel comfortable reading one of the lessons on a Sunday morning? Let the pastor know!
  Music Recording

Alive! needs a couple more people who can help with the music recording on Sundays and play back the music at Monday nights’ worship service.  Anyone with some computer knowledge can run the system.  It pays $10 each time.  Training will be provided!  Anyone interested, please Josh McDermott know .


If Alive! Lutheran is to continue participating in this annual event, we will need a new Operation Christmas Child coordinator(s). Sue & Rick Radtke have coordinated it for many years and are planning on stepping down. Please contact Sue at if you are interested in taking over or if you have questions.

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