BULLETIN- September 1st, 2019

Labor for the Lord:

A Labor Day Service

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September 1, 2019

8 a.m.  Emmanuel

10 a.m.  St. John’s

Pastor Peter Zietlow

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Pastor:  Today we observe a national holiday that honors those whose labor contributes to our well-being.  Our theme is Labor for the Lord. God values productive and honest labor, and blesses it.

Opening Hymn: CW Supplement 777, Now Let Us All in Hymns of Praise”

Invocation

P:  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen

Call to Worship

P:  God said, “Six days you will labor and do all your work,

C:  But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord.”

P:  Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden,

C:  And I will give you rest.”

P:  We come in the name of the Holy Spirit, resting from our labors,

C:  Let us worship God this day!”

Confession and Absolution

C:  Lord of life, I confess that I have not lived the life of which I’m capable.  I have gifts which I have not used, and gifts which I’ve misused. I have not loved you above all others, and failed to love my neighbor as myself.  Have mercy and forgive and strengthen me for your service.

P:  Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through Jesus Christ.  There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ.
Therefore, as a called servant of Christ, and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen

Prayer of the Day

Heavenly Father,  we are blessed to be given work to do and the ability to do it.  Finding satisfaction in the work we do is a gift from God that gives meaning to our lives.  Fill us with your Spirit so that we might live as faithful servants of Jesus our King and do all our work as for the Lord.  Keep us ever grateful for these blessings. In Jesus’ name, Amen

The Word on Work

Reading 1:  Work is ordained by God.  Some have the misconception that labor originated as a result of the Fall into sin. They assume that it is part of the curse that descended upon humanity after the Fall.  But that’s not the case. God’s commission for humans to work was prior to the Fall. In fact, the first one to work was God himself. The Bible declares that God worked in Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  By doing his creative work, God sanctified labor as holy and good and blessed.

Then, after creating the first human, God commissioned him to work.  Genesis 2:15 records: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”  This was before the Fall. It happened in a time of blessing. This means that our labor is a part of God’s blessing.  We were created in God’s image, and part of that image is that we are created to do God’s work on earth as his agents and in his stead.  God cares for the world, so we work to take care of it, just as he cares for other people, so we work to care for them in his name.

Reading 2:  Work is a blessing because it enables us to experience fulfillment in life.  God looked at his work and declared: “It is good!” in Genesis 1:31. We, too, can find satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment in our labor.  It is a high and holy privilege to be able to create, serve and provide for ourselves and others through our work.

Work has three purposes:  to provide money or resources to supply the necessities of life; to provide satisfaction for a job well done; and to serve God.  In order to serve God in our work, we need to follow his commands. His Word gives us the manner in which we are to perform in relation to our employer:  Ephesians 6:6-7 “Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.”

Reading 3:  Work is honorable.  All professions and all kinds of work, assuming they are legal and Biblically ethical, are honorable before the Lord.  There is no difference between sacred and secular work. All work brings glory to God and fulfillment to you, if it is done to God’s glory.  1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.”

Work also provides an opportunity for witness.  Wherever we are, we reveal a powerful message, both verbal and nonverbal, by the way in which we perform our work, our attitude, and the way we treat others.  We are Christ to the world. The world today needs this powerful witness to the reality of Christ and the difference that he makes in his followers. Matthew 5:14-16 says: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

P:  But as important and valuable as work is, there is one arena in which our labor holds no value to God.  That is in our salvation. The one work that we cannot do is that of our own salvation from sin, death, and hell.

Usually one has to work to have success.  But this principle doesn’t apply to the most important thing in life—eternal life.  Our work does not precede it. Ephesians 2:8-9 states: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Our sinful nature disqualifies us from eternal life and no amount of hard work on our part can change that! Christ’s saving work of living the perfect life we couldn’t live, dying the sacrificial death we deserved for sin, and rising again in victory over death…this is the work that did it all for us!  Christ’s work earned our salvation.

Now we seek to work for God and with God, not to earn salvation, but out of thanks for it.  Ephesians 2:10 affirms the place of work in our lives. It states: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  We are not saved by our work, but we are saved for good work. As those created in the image of God, we carry out his workmanship in the labor which we do in his name and for his kingdom.

Congregational Hymn, CW 484,  “Brothers, Sisters, Let Us Gladly” 

Sermon—Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:18-26

     “There is Meaning in Life”

          1. Not in human achievement 

          2. But in God’s announcement 

     2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything

is meaningless.”

     18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. 19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 21 For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? 23 All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless.

     24 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 26 To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Rise for congregational hymn CW 270, “We All Believe in One True God”

Offering (Greet one another, sign the friendship register, and a brief note to the missionary insert.)

Prayer

P.  O God the Father, who planted a garden in Eden laboring in the soil to create your earth-born man; O Christ the Son, who labored in the woodshop and upon the cross; O Holy Spirit who works within and without us to bring the Kingdom to this earth, work within and without us now, we pray.

All:  Make us strong and faithful laborers in your body, the Church, that it might be strengthened by the love you have shown us.

Make us effective and peaceable laborers among the governments of the earth that wisdom, peace, and justice might prevail.

Make us compassionate and tireless laborers among all those who suffer any sort of need, that we may be instruments of your healing and comfort.

Make us diligent and listening laborers in this place of worship that the community around us might see our love for one another and give glory to our Father in heaven.

Make us happy laborers of your Gospel message, that those who mourn may be assured of your powerful resurrection and the joy of life eternal.

All this we pray through Christ our Lord.  Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

Communion at Emmanuel follows pages 21-24–The Sacrament–in the hymnal.  Communion Hymns 307 and 309.

St. John’s continues below.

Benediction

May you be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of God.  (Colossians 1:9-10)

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and + give you peace.

Amen

Closing Hymn, CW 518, “Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go”

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Please, during this Befriend A Mission Month, also sign your name, share a brief message/Bible verse, etc. on the Missionary greeting inside each register,

Also, as you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

✠Announcements ✠

Activities for the week of September 1-September 7
Sun.8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship 
11:00 A.M.St. John’s Evangelism Committee meeting 
11:15 A.M.Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Mon.LABOR DAY
Tues.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School/Little Lambs First Day of School 
8:15 A.M.St. John’s School Opening Service
9:00 A.M.St. John’s Elders meeting
6:00 P.M.Hands In Prayer meeting at St. John’s 
Wed.1:40 P.M.St. John’s School/Little Lambs Early Release
6:30 P.M.St. John’s Worship 
Thurs.12:00 P.M.St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting Fall LWMS Mission Offerings will be collected.
6:00 P.M.Griefshare at St. John’s lower level begins (1 of 13 weeks)
Fri.
Sat.6:00 P.M.Concert on the Ball Diamond featuring Koine 
Theme for Next Sunday September 8 , 2019Emmanuel 8:00a.m. Worship & Church Picnic at Montello City Park: “God’s Creation”
8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship 
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship & Church Picnic at Montello City Park 
12:00 P.M.St. John’s/Emmanuel Softball games vs. Princeton & Green Lake at Montello City Park 

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Evie & Ron Blada, Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Lilah Farrell, Xzander Jahr, Chris Krause (Gordy & Linda’s son), Earl “Pete” Laun, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Karl Whitrock, Shirley Wilkens – (added this week: Xzander Jahr, Earl “Pete” Laun )

– For our St. John’s member Delores Peterson age 82 called home on 8/22 (private funeral in Jefferson)

– For Alexandria, Brianna, Gracie & Lacey Buehrens, Bob & Carolyn Buehren’s grand & great-granddaughters, who were baptized at home yesterday (8/31)

– For Phyllis Farrell who will celebrate her 97th birthday on Tuesday (9/3)

– For Little Lambs Preschool & St. John’s Lutheran Elementary School that begins on Tuesday (9/3)

THANK YOU LuAnn Zieman for arranging today’s special Labor Day service and for our lay readers…at Emmanuel: Darrell Buchholz, Brian Ninneman and Wayne Stelter…and at St. John’s: James Henke, Joe Zauner and Zeb Zuehls.

THANK YOU The Crown family wishes to thank everyone for gifts of remembrance for Harley. May the Lord bless us all through these gifts. 

OLD ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS Please let Ciara know if you are interested in the old St. John’s church doors, currently stored in the old teacherage.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS To keep updated on the St. John’s Church Door Project, check out the bulletin board located in the Information Room at St. John’s. The given donation did not cover the full cost of our new doors so donations are still accepted to help offset the remaining cost. 

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!

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Sunday, September 15 at 8:30a.m. at St. John’s. Ages 3 through 6th grade, member or not, are all invited to come! Please help spread the word! 

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 Aug/Sept in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months. 

GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session of Griefshare will start this Thursday, September 5 at 6:00p.m. in the lower level at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

CONCERT ON THE BALL DIAMOND is this coming Saturday, September 7 at 6:30p.m. at St. John’s. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy music, food and fellowship! 

