BULLETIN- THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 9, 2018

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

DECEMBER 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. 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!

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Heavenly Father, the voice of one crying in the wilderness prepared the hearts of your people as your Chosen One entered our world to be our Savior. Let that same Advent voice cry out to my heart so that with true repentance I prepare to celebrate the coming of my newborn King. Replace my spiritual pride with Christlike humility, my apathy with commitment and dedication. With your power, hope and love, come and lead me as I dedicate my life to you. Keep my attention also on the skies as I watch and pray for the triumphant return of Christ my King. Bless my worship. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY The Second Sunday in Advent:  Preparing for Purity is Often Painful – Many people look for easy fixes for their problems. God, though, often puts his people through a long, painful process to prepare us to embrace the Savior he has sent. God always works through his Word to develop in us a life that shows the fruit of the purity he has put around us in Christ.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of the Word (hymnal page 38)

PASTOR’S GREETING

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES

(P: Pastor reads – C: Congregation reads)

P: We light two Advent candles remembering Jesus who came in history. He came into a world of sin and death.

C: We remember Jesus who came as the promised Messiah. John the Baptist prepared the way of the Lord.

P: We hear his call to repent.

C: We light two Advent candles as a sign of our repentance and desire for renewal.

P: Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest.

C: Through your Word and Spirit may our souls be blessed.

(Two Advent candles are lit)

OPENING HYMN 3 “Lift Up Your Heads, You Mighty Gates”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

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

TODAY’S THEME

Rejoice! The Lord is Near!

FIRST LESSON Malachi 3:1-4

The prophet Malachi foretells the coming of “the messenger of the covenant”

“See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.

But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.

PSALM 24 (hymnal page 73, cantor sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Philippians 1: 3-11

Our God who brought us to faith will keep us in the faith until Christ returns

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! “Prepare the way for the Lord, Make straight paths for him. All mankind will see God’s salvation.” Alleluia! (Luke 3:4,6)

LITURGY (hymnal pages 40, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Luke 3:1-6 (today’s sermon text)

John the Baptist urges us to prepare the way for the coming Lord

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.’”

LITURGY (hymnal page 40b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 16 “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Luke 3:1-6

“Straight Talk From God”

For people of the 21st century: “Repent!”

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS CONNECTION DVD AT ST. JOHN’S

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

(Please stand)

ADVENT PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS -For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Joel Jaster, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Peggy Russell)

– For Adam & Jillian Igl (Adam currently serves as teacher at St. John’s School–Newburg) called at our 11/18 St. John’s–Montello voters meeting to serve as principal/teacher–3-5 or 6-8 grades & K3-K5 director/teacher respectively

– For Rachel Hinz, whose husband William currently serves as principal/teacher at St. John’s School–Pardeeville, called at our 11/18 St. John’s–Montello voters meeting to serve as 1st & 2nd grade teacher

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

*Note: At Emmanuel, service continues with…

(Please be seated)

HYMN 13:1-2 “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 43, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 13:3 “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

*Note: At St. John’s, service continues with…

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 33, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for the distribution)

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

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THANK THE LORD, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal pages 36-37)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 13:3 “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Note: As you leave today’s service, please give your completed friendship register sheet to an usher or pastor. Thank you!)

Announcements

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018

Advent 3: “Produce Fruit in Keeping with Repentance”

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-DECEMBER 15

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School (sanctuary)

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study (lower level)

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Christmas tree setup & decorating

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship (with communion)

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

Wed.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

1:40 P.M.

St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release

2:15 P.M.

Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s

3:30 P.M.

Emmanuel Advent Devotion (Zietlow)

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Advent Devotion (Stelter)

Thurs.

NO St. John’s Teen Confirmation

NO Montello Care Center Devotion

10:00 A.M.

Martin Luther College mid-year graduation

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid Poinsettia delivery

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School Christmas rehearsal

12:30 P.M.

Claussen Christmas lunch & show

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018

Advent 3: “Produce Fruit in Keeping with Repentance”

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 Sunday School Christmas Service

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY will be held in the lower level while Sunday School kids practice in sanctuary.

THANK YOU to all those who donated funding for the beautiful wreaths hanging on St. John’s front doors:  Edith Deusterhoeft, Kay Maass, Marilyn Riemer, Anita Reimer, and Al and Carolyn Rosenthal.  Wreaths are a symbol of welcome to those passing by and to those coming in.  Thank you so much for sharing your blessings with others.  And thank you, also, to Ashley Henke, who used her creative talents to make the wreaths.

THANK YOU to an anonymous donator who gave $2,500.00 towards St. John’s School tuition assistance. Your gift is deeply appreciated. “I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” Psalm 118:21

PLEASE COME CHRISTMAS CAROLING!  During this season of sharing, we ask St. John’s members of all ages to share a little of your time and the joys of the Christmas season by lending your voices caroling at the Montello Care Center on Sunday, December 23.  All ages are welcome!  Please meet in the entrance of the Center so we can be ready to sing at 9 a.m.  We will return to church in plenty of time for the worship service that day.

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, February 2nd

Art for Dinner! Join us for a night of fellowship, dinner and a silent auction of the children’s art projects. This year we are raising money for our athletic fund. Funds will be used for things such as upgrading our equipment, jerseys and tournament fees. If there is anyone that would like to help with the dinner or the students with an art project, please feel free to contact:

Megan Jaster- 608-369-3456 mj.jastersag@outlook.com or

Ciara Neuhauser 608-369-0901 ciaraneuhauser24@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP AND REFRESHMENTS after the Emmanuel Christmas Eve Service Dec. 23rd at 6:00 PM. Members and guests are all invited to join us in the Parish Hall.  If you have extra cookies please bring a plate to share. If not please come anyway.

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WELS DVDS are available in the St. John’s link way-$5 donation.

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

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.

MIDWEEK ADVENT DEVOTIONS “A Light in the Darkness” The first 3 Wednesday in December (12/5, 12, 19), Pastor Dolan, Pastor Stelter (from St. John’s–Princeton) and Pastor Zietlow will be leading Advent Devotions. 3:30m at Emmanuel–Big Mecan & 6:30pm at St. John’s–Montello. “Come, O Long-Expected Jesus” (Hymn 6)

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

Usher Schedule

December 9

E

(with comm.) SJ

Lucas Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Brian Ninneman

Don Smith; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke

December 12

(Advent 3:30pm) E

(Advent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Don Stelter, Joe Heller

Kenon Smith; Chief, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall

December 16

E

SJ

Don Stelter, Noah Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr

December 19

(Advent 3:30pm) E

(Advent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Don Stelter, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause

December 23

E

(with comm.) SJ

Brian Ninnemann, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

December 24

SJ

(Christmas Eve 7:00pm)

Don Smith; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

December 25

E

(Christmas Day 9:00am)

December 30

E

SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann

Kenon Smith; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

December 31

(with comm.) SJ

(New Year’s Eve 7:00pm)

Cal Kapp; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Dec. 9

Paul & Christa Van Treeck

Dec. 16

Kathy North

Dec. 23

Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning

Dec. 24

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Dec. 30

Sara Borck & Jennie Utke

Dec. 31

Wayne & Marilyn Riemer

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

12-2 12-5

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45 53

St. John’s Altar Committee:

December 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

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PERSONAL PRAYERS

For Worship

In the Name of Jesus

FOR PEACE

O God of peace, I turn aside from an unquiet world, seeking rest for my spirit and light for my thoughts. I bring my work to be sanctified, my wounds to be healed, my sins to be forgiven, my hopes to be renewed. In you there is perfect harmony. Draw me to yourself, and silence the discords of my wasteful life. Your greatness is beyond my highest praise. Take me out of the loneliness of self, and fill me with the fullness of your peace.

REMEMBRANCE OF BAPTISM

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: in the water of baptism you forgave my sin and delivered me from death and the devil. You raised me to a new life in Christ and clothed me with his merit. Help me rejoice in your washing of salvation and live before you in righteousness and purity forever.

A PERSONAL CONFESSION OF SIN

Father, I have sinned against you and am no longer worthy to be called your child. Especially am I sorry for ______. Yet in mercy you sacrificed your only Son to purge away my guilt. For his sake, O God, be merciful to me, a sinner, and in the joy of your Holy Spirit let me serve you all my days.

PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

Praise to you, O God, maker of all things. You gave me life and breath. You sent your Son to cleanse me from sin and your Spirit to make me glad. Thank you for providing me with all that I need to live. Especially do I thank you for ______. To you be honor and glory now and forever.

BEFORE WORSHIP

Heavenly Father, I have come to worship you. Draw near to me in your gracious Word, and assure me of your loving kindness. Curb my wandering thoughts, that with undivided attention I may hear your voice and sing your praise.

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.

BEFORE COMMUNION

Lord, I am not worthy to be a guest at your holy table. But you are the friend of sinners, and you will not cast me out. This bread is your body, which bore my sins upon the tree. This wine is your blood, which purifies me from all guilt. At your invitation, I come rejoicing. Receive me, my Savior.

AFTER COMMUNION

Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for nourishing me in this sacrament with your body and blood. You have given me forgiveness, life, and salvation. Let me always remain in you as a branch remains in the vine. Send me out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory.

