Bulletin – August 14, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

10th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – AUGUST 14, 2022

 HARD TRUTH #1: WE WANT PEACE, BUT GOD’S WORD DIVIDES

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!   

We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation

through God’s Word today.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out

the church entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At

Emmanuel, they are  located in the lower level, out the church

entry way and to the right. You may also find a nursery

changing station in the lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal, up on the screen on Sunday at St. John’s and livestreamed www.stjohnsmontello.org.

TODAY’S THEME

We Want Peace, But God’s Word Divides

We often divide humanity into groupings that are not really significant: this ethnic group versus that one, men versus women, wealthy versus the poor. Yet, every ethnic group is under God’s law. That law convicts both men and women of sin. Because of sin, the wealthy and the poor will both die. Only through faith in Christ is sin forgiven and the sting of death removed. God’s Word creates that saving faith, but not in everyone who hears it. Fallen man retains the awful power to resist the working of the Spirit inside him… to reject the gift of faith. Therefore, God’s Word produces the only people grouping that ultimately matters: believers and unbelievers. We want to overcome division and live in peace with other people. Here is a hard truth: total peace is impossible for the believer to achieve. Those who embrace the gospel in faith will inevitably face hostility and opposition. Following Jesus will come at a price. Yet he promises us our perseverance will be rewarded.

ORDER OF SERVICE The Service Setting 2  – pg. 172

HYMNS 870, 590, 838, 876

PSALM 4A “Answer Me When I Call”

SERMON Luke 12:49-53 “The Other Baptism Is the One That Hurts”

LESSONS

Jeremiah 23:23-29

“Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord. 25 “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ 26 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? 27 They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship. 28 Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord. 29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

Hebrews 12:1-13

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a] Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Luke 12:49-53

“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Setting One from Christian Worship – Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Hunter Habersat (Judy Fandrey’s grandson), Kim Hanko (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), John Kelm,  Ellie Kendall, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Jeff Krueger (Diane Hintz’s son), Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Ella Ninneman (Brian & Kathy’s granddaughter), Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Irvin Stuckey (prospective member), Betty & James Weber, Stacy Weisensel – (added this week: Kim Hanko)

NEW – For the family of our Emmanuel member, Sharon Crook, called home on 8/9

– For missions

Help us stay in touch!

Scan the code below using your smartphone camera and fill out the prompted information. Don’t have a smartphone? That’s ok! Fill out an attendance card located at the end of each pew and place it in the offering plate located at the entry of each church.

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689

Email: principal@christalonelutheranacademy.net

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

1-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Kindergarten Teacher: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Little Lambs Director: Barbara Stelter: 816-853-9029

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church Email: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

School Email: secretary@christalonelutheranacademy.net

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH SECRETARY The St John, Montello and Emmanuel congregations are seeking a candidate to fill a full-time church secretary position. The primary duties would include:

* Answer phone, emails, and various correspondence

* Sort and send mail

* Control building security

* Generate various computer programs

* Financial management

* Prepare church bulletin and PowerPoint

* Manage church membership on Shepherd Staff program

* Manage calendar/scheduling and lower-level rental

* Manage Little Lambs preschool files

* Church Facebook management

* Holiday worship planning/advertising

* Payroll submission to treasurer (monthly)

* Manage various shared group forms

* Prepare for Voters meeting (quarterly)

* Prepare offering statements and envelopes (yearly)

The salary is negotiable and contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Additionally, the congregations are in urgent need of volunteers to assist with these duties until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this position or wish to assist on a temporary basis, please reach out to:

Phone: (608) 297-2866, E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

HELPERS NEEDED & YOU’D BE GREAT!  The Everyone Outreach team will soon be sharing personal invitations with our Montello neighbors to the events of our St. John’s September 10-11 kickoff weekend.  Help us extend our hand of friendship around Montello and invite community members to this weekend of fun, faith, and fellowship.  The invitations and materials we will share include:

* FREE Saturday evening outdoor concert by Branches Band;

* Open doors for any child to a fresh Sunday school year with a Fruit of the Spirit emphasis;

* Open doors for anyone to One by One, a study & discussion series that will implore us to treat every soul as a precious treasure;

* A specially planned Kickoff Sunday service;

* A get-acquainted picnic for everyone!

The invitations will be delivered in the community between Saturday, August 20, and Saturday, August 27.  If you could help, please contact James (608-369-4006) or Linda (608-369-2635) Wachholz for more details!  Bring a friend, gather a team of friends, or make it a family affair!  All ages are welcome to help!  And keep watching for more information about the events of Kickoff Weekend!

