Announcements & Upcoming Events

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SCHEDULE @ RLC

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:
Verona—6:30pm
Monroe—7:00pm
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28: NO WORSHIP SERVICES

ADVENT SERVICES BEGIN

Monday, December 2, at 7:00pm in Monroe. No meal.
Thursday, December 5, at 6:30pm in Verona. Meal at 5:30pm

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - VERONA

We are having a Christmas pageant this year with costumes and all. Please let your Sunday School teacher know if you will be here on December 15th for the pageant. We are currently looking for a cane to use as a shepherd hook. We also need hand towels in solid colors. If you have any of these items, please let Lisa Neumann- Pudlo (608) 212-5892 or Laura Westphal (608) 225-0475 know. They will be returned to you.

NEW GROUP FOR DIVORCING OR DIVORCED ADULTS

The Counseling Ministry has had enough interest in this that we have set Tuesday, November 12 at 11:00am in Verona for an initial meeting. Future meeting date/time will be determined by the group. Focus will be on building community, increasing coping skills and moving forward. Anyone who is interested can contact Kathleen Harwood at Kathleen@inthemomenttherapy.com, or just come and join us on November 12. If you can’t make this meeting, contact Kathleen for other options to join in.

PAINTING WITH JEAN

It seems you folks like painting. So we decided to host one more painting night in Monroe. Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm Jean Schoenike will teach us how to paint with string - something totally new! If you are interested, mark your calendar and come join us!

WOW

Join us Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30-8:30pm as we study the many names used to describe our wonderful Savior. With the important role God’s Son plays in our lives, we have out choice of names as reminders of everything He truly is to us. Please RSVP to Ruth Pudlo at RuthPudloCleaning@gmail.com.


SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY!

We have many opportunities to spread the good news of great joy: a Savior has been born! He is Christ, the Lord. We have 6000 postcards to distribute and over 100 prospects we want to personally invite to join us for Christmas! Help out!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7: Postcard distribution and prospect canvass in Verona. Meet at church in Verona at 9am for breakfast. Lunch at noon.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8: Postcard distribution and prospect canvass in Monroe. Meet at church in Monroe after worship for lunch and canvass instruction.

Note: We will likely have help from students at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills for December 7. Speak with Pastor Strutz (pastorstrutz@rlcverona.com) or Casey Smith, Outreach Chairman (outreach@rlcverona.com) for more info or to volunteer.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14: Christmas for Kids in Verona, 10:00-11:30am. Children ages 3-10 are welcome. Volunteers are needed.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21: Christmas for Kids in Monroe, 10:00-11:30am. Children ages 3-10 are welcome. Volunteers are needed.

Note: Speak to Vicar (vicarkrueger@rlcverona.com) for more information or to help out with Christmas for Kids.

Postcards to invite people to Christmas services and Christmas for Kids are available in both Verona and Monroe.

VERONA TREE LIGHTING & CAROLING

Friday, December 6, at 4:45pm at Central Park in Verona, which is near the Verona senior center, located at 108 Paoli Street in Verona, our members and friends have the opportunity to sing Christmas carols when the Christmas lights are turned on for the city of Verona. This tree lighting is televised on a Madison TV stations and is a great opportunity for us to spread the good news of great joy at a community event. We begin caroling outside for the tree lighting and then move inside to the senior center where a chili supper is held. The event is free and all are welcome to come. Handouts are provided for the familiar Christmas songs. If you want more information or would like to volunteer, please speak with Pastor Strutz or email pastorstrutz@rlcverona.com.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
- Verona, December 8, 4:30 pm

THEME: WAIT on the Lord

Join us for a special evening of worship and women’s fellowship. We are turning our focus from “What am I thinking?” to “Who am I trusting?” Refreshments will be served.

Invite a friend or neighbor to join the celebration! RSVP Please respond by November 24th if you are able to join us. Sign up in the narthex or contact Sarah Krueger at s_kalbach@sbcglobal.net or (507) 217-6856 to RSVP.

Looking forward to celebrating with you!

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT TEA PARTY
- Verona, December 8 4:15 pm

Young ladies ages 4 years through 6th grade are welcome to join us for a fun evening of learning, creating and socializing at an event that celebrates the Advent season. We encourage you to invite a young friend and dress in your favorite festive outfit.

  • Find out why the Advent season is such an important part of our Christian faith and history.

  • Create a keepsake for yourself and one to be shared with someone special.

  • Enjoy fellowship, music and refreshments. The Tea Party will begin at 4:15pm with drop-off at the classroom and conclude at approximately 6pm.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT BONFIRE
- Verona, December 8, 4:15 pm

All men & children are welcome. Held at the Meinel residence (across from the Verona
campus). This is a complementary event to Advent by Candlelight - same time, almost
same place. If your wife is attending Advent by Candlelight, this is a great opportunity to
resonate the Advent theme throughout your whole family.

God calls each man to be the spiritual leader of his family. Let’s show the future generations what it means to be godly men. We will meet around a big fire in manly fashion and Pastor will lead a devotion in preparation for Advent. Please RSVP to Philip Meinel at
themeinelteam@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER!!

Only 7 weeks away! Here’s what is going on at RLC in preparation for the celebration of our Savior’s birth....

DECORATING - VERONA

We will be setting up the trees on Sunday, December 1st after church. We welcome volunteers to assist.

The decorating for the Advent by Candlelight will be the following Monday and Tuesday. For more information contact Julie Krause at (608) 225-0372 or Kate Neitzel at (608) 770-4402.

To register, contact Kate Neitzel at neitzelhouse@gmail.com or (608) 770-4402.

Please register by November 21st.

CHILI DUMP, TREE DECORATING & DAYTIME CHRISTMAS PARTY - MONROE

Sunday, December 1, immediately after church. Bring some chili, and we’ll dump them all together in a roaster and enjoy! We will then put up the Christmas tree and decorate the church. We will be having a scavenger hunt during the party, so bring a big bag/purse with you! Bring a white elephant gift and come ready for some fun! For more information, contact Jean Schoenike at (608) 325-9491.

ANNUAL RLC CHRISTMAS PARTY - VERONA
Friday, December 20, beginning at 6:30pm. It will be held at a clubhouse in Fitchburg. Address and parking details will be listed as the event approaches. The white elephant gift exchange is a huge hit every year, and draws a lot of laughter. We hope you can join us!

BAD WEATHER

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.

RLC BOOK CLUB

Meets Wednesday, November 20
6:30pm in Verona
• The Book That Matters Most
by Ann Hood

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Any articles, photos, announcements etc. that you would like in the newsletter need to be submitted to the Ministry Coordinator (Kathy) by Thursday, November 14th.

MAKE N BAKE SALE

Sunday, November 17 after the 10:30 service in Monroe. Anyone wishing to bring an item for sale should have it at church before the service. Anyone and anything is welcome. The money earned will go towards new paraments for Monroe. For more information, contact Jean Schoenike at (608) 325-9491 or schoenikejp@charter.net.

COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES

We are collecting items to send to our RLC college students for finals.  There is a green bin in the hall and a list of suggested items on the bulletin board.  Donations will be accepted until Sunday, November 10.  Parents, please contact Becky Deegan with your child’s college address before Sunday, November 10 if you would like them to receive a care package.  Packages will be mailed that week.

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

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  outreach@rlcverona.com.

RLC VERONA

We have several openings on the fellowship and cleaning teams.  If you are able to serve Jesus in this way, we’d love to have you join us.  For more information, please call the church office at (608) 848-4965, or email Kathy at ministrycoordinator@rlcverona.com.

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