BULLETIN- 22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 21, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 21, 2018

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

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

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

  1. Go into the world, and tell all creation

that Jesus Christ is the One who saves.

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

has come to them today!

Young ones and old ones and those in between,

go make disciples for Jesus the King.

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

then get up and get out and go!

2. Baptize them in the name of the Father,

the name of the Son and the Spirit, too.

Teach them to obey what Jesus commanded,

and teach them in love just as Jesus taught you.

He said that sometimes the road would be rough,

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

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

then get up and get out and go!

3. Go into the world, and tell all creation

that Jesus Christ is the One who saves.

Go into the world, and tell eve’ry nation

salvation has come to them today!

Some will not listen, but some of them will,

when you bring tidings of peace and good will.

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

then get up and get out and go!

4. Baptize them in the name of the Father,

the name of the Son and the Spirit, too.

Teach them to obey what Jesus commanded,

and teach them in love just as Jesus taught you.

Time’s growing short and we do not know when

Jesus the King will come back again.

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

then get up and get out and go!

Salvation has come. Not ev’ryone knows.

Go into the world.       GO!

CONFESSION OF SINS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORGIVENESS

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

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

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

Minister and Penitent: O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy, and in your faithfulness, come to my relief. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.

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

Here the penitent may confess specific sins.

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

Penitent: Yes, I believe.

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

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

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

BIBLE READING: Acts 1:7-11 & 16:6-40 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul and Silas in Prison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH” DVD

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


OFFERING, GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

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

Go and tell the world about the Savior’s love

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

You can be my witnesses everywhere you go

Share the news of Jesus so all the world can know

PRAYER FOR SPREADING THE GOSPEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

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

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

– For those affected by local flooding and Hurricane Michael


CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost:

The Gift of Spiritual Sight

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-OCTOBER 27
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
NO Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
Tues. NO Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. NO ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL/LITTLE LAMBS
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost:

The Gift of Spiritual Sight

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

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FALL MISSION OFFERINGS! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

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

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

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

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

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

“I think it’s Adam’s suit!”

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

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

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

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

Usher Schedule
October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

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

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

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

November 4

(with comm.) E

SJ

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

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

November 11

E

(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

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

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

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

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke
November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

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

E

(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

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

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- 21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 14, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

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21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 14, 2018

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

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

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

  • NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

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

I read in the Bible the promise of God,

That nothing for Him is too hard;

Impossible things He has promised to do,

If we faithfully trust in His Word.

 

CHORUS:

Nothing is impossible

When you put your trust in God;

Nothing is impossible

When you’re trusting in His Word.

Hearken to the voice of God to thee:

“Is there anything too hard for Me?”

Then put your trust in God alone

and rest upon His Word–

For ev’rything, O ev’rything,

Yes, ev’rything is possible with God!

 

The word of the Lord is an anchor secure,

When winds of uncertainty blow:

Though man in his weakness may falter and fail,

His Word will not fail us we know.  CHORUS

 

All things are possible, this is His Word,

Receive it ‘tis written for you,

Believe in His promises, God cannot fail,

For what He has said He will do.  CHORUS

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  • NOTE: AT EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S…

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

  1. Blessed Jesus, at your Word

    We are gathered all to hear you.

    Let our hearts and souls be stirred

    Now to seek and love and fear you,

    By your teachings, sweet and holy,

    Drawn from earth to love you solely.

M: Oh, how I love your law!

C: I meditate on it all day long.

M: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,

C: for they are ever with me.

M: I have more insight than all my teachers,

C: for I meditate on your statutes.

M: How sweet are your words to my taste,

C: sweeter than honey to my mouth!

2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight

Lie in deepest darkness shrouded

Till your Spirit breaks our night

With the beams of truth unclouded.

You alone to God can win us;

You must work all good within us.

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

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

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

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

3 Gracious Savior, good and kind,

Light from Light, from God proceeding,

Open now our heart and mind;

Help us by your Spirit’s pleading.

Hear the cry your people raises;

Hear and bless our prayers and praises.

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Praise to you and adoration!

Grant that we your Word may trust,

Confident of our salvation,

While we here below must wander,

Till we sing your praises yonder.

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

M: Let us pray.

C: (spoken) Amen.