This year, the cost for this event for St. John’s is between $3,400 – $4,000. If you wish to donate to help offset the remaining cost, please call 608-297-2866, email scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org or stop by the office. Thank you! 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BAGS Check out our new Children’s Church Bags that are located in the Information Room at St. John’s and entry way at Emmanuel. Children: use during the service as you please and return them to the tree at the end of each service! A big thank you to St. John’s Hand In Prayer group for donating towards the bags and to you guys, Gene Crook & Jack Steuck, for building the wooden trees. Thank you to you gals, Ciara Neuhauser & Blake Seeley, for making the children’s church bags for Emmanuel and St. John’s. 

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! 

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! 

FORWARD IN CHRIST Please do not turn in any past Forward in Christ magazines as we no longer accept them due to the personal information that is provided inside. Thanks!

MEDITATIONS New “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for donating!) The new ones begin today, September 1st.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.”

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR St. John’s is looking for an individual(s) who would want to run the Scholastic Book Fair. This has been a big success for our school and students in the past and we would love to continue this. Call the office if you or someone you know is interested! 

JOYFUL WITNESS will begin rehearsals on Sunday, Sept. 8th at St. Paul’s, North Fond du Lac under the direction of Jeff Krumbein. The first rehearsal will be from 5:30 – 7:30p.m. Our area WELS choir welcomes new singers to enjoy the fellowship and music that proclaims Christ the Savior and His redeeming grace!  Singing traditional and contemporary arrangements, the choir is open to high school students and all adults. This year’s concerts will also include a children’s choir and will be held the weekend of December 13th. Find us at: joyfulwitness.net or @JoyfulWitness on Facebook!

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—Outreach to Asians and World Mission: Ukraine Project. 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! 

316NOW MISSION FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Learn about the ministry committed to proclaiming grace across China NOW.  Special Freewill Offering for 316NOW at both services. Guest speaker is one of the administrators of this ministry. Schedule for the day:

   8:00 a.m. Emmanuel Mission Festival service

   9:30 a.m. Learn about 316NOW’s Sheep to Lambs Initiative (school classroom)

   10:00 a.m. St. John’s Mission Festival service

   11:15 a.m. Luncheon in St. John’s lower level for EVERYONE!  (Freewill Offering)

   12:00 noon 316NOW power point presentation by guest speaker . . . come learn more!

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BULLETIN- August 25, 2019- The 11 th Sunday after Pentecost

The 11th Sunday after Pentecost

August 25, 2019

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    
W E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H 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 Faith-Life’s Riches are Hidden with God – Did you know that you are the richest person in the world? Are you saying to yourself: “I didn’t get that memo?” No, you didn’t win the lottery last night. Bill Gates didn’t die and leave you all his money. But the fact still remains that you are the richest person in the world, along with all others who have put their faith in Jesus as Savior. So where are our riches? They’re being stored in heaven for us, “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade” (1 Peter 1:4). They may be hidden with God at this very moment, but that doesn’t mean they’re not ours at this very moment. God has promised them to us, and he will deliver!
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X A   S E R V I C E   O F   M O R N I N G    P R A I S E  X

Morning Praise, composed by Marty Haugen, is based on the historic service called “Matins.” Joined to Christ, our risen Lord, we glorify God as we rise to the activities of this new day.

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 296:1,2                                                                    Our Children Jesus Calls

HOLY BAPTISM                                                                                               hymnal page 12-14

HYMN 296:3                                                                                                    Our Children Jesus Calls  

Remain standing

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

COME, OH, COME, LET US SING TO THE LORD

An arrangement of Psalm 95, this song of praise reminds us of the many blessings that come to us from the hands of our Creator God. Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses. 

Please be seated

PSALM 34                                                                                                       hymnal page 80                 

Sung in unison.

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST  READING                                                                                     Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:18-26

Summary: All earthly things pass away

 “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”

I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune.What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

SECOND READING                                                           Colossians 3:1-11 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: Set your mind on things above

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is yourlife, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                               John 14:23

Alleluia. Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” Alleluia.

Please stand

GOSPEL READING                                                                                            Luke 12: 13-21

Summary: The parable of the rich fool

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’

18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 478                                                           With the Lord Begin Your Task

SERMON                                                                                                                      Colossians 3:1-11

“Look Up to Heaven, Look Away from Here”

Please stand

YOU ARE GOD, WE PRAISE YOU                                                                                                   Te Deum

Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses

Refrain

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

During the offering, please greet one another and sign the friendship register.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer for the Proper Use of Wealth and Intercessory Prayers (bulletin pg. 13) are spoken by pastor.

P:  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,  C:  Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                                                      Kyrie

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

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.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

At St. John’s and Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church we practice closed Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to the service.

Please be seated

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 393                                                                  If Your Beloved Son, O God

                                                           477:1-3                                                          What Is the World to Me

Please stand

PRAYER FOR GRACE                                                                                  

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

L:   ♫       O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have

                   brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and

                   grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger;

                   and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ,

                   your Son, our Lord.

BLESSING

Please be seated

CLOSING  HYMN 477:4                                                                     What Is the World to Me                     

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of August 25- August 31
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
  11:00 A.M. St. John’s School /Little Lambs Registration & Pictures  (gym)
  11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
  11:15 A.M. Lower level rental for Wachholz baptism
Mon. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Sunday School Staff meeting
Tues.    
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs.    
Fri.    
Sat. 10:00 A.M. Private baptism at Buehren’s home
Theme for Next Sunday September 1 , 2019 Pentecost 13: “God’s Children Live By Faith–Looking Forward to Better Things” 
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:00 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
11:00 A.M. St. John’s Evangelism Committee meeting

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Evie & Ron Blada, Liola Crown & son Terry, Florence Dahlke, Agnes Dassow, Lilah Farrell, Chris Krause (Gordy & Linda’s son), earl “Pete” Laun, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Karl Whitrock, Shirley Wilkins – (added this week: Shirley Wilkins )

– For Augusta Wendy Brown, the daughter of Nathanael & Erin Brown, & granddaughter of Mike & Sue Brown, born on 8/8 and baptized last Sunday (8/18)

– For Earl & Lucy Laun who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday (8/23)

– For Mark & Patty Emond who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today (8/25)

– For Anna Elizabeth Wachholz, the daughter of Aaron & Victoria Wachholz, who will be baptized in today’s (8/25) service at St. John’s

TODAY’S ALTAR FLOWERS AT ST. JOHN’S and a special gift of $50 were given by Earl “Pete” & Lucy Laun in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday (8/23)

THANK YOU to the Jaster family for donating various items to St. John’s church and school from the former “Kingston House”. Your gifts are appreciated.

THANK YOU to Rick Van Treeck for installing our new water fountains at St. John’s.

OLD ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS Please let Ciara know if you are interested in the old St. John’s church doors, currently stored in the old teacherage.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS To keep updated on the St. John’s Church Door Project, check out the bulletin board located in the Information Room at St. John’s. The given donation did not cover the full cost of our new doors so donations are still accepted to help offset the remaining cost.

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!

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Sunday, September 15 at 8:30a.m. at St. John’s. Ages 3 through 6th grade, member or not, are all invited to come! Please help spread the word!

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION School Registration is TODAY in St. John’s gym. Join us!  

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 Aug/Sept in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session of Griefshare will start September 5 at 6:00p.m. in the lower level at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

CONCERT ON THE BALL DIAMOND is September 7 at 6:30p.m. at St. John’s. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy music, food and fellowship!

This year, the cost for this event for St. John’s is between $3,400 – $4,000.      

If you wish to donate to help offset the remaining cost, please call 608-297-2866, email scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org or stop by the office. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BAGS Check out our new Children’s Church Bags that are located in the Information Room at St. John’s and entry way at Emmanuel. Children: use during the service as you please and return them to the tree at the end of each service! A big thank you to St. John’s Hand In Prayer group for donating towards the bags and to you guys, Gene Crook & Jack Steuck, for building the wooden trees. Thank you to you gals, Ciara Neuhauser & Blake Seeley, for making the children’s church bags for Emmanuel and St. John’s.

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!

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!

FORWARD IN CHRIST Please do not turn in any past Forward in Christ magazines as we no longer accept them due to the personal information that is provided inside. Thanks!

MEDITATIONS New “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for donating!) The new ones begin September 1st.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Stop, Drop, and Roll won’t work in Hell.”

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR St. John’s is looking for an individual(s) who would want to run the Scholastic Book Fair. This has been a big success for our school and students in the past and we would love to continue this. Call the office if you or someone you know is interested!

GUIDELINES FOR GIVING FROM GOD’S WORD

Truth #1: Everything belongs to God. (Psalm 24:1)

Truth #2: We give our offerings willingly. (Exodus 25:2) 

Truth #3: We give our offerings joyfully. (2 Corinthians 8:2)

Truth #4: We give of our best (firstfruits). (Proverbs 3:9)

Truth #5: We give in proportion to what God has given us. (1 Corinthians 16:2).

