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Join us for:

Please join us for Worship on:

  • Sunday 9:00 am
  • Monday 6:30 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 November: Wendy Mapes & Chantelle Kiphuth

November 22

Cleaning & Treats: Tom & Kara Gerold; Greg & Vicki Westgaard

Ushers: Tom Gerold & Greg Westgaard

Acolyte: Taylor Kline

November 29

Cleaning & Treats: Jess & Jen Kline; Dustin Woodfill & Mandie Braun

Ushers: Jess Kline & Dustin Woodfill

Acolyte: Elder

Altar Guild: Serving for the month of December: All available Altar Guild members

December 6 - Voter's Meeting after Worship service

Cleaning & Treats: Michele Hertwig; Summer Hertwig; Jim & Kathy MacMinn

Ushers: Jim MacMinn & Kevin Wischnack

Acolyte: Kaelin McDermott

December 13 - Christmas Pageant during Worship service

Cleaning & Treats: Jason & Wendy Mapes; Steve & Pam Niedenfeuhr

Ushers: Rich Dixon & Bailey Johnson

Acolyte: Jackson Jundt

December 20

Cleaning & Treats: Nathaniel & Jessica Sandvig; Josh & Brenda McDermott

Ushers: Josh McDermott & Dustin Marohn

Acolyte: Elder

December 27

Cleaning & Treats: Greg & Trisha Busse; Angie Erickson

Ushers: David Jundt & Ben Busse

Acolyte: Elder



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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
  Let's Go Caroling! Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 5:45pm

How would you like to spend an hour or two on a crisp December evening singing some old fashioned Christmas carols around Monticello?

We are assembling a small group of carolers and going out on Thursday December 3rd (weather permitting). We will meet at church by 5:45PM and car pool to various locations around town, including a visit with Randy (autistic boy we visited last year) and his mom Heather who live on Broadway.
If interested in being part of a 5-15 person caroling group from Alive!, please see the signup sheet in the narthex. We will sing traditional, old fashioned Christmas carols most of us already know, and we’ll sing only the first stanza of the songs. Men, women, teens and children are welcome to be part of the caroling group! For more information, please contact Chantelle Kiphuth ( or Connie Wischnack ( or Pastor.

  Alive! Ladies Christmas Party & Secret Sister Reveal! Dec. 10th

Thursday, December 10th, 6:30pm at Vicki Westgaard's. Arrive when you can & come join in the fun!

If you are a member of the Secret Sisters group, you will reveal yourselves during the gift exchange. If you are not a participant in the Secret Sister program, but would like to be part of the gift exchange, please bring a $10 gift to be placed under the tree.

All women of Alive! are invited to attend! You do not need to participate in the gift exchange or be part of the Secret Sisters program to be part of this celebration.

Please bring a food item to share. Beverages will be provided. Please call Vicki at 612-325-9264 or Chantelle at 763-295-3393 with any questions.

  Voices Needed!

Calling ALL singers!
It is never too late to start thinking about choir participation! Anyone interested in joining the Saints Alive! Choir, please feel free to do so. Practices for Thanksgiving Eve have started. And we have a Choir Director - Michael Ritari, Jeanne’s nephew. Practices are Wednesday evenings at 7PM. After Thanksgiving, we will begin practices for Christmas Eve. These will also be on Wednesday nights, but will begin after worship service. Also, if anyone plays an instrument and would like to share their talent with Alive!, please let Lois Mitchell know (763-295-2577). Saints Alive! Choir is open to, women and youth (confirmation kids and teens)!

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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
  Poinsettias for Christmas

Last day to order is Monday November 30th!
Alive!’s Altar Guild is taking orders for poinsettias now through Monday, November 30th. Again this year we are offering only Traditional RED color. Cost is $10 for a Single (6.5 inch pot, 5-7 blooms) or $22 for a Double (8 inch pot, 6-10 blooms). If you would like to order a plant or two to help decorate the church this Christmas, please pick-up an envelope from the narthex counter (where sign-ups go). Envelopes and the “board” are also posted on the back wall of the narthex. Or use a “Designated Offering” envelope. Please make checks payable to Alive! Lutheran Church with “Poinsettia” or “Flowers” in the memo section of the check. The envelope may be left in the collection plate or in the Altar Guild’s mail bin in the narthex.

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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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
  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! Let Paul Stemper, Josh McDermott or the pastor know if you want to share your computer skills with Alive!

  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!

  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 can use 1 or 2 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 postfuneral clean-up. If you would like to be added to the committee, please contact Chantelle Kiphuth ( / 763-295-3393).

  Board Members

All boards can use member s, but especially Stewardship, Trustee and Evangelism. Use your talents to further Alive!’s mission and ministry by joining one of the boards in any capacity.

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