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.
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?”
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. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 9 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.
“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.
“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.”
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– 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
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St. John’s: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 10:00am
Emmanuel: Sunday 8:00am
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.
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!