BULLETIN- September 23, 2018 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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September 23, 2018

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 23, 2018 St. John’s & Emmanuel

Divine Service II

Divine Service II is a version of the historic liturgy of the Christian church.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Greatness in the Kingdom of God – Greatness grows out of trust in the Lord. This greatness has its center in Love: God’s great love for us in Christ and our love for our neighbor. Such love leads to genuine service.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL K-8 SING “The First Song of Isaiah”

(Please stand)

INVOCATION

The name of the triune God and the sign of the cross remind worshipers of their baptisms.

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

C: Amen.

CONFESSION

M: Friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us.

C: Lord of life, I confess that I am by nature dead in sin.

For faithless worrying and selfish pride,

for sins of habit and sins of choice,

for the evil I have done and the good I have failed to do,

You should cast me away from Your presence forever.

O Lord, I am sorry for my sins. Forgive me, for Jesus’ sake.

ABSOLUTION

The use of the keys is that special power and right which Christ gave to His church on earth: to forgive the sins of penitent sinners. John 20:21-23

M: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. In His great mercy, God made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in our sins. Hear the Word of Christ through His called servant:

I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY Mark 10:47

Kyrie: Kyrie is the Greek word for Lord. The expression “Lord, have mercy” is one of the oldest worship responses in the Christian church.

M: In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

For the well-being of all people everywhere, that they may receive from You all they need to sustain body and life, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.

M: For the spread of Your life-giving Gospel throughout the world, that all who are lost in sin may be brought to faith in You, hear our prayer, O Christ.

C: Christ, have mercy.

M: For patience and perseverance in this life, that we may not lose the hope of heaven as we await Your return, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.

M: Lord of life, live in us that we may live for You.

C: Amen.

GLORY BE TO GOD Luke 2:14 (sung to the tune of Hymn 152 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

Christians praise God by proclaiming the great things He has done to accomplish our rescue from sin.

“Glory to God in the Highest” has been a Christian song of worship since the fourth century.

  1. All glory be to God on high! Your name, O Lord, we glorify;

We praise You for Your peace and grace, Your favor toward our fallen race.

  1. Our grateful thanks to You we bring, for Your great glory, heav’nly King,

For all, O Father, You have done, through Jesus Christ, Your only Son.

  1. O Lamb of God, to You we pray. You take all human sin away.

Have mercy, Lord; receive our prayer; from God’s right hand, Your mercy share.

  1. You, Christ, are holy– Lord alone; the Father’s glory You made known.

We by Your Spirit sing again: “All glory be to God!” Amen.

THE WORD

SALUTATION

This greeting has deep roots in Christian worship and marks the beginning of the Word section of this service.

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Good Shepherd who laid down Your life for the sheep. Lead us now to the still waters of Your life-giving Word that we may abide in Your Father’s house forevermore; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

(Please be seated)

FIRST LESSON Jeremiah 11:18-20

God tests the heart for judgment on His enemies and for protection of His people

Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.”

But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.

PSALM 31 (hymnal page 77, lectern side sings first line, pulpit side sings second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

SECOND LESSON JAMES 3:13-18

God tests the heart for true wisdom

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Alleluia. (All sing Verse of the Day printed below.)

Alleluia-Faith

(Please stand)

The congregation stands and speaks words of acclamation out of respect for the words of Christ, our King.

GOSPEL

M: The Gospel according to John chapter 6 verses 41-51

C: Glory be to You, O Lord.

MARK 9:30-37

God tests the heart for faith and humility

They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.

They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

M: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to You, O Christ.

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

HYMN OF THE DAY 486 “Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

The Hymn of the Day is assigned to this day because of its rich content and connection to the day’s Gospel.

SERMON “Let Love React” (Luke 10:25-37)

  1. To the Needs of our Neighbors
  2. Knowing the Love of our Savior

(Please stand)

NICENE CREED

Public confession is faith’s response to God’s saving Word. Christians composed the Nicene Creed in the fourth century to defend the Bible’s teachings that both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are true God, equal to the Father in one eternal, undivided Trinity.

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 Christian* 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.

*The original text here reads “catholic,” a word meaning “universal.” The Church consists of all believers in heaven and on earth, of every time in history.

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

Moved by God’s love in Christ, we offer Him our first and best gifts, purely out of thanks to Him.

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR “BEFRIEND A MISSION” MONTH–SEPTEMBER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Natalie Allison (Isaac Emond’s friend), Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Blake Walker, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife), Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: )

– For Vicky Riendeau and Aaron Wachholz who were united in Christian marriage yesterday (9/22)

– For Christian Stewardship (today is the third of our three Stewardship Sunday sermons)

– For our communicants at St. John’s

For those affected by the water and wind in WI and the Carolinas

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:9-13 (contemporary version)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours now and forever. Amen.

HYMN 498:1-2 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

This christological hymn summarizes the sacrificial, earthly life of our Savior and the glory that is now his forever and ours through faith.

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

The blessing of Aaron has been spoken to God’s people for over 3500 years. The Lord said, “So they will put My name on (them) and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:27

M: 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.

C: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN 498:3 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

THE SACRAMENT

PREFACE

The words of the Preface mark the beginning of the Sacrament section of the service and lift the worshiper’s hearts in praise. The opening sentences are among the oldest in the Christian liturgy.

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

M: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.

M: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is good and right so to do.

M: It is good and right that we should at all times and in all places give You thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who came as the Light of the world so that the world may have light and life through Him. Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise Your holy name and join their glorious song:

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY Sanctus (sung to the tune of Hymn 131 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”)

Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

Sanctus means “Holy.” Used possibly as early as the second century, this canticle was in wide use among Christians in worship by the fourteenth century.

O holy, holy, holy; Lord God of pow’r and might,

Your glory, earth and heaven; In countless ways recite.

Hosanna! Come and save us, Lord God of hosts on high,

And in Your grace and mercy; Receive our fervent cry.

Hosanna in the highest! How truly blest is He;

Who in God’s name is coming; To set His people free!

He comes to bring salvation; and with His blood outpoured,

Deliver us from bondage-Hosanna, mighty Lord!

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Jesus took bread and “gave thanks” (Matthew 26:26).

M: Blessed are You, O Lord of heaven and earth. We praise and thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, and we remember the great acts of love through which He has ransomed us from sin, death, and the devil’s power.

By His incarnation, He became one with us.

By His perfect life, He fulfilled Your holy will.

By His innocent death, He overcame hell.

By His rising from the grave, He opened heaven.

Invited by Your grace and instructed by Your Word, we approach Your table with repentant and joyful hearts. Strengthen us through Christ’s body and blood, and preserve us in the true faith until we feast with Him and all His ransomed people in glory everlasting.

C: Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:9-13 (contemporary version)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours now and forever. Amen.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

As he speaks the Words of Institution, the minister both proclaims the words of Jesus to the congregation and sets apart the bread and wine for the Lord’s use. The sign of the cross reminds us of Christ’s death.

M: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.”

Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen

Lamb of God (1)LAMB OF GOD Agnes Dei John 1:29 Jesus is God’s Lamb (Agnus Dei),who was offered as a sacrifice for sin once for all.

Lamb of God (1)

(Please be seated)

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 100 “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”, 498:1-2 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” (printed in hymnal, all sing) The Scriptures teach us that the celebration of the Lord’s Supper connects us intimately with Christ and with one another as Christians who are united around a common confession of faith.

(Please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON Nunc Dimittis (sung to the tune of Hymn 166 “The Day of Resurrection”)

Luke 2:29-32

The Nunc Dimittis (“Now Dismiss”) is also known as the Song of Simeon. Through God’s Word and Sacrament, we have seen Jesus Christ, and like Simeon we find divine peace and comfort through faith in the Savior.

O Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, assured:

For I have seen Your promised incarnate, saving Word—

A Light that will enlighten all gloom where Gentiles dwell;

The brilliant, crowning glory of those in Israel!

All glory to the Father, all glory to the Son,

All glory to the Spirit, forever three in one;

For as in the beginning, is now, shall ever be,

God’s triune name resounding through all eternity.

M: We give You thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet that You have given us to eat and to drink in this sacrament. Through this gift You have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By Your Spirit help us to live as Your holy people until that day when You will receive us as Your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

BLESSING

The blessing of Aaron has been spoken to God’s people for over 3500 years. The Lord said, “So they will put My name on (them) and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:27

M: 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.

C: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN 498:3 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

*Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Submit to One Another in Love

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 23-SEPTEMBER 29
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon.
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Choir
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Bible Information Class
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s begins
Fri.
Sat. 5:00 P.M. Branches Band & Koine concert on St. John’s ball diamond (bonfire, snacks & drinks)
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Submit to One Another in Love

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship/Picnic at City Park lead by Branches Band

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\Copy of Concert On The Ball Diamond.pngWith the upcoming concert on the 29th, we know many may be worried about mosquitoes. But don’t worry! Jasters Ag Supply will be treating the field so we do not have to worry about the pesky Mosquitoes.

THANKS to all of you who have been praying for me over the past few weeks for my eating disorder therapy and my 8-hour neck surgery on 9/14.  Thanks Pastor Zietlow for your 9/12 communion visit and the Emond family for your hospital visit after my surgery.  What a blessing it is to belong to a church family like ours!

–LuAnn Reber

TODAY’S ALTAR FLOWERS AT ST. JOHN’S are given in loving memory by the family of Gert Wegenke.

CHURCH PICNIC The church picnic is Next Sunday September 30 at the Montello City Park. Please remember to bring a dish to pass. The main meal will be provided along with plates, napkins and utensils along with beverages. Hope to see you there.

JANITOR WANTED We are currently looking for a Janitor for the church (St.Johns). This is a paid position and would only require 2-3 hours a week to clean. Please let Ciara know if you are interested in cleaning. And for you school families, you could even earn credit to your child’s tuition if you decided to clean.

MECAN CHURCH HISTORY PRESENTATION On Sunday, October 14, at 9:00AM (following worship), Pastor Dolan will be presenting the story of the pioneer history  of Emmanuel Mecan, and the beginnings of Lutheranism in Marquette County. “The Little Church Called Big Mecan” is the story of the years before any congregations were organized in the county (1852-1867). Anyone interested is invited to attend.

FRIENDLY REMINDER If you use the church basement at St. John’s, please remember to clean up after yourself. This means vacuuming, putting things away, doing dishes, wiping down counters and tables, etc. Thank you in advance!

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS Meets Tuesday – 6PM

What does the future hold? The Apostle John got a very unique answer to that question and we get to see what it was. It’s in Revelation chapters 2-3 and we are reading those chapters together. Please join us.

WHAT IS BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH? The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society supports WELS missions by prayer, encouragement, & giving. During our September BAM month at St. John’s, our task is to shower our support on our assigned missionaries by increasing our prayers, sending a few more notes & emails, & giving a little extra for missions. These means of support have no age limitations! We can ALL be a friend! As LWMS shares awareness of WELS missions, we hope YOU will join us by sending a note, signing a card, saying a prayer, or giving a little something extra to missions. Supporting mission & missionaries and getting to know some of them personally are joy-filled opportunities!

BE A FRIEND! God tells us in Proverbs 17:17a that “A friend loves at all times.” This week would YOU be a friend and share God’s love & encouragement by signing the card to Tom & Kaysone C. located at the linkway display. Please stop by the display! Because safety is an important issue for these workers in Thailand, no picture or address appears in the bulletin today because our bulletins are posted on our webpage and Facebook page.

FALL MISSION OFFERINGS ARE BEING COLLECTED DURING SEPTEMBER Please use the collection container where you are a member: in the church entrance both at Emmanuel and at St. John’s. Home Mission: Campus Ministry New Start and World Mission: Haiti will benefit. Offerings are welcome from anyone with a heart for missions! DEADLINE: Sunday, September 30.

FALL SERVICE PROJECT FOR NEW BEGINNINGS HOME FOR MOTHERS where single mothers can come to experience a safe place and have a new beginning in caring for their children. Please help us collect general household & personal need items as listed on the wish list available at the collection box at each church. Please pick one up at the collection boxes in the Info Room & linkway at St. John’s or in the parish hall at Emmanuel. Your help is appreciated! Collecting through Sunday, October 14.

HAVE YOU ENTERED THE LWMS FUN QUIZ CONTEST OR VISITED THE BE-A- FRIEND TREE AT THE LINKWAY DISPLAY at St. John’s? Since we worship at the park next Sunday, today is your last chance! The women of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) thank you for supporting WELS missions!!

