BULLETIN- PALM SUNDAY MARCH 25, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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PALM SUNDAY

MARCH 25, 2018

 


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

A PRAYER FOR THOSE GATHERED AT WORSHIP –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 palms in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him in humble service; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Humbly Rides Into Jerusalem To Die – So different from earthly rulers is our Lord Jesus.  Jesus was coming to finish the most important battle of time and eternity, yet he did not enter Jerusalem as a mighty warrior in the world’s eyes.  Instead of coming with a huge army on mighty horses, Jesus came on a lowly donkey, with twelve men that weren’t anything special in the eyes of most.  It was this humble King that the crowd greets with words that rang to the heavens then, and continue to be lifted to Jesus today, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Service of the Word and Sacrament” (hymnal page 26)

PASTOR’S GREETING

ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SING “Hosanna March”, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” and “Come Let Us Worship” (see lyrics on insert)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

LITURGY (hymnal page 29b, read & sung responsively)

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

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Zechariah 9:9, 10 (today’s sermon text)

Zechariah gives new hope and encouragement to the people of Judah, who were discouraged after their captivity. He tells them of their coming Savior-King, who would appear in lowliness and humility to set up his kingdom of peace to the very “ends of the earth.”

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses 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 24 (hymnal page 73, lectern side sings first line, pulpit side sings second line, all sing the refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Philippians 2:5-11

The Apostle Paul tells of the humiliation of Christ and his final glory. Christ Jesus lowered himself and became a servant as he performed his redemptive work. God exalted him to the highest place and made him our glorious King.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

VERSE OF THE DAY “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” (John 12:23)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30b, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 11:1-10

Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. He enters the city as a king, yet his glory is in his humility and suffering.

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, `Why are you doing this?’ tell him, `The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.'”

They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” {Psalm 118:25,26} “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest!”

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 716 “No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet”

1 No tramp of soldiers’ marching feet With banners and with drums,

No sound of music’s martial beat: “The King of glory comes!”

To greet what pomp of kingly pride No bells in triumph ring,

No city gates swing open wide: “Behold, behold your King!”

2 And yet he comes. The children cheer; With palms his path is strown.

With ev’ry step the cross draws near: The King of glory’s throne.

Astride a colt he passes by As loud hosannas ring,

Or else the very stones would cry, “Behold, behold your King!”

3 What fading flow’rs his road adorn; The palms, how soon laid down!

No bloom or leaf but only thorn The King of glory’s crown.

The soldiers mock, the rabble cries. The streets with tumult ring,

As Pilate to the mob replies, “Behold, behold your King!”

4 Now he who bore for mortals’ sake The cross and all its pains

And chose a servant’s form to take, The King of glory reigns.

Hosanna to the Savior’s name Till heaven’s rafters ring,

And all the ransomed host proclaim, “Behold, behold your King!”

Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith, b. 1926 © 1984 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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SERMON Zechariah 9:9, 10 Your King Comes to You

  1. A different kind of king
  2. A different kind of kingdom

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

SOLOIST SINGS “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (during the offering)

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

(Please stand)

PALM SUNDAY PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: Ruthie Marcelain)

– For teachers called by the Lord through his Church at our 3/4 St. John’s voters meeting to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School: Corin Einhardt from St. Luke’s–Vassar, MI to serve as K-1 teacher and Daniel Kasten from Bethlehem–Hortonville to serve as 5-8 teacher and principal

– For Jady Victor Steuck, the son of Josh and Sarrey Steuck, born on Monday (3/19)

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 133 “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty”, 618:1-4 “Before the Lord We Bow” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

CLOSING HYMN 618:5 “Before the Lord We Bow” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (4/1):

Jesus Rises from Death

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MARCH 25-MARCH 31
Sun. PALM SUNDAY
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
2:00-9:00P.M. St. John’s Church Directory photo-shoot with Lifetouch
SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
Tues. 2:00-9:00P.M. St. John’s Church Directory photo-shoot with Lifetouch
SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
2:00-9:00P.M. St. John’s Church Directory photo-shoot with Lifetouch
SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
Thurs. MAUNDY THURSDAY
7:00 P.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
NO GRIEFSHARE
SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
Fri. GOOD FRIDAY
1:00 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (4/1):

Jesus Rises from Death

6:00 A.M. St. John’s Easter Sunrise Worship
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
9:00 A.M. Easter Breakfast at Emmanuel
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

PALMS AS YOU LEAVE ST. JOHN’S TODAY The Sunday School children will be handing out palms as you leave church today.

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THANK YOU to everyone that ordered a plant(s) for Easter. If you haven’t paid for your plant(s) yet, please pay Kay Maass, our Ladies Aid Treasurer. Thanks again!

GRIEFSHARE No Griefshare on Maundy Thursday. See you next week!

CHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY SIGN-UP If you would like to be put on a sign-up list for your photography session for our new church directory, please fill out some information on the sign-up sheet located in the church link way. Ciara will sign you up and give you a confirmation call with your date and time of session.

See the source imageEASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL April 1, following the 8:00AM Easter Service, everyone is invited (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, 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.

ST. JOHN’S LITTLE LAMBS is now accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  Registration forms are available in the office.  If you would like more information about Little Lambs please call the school at (608) 297-2866 to schedule a time to come visit Little Lambs.

See the source imageCONTEST! Box Tops, Kwik Trip, and Tyson a+ contest has started and ends on APRIL 13th!  Each classroom will compete to see which room can collect the most items and the winning class room will win a “Taco Boat” party. Box Tops do have expiration dates, so if everyone could please turn in what you currently have AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, it would be much appreciated!  Thank you to everyone for supporting your school and have fun collecting!  Remember that family and friends are happy to help!  Good luck!

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR SPRING MISSION OFFERING? They are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. A container is 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. Projects supported by gifts are listed by the container. Gifts are welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 15! If you are attending the LWMS Convention in Green Bay, June 21-24, as a first-time attendee, make sure you have applied for SOS funds to assist with your expenses. Get your SOS application from Reporter Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP WITH A SERVICE PROJECT FOR CAMP PHILLIP-WAUTOMA 1) Donate items on the Camp Wish List (copies at the collection boxes at both churches) and/or 2) Donate monetary gifts towards Camp Phillip’s present $500,000 building project. Please give monetary gifts to the LWMS reporter at your church (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your LWMS sisters thank you for supporting your WELS Lutheran area camp! Collecting through April 15. Donations may also be brought to the LWMS Spring Rally in Fox Lake.

LWMS SPRING RALLY is Saturday, April 21, at St. John’s, Fox Lake. All who have a heart for missions are cordially invited! Keynote speaker will be former missionary to India, Pastor John Hildebrandt. 9:45 Registration; 10:30 Bible Study; 11:15 Business meeting with elections; 11:45 Lunch; 12:45 Devotion & Speaker; 2:15 Officer Installation & Closing. Spring Service Project: Wish List for Camp Phillip-Wautoma (lists available at collection boxes in St. John’s Info Room & linkway and in the parish hall at Emmanuel) or bring your donations to the rally. Silent Auction for Send One Sister program—come ready to bid & purchase! Sign up to carpool in the Information Room or contact Emmanuel Reporter Helen Stelter (297-7116) or St. John’s Reporter Linda Wachholz (369-2635).

VETERAN 2018 SPIRITUAL R & R BY LUTHERAN MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP (LMSG) The wounds of war run deep; especially the ones unseen, in the heart and mind. Christian warriors come together to hear God’s grace and mercy that binds what is broken, heals what hurts, and destroys the spiritual enemy. This retreat, May 4-6, is intended for and open to WELS/ELS veterans since 1991, men and women who have any degree of post-traumatic stress related to their military service. This retreat is only for veterans. No spouses or family for this retreat. There is NO COST to the participants. All expenses are covered by the LMSG. Register by visiting www.lutheranmilitary.org or contacting Rev. Jason Hacker at 262-547-3688 or pastorhacker@gracewaukesha.org Registration is limited. A waiting list will be established if necessary.

Usher Schedule
March 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller
SJ

(with comm)

Kenon Smith; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
March 29 E

(Maundy Thurs with comm)

Wayne Stelter, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller, comm. assist; Brian Ninneman
March 30 SJ

(Good Friday with comm)

Cal Kapp; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde
April 1 SJ

(Easter 6am)

(10am)

E

(8am)

>James Wachholz; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

>Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, James Henke, Paul VanTreeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

>Lucas Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
April 1 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
April 8 Jim & Diane Eisermann
April 15 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-18 3-21 60 70 121 56
St. John’s Altar Committee

March 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

 

St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

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3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

Maundy Thursday Pastor John Dolan
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.

(communion)

Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor John Dolan (6am)

Pastor Pete Zietlow


 

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

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Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

MARCH 18, 2018


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

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Dear Heavenly Father: I come to your house today to worship you, to give you the praise you deserve and the prayers and hymns you desire. Through your Word and Sacrament, come to me. Take me by the hand and lead me to the cross where your Son offered sin’s sacrifice once and for all. Forgive my sins, strengthen my faith, assure me of my salvation, and enlist me for Christian service. Teach me today, especially, about Jesus, my Great High Priest. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus is Our High Priest Who Offers Himself – Before Jesus was born, believers had to regularly offer up sacrifices for sin.  Only the High Priest could go before God with the blood and prayers of the people.  These sacrifices would go on and on for the entire life of the Old Testament believer as a vivid reminder that God would send a Savior who would be sacrificed on the behalf of all people.  Today the Word of God shows that Jesus, our High Priest, would sacrifice himself and bring a new covenant of life that would last forever.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Morning Praise” (hymnal page 45)

PASTOR’S GREETING

Note: At Emmanuel…

Adult Choir Sings “Face the Cross” (in place of opening hymn)

Note: At St. John’s…

OPENING HYMN 103 “Glory Be to Jesus” (in place of “Morning Hymn”, printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

The New Covenant Was Established By Jesus, Our High Priest

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jeremiah 31:31-34

The promise of the new covenant

“The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

PSALM 143 (hymnal page 118; men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Hebrews 5:7-9 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus is our great High Priest

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.

VERSE OF THE DAY “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

GOSPEL John 12:20-33

Jesus’ road to glory was the road to the cross

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

“Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

At Emmanuel, all children ages 2-6 are invited to Nursery Sunday School in the parish hall.

SERMON HYMN 359 “Jesus, My Great High Priest”


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SERMON Hebrews 5:7-9

“He Suffered”

  1. It was so very real
  2. It was so very necessary

(Please stand after the sermon)

HYMN 367:1-2 “Christ Be My Leader” (in place of “We Praise You, O God”, printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

2016 WELS International Youth Rally 4-minute Promo Video (during offering)

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

LENTEN PRAYER

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Samantha Marcelain (Dawn’s daughter-in-law), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: Samantha Marcelain)
– For teachers called by the Lord through his Church at our 3/4 St. John’s voters meeting to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School: Corin Einhardt from St. Luke’s–Vassar, MI to serve as K-1 teacher and Daniel Kasten from Bethlehem–Hortonville to serve as 5-8 teacher and principal

LITURGY (hymnal page 50, all sings)

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 50b)

(Please be seated)

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

CLOSING HYMN 367:3 “Christ Be My Leader” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (3/25):

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MARCH 18-MARCH 24
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 7:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
4:15 P.M.-6:00P.M. Lenten Supper at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
4:00-7:00 P.M. St. John’s Kindergarten Round-Up
6:00 P.M. Griefshare in St. John’s Lower Level
Fri.
Sat. 9:00A.M.-12:00P.M. Easter for Kids at St. John’s
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (3/25):

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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 Mavis DeWitt, $350.00 has been given to St. John’s by family and friends, $50.00 has been given to Ladies Aid by family and friends and $50.00 has been given to St. John’s School by Roger and Karen Wojtalewicz. Thank you for your gifts.

CHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY SIGN-UP If you would like to be put on a sign-up list for your photography session for our new church directory, please fill out some information on the sign-up sheet located in the church link way. Ciara will sign you up and give you a confirmation call with your date and time of session.

EASTER FLOWER ORDER There will be a sign-up in the church link way for those who would like to order Easter flowers this year. The deadline is TODAY, March 18.

EASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL  April 1, following the 8:00AM Easter Service,  everyone is invited (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, 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.

LENTEN SUPPERS March 21, 4:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hosted by ST. JOHN’S YOUTH GROUP! A free will offering will be taken.

What’s on the Menu? Taco bar, nachos, taco salad, cheesecake taquitos and beverages. See you there!

ST. JOHN’S LITTLE LAMBS is now accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  Registration forms are available in the office.  If you would like more information about Little Lambs please call the school at (608) 297-2866 to schedule a time to come visit Little Lambs.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP St. John’s will be holding its kindergarten round up Thursday, March 22nd! If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten next year, consider coming out to see what kindergarten is all about! It will be in Miss Borck’s classroom from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Come and go as you please!

See the source imageHELP WANTED! St. John’s is in need of some volunteers to help clean the church. Let’s do our part and take care of God’s house that he has blessed us with! If you are interested, please contact the office.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions that began Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:15–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

See the source imageCONTEST! Box Tops, Kwik Trip, and Tyson a+ contest has started and ends on APRIL 13th!  Each classroom will compete to see which room can collect the most items and the winning class room will win a “Taco Boat” party. Box Tops do have expiration dates, so if everyone could please turn in what you currently have AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, it would be much appreciated!  Thank you to everyone for supporting your school and have fun collecting!  Remember that family and friends are happy to help!  Good luck!

Image result for baby animal picturesE:\Linda Wachholz LWMS\CLIPART - old\PIGGY & LAMB.jpgSTILL NEEDED FOR EASTER FOR KIDS BABY ANIMAL PETTING ZOO Our event is next Saturday, March 24, and we are still looking for puppies and a pony. If you have leads, please contact Linda Wachholz at 608-369-2635 or lwmsreporter@stjohnsmontello.org

kids colorful wordLAST MINUTE REGISTRATIONS FOR EASTER FOR KIDS STILL ACCEPTED Your Easter for Kids staff does not want any child left out of the fun planned for next Saturday, March 24-the Message of Easter is too important for anyone to miss out!

EASTER FOR

JOIN US FOR THE EASTER FOR KIDS CLOSING PROGRAM Parish and community members are cordially invited to attend the closing program in the church next Saturday, March 24, at 11:30. A free lunch and Bible giveaway will follow in the church’s lower level.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS Your monetary gifts and help with preparing treats for the baskets and lunch for this Saturday, March 24, are so very much appreciated! If you would like to volunteer for the day, please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR SPRING MISSION OFFERING? They are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. A container is 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. Projects supported by gifts are listed by the container. Gifts are welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER PROGRAM assists women who would like to attend the LWMS Convention as a first-time attendee. This year’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention will be held June 21-24 in Green Bay, and it’s time to register! Registration materials are available from your reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). If you have never attended but have thought you might like to attend this mission-packed weekend, you are encouraged to complete a Send One Sister application, also available from your church’s reporter. The Beaver Dam Circuit Board will be holding a Silent Auction at it spring rally to raise SOS funds which will be given to first-time attendees from our circuit to help with their expenses. Why don’t YOU apply!! Deadline: April 15, 2018

YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP WITH A SERVICE PROJECT FOR CAMP PHILLIP-WAUTOMA 1) Donate items on the Camp Wish List (copies at the collection boxes at both churches) and/or 2) Donate monetary gifts towards Camp Phillip’s present $500,000 building project. Please give monetary gifts to the LWMS reporter at your church (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your LWMS sisters thank you for supporting your WELS Lutheran area camp! Collecting through April 15.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the idle of the road, and the back of the church.

THE LUTHERAN GIRL PIONEERS The Lutheran Girl Pioneers invites girls ages 8-15 to join us at the LGP International Camp July 29- August 4, 2018. We have many classes to choose, from canoeing to Zumba, from crocheting to archery.  There are also nightly campfires, daily devotions, and so much more!

LGP Camp is located at Camp Bird, Crivitz, Wisconsin.

You don’t have to be a member of Lutheran Girl Pioneers to come! Girls from all over the U.S. and Canada have joined us! Registrations come out in March.

For more information, email LGPcamp@gmail.com.

Lutheran Girl Pioneers serves girls of the WELS and ELS. For more information about LGP, email girlpioneers@gmail.com

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

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE HALF-SHEETS are available in the church entries. Send/give an Easter card to a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor, include a HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE HALF-SHEET and invite them to join us for worship this Holy Week.  “I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD’.” (Psalm 122:1)

Usher Schedule
SJ Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Richard Freitag
March 18 E Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld
SJ Jack Yates; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick
March 21 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Don Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz
March 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller
SJ

(with comm)

Kenon Smith; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
March 29 E

(Maundy Thurs with comm)

Wayne Stelter, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller, comm. assist; Brian Ninneman
March 30 SJ

(Good Friday with comm)

Cal Kapp; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
March 18 Scott & Debbie Ritz
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee

March 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

 

St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

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3/21/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 6 Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

Maundy Thursday Pastor John Dolan
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.

(communion)

Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor John Dolan (6am)

Pastor Pete Zietlow

See the source imageWalking with Jesus

God, Father and Creator,

we thank you for all the gifts

you have given us,

especially the gift of your Son.

During this holy season of Lent,

help us to change and grow and

become the kind of people

you created us to be.

Fill our hearts with love for you,

and love for other people

created in your image.

Show us how to use the gifts you have given us

to help others in your name.

As we journey together toward the light of Easter,

we know you are with us in all that we do.

May we live always as people of your kingdom

praising your name now and forever.

Amen.

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT MARCH 11, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

MARCH 11, 2018


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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY A Gracious Disposition – It has been noted that a drowning man will not complain about the size of the boat that comes to rescue him.  Yet today’s first lesson alerts us to illegitimate complaining as God rescued his people from slavery.  In each lesson God shows his merciful disposition of grace–undeserved love that rescues sinners.

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Gathering Rite on the Word of God” (see below)

PASTOR’S GREETING

(Please stand)

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

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

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

M: Oh, how I love your law!

C: I meditate on it all day long.

M: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,

C: for they are ever with me.

M: I have more insight than all my teachers,

C: for I meditate on your statutes.

M: How sweet are your words to my taste,

C: sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

M: Let us pray.

C: (spoken) Amen.

(Please be seated)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Faith Looks to Jesus

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Numbers 21:4-9

The bronze snake–a picture of Jesus

They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”

Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.

PSALM 38 (hymnal page 81, cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE Ephesians 2:4-10

By grace you have been saved through faith

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

VERSE OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

“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)

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL John 3:14-21 (today’s sermon text)

Believe in the one who was lifted up

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.

“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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

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

(Please be seated)

At Emmanuel, all children ages 2-6 are invited to Nursery Sunday School in the parish hall.

SERMON HYMN 391 “God Loved the World So that He Gave”

SERMON John 3:14-21 The Light Has Come

  1. Look to God’s Son
  2. Lean on God’s love
  3. Live by God’s truth

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

“Create in me a clean heart…”

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, AND FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR THE SEASON OF LENT (hymnal page 125, read responsively)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: Mike Farrell, Lily Mann )
– For teachers called by the Lord through his Church at our 3/4 St. John’s voters meeting to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School: Corin Einhardt from St. Luke’s–Vassar, MI to serve as K-1 teacher and Daniel Kasten from Bethlehem–Hortonville to serve as 5-8 teacher and principal
– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

NOTE: At Emmanuel…

LITURGY (hymnal, page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 343:1-2 “Christ is the World’s Light” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 343:3-4 “Christ is the World’s Light” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: At St. John’s…

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

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

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 384 “By Grace I’m Saved”, 343:1-2 “Christ is the World’s Light” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 24-25a, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 343:3-4 “Christ is the World’s Light” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (3/18):

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: The New Covenant Was Established By Jesus, Our High Priest

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MARCH 11-MARCH 17
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:00 P.M. St. John’s School staff meeting
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
4:15 P.M.-6:00P.M. Lenten Supper at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Thurs. 12:30 P.M. SJS/LL EARLY RELEASE (parent/teacher conferences)
NO GRIEFSHARE
Fri. NO SCHOOL SJS/LL (parent/teacher conferences)
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (3/18):

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: The New Covenant Was Established By Jesus, Our High Priest

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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

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MEMORIAL In loving memory of Mavis DeWitt, $75.00 has been given to St. John’s by Karen (niece) and Donald Pieper. Thank you for your gift. “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

ST. JOHN’S ALTAR FLOWERS Thank you Malsack family for today’s altar flowers given in loving memory of Linda.

GRIEFSHARE There will be no Griefshare this Thursday, March 15. See you next week!

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

CHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY SIGN-UP If you would like to be put on a sign-up list for your photography session for our new church directory, please fill out some information on the sign-up sheet located in the church link way. Ciara will sign you up and give you a confirmation call with your date and time of session. We will also have some volunteers in the office for online sign-up on Sunday, March 11, from 9:00am to 10:00am and then after church, 11:00am to 12:00pm. Stop on by!

EASTER FLOWER ORDER There will be a sign-up in the church link way for those who would like to order Easter flowers this year. The deadline is March 18.

EASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL  April 1 following the 8:00 AM Easter Service.  Everyone is invited (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, 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.

LENTEN SUPPERS March 14, 4:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hosted by ST. JOHN’S GRADES 5-8! A free will offering will be taken.

What’s on the Menu? Chicken alfredo, spaghetti, garlic bread, veggies, desserts and drinks. See you there!

See the source imageHELP WANTED! St. John’s is in need of some volunteers to help clean the church. Let’s do our part and take care of God’s house that he has blessed us with! If you are interested, please contact the office.

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Part of this spring’s Easter for Kids will be a baby animal petting zoo. The event is Saturday, March 24. Would you have any of the following baby animals on that day that you would allow us to borrow? OR do you have leads and contact numbers of someone who might? Kittens, puppies, bunnies, chicks, ducklings, lamb, kids (goats), piglets—we are also open to suggestions. We already have some of the babies lined up, but we would like backup! Please contact Linda Wachholz at 608 369-2635 or lwmsreporter@stjohnsmontello.org

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS APPRECIATED Planning for 75 children on Saturday, March 24.  Monetary gifts help the most—used for advertising, mailings, crafts, baskets, anything & everything for the event. We appreciate donations of home-crafted items for the baskets.  Volunteers are still needed to bake for the baskets & make jello jigglers for the lunch. Volunteers to help the day of the event are also welcome. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635 to donate or volunteer.

Still collecting plain print-free ice cream pails (ValuTime brand at Frietags or others) for coming years.  Donation box located in linkway.

