BULLETIN- Palm Sunday- April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday 2019

April 14, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

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

XW E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H X We extend a warm welcome to everyone today, especially our visitors.  In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar of events and other bits of information.  In the red hymn book you’ll find the songs we sing and the order of service that we follow. If you would like a large print hymnal or bulletin please ask one of our ushers and they will gladly assist you.  Restrooms and nursery area are located the parish hall at Emmanuel and in the lower level and link-way at St. John’s.  It’s nice to have you visit today. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Welcome to God’s house!  May God bless our worship together.  
  Guest Pastor John Dolan  
608.297.2866 www.stjohnsmontello.org Like us on Facebook
G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y Jesus Is Our King and Lord of All – Palm Sunday gets its name from the palm branches that people spread to make a path of victory for Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. There he would gain a victory they did not expect. The victory over sin and death, won for us by his own suffering and death. On Palm Sunday, the crowd hailed Jesus as king. Yet Jesus cried on his way down the Mount of Olives on the donkey, because Jerusalem did not recognize God’s coming to them. Bottom line: Jesus is more than the crowds knew. He is Lord of all. He is King of the world. He wore a crown of thorns for us and for all people. Praise his name forever!

 

Behold Your King!

OPENING HYMN  131 stanzas 1 – 3                                                    All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Please Stand

CALL TO WORSHIP

P:  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!

C:  Hosanna in the highest.

P:  Lift up your head, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors!

C:  That the King of glory may come in!

P:  Who is the King of glory?

C:  The Lord of hosts is the King of glory!

INVOCATION

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

C:     Amen

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

P:       As we follow Jesus down the road, through the gate and into the holy city of Jerusalem, we are reminded that it is our sin that has put him on this path.

C:       Most merciful God, you sent your one and only Son Jesus to pay the price for our sin.  Instead of glorifying him, we glorify ourselves through our selfishness and the idols we create and worship.  Instead of walking with Jesus, we walk away from him.  We are sinful in thought, word, and deed.  By our evil action and inaction, we lock the door to the future.  But by his life, death, and resurrection Jesus opens it again for us.  Forgive us, Lord.  Renew us and restore us that we would live to your glory, love you, and serve our neighbor.

P:       The very purpose of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was to make his way to the sorrow, pain, and suffering of the cross.  By his perfect life and death your sins have been forgiven and you have been redeemed.  Jesus flings wide open the door to eternal life for you.  Therefore, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:     Amen

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P:       We praise you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ.  As he was acclaimed by those who scattered their garments and branches of palm in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him with perfect confidence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.

C:     Amen

Be Seated

CHOIR ANTHEM                No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet (CWS 716)

XT H E   W O R D X

FIRST LESSON                                                                                                                              Zechariah 9:9-10

9Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.

PSALM OF THE DAY  24                                                                                                                          page 73

We will sing the refrain and read the verse in unison.

Refrain

The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it,*

the world, and all who live in it;

for he founded it upon the seas*

and established it upon the waters.

Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?*

Who may stand in his holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,*

he will receive blessing from God his Savior.

Refrain

Lift up your heads, O you gates;

be lifted up, you ancient doors,*

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?*

The LORD strong and mighty,

the LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O you gates;

lift them up, you ancient doors,*

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is he, this King of glory?*

The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son*

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,*

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

SECOND LESSON                                                                                                                      Philippians 2:5-11

5In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross! 9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.

VERSE OF THE DAY

P:    The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  1 John 12:23

Please Stand

THE PALM SUNDAY GOSPEL                                                                                                            Matthew 21:1-11

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,
    ‘See, your king comes to you,
    gentle and riding on a donkey,
    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Be Seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 133                                                                             Ride On, Ride On in Majesty

SERMON ON THE PALM SUNDAY GOSPEL                                                                        Matthew 21:1-11

Three Words of Truth:  “Save Us Now!”

HYMN RESPONSE 322                                                                       On What Has Now Been Sown

OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD

During offering, please greet one another and sign the worship register in each pew.

XP R A Y E R S X

Please Stand

PRAYER

P:       O God, our heavenly Father, we come before you with thanksgiving and joy.  In your great mercy, you sent your one and only Son—a King—to share our humanity and to unveil the mystery of your saving will from all eternity. 

O Lord Jesus Christ, Lamb of God, in you shines the light of life, yet you became obedient to death, even death on a cross.  Lead us to see the depth of your love and the fullness of your forgiveness.

O Holy Spirit, giver of life, grant to your Church strength of purpose in your holy service, put the song of salvation on our lips, and clothe us with the garments of praise that with joy we may declare: “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

C:      Amen

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Be Seated

XS E R V I C E    O F    T H E    S A C R A M E N T X

The Order for Holy Communion, pages 21 – 25 in front part of the hymnal

At 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.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 311                                                      Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

BLESSING

P:       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

Be Seated

CLOSING HYMN 323                                                                                      Almighty Father, Bless the Word

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of  April 14-April 20
Sun.   PALM SUNDAY
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
  7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.    
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
  10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  3:45 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
    NO ST. JOHN’S WORSHIP
Thurs.   MAUNDY THURSDAY
  8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
  6:00 P.M. Griefshare (11th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
  7:00 P.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
Fri.   GOOD FRIDAY
1:00 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
    NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS
Sat.      
Theme for Next Sunday April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday: “Joy in the Risen Lord!”
6:00 A.M. Sunrise St. John’s Worship
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Easter Breakfast in the parish hall
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
  NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
  NO BIBLE INFORMATION CLASS
  NO ADULT BIBLE STUDY

MEMORIALS From friends and family of Frieda Otto:  Emmanuel has received $575.00 designated for the new Hymnal Project, and $10.00 for the New Roof Project. Thank you!

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

EMMANUEL EASTER BREAKFAST April 21 following the 8:00 AM Easter service, everyone is invited  (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, ham and fruit.  A Freewill Offering will be taken for Emmanuel’s Education Fund.  The breakfast is supported by a Thrivent Action Team Project.  Join us for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall. 

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your April-May hard copy in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

NEW ACTS BIBLE STUDY After completing our Study of Matthew recently, our Monday 7:30pm & Wednesday 10am Adult Bible Class members & I began our study of the book of Acts making use of the Acts DVD–“the only dramatization using the actual scriptures…word for word from the New International Version.”  Join us in the SJ conference room!  

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS begins in 2 weeks, Sunday 4/28 11:15am at St. John’s. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

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

“Exercise daily!  Run from the devil.  Walk with the Lord.”

EASTER FOR KIDS Many thanks to the children who attended yesterday’s E4K.  And thanks to all those adults that made it happen.  “Let the little children come to me.” (Mark 10:14)

JOINT WORSHIP COMMITTEE UPDATE

Worship the Lord – the Purpose of Worship

   If you ask members about the reason why we worship, the various answers include “praising God, giving thanks, and singing and praying together.” It is true that all these things happen during worship, but are they really the purpose of worship?

   As Lutherans, we know that we “cannot by our own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ or come to him.” Faith, forgiveness, and the sacraments are all received.  Worship is primarily God serving his people with Word and Sacrament. Simply put, God gives, we receive. Christian worship enables people to receive the riches of Christ.

   What does Christian worship look like? Well, that depends!  In churches it includes hymns and liturgies, lessons and creeds. In school it can include Bible-based action songs and murals on the walls. Understanding worship’s purpose will help us understand our various worship practices.

   “But I want to feel closer to God. I need emotion.” It’s true, we often feel emotion when we worship. (O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder…” CW 256:1) These human emotions, however, are not the purpose of worship. Rather, they spring from the heart of worship: the Gospel.

    It is hard to find the right balance of church doctrine and expressive worship.  In our defense of solid doctrine, it is easy to forget that God created us with human emotions. If we want more expressive worship, it becomes easy to downplay the importance of correct teaching.

    If worship is my primary opportunity to receive the riches of Christ and to proclaim the Gospel to my neighbor, then, in Christian love, I need to put aside my personal preferences and focus on my neighbor’s interests above my own.

   Satan knows that if he can confuse the purpose of worship, he will get us to take our focus off of Christ and to place it on our emotion or our reaction to Christ. Instead of a purpose-driven church, or a mission- minded church, let us strive to be a Christ-centered church! Everything else flows from there.

   We gather in worship for a very specific purpose; to receive the riches of Christ! To God be the glory!

(Excerpts from “Worship the Lord” No. 36,”Worship is Really Purpose-Driven” by Aaron Christie)

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
4-7                                 4-10 83                                      55 108                                       54
St. John’s Altar Committee April 2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

April 14 Susan Brown & Kathy North
April 21 Kay Maass & LuAnn Zieman
April 28 Ciara Neuhauser & Jennie Utke
May 5 Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
May 12 Jim & Diane Eisermann
May 19 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
May 26 Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
Usher Schedule

 

April 14                              E (with communion) SJ Don Stelter, Warren Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann Don Smith; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick
April 18        Maundy Thurs. 7:00pm   E   Darrell Buchholz, Don Stelter, Gary Wegner
April 19             Good Friday             1:00pm (with comm.) SJ   Kenon Smith; Chief, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
April 21                   Easter     E Sunrise 6:00am   SJ   10:00am  SJ                                               Brian Ninnemann, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke Cal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher James Wachholz; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith
April 28                              E (with communion) SJ Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller Jack Yates; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag
May 5    (with communion) E   SJ DuWayne Sommerfeld, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wegner, Darrell Buchholz (comm. assist.) Don Smith; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick
May 12                                 E  (with communion) SJ Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann Kenon Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz
May 19                                 E SJ Lucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke Cal Kapp; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz
May 26                                 E  (with communion) SJ Don Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller James Wachholz; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke

Holy Week Worship

4/14 Palm Sunday 8am/10am at Emm/SJ

4/17 NO Wednesday 6:30pm Service

4/18 Maundy Thursday 7pm at Emm with communion

4/19 Good Friday 1pm at SJ with communion

4/21 Easter 6am/10am at SJ & 8am at Emm

●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Sara Borck: (858) 731-7919 K & 1st Grade Teacher Cassie Doering: (920) 723-8986 2nd-4th Grade Teacher Karin Stellick: (920) 342-3689 Lead & 5th-8th Grade Teacher Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●
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BULLETIN- THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT APRIL 7, 2019

St. John’s

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

APRIL 7, 2019

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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

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OPENING HYMN

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION              hymnal page 15

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

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                          hymnal page 15

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

GLORY BE TO GOD                                               hymnal page 16

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Eternal God and Father, help us to remember Jesus, who obeyed your will and bore the cross for our salvation that through his anguish, pain and death we may receive forgiveness of sins and inherit eternal life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

SERVICE OF THE WORD

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

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                            Isaiah 43:16-21

Summary: In our Lord we can forget the horrors of the past

This is what the LORD says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.