O living Bread from heaven, how richly you have fed your guest! The gifts you now have given have filled my heart with joy and rest. Lord, grant me that thus strengthened with heavenly food, while here my course on earth is lengthened, I serve with holy fear. And when you call my spirit to leave this world below, I enter through your merit where joys unmingled flow.

AFTER WORSHIP

Good Shepherd, I was glad to be here, gathered with your flock to worship you. Cause the Word I have heard to take root in my heart and bear fruit in my life. Guide me in paths of righteousness, that my words and actions might lead others to glorify you.

Grant, O Lord, that the lips which here have sung your praise may continue to glorify you in the world; that the ears which have heard you speak may be open always to your Word and closed to hatred and discord; that the tongues which have confessed your name may always speak the truth without fear; that all of us who have worshiped together today may be united in true love for each other as you have loved us in Jesus.

BY THOSE SERVING AT WORSHIP

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: I am happy for the privilege of ministering in your house. Help me to be reverent and humble in my service, setting a good example by my words and actions. Enable me to fulfill my duties in such a way that I may assist others to worship you joyfully.

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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

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BULLETIN- THANKSGIVING SERVICE – November 21 6:30 p.m. St. John’s — November 22 9 a.m. Emmanuel

Let All Creation Join to Praise

A Thanksgiving Service

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November 21 6:30 p.m. St. John’s

November 22 9 a.m. Emmanuel

Pastor Peter Zietlow

Pastor’s Greeting

The First Day Reading: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was a formless void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light” and there was light; and God separated the light from the darkness. Evening passed and morning came—the first day.

A Hymn of Invocation is sung by the congregation to the tune of Hymn 193, “Come, Now, Almighty King.” 4 verses.

God, whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard
And took their flight; hear us, we humbly pray, and where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray, let there be light!

Lord, who once came to bring, on your redeeming wing,
Healing and sight, health to the sick in mind, sight to the inly blind;
Oh, now to humankind let there be light!

Spirit of truth and love, life-giving holy dove,
Speed forth your flight; move on the water’s face bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place let there be light!

Holy and blessed three, glorious Trinity, 
Wisdom, love, might! Boundless as ocean’s tide, rolling in fullest pride.
Through the earth, far and wide, let there be light!

The Litany is spoken responsively by the pastor and the congregation:

P Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

C Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

P Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

C His steadfast love endures forever!

The Prayer of the Day

P Praise and thanksgiving be to you, O faithful Creator. According to your word and promise, you take delight in prospering us. With your good gifts of sun and rain the earth brings forth its bounty; with your good gifts of health and strength, we too perform the work which you have given us to do. Make us truly grateful for each evidence of your delight, and give us grace to show our gratitude; through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord. Amen.

The Second Day Reading: And God said, “Let there be an expanse to divide the water and separate water from water.” And it was so. God make an expanse, and it separated the water under it from the water above it. He named the expanse “Sky.” Evening passed and morning came—the second day.

The Old Testament Reading, portions from Isaiah 55:  “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! … Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. …Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”

“Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

The Third Day Reading: And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. And God said, “Let the land produce vegetation, plants yielding seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth.” And it was so. And God saw that it was good. Evening passed and morning came—the third day.

Congregation Hymn sung in place of Psalm. Hymn 609, “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer.” 3 verses

We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator!
 In grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before you; we kneel and adore you;
 We bless your holy name; glad praises we sing.

We worship you, God of our fathers; we bless you;
 Through trial and tempest our guide you have been. When perils o’ertake us, you will not forsake us,
 And with your help, O Lord, our battles we win.

With voices united our praises we offer; To you, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise. Your strong arm will guide us; our God is besides us. To you, our great Redeemer, fore’er be praise!

The Fourth Day Reading: And God said, “Let there be lights in the sky to give light upon the earth, to serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years.” And it was so. And God saw that it was good. Evening passed and morning came—the fourth day.

The New Testament Reading, from portions of 1 Corinthians 15:

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” … How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. … There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.  So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable. … Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. … But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

The Fifth Day Reading: And God said, “Let the waters teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the heavens.” And God saw that it was good. Evening passed and morning came—the fifth day.

Congregation Hymn, Hymn 234, ”Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” Verses 1-2

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
 O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
 Let all who hear now to his temple draw near,
 Joining in glad adoration!

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things is wondrously reigning
 And, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
 Have you not seen all that is needful has been
 Sent by his gracious ordaining?

Rise for the Gospel Reading, Matthew 6:25-34.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Congregation Hymn, Hymn 234, ”Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” Verses 4-5

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;
Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
 Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
 As with his love he befriends you.

Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore him!
 All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the amen sound from his people again.
 Gladly forever adore him!

The Sixth Day Reading: And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over all the earth.” So God created human beings in his own image. He made them male and female and blessed them. And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Evening passed and morning came—the sixth day.

Sermon Theme and Text Matthew 6:25-34

“Thank You Jesus” for your 1. promise, 2. plan, 3. plea.

Congregation Hymn, Hymn 610, 3 verses

Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in whom his world rejoices.
Who, from our mothers’ arms, has blest us on our way
 With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

Oh, may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us,
 And keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed.
 And free us from all ills in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
 The Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God, whom earth and heav’n adore;
 For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

The Seventh Day Reading: Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and rested from all his work, blessing the day and making it holy.

The Offering. (During the offering, greet one another and sign the friendship register.) There is a solo at St. John’s during the offering. The words are printed below:

We plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand; he sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, the breezes, and the sunshine, and soft, refreshing rain.

Refrain: All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; then, thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all his love.

He only is the maker of all things near and far: he paints the wayside flower, he lights the evening star; the winds and waves obey him, by him the birds are fed; much more to us, his children, he gives our daily bread. [Refrain]

We thank thee then, O Father, for all things bright and good, the seed-time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food. Accept the gifts we offer for all thy love imparts, and, what thou most desirest, our humble, thankful hearts. [Refrain]

Rise for Prayer: To you, O God, do we give thanks: for your great mercy toward us; for our creation, preservation, and redemption; for the pardon of sin; for the numerous gifts of your love; and for the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Savior. These are your great mercies, but as we rejoice in them we would not forget that you have given us even more. In the ripening of the grain, in the coming to maturity of the fruit, in the abundance which the land so freely yields, we see your hand and we give you our thanks. Enlarge our spirit of thankfulness, that we may with full willingness and in your spirit of giving share our abundance with all who are in need, that they too may praise you, through Jesus Christ. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer, a hymn version sung to the tune of Hymn 618, “Before the Lord We Bow.” 3 verses

Our heav’nly Father, hear your faithful children’s prayer:
Your name, divine and dear, be hallowed ev’rywhere!
Your kingdom come! Your heav’nly will
Among us, still, on earth be done!

The bread for which we yearn each day, O Father, give.
Forgive us, as in turn our debtors we forgive.
Your people lead in trial’s hour.
From Satan’s pow’r let us be freed!

For you, O Lord, are King; all pow’r is yours, we own;
Your glory now we sing, the glory yours alone.
So shall it be; your kingdom, might,
And glory bright, eternally!

The Benediction

As you, O God, have blessed our coming in, now bless our going forth; and grant that when we leave your house we may not leave your presence, but be ever near us and keep us near to you.

God bless you and keep you. God’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you. God look upon you with love and give you peace.

And they all said

C Amen

The Closing Hymn, Hymn 334 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow.”

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, son, and Holy Ghost!

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BULLETIN- THE THIRD SUNDAY OF END TIMES THE SAINTS TRIUMPHANT NOVEMBER 18, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRD SUNDAY OF END TIMES

THE SAINTS TRIUMPHANT

NOVEMBER 18, 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!

END TIMES SUNDAYS Today is the third of the last four Sundays of the church year: Reformation, Last Judgment, Saints Triumphant, and Christ the King. On each of these Sundays we pay close attention to God as he teaches us about the end times of this world and the beginning of eternal life with Jesus in heaven. May Christ bless our worship and prepare our hearts and lives for His return.

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP O Lord–my Maker, Redeemer, and Comforter–I have come before you to hear your holy Word. Open my heart by your Holy Spirit, that through the preaching of your Word I may repent of my sins, believe in Jesus, and grow day by day in grace and holiness. Hear me for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Morning Praise (hymnal page 45)

PASTOR’S GREETING

LITTLE LAMBS & ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL SING “Give Thanks”

By: Don Moen

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, “I am strong”

Let the poor say, “I am rich

Because of what the Lord has done for us”

And now let the weak say, “I am strong”

Let the poor say, “I am rich

Because of what the Lord has done for us”

Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)

Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)

Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.

Give thanks.

HYMN 216 “Saints, Behold! The Sight Is Glorious” (printed in hymnal, all sing in place of Morning Hymn)

(Please stand)

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

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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

Like children playing hide and seek, Jesus calls out to us through his Word, “Ready or not here I come!” Thanks be to God that through Jesus’ saving work on the cross, we have been made ready! May his Spirit keep us in saving faith in him.

FIRST LESSON Daniel 12:1-3

The saints will shine like to stars

“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people– everyone whose name is found written in the book– will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”

EPISTLE LESSON 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (today’s sermon text)

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.”