(Please be seated)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Jesus Warns Us to Guard against Greed

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

God warns the Israelites of their evil and greed

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

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

EPISTLE Hebrews 3:1-6

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

VERSE OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

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

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL Mark 10:17-27

Jesus teaches the rich young man about greed

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

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

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

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

(Please stand)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS, AND FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

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

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR CONTENTMENT

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Linda Krause, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Lily Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Lily Mann)

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

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

– For those affected by local flooding and Hurricane Michael

– For our communicants at St. John’s

THE LORD’S PRAYER (all read)

  • NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal, page 43)

(Please be seated)

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

(Please stand)

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

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

  • NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

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

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 354 “Lamb of God, We Fall before You”, 469:1-4 “Take My Life and Let It Be” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday:

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14-OCTOBER 20

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

History Presentation at Emmanuel

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

Mon.

6:00 P.M.

School Parents meeting in St. John’s lower level

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Joint Pastor’s Conference at Elkhart Lake

Wed.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

Joint Pastor’s Conference at Elkhart Lake

NO ADULT BIBLE STUDY

1:40 P.M.

St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

6:00 P.M.

Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday:

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

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RECYCLE MEDITATIONS DEVOTIONALS FOR PRISON MINISTRY

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

October Voters Meeting Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

10-7 10-10

95

114 4

St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

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Usher Schedule

October 14

E

(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

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

October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

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

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

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

November 4

(with comm.) E

SJ

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

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

November 11

E

(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

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

November 18

E

SJ

Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

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

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

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

November 25

E

(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

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

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Like & find us on Facebook

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 7, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCTOBER 7, 2018

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

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

The Common Service (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

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

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain:

Leaning, leaning,

Safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

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

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

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

Leaning on the everlasting arms?

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

  • AT ST. JOHN’S ON WEDNESDAY…

OPENING HYMN 494 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

(printed in the hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME: Marriage

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

God established marriage

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

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

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

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

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

EPISTLE: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-8

Christ-like attitude and actions

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

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

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: MARK 10:2-16

Jesus teaches about marriage and family

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

“What did Moses command you?” he replied.

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

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

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

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

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

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

(Please be seated)

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

SERMON: Genesis 2:18-24

“God Established Marriage”

  1. He designed it
  2. He defined it

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

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

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

(added this week: )

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

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

(Note: at Emmanuel remain standing for communion liturgy,

at St. John’s be seated for hymn)

  • AT EMMANUEL…

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

(Please be seated for holy communion)

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

(Please be seated)

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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  • AT ST JOHN’S…

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

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 745:2 “May the Peace of God” (printed on bulletin page 8 & 9, all sing)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:

Warning Against Greed

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7-OCTOBER 13

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with communion

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

11:15 A.M.

St. John’s Voters meeting

Mon.

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

NO CHOIR

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

1:40 P.M.

St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release

2:15 P.M.

Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid cleaning day

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:

Warning Against Greed

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

History Presentation at Emmanuel

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “When you get to your wit’s end, You’ll find God lives there.”

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

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

RECYCLE MEDITATIONS DEVOTIONALS FOR PRISON MINISTRY

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

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

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

What Is The “Lord, Have Mercy”?

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

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

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

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

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

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

9-30 10-3

100

84 15

St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Oct 7

Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

Usher Schedule

October 7

(with comm.) E

SJ

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

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

October 14

E

(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

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

October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

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

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

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

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Please Sign Our Guest Register

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

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

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)

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September 30, 2018

Branches Band Worship at Montello City Park

Welcome Branches Band

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

*AT 8:00AM EMMANUEL…

Sunday 8:00am:

Emmanuel Worship

with baptism

Sunday 10:00am:

Branches Band Worship

at City Park

Wednesday 6:30pm:

St. John’s Worship

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THEME FOR TODAY:

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Supplemental Readings

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GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY:

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

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

HOLY BAPTISM LITURGY (hymnal page 12, read responsively)

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

Service continues on page 4 with Invocation…

*AT 10:00AM CITY PARK WORSHIP…

OPENING HYMN

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

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

Emmanuel 8:00am service: congregation sings

Verse 1

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

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

Let all who hear now to his temple draw near,

Joining in glad adoration!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 2

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

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

Have you not seen all that is needful has been

Sent by his gracious ordaining?

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 3

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

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

What need or grief ever has failed of relief?

Wings of his mercy did shade you.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 4

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

Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.

Ponder anew what the Almighty can do

As with his love he befriends you. 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Verse 5

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

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

Let the Amen sound from his people again;

Gladly forever adore him!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

(congregation rises)

INVOCATION

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

Congregation: Amen.

CONFESSION/ABSOLUTION

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

Pastor: Dear friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us.