WE NEED A SCHOOL SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL COACH! If you are interested in coaching, please call Mr. Sellnow 616-822-6689.

TEACHER INSTALLATION FOR BARBARA STELTER, LITTLE LAMBS DIRECTOR SAVE THE DATE: August 21

Located in the link way at St. John’s and entry way of Emmanuel, you will find a gift box. If you would like to give a gift to Barbara, we will be collecting gas cards as she will be driving back and forth from Princeton.We will present these to her at her installation at St. John’s.

PLASTIC PILL BOTTLES FOR CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION ARE AGAIN BEING COLLECTED at both churches. by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS).   Collection containers can be found in the linkway at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel.  Please hand in ONLY bottles which:  1) have the labels removed.  2) have been washed, and  3) have any sticky residue from the labels removed completely (Goo Gone suggested).

Bulletin – July 24, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

7th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – JULY 24, 2022

FOCUSED PRAYER CLAIMS WHAT GOD WANTS FOR US, NOT WHAT WE WANT FROM

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people…”

 1 Timothy 2:1

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!                                                                          

We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation through

God’s Word today.

At St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, we practice close

Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in

receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to the service.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out the church entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At Emmanuel, they are  located in the lower level, out the church entry way and to the right. You may also find a nursery changing station in the lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal, up on the screen on Sunday at St. John’s and livestreamed www.stjohnsmontello.org.

TODAY’S THEME

Focused Prayer Claims What God Wants for Us, Not What We Want from Him

In a sense, prayer comes naturally to us. We want so we ask. We hurt so we cry out. We are frustrated so we vent. We are blessed so we give thanks. So we sometimes define prayer as “speaking to God from the heart.” Seems so easy. What does not come naturally, however, is the focused prayer God wants for us. We need focus when it comes to the basis of our prayers. Our prayers are based entirely on the unique and unearned relationship with have with God, our Father. We also need focus when it comes to the content of our prayers. Yes, we can speak from the heart and ask for anything we want. But our Father invites us to pray specifically for the things he wants to give us. Prayer is the opportunity to bring our will into conformity with God’s will, not the other way around. We have much to learn about prayer. So, along with Jesus’ disciples, we say, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1).

ORDER OF SERVICE The Service Setting 1 with communion – pg. 154

HYMNS 776, 725, 660, 721

PSALM 138A

SERMON Genesis 18:20-32 “Let’s Pray Like Abraham”

LESSONS

Genesis 18:20-32

Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.” 22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord.[a] 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare[b] the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

26 The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” 27 Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, 28 what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.” 29 Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?”

He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.” 30 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?” He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” 31 Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?” He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.” 32 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

1 Timothy 2:1-7

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.

Luke 11:1-13

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father,[a] hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come.[b Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.[c] And lead us not into temptation.[d]’” Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[f] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Setting One from Christian Worship – Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Hunter Habersat (Judy Fandrey’s grandson), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Ellie Kendall, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Ella Ninneman (Brian & Kathy’s granddaughter), Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Betty & James Weber, Stacy Weisensel – (added this week: Ella Ninneman)

 – For the family of John Goetz, our St. John’s member Janet’s husband, called home on 7/6 at the age of 66

– For the family of our Emmanuel member Edward Buchholz called home on 7/19 at the age of 90

– For marriage and family

– For those straying from the church

Help us stay in touch!

Scan the code below using your smartphone camera and fill out the prompted information. Don’t have a smartphone? That’s ok! Fill out an attendance card located at the end of each pew and place it in the offering plate located at the entry of each church.

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

1-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Kindergarten Teacher: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Little Lambs Director: Barbara Stelter: 816-853-9029

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JULY 3 VOTERS’ MEETING HIGHLIGHTS  Changes in Membership  Releases: Tim & Amanda Gunderson & children Lucas, Ethan, & Elsie.  Teen Confirmation:  Cody Schultz, Kaleb Schumann, Jack Steuck, & Haiden Van Treeck.  Transfers In:  Kerrigan Stelter from St. John’s-Princeton via Teen Confirmation. Transfers Out:  Don & Fern Hoffman to Christ Alone Lutheran Church-Thiensville  2022-2023 Budget approved as presented after discussion due to changes because of Christ Alone Lutheran Academy.  Ministerial Scholarship Fund to be reactivated and a committee formed to explore funding options, management, and possible expansion of recipients to students in area Lutheran high schools.

