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!

REGISTER NOW AT CALA

FOR THE

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR!

www.christalonelutheranacademy.org

608-297-2866

scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

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!

REGISTER NOW AT CALA

FOR THE

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR!

www.christalonelutheranacademy.org

608-297-2866

scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

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!
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

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

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), 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

4-23                                                –        

4-24                                               38

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.

Bulletin – May 1, 2022

Welcome! We’re thankful you’re here!

Order of Service The Service Setting One – pg. 154

Today’s Theme

Sight marches victorious over blindness

A recent survey asked Americans which of the five senses they would least like to lose. 77% chose sight. Navigating life blind poses a plethora of challenges that the sighted do not face. This is why Scripture often uses the concept of blindness as a metaphor for how hard it is to navigate life without a correct understanding of Christ. Spiritual blindness can take many different forms. In some cases, it is hostile opposition to the message of Jesus. In others, spiritual blindness might be demonstrated in confusion about Jesus’ true identity. No matter the specific form spiritual blindness takes, Easter has the power to replace it with sight. Easter allows us to see where we sinners stand with a holy God. It enables us to see the path through life that is worth pursuing (as opposed to those that lead to a dead end). Spiritual sight gives us the ability to see who holds our future in his hands and who is worth our eternal worship.

Hymns 512, 459, 711

Psalm 30A

Special Music Sunday at St. John’s: Grades 1-8 “My God Is”

Sermon John 21:1-14 “Thank you, Lord, We Needed That”

WELS Connection Sunday only

LESSONS

Acts 9:1-22Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” 13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” 17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.

Revelation 5:11-14 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,     to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” 14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

John 21:1-14 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[c] When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

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), 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), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: Marlene Draeger, Ben Smith (Judy Fandrey’s friend))

Welcome to our visitors!

Find & Like us on Facebook

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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 Skellow: 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…………………………….

Join us at St. John’s…

THANK YOU to all who supported our Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society’s spring mission offerings.  75% of the $375 collected will support home mission: Family Ministry Outreach and world mission: Central Africa Medical Mission.  The other 25% will support international LWMS projects to be announced at the 2022 Convention in Rochester, New York.  Attending from St. John’s:  Kay Maass, Shelley Myers, James & Linda Wachholz.

ALL ARE INVITED Florence Dahlke turns 100! All members of St. John’s and Emmanuel are welcome to celebrate on May 21 at 2:00pm at Riversbend 2614 Fox Lane, Montello WI 53949. Please RSVP to Linda 435-313-3686.

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!

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SCHOOL NEWS……………………………………….

SCHOOL MUSICAL May 6 at 6:00pm at St. John’s Princeton gym.

This year’s play is “The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit”.  

If you can’t make this date, there will be dress rehearsal on May 5 at 1:30pm at St. John’s Princeton that all are welcome to.

K-8 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 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@stjohnsmontello.org

Bulletin – April 24, 2022

Order of Service

Piano Dedication Rite (St. John’s Sunday only)

Service of Holy Baptism – pg.151 (St. John’s Sunday only)

The Service Setting One with communion – pg. 154

At St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church & 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.

Today’s Theme 

The Risen Lord Entrusts His Followers with the Keys of the Kingdom

The good news of the risen Christ is bigger than a single day. The Easter gospel will continue to march across centuries and continents. However, there will always be forces that try to slow that march. Those forces could be self-inflected fears and doubts (Gospel). They could be various types of persecutions (First and Second Reading). Whatever the case, the good news of Easter will not be restrained. For it is not some myth or fable, not a hoax or conspiracy. The reality of Easter rests on the testimony of eyewitnesses. Therefore, the gospel cannot be boxed in any more than Christ could be put back in a tomb. Many may try and restrain the good news of Christ. But the march of the Church’s witness will never slow down.

Hymns

510

456:1-5, 6-9

450

460

Psalm

150A

Special Music

Piano Duet by Lynn Sellnow and Lauren Zietlow (St. John’s Sunday only)

Sermon

 John 20: 19-31 “Peace Be with You!”