Verse 1 (Branches Band/Emm. congregation)

O Jesus, Lamb of God, you are

My comfort and my guiding star;

I come, a sinner, trustingly

And bring my many sins with me.

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

Verse 2 (Branches Band/Emm. congregation)

O Lord, my sin indeed is great;

I groan beneath the dreadful weight.

Be merciful to me I pray;

Take guilt and punishment away.

SILENT CONFESSION

Verse 3 (Branches Band/Emm congregation)

Saint John the Baptist points to you

And bids me cast my sin on you,

For you have left your throne on high

To suffer for the world and die.

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

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

Verse 4 (congregation joins)

Help me to change my ways, O Lord,

And gladly to obey your Word.

While here I live, abide with me,

Then take me home eternally.

SALUTATION

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

Congregation: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

(congregation is seated)

FIRST LESSON

Numbers 11:16, 24-26

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

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

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

PSALM

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

SECOND LESSON

Philippians 1:12-18a

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

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

Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.

SONG OF RESPONSE/CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (optional)

I Am a Light by Rachel Braun

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

I am a light; I am a light

I hold it up high, I hold it down low

I am a light wherever I go

I am a light; I am a light

My faith in God helps all to see

That Jesus is the light in me

Jesus is my Savior; he died and rose for me

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

(congregation rises)

GOSPEL (today’s sermon text)

Mark 9:38-50

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

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

Causing to Stumble

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

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

Pastor: This is the gospel of our Lord.

Congregation: Praise be to you, O Christ!

(congregation is seated)

HYMN OF THE DAY

Holy Spirit, Light Divine (CW 183)

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

Emmanuel 8:00am service: congregation sings

Verse 1

Holy Spirit, Light divine, 

Shine upon this heart of mine;

Chase the gloom of night away; 

Turn the darkness into day.

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

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

Verse 4

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

Verse 5

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

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Mark 9:38-50

“Be All That You Can Be”

1. Humble

2. Salty

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

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

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

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

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

(congregation rises)

APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth.

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

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

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

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

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy Christian Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

(congregation is seated)

OFFERING

Branches Band will provide music during the offering

(congregation rises)

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

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

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

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

– For the music ministry of Branches Band & Koine

LORD’S PRAYER (sung by Branches Band)

CLOSING PRAYER

BLESSING

“May the Lord” (sung by Branches Band)

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face shine upon you.

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

And give you peace.

CLOSING HYMN

To God Be the Glory (CW 399)

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

Emmanuel 8:00am service: congregation sings

Verse 1

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

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

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin

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

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear his voice!

Refrain:

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

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Marriage

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 6

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

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

Mon.

6:00 P.M.

Hands in Prayer at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s begins

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Choir

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

Tues.

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Elders meeting

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

Wed.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

1:40 P.M.

St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release

2:15 P.M.

Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Bible Information Class

Thurs.

8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

12:00 P.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch & meeting

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Marriage 

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship (with communion)

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

11:15 A.M.

St. John’s Voters meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 1:4-5

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

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

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

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

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

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR FALL MISSION OFFERING YET? DEADLINE IS TODAY! Please use the collection container where you are a member (church entrance both at Emmanuel & St. John’s). Since we are worshipping at the park today, you may also give your offering today to LWMS Reporter Linda Wachholz. Be a friend to missions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “Well, this explains a lot! – A pastor said: “You need to join the Army of the Lord!” My friend replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.” Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”

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

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

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

RECYCLE MEDITATIONS DEVOTIONALS FOR PRISON MINISTRY

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

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

9-23 9-26

120

170 6

St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Sept. 30

Kenon & Mary Smith

Oct 7

Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

Usher Schedule

September 30

E

SJ

Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

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

October 7

(with comm.) E

SJ

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

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

October 14

E

(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

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

October 21

E

SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

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

October 28

E

(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

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

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- September 23, 2018 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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September 23, 2018

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Divine Service II

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

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

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

(Please stand)

INVOCATION

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

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

C: Amen.

CONFESSION

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

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

For faithless worrying and selfish pride,

for sins of habit and sins of choice,

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

You should cast me away from Your presence forever.

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

ABSOLUTION

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

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

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

C: Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY Mark 10:47

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

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

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

C: Lord, have mercy.

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

C: Christ, have mercy.

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

C: Lord, have mercy.

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

C: Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE WORD

SALUTATION

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

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

C: Amen.

(Please be seated)

FIRST LESSON Jeremiah 11:18-20

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

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

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

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

SECOND LESSON JAMES 3:13-18

God tests the heart for true wisdom

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

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

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

Alleluia-Faith

(Please stand)

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

GOSPEL

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

C: Glory be to You, O Lord.