See the source imageCONTEST! Box Tops, Kwik Trip, and Tyson a+ contest has started and ends on APRIL 13th!  Each classroom will compete to see which room can collect the most items and the winning class room will win a “Taco Boat” party. Box Tops do have expiration dates, so if everyone could please turn in what you currently have AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, it would be much appreciated!  Thank you to everyone for supporting your school and have fun collecting!  Remember that family and friends are happy to help!  Good luck!

kids colorful wordPRE-REGISTER FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, March 24.  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, & on public bulletin boards around Montello. This year’s theme is “Jesus—Giver of New Life.”  Storytime, singing, crafts, baby animal petting zoo, egg hunt, & more bring the true meaning of Easter to the children.  Deadline

EASTER FOR

is Friday, March 16.

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR SPRING MISSION OFFERING? They are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. A container is 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. Projects supported by gifts are listed by the container. Gifts are welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER PROGRAM assists women who would like to attend the LWMS Convention as a first-time attendee. This year’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention will be held June 21-24 in Green Bay, and it’s time to register! Registration materials are available from your reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). If you have never attended but have thought you might like to attend this mission-packed weekend, you are encouraged to complete a Send One Sister application, also available from your church’s reporter. The Beaver Dam Circuit Board will be holding a Silent Auction at it spring rally to raise SOS funds which will be given to first-time attendees from our circuit to help with their expenses. Why don’t YOU apply!! Deadline: April 15, 2018

YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP WITH A SERVICE PROJECT FOR CAMP PHILLIP-WAUTOMA 1) Donate items on the Camp Wish List (copies at the collection boxes at both churches) and/or 2) Donate monetary gifts towards Camp Phillip’s present $500,000 building project. Please give monetary gifts to the LWMS reporter at your church (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your LWMS sisters thank you for supporting your WELS Lutheran area camp! Collecting through April 15.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions that began Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:15–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the idle of the road, and the back of the church.

LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL SACRED SPRING CONCERT

Is TODAY, March 11th at 2:00pm in the Luther Prep gym.

THE LUTHERAN GIRL PIONEERS The Lutheran Girl Pioneers invites girls ages 8-15 to join us at the LGP International Camp July 29- August 4, 2018. We have many classes to choose, from canoeing to Zumba, from crocheting to archery.  There are also nightly campfires, daily devotions, and so much more!

LGP Camp is located at Camp Bird, Crivitz, Wisconsin.

You don’t have to be a member of Lutheran Girl Pioneers to come! Girls from all over the U.S. and Canada have joined us! Registrations come out in March.

For more information, email LGPcamp@gmail.com.

Lutheran Girl Pioneers serves girls of the WELS and ELS. For more information about LGP, email girlpioneers@gmail.com


Usher Schedule
March 11 SJ

(with comm)

James Wachholz; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner
E Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Jim Stuempges
March 14 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Richard Freitag
March 18 E Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld
SJ Jack Yates; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick
March 21 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Don Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
March 11 James & Linda Wachholz
March 18 Scott & Debbie Ritz
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-4 3-7 70 51 161 46
St. John’s Altar Committee

March 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

 

St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

See the source imageTheme: Jesus Christ is Our High Priest

3/14/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 5 Pastor John Stelter

St. John’s-Princeton

3/21/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 6 Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

Maundy Thursday Pastor John Dolan
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.

(communion)

Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor John Dolan (6am)

Pastor Pete Zietlow


Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT MARCH 4, 2018

EMMANUEL and ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

MARCH 4, 2018


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

THE SEASON OF LENT During the six Sundays of Lent (before Easter Sunday), God invites us to take an honest look at ourselves and REPENT–to turn away from sin and to turn toward Jesus for forgiveness and life. In today’s Scripture readings, God first teaches us the LAW, (summarized in the 10 commandments) that shows us our sin and need for a Savior. God then teaches us the GOSPEL (the good news of Jesus) that shows us our Savior, “Christ crucified” in whom we trust and whose message we proclaim.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Divine Jesus Rescues Us From God’s Law – The season of Lent has historically been a time for Christians to meditate on Jesus’ passion.  His suffering and death atoned for the sins we committed.  Therefore, Lent is the “serious season” of the church year where we Christians put an extra emphasis on recognizing and confessing our own sins.  Congregations that have special mid-week services are able to make the tone somber and reflective.  The Sundays in Lent, however, serve as “mini Easters” where the readings and hymns bring joy and comfort to the believer who is reflecting on his/her own sins and Jesus’ passion during this season. The third Sunday in Lent reminds us of God’s perfect law and his holy demand that we fear and love him.  Thankfully, Jesus has fulfilled God’s law in our place.

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP

From the cross Your wisdom shining,

breaking forth in conquering might;

From the cross forever beaming,

all Your bright redeeming light.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to You who light does send.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia without end. (Hymn 280:4)

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“The Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

Note: At St. John’s…

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL GRADES 2-4 SING “The Walk to Calvary” (in place of opening hymn)

Note: At Emmanuel…

ADULT CHOIR SINGS “O Crucified Messiah” (in place of opening hymn)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME

Repent!

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Exodus 20:1-17

(today’s sermon text underlined: verses 1-6)

At Mt. Sinai God gives Moses the Ten Commandments–a summary of His Law

And God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

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

EPISTLE LESSON 1 Corinthians 1:22-25

The preaching of the cross is God’s wisdom

Jews demand miraculous 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 man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

VERSE OF THE DAY 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. (John3:14,15)

(Alleluias are omitted during Lent)

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL LESSON John 2:13-22

Jesus clears the temple–a call to repentance

When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!”

His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

Then the Jews demanded of him, “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

The Jews replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 18b, all read)

(Please be seated)

At Emmanuel, all children ages 2-6 are invited to Nursery Sunday School in the parish hall.

SERMON HYMN 286 “The Law Commands and Makes Us Know” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Exodus 20:1-6

“Our God Is King of the Hill”

1. A position he demands

2. A position he deserves

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS , FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

M: Dear heavenly Father, as we once again journey to the cross this Lenten season, we are humbled by your love for us and our sinful world. We thank you for the gift of your Son, our Savior, and for all you have given us.

C: We especially thank you for your spiritual gifts: for your Holy Word and Sacraments, for the forgiveness of sins in Jesus, and for our eternal home in heaven.

M: We give you thanks for making us valuable sons and daughters to you through the perfect life and redeeming death of our dear Savior, Jesus.

C: Our noble purpose in life – to be your witnesses, your ambassadors, your co-workers in things eternal – is more than we could ever expect or deserve!

M: Father, forgive us when we do not reflect the value we have in Christ; when our lives fail in many ways to show we belong to you.

C: Forgive us when we do not value what you value – in our relationship to you, in our relationship to our families, and to the many others you have placed in our lives.

M: Lord Jesus, we ask that you would change us and strengthen us through the word we have heard to live our values in what we say and in what we do, so that others may know we value you above all.

C: Enable us to reflect your love with forgiving hearts, kind words, Christ-like actions and striking generosity.

M: Use us to share your saving gospel personally through gentle conversation with those we meet, through the outreach of our church in this community, and through eager support of missions around the world.

C: Throughout our lives, and even at death, help us to leave a legacy of faithful devotion to you, our Savior. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: )
– For the family of Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle) called home on 2/23
– For our communicants at Emmanuel

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

Note: At Emmanuel…

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 313 “Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior, 285:1-2 “The Ten Commandments Are the Law” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 24-25a, sung & read responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 285:11-12 “The Ten Commandments Are the Law” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Note: At St. John’s…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 285:1-2 “The Ten Commandments Are the Law” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 285:11-12 “The Ten Commandments Are the Law” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (3/11):

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Faith Looks to Jesus

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MARCH 4-MARCH 10
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s teacher call meeting
Mon. 9:00 A.M. Pastor’s Study Club at St. John’s – Montello
6:00 P.M. Hands In Prayer meeting at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Senior 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
6:00 P.M. Joint Ministry Study Committee meeting at St. John’s
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
4:15 P.M.-6:00P.M. Lenten Supper
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (3/11):

 The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Faith Looks to Jesus

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.

CHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY SIGN-UP If you would like to be put on a sign-up list for your photography session for our new church directory, please fill out some information on the sign-up sheet located in the church link way. Ciara will sign you up and give you a confirmation call with your date and time of session. We will also have some volunteers in the office for online sign-up on Sunday, March 11, from 9:00am to 10:00am and then after church, 11:00am to 12:00pm. Stop on by!

EASTER FLOWER ORDER There will be a sign-up in the church link way for those who would like to order Easter flowers this year. The deadline is March 18.

LENTEN SUPPERS March 7, 4:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hosted by the HANDS IN PRAYER! A free will offering will be taken.

What’s on the Menu? White chicken chili, chicken soup, chili, fixings, cheese and sausage tray, desserts, coffee and milk. See you there!

See the source imageHELP WANTED! St. John’s is in need of some volunteers to help clean the church. Let’s do our part and take care of God’s house that he has blessed us with! If you are interested, please contact the office.

ARE YOU HIP?! (HANDS IN PRAYER) HIP GROUP would like to invite you to join them March 5th, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the church lower level to see what they are all about. We enjoy Christian fellowship and crochet, knit, quilt, or tie prayer shawls (lap blankets) and other crafty items for congregational members that might need to be uplifted, are dealing with an illness, or just to show a little encouragement. Craftiness is not required and we are willing to teach anyone who might be interested. If you have questions call Bernice Wegner at (608) 297-7185.

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Part of this spring’s Easter for Kids will be a baby animal petting zoo. The event is Saturday, March 24. Would you have any of the following baby animals on that day that you would allow us to borrow? OR do you have leads and contact numbers of someone who might? Kittens, puppies, bunnies, chicks, ducklings, lamb, kids (goats), piglets—we are also open to suggestions. We already have some of the babies lined up, but we would like backup! Please contact Linda Wachholz at 608 369-2635 or lwmsreporter@stjohnsmontello.org


EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS APPRECIATED Planning for 75 children on Saturday, March 24.  Monetary gifts help the most—used for advertising, mailings, crafts, baskets, anything & everything for the event. We appreciate donations of home-crafted items for the baskets.  Volunteers are still needed to bake for the baskets & make jello jigglers for the lunch. Volunteers to help the day of the event are also welcome. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635 to donate or volunteer.

Still collecting plain print-free ice cream pails (ValuTime brand at Frietags or others) for coming years.  Donation box located in linkway.

kids colorful wordPRE-REGISTER FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, March 24.  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, & on public bulletin boards around Montello. This year’s theme is “Jesus—Giver of New Life.”  Storytime, singing, crafts, baby animal petting zoo, egg hunt, & more bring the true meaning of Easter to the children.  Deadline

EASTER FOR

is Friday, March 16.

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. Containers are located in the entrance at St. John’s and Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. 75% of gifts given will support Beaver Dam Circuit projects—HM/Hmong Evangelist Training & WM/Apache Christian Training School (ACTS). 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 21-24, in Green Bay. Gifts welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER PROGRAM assists women who would like to attend the LWMS Convention as a first-time attendee. This year’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention will be held June 21-24 in Green Bay, and it’s time to register! Registration materials are available from your reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). If you have never attended but have thought you might like to attend this mission-packed weekend, you are encouraged to complete a Send One Sister application, also available from your church’s reporter. The Beaver Dam Circuit Board will be holding a Silent Auction at it spring rally to raise SOS funds which will be given to first-time attendees from our circuit to help with their expenses. Why don’t YOU apply!! Deadline: April 15, 2018

YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP WITH A SERVICE PROJECT FOR CAMP PHILLIP-WAUTOMA 1) Donate items on the Camp Wish List (copies at the collection boxes at both churches) and/or 2) Donate monetary gifts towards Camp Phillip’s present $500,000 building project. Please give monetary gifts to the LWMS reporter at your church (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your LWMS sisters thank you for supporting your WELS Lutheran area camp! Collecting through April 15.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions that began Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:15–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.

LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL SACRED SPRING CONCERT

Is Sunday, March 11th at 2:00pm in the Luther Prep gym.

THE LUTHERAN GIRL PIONEERS The Lutheran Girl Pioneers invites girls ages 8-15 to join us at the LGP International Camp July 29- August 4, 2018. We have many classes to choose, from canoeing to Zumba, from crocheting to archery.  There are also nightly campfires, daily devotions, and so much more!

LGP Camp is located at Camp Bird, Crivitz, Wisconsin.

You don’t have to be a member of Lutheran Girl Pioneers to come! Girls from all over the U.S. and Canada have joined us! Registrations come out in March.

For more information, email LGPcamp@gmail.com.

Lutheran Girl Pioneers serves girls of the WELS and ELS. For more information about LGP, email girlpioneers@gmail.com

See the source imageCONTEST! Box Tops, Kwik Trip, and Tyson a+ contest has started and ends on April 13th!  Each classroom will compete to see which room can collect the most items and the winning class room will win a “Taco Boat” party. Box Tops do have expiration dates, so if everyone could please turn in what you currently have as soon as possible, it would be much appreciated!  Thank you to everyone for supporting your school and have fun collecting!  Remember that family and friends are happy to help!  Good luck!

See the source imageBECOME A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER! Our volunteers touch lives in the community every day. They are the heart and soul of the Red Cross and represent every age, gender, religion, race and ethnicity. There are so many ways you can help. Start your Red Cross story today.

Red Cross Informational Table on will be on Thursday, March 29 from 11am-1pm at the Montello Public Library. Speak with a Red Cross representative about volunteer opportunities across all lines of business. Contact Lee at 920.227.4286 for more information. Start your Red Cross story by visiting redcross.org/volunteer

Usher Schedule
March 4 E (with comm) Brian Ninneman, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller, communion assist; Lucas Stelter
SJ Kenon Smith, Chief; Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann
March 7 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Cal Kapp; Chief, Corey Kaul
March 11 SJ

(with comm)

James Wachholz; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner
E Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Jim Stuempges
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
March 4 Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
March 11 James & Linda Wachholz
March 18 Scott & Debbie Ritz
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
2-25 2-28 54 61 163 66
St. John’s Altar Committee

March 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

 

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St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

Theme: Jesus Christ is Our High Priest

3/7/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 4 Pastor Mike Sheppard

Mt. Zion-Ripon

3/14/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 5 Pastor John Stelter

St. John’s-Princeton

3/21/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 6 Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

Maundy Thursday Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.

(communion)

Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor Pete Zietlow

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN: THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT FEBRUARY 25, 2018

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

FEBRUARY 25, 2018


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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Calls Us To Follow Him – To follow Jesus we must carry our cross. This means our faith will bring us severe burdens and shame. But through Jesus’ cross we have such good news: Heaven is open! We can rejoice in our sufferings! By losing our lives for Jesus, we will find them!

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP 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 your wonderful Word and Spirit, strengthen our faith, give joy to our hearts, meaning and direction to our lives. Bless our worship today and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Morning Praise” hymnal page 45

“Service of Word & Sacrament” hymnal pages 32b-37 for SJ Holy Communion

PASTOR’S GREETING

Note: At Emmanuel…

OPENING MORNING HYMN (page 45, all sing)

Note: At St. John’s…

LITTLE LAMBS SING “Jesus Has a Little Helper” (in place of opening hymn)

LITURGY (hymnal page 45b, sing responsively)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Follow Christ Crucified

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Genesis 28:10-17

The Lord promises His presence as we follow Him

Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

PSALM 73 (hymnal page 94, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrain and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Romans 5:1-11

Through Christ’s sacrifice we have new status with God

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

VERSE OF THE DAY Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8b)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 8:31-38 (today’s sermon text)

Take up your cross and follow Christ

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

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

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

HYMN 345 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

At Emmanuel, all children ages 2-6 are invited to Nursery Sunday School in the parish hall

SERMON Matthew 8:31-38

“No Cross, No Crown”

  1. Christ’s cross was the cause of our redemption
  2. Our cross is the consequence of our redemption

HYMN 239 “Glory Be to God the Father” (printed in hymnal, all sing after sermon)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR LENT

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law),  Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Dorothy Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: Dorothy Klawitter, Bill Schroeder)
– For the family of Linda Malsack called home on Friday (2/23)

– For those affected by the Florida school shooting on 2/14
– For missions & friends who need Jesus
– For our communicants at St. John’s

Note: At Emmanuel…

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 50, sing responsively)

(Please stand)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 365 “Love Diving, All Love Excelling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Note: At St. John’s…

LITURGY (hymnal page 32b, sung & read responsively)

(Please stand)

LORD’S PRAYER

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 387”Drawn to the Cross”, 365:1-2 “Love Diving, All Love Excelling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 365:3-4 “Love Diving, All Love Excelling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (3/4):

The Third Sunday in Lent: Repent!

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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. St. Johns AV/IT meeting
Mon. SPIRIT WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S DAY SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS!
6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board meeting
6:30 P.M. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
4:15 P.M.-6:00P.M. Lenten Supper
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion with communion
Thurs. 12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting

“Collecting Mission Offerings”

6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (3/4):

 The Third Sunday in Lent: Repent!

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:00 A.M. Teacher Call meeting at St. John’s

See the source imageTHANK YOU to the members of St. John’s and Mecan for your presence, comfort, prayers, and memorials given to Mildred Henke. We especia lly thank the Ladies Aid for participating in the funeral service and serving the meal. Thank you also to the pastors, TelloTones and those who visited Millie at the Care Center these past years. She surely appreciated it. Her long life was truly a blessing from the Lord and she is now enjoying her heavenly home. –Delvin and Jean Henke & Family

THANK YOU from the Sunday School for attending the Ash Wednesday Lenten Supper and supporting Easter for Kids with your gifts!

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Millie Henke, $300.00 has been given to St. John’s school, $300.00 has been given to Sunday School, $400.00 has been given to St. John’s General Fund, and $200.00 has been given to DVD Ministries. Thank you for you gifts.  I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 1:4

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.

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Part of this spring’s Easter for Kids will be a baby animal petting zoo. The event is Saturday, March 24. Would you have any of the following baby animals on that day that you would allow us to borrow? OR do you have leads and contact numbers of someone who might? Kittens, puppies, bunnies, chicks, ducklings, lamb, kids (goats), piglets—we are also open to suggestions. We already have some of the babies lined up, but we would like backup! Please contact Linda Wachholz at 608 369-2635 or lwmsreporter@stjohnsmontello.org


EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS STILL NEEDED  Planning for 75 children for Saturday, March 24, at St. John’s.  Your monetary gifts are still needed most and help with advertising, mailings, crafts, baskets, anything & everything for that day. For the baskets, we appreciate donations of home-crafted items for the baskets.  Volunteers are still needed to bake for the baskets & make jello jigglers for the lunch. Volunteers to help the day of the event are also welcome. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635 to donate or volunteer.

We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails (ValuTime brand at Frietags or others).  Donations are not needed for plastic eggs, grass, or traditional baskets.  However, if you already have some you would like to give, we will take them. A donation box is located in the linkway.

kids colorful wordPRE-REGISTER FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, March 24.  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, & on public bulletin boards around Montello. This year’s theme is “Jesus—Giver of New Life.”  Storytime, singing, crafts, baby animal petting zoo, egg hunt, & more bring the true meaning of Easter to the children.  Deadline

EASTER FOR

is Friday, March 16.

LENTEN SUPPERS February 28, 4:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hosted by the LADIES AID! A free will offering will be taken.

What’s on the Menu? Cheesy potato casserole, green bean casserole, salad, desserts and drinks. See you there!

LADIES AID Please pick up supplies for Lenten Supper on Wednesday, February 28, in the lower level. Thank you!

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. 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/Hmong Evangelist Training & WM/Apache Christian Training School (ACTS). 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 21-24, in Green Bay. Gifts welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER PROGRAM assists women who would like to attend the LWMS Convention as a first-time attendee. This year’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention will be held June 21-24 in Green Bay, and it’s time to register! Registration materials are available from your reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). If you have never attended but have thought you might like to attend this mission-packed weekend, you are encouraged to complete a Send One Sister application, also available from your church’s reporter. The Beaver Dam Circuit Board will be holding a Silent Auction at it spring rally to raise SOS funds which will be given to first-time attendees from our circuit to help with their expenses. Why don’t YOU apply!! Deadline: April 15, 2018

See the source imageFREE COMMUNITY PRESENTATION regarding suicide and self-harm in teens. St. John’s Lutheran School in Montello is taking a proactive step to address the very prevalent issues of suicide and self-harm among teens. Elizabeth Robinson, Licensed Professional Counselor from Christian Family Solutions in Germantown, WI, will be offering a free presentation regarding suicide and self-harm at St. John’s on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 pm. Presentation topics will include risk factors and warning signs, tips for parents and adults to help teens who are struggling, formulating safety plans, and helpful resources. Time will also be allowed at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.

This presentation is ideal for parents, teachers, ministry leaders, law enforcement, and anyone who works with teens. Elizabeth Robinson has 10 years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents with a focus on depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. To learn more about Elizabeth, please visit www.ChristianFamilySolutions.org.

St. John’s Lutheran School is located at 313 E. Montello Street in Montello. If you have questions about the presentation, please call the school at (608) 297-2866 or e-mail info@stjohnsmontello.org.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions that began Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:15–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

2018 OFFERING COMMITMENTS Winnebago Lutheran Academy…Emmanuel: $2,000 & St. John’s $2,400 – Synod Mission Offering…Emmanuel: $6,000 to CMO & St. John’s: $7,200 “God loves a cheerful giver.” (1 Corinthians 9:7)

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

See the source imageMADIGAN BENEFIT  This afternoon (2/25) from 1:00–4:00 p.m. there will be a benefit for our St. John’s member Anna Madigan at Oyster Crackers and Town Pump (downtown Montello) to help offset medical bills towards her treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer.  There will be numerous raffles, including gift baskets, a cooler of meat, Brewer & Packer memorabilia and more.

Usher Schedule
February 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Joe Heller
(with comm) SJ Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
February 28 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Don Smith; Chief, Martin Schmanke
March 4 E (with comm) Brian Ninneman, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller, communion assist; Lucas Stelter
SJ Kenon Smith, Chief; Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann
March 7 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Cal Kapp; Chief, Corey Kaul
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
February 25 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
March 4 Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
March 11 James & Linda Wachholz
March 18 Scott & Debbie Ritz
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee

February 2018

Jennie Utke & Susan Brown

St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

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Pastor John Dolan

Theme: Jesus Christ is Our High Priest

2/28/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 3 Pastor Rod Dietsche

Peace-Green Lake

3/7/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 4 Pastor Mike Sheppard

Mt. Zion-Ripon

3/14/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 5 Pastor John Stelter

St. John’s-Princeton

3/21/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 6 Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

Maundy Thursday Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.

(communion)

Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor Pete Zietlow

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A Prayer for Lenten Grace

Loving God,

During the sacred season of Lent, bring me closer to you.

Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may re-discover the grace of a prayer-full life.

Help me to fast from those things that threaten the well-being of body and soul and remind me of the grace of simplicity.

Enlarge my heart so that I give to those in need and, in so doing, re-discover the grace of gratitude and generosity.