TEACHER INSTALLATION FOR BARBARA STELTER, LITTLE LAMBS DIRECTOR SAVE THE DATE: August 21

Located in the link way at St. John’s and entry way of Emmanuel, you will find a gift box. If you would like to give a gift to Barbara, we will be collecting gas cards as she will be driving back and forth from Princeton.We will present these to her at her installation at St. John’s.

PLASTIC PILL BOTTLES FOR CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION ARE AGAIN BEING COLLECTED at both churches. by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS).   Collection containers can be found in the linkway at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel.  Please hand in ONLY bottles which:  1) have the labels removed.  2) have been washed, and  3) have any sticky residue from the labels removed completely (Goo Gone suggested).

Attendance       St. John’s      Emmanuel

7-16                            5                        –        

7-17                           73                     46

SCHOOL UPDATE If you currently are enrolled in CALA and/or Little Lambs for fall 2022-23, please be sure to check your email this coming week. Included will be a letter with school registration information amongst other important things. Hope you are all having a great summer!

REGISTER NOW AT CALA

FOR THE

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR!

www.christalonelutheranacademy.org

608-297-2866

scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Bulletin – July 17, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

6th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – JULY 17, 2022

FOCUSED WORSHIP SEEKS SERVICE FROM JESUS MORE THAN SERVICE FOR JESUS  

“We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives…” Colossians 1:9b

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!                                                                          

We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation through

God’s Word today.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out the

church entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At Emmanuel,

they are  located in the lower level, out the church entry way and

to the right. You may also find a nursery changing station in the

lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal, up on the screen on Sunday at St. John’s and livestreamed www.stjohnsmontello.org.

TODAY’S THEME

Focused Worship Seeks Service from Jesus More Than Service For Jesus

We call worship a “service.” Which raises the question: who is serving whom? In answering that question, it is easy to focus on what we do in worship. “I set aside time in my week to come to church. I am singing praise to God. I brought him an offering. Clearly, I am serving him.” True enough. However, as God speaks this week, he clarifies our focus, letting us see that worship is primarily about him serving us. Through Word and sacrament, he delivers every spiritual gift he wants us to receive. Our service to God is good. His service for us is perfect. Our service to God is important. His service for us is essential. God loves our service to him. But we desperately need his service for us. Receiving his service is actually the highest form of worship. “God wants to be worshipped through faith so that we receive from him those things he promises and offers” (Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Article IV).

ORDER OF SERVICE The Service Setting 1 – pg. 154

HYMNS 919, 645, 925

PSALM 119B

SERMON Luke 10:38-42 “Here Is a Word-Centered Home”

LESSONS

Genesis 18:1-14

The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord,[a] do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.” “Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.” So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs[b] of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.” Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it. He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he said. 10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”

Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Colossians 1:1-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters[a] in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.[b] We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant,[c] who is a faithful minister of Christ on  our[d] behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[e] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Setting One from Christian Worship – Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Hunter Habersat (Judy Fandrey’s grandson), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Ellie Kendall, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Barbara Petrick, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Betty & James Weber, Stacy Weisensel – (added this week: Caryl Bassett, Sharon Crook, Ellie Kendall)

– For strength and patience in bearing the cross

– For peace among nations

Help us stay in touch!

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Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

1-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Kindergarten Teacher: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Little Lambs Director: Barbara Stelter: 816-853-9029

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Bulletin – July 10, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

5th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – JULY 10, 2022

FOCUSED LOVE FINDS A NEIGHBOR RATHER THAN AVOIDING ONE

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!                                                                          

We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation through

God’s Word today.

At St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, we practice close

Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in

receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to

the service.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out the church

entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At Emmanuel, they are

 located in the lower level, out the church entry way and to the right.

You may also find a nursery changing station in the lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal, up on the screen on Sunday at St. John’s and livestreamed www.stjohnsmontello.org.

TODAY’S THEME

Focused Love Finds a Neighbor Rather Than Avoiding One

We tend to think of distraction and focus as opposites. If someone is focused, they are not easily distracted by random events and encounters. If someone is focused, every decision about how to spend time and resources is calculated. Apart from Christ that type of focus spells disaster for our neighbor. We may dismiss the needs of our neighbor, thinking, “If I spend time helping him, that will distract me from other things I should be focused on.” Today, Jesus teaches us that he has set us free to live a life of such distractions. No matter the neighbor and no matter his need, we are free to act in ways that seem senseless. We are free to actively seek out a neighbor in need. We are free to bear any cost and go any distance to serve them as Christ would serve them.