MARK 9:30-37

God tests the heart for faith and humility

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

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

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

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

M: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to You, O Christ.

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

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

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

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

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

(Please stand)

NICENE CREED

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

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate.

He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy Christian* and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

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

(Please stand)

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

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

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

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

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

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

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

Give us today our daily bread.

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

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

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

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

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

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

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

M: The Lord bless you and keep you.

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

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

C: Amen.

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

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

THE SACRAMENT

PREFACE

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

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

M: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.

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

C: It is good and right so to do.

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

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

Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

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

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

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

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

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

Hosanna in the highest! How truly blest is He;

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

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

Deliver us from bondage-Hosanna, mighty Lord!

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

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

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

By His incarnation, He became one with us.

By His perfect life, He fulfilled Your holy will.

By His innocent death, He overcame hell.

By His rising from the grave, He opened heaven.

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

C: Amen.

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

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

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

Give us today our daily bread.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen

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

Lamb of God (1)

(Please be seated)

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

(Please stand)

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

Luke 2:29-32

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

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

For I have seen Your promised incarnate, saving Word—

A Light that will enlighten all gloom where Gentiles dwell;

The brilliant, crowning glory of those in Israel!

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

All glory to the Spirit, forever three in one;

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

God’s triune name resounding through all eternity.

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

C: Amen.

BLESSING

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

M: The Lord bless you and keep you.

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

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

C: Amen.

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Submit to One Another in Love

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

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Submit to One Another in Love

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

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

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

–LuAnn Reber

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

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

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

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

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

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS Meets Tuesday – 6PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 and under).

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

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

RECYCLE MEDITATIONS DEVOTIONALS FOR PRISON MINISTRY

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

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

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Usher Schedule
September 23

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

Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann

September 30

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

Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Hail Mary

I feel all alone

by Pastor Mark Jeske

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

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

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

Sleep well tonight.

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Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

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Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

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

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

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

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

ORDER OF SERVICE

Morning Praise (hymnal page 45)

PASTOR’S GREETING

(Please stand)

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

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

(Please be seated)

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

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

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 50:4-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: Mark 8:27-35

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

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

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

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

Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”

Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

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

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

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

(Please be seated)

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

SERMON Luke 10:1-23

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

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

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

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

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

who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

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

us in your name.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Don’t Overpack!”

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

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

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

Forsaking old, familiar ways For ventures bold and new:

Grant us to hear your call To risk security

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

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

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

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

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

OFFERING, GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS, & WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

LITURGY (hymnal page 50, read & sung responsively)

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

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

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

– In the Time of Temptation

– For Missions

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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

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

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

Send us on ways where faith Transcends timidity,

Where love informs and hope sustains Both life and ministry.

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

The crucified and risen King To whom the saints belong:

Though generations pass, Our tribute still we bring,

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

God Tests the Heart – Stewardship 3

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

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

God Tests the Heart – Stewardship 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pastor Pheng & Chao Moua & Family

2633 Eldridge Avenue East

North St. Paul, MN 55109

Email: immhmonglutheran@msn.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
9-9 9-12 54 91 6
St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Usher Schedule
September 16

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

Wayne Stelter, Noah Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

September 23

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

Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann

September 30

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

Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

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Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

GRANDPARENT’S DAY

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

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

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of Word and Sacrament (hymnal page 26)

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

LITURGY (hymnal page 29b, all sing)

“Amen.”

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY

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

FIRST LESSON Isaiah 35:4-7

Joy of the redeemed

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

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

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

EPISTLE LESSON James 1:17-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 30, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 7:31-37

The healing of a deaf mute

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

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

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 30b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

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

SERMON Luke 9:57-62

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

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

He said to another man, “Follow me.”

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

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

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

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

“Be Dedicated to Serving Your Lord”

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

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

– For those affected by recent flood and wind damage

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

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

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

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

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

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

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

(After the distribution, please stand)

THANK THE LORD, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

(hymnal pages 36-37)

(Please be seated)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Discipleship Includes the Willingness to Suffer –

Sermon: Stewardship 2

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

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Discipleship Includes the Willingness to Suffer –

Sermon: Stewardship 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
September 9 Scott & Debbie Ritz
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
9-2 9-5 72 93 11
St. John’s Altar Committee:

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Usher Schedule
September 9

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

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

September is…

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

BEFRIEND A MISSION MONTH

He tends His flocks like a shepherd:

He gathers the lambs in His arms

and carries them close to His heart.