Truth #6: We plan our giving. (2 Corinthians 9:2)

Truth #7: Trustingly put first things first. (Matthew 6:31,33)

JOYFUL WITNESS will begin rehearsals on Sunday, Sept. 8th at St. Paul’s, North Fond du Lac under the direction of Jeff Krumbein. The first rehearsal will be from 5:30 – 7:30p.m. Our area WELS choir welcomes new singers to enjoy the fellowship and music that proclaims Christ the Savior and His redeeming grace!  Singing traditional and contemporary arrangements, the choir is open to high school students and all adults. This year’s concerts will also include a children’s choir and will be held the weekend of December 13th.   Find us at: joyfulwitness.net or @JoyfulWitness on Facebook!

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-18                                      8-21 67                                        97                                       6
St. John’s Altar Committee August 2019 Jennie Utke & Susan Brown
●●● 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 Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816 K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●
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BULLETIN- August 18, 2019- The 10th Sunday after Pentecost

The 10th Sunday after Pentecost

August 18, 2019

Emmanuel & St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Mecan & Montello, WI

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  
W E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H
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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G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y
Faith-Life Expresses Itself in Fervent Faith-Filled Prayer – God has given most people the wonderful gift of speech. Through words, we communicate our thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Without words it would be much harder to express ourselves, a frustrating prospect! Our thoughts, ideas, and feelings need an outlet, and so does our faith-life! Faith looks for ways to express itself, and one way Christian faith does that is in fervent faith-filled prayer.  

 

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.

THE GATHERING RITE ON THE WORD OF GOD & SERVICE OF THE WORD

Please stand

M:            In the name of the Father and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit.

C:              (spoken) Amen.

OPENING HYMN 221                                                                                                                 Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

  1. Blessed Jesus, at your Word
    We are gathered all to hear you.
    Let our hearts and souls be stirred
    Now to seek and love and fear you,
    By your teachings, sweet and holy,
    Drawn from earth to love you solely.

M:            Oh, how I love your law!

C:              I meditate on it all day long.

M:            Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,

C:              for they are ever with me.

M:             I have more insight than all my teachers,

C:              for I meditate on your statutes.

M:            How sweet are your words to my taste,

C:              sweeter than honey to my mouth!          

2     All our knowledge, sense, and sight
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded
Till your Spirit breaks our night
With the beams of truth unclouded.
You alone to God can win us;
You must work all good within us.

M:            All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

C:              so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.         

M:            Yet so often we have despised God’s Word and failed to gladly hear and learn it. For this and all our sins, we bow before God and humbly ask his forgiveness.

C:              Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

3    Gracious Savior, good and kind,
Light from Light, from God proceeding,
Open now our heart and mind;
Help us by your Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry your people raises;
Hear and bless our prayers and praises.

M:            God gave his Word so “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name”. The Scriptures testify about Jesus, who lived a perfect life for you, died on the cross to pay for all your sins, and rose again to assure you of your salvation. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit.

C:              (spoken) Amen.

4    Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Praise to you and adoration!
Grant that we your Word may trust,
Confident of our salvation,
While we here below must wander,
Till we sing your praises yonder.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M:  Let us pray.

O Lord, your ears are always open to the prayers of your humble servants, who come to you in Jesus’ name. Teach us always to ask according to your will that we may never fail to obtain the blessings you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (spoken) Amen.

Please be seated

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                              Genesis 18:20 (today’s sermon text)Summary: Abraham’s prayer

Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD.  Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?  What if there are fifty righteous people in the city?  Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?   Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike.  Far be it from you!  Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?”

“If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”

Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?”

He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak.  What if only thirty can be found there?”

He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?”

He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.”

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more.  What if only ten can be found there?”

He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

PSALM 6                                                                                                                                         hymnal page 66

Men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                                                                                                                          Colossians 2:6-15

Summary: Prayer is our privilege earned by Christ’s atonement

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.  In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.  And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                                       John 6:68

Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 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!                            

Please stand

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                                                                                              Luke 11:1-13

Summary: Lord, teach us to pray

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.  When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say: “`Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.  May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us each day our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one'”

Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.’

“Then the one inside answers, `Don’t bother me.  The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed.  I can’t get up and give you anything.’  I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!   

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 411                                                         What a Friend We Have in Jesus

SERMON                                                                                                         Genesis 18:20-33

                                                                                                                           “Let Us Pray”

  1. Taking the opportunities God gives to exercise our faith
  2. Showing the attitudes God deserves in our life of faith

Please stand

THE 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

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.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer for God-Pleasing Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                                        hymnal page43

Please be seated

HYMN 409                                                                                            Come, My Soul, with Every Care

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER                                                                                          hymnal page 43

Please be seated

BLESSING SOLO                                                                                              hymn 745, May the Peace of God

                        sung by Anna Glunn

1               May the peace of God our heav’nly Father,

And the grace of Christ the risen Son,

And the fellowship of God the Spirit

Keep our hearts and minds within his love.

             Refrain       And to him be praise for his glorious reign

From the depths of earth to the heights of heav’n.

We declare the name of the Lamb once slain—

Christ eternal, the King of kings.

2               May this peace which passes understanding,

And this grace which makes us what we are,

And this fellowship of his Communion

Make us one in spirit and in heart.

             Refrain

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of August 18 – August 24
Sun. 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
Mon.    
Tues. 6:00 P.M. Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
Fri.    
Sat. 10:30 A.M. St . John’s lower level rental  
Theme for Next Sunday August 25 , 2019 Pentecost 11: “Set Your Minds on Things Above (not Earthly Things)”
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
11:00 A.M. St. John’s School /Little Lambs Registration (gym)  & Pictures  (lower level)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Evie & Ron Blada, David Broderick, Liola Crown & son Terry, Florence Dahlke, Agnes Dassow, Marjorie Fabian, Lilah Farrell, Chris Krause (Gordy & Linda’s son), Pete Laun, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Karl Whitrock – (added this week: )

– For the family of Gordon Hoffman, Tracy’s father-in-law, called home on 8/10

– For Missions

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS To keep updated on the St. John’s Church Door Project, check out the bulletin board located in the Information Room at St. John’s. The given donation did not cover the full cost of our new doors so donations are still accepted to help offset the remaining cost.

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!

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Sunday, September 15 at 8:30a.m. at St. John’s. Ages 3 through 6th grade, member or not, are all invited to come! Please help spread the word!

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION School Registration is NEXT Sunday, August 25 at 11:00a.m. in St. John’s gym. If you were enrolled last school year and/or have enrolled for this coming school year, you received your summer registration packets via mail. If you didn’t, please contact the office. In them, you will find everything you need to know about registration and this upcoming school year. Are you new and/or need to enroll? Call the office (608-297-2866), email (scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today!

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 Aug/Sept in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session of Griefshare will start September 5 at 6:00p.m. in the lower level at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

ENDEAVOR BLOOD DRIVE is Wednesday, August 21 from 1:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. at the Endeavor Fire Department. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS or Ruth Jones 608-587-2646 to set up your appointment today!

CONCERT ON THE BALL DIAMOND is September 7 at 6:30p.m. at St. John’s. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy music, food and fellowship!

This year, the cost for this event for St. John’s is between $3,400 – $4,000.      

If you wish to donate to help offset the remaining cost, please call 608-297-2866, email scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org or stop by the office. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BAGS Check out our new Children’s Church Bags that are located in the Information Room at St. John’s and entry way at Emmanuel. Children: use during the service as you please and return them to the tree at the end of each service! A big thank you to St. John’s Hand In Prayer group for donating towards the bags and to you guys, Gene Crook & Jack Steuck, for building the wooden trees. Thank you to you gals, Ciara Neuhauser & Blake Seeley, for making the children’s church bags for Emmanuel and St. John’s.

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!

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!

FORWARD IN CHRIST Please do not turn in any past Forward in Christ magazines as we no longer accept them due to the personal information that is provided inside. Thanks!

MEDITATIONS New “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for donating!) The new ones begin September 1st.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Be ye fishers of men. You catch ’em–He’ll clean ’em.”

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR St. John’s is looking for an individual(s) who would want to run the Scholastic Book Fair. This has been a big success for our school and students in the past and we would love to continue this. Call the office if you or someone you know is interested!

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-11                                      8-14 78                                          103                                       5
St. John’s Altar Committee August 2019 Jennie Utke & Susan Brown
●●● 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 Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816 K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●
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BULLETIN August 4th, 2019- The 8th Sunday after Pentecost

The 8th Sunday after Pentecost

August 4, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

St. John’s  Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel  Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949    

W E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H 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  

 

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G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y Faith-Life Reveals Itself in Love for Others – We cannot see into other people’s hearts, but we can discern Christian faith by its fruits in words and actions. God tells us that love, joy, peace, patience, and more make up the fruit of faith. (See Galatians 5:22,23.) If we truly have crossed over from death to life, it will show in love for others, as James has written: “I will show you my faith by what I do” (James 2:18).  