See the source imageSCRIP What is Scrip? Using the Scrip program, you can raise money without devoting your time to selling products, asking for donations, or planning events. Earn money every day on the purchases you’re already making just by paying with a gift card you ordered from ShopWithScrip. Use your fundraised money where you want…church, school, your child’s tuition, etc. Check out the Scrip display in the link way, contact our Scrip coordinator Joe Zauner (608) 697-8533, or go online at ShopWithScrip.com-Fundraising While You Shop for more details.

GRIEFSHARE I will be starting the next GriefShare 13-week session on September 27 in the lower level at St. John’s. We start at 6:00p.m.  Please place in next possible bulletin and on calendar as you see fit. You can give my cell phone out to anyone having questions. It is (608) 697-1600. Please let them know if I don’t answer to leave a message and I’ll return the call as soon as I am able. I will ensure it is placed in the Marquette County Tribune. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.  –Mark Emond

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is still recruiting 1 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following position; all expenses are reimbursed by Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher: This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children, historically between the ages of 2 and 6, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall. The timing of the class and age group preference is flexible.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose…but mosquitoes come close.”

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/c/ch/choir_12710c.jpgCHOIR!  Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy music? Do you love to praise the Lord? Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Would you like to come and hang out with a bunch of great people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come and give choir a try. We meet on Monday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  We would love to see you. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Stellick, 920-342-3689.

Luther Prep Presents Romeo and Juliet TOGETHER (and alive!) AT LAST A comedy sure to please all! Saturday October 20, 7pm* Sunday, October 21, 2:30pm Luther Prep Auditorium 1300 Western Ave Watertown, WI *Saturday also has Dining option at 5:30pm. Must RSVP by Oct 5 online: lps.wels.net/page/performing-arts/ fall-play or by calling Sue at 920-262-8104 Seats are $6 general admission-no RSVP (free ages

6 and under).

PRISON CARD MINISTRY  At St. John’s, we collect card fronts from Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and general greeting (thinking/praying for you) cards, so save them for us and deposit them in the collection box outside the office.  We then write encouraging Christian messages on them and share them with Institutional Ministries.  In turn, they are shared with prisoners.  We’d love to have your help!  Writing the cards is something all ages can do–even parents & their children could do this as a service project at home!  Contact Linda Wachholz (608-369-2635).  Our goal is to complete cards by mid-November.

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc.  We just need a couple extra volunteers to call on occasionally to help out upstairs.  No one will be expected to create powerpoints or copy the dvd’s, just learn how to record a service and run the powerpoints for services.  “Many hands make light work.”

RECYCLE MEDITATIONS DEVOTIONALS FOR PRISON MINISTRY

Done with your summer edition of the Meditations devotion booklet? At St. John’s, we are collecting them for use in the WELS Prison Ministry. Leave your used copy in any of the 2 collection boxes located in the info room or in front of the office window by Sunday, September 30th. We will then mail them in to the prison ministry office. Copies must be no more than 1 year old and contain no personal information. Forward in Christ is no longer accepted due to private information provided in them. Thank you for helping with this important gospel ministry!

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
September 30 Kenon & Mary Smith
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

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Delores Cotte

Usher Schedule
September 23

(with comm) SJ

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Jack Yates; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner

Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann

September 30

SJ

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Don Smith; Chief, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon

Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Hail Mary

I feel all alone

by Pastor Mark Jeske

It’s a common but understandable mistake to draw conclusions about our relationship with God from our relationships with people around us. When family life is happy and peaceful, it’s easy to say, “Thank you, God.” When we’re enmeshed in a lot of conflict, we imagine him angry with us. When people we thought were friends start ignoring us, we think he’s dumping us too. On top of everything, our guilty consciences make us ashamed to pray, assuming that he’s too irritated to care about us anymore.

Jesus himself knew what it felt like to be alone. After some hard things in his teachings caused many followers to abandon him and drift away, he asked his disciples if they were going to leave too. They actually did abandon him in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus’ suffering on the cross was utterly alone—even his Father forsook him there—so that Jesus could guarantee to us that his Father would never forsake us.

King David, sinner and saint, knew he was never alone: “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me” (Psalm 27:10). What a relief it is to be able to end a bad day with the prayer, “Well, Father, at least you’re still here with me.” Here is God’s promise for you and for all believers: “God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5).

Sleep well tonight.

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. Restrooms and nursery area are located the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

THEME FOR TODAY’S SERVICE The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Discipleship Includes the Willingness to Suffer – Sermon: Stewardship 2

ORDER OF SERVICE

Morning Praise (hymnal page 45)

PASTOR’S GREETING

(Please stand)

OPENING HYMN “Morning Hymn”(hymnal page 45a, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 45b, read and sung responsively)

(Please be seated)

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

Preaching the Truth Always Makes Enemies – There are two kinds of preachers. One pushes worldly glory. The other pushes the ugly cross where Christ was crucified for us, alone in the darkness. The former touts worldly success. The latter knows that those who speak God’s truth will always make enemies. “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” the Bible says. So men who preach God’s full truth are bound to experience failure and disappointment. Following our suffering Savior, though, Christians even sing, “Go, then earthly fame and treasure. Come disaster, scorn and pain.” We even pray to God, “In your service, pain is pleasure. In your favor, loss is gain.”

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 50:4-10

The prophet Isaiah foretells our Savior’s willing obedience and suffering

The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back. I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me! It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me. Who is he that will condemn me? They will all wear out like a garment; the moths will eat them up.

Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

PSALM 116 (hymnal page 107, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18

Disciples of Jesus willingly show their faith to God and to others

My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: Mark 8:27-35

Following Christ means confessing who Jesus us and what He did, and being willing to “take up the cross”

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”

Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 453 “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Luke 10:1-23

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you. Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

“Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.

“He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he

who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to

us in your name.”

He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you,

Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.

“Don’t Overpack!”

  1. Recognize the mission
  2. Reassess your physical resources
  3. Realize your spiritual resources

HYMN 770: 1-2 (printed below, sing in place of Te Deum)

1 O Christ, who called the Twelve To rise and follow you,

Forsaking old, familiar ways For ventures bold and new:

Grant us to hear your call To risk security

And, bound in heart and will to you, Find perfect liberty.

2 O Christ, who taught the Twelve The truth for ages sealed,

Whose words and works awakened faith, The ways of God revealed:

Instruct us now, we pray, By your empow’ring Word.

True teacher, be for all who seek Their light, their life, their Lord.

OFFERING, GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS, & WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

LITURGY (hymnal page 50, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER FOR “BEFRIEND A MISSION” MONTH–SEPTEMBER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Natalie Allison (Isaac Emond’s friend), Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Blake Walker, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife), Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Natalie Allison, Isaac Emond’s friend – Harley Crown & son Terry – Millie Wildt, John’s wife)

– For Christian Stewardship (today is the second of three Stewardship Sunday sermons)

– In the Time of Temptation

– For Missions

(Please stand)

LORD’S PRAYER & LITURGY (hymnal page 50-51, read and sung responsively)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 770:1-2, 3-4 “O Christ, Who Called the Twelve” (printed in below, all sing)

3 O Christ, who sent the Twelve On roads they’d never trod

To serve, to suffer, teach, proclaim The nearer reign of God:

Send us on ways where faith Transcends timidity,

Where love informs and hope sustains Both life and ministry.

4 O Christ, th’apostles’ Lord, The martyrs’ strength and song,

The crucified and risen King To whom the saints belong:

Though generations pass, Our tribute still we bring,

Our hymns a sacrifice of praise, Our lives an offering.

(Note: Please sign and give your friendship registers, located at the end of each pew, to an usher after today’s service.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

God Tests the Heart – Stewardship 3

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 16-SEPTEMBER 22
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:30 A.M. Tanzania Presentation & lite lunch
Mon.
3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. St. John’s Youth Group
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Choir
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s begins with stew supper
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Bible Information Class
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class begins
6:00 P.M. Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s
Fri. 8:00 A.M. 8th Grade Visitation Day
9:00 A.M. Pastor Study Club in Princeton
6:30 P.M. Riendeau/Wachholz rehearsal at Wachholz farm
Sat. 2:00 P.M. Riendeau/Wachholz wedding at Wachholz farm
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

God Tests the Heart – Stewardship 3

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion

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COME SHARE OUR JOY & CELEBRATE WITH US!  Aaron Wachholz & Victoria Riendeau cordially invite St. John’s/Emmanuel members to their marriage celebration.  Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m. at the Wachholz Family Farm.

TANZANIA PRESENTATION A year ago I was able to go to Tanzania as a part of my work with UW-Extension. My work in Tanzania was working with Caritas staff, community volunteers, and meeting with farmer groups. I also was able to spend a few days on safari.

Come to this presentation, TODAY at 11:30a.m. for a lite lunch and presentation, to see and hear all about my trip, working in the remote villages, going on safari, and what is happening as a result of this trip. –Christa Van Treeck

MECAN CHURCH HISTORY PRESENTATION On Sunday, October 14, at 9:00AM (following worship), Pastor Dolan will be presenting the story of the pioneer history  of Emmanuel Mecan, and the beginnings of Lutheranism in Marquette County. “The Little Church Called Big Mecan” is the story of the years before any congregations were organized in the county (1852-1867). Anyone interested is invited to attend.

SEPTEMBER IS BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH AT ST. JOHN’S. WHAT’S THAT? The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society supports WELS missions in 3 ways: prayer, encouragement, & giving. Missions & missionaries are assigned to our St. John’s & Emmanuel LWMS groups biannually. Although our support of these missions continues for 2 years, our Beaver Dam Circuit also assigns each church in the circuit a “Befriend A Mission Month.” Our task is to create a shower of support during that month by increasing our prayers, sending a few more notes & emails, & giving a little extra for missions. LWMS also uses the month to increase awareness of WELS missions among ALL church members–our Little Lambs, our day school & SS children, our teens & young adults, our adults, & even our older adults in care facilities. Prayer, encouragement, & giving are tasks which have no age-limitations! We can ALL be a friend! So when we ask YOU to join us by sending a note or signing a card, by saying a prayer, or by giving a little something extra to missions, we hope you will! Supporting mission & missionaries and getting to know some of them personally are joy-filled opportunities!

FALL MISSION OFFERINGS will be collected by LWMS during September at both churches. Please use the collection container at the church where you are a member–In the church entrance both at Emmanuel and at St. John’s. WELS mission projects that will benefit from your gift are these Beaver Dam Circuit projects: Home Mission—Campus Ministry New Start and World Mission: Haiti. Other projects to be decided at next summer’s LWMS convention are posted by the collection container. These offerings are important to many missions and are welcome from everyone with a heart for missions!

FALL SERVICE PROJECT FOR NEW BEGINNINGS HOME FOR MOTHERS where single mothers can come to experience a safe place and have a new beginning in caring for their children. The women of the LWMS invite our church families to help us collect general household and personal need items listed on a wish list available at the collection box at each church. Please one up in the Info Room or linkway at St. John’s or in the parish hall at Emmanuel. Monetary donations or listed gift cards are all being accepted and should be given to your church’s LWMS reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your help is appreciated! We will collect through Sunday, October 14.

PLEASE VISIT THE BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH DISPLAY in the linkway at St. John’s. Highlighted are the current Befriended missions of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and 2018-2019 school & Sunday school mission projects—Saviour of the Nations-Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Immanuel Hmong-St. Paul-Minnesota; THAILAND; Kids C.A.R.E.-Kids Summer Bible Camps; Camp Phillip-Wautoma. Also displays from our May & August Mission Festivals—Cameroon & Russia. Be sure to enter our “Fun Quiz” Contest to win a prize. Visit our Be A Friend Tree and write an encouraging note to one our mission families!

F:\Linda Wachholz LWMS\2017-2018 BAM ASSIGNMENTS\MOUA - ST PAUL MINNESOTA\Picture Pastor & Mrs. Moua.jpgBE A FRIEND! God tells us in Proverbs 17:17a that “A friend loves at all times.” This week would YOU be a friend and share God’s love & encouragement by sending a card/note/email to these WELS missionaries. It would mean a great deal to:

Pastor Pheng & Chao Moua & Family

2633 Eldridge Avenue East

North St. Paul, MN 55109

Email: immhmonglutheran@msn.com

See the source imageSCRIP What is Scrip? Using the Scrip program, you can raise money without devoting your time to selling products, asking for donations, or planning events. Earn money every day on the purchases you’re already making just by paying with a gift card you ordered from ShopWithScrip. Use your fundraised money where you want…church, school, your child’s tuition, etc. Check out the Scrip display in the link way, contact our Scrip coordinator Joe Zauner (608) 697-8533, or go online at ShopWithScrip.com-Fundraising While You Shop for more details.

