Announcements & Upcoming Events

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Sunday, October 27 at 5:00pm in Verona.  The congregation will be voting on a motion regarding Fitchburg as the next site.(See Special Note for details)

PACKER PARTY

Sunday, October 27 in Verona.  Kickoff is at 7:20pm.  Join us after the congregational meeting to watch a rematch of   Super Bowl #1 - the Green Bay Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Bring your favorite snack and your cheese-head, of course! 

TRUNK OR TREAT

RLC will participate in the annual event Thursday, October 31 on the square in Monroe.  We have received a Thrivent grant to purchase candy, etc. for the evening.  The parade is at 4:30pm with participants receiving the treats following until approximately 6:30pm.  If you are interested in participating, 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.

VERONA KID’S EXPO

Our church will have a booth at the Kid’s Expo in Verona on Saturday, November 2,  from 9:00am until 2:00pm at the Verona Area High School.  Our counseling ministry will also have a booth there.   If you’d like to volunteer with set up or staffing the booth, please speak with Andy Rice at (608)279-4035 or Pastor Strutz at (608) 515-4334.

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.

BPNN THANKSGIVING BASKETS

We are again collecting Thanksgiving baskets for Badger Prairie Needs Network.  They are asking for each basket to contain all the items in their list and include a check made out to RLC for $15 with the basket to cover the turkey, pie and fresh produce that complete them.  Please see the bulletin board for a complete list, or pick up a flyer from the table in the narthex.  Baskets will be gathered in the ministry coordinator’s office until Sunday, November 3.
 
Volunteers will be needed for the Thanksgiving basket distribution which begins Monday, November 11, and runs through Tuesday, November 26 during regular pantry hours at BPNN. Volunteers can sign up at BPNN.org.  This is a great opportunity for groups to  volunteer together. If you have a group that would like to volunteer, please call BPNN at (608) 848-2499.

SPECIAL BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY

Saturday, November 2 9:00-11:30am at Peace Lutheran Church, 1007 Stonehaven Drive, Sun Prairie. Each Christian is called to specific vocations in life.  You might be mother, lawyer, mayor and church member.  Maybe you are student, brother, citizen and Sunday School teacher.  In each of these vocations God uses you to love the world.  We will explore what it means to be a part of God’s economy in love, where we find our value, and how we value other human beings all through the lens of the doctrine of vocation. 

Ultimately this vocational mindset is because we are free from the burden of pleasing God with our good deeds.  Christ has taken care of that in our place.  We are freed then to become what God always intended us to be, lovers of the world.  We are freed to love. Study is led by Pastor Michael Berg, Wisconsin Lutheran College Assistant Professor of Theology and cohost of the Let the Bird Fly podcast Coffee and refreshments will be served.  Registration isn’t necessary but is appreciated. 

To register, email dan.Jarson@peacewels.org or call the church office (608) 837-5346.

WOMEN OF RLC

Save Sunday, December 8 at 4:30pm for our annual Advent by Candlelight event.  It is an uplifting and evangelical evening for women to help prepare their hearts for Christmas.  We will share a devotion, music, as well as refreshments and fellowship in the candlelit fellowship hall.  Join us and invite a friend or two.  Please contact Julie Krause at jkkrause65@gmail.com if you have any questions.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT TEA PARTY

Young ladies ages 4 years through 6th grade are welcome to join us Sunday, December 8 at 4:15pm 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.  Watch your newsletter for more information.  To register, contact Kate Neitzel at neitzelhouse@gmail.com.

ANNUAL RLC EVENING CHRISTMAS PARTY

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!


ANNUAL RLC DAYTIME CHRISTMAS PARTY & TREE DECORATING

Sunday, December 1, there will be a Chili dump lunch in Monroe at Noon after which we will set up the Christmas tree and decorate the church.  The afternoon party will begin about 2:00pm - everyone from RLC is welcome.

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.

HELP FOR THOSE IN NEED 

It has come to our attention that a few of our families at the Monroe site are in need of assistance.  If you are able, we will be accepting food donations (primarily non-perishable items) to help them out.  This will be an ongoing giving opportunity.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ewings at   pastorewings@rlcmonroe.org or 608-535-6531.

KWIK TRIP CARDS AVAILABLE

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS!

All Verona Sunday School students sing in church Sunday, October 27,  Please meet at 8:40 before church so we can practice.

JOINT REFORMATION SERVICE

Sunday, October 27, at 4:00pm at Lakeside Lutheran High School.  If you would like to be involved with singing or playing your instruments, please contact Richard Lehmann of Peace Lutheran in Janesville at (608) 752-0258 for more information.

WELCOME HOME SUNDAY

Clear your calendars!  The weekend October 20th is Welcome Home Weekend.  We are aiming to have 100% attendance among our membership that weekend.  Encourage your friends who have not been in worship recently to come home to their RLC family.  Join us in Bible study as we prepare and equip one another for that day.  Help each other to look forward to the final “welcome home” of our Savior, who will welcome us to heaven.  Service times will follow the regular schedule that weekend.  See you there!

RLC BOOK CLUB

RLC BOOK CLUB Meets Wednesday, October 23 6:30pm in Verona
 
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