P R E P A R A T I O N   F O R   W O R S H I P

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 493                                                                 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION                                                           hymnal page 15

When we confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, the pastor announces the perfect forgiveness of sins won for us by Jesus.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                hymnal page 15

The Church brings her concerns and prayers to a loving Father in heaven, who has shown great mercy to us and promised to hear our ardent cries for help.

GLORY BE TO GOD                                                                                                                   hymnal page 16

This song of praise reminds us of the wonderful things God has done for us, not the least of which is the salvation he gives through Jesus Christ.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: O risen Lord, you came to your disciples and took away their fears with your word of peace. Come to us also by Word and sacrament, and banish our fears with the comforting assurance of your abiding presence; for you live and reign with the Father 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                                                                                                         Deuteronomy 30: 9-14

Summary: Moses reminded the Israelites of the demands of God’s law

Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your fathers, if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.  It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”  Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”  No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

PSALM 25                                                                                                                                         hymnal page 74

The lectern side sings the first line, the pulpit side sings the second line, and all sing the refrain and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                                                                    Colossians 1:1-14 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: The gospel produces a heart of faith and a life of love

When Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father. 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 the saints–the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.   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. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.  And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                      Deuteronomy 30:14

Alleluia. The Word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Alleluia.

C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!                              

Please stand

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!                         

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                                                                             Luke 10:25-37

Summary: The parable of the good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied.  “How do you read it?” He answered: “`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ {Deut. 6:5}; and, `Love your neighbor as yourself.’ {Lev.19:18}”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied.  “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers.  They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.  A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.  Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.  The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper.  `Look after him,’ he said, `and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                            

NICENE CREED                                                                                           hymnal pages 18, 19

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 498                                                          Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire

SERMON                                                                                                          Colossians 1:1-14

“Thank God For The Gospel’s Growing Season!”

  1. It takes root in our hearts
  2. It bears fruit in our lives

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CREATE IN ME                                                                                                            hymnal page 20

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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                                                                                        

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.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer For Growth In Faith And Christian Living and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                           hymnal page 20

Please be seated

494:1-4                                                                                     Blest Be the Tie that Binds

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING                                                                     hymnal page 25

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 494:5                                                            Blest Be the Tie that Binds

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

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Activities for the week of August 4 – August 10
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
  9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon.    
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Evangelism meeting
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:30 A.M. St. John’s Faculty meeting
  2:00 P.M. Zietlow wedding rehearsal
Fri.   Zietlow wedding at Springbrook Farm
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday August 11 , 2019 Pentecost 9: “The Christ-Centered Home”
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: Evie & Ron Blada, David Broderick, Sandy Buchholz, Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Marjorie Fabian, Lilah Farrell, Chris Krause (Gordy & Lin’s son), Pete Laun, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Elsa Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Jody Steigerwald (DuWayne & Pat Sommerfeld’s daughter), Karl Whitrock – (added this week: Lila Farrell)

– For those straying from the church

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

MEMORIAL In memory of Joel Jaster, a donation has been given from the Jaster family to purchase our new church doors at St. John’s. Your gift is appreciated! To keep updated on the St. John’s Church Door Project, check out the bulletin board located in the Information Room at St. John’s. This donation did not cover the full cost of our new doors so donations are still accepted to help offset the remaining cost.

CARD/GIFTCARD SHOWER Throughout the month of July, we will be having a Card/Gift Card Shower! This will be for all of our three new teachers here at St. John’s :

Ms. Shelley Myers : Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teacher

Mrs. Lynn Sellnow : Little Lambs Director/Teacher

Mr. Larry Sellnow : Principal and 6th, 7th & 8th grade teacher

Two card/gift card boxes will be located in St. John’s linkway. Please help us welcome and show our appreciation for our new teachers! 

FATHER MARQUETTE DAYS AUGUST 17! Show your St. John’s pride as we walk in the Father Marquette Days Parade! This year’s theme is “Salute to the Military: Red, White and Blue.” We are looking for members who would want to walk with our float and hand out waters with koozies to help spread the word about St. John’s. Stay tuned for time and meeting place!

St. John’s is also getting a men’s softball team in for Father Marquette Days. Come and support our team! Interested in playing? Contact the office 297-2866.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Concert on the Ball Diamond: September 7 at 6:30p.m. at St. John’s

Emmanuel/St. John’s Church Picnic: September 8 at 10:00a.m. at Montello City Park

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 give an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION School Registration is Sunday, August 25 at 11:00a.m. in St. John’s gym. If you were enrolled last school year and/or have enrolled for this coming school year, look for your summer registration packets coming to you via mail. In them, you will find everything you need to know about registration and this upcoming school year. Are you new and/or need to enroll? Call the office (608-297-2866), email (scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today!

MEDITATIONS New “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for donating!) 

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 Aug/Sept 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!

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BAGS Check out our new Children’s Church Bags that are located in the Information Room at St. John’s. Children: use during the service as you please and return them to the tree at the end of each service! A big thank you to St. John’s Hand In Prayer group for donating towards the bags and to you guys, Gene Crook & Jack Steuck, for building the wooden trees. Thank you to you gals, Ciara Neuhauser & Blake Seeley, for making the children’s church bags for Emmanuel and St. John’s.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Peace starts with a smile.”

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!

FORWARD IN CHRIST Please do not turn in any past Forward in Christ magazines as we no longer accept them due to the personal information that is provided inside. Thanks!

GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session of Griefshare will start September 5 at 6:00p.m. in the lower level at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Sunday, September 15 at 8:30a.m. at St. John’s. Ages 3 through 6th grade, member or not, are all invited to come! Please help spread the word!

WELS CONVENTION Thank you Paul Van Treeck for serving as St. John’s delegate to synod convention this past week at Martin Luther College–New Ulm, MN

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
7-28                                    7-31  75                                         116                                      
St. John’s Altar Committee August 2019 Jennie Utke & Susan Brown

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 Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816 K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●
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BULLETIN- 7/28/19 – The 7th Sunday after Pentecost

The 7th Sunday after Pentecost

July 28, 2019

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    
W E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H
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  
G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y
Jesus Sends Out Seventy-two Men to Proclaim Peace – “Peace,” or “shalom” (Hebrew), is more than the absence of hostility between God and us. It is wholeness in every way, bought by the blood of Christ. Today’s lessons show the part we all have in proclaiming God’s peace near and far.  
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X A   S E R V I C E   O F   M O R N I N G    P R A I S E  X

Morning Praise, composed by Marty Haugen, is based on the historic service called “Matins.” Joined to Christ, our risen Lord, we glorify God as we rise to the activities of this new day.

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 154                                                                               Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks

Please stand

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

COME, OH, COME, LET US SING TO THE LORD

An arrangement of Psalm 95, this song of praise reminds us of the many blessings that come to us from the hands of our Creator God.

 Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses

Please be seated

PSALM OF THE DAY                                                          Psalm 63: In the Morning I Will Sing

This morning psalm brings to mind the Lord’s abiding presence and unending love through all of life’s ways.

                Pastor and congregation sing in unison.

Refrain:

Verses:

T H E   S E R V I C E   O F   T H E   W O R D

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST  READING                                                                                               Isaiah 66:10-14

Summary: Isaiah prophesies the glories of the New Testament Church

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
    all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
    all you who mourn over her.
For you will nurse and be satisfied
    at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
    and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

For this is what the Lord says:

“I will extend peace to her like a river,
    and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
    and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you;
    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

When you see this, your heart will rejoice
    and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,
    but his fury will be shown to his foes.

SECOND READING                                                                              Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16

Summary: There will be a harvest of Christ’s Kingdom as we reflect His gift of peace and do good

to all

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whichthe world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—tothe Israel of God.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                 Luke 8:15

Alleluia. Happy are they who hear the Word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience. Alleluia.      

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GOSPEL READING                                              Luke 10:1-12, 16-20 (sermon text underlined)

Summary: Jesus sends out the Seventy-two

After this the Lord appointed seventy-twoothers 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 someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, 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 offered to you.Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever 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.”

NICENE CREED    

C:       We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 235                                            Praise the Almighty; My Soul, Adore Him

SERMON                                                                                                                        Luke 10: 1-9, 16

“Be Sure To Leave Your Mark”

  1. Let them see Christ’s peace in you, and…
  2. Let them know about Christ’s peace for them

Please stand

YOU ARE GOD, WE PRAISE YOU                                                                                                   Te Deum

Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses

Refrain

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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

During the offering, please greet one another and sign the friendship register.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer for a Spiritual Harvest of Souls and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor.

P:  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,  C:  Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                                                      Kyrie

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

THE LORD’S PRAYER

C:              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.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

At St. John’s and Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church we practice closed Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to the service.

Please be seated

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 315                                              Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face

                                                           559:1-2                                                        Lord of the Living Harvest

Please stand

PRAYER FOR GRACE                                                                                  

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

L:   ♫       O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have

                   brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and

                   grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger;

                   and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ,

                   your Son, our Lord.