GRIEFSHARE I will be starting the next GriefShare 13-week session on September 27 in the lower level at St. John’s. We start at 6:00p.m.  please place in next possible bulletin and on calendar as you see fit. You can give my cell phone out to anyone having questions. It is (608) 697-1600. Please let them know if I don’t answer to leave a message and I’ll return the call as soon as I am able. I will ensure it is placed in the Marquette County Tribune. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.  –Mark Emond

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is still recruiting 1 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following position; all expenses are reimbursed by Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher: This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children, historically between the ages of 2 and 6, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall. The timing of the class and age group preference is flexible.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.”

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/c/ch/choir_12710c.jpgCHOIR!  Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy music? Do you love to praise the Lord? Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Would you like to come and hang out with a bunch of great people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come and give choir a try. We meet on Monday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  We would love to see you. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Stellick, 920-342-3689.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Men of Emmanuel and St. Johns

The Tuesday night Men’s Bible Class will kick off again on September 18th at 6:30PM in the church basement. This first session will be a Stew ‘n’ Study Supper night. While we enjoy the food and fellowship, we will begin to chew on the topic for this session. It’s called “Let’s Talk Turkey” – the 1st Vision of the Book of Revelation. What does the future hold? God’s Word answers that question for us. Plan on this, men!

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS The flowers on the altar last Sunday were placed by Kathy North in memory of her husband Don. Friday, August 24th, would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.

Luther Prep Presents Romeo and Juliet TOGETHER (and alive!) AT LAST A comedy sure to please all! Saturday October 20, 7pm* Sunday, October 21, 2:30pm Luther Prep Auditorium 1300 Western Ave Watertown, WI *Saturday also has Dining option at 5:30pm. Must RSVP by Oct 5 online: lps.wels.net/page/performing-arts/ fall-play or by calling Sue at 920-262-8104 Seats are $6 general admission-no RSVP (free ages

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
September 30 Kenon & Mary Smith

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Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Ken Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul

Wayne Stelter, Noah Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

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Jack Yates; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner

Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann

September 30

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Don Smith; Chief, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon

Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

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Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN – ST JOHN”S MONTELLO – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

GRANDPARENT’S DAY

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. Restrooms and nursery area are located the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

THE FOCUS OF TODAY’S SERVICE As always the focus of our worship service is God’s love in Christ. The Old Testament reading from Isaiah says that the ears of the deaf will be unstopped by the gospel and that the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy when the gospel is heard. Today’s gospel reading relates an incident when Jesus made a deaf and dumb man hear and speak. The people were amazed by this miracle and cried out, “He even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.” Jesus still opens ears to hear the message of the gospel and gives the will and strength to speak that message in this world. Our epistle lesson is a lesson from James that teaches the Christian how to use his ears and tongue in ways that glorify the God of our salvation who has blessed us with eternal life.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of Word and Sacrament (hymnal page 26)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 238 “Oh, Bless the Lord, My Soul” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

LITURGY (hymnal page 29b, all sing)

“Amen.”

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

Ears Opened by God Enjoy His Good Gifts – If you can hear, you probably take your sense of hearing for granted. Yet what a wonderful gift from God your sense of hearing is! You can hear how Jesus died for you. You can receive not just into your ears, but deep inside you the whole wondrous message of God’s rescue. You can hear the same good news Adam and Noah heard, the same good news Isaiah, Peter, and Jesus preached—preached even to a man who previously had been a deaf-mute.

FIRST LESSON Isaiah 35:4-7

Joy of the redeemed

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.

PSALM 146 (hymnal page 120, cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON James 1:17-27

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! Rejoice in the Lord always;; again I will say, Rejoice. Alleluia. (Philippians 4:4)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 7:31-37

The healing of a deaf mute

Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man.

After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

LITURGY (hymnal page 30b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 235 “Praise the Almighty; My Soul, Adore Him” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Luke 9:57-62

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

He said to another man, “Follow me.”

But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”

 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

“Be Dedicated to Serving Your Lord”

  1. Realize the Cost
  2. Understand the Urgency
  3. Keep Your Focus

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR “BEFRIEND A MISSION” MONTH–SEPTEMBER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Blake Walker, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: LuAnn Reber, Gertrude Wegenke)

– For those affected by recent flood and wind damage

– For St. John’s Sunday School & Bible Classes and Midweek Bible Classes that begin today (9/9) and this week

– For grandparents (today 9/9 is Grandparent’s Day)

– For Christian Stewardship (today is the first of three Stewardship Sunday sermons)

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 32, all read)

(Please stand)

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal pages 33-35, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

The Bible tells us that those who take Communion together are to:

  1. Recognize that Christ’s true body and blood are present in the Sacrament (1 Cor. 11:29)
  2. Examine themselves (1 Cor. 11:28), and
  3. Be united in faith with the congregation with which they commune (1 Cor. 10:17)

For these reasons, it is our practice that only those who are members of our congregation or a congregation of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod (WELS) join us for Holy Communion. If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of our fellowship, please speak to the pastor after the service.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 112 “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood” & 399:1-2 “To God Be the Glory” (printed in hymnal)

(After the distribution, please stand)

THANK THE LORD, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

(hymnal pages 36-37)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 399:3 “To God Be the Glory” (printed in hymnal)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Discipleship Includes the Willingness to Suffer –

Sermon: Stewardship 2

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 9-SEPTEMBER 15
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School begins (find us in a classroom)
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study begins
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs begins
8:15 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Opening Service (all school families are invited to church! Muffins and coffee served.)
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Choir begins in parish hall
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s begins
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study begins
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation begins at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class begins at St. John’s
Thurs. 8:15 A.M. WLA visit
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion
12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch & meeting in lower level – Collecting Fall Mission Offerings
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Discipleship Includes the Willingness to Suffer –

Sermon: Stewardship 2

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:30 A.M. Tanzania Presentation with lite lunch by Christa Van Treeck

COME SHARE OUR JOY & CELEBRATE WITH US! Aaron Wachholz & Victoria Riendeau cordially invite St. John’s/Emmanuel members to their marriage celebration.  Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m. at the Wachholz Family Farm.

TANZANIA PRESENTATION A year ago I was able to go to Tanzania as a part of my work with UW-Extension. My work in Tanzania was working with Caritas staff, community volunteers, and meeting with farmer groups. I also was able to spend a few days on safari.

Come to this presentation, September 16 at 11:30a.m. for a lite lunch and presentation, to see and hear all about my trip, working in the remote villages, going on safari, and what is happening as a result of this trip. –Christa Van Treeck

SEPTEMBER IS BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH AT ST. JOHN’S. WHAT’S THAT? The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society supports WELS missions in 3 ways: prayer, encouragement, & giving. Missions & missionaries are assigned to our St. John’s & Emmanuel LWMS groups biannually. Although our support of these missions continues for 2 years, our Beaver Dam Circuit also assigns each church in the circuit a “Befriend A Mission Month.” Our task is to create a shower of support during that month by increasing our prayers, sending a few more notes & emails, & giving a little extra for missions. LWMS also uses the month to increase awareness of WELS missions among ALL church members–our Little Lambs, our day school & SS children, our teens & young adults, our adults, & even our older adults in care facilities. Prayer, encouragement, & giving are tasks which have no age-limitations! We can ALL be a friend! So when we ask YOU to join us by sending a note or signing a card, by saying a prayer, or by giving a little something extra to missions, we hope you will! Supporting mission & missionaries and getting to know some of them personally are joy-filled opportunities!

FALL MISSION OFFERINGS will be collected by LWMS during September at both churches. Please use the collection container at the church where you are a member–In the church entrance both at Emmanuel and at St. John’s. WELS mission projects that will benefit from your gift are these Beaver Dam Circuit projects: Home Mission—Campus Ministry New Start and World Mission: Haiti. Other projects to be decided at next summer’s LWMS convention are posted by the collection container. These offerings are important to many missions and are welcome from everyone with a heart for missions!

2018-2019 ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Teachers look forward to assisting parents by helping the children grow in Christ! Privileged to serve the Lord and you—Susan Brown; Heather Etuk, Linda Wachholz; James Wachholz. Open enrollment means new students are welcome to start at any time. If you know an unchurched child, please share information with the SS staff so a personal invitation can be made. Parents & visitors are always welcome! Another good choice would be attending adult Bible class while children attend SS!!

GIFT TO WELS RUSSIA MISSION  totaled $636 (Emmanuel $216 & St. John’s $420) from Mission Festival Sunday on August 26.  Thank you for your freewill offerings for the ministry of Pastor Luke & Jennifer Wolfgramm!  Please keep Russia in your prayers.

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\Concert On The Ball Diamond (1).pngGRIEFSHARE I will be starting the next GriefShare 13-week session on September 27 in the lower level at St. John’s. We start at 6:00p.m.  please place in next possible bulletin and on calendar as you see fit. You can give my cell phone out to anyone having questions. It is (608) 697-1600. Please let them know if I don’t answer to leave a message and I’ll return the call as soon as I am able. I will ensure it is placed in the Marquette County Tribune. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.  –Mark Emond

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is still recruiting 1 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following position; all expenses are reimbursed by Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher: This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children, historically between the ages of 2 and 6, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall. The timing of the class and age group preference is flexible.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

SCHOOL HOT LUNCH–HELP WANTED Contact Heather Schwochert at 608-369-1084

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “Many folks want to serve God…but only as advisers.”

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/c/ch/choir_12710c.jpgCHOIR!  Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy music? Do you love to praise the Lord? Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Would you like to come and hang out with a bunch of great people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come and give choir a try. We meet on Monday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Our first practice for the fall season will be this Monday, Sept . 10. We would love to see you. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Stellick, 920-342-3689.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Thanks to the men who were able to attend the Bible classes the past Tuesdays. A total of 16 St. John’s and Emmanuel men were able to make at least one of the nights! Watch the announcements for a new study coming in September – a 7 week long study of part of the book of Revelation – “Let’s Talk Turkey.” It starts Sept. 18 at 6:30pm with stew supper.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS The flowers on the altar last Sunday were placed by Kathy North in memory of her husband Don. Friday, August 24th, would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
September 9 Scott & Debbie Ritz
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Usher Schedule
September 9

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James Wachholz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

September is…

St. John’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society’s

BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH

He tends His flocks like a shepherd:

He gathers the lambs in His arms

and carries them close to His heart.

These words were written over 2,700 years ago by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 40:11). They speak of the love Jesus, our Savior, has for all people–His sheep and lambs. He kept God’s law perfectly and shed His blood for the sins of all people. Jesus died for all. How great is His love for us!

Consider the thousands of precious sheep and lambs around the world who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ or who reject Jesus as their Savior. How blessed we are to believe Jesus is OUR Savior! How can we thank him?

“So then 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” (Colossians 2:6-7).

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) thanks God for calling its members to be his people and equipping them to serve him. Our mission is to increase interest in and to support mission endeavors, which are a part of or in the interest of our Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We do this by:

  • strengthening ourselves through the use of God’s Word in home devotions, in Bible study, in corporate worship;
  • praying for our missions and missionaries;
  • corresponding with our missionaries;
  • supporting WELS mission projects with our monetary gifts;
  • attending circuit rallies and conventions to learn more about WELS missions and how God is using our missionaries.

Through participation in LWMS activities, women of the WELS not only enjoy fellowship with one another but also uplift and encourage one another in their endeavors to reach out to others with the Gospel. Our motto is “United to Serve Jesus.”

Every female who is confirmed and a member at St. John’s or Emmanuel IS a member of LWMS through our congregational memberships. You are cordially invited to participate in this fellowship. You will most certainly be blessed and grow spiritually as well!

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BULLETIN- THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. 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 the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP O Lord Jesus Christ, preserve your family of believers with your never-failing mercy. Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful. Help us grow in your Word, obey your will, and with the Spirit’s help, fight the good fight of faith. Through your Word and Spirit, forgive our sins, strengthen our faith, give joy to our hearts, and meaning to our lives. Bless our worship. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Shows the Cause and Measure of Evil – The psalmist wrote, “Oh, how I love your law!” (Psalm 119:97). The three scripture readings give us good reasons to love God’s law. That law shows us how to thank the God who redeemed us from sin, death, and the devil. It guides us in every situation. It identifies the beginning of evil—our own hearts.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 303 “With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

(Please be seated for the day’s scripture readings)

OLD TESTAMENT: Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8

Obey God’s commands

Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.

Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

PSALM 119c (hymnal page 111, all read verses, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: EPHESIANS 6:10-20

“Be strong in the Lord…put on the full armor of God”

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

Alleluia. “Your words became a joy to me, and the delight of my heart.” Alleluia. (Jeremiah 15:15)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus teaches true obedience

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were “unclean,” that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.)

So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with ‘unclean’ hands?”

He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:” ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.”

Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. Nothing outside a man can make him ‘unclean’ by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him ‘unclean.’”

For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.’”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 459 “O God, My Faithful God”

SERMON: MARK 7:1-8, 14,15, 20-23

“Only Jesus Can Clean the Soul

1. The crud

2. The Cleaner

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20a, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR “BEFRIEND A MISSION” MONTH–SEPTEMBER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Blake Walker, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: )

– For those who labor (Labor Day 9/3)

– For St. John’s Lutheran School K3-8th grade (begins 9/4) & St. John’s Sunday School (begins 9/9)

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20b, all read)

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

(Please stand)

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 21, read and sung responsively)

(Please be seated for holy communion)

At Emmanuel & St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Churches 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 377 “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(After the distribution, please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING (hymnal page 24, read and sung responsively)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 323 “Almighty Father, Bless the Word” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT ST JOHN’S, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

HYMN 377:1-4 Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

CLOSING HYMN 377:5-7 Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Note: As you leave today’s service please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Joy & Praise to the Savior for his Healing Power

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 2-SEPTEMBER 8
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon. LABOR DAY
Tues. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs begins
8:15 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Opening Service (all school families are invited to church! Muffins and coffee served.)
6:00 P.M. Hands In Prayer begins in St. John’s lower level
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 & meeting in lower level
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Joy & Praise to the Savior for his Healing Power

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School begins
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study begins
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is in recruiting mode for 2 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following positions. All expenses are reimbursed by the Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher : This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children between the ages of 6 and 10, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall, during the sermon segment of the service.

2) Sun Shine Position : Thank you, Sue Tutaj, for agreeing to serve. Based on weekly emails from Pastor Zietlow, this individual will manage the mailing of get-well, sympathy cards, etc. to church members and their families.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/c/ch/choir_12710c.jpgVOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy music? Do you love to praise the Lord? Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Would you like to come and hang out with a bunch of great people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come and give choir a try. We meet on Monday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Our first practice for the fall season will be Sept . 10. We would love to see you. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Stellick, 920-342-3689.

SCHOOL HOT LUNCH–HELP WANTED Contact Heather Schwochert at 608-369-1084

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Thanks to the men who were able to attend the Bible classes the past Tuesdays. A total of 16 St. John’s and Emmanuel men were able to make at least one of the nights! Watch the announcements for a new study coming in September – a 7 week long study of part of the book of Revelation – “Let’s Talk Turkey.”

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “Some people are kind, polite, and thoughtful…until you try to sit in their pew.”

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS The flowers on the altar last Sunday were placed by Kathy North in memory of her husband Don. Friday, August 24th, would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.

“THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER.” (2 Samuel 22:2), our 2018-2019 School Year Theme

Below is our Sep-May 2018-2019 Christian Education, Group Meeting Schedule at Emmanuel and St. John’s–Montello

– 9/4 – Monday-Friday – 8am–3pm – SJ School classrooms (SJS-CR): St. John’s Lutheran School K3-8th grade classes begin (Note: every Wednesday early release at 1:40pm)

– 9/4 – Tuesday – 6pm – SJ-LL – Hands In Prayer group begins (monthly–1st Monday of the month)

– 9/6 – Thursday – 12/1pm – SJ-Lower Level (SJ-LL): Ladies Aid Lunch, Bible Study “Women of the Bible”, and meeting begins (monthly, 1st Thursday)

– TBD – Sunday – ? at E Parish Hall (PH): Sunday School TBD begins (weekly?)

– 9/9 – Sunday – 8:30am – SJS-CR: Sunday School (children age 4–8th grade) begins (weekly)

– 9/9 – Sunday – 9:00am – SJ Sanctuary: ABS “19-Minute Bible Studies: Great Chapters of the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism begins (weekly)

– 9/10 – Monday – 7:30pm – SJ-Conference Room (CR): Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Matthew & DVD: Chapter 15+” begins (weekly)

– 9/12 –  Wednesday – 2:15pm – SJ-Conference Room (SJ-CR): Montello Public School Teen Confirmation Class “Luther’s Small Catechism & workbook” begins (weekly)

– 9/12 – Wednesday – 10am – SJ-Conference Room (CR): Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Matthew & DVD: Chapter 15+” begins (weekly)

– 9/12 – Wednesday – 7:30pm at SJ-CR: Bible Information Class (leads to church membership) “New Life In Christ” begins (weekly–Note: additional class times & places may be scheduled)

– 9/13 – Thursday – 8am – SJ-Miss Naumann’s classroom: 5-8th grade Teen Confirmation Class “Luther’s Small Catechism & workbook” begins (weekly)

– 9/16 – Sunday – 9:00am – E PH: Adult Bible Study (ABS) begins (future classes: 10/14,28 & 11/11 & 12/16)

– TBD – Monday – 3-5pm – SJ-LL – Youth Group Gatherings

– TBD – Thursday (13 weeks) – TBD – SJ-LL – Grief Share Support Group

– TBD – Tuesday – 6:30pm – SJ-LL – Men’s Bible Study begins:

“Talking Turkey About the Future–Revelation”

“LET US HOLD UNSWERVINGLY TO THE HOPE WE PROFESS, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.  AND LET US CONSIDER HOW WE MAY SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS.  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 10:23-25)

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-26 8-29 77 129
St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
September 2 James & Linda Wachholz
September 9 Scott & Debbie Ritz
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Usher Schedule
September 2

SJ

(with comm) E

Cal Kapp; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojatalewicz

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz

September 9

(with comm) SJ

E

James Wachholz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- RUSSIA MISSION FESTIVAL AUGUST 26, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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RUSSIA MISSION FESTIVAL

AUGUST 26, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. 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 the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP O Lord, our Maker, Redeemer, and Comforter: We are assembled in your presence to hear your holy Word. We pray that you would open our hearts by your Holy Spirit, that through the preaching of your Word we may repent of our sins, believe in Jesus, and grow day by day in grace and holiness. Hear us for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

THEME Russia Mission Festival-Sermontation by Pastor Luke Wolfgramm

PASTOR’S GREETING

CHOIR SINGS “This Is My Word” (in place of opening hymn)

(by Pepper Choplin)

As the snow falls from heaven,

As it comes in swirling showers from the sky,

So is my Word.

As the rains bring the water to the earth that is thirsty and dry,

So is my Word.

And the Word of my mouth, it shall not return empty:

It will bless the earth wherever it is heard.

This is my Word.

As the rain brings renewal

And the tender buds begin to come alive,

So is my Word.

Giving seed to the sower,

And the bread to the hungry ’til they thrive,

So is my Word.

And the Word of my mouth, it shall not return empty;

It will bless the earth wherever it is heard.

This is my Word.

O Lord, when I am weary,

When I fell the days I’m living are in vain,

My God, help me be faithful to the Word You have given to proclaim.

Proclaim the Word, and you will go out in joy,

And be led forth in peace,

And the hills will break before you into song.

So be faithful, brave and true,

For I will go before you,

And when your earthly journey here is done.

I’ll say well done, I’ll say well done!

I’ll say well done, well done!

As the snow falls from heaven,

And the rain comes in showers from the sky,

This is my Word.

(Please stand)

PRIVATE CONFESSION

Luther writes in the Large Catechism: “Christ himself entrusted absolution to his Church and commanded us to absolve one another from sins. So if there is a heart that feels its sin and desires consolation, it has here a sure refuge when it hears in God’s Word that through a fellow human being, God absolves a person from sin.”

The following order may be used when someone seeks the ministry of a pastor or other fellow Christian to make personal confession.

P: In the name of our God, to whom all hearts are open and from whom no secrets are hidden. Amen.

C: O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy,

and in your faithfulness, come to my relief.

Do not bring your servant into judgment,

for no one living is righteous before you.

Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails.

Do not hide your face from me, for I have put my trust in you.

Show me the way I should go,

for to you I lift up my soul.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.

C: Almighty God, merciful Father, I, a troubled and repentant sinner, confess that I have sinned against you in my thoughts, my words, and my actions. I have not loved you with my whole heart; I have not loved others as I should. I am distressed by the sins that trouble me and am deeply sorry for them.

P: Jesus says to his people: “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven.” His death paid for the guilt of your sins and the sins of the whole world. Do you believe this?

C: Yes, I believe.

P: Because of the promise of our Savior Jesus, I forgive you all your sins. Be assured that you are a dear child of God and an heir of eternal life.

C: O Lord, my God, I called to you for help, and you answered me. I thank you for the love you have shown me in Jesus Christ, my Savior. Through him you have rescued me from the guilt of my sin and given me the peace of forgiveness. Help me fight against temptation, correct whatever wrongs I can, and serve you and those around me with love and good works. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

P: Go in peace. The Lord be with you.

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (ready by pastor)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 538:1-3 “The Church’s One Foundation” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMONTATION: 1 SAMUEL (selected verses)

1. Treasure God’s Gift

2. Work and Pray

3. Get Others to Help

SERMONTATION: PART #1 (Treasure God’s Gift)

(Please stand)

HYMN 283:1-3 “Speak, O Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please be seated)

SERMONTATION: PART #2 (Work and Pray)

(Please stand)

HYMN 557:1, 4, 5 “On Galilee’s High Mountain” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please be seated)

SERMONTATION: PART #3 (Get Others to Help)

(Please stand)

HYMN 543: 1-5 “God of the Prophets” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

MISSION OF THE CHURCH (spoken responsively)

P: Eternal God and Father, we give you thanks for the blessings we share as members of your holy Church, for your gracious Word and sacraments, for opportunities to worship and to grow in faith and knowledge, for occasions to serve and be served, for fellowship with believers in our congregation and in our synod.

C: Help us to rejoice in these blessings, dear Lord, and to use them faithfully.

P: Jesus Christ, Lord of the Church, you give grace to your people by calling us to be your witnesses in the world. Open our eyes to see the great and noble mission that lies before us. In the hurting eyes of the lonely, in the pained eyes of the sick, and in the searching eyes of the lost, help us to see your face, O Jesus, and to serve others as we would serve you.

C: Awaken us to the opportunities you give to proclaim your message of love.

P: Holy Spirit, giver of life, through Word and sacrament bestow on us the wisdom and power we need to witness clearly and to act boldly. Help us to speak the truth in love, to give the reason for the hope we have, and to conduct ourselves with gentleness and respect.

C: Set our hearts on fire as we work and witness for Christ.

P: Hear us, Lord, as we pray for a family member, an acquaintance, a neighbor, or a friend who does not believe in you, or whose faith is weak or troubled.

Silent prayer.

P: Bless the Church with men and women who are willing to proclaim your Word in places where we cannot go. Keep them and their loved ones in your care, and let nothing hinder their work. By the power of the gospel, restore their spirits each day, so that they do not lose heart as they serve us and others.

C: Move us to support them with our sincere prayers and generous offerings.

P: Wherever your Word is proclaimed, O Lord, grant it success. Let your kingdom come to us and others, so that we and many more might join the assembly of saints and angels to sing your praise forever.

