Bulletin- August 12, 2018 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

St. John’s & Emmanuel

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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August 12, 2018

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Divine Service II

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

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

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

(Please stand)

INVOCATION

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

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

C: Amen.

CONFESSION

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

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

For faithless worrying and selfish pride,

for sins of habit and sins of choice,

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

You should cast me away from Your presence forever.

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

ABSOLUTION

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

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

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

C: Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY Mark 10:47

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

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

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

C: Lord, have mercy.

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

C: Christ, have mercy.

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

C: Lord, have mercy.

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

C: Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE WORD

SALUTATION

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

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

C: Amen.

(Please be seated)

FIRST LESSON 1 KINGS 19:3-8

An angel strengthens Elijah

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

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

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

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

SECOND LESSON EPHESIANS 4:30–5:2

Spiritual living flows from God who has forgiven us

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

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

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

Alleluia-Faith

(Please stand)

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

GOSPEL

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

C: Glory be to You, O Lord.

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

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

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

M: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise be to You, O Christ.

(Please be seated)

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

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

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

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

(Please stand)

NICENE CREED

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING

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

(Please stand)

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

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

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

– For our communicants at St. John’s

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL, THE SERVICE CONTINUES WITH…

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

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

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

Give us today our daily bread.

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

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

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

Amen.

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

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

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

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

M: The Lord bless you and keep you.

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

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

C: Amen.

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

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

THE SACRAMENT

PREFACE

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

M: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

M: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.

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

C: It is good and right so to do.

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

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

Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

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

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

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

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

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

Hosanna in the highest! How truly blest is He;

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

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

Deliver us from bondage-Hosanna, mighty Lord!

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

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

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

By His incarnation, He became one with us.

By His perfect life, He fulfilled Your holy will.

By His innocent death, He overcame hell.

By His rising from the grave, He opened heaven.

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

C: Amen.

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

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

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

Give us today our daily bread.

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

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

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

Amen.

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

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

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

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

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen

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

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(Please be seated)

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

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

(Please stand)

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

Luke 2:29-32

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

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

For I have seen Your promised incarnate, saving Word—

A Light that will enlighten all gloom where Gentiles dwell;

The brilliant, crowning glory of those in Israel!

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

All glory to the Spirit, forever three in one;

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

God’s triune name resounding through all eternity.

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

C: Amen.

BLESSING

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

M: The Lord bless you and keep you.

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

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

C: Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Eating Spiritual Food Equals Believing In Christ

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

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

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Eating Spiritual Food Equals Believing In Christ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

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Susan Brown

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

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

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

August 12

(with comm) SJ

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

Lucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Joe Heller

August 19

SJ

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

Don Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

August 26

(with comm) SJ

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

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann

Teacher Cassie Doering

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 5, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUGUST 5, 2018

PLEASE WELCOME TODAY’S WORSHIP LEADER:

Pastor Gary Johnson

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

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

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

THEME FOR TODAY The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

(Please be seated)

FIRST READING Exodus 16:2-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE VERSE OF THE DAY

Alleluia. Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” Alleluia. (John 14:23)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL READING John 6:24-35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

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

SERMON Ephesians 4:17-24

“Off with the Old; On with the New!”

(Please stand)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 43-44)

(Please be seated)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

The Twelvth Sunday after Pentecost:

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

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 5-AUGUST 11

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with communion

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Congregational meeting

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

Mon.

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

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

Tues.

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

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study

Wed.

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

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

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

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion

Fri.

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

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s

Theme: “Here Be Treasure”

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

The Twelvth Sunday after Pentecost:

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

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

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

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

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

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

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY is THIS WEEK!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

7-29 8-1

66

134 14

St. John’s Altar Committee:

August 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

August 5

LuAnn Zieman & Kay Maass

August 12

Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning

August 19

Jim & Diane Eisermann

August 26

Wayne & Marilyn Riemer

Usher Schedule

August 5

SJ

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

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

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann

Teacher Cassie Doering

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 29, 2018

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

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

C: Amen

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

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

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

C: Amen

PRAYER OF THE DAY

O Lord, your ears are always open to the prayers of your humble servants, who come to you in Jesus’ name. Teach us always to ask according to your will that we may never fail to obtain the blessings you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen (Spoken)

(Please be seated)

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

FIRST READING Exodus 24:3-11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE VERSE OF THE DAY

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

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

(Please stand)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Please be seated)

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

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

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

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

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

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

  1. My faith looks up to thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray;

Take all my guilt away;

Oh, let me from this day Be wholly thine!

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

  1. May thy rich grace impart

Strength to my fainting heart;

My zeal inspire!

As thou hast died for me,

Oh, may my love to thee

Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire!

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

  1. While life’s dark maze I tread

And griefs around me spread,

Be thou my guide.

Bid darkness turn to day,

Wipe sorrow’s tears away,

Nor let me ever stray From thee aside.

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

  1. When ends life’s transient dream,

When death’s cold, sullen stream

Shall o’er me roll,

Blest Savior, then, in love,

Fear and distrust remove;

Oh, bear me safe above, A ransomed soul!

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

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

LORD’S PRAYER

(Please be seated)

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

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER

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

C: Amen (spoken)

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

BENEDICTION

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

(Please be seated)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 29-AUGUST 4

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Council meeting

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

Mon.

Tues.