BLESSING

Please be seated

CLOSING  HYMN 559:3                                                                               Lord of the Living Harvest                                  

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of July 28-August 4
Sun. 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
Mon.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Tues.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Wed.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Fri.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday August 4 , 2019 Pentecost 8: “Love Is the Fulfillment of the Law”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Evie & Ron Blada, David Broderick, Sandy Buchholz, Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Marjorie Fabian, Chris Krause (Gordy & Lin’s son), Pete Laun, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Elsa Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Jody Steigerwald (DuWayne & Pat Sommerfeld’s daughter), Karl Whitrock – (added this week: Evie Blada)

– For the family of our former St. John’s member, Lucille Henning, called to her heavenly home on 7/20

– For Pastor William Runke who is retiring today (7/28) as pastor of St. John’s–Pardeeville

– For our communicants at St. John’s

– For WELS Convention this week – Paul Van Treeck, our St. John’s church president, is serving as our delegate

CARD/GIFTCARD SHOWER Throughout the month of July, we will be having a Card/Gift Card Shower! This will be for all of our three new teachers here at St. John’s :

Ms. Shelley Myers : Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teacher

Mrs. Lynn Sellnow : Little Lambs Director/Teacher

Mr. Larry Sellnow : Principal and 6th, 7th & 8th grade teacher

Two card/gift card boxes will be located in St. John’s linkway. Please help us welcome and show our appreciation for our new teachers! 

FATHER MARQUETTE DAYS AUGUST 17! Show your St. John’s pride as we walk in the Father Marquette Days Parade! This year’s theme is “Salute to the Military: Red, White and Blue.” We are looking for members who would want to walk with our float and hand out waters with koozies to help spread the word about St. John’s. Stay tuned for time and meeting place!

St. John’s is also getting a men’s softball team in for Father Marquette Days. Come and support our team! Interested in playing? Contact the office 297-2866.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Concert on the Ball Diamond: September 7 at 6:30p.m. at St. John’s

Emmanuel/St. John’s Church Picnic: September 8 at 10:00a.m. at Montello City Park

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 give an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION School Registration is Sunday, August 25 at 11:00a.m. in St. John’s gym. If you were enrolled last school year and/or have enrolled for this coming school year, look for your summer registration packets coming to you via mail. In them, you will find everything you need to know about registration and this upcoming school year. Are you new and/or need to enroll? Call the office (608-297-2866), email (scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today to today!

MEDITATIONS New “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for donating!) 

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 Aug/Sept 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!

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BAGS Check out our new Children’s Church Bags that are located in the Information Room at St. John’s. Children: use during the service as you please and please return them to the tree at the end of each service! A big thank you to St. John’s Hand In Prayer group for donating towards the bags and another big thank you to Gene Crook, a St. John’s member, who handmade the Children’s Church Bags tree.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?”

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!

THE RETIREMENT OF PASTOR RODNEY DIETSCHE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, GREEN LAKE, WI Your presence is welcome at Peace Lutheran Church in Green Lake on August 4th, 2019 for the retirement service of Pastor Rodney Dietsche. Pastor Dietsche has served his Lord and Savior at Peace Lutheran Church for the last 37 years. The members of Peace also invite you to a meal following the service for a time of fellowship and thanksgiving. The meal will be served in the Parish Hall at Peace Lutheran Church. The service will begin at 9:00am followed by the meal at 11:00am. If you plan on attending the meal please RSVP to David Kummerow at 920-295-7008 (call or text) by TODAY, July 28th.

FORWARD IN CHRIST Please do not turn in any past Forward in Christ magazines as we no longer accept them due to the personal information that is provided inside. Thanks!

GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session of Griefshare will start September 5 at 6:00p.m. in the lower level at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee July  2019 Elaine Kelm & Carolyn Rosenthal

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 Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816 K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●
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BULLETIN- July 7, 2016

The 4th Sunday After Pentecost

July 7, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

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  

 

608.297.2866 www.stjohnsmontello.org Like us on Facebook

 

XG O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y X Forgiven Much by Jesus, We Love Much – When we sense how much we need God’s forgiveness, his mercy becomes the most powerful reality in our lives. It transforms us. To ignore our need brings ruin, but to hang on tightly to God’s gift of mercy brings peace, joy, and purpose.  


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 304                                                          Jesus Sinners Does Receive

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION                                                           hymnal page 15

When we confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, the pastor announces the perfect forgiveness of sins won for us by Jesus.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                hymnal page 15

The Church brings her concerns and prayers to a loving Father in heaven, who has shown great mercy to us and promised to hear our ardent cries for help.

GLORY BE TO GOD                                                                                                                   hymnal page 16

This song of praise reminds us of the wonderful things God has done for us, not the least of which is the salvation he gives through Jesus Christ.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: O God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you along make holy. Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day. Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things you have prepared for us in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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.

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                          2 Samuel 11:26–12:10,13-15

Summary: David needed forgiveness; Nathan proclaimed it

When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.  After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son.  But the thing David had done displeased the LORD.

The LORD sent Nathan to David.  When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.  The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought.  He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children.  It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms.  It was like a daughter to him.

“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!  He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!  This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: `I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.   I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms.  I gave you the house of Israel and Judah.  And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.  Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes?  You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own.  You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.

Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.”

Nathan replied, “The LORD has taken away your sin.  You are not going to die.  But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.”

After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill.

PSALM 72                                                                                                                                           hymnal page 93

The lectern side sings the first line, the pulpit side sings the second line, and everyone sing the refrains and Gloria.

EPISTLE LESSON                                                                                                                        Galatians 2:11-21

Summary: We are justified by faith in Christ

When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles.  But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.  The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.

When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew.  How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?

“We who are Jews by birth and not `Gentile sinners’ know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.  So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.

“If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin?  Absolutely not!  If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a lawbreaker.  For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.  I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                        Psalm 132:9

Alleluia. May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy. Alleluia.

C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!                              

Please stand

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!             Sung after Pastor announces the Gospel lesson verse

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                          (today’s sermon text) Luke 7: 36-50

Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman who had been forgiven

Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.  When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is– that she is a sinner.”

Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

“Two men owed money to a certain moneylender.  One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house.  You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.  You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.  You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.  Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven– for she loved much.  But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”

Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                            

 NICENE CREED                                                                                          hymnal pages 18, 19

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 479                                                  Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me

SERMON                                                                                                         Luke 7:36-50

Christ Communicates the Core of Christianity

  1. Faults
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Faith
  4. Fruits

Please stand

CREATE IN ME                                                                                                            hymnal page 20

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                   James Wachholz & Lucas Stelter sing “My Country Tis of Thee”                  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.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer for Blessings on the Church, and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                           hymnal page 20

Please be seated

HYMN 394                                                                                                        Blessed Are the Saints of God

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING                                                                     hymnal page 25

Remain standing

CLOSING HYMN 619                                                                 God Bless Our Native Land

After the closing hymn, the congregation may be seated and all active and retired military personnel remain standing and be recognized for their service.

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of July 7-July 13
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
  11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Mon.    
Tues.    
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion
Fri. 7:00 P.M. WELS Night at Miller Park
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday July 14 , 2019 Pentecost 5 & Teacher Installation at St. John’s: “Following Christ Means Confessing Who He Is–the Suffering Savior”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Potluck and Welcome Baskets for our new teachers at St. John’s

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, David Broderick, Sandy Buchholz, 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, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), 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, Elsa Russell, 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: Robert Lederer)

– For Sara Borck & Pastor Nathaniel Buchner who were united in Christian marriage at St. Paul’s–Green Bay on Friday (7/5)

– For our country

– For those serving (or who have served) in the armed forces

THANKS to all who helped our new principal and pre-school director Larry & Lynn Sellnow move into the parsonage this week.

NEW TEACHER INSTALLATION is scheduled for next Sunday, July 14th.  We’d love to welcome our three new teachers with Welcome Baskets and a potluck lunch following the 10:00am service.  If you’d like to donate any gifts for the teacher baskets, please drop them off in the office. Please see our signup sheets in St. John’s link way and Emmanuel parish hall for the potluck.

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 give an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Call (608-297-2866), email (scsecreatary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today to pre-register today!

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) 

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): “If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.”

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! 

