People come to RLC in all kinds of ways, but we’re glad that you’re here. We hope you have a good experience at RLC, but even more, we hope that by participating in our community you’ll grow deeper in your relationship with God and each other in Jesus Christ.
RLC is a healthy congregation grounded in God’s grace, sharing our faith through passionate ministry in an ever-changing world. We encourage all people to pursue a lifelong, joyous relationship with God and one another through Jesus Christ.
Our history dates back to 1942, when a small group of people, including Pastor D. Dale, founded a church in Rosetown (now Roseville), Minnesota. We are associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
One-thousand people attend RLC each weekend. Our congregation spans a range of ages and backgrounds. People in the pews dress in all styles – from jeans to business suits. RLC offers a wide range of worship styles, including traditional, contemplative, and praise and worship.
Each worship service lasts for one hour (except for the 8:00 Sunday matins which lasts 30 minutes). Near the beginning, the pastor will encourage you to greet the people sitting around you, but no one will single you out as a visitor. Also, we don’t expect our visitors to give. So feel free to let the offering plate pass by when it comes down your row.
Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend worship services.
When children come to worship, adults sometimes wonder why! Actually, bringing children into the Worship Center is something like letting them eat at the dinner table. Even though their manners are far from elegant, it’s done in the hope that, given time, they will begin to feel a part of the family.
Children giggle, they poke, and they swing their legs simply because they are children. But they also sing, pray and give with us. While we do not want our children to be disruptive or hamper the congregation’s worship, we must remember that baptized children are members of the church. Children should be among the worshiping people. They may not participate in the same way adults do, but they are growing in understanding and learning to take their places in the church family.
If you need to pray with someone, the Prayer Team is available in the Worship Center following each worship service. There are also prayer cards available at the Welcome Desk or in the bulletin racks as you enter the Worship Center. The cards are a way for you to communicate with the Pastoral staff, as well as the Prayer Team about concerns or blessings that you would like to have lifted up in prayer.
10:10 Faith and Fellowship
The 10:10 Faith & Fellowship hour is designed to be a time for all of us as a community of faith to deepen our relationships and grow in our faith together. Consider staying an hour after 9:00 a.m. worship, or come an hour early before the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Participate in Bible study, book study or small group sessions. Join others at a table in the Social Hall for breakfast and good conversation. Make 10:10 a consistent part of your Sunday morning routine and participate in RLC’s community. Let’s grow in our faith together.
They are opportunities for adults, children, and youth for education and fellowship.
Getting connected at RLC is about relationships that get beneath the surface. Those kinds of relationships won’t come by simply attending worship services. They take time.
Healthy, life-giving relationships are a high priority at RLC creating intentional relational settings where people Connect, Grow, Serve and Go together. These settings provide an outlet for you to connect with others and develop meaningful relationships while growing together in your relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
There are opportunities for adults, children, and youth to Connect, Grow, Serve, and Go together!
If you have questions about worship, Sunday morning education or other opportunities, stop by the Welcome Desk and they will be glad to assist you.