1:00 P.M.

New Teacher Seminar at WLA & supper

Wed.

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

Fri.

7:00 P.M.

WELS Night at Miller Park

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:

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

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with communion

9:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Congregational meeting

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is a Liturgical Worship Service?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendance

Emmanuel

St. John’s

7-22 7-25

67

131

St. John’s Altar Committee:

July 2018

Elain Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

July 29

Jon & Jean Sheller

Usher Schedule

July 29

SJ

E

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

DuWayene Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN -THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 22, 2018

EMMANUEL AND ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 22, 2018

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

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Gives the Bread of Life By His Faithful Word – Last week we saw how Jesus gives the Bread of Life through faithful public ministers. This week we focus on their message. In order to be a faithful public minister, you must proclaim God’s faithful Word. When people don’t proclaim the whole truth of God, they destroy faith and ultimately turn people away from Jesus. It is only through his faithful Word that Jesus creates and strengthens faith (Romans 10:17). Nothing else will do!

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP O Lord, our God: rule over the nations of earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your church may worship you in peace and joy. Through your Word and Sacrament, come to us. Forgive our sins, strengthen our faith, and help us live up to our high calling as your children. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“The Common Service” (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 336 “Come unto Me, Ye Weary”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

The Savior Is our Compassionate Shepherd

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jeremiah 23:1-6 (today’s sermon text)

The Messiah is the true Shepherd, the Lord our Righteousness

“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord. “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,

“when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,

a King who will reign wisely

and do what is just and right in the land.

In his days Judah will be saved

and Israel will live in safety.

This is the name by which he will be called:

The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

PSALM 23 (hymnal page 72, sung in unison)

EPISTLE LESSON Ephesians 2:13-22

The Shepherd is also the Cornerstone of the Church, his believing sheep

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! My Word will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Alleluia. (Isaiah 55:11b)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! ”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL Mark 6:30-34

The compassionate Shepherd gives spiritual rest: the forgiveness of sins, life & salvation

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 18b, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 362 “Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior Blest”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Jeremiah 23:1-6

“Give It To Me Straight, Lord!”

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God…”

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

(Please stand)

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR THE SUNDAYS AFTER PENTECOST (hymnal p. 127, read responsively)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

– For the family of Bill Schroeder, Ashley’s father-in-law, called home on 6/18

– For Kash Z. Kuchar, the son of Joshua and Amanda Kuchar born on 6/27

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20b)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

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

(Please be seated for holy communion)

Our church follows the historic and widespread Christian practice of closed Communion. We ask that only members of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or another congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) partake of the sacrament. We follow this practice because the Bible teaches it and because we love you. Please speak with the pastor if you have any questions.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 311 “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(After the distribution, please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER, & BLESSING (hymnal pages 24-25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 375:1, 6 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 375:1-4 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 375:5-6 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:

A Miraculous Meal Points to Fellowship with God

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 22-JULY 28
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School staff meeting
Tues.
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:

A Miraculous Meal Points to Fellowship with God

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

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

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

LOOKING FORWARD AT EMMANUEL

Sunday 7/29: Emmanuel Council Meeting

Sunday 8/5: Emmanuel Congregation Meeting

THANK YOU To the Tutaj family who made a donation of $1,154.00 to Emmanuel in loving memory of Randy Tutaj. Your donation is deeply appreciated.

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

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

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

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

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s link way.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

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

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

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

CAMEROON MISSION WISH LIST On Sunday 5/20 Missionary Dan Kroll and family shared with our Montello congregations the blessings and challenges of our WELS mission in Cameroon.  Earlier this week he e-mailed me a wish list to share with you.  Please consider a financial gift to help our gospel mission among our brothers and sisters in The Lutheran Church of Cameroon. (see insert)

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God is good and we are blessed! After much deliberation and discussion between the school board, council, pastor, synod leadership and many others, we are able to report that our school status is on track and in a good place. The teaching staff is now set and it is a good one. We are pleased.

Little Lambs – Sara Borck, as planned an announced earlier will take over this program.

K-1 – Cassie Doering, a 5th-Year Senior at Martin Luther College has agreed to serve as a 1-year emergency teacher. She’s from Lake Mills.

2-4 – Karin Stellick will continue her work in this classroom

5-8 – Rachel Naumann, our newest teacher, will bring  her 2 years of experience at Luther Prep School into our 5-8 classroom.

This a good mix of experience and youth that will give us a fine faculty for the upcoming school year. We are blessed and  excited by that. We will also have qualified and experienced classroom aides and other support people.

The duties of principal will be handled for the time being by a “committee” approach. Pastor Dolan  has agreed to serve as a spiritual advisor to the faculty and staff and will be a liaison to the school board and church council. Other duties will be  handled by  the school board, and other church leaders, staff, and members as needs arise. Specific duties and details are still being researched and worked out, and we are making good progress. We are not where we hoped to be at this point as far as full-time principal/teacher is concerned, but the situation has worked out well. We are in good hands as we make further preparations for the new school year. Watch for more updates in the weeks ahead. Continue to pray for and support our school ministry, staff, students and parents as together we “feed the lambs” of Jesus.

Bad decisions. Good stories.

By Linda Buxa

I was driving down the main street of my town when I saw the guy’s shirt: “Bad decisions make the best stories.”