2ND ANNUAL ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH-PRINCETON SOCCER CAMP July 15-17 – “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13, 14). Soccer is a difficult game that requires perseverance. But it is hard to persevere without a clear goal in mind. In the same way, life is very difficult and requires perseverance. But it is hard to persevere without a clear goal in mind. The Bible says that only goal worth striving for is to know Jesus and be called heavenward in his name.  Your children are invited to a three-day camp where they will learn how to persevere on and off the soccer field. Drills, exercises, and scrimmages will help them set goals for soccer. Breaks for devotions, music and other activities will help them set goals for life as they grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ their Savior.  Soccer camp begins with a meal each evening at 5 and each camp participant will receive a T-shirt and soccer socks. And it’s all FREE! Boys and girls, ages 3 through 12 are welcome! This year we are asking your child to bring their own water bottle with them to the camp each evening. Register by calling 920-295-4400 Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 1:00pm

PASTOR WILLIAM RUNKE RETIREMENT Dear Friends in Christ-We would like to invite you to join the members of St. John’s Pardeeville for a celebration of Pastor William Runke’s ministry, and to recognize his retirement on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Pastor’s final sermon will be at the 9am service on July 28th, followed by a short program and luncheon. To help the Ladies Aid in planning the meal, please let us know how many people you expect to attend. RSVP by emailing your intent to attend/desire to participate in the program to: office@stjohnspardeeville.org or call the office 608-429-3636. Thanks! –St. John’s Pardeeville

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee July  2019 Elaine Kelm & Carolyn Rosenthal

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 Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow: Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●
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BULLETIN- June 30, 2019, The Third Sunday of Pentecost

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June 30, 2019

8:00 a.m. Emmanuel

10:00 a.m. St. John’s

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Morning Praise, composed by Marty Haugen, is based on the historic service called “Matins.” Joined to Christ, our risen Lord, we glorify God as we rise to the activities of this new day.

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 282               Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear

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COME, OH, COME, LET US SING TO THE LORD

An arrangement of Psalm 95, this song of praise reminds us of the many blessings that come to us from the hands of our Creator God.

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 Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses.  

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PSALM OF THE DAY                                                               Psalm 30

Pastor and congregation sing in unison. 

T H E   W O R D

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST  READING                                                                             1 Kings 17:17-24

Summary: Elijah raises the widow’s son

Sometime later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing.  She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?”

“Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed.  Then he cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 

Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this boy’s life return to him!”

The LORD heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived.  Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”

Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth.”

SECOND READING                                                      Galatians 1:11-24 

Summary: God called Paul and changed him from a persecutor into a preacher

I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.  I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went immediately into Arabia and later returned to Damascus.

Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. I saw none of the other apostles-only James, the Lord’s brother. I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they praised God because of me.

VERSE OF THE DAY             2 Corinthians 5:19

Alleluia!  God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.  Alleluia!         

Please stand

GOSPEL READING                                            Luke 7:11-17 

Summary: Jesus raises a widow’s son

Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out-the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.  When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”

Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 422                             Jesus, Lead Us On

SERMONETTE                     Luke 7:11-17

“Dealing with Death”

  1. The scene
  2. The solution
  3. The sequel

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YOU ARE GOD, WE PRAISE YOU         Te Deum

Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses.  

Refrain

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O F F E R I N G S   O F G I F T S & P R A Y E R S

THE OFFERING

During the offering, please greet one another and sign the friendship register.

Please stand 

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. 

P:  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, C:  Amen.

 LORD, HAVE MERCY     Kyrie

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

C: 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  

L: Pastor C: Congregation

L:   ♫       O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have 

                   brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and 

                   grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger; 

                   and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ, 

                   your Son, our Lord.

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CLOSING HYMN 451                         Precious Lord, Take My Hand

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

✠Announcements ✠

Activities for the week of June 30-July 6
Sun.8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship 
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship 
11:15 A.M.St. John’s Voters/Budget meeting
Mon.
Tues.9:00 A.M.St. John’s Elders meeting
Wed.6:30 P.M.St. John’s Worship 
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
Theme for Next Sunday July 7 , 2019 Pentecost 4: “Forgiveness Lies at the Heart of Justification—at the Heart of our Relationship with God”
8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship 
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, David Broderick, Sandy Buchholz, 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, Elsa Russell, 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: Sandy Buchholz)

– For Phil Zieman who celebrated this 85th birthday on 5/24

– For Phil and LuAnn Zieman who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on 6/22

– For Milo and Barbara Petrick who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday (6/27)

– For Taya Louise Hardell, the daughter of Seth & Rebecca Hardell, who will be baptized today (6/30) 1pm at SJ

-For the family of Jane Minor age 59 called home on June 11
-For Bob & Bernice Wegner who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Thursday (6/27)

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT “We are celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary on June 27.  We’re giving $60.00 to the Emmanuel General Fund.  Milo & Barbara Petrick”

MOVING HELP NEEDED The Sellnows’ moving truck will be here July 3rd at 1:00pm.  If you are able and available, we’d love any and all help moving them into the parsonage!

NEW TEACHER INSTALLATION is scheduled for Sunday, July 14th.  We’d love to welcome our three new teachers with Welcome Baskets and a potluck lunch following the 10:00am service.  If you’d like to donate any gifts for the teacher baskets, please drop them off in the office by July 7th.  

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 give an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.

VOTERS BUDGET MEETING is TODAY, following our 10:00a.m. service at St. John’s. Join us!

VBS Thank you to all who volunteered and helped with this year’s VBS!

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Call (608-297-2866), email (scsecreatary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today to pre-register today! 

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)  

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): “Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.” 

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 mwaisbrot@myfirstnational.com), branch manager at Fortifi Bank–Montello, who can help you make it happen. (business cards are available on the Meditations shelf) 

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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

2ND ANNUAL ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH-PRINCETON SOCCER CAMP July 15-17 – “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13, 14). Soccer is a difficult game that requires perseverance. But it is hard to persevere without a clear goal in mind. In the same way, life is very difficult and requires perseverance. But it is hard to persevere without a clear goal in mind. The Bible says that only goal worth striving for is to know Jesus and be called heavenward in his name.  Your children are invited to a three-day camp where they will learn how to persevere on and off the soccer field. Drills, exercises, and scrimmages will help them set goals for soccer. Breaks for devotions, music and other activities will help them set goals for life as they grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ their Savior.  Soccer camp begins with a meal each evening at 5 and each camp participant will receive a T-shirt and soccer socks. And it’s all FREE! Boys and girls, ages 3 through 12 are welcome! This year we are asking your child to bring their own water bottle with them to the camp each evening. Register by calling 920-295-4400 Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 1:00pm

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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.

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BULLETIN June 23rd, 2019 – The 2 nd Sunday after Pentecost

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

June 23, 2019

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    
608.297.2866 www.stjohnsmontello.org Like us on Facebook
Pastor Peter Zietlow  
W E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H
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.  
G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y
Jesus’ Marvels at a Foreigner’s Faith – In our first and third lessons, God shows joy in welcoming sinners of all nations to him. In the second lesson, we begin a series of readings from Paul’s letter to the saints in Galatia (an area today we would call central Turkey).

 
A   S E R V I C E   O F   M O R N I N G    P R A I S E

Morning Praise, composed by Marty Haugen, is based on the historic service called “Matins.” Joined to Christ, our risen Lord, we glorify God as we rise to the activities of this new day.

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 756                                                                     We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight

Cantor sings stanza 1, congregation sings stanzas 2-5

Please stand

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COME, OH, COME, LET US SING TO THE LORD

An arrangement of Psalm 95, this song of praise reminds us of the many blessings that come to us from the hands of our Creator God.

After the cantors have sung the refrain once, the pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain.  The cantors will sing the verses.

Please be seated

PSALM OF THE DAY                                                          Psalm 63: In the Morning I Will Sing

This morning psalm brings to mind the Lord’s abiding presence and unending love through all of life’s ways.

After the cantors have sung the refrain once, the pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain.                The cantors will sing the verses.

Refrain:

Verses:

T H E   S E R V I C E   O F   T H E   W O R D

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST  READING                                                                                     1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43

Summary: Solomon’s prayer for the foreigner

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said: “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below-you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.

“As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name–for men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm-when he comes and prays toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name.”

SECOND READING                                                                                         Galatians 1:1-10

Summary: There is only one gospel for the world

Paul, an apostle– sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead– and all the brothers with me,

To the churches in Galatia:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel– which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!  As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?  Or am I trying to please men?  If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                          Psalm 119:105

Alleluia. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Alleluia.      

Please stand

GOSPEL READING                                                                                                Luke 7:1-10

Summary: The faith of the Roman centurion

When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.  There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.  The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.  When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”  So Jesus went with them.

He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.  That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you.  But say the word, and my servant will be healed.  For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me.  I tell this one, `Go,’ and he goes; and that one, `Come,’ and he comes.  I say to my servant, `Do this,’ and he does it.”

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”  Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

NICENE CREED    

C:       We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 379                                               Amazing Grace-How Sweet the Sound

SERMON                                                                                                                       Galatians 1:1-10

“The Amazing Gospel of Jesus Christ”

  1. God’s amazing grace
  2. People’s amazing response

Please stand

YOU ARE GOD, WE PRAISE YOU                                                                                                   Te Deum

After the cantors have sung the refrain once, the pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the bold responses.  The cantors will sing the normal print of the verses.

Refrain

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

During the offering, please greet one another and sign the friendship register.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor.