May this season be a grace-filled time to rekindle my love for and faith in you.

Amen.

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Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

FEBRUARY 25, 2018

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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Calls Us To Follow Him – To follow Jesus we must carry our cross. This means our faith will bring us severe burdens and shame. But through Jesus’ cross we have such good news: Heaven is open! We can rejoice in our sufferings! By losing our lives for Jesus, we will find them!

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP 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 your wonderful Word and Spirit, strengthen our faith, give joy to our hearts, meaning and direction to our lives. Bless our worship today and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Morning Praise” hymnal page 45

“Service of Word & Sacrament” hymnal pages 32b-37 for SJ Holy Communion

PASTOR’S GREETING

Note: At Emmanuel…

OPENING MORNING HYMN (page 45, all sing)

Note: At St. John’s…

LITTLE LAMBS SING “Jesus Has a Little Helper” (in place of opening hymn)

LITURGY (hymnal page 45b, sing responsively)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Follow Christ Crucified

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Genesis 28:10-17

The Lord promises His presence as we follow Him

Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

PSALM 73 (hymnal page 94, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrain and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Romans 5:1-11

Through Christ’s sacrifice we have new status with God

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

VERSE OF THE DAY Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8b)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 8:31-38 (today’s sermon text)

Take up your cross and follow Christ

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

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

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

HYMN 345 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

At Emmanuel, all children ages 2-6 are invited to Nursery Sunday School in the parish hall

SERMON Matthew 8:31-38

“No Cross, No Crown”

  1. Christ’s cross was the cause of our redemption
  2. Our cross is the consequence of our redemption

HYMN 239 “Glory Be to God the Father” (printed in hymnal, all sing after sermon)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR LENT

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law),  Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Dorothy Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: Dorothy Klawitter, Bill Schroeder)
– For the family of Linda Malsack called home on Friday (2/23)

– For those affected by the Florida school shooting on 2/14
– For missions & friends who need Jesus
– For our communicants at St. John’s

Note: At Emmanuel…

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 50, sing responsively)

(Please stand)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 365 “Love Diving, All Love Excelling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Note: At St. John’s…

LITURGY (hymnal page 32b, sung & read responsively)

(Please stand)

LORD’S PRAYER

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 387”Drawn to the Cross”, 365:1-2 “Love Diving, All Love Excelling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 365:3-4 “Love Diving, All Love Excelling” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (3/4):

The Third Sunday in Lent: Repent!

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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. St. Johns AV/IT meeting
Mon. SPIRIT WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S DAY SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS!
6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board meeting
6:30 P.M. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
4:15 P.M.-6:00P.M. Lenten Supper
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion with communion
Thurs. 12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting

“Collecting Mission Offerings”

6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (3/4):

 The Third Sunday in Lent: Repent!

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:00 A.M. Teacher Call meeting at St. John’s

See the source imageTHANK YOU to the members of St. John’s and Mecan for your presence, comfort, prayers, and memorials given to Mildred Henke. We especia lly thank the Ladies Aid for participating in the funeral service and serving the meal. Thank you also to the pastors, TelloTones and those who visited Millie at the Care Center these past years. She surely appreciated it. Her long life was truly a blessing from the Lord and she is now enjoying her heavenly home. –Delvin and Jean Henke & Family

THANK YOU from the Sunday School for attending the Ash Wednesday Lenten Supper and supporting Easter for Kids with your gifts!

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Millie Henke, $300.00 has been given to St. John’s school, $300.00 has been given to Sunday School, $400.00 has been given to St. John’s General Fund, and $200.00 has been given to DVD Ministries. Thank you for you gifts.  I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 1:4

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.

E:\Linda Wachholz LWMS\CLIPART - old\PIGGY & LAMB.jpgImage result for baby animal picturesWANTED: BABY ANIMALS for a PETTING ZOO

Part of this spring’s Easter for Kids will be a baby animal petting zoo. The event is Saturday, March 24. Would you have any of the following baby animals on that day that you would allow us to borrow? OR do you have leads and contact numbers of someone who might? Kittens, puppies, bunnies, chicks, ducklings, lamb, kids (goats), piglets—we are also open to suggestions. We already have some of the babies lined up, but we would like backup! Please contact Linda Wachholz at 608 369-2635 or lwmsreporter@stjohnsmontello.org

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS STILL NEEDED  Planning for 75 children for Saturday, March 24, at St. John’s.  Your monetary gifts are still needed most and help with advertising, mailings, crafts, baskets, anything & everything for that day. For the baskets, we appreciate donations of home-crafted items for the baskets.  Volunteers are still needed to bake for the baskets & make jello jigglers for the lunch. Volunteers to help the day of the event are also welcome. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635 to donate or volunteer.

We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails (ValuTime brand at Frietags or others).  Donations are not needed for plastic eggs, grass, or traditional baskets.  However, if you already have some you would like to give, we will take them. A donation box is located in the linkway.

kids colorful wordPRE-REGISTER FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, March 24.  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, & on public bulletin boards around Montello. This year’s theme is “Jesus—Giver of New Life.”  Storytime, singing, crafts, baby animal petting zoo, egg hunt, & more bring the true meaning of Easter to the children.  Deadline

EASTER FOR

is Friday, March 16.

LENTEN SUPPERS February 28, 4:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hosted by the LADIES AID! A free will offering will be taken.

What’s on the Menu? Cheesy potato casserole, green bean casserole, salad, desserts and drinks. See you there!

LADIES AID Please pick up supplies for Lenten Supper on Wednesday, February 28, in the lower level. Thank you!

SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. 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/Hmong Evangelist Training & WM/Apache Christian Training School (ACTS). 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 21-24, in Green Bay. Gifts welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER PROGRAM assists women who would like to attend the LWMS Convention as a first-time attendee. This year’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention will be held June 21-24 in Green Bay, and it’s time to register! Registration materials are available from your reporter (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). If you have never attended but have thought you might like to attend this mission-packed weekend, you are encouraged to complete a Send One Sister application, also available from your church’s reporter. The Beaver Dam Circuit Board will be holding a Silent Auction at it spring rally to raise SOS funds which will be given to first-time attendees from our circuit to help with their expenses. Why don’t YOU apply!! Deadline: April 15, 2018

See the source imageFREE COMMUNITY PRESENTATION regarding suicide and self-harm in teens. St. John’s Lutheran School in Montello is taking a proactive step to address the very prevalent issues of suicide and self-harm among teens. Elizabeth Robinson, Licensed Professional Counselor from Christian Family Solutions in Germantown, WI, will be offering a free presentation regarding suicide and self-harm at St. John’s on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 pm. Presentation topics will include risk factors and warning signs, tips for parents and adults to help teens who are struggling, formulating safety plans, and helpful resources. Time will also be allowed at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.

This presentation is ideal for parents, teachers, ministry leaders, law enforcement, and anyone who works with teens. Elizabeth Robinson has 10 years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents with a focus on depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. To learn more about Elizabeth, please visit www.ChristianFamilySolutions.org.

St. John’s Lutheran School is located at 313 E. Montello Street in Montello. If you have questions about the presentation, please call the school at (608) 297-2866 or e-mail info@stjohnsmontello.org.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions that began Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:15–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

2018 OFFERING COMMITMENTS Winnebago Lutheran Academy…Emmanuel: $2,000 & St. John’s $2,400 – Synod Mission Offering…Emmanuel: $6,000 to CMO & St. John’s: $7,200 “God loves a cheerful giver.” (1 Corinthians 9:7)

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

See the source imageMADIGAN BENEFIT  This afternoon (2/25) from 1:00–4:00 p.m. there will be a benefit for our St. John’s member Anna Madigan at Oyster Crackers and Town Pump (downtown Montello) to help offset medical bills towards her treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer.  There will be numerous raffles, including gift baskets, a cooler of meat, Brewer & Packer memorabilia and more.

Usher Schedule
February 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Joe Heller
(with comm) SJ Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
February 28 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Don Smith; Chief, Martin Schmanke
March 4 E (with comm) Brian Ninneman, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller, communion assist; Lucas Stelter
SJ Kenon Smith, Chief; Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann
March 7 E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
SJ Cal Kapp; Chief, Corey Kaul
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
February 25 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
March 4 Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
March 11 James & Linda Wachholz
March 18 Scott & Debbie Ritz
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
2-18 2-21 70 57 182 70
St. John’s Altar Committee

February 2018

Jennie Utke & Susan Brown

St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

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Pastor John Dolan

Theme: Jesus Christ is Our High Priest

2/28/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 3 Pastor Rod Dietsche

Peace-Green Lake

3/7/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 4 Pastor Mike Sheppard

Mt. Zion-Ripon

3/14/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 5 Pastor John Stelter

St. John’s-Princeton

3/21/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

Midweek 6 Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

Maundy Thursday Pastor Pete Zietlow
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.

(communion)

Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor Pete Zietlow

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A Prayer for Lenten Grace

Loving God,

During the sacred season of Lent, bring me closer to you.

Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may re-discover the grace of a prayer-full life.

Help me to fast from those things that threaten the well-being of body and soul and remind me of the grace of simplicity.

Enlarge my heart so that I give to those in need and, in so doing, re-discover the grace of gratitude and generosity.

May this season be a grace-filled time to rekindle my love for and faith in you.

Amen.

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Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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Bulletin- THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT FEBRUARY 18, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

FEBRUARY 18, 2018


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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Defeats the Devil – In Lent we see Jesus go to the cross to suffer and die for us.  Today’s lessons show that when God tests us and the devil tempts us (every day!), Jesus is our holiness before God.  He is also our strength, and our example.  We do not live on bread alone, Jesus says.  We live on God’s promises.  They come to us in holy baptism, in holy communion, and straight from the Bible, the book in which every word is from the mouth of God.

A PERSONAL PRAYER FOR THOSE GATHERED FOR WORSHIP Lord our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe Satan tempts us with his deceits and empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your Word, and when we fall, forgive us and restore us in your service. Accept our prayers and songs of praise. To you be all glory. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Holy Baptism” (hymnal page 12)

“Service of the Word” (hymnal page 40)

PASTOR’S GREETING

ST. JOHN’S GRADES 5-8 SING (in place of opening hymn)

HOLY BAPTISM LITURGY (hymnal page 12, read responsively)

HOLY BAPTISM HYMN 296 “Our Children Jesus Calls” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40)

SCRIPTURE READING THEME

The First Sunday in Lent: Overcoming Temptations–Growing Through Tests

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Genesis 22:1-18 (today’s sermon text)

Abraham’s test of faith

Sometime later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”

Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”

“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.

PSALM 6 (hymnal page 66, sung in unison)

EPISTLE LESSON Romans 8:31-39

We are more than conquerors

What then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

VERSE OF THE DAY It is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” (Matthew 4:10b)

(Alleluias are omitted during Lent)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL LESSON Mark 1:12-15

The temptation of Jesus

At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SERMON HYMN 200 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Genesis 22:1-18

“The LORD Will Provide”

1. Agonizing Burdens

2. Abundant Blessings

(Please stand after the sermon)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR LENT (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Korrina Cragin, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law),  Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Linda Malsack, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Marion Neuman (Marjorie Fabian’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Becky Schulz (Kristen Cragin’s sister), Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Bob Wegner – (added this week: Korrina Cragin)
– For Beatrice Eliza Heintz baptism, the infant daughter of Josh Heintz & Michelle Markunas, baptized in today’s service at St. John’s
– For those affected by the Florida school shooting on Wednesday (2/14)

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

(Please be seated)

HYMN 355:1-2 “Take the World But Give Me Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 43b- 44)

CLOSING HYMN 355:3 “Take the World But Give Me Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (2/25):

The Second Sunday in Lent: Follow Christ Crucified

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 18-FEBRUARY 24
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Youth Group lunch and meeting
Mon. PRESIDENT’S DAY
6:30 P.M. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
3:30 P.M. Block Party at St. John’s gym
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
4:15 P.M.-6:00P.M. Lenten Supper
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level
Fri.
Sat. 8:00 A.M. Men of His Word Conference in Oshkosh
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (2/25):

The Second Sunday in Lent: Follow Christ Crucified 

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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. AV/IT meeting at St. John’s

On March 4 at 11:00a.m., there will be a Teacher Call meeting at St. John’s.

