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...
The Resurrection Online Connection
The Resurrection Online Connection (ROC) team was developed to improve communication and deepen connections with each other. The Congregation recently purchased access to Church Community Builder, a sophisticated software specifically created to improve communication for churches. Over the next few weeks members of the ROC team will be collecting information from members of Resurrection to create up-to-date and enhanced individual profiles within the new software.
We will be collecting this information through email forms and paper forms (see insert in your service folder). When given the opportunity, please take a few moments to jot down your most recent information. There is a box in the lobby to drop off your completed paper forms. Our goal is to have member profiles created for each church member by the end of July. While we are in the process of collecting member information, we will also start to use different features within Church Community Build-er for different projects and events. You might be invited to an RLC event or activity through this software. Know that it is legit and is a new program RLC is using!
Thank you for your patience during this time of transition! Any questions or concerns re-garding the process can be directed to members of the ROC team (Kimberly Zak, Gale Hellpap, Paul Appelt, Mark Krueger or Katrina Meinel).
Soccer Camp Reminder:Please consider helping at this fun event. You don’t even need to know how to play soccer! The love of our Savior is ALL you need! Come and share it with others! Speak to Vicar Priewe ASAP if you can help on any of the days and times during the week. We will find a place for your to serve! Soccer Camp runs July 9-13 from 9:00am-12:00pm. To register a child for this event, simply go to rlcverona.org or use the paper sign up. Thanks!
Soccer Camp Volunteer Meeting:We will meet on June 15th at 6:30pm at Resurrection in Verona. If you have any questions or are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Vicar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
RLC Book ClubOver the summer, we will be reading books that have been made into movies and will then watch the corresponding movie.
We will meet in the youth room at Resurrection in Verona. This has been a fun event in the past--snacks and fellowship included! Join us if you can!
Thursday Night Bible Study in Verona:Growing weary? Wondering why you`re going through this hardship? It is not too late to be encouraged by God`s Word from the book of Hebrews. "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith!" He is greater than all our troubles. Starting June 7th, we continue our walk through the book of Hebrews during Thursday Night Bible Study at 7:30 PM immediately following worship. You can jump right in and there are so many cool sections left, including the "Heroes of Faith" chapter, and an encouragement to remain faithful. Come and join us!
Vicar Farewell Events
Bonfire in Verona, July 27 in the evening
Lunch in Monroe, July 29 at 11:45am
Ministry Coordinator Position
Ali Manning, our current Ministry coordinator, will be transitioning to a different area of service to the Lord in the coming school year. Therefore RLC is looking for someone to fill the ministry coordinator position, as well as possibly add the position of volunteer coordinator to make this a 40 hour a week position. Anyone who is interested should speak with Phil Meinel for more details. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
FIFTH ANNUAL WELS NIGHT AT THE BREWERSFriday, August 3, 2018 at 7:10 pm.
WELS members from all over the state will attend and be seated together in the designated sections on the third base side. Last year about 3500 attended. Jean and Paul Schoenike have 24 Loge Outfield Section tickets (228-232) available for the price of $17 each. Shirts will also be available for an additional $5. There are no children sizes. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org asap if you are interested in going to this game. Also let them know what size shirt you would like. Travel arrangements are in the works and will be shared soon.
Space Station Salvation
Come blast off to Space Station Salvation for vacation Bible school, to learn God’s Word at Resurrection Lutheran Church! Children, ages 3-10, will enjoy upbeat songs, Bible study, games, snacks, and crafts. While adults can enjoy an opportunity to crack open the Bible and study core teachings of the Bible.
We are especially excited that this year Resurrection families have two great opportunities to invite friends, family and neighbors to join them in studying God’s Word, at:
Monroe – Saturday, July 28th, 9:00am-Noon – Register at:
Verona – Sunday-Thursday, July 29th-August 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm -
We have lots of great opportunities for you to support this fun outreach opportunity! A few of these great opportunities include… ·
To find out more information on how you can get involved, please contact Ellen Andrews at (920)382-0511 or email@example.com. We look forward to you joining us to hear how precious all people are to Jesus!
THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDYGrowing weary? Wondering why you`re going through this hardship? It is not too late to be encouraged by God`s Word from the book of Hebrews. "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith!" He is greater than all our troubles. Starting June 7th, we continue our walk through the book of Hebrews during Thursday Night Bible Study at 7:30 PM immediately following worship. You can jump right in and there are so many cool sections left, including the "Heroes of Faith" chapter, and an encouragement to remain faithful. Come and join us!
HOW DOES THE SCRIP GIFT CARD PROGRAM WORK?
Our organization purchases Scrip Gift Cards for 5% off the face value for Kwik Trip and 10% for Culver`s and then sells the Scrip cards at their full face value. The youth group keeps the difference. IN ADDITION, organizations will earn a 10% rebate on most in-store purchases made by cardholders. So, our youth group has the potential to earn up to 15% profit with this program by using the Scrip Card inside a Kwik Trip convenience store! Each youth group member attending the youth rally this summer is being given $200 through the Scrip program to help offset the cost of attendance. Thank you to all who have helped make that possible! Please see Denise or Ned Reimer or Katrina Meinel for gift cards.