P:  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,          C:  Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                                                      Kyrie

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation & Cantors

THE LORD’S PRAYER

C:              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.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

At St. John’s and Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church we practice closed Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to the service.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 385                                                                Chief of Sinners Though I Be

                                                           384:1-3                                                                 By Grace I’m Saved

PRAYER FOR GRACE                                                                                  

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation & Cantors

L:   ♫       O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have

                   brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and

                   grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger;

                   and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ,

                   your Son, our Lord.

BLESSING

Please be seated

CLOSING  HYMN 384:4-5                                                                           By Grace I’m Saved                                             

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

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Activities for the week of June 23-June 29
Sun. 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
Mon. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
Tues. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
  6:00 P.M. Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
  10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
  6:00 P.M. Evangelism/Stewardship meeting at St. John’s
Fri. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday June 30 , 2019  Pentecost 3: “Jesus Changes Lives (Turning Death to Life; Sorrow to Joy)”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
1:00 P.M. Hardell baptism at St. John’s

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, David Broderick, 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, Elsa Russell, 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: David Broderick, Elsa Russell)

– For those away from home and family

MOVING HELP NEEDED The Sellnows and their moving truck will be here July 3rd at 1:00pm.  If you are able and available, we’d love any and all help moving them into the parsonage!

NEW TEACHER INSTALLATION is scheduled for Sunday, July 14th.  We’d love to welcome our three new teachers with Welcome Baskets and a potluck lunch following the 10:00am service.  If you’d like to donate any gits for the teacher baskets, please drop them off in the office by July 7th

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Call (608-297-2866), email (scsecreatary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today to pre-register today!

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 give an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.

VOTERS BUDGET MEETING Our next Voters meeting will be next Sunday, June 30, following our 10:00a.m. service at St. John’s. Save the date and stay involved!

VBS This week at St. John’s is Vacation Bible School! Camp Phillip will be hosting again! Didn’t register? Come anyway! This year’s theme is “BigFootPrints to Follow”. 3K/4K will run from 8:00am-11:30am. Kindergarten-8th grade will run 8:00am-2:00pm. See you tomorrow!

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) 

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.”

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 mwaisbrot@myfirstnational.com), branch manager at Fortifi Bank–Montello, who can help you make it happen. (business cards are available on the Meditations shelf)

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

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-16                                6-19 90                                122                                          0
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: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●
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BULLETIN- June 16th 2019

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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Pastor’s Greeting

Please Rise

Opening Hymn                   CW 195 “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,” v. 1-4

“Come, Oh, Come, Let Us Sing To The Lord”

Be Seated

Psalm 63

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.”

Congregation Hymn                                     CW193 “Come, Now, Almighty King,” v. 1-2

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.

Sermonette

Please Rise

“You Are God; We Praise You”                                                              Congregation sings bold

Refrain

Be Seated

Offering

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:

Blessing

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.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of June 16-June 22
Sun.   FATHER’S DAY
    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
Mon.    
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
Fri.    
Sat.    
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 mwaisbrot@myfirstnational.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.

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

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-9                                  6-12 100                                        85                                        
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: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●
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BULLETIN, June 9, 2019 – A Service for Pentecost

Come, Holy Spirit:

A Service for Pentecost

June 9, 2019

8 a.m. Emmanuel

10 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 Jesus Pours Out His Holy Spirit – Once God made people speak many languages because of their disobedience. When the Spirit came on the great day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, God filled people with the ability to speak languages to spread the amazing good news of Jesus’ resurrection.
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Pastor’s Greeting

Opening Hymn CW 179  “Hail Thee, Festival Day,”  v. 1-4

P:  This is the day that the Lord has made.

C:  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

P:  This is the day of which Jesus declared:  “You will receive the power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

C:  And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 

Psalm 118:24; Acts 1:8

Confession of Sin

P:  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1John 1:8-9

Let us therefore humbly confess our sin to God and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Savior.

C:  Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out our transgressions.  Wash away all our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sin.  Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.  Do not cast us away from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us.  Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us. Psalm 51: 1,2;10-12

P:  God, our Heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen.

P:  Let us pray:  God, we offer to you praise for the gift of your Spirit.  When we are lonely, the Spirit comes to be our friend.  When we are filled with doubt and lack faith, the Spirit speaks the word of truth.  When we are filled with hatred, the Spirit brings to us the gift of love.  For your Spirit we praise you, O God, our redeemer.   Amen                  

P:  This Day of Pentecost is witness and celebration to the pouring out of God’s Spirit upon those who believe in Christ.  It is celebrated as the birthday of the Christian church.  Pentecost, Greek for “the fiftieth,”  is celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter.  It is a reminder that we, too, have the gift of the Spirit that was poured out upon the first century church on the Day of Pentecost.  It is a reminder that we are co-heirs with Christ, to suffer with Him that we may also be glorified with him; that the manifestation of the Spirit was given for the common good; that we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body; and that the Spirit which raised Jesus from the dead lives inside believers.  This gift of the Holy Spirit that was promised and given to all believers on the first Pentecost is promised for you and your children and for all whom the Lord will call.

Verse of the Day:

P:  Alleluia.  Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Alleluia

Congregation Hymn:  CW177, verse 1

            Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

            And make our hearts your place of rest;

            Come with your grace and heav’nly aid,

            And fill the hearts which you have made.

P:  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. There are many references made to the Spirit’s attributes and  work in both the Old and New Testaments.  The very first reference is “in the beginning“–in Genesis.

Reader 1:  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  (Genesis 1:2)

In this verse we learn that the Holy Spirit was hovering above the waters.  The word “hovering” suggests a bird tenderly protecting her helpless young in the nest.

Although much is shrouded in mystery, we may be sure of this:  God’s Spirit was there in the beginning, taking the formless mass, moving through the darkness, filling the emptiness, preparing the way for God to speak the creative word and bring light into the world.

We can be encouraged that God’s Holy Spirit still hovers over the darkness today.  Though we may not see or feel him, yet he is there.  He still moves through the emptiness of life, preparing the way for God to bring us out of the darkness and into the light once again.

Reader 2:  And the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.  (Genesis 2:7)

The Hebrew word ruah can be translated “breath” or “spirit.”  The phrase “breath of life,” therefore, refers to more than simply the air that Adam

breathes.  It is the animating life force that comes only from God’s Spirit.  By itself, the body is simply “the dust of the ground”–a collection of chemical elements bound together as water and protein.  But life comes only from the inbreathing of God’s Spirit.

All that we are and have we owe to God who has brought us to life by his Spirit.  Material things do not last forever; they return to dust eventually.

Life comes only from God–both physically and spiritually.  Just as we owe our physical life to the Spirit of God, we also owe our spiritual life to him as well.  For without the “inbreathing” of God’s Spirit in the work of regeneration, we could not be born again.

Congregation Hymn:  CW177, verses 2,3

To you, the Counselor, we cry,

            To you, the gift of God most high;

The fount of life, the fire of love,

            The soul’s anointing from above.

            Your light to ev’ry thought impart,

            And shed your love in ev’ry heart;

            The weakness of our mortal state

            With deathless might invigorate.

P:  The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ is a foundational doctrine of the Christian church.  Both Matthew and Luke plainly ascribe the conception of Jesus Christ to the action of the Holy Spirit.    Luke adds an intriguing phrase when he reports the angel Gabriel’s words to Mary:  “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.”  (Luke 1:35) . The verb for “overshadow” speaks of the direct, personal presence of God.  The same verb is used in all three accounts of the Transfiguration to describe the cloud that enveloped Jesus, Moses, and Elijah (and Peter, James and John) on the mountain.  From that cloud came a voice saying, “This is my Son,” even as Gabriel told Mary, “The holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”

Since Jesus was born of Mary, we know that he was truly human.  Since he was conceived through the Holy Spirit, we know that he was more than a man.   He was fully God and yet fully man at the same time.  Deity and humanity joined  together.   The Holy Spirit is not the main focus, yet he is there, acting as the “agent” of the Father’s will.  He is the one who creates the human life of the Son of God.

Reader 3:  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.  (John 14:16)

Among all the names of the Holy Spirit, none is so well known as the name “Counselor.”  Many Christians also know the Greek word that it translates–parakletos.  The King James Version translates it as “Comforter.”  The word itself means “one who is called alongside to help.”  It speaks of helping  someone who cannot help himself.

Jesus spoke these words just a few hours before his crucifixion.  He was comforting his disciples before the fact.  But, no doubt, remembering those words after his death, resurrection and ascension  meant a great deal more.  Only after his departure from them did they realize what a great gift Christ had given them.

P:  The Holy Spirit could not come until Jesus left the earth.  Jesus said in John 16:7, “But I tell you the truth:  It is for your good that I am going away.  Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”  Jesus goes on in the following verses to explain the Spirit’s purpose:  “When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”

Congregation Hymn:  CW supplement 723  “Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven,”  verse 1

Holy Spirit, the dove sent from heaven,

Ever one with the One who is three,

From the Father you came,

Words of peace to proclaim,

Come and comfort us, speak tenderly.

