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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.

Church Office Hours:

Tues. 10:30am - 1pm, Chantelle

Wed. & Thurs.10 am-3 pm, Pastor

God's people at Alive! serving:

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of March: Chantelle Kiphuth & Meri Milinar

March 22

Cleaning & Treats: Brandon & Nikki Christiansen; Rick & Sue Radtke

Ushers: Brandon Christiansen & Rick Radtke

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

March 29

Cleaning & Treats: Tom & Kara Gerold; Michele Hertwig; Summer Hertwig

Ushers: Greg Busse & Scott Ludwig

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



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

April 5

Cleaning & Treats: Tom & Lisa Rowen; Angie Erickson

Ushers: Tom Rowen & Jacob Rowen

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

April 12

Cleaning & Treats: Deb Ross; Shawn & Janel Redepenning

Ushers: Shawn Redpenning & Jim MacMinn

Acolyte: 8am: Cody Quigley; 10:30am: Kaelin McDermott

April 19

Cleaning & Treats: Rod & Carla Yonak; Jan Brower

Ushers: Rod Yonal & Scott Ludwig

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

April 26

Cleaning & Treats: David & Sandi Jundt; Jason & Wendy Mapes

Ushers: David Jundt & osh Rowen

Acolyte: 8am: Brody Koepsell; 10:30am: Courtney Knutson

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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! Ladies Night Out! Thursday, March 26, 6pm @ American Legion

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 26th at 6pm. for an evening of fun and fellowship! (American Legion, 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 March 23rd. We hope to see you!

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

  Do One Thing Differently - Sunday, April 12th, 9:15-10:15am

Alive!'s Congretional Advocates will be presenting Thrivent Financial's workshop "Do One Thing Differently" on Sunday, April 12th during the Fellowship and Bible Study hour. This is an informal discusion workshop.

Sign-up is not a requirement to attend the workshop, but will help in knowing how many materials to order. (They are free from Thrivent.) A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex.

  Lutheran Island Camp

Time to start planning if you would like to send your child to camp this summer. Lutheran Island Camp in Henning, MN (near Alexandria) offers a large selection of summer camps with activities for different age groups and interests. Brochures for the upcoming summer schedule are avalable at church (on top of mail bins). Scholarships are also available again this year through Alive! For more informations on scholarships, please speak with Pastor.


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  Monday Mornings at 10am - Small Group Adult Bible Study

Small Group Adult Bible Study at Lois Mitchell'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.
  The Daniel Plan

Join us for the Daniel Plan Bible Study every Sunday through March 29th at 9:15am or Thursday at 7am at Michele Hertwig's office ( 207 W. 3rd St., Monticello - 2nd floor of State Farm bldg - Each Thursday we will repeat the previous Sunday's study in case you couldn't make it.)

The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. The program offers an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where people get better together by optimizing their health in each of these life areas.

  Men's Group - 4th Tuesday of the month

The Men's Group will meet at church on Tuesday March 31st at 7pm for Bible study, fellowship and a fun activity (TBD). All Alive! men are welcome. Please contact Elder Roger Bigalke at 320-217-9177 or for more information.

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  VBS will be held June 21-25

Join Us for Vacation Bible School!
Alive! Lutheran Church invites all children ages 3 through 5th grade on an epic adventure! The fun begins Sunday, June 21st and runs through Thursday, June 25th! This year's theme will be "Everest". Watch for updates and call for volunteers in future editions of Alive! news and Sunday bulletin.

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!

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and invite your friends, too!

  SAVE the DATE for the Alive! Golf Tournament!

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015


Time: 1:00 P.M. Rain or Shine


Location: Monticello Country Club - 1209 Golf Course Road, Monticello


For more information, please email or call/text Brenda McDermott at / 763-587-1861 or Jess Kline at / 612-590-2093

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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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Alive Help Needed
  Readers at/for Church
Feel comfortable reading one of the lessons on a Sunday morning? Let the pastor know!
  Technical Team (Audio/Visual/Computer)

Computer savvy teens and adults, this one is for you...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 who can assist when needed. Please let the pastor, Paul or Josh know if you want to share your computer skills with Alive!

  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
  Funeral Committee
The committee could use 2 or 3 more people who are able to assist on short notice and during the week. Help consists primarily of pre-funeral set-up of the fellowship hall, serving food and post-funeral clean-up. If you would like to be added to the committee, please contact Chantelle Kiphuth.
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