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

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

“So then as you received Christ Jesus as Lord continue to live in him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7).

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

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

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

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

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BULLETIN- THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

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

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

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

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

Obey God’s commands

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

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

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

EPISTLE: EPHESIANS 6:10-20

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

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

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

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

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

Jesus teaches true obedience

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

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

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

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

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

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

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

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 459 “O God, My Faithful God”

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

“Only Jesus Can Clean the Soul

1. The crud

2. The Cleaner

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20a, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

– For those who labor (Labor Day 9/3)

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

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

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

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for holy communion)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 377 “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(After the distribution, please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

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

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Joy & Praise to the Savior for his Healing Power

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 2-SEPTEMBER 8
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon. LABOR DAY
Tues. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs begins
8:15 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Opening Service (all school families are invited to church! Muffins and coffee served.)
6:00 P.M. Hands In Prayer begins in St. John’s lower level
Wed. 1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch & meeting in lower level
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Joy & Praise to the Savior for his Healing Power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Talking Turkey About the Future–Revelation”

“LET US HOLD UNSWERVINGLY TO THE HOPE WE PROFESS, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.  AND LET US CONSIDER HOW WE MAY SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS.  LET US NOT GIVE UP MEETING TOGETHER, AS SOME ARE IN THE HABIT OF DOING, BUT LET US ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER–AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.”

(Hebrews 10:23-25)

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

September 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

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

SJ

(with comm) E

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

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz

September 9

(with comm) SJ

E

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

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- RUSSIA MISSION FESTIVAL AUGUST 26, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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RUSSIA MISSION FESTIVAL

AUGUST 26, 2018

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

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

THEME Russia Mission Festival-Sermontation by Pastor Luke Wolfgramm

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(by Pepper Choplin)

As the snow falls from heaven,

As it comes in swirling showers from the sky,

So is my Word.

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

So is my Word.

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

It will bless the earth wherever it is heard.

This is my Word.

As the rain brings renewal

And the tender buds begin to come alive,

So is my Word.

Giving seed to the sower,

And the bread to the hungry ’til they thrive,

So is my Word.

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

It will bless the earth wherever it is heard.

This is my Word.

O Lord, when I am weary,

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

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

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

And be led forth in peace,

And the hills will break before you into song.

So be faithful, brave and true,

For I will go before you,

And when your earthly journey here is done.

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

I’ll say well done, well done!

As the snow falls from heaven,

And the rain comes in showers from the sky,

This is my Word.

(Please stand)

PRIVATE CONFESSION

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

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

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

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

and in your faithfulness, come to my relief.

Do not bring your servant into judgment,

for no one living is righteous before you.

Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails.

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

Show me the way I should go,

for to you I lift up my soul.

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

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

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

C: Yes, I believe.

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

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

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

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (ready by pastor)

(Please be seated)

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

SERMONTATION: 1 SAMUEL (selected verses)

1. Treasure God’s Gift

2. Work and Pray

3. Get Others to Help

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

SERMONTATION: PART #2 (Work and Pray)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

SERMONTATION: PART #3 (Get Others to Help)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

MISSION OF THE CHURCH (spoken responsively)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silent prayer.

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

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

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

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

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

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

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

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (spoken together)

*NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

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

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

BENEDICTION

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

True Obedience

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

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

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

True Obedience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“LET US HOLD UNSWERVINGLY TO THE HOPE WE PROFESS, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL.  AND LET US CONSIDER HOW WE MAY SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS.  LET US NOT GIVE UP MEETING TOGETHER, AS SOME ARE IN THE HABIT OF DOING, BUT LET US ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER–AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.”

(Hebrews 10:23-25)

Back to Sunday school

by Pastor Mark Jeske

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

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

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

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

LUTHERAN LINKS VIA INTERNET

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

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

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

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Usher Schedule
August 26

(with comm) SJ

E

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

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

September 2

SJ

(with comm) E

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

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz

September 9

(with comm) SJ

E

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

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 19, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 19, 2018

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

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

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

THEME: Eating Spiritual Food Equals Believing In Christ

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“The Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

OLD TESTAMENT: PROVERBS 9:1-6

Wisdom has set her table

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

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

EPISTLE: EPHESIANS 5:15-20

Be filled with the Spirit

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

VERSE OF THE DAY

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

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

Eating and drinking Christ by faith

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

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

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

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

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Please be seated)

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

SERMON: JOHN 6:47-58

“Jesus Is My Kind of Bread”

