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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.

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Ken Slaw for Burgers??
A Slaw for burgers, brats, and snacking...

1 Head Red Cabbage
1 Red Onion
3 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Honey
1 tsp Dill Weed Dry
1 tsp Celery Seed
Any other spice you find interesting, I like mustard, Sriracha or red peppers...

Shred cabbage and onion as thin as possible. Mix all ingredients in large bowl and toss.

I like to make this as a topping for hamburgers or brats but when I made a small amount for our Vine and Branches group it was gone before the meat was even off the grill...

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RLC Cookbook
I am trying to create an online Cookbook of RLC recipes that you can share with friends and family on Facebook or via a website. This cookbook will serve as an easy inreach / outreach ministry, we are after all a church that loves fellowship, a great meal and sharing the love of Christ.

You can email a recipe to Recipe@Rlcnotes.com. A recipe should include the following...
  • Your Name
  • Ingredients and measurements
  • Directions
  • A photo (not required but your phone is just sitting there)
  • A brief note about why this is special
Example of notes...
...I made this slaw as a hamburger topping for our Vine and Branches Group and it was gone before the burgers came off the grill...

...My aunt Laura refused to share this recipe, so I volunteered to help her make it one day and wrote it down when she stepped out of the kitchen. She is in Heaven now so think about her when serving this...

This should be fun,
Ken    ...more

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Advent by Bonfire is December 2nd
All men (and children) are invited to Advent by Bonfire on December 2nd at 6:30pm at the Meinel residence (across from 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 devo-tion in preparation for Advent. Please RSVP to Philip Meinel at themeinelteam@gmail.com...
Ken Notes: Please bring hard hats and fire retardant clothing as Phil likes to go big!!!

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Seminary Concert


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Advent by Candlelight

Advent by Candlelight in Verona

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 respond by November 25th if you are able to join us. Sign up in the narthex or contact Kate at neitzelhouse@gmail.com or 608.848.4965 to RSVP. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

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.


Notes: Share this item with an invitation on your Facebook!

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This Week at RLC


9:00am Verona Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Monroe Sunday School Monroe Adult Bible Study

10:30am Monroe Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Verona Adult Bible Study, Sunday School & Teen Bible Study

6:00pm Monroe Catechism


10:15am Pleasant View Worship Service
7:00pm Monroe Worship Service


6:00pm Council Meeting – Verona
7:00pm RLC Book Club - Verona


Wednesday 6:30pm Thanksgiving Worship - Verona
7:00pm Thanksgiving Worship - Monroe
** No Catechism **


Thanksgiving Day
** No Worship **




9:00am Verona Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Monroe Sunday School Monroe Adult Bible Study

10:30am Monroe Worship Service & Lord’s Supper
Verona Adult Bible Study, Sunday School & Teen Bible Study

6:00pm Monroe Catechism

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Announcements & Upcoming Events



Verona — 6:30pm
Monroe — 7:00pm


ADVENT SERVICES BEGIN Thursday, November 29, at 6:30pm in Verona
Monday December 3rd , 7:00pm  in Monroe


Sunday, in Verona, we continue our special Bible study to help us reach 1 million souls with the good news of great joy. Study will meet from 10:30 am until 11:30am in the fellowship hall. Pastor Strutz will lead.

We will see how God’s Word frees people from the power of the devil, from worship of false gods, from the fear of death and from false belief. ** Please attend! **


Please return your stewardship forms by November 25th so we can get Time and Talent information to our volunteer leads, and commitment information to the council for budget considerations.  The stewardship forms can be found in your personalized Celebration Packet. Both forms can be returned to the table in the entryway at our  Verona campus, and in Pastor’s office at our Monroe campus.


From now until this Sunday, November 18, Becky Deegan (608-576-5252) will be taking a collection of snacks or money for postage. Please place your contributions in the green tote across from the coat rack in Verona. Suggested food items are posted on the bulletin board. These will be mailed the week after Thanksgiving and hopefully reach the students in time for final exams. If you’d like your child to receive a care package, please contact Becky with their name and current mailing address!


• Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

 Book club will not meet in December.  

 • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn      
    Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00 p.m.


See all RLC events in a special note below!


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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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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...

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Fall Session of Vine & Branches groups have begun!  

Don`t miss out on this exciting in-home Bible/Sermon study ministry.  Sessions start in September and meet every other week through Thanksgiving, typically in someone`s home.  You will get to know members of your group in a social setting while discussing a sermon and answering questions from the worship folder...growing closer to each other and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Contact Ned Reimer, vandbchairman@rlcverona.com, if you haven’t already signed up and would still like to participate.     ...more

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Youth Group

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 reimer1@charter.net. The youth group thanks you in advance for your support!

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WELS Wind Ensemble

Sunday, December 9 at 3:00PM

Fall River High School
150 Bradley St in Fall River near Columbus

For more than 25 years the WELS Wind Ensemble  has been involved in this unique ministry, traveling once or twice a month to participate in Sunday worship services at area WELS congregations.  Some of the musicians have been members for all or most of the 25 years, some only  a short time.  But all share a love of making music, using the abilities God has given them to give glory and praise  to Him!

In addition to the worship services, the group presents concerts in summer and also a Christmas concert.  We would love to have you join us in two weeks for our concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00PM.  It will be in the auditorium at Fall River High School, 150 Bradley St in Fall River, which is just a few miles off Hwy 151 near Columbus.  The small auditorium is perfect for this concert!  It is easily accessible with no stairs, and there is ample parking.  Keeping with our usual format, the first half of the concert will be sacred, the remainder the fun and popular side of Christmas - (It`s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!)  With the addition of a vocal soloist and audience singalongs, it is a wonderfully inspiring, relaxing and enjoyable afternoon!  Come join us!!

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A Daily Devotion From WELS.net (changes daily)
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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Forward In Christ...

About Forward in Christ

“May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us” (1 Kings 8:57).

Forward in Christ is the official magazine of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Printed monthly, this magazine addresses important issues facing Christians today.


Forward in Christ magazine
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188

Phone: 414-256-3210

This is a permanent link to the current Forward in Christ...

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The WELS Network...
All of Wels from their mobile app.

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