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. They are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple. Alleluia. (Revelation 7:15)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL John 5:25-29

The Son of God will raise the dead and separate believer from unbeliever

“I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out– those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SERMON HYMN 550 “Behold a Host, Arrayed in White”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

“End Times 101”

  1. Reassurance
  2. Return
  3. Resurrection
  4. Reunion

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(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS CONNECTION DVD & INSERT

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 50a, all sing)

SAINTS TRIUMPHANT SUNDAY PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Joel Jaster, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Anna Madigan, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For those affected by the California wild fires

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 50b, all read)

(Please be seated)

PRAYER FOR GRACE & BLESSING (hymnal page 50c-51)

CLOSING HYMN 728:3 (printed on bulletin pages 5 & 6, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2018

End Times 4: Christ the King

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-NOVEMBER 24

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

9:30am-12:00pm

Book Fair in Gym

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

NO LITTLE LAMBS/ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL

THANKSGIVING BREAK

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Thurs.

THANKSGIVING DAY

NO LITTLE LAMBS/ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL

THANKSGIVING BREAK

9:00 A.M.

Thanksgiving Day Worship at Emmanuel

10:10 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion with communion

6:00 P.M.

NO Griefshare

Fri.

NO LITTLE LAMBS/ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2018

End Times 4: Christ the King

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

11:15 A.M.

Christmas tree decorating & light lunch at St. John’s

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Rai Lynn Hodgkins, $530.00 was gifted to Little Lambs and $20.00 was gifted to St. John’s School by family and friends. The family of Rae Lynn would like to thank all of you for your prayers and kindness shown through this difficult time. The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away-blessed be the name of the Lord.

THANK YOU to all who helped organize Grandparents Day last Tuesday at school and the Holiday Trail events (book fair, bake sale, Thai Village sale) this weekend.

THAI VILLAGE The Thai Village craft sale will be open today after 10:00am church in the St. John’s link way. With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no reason to start shopping now. Come check it out!

ST. JOHN’S DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS this week Tuesday at 6:30pm. Being tolerant is good, right? Or is it? What does God say?

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WELS DVDS are available in the St. John’s link way-$5 donation.

ADVENT begins on Sunday, December 2, this year.  It’s the season that anticipates the coming of the Savior.  We prepare for this coming in many ways.  But one way is by decorating and beautifying our homes and churches.  We use a circle of artificial greens around our Advent candles in the front of the church, with each candle lit in order on Sundays in Advent, and each candle symbolizing an important event on the way to the Savior’s birth—the last candle is the Christ Candle. 

 But another way is to hang Christmas wreaths on the church doors as a sign of welcome. 

 Once again—anyone interested in donating toward the purchase of wreaths for the front doors at St. John’s is encouraged to contact LuAnn Zieman at 608-297-2422 or email zieman@bugnet.net or by mail at W1440 State Rd 23, Montello, WI 53949.

GRIEFSHARE No Griefshare this week due to Thanksgiving. We will see you next week.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “Quit griping about your church; If it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.”

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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.

WELS VOLUNTEERS – https://www.lutheranvolunteerconnect.com/ ie WELS Kingdom Workers, Mission & Relief Teams

CHARITY GIVING In the past WELS members have asked about supporting the Salvation Army with their time (ringing bells/soliciting offerings) and giving offerings.  Below is a clip from the WELS.net Q&A regarding WELS participation with the Salvation Army.  –Pastor Z

 

Is it acceptable to ring the bells or contribute money for the Salvation Army during Christmas time because of the charity they do, despite the false doctrine in the Salvation Army Church?

     Your question links the charitable work of the Salvation Army with the mission of that church, which is driven by their false doctrine. That is important to keep in mind. The work they do is in line with the mission of their church.

     As you indicated, there is false doctrine in that church. The Salvation Army is a self-described “holiness movement,” placing greater emphasis on the Christian’s life than on what God has done for people through Jesus Christ his Son. The Salvation Army rejects the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

     2 John 10-11 (“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.”) instructs us not to support those whose teachings are contrary to Scripture. That applies to the church in your question. That applies to any church that holds to false doctrine. While we can appreciate the tenacity of the bell ringers of that church at Christmas time, we cannot support their mission.

     There is no need to feel like a Scrooge by walking past the bell ringers. We can help meet the material needs of others (Isaiah 58:7; Galatians 6:10) through contributions to charitable agencies that are not tied to churches that hold to and teach false doctrine. We can give to our church body’s Christian Aid and Relief.

     In gratitude for God’s blessings and in compassionate concern for the material and spiritual needs of others, Christians have reason for charitable giving at Christmas time and every season of the year. Yes, “Let us all be cheerful givers To the glory of your name” (Christian Worship 577:3).

     (Note: Questions submitted to WELS.net Q&A are answered by WELS pastors/professors serving at Martin Luther College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Some of the local, non-religious charities which Emmanuel and St. John’s members do support are: 1. Marquette County “Care & Share” Food Bank, 2. Marquette County Giving Tree, 3. Tots to Teens Holiday Book Drive via Literacy Volunteers of Marquette County, 4. Montello Public Library.)

TREE TRIMMING AT ST. JOHN’S ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25  Come and help decorate the Christmas tree immediately following the  service next Sunday.  All are welcome, but we do need a couple of younger men who wouldn’t mind climbing the tall ladders and balancing on the pulpit to decorate the top of the tree. A light lunch will be served when the work is done! 

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT AT PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

The Lutheran Girl Pioneers of Peace Lutheran Church, 335 West Prairie Street, Wautoma (www.wautomapeacelutheran.org) invite the girls and ladies of your congregation to their annual Advent by Candlelight event on Sunday, December 2 at 1 pm.

This uplifting event begins with a program led by the Girl Pioneers entitled “To the Ends of the Earth” filled with God’s Word and music, followed by yummy desserts and great fellowship. 

Come spend a few hours preparing your hearts for the upcoming Christmas season.

Seats are limited, so RSVP early!

To RSVP, or for more information, please call Christine at 920-787-3856 by November 25. 

The Peace Lutheran Girl Pioneers strive to be a group, open to all youth ages Kindergarten through high school, that strengthens our girls’ faith in Jesus Christ, and teaches life & leadership skills, all while nurturing friendships that last not only through life, but into eternity. 

You do not have to be a member of Peace to join the Pioneers.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT AT EMMANUEL This year, there will be no Advent by Candlelight at Emmanuel. Thank you.

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

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St. John’s Altar Committee:

November 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

Usher Schedule

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

Kenon Smith; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

November 25

E

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Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Gergardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

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Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

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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 SECOND SUNDAY OF END TIMES LAST JUDGMENT Nov 11, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SECOND SUNDAY OF END TIMES

LAST JUDGMENT

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

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 Heavenly Father, I have come to worship you. Draw near to me in your gracious Word and Sacrament, and assure me of your loving kindness. Curb my wandering thoughts, that with undivided attention, I may hear your voice and sing your praise.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY – Jesus Will Come Back in Glory – At the end of the world, Jesus will come back in glory to judge both the living and the dead. Those who believe in him receive a verdict of “not-guilty.” Those who do not believe stand condemned to the eternal suffering of hell.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of the Word and Sacrament (hymnal page 26)

PASTOR’S GREETING

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS “Child of God”, “My Knee Shall Bow” (in place of opening hymn)

CHILD OF GOD

If anybody asks you who I am,

Who I am,

Who I am,

If anybody asks you who I am,

Say that I’m a child of God.

If anybody asks you how I am,

How I am,

How I am,

If anybody asks you how I am,

Say that I’m alive and free.

If anybody asks you what that means,

What that means,

What that means,

If anybody ask you what that means,

Say that I was born again.

If anybody asks you where I’m going,

Where I’m going,

Where I’m going,

If anybody asks you where I’m going,

Say that I am going to heav’n.

If anybody asks you who’s my friend,

Who’s my friend,

Who’s my friend,

If anybody ask you who’s my friend,

Say that Jesus is his name!

MY KNEE SHALL BOW

My knee shall bow;

My tongue shall sing:

Jesus, you are Lord and King,

And wherever I go

And whatever I do,

Let my praise be unto you.

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

THEME FOR TODAY (11/11 END TIMES 2-VETERANS DAY): Last Judgment

OLD TESTAMENT: Malachi 4:1-3 (today’s sermon text)

Christ will appear with healing in His wings

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.”

PSALM 90 (hymnal page 99, cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: Hebrews 9:24-28

Christ will appear on the Last Day to bring salvation

For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

Alleluia. “Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” Alleluia. (Matthew 24:42)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!…”

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: Luke 12:35-40

Christ, the Judge, will come unexpectedly. Be ready!

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 208 “Great God, What Do I See and Hear”

SERMON: Malachi 4:1-3

“A Striking Symbol of the Savior: The Sun”

  1. Burning the arrogant
  2. Healing the reverent

(Please stand after the sermon)

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

VETERANS DAY PRAYER

Pastor: Everlasting Protector and Defender, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns of World War I went silent. To celebrate this armistice a holiday was made of this date. But, the world soon learned that the War to end all Wars did not. A series of wars followed with increased efficiency in killing. Thus the holiday was changed to honor everyone who has served in our nation’s Armed Forces. We now call it Veterans Day.

Congregation: We thank you, Lord, for our military veterans. Through them you have provided us with blessings that people around the world envy.

P: But the presence of our veterans reminds us of your warning that wars and rumors of wars will continue until the end of time.

C: In your mercy, keep war from our shores, and frustrate the plans of all those who would cause us terror.

P: Lord of the Nations, we ask that you would continue to bless our country with men and women who are willing to go to distant and dangerous places to protect us from those who would do us harm.

