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Please join us for Worship on:

  • Sunday 9:00 am
  • Monday 6:00 pm

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

Church Office Hours:

Tuesdays 9:30am - 4pm, Pastor Steve Jones

Please call/text or email Pastor to make an appointment:

314-537-3088 or

Tuesdays 10:30am - 1pm (approx), Chantelle

God's people at Alive! serving:

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of April: Marolyn Bigalke & Connie Wischnack

April 3

Cleaning & Treats: Angie Erickson; Tom & Lisa Rowen

Ushers: Tom Rowen & Jacob Rowen

Acolyte: Alex Jundt

April 10

Cleaning & Treats: Rick & Sue Radtke; Shawn & Janel Redepenning

Ushers: Shawn Redepenning & Rick Radtke

Acolyte: Kaelin McDermott

April 17

Cleaning & Treats: Rod &Carla Yonak; Mark & Rita Quigley

Ushers: Rod Yonak & Mark Quigley

Acolyte: Taylor Kline

April 24

Cleaning & Treats: David & Sandi Jundt; Nathaniel & Jessica Sandvig

Ushers: David Jundt & Josh Rowen

Acolyte: Jackson Jundt



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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 Alive! News
  Photo Directory Coming - Ads & Photos being accepted until April 15th

Upper body and head shots will work best for the directory.  E-mailed photos need to be in JPEG format.  The preferred method for submission of photos is via e-mail; however, if you do not have access to e-mail, please send your photo to Chantelle Kiphuth at 2772 85th St NE, Monticello, MN 55362 or drop it off at church in her mail bin in the narthex.  The photo will be returned to you once scanned for the directory.  Members who choose not to have a photo included in the directory, please note that the contact information currently on file with the church for you and your family will still be in the directory, albeit sans photo.
As with all things, there is a cost associated with this project.  If you want to help offset the cost of printing the photo directory, you may do so in one of two ways.
1) Members who own a business will have the opportunity to place an eighth page business ad (1.875”x2”) in the directory for $25.  Make checks payable to Alive! Lutheran Church with “Photo Directory Ad” in the memo section.  Please e-mail your ad copy to Michele Hertwig at   
2) Donations of any amount towards the printing costs will also be accepted.  Please make checks payable to Alive! Lutheran Church with "Evangelism / Photo Directory" in the memo section.
In both instances, members are encouraged to use the Designated Offering envelopes located in the envelope rack on the counter as you enter the sanctuary.
  If you have questions or to update your contact information, please contact the following: for photos and member contact information - Chantelle Kiphuth ( or call/text 612-386-9616); for business ads - Michele Hertwig ( or call/text 763-234-5341).

  We Are A Bounce Back Partner!

Join us April 10th from 10:30am - 11:15am for a

Bounce Back project presentation by Dr. Christy Secor

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

Monday’s “Small Group Adult Bible Study” at Lois Mitchell’s continues with the study of 2 Corinthians (books are provided). We meet at 10AM for fellowship and Bible study. Join us for fellowship and lively discussions. For more information or directions. Please contact Lois Mitchell with any questions.

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Alive Reminders
  VBS will be held June 19-23

Join Us for Vacation Bible School!
Alive! Lutheran Church invites all children ages 3 through 5th grade on an over-the-top, underground adventure! Kids will walk away understanding what it means to follow Jesus and shine His light.

The fun begins Sunday, June 19th and runs through Thursday, June 23rd! This year's theme will be "Cave Quest". Watch for updates and call for volunteers in future editions of Alive! news and Sunday bulletin.

Register here!

A donation of $10 per child is suggested, but not required, and can be contributed at check-in during VBS.

Feel free to drop kids off at 5:30 for a complimentary light meal before VBS.


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

Upcoming summer events in Monticello will need volunteers if Alive! Lutheran is to take part in any of them. These events are Walk ‘n Roll (Saturday June 11, 9am-1pm), Block Party (Wednesday July 13, 4:30pm-9pm), Riverfest Parade (Sunday July 17). Please contact Connie Wischnack if interested in
volunteering for any of these events, in any capacity.

  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!
  Play An Instrument?

Share your talents dur ing wor ship! Or star t Alive!’s very own music band! Let the pastor or Lois Mitchell know if you play an instrument and want to share your talent with Alive!

  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

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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