One God, One Faith, Three Persons:
Holy Trinity Sunday
June 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. Emmanuel
10:00 a.m. St. John’s
|St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949|
|XW E L C O M E T O O U R C H U R C H X 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. If you would like a large print hymnal or bulletin please ask one of our ushers and they will gladly assist you. Restrooms and nursery area are located in 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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Welcome to God’s house! May God bless our worship together.|
|Pastor Peter Zietlow|
|Pastor Peter Zietlow|
|XG O D ’ S W O R D F O R T O D A Y X The mystery of the Trinity, of the Most High being eternally three and indivisibly one, is meant both to dumbfound us and to comfort us.|
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Opening Hymn CW 195 “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,” v. 1-4
“Come, Oh, Come, Let Us Sing To The Lord”
First Reading: Genesis 1 and 2, selected verses
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. …Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” …When the LORD GOD made the earth and the heavens—and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD GOD had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground—the LORD GOD formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. …So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him…
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, 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. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Verse of the Day Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. Alleluia (Isaiah 6:3b)
Rise for the Gospel Reading: Matthew 28:16-20
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.”
From Luther’s Large Catechism: The Creed
P: When we recite the Creed, we declare our belief in the Holy Trinity. Our entire Christian faith issues from the mystery of the Godhead—the three in one. What is the First Article?
C. I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
P: When you say, “I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,” what do you mean?
C: What I mean and believe is that God created me. He gave me and continues to preserve for me my body, soul, and life…all my senses, my reason and intellect…also my food and drink, clothing, livelihood, spouse and children, house and home.
P: In addition, God has provided everything in creation—the sun, the moon, the stars in the sky, day and night, air, fire, water, the earth and all that it can produce, birds, fish, animals, grains and other produce.
C: He also gives whatever other physical and earthly blessings there are, such as good government, peace, and security. I am not able to obtain or preserve my life by myself. All this is included in the word “Creator.”
P: Further, we also confess that God the Father not only gave us all that we have and see before our eyes, but he also daily protects and defends us against all evil and misfortune. He does this out of pure love and goodness, without our deserving it, like a kind father who takes care of us so that no harm may touch us. What is the second article?
C: And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
P: What do you believe according to the second article?
C: When I say Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Lord, I am saying he has redeemed me from sin, from the devil, from death, and from all evil. Before that, I was a captive of the devil, condemned to die in my sin and blindness.
P: The other parts of the article explain the means by which our redemption was purchased and how much it cost Christ. They declare that in order to conquer sin he became a man—a sinless man—that he suffered, died, and was buried in order to pay for our sins and become our Lord. He didn’t do it for himself—he didn’t need to. And, then, he rose from the dead, defeated death, and ascended into heaven where he assumed his position at the right hand of the Father. What is the third article?
C: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
P: Luther titled the third article “Of Sanctification.” He said that phrase best described the person of the Holy Spirit, and also his purpose, which is to make us holy. There are other spirits, but only God’s Spirit is called the Holy Spirit. He is the one who made us holy and continues to make us holy. Just as the Father is called the Creator and the Son is called Redeemer, so also it is because of his work that the Holy Spirit is called Sanctifier, the one who makes persons holy. How is the work of making people holy accomplished?
C: None of us would or could ever know anything about Christ or believe in him and receive him as our Lord if it were not first offered to us and revealed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the Gospel. To sanctify or make holy is the Holy Spirit moving us to receive this treasure of Christ our Lord, which we could never have obtained ourselves.
P: The Holy Spirit works sanctification or holiness within us through the holy Christian church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. The Holy Spirit reveals and proclaims the Word. He uses it to kindle a fire within us, and empowers us to understand the Word, accept it, cling to it, and faithfully stay with it. As Luther stated: “I believe that a holy little flock or community exists on earth consisting entirely of saints under one head, Christ. It is called together by the Holy Spirit into one faith, one mind, one understanding.”
This, then is the function of the Holy Spirit, to begin holiness on earth and to increase it daily through the Christian church and the forgiveness of sins, these two. But when we have returned to dust, he will complete his work in a moment and maintain it forever by means of the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
The third article is the one that remains constant. For creation lies in the past, and redemption has been accomplished, but the work of the Holy Spirit continues until the last day.
“You Are God; We Praise You” Congregation sings bold
Please greet one another and sign the register.
Rise for Prayer
Almighty God and Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery, filling and renewing all creation by your eternal Spirit, and manifesting your saving grace through our Lord Jesus Christ: in mercy cleanse our hearts and lips that, free from doubt and fear, we may ever worship you, one true immortal God, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, living and reigning, now and forever. Amen
Lord, Have Mercy
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
forever and ever. Amen
Prayer for Grace Pastor sings
After Prayer for Grace, congregation sings:
Closing Hymn CW193 “Come, Now, Almighty King,” v. 3-4
As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.
|Activities for the week of June 16-June 22|
|HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY|
|8:00 A.M.||Emmanuel Worship|
|10:00 A.M.||St. John’s Worship|
|11:15 A.M.||Bible Information Class at St. John’s|
|Tues.||6:00 P.m.||Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s|
|Wed.||6:30 P.M.||St. John’s Worship|
|Thurs.||6:00 P.M.||Joint Council meeting at St. John’s|
|6:30 P.M.||St. John’s Council meeting|
|Theme for Next Sunday June 23 , 2019 Pentecost 2: “God’s Love to the Nations”|
|8:00 A.M.||Emmanuel Worship|
|10:00 A.M.||St. John’s Worship with communion|
|11:15 A.M.||Bible Information Class at St. John’s|
INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, Pastor Raymond Cox (Marjorie’s Fabian’s brother), Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Del Henke (6/3 gall surgery), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Jim Kunde (our former SJ member), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Jean Muhlenbeck (WELS member at Zion–Bristol, St. John’s visitor), Debbie Parrish, Arlene Prill, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jody Steigerwald (DuWayne & Pat Sommerfeld’s daughter), Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Del Henke, Jody Steigerwald)
– For Father’s Day
– For Missions
FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS Please complete the friendship register page each week. This helps your pastor and other church leaders stay in touch and keep contact information up to date. Thanks!