  1. To the 10 Disciples on Easter       2.   To Thomas a week later        3.   To all of us today

LESSONS

Acts 5:12,17-32 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.” 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.

25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them. 27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.” 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Revelation 1:4-18 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[b] and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”[c] So shall it be! Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”  I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 

10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.” 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,[d] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

John 20:19-31 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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), 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), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: Ken Elmer, Geri Kerl)

– For Skylar Ann Steuck, the infant daughter of Jason Steuck & Emily Krueger, baptized at St. John’s on 4/24

– For an end to the war and suffering in Ukraine

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

CONTACT US

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

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SATURDAY ST. JOHN’S: 4:30P.M.

SUNDAY EMMANUEL: 8:00A.M.

SUNDAY ST. JOHN’S: 10:00A.M.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHURCH NEWS

HELP US SHARE EASTER JOY AT THE MONTELLO CARE CENTER  St. John’s Sunday School invites parish members to join them singing Easter praises to God at the Montello Care Center on TODAY from 9:00-9:30 a.m. There will be a songbook. Meet us in the Care Center entry!

ALL ARE INVITED Florence Dahlke turns 100! All members of St. John’s and Emmanuel are welcome to celebrate on May 21 at 2:00pm at Riversbend 2614 Fox Lane, Montello WI 53949. Please RSVP to Linda 435-313-3686.

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SCHOOL NEWS

STAGE SET UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED After today’s potluck, please come help set up the stage at St. John’s Princeton for our May school play. We will meet at St. John’s Princeton gym at 2:00pm. Thank you!

SCHOOL PLAY May 6 at 6:00pm at St. John’s Princeton gym. This year’s play is “The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit”.

Join us at St. John’s…..

K-8th Grade and Little Lambs 2022-23 Registration is Open!

CALA registration: www.stjohnsmontello.org

LITTLE LAMBS registration: stop by the office to grab your brochure

Registration is complete when we receive your student registration fee.

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CALA Principal Larry Sellnow

principal@stjohnsmontello.org

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Office Email: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Bulletin – Easter Sunday April 17, 2022

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL

LUTHERAN CHURCHES

APRIL 17, 2022

Order of Service

The Service Setting One – pg. 154

Today’s Theme

Easter Sunday – Life Marches Victorious Over Death

Death hung like a suffocating shroud over us all. It was a constant source of sorrow and shame. Death doesn’t just bring life to an end. The impending threat of death spoils every moment of life that leads up to it. The moment Christ emerged from the tomb, however, nothing would be the same. Life was unleashed on humanity and it will reign until death and its effects are no more. The salvation Christ brings is not just a rescue from a world gone bad but a resurrection to a world that will once again be good. Christ’s victory restores life to us even now. Even as we continue to wipe the tears that death causes, we can defiantly taunt this fallen tyrant: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Hymns

441: 1,2,5,7,8

440: 1,5-7

438

Psalm

16A

Sermon

Romans 4:25 “God’s Easter Sunday Declaration About You”

25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”

Special Music

Choir “Christ is Risen”

Little Lambs – 8th Grade “Share the Easter Joy”

School Hand Chimes “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

Trumpet by 8th Grader Haiden Van Treeck “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

LESSONS

Isaiah 25:6-9

6On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines. 7On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;
8he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. 9In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

1 Corinthians 15:51-57

51Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 24:1-12

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Rememberhow he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” 8Then they remembered his words.

9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their wordsseemed to them like nonsense. 12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lyingby themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

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, Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), 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), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: Gene Crook, Judy Freitag, Sierra Schmidt)

– For an end to the war and suffering in Ukraine

Death could not hold him. Rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Wishing you a blessed and joy filled Easter!

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

Join us for a potluck! Sunday, April 24 @ 11:00am The Everyone Outreach group AND ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED are asked to come together for a potluck lunch in the lower level of St. John’s. Please bring a dish to pass. The main meal and drinks will be Provided. We will eat, have fellowship, reflect and have a short meeting. See you there!

EASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL Following the 8:00 am service. All are welcome!