C: We pray that you will continue to bless us with veterans who have served faithful and true.

P: Be with our veterans as they continue their march through life. Protect them from the ambush of sin and the firepower of Satan. Give them the health and strength they need to carry out the missions in life that you have laid before them.

C: Be, Lord, their shield and strength, their guide and their rearguard. Give to them the peace that surpasses all understanding as they place their trust in Jesus.

P: When their tour of duty in the world is over, give them the order to come home. Bring them to where there are no more wars.

C: Grant unto them this blessing: when we are listening to taps being played over their grave, they may be listening to the joyous trumpet call of God and the music of heaven’s choirs. Grant this for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Joel Jaster, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Anna Madigan, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Joel Jaster, Amanda Stalker)

– For the family of Caleb Degenstein, Mark Emond’s friend, called home on 10/31

– For Hayes Edward Buchholz, the son of Noah & Elizabeth Buchholz, who will be baptized today (11/11) at noon at Emmanuel

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 33, read & sung responsively)

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 309 “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”, 382 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Confirmed members of Emmanuel and St. John’s Ev. Lutheran churches who have examined themselves and announced their desire to partake of the Lord’s Supper will now be ushered forward to receive Holy Communion. In Communion we receive the true body and true blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of sins and strengthening of faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(After the distribution, please stand)

THANK THE LORD, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 36-37)

CLOSING HYMN 619 “God Bless Our Native Land”

(Veterans please remain standing after the hymn)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2018

End Times 3: Saints Triumphant

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-NOVEMBER 17

Sun.

Veteran’s Day

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 with communion

9:30am-12:00pm

Book Fair in Gym

12:00PM

Hayes Buchholz baptism at Emmanuel

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

11:00AM-4:00PM

Book Fair in Gym

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

NO LITTLE LAMBS/ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Council meeting

2:30PM-3:30PM

Book Fair in Gym

Fri.

2:00PM-3:30PM

Book Fair in Gym

Sat.

9:00AM-4:00PM

Holiday Trail/Book Fair/Thai Village Crafts

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2018

End Times 3: Saints Triumphant

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

9:30AM-12:00PM

Book Fair in Gym

ST. JOHN’S DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS this week Tuesday at 6:30pm. Being tolerant is good, right? Or is it? What does God say?

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WELS DVDS are available in the St. John’s link way-$5 donation.

ADVENT begins on Sunday, December 2, this year.  It’s the season that anticipates the coming of the Savior.  We prepare for this coming in many ways.  But one way is by decorating and beautifying our homes and churches.  We use a circle of artificial greens around our Advent candles in the front of the church, with each candle lit in order on Sundays in Advent, and each candle symbolizing an important event on the way to the Savior’s birth—the last candle is the Christ Candle. 

 But another way is to hang Christmas wreaths on the church doors as a sign of welcome. 

 

Once again—anyone interested in donating toward the purchase of wreaths for the front doors at St. John’s is encouraged to contact LuAnn Zieman at 608-297-2422 or email zieman@bugnet.net or by mail at W1440 State Rd 23, Montello, WI 53949.

GRIEFSHARE A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 Mark Emond

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

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/assetuploads/400016_LG_enchanted_forest_clip_art_gnome_toadstool.jpgSCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR This year’s Scholastic Book Fait will start on today, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 18th! Our theme this year is “A Christmas Enchanted Forest”. All purchases benefit the children and our school as we receive scholastic dollars for every item sold, in return buys books for our school library. If anyone is unable to attend, we also have an online book fair. You may access it at scholastic.com/fair and your purchases will be delivered to school. See the book fair schedule below:

Sunday, Nov. 11 9:30am-12:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 13 11:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 15 2:30pm-3:30pm

Friday, Nov. 16 2:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 17 9:00am-4:00pm Holiday Trail

Sunday, Nov. 18 9:30am-12:00pm

GRANDPARENTS DAY This Tuesday, Nov. 13, St. John’s School and Little Lambs will have Grandparents Day. Free hot lunch will be provided for the students and their “grands” (this includes parents, guardians, special family, etc.). The teachers will have special plans for the students and their grandparents during lunch. Free will offering will be accepted but not mandatory. Please RSVP to the office. So kids, invite your Grandparents!

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.

WORSHIP COMMITTEE UPDATE

Our combined Emmanuel/St. John’s Worship Committee wants your feedback! We have been meeting to discuss opportunities for growth based on feedback you gave during our congregational survey. Your responses indicate that you feel that our worship services, worship attendance, and our level of spiritual growth could all be improved. Guess what? That’s exactly what God wants, too!

In the coming weeks and months we will be incorporating some fresh ideas into our worship life. The Bible clearly teaches that the Word in its truth and purity must never change. But the primary purpose of the manner or style in which it is taught is to reach out to as many people as possible in whatever way is possible and to do it all to the glory of God!

We will be inviting you to complete a brief survey in the weeks ahead. We ask for your honest thoughts, suggestions for improvement, your reasons for the possible changes, and how you might be able to help our congregation move forward. Please feel free to give a note to James Wachholz or the church/school secretary at any time.

All glory to God!

Emmanuel/St. John’s Joint Worship Committee

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

11-4 11-7

115

122 11

St. John’s Altar Committee:

November 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

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Usher Schedule

November 11

E

(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Jack Yates; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

Kenon Smith; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

November 25

E

(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Gergardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Like & find us on Facebook

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 23rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST October 28, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE 23rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

October 28, 2018

PLEASE WELCOME TODAY’S (10/28) WORSHIP LEADER Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary senior Andrew Nemmers

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 Delights in the Faith He Creates: On his way to Jerusalem to die for all our sins, Jesus pauses for something remarkable. When a blind beggar yells, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me,” Jesus accepts that title and heals the man. But “Son of David” means Jesus is the Jewish king. Doesn’t Jesus know such titles will shortly get him killed? He knows that well. He knows about the crown of thorns he will soon wear. He restores Bartimaeus’ sight anyway—mercifully and fearlessly. Then he praises the man’s God-given faith. Again, how astonishing!

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. (see also hymnal pages 10-11)

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

St. John’s: Holy Baptism (hymnal page 12-14)

The Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

NOTE: AT SUNDAY ST. JOHN’S…

HOLY BAPTISM (hymnal page 12-14)

Riggs Abraham Gimnick

OPENING HYMN 300:1-2 “See This Wonder In The Making” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

BAPTISM LITURGY (hymnal page 12, read responsively)

HYMN 300: 3-4 “See This Wonder In The Making” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

LITURGY (hymnal page 17b, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Jesus Delights in the Faith He Creates

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jeremiah 31:7-9

The Lord promised to restore his wayward people

This is what the Lord says:

“Sing with joy for Jacob;

shout for the foremost of the nations.

Make your praises heard, and say,

‘Lord, save your people,

the remnant of Israel.’

See, I will bring them from the land of the north

and gather them from the ends of the earth.

Among them will be the blind and the lame,

expectant mothers and women in labor;

a great throng will return.

They will come with weeping;

they will pray as I bring them back.

I will lead them beside streams of water

on a level path where they will not stumble,

because I am Israel’s father,

and Ephraim is my firstborn son.

PSALM 126 (hymnal page 113, sung in unison)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 4:1-6, 16-18

God gives spiritual sight through the light of the gospel

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. The Lord will rescue me from every evil and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. Alleluia. (2 Timothy 4:18)

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 10:46-52 (today’s sermon text)

Blind Bartimaeus receives his sight

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 18b, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 438 “In God, My Faithful God”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Mark 10:46-52 Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

(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 GROWTH IN FAITH AND CHRISTIAN LIVING

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Anna Madigan, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Earl Ewert)

– For Michelle Coyle and Zachary Petersen were were united in Christian marriage on 10/20

– For Riggs Abraham Gimnick, the son of Matthias & Amber Gimnick, baptized in today’s (10/28) service at St. John’s

– For our Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary staff, students, vicars (3rd-year student pastors) & graduates

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20b)

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 353 “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”, 411:1-2 “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” (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 411:3 “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2018

End Times 1–Reformation Sunday:

“What Does This Mean?

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3
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
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Youth Group bake sale and meeting
Mon. 5:00-7:00 P.M. St. John’s School Fall Festival “Trunk or Treat”
6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
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. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class
12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2018

End Times 1–Reformation Sunday:

“What Does This Mean?

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
9:15 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yoWOmRufO64/UWQLIDgi72I/AAAAAAAAFZc/NBubM161pUI/s1600/bake+sale+clip+art.pngYOUTH GROUP The youth group is having a bake sale in the linkway today after church. Stop in for some yummy treats to take home or to enjoy there! Coffee, juice & water available!

ST. JOHN’S DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

http://images.clipartpanda.com/christmas-tree-clip-art-7eiMenRcn.pngWANTED FOR BOOK FAIR The following items are wanted for use & decorating this year’s book fair: clothes rack, clothes hangers with clips (need about 25), artificial Christmas trees (5ft & under), white Christmas lights, Christmas light up deer, fairies, butterflies, unicorns, knomes, butterflies, etc.  Anything that would work for our theme, “A Christmas Enchanted Forest”.  If anyone has & is interested in donating/helping, please contact Heather Schwochert at 608-369-1084.  Thank you everyone!