I got all high-and-mighty because I was pretty sure his shirt was trying to make sin sound like good fun. Perhaps it was an out-of-hand spring break. Maybe teenage rebellion earned a visit from the police. Or a bachelor party in Vegas where things stayed there.

Then I realized the shirt was pretty accurate. My dumbest decisions do make the best stories—of God’s grace. So do yours, because you are “convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39).

King David knew. He slept with Uriah’s wife and then had Uriah killed in battle. God still called him a man after his own heart.

Abraham understood. Twice he tried to pass his wife off as his sister so he wouldn’t be killed and have Sarah taken into a harem. God made him the father of many nations as he had promised.

Peter denied that he even knew Jesus, yet Jesus gave him the high privilege of feeding his lambs.

How about you? Jesus’ sacrifice brought you back into a relationship with the Father. His love washes away your dumb decisions. His mercy takes away your shame. Thanks to Jesus, nothing—not even your bad decisions—can separate you from his love.

Time of Grace Writer,

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Store Hours

Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM

Donation Accepted Times

Monday 10 AM – 4 PM

Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

We are happy to announce that Second Impressions is donating

$20,000 to Winnebago Lutheran Academy for operating expenses!

By the Grace of God, we are continuing to grow, and we need more volunteers now more than ever!! We have an awesome group that have fun and enjoy each other’s comradery. Stop by today or call(920) 907-9900 to see how you can be part of our team and “Give God the Glory!”

New Items Arrive Daily, Come On Over And Check Them Out!

Store News: The assistant manager position has been split into two positions. We welcome Edie Wandell and Judy Steinbrenner! Edie and Judy have retail backgrounds with talents and skills that will certainly benefit Second Impressions. We are grateful that they will be part of our team!

We are thankful to Deb Giffey, our former assistant manager, for all that she has done for Second Impressions and wish her God’s blessings in her move to Red Granite.

Thanks to our intern, Holly Christie, we now have a website up and running! Check out our website at www.secondimpressionsfdl.com.

We are blessed to have Holly in our midst and are grateful for the time she spends with us. Please be sure to also look us up on Facebook and “Share” with others. This will be very beneficial in helping us get the word out about our store.

You can also VOTE online to help make us the “Best of Fond du Lac” Readers’ Choice Award for 2018. Log on to fdlreporter.com/bestof (category Thrift Store).

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our Back-to-School Sale will be held July 31 through August 4. Take advantage of some GREAT deals along with tax free purchases on clothing, shoes, and school supplies (August 1 through August 4th)! Tuesday, July 31, entire store will be 20% OFF; Wednesday, August 1, 25% OFF; Thursday, August 2, 30% OFF; Friday, August 3, 40% OFF and Saturday, August 4th 50% OFF (all sale days exclude furniture). All Jeans will be $1 (excludes sale).

Donations: We can always use any type of donation. Higher priority items this month include: Tools & Hardware; Jewelry (especially earrings) Children’s clothing and shoes, size newborn through 6 years; Small Appliances (blenders, toasters, etc); kettles; Men’s size small shirts; Men’s and Children’s shoes; Men’s jeans; towels and sheets, purses and furniture.

We could also use larger size bags (i.e. from Kohl’s, Target, etc)

Call or come by the store to volunteer, donate, or do some shopping!

325 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac 920-907-9900

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee:

July 2018

Elain Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

Just East of the A&W Restaurant

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
July 22 Sara Borck & Jennie Utke
July 29 Jon & Jean Sheller
Usher Schedule
July 22

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Cal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

July 29

SJ

E

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

DuWayene Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Monday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am-2:00pm

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 15, 2018

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 15, 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: Through Faithful Preachers & Teachers – It’s not easy giving a faithful proclamation of God’s Word. Pastors and teachers serve as God’s representative to a sinful world, and the world is often not willing to accept God’s message of truth. The Old Testament prophet Amos found that out; St. Paul found that out; Jesus’ newly-called apostles would find that out. Yet faithful pastors and teachers are a most necessary and divinely-instituted way in which the gospel of Jesus is proclaimed to all nations. Thank God for faithful preachers and teachers of the gospel! By them Jesus gives us the Bread of Life.

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

(Please stand)

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

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

  1. Blessed Jesus, at your Word

    We are gathered all to hear you.

    Let our hearts and souls be stirred

    Now to seek and love and fear you,

    By your teachings, sweet and holy,

    Drawn from earth to love you solely.

M: Oh, how I love your law!

C: I meditate on it all day long.

M: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,

C: for they are ever with me.

M: I have more insight than all my teachers,

C: for I meditate on your statutes.

M: How sweet are your words to my taste,

C: sweeter than honey to my mouth!

2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight

Lie in deepest darkness shrouded

Till your Spirit breaks our night

With the beams of truth unclouded.

You alone to God can win us;

You must work all good within us.

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

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

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

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

3 Gracious Savior, good and kind,

Light from Light, from God proceeding,

Open now our heart and mind;

Help us by your Spirit’s pleading.

Hear the cry your people raises;

Hear and bless our prayers and praises.

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

C: (spoken) Amen.

4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Praise to you and adoration!

Grant that we your Word may trust,

Confident of our salvation,

While we here below must wander,

Till we sing your praises yonder.

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

M: Let us pray.

C: (spoken) Amen.