Save the date:
VICAR PRIEWE FAREWELL EVENTS
Do You Care?RLC is forming a Church Worker Care team. We are a growing congregation, and as we grow, we need more staff dedicated to supporting specialized areas of ministry. As a congregation, we want to make sure that each church worker at RLC finds joy in their service to the Lord. If you have a passion for caring about the needs of our church workers, and would like to know more, please contact Philip Meinel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in Verona on May 13th starting at 10:30 with Pastor Strutz. He will lead an Outreach Seminar. Please plan to attend.
Verona—Seeking Sunday School Teachers for Fall 2018-2019Did you know it takes 10 teachers and 5 subs for our Sunday School Program to run smoothly? We are asking you to prayerfully consider being a co-teacher for the upcoming 2018 – 2019 school year. We are asking you to think about it now, so you can shadow a teacher in May and see if this is something you would like to do. The time commitment is minimal. Every class has 2 teachers, so you work out a schedule that works with the other co-teacher. The lessons and activities are all planned out, most times we never get through even ½ of what was printed. Normal preparation time is 20 – 30 minutes before you teach and then the actual class time on Sunday’s is 50 minutes. Contact Lisa Neumann-Pudlo if interested at (608) 212-5892 or email@example.com.
Soccer Camp...Volunteers Needed!We are excited to share the message of our amazing Savior while also learning soccer skills, building friendships and having fun! The Resurrection Lutheran Soccer Camp will be held July 9-13, 2018. Registration will open by May 5th at rlcverona.org. The event takes place at Veteran’s Park, located at 113 Lincoln Street, in Verona from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The cost for the camp will be $30 per child. If you are interested in coaching, working at the registration table, being a snack provider or volunteering in any other way please contact Vicar Priewe or see the sign up sheets available at both locations.
firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell: 414-378-1810. Postcards and soccer balls are available to give to a friend or neighbor as a way to invite them to camp. Grab some today!
Vicar Priewe and Carissa Farewell Events- BONFIRE JULY 27 EVENING IN VERONA
- LUNCH IN MONROE JULY 29 11:45AM ...more
Sunday 6/179:00am Verona Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Monroe Bible Study
10:30am Monroe Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Verona Adult Bible Study
Monday10:15am Pleasant View Worship Service
7:00pm Monroe Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Tuesday5:30pm Council Meeting
Thursday10:30am Noel Manor
6:30pm Verona Worship Service & Lord’s Supper Council Installation
7:00pm Bible Study @ Monroe
7:30pm Verona Bible Class-Hebrews
Sunday 6/249:00am Verona Worship Service & Lord’s Supper Council Installation
Monroe Bible Study
10:30am Monroe Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Verona Adult Bible Study
RLC Won the team event at the Verona Library Run...
The 5th event is the Monticello PTO “Pony Trot” 5k run/walk and a kids run to be held on Saturday July 7th in Monticello
There will be more information for this event in the near future. Any questions Ann Goers will be able to help at 608-712-9955
The 6th event is the Belleville Community Picnic “Fun Run” This has a 5k run/walk, a 10k run and has many different female and male age groups to be held on Saturday Aug 11th.
There will be more information for this event when it becomes available.
Anyone who signs up to do any of these events will be given our very own RCRC shirt that can be worn that day, future events or anytime you want. It is your shirt for participating, once you receive a shirt it is the only one that is given for free.
The intent is to get our congregation involved in more community events and show our support to our area communities.
Isaiah 40:31 “Those who hope in the Lord…will run and not grow weary”
Any questions please feel free to call me.
Gods blessings to all of you,
Save the Date:
Sunday August 19th...
Food - Music - Games - Fun for All
The 2018 WELS International Youth Rally
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.
To download the app to your Apple device, click here:
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To download the app to your Kindle Fire, click here:
Who can access the app?
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.
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
Sorry for the delay. I had a funeral last week and it`s been ironically stressful for January. Happy to give a short update.
2018 marks the third year at another RLC - Redeemer Lutheran Church - in Ann Arbor, MI. Megan and I got married in June 2016 in California and continue to enjoy life with all the activity of a university city.
Ben, Molly, and Emma
We do not have all that much new to add. I am currently starting my last semester at WLS and God-willing I will be receiving my call in May. We hope to see some of you then!
Ben, Molly, and Emma
Tim Rosenow (July 2012- June 2013)
Hey all! Pastor Tim, like Vicar Tim, is still single, but the count of my niblings (nieces and nephews) has now increased to 7 with an eighth arriving in February! I`m blessed to have many of them quite close so I can visit and spend plenty of time being the favorite uncle.
David and Katie
Here`s a succinct summary for RLC. To be sure, I can provide any other interesting details or members can ask, but this is probably what you`re looking for.