ORDER OF SERVICE The Service Setting 1 with communion – pg. 154

HYMNS 922, 844, 673, 506

PSALM 25A

SERMON Ruth 1:1-19a “What God Ordains Is Always Good”

LESSONS

Ruth 1: 1-19a

In the days when the judges ruled,[a] there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.

Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me. May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept aloud 10 and said to her, “We will go back with you to your people.” 11 But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? 12 Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons— 13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!”  14 At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. 15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” 16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. 19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. 

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Luke 10: 25-37

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

ACKNOWLEDMENTS

Setting One from Christian Worship – Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Hunter Habersat (Judy Fandrey’s grandson), Joe Heller, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Barbara Petrick, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Betty & James Weber, Stacy Weisensel – (added this week: Caryl Bassett)

– For vacation time

– For those serving in the armed forces

– For peace

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Scan the code below using your smartphone camera and fill out the prompted information. Don’t have a smartphone? That’s ok! Fill out an attendance card located at the end of each pew and place it in the offering plate located at the entry of each church.

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

1-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Kindergarten Teacher: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Little Lambs Director: Barbara Stelter: 816-853-9029

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEACHER INSTALLATION FOR BARBARA STELTER, LITTLE LAMBS DIRECTOR SAVE THE DATE: August 21

Located in the link way at St. John’s and entry way of Emmanuel, you will find a gift box. If you would like to give a gift to Barbara, we will be collecting gas cards as she will be driving back and forth from Princeton.We will present these to her at her installation at St. John’s.

PLASTIC PILL BOTTLES FOR CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION ARE AGAIN BEING COLLECTED at both churches. by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS).   Collection containers can be found in the linkway at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel.  Please hand in ONLY bottles which:  1) have the labels removed.  2) have been washed, and  3) have any sticky residue from the labels removed completely (Goo Gone suggested).

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Bulletin – June 12, 2022 HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY

“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” Romans 5:1,2

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation through

God’s Word today.

At St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, we practice close

Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in

receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to

the service.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out the church entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At Emmanuel, they are located in the lower level, out the church entry way and to the right. You may also find a nursery changing station in the lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal or up on the screen.

TODAY’S THEME

Through the Word, the Triune God Blesses Us

The Scriptures never use the words “Trinity” or “Triune.” They never even summarize in any single place the entirety of this doctrine. Instead, as we read God’s Word from the first verse of Genesis to the last verse of Revelation, he gives us hints and glimpses of his Triune nature. Thus, the doctrine of the Trinity can seem very academic, even abstract. It may seem to have little relevance to the Christian’s daily life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, as God provides those hints and glimpses, his primary focus is on the way in which his Triune nature is a blessing to us. God shows us how we benefit from the fact he exists as Trinity. God dwells in a “majesty and mystery” (Prayer of the Day) that far exceeds our understanding. But here is what we can understand. Every time we gather in the name of the Lord, our Triune God, we receive indescribable blessings.

ORDER OF SERVICE The Service Setting 2 with communion – pg. 172

HYMNS 483, 586, 715, 927

PSALM 8A

SERMON John 16:12-15 “Our Salvation–The Work of the Triune God”

LESSONS

Numbers 6:22-27

The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 “‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ 27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

John 16:12-15

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Joe Heller, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Barbara Petrick, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: __)

– For missions

– For Northern Wisconsin District Convention 6/14-15 at Fox Valley Lutheran High School–Appleton

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

K-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Little Lambs Director: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEACHER INSTALLATION FOR BARBARA STELTER, LITTLE LAMBS DIRECTOR Stay tuned for the August date. Located in the link way at St. John’s and entry way of Emmanuel, you will find a gift box. If you would like to give a gift to Barbara, we will be collecting gas cards as she will be driving back and forth from Princeton. We will present these to her at her installation.

SCHOOL PAINTING Thank you to everyone who showed up to paint our school this past week. It looks beautiful and clean. To God be the glory and service in His name!

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2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR!

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Bulletin – June 5, 2022 THE DAY OF PENTECOST

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.” Acts 2:1

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation through

God’s Word today.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out the

church entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At Emmanuel,

they are located in the lower level, out the church entry way and

to the right. You may also find a nursery changing station

in the lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order

of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal or up

on the screen.

