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Please join us for Worship on:

  • Sunday 9:00 am

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

God's people at Alive! serving:

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of June: Betty Loredo & Chantelle Kiphuth

May 29

Cleaning & Treats: Kevin & Connie Wischnack; Marc & Cindy Henkel

Ushers: Kevin Wischnack & LeRoy Kiphuth

June 5

Cleaning & Treats: Sandra Walters; Jim & Cathy MacMinn

Ushers: Jim MacMinn & Josh McDermott

June 12

Cleaning & Treats: Willie Smith; Leroy &Chantelle Kiphuth; Mary Johnson (treats only)

Ushers: Leroy Kiphuth & Josh Rowen

June 19

Cleaning & Treats: Steve & Pam Neidenfeuhr; Meri Milnar

Ushers: Scott Ludwig & Tom Rowen

June 26

Cleaning & Treats: Greg & Trisha Busse; Need a 2nd family

Ushers: Greg 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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  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.

  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.  Last week 48 members of Alive! Lutheran who are on Facebook and are “Facebook friends” with one of the Admins were added to the group.  We ask these 48 to please check the group’s members list and request to “add” any Facebook friends you have that you know are also members of Alive! Lutheran’s congregation.  Your request will go to the admins who will review and validate it.  Anyone who is not a member of the congregation will not be added to this group since the information published here is only for Alive! Lutheran’s members.  Any questions or concerns can be addressed with the group’s admins.    

  Photo Directory Coming - Ads & Photos still being accepted

Photo Directory Update - The release of Alive! Lutheran’s 2016 Photo Directory has been delayed.  Plans are to publish and distribute the directory early this summer. We are hoping to be able to include our new pastor and his family.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Connie Wischnack, Chantelle Kiphuth or Michele Hertwig.  Thank you for your understanding.

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

Monday’s “Small Group Adult Bible Study” at Lois Mitchell’s. 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

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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