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS will resume this week Tuesday at 6:30pm. Being tolerant is good, right? Or is it? What does God say?

GRIEFSHARE A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 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 member): People are funny; they want the front of the bus, middle of the road, and back of the church.

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.”

See the source imagePRISON 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.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
10-21 10-24 78 130 9
St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule
Oct 28 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
Nov 4 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Nov 11 Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz
Nov 18 Don & Doris Smith
Nov 22 James & Linda Wachholz
Nov 25 Ron & Evie Blada
Usher Schedule
October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

November 4

(with comm.) E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck

November 11

E

(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Jack Yates; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke
November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

Kenon Smith; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag
November 25

E

(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Gergardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Like & find us on Facebook

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- 22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 21, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 21, 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!

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Dear Heavenly Father: I come to your house today to worship you, to give you the praise you deserve and the prayers and hymns you desire. Through your Word and Sacrament, come to me. Take me by the hand and lead me to the cross where your Son offered sin’s sacrifice once and for all. Forgive my sins, strengthen my faith, assure me of my salvation, and inspire and empower me to do good works. Teach me today to look up to Jesus and live by faith. Bless my worship. Amen.

TODAY’S SERVICE Today we take a break from our usual liturgical service w/ readings, hymns, and sermon, and view a 40-minute DVD recently produced by the WELS entitled: “To the Ends of Earth.” Our lone Bible reading is from Acts.  Acts 1:8-11 describes Jesus’ ascension 40 days after Easter where he commands his disciples: “You will be my witnesses…TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.”  Acts 16:6-40 describes the Apostle Paul’s mission trip to Philippi where he and his traveling companions meet Lydia, a slave girl and a jailer and his family. It shows how Paul connected people from all walks of life, demonstrating that the good news of Jesus is indeed for all people to the very ends of the earth.

PASTOR’S GREETING

K3–8th GRADE SINGS “Go!” (lyrics below)

  1. Go into the world, and tell all creation

that Jesus Christ is the One who saves.

Go into the world, and tell eve’ry nation salvation

has come to them today!

Young ones and old ones and those in between,

go make disciples for Jesus the King.

Study his Word, the Good News you’ve heard,

then get up and get out and go!

2. Baptize them in the name of the Father,

the name of the Son and the Spirit, too.

Teach them to obey what Jesus commanded,

and teach them in love just as Jesus taught you.

He said that sometimes the road would be rough,

but he’ll be with you and that is enough!

Study his Word, the Good News you’ve heard,

then get up and get out and go!

3. Go into the world, and tell all creation

that Jesus Christ is the One who saves.

Go into the world, and tell eve’ry nation

salvation has come to them today!

Some will not listen, but some of them will,

when you bring tidings of peace and good will.

Study his Word, the Good News you’ve heard,

then get up and get out and go!

4. Baptize them in the name of the Father,

the name of the Son and the Spirit, too.

Teach them to obey what Jesus commanded,

and teach them in love just as Jesus taught you.

Time’s growing short and we do not know when

Jesus the King will come back again.

Study his Word, the Good News you’ve heard,

then get up and get out and go!

Salvation has come. Not ev’ryone knows.

Go into the world.       GO!

CONFESSION OF SINS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORGIVENESS

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.

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

Minister and Penitent: 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.

Penitent: 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.

Here the penitent may confess specific sins.

Minister: 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?

Penitent: Yes, I believe.

Minister: 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.

Minister and Penitent: 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.

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

BIBLE READING: Acts 1:7-11 & 16:6-40 

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.

Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

Paul and Silas in Prison

Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.

When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”

But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”

The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

“TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH” DVD

HYMN 568:1-2 “Good News of God Above” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


OFFERING, GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE, SONG, AND GIFTS (during the offering, see below) (tune: The Itsy Bitsy Spider)

Go and tell the world about the Savior’s love

How he died for all sent down from heav’n above

You can be my witnesses everywhere you go

Share the news of Jesus so all the world can know

PRAYER FOR SPREADING THE GOSPEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, 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), Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Lt. Col. Johnson’s husband (friend of Mark Emond), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Anna Madigan, Lily Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For Maisie Nicole Stalker, the daughter of Megan and Willy Stalker, baptized on Monday (10/15) at St. John’s

– For those affected by local flooding and Hurricane Michael


CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING

HYMN 568:3-4 “Good News of God Above” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost:

The Gift of Spiritual Sight

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-OCTOBER 27
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
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
NO Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
Tues. NO Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost:

The Gift of Spiritual Sight

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 with communion
11:15 A.M. Youth Group

THANK YOU to Joe Zauner Sr. for the matched donation of $2,200.00 from WE Energies to St. John’s. We deeply appreciate it.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FALL MISSION OFFERINGS! 

$287.00 was collected at St. John’s for the current Beaver Dam Circuit LWMS home and world mission projects.  75% of the total will benefit Campus Ministry New Starts and Haiti Projects.  25% will go to home and world mission projects to be decided by voting in May and announced at the upcoming 2019 LWMS Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.  Thank you for loving missions!

LWMS “FUN” QUIZ WINNER  At the Befriend A Mission display in the linkway during September, a number of inidividuals entered our “Fun” Quiz.  By getting all the answers correct, their names were entered in a drawing.  Cassie Doering is this year’s winner.  She will receive a box of cards, pen, and LWMS stickers for sharing encouragement with missionaries!

ST. JOHN’S DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

WANTED FOR BOOK FAIR The following items are wanted for use & decorating this year’s book fair: clothes rack, clothes hangers with clips (need about 25), artificial Christmas trees (5ft & under), white Christmas lights, Christmas light up deer, fairies, butterflies, unicorns, knomes, butterflies, etc.  Anything that would work for our theme, “A Christmas Enchanted Forest”.  If anyone has & is interested in donating/helping, please contact Heather Schwochert at 608-369-1084.  Thank you everyone!

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS There is no Men’s Bible Class this week. Class will continue next week, October 31, at St. John’s.

GRIEFSHARE A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 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 member): We’re called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.

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.”

See the source imagePRISON 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.

BE HEALTHY IN BODY, SPIRIT AND MIND Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin (LCFS) offers professional mental health counseling to adults, adolescents, children and families that are experiencing  anxiety, depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), life transitions, grief, relationship issues, substance abuse and much more.  Our counselors see clients at 10 locations across the state, as well as in participating elementary and middle schools. If you know someone who may benefit from the caring services of our professional counselors, please encourage them to learn more about LCFS and call for an appointment. LCFS has offices in Central and Northeastern Wisconsin in Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano and Green Bay. LCFS accepts most insurance coverages, is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and provides outpatient services to all. Learn more at www.lcfswi.org or call us at 888-867-4840.

ADOPTION SERVICES Whether you or someone you love is facing an unplanned pregnancy or you are considering growing your family through adoption, the professional counselors at Lutheran Family and Counseling Services of Wisconsin can help. Our staff helps everyone involved explore the social, financial and emotional issues involved in a decision to keep and raise a child or giving a child up for adoption. All of the children served in our adoption program are placed in strong Christian families and we ensure we provide the best outcome for all involved – the birth parents, the adoptive families and most importantly, the child. Learn more at www.lcfswi.org, or contact us at 888-867-4840.

THRIFT STORES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Second Time Around Thrift Store102 West Franklin in Berlin, WI  is looking for volunteers willing to give just a few hours a week working at this store. We offer flexible hours for both men and women and promise of time well spent! This store is run completely by volunteers and proceeds from sales come back to the store in the form of care and support from Lutheran Counseling and Family Services which provides counseling services for mental health issues, addiction and adoption. Volunteers are need to sort donations, mark prices, display merchandise, test or repair small electronics or appliances or work the check out. Please consider volunteering a few hours a week to this worthy cause! It means SO much to SO many! For volunteer information, contact the Store Manager at (920) 361-0334.

THE TOP FIVE CONCERNS A recent study named the top five most significant problems facing society today as being family breakdown, alcohol and drug abuse, chronic mental health concerns, equality issues and caring for aging parents. Not ironically, Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin works daily to resolve these issues through marriage and family counseling, treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse, child and adolescent counseling and addressing geriatric mental health issues. You or a loved one do not need to struggle alone. Help is available. LCFS has satellite locations across the state with highly skilled and compassionate therapists who can help individuals steer through even the darkest of times. Seeking counseling is an act of courage. If you are ready, contact us at 888-867-4840 or find a location near you at www.lcfswi.org.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
10-14 10-17 85 120 7
St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule
Oct 21 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Oct 28 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
Nov 4 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Nov 11 Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz
Nov 18 Don & Doris Smith
Nov 22 James & Linda Wachholz
Nov 25 Ron & Evie Blada

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A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages.

“Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out.

“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.

With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered:

“I think it’s Adam’s suit!”

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A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your bible a little and get your hair cut and we’ll talk about it.”

After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father’s study where his father said, “Son, I’ve been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you’ve studied your bible diligently, but you didn’t get your hair cut!”

The young man waited a moment and replied, “You know Dad, I’ve been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair….”

To which his father replied….”Yes, and they WALKED everywhere they went!”

