Announcements & Upcoming Events


Each year during our midweek Lenten services, we hear again how much Jesus loved us as we see in detail how much he suffered to pay for our sins.

For two weeks only, March 26 and April 2, our Thursday evening Bible study in Verona will provide the opportunity to study the passion reading from that evening’s service.

March 26 will focus on Matthew 27:3-31 and Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. April 2 will focus on Matthew 27:32-61, Jesus’ death and burial.  Come and join us!


The Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday is to Easter what Christmas Eve is to Christmas.

The Vigil is an ancient (c. 350 A.D.) tradition, at which all those newly catechized into the faith would be baptized, meant to connect our Baptism to Jesus’ Resurrection. The service, which is unlike any other in the church, begins outside with a fire.

Believers then process into the darkened sanctuary with candles. The lights are illuminated fully when the Alleluias are sung for the first time, and we celebrate together the Feast of the Lam, the Lord’s Supper Join us April 11th at 6:30pm as we await the dawn of Easter!


If your address, phone number, email or name changes, please take a moment to fill that out on the Member Communication Card (the loose green sheet inside your service folder) and place it in the offering plate or hand it to either Pastor or Vicar. This will help all of us communicate more effectively with our RLC family members.


Any articles, photos, announcements etc. that you would like in the newsletter need to be submitted to the Ministry Coordinator (Kathy) by Monday, March 16th.


Easter is a great time to spread the good news, “The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!
There are several opportunities at each campus.

1. Postcards are available and will be included in the worship folder to give to someone you already know to invite them to Easter worship and Easter for Kids. Over and over, God has blessed the invitations of our members to bring souls to hear the good news of Easter. Outreach is not primarily about the church connecting with strangers, but about individuals connecting with people you already know.

2. A special day for distributing postcards and visiting prospects has been set aside at
each campus.

Verona: Saturday, March 21. Meet at church at 8:30am for breakfast and training.
Distribute postcards without talking or visit prospects with talking. Spend as much time as you like.

Monroe: Saturday, March 28. Meet at church at 8:30am for breakfast and training.
Distribute postcards without talking or visit prospects with talking. Spend as much  time as you like. We may also have students from Luther Prep in Watertown helping that day and so may need some drivers.

Speak with Gene Cate ( or 608-513-8060) or Pastor Strutz
( or 608-515-4334) for more information or to volunteer.
Maps and cards are available to hand out at other times as well.

3. Easter for Kids is a special outreach opportunity for children ages 3-10 to learn about the good news of Christ’s resurrection. Volunteers are needed, as well as people to spread the Word.

Easter for Kids Verona: Saturday, April 4, 10-11:30am.
Easter for Kids Monroe: Saturday, April 11, 10-11:30am.

Easter for Kids information will be included on postcards.
Easter for Kids registration will be available on our church website.

Also, a Facebook video, posts, and ads will be available. Please share with friends.


Tuesday, March 17, 6:30-8:30pm in Verona. Join us for food, fellowship and Bible Study as we study how to become a Woman of Strength. How do you “become” strong? Are you “strong” enough to be teachable? The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Come learn how to be strong in the Lord.

Books will be available to purchase through the church office for $8.00 each. Please RSVP to Ruth Pudlo at


Meets Wednesday, March 18
6:30pm in Verona

• Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys


Join us for our first canvass and Bible study in Fitchburg.

Why: To share the Good News in Fitchburg, study God’s Word, and enjoy fellowship.

When: Sunday, April 5. 4:00pm meet for canvass. 5:30pm supper. Bible study to follow.

Where: Home of Alex and Lisa Pudlo. 5232 Snapdragon Trail, Fitchburg.

Who: All are welcome to all three parts of the evening: canvass, supper, Bible study. Come for as many as you like. The meal and Bible study are most appropriate for friends and family who may be interested in a new church in Fitchburg.

What: The evening will begin with a canvass of the area around the Pudlo home, which is in our target area in Fitchburg. We will be inviting people to Easter worship in Verona as well as future community Bible studies in Fitchburg. These studies will begin in May, God-willing.

