EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S
Ev. Lutheran Churches
Mecan & Montello, WI
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
THE 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
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!
THEME FOR TODAY’S SERVICE The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Discipleship Includes the Willingness to Suffer – Sermon: Stewardship 2
ORDER OF SERVICE
Morning Praise (hymnal page 45)
OPENING HYMN “Morning Hymn”(hymnal page 45a, all sing)
LITURGY (hymnal page 45b, read and sung responsively)
(Please be seated)
GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY
Preaching the Truth Always Makes Enemies – There are two kinds of preachers. One pushes worldly glory. The other pushes the ugly cross where Christ was crucified for us, alone in the darkness. The former touts worldly success. The latter knows that those who speak God’s truth will always make enemies. “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” the Bible says. So men who preach God’s full truth are bound to experience failure and disappointment. Following our suffering Savior, though, Christians even sing, “Go, then earthly fame and treasure. Come disaster, scorn and pain.” We even pray to God, “In your service, pain is pleasure. In your favor, loss is gain.”
OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 50:4-10
The prophet Isaiah foretells our Savior’s willing obedience and suffering
The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back. I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me! It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me. Who is he that will condemn me? They will all wear out like a garment; the moths will eat them up.
Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.
PSALM 116 (hymnal page 107, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)
EPISTLE: James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18
Disciples of Jesus willingly show their faith to God and to others
My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
GOSPEL: Mark 8:27-35
Following Christ means confessing who Jesus us and what He did, and being willing to “take up the cross”
Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”
Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.
(Please be seated)
SERMON HYMN 453 “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke” (printed in hymnal, all sing)
SERMON Luke 10:1-23
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you. Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
“Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.
“He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he
who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to
us in your name.”
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you,
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
- Recognize the mission
- Reassess your physical resources
- Realize your spiritual resources
HYMN 770: 1-2 (printed below, sing in place of Te Deum)
1 O Christ, who called the Twelve To rise and follow you,
Forsaking old, familiar ways For ventures bold and new:
Grant us to hear your call To risk security
And, bound in heart and will to you, Find perfect liberty.
2 O Christ, who taught the Twelve The truth for ages sealed,
Whose words and works awakened faith, The ways of God revealed:
Instruct us now, we pray, By your empow’ring Word.
True teacher, be for all who seek Their light, their life, their Lord.
OFFERING, GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS, & WELS CONNECTION DVD
LITURGY (hymnal page 50, read & sung responsively)
PRAYER FOR “BEFRIEND A MISSION” MONTH–SEPTEMBER (read by pastor)
INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)
– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Natalie Allison (Isaac Emond’s friend), Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Blake Walker, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife), Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Natalie Allison, Isaac Emond’s friend – Harley Crown & son Terry – Millie Wildt, John’s wife)
– For Christian Stewardship (today is the second of three Stewardship Sunday sermons)
– In the Time of Temptation
– For Missions
LORD’S PRAYER & LITURGY (hymnal page 50-51, read and sung responsively)
(Please be seated)
CLOSING HYMN 770:1-2, 3-4 “O Christ, Who Called the Twelve” (printed in below, all sing)
3 O Christ, who sent the Twelve On roads they’d never trod
To serve, to suffer, teach, proclaim The nearer reign of God:
Send us on ways where faith Transcends timidity,
Where love informs and hope sustains Both life and ministry.
4 O Christ, th’apostles’ Lord, The martyrs’ strength and song,
The crucified and risen King To whom the saints belong:
Though generations pass, Our tribute still we bring,
Our hymns a sacrifice of praise, Our lives an offering.
(Note: Please sign and give your friendship registers, located at the end of each pew, to an usher after today’s service.)
THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
God Tests the Heart – Stewardship 3
|ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 16-SEPTEMBER 22|
|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|
|11:30 A.M.||Tanzania Presentation & lite lunch|
|3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.||St. John’s Youth Group|
|6:30 P.M.||St. John’s Choir|
|7:30 P.M.||St. John’s Adult Bible Study|
|Tues.||6:30 P.M.||Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s begins with stew supper|
|Wed.||8:00 A.M.||St. John’s School Chapel|
|10:00 A.M.||St. John’s Adult Bible Study|
|1:40 P.M.||St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release|
|2:15 P.M.||Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s|
|6:30 P.M.||St. John’s Worship|
|6:30 P.M.||St. John’s Council meeting|
|7:30 P.M.||St. John’s Bible Information Class|
|Thurs.||8:00 A.M.||St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class begins|
|6:00 P.M.||Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s|
|Fri.||8:00 A.M.||8th Grade Visitation Day|
|9:00 A.M.||Pastor Study Club in Princeton|
|6:30 P.M.||Riendeau/Wachholz rehearsal at Wachholz farm|
|Sat.||2:00 P.M.||Riendeau/Wachholz wedding at Wachholz farm|
|SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
God Tests the Heart – Stewardship 3
|8:00 A.M.||Emmanuel Worship|
|8:30 A.M.||St. John’s Sunday School|
|9:00 A.M.||St. John’s Adult Bible Study|
|10:00 A.M.||St. John’s Worship with communion|
COME SHARE OUR JOY & CELEBRATE WITH US! Aaron Wachholz & Victoria Riendeau cordially invite St. John’s/Emmanuel members to their marriage celebration. Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m. at the Wachholz Family Farm.
TANZANIA PRESENTATION A year ago I was able to go to Tanzania as a part of my work with UW-Extension. My work in Tanzania was working with Caritas staff, community volunteers, and meeting with farmer groups. I also was able to spend a few days on safari.
Come to this presentation, TODAY at 11:30a.m. for a lite lunch and presentation, to see and hear all about my trip, working in the remote villages, going on safari, and what is happening as a result of this trip. –Christa Van Treeck
MECAN CHURCH HISTORY PRESENTATION On Sunday, October 14, at 9:00AM (following worship), Pastor Dolan will be presenting the story of the pioneer history of Emmanuel Mecan, and the beginnings of Lutheranism in Marquette County. “The Little Church Called Big Mecan” is the story of the years before any congregations were organized in the county (1852-1867). Anyone interested is invited to attend.
SEPTEMBER IS BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH AT ST. JOHN’S. WHAT’S THAT? The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society supports WELS missions in 3 ways: prayer, encouragement, & giving. Missions & missionaries are assigned to our St. John’s & Emmanuel LWMS groups biannually. Although our support of these missions continues for 2 years, our Beaver Dam Circuit also assigns each church in the circuit a “Befriend A Mission Month.” Our task is to create a shower of support during that month by increasing our prayers, sending a few more notes & emails, & giving a little extra for missions. LWMS also uses the month to increase awareness of WELS missions among ALL church members–our Little Lambs, our day school & SS children, our teens & young adults, our adults, & even our older adults in care facilities. Prayer, encouragement, & giving are tasks which have no age-limitations! We can ALL be a friend! So when we ask YOU to join us by sending a note or signing a card, by saying a prayer, or by giving a little something extra to missions, we hope you will! Supporting mission & missionaries and getting to know some of them personally are joy-filled opportunities!
FALL MISSION OFFERINGS will be collected by LWMS during September at both churches. Please use the collection container at the church where you are a member–In the church entrance both at Emmanuel and at St. John’s. WELS mission projects that will benefit from your gift are these Beaver Dam Circuit projects: Home Mission—Campus Ministry New Start and World Mission: Haiti. Other projects to be decided at next summer’s LWMS convention are posted by the collection container. These offerings are important to many missions and are welcome from everyone with a heart for missions!
FALL SERVICE PROJECT FOR NEW BEGINNINGS HOME FOR MOTHERS where single mothers can come to experience a safe place and have a new beginning in caring for their children. The women of the LWMS invite our church families to help us collect general household and personal need items listed on a wish list available at the collection box at each church. Please one up in the Info Room or linkway at St. John’s or in the parish hall at Emmanuel. Monetary donations or listed gift cards are all being accepted and should be given to your church’s LWMS reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your help is appreciated! We will collect through Sunday, October 14.