Usher Schedule
October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

Cal Kapp; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

November 4

(with comm.) E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck

November 11

E

(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Jack Yates; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke
November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

Kenon Smith; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag
ovember 25

E

(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Gergardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

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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

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BULLETIN- 21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 14, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\riches_17782c.jpgWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 14, 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 Warns Us to Guard against Greed – “I’m a little envious,” we claim. It is far worse. Envy is wishing God were not so good to someone else while ignoring how good God is to us. And our greed? “Greed is idolatry,” God says (Colossians 3:5). Still, God in Christ provides for all our needs, including the greatest—forgiveness of sin. He places proper priorities in the repentant believer’s heart. God even promises everlasting treasure in his holy presence, all by his grace.

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Dear Heavenly Father: I come to your house today to worship you, to give you the praise you deserve and the prayers and hymns you desire. Through your Word and Sacrament, come to me. Take me by the hand and lead me to the cross where your Son offered sin’s sacrifice once and for all. Forgive my sins, strengthen my faith, assure me of my salvation, and inspire and empower me to do good works. Teach me today to look up to Jesus and live by faith. Bless my worship. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Gathering Rite on the Word of God” (see pages 4, 5)

PASTOR’S GREETING

  • NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS “Nothing Is Impossible” (lyrics below)

I read in the Bible the promise of God,

That nothing for Him is too hard;

Impossible things He has promised to do,

If we faithfully trust in His Word.

 

CHORUS:

Nothing is impossible

When you put your trust in God;

Nothing is impossible

When you’re trusting in His Word.

Hearken to the voice of God to thee:

“Is there anything too hard for Me?”

Then put your trust in God alone

and rest upon His Word–

For ev’rything, O ev’rything,

Yes, ev’rything is possible with God!

 

The word of the Lord is an anchor secure,

When winds of uncertainty blow:

Though man in his weakness may falter and fail,

His Word will not fail us we know.  CHORUS

 

All things are possible, this is His Word,

Receive it ‘tis written for you,

Believe in His promises, God cannot fail,

For what He has said He will do.  CHORUS

Continue on page 4…

  • NOTE: AT EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S…

OPENING HYMN 221: 1,2,3,4 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” (printed below, sing accordingly)

  1. Blessed Jesus, at your Word

    We are gathered all to hear you.

    Let our hearts and souls be stirred

    Now to seek and love and fear you,

    By your teachings, sweet and holy,

    Drawn from earth to love you solely.

M: Oh, how I love your law!

C: I meditate on it all day long.

M: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,

C: for they are ever with me.

M: I have more insight than all my teachers,

C: for I meditate on your statutes.

M: How sweet are your words to my taste,

C: sweeter than honey to my mouth!

2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight

Lie in deepest darkness shrouded

Till your Spirit breaks our night

With the beams of truth unclouded.

You alone to God can win us;

You must work all good within us.

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

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

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

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

3 Gracious Savior, good and kind,

Light from Light, from God proceeding,

Open now our heart and mind;

Help us by your Spirit’s pleading.

Hear the cry your people raises;

Hear and bless our prayers and praises.

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Praise to you and adoration!

Grant that we your Word may trust,

Confident of our salvation,

While we here below must wander,

Till we sing your praises yonder.

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

M: Let us pray.

C: (spoken) Amen.

(Please be seated)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Jesus Warns Us to Guard against Greed

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Amos 5:6,7,10-15 (today’s sermon text)

God warns the Israelites of their evil and greed

Seek the LORD and live, or he will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire; it will devour, and Bethel will have no one to quench it. You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground you hate the one who reproves in court and despise him who tells the truth. You trample on the poor and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine. For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts. Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times, for the times are evil. Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

PSALM 90 (hymnal page 99, all read verses, all sing refrains)

EPISTLE Hebrews 3:1-6

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, ”bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

VERSE OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

Alleluia. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation. Alleluia. (Isaiah 25:9b)

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL Mark 10:17-27

Jesus teaches the rich young man about greed

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good– except God alone. You know the commandments: `Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ {Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20}” “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

Z:\CHURCH STUFF\CW Supplement Electronic Pew Edition CD ROM\TIFF files\Hymns\CWS 768.tifSERMON HYMN 768 “How Firm a Foundation”

SERMON Amos 5:5-7,10-15 “Let’s Come Clean of the Great Middle Class Sin”

(Please stand)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, AND FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

WELCOME NEW MEMBER AT ST. JOHN’S (via Bible Information Class): Vicky Wachholz

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR CONTENTMENT

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, 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), Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Linda Krause, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Lily Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Lily Mann)

– For Riggs Abraham Gimnick, the son of Matthias & Amber Gminick, born on 8/26

– For Vicky Wachholz welcomed as a new member by adult confirmation via Bible Information Class in today’s (10/14) service at St. John’s

– For those affected by local flooding and Hurricane Michael

– For our communicants at St. John’s

THE LORD’S PRAYER (all read)

  • NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal, page 43)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 469:1-4 “Take My Life and Let It Be” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 43-44, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 469:5-6 “Take My Life and Let It Be” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

  • NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 33, 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. 10:17).
  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 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 354 “Lamb of God, We Fall before You”, 469:1-4 “Take My Life and Let It Be” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

THANK THE LORD, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 36-37, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 469:5-6 “Take My Life and Let It Be” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday:

To the Ends of the Earth DVD, special service/sermon

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14-OCTOBER 20

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

History Presentation at Emmanuel

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

Mon.

6:00 P.M.

School Parents meeting in St. John’s lower level

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Joint Pastor’s Conference at Elkhart Lake

Wed.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

Joint Pastor’s Conference at Elkhart Lake

NO ADULT BIBLE STUDY

1:40 P.M.

St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

6:00 P.M.

Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday:

To the Ends of the Earth DVD, special service/sermon

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

SCHOOL PARENTS MEETING Monday, October 15, at 6:00pm school parents are asked to come to St. John’s lower level to listen to a presentation from Montello schools on what specialist programs they offer and then to discuss this upcoming basketball season. See you then!

ST. JOHN’S DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

WELCOME new Bible Information Class members Willie & Megan Stalker & daughter Maisie to our Monday 6:30pm class in the St. John’s conference room.  If you are interested in attending this or another class that leads to baptism & communicant membership, please contact Pastor Z at 608-408-7830.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

See the source imageLADIES AID & CONGREGATION CLAUSON CHRISTMAS SHOW & MEAL This year, we will have our Christmas outing on December 15. There is a sign-up sheet located in St. John’s link way. October 14 is the deadline for sign-up. Questions? Call Bernice Wegner 297-7185

JANITOR WANTED We are currently looking for a janitor for the church (St. John’s). 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.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS THIS WEEK Tuesday, 6:30pm is the time. The church basement is  the place. We’re still “Talking Turkey” – reading the 7 Letters to the 7 Churches” of Asia Minor (Turkey). Keep wooing your first love (Jesus as Savior and Lord), and “Be Faithful” no matter what, are lessons learned. This week, another truth – “The Power and Authority of God’s Word. Use it!

EMMANUEL-BIG MECAN PIONEER HISTORY Big Mecan-Little Mecan – Why? How? When did our first Lutheran pioneers ancestors come to Marquette County? Who were they? What about Budsin, and Newton, and Germania? Why so many different Lutheran churches here? As long ago and far away  as it may seem, how different are things today? These are among the topics that Pastor Dolan will present TODAY (10/14) at Emmanuel, at 9:00am following the 8am worship. You are invited.

SCRIP What is Scrip? Using the Scrip program, you can raise

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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. Christmas is just around the corner! Start thinking…

GRIEFSHARE A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 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.

SHARE (from a WELS member): “Some things are better shared: a grief, a joy, a meal, an open fire, a book, a toy. Yes, some things must be shared to fully please; our own faith is not the least of these.”

See the source imagePRISON 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!

October Voters Meeting Notes

Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Voters meeting and here is a summary.

The Evangelism committee reported that after it was revamped last spring that it was given the directive by council to try and fine outreach opportunities in our community for the rest of 2018. Council did this after the congregation had expressed that they wanted to do more outreach in the surveys that were completed 2 years ago. So, with that in mind the Evangelism committee helped bring in a sponsor the Social Media Awareness presentation that was held in April and hosted by the Marquette County Sherriff’s Department, St. Johns also hosted a presentation on Teen Suicide and Self Harm. St. Johns had a booth at the Marquette County fair, brought back the float in the Father Marquette days and hosted our first concert on the ball diamond which was attended by 175 people and raised almost $1,000 to be split between WLA and the Montello Public Library. Future outreach opportunities are St. johns participating in the Holiday Trail. That’s 7 outreach events in 6 months so stay tuned for other outreach events.

Council will be working to get the Stewardship committee up and going again. It has been combined with Evangelism in the past but will now be set up as a stand-alone committee. If you would like to serve on this committee or are asked to serve on this committee, please prayerfully consider it and get back to Ciara or Paul Van Treeck.

Paul Van Treeck reported that we are bringing in less than what was budgeted in the offering envelopes. St. John’s is currently running about $5,000 behind over the last 3 months but have kept our spending to a minimum to compensate this so St. Johns is only about $100 off. This doesn’t mean that there are impending staff cuts or program cuts but it serves as a reminder for the congregation to take a look into and prayerfully their time, talents and treasures and see how they can be best used for the ministry of the church.

Paul Van Treeck also reported that the council has identified 4 large capital projects that they are encouraging members and those thinking of giving to the church through various means and estates to direct their giving’s to the following 4 capital projects.