Regarding our family, Katie and I are blessed with Hezekiah James Sigrist, 4 years old, a creative, social little guy who is getting ready to start kindergarten this fall, and Samuel Levi Sigrist, almost 4 months old, who loves seeing new faces. We still and will always remember our daughter Hadassah Noel Sigrist who was born August 21 2016, baptized in the hospital room, and passed away the next day due to expected health conditions.
Caleb & Kristin Free
If our family was at all musically talented, our band name would be, Kristin and her July Boys. My birthday is July 13, three year old Clay`s is July 4, and brand new Aaron`s is July 15 (Kristin`s is April 14). Funny story about Aaron`s birth...he came three weeks early, and he also came on the same day I was officiating a wedding. Fortunately, I was able to see him born, quick perform the wedding, head back to the hospital to hold Aaron, all in about 2 hours. Everyone is doing well, and I can`t thank God enough for my beautiful family.
Eric & Jennifer
David Sigrist - email@example.com, 2010-2011
Caleb Free - firstname.lastname@example.org, 2011-2012
Tim Rosenow - email@example.com, 2012-2013
Jacob Haag - firstname.lastname@example.org, 2013-2014
Steve Pelischek - email@example.com, 2014-2015
Eric Melso - firstname.lastname@example.org, 2015-2016
Benjamin Phelps - email@example.com, 2016-2017
Tim Priewe - - 2017-2018
One hundred years is a long time. Think of all that has happened. The world has been at war. New countries have formed, while others collapsed. New technologies have developed. (Can you remember what it was like before the microwave oven and the air conditioner?) The synod has changed as well. We`ve grown, reaching out in countries around the world as well as throughout the United States. We`ve also used technology to spread the gospel even further, allowing the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of more people.
The year 2014 marks a momentous occasion for the small church publication Forward in Christ. The magazine has been sharing the gospel message for one hundred years...
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Notes From Pastor Strutz
Pastor Andrew Ewings grew up in DeForest Wisconsin his father is pastor Jerry Ewings who has served at Lord of Love for many years and also at Lakeside Lutheran High School.
Pastor Ewings attended Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills and Martin Luther College in New Ulm Minnesota. Pastor spent time in China with the Friends of China program where MLC students and graduates take time to teach English in a Chinese school. In their spare time students have opportunities to witness conduct Bible classes Etc.
In Andrews case he also fell in love with his now wife Ivy. Her family still lives in China and word on the street is that Ivy is a fantastic cook especially of Chinese food (the real stuff not the stuff that you get at Panda Express). They will be spending a month this summer in China before joining us in Monroe. This will be Ivy`s first time seeing her family since they have been married.
Vicar Jordan Uhlhorn grew up in Scottsdale Arizona where he attended Arizona Lutheran Academy. He he is a runner and basketball player, and yes I may have included in a prayer or two that all thing considered a runner might be nice. I promise it was not at the top of my list of qualifications though. Vicar is single.
Vicar Uhlhorn actually wore his orange RLC t-shirt under his choir gown for the Seminary graduation concert.
We at RLC can`t say enough how excited we are to welcome Pastor Ewings and Vicar Uhlhorn and every indication from call day is that the feeling is mutual.
Help plan our future with God`s blessing!For over a year we have been working with Crossroads Ministry to help us plan for the fu-ture of Resurrection. After holding many seminars and gathering much input we are ready to share and develop specific plans to guide us over the next decade. The ten year target has been shared.
Your input is sought on our ministry plans.
We are working to improve communications at RLC. Part of this effort is introducing new validation processes, which will require us to set earlier deadlines for announcements. If you would like an announcement in the bulletin, it will need to be submitted one week before our earliest service. Example: An announcement for Sunday 3/18 (includes Thursday 3/15 and Mon-day 3/19) will need to be submitted by Wednesday, 3/7.
Likewise, any announcement to be included in the monthly newsletter will need to be sub-mitted one month in advance. Example: An announcement for the May newsletter will need to be sub-mitted by March 31.
Please submit all announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading and text exactly as you would like it to appear. Please note that limited printing space does not allow for all announcements to be in printed format. However, all announcements will be included electronically in the RLC Notes email.
When you submit an announcement, an electronic copy (i.e. pdf file format of either bulletin or newsletter) will be emailed to you for validation. If you need to make a correction to your announcement, you will need to reply to the email with the correction within 3 days.
Thank you for your help in improving our communications here at RLC!
-Philip Meinel, Inreach Chairman
Ken Notes: If you miss a deadline or have an item just for RLCNotes I may be able to accommodate last minute requests (I send RLCNotes Thursday or Friday). BUT my email can be a mess (100`s per week), so a call to 608.334.2174 will help. Emails must contain the text rlcnotes or rlc in the subject or body because I search for this from emails sent to Ken@KenHarwood.com. I also except bribes in the form of cookies, cake, or personal visits (bring a hammer).