You, the fragrance of life we are seeking,

Fill your temple, your altar make clean.

Joyous shelter of love,

Gracious friend from above,

In your care we are resting, serene.

Reader 4:  At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.  (Matthew 3:16)

At Christ’s baptism, the Holy Spirit descended upon him “like a dove.”  The dove is a particularly appropriate symbol because it is a beautiful, graceful bird.  The word also implies honesty.  The Holy Spirit is pure, open and honest and produces the same qualities in the people he touches.  As the dove descended from heaven, so does the Holy Spirit come down to bless the people of the earth.  A dove is also a symbol of peace.  The Holy Spirit brings peace to those who believe.  The fact that the dove came directly to Christ shows also the personal relationship the Holy Spirit has with each believer. 

This symbol of the Spirit has a great deal to say to us about the effect of the Holy Spirit on our lives.  1.  He brings peace to our souls.  2.  He comes quietly, without fanfare.  3.  He establishes a personal relationship with us.  4.  He produces gentleness within, not a harsh and critical spirit.  5.  He leads us toward purity and honesty.  6.  He brings God’s divine approval that we are indeed his children.  7.  He leads us toward a grace-filled Christian life.

Congregation Hymn:  CW supplement 723  “Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven,”  verse 2

Holy Spirit, the fire celestial,

Who on Pentecost came as foretold

To descend from on high,

And the Church occupy

As the cloud filled the temple of old;

All the baptized you seal with your promise,

All believers your gift there receive,

So that all the elect–

All in Christ–may expect

To enjoy what by grace they believe.

Reader 5:  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  (Acts 2:3)

Fire is one of the most frequent biblical images for God’s presence with his people.  There is Moses and the burning bush, the pillar of fire, the fire from the Lord consuming the burnt offering, all from Exodus and Leviticus.  In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist says, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

God sent the “tongues of fire” on the day of Pentecost as a sign that he was about to pour out the Holy Spirit in a new and powerful way.  Just as the fiery pillar represented God’s personal presence with his people, the Holy spirit takes up residence in all believers.  But now God’s presence will be personal and individual–thus the “tongues of fire” rested on each person individually.  Where once God worked primarily in and through a nation, now he works in and through individuals.

Fire, as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, represents God’s presence, his protection, his cleansing and purifying of his people, his enabling that allows us to let our light shine brightly for Jesus Christ.

Congregation Hymn:  CW supplement 723  “Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven,”  verse 3

Holy Spirit, the unction of blessing,

Sacred oil of the green olive tree,

Giving heat, giving light,

as the tent lamps ignite

And as Aaron praised God joyfully.

Blessed living and life-giving water,

Now preserve us from evil within;

For in Jesus, God’s Son,

All believers are one

In this washing that cleanses from sin.

Reader 6:  Jesus said, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water….Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  (John 4:10,13)

Water is one of the most common symbols for the Holy Spirit in the Bible.  Since water is necessary for human life, the phrase “living water” is an excellent metaphor for the Spirit’s work in the human heart. 

Jesus promised the woman at the well that he would give her “living water” which would satisfy her thirst forever.  That “living water” becomes a “spring of water” within the heart of the believer, welling up to eternal life.  It is a picture of how the Spirit works in the human heart.  Through the indwelling Holy Spirit, the “living water” produces a new life that becomes evident to others. 

Water is also necessary for cleansing.  Ephesians 5:26 pictures this aspect of the Spirit’s work when it mentions the “washing with water through the Word.”  The Word is the cleansing agent; the Spirit is the cleansing power.  As the Spirit applies the Word to our lives, we are cleansed from the stain of sin and the filth of the world.

The Holy Spirit flows through believers like a mighty river of living water, bringing new life and providing deep, inner cleansing.  As we yield ourselves to Christ, the abundance of the “living water” flows out to those around us.

Congregation Hymn:  CW supplement 723  “Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven,”  verse 4

Holy Spirit, the wind of great power,

Source of strength and of peace and of love,

Truest Comforter, plead

As you bring all our need

To the throne of God’s glory above.

Be the light that enlightens the Scriptures;

Keep our feet from each devilish snare;

Only you can make whole

All that troubles our soul;

By your chrism*, Christ’s triumph we share. (*baptismal robe)

Reader 7:  The wind blows where it pleases.  You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.  So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.  (John 3:8)

Wind serves as a particularly good symbol of the Holy Spirit.  As Jesus points out to Nicodemus, wind by its very nature is invisible and unpredictable.   It can blow from any direction, or not at all.  We feel its effect and hear it whistling through the leaves, but it is totally free from our control. 

In John 20:22, Jesus breathed on his disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”  On the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:2, the Holy Spirit came with a sound like “the blowing of a violent wind.”  Just as the wind filled the whole house, the disciples themselves were all filled with the Holy Spirit.

Peter uses the imagery of a driving wind to picture the writers of Scripture being carried along by the Holy Spirit in 2 Peter 1:21.  As the wind moves a ship’s sails, so the Holy Spirit moved the prophets so that what they said was exactly what God wanted.

The symbol of the Holy Spirit as God’s wind ought to greatly encourage us.  Only the Holy Spirit can wake us from our spiritual lethargy.  He alone can rid us of the toxic fumes of unbelief and worldliness.  He alone can bring the sweet aroma of heaven back into our lives.

P:  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  (1Corinthians 6:19)

Why do some Christians think that it doesn’t matter how we live as long as we are saved?  Why do some people, who have been baptized as infants and confirmed, publicly declaring they are followers of Christ, go for years without following him?  How can a true Christian commit acts of hatred or immorality?  These issues are all addressed in 1Corinthians 6.  Paul used the image of the Old Testament temple to help us understand the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  During those days, the temple represented the presence of God with his people.  When the Israelites passed by the Temple Mount, they thought, God is in this place.  Even the pagans of other nations understood that the God of Israel dwelled with his people in the temple at Jerusalem.  The temple stood as a visible reminder that God was not far off in the heavens, but had chosen to live among his people.

Today there is no one building that Christians look to as the temple.  Even though church buildings are sometimes called “the house of God,” they aren’t temples in the Old Testament sense.  God now dwells in his people.  Every Christian is a temple of God.  Almighty God has come to live in us.   We carry with us, wherever we go, the name of God, the testimony of God, the Spirit of God, and the presence of God.

How then can any believer continue living in sin?  How can a Christian commit adultery?  It is simply unthinkable for those who understand the high calling of being God’s temple.  Remember, God’s Spirit goes with you wherever you go.  He is there when you rise, when you dress, when you eat, when you drink, when you speak on the phone or send an email, when you watch TV, when you drive your car.  Everywhere you go, God’s Spirit goes with you.  You cannot escape him for he lives within you.

Therefore, honor God with your body.  Don’t defile the Lord’s reputation by what you see, what you say, where you go, or what you do.  You are God’s temple.  It’s a high calling and an awesome responsibility that must not be taken lightly.

We can rely on the Holy Spirit to give us the strength necessary to follow and live for Jesus.  “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7). 

C:  “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.”  (Galatians 5:22-23;25)

P:  Let us pray:  Holy Spirit, you have made us your dwelling place.  Make us mindful of your presence in everything we do, and guide us so that we produce the fruits of your Spirit.  Amen

Offering (Greet your neighbors and sign the register.)

Prayers

Spirit divine, hear our prayer and make our hearts your home.  Descend with all your gracious power.  Come, Holy Spirit, come.  Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

**Communion at St. John’s follows hymnal pages 21-24**

-The Sacrament-

Communion Hymns, CW 183 “Holy Spirit, Light Divine”

                       185 “O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace”

**Emmanuel continues below…**

Closing Hymn, CW 323, “Almighty Father, Bless the Word”

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

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Activities for the week of June 9-June 15
Sun. 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
Mon.    
Tues.    
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 a.m. Montello Care Center Devotion
  6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board meeting
Fri.    
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday June 16, 2019  Father’s Day: 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

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: Marjorie Fabian)

– For our high school and college graduates (see list of graduates, please give updates to Ciara)

– For those who serve in the military, including our St. John’s member, Dan Finger (see photo, pg. 16, 2nd from the left) stationed in the Middle East

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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.)

MANY THANKS to those who helped at yesterday’s Work Day at St. John’s

THANK YOU Dear St. John’s School and Church friends,

Thank you so much for the outpouring of cards, gifts, well wishes, and prayers as I move on to a new adventure in my life. They are all greatly appreciated. I pray that the ministry here at St. John’s and Emmanuel will continue to grow and prosper. Thank you again and God’s blessings to all. Yours in Christ,  Karin Stellick

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!

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!

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.

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 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 mwaisbrot@myfirstnational.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.

MEMBER Dan Finger (top left) who is currently serving in the Middle East. Thank you to all who serve!

OFFICE HOURS I will be in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00am-4:00pm and Thursdays 8:00am-2:00pm. Thanks! –Ciara Neuhauser

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

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee June  2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte
●●● 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: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●
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