  1. Stained Glass Window Repair and Refinishing= $115,000.00
  2. Parking Lot replacement and expansion= $100,000
  3. Church Front Doors= $20,000
  4. Removal of the Old Little Lambs House= $20,000

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

10-7 10-10

95

114 4

St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

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Usher Schedule

October 14

E

(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

Cal Kapp; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

November 4

(with comm.) E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck

November 11

E

(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Jack Yates; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

Kenon Smith; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

November 25

E

(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Gergardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Like & find us on Facebook

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 TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 7, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 7, 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 Shows Us God’s Plan for Marriage – God’s plan for man was perfect. He created woman for man. They were to “become one flesh.” Sin entered the world and separation replaced union—separation from God and from one another. Bitter marriages and divorces are two examples. But thanks be to God, Jesus even suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone and create new life and new promise of union.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

The Common Service (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

  • AT ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL ON SUNDAY…

CHOIR SINGS “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms” (in place of opening hymn, see below)

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain:

Leaning, leaning,

Safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,

Leaning on the everlasting arms?

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

  • AT ST. JOHN’S ON WEDNESDAY…

OPENING HYMN 494 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

(printed in the hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME: Marriage

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 2:18-24 (today’s sermon text)

God established marriage

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

PSALM 139b (hymnal page 117, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-8

Christ-like attitude and actions

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

“Alleluia. I will praise your name to my people; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you. Alleluia.” (Hebrews 2:12)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: MARK 10:2-16

Jesus teaches about marriage and family

Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

“What did Moses command you?” he replied.

They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” 

“It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

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 600 “O Perfect Love” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON: Genesis 2:18-24

“God Established Marriage”

  1. He designed it
  2. He defined it

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS , FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS, & WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE (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), 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), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Linda Krause, 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, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife), Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) –

(added this week: )

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

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

(Note: at Emmanuel remain standing for communion liturgy,

at St. John’s be seated for hymn)

  • AT EMMANUEL…

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

(Please be seated for holy communion)

Out of love for God’s Word and people’s souls, we offer the Lord’s Supper only to communicant members of St. John’s and Emmanuel or other congregations of the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod (WELS) (1 Corinthians 10:17; 11:26-29). Visitors who are not yet communicant members of our church are respectfully asked to refrain from communing today, but are encouraged to speak with the pastor after the service about how to become communicant members.

(Please be seated)

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 310 “I Come, O Savior, to Your Table” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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  • AT ST JOHN’S…

HYMN 745:1 “May the Peace of God” (printed on bulletin page 8 & 9, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 745:2 “May the Peace of God” (printed on bulletin page 8 & 9, 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, OCTOBER 14, 2018

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:

Warning Against Greed

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7-OCTOBER 13

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with communion

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

11:15 A.M.

St. John’s Voters meeting

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

NO 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

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid cleaning day

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:

Warning Against Greed

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

History Presentation at Emmanuel

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

LIFETOUCH DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

See the source imageNEWSLETTER If you are signed up to receive a hard copy of the church newsletter, please pick yours up in the link way at St. John’s. If you wish to have a newsletter subscription ($10 for one year) call or stop by the office. The newsletter is also sent out via email every 2 months. If you wish to get on our mailing list, let Ciara know at the office. In the church newsletter you will find the bimonthly schedule for ushers and greeters and the church calendar to stay current. Hard copies can also be made upon request. Thanks!

WELCOME new Bible Information Class members Willie & Megan Stalker & daughter Maisie to our Monday 6:30pm class in the St. John’s conference room.  If you are interested in attending this or another class that leads to baptism & communicant membership, please contact Pastor Z at 608-408-7830.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

THANK YOU to Eileen and Don Ebert for the $100 donation to Missions in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary. 

LADIES AID CLEANING DATE October 11 at 9am will be the Ladies Aid cleaning day.

See the source imageLADIES AID & CONGREGATION CLAUSON CHRISTMAS SHOW & MEAL This year, we will have our Christmas outing on December 15. There is a sign-up sheet located in St. John’s link way. October 14 is the deadline for sign-up. Questions? Call Bernice Wegner 297-7185

JANITOR WANTED We are currently looking for a janitor for the church (St. John’s). 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.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS CONTINUES!! This week Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 the Men’s Bible class will continue “To Talk Turkey.” From the 7 Letters to the 7 Churches” in Revelation, we have learned to remember and keep wooing our “First Love” and are now talking about the importance of faithfulness. There’s more to come.

EMMANUEL-BIG MECAN PIONEER HISTORY Big Mecan-Little Mecan – Why? How? When did our first Lutheran pioneers ancestors come to Marquette County? Who were they? What about Budsin, and Newton, and Germania? Why so many different Lutheran churches  here? As long ago and far away  as it may seem, how different are things today? These are among the topics that Pastor Dolan will present next Sunday at Emmanuel, at 9:00am following the 8am worship. You are invited.

SCRIP What is Scrip? Using the Scrip program, you can raise

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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. Christmas is just around the corner! Start thinking…

GRIEFSHARE A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 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):  “When you get to your wit’s end, You’ll find God lives there.”

See the source imagePRISON 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!

Just as September is LWMS Befriend A Mission month, when we are reminded to pray for our missionaries, so October has been designated national Clergy Appreciation month. This is a reminder that our pastor needs our prayers and support, not just in October, but year round. Here’s a prayer you can use:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the blessing of pastors to shepherd us. Grant that Pastor Zietlow remain faithful in prayer and study of the Scriptures, and continue preaching your Word in its truth and purity. Give us grace to support him in prayer and enable us to encourage him that his service may be filled with joy and his ministry yield much fruit. And, Lord, give this congregation receptiveness to his ministry so that we will be strengthened and renewed in our faith. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

What Is The “Lord, Have Mercy”?

Have you broken one of the Ten Commandments and sinned against God? Have you ever said a curse word, slept in instead of going to church, disobeyed your parents, looked at a person lustfully, or hated someone. You know you have sinned. The Bible makes it clear you and everyone other human being has sinned against God. Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Since we have all sinned, it is important we all ask God to forgive our sins through our Savior Jesus. When we ask God to forgive our sins and put our faith in Jesus as our Savior, God does forgive us! However, if we do not believe we are sinful or if we refuse to ask God to forgive a certain sin we committed, then God will not forgive our sins because we are unrepentant. The reason God does not forgive our sins for this is because we are saying to him we do not want him to forgive our sins. So this never happens to us it is important we daily ask God to forgive our sins and daily receive his forgiveness. We can do this when we pray to him. We can also do this when we attend a liturgical worship service and say the Lord, Have Mercy. In this column entitled, “Questions About Christianity”, we are looking at the different parts of a basic liturgical worship service. This month we will learn what the Lord, Have Mercy is by answering this question, “What is the Lord, Have Mercy?”

Last month we learned a typical liturgical worship service begins with the Invocation where worshipers are reminded they believe in the Triune God because the Holy Spirit brought them to faith when they were baptized. After the Invocation is said, the congregation responds with a prayer called the Lord, Have Mercy. The name “Lord, Have Mercy” comes from the Greek phrase Kyrie eleison. Usually it is just called Kyrie (Key-ree-ay). This phrase comes from the book of Psalms in the Greek translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint, as well as from several phrases in the book of Matthew which was originally written in Greek.

Even though the Lord, Have Mercy is a prayer, people often sing it in liturgical worship services. There are many different ways to sing the Lord, Have Mercy. However the one constant phrase sung in every song is, “Lord, Have Mercy”. When worshippers sing “Lord, Have Mercy” they are acknowledging they have sinned against a holy and just God who should condemn them to hell for their sins. For this reason, they ask God to have mercy on them and forgive their sins through faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The Lord, Have Mercy was first sung in Christian churches sometime before the sixth century. Since then it has been a part of Christian liturgical worship services. During the nineteenth century, American Lutherans added a Confession of Sins to go along with the Lord, Have Mercy. During the Confession of Sins, worshippers confess their sins to God and then sing Lord, Have Mercy. Afterwards the minister assures them God the Father has forgiven their sins because of the atoning sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ.

Since it is very important we confess our sins to God every day, it is a tremendous blessing that worshippers sing the Lord, Have Mercy towards the beginning of liturgical worship services. When they do, they confess their sins to God and are assured he has forgiven their sins through faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Then they can continue to happily and joyfully worship God out of thanks for this forgiveness throughout the rest of the worship service.

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

9-30 10-3

100

84 15

St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Oct 7

Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

Usher Schedule

October 7

(with comm.) E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

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

October 14

E

(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

Cal Kapp; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

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Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

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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

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BULLETIN- September 30, 2018 Branches Band Worship at Montello City Park

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)

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September 30, 2018

Branches Band Worship at Montello City Park

Welcome Branches Band

Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches…” (John 15:5) Branches Band, a Milwaukee-based music group, uses their love for music to identify the Savior of the world: Jesus! From ancient hymns to modern songs, from guitars and piano to percussion and vocal harmonies, the truth of God’s love and grace is at the root of the Branches Band ministry.

*AT 8:00AM EMMANUEL…

Sunday 8:00am:

Emmanuel Worship

with baptism

Sunday 10:00am:

Branches Band Worship

at City Park

Wednesday 6:30pm:

St. John’s Worship

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THEME FOR TODAY:

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Supplemental Readings

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GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY:

The gifts of God are so rich and varied that the devil uses that very generosity in God to stir up jealousy and envy. Expect it in others;’ find it yourself as well! That weakness makes it crystal clear that our need for a Savior is a constant one. It makes it equally clear that our struggle against our own flesh gives us much more difficulty and anguish than the hostility or the persecution from the world.