(Please be seated)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

God Established Our Ministry: Teacher Installation

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Amos 7:10-15

The Lord called Amos to proclaim his message even though some would not listen

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. 11 For this is what Amos is saying:

“‘Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’”

Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.”

Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

PSALM 78 (hymnal page 95 lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Ephesians 1:3-14 (today’s sermon text)

God chose us in Christ before the creation of the world

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,  who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

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

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 6:7-13

Jesus sends out the twelve

Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.

These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”

They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

LITURGY (hymnal page 40b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

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SERMON Ephesians 1:3-14 “Elected, Not Selected!”

  1. God chose us by grace
  2. God accepted us in Christ
  3. God called us by the gospel

(Please stand after the sermon)

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

(Please be seated)

RITE OF TEACHER INSTALLATION

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

CHOIR SINGS “Be Strong in the Lord” (at St. John’s, during offering)

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR OUR LUTHERAN PRE-SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor)

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

For St. John’s School/Pre-school teachers Sara Borck, Cassandra Doering, & Rachel Naumann who will be installed in today’s (7/15) service at St. John’s

– For WELS worker training schools

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 43a)

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

HYMN 542:1-2 “Dear Lord, to Your True Servants Give” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER, & BLESSING (hymnal pages 43b-44)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 542:3“Dear Lord, to Your True Servants Give” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

HYMN 542 “Dear Lord, to Your True Servants Give” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER, & BLESSING (hymnal pages 43b-44)

(Please be seated)

CHOIR SINGS “Doxology” (in place of closing hymn)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:

The Savior Is our Compassionate Shepherd

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 15-JULY 21
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. Light lunch at St. John’s lower level in celebration of Teacher Installation
Mon. 7:00 P.M. St. John’s Stewardship/Evangelism meeting
Tues. 6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board meeting
Wed. 6:00 P.M. Joint St. John’s/Emmanuel Council meeting
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
7:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:

The Savior Is our Compassionate Shepherd

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

TEACHER INSTALLATION Today 7/15 at St. John’s, following the installation of our new 5-8th grade teacher, Rachel Naumann, all are invited to the lower level of church for fellowship & a light lunch. Thank you members for bringing a trays of “finger food” items, ie. fruit & veggies, sandwiches & sweets. Thank Ladies Aid for providing drinks and table settings. Come and meet your new teachers.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Prayer: Don’t give God instructions, just report for duty!”

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS THIS SUMMER If you had one, and only one, last chance to tell the people you love about life or what’s important in life, about faith and the life of faith, what would you want to tell them? That is the idea for the next men’s Bible Class. We will read, study, and hopefully learn from three men of God and some of their Holy Spirit inspired “last chance” words – David, Joshua, and the Apostle Paul. This is a short 3-lesson study. Tuesday nights, 6:30pm, on August 7, 14, and 21.We had a pretty good turn-out in the spring, so it would be great to keep it up. Perhaps not everyone can make all of them, but think about  it and see if you can make this one hour on a week night a priority for you.

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

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

We will need as many volunteers (adults and older kids) as we can get to help run our VBS this year. If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s link way.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

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

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.

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SCHOOL UPDATE REPORT

God is good and we are blessed! After much deliberation and discussion between the school board, council, pastor, synod leadership and many others, we are able to report that our school status is on track and in a good place. The teaching staff is now set and it is a good one. We are pleased.

Little Lambs – Sara Borck, as planned an announced earlier will take over this program.

K-1 – Cassie Doering, a 5th-Year Senior at Martin Luther College has agreed to serve as a 1-year emergency teacher. She’s from Lake Mills.

2-4 – Karin Stellick will continue her work in this classroom

5-8 – Rachel Naumann, our newest teacher, will bring  her 2 years of experience at Luther Prep School into our 5-8 classroom.

This a good mix of experience and youth that will give us a fine faculty for the upcoming school year. We are blessed and  excited by that. We will also have qualified and experienced classroom aides and other support people.

The duties of principal will be handled for the time being by a “committee” approach. Pastor Dolan  has agreed to serve as a spiritual advisor to the faculty and staff and will be a liaison to the school board and church council. Other duties will be  handled by  the school board, and other church leaders, staff, and members as needs arise. Specific duties and details are still being researched and worked out, and we are making good progress. We are not where we hoped to be at this point as far as full-time principal/teacher is concerned, but the situation has worked out well. We are in good hands as we make further preparations for the new school year. Watch for more updates in the weeks ahead. Continue to pray for and support our school ministry, staff, students and parents as together we “feed the lambs” of Jesus.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
7-8 7-11 86 125 5
St. John’s Altar Committee:

July 2018

Elain Kelm

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Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
July 15 Susan Brown & Kathy North
July 22 Sara Borck & Jennie Utke
July 29 Jon & Jean Sheller

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
July 15

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Kenon Smith; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck

Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

July 22

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Cal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

July 29

SJ

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

DuWayene Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

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

5th-8th Grade Teacher: Rachel Naumann

2nd-4th GradeTeacher: Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Little Lambs Teacher: Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Church/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- July 8, 2018 THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 8, 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 Listen for the Message God Gives You in His Word – Preaching the message of God is not a popularity contest. The size of the crowd and the level of cheering is not what it is all about, but rather being faithful in speaking God’s Word to the specific people and situations. That may ruffle feathers. The unwillingness of people to listen humbles God’s spokesmen. May we always pay close attention to God’s message, no matter how lowly the messenger who brings it.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of the Word & Sacrament (hymnal page 26)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 243:1-3 “Oh, Worship the King” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

(Please be seated for today’s readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Proclaim the Word Whether People Listen or Not

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Ezekiel 2:1-5

Ezekiel’s call to rebellious Israel

He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says.’ And whether they listen or fail to listen—for they are a rebellious house—they will know that a prophet has been among them.