PLEASE VISIT THE BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH DISPLAY in the linkway at St. John’s. Highlighted are the current Befriended missions of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and 2018-2019 school & Sunday school mission projects—Saviour of the Nations-Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Immanuel Hmong-St. Paul-Minnesota; THAILAND; Kids C.A.R.E.-Kids Summer Bible Camps; Camp Phillip-Wautoma. Also displays from our May & August Mission Festivals—Cameroon & Russia. Be sure to enter our “Fun Quiz” Contest to win a prize. Visit our Be A Friend Tree and write an encouraging note to one our mission families!
BE A FRIEND! God tells us in Proverbs 17:17a that “A friend loves at all times.” This week would YOU be a friend and share God’s love & encouragement by sending a card/note/email to these WELS missionaries. It would mean a great deal to:
Pastor Pheng & Chao Moua & Family
2633 Eldridge Avenue East
North St. Paul, MN 55109
SCRIP What is Scrip? Using the Scrip program, you can raise money without devoting your time to selling products, asking for donations, or planning events. Earn money every day on the purchases you’re already making just by paying with a gift card you ordered from ShopWithScrip. Use your fundraised money where you want…church, school, your child’s tuition, etc. Check out the Scrip display in the link way, contact our Scrip coordinator Joe Zauner (608) 697-8533, or go online at ShopWithScrip.com-Fundraising While You Shop for more details.
GRIEFSHARE I will be starting the next GriefShare 13-week session on September 27 in the lower level at St. John’s. We start at 6:00p.m. please place in next possible bulletin and on calendar as you see fit. You can give my cell phone out to anyone having questions. It is (608) 697-1600. Please let them know if I don’t answer to leave a message and I’ll return the call as soon as I am able. I will ensure it is placed in the Marquette County Tribune. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. –Mark Emond
VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is still recruiting 1 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following position; all expenses are reimbursed by Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
1) Sunday School Teacher: This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children, historically between the ages of 2 and 6, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall. The timing of the class and age group preference is flexible.
If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.
CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.”
CHOIR! Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy music? Do you love to praise the Lord? Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Would you like to come and hang out with a bunch of great people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come and give choir a try. We meet on Monday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. We would love to see you. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Stellick, 920-342-3689.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Men of Emmanuel and St. Johns
The Tuesday night Men’s Bible Class will kick off again on September 18th at 6:30PM in the church basement. This first session will be a Stew ‘n’ Study Supper night. While we enjoy the food and fellowship, we will begin to chew on the topic for this session. It’s called “Let’s Talk Turkey” – the 1st Vision of the Book of Revelation. What does the future hold? God’s Word answers that question for us. Plan on this, men!
ALTAR FLOWERS The flowers on the altar last Sunday were placed by Kathy North in memory of her husband Don. Friday, August 24th, would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.
Luther Prep Presents Romeo and Juliet TOGETHER (and alive!) AT LAST A comedy sure to please all! Saturday October 20, 7pm* Sunday, October 21, 2:30pm Luther Prep Auditorium 1300 Western Ave Watertown, WI *Saturday also has Dining option at 5:30pm. Must RSVP by Oct 5 online: lps.wels.net/page/performing-arts/ fall-play or by calling Sue at 920-262-8104 Seats are $6 general admission-no RSVP (free ages
|St. John’s Greeter Schedule|
|September 16||Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell|
|September 23||Harold & Judy Fandrey|
|September 30||Kenon & Mary Smith|
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|9-9 9-12||54||91 6|
|St. John’s Altar Committee:
|Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Ken Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul
Wayne Stelter, Noah Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld
(with comm) SJ
|Jack Yates; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner
Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann
|Don Smith; Chief, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon
Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke
Welcome To Our Visitors!
Please Sign Our Guest Register
Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org
Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321
Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: email@example.com
Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689
Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919
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
Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930
WLA website: www.wlavikings.org