After canvassing, a meal will be provided at the Pudlo home. The Bible study will be the first lesson of Bible 101, focusing on the question, “How can I be sure I am going to heaven?”

Questions? Contact Pastor Nathan Stutz at 608-515-4334 or
Or Alex Pudlo at 608-515-6683 or


Sign up sheets are up! Check out the bulletin board by the coat racks (Luthers Court Monroe). If you have a favorite meal or theme, now is your chance to set the meal for any Thursday of your choice. Sign up to bring your favorite dish to pass & enjoy some pre-worship fellowship with your RLC family.


Every member visits are beginning. One of the trained Visitors will be contacting you soon to set up a time to get together with you. Watch for their calls or emails so you can connect with them easily and respond timely. All Visitors are members of RLC, and a full list of who they are will be posted on the bulletin board at each site.


We are looking for one or two people at each site who would be willing to help with immediate maintenance needs such as changing light bulbs, some occasional lifting/moving, etc. on an as-needed basis. The goal is to help facilitate the individual site needs by people in the area so that simple things get taken care of expediently.

If you are interested or would like more information, contact Kathy at, or (608) 848-4965.


This is a free 3 hour workshop designed to help parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone
with kiddos in their lives. It will be held at the Verona campus on April 25 from 8:30 to 11:30am, and is open to both members and non-members. You’re encouraged to invite friends! We hope to provide child care as we have in the past.

Registration is required and we ask the you let us know what your child care needs are at
that time so we can plan accordingly. Register before April 18, 2020, by email to:


Vacation Bible School in Monroe will be held on Saturday, August 1 (morning) and in Verona August 2-6 (evening hours). The theme this year is “Ready, Set, Gold!”, teaching
kids about hard work, cooperation, and victory in Christ.

This will coincide with the world Olympics being held at the same time. Please consider volunteering. It is a great opportunity to share Jesus with his little ones, some of whom
will hear about Jesus for the first time. If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Ellen Andrews at:


Looking for a way to help serve the Lord and Resurrection? We are in need of additional ushers for the Thursday evening services in Verona. You would have to usher one Thursday a month. If you are interested, or for more information, contact Jeff Hartmann at or Gene Cate at


We are looking to put together a social media team to keep Facebook, website, and any other social media up to date with current events. If you are interested in serving in that capacity, please contact Casey Smith, Outreach Chairman at (262) 685-7597 or

Thank you from your Ministry Coordinator for the sweet treat and gift card. It’s a pleasure working with you on the many projects and events that RLC uses to spread the love of Jesus, and  I look forward to continuing to do so.


The synod office will be discontinuing the bulletin inserts for the monthly WELS Connection Video. Instead, you will find that information in the redesigned Forward in Christ, the official magazine of WELS.

Pick up a copy from the display on the table & find real faith stories, enriching discussions, and Biblical insights. See how God’s Word is at work in all corners of our synod.

You can subscribe at and read it on the go!

For more information, check out the website:


Is there church if weather is bad?

If weather is bad, be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel safe coming to church. We do not cancel church for bad weather. Pastors can make it to the church and will do so. Be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel safe coming to church.

If you have a duty that day, such as ushering, greeting, bringing treats, we can cover it. And there will probably be less of a need in bad weather.

Be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel safe coming to church.

Watch and/or read the sermon at if you can’t make it to church.


We have posted an Opportunity List on the bulletin board showing the various ways you can serve Jesus here at the Verona campus. If you are able to help in this way, we’d love to have you join us. For more information, contact the person indicated for each category, or call the church office at (608) 848-4965, or email Kathy at


We have many different denominations of Kwik Trip cards on hand for all your travel needs. Plus, if you make a purchase inside a Kwik Trip store, we get an additional 10% back for our youth group. The money is used to send teens to the youth rally. The youth group has also used profits to purchase food for the Badger Prairie Needs Network food pantry. Please see Denise Reimer (608) 225-0902 or Katrina Meinel (920) 382-6696 for Kwik Trip cards.


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