PSALM 143 (hymnal page 118 cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (today’s sermon text)

Christ’s power in Paul’s ministry became more evident through Paul’s weaknesses

To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia! “Happy are they who hear the Word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” Alleluia! (Luke 8:15)

LITURGY (hymnal pages 40, all sing)

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

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 6:1-6

Jesus, a Prophet without honor

Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 411 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“Consider the Stakes!”

  1. Thorny threats (7-8)
  2. Cross-centered solutions (9-10)

(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 MISSIONS

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

– For William David Krueger, the infant son of Jonathan & Emily Krueger, who will be baptized today (7/8) at Emmanuel

– For loved ones who are absent

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for the distribution)

At St. John’s and Emmanuel 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 397 “Just As I Am, without One Plea”, 428:1-3 “Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

CLOSING HYMN 428:4 “Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost:

God Established Our Ministry: Teacher Installation

  

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 8-JULY 14

Sun.

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with holy baptism of William David Krueger

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship

Thurs.

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center devotion

Fri.

Sat.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost:

God Established Our Ministry: Teacher Installation

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with Teacher Installation

11:15 A.M.

Light lunch at St. John’s lower level

THANK YOU to all those to volunteered your time at our St. John’s church/school information booth at this week’s county fair.

 

TEACHER INSTALLATION Next Sunday 7/15 at St. John’s, following the installation of our new 5-8th grade teacher, Rachel Naumann, all are invited to the lower level of church for refreshments. Members are invited to bring a tray of “finger food” items, ie. fruit & veggies, sandwiches & sweets. Drinks will be provided. Come and meet your new teacher.  

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/v/vb/vbs_10372c.jpgVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018 St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3yrs-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There will be sign-up sheets in the office, St. John’s info room and Emmanuel parish hall. OR you can call/email the office during summer hours to sign your child up. The deadline for sign-up is July 30th.

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

We will need as many volunteers (adults and older kids) as we can get to help run our VBS this year. If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, sea shells red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

INVITATION Friedens Lutheran Church in Randolph, WI invites you to a special presentation on Medical Ethics Part Two, Christian Decision Making by Rev. Wayne Mueller. Pastor Mueller will be speaking about Sexual Ethics and End of Life Decisions. He will be addressing such questions as: Can there ever be a bad reason for deciding to have more children? What happens to the souls of babies who are aborted? Are some forms of birth control less moral than others? Please join us on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00-3:15pm. Fellowship and lite refreshments to follow. See sign-up sheet in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “If God is your co-pilot, swap seats!”

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.” 

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY at Bowling Green, Kentucky State University June 26-29 – St. John’s–Montello Youth Group leaders: Mark & Patty Emond; YG members: Isaac Emond, Nellie Kendall, Jasmine Lange, Autumn Loveland, Lyla Roush, Austin Thornton.  Thanks for your participation, prayers and support.

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.

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

July 1

Delvin & Jean Henke

July 8

Paul & Christa Van Treeck

July 15

Susan Brown & Kathy North

July 22

Sara Borck & Jennie Utke

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Jack Yates; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

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Don Smith; Chief, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

July 15

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Kenon Smith; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck

Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

July 22

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Cal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, 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

Church/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

WLA Principal: Mr. David Schroeder

Office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- July 1, 2018 -A Service for Independence Day

Let Freedom Ring

A Service for Independence Day

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July 1, 2018

8 a.m. Emmanuel

10 a.m. St. John’s

Pastor Peter Zietlow

Pastor’s Greeting: Today we celebrate our freedom in Christ and our nation’s Independence Day.

(Please stand)

Congregational Hymn, “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee,” 1st of 3 verses, sung to the tune of “God Bless Our Native Land,” Hymn 619

Sing:

  1. My country ’tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrims’ pride,

From ev’ry mountainside let freedom ring.

Pastor and congregation responsive readings from Isaiah 61 and 58:

P: Proclaim good news to the oppressed, liberty to the captives, and release to those imprisoned.

C: Let freedom ring!

P: Bind up the brokenhearted and comfort those who mourn. Share your bread with the hungry, clothe the naked, and give shelter to the homeless poor.

C: Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor!

P: Let the bonds of injustice be loosed and the chains of the yoke undone.

C: Let freedom ring!

P: Proclaim God’s everlasting covenant.

C: For the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring us before all nations.

P: Let freedom ring!

Sing:

  1. Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees sweet freedom’s song; Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

Prayer of the Day

Sing:

  1. Our fathers’ God, to thee,

Author of liberty, to thee we sing;

Long may our land be bright

With freedom’s holy light.

Protect us by thy might, great God, our king!

(Please be seated)

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 4:32-39 God freed his people from their bondage.

32 Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? 33 Has any other people heard the voice of God[a] speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived? 34 Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?

35 You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other. 36 From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire. 37 Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength, 38 to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you into their land to give it to you for your inheritance, as it is today.