PSALM 73                                                                    hymnal page 94

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

EPISTLE LESSON                                                       Philippians 3:8–14

Summary: In Christ we can forget what is behind and press on toward the heavenly goal

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                             Mark 10:45

During the season of Lent, the “Alleluia” is omitted

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Please stand

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!                             

GOSPEL LESSON (today’s sermon text)                        Luke 20:9-19

Summary: The parable of the tenant farmers

He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.

“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’

“But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”

When the people heard this, they said, “May this never be!”

Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”

The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                             

NICENE CREED                                 hymnal pages 18, 19

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 528                        Christ Is Our Cornerstone

SERMON                                                      Luke 20: 9-19

“This Cast-off Cornerstone Does Double Duty”

  1. Shattering hardened hearts
  2. Supporting hurting hearts

Please stand

CREATE IN ME                                                   hymnal page 20

Please be seated

OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD

During the offering, please turn and greet one another!  We also kindly ask that you fill out the red friendship register found at the end of each pew.

Please stand

OFFERING, LENT, & INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Del Henke, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Debbie Parrish, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Harold Fandrey, Del Henke)

– For teacher Sara Borck, who accepted the Lord’s call to teach Kindergarten next fall at Good Shepherd in Omaha, NE.

– For Larry & Lynn Sellnow, who accepted the Lord’s call to serve next fall as principal and K4-5 teacher.

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

LORD’S PRAYER                                                hymnal page 20

Please be seated

HYMN 382:1-2                        My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING           hymnal page 25

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 382:3-4  My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

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

Announcements

Activities for the week of  April 7-April 13
Sun.9:00-10:00 A.M. 11:00A.M.- 12:00P.M.Northwestern Publishing House Bookfair in St. John’s link way
Mon.4:30 P.M.St. John’s Softball Game @ Iron Ridge
6:30 P.M.Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
2:30 P.M.-6:30P.M.Northwestern Publishing House Bookfair in St. John’s link way
3:30 P.M.Emmanuel Lenten Devotion
3:45 P.M.Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
4:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.Block Party in St. John’s Gym
4:30 P.M.Lenten Supper at St. John’s
6:30 P.M.St. John’s Lenten Devotion
Thurs.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
10:00 A.M.Montello Care Center Devotion
6:00 P.M.Griefshare (10th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
6:00 P.M.St. John’s School Board meeting
Fri.
Sat.9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.Easter for Kids at St. John’s
Theme for Next Sunday April 14, 2019Palm Sunday: “The King Comes to Us”
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.Bible Information Class begins at St.  John’s

NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING HOUSE BOOKFAIR

St. John’s is having a NPH Bookfair on the following dates:  

   Today, April 7: 9:00am-10:00am & 11:00am-12:00pm

   Wednesday, April 10: 2:30pm-6:30pm.

On all orders, there is 20% off, free shipping, and no tax! Checks can be made out to St. John’s. Stop on by and see what’s in!

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

EMMANUEL EASTER BREAKFAST April 21 following the 8:00 AM Easter service, everyone is invited  (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, ham and fruit.  A Freewill Offering will be taken for Emmanuel’s Education Fund.  The breakfast is supported by a Thrivent Action Team Project.  Join us for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall. 

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your April-May hard copy in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

EASTER FLOWERS We are taking orders now through TOMORROW, April 8th! Please use the sign-up sheet located in St. John’s information room.

EASTER CARDS NEW Easter, Confirmation, & Graduation cards have arrived! Come to St. John’s lower level and get them while supplies last.

NEW ACTS BIBLE STUDY After completing our Study of Matthew last week, our Monday 7:30pm & Wednesday 10am Adult Bible Class members & I began our study of the book of Acts making use of the Acts DVD–“the only dramatization using the actual scriptures…word for word from the New International Version.”  Join us in the SJ conference room!  

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Join us as we gather for Lenten Devotions: 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s under this year’s theme: “Three Words of Truth.”  A soup supper will also be served from 4:30-6:15pm in the lower level of St. John’s.  “Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion…” (Hymn 98) APRIL 10 HOST: St. John’s Youth Group WHAT’S ON THE MENU?: Taco bar

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS begins Palm Sunday 4/14 11:15am at SJ. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone to assist with the planning this year who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested in working with me this year, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

LAST MINUTE REGISTRATIONS FOR EASTER FOR KIDS STILL ACCEPTED THIS WEEK  Your Easter for Kids staff does not want any child left out of the fun planned for next Saturday, April 13—the Message of Easter is too important for anyone to miss out!

EASTER FOR KIDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VOLUNTEER to help pack Easter baskets on Thursday, April 11, time 9:00A.M.. VOLUNTEER to help set up the Bible Giveaway on Friday, April 12, time 9:00 A.M. VOLUNTEER to help at the event on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to Noon. (Grade 7 through Adult – girls-boys-women-men–all welcome!  Thrivent T-Shirts for all helpers). VOLUNTEER to assist with snacks and setting up for crafting sessions on the day of the event. NEEDED:  a few empty parmesan cheese sprinkle containers (We could return them if you would consider emptying your canister and allowing us to use it.)  Contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

JOIN US FOR THE EASTER FOR KIDS CLOSING PROGRAM  Parish & community members are cordially invited to attend the closing program “Parade & Praise for the King” in the church next Saturday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m..  A free lunch and Bible giveaway will follow in the church’s lower level.

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

OUR SMALL OFFERINGS (from a member)

     A young boy elbows his way to the front of the crowd and tugs on a man’s sleeve. Andrew looks down to see the boy holding out an open sack. Inside Andrew sees five small loaves of bread nestled beside two cooked fish. “I heard the rabbi ask for food,” the boy says with a shy shrug. “My mother packed this for me, and—she said I should share with someone who doesn’t have anything.”

     Eyebrows raised, Andrew places a hand on the boy’s shoulder and walks him over to Jesus. Jesus turns and twinkles a smile down at the child; Andrew flashes Jesus a sheepish grin. “So…this boy has offered to share his lunch, but” —he casts a glance over his shoulder at the thousands of people milling around behind him, waiting to hear the rabbi’s next words— “how far will they go among so many?”

     Jesus tousles the boy’s dark hair and gives him a smile and a wink. “Thank you, son. This is just what I need.” The boy looks down at his sandals, blushing with pride. Rubbing His palms together, Jesus turns to Andrew with an excited—almost mischievous—glint in his eye. Andrew has seen this look before; a tingle of anticipation floods his veins. With barely contained glee, Jesus says, “Have the people sit down.”

     He rolls up His sleeves.

     We all know the rest of the famous account in John 6—how Jesus goes on to turn a little boy’s lunch into a feast for thousands. He makes so much food that the disciples collect twelve basketfuls of leftovers!

     We often look at our gifts—our talents, our possessions, our skills, our wisdom—and think, “They aren’t worth much. How far can they really go?” Let us never underestimate what God can do with our “small” offerings. We don’t have to give Him the biggest thing, the best thing, the shiniest thing—we just have to give Him whatever we have to offer. The smallest gift is still a treasure in His eyes. Our gifts may be small, but our God is big. And His powerful hands can take our small gifts and multiply them. Our mighty God can turn a little into a lot—more than we could ever imagine. What small gift can you offer to Jesus today?

Joint Worship Committee Update

Worship the Lord – the Purpose of Worship

  If you ask members about the reason why we worship, the various answers include “praising God, giving thanks, and singing and praying together.” It is true that all these things happen during worship, but are they really the purpose of worship?

  As Lutherans, we know that we “cannot by our own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ or come to him.” Faith, forgiveness, and the sacraments are all received.  Worship is primarily God serving his people with Word and Sacrament. Simply put, God gives, we receive. Christian worship enables people to receive the riches of Christ.

  What does Christian worship look like? Well, that depends!  In churches it includes hymns and liturgies, lessons and creeds. In school it can include Bible-based action songs and murals on the walls. Understanding worship’s purpose will help us understand our various worship practices.

  “But I want to feel closer to God. I need emotion.” It’s true, we often feel emotion when we worship. (O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder…” CW 256:1) These human emotions, however, are not the purpose of worship. Rather, they spring from the heart of worship: the Gospel.

   It is hard to find the right balance of church doctrine and expressive worship.  In our defense of solid doctrine, it is easy to forget that God created us with human emotions. If we want more expressive worship, it becomes easy to downplay the importance of correct teaching.

   If worship is my primary opportunity to receive the riches of Christ and to proclaim the Gospel to my neighbor, then, in Christian love, I need to put aside my personal preferences and focus on my neighbor’s interests above my own.

  Satan knows that if he can confuse the purpose of worship, he will get us to take our focus off of Christ and to place it on our emotion or our reaction to Christ. Instead of a purpose-driven church, or a mission- minded church, let us strive to be a Christ-centered church! Everything else flows from there.

  We gather in worship for a very specific purpose; to receive the riches of Christ! To God be the glory!

