7th Sunday of Easter
June 2, 2019
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church
|St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949|
|Pastor Peter Zietlow|
|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.|
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|XG O D ’ S W O R D F O R T O D A Y X The Ascended Lord Rules His Church – What is Christ doing for his church? The readings this Sunday answer that question. As the church awaits his return, Jesus continues to rule. Not only does he pray for us above, but here below he also guides and directs the preaching of the gospel. He wants the entire world to know and believe in him as their Savior. He uses us to make his name known throughout the world.|
XP R E P A R A T I O N F O R W O R S H I P X
We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.
OPENING HYMN 155 Christ the Lord Is Risen Again
CONFESSION OF SINS hymnal page 38
We confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his
law, and we plead for his mercy.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORGIVENESS hymnal page 38
The pastor announces the forgiveness of sins won for us by the perfect life and innocent sufferings and death of Jesus, our Savior.
OH TASTE AND SEE hymnal page 39
This paraphrase of Psalm 34:8 reminds us of how sweet the good news of salvation is for Christians. Those who take refuge in Jesus, our Good Shepherd, are blessed.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
M: Almighty God, your Son our Savior was taken up in glory and intercedes for us at your right hand. Through your living and abiding Word, give us hearts to know him and faith to follow where he has gone; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: ♫ Amen.
Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings
XT H E W O R D X
The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.
FIRST LESSON Acts 16:6-10 (today’s sermon text)
Summary: Paul’s vision of the man of Macedonia
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.” 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.
PSALM 8 hymnal page 67
The congregation sings the refrains, verses and Gloria.
SECOND LESSON Revelation 22:12-17, 20
Summary: Jesus is coming soon
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
“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. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
VERSE OF THE DAY John 14:18
Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Alleluia.
C: ♫ Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
GOSPEL LESSON John 17:20-26
Summary: Jesus prays for all believers
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 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. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “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. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you 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.”
C: ♫ Praise be to you, O Christ!
Please be seated
HYMN OF THE DAY 359 Jesus, My Great High Priest
SERMON Acts 16:6-10
“How to Answer Macedonian Calls”
APOSTLES’ CREED hymnal page 41
Please be seated
X O F F E R I N G S O F G I F T S & P R A Y E R S X
THE OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD
The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.” Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord. Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained. Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.
The Offering Prayer, Ascension Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.
LORD’S PRAYER hymnal page 43
Please be seated
HYMN 281 God Has Spoken by His Prophets
CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING hymnal page 43, 44
Please be seated
CLOSING HYMN 169 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.
|Activities for the week of June 2-June 8|
|Sun.||8:00 A.M.||Emmanuel Worship with communion|
|10:00 A.M.||St. John’s Worship|
|Tues.||9:00 A.M.||St. John’s Elders meeting|
|Wed.||6:30 P.M.||St. John’s Worship|
|Sat.||9:00 A.M.||Church Clean Up Day at St. John’s|
|Theme for Next Sunday June 9, 2019 Pentecost: “The Holy Spirit Loosens Our Tongue”|
|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), 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, 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: )
– For Taya Louise Hardell, the daughter of Seth and Rebecca Hardell, born on 3/17 in Madison
– For the family of our Emmanuel member Ardis Henning, who was called to her heavenly home on Sunday (5/26) at the age of 78
– For David Starr, Pastor Pete & Lauren Zietlow’s son-in-law, who will be installed today (6/2) as pastor of A Mighty Fortress Ev. Lutheran Church in Hiram, GA
– For our high school and college graduates (see list of graduates, please give updates to Ciara)
– For our communicants at Emmanuel
2019 GRADUATES Hunter Bagley, Hunter Kamenick, Miranda Kraus, Sara Oechsner, Brooke Postler, Lyla Roush, Parker Stelter, Quentin Swanke, Drew Torres, Marshal Walker
Congratulations to Marshal Walker for being this year’s Montello High School Valedictorian and Parker Stelter for being this year’s Montello High School Salutatorian. Blessings to you all in your future! (If any 2019 graduates are missed, please let Ciara in the office know.)
AMMO BOX Two holidays, Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we set out the Ammo boxes to raise funds for the Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG). The funds go to support Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), spiritual counseling, local congregational LMSG, projects, European Chaplain Support, Military Contact Pastor Training, the National Chaplain’s Office, Pastoral travel expenses to remote military families and to mission congregations next to military installations. Our congregation has personal experience with some of these things explained above. The Ammo cans are out today. Any questions please contact the Liason for our two congregations: Mark Emond Sr. (608) 697-1600! Thank you in advance for your generosity in this endeavor!
VBS This year’s Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 at St. John’s. Camp Phillip will be hosting again! 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!
CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY! Save the date! June 8th at St. John’s! Lunch will be provided.
ST. JOHN’S VOTERS’ MEETING HIGHLIGHTS 1) Membership Changes: Adult Confirmation via BIC: Willy & Megan Stalker and daughter Maisie, Amanda Stalker & daughter Brittany Pick. Teen Confirmation: Brianna Daniels, Madeline Kraus, Lilly Mann. Transfers Out: Tyler & Kaitlin Emond to Cross of Christ-Portage, and Katherine Zietlow to Christ Alone-Thiensville. 2) Treasurer’s Report: Line of credit exists at bank, but to date, no need to use. 3) New teachers Larry & Lynn Sellnow & Shelley Meyers have been contacted in preparation for 2019-2020 school year. 4) Care Committee for Called Workers (CCCW) to re-start. 5) “Welcome Home” Evangelism program & “Ten for Ten” Stewardship Program start in fall. 6) Budget to be presented at Special Voters’ Meeting in June. 7) Parsonage roof completed. 8) Synod Convention Delegate- Paul Van Treeck. 9) Teacher Installation Service is July 14. 10) Door Projects: Front door stained glass is done; new doors to be installed by June 15. Back Door to be repaired by Memorial Day. 11) ACH Automated Deduction of Offerings in place for use by June 15. 12) Church/School Cleanup Day – Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.
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.
DISHES If you have dishes in St. John’s kitchen, please pick them up!
MEDITATIONS “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets begin today (6/2) 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 April-May and June-July in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.
LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Please help spread the word!
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): “People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and back of the church..”
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 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 email@example.com), 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.
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|St. John’s Altar Committee June 2019||Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte|
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.
|●●● 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ●●●|