39 Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

Psalm Response, sung to the tune “Oh Worship the King,” Hymn 243

Oh, let freedom ring throughout all the land. O citizens, sing of God’s mighty hand. The bountiful grace of your Maker proclaim And fill ev’ry place with the praise of his name!

Proclaim liberty, that all once enslaved From sin’s misery at last may be saved. So may all the ransomed their Savior adore And lift holy hands in his praise evermore.

Proclaim liberty! Behold how each field In God’s jubilee its treasures shall yield. With high adoration God’s children shall sing In thanks for salvation: Oh, let freedom ring.

Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-17 God’s grace is our freedom.

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Verse of the Day: Alleluia. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Alleluia. Proverbs 14:34

Congregation: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Hymnal p.18

Rise for the Gospel: John 8:31-36 The Son has set us free.

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

(Be seated)

Congregational Hymn: 1 verse sung to the tune of “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Hymn 234

Praise we our God for he prospers our words and defends us. Daily the strength of his goodness and mercy attends us. Let freedom ring! Through all the land echoing thanks for the blessings God sends us.

Sermon: Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Celebrate Your Freedom In Christ

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Congregational Hymn: 1 verse sung to the tune of “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Hymn 234

Praise to our Father, Almighty, the King of creation! Praise to Christ Jesus, whose death guarantees our salvation!

Let freedom ring! Moved by God’s Spirit we sing anthems of glad adoration.

Offering—Sign the friendship register and greet one another. (WELS Connection DVD)

Hymn 485, “We Give Thee but Thine Own,” verses 1,2

We give thee but thine own, whate’er the gift may be; All that we have is thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from thee.

May we thy bounties thus as stewards true receive And gladly, as thou blesses us, to thee our first fruits give. Amen

Prayer: Lord, keep this nation under your care. Bless the leaders of our land that we may be people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth. Help us elect trustworthy leaders, contribute to wise decisions for the general welfare, and serve you faithfully in our generation to the honor of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And they all said…

C: Amen

Intercessory Prayers-

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

– For Tim Hemling who accepted the Lord’s Call to teach middle school English at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Florida

– For Milo & Barbara Petrick who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Wednesday (6/27)

– For the family of Randy Tutaj, former St. John’s and current Emmanuel member, called home on Wednesday

– For those straying from the church

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

Join together in the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be they name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil,

for thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory

forever and ever. Amen.

*At Emmanuel, we follow the service for Communion on pages 33-37. The communion Hymn is Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord, Hymn 309, 3 verses.

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.

*St. John’s continues below:

P: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

All: Amen

(Please stand)

Congregational Closing Hymn, “God Bless Our Native Land,” Hymn 619

  1. God bless our native land; firm may she ever stand

Through storm and night!

When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do thou our country save by thy great might.

  1. For her our prayers shall rise, To God above the skies;

On him we wait. Thou who art ever nigh, Guarding with watchful eye,

To thee aloud we cry, God save the state!

(Be seated)

(Veterans & active military persons: please remain standing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

Proclaim the Word Whether People Listen or Not

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JULY 1-JULY 7
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon.
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
Wed. INDEPENDENCE DAY
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs.
Fri. 3:00PM-9:00PM St. John’s Booth at the Marquette County Fair-Westfield, WI
Sat. 10:00AM-8:00PM St. John’s Booth at the Marquette County Fair-Westfield, WI
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

Proclaim the Word Whether People Listen or Not

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

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

THANKS LuAnn Zieman for arranging today’s special service

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words for our sister (Sherri Miller) over the past year.  Your support meant a lot to us.  As a result, after a grueling 10 months of surgery, chemo treatments and radiation our sister is currently cancer free.  It has been two months since her last treatment and she is slowly regaining her strength.  The Lord has been merciful!  –Dawn Marcelain and Candace Sonnenberg

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/v/vb/vbs_10372c.jpgVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018 St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3yrs-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There will be sign-up sheets in the office, St. John’s info room and Emmanuel parish hall. OR you can call/email the office during summer hours to sign your child up. The deadline for sign-up is July 30th.

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

We will need as many volunteers (adults and older kids) as we can get to help run our VBS this year. If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, sea shells red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

See the source imageMARQUETTE COUNTY FAIR BOOTH This year at the Marquette County Fair in Westfield, St. John’s will be setting up a booth. We are looking for volunteers (2 people per shift, older kids are welcome) to sit at our booth, interact with others with the fun activities we have set up and simply share what St. John’s church and school is all about with provided pamphlets and handout information. Volunteers will “work” in 2 hour shifts. The booth will run Friday, July 6th from 3:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, July 7th from 10:00am-8:00pm. Please call Ciara at the office or contact Pastor Pete/Paul Van Treeck to volunteer!

INVITATION Friedens Lutheran Church in Randolph, WI invites you to a special presentation on Medical Ethics Part Two, Christian Decision Making by Rev. Wayne Mueller. Pastor Mueller will be speaking about Sexual Ethics and End of Life Decisions. He will be addressing such questions as: Can there ever be a bad reason for deciding to have more children? What happens to the souls of babies who are aborted? Are some forms of birth control less moral than others? Please join us on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00-3:15pm. Fellowship and lite refreshments to follow. See sign-up sheet in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

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

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.”

