RLCNotes.com and the RLCNotes weekly email is a quick overview of what is going on at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Verona and Monroe, WI.
From Pot Lucks to Bible Studies with links to other resources you may find helpful, RLCNotes is designed to provide a quick glance at our faith in action. Read, Share, Discuss and most importantly come worship with us.
Jesus Lived, Jesus Died, Jesus Rose...
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All Adults invited on 12/15/17 at 7:00pm
Please join us at the Appelt house, N9225 Hillcrest Road, Belleville, WI 53508. White elephant gifts are encouraged. Feel free to bring food & beverage of your liking. It will be a fun evening! We hope you can join us! ...more
Sign children up today online at www.rlcverona.org or complete a registration form.
We invite children ages 3-10 from 10:30-12:00pm to join us at Resurrection in Verona as we learn about Jesus! Songs, stories, snacks and crafts will be on hand! See you there!
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December 9th: Christmas Prospect Canvass with Lakeside Lutheran & Good News
December 10th: Pastor Precall Meeting In Verona at Noon
December 16th: Christmas for Kids 10:30am-12:00pm, Verona...more
Pastor Precall Meeting in Verona at .
We will have a potluck with the meeting starting at ...more
Youth Group Scrip Cards NOW ON HAND!
Our youth group gets a donation from Kwik Trip (5%) and Culver`s (10%) when we buy their scrip gift cards. We now have both cards on hand at church (RLC Verona) in different denominations for anyone interested in purchasing gift cards to help our youth group. The teens have used money in their account to help them attend the National Youth Rally as well as purchase food for the Verona Food Pantry (now called BPNN).
Please make checks payable to RLC Youth Group and see Denise Reimer for the cards. We can only accept checks due to online banking.
If anyone from RLC Monroe is interested in purchasing cards, please e-mail Denise at email@example.com. The youth group thanks you in advance for your support!
All Adults invited on 12/15/17 at 7:00pmPlease join us at the Appelt house, N9225 Hillcrest Road, Belleville, WI 53508. White elephant gifts are encouraged. Feel free to bring food & beverage of your liking. It will be a fun evening! We hope you can join us!
Verona Worship Service &
Monroe Bible Study &
Monroe Worship Service &
Verona Adult Bible Study &
Pre-call Meeting, Verona
Catechism @ Monroe
Monroe Worship Service &
Catechism @ Verona
Verona Advent Service &
Verona Bible Class
*Bible 101* @ Verona
Annual Christmas Party
Children’s Practice, Verona
Christmas for Kids
Verona Children’s Christmas Service
Monroe Bible Study
& Sunday School
Monroe Worship Service &
Verona Adult Bible Study &
Catechism @ Monroe
This is a free app that allows your members to sync your church`s directory to their iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, Android device or Kindle Fire. Members will be able to view the church and staff information, as well as search and view family members. Members will also be able to call, email or text if a phone number or email address is
available on the church, staff or family details. Any changes that are generated on Instant Church Directory Online will automatically download to each member`s devices, ensuring they always have the latest information.
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Anyone who has an email address listed in the directory (under their family details) will be able to request access to download and sync the directory on their device. Each member will receive a password per device, which cannot be shared with other members. Any member that is set to Inactive will not be able to procure a password. If a member has the directory on their device, and is later set to Inactive, they will no longer be able to sync and access the directory until they are set back to Active. Furthermore, all of the data is protected by SSL so only you and your members will have access to your church data.
Members must download the Instant Church Directory Member App first.
Once downloaded, enter the email address that is listed for you in your church`s directory. This will generate an email that is sent to with your password.
Enter this password on Step 2 of the app. This will start the first download of the directory. The first time may take a few minutes if you have an especially large church.
The Sermons & Service Videos
Found on our website, from here you can view the video of last weeks sermon. Scroll down to download PDF`s of the text of the current and previous sermons.
At the last quarterly voter`s meeting it was shared that the church council feels because of the growth we have been blessed with and based on Crossroads ministry recommendation, it would be wise to add an additional called worker. For these reasons the church council is including funding for this potential position with the hope of calling an additional called worker at some point in the 2017/2018 fiscal year.
Please understand this is only the funding portion of the process. There will be upcoming opportunities for the congregation to help develop what this additional called worker`s role would be. Although the council feels this called worker is necessary even if the merger with Monroe does not happen, the nature and/or specifics of the call could likely be very different if in fact the merger with Monroe does come to fruition. Below is a summary of the discussions had by the church council and some general information regarding some options that lie ahead of us.
Why are we talking about the possibility of a new called worker at Resurrection?
1. This would be an additional called worker. Pastor Strutz is not going anywhere, God-willing.What about a staff minister?
A staff minister is typically a full-time called worker called to work with a specific area of ministry, such as education, outreach, or worship. A staff minister may have received specific training at MLC for a specific area of ministry, may have received training as a teacher, or possibly was already serving at a congregation in another capacity and was called to staff ministry.
What would a new pastor do?
It would seem best that a new pastor be called to address areas in which we could improve, as well as best complement the gifts of our current pastor. There could be modifications to the list below as ministry needs arise. Also, these are only general categories. Other things would be included. Here’s a possible division. This would require more discussion: Current Pastor: New Pastor: More frequent preaching More frequent adult Bible study Supervise Vicar Encourage more volunteers Outreach Inreach Teach Bible 101 (often one-on-one) Sunday School Personal ministry (hospital, shut-ins, etc.) Leadership training/development
What about Mt. Olive in Monroe and our merger talks? How would that be affected?
The proposal to call an additional pastor is being presented separate from the merger talks with Monroe, to show that there is need at Resurrection for an additional pastor. If discussions and decisions with Mt. Olive proceed to becoming one, multi-site congregation, an additional pastor (likely living in Monroe) would greatly enhance ministry efforts. All 26 of the multi-site congregations in WELS have more than one pastor.
What are the financial implications?
The full cost of a full-time pastor varies based largely on three factors: salary, housing and health insurance. There are other costs such as pension, continuing education, mileage and professional expenses that are smaller. These are all included in the costs below. Salary: The pastor’s years of experience can affect salary by $10,000-15,000 per year. Housing: If a pastor lives in a parsonage, or church-owned home, an equity allowance (about $600 per year) is added to salary. If a pastor purchases his own home, the rental cost of a three-bedroom home is added to salary. (In the Verona area, this cost is around $18,000 per year.) For information purposes, there is a parsonage in Monroe, which is owned debt-free.
Health insurance: The pastor’s family situation, (single, married, without or without children), can affect the cost of health insurance widely. Costs range from $7,000 to $24,000 per year.What’s the timeline?
Start each week day with a short Bible reading, devotion, and prayer. Monday through Friday a devotion is provided by WELS and WhatAboutJesus.com. Missed your daily devotion? Browse the archive, which has several months' worth of devotions to uplift and encourage you with the Word. ...more
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