(Excerpts from “Worship the Lord” No. 36,”Worship is Really Purpose-Driven” by Aaron Christie)

AttendanceEmmanuelSt. John’s
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St. John’s Altar CommitteeApril 2019Diane Eisermann&Delores Cotte

SJ GREETER SCHEDULE

April 7Paul & Christa Van Treeck
April 14Susan Brown & Kathy North
April 21Kay Maass & LuAnn Zieman
April 28Ciara Neuhauser & Jennie Utke
May 5Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
May 12Jim & Diane Eisermann
May 19Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
May 26Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
April 10            Lent 3:30pm  ELent 6:30 pm  SJWayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe HellerJack Yates; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
April 14                                  E
(with communion) SJ
Don Stelter, Warren Buchholz, Brian NinnemannDon Smith; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick
April 18        Maundy Thurs.7:00pm   E
Darrell Buchholz, Don Stelter, Gary Wegner
April 19             Good Friday                1:00pm (with comm.) SJ
Kenon Smith; Chief, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
April 21                       Easter ESunrise 6:00am   SJ
10:00am  SJ                                               
Brian Ninnemann, Bob Ferber, Paul DahlkeCal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck BoetcherJames Wachholz; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith
April 28                                  E (with communion) SJDarrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe HellerJack Yates; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag
May 5       (with communion) E SJDuWayne Sommerfeld, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wegner, Darrell Buchholz (comm. assist.)Don Smith; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick
May 12                                    E
(with communion) SJ
Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian NinnemannKenon Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz
May 19                                    ESJLucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul DahlkeCal Kapp; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz
May 26                                    E (with communion) SJDon Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe HellerJames Wachholz; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke
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Montello, WI 53949

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Holy Week Worship

4/14 Palm Sunday 8am/10am at Emm/SJ

4/17 NO Wednesday 6:30pm Service

4/18 Maundy Thursday 7pm at Emm with communion                                                

4/19 Good Friday 1pm at SJ with communion             

4/21 Easter 6am/10am at SJ & 8am at Emm

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BULLETIN-MARCH 31, 2019 – THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

St. John’s & Emmnauel

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

MARCH 31, 2019

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25) Welcome to God’s house! May God bless our worship together.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

God’s Amazing Grace Is Received by Faith – Today we see the sincerity of our Savior’s love. God keeps waiting to show his children mercy. God is ready, even anxious to forgive us. He pleads that we come to him and be saved. Such constant and free forgiveness doesn’t make sense to human logic. But God’s ways are greater than our ways. If his grace were not so great, it could not cover all of our sins. We rejoice in God’s amazing grace which always gives forgiveness for all sins.

TODAY’S WORSHIP

Today’s worship is adapted from Divine Service II is a version of the historic liturgy of the Christian church.

SONGS BY ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL (at St. John’s)DO YOU KNOW WHO DIED FOR ME?

Do you know who died for me?

Jesus did, Jesus did,

Lovingly He died for me,

Yes, He really did!

Do you know who cares for me?

Jesus does, Jesus does,

Lovingly He cares for me,

Yes, He really does!WHO CAN MEASURE JESUS’ LOVE FOR ME?

Jesus, Savior, who am I?

(Love, Saving Love)

Is it for me that you die?

(Love, Saving Love)

CHORUS

Higher, Deeper, Wide as it can be.

Who can measure Jesus love for me?

What led you to Calvary?

(Love, Saving Love)

Why did you do that for me?

(Love, Saving Love) CHORUS

Jesus, Lord and Savior dear,

(Love, Saving Love)

Will you hold me ever near?

(Love, Saving Love) CHORUS

OPENING HYMN 339 Today Your Mercy Calls Us

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. (spoken)

CONFESSION

M: 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.

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” See 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. (spoken)

LORD, HAVE MERCY Kyrie Mark 10:47

Kyrie is the Greek word for Lord. The “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. (spoken)

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.

THE WORD

SALUTATION

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

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you. (spoken)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Let us pray….

C: Amen. (spoken)

FIRST LESSON Isaiah 12:1-6

The Lord, the God of free and faithful grace is mentioned five times in this reading. His anger has turned to comfort and salvation. Joyful singing replaces fear. The Holy One of God has become our salvation.

In that day you will say:

“I will praise you, Lord.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.

In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

PSALM 32 hymnal page 78 & bulletin pg. 7, 8

Congregation sings the Refrain and the verses are read in unison.Z:\CHURCH STUFF\CW Pew Edition\CW TIFF files\Psalms\Ps 032.tif A psalm of repentance from David. True repentance acknowledges sin and humbly confesses. It also rejoices in forgiveness from the Lord.RefrainBlessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven,* whose sins are covered.When I kept silent, your hand was heavy upon me;* my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.Then I acknowledged my sin to you* and did not cover up my iniquity.I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”* and you forgave the guilt of my sin.RefrainYou are my hiding place;* you will protect me from trouble.Many are the woes of the wicked,*but the LORD’S unfailing love surrounds those who trust in him.Glory be to the Father and to the Son*and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,*is now, and will be forever. Amen.RefrainSECOND LESSON 1 Corinthians 1:18-25We preach Christ crucified. Why? It may sound like foolishness to unbelieving hearts, but it has been revealed to us as the power of God for the saving of souls.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.VERSE OF THE DAYM: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)THE GOSPEL Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32Though sin should separate us from God and his family, he welcomes us with the full rights of sons. Yes, foolish sounding to the self-righteous, but great comfort to the repentant. Full and free forgiveness is cause for rejoicing.

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable:

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

THE APOSTLE’S 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.

HYMN 304 v 1,3,5,7 Jesus Sinners Does Receive

SERMON Psalm 32 – Sing About Sin with a Smile

OFFERING

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

Please stand

OFFERING PRAYER, PRAYER OF THE CHURCH (hymnal pg. 125), INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Debbie Parrish, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Dennis Wacholtz)

– For our K3-K5 teacher Sara Borck who received the Lord’s call to teach Kindergarten next fall at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran School–Omaha, NE

– For Larry & Lynn Sellnow, currently teaching at Holy Trinity Lutheran School–Wyoming, MI who were called on 3/10 by St. John’s voters to serve next fall as principal/teacher and K4-K5 director/teacher respectively

– For Pastor Steven Tews of Balaton, MN who accepted the Lord’s Call to serve at Peace–Wautoma. An installation service is being planned for Sunday, 5/19 at 3pm

– For Harley & Liola Crown who celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary today (3/31)

– For our St. John’s member Don Smith celebrating his 90th birthday today (3/31)

Please be seatedLORD’S PRAYEROur 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 379 Amazing Grace

BLESSING Numbers 6:24-26

The blessing of Aaron has been spoken over God’s people for over 3,500 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. (spoken)

HYMN 510 I Pray You, Dear Lord Jesus

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

Announcements

Activities for the week of March 31-April 6
Sun.
Mon. 6:00 P.M. Hands in Prayer at St. John’s
6:00 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
2:30 P.M.-6:30P.M. Northwestern Publishing House Bookfair in St. John’s link way
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Lenten Devotion
3:45 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
4:30 P.M. Lenten Supper at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Lenten Devotion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation Class
12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting
6:00 P.M. Griefshare (9th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
Fri.
Sat.
Theme for Next Sunday April 7, 2019

Lent 5: “The Lord Destroys His Enemies & Builds a New Kingdom”

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Northwestern Publishing House Bookfair in St. John’s link way
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING HOUSE BOOKFAIR St. John’s will be having a NPH Bookfair on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 3: 2:30pm-6:30pm,

Sunday, April 7: 9:00am-10:00am & 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, April 10: 2:30pm-6:30pm.

On all orders, there is 20% off, free shipping and no tax! Checks can be made out to St. John’s. Stop on by and see what’s in!

EMMANUEL EASTER BREAKFAST will take place after 8:00am service on Easter Sunday, April 21. Members and friends are all welcome for food and fellowship!

EASTER FLOWERS We are taking orders now through April 8th! Please use the sign-up sheet located in St. John’s information room.

EASTER CARDS NEW Easter, Confirmation & Graduation cards have arrived! Come to St. John’s lower level and get them while supplies last.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Join us as we gather for Lenten Devotions: 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s under this year’s theme: “Three Words of Truth.” A soup supper will also be served from 4:30-6:15pm in the lower level of St. John’s. “Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion…” (Hymn 98) APRIL 3 HOST: Ladies Aid WHAT’S ON THE MENU?: meatloaf dinner, hashbrown casserole, corn, dinner rolls, homemade desserts & drinks.

EASTER FOR KIDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VOLUNTEER to help pack Easter baskets on Thursday, April 11, time TBA. VOLUNTEER to help set up the Bible Giveaway on Friday, April 12, time TBA. VOLUNTEER to make jello jigglers for the Easter for Kids Lunch on Saturday, April 13.

VOLUNTEER to prep crafts during the week prior to the event. VOLUNTEER to help at the event on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to Noon. (Grade 7 through Adult – girls-boys-women-men–all welcome! Thrivent T-Shirts for all helpers)

VOLUNTEER to assist with snacks and work the kitchen on the day of the event. Contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone to assist with the planning this year who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested in working with me this year, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

REGISTRATION FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, April 13. This is an outreach program–it would be great if St. John’s & Emmanuel kids who attend would invite a non-member or unchurched friend! Register online www.stjohnsmontello.org. Get registration forms at both churches, in Monday Magazine, on church & school Facebook. This year’s theme is “Parade & Praise for the King!” Story rhyme time, singing & movement, crafts, egg coloring, snacks, & of course, a parade will bring the true meaning of Easter to the children. Register by Fri., April 5.

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS ARE STILL WELCOMED Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GIVE SPRING OFFERINGS FOR Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society MISSION PROJECTS. Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. Thank you for loving missions!

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

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS I’d like to start a new membership class soon on Sunday at 11:30am and/or Monday at 6pm here at my office. We will study the basic teachings of the Bible using the 20 lesson study guide entitled: New Life In Christ. Call or text me at 608-408-7830 if you are interested. –Pastor Pete Zietlow

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-24 3-27 74 102 51
St. John’s Altar Committee:

March 2019

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

St. John’s Greeters Schedule
Mar. 31 Delvin & Jean Henke
April 7 Paul & Christa Van Treeck
April 14 Susan Brown & Kathy North
Usher Schedule
March 31

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke

April 3

Lent 3:30pm E

Lent 6:30 pm SJ

Wayne Stelter, Gary Wegner, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt

April 7

(with communion) E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Gary Wegner, Brian Ninnemann (comm. assist.)