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY at Bowling Green, Kentucky State University June 26-29 – St. John’s–Montello Youth Group leaders: Mark & Patty Emond; YG members: Isaac Emond, Nellie Kendall, Jasmine Lange, Autumn Loveland, Lyla Roush, Austin Thornton.  Thanks for your participation, prayers and support.

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.

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
July 1 Delvin & Jean Henke
July 8 Paul & Christa Van Treeck
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-24 6-27 57 136 8
St. John’s Altar Committee:

July 2018

Elain Kelm

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Carolyn Rosenthal

Usher Schedule
July 1

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(with comm)

Jack Yates; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

July 8

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Don Smith; Chief, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

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

Church/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

WLA Principal: Mr. David Schroeder

Office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN-JUNE 24, 2018 THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

EMMANUEL and ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JUNE 24, 2018

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

A PERSONAL PRAYER FOR THOSE GATHERED FOR WORSHIP

The fact that we belong to Christ and the fact that he lives for us and with us through the gospel is no guarantee against apparent disasters in life. The best of Christians may be tempted to give God advice in the day of trouble. They may even use their prayers as the means for instructing God on how things ought to be and prescribing to God the best methods for fixing the mess he has allowed. In point of fact God, does not need our advice. The Christian attitude in the day of distress is to listen to the Word of the Lord. It is there that Christians will learn God’s ways are incomparably superior to anything we could imagine or advise. All we have is the Word of promise, and that’s all we need.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Trust God’s Word; He Stilled the Worst Storms – The world is a confusing place. We often feel it does not deal fairly with us. We go through anger, even terror, when we don’t understand the turmoil around us. But in Word and sacrament Jesus reminds us of his presence. He forgives our foolish self-centeredness because of his holy book. He opens our eyes to the rescue he has won for us. Thus, he gives life in this trouble-filled world new hope and new purpose.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

The Common Service (hymnal page 15)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 384 “By Grace I’m Saved” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

THEME FOR TODAY’S SERVICE

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: God Governs Creation

FIRST LESSON Job 38:1-11

God’s wisdom over creation

Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?

PSALM 46 (hymnal page 84, all read verses and sing refrains)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (today’s sermon text)

God’s reconciling love forms a new creation

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Alleluia. (Galatians 4:6)

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 LESSON Mark 4:35-41

Jesus power over creation

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (sung to the tune of Hymn 486 “Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us”)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 401 “Your Works, Not Mine, O Christ”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

“The Old Has Gone-The New Has Come”

1. New Status

2. New Life

3. New Work

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

PRAYER FOR BLESSINGS ON THE CHURCH (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: )

– For the family of Carol Smith, Kenon’s mother, called home on 6/19

– For Tim Hemling who received the Lord’s Call to teach middle school English at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Florida

– For Kinsley Brenda Barker, the daughter of Logan Barker and Deandra Kendall, who will be baptized today (6/24 at 12:30pm) at St. John’s

– For Marriage

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

*NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

HYMN 441:1-4 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 441:5-6 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

*NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for the distribution)

Welcome! We are pleased that you have joined us for worship today,

If you are visiting today we ask you to speak to the pastor before communing. Here at St. John’s and Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Churches we follow the historic and scriptural practice of closed Communion (sometimes called member Communion).

Holy Communion expresses our oneness in faith and confession. To commune with us is the same as declaring, “I believe everything this church teaches.” Before communing together we need to study God’s Word together to ensure that we are united in belief and confession. Therefore, we respectfully ask other Christians to receive instruction before communing with us. We welcome to the Lord’s Table those who confess unity in faith with us by their membership in another congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). If you have any questions about our practice please speak to the pastor after the service.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 388 “Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven”, 441:1-4 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 24-25)

CLOSING HYMN 441:5-6 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THEME FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

Independence Day Service: “Let Freedom Ring”

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JUNE 24-JUNE 30
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
12:30 P.M. Kinsley Barker private baptism at St. John’s
Mon.
Tues.-Fri. WELS International Youth Rally at Bowling Green, KY
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

Independence Day Service: “Let Freedom Ring”

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

THIS YEAR’S HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATION Abel Bain (Martin Luther Preparatory), Seryna Jungenberg, Corey Kaul (WLA), Jonathan Lambrecht, Jasmine Lange (Montello), Morgan Marceau (Portage), Adam Myers, Leah Wachholz (Montello) (Please give the church office a call with any updates.)

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

TWO ATTENDING LWMS CONVENTION IN GREEN BAY  Kay Maass and Linda Wachholz are worshiping this morning at the closing service of the 55th Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention today in Green Bay.  Under the theme, “Speak, O Lord, from the Valley to the World,” the convention began on Thursday, June 21, and concludes today.  Watch for a complete report in your next newsletter.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018
https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/v/vb/vbs_10372c.jpg St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3K-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There will be sign-up sheets in the office, St. John’s info room and Emmanuel parish hall. OR you can call/email the office during summer hours to sign your child up. The deadline for sign-up is July 30th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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We will need as many volunteers (adults and older kids) as we can get to help run our VBS this year. If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, sea shells red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.”