TODAY’S THEME

The Spirit Marches Victorious Through the Word

Jesus ascended into heaven. That does not mean the gospel has ceased to march victorious around the world! Jesus promised to send another advocate to represent God to the world: the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the constant companion of believers in these Last Days. This raises an important question. If God now reveals himself by his Spirit, where is the Holy Spirit found? God has not left the answer to that question in doubt. When Jesus promised to send the Spirit, he indicated that his work would be connected to words, specifically God’s Word. As a result, we need never wonder where we can find the Spirit. He marches victorious through the Word.

ORDER OF SERVICE The Service Setting 2 – pg. 172

HYMNS 477, 585, 931

PSALM 104D

SERMON Genesis 11:1-9 “They Don’t Speak the Same Language”

LESSONS

Genesis 11:1-9

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.       

 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

John 14:23-27

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

104D Come, Holy Spirit

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

Psalm: Text: Barbara Boertje, Tune: Barbara Boertje, Text and tune: © 1997 Barbara Boertje. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Joe Heller, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Barbara Petrick, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: __)

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

K-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Little Lambs Director: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!

St. John’s: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 10:00am

Emmanuel: Sunday 8:00am

Attendance       St. John’s      Emmanuel

5-28                        13                          –        

5-29                       88                        47

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCHOOL PAINTING This week, we plan on painting the Montello school walls and we could use some volunteers. If you are interested, please let Larry Sellnow know 616-822-6689 or just show up at 8:00am. Lunch will be provided each day. Thank you in advance for your service!

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Bulletin – May 29, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

The 7th Sunday in Easter

May 29, 2022

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” John 8: 12

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE! We pray that you find comfort, peace and motivation through God’s Word today.

At St. John’s, the restrooms are located in the link way, out the church entry way, to the left and down the stairs. At Emmanuel, they are located in the lower level, out the church entry way and to the right. You may also find a nursery changing station in the lower level of St. John’s.

In our worship bulletin, you will find an outline of today’s order of worship. The entire service can be found in the hymnal or up on the screen.

_________________________________________________________________________________

TODAY’S THEME

Unity Marches Victorious in Diversity

When Jesus’ followers gathered together, they comprised a group that was not very diverse. They all belonged to the same ethnic group, grew up in the same culture, and spoke the same langauge. That would change drastically on Pentecost, when the gospel would be proclaimed in many languages to people from “every nation under heaven” (Acts 1:5). This diversity has always been part of Christ’s plan. Rather than eliminating differences among the Church’s members, the Church’s unity is built on truths that transcends those differences. The Church truly is a communion of saints. Differences in our world often lead to division. Therefore, when the world sees the unity in diversity that characterizes Christ’s Church, it will recognize something unique and special about Christians.

ORDER OF SERVICE Holy Baptism (St. John’s Sunday) –  pg. 151-153, The Service Setting 2 – pg. 176

HYMNS 684, 446, 884

PSALM 133B (see insert, sing twice)

SERMON Acts 16:6-10 “How Do We Answer a Macedonian Call?”

LESSONS

ACTS 16:6-10

Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

REVELATION 22:12-17,20

“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

JOHN 17:20-26

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[a] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

PSALM

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

Psalm: Text: Barbara Boertje, Tune: Barbara Boertje, Text and tune: © 1997 Barbara Boertje. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Joe Heller, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Barbara Petrick, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: __)

– For Maverick Mark Finger, the infant son of Dan & Amanda Finger, baptized at St. John’s on 5/29

– For Memorial Day (5/30)

– For graduates and MLC/WLC pastor, teacher, vicar call assignments

– For comfort and healing following this week’s school shooting in Texas

Welcome to our visitors!
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Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com
Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,
Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org
3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021
K-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554
Little Lambs Director: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816
Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866
Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949
Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

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St. John’s: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 10:00am

Emmanuel: Sunday 8:00am

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH NEWS

HELLO FROM ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN PRINCETON Mother-Son Event “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun”

On Saturday, June 4th, the doors of St. John’s gym on Clinton St in Princeton, across from Wachholz Funeral Home, will be open at 2:45pm for all boys that will be entering 3K-6th grade for the 2022-2023 school year to come and enjoy an afternoon of fun games, snacks, and events The event will go from 3-5 pm.  Boys may be escorted by Moms, Grandpa, Aunts or any other person that fits that roll.  Enjoy a variety of HotWheels tracks to compete against your mother or your friends. There will also be Lego building stations. In the second hour we will move outside and have a tug of war, egg toss, three-legged race, and end with a water balloon fight. Each mother and son will receive a HotWheels car.  We ask that you register ahead of time.  You can pre-register off the link on our church website www.sjlprinceton.com. It would help us in planning how many would be attending.  However, people who simple show up on the 4th will not be turned away.  St John’s is happy to offer this event free of charge eventin order to give moms and sons a chance to spend quality time together and make a lasting memory.  Feel free to invite other friends and family with sons to the event.