C: Savior of all, hear our prayer and help us in our mission. Amen.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Romana Wacholtz, Blake Walker, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Mike Brown, Mark Russell, Blake Walker)

– For Preston James Jahr, the son of Andrew & Rebecca Jahr, who was baptized yesterday (8/25) at St. John’s

– For Missionary Luke, Jennifer Wolfgramm & family & our WELS mission in Russia

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (spoken together)

*NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

*HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY(hymnal page 35-37, read and sung responsively)

*DISTRIBUTION HYMN 385 “Chief of Sinners Though I Be” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

BENEDICTION

(Please stand)

CLOSING HYMN 538:4-5 “The Church’s One Foundation” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please be seated)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

True Obedience

Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 1
Sun. RUSSIA MISSION FESTIVAL
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Lunch and Presentation at St. John’s
Mon. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s School staff meeting
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study
Wed. 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Open House
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

True Obedience

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

TODAY IS MISSIN FESTIVAL WITH MISSIONARIES LUKE & JENNIFER WOLFGRAMM SERVING IN RUSSIA

Thank you to Pastor Wolfgramm for leading morning worship at both churches with his “Sermontation”. You will enjoy his morning sermon combined with a power point presentation about the work of Russia. After the 10 a.m. service, come for a summer “piknik” lunch (Freewill Offering) in the lower level at St. John’s. Then beginning around *12 noon, the Wolfgramms will do a tag-team mission presentation about Russia which will be completely different from the “sermontation”. (*Times are approximate.)

TODAY A FREEWILL OFFERING FOR RUSSIA IS BEING TAKEN AT BOTH CHURCHES Your prayers and monetary support for missions are greatly appreciated!

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE St. John’s School will have an Open House this Wednesday, August 29th, from 4:00-6:00pm. The students and families can come in, meet their teachers, check out their classrooms and bring/leave any school supplies needed for school. See you then!

SCHOOL HOT LUNCH–HELP WANTED Contact Heather Schwochert at 608-369-1084

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do you love to sing? Do you enjoy music? Do you love to praise the Lord? Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Would you like to come and hang out with a bunch of great people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come and give choir a try. We meet on Monday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Our first practice for the fall season will be Sept. 10.

We would love to see you. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Stellick, 920-342-3689.

See the source imageLITTLE LAMBS There are still openings for Little Lambs for the 2018-2019 school year! Call Sara Borck (858) 731-7919 or the office (608) 297-2866 to reserve your spot today!!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is in recruiting mode for 2 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following positions. All expenses are reimbursed by the Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher : This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children between the ages of 6 and 10, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall, during the sermon segment of the service.

2) Sun Shine Position : Based on weekly emails from Pastor Zietlow, this individual will manage the mailing of get-well, sympathy cards, etc. to church members and their families.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Thanks to the men who were able to attend the Bible classes the past three Tuesdays. A total of 16 St. John’s and Emanuel men were able to make at least one of the nights! Watch the announcements for a new study coming in September – a 7 week long study of part of the book of Revelation – “Let’s Talk Turkey.”

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

See the source imageST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen.  Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “Don’t let your worries get the best of you; Remember: Moses started out as a basket case”.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

“THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER.” (2 Samuel 22:2), our 2018-2019 School Year Theme

Below is our Sep-May 2018-2019 Christian Education, Group Meeting Schedule at Emmanuel and St. John’s–Montello

– 9/4 – Monday-Friday – 8am–3pm – SJ School classrooms (SJS-CR): St. John’s Lutheran School K3-8th grade classes begin (Note: every Wednesday early release at 1:40pm)

– 9/4 – Tuesday – 6pm – SJ-LL – Hands In Prayer group begins (monthly–1st Monday of the month)

– 9/6 – Thursday – 12/1pm – SJ-Lower Level (SJ-LL): Ladies Aid Lunch, Bible Study “Women of the Bible”, and meeting begins (monthly, 1st Thursday)

– TBD – Sunday – ? at E Parish Hall (PH): Sunday School TBD begins (weekly?)

– 9/9 – Sunday – 8:30am – SJS-CR: Sunday School (children age 4–8th grade) begins (weekly)

– TBD – Sunday – 9:00am – E PH/Sanctuary: Adult Bible Study (ABS): TBD begins (weekly?)

– 9/9 – Sunday – 9:00am – SJ Sanctuary: ABS “19-Minute Bible Studdies: Great Chapters of the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism begins (weekly)

– 9/10 – Monday – 7:30pm – SJ-Conference Room (CR): Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Matthew & DVD: Chapter 15+” begins (weekly)

– 9/13 –  Wednesday – 2:15pm – SJ-Conference Room (SJ-CR): Montello Public School Teen Confirmation Class “Luther’s Small Catechism & workbook” begins (weekly)

– 9/13 – Wednesday – 10am – SJ-Conference Room (CR): Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Matthew & DVD: Chapter 15+” begins (weekly)

– 9/13 – Wednesday – 7:30pm at SJ-CR: Bible Information Class (leads to church membership) “New Life In Christ” begins (weekly–Note:additonal classtimes & places may be scheduled)

– 9/15 – Thursday – 8am – SJ-Miss Naumann’s classroom: 5-8th grade Teen Confirmation Class “Luther’s Small Catechism & workbook” begins (weekly)

– TBD – Monday – 3-5pm – SJ-LL – Youth Group Gatherings

– TBD – Thursday (13 weeks) – TBD – SJ-LL – Grief Share Support Group

– TBD – Tuesday – 6:30pm – SJ-LL – Men’s Bible Study begins: “Talking Turkey About the Future–Revelation”

“LET US HOLD UNSWERVINGLY TO THE HOPE WE PROFESS, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.  AND LET US CONSIDER HOW WE MAY SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS.  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 10:23-25)

Back to Sunday school

by Pastor Mark Jeske

As Labor Day approaches, the newsprint advertising supplements are full of “Back to School” sales and coupons. Kids look forward to some new clothes, and parents can go back to their normal schedules. As the lazy days of August fade away, it’s time to go back to class and step up to a grade higher.

People are not born literate and “numerate.” Decoding language symbols and manipulating the decimal number system is learned behavior. It’s hard work—nothing comes automatically. Knowing the ways of God doesn’t come automatically either. It must be patiently taught by the mature to the immature, from the wise to the young.

God’s Word has real answers for the most important questions: where we came from, the meaning of our present existence, and what happens after death. Only Scripture helps people discover their Creator; only Scripture helps people meet their Savior; only Scripture reveals the Spirit’s agenda for our lives. King Solomon tells us that only those who know the Lord are truly wise: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7).

As you see to the schooling of your children and grandchildren, don’t forget Sunday school. The teachers do not replace your own responsibility for discipling the young, but they are priceless partners in that crucially important endeavor.

LUTHERAN LINKS VIA INTERNET

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-12 8-15 71 172 9
St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
August 26 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
September 2 James & Linda Wachholz
September 9 Scott & Debbie Ritz
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Usher Schedule
August 26

(with comm) SJ

E

Kenon Smith; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

September 2

SJ

(with comm) E

Cal Kapp; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojatalewicz

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz

September 9

(with comm) SJ

E

James Wachholz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 19, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 19, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. 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 the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY: Jesus Gives the Bread of Life so That We Will Not Stumble in Faith – Living as a Christian is hard. The devil places many obstacles in our way, all of which lead to sin and unbelief. But by his death in our place (by losing!), Jesus defeated Satan. The risen Christ gives us a way out of every temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13). Most of all, our Savior gives us the Bread of Life, his promises of forgiveness and eternal rescue. As we nourish our faith on this Bread of Life, Jesus will give us boldness to fight our spiritual enemies.

PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we may come into your presence and offer true and faithful service. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you. And, in the life to come, give us the perfect peace and joy you have promised. Through your wonderful Word and Spirit, forgive our sins, strengthen our faith, give joy to our hearts, meaning and direction to our lives. Bless our worship today and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

THEME: Eating Spiritual Food Equals Believing In Christ

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“The Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 339 “Today Your Mercy Calls Us” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

(Please be seated for the day’s scripture readings)

OLD TESTAMENT: PROVERBS 9:1-6

Wisdom has set her table

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city. “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment. “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.

PSALM 1 (hymnal page 67, pulpit side sings the first line, lectern side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: EPHESIANS 5:15-20

Be filled with the Spirit

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

VERSE OF THE DAY

“Alleluia. The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Alleluia.” (Hebrews 4:12)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: JOHN 6:47-58 (today’s sermon text)

Eating and drinking Christ by faith

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (all sing to the tune of Hymn 277)

I believe in God the Father, Maker of the heav’n and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, our Savior, God’s own Son of human birth.

Virgin‑born, the Lord incarnate, Whom the Spirit did conceive;

Suffered under Pontius Pilate; He’s the God whom I believe!

Crucified, was dead and buried; Down to hell in victory;

From the dead he rose the third day; Up to heav’n triumphantly.

There at God’s right hand he’s ruling, By his will the world is led.

He will come to judge the nations, Both the living and the dead.

I believe in God the Spirit, In his Church, his chosen band.

They are joined in sweet communion, Holy in his sight they stand.

I believe in sins forgiven; I believe I’ll rise again;

I believe in life eternal. Amen! Amen! Amen!

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 314 “O Living Bread From Heaven” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON: JOHN 6:47-58

“Jesus Is My Kind of Bread”

Because of the…

1. Bakery

2. Benefit

3. Cost

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS (Note: At St. John’s, a video of Vacation Bible School will be shown)

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS OF THE WORD (CWAB, p 219, read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother),  David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Romana Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) –

(added this week: Ron Fuerstenau, Joan Schmitz)

– For Frieda Otto who celebrated her 98th birthday on 8/12

– For Gene & Sharon Crook who will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on 8/22

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20, all read)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 616 “Feed your Children, God Most Holy” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 293 “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Russia Mission Festival: Faith Generates the Right Choice–Following Christ

Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 19-AUGUST 25
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Registration and Pictures
Mon. 6:00 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Registration and Pictures
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Sunday School staff meeting
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
Fri.
Sat. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Work Day with lunch
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Russia Mission Festival: Faith Generates the Right Choice–Following Christ

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. St. John’s lunch and presentation

See the source imageLITTLE LAMBS There are still openings for Little Lambs for the 2018-2019 school year! Call Sara Borck (858) 731-7919 or the office (608) 297-2866 to reserve your spot today!!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PICTURES Registration for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School and Little Lambs IS TODAY at 11:15a.m. and TOMORROW, Monday, August 20 at 6:00p.m. Both will be held at St. John’s in Pastor’s office and Little Lambs classroom. SCHOOL PHOTOS will be taken during registration times.

THANKS to all those who participated in yesterday’s Father Marquette Day’s Parade Float.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME The Emmanuel Congregation wishes to thank the following members for their faithful time and effort over the past number of years, with the following activitis:

Tabitha Stelter : Management of the Emmanuel weekly Sunday School sessions.

Karen Radke : Management of the Sunshine position.

Dave Radke : Management of the Emmanuel usher schedule.

And as always, thanks be to the Lord for such generous members!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is in recruiting mode for 2 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following positions. All expenses are reimbursed by the Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher : This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children between the ages of 6 and 10, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall, during the sermon segment of the service.

2) Sun Shine Position : Based on weekly emails from Pastor Zietlow, this individual will manage the mailing of get-well, sympathy cards, etc. to church members and their families.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY A great turnout last week for the first of three summer Men’s Bible Classes! Tuesday night at 6:30PM we do it again. Joshua’s Last Lecture teaches about “blind” faith and the old adage, “practice what you preach.” Meet in the church basement.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

See the source imageST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen.  Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

C:\Users\lwachholz.STJOHN\Downloads\Jennifer & Luke.jpgLET’S CELEBRATE MISSIONS WITH OUR WELS MISSIONARIES IN RUSSIA, LUKE & JENNIFER WOLFGRAMM!

Plan to attend!! We are blessed to have another full day of celebrating missions on Sunday, August 26, with special services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s. A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Russia.

Pastor Wolfgramm will lead morning worship with what he calls a “Sermontation,” which will combine the morning sermon with a power point presentation about Russia. Then, following the St. John’s service, ALL are invited for a summer “piknik” lunch (Freewill Offering) in the lower level around *11:15 a.m. The Wolfgramms will then do a tag-team mission presentation, that will be completely different from the morning “sermontation,” beginning around *12:00 p.m. (*Times are approximate.)

ENDEAVOR BLOOD DRIVE The Endeavor Blood Drive will be on August 22 from 1:00-6:00pm at the Endeavor Fire Station. Please call Ruth Jones to schedule your appointment today at (608)587-2646.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.”

