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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 of each month.

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study at 10:15am

God's people at Alive! serving:

January 29

Treats: Arlo & Chandra Brower, Josh & Brenda McDermott

Ushers: Arlo Brower & Jess Hertwig

February 5

Treats: Cassie Knutson, Crissie Bayer, Cregg Knutson

Ushers: Cregg Knutson & Kevin Wischnack

February 12

Treats: Jim & Cathy MacMinn, Paul & Lori Ruda

Ushers: Jim MacMinn & Dan Ritari

February 19

Treats: LeRoy & Chantelle Kiphuth, Greg & Trisha Busse

Ushers: Greg Busse & LeRoy Kiphuth

February 26

Treats: Devin & Sara Krone, Leon & Joanie Schmidt

Ushers: Josh McDermott & Jess Hertwig



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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  Welcome Pastor Lieske and family!

Alive! Lutheran has a new pastor! On October 9, Rev. Christopher Lieske was installed as our new pastor. It was a joyous celebration with 125 members and guests in attendance for the installation service and dinner. Pastor Lieske and his family are settling into our town, and Pastor started his first week at Alive! by attending the October elders and council meetings, as well as meeting with the confirmation students and their parents.
His first worship service was on Sunday, October 16th at 9am.

  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. 

  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

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 Reminders

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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!

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