May 20, 2018
8 a.m. Emmanuel
10 a.m. St. John’s
Pastor Peter Zietlow
Missionary Daniel Kroll
Choir Sings: “He Is The Rock” by Michael Barrett
Rise for Liturgy, which is spoken by pastor and responsively by congregation.
P: This is the day that the Lord has made.
C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
P: This is the day of which Jesus declared: “You will receive the power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.
C: And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Psalm 118:24; Acts 1:8
Confession of Sin
P: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:8-9
Let us therefore humbly confess our sin to God and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Savior.
C: Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out our transgressions. Wash away all our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sin. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us away from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us.
Psalm 51: 1,2;10-12
P: God, our Heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
P: Let us pray: God, we offer to you praise for the gift of your Spirit. When we are lonely, the Spirit comes to be our friend. When we are filled with doubt and lack faith, the Spirit speaks the word of truth. When we are filled with hatred, the Spirit brings to us the gift of love. For your Spirit we praise you, O God, our redeemer. Amen
Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 29:5-6
God provides for Israel trekking in the desert
5Yet the LORD says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. 6You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the LORD your God.”
Choir: “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms” arranged by Kim Eve
Epistle Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12:9-12
Paul faces difficulties in his work for the Lord, but accepts the Lord’s answer that he carry on (“trekking”) as he is.
9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 11I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 12I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.
Verse of the Day
Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia
C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Hymnal p. 18
Rise for the Gospel Reading: Luke 9:51-56
51As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. 54When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “LORD, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” 55But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56Then he and his disciples went to another village.
Congregational Sermon Hymn, “Savior I follow On,” Hymn 473
Sermon: Missionary Daniel Kroll
Theme: All God’s People Keep on Trekking
Text: 1 Kings 19:1-18
1Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” 3 Elijah was afraid[a] and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 7 The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too. 15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram.16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu. 18 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”
Offering. Greet one another and sign the register.
Prayer: O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth and have sent your messengers to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near. Grant that by the witness of your Church many may be brought into your kingdom and worship you, the only true God; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Intercessory Prayers: – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Clemens Bredeson (Karin Stellick’s father), Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Carol Schumann, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon – (added this week: Clemens Bredeson)
– For the family of Donald Moldenhauer, Shirley Wilkin’s brother, who was called hom on 5/11.
– For the family of Herbert Paul Strauss, Jennifer’s grandfather who was called home on 5/11
– For Miss Rachel Naumann, a 2016 Martin Luther College–New Ulm, MN graduate, who served 2 years as dorm supervisor and instructor at Luther Preparatory School–Watertown and on 5/12 was re-assiged at the MLC Call service to serve the Lord at St. John’s Lutheran School in Montello as Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher
– For Missionary Dan Kroll and his family and our WELS missions in Cameroon and throughout the world
– For today’s (5/20) St. John’s Voters meeting to call our St. John’s Lutheran School 5-8th grade teacher/principal
All: The Lord’s Prayer
Benediction: Go forth in joy. Love and serve one another. Be a faithful witness to God in the world and live in such a way that the gracious Spirit of Jesus may be with you in all that you do and say.
Congregation Closing Hymn, “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus,” Hymn 452
Theme for Next Sunday, May 27, 2018:
The Festival of the Holy Trinity
Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.
|ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MAY 20-MAY 26
||Emmanuel Mission Festival Worship
||St. John’s Mission Festival Worship
(meal, presentation by Cameroon Missionary Dan Kroll)
||Teacher call meeting at St. John’s
||Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
(last one before summer break)
||Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
(last one before summer break)
||Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
(last one before summer break)
||SJS/LL early dismissal
||St. John’s Worship
||Montello Care Center devotion with communion
||St. John’s School graduation & awards
||St. John’s Council meeting
||Last day of school (early release)
|SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, May 27, 2018
The Festival of the Holy Trinity
||St. John’s Worship with communion
NEW MEDITATIONS AND MISSION FORWARD IN CHRIST Please pick yours up in the link way at St. John’s or the entry way at Emmanuel.
PICK UP YOUR SPRING LWMS NEWSLETTER St. John’s Ladies, the newsletter just arrived and there are copies available at the mission display and also at the voting station in the linkway.
THANK YOU to the Sunday School teachers and Adult Bible Study leaders for your time this year. Have a wonderful summer break and we will resume classes the Sunday after Labor Day.
TODAY’S (5/20) ALTAR FLOWERS AT ST. JOHN’S were given by George & Bonnie Chapman in loving memory of their granddaughter Sierra Prater who after a tragic accident at home passed away on 12/22/18. This past Wednesday (5/16) would have been her 18th birthday. May God comfort her family.
THIS YEAR’S HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATION Abel Bain (Martin Luther Preparatory), Seryna Jungenberg?, Corey Kaul (WLA), Jonathan Lambrecht ?, Jasmine Lange (Montello), Morgan Marceau (Portage), Leah Wachholz (Montello) (Please give the church office a call with any updates.)
LIFETOUCH PHOTOS If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch for our new church directory and would still like to be in it in order to receive your copy FREE, please send your photo to Pastor Pete or Ciara BY JUNE 14TH. You may also schedule Ciara to take your picture 608-297-2866. Thank you.
ST. JOHN’S LADIES, TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for officers on the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Board of Directors and for mission projects for the international level. Your vote will be tabulated with those of LWMS members from across the country and in some foreign countries and announced at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay this June. Your vote is very much appreciated!
OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Starting JUNE 4TH, I will be in the office Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm. -Ciara
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Jesus says to take up your cross. Why? Do I have to? What does that mean anyway? We will be answering questions like that at the Men’s Bible class this month. “Jesus Cross- and Yours!” is the topic. Come join at 6:30pm in St. John’s lower level, Pastor Dolan is leading a 5-week Men’s Bible Study. Questions? Contact Pastor D at: 608-297-1075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Be ye fishers of men. You catch ’em – He’ll clean ’em.”
TODAY IS MISSION FESTIVAL WITH MISSIONARIES DANIEL & KAREN KROLL SERVING IN CAMEROON, AFRICA You will be treated to food for body and soul at a “4-Ps Mission Meal” of Preaching-Pasta-Pie-Presentation. THANK YOU to Pastor Kroll for sharing God’s food for the soul at both worship services. ALL are invited for the body at a meal of pasta (lasagna) and homemade pie (Freewill Offering), at St. John’s, beginning around 11:30a.m. hosted by LWMS. There will be more food for the soul as Missionary Kroll and his wife Karen share with us a presentation about our WELS mission in Cameroon.
TODAY A FREEWILL OFFERING FOR CAMEROON IS BEING TAKEN AT BOTH CHURCHES Your prayer and monetary support is vital. Cameroon currently operates on project funds rather than being part of the WELS budget.
ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL TEEN CONFIRMATION CLASS END OF CLASS PROJECT Bird Feeder Building with Pastor Z (kits provided by Gene Crook)
|Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke
Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller
|Don Smith; Chief, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall
Darrell Buchholz, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke
|St. John’s Greeter Schedule
||Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
||Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
|St. John’s Altar Committee
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Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: email@example.com
Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549
Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689
Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919
Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776
Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866
Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &
Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036
Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949
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