HYMN 298:1-2 “Dear Father, You Have Made Us All” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

HOLY BAPTISM LITURGY (hymnal page 12, read responsively)

HYMN 298:3-4 “Dear Father, You Have Made Us All” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Service continues on page 4 with Invocation…

*AT 10:00AM CITY PARK WORSHIP…

OPENING HYMN

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (CW 234 with Alleluia)

Branches Band will sing verses 1 and 4; the congregation will join on verses 2, 3, and 5

Emmanuel 8:00am service: congregation sings

Verse 1

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!

Let all who hear now to his temple draw near,

Joining in glad adoration!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 2

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things is wondrously reigning

And, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.

Have you not seen all that is needful has been

Sent by his gracious ordaining?

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 3

Praise to the Lord, who has fearfully, wondrously, made you,

Health has bestowed and, when heedlessly falling, has stayed you.

What need or grief ever has failed of relief?

Wings of his mercy did shade you.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 4

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;

Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.

Ponder anew what the Almighty can do

As with his love he befriends you. 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 5

Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore him!

All that has life and breath come now with praises before him!

Let the Amen sound from his people again;

Gladly forever adore him!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

(congregation rises)

INVOCATION

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

Congregation: Amen.

CONFESSION/ABSOLUTION

Responsive Scripture with “O Jesus, Lamb of God” (CW 27). Pastor may start speaking as soon as music begins.

Pastor: Dear 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.

Verse 1 (Branches Band/Emm. congregation)

O Jesus, Lamb of God, you are

My comfort and my guiding star;

I come, a sinner, trustingly

And bring my many sins with me.

Congregation: O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. I am bowed down and brought very low; I groan in anguish of heart. I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. O Lord, do not forsake me; be not far from me. Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior. (selected verses from Psalm 38)

Verse 2 (Branches Band/Emm. congregation)

O Lord, my sin indeed is great;

I groan beneath the dreadful weight.

Be merciful to me I pray;

Take guilt and punishment away.

SILENT CONFESSION

Verse 3 (Branches Band/Emm congregation)

Saint John the Baptist points to you

And bids me cast my sin on you,

For you have left your throne on high

To suffer for the world and die.

PASTOR (spoken when verse three complete): Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. In Jesus you have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. (Ephesians 2:4-5 & 1:7)

Congregation: We have been brought from death to life. Sin shall not be our master, because we are not under law, but under grace. (Romans 6:13-14)

Verse 4 (congregation joins)

Help me to change my ways, O Lord,

And gladly to obey your Word.

While here I live, abide with me,

Then take me home eternally.

SALUTATION

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

Congregation: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

(congregation is seated)

FIRST LESSON

Numbers 11:16, 24-26

The Lord said to Moses: “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting that they may stand there with you.

So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again.

However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.

PSALM

Everything that Has Breath (Psalm 150, sung by Branches Band/Emm congregation)

SECOND LESSON

Philippians 1:12-18a

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.

SONG OF RESPONSE/CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (optional)

I Am a Light by Rachel Braun

Children are invited forward to learn and sing the song with Branches Band

I am a light; I am a light

I hold it up high, I hold it down low

I am a light wherever I go

I am a light; I am a light

My faith in God helps all to see

That Jesus is the light in me

Jesus is my Savior; he died and rose for me

I want to show my neighbor that Jesus set us free!

(congregation rises)

GOSPEL (today’s sermon text)

Mark 9:38-50

“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

“Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us. Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

Causing to Stumble

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where “‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched. Everyone will be salted with fire.

 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

Pastor: This is the gospel of our Lord.

Congregation: Praise be to you, O Christ!

(congregation is seated)

HYMN OF THE DAY

Holy Spirit, Light Divine (CW 183)

Branches Band will sing verse 1; the congregation joins on the remaining verses

Emmanuel 8:00am service: congregation sings

Verse 1

Holy Spirit, Light divine, 

Shine upon this heart of mine;

Chase the gloom of night away; 

Turn the darkness into day.

Verse 2

Holy Spirit, Love divine, 
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
In your mercy pity me; 
From sin’s bondage set me free.

Verse 3

Holy Spirit, Joy divine, 
Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Fill me with your heav’nly peace; 
Let it grow and still increase.

Verse 4

Holy Spirit, Pow’r divine, 
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down ev’ry idol throne; 
Reign supreme and reign alone.

Verse 5

See, to you I give my heart; 
Cleanse my life in ev’ry part;
Your own temple I would be 
Now and for eternity.

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Mark 9:38-50

“Be All That You Can Be”

1. Humble

2. Salty

“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

“Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us. Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.’ Everyone will be salted with fire.

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

(congregation rises)

APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy Christian Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

(congregation is seated)

OFFERING

Branches Band will provide music during the offering

(congregation rises)

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, Linda Krause, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s great grandaughter), 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, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife), Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Linda Krause, Paul Weldon)

– For Wyatt Eldon Carpenter, the son of David & Brianne (Brian and Kathy Ninneman’s daughter), born on 9/27

– For Don & Eileen Ebert who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary yesterday (9/29)

– For Kash Z Kuchar, the son of Josh & Amanda Kuchar, baptized in today’s service at Emmanuel

– For the music ministry of Branches Band & Koine

LORD’S PRAYER (sung by Branches Band)

CLOSING PRAYER

BLESSING

“May the Lord” (sung by Branches Band)

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face shine upon you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you peace;

And give you peace.

CLOSING HYMN

To God Be the Glory (CW 399)

Branches Band will sing verse 1; the congregation joins on the remaining verses

Emmanuel 8:00am service: congregation sings

Verse 1

To God be the glory; great things he has done!

He so loved the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin

And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear his voice!

Refrain:

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
Oh, come to the Father through Jesus the Son
And give him the glory — great things he has done!

Verse 2

Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To ev’ry believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice! [Refrain]

Verse 3

Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son,
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our joy and our wonder when Jesus we see.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice! [Refrain]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Marriage

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 6

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship/Picnic at City Park lead by Branches Band

Mon.

6:00 P.M.

Hands in Prayer at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s begins

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Choir

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Elders meeting

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

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Bible Information Class

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

12:00 P.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch & meeting

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Marriage 

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship (with communion)

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

11:15 A.M.

St. John’s Voters meeting

FREE WILL OFFERING There will be a free-will door offering after the service to support the ministry of Branches Band. Feel free to visit their display in the narthex for more information, CDs, and sheet music that Branches Band has produced. 

ABOUT BRANCHES BAND Branches Band travels all over the United States and Canada with their repertoire including hundreds of hymns and songs. Branches Band has served over 500 WELS and ELS congregations by offering Christian concerts, assisting with worship, and developing music resources for today’s church leaders and worship teams. For more information, visit the Branches Band website (www.branchesband.com), or visit them on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/branchesband). 

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MEMORIALS In loving memory of Gertrude Wegenke, $990.00 has been given to St. John’s by relatives and friends, $25.00 has been given to St. John’s by Ladies Aid, $35.00 has been given the Sunday School by relatives and friends and $171.00 has been given to Little Lambs by relatives and friends. Thank you for your gifts.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

THANK YOU to all who helped at last night’s concert on the ball diamond, today’s concert in the park, pot luck BBQ and games.

THANK YOU A gift of $25.00 has been given to St. John’s by Barb Zellmer in celebration of Ron and Evie Blada’s 60th wedding anniversary. “I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5For in him you have been enriched in every way-with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge.”

1 Corinthians 1:4-5

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. Refreshments of coffee, juice and sweets will be served.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS Meets Tuesday – 6:30 PM

Last week it was about not losing our “First Love.” This week we travel to the ancient city of Smyrna (now Izmir) in Turkey. The ways things are and the way things will be be do not always seem rosy, but “be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life.” That’s a promise for your today too! Come and Let’s Talk Turkey.

SEPTEMBER IS BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH AT ST. JOHN’S. Thanks to all who participated in this annual month-long LWMS observance. During the month, our assigned missionaries—the Cortrights and Sigrists in Canada, the Mouas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tom C. in Thailand–have enjoyed cards, notes, emails, & art projects from parish members of all ages. Thank you for including them in your prayers and for your gifts to our fall mission collections at St. John’s & Emmanuel. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) supports WELS missions by prayer, encouragement, & giving. They work to increase interest in and support mission endeavors of the WELS.

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR FALL MISSION OFFERING YET? DEADLINE IS TODAY! Please use the collection container where you are a member (church entrance both at Emmanuel & St. John’s). Since we are worshipping at the park today, you may also give your offering today to LWMS Reporter Linda Wachholz. Be a friend to 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. 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 A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 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):  “Well, this explains a lot! – A pastor said: “You need to join the Army of the Lord!” My friend replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.” Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”

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).

See the source imagePRISON 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!

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

9-23 9-26

120

170 6

St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Sept. 30

Kenon & Mary Smith

Oct 7

Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

Usher Schedule

September 30

E

SJ

Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

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

October 7

(with comm.) E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

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

October 14

E

(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

Cal Kapp; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

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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- 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
9-16 9-19 66 121 11
St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

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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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

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