THANK YOU from the St. John’s Youth Group to all who contributed towards last week’s bake sale!

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS Planning for 75 children for Saturday, March 24, at St. John’s. Your monetary gifts are needed most and help purchase: 1) crafts 2) plastic Easter pails 3) candy/prizes for 375 plastic eggs 4) outdoor vinyl advertising banner 5) food for lunch 6) treats/other basket stuffers. Donate home-crafted items for the baskets. Volunteer to bake for the baskets. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635 to donate or volunteer.

We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails (ValuTime brand at Frietags or others). Donations are not needed for plastic eggs, grass, or traditional baskets. However, if you already have some you would like to give, we will take them. A donation box is located in the linkway.

PRE-REGISTER FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, March 24. 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, & on public bulletin boards around Montello. This year’s theme is “Jesus—Giver of New Life.” Storytime, singing, crafts, baby animal petting zoo, egg hunt, & more bring the true meaning of Easter to the children. Deadline is Friday, March 16.

LENTEN SUPPERS February 21 4:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Hosted by the LADIES AID! A free will offering will be taken.

What’s on the Menu? Meatloaf, baked potatoes, corn, salad, desserts, and drinks. See you there!

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions that began Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:15–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

2018 OFFERING COMMITMENTS Winnebago Lutheran Academy…Emmanuel: $2,000 & St. John’s $2,400 – Synod Mission Offering…Emmanuel: $6,000 to CMO & St. John’s: $7,200 “God loves a cheerful giver.” (1 Corinthians 9:7)

CROOK YOUTH BIRD FEEDER PROJECT Many thanks to generous Gene Crook for arranging craft kits for our churches youth & their parents to complete at his workshop on Tuesday 2/13 at 3:30pm.

Usher Schedule
February 18 E Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz,
SJ James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick
February 21 SJ Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Thomas Wojtalewicz
E Don Stelter, Dave Radke
February 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Joe Heller
(with comm) SJ Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
February 28 SJ Don Smith; Chief, Martin Schmanke
E Done Stelter, Dave Radke
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
February 18 Jim & Diane Eisermann
February 25 Harold & Judy Fandrey
March 4 Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
March 11 James & Linda Wachholz
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
2-11 2-14 (Ash Wed.) 52 78 180 69
St. John’s Altar Committee

February 2018

Jennie Utke & Susan Brown

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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Bulletin- Lent By Candlelight February 11, 2018

Lent By Candlelight

Lent By Candlelight

February 11, 2018


Lent By Candlelight

We welcome you and thank you for joining us in preparing for this Lenten season. Tonight we will listen to some of the quiet voices of Lent. These small voices, these minor characters of Lent, are often overlooked, although they have a lot to share with us. In these busy times, in times of struggle, we can all use a little perspective from God’s Word. We pray that through this service, and throughout this Lenten season, you will be edified by the quiet voices of Scripture.

Opening Prayer: (spoken together)

Lord God, you have brought us safely to this hour of evening prayer. We thank you for providing all that we need for body and life. Bless us who have gathered in your name. Forgive our sins. Speak to our hearts. Dispel our sorrows with the comfort of your Word, and receive our hymns of thanks and praise, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Opening Hymn: How Great Thou Art
(Extinguish one candle)

1 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed.

Refrain:
Then sings my soul, my Savior-God, to thee,
“How great thou art! How great thou art!”
Then sings my soul, my Savior-God to thee,
“How great thou art! How great thou art!”

2 When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze, [Refrain]

3 And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin. [Refrain]

4 When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim: “My God, how great thou art!” [Refrain]

The Owners of the Colt

Luke 19: 29-38

Spoken together:
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Hymn: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty (CW 133)

1 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry.
O Savior meek, pursue your road,
With palms and scattered garments strowed.

2 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die.
O Christ, your triumphs now begin
O’er captive death and conquered sin.

3 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The angel armies of the sky
Look down with sad and wond’ring eyes
To see th’ approaching sacrifice.

4 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Your last and fiercest strife is nigh.
The Father on his sapphire throne
Awaits his own anointed Son.

5 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die.
Bow your meek head to mortal pain,
Then take, O Christ, your power and reign.

Malchus
John 18: 2-11 & Luke 22: 51-53

Hymn: Come on to Calvary’s Holy Mountain (CW 106)

1 Come to Calv’ry’s holy mountain,
Sinners, ruined by the fall;
Here a pure and healing fountain
Flows to you, to me, to all,
In a full, perpetual tide,
Opened when our Savior died.

2 Come in poverty and meanness,
Come defiled, without, within;
From infection and uncleanness,
From the leprosy of sin,
Wash your robes and make them white;
You shall walk with God in light.

3 Come in sorrow and contrition,
Wounded, paralyzed, and blind;
Here the guilty, free remission,
Here the troubled, peace may find.
Health this fountain will restore;
He that drinks shall thirst no more.

4 He that drinks shall live forever;
‘Tis a soul-renewing flood.
God is faithful; God will never
Break his covenant of blood,
Signed when our Redeemer died,
Sealed when he was glorified.

Simon of Cyrene
Mark 15:21-24

Hymn: Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke (CW 453)

1 “Come, follow me,” the Savior spoke,
“All in my way abiding.
Deny yourselves; the world forsake;
Obey my call and guiding.
Oh, bear the cross, whate’er betide;
Take my example for your guide.

2 “I am the light; I light the way,
A godly life displaying.
I bid you walk as in the day;
I keep your feet from straying.
I am the way, and well I show
How you should journey here below.

3 “My heart abounds in lowliness,
My soul with love is glowing,
And gracious words my lips express,
With meekness overflowing.
My heart, my mind, my strength, my all
To God I yield; on him I call.

4 “I teach you how to shun and flee
What harms your souls’ salvation,
Your hearts from ev’ry guile to free,
From sin and its temptation.
I am the refuge of the soul
And lead you to your heav’nly goal.”

5 Then let us follow Christ our Lord
And take the cross appointed
And, firmly clinging to his Word,
In suff’ring be undaunted.
For those who bear the battle’s strain
The crown of heav’nly life obtain.

The Criminal on the Cross
Luke 23: 32, 39-43

Hymn: Lord, When Your Glory I Shall See (CW 219)

Lord, when your glory I shall see
And taste your kingdom’s pleasure,
Your blood my royal robe shall be,
My joy beyond all measure!
When I appear before your throne,
Your righteousness shall be my crown;
With these I need not hide me.
And there, in garments richly wrought,
As your own bride I shall be brought
To stand in joy beside you.

Joseph of Arimathea
Matthew 27: 57-60

Hymn: Abide With Me verses 1,2,6, 7 (CW 588)

1 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide.
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me!

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not, abide with me!

6 I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still if thou abide with me.

7 Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

Mary Magdalene

John 19: 11-18

Hymn: O Sons and Daughters of the King verses 1-3, 8 (CW 165)

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
Whom heav’nly hosts in glory sing,
Today the grave has lost its sting!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 On that first morning of the week,
Before the day began to break,
The Marys went their Lord to seek.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 An angel bade their sorrow flee,
For thus he spoke unto the three,
“Your Lord will go to Galilee.”
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

8 Blessed are they that have not seen
And yet whose faith has constant been;
In life eternal they shall reign.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Closing Hymn: Jesus Refuge of the Weary (CW 108)

1 Jesus, Refuge of the weary,
Blest Redeemer, whom we love,
Fountain in life’s desert dreary,
Savior from the world above,
Oh, how oft your eyes, offended,
Gaze upon a sinner’s fall!
Yet, upon the cross extended,
You endured the pain of all.

2 Dare we pass that cross unheeding,
Breathing no repentant vow,
As we see you wounded, bleeding,
See your thorn-encircled brow?
Since your sinless death has brought us
Life eternal, peace, and rest,
Only what your grace has taught us
Calms the sinner’s deep distress.

3 Jesus, may our hearts be burning
With more fervent love for you!
May our eyes be ever turning
To behold your cross anew,
Till in glory, parted never
From the blessed Savior’s side,
Graven in our hearts forever,
Dwell the cross, the Crucified!+


Thank you for taking the time to focus on the passion of Christ as seen by ordinary people. We pray that this evening has helped prepare your heart of Lent and allowed you to stop the hustle and bustle around you… if only for a little while. May you take the time to be quiet, listen, and reflect on what our Lord endured because of his love for you and me. May God bless you during the season of Lent and throughout the year.

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BULLETIN- FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY FEBRUARY 4, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

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FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

FEBRUARY 4, 2018


GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

Jesus is Revealed by A Tireless Compulsion to Preach the Gospel – Have you ever felt compelled to do or say something because you’re a Christian? Sometimes that compulsion springs from feelings of guilt. Sadly, that can even be true of our gospel outreach efforts. Such guilt-ridden efforts burn us out and leave us feeling unfulfilled, guiltier. But Jesus doesn’t want us to feel guilty about his Great Commission, and he doesn’t want us to reach out with the gospel due to guilt. Instead it’s the freedom of the gospel that inspires our words and actions as Christians. As we more deeply appreciate the unconditional love that Jesus has for us and for all people, we will more and more feel a tireless compulsion to preach the gospel.

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP

Dear Heavenly Father: I come to your house today to worship you, to give you the praise you deserve and the prayers and hymns you desire. Through your Word and Spirit, come to me. Take me by the hand and lead me to the cross where your Son offered sin’s sacrifice once and for all. Forgive my sins, strengthen my faith, assure me of my salvation, and comfort me in my sorrow. Teach me today that you alone can heal the hopeless and save the sinful. Bless my worship today and tomorrow. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Service of the Word” (hymnal page 38)

PASTOR’S GREETING

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL GRADES K-4 SING “Thy Word Is A Lamp” (in place of opening hymn)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

(Please be seated for today’s scripture readings)

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON JOB 7:1-7

Tired and depressed, Job lost his desire to proclaim the good news and nearly lost his faith

“Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man? Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired man waiting eagerly for his wages, so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.

When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’ The night drags on, and I toss till dawn. My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering. “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope. Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.

PSALM 103 (hymnal page 105, lectern side sings first line, pulpit side sings second line, all sing refrain and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON 1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-23

Christ’s love for sinners was Paul’s motivation to preach the gospel and become all things to all men

Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make use of my rights in preaching it.

Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

“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 40, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!…”

(Please stand)

GOSPEL LESSON MARK 1:29-39 (today’s sermon text)

Worn out and looking for solitude, Jesus shows his tireless compulsion to preach the good news

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 282 “Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear” (printed in hymn, all sing)

SERMON MARK 1:29-39

“Spend a Day with Jesus! As we do so, we’ll see his power over…”

1. Sickness

2. Satan

3. Sin

(Please stand after the sermon)


APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

PRAYER FOR EPIPHANY (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (spoken by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law),  Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Linda Malsack, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Marion Neuman (Marjorie Fabian’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Becky Schulz (Kristen Cragin’s sister), Tim Schultz, Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle), Bob Wegner – (added this week: Brian & Bonnie Harmon, Kerry & Lily Mann)

– For Jacob Polk & Cansis Bodsberg who were united in marriage on 1/22

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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

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

CLOSING HYMN 439 “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (2/11):

The Transfiguration of our Lord

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 4-FEBRUARY 10
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
9:15 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 P.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
Mon. 9:00 A.M. Pastor’s Study Club at St. John’s Princeton
6:00 P.M. Hands In Prayer meeting at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Senior 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
6:00 P.M. Joint Ministry Stewardship meeting at St. John’s
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level begins (4 of 13 weeks)
SJS/LL NO SCHOOL
Fri. SJS/LL NO SCHOOL
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (2/11):

The Transfiguration of our Lord

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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
5:00 P.M. Lent by Candlelight at St. John’s

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING ENVELOPES 2018 are located in the link way of church. Please pick yours up if you haven’t yet! If you do not have a box, feel free to contact pastor or the office and we will get one to you!

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME DINNER Many thanks to the 70+ members who joined us on Sunday 1/21 at 11:15 a.m. for our joint E/SJ new member welcome dinner. Special thanks to Linda Wachholz for advertizing & coordinating the event. “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)

EASTER FOR KIDS DONATIONS Planning for 75 children for Saturday, March 24, at St. John’s. Your monetary gifts are needed most and help purchase: 1) crafts 2) plastic Easter pails 3) candy/prizes for 375 plastic eggs 4) outdoor vinyl advertising banner 5) food for lunch 6) treats/other basket stuffers. Donate home-crafted items for the baskets. Volunteer to bake for the baskets. Please contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635 to donate or volunteer.

We still collect plain print-free ice cream pails (ValuTime brand at Frietags or others). Donations are not needed for plastic eggs, grass, or traditional baskets. However, if you already have some you would like to give, we will take them. A donation box is located in the linkway.

PRE-REGISTER FOR EASTER FOR KIDS Any child, age 3 through Grade 6, is welcome to attend Easter for Kids at St. John’s on Saturday, March 24. 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, & on public bulletin boards around Montello. This year’s theme is “Jesus—Giver of New Life.” Storytime, singing, crafts, baby animal petting zoo, egg hunt, & more bring the true meaning of Easter to the children. Deadline is Friday, March 16.

See the source imageYOUTH WOODCRAFT PROJECT  On 7/6/17 lightning struck Gene Crook’s woodshop which was destroyed by fire.  In thanksgiving to God that no one was hurt, and now that his woodshop has been rebuilt and tools replaced, Gene invites up to 16 youth (grades 5-8) to come on Tuesday 2/13 at 3:30pm to his new woodshop to assemble bird feeder kits for youth to take and set up at their home.  Gene & Sharon Crook – W4018 County Rd. D – Montello, WI   53949 – Directions: County Road F @ 3 miles south of Montello, West on CR D, 2nd house, 1st farm on right – Please let Gene’s helper, Pastor Z, know if you plan to attend.

LENTEN SUPPERS We will be serving Lenten Suppers again this year! DUE TO THE TIME OF THE EVENING SERVICE AT 6:30P.M., we will be serving suppers from 4:15p.m.-6:00p.m. to help families skip the chore of making supper before they come to church. Come join us for a great meal, fellowship, and the Lenten service. Come for the meal after the 3:30p.m. service! We will be able to accommodate you at 4:15p.m…Watch the bulletin the Sunday before for the menu or see bulletin board display in the link way. A free will offering will go to each organization doing the supper. See you there!

MEMBERSHIP CLASS A new “Bible Information Class” began Wed 1/3/18 at 7:30pm in pastor’s office/conference room at St. John’s.  Alternate days/times can also be scheduled. Free study guides are available from pastor…just ask.

NEW WEEKDAY/EVE BIBLE CLASS Beginning January 2018, we started a new weekday/eve Bible Study entitled: “Your Questions–Scriptures Answers: Adiaphora” (things that God doesn’t command or forbid in the Bible and how we are to properly use our Christian freedom).  We meet at St. John’s in the pastor’s office/conference room Monday 7:30pm and Wednesday 10am. “Therefore let us leave the elementery teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…” (Hebrews 6:1)

LENT BY CANDLELIGHT Ladies, you won’t want to miss the second ever Lent by Candlelight on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montello. Please plan to join us for an evening of visiting, beautiful music and scrumptious snacks. All women are invited and are encouraged to invite their friends to prepare their hearts for Lent. There is no charge for this event. Seating is limited, so RSVP by emailing christavantreeck@gmail.com or signing up in the link way at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montello.

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions beginning, Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:30–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY Following the Sunday 8:00 a.m. worship service at Emmanuel, usually about 9:00 a.m., all are invited to the parish hall for our study of “Timely Topics–Timeless Truths” led by Lucas Stelter.  At 9:00 a.m. in the St. John’s sanctuary, all are invited to our study of the New Testament book of James: “Concrete Christianity” led by Pastor John Dolan and others. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” (2 Peter 3:18)

SECOND IMPRESSIONS THRIFT STORE is making plans to celebrate its one year anniversary, which is February 9th! Be sure to watch church bulletins and/or Facebook for the latest news!

The Thrift Store has been very blessed with approximately 100 volunteers who so graciously and generously give of their time and talents! Many referrals by our customers are helping make our customer list grow! Volunteers continue to be needed to help keep up with the growth!

Customers may shop the store which provides a friendly, Christian atmosphere, with clean, well-organized, quality merchandise at great prices! Store hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. to 3p.m. It is located at 325 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac. We are also thankful to everyone who has so generously donated to the store! It certainly is a blessing. The donations have proved to be popular with our customers. Donations may be dropped off Mondays 10a.m. to 4p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 10a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturdays 10a.m. to 2p.m. Thank you to everyone who has helped make our store a success!


Usher Schedule
February 4 E (with comm) Brian Ninneman, Noah Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld, comm. assist; Darrell Buchholz
SJ Don Smith; Chief, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz
February 11 E Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Joe Heller
(with comm) SJ Kenon Smith; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
February 18 E Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz,
SJ James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick
February 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Joe Heller
(with comm) SJ Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
February 4 Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
February 11 Ciara Neuhauser & Bonnie Weiss
February 18 Jim & Diane Eisermann
February 25 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee

February 2018

Jennie Utke & Susan Brown

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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Bulletin- THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY JANUARY 28, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY

JANUARY 28, 2018


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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus is Revealed by Setting Captives Free – We call Jesus our Redeemer. The word “redeem” means to buy back from capture and captivity, to pay a ransom. As sinful human beings we were captive to the law of God because of our sin and the consequences of sin, principally death. But Jesus has set us free from the law, its threats and its curses, by keeping God’s law for us perfectly. As Christians we are no longer “under law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14). But we are not to abuse our Christian freedom. Instead Jesus has set us free so we will become slaves to righteousness, serving others in love, always thanking our Redeemer.

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Gathering Rite on the Word of God” (see below)

PASTOR’S GREETING

(Please stand)

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

OPENING HYMN 221 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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

M: Oh, how I love your law!

C: I meditate on it all day long.

M: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,

C: for they are ever with me.

M: I have more insight than all my teachers,

C: for I meditate on your statutes.

M: How sweet are your words to my taste,

C: sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

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

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

M: Let us pray.

C: (spoken) Amen.

(Please be seated)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Jesus Is Revealed By Setting Captives Free

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Deuteronomy 18:15-20

A Prophet like Moses will come

The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”

The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.”

PSALM 1 (hymnal page 64 pulpit side sings the first line, lectern side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)


EPISTLE LESSON 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13 (today’s sermon text)

Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols

Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God.

So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 30, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 1:21-28

As God’s Prophet, Jesus’ words and works have authority

They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.” News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.

LITURGY (hymnal page 30b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 735 “Speak, O Lord” (see page 7-8 of bulletin)

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SERMON 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

“Practice Christian Freedom with Head and Heart!”

  1. Learn of the freedom that is yours in Christ
  2. Use that knowledge in love toward your neighbor

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

SOLOIST James Wachholz sings “Star of the East” during the offering

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN LOVE (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Anna Madigan, Linda Malsack, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Marion Neuman (Marjorie Fabian’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Becky Schulz (Kristen Cragin’s sister), Tim Schultz, Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle), Bob Wegner – (added this week: George Chapman)
– For the family of Pastor Jim Weiland from Merrill called home on Monday (1/22)
– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 32)

LITURGY FOR HOLY COMMUNION (hymnal pages 33-35)

(Please be seated for the distribution)

At Emmanuel and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Churches we practice close Communion, to which only congregational members are invited, in obedience to Scripture’s teaching that the Lord’s Supper is an expression of our complete unity in faith. This has been the historic practice of the Christian church for nearly 2,000 years. If you are our guest today, we respectfully ask that you speak with the pastor before approaching the altar for Communion.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 306 “Before You, God, the Judge of All”

(After the distribution, please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (2/4):

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Jesus Heals the Hopeless

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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
2:00 P.M. WLA Let’s Celebrate
Mon. 9:00 A.M. Pastor’s Conference at Campbellsport
6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board meeting
NO CHOIR
Tues. 7:00P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Thurs. 12:00 A.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch and meeting
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level begins (3 of 13 weeks)
Fri. GROUNDHOG DAY
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (2/4):

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Jesus Heals the Hopeless

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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 meeting

MEMORIALS In loving memory of Brian Sluga, $100.00 has been given to St. John’s school by Valerie Schable. In loving memory of Walter Bubolz, $500.00 has also been given to St. John’s school by friends and family. In loving memory of Millie Henke, $20.00 has been given to St. John’s Sunday School by James and Linda Wachholz and $25.00 has been given to St. John’s church by the Ladies Aid. Thank you all for your gifts.

“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God.” Job 19:25-26

THANK YOU all for your constant, steadfast support every year to our Lutheran Military Support Group. What a difference you make! God bless! -Semper Fi, John & St. John’s member, Mark Emond

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God.” Isaiah 43:2-3a

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING ENVELOPES 2018 are located in the link way of church. Please pick yours up if you haven’t yet! If you do not have a box, feel free to contact pastor or the office and we will get one to you!

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.

FOOD BANK There is a Food Bank Donation Jar out today, January 28, located near the entrance of both churches.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME DINNER Many thanks to the 70+ members who joined us on Sunday 1/21 at 11:15 a.m. for our joint E/SJ new member welcome dinner. Special thanks to Linda Wachholz for advertizing & coordinating the event. “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)

See the source imageYOUTH WOODCRAFT PROJECT  On 7/6/17 lightning struck Gene Crook’s woodshop which was destroyed by fire.  In thanksgiving to God that no one was hurt, and now that his woodshop has been rebuilt and tools replaced, Gene invites up to 16 youth (grades 5-8) to come on Tuesday 2/13 at 3:30pm to his new woodshop to assemble bird feeder kits for youth to take and set up at their home.  Gene & Sharon Crook – W4018 County Rd. D – Montello, WI   53949 – Directions: County Road F @ 3 miles south of Montello, West on CR D, 2nd house, 1st farm on right – Please let Gene’s helper, Pastor Z, know if you plan to attend.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS A new “Bible Information Class” began Wed 1/3/18 at 7:30pm in pastor’s office/conference room at St. John’s.  Alternate days/times can also be scheduled. Free study guides are available from pastor…just ask.