CHARTCUTERIE: A FRENCH TERM FOR THE ART OF ASSEMBLING MEATS, CHEESES, AND OTHER FANCY THINGS All women of Emmanuel and St. John’s churches and school are invited to join in on fun, laughter and creating your own adult lunchable OR just for the fun, laughter, and snacks. The social will take place on Friday, April 22 at 6:30pm at Lynn Sellnow’s home 317 E Montello St. (behind the school). Please text or call Christa to RSVP 608-697-5434 or email christavantreeck@gmail.com See you ladies there!

LWMS RALLY “Proclaim the Good News” is the theme for the Spring LWMS Rally to be held at St. John’s, Juneau, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Featured speaker, current Befriended Missionary Jonathan Bauer from Good News Lutheran Church, our WELS home mission in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, will share first-hand updates on this growing ministry.  Registration begins 9:30 a.m.  Bible Study 10:30; Business Meeting with election of officers and new mission projects; 11:15; Lunch 11:45; Devotion & Speaker 12:40; Closing 2:05.  Spring Hands-On Service Project is collection of needed items or monetary donations for ROC Youth Center in Watertown, WI (see separate bulletin announcement).  Carpool signup in the information room at St. John’s or contact your reporter:  Helen Stelter, Emmanuel, 608-297-7116; Linda Wachholz, St. John’s, 608-369-2635.  Come join us for a day centered on the exciting work of home missions!  All are welcome!

HELP US SHARE EASTER JOY AT THE MONTELLO CARE CENTER  St. John’s Sunday School invites parish members to join them singing Easter praises to God at the Montello Care Center on Sunday, April 24, 9:00-9:30 a.m. There will be a songbook. Meet us in the Care Center entry!

ALL ARE INVITED Florence Dahlke turns 100! All members of St. John’s and Emmanuel are welcome to celebrate on May 21 at 2:00pm at Riversbend 2614 Fox Lane, Montello WI 53949. Please RSVP to Linda 435-313-3686.

SCHOOL NEWS

EASTER MONDAY  No school. We will resume on Tuesday, April 19.

STAGE SET UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED After the April 24 evangelism potluck, we will need volunteers to help set up the stage at St. John’s Princeton for our May school play. If you can help, please let Mr. Sellnow or the school office know. We will meet at St. John’s Princeton gym at 2:00pm. Thank you!

If you can’t make this date, there will be dress rehearsal on May 5 at 1:30pm at St. John’s Princeton that any are welcome to.

COFFEE AND DONUTS Enjoy a sweet treat and warm drink served to you by 3rd-5th grade baristas. This will be held once a month.

Who can come? Anyone! Invite your friends and family

When is it? May 1st after 10:00am St. John’s service

Where? The basement of St. John’s

CHRIST ALONE LUTHERAN ACADEMY (K-8)

and

ST. JOHN’S MONTELLO LITTLE LAMBS (3K, 4K)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

CALA registration: www.stjohnsmontello.org

LITTLE LAMBS registration: stop by the office to grab your brochure

Registration is complete when we receive your student registration fee.

REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 1ST AND YOUR FEE GO TOWARDS

YOUR TUITION!

Questions?

CALA Principal Larry Sellnow

principal@stjohnsmontello.org

LITTLE LAMBS Director Lynn Sellnow

lynnsellnow@stjohnsmontello.org

616-826-0816

Office Phone: 608-297-2866

Office Email: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Bulletin – April 15, 2022

St. John’s Lutheran Church

April 15, 2022

The bell is tolled seven times.

St. John’s School and Little Lambs                          The Walk to Calvary

The Service Setting One                                                               pg. 154

Reading                                                                                Isaiah 52:13—53:12

13See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. 14Just as there were many who were appalled at him—   his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness—15so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand. 1Who has believed our message    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2He grew up before him like a tender shoot,   and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3He was despised and rejected by mankind,   a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth;  he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,         so he did not open his mouth. 8By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living;       for the transgression of my people he was punished. 9He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.  10Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. 11After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. 12Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Be seated

Hymn 422 A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth                             

Text: tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.; Paul Gerhardt, 1607–1676, abr.

Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

First Word                                                                                Luke 23:32–34

    32Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

M: Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me;

C: They pierce my hands and my feet.

M: They divide my garments among them

C: and cast lots for my clothing.

M: He bore the sin of many,

C: and made intercession for the transgressors.


M: Gracious Savior, you did not strike back with revenge against your enemies as they ridiculed and crucified you but prayed for their forgiveness. In your compassion, pardon us for our secret sins and sins we do not discern, and enlighten us to know and do your will.

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                            v.1

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Second Word                                                                          Luke 23:35–43

    35The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”

    36The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”

    38There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.

    39One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

    40But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

    42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

M: All who see me mock me;

C: They hurl insults, shaking their heads.


M: “He trusts in the Lord,” they say, “let the Lord rescue him.

C: Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”


M: Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people.

C: Come to my aid when you save them.


M: Mighty Redeemer, remember us as we walk through the darkest valleys of life and realize that our time on earth is ending. Stay close to us when we feel the pain and loneliness of dying and take away our fears with your certain promise of paradise.

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                             v.2

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Third Word                                                                               John 19:25–27

    25Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

M: This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel,

C: and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

M: so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.

C: And a sword will pierce your own soul too.

M: Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?

C: Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.

M: Precious Jesus, you consider us friends and care about the needs of our bodies and souls. Keep us in your care as we walk the road of life and provide the blessings we need to gain safety, contentment, and joy in your service.

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                            v.3

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Fourth Word                                                                     Matthew 27:45, 46

    45From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.

    46About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

M: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

C: Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

M: My God, I cry out by day but you do not answer,

C: by night, but I find no rest.

M: “In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “I will make the sun go down at noon

C: and darken the earth in broad daylight.”

M: Lord Jesus, you endured the horrific penalty of our sins as your Father turned his face from you on the cross. Compel us to see in your sacrifice the dreadful nature of sin and call us to acknowledge the amazing depth of your love. Overcome our shame, dear Savior, and give us grateful faith.

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                            v.4

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Fifth Word                                                                                John 19:28, 29

28After this, when he knew that all things necessary for the Scripture to be fulfilled had now been accomplished, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.

M: My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;

C: you lay me in the dust of death.

M: I am worn out calling for help;

C: my throat is parched.

M: They put gall in my food

C: and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

M: Dear Jesus, as our brother on earth you endured the agony of pain that besieged your body when your sacrifice was complete. Knowing our experiences, hover over us with your care and compassion when our bodies and hearts are hurting. Provide us with strength that we may confess you with confidence and power. 

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                             v.5

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Sixth Word                                                                                    John 19:30

    30When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

M: On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

C: to cleanse them from sin and impurity.


M: Because of the blood of my covenant with you,

C: I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.


M: I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.

C: I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

M: Gracious Redeemer, you paid the full price for our redemption and have released us forever from the hold of Satan, the power of sin, and the fear of death. Protect us from the devil’s claim that we need to do more and from the accusation of our consciences that we have not done enough. Lead us to place our entire confidence in you and to live our lives secure in your grace.

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                            v.6

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Seventh Word                                                                        Luke 23:44–46

    44It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

M: Into your hands I commit my spirit;

C: deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

M: He has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one;

C: he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.


M: He poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors.

C: He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

M: Loving Savior, at the moment of your death you gave yourself into the loving hands of your Father. As we close our eyes in death, lead us to commit our bodies and souls to him who has summoned us by name and made us his own because of you and your love. Then, we pray, let us depart in peace.

C: Amen.

Hymn 436 The Seven Words                                                            v.7

Text: Michael D. Schultz, b. 1963

Text: © 2021 Michael D. Schultz, admin. Northwestern Publishing House. Used by permission: OneLicense no. 722228

Stand

Reading                                                                                      John 19:31–42

    31Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 35The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 36These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 37and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.” 38Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. 40Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. 41At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Be seated

Good Friday Prayer

Musical Offering

Chimes                                              CW 407, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Stand

The Sacrament                                                                                  pg. 165

Hymn 523 How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Following the blessing, the lights are dimmed, and all may depart in silence.

Acknowledgments

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