WELS NIGHT AT MILLER PARK Friday, August 3 at 7:00pm! Go online to buy your ticket now wels.net/brewers2018

$5 t-shirts are also offered for the 5th annuel WELS Night. Go online and order today co-store.com/WELSnight

INVITATION Friedens Lutheran Church in Randolph, WI invites you to a special presentation on Medical Ethics Part Two, Christian Decision Making by Rev. Wayne Mueller. Pastor Mueller will be speaking about Sexual Ethics and End of Life Decisions. He will be addressing such questions as: Can there ever be a bad reason for deciding to have more children? What happens to the souls of babies who are aborted? Are some forms of birth control less moral than others? Please join us on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00-3:15pm. Fellowship and lite refreshments to follow. See sign-up sheet in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

2018 MINISTRATIONS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

– 6/24 11:15am at SJ: Voters’ meeting

– 6/24 12:30pm at SJ: Private infant baptism of Kinsley Brenda Barker, the daughter of Logan Barker and Deandra Kendall

– 6/26-29 at Bowling Green State University: WELS International Youth Rally

– 7/6-7 at Marquette County Fair–Westfield: SJ info booth Fri pm and Sat all day

– 7/8 8am at E: Infant baptism of William David Krueger, son of Jonathan & Emily Krueger

– 7/15 10am at SJ: Rachel Naumann teacher installation/refreshments

– 7/22 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Pastor John Dolan leads services (Zietlow’s in Milwaukee for niece’s wedding)

– 8/3 7:10pm at Miller Park–Milwaukee: WELS night–Brewers vs Rockies

– 8/5 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Pastor Gary Johnson leads services (Zietlow’s at Faith–Anchorage, AK: Pastor Z preaches for 50th anniversary)

– 8/6–10 9am–3pm at SJ: Vacation Bible School led by Camp Philip Staff

– 8/18 12pm at Montello: Father Marquette Days SJ parade float, walkers

– 8/26 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Sunday Mission Festival: Missionary Luke Wolfgramm from Russia to preach and lecture with lunch at SJ

– 9/4 8am at SJS: Classes begin

– 9/9 Sunday & midweek education program resumes

– 9/22 2pm at Wachholz farm: wedding service for Vicky Riendeau & Aaron Wachholz

– 10/16-17 at Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake: Joint Pastoral Conference

– 10/28 8am at E, 10am at SJ: WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday w/ DVD service “To the Ends of the Earth” & C18 prep

– 11/5 9am at Grace–Pickett: Winnebago Pastoral Conference

2019

– Synod Convention at MLC 7/29–8/2 (SJ lay delegate, E alternate)

Usher Schedule
June 24

SJ

(with comm)

E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

July 1

SJ

E

(with comm)

Jack Yates; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

July 8

SJ

(with comm)

E

Don Smith; Chief, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
July 1 Delvin & Jean Henke
July 8 Paul & Christa Van Treeck
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-17 6-20 98 119 4
St. John’s Altar Committee

June 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

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

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 JUNE 17, 2018 – THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

FATHER’S DAY

JUNE 17, 2018

PLEASE WELCOME today’s worship leader Pastor Tim Dolan, Dean of Students at Luther Preparatory School–Watertown

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 Don’t Underestimate Jesus and His People!  On Independence Days people celebrate the growth and power of the nation.  Yet there is a more powerful kingdom that has grown up from humble beginnings.  It is the kingdom of God, which often makes unnoticeable progress in conquering hearts for Christ.  Yet stepping back to look at it you can see its tremendous growth. Those who are part of it will be longing for the final outcome when they are “clothed” with immortal life away from the struggles of the world.

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP All-merciful Father in heaven: In love you sent your Son Jesus to suffer, die on the cross and rise from the grave to save us. In love you send the Holy Spirit through the gospel in Word and Sacrament to call us to repentance, faith, and discipleship. Inspire and empower us to CLING TO THE VINE AND PRODUCE FRUITS OF FAITH. Bless our lip worship today and our life worship tomorrow. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

Service of the Word (hymnal page 38)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 221 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

LITURGY (hymnal page 39b, all sing)

“Amen.”

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Father’s Day–The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: The Growth of God’s Kingdom

FIRST LESSON Ezekiel 17:22-24

The Lord builds His Kingdom from the Messianic shoot

“`This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. All the trees of the field will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.’”

“`I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'”

PSALM 92 (hymnal page 101, sung in unison)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Kingdom living – by faith not by sight

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy. Alleluia. (Psalm 132:9)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

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

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 4:26-34 (today’s sermon text)

Internal and external growth of God’s Kingdom

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain– first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade.”

With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

LITURGY (hymnal page 40b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 568 “Good News of God Above” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Mark 4:26-34 “God’s Kingdom is Growing”

(Please stand after the sermon)

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Carol Schumann, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Frankie Russell)

– For Isla Grace Starr (Pastor & Lauren’s granddaughter), the daughter of Pastor David & Anne Starr, whose 5/27 private baptism at the hospital will be affirmed today (6/17) at St. Paul’s–New Ulm

– For Luther Preparatory School

– For Fathers

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

HYMN 324:1-3 “Almighty God, Your Word is Cast” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 324:4 “Almighty God, Your Word is Cast” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: God Governs Creation

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JUNE 17-JUNE 23
Sun. FATHER’S DAY
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Mon.
Tues.
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board/Staff meeting
7:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: God Governs Creation

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
12:30 P.M. Kinsley Barker private baptism at St. John’s

FREE THRIVENT T-SHIRTS  Extra T-shirts from past Thrivent Action Team events are displayed in the linkway at St. John’s.  They are FREE to good