James Wachholz, Chief, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz

April 10

Lent 3:30pm E

Lent 6:30 pm SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls

April 14

E

(with communion) SJ

Don Stelter, Warren Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann

Don Smith; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick

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BULLETIN 3/24/2019 – THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

St. John’s

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

MARCH 24, 2019

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25) Welcome to God’s house! May God bless our worship together.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

God Offers Deliverance to Sinners – Today’s lessons encourage us to take heart and trust in the Lord. We also view numerous examples of people who lost their hold on eternal life because they gave in to their fears and doubts. However, in his grace, God promises deliverance from whatever difficulty he may lovingly allow to come our way. Thank God!

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

OPENING HYMN 302 Lord, to You I Make Confession

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION hymnal page 26

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

LORD, HAVE MERCY hymnal page 27

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

O LORD, OUR LORD hymnal page 28

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Almighty God, look with favor on your humble servants and stretch out the right hand of your power to defend us against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: ♫ Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

SERVICE OF THE WORD

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

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Exodus 3:1-8, 10-15

In the presence of the Lord, stand back in awe

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

PSALM 38 hymnal page 81

Read verses in unison, sing refrains and Gloria

EPISTLE LESSON (today’s sermon text) 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Warnings from Israel’s history

For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.

Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry. “We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

VERSE OF THE DAY John 3:14, 15

During the season of Lent, the “Alleluia” is omitted

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

Please stand

GOSPEL LESSON Luke 13:1-9

Christ’s call to repentance

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

” ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”

C: ♫ Praise be to you, O Christ!

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 438 In God, My Faithful God

SERMON 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

“Ignorance Is Not Always Bliss”

So let’s…

  1. Ponder the past
  2. Strengthen faith for the future

Please stand

NICENE CREED hymnal page 31

Please be seated

OFFERING

During the offering, feel free to turn and greet one another! We also kindly ask that you fill out the red friendship register found at the end of each pew.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Please stand

OFFERING, LENTEN SEASON & INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Debbie Parrish, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For our K3-K5 teacher Sara Borck who received the Lord’s call to teach Kindergarten next fall at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran School–Omaha, NE

– For Larry & Lynn Sellnow, currently teaching at Holy Trinity Lutheran School–Wyoming, MI who were called on 3/10 by St. John’s voters to serve next fall as principal/teacher and K4-K5 director/teacher respectively

– For the family of our Emmanuel member, Frieda Otto, called home on Monday (3/18)

– For our St. John’s member, Florence Dahlke, who celebrated her 97th birthday on Wednesday (3/20)

– For Willie, Megan Stalker & daughter Maisie, plus Amanda Stalker & daughter Brittany, after completing our Bible Information Class this week, welcomed as members in today’s (3/24) worship service at St. John’s

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER hymnal page 32

SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT

The Lord Jesus gives us his own body and blood under bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins.

SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT hymnal pages 33-36

In this service we celebrate the gift of Jesus’ redeeming love, we bear witness to the Christian fellowship we share, and we proclaim his death until he returns.

Please be seated for the distribution (dist.)

At 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.

DIST. HYMN 749 The Love of Christ, Who Died for Me

bulletin page 10

DIST. HYMN 422:1-2 Jesus, Lead Us On

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Please stand

THANKSGIVING, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING hymnal page 36-37

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 422:3-4 Jesus, Lead Us On

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

Announcements

Activities for the week of March 24-March 30

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

Mon.

7:30 P.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

SJS/LL SPRING BREAK

Tues.

SJS/LL SPRING BREAK

Wed.

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

3:30 P.M.

Emmanuel Lenten Devotion

4:30 P.M.

Lenten Supper at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Lenten Devotion with communion

SJS/LL SPRING BREAK

Thurs.

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion with communion

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare (8th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level

SJS/LL SPRING BREAK

Fri.

SJS/LL SPRING BREAK

Sat.

8:30 A.M.

Finance/Purchasing Comm. meeting at St. John’s

Theme for Next Sunday March 31, 2019

Lent 4: “Joy in the Lord’s Pardoning Love”

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

EASTER FLOWERS We are taking orders now through April 8th! Please use the sign-up sheet located in St. John’s information room.

EASTER CARDS NEW Easter, Confirmation & Graduation cards have arrived! Come to St. John’s lower level and get them while supplies last.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Join us as we gather for Lenten Devotions: 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s under this year’s theme: “Three Words of Truth.” A soup supper will also be served from 4:30-6:15pm in the lower level of St. John’s. “Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion…” (Hymn 98)

LENTEN SUPPER This week, March 27, 2019, St. John’s School Hot Lunch is hosting. Supper starts at 4:30pm in St. John’s lower level.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Hot turkey sandwiches, chicken and bacon alfredo soup, chili, cheese and sausage, fresh fruit, veggies, desserts, coffee, milk and water.

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS Planning for 80 children for Saturday, April 13, at St. John’s. MONETARY GIFTS are needed most and help purchase: crafts, Easter pails, candy/prizes, outdoor advertising banner, snack & lunch, basket stuffers. DONATE home-crafted items for baskets. VOLUNTEER to bake for the baskets. VOLUNTEER to work at the event. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails. Please do not purchase plastic eggs, grass, or baskets, but we recycle by accepting gently used items you would like to share. A donation box is located in the linkway.

EASTER FOR KIDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

VOLUNTEER to help pack Easter baskets on Thursday, April 11, time TBA.

VOLUNTEER to help set up the Bible Giveaway on Friday, April 12, time TBA.

VOLUNTEER to make jello jigglers for the Easter for Kids Lunch on Saturday, April 13.

VOLUNTEER to prep crafts during the week prior to the event.

VOLUNTEER to help at the event on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to Noon. (Grade 7 through Adult – girls-boys-women-men–all welcome! Thrivent T-Shirts for all helpers)

VOLUNTEER to assist with snacks and work the kitchen on the day of the event.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone to assist with the planning this year who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested in working with me this year, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

REGISTRATION FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, April 13. This is an outreach program–it would be great if St. John’s & Emmanuel kids who attend would invite a non-member or unchurched friend! Register online www.stjohnsmontello.org beginning Monday, March 4. Get registration forms at both churches, in Monday Magazine, on church & school Facebook. This year’s theme is “Parade & Praise for the King!” Story rhyme time, singing & movement, crafts, egg coloring, snacks, & of course, a parade will bring the true meaning of Easter to the children. Register by Friday, April 5.

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 31. Containers are located in the entrance at St. John’s and at Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. 75% of gifts given will support Beaver Dam Circuit projects—HM/Campus Ministry New Starts & WM/Haiti. 25% of gifts given will support home & world mission projects described on the poster by the container and will be presented at the next LWMS Convention, June 27-30, in Des Moines, Iowa. Gifts welcome from all who love missions!

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

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS I’d like to start a new membership class soon on Sunday at 11:30am and/or Monday at 6pm here at my office. We will study the basic teachings of the Bible using the 20 lesson study guide entitled: New Life In Christ. Call or text me at 608-408-7830 if you are interested. –Pastor Pete Zietlow

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KNOW YOUR SYNOD Your Sunday offerings help support the work of WELS, but do you know how? Go to wels.net to discover stories about the many WELS world and home mission fields; explore which ministries can support you and your congregation; enjoy daily devotions and Bible readings; and subscribe to stay up to date on the latest news from your synod. All of this and more is available on wels.net. Visit us online today and save us as a Favorite or a Bookmark!

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St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Mar. 24

Ron & Evie Blada

Mar. 31

Delvin & Jean Henke

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

3-17 3-20

102 63

147 72

St. John’s Altar Committee:

March 2019

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Usher Schedule

March 24

E

(with comm.) SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke

March 27

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann

March 31

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke

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BULLETIN- THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT MARCH 17, 2019

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

MARCH 17, 2019

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

“Christ Was Rejected, Yet Resolute in his Mission”

Salvation Through Our Savior’s Sacrifice Is Rejected By Many – “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified” (I Thess. 4:3).  As long as this call to holiness is ignored, we are slaves of sin and prisoners of the devil.  We are to examine ourselves, repent of our failures, and be hungry for God’s forgiveness.  Yet therein lies the problem.  Our examination of ourselves, our repentance and our hunger for forgiveness are such that we need to repent of them also!  In the Prayer of the Day we confess that “we have no power to defend ourselves.”  So, then, how can we not someday end up among those who reject His Salvation?  By remembering that God remembers.  In spite of our sinfulness, His mercy is constant!  Why, He even used the rejection by the very people He came to save, to accomplish our salvation.  Therefore, as we rejoice that it is God’s will to save us, let us also rejoice that it is will that we should be sanctified!

OPENING SONG St. John’s Day School & Little Lambs

“The Lamb”

ORDER OF SERVICE Service of the Word

hymnal page 38

Please stand

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves. Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jeremiah 26:8-15

Jeremiah remained resolute in spite of opposition

But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, “You must die! Why do you prophesy in the LORD’s name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?” And all the people crowded around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

When the officials of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the LORD and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate of the LORD’s house. Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”

Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard. Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the LORD your God. Then the LORD will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you. As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right. Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth the LORD has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”

PSALM 42-43 hymnal page 82

Lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria

EPISTLE LESSON Philippians 3:17–4:1

Stand firm in the Lord

Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!

VERSE OF THE DAY Philippians 2:8b

“Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross.”

During the season of Lent, the “Alleluia” is omitted

Please stand

GOSPEL LESSON (today’s sermon text)Luke 13:31-35

Jesus’ sorrow over Jerusalem

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Please be seated

CHILDREN’S SERMON

All children are invited to the front of church for a special message

SERMON HYMN 109 “When O’er My Sins I Sorrow”

SERMON Luke 13:31-35

“Jesus, Are We There Yet?”

Though we’re still en route, don’t forget that Jesus SAVES, SORROWS & SHELTERS

Please stand

APOSTLES’ CREED hymnal page 20

Please be seated

OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD

During the offering, feel free to turn and greet one another! We also kindly ask that you fill out the red friendship register found at the end of each pew.