SCHOOL NEWS

THANK YOU On behalf of St. John’s School, we would just like to thank each and every individual who made this school year so great. To name a few…thank you to our current School Board members for your numerous hours, efforts and leadership representing our school, to our Lunch Ladies, Melissa Zauner and Megan Jaster and any other individuals who helped serve/prepare this year and for keeping our tummies full, to Joey Zauner for continuing to be a wonderful Scrip coordinator (don’t know what Scrip is? Call Joey 608-369-3822), to our school and church custodian, Jackie Buchholz, who keeps us all squeaky clean, to Ashley Henke and Cheri/Ken Borzick for the donated mulch that makes our church and school look so beautiful, to Patty Emond who continues to coordinate a wonderful Kwik Trip and Subway lunch option for students, for all of our volunteer tutor ladies who came in weekly to work with students, to Linda Wachholz who continues to give her time as Sunday School director, to our amazing teachers who give their lives to teach and help raise our children, to our students for their presence and smiles, TO GOD FOR MAKING ALL THIS POSSIBLE…and the list goes on and on. What a wonderful school year and God’s blessings to you and your families this summer! See you in church.

SCHOOL PAINTING The week of June 6, we plan on painting the Montello school walls and we could use some volunteers. If you are interested, please let Larry Sellnow know 616-822-6689. Thank you in advance for your service!

Bulletin – May 22, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCHES

           The 6th Sunday in Easter

                        May 22, 2022

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

 Today’s Theme

 JOY MARCHES VICTORIOUS OVER CIRCUMSTANCE

Conventional wisdom says that joy is a direct result of

circumstance. Our disposition is nothing more than a

product of the events, conditions, and relationships of

which our life consists. Therefore, it would seem that for

our disposition to change, our circumstances need to

change. But Jesus offers us a joy that is superior. It is not

a product of circumstance; it’s a product of Easter. Easter proves that God can take what   normally causes people to weep and turn it into what causes people to rejoice. Sin, death,   and shame went into Jesus’ tomb. Forgiveness, life, and glory came out. Our risen Savior    gives us a joy that remains constant in the highest of life’s highs and the lowest of life’s lows.    It is a joy that can never be taken from us.

 Order of Service The Service Setting 2 with communion – pg. 172

 Hymns 887, 557:1-4, 557:5-10, 932

 Psalm 65B (see insert)

 Sermon John 16:16-24 “I Tell You the Truth, Your Grief Will Turn to Joy”

LESSONS

Acts 14:8-22

In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.

14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: 15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them. 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way. 17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.

19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.

21 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

Revelation 21:21-27

The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

John 16:16-24  

Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

17 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 18 They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.”

19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Marlene Draeger, Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Joe Heller, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Pat Sommerfeld, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: Pat Sommerfeld)

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

K-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Little Lambs Director: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH NEWS

ST. JOHN’S LADIES, PLEASE VOTE!  All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and for mission projects for 2022-2023. A voting station is located in the linkway today.  Voting ends on TODAY!!!!

Results of this voting will be announced at the 2022 LWMS Convention, in Rochester, NY, June 23-26.  If you have questions, please contact Reporter Linda Wachholz.  Your vote is very much appreciated!

SCHOOL NEWS

EARTH DAY MAY 23 Little Lambs – 8th grade will spend some time doing yard work, outside/inside clean up and gardening around St. John’s starting at 12:30pm. If you have rakes, gloves, or any thing else you would like your child to use, please bring it to school. Thanks!

CALA TEACHER ”MEET AND GREET” ICE CREAM AND PIE SOCIAL is planned for after our May 26 Ascension service. A combined children’s choir from Montello and Princeton will also sing in church that evening. Church will be at 6 pm instead of 6:30. Please sign up in the link way if you are interested in making pies for this event.  There is also a sign-up sheet if you would be interested in helping cut pies, serving or cleanup.  The free will offering will go to help pay for the new, automatic door locks that will be installed at the Princeton school this summer.