Because of the…

1. Bakery

2. Benefit

3. Cost

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

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

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

(added this week: Ron Fuerstenau, Joan Schmitz)

– For Frieda Otto who celebrated her 98th birthday on 8/12

– For Gene & Sharon Crook who will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on 8/22

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20, all read)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 616 “Feed your Children, God Most Holy” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 293 “God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Russia Mission Festival: Faith Generates the Right Choice–Following Christ

Note: Please give your completed friendship register page to an usher or pastor as you leave today’s service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 19-AUGUST 25
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Registration and Pictures
Mon. 6:00 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Registration and Pictures
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study
7:30 P.M. St. John’s Sunday School staff meeting
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
Fri.
Sat. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Work Day with lunch
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Russia Mission Festival: Faith Generates the Right Choice–Following Christ

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. St. John’s lunch and presentation

See the source imageLITTLE LAMBS There are still openings for Little Lambs for the 2018-2019 school year! Call Sara Borck (858) 731-7919 or the office (608) 297-2866 to reserve your spot today!!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PICTURES Registration for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School and Little Lambs IS TODAY at 11:15a.m. and TOMORROW, Monday, August 20 at 6:00p.m. Both will be held at St. John’s in Pastor’s office and Little Lambs classroom. SCHOOL PHOTOS will be taken during registration times.

THANKS to all those who participated in yesterday’s Father Marquette Day’s Parade Float.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME The Emmanuel Congregation wishes to thank the following members for their faithful time and effort over the past number of years, with the following activitis:

Tabitha Stelter : Management of the Emmanuel weekly Sunday School sessions.

Karen Radke : Management of the Sunshine position.

Dave Radke : Management of the Emmanuel usher schedule.

And as always, thanks be to the Lord for such generous members!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is in recruiting mode for 2 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following positions. All expenses are reimbursed by the Church.

1) Sunday School Teacher : This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children between the ages of 6 and 10, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall, during the sermon segment of the service.

2) Sun Shine Position : Based on weekly emails from Pastor Zietlow, this individual will manage the mailing of get-well, sympathy cards, etc. to church members and their families.

If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY A great turnout last week for the first of three summer Men’s Bible Classes! Tuesday night at 6:30PM we do it again. Joshua’s Last Lecture teaches about “blind” faith and the old adage, “practice what you preach.” Meet in the church basement.

CARDS The cards have been restocked! They are located in the lower level of St. John’s. Come check them out and see what’s new!

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

See the source imageST JOHN’S STREAMING ON YOUTUBE Church services are now streaming live to our YouTube channel. To find St. John’s YouTube channel, simply visit our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org/ and click on the VIDEO link in the top menu. Prior videos can be watched on this page or you can click the link to our YouTube channel page where services can be watched live, as they happen.  Be sure to subscribe on Youtube and click the bell icon in the upper right corner of YouTube to get notified of new videos and live streams.

C:\Users\lwachholz.STJOHN\Downloads\Jennifer & Luke.jpgLET’S CELEBRATE MISSIONS WITH OUR WELS MISSIONARIES IN RUSSIA, LUKE & JENNIFER WOLFGRAMM!

Plan to attend!! We are blessed to have another full day of celebrating missions on Sunday, August 26, with special services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s. A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Russia.

Pastor Wolfgramm will lead morning worship with what he calls a “Sermontation,” which will combine the morning sermon with a power point presentation about Russia. Then, following the St. John’s service, ALL are invited for a summer “piknik” lunch (Freewill Offering) in the lower level around *11:15 a.m. The Wolfgramms will then do a tag-team mission presentation, that will be completely different from the morning “sermontation,” beginning around *12:00 p.m. (*Times are approximate.)

ENDEAVOR BLOOD DRIVE The Endeavor Blood Drive will be on August 22 from 1:00-6:00pm at the Endeavor Fire Station. Please call Ruth Jones to schedule your appointment today at (608)587-2646.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.”

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

LUTHERAN LINKS VIA INTERNET

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
August 19 Jim & Diane Eisermann
August 26 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
September 2 James & Linda Wachholz
September 9 Scott & Debbie Ritz
September 16 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
September 23 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
8-12 8-15 106 126 5
St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

Usher Schedule
August 19

SJ

E

Don Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz

Don Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

August 26

(with comm) SJ

E

Kenon Smith; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

September 2

SJ

(with comm) E

Cal Kapp; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojatalewicz

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz

September 9

(with comm) SJ

E

James Wachholz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-107160252675/

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

Parish/School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser (608) 297-2866

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

Mail to: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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