OFFERING, LENTEN SEASON & INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, Frieda Otto, Debbie Parrish, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Frieda Otto, Debbie Parrish, Carol Schumann)

– For our K3-K5 teacher Sara Borck who received the Lord’s call to teach Kindergarten next fall at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran School–Omaha, NE

– For Larry & Lynn Sellnow, currently teaching at Holy Trinity Lutheran School–Wyoming, MI were were called on 3/10 by St. John’s voters to serve as principal/teacher and K4-K5 director/teacher respectively

– For contentment

Please stand

LORD’S PRAYER hymnal page 43a

Please be seated

HYMN 440:1-2 “On Eagles’ Wings”

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING hymnal page 43b

CLOSING HYMN 440:3 “On Eagles’ Wings”

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

Announcements

Activities for the week of March 17-March 23
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 6:00 P.M. Joint Worship Study Committee meeting 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
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Lenten Devotion
3:45 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
4:30 P.M. Lenten Supper at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Lenten Devotion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation Class
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare (7th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
6:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Fri.
Sat.
Theme for Next Sunday March 24, 2019 Lent 3: “Repent”
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

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Gordon Fabian, $20.00 has been given to St. John’s Church and $45.00 has been given to St. John’s School by friends. Thank you for your gifts.

EASTER FLOWERS We are taking orders now through April 8th! Please use the sign-up sheet located in St. John’s information room.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING An Emmanuel Congregational meeting will be held at 9:15a.m. following the today’s Emmanuel service today, March 17, to discuss the pending re-roof project. Those who wish to offer input are asked to attend.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Join us as we gather for Lenten Devotions: 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s under this year’s theme: “Three Words of Truth.”  A soup supper will also be served from 4:30-6:15pm in the lower level of St. John’s.  “Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion…” (Hymn 98)

LENTEN SUPPER This week, March 20, 2019, St. John’s Hands in Prayer is hosting. Supper starts at 4:30pm in St. John’s lower level.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Baked Potatoes with all the toppings and Tacos with all the fixings, assorted desserts, milk & coffee.

THANK YOU Emmanuel council is seeking volunteers to assist, with Emmanuel member funeral luncheons in the Parish Hall. All men and women are welcomed to help in any manner possible with the many required activities including food procurement, food preparation, and luncheon serving. Any members who wish to assist with this important service are asked to contact Sue Stelter at 608-297-2761, or by email at shieldscreamery@gmail.com or on a sign up in the Parish Hall.

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS Planning for 80 childrenfor Saturday, April 13, at St. John’s. MONETARY GIFTS are needed most and help purchase: crafts, Easter pails, candy/prizes, outdoor advertising banner, snack & lunch, basket stuffers. DONATE home-crafted items for baskets. VOLUNTEER to bake for the baskets. VOLUNTEER to work at the event. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails. Please do not purchase plastic eggs, grass, or baskets,but we recycle by accepting gently used items you would like to share. A donation box is located in the linkway.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone to assist with the planning this year who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested in working with me this year, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

REGISTRATION FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, April 13. This is an outreach program–it would be great if St. John’s & Emmanuel kids who attend would invite a non-member or unchurched friend! Register online www.stjohnsmontello.org beginning Monday, March 4. Get registration forms at both churches, in Monday Magazine, on church & school Facebook. This year’s theme is “Parade & Praise for the King!” Story rhyme time, singing & movement, crafts, egg coloring, snacks, & of course, a parade will bring the true meaning of Easter to the children. Register by Friday, April 5.

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 31.Containers are located in the entrance at St. John’s and at Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. 75% of gifts given will support Beaver Dam Circuit projects—HM/Campus Ministry New Starts & WM/Haiti. 25% of gifts given will support home & world mission projects described on the poster by the container and will be presented at the next LWMS Convention, June 27-30, in Des Moines, Iowa. Gifts welcome from all who love missions!

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member):  “Don’t give God orders; just report for duty!”

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS I’d like to start a new membership class soon on Sunday at 11:30am and/or Monday at 6pm here at my office.  We will study the basic teachings of the Bible using the 20 lesson study guide entitled: New Life In Christ.  Call or text me at 608-408-7830 if you are interested.  –Pastor Pete Zietlow 

PLAN YOUR MISSION JOURNEY WELS Mission Journeys, the official WELS program for short-term mission trips, provides an opportunity for all WELS members to walk together in the Great Commission. Through church- or school-based volunteer trips to WELS mission fields at home and abroad, members have the opportunity to engage in Christian service. With the Lord’s blessing, these trips will inspire a lifelong journey of service and outreach for all who volunteer. Want to learn more about how you can get involved? Visit wels.net/missionjourneys.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY CONFERENCE WELS Women’s Ministry will be holding a conference this summer, July 18–20, at Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis. The theme of the conference centers around “living stones” and how Christian women are called to be a part of something bigger. For more information on the Women’s Ministry Conference and to register, visit wels.net/wmconference.

MILK MOOLA Kwik Trip is ending the Milk Moola Program this month! We need all milk caps and bag tops turned in by March 22nd to the office!  Thank you.

EdTechLead SUMMIT REGISTRATION Registration is now open for the National WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit, June 25-27, 2019. Enjoy early bird savings when you register by May 1. Check out the complete summit schedule, presenter line-up, and frequently asked questions at welsedtechlead.com. Make plans to bring your family for a summer get-away and join us at the Kalahari Resort and water park in the Wisconsin Dells this June.

FOR GENERATIONS TO COME WELS Congregational Services exists to help congregations engage in faithful and fruitful ministry. Programs are being developed to help congregations in evangelism, worship, compassion ministries, discipleship, and outreach through WELS schools. By strengthening our members and congregations, WELS will be able to continue proclaiming the gospel message around the world. To learn more about how Congregational Services is helping our synod for future generations, visit wels.net/forthegenerationstocome.

WHAT ARE THE PSALMS?

by Scott Schultz (our WELS pastor at Cross of Christ–Portage)

In a typical liturgical worship service, a Christian congregation may sing songs that were written over one thousand years ago, others that were written over five hundred years ago, others that were written over one hundred years ago, and still others that were written over the last several years. The oldest songs a Christian congregation may sing in a typical liturgical worship service were written around three thousand years ago. These songs are called psalms. In this column entitled, “Questions About Christianity”, we are looking at the different parts of a basic Christian liturgical worship service. This month we will learn about the psalms by answering this question, “What are the psalms?”

Psalms come from the Old Testament book of the Bible called Psalm. Old Testament Jews originally called this book “Songs of Praise” because this was their hymnbook. This book was renamed Psalm by the Septuagint. The Septuagint is a Greek translation of the Old Testament that was written around the third-second century B.C. The authors of the book of Psalm include: Moses, King David, King Solomon, the sons of Korah, Asaph, Ethan the Ezrahite, Jeduthun, Heman the Ezrahite, and others who are not identified. King David wrote the most psalms. He wrote seventy-three psalms we know of for sure. Jewish tradition says he wrote many other psalms as well. The oldest psalm was written by Moses around 1,400 B.C. and the newest psalm was written around 500 B.C. Many believe a Jewish rabbi or teacher named Ezra who lived in the land of Israel around 500 B.C. arranged the book of Psalm into the five parts that are found in most Bibles.

There are different classifications of psalms in the book of Psalm including psalms, song, prayer, miktam, maskil, and others. The main content of the book of Psalm include Messianic psalms (Psalms about the promised Savior), imprecatory psalms (Psalms against one’s enemy), Hallels (Psalms which were sung during Jewish festivals), and songs of ascent (Psalms which some believe people sang as they were going up to Jerusalem for a festival, or to the temple to worship). Since the book of Psalm was the Old Testament Jewish hymnbook, Jews often sang psalms on their own. They also sang them at the temple where the psalms were played by flutes, strings, and other musical instruments when they worshipped God.

Today many Christian congregations still sing psalms in their worship service. They have been arranged in a vast array of musical settings so they can be played by many different types of musical instruments. Christian congregations sing psalms to beautify their worship service and praise God. They also sing them because of the psalms’ very comforting message, especially about the coming of the promised Savior, Jesus.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-10 3-13 36 40 90 67
St. John’s Altar Committee: March 2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte
St. John’s Greeters Schedule
Mar. 17 James & Linda Wachholz
Mar. 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Mar. 31 Delvin & Jean Henke
Usher Schedule
March 17 E SJ Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann Kenon Smith; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond
March 20 (Lent 3:30pm) E (Lent 6:30pm) SJ Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond
March 24 E (with comm.) SJ DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller Jack Yates; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke
March 27 (Lent 3:30pm) E (Lent 6:30pm) SJ Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller Don Smith; Chief, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann
March 31 E SJ Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke
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BULLETIN- March 10, 2019 The First Sunday of Lent

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Montello & Mecan, WI

March 10, 2019

The First Sunday of Lent

Sunday, March 10, 2019       St. John’s & Emmanuel

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 Being “tempted” may make us think of the way creamy alfredo sauce or rich chocolate cake lead some to over-indulge. In God’s view, temptation to sin is a far bigger problem. God says the one who tempts us, by our lack of self-control, is Satan himself (1 Corinthians 7:5). Temptation happens, God also says, when by our own evil desires we are dragged away and enticed (James 1:14). So? “Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” No wonder Jesus tells his disciples, “Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation” (Luke 22:46).

OPENING HYMN 108 “Jesus, Refuge of the Weary”

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” Christians have been using this song of worship since the fourth century to proclaim the great things…

  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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                                             Deuteronomy 26:5-10

Moses reminds God’s people of God’s actions on their behalf.  He especially points out their deliverance from the misery, toil, and oppression they had experienced in the land of Egypt.  Thanksgiving for such blessings led them to worship the Lord and to bring him the firstfruits of their crops.

   Then you shall declare before the LORD your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.  But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, putting us to hard labor.  Then we cried out to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression.  So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with miraculous signs and wonders.  He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey;   and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, O LORD, have given me.” Place the basket before the LORD your God and bow down before him.

