RLC Christmas Updates...


We will be setting up the trees on Sunday, November 25th 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 or Kate Neitzel.

ADVENT SERVICES BEGIN (more details below)

Thursday, November 29, at 6:30pm in Verona.  Meal at 5:30pm
Monday, December 3, at 7:00pm in Monroe.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1: Postcard distribution... (see below)


Sunday, December 2, 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.


Please join us for caroling at the corner of Main St and Paoli St in Verona on December 7 at 4:50pm for Verona’s tree lighting ceremony. The 5:00pm news crew films from this location,. We can be heard caroling in the background. We’re outside approximately 25 minutes, then head into the Retirement Center to carol while they have dinner. It’s a wonderful event that is well attended every year. Contact Denise Reimer for more information at reimer1@charter.net.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8: Postcard distribution... (see below)


Only 6 weeks away! Here’s what is going on at RLC in preparation for the celebration of our Savior’s birth....


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 post-cards to distribute and over 100 prospects we want to personally invite to join us for Christmas! Help out!

  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1: Postcard distribution and prospect canvass in Verona. Meet at church in Verona at 9am for breakfast. Lunch at noon.
  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8: Postcard distribution and prospect canvass in Monroe. Meet at church in Monroe at 9am for breakfast. Lunch at noon.

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

  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15: Christmas for Kids in Verona, 10:00-11:30am. Children ages 3-10 are welcome. Volunteers are needed.
  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22: Christmas for Kids in Monroe, 10:00-11:30am. Children ages 3-10 are welcome. Volunteers are needed.
Note: Speak to Vicar (vicaruhlhorn@rlcverona.com) for more information or to help out.
Postcards to invite people to Christmas services and Christmas for Kids are available in both Verona and Monroe.


Sunday, December 9 at 1:30pm. For those who love bingo or may not want to drive at night. No need to sign up, just show up with a white elephant gift for bingo! Treats will be provided.


Friday, December 14 at 6:30. The RLC Christmas party will be held on 12/14/18 at 6:30pm at Paul and Kathi Appelt’s home in Belleville. Details and sign up sheets will be posted in November in both Monroe and Verona.

Special note attendees at either campus are invited to BOTH parties. A great way to get to know your fellow members!


One-million souls. C18 is a synod wide effort to reach 1 million.  Yes, 1 million people with the good news of great joy that is for all people.  We have a Savior Jesus.  If everyone in our synod invites just 3 people to Christmas Eve worship or Christmas for kids that goal will be achieved.  Can you image 1 million people invited to hear the good news?!  Postcards are available at both campuses to help you invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  Additional materials and updates are available from our synod at welscongregationalservices.net/c18.


Advent means coming. It’s the time of year when we get ready for the coming of Christ-mas. This year we will have special services to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Savior.

Advent Suppers in Verona will be on Thursdays at 5:30pm and the services will be held at 6:30pm November 29, December 6, 13. These will serve as our Thursday Worship for those weeks. Please note December 20 will also be Christmas Eve early.

A sign up sheet to serve or bring food for each service will be located on the bulletin board in the hallway.

We are in need of a meal coordinator for each week. If you have questions about servic-ing please contact Carrie Henderson at carrie@newmillerfarm.com 608-862-3253, or Kate Nietzel at neitzelhouse@gmail.com 608-770-4402

Advent by Candlelight in Verona (see special note you can share on Facebook and with friends)

6:30pm December 2 - Join us Sunday, December 2nd for our annual Advent by Candlelight service.  Enjoy an evening of fellowship, Word, and song to prepare our hearts to welcome the Light of the World.  Please pick up your invitation at church and consider inviting a friend to join us!

Save the date, Sunday, December 2 at 6:30pm

At Resurrection in Verona, for an uplifting start to our Christmas season as we look forward to Christ`s coming! Formal invitations to come; we’re looking forward to having you join us.

VOLUNTEERS For Advent by Candlelight

Come, prepare for the anticipation of Christ’s presence! We’re looking for a couple of volunteers to serve as greeters the night of the event. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Jessica at menke.jessica@gmail.com.


Ken Notes: I pulled this section from the announcements and will post through the holidays...

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