BULLETIN-FEBRUARY 10, 2019- THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\jesus_18175c.jpgTHE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

FEBRUARY 10, 2019

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. Restrooms and nursery area are located the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

PRAYER OF THE DAY Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of Word and Sacrament (hymnal page 26)

TODAY’S THEME The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany: “God Calls Us to be Witnesses”

PASTOR’S GREETING

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS (see lyrics below)

OH, HOW HE LOVES YOU AND ME

Oh, how He loves you and me;

Oh, how He loves you and me.

He gave His life; What more could He give?

Oh, how He loves you;

Oh, how He loves me;

Oh, how He loves you and me.

Jesus to Calv’ry did go,

His love for sinners to show.

What He did there

Brought hope from despair.

Oh, how He loves you;

Oh, how He loves me;

Oh, how He loves you and me.

OH, HOW I LOVE JESUS

There is a name I love to hear,

I love to sing its worth;

It sound like music in my ear,

The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,

Oh, how I love Jesus,

Oh, how I love Jesus,

Because He first loved me.

To me, He is so wonderful,

To me, He is so wonderful,

To me, He is so wonderful,

Because He first loved me.

And now, He is my righteousness,

And now, He is my righteousness,

And now, He is my righteousness,

Because He first loved me.

There is a name I love to hear,

I love to sing its worth;

It sound like music in my ear,

The sweetest name on earth

I LOVE THE FATHER

(round with congregation; Children will introduce but sing along if you know the song; Mr. Wachholz will lead the congregation to sing the song 3 more times)

I love the Father,

I love His Only Son,

I love the Spirit,

I love the Three in One;

For He created me,

Redeemed and set me free.

Praise Him, praise Him,

Praise Him, praise Him.

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for the day’s Bible readings)

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY In our Gospel lesson (today’s sermon text), Jesus calls Peter away from his former career as a fisherman. From now on he will fish for people. Still today, God calls us to trust in Jesus. How does God call? Via strange feelings that pop up within us? No. God calls by messengers who speak his Word, by the power of his Spirit.

OLD TESTAMENT: ISAIAH 6:1-8

The call of Isaiah

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

PSALM 85 (hymnal page 97, cantor sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains & Gloria)

EPISTLE: 1 CORINTHIANS 14:12b-20

Gifts that build up the church

Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.

I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Alleluia. (John 8:12)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30a, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: LUKE 5:1-11 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus calls his first disciples

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

After the Gospel, all sing: “Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 560 “I Hear the Savior Calling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON LUKE 5:1-11

“Let Down Your Nets for a Catch”

  1. Begins with listening to Jesus’ advice
  2. Requires trusting Jesus’ power
  3. Involves leaving things behind for Jesus

(Please stand)

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

EPIPHANY PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Tom Fritsche (Patty’s husband), Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Cheryl Wegner, Heidi Weishaar (Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Jerre Duerr, Tom Fritsche, Carol Schumann, Jennifer Strauss)

– For Michael Chappell, currently serving as teacher at Precious Lambs Preschool in Jacksonville, FL, who was called at our 2/3 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as principal and 3-5 or 6-8 teacher at our school

– For Laurel Coates, currently serving as teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Waco, NE, who was called at our 2/3 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as early childhood dIrector and K4-K5 teacher at our school

– For our Savior’s call for all of us to be his witnesses–personally to our Friends Who Need Jesus and supportively through our prayers and offerings of WELS home and world missionaries

– For our communicants at St. John’s

THE LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 32b, all read)

(Please stand)

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 33, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for the distribution)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 359 “Jesus, My Great High Priest”, 453:1-3 “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 36-37, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 453:4-5 “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Note: As you leave today’s service please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor)

Announcements

Theme for Next Sunday February 17, 2019

Epiphany 6: “Jesus Blesses the Faithful”

Hmong Outreach in Vietnam Sunday

Activities for the week of February 10-February 16

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

Tues.

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Joint Worship meeting

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare (2nd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level

Fri.

NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS

Sat.

Schedule for Next Sunday: February 17, 2019

Epiphany 6: “Jesus Blesses the Faithful”

Hmong Outreach in Vietnam Sunday

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.”

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS A strange thing happened on the road to Damascus, and thank the Lord that it did! God reached out and saved the man we know as St. Paul. God still reaches out through him today. We are reading about it in the book of Acts. 6:30PM on Tuesdays, in the church basement.

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” special offering – Sunday 2/17/19 at Emmanuel & St. John’s—Montello We will be hosting a special “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam Sunday” on 2/17/19 to support the opportunity WELS has to build and operate a theological training facility in communist Vietnam. This facility in Hanoi would allow our synod to train the leaders of the Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC), a church body of more than 100,000 members. To learn more about this mission opportunity, visit wels.net/vietnamhmongoutreach.

THE 6TH ANNUAL IRONMEN OF GOD MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia. Come and hear God’s word aimed straight at men! Speakers and registration info at www.ironmenofgodwi.org.

ART FOR DINNER At this year’s Art for Dinner event, we were able to raise a total of $7,274.87! Thank you to all who attended, donated and volunteered their time and efforts to St. John’s. What a wonderful night of food, fellowship and fun!

Usher Schedule

February 10

E

SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

February 17

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24

E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

March 3

(with comm.) E

SJ

Don Stelter, Bob Ferber, Gary Wegner, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

Jack Yates; Chief, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul

March 6

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Don Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner

March 10

E

(with comm.) SJ

Brian Ninnemann, Jim Stuempges, Paul Dahlke

Kenon Smith; Chief, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon

March 13

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Gary Wegner, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

March 17

E

SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann

James Wachholz; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

March 20

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond

March 24

E

(with comm.) SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke

March 27

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann

March 31

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

February 10

Kenon & Mary Smith

February 17

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

February 24

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Mar. 3

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewics

Mar. 10

Don & Doris Smith

Mar. 17

James & Linda Wachholz

Mar. 24

Ron & Evie Blada

Mar. 31

Delvin & Jean Henke

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

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St. John’s Altar Committee:

February 2019

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

Welcome To Our Visitors!

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Lead Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

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