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

LUTHERAN LINKS VIA INTERNET

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
August 19 Jim & Diane Eisermann
August 26 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
September 2 James & Linda Wachholz
September 9 Scott & Debbie Ritz
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-12 8-15 106 126 5
St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

Usher Schedule
August 19

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Don Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz

Don Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

August 26

(with comm) SJ

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Kenon Smith; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

September 2

SJ

(with comm) E

Cal Kapp; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojatalewicz

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz

September 9

(with comm) SJ

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James Wachholz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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Bulletin- August 12, 2018 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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August 12, 2018

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 12, 2018 St. John’s & Emmanuel

Divine Service II

Divine Service II is a version of the historic liturgy of the Christian church.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Gives the Bread of Life That We Might Fulfill the Impossible – Have you ever been faced with an impossible task? When a job seems impossible, it’s difficult and frustrating to even attempt fulfilling it. For Christians, trusting in Jesus, believing his promises and loving others as he loves us sometimes seems impossible. But in today’s lessons we are shown how Jesus gives us the ability to fulfill impossible tasks by giving us the Bread of Life. Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing (Jn 15:5). But with God, nothing is impossible (Lk 1:37).

HYMN 108 “Jesus, Refuge of the Weary” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

INVOCATION

The name of the triune God and the sign of the cross remind worshipers of their baptisms.

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

C: Amen.

CONFESSION

M: Friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us.

C: Lord of life, I confess that I am by nature dead in sin.

For faithless worrying and selfish pride,

for sins of habit and sins of choice,

for the evil I have done and the good I have failed to do,

You should cast me away from Your presence forever.

O Lord, I am sorry for my sins. Forgive me, for Jesus’ sake.

ABSOLUTION

The use of the keys is that special power and right which Christ gave to His church on earth: to forgive the sins of penitent sinners. John 20:21-23

M: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. In His great mercy, God made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in our sins. Hear the Word of Christ through His called servant:

I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY Mark 10:47

Kyrie: Kyrie is the Greek word for Lord. The expression “Lord, have mercy” is one of the oldest worship responses in the Christian church.

M: In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

For the well-being of all people everywhere, that they may receive from You all they need to sustain body and life, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.

M: For the spread of Your life-giving Gospel throughout the world, that all who are lost in sin may be brought to faith in You, hear our prayer, O Christ.

C: Christ, have mercy.

M: For patience and perseverance in this life, that we may not lose the hope of heaven as we await Your return, hear our prayer, O Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.

M: Lord of life, live in us that we may live for You.

C: Amen.

GLORY BE TO GOD Luke 2:14 (sung to the tune of Hymn 152 “I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

Christians praise God by proclaiming the great things He has done to accomplish our rescue from sin.

“Glory to God in the Highest” has been a Christian song of worship since the fourth century.

  1. All glory be to God on high! Your name, O Lord, we glorify;

We praise You for Your peace and grace, Your favor toward our fallen race.

  1. Our grateful thanks to You we bring, for Your great glory, heav’nly King,

For all, O Father, You have done, through Jesus Christ, Your only Son.

  1. O Lamb of God, to You we pray. You take all human sin away.

Have mercy, Lord; receive our prayer; from God’s right hand, Your mercy share.

  1. You, Christ, are holy– Lord alone; the Father’s glory You made known.

We by Your Spirit sing again: “All glory be to God!” Amen.

THE WORD

SALUTATION

This greeting has deep roots in Christian worship and marks the beginning of the Word section of this service.

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Good Shepherd who laid down Your life for the sheep. Lead us now to the still waters of Your life-giving Word that we may abide in Your Father’s house forevermore; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

(Please be seated)

FIRST LESSON 1 KINGS 19:3-8

An angel strengthens Elijah

Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.

All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

PSALM 145 (hymnal page 119, cantor sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

SECOND LESSON EPHESIANS 4:30–5:2

Spiritual living flows from God who has forgiven us

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Alleluia. (All sing Verse of the Day on bulletin page 6)

Alleluia-Faith

(Please stand)

The congregation stands and speaks words of acclamation out of respect for the words of Christ, our King.

GOSPEL

M: The Gospel according to John chapter 6 verses 41-51

C: Glory be to You, O Lord.

Jesus is the Bread of Life, the True Source of Spiritual Food

At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”

“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

M: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to You, O Christ.

(Please be seated)

HYMN OF THE DAY 451 “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

The Hymn of the Day is assigned to this day because of its rich content and connection to the day’s Gospel.

SERMON We’ve Got Nowhere To Go But To God (1 Kings 19:3-8)

  1. Giving up (3, 4)
  2. Getting help (5-7)
  3. Going on (8)

(Please stand)

NICENE CREED

Public confession is faith’s response to God’s saving Word. Christians composed the Nicene Creed in the fourth century to defend the Bible’s teachings that both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are true God, equal to the Father in one eternal, undivided Trinity.

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 Christian* 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.

*The original text here reads “catholic,” a word meaning “universal.” The Church consists of all believers in heaven and on earth, of every time in history.

(Please be seated)

OFFERING

Moved by God’s love in Christ, we offer Him our first and best gifts, purely out of thanks to Him.

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR BLESSINGS ON THE CHURCH (CWAB, p 291, read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Romana Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: )

– For our Vacation Bible School this past week (Mon–Fri) at St. John’s

– For our eight WELS congregations in Alaska and the Hmong mission at Faith–Anchorage

– For our communicants at St. John’s

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:9-13 (contemporary version)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours now and forever.

Amen.

HYMN 473:1-3 “Savior, I Follow On” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

This christological hymn summarizes the sacrificial, earthly life of our Savior and the glory that is now his forever and ours through faith.

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

The blessing of Aaron has been spoken to God’s people for over 3500 years. The Lord said, “So they will put My name on (them) and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:27

M: 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.

C: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN 473:4 “Savior, I Follow On” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

THE SACRAMENT

PREFACE

The words of the Preface mark the beginning of the Sacrament section of the service and lift the worshiper’s hearts in praise. The opening sentences are among the oldest in the Christian liturgy.

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

M: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.

M: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is good and right so to do.

M: It is good and right that we should at all times and in all places give You thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who came as the Light of the world so that the world may have light and life through Him. Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise Your holy name and join their glorious song:

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY Sanctus (sung to the tune of Hymn 131 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”)

Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

Sanctus means “Holy.” Used possibly as early as the second century, this canticle was in wide use among Christians in worship by the fourteenth century.

O holy, holy, holy; Lord God of pow’r and might,

Your glory, earth and heaven; In countless ways recite.

Hosanna! Come and save us, Lord God of hosts on high,

And in Your grace and mercy; Receive our fervent cry.

Hosanna in the highest! How truly blest is He;

Who in God’s name is coming; To set His people free!

He comes to bring salvation; and with His blood outpoured,

Deliver us from bondage-Hosanna, mighty Lord!

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Jesus took bread and “gave thanks” (Matthew 26:26).

M: Blessed are You, O Lord of heaven and earth. We praise and thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, and we remember the great acts of love through which He has ransomed us from sin, death, and the devil’s power.

By His incarnation, He became one with us.

By His perfect life, He fulfilled Your holy will.

By His innocent death, He overcame hell.

By His rising from the grave, He opened heaven.

Invited by Your grace and instructed by Your Word, we approach Your table with repentant and joyful hearts. Strengthen us through Christ’s body and blood, and preserve us in the true faith until we feast with Him and all His ransomed people in glory everlasting.

C: Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:9-13 (contemporary version)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours now and forever.

Amen.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

As he speaks the Words of Institution, the minister both proclaims the words of Jesus to the congregation and sets apart the bread and wine for the Lord’s use. The sign of the cross reminds us of Christ’s death.

M: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.”

Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen

LAMB OF GOD Agnes Dei John 1:29 Jesus is God’s Lamb (Agnus Dei),who was offered as a sacrifice for sin once for all.

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(Please be seated)

DISTIBUTION HYMN 392 “Not Unto Us”, 473:1-3 “Savior, I Follow On” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

The Scriptures teach us that the celebration of the Lord’s Supper connects us intimately with Christ and with one another as Christians who are united around a common confession of faith.

(Please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON Nunc Dimittis (sung to the tune of Hymn 166 “The Day of Resurrection”)

Luke 2:29-32

The Nunc Dimittis (“Now Dismiss”) is also known as the Song of Simeon. Through God’s Word and Sacrament, we have seen Jesus Christ, and like Simeon we find divine peace and comfort through faith in the Savior.

O Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, assured:

For I have seen Your promised incarnate, saving Word—

A Light that will enlighten all gloom where Gentiles dwell;

The brilliant, crowning glory of those in Israel!

All glory to the Father, all glory to the Son,

All glory to the Spirit, forever three in one;

For as in the beginning, is now, shall ever be,

God’s triune name resounding through all eternity.

M: We give You thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet that You have given us to eat and to drink in this sacrament. Through this gift You have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By Your Spirit help us to live as Your holy people until that day when You will receive us as Your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

BLESSING

The blessing of Aaron has been spoken to God’s people for over 3500 years. The Lord said, “So they will put My name on (them) and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:27

M: 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.

C: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN 473:4 “Savior, I Follow On” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Eating Spiritual Food Equals Believing In Christ

Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 12-AUGUST 18
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon. 7:00 P.M. Stewardship/Evangelism meeting at St. John’s
Tues. 9:00 A.M. Elders meeting at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
7:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat. 12:00 P.M. Father Marquette Days Float & Parade at Montello City Park
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Eating Spiritual Food Equals Believing In Christ

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. School Registration & Photos at St. John’s

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him/her.”

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PICTURES As we prepare for this school year, there are a few upcoming dates to keep in mind. REGISTRATION for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School and Little Lambs will be next Sunday, August 19 at 11:15a.m. and Monday, August 20 at 6:00p.m. Both will be held at St. John’s in Pastor’s office. SCHOOL PHOTOS will be taken during registration times.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY A great turnout last week for the first of three summer Men’s Bible Classes! Tuesday night at 6:30PM we do it again. Joshua’s Last Lecture teaches about “blind” faith and the old adage, “practice what you preach.” Meet in the church basement.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

“WHO IS FATHER MARQUETTE?” is the theme for this year’s Father Marquette Day’s Parade downtown Montello on Saturday 8/18 at 12pm. Come meet FM’s lost cousin (see pic) on our church float as he welcome Indians and Pioneers to “paddle” their canoe and kayaks to his tent church. Float riders and walkers are welcome to help us set up Saturday morning in the St. John’s parking lot, and ride/walk in the parade, and join us for face-painting, food, and fun at parade’s end–Montello City Park.

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

ST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen. Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

C:\Users\lwachholz.STJOHN\Downloads\Jennifer & Luke.jpgLET’S CELEBRATE MISSIONS WITH OUR WELS MISSIONARIES IN RUSSIA, LUKE & JENNIFER WOLFGRAMM!

Plan to attend!! We are blessed to have another full day of celebrating missions on Sunday, August 26, with special services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s. A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Russia.

Pastor Wolfgramm will lead morning worship with what he calls a “Sermontation,” which will combine the morning sermon with a power point presentation about Russia. Then, following the St. John’s service, ALL are invited for a summer “piknik” lunch (Freewill Offering) in the lower level around *11:15 a.m. The Wolfgramms will then do a tag-team mission presentation, that will be completely different from the morning “sermontation,” beginning around *12:00 p.m. (*Times are approximate.)

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-5 8-8 66 116
St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
August 12 Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
August 19 Jim & Diane Eisermann
August 26 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
Usher Schedule
August 5

SJ

(with comm) E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Paul Dahlke, comm. assist. Brian Ninnemann

August 12

(with comm) SJ

E

Jack Yates; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

Lucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Joe Heller

August 19

SJ

E

Don Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz

Don Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

August 26

(with comm) SJ

E

Kenon Smith; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann

Teacher Cassie Doering

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 5, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 5, 2018

PLEASE WELCOME TODAY’S WORSHIP LEADER:

Pastor Gary Johnson

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. 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 the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Gives the Bread of Life To Nourish Our Souls Eternally – In our world today, there are many Christian churches that are very involved in social work: feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, offering assistance to those in need. These are important tasks for Christians; acts of mercy are commanded by God. Sadly, however, many churches offer physical bread only, bread that does not last. Although bread is necessary for this life, Jesus wants his Church to concentrate primarily on offering the Bread of Life, Jesus himself, the Word of God. This Bread nourishes our souls, not just now, but for all eternity.

PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations. Teach us today how Jesus feeds our bodies and souls. Amen.

THEME FOR TODAY The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:

To Attain Spiritual Food: Human Efforts Fail; God’s Gift Prevails

PASTOR’S GREETING

HYMN 232 “Lord of My Life, Whose Tender Care” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

(Please be seated)

FIRST READING Exodus 16:2-15

Manna in the wilderness was a gift from God to preserve His people

In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”

Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”

So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.”

Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.’”

While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud.

The LORD said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’”

That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.

PSALM 84 (hymnal page 96, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

SECOND READING Ephesians 4:17-24 (today’s sermon text)

God created new life within us since our “old self” was separated from life with God

So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

THE VERSE OF THE DAY

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. (John 14:23)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL READING John 6:24-35

Since human efforts fail to attain spiritual food, God gives spiritual life and nourishment

Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.

When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

“Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.”

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

HYMN 492 “Son of God, Eternal Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Ephesians 4:17-24

“Off with the Old; On with the New!”

(Please stand)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL RENEWAL & GROWTH (CWAB p. 291, read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother),  David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Romana Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: )

– For DuWayne & Pat Sommerfeld who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary yesterday (8/4)

– For Faith–Anchorage who is celebrating their 50th anniversary today (8/5–Pastor Pete Zietlow is preaching at the church his father Pastor David Zietlow started, the first of eight WELS congregations)

– For our Vacation Bible School this week (Mon–Fri) at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 43, all read)

HYMN 494:1-4 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 43-44)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 494:5 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

The Twelvth Sunday after Pentecost:

The Source of Spiritual Food (for Spiritual Strength and Life) 
 

 Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 5-AUGUST 11

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.

9:00 A.M.-12:00/3:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

Tues.

9:00 A.M.-12:00/3:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study

Wed.

9:00 A.M.-12:00/3:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

9:00 A.M.-12:00/3:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion

Fri.

9:00 A.M.-12:00/3:00 P.M.

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

The Twelvth Sunday after Pentecost:

The Source of Spiritual Food (for Spiritual Strength and Life) 

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

THANK YOU The Emmanuel members wish to thank James Weber and Duwayne Sommerfeld for their time and effort in the completion of the beautiful flatwork-concrete project, in front of the Church. And as always, thanks to the Lord for such generous members!

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “We don’t change the message; the message changes us.”

LIFETOUCH PHOTOS If you have not yet picked up your complimentary 8×10 Lifetouch photo, please pick them up in the link way at St. John’s.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PICTURES As we prepare for this school year, there are a few upcoming dates to keep in mind. REGISTRATION for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School and Little Lambs will be Sunday, August 19 at 11:15a.m. and Monday, August 20 at 6:00p.m. Both will be held at St. John’s in Pastor’s office. SCHOOL PHOTOS will be taken during registration times. To all St. John’s School and Little Lambs families, look for an informational school packet coming in the mail to you soon.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY is THIS WEEK!

This week Tuesday – 6:30PM in the church basement. The Men’s Bible Class will begin a short 3-week study called The Last Lecture. Come and learn from three men of faith as they offer some parting words of God-given wisdom about life and the life  of faith. What could King David, Joshua, and  the Apostle Paul possibye have to say to us in this day and age? Come and see.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

http://www.campphillip.com/home/2195/2791/images/herebetreasurelogo.pngVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018 St. John’s Vaction Bible School is THIS WEEK, August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm (until 12:00P.M. for 3 & 4 year olds) is available for ages 3yrs-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There’s still time! Plan on coming and we can register you at the door!

“WHO IS FATHER MARQUETTE?” is the theme for this year’s Father Marquette Day’s Parade downtown Montello on Saturday 8/18 at 12pm.  Come meet FM’s lost cousin (see pic) on our church float as he welcome Indians and Pioneers to “paddle” their canoe and kayaks to his tent church.  Float riders and walkers are welcome to help us set up Saturday morning in the St. John’s parking lot, and ride/walk in the parade, and join us for face-painting, food, and fun at parade’s end–Montello City Park.

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.” 

ST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen.  Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

C:\Users\lwachholz.STJOHN\Downloads\Jennifer & Luke.jpgLET’S CELEBRATE MISSIONS WITH OUR WELS MISSIONARIES IN RUSSIA, LUKE & JENNIFER WOLFGRAMM!

Plan to attend!! We are blessed to have another full day of celebrating missions on Sunday, August 26, with special services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s. A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Russia.

Pastor Wolfgramm will lead morning worship with what he calls a “Sermontation,” which will combine the morning sermon with a power point presentation about Russia. Then, following the St. John’s service, ALL are invited for a summer “piknik” lunch (Freewill Offering) in the lower level around *11:15 a.m. The Wolfgramms will then do a tag-team mission presentation, that will be completely different from the morning “sermontation,” beginning around *12:00 p.m. (*Times are approximate.)

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

7-29 8-1

66

134 14

St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

August 5

LuAnn Zieman & Kay Maass

August 12

Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning

August 19

Jim & Diane Eisermann

August 26

Wayne & Marilyn Riemer

Usher Schedule

August 5

SJ

E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Paul Dahlke, comm. assist. Brian Ninnemann

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann

Teacher Cassie Doering

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 29, 2018

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 29, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. 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 the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Gives the Bread of Life to Unify Us in Faith, Love, and Purpose – Christian congregations easily get distracted. Sometimes false teaching or overly strong opinions, and the resentment that can follow, destroy a church’s unity. Congregations may get caught up in too many projects or programs that divert them from their divine purpose. Only Jesus can overcome such disasters. He gives us his Word, the Bread of Life, to unify us in faith, love, and purpose.

PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations. Teach us today how Jesus feeds our bodies and souls. Amen.

THEME FOR TODAY The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: A Miraculous Meal Points to Fellowship with God (Favorite Hymn Service)

PASTOR’S GREETING

HYMN 225 “This is the Day the Lord Has Made” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

M: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

C: Amen

M: We have come into the presence of God, who created us to love and serve him as he dear children. But we have disobeyed him and deserve only his wrath and punishment. Therefore let us confess our sins to him and plead for his mercy.

C: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child. But trusting in Jesus my Savior, I pray, Have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt.

M: God our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed our guilt forever. You are his own dear child. May God give you strength to live according to his will.

C: Amen

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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: Amen (Spoken)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 256 “How Great Thou Art” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

FIRST READING Exodus 24:3-11

When Moses went and told the people all the LORD’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the LORD has said we will do.” Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said.

He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD. Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey.”

Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself. But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.

HYMN 417 “I’m But A Stranger Here” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SECOND READING Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

THE VERSE OF THE DAY

Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia. (John 6:68 cf. NIV)

HYMN 153 “Alleluia! Jesus Lives” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL READING John 6:1-15 (today’s sermon text)

Sometime after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberius), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Feast was near.

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

Philip answered him, “Eight months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

(Please be seated)

HYMN 616 “Feed Your Children, God Most Holy” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON The Savior Who Fed 5,000 Feeds Us, Too

  1. He feeds us despite our failure to rely on his power
  2. He feeds us to strengthen our faith in his pardon

(Please stand)

HYMN 379 “Amazing Grace” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS (During the offering, congregation rises and sings hymn 411:1-2 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” as the offering is brought to the altar)

LITANY (based on Hymn 402 “My Faith Looks Up To Thee”

M: Lord Jesus, we thank you for paying the debt that we could not pay. We thank you for coming to earth so that we could be with you forever in heaven. Son of God, you offered up your body as an unblemished sacrifice and shed your blood to purify me from all sin.

  1. My faith looks up to thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray;

Take all my guilt away;

Oh, let me from this day Be wholly thine!

M: Comfort us with the knowledge of this great love. Give us the peace that the forgiveness of sins brings.

  1. May thy rich grace impart

Strength to my fainting heart;

My zeal inspire!

As thou hast died for me,

Oh, may my love to thee

Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire!

M; Take away our doubts and fears, and daily renew in us the joy of our salvation. Teach us to cast the cares of this brief life on our heavenly Father and commit our bodies and souls to his love

  1. While life’s dark maze I tread

And griefs around me spread,

Be thou my guide.

Bid darkness turn to day,

Wipe sorrow’s tears away,

Nor let me ever stray From thee aside.

M: As we journey through life, make us yearn for the day when you will give eternal life to us and all believers in Christ. Give us the courage to face death, knowing that it is the gate to our home in heaven.

  1. When ends life’s transient dream,

When death’s cold, sullen stream

Shall o’er me roll,

Blest Savior, then, in love,

Fear and distrust remove;

Oh, bear me safe above, A ransomed soul!

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother),  David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Romana Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Dennis Schwanke)

– For Gordon Fabian who is celebrating his 90th birthday today (7/29)

LORD’S PRAYER

(Please be seated)

HYMN 214 “Jerusalem the Golden” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER

Almighty God, by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ you conquered death and opened the gate to eternal life. Grant that we, who have been raised with him through Baptism, may walk in newness of life, rejoice in the hope of sharing his glory and proclaim that the blood of Jesus purifies from all sins. We ask this; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit be dominion and praise now and forever.

C: Amen (spoken)

HYMN 579 “Lift High the Cross” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

BENEDICTION

C: Amen, Amen Amen, (sung to music on hymnal page 44)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 332 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:

To Attain Spiritual Food: Human Efforts Fail; God’s Gift Prevails
 
  
Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 29-AUGUST 4

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Council meeting

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

Mon.

Tues.

1:00 P.M.

New Teacher Seminar at WLA & supper

Wed.

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

Fri.

7:00 P.M.

WELS Night at Miller Park

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:

To Attain Spiritual Food: Human Efforts Fail; God’s Gift Prevails

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with communion

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Congregational meeting

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.”

LIFETOUCH PHOTOS If you have not yet picked up your personal Lifetouch photos, please pick them up in the link way at St. John’s.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PICTURES As we prepare for this school year, there are a few upcoming dates to keep in mind. REGISTRATION for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School and Little Lambs will be Sunday, August 19 at 11:15a.m. and Monday, August 20 at 6:00p.m. Both will be held at St. John’s in Pastor’s office. SCHOOL PHOTOS will be taken during registration times. To all St. John’s School and Little Lambs families, look for an informational school packet coming in the mail to you soon.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY They say that first impressions are lasting impressions. That may be true. But what about last impressions themselves? Wouldn’t the last words from someone we know well and love be important also, and stay with us. Then, if those last words of instruction, encouragement, or blessing are all about faith and the life of faith, how much more valuable! The next men’s Bible Class will read and discuss some of  the last impressions left by three Bible heroes of faith. This short 3-lesson study will be Tuesday nights, 6:30pm on August 7, 14, and 21. Think about  it and plan to make this one hour on a week night a priority for you.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of church. Come check them out and see what’s new!

http://www.campphillip.com/home/2195/2791/images/herebetreasurelogo.pngVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018 St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3yrs-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There will be sign-up sheets in the office, St. John’s info room and Emmanuel parish hall. OR you can call/email the office during summer hours to sign your child up. The deadline for sign-up is July 30th.

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/l/la/ladder_16091c.jpgVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS YEAR’S VBS! If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.” 

ST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen.  Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Martin Luther College is now accepting applications for one part-time Administrative Assistant for Staff Ministry and Congregational Assistant Program and one ​​full-time Administrative Assistant for Human Resources. A comprehensive description of these positions can be found at mlc-wels.edu/hr. Interested individuals should apply online. Applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Additional information and details can be obtained by contacting the Martin Luther College Human Resources Office at 507-354-8221.

What is a Liturgical Worship Service?

What style of worship service do you prefer? Do you prefer a contemporary style of worship service where the order of service follows a basic outline that consists of things such as prayers, Bible readings, a sermon, testimonials, and upbeat songs played by a band? Do you prefer a liturgical style of worship service, which is a structured service that consists of things such as prayers, Bible readings, a sermon, congregational responses, a creed, hymns, and special songs played by an organ and other musical instruments? Or do you prefer something else? Regardless of which style of worship service you prefer, it is important to understand that no one style is better than another. Any form of worship is beneficial as long as the gospel message about Jesus is preached, and the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are administered.

Many Christian churches in the Portage area have contemporary worship services. Some have liturgical worship services, while others have both. At my church, we have liturgical worship services. Since many people know very little or nothing at all about what a liturgical worship service is like, in this column entitled, “Questions About Christianity”, we will learn over the next several months what it is about. In this month’s article, we will get a simple overview of the liturgy by answering this question, “What is a liturgical worship service?”

The word liturgical or liturgy comes from the Greek word leitourgia meaning “public service”. It is formed from two words: laos (people) and ergon (work). It literally means “work of the people”. In a liturgical worship service, the minister participates the most. He says many parts of the liturgy, reads Bible lessons, preaches the sermon, and administers baptism and Holy Communion. However, musicians and the congregation participate as well, such as by saying different responses, reciting one of the three Christian Creeds, and singing liturgical songs and hymns.