PSALM 91 hymnal page 100

Cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                    Romans 10:8-13 (today’s sermon text)

God’s Word proclaims to us the good news of salvation and works faith in our hearts through which we are saved.  This faith expresses itself through an outward confession of faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:  That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

VERSE OF THE DAY

Alleluia. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Alleluia.

Please stand

GOSPEL

M: The Gospel according to Luke chapter 4 verses 1-13

C:  Glory be to You, O Lord.

Jesus begins his ministry by battling with the devil.  The devil confronts him with three temptations.  Each time Jesus uses God’s Word to defeat Satan.  Jesus’ victory over Satan started here and ended in complete and total victory on the cross and empty tomb.  Thanks be to God for our Champion, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.’”

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.  And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.  So if you worship me, it will all be yours.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here.  For it is written: ”‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;  they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” (Psalm 91:11,12)

Jesus answered, “It says: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

M: This is the  Gospel of the Lord.

C:  Praise be to You, O Christ.

(Please be seated)

HYMN OF THE DAY 406 “This Is the Threefold Truth”

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

SERMON

“The Word Is Near”(Romans 10:8-13)         

For you…

  1. to believe and confess
  2. to trust and be saved

Please stand

NICENE CREED hymnal page 31

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.

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING

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

Please stand

PRAYER FOR LENT (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Larry Wegner)

– For missions

– For our K3-K5 teacher Sara Borck who received the Lord’s call to teach Kindergarten next fall at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran School–Omaha, NE

– For today’s teacher call meeting at St. John’s

– For our communicants

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.

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                  Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

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

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.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION                              Matthew 26:26-28

1 Corinthians 11:24-25

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

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

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

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen

LAMB OF GOD Agnes Dei                                                       John 1:29

Jesus is God’s Lamb (Agnus Dei),who was offered as a sacrifice for sin once for all.

Please be seated

DISTRIBUTION

At Emmanuel & 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.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 743 “O Gracious Lord, I Firmly Am Believing” (printed on bulletin pg.  15)

389:1-2 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

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                                   Luke 2:29-32

(sung to the tune of Hymn 166 “The Day of Resurrection”)

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 elp 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 389:3-4 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

Announcements

Activities for the week of  March 10-March 16
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
  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
  11:30 A.M. Teacher Call meeting at St. John’s
Mon. 6:30 P.M. NO Choir
  6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s begins
  7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.    
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
  10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Lenten Devotion
  3:45 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
  4:30 P.M. Lenten Supper at St. John’s
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Lenten Devotion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation Class
  10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion
  6:00 P.M. Griefshare (6th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
  6:00 P.M. School Board meeting at St. John’s
Fri.   LaCrosse Leadership Workshop
  9:00 A.M. Pastor’s Study Club at Ripon
Sat.   Pardeeville School Outreach Workshop
Theme for Next Sunday March 17, 2019 Lent 2: “Christ Was Rejected, Yet Resolute in his Mission”
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

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Join us as we gather for Lenten Devotions: 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s under this year’s theme: “Three Words of Truth.”  A soup supper will also be served from 4:30-6:15pm in the lower level of St. John’s.  “Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion…” (Hymn 98)

LENTEN SUPPER This week, March 13, 2019, St. John’s Sunday School is hosting. Supper starts at 4:30pm in St. John’s lower level.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU? : BBQ sandwiches, baked beans, lettuce salad, cheese, pickles, potato chips, assorted desserts and beverages. A free will offering will be available and proceeds will go towards Easter for Kids.

THANK YOU Emmanuel council is seeking volunteers to assist, with Emmanuel member funeral luncheons in the Parish Hall. All men and women are welcomed to help in any manner possible with the many required activities including food procurement, food preparation, and luncheon serving. Any members who wish to assist with this important service are asked to contact Sue Stelter at 608-297-2761, or by email at shieldscreamery@gmail.com or on a sign up in the Parish Hall.

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS  Planning for 80 childrenfor Saturday, April 13, at St. John’s.  MONETARY GIFTS are needed most and help purchase: crafts, Easter pails, candy/prizes, outdoor advertising banner, snack & lunch, basket stuffers.  DONATE home-crafted items for baskets.  VOLUNTEER to bake for the baskets.  VOLUNTEER to work at the event.  Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

     We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails.  Please do not purchase plastic eggs, grass, or baskets,but we recycle by accepting gently used items you would like to share. A donation box is located in the linkway.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone to assist with the planning this year who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested in working with me this year, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

REGISTRATION FOR EASTER FOR KIDS  Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, April 13.  This is an outreach program–it would be great if St. John’s & Emmanuel kids who attend would invite a non-member or unchurched friend! Register online www.stjohnsmontello.org beginning Monday, March 4.  Get registration forms at both churches, in Monday Magazine, on church & school Facebook. This year’s theme is “Parade & Praise for the King!”  Story rhyme time, singing & movement, crafts, egg coloring, snacks, & of course, a parade will bring the true meaning of Easter to the children.  Register by Friday, April 5.

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 31.Containers are located in the entrance at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. 75% of gifts given will support Beaver Dam Circuit projects—HM/Campus Ministry New Starts & WM/Haiti.  25% of gifts given will support home & world mission projects described on the poster by the container and will be presented at the next LWMS Convention, June 27-30, in Des Moines, Iowa. Gifts welcome from all who love missions!

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member):  “He who angers you, controls you!”

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS -A strange thing happened on the road to Damascus, and thank the Lord that it did! God reached out and saved the man we know as St. Paul. God still reaches out through him today. We are reading about it in the book of Acts. 6:30PM on Tuesdays, in the church basement.

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS I’d like to start a new membership class next Sunday 3/10 at 11:30am at 6pm and/or 3/24 at 6pm here at my office.  We will study the basic teachings of the Bible using the 20 lesson study guide entitled: New Life In Christ.  Call or text me at 608-408-7830 if you are interested.  –Pastor Pete Zietlow 

PLAN YOUR MISSION JOURNEY WELS Mission Journeys, the official WELS program for short-term mission trips, provides an opportunity for all WELS members to walk together in the Great Commission. Through church- or school-based volunteer trips to WELS mission fields at home and abroad, members have the opportunity to engage in Christian service. With the Lord’s blessing, these trips will inspire a lifelong journey of service and outreach for all who volunteer. Want to learn more about how you can get involved? Visit wels.net/missionjourneys.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY CONFERENCE WELS Women’s Ministry will be holding a conference this summer, July 18–20, at Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis. The theme of the conference centers around “living stones” and how Christian women are called to be a part of something bigger. For more information on the Women’s Ministry Conference and to register, visit wels.net/wmconference.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-3               3-6 Ash Wed.   154                   64           
St. John’s Altar Committee: March 2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte
St. John’s Greeters Schedule  
Mar. 10 Don & Doris Smith
Mar. 17 James & Linda Wachholz
Mar. 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Mar. 31 Delvin & Jean Henke
Usher Schedule
March 10 E (with comm.) SJ   Brian Ninnemann, Jim Stuempges, Paul Dahlke Kenon Smith; Chief, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon
March 13 (Lent 3:30pm) E (Lent 6:30pm) SJ   Wayne Stelter, Gary Wegner, Joe Heller Cal Kapp; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal
March 17 E SJ   Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann James Wachholz; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond
March 20 (Lent 3:30pm) E (Lent 6:30pm) SJ   Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond
March 24 E (with comm.) SJ   DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller Jack Yates; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke
March 27 (Lent 3:30pm) E (Lent 6:30pm) SJ   Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller Don Smith; Chief, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann
March 31 E SJ   Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke
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Welcome To Our Visitors!
Please Sign Our Guest Register
Find & Like us on Facebook
Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org
Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 
E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com
Little Lambs Director & Teacher Sara Borck: (858) 731-7919
K & 1st Grade Teacher Cassie Doering: (920) 723-8986
2nd-4th Grade Teacher Karin Stellick: (920) 342-3689
Lead & 5th-8th Grade Teacher Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135
Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866
Altar Ladies 
Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036
Church & School Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949
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BULLETIN- FEBRUARY 17, 2019, THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

FEBRUARY 17, 2019

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Opening Litany #2 and The Common Service (hymnal page 18)

TODAY’S THEME The 6th Sunday after the Epiphany:

“Grace–Hmong Outreach in Vietnam” Sunday

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 569 “O Christ, Our True and Only Light”

(Please stand)

THE OPENING LITANY (Isaiah 60:1-6)

P: Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

C: See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,

P: But the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

C: Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

P: Lift up your eyes and look about you:

C: Your sons come from afar and your daughters are carried on the arm.

P: Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah.

C: And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.

THE CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION (Psalm 51:1-4,

1 Peter 2:9-10)

P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sins.

C: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.

P: You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

P: We join our voices in praising our forgiving God.

SING: (CW 64:1-3)

Let us all with gladsome voice praise the God of heaven,

Who, to bid our hearts, rejoice, his own Son has given.

To this vale of tears he comes, here to serve in sadness,

That with him in heaven’s fair homes we may reign in gladness.

We are rich, for he was poor; is not this a wonder?

Therefore praise God evermore here on earth and yonder.

(Please be seated)

THE DAYS READINGS

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Today’s Bible readings focus on God’s grace to sinners throughout the world. Isaiah sees all nations coming to the light of God’s grace in Christ. Matthew remembers Jesus commissioning his disciples to go and make more disciples of all nations. And in our epistle reading from Colossians, today’s sermon text, the Apostle Paul marvels how “all over the world the gospel (the good news of Jesus) is producing fruit and growing.”

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 60:1-6

Nations will come to your light

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.