TO ENCOURAGE FELLOWSHIP following today’s worship service, the ushers will not be dismissing pew by pew from front to back as in the past. Instead, all are encouraged to stay and visit and encourage one another. Please do, however, gave an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.
VOTERS BUDGET MEETING Our next Voters meeting will be Sunday, June 30, following our 10:00a.m. service at St. John’s. Save the date and stay involved!
VBS This year’s Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 at St. John’s. Camp Phillip will be hosting again! This year’s theme is “BigFootPrints to Follow”. We are accepting 3K-8th graders! 3K/4K will run from 8:00am-11:30am. Kindergarten-8th grade will run 8:00am-2:00pm. Stop in or call the office 297-2866 to register today!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH!!
VBS DONATIONS Donations needed for this year’s Vacation Bible School are as follows: 10-20 blindfolds, bubbles, rope or masking tape, prize items from the dollar store, sand, bubble bath solution, Elmer’s glitter glue, colored glitter, baking soda, contact lens solution containing boric acid and sodium borate, river rocks, colored tissue paper, contact paper, butter, sugar, cinnamon, fresh fruit (any), any yogurt, maple syrup, regular marshmallows, mini marshmallows, pretzel sticks, chocolate or vanilla pudding or strawberry yogurt, cake cones, apples, chocolate vanilla or banana pudding, popcorn, raisins, banana chips, goldfish, M&M’s, sunflower seeds, chocolate rice chex, bananas, graham crackers, Nutella. There is a drop box located in St. John’s link way or stop by the office. Any donation is appreciated! Thank you!
LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Spots are limited. Please help spread the word!
THANKS FOR THE FIRST-AID KITS AT ST. JOHN’S Thanks Ray Zacharias for donating them and thanks James Henke and Cal Kapp for mounting them on the link-way & usher’s room walls.
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS Thanks to Jackson Glass from Ripon, we have beautiful new church entry glass doors, plus repairs to the two others sets of doors by the elevator and school entry.
UNCLAIMED DISHES IN CHURCH KITCHEN Please check the accumulation of unclaimed dishes in the St. John’s kitchen. Items unclaimed by the end of June will be disposed of.
MEDITATIONS “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets began on 6/2 and are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for covering the $2K/yr cost)
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down. Thank you!
USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your hard copy of June-July in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.
CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED INFORMATION ROOM This room is located at the top of St. John’s link way stairs and the church entry way. Here you will find bulletin boards labeled “Home Missions” and “LWMS”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school, events, educational and youth group updates. You will also find informational brochures and magazines, usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!
CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.”
NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS began on 4/28 11:15am at St. John’s. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.
ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House is an electronic payments network use by individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government organizations. The network functions as an efficient, electronic alternative to paper checks. It allows funds to be electronically debited or credited to a checking account, savings account, financial institution general ledger account or credited to a loan account. Please pick your form up in the Information Room or the office and get started today!
EMMANUEL OFFERING OPTIONS In addition to the traditional offering envelope option for our weekly offerings, Emmanuel is inviting any members to consider direct payment (weekly or monthly) from your bank’s checking or savings account to the church’s account. If you are interested in this option, please phone or e-mail Monika Waisbrot (608-286-3937 firstname.lastname@example.org), branch manager at Fortifi Bank–Montello, who can help you make it happen. (business cards are available on the Meditations shelf)
OUR KIDS GAME $931.11 TO MISSIONS THIS YEAR The mission projects of our day school, Little Lambs, and Sunday School kids have been completed for 2018-2019. Kids C.A.R.E. mission gift given by our day school and Little Lambs students totaled $594.07 for the home mission project: Kids Summer Bible Camps. This amount will be pooled with gifts from kids all over the U.S. and presented at the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention, June 27-30, in Des Moines, Iowa. St. John’s Sunday School students’ mission gift totaled $337.04 for our WELS Camp Phillip in Wautoma.
TASTE OF MISSIONS—An Event Meant for the Whole Family! Join us on July 13, 2019, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., for the first annual Taste of Missions event! Starting at 12:00 P.M., sample ethnic cuisine from some of our mission fields while enjoying fellowship and presentations from home and world missionaries alike. Meet former missionaries and committee members who have served WELS Missions and hear stories of God’s magnificent grace in action at home and abroad. View displays, participate in family-friendly activities coordinated by our missionaries, and ask questions about the ups and downs of mission work during a panel discussion. We will conclude the event at 4:00 P.M. with a special worship service celebrating the blessings the Lord has showered on WELS Missions. Registration is $5 per person, with children under the age of five attending for free. Register by June 30 at wels.net/tasteofmissions2019.
|St. John’s Altar Committee June 2019||Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte|
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Thursday: 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
|●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link: www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Sara Borck: (858) 731-7919 K & 1st Grade Teacher Cassie Doering: (920) 723-8986 2nd-4th Grade Teacher Karin Stellick: (920) 342-3689 Lead & 5th-8th Grade Teacher Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949 Church & School E-mail: email@example.com ●●●|