NEW WEEKDAY/EVE BIBLE CLASS Beginning January 2018, we started a new weekday/eve Bible Study entitled: “Your Questions–Scriptures Answers: Adiaphora” (things that God doesn’t command or forbid in the Bible and how we are to properly use our Christian freedom).  We meet at St. John’s in the pastor’s office/conference room Monday 7:30pm and Wednesday 10am. “Therefore let us leave the elementery teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…” (Hebrews 6:1)

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS “Jesus, Our Great High Priest” (based on the New Testament book of Hebrews) is the theme for this year’s midweek Lenten devotions beginning, Ash Wednesday, 2/14 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel and 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Supper will be served in the St. John’s lower level from 4:30–6:00 p.m. “Jesus, I will ponder now, on your holy passion.” (Hymn 98)

LENT BY CANDLELIGHT Ladies, you won’t want to miss the second ever Lent by Candlelight on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montello. Please plan to join us for an evening of visiting, beautiful music and scrumptious snacks. All women are invited and are encouraged to invite their friends to prepare their hearts for Lent. There is no charge for this event. Seating is limited, so RSVP by emailing christavantreeck@gmail.com or signing up in the link way at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montello.

LUTHER PREP SCHOOL AUCTION GALA Donations of new items are currently being accepted for the Luther Prep Auction Gala to be held on Saturday, April 21. If you have something to share it can be brought to the Mission Advancement office anytime during the LPS school day. If you cannot attend the Gala in person this would be a great way to show support! Monetary donations can be made online:

http://events.readysetauction.com/lutherpreparatoryschool/carnival

Deadline for donations is March 9. Questions? Contact Sue at 920-262-8104. 

Your support benefits future pastors, teachers, and lay leaders.

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY Following the Sunday 8:00 a.m. worship service at Emmanuel, usually about 9:00 a.m., all are invited to the parish hall for our study of “Timely Topics–Timeless Truths” led by Lucas Stelter.  At 9:00 a.m. in the St. John’s sanctuary, all are invited to our study of the New Testament book of James: “Concrete Christianity” led by Pastor John Dolan and others. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” (2 Peter 3:18)

SECOND IMPRESSIONS THRIFT STORE is making plans to celebrate its one year anniversary, which is February 9th! Be sure to watch church bulletins and/or Facebook for the latest news!

The Thrift Store has been very blessed with approximately 100 volunteers who so graciously and generously give of their time and talents! Many referrals by our customers are helping make our customer list grow! Volunteers continue to be needed to help keep up with the growth!

Customers may shop the store which provides a friendly, Christian atmosphere, with clean, well-organized, quality merchandise at great prices! Store hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. to 3p.m. It is located at 325 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac. We are also thankful to everyone who has so generously donated to the store! It certainly is a blessing. The donations have proved to be popular with our customers. Donations may be dropped off Mondays 10a.m. to 4p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 10a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturdays 10a.m. to 2p.m. Thank you to everyone who has helped make our store a success!

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

Usher Schedule
January 28 (E) DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller
(SJ) Jack Yates; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt
February 4 (C)
February 11
February 18
February 25
Greeter Schedule
January 28 LuAnn Zieman & Kay Maass
February 4 Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
February 11 Ciara Neuhauser & Bonnie Weiss
February 18 Jim & Diane Eisermann
February 25 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee

January 2018

Elaine Kelm & Carolyn Rosenthal

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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Bulletin- THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY JANUARY 21, 2018

EMMANUEL and ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

JANUARY 21, 2018


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

A PERSONAL PRAYER FOR THOSE GATHERED FOR WORSHIP Redeemed, restored, forgiven, through Jesus precious blood Heirs of his home in heaven, oh, praise our pardoning God! Praise him in tuneful measures who gave His Son to die;

Praise him whose sevenfold treasures enrich and sanctify.

(Hymn 388:1) Heavenly Father: Through your Gospel in Word and Sacrament, forgive my sins, strengthen my faith, and make me a “fisher of men.” –all to your glory. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus is Revealed by Preaching Repentance – Is God calling you today to sell everything you have, give it away and move to a foreign country to be a penniless missionary? His Word does not say that. God does call some people to public ministry. He sends some far from home. He gives some of his ministers hard assignments. Note: He calls all believers by our baptisms to be ready to leave anything for him. He left everything for us. He gave his holy life for us.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Service of the Word” (hymnal page 38)

PASTOR’S GREETING

Note: At Sunday St. John’s & Emmanuel…

CHOIR “Be Strong in the Lord” (in place of opening hymn)

Note: At Wednesday St. John’s…

OPENING HYMN 80 “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME

The Lord’s Call Changes Hearts and Lives

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jonah 3:1-5,10

Jonah’s preaching changed hearts and lives in Nineveh

Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”

Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city—a visit required three days. On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.” The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.

PSALM 62 (hymnal page 88, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Live your life in view of the heavenly goal knowing your time is short

What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching, preaching, and healing every disease. Alleluia! (Matthew 4:23)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please be seated)

GOSPEL LESSON Mark 1:14-20 (today’s sermon text)

“I will make you fishers of men”

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

At Emmanuel…all children ages 2-6 are invited to Nursery Sunday School in the parish hall.

SERMON HYMN 560 “I Hear the Savior Calling”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Mark 1:14-20 “Our Lord Is Calling”

  1. His call caught us to be full-time followers of him
  2. His call directs us to be people-catchers for him

(Please stand after the sermon)

APOSTLES CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

(Please stand)

MISSION PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Ardis Henning, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), Drake Hunter (Bill & Cally’s grandson), Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Anna Madigan, Linda Malsack, Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Marion Neuman (Marjorie Fabian’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Becky Schulz (Kristen Cragin’s sister), Tim Schultz, Roger Stellick (Doug’s uncle), Bob Wegner, Pastor Jim Weiland – (added this week: Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ardis Henning, Steve Parrish, Pastor Jim Weiland from Merrill, Pastor Z’s classmate)
– For Marla Ohrmundt called by St. John’s voters on 1/7 to serve as Little Lambs pre-school director through the end of the school year
– For loved ones far away

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

(Please be seated)

HYMN 569 “O Christ, Our True and Only Light” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 323 “Almighty Father, Bless the Word”


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (1/28):

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Jesus Heals the Hopeless

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JANUARY 21-JANUARY 27
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. New Member Dinner at St. John’s
Mon. 7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level begins (2 of 13 weeks)
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018

Theme for next Sunday (1/28):

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Jesus Heals the Hopeless

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
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
2:00 P.M. WLA Let’s Celebrate

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Walter Bubolz, $75.00 has been given to St. John’s Church and School by Terri Champine. Thank you for your gift.

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

2 Corinthians 9:11

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Irv Krueger, $100.00 was given to St. John’s Debt Reduction Fund by Diane (Krueger) Hintz in remembrance of Irv’s 75th birthday on January 14th. Thank you for your gift.

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1

See the source imageTHANK YOU to all our St. John’s members and Mecan members for your prayers on my brother, Dennis Umland’s, behalf. After a 2 year battle with cancer, our kind and merciful Lord has ended his battle and has taken him home to Heaven. Your prayers were appreciated and helped us all, as we know they work. God bless you all, dear church family.

–Harold & Judy Fandrey

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN-UP The signup sheet is located in the church link way. Please sign up if you wish to have a copy of your 2017 offering statement.

ST. JOHN’S OFFERING ENVELOPES 2018 are located in the link way of church. Please pick yours up if you haven’t yet! If you do not have a box, feel free to contact pastor or the office and we will get one to you!

See the source image2017 OFFERING STATEMENTS If you have signed up to receive your 2017 offering statement, please pick it up in the link way.


See the source image https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifWELCOME NEW MEMBERS at Emmanuel & St. John’s since December 14, 2015!  You will be guests at a Welcome Dinner TODAY Sunday, January 21, beginning at approximately 11:15 a.m. following today’s St. John’s worship service.  Your hosts will be the members & families of the St. John’s Accessibility Task Force, St. John’s Shepherd Team, Emmanuel Council & Leaders, and Pastor & Mrs. Zietlow. See you soon!

MEMBERSHIP CLASS A new “Bible Information Class” began Wed 1/3/18 at 7:30pm in pastor’s office/conference room at St. John’s.  Alternate days/times can also be scheduled. Free study guides are available from pastor…just ask.

NEW WEEKDAY/EVE BIBLE CLASS Beginning January 2018, we started a new weekday/eve Bible Study entitled: “Your Questions–Scriptures Answers: Adiaphora” (things that God doesn’t command or forbid in the Bible and how we are to properly use our Christian freedom).  We meet at St. John’s in the pastor’s office/conference room Monday 7:30pm and Wednesday 10am. “Therefore let us leave the elementery teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…” (Hebrews 6:1)

LENT BY CANDLELIGHT Ladies, you won’t want to miss the second ever Lent by Candlelight on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montello. Please plan to join us for an evening of visiting, beautiful music and scrumptious snacks. All women are invited and are encouraged to invite their friends to prepare their hearts for Lent. There is no charge for this event. Seating is limited, so RSVP by emailing christavantreeck@gmail.com or signing up in the link way at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montello.

LUTHER PREP SCHOOL AUCTION GALA Donations of new items are currently being accepted for the Luther Prep Auction Gala to be held on Saturday, April 21. If you have something to share it can be brought to the Mission Advancement office anytime during the LPS school day. If you cannot attend the Gala in person this would be a great way to show support! Monetary donations can be made online:

http://events.readysetauction.com/lutherpreparatoryschool/carnival

Deadline for donations is March 9. Questions? Contact Sue at 920-262-8104. 

Your support benefits future pastors, teachers, and lay leaders.

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY Following the Sunday 8:00 a.m. worship service at Emmanuel, usually about 9:00 a.m., all are invited to the parish hall for our study of “Timely Topics–Timeless Truths” led by Lucas Stelter.  At 9:00 a.m. in the St. John’s sanctuary, all are invited to our study of the New Testament book of James: “Concrete Christianity” led by Pastor John Dolan and others. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” (2 Peter 3:18)

SECOND IMPRESSIONS THRIFT STORE is making plans to celebrate its one year anniversary, which is February 9th! Be sure to watch church bulletins and/or Facebook for the latest news!

The Thrift Store has been very blessed with approximately 100 volunteers who so graciously and generously give of their time and talents! Many referrals by our customers are helping make our customer list grow! Volunteers continue to be needed to help keep up with the growth!

Customers may shop the store which provides a friendly, Christian atmosphere, with clean, well-organized, quality merchandise at great prices! Store hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. to 3p.m. It is located at 325 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac. We are also thankful to everyone who has so generously donated to the store! It certainly is a blessing. The donations have proved to be popular with our customers. Donations may be dropped off Mondays 10a.m. to 4p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 10a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturdays 10a.m. to 2p.m. Thank you to everyone who has helped make our store a success!

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor) We’re called to be his witnesses, not lawyers or judges.

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Interactive Faith online Bible study
The next Interactive Faith series will begin Jan. 10, 2018, and run each Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (central) through Feb. 7, 2018. Rev. Daniel Habben, St. John’s, Saint John, Antigua, will lead the study titled “Isaiah: God confronts and comforts his people.” Learn more at wels.net/interactivefaith.

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USHERS

Emmanuel January 21 Darrell Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Jim Stuempges January 28 DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller

St. John’s January 21 Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith January 28 (C) Jack Yates; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt

GREETERS TODAY Jon & Jean Sheller

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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SJ ALTAR COMMITTEE CONTACT JANUARY 2018 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte

 

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: ZietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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