BULLETIN- FEBRUARY 17, 2019, THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

FEBRUARY 17, 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

Opening Litany #2 and The Common Service (hymnal page 18)

TODAY’S THEME The 6th Sunday after the Epiphany:

“Grace–Hmong Outreach in Vietnam” Sunday

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 569 “O Christ, Our True and Only Light”

(Please stand)

THE OPENING LITANY (Isaiah 60:1-6)

P: Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

C: See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,

P: But the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

C: Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

P: Lift up your eyes and look about you:

C: Your sons come from afar and your daughters are carried on the arm.

P: Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah.

C: And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.

THE CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION (Psalm 51:1-4,

1 Peter 2:9-10)

P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sins.

C: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.

P: You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

P: We join our voices in praising our forgiving God.

SING: (CW 64:1-3)

Let us all with gladsome voice praise the God of heaven,

Who, to bid our hearts, rejoice, his own Son has given.

To this vale of tears he comes, here to serve in sadness,

That with him in heaven’s fair homes we may reign in gladness.

We are rich, for he was poor; is not this a wonder?

Therefore praise God evermore here on earth and yonder.

(Please be seated)

THE DAYS READINGS

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Today’s Bible readings focus on God’s grace to sinners throughout the world. Isaiah sees all nations coming to the light of God’s grace in Christ. Matthew remembers Jesus commissioning his disciples to go and make more disciples of all nations. And in our epistle reading from Colossians, today’s sermon text, the Apostle Paul marvels how “all over the world the gospel (the good news of Jesus) is producing fruit and growing.”

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 60:1-6

Nations will come to your light

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.

PSALM 96 (hymnal page 102, all sing refrains, all read verses and Gloria)

EPISTLE: Colossians 1:3-8 (today’s sermon text)

The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! “The Gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world.” Alleluia! (Colossians 1:6)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18a, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: Matthew 28:16-20

Go and make disciples of all nations

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 18b-19, all read)

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SERMON HYMN 778 “How Shall They Hear, Who Have Not Heard” (bulletin page 6, all sing)

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SERMON Colossians 1:3-8

“Let’s Celebrate God’s Grace with the Apostle Paul and Pastor Ham”

  1. The Gospel has the power to bear fruit and grow
  2. Those that truly understand God’s grace spring up in love that shares with others

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God…”

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & HMONG OUTREACH IN VIETNAM WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

GOD’S GRACE IN VIETNAM 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, Marjorie Fabian, 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 (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For the family and friends of Gordon Fabian, who was called home (2/14)

– For Michael Chappell, currently serving as director/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 grade 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 President’s Day (2/18)

– For God’s help in dark hours

(Please stand)

THE LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20, all read)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 570:1-2 “O Christians Haste” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 24, read and sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 570:3-4 “O Christians Haste” (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 24, 2019

Epiphany 7: “Love Others, Reflecting Jesus’ Light”

Activities for the week of February 17-February 23

Sun.

HMONG OUTREACH IN VIETNAM

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

Mon.

PRESIDENT’S DAY

9:00 A.M.

Pastor’s Study Club at St. John’s

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.

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

1:40 P.M.

St. John’s School/Little Lambs Early Release

2:15 P.M.

Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Teen Confirmation Class

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare (3rd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Council meeting

Fri.

Sat.

Schedule for Next Sunday: February 24, 2019

Epiphany 7: “Love Others, Reflecting Jesus’ Light”

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

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 grades on the cross, not on the curve.”

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.

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS I’d like to start a new membership class on Sunday 3/3 Sun at 11:15am or on Monday 3/16 at 6pm here at my office on whichever day/time works best. We’d meet here in my office/conference room and study the basic teachings of the Bible using the 20 lesson study guide entitled: New Life In Christ. Call or text me at 608-408-7830 if you are interesetd. –Pastor Pete Zietlow

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” special offering – Sunday 2/17/19 at Emmanuel & St. John’s—Montello Stay connected to the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” mission effort – Today we are participating in a special synodwide offering to support Hmong outreach in Vietnam. The goal of the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” offering is to receive gifts totaling $2 million by June 30, 2019, to fund the land purchase, building construction, and the first two years of operational costs for a theological training facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. To stay connected with this mission effort through the latest news updates, subscribe to the WELS Together newsletter at wels.net/subscribe. You can also “Like” the WELS Missions Facebook page at fb.com/WELSMissions.

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.

Usher Schedule

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 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

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St. John’s Altar Committee:

February 2019

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

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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

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