PSALM 96 (hymnal page 102, all sing refrains, all read verses and Gloria)

EPISTLE: Colossians 1:3-8 (today’s sermon text)

The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! “The Gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world.” Alleluia! (Colossians 1:6)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18a, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: Matthew 28:16-20

Go and make disciples of all nations

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 18b-19, all read)

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SERMON HYMN 778 “How Shall They Hear, Who Have Not Heard” (bulletin page 6, all sing)

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SERMON Colossians 1:3-8

“Let’s Celebrate God’s Grace with the Apostle Paul and Pastor Ham”

  1. The Gospel has the power to bear fruit and grow
  2. Those that truly understand God’s grace spring up in love that shares with others

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God…”

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & HMONG OUTREACH IN VIETNAM WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

GOD’S GRACE IN VIETNAM 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, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Tom Fritsche (Patty’s husband), Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Cheryl Wegner, Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For the family and friends of Gordon Fabian, who was called home (2/14)

– For Michael Chappell, currently serving as director/teacher at Precious Lambs Preschool in Jacksonville, FL, who was called at our 2/3 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as principal and 3-5 or 6-8 grade teacher at our school

– For Laurel Coates, currently serving as teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Waco, NE, who was called at our 2/3 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as early childhood director and K4-K5 teacher at our school

– For President’s Day (2/18)

– For God’s help in dark hours

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

HYMN 570:1-2 “O Christians Haste” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 24, read and sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 570:3-4 “O Christians Haste” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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

Announcements

Theme for Next Sunday February 24, 2019

Epiphany 7: “Love Others, Reflecting Jesus’ Light”

Activities for the week of February 17-February 23

Sun.

HMONG OUTREACH IN VIETNAM

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

Mon.

PRESIDENT’S DAY

9:00 A.M.

Pastor’s Study Club at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

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

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Teen Confirmation Class

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare (3rd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Council meeting

Fri.

Sat.

Schedule for Next Sunday: February 24, 2019

Epiphany 7: “Love Others, Reflecting Jesus’ Light”

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

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “God grades on the cross, not on the curve.”

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS A strange thing happened on the road to Damascus, and thank the Lord that it did! God reached out and saved the man we know as St. Paul. God still reaches out through him today. We are reading about it in the book of Acts. 6:30PM on Tuesdays, in the church basement.

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS I’d like to start a new membership class on Sunday 3/3 Sun at 11:15am or on Monday 3/16 at 6pm here at my office on whichever day/time works best. We’d meet here in my office/conference room and study the basic teachings of the Bible using the 20 lesson study guide entitled: New Life In Christ. Call or text me at 608-408-7830 if you are interesetd. –Pastor Pete Zietlow

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” special offering – Sunday 2/17/19 at Emmanuel & St. John’s—Montello Stay connected to the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” mission effort – Today we are participating in a special synodwide offering to support Hmong outreach in Vietnam. The goal of the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” offering is to receive gifts totaling $2 million by June 30, 2019, to fund the land purchase, building construction, and the first two years of operational costs for a theological training facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. To stay connected with this mission effort through the latest news updates, subscribe to the WELS Together newsletter at wels.net/subscribe. You can also “Like” the WELS Missions Facebook page at fb.com/WELSMissions.

THE 6TH ANNUAL IRONMEN OF GOD MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia. Come and hear God’s word aimed straight at men! Speakers and registration info at www.ironmenofgodwi.org.

Usher Schedule

February 17

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24

E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

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

March 3

(with comm.) E

SJ

Don Stelter, Bob Ferber, Gary Wegner, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

Jack Yates; Chief, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul

March 6

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Don Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner

March 10

E

(with comm.) SJ

Brian Ninnemann, Jim Stuempges, Paul Dahlke

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

March 13

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Gary Wegner, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

March 17

E

SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann

James Wachholz; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

March 20

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond

March 24

E

(with comm.) SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke

March 27

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann

March 31

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

February 17

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

February 24

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Mar. 3

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewics

Mar. 10

Don & Doris Smith

Mar. 17

James & Linda Wachholz

Mar. 24

Ron & Evie Blada

Mar. 31

Delvin & Jean Henke

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

2-10 2-13

86

140 4

St. John’s Altar Committee:

February 2019

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

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

Lead 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-FEBRUARY 10, 2019- THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\jesus_18175c.jpgTHE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

FEBRUARY 10, 2019

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of Word and Sacrament (hymnal page 26)

TODAY’S THEME The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany: “God Calls Us to be Witnesses”

PASTOR’S GREETING

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS (see lyrics below)

OH, HOW HE LOVES YOU AND ME

Oh, how He loves you and me;

Oh, how He loves you and me.

He gave His life; What more could He give?

Oh, how He loves you;

Oh, how He loves me;

Oh, how He loves you and me.

Jesus to Calv’ry did go,

His love for sinners to show.

What He did there

Brought hope from despair.

Oh, how He loves you;

Oh, how He loves me;

Oh, how He loves you and me.

OH, HOW I LOVE JESUS

There is a name I love to hear,

I love to sing its worth;

It sound like music in my ear,

The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,

Oh, how I love Jesus,

Oh, how I love Jesus,

Because He first loved me.

To me, He is so wonderful,

To me, He is so wonderful,

To me, He is so wonderful,

Because He first loved me.

And now, He is my righteousness,

And now, He is my righteousness,

And now, He is my righteousness,

Because He first loved me.

There is a name I love to hear,

I love to sing its worth;

It sound like music in my ear,

The sweetest name on earth

I LOVE THE FATHER

(round with congregation; Children will introduce but sing along if you know the song; Mr. Wachholz will lead the congregation to sing the song 3 more times)

I love the Father,

I love His Only Son,

I love the Spirit,

I love the Three in One;

For He created me,

Redeemed and set me free.

Praise Him, praise Him,

Praise Him, praise Him.

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY In our Gospel lesson (today’s sermon text), Jesus calls Peter away from his former career as a fisherman. From now on he will fish for people. Still today, God calls us to trust in Jesus. How does God call? Via strange feelings that pop up within us? No. God calls by messengers who speak his Word, by the power of his Spirit.

OLD TESTAMENT: ISAIAH 6:1-8

The call of Isaiah

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

PSALM 85 (hymnal page 97, cantor sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains & Gloria)

EPISTLE: 1 CORINTHIANS 14:12b-20

Gifts that build up the church

Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.

I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Alleluia. (John 8:12)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30a, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: LUKE 5:1-11 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus calls his first disciples

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

After the Gospel, all sing: “Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 560 “I Hear the Savior Calling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON LUKE 5:1-11

“Let Down Your Nets for a Catch”

  1. Begins with listening to Jesus’ advice
  2. Requires trusting Jesus’ power
  3. Involves leaving things behind for Jesus

(Please stand)

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

EPIPHANY 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, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Tom Fritsche (Patty’s husband), Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Cheryl Wegner, Heidi Weishaar (Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Jerre Duerr, Tom Fritsche, Carol Schumann, Jennifer Strauss)

– For Michael Chappell, currently serving as teacher at Precious Lambs Preschool in Jacksonville, FL, who was called at our 2/3 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as principal and 3-5 or 6-8 teacher at our school

– For Laurel Coates, currently serving as teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Waco, NE, who was called at our 2/3 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as early childhood dIrector and K4-K5 teacher at our school

– For our Savior’s call for all of us to be his witnesses–personally to our Friends Who Need Jesus and supportively through our prayers and offerings of WELS home and world missionaries

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for the distribution)

At Emmanuel & 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.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 359 “Jesus, My Great High Priest”, 453:1-3 “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 36-37, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 453:4-5 “Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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

Announcements

Theme for Next Sunday February 17, 2019

Epiphany 6: “Jesus Blesses the Faithful”

Hmong Outreach in Vietnam Sunday

Activities for the week of February 10-February 16

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

Tues.

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Joint Worship meeting

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS

10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study 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

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare (2nd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level

Fri.

NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS

Sat.

Schedule for Next Sunday: February 17, 2019

Epiphany 6: “Jesus Blesses the Faithful”

Hmong Outreach in Vietnam Sunday

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

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.”

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS A strange thing happened on the road to Damascus, and thank the Lord that it did! God reached out and saved the man we know as St. Paul. God still reaches out through him today. We are reading about it in the book of Acts. 6:30PM on Tuesdays, in the church basement.

“Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” special offering – Sunday 2/17/19 at Emmanuel & St. John’s—Montello We will be hosting a special “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam Sunday” on 2/17/19 to support the opportunity WELS has to build and operate a theological training facility in communist Vietnam. This facility in Hanoi would allow our synod to train the leaders of the Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC), a church body of more than 100,000 members. To learn more about this mission opportunity, visit wels.net/vietnamhmongoutreach.

THE 6TH ANNUAL IRONMEN OF GOD MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia. Come and hear God’s word aimed straight at men! Speakers and registration info at www.ironmenofgodwi.org.

ART FOR DINNER At this year’s Art for Dinner event, we were able to raise a total of $7,274.87! Thank you to all who attended, donated and volunteered their time and efforts to St. John’s. What a wonderful night of food, fellowship and fun!

Usher Schedule

February 10

E

SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

February 17

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24

E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

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

March 3

(with comm.) E

SJ

Don Stelter, Bob Ferber, Gary Wegner, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

Jack Yates; Chief, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul

March 6

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Don Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner

March 10

E

(with comm.) SJ

Brian Ninnemann, Jim Stuempges, Paul Dahlke

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

March 13

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Gary Wegner, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

March 17

E

SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Brian Ninnemann

James Wachholz; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

March 20

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond

March 24

E

(with comm.) SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke

March 27

(Lent 3:30pm) E

(Lent 6:30pm) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

Don Smith; Chief, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann

March 31

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

February 10

Kenon & Mary Smith

February 17

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

February 24

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Mar. 3

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewics

Mar. 10

Don & Doris Smith

Mar. 17

James & Linda Wachholz

Mar. 24

Ron & Evie Blada

Mar. 31

Delvin & Jean Henke

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

2-3 2-6

45

108 4

St. John’s Altar Committee:

February 2019

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

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

Lead 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, FEBRUARY 3, 2019- THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\jesus_18175c.jpgTHE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

FEBRUARY 3, 2019

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of Word (hymnal page 38)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 771 “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” (printed on bulletin pages 2 & 3, choir sings first verse, congregation sings second & third verses)

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(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus is a Rejected Savior – True or false: Jesus’ earthly ministry was a huge numerical success. If you think the answer is true, then think again. After Jesus had ascended into heaven, the church gathered at Jerusalem numbered only 120 (Ac 1:15). The fact of the matter is, Jesus wasn’t the type of Savior that people were expecting. He wasn’t flashy enough. He didn’t offer instant gratification. Instead, he promised a life of suffering and sorrow in this world (Mt 16:24). As a result, people in Jesus’ time and our own time are hesitant to follow Jesus. Yes, so often Jesus is a rejected Savior.

OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Jeremiah was a prophet chosen by God even before he was born. As a true prophet he is sent by God to proclaim a message from God

The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”

But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.

Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

PSALM 78 (hymnal page 95, choir sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains & Gloria)

EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 12:27–13-13

Our series of consecutive readings from 1 Corinthians continues. St. Paul explains that in response to the love which God has shown to us, we are to show love to others. He then describes how this love with show itself in our loves.

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But eagerly desire the greater gifts.

And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord is on me; he has anointed me to preach good news. Alleluia. (Luke 4:18)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: Luke 4:20-32 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus announces that he is The Great Prophet sent from God. Those who heard this testimony rejected him and tried to kill him.

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”

“I tell you the truth,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”

All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him down the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.

After the Gospel, all sing: “Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 556 “Rise, Shine, You People” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Luke 4:20-32

“Jesus Caused a Scandal at Nazareth”

  1. A scandal over who he claimed to be (20-24)
  2. A scandal over whom he loved (25-30)

(Please stand)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS CONNECTIN DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH (hymnal page 32 or 42, read responsively)

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, Reinold Eckelberg, 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), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Cheryl Wegner, Heidi Weishaar (Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Heidi Weishaar)

– For those serving in the armed forces

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

HYMN 351: 1-3 “Hail, O Once-Despised Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 43b-44, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 351: 4 “Hail, O Once-Despised Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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

Announcements

Theme for Next Sunday February 10, 2019

Epiphany 5: “God Calls Us to be Witnesses”

Activities for the week of February 3-February 9

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

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Congregational meeting

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

11:15 A.M.

St. John’s Voters/Teacher Call meeting

Mon.

6:00 P.M.

Hands in Prayer at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

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.

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

6:00 P.M.

St. John’s School Board meeting

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Teen Confirmation

12:00 P.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare (3rd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level

Fri.

Sat.

Schedule for Next Sunday: February 10, 2019

Epiphany 5: “God Calls Us to be Witnesses”

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

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

HELP US DELIVER A VALENTINE OF SCRIPTURE AND SONG! Any time of year is a good time to share the love of Jesus with others! Come Valentine Caroling at the Montello Care Center on Sunday morning, February 10–all love songs–God’s love for us and our love for Him! St. John’s members of all ages are invited! Please meet in the entrance of the Care Center for your song books, so we can be ready to sing at 9 a.m. We will return in plenty of time for church at 10 a.m.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “Forbidden fruits create many jams.”

What Drives You? That is one of the questions we will be thinking about this coming week at the Men’s Bible Study on Tuesday at 6:30pm. We will be asking the man called Saul, who is also the Apostle Paul, the same question. In January/February we will be looking to grow as we consider: “You Can Call Me Saul-You Can Call Me Paul-Just Call Me Saved By Grace,” as we see him in the book of Acts.

ART FOR DINNER Thank you to all who attended, donated, helped and shared their talents to this year’s Art for Dinner. What a wonderful night of fellowship!

“GRACE-HMONG OUTREAD IN VIETNAM” SPECIAL OFFERING SUNDAY 2/17/19 AT EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S-MONTELLO We are participating in a special synod-wide offering to support Hmong outreach in Vietnam. The goal of the “Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam” offering is to receive gifts totaling $2 million by June 30, 2019, to fund the land purchase, building construction, and the first two years of operational costs for a theological training facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. This offering will assist WELS World Missions as it shares the message of grace with hundreds of church leaders in the Hmong Fellowship Church (HFC) and, in turn, the more than 100,000 members who make up the HFC. Please watch for more information regarding how to contribute and visit wels.net/vietnamhmongoutreach to learn more about this mission opportunity.

THE 6TH ANNUAL IRONMEN OF GOD MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia. Come and hear God’s word aimed straight at men! Speakers and registration info at www.ironmenofgodwi.org.

Usher Schedule

February 3

E

SJ

Darrel Buchholz, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

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

February 10

E

SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

February 17

E

SJ

Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24

E

SJ

Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

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

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

February 3

Harold & Judy Fandrey

February 10

Kenon & Mary Smith

February 17

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

February 24

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

1-27 1-30

52

101 Cancelled

St. John’s Altar Committee:

February 2019

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

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

Lead 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- THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY JANUARY 27, 2019

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

JANUARY 27, 2019

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’ “going public” should not have surprised his Jewish countrymen. They had known of the coming Messiah for a long time, dating back to the promise given Abraham (Genesis 12:3), even to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). Yet, when Jesus finally arrived, “his own did not receive him” (John 1:10). He was not the kind of Savior that many were looking for. That too was foretold: “He was despised and rejected by men” (Isaiah 53:3).

A PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority. Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive. Bless our worship today and throughout the week. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

The Common Service (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 79:1-3 “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star”

(printed in the hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, sung and read responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME: Jesus is the Promised Deliverer

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 61:1-6

The Anointed One proclaims freedom

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.

PSALM 19 (hymnal page 70, lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 26, 27

Christ sets us free and makes us members of his Body

The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

Alleluia! Jesus went through Galilee, teach, preaching, and healing every disease. Alleluia! (Matthew 4:23)

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: Luke 4:14-21 (today’s sermon text)

At the synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus identifies himself as the promised Savior-the “Anointed One-the Christ”

John Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” {Isaiah 61:1,2}

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 79:4-5 “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star”

SERMON: Luke 4:14-21

“The Synagogue Service at Nazareth”

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

EPIPHANY 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, Reinold Eckelberg, 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), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Cheryl Wegner, Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Cheryl Wegner)

– For Robyn Ashman currently serving as the pre-schol director at Immanuel–Greenville, called at the 1/20 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as our K4,K5 teacher, who for personal reasons returned her Call to Montello on 1/24

– For Harper Bea Laber, the daughter of Cody & Paige Laber, who will be baptized today at St. John’s at 1:00pm

– For Christians suffering persecution

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

Note: At Emmanuel, the service continues with…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 93: 1-3 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 25b)

CLOSING HYMN 93:4 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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

(Please remain standing)

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 21)

(Please be seated for the distribution)

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 311:1-4 “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness”, 93: 1-3 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(After the distribution, please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 24)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 93:4 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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

Announcements

Theme for Next Sunday February 3, 2019

Epiphany 4: “Jesus Proclaims the Truth” (in Spite of Rejection)

Activities for the week of January 27 – February 2
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. St. John’s Elders/Shepherd meeting and lunch
1:00 P.M. Harper Bea Laber private baptism at St. John’s
Mon. 9:00 A.M. Pastors Conference at St. Luke-Oakfield
6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
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 at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
6:00 P.M. Griefshare (2nd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
Fri.
Sat. 5:00 P.M. Art for Dinner at Montello Community Room
Schedule for Next Sunday: February 3, 2019

Epiphany 4: “Jesus Proclaims the Truth” (in Spite of Rejection)

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting

ST. JOHN’S VOTERS MEETING ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

Following 10:00am church at St. John’s on February 3rd, there will be a Voters meeting. Everyone and anyone, plan to attend!

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

HELP US DELIVER A VALENTINE OF SCRIPTURE AND SONG! Any time of year is a good time to share the love of Jesus with others! Come Valentine Caroling at the Montello Care Center on Sunday morning, February 10–all love songs–God’s love for us and our love for Him! St. John’s members of all ages are invited! Please meet in the entrance of the Care Center for your song books, so we can be ready to sing at 9 a.m. We will return in plenty of time for church at 10 a.m.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “Don’ t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.”

What Drives You? That is one of the questions we will be thinking about this coming week at the Men’s Bible Study on Tuesday at 6:30pm. We will be asking the man called Saul, who is also the Apostle Paul, the same question. In January/February we will be looking to grow as we consider: “You Can Call Me Saul-You Can Call Me Paul-Just Call Me Saved By Grace,” as we see him in the book of Acts.

ART FOR DINNER SILENT AUCTION IN LINK WAY

Come check out some silent auction items that will be at Art for Dinner! They are currently located in the link way at St. John’s and will be there until Feb. 1.

Art for Dinner will be held Saturday, February 2nd, at 5:00p.m. in the Montello High School community room.

It is coming up fast! This year the money raised will go to our Athletic Fund (funds will cover things such as new uniforms, tournament fees, updated equipment, etc.)

We need your help! Please consider purchasing a ticket


($25 ea.) and enjoying the evening or consider making a donation. Deadline for purchasing a ticket is TOMORROW, Monday January 28th. We are also looking for donations of items for our basket raffle. If you would be able to donate a basket already made up, any type of items, or services, gift cards, or products! If you know of any businesses that would be willing to donate, please ask them as well. Please have all donations turned into the office by THIS Wednesday, January 30th. If you would like to work on projects at home or in the classroom, please feel free to do so and we would love to include them in our silent auction fundraiser. Any other family (Grandmas, Dads, Uncles, Cousins) art projects are welcome as well. God has blessed many of us with lots of different talents! We are very excited to be having this fundraiser and with your help, we are hoping that it will be a great success! Please help spread the word to anyone you think would like to support our school!

Any questions, please contact:

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

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

THE 6TH ANNUAL IRONMEN OF GOD MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia. Come and hear God’s word aimed straight at men! Speakers and registration info at www.ironmenofgodwi.org.

Usher Schedule
January 27

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Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wagner

Don Smith; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

February 3

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Darrel Buchholz, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

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

February 10

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DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

February 17

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Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24

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Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

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

St. John’s Greeters Schedule
January 27 Jim & Diane Eisermann
February 3 Harold & Judy Fandrey
February 10 Kenon & Mary Smith
February 17 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
February 24 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee:

January 2019

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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

Lead 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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