The liturgical worship services congregations use today slowly developed over thousands of years. Certain parts of the service were first used around 1500 B.C. Other parts were first used several hundred years before Jesus’ time, while others were first used after Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Around the time of the Middle Ages, more parts were added. At this time, the service was also arranged in a structured format similar to what is in use today. Many of these different parts were modified during the Reformation and continue to be modified by musicians and Christian denominations today.

Even though liturgical worship services vary from one congregation to another, most consist of two major parts called the Ordinary and the Proper. The Ordinary is parts of the worship service that remain the same from week to week. These parts include: Lord, Have Mercy (Latin-Kyrie), Glory Be to God on High (Latin-Gloria in Excelsis), Creed (Latin-Credo), Holy, Holy, Holy (Latin-Sanctus), and Lamb of God (Latin-Agnus Dei). The Proper is a set of lessons, psalms, and prayers that change Sunday by Sunday according to the season in the Church Year. These include: the Prayer of the Day (Latin-Collect), First Lesson, Second Lesson, and Gospel Lesson, Psalm of the Day (Latin–Gradual), Verse of the Day, hymns, sermon, and Proper Preface.

These parts are all arranged in a structured order in the worship service. The service begins with the congregation confessing their sins to God. After the congregation is assured of their forgiveness, they sing a song of praise to God. Then the congregation says a prayer to ask God to bless them through his Word. Then they hear Bible lessons and a sermon. Either before or after the sermon, the congregation confesses their faith using one of the three Christian Creeds. Then they thank God by giving an offering. After the offering, they say another prayer along with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by Holy Communion. After Holy Communion, the congregation sings a song and says a prayer to thank God for receiving Holy Communion. The service ends with a blessing.

Many people think liturgical worship services are very boring. But they do not have to be. Many congregations use different versions of the Ordinary along with different musical instruments and choirs to change things up. Even if a congregation does not do this, liturgical worship services are very beneficial because they beautifully preach the gospel of Jesus, which people need to hear to come to faith and to be strengthened in their faith. It also allows all Christians to preach this gospel message to others as they use their different gifts to glorify God.

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

7-22 7-25

67

131

St. John’s Altar Committee:

July 2018

Elain Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

July 29

Jon & Jean Sheller

Usher Schedule

July 29

SJ

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James Wachholz; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

DuWayene Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN -THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 22, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 22, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH! We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. 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 the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and “link-way” at St. John’s. It’s nice to have you visit today. May God bless our worship together!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Gives the Bread of Life By His Faithful Word – Last week we saw how Jesus gives the Bread of Life through faithful public ministers. This week we focus on their message. In order to be a faithful public minister, you must proclaim God’s faithful Word. When people don’t proclaim the whole truth of God, they destroy faith and ultimately turn people away from Jesus. It is only through his faithful Word that Jesus creates and strengthens faith (Romans 10:17). Nothing else will do!

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP O Lord, our God: rule over the nations of earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your church may worship you in peace and joy. Through your Word and Sacrament, come to us. Forgive our sins, strengthen our faith, and help us live up to our high calling as your children. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“The Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 336 “Come unto Me, Ye Weary”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

LITURGY (hymnal page 17b, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

The Savior Is our Compassionate Shepherd

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jeremiah 23:1-6 (today’s sermon text)

The Messiah is the true Shepherd, the Lord our Righteousness

“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord. “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,

“when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,

a King who will reign wisely

and do what is just and right in the land.

In his days Judah will be saved

and Israel will live in safety.

This is the name by which he will be called:

The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

PSALM 23 (hymnal page 72, sung in unison)

EPISTLE LESSON Ephesians 2:13-22

The Shepherd is also the Cornerstone of the Church, his believing sheep

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! My Word will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Alleluia. (Isaiah 55:11b)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! ”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL Mark 6:30-34

The compassionate Shepherd gives spiritual rest: the forgiveness of sins, life & salvation

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 18b, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 362 “Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior Blest”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Jeremiah 23:1-6

“Give It To Me Straight, Lord!”

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God…”

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

(Please stand)

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR THE SUNDAYS AFTER PENTECOST (hymnal p. 127, read responsively)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother),  David Broderick, Mike Brown, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Romana Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Mike Brown, Dawn Hirn, Dennis & Romana Wacholtz)

– For the family of Bill Schroeder, Ashley’s father-in-law, called home on 6/18

– For Kash Z. Kuchar, the son of Joshua and Amanda Kuchar born on 6/27

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20b)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 21, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for holy communion)

Our church follows the historic and widespread Christian practice of closed Communion. We ask that only members of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or another congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) partake of the sacrament. We follow this practice because the Bible teaches it and because we love you. Please speak with the pastor if you have any questions.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 311 “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(After the distribution, please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER, & BLESSING (hymnal pages 24-25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 375:1, 6 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 375:1-4 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 375:5-6 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:

A Miraculous Meal Points to Fellowship with God

Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 22-JULY 28
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School staff meeting
Tues.
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:

A Miraculous Meal Points to Fellowship with God

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “He who angers you, controls you!”

LIFETOUCH PHOTOS If you have not yet picked up your personal Lifetouch photos, please pick them up in the link way at St. John’s.

LOOKING FORWARD AT EMMANUEL

Sunday 7/29: Emmanuel Council Meeting

Sunday 8/5: Emmanuel Congregation Meeting

THANK YOU To the Tutaj family who made a donation of $1,154.00 to Emmanuel in loving memory of Randy Tutaj. Your donation is deeply appreciated.

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PICTURES As we prepare for this school year, there are a few upcoming dates to keep in mind. REGISTRATION for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School and Little Lambs will be Sunday, August 19 at 11:15a.m. and Monday, August 20 at 6:00p.m. Both will be held at St. John’s in Pastor’s office. SCHOOL PHOTOS will be taken during registration times. To all St. John’s School and Little Lambs families, look for an informational school packet coming in the mail to you soon.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY They say that first impressions are lasting impressions. That may be true. But what about last impressions themselves? Wouldn’t the last words from someone we know well and love be important also, and stay with us. Then, if those last words of instruction, encouragement, or blessing are all about faith and the life of faith, how much more valuable! The next men’s Bible Class will read and discuss some of  the last impressions left by three Bible heroes of faith. This short 3-lesson study will be Tuesday nights, 6:30pm on August 7, 14, and 21. Think about  it and plan to make this one hour on a week night a priority for you.

http://www.campphillip.com/home/2195/2791/images/herebetreasurelogo.pngVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018 St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3yrs-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There will be sign-up sheets in the office, St. John’s info room and Emmanuel parish hall. OR you can call/email the office during summer hours to sign your child up. The deadline for sign-up is July 30th.

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/l/la/ladder_16091c.jpgVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS YEAR’S VBS! If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s link way.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

ST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen.  Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

CAMEROON MISSION WISH LIST On Sunday 5/20 Missionary Dan Kroll and family shared with our Montello congregations the blessings and challenges of our WELS mission in Cameroon.  Earlier this week he e-mailed me a wish list to share with you.  Please consider a financial gift to help our gospel mission among our brothers and sisters in The Lutheran Church of Cameroon. (see insert)

See the source imageSCHOOL UPDATE REPORT

God is good and we are blessed! After much deliberation and discussion between the school board, council, pastor, synod leadership and many others, we are able to report that our school status is on track and in a good place. The teaching staff is now set and it is a good one. We are pleased.

Little Lambs – Sara Borck, as planned an announced earlier will take over this program.

K-1 – Cassie Doering, a 5th-Year Senior at Martin Luther College has agreed to serve as a 1-year emergency teacher. She’s from Lake Mills.

2-4 – Karin Stellick will continue her work in this classroom

5-8 – Rachel Naumann, our newest teacher, will bring  her 2 years of experience at Luther Prep School into our 5-8 classroom.

This a good mix of experience and youth that will give us a fine faculty for the upcoming school year. We are blessed and  excited by that. We will also have qualified and experienced classroom aides and other support people.

The duties of principal will be handled for the time being by a “committee” approach. Pastor Dolan  has agreed to serve as a spiritual advisor to the faculty and staff and will be a liaison to the school board and church council. Other duties will be  handled by  the school board, and other church leaders, staff, and members as needs arise. Specific duties and details are still being researched and worked out, and we are making good progress. We are not where we hoped to be at this point as far as full-time principal/teacher is concerned, but the situation has worked out well. We are in good hands as we make further preparations for the new school year. Watch for more updates in the weeks ahead. Continue to pray for and support our school ministry, staff, students and parents as together we “feed the lambs” of Jesus.

Bad decisions. Good stories.

By Linda Buxa

I was driving down the main street of my town when I saw the guy’s shirt: “Bad decisions make the best stories.”

I got all high-and-mighty because I was pretty sure his shirt was trying to make sin sound like good fun. Perhaps it was an out-of-hand spring break. Maybe teenage rebellion earned a visit from the police. Or a bachelor party in Vegas where things stayed there.

Then I realized the shirt was pretty accurate. My dumbest decisions do make the best stories—of God’s grace. So do yours, because you are “convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39).

King David knew. He slept with Uriah’s wife and then had Uriah killed in battle. God still called him a man after his own heart.

Abraham understood. Twice he tried to pass his wife off as his sister so he wouldn’t be killed and have Sarah taken into a harem. God made him the father of many nations as he had promised.

Peter denied that he even knew Jesus, yet Jesus gave him the high privilege of feeding his lambs.

How about you? Jesus’ sacrifice brought you back into a relationship with the Father. His love washes away your dumb decisions. His mercy takes away your shame. Thanks to Jesus, nothing—not even your bad decisions—can separate you from his love.

Time of Grace Writer,

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Store Hours

Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM

Donation Accepted Times

Monday 10 AM – 4 PM

Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

We are happy to announce that Second Impressions is donating

$20,000 to Winnebago Lutheran Academy for operating expenses!

By the Grace of God, we are continuing to grow, and we need more volunteers now more than ever!! We have an awesome group that have fun and enjoy each other’s comradery. Stop by today or call(920) 907-9900 to see how you can be part of our team and “Give God the Glory!”

New Items Arrive Daily, Come On Over And Check Them Out!

Store News: The assistant manager position has been split into two positions. We welcome Edie Wandell and Judy Steinbrenner! Edie and Judy have retail backgrounds with talents and skills that will certainly benefit Second Impressions. We are grateful that they will be part of our team!

We are thankful to Deb Giffey, our former assistant manager, for all that she has done for Second Impressions and wish her God’s blessings in her move to Red Granite.

Thanks to our intern, Holly Christie, we now have a website up and running! Check out our website at www.secondimpressionsfdl.com.

We are blessed to have Holly in our midst and are grateful for the time she spends with us. Please be sure to also look us up on Facebook and “Share” with others. This will be very beneficial in helping us get the word out about our store.

You can also VOTE online to help make us the “Best of Fond du Lac” Readers’ Choice Award for 2018. Log on to fdlreporter.com/bestof (category Thrift Store).

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our Back-to-School Sale will be held July 31 through August 4. Take advantage of some GREAT deals along with tax free purchases on clothing, shoes, and school supplies (August 1 through August 4th)! Tuesday, July 31, entire store will be 20% OFF; Wednesday, August 1, 25% OFF; Thursday, August 2, 30% OFF; Friday, August 3, 40% OFF and Saturday, August 4th 50% OFF (all sale days exclude furniture). All Jeans will be $1 (excludes sale).

Donations: We can always use any type of donation. Higher priority items this month include: Tools & Hardware; Jewelry (especially earrings) Children’s clothing and shoes, size newborn through 6 years; Small Appliances (blenders, toasters, etc); kettles; Men’s size small shirts; Men’s and Children’s shoes; Men’s jeans; towels and sheets, purses and furniture.

We could also use larger size bags (i.e. from Kohl’s, Target, etc)

Call or come by the store to volunteer, donate, or do some shopping!

325 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac 920-907-9900

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St. John’s Altar Committee:

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Elain Kelm

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Carolyn Rosenthal

Just East of the A&W Restaurant

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
July 22 Sara Borck & Jennie Utke
July 29 Jon & Jean Sheller
Usher Schedule
July 22

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Cal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

July 29

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James Wachholz; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

DuWayene Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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