KINDERGARTEN/8TH GRADE GRADUATION & CLOSING SERVICE Join us for our all-inclusive Kindergarten/8th Graduation and Closing Service starting at 10:30am at St. John’s. All are welcome to join!

Bulletin – May 15, 2022

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

Today’s Theme

Selfless Love Marches Victorious Over Self-Glorification

The disciples argued among themselves about who was

“greatest” (Luke 22:24). We are not immune from such

hubris. Sinful man is entirely self-focused. We often try

and prove our goodness by comparing ourselves to

others. You see this sense of superiority in the way we

prioritize life, typically putting our wants ahead of others.

 Easter ends this focus on self. Right now, we know we

have value, not because of the greatness of our actions,

but because of the great things Christ did to save. We also know a resurrection to glory is in our future. Easter helps us avoid the trap of self-glorification and opens our eyes to a more excellent way: selfless love. Christ did not glorify himself, but selflessly did everything for the benefit of others. This week, he promises to be our inexhaustible power supply that we might also put selfless love into practice.

Order of Service The Service Setting 1 – pg. 154

Hymns 731 (Saturday St. John’s/Sunday Emmanuel), 721 v.3 (Sunday St. John’s), 469, 728

Psalm 145 (Choir v.1,2 Congregation v.3)

Special Music Sunday at St. John’s: Sunday School 721 v.1,2

Sermon John 13: 31-35 “Christ’s Command of Love”

  1. It’s motivation
  2. It’s demonstration

LESSONS

Acts 11:1-18

The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.” Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was. I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and birds. Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’ “I replied, ‘Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ “The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’ 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. 11 “Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. 12 The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’ 15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized  with[a] water, but you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.’ 17 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

John 13:31-35  When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him,[a] God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. 33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Software distributed in partnership with Northwestern Publishing House. Created by Christian Worship: Service Builder © 2022 Concordia Publishing House.

SUNDAY SCHOOL COMPLETES PRAYER PROJECT! 

Sunday School sings Hymn 721 “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” during today’s worship service.  We invite the congregation to join us on Verse 3.  This hymn has been our theme during a 4-month-long prayer project, which concluded today as we completed our Sunday School year. Each Sunday Schooler kept a personal prayer list, and the children and teachers spent time every Sunday praying aloud for 1) family members  2) church family members 3) community members 4) people or events beyond our community.  Our goal was to help our children to realize how many people need our prayers, to know that prayer is a way they can make a difference even as children, and to make them more comfortable with praying aloud, just by talking to him as we would any friend!  As our Sunday School parents assisted at home, we hope they too realized that prayers do not have to be long and elaborate, nor do they always need to be led by adults, but only spoken from the heart! 

Our Heavenly Father yearns to have each of us talk to him regularly!

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Marlene Draeger, Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Ramona Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: )

– For the family of our St. John’s member, Dennis Wacholtz, called home on 5/11

– For the family of our St. John’s member, Phil Zieman, called home on 5/9 at the age of 87

– For an end to the war and suffering in Ukraine

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!

St. John’s Saturday 4:30pm

Emmanuel Sunday 8:00am

St. John’s Sunday 10:00am

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

Visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Pete Zietlow: 608-408-7830, Email: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal & 6-8 Grade Teacher: Larry Sellnow: 616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

3-5 Grade Teacher: Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

K-2 Grade Teacher: Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

Little Lambs Director: Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

Church/School Secretary/Office: Ciara Neuhauser: 608-297-2866

Church/School Address: 313 E Montello St. Montello, WI 53949

Church/School Email: scsecretary@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH NEWS

ST. JOHN’S LADIES, PLEASE VOTE!  All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and for mission projects for 2022-2023. A voting station is located in the linkway today.  Voting ends on Sunday, May 22. Results of this voting will be announced at the 2022 LWMS Convention, in Rochester, NY, June 23-26.  If you have questions, please contact Reporter Linda Wachholz.  Your vote is very much appreciated!

Attendance       St. John’s      Emmanuel

5-7                          10                     –        

5-8                         178                   61

SCHOOL NEWS

EARTH DAY Little Lambs – 8th grade will spend some time doing yard work, outside clean up and gardening around St. John’s starting at 12:30pm. If you have rakes, gloves, or any thing else you would like your child to use, please bring it to school. Thanks!

CALA TEACHER ”MEET AND GREET” ICE CREAM AND PIE SOCIAL is planned for after our May 26 Ascension service. A combined children’s choir from Montello and Princeton will also sing in church that evening. Church will be at 6 pm instead of 6:30. Please sign up in the link way if you are interested in making pies for this event.  There is also a sign up sheet if you would be interested in helping cut pies, serving or cleanup.  The free will offering will go to help pay for the new, automatic door locks that will be installed at the Princeton school this summer.

KINDERGARTEN/8TH GRADE GRADUATION & CLOSING SERVICE Join us for our all-inclusive Kindergarten/8th Graduation and Closing Service starting at 10:30am at St. John’s. All are welcome to join!

Bulletin – May 8, 2022 Teen Confirmation

WELCOME! WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

Today’s Theme

Victorious

To the world he seemed like a defeated man: opposed and killed by his enemies, his followers scattered in fear. Yet three days after Jesus’ death he rose victorious from the dead. Nothing would ever be the same. The rest of eternity is now a victory march for the risen Christ. During Easter, we should not think of ourselves as passive observers in Christ’s victory. We are more than fans cheering for our favorite athlete! Rather, we are active participants in Christ’s tirumph. Just as his death was our death, so also his life is our life. Buried with Christ in baptism, our life is now hidden with him on high. The victory is ours, now and forever. Easter is more than a day. It is an entire joyful season. The six solemn weeks of Lent are eclipsed by seven weeks of unbridled joy. These seven weeks correspond to the period of fifty days on the Jewish calendar between Passover and Pentecost. The Church reserves its highest praise for the Easter season. We do not merely watch from the sidelines as Christ marches in victory over sin, death, Satan, and hell. We join in the festal procession!

Order of Service The Service Setting 1 with communion – pg. 154

Hymns 888, 552, 551, 883

Psalm 23A

Special Music Sunday at Emmanuel &  St. John’s: Choir “The Potter’s Hand”

Sermon Revelation 7:9-17 “Behold a Host, Arrayed in White”

Let’s learn…

1. Where they come from

2. How they got there

3. What’s in store for them

Rite of Teen Confirmation Sunday at St. John’s

LESSONS

Acts 13:15-16a, 26-39 15After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.” 16Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: 26“Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent. 27The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. 28Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. 30But God raised him from the dead, 31and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.  32“We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors 33he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:

“ ‘You are my son; today I have become your father.’ 34God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said, “ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’ 35So it is also stated elsewhere: “ ‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’ 36“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body  decayed. 37But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. 38“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God,  who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

13Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” 14I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. 17For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

John 10:22-30 22Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Marlene Draeger, Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Ben Smith (Judy Fandrey’s friend), Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: )

– For our teen confirmands: Cody Schultz, Kaleb Schumann, Jack Steuck, Haiden Van Treeck

– For mothers

Cody Lyle Schultz

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Kaleb Donn Schumann

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him ?and he will do this.” Psalm 37:5

Jack Wayne Steuck

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7

Haiden James Van Treeck

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.” Psalm 37:5

CHURCH NEWS

ST. JOHN’S LADIES, PLEASE VOTE!  All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and for mission projects for 2022-2023. A voting station is located in the linkway today.  Voting ends on Sunday, May 22. Results of this voting will be announced at the 2022 LWMS Convention, in Rochester, NY, June 23-26.  If you have questions, please contact Reporter Linda Wachholz.  Your vote is very much appreciated!

Attendance       St. John’s      Emmanuel

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SCHOOL NEWS

CLASS TRIPS Little Lambs-2nd grade CHANGED to Monday, May 16 and 3rd-8th Wednesday, May 18. Details TBA.

KINDERGARTEN/8TH GRADE GRADUATION & CLOSING SERVICE Join us for our all-inclusive Kindergarten/8th Graduation and Closing Service starting at 10:30am at St. John’s. All are welcome to join!

CHRIST ALONE LUTHERAN ACADEMY (K-8)

OPENING FALL 2022!

Register by June 1 to get your $50 registration fee credited towards your tuition!

Registration is complete when we receive your student registration fee.

Register on our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Questions?

CALA Principal Larry Sellnow: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

Office Phone: 608-297-2866

Office Email: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

LITTLE LAMBS (3K & 4K)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR FALL 2022 in Montello!

ONLY 1 FULL TIME SPOT AVAILABLE! CALL NOW!  ·   297-2866

Must be 3/4 by Sept. 1

Questions?

Director Lynn Sellnow: lynnsellnow@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!

Sunday Emmanuel 8:00a.m.

Sunday St. John’s 10:00a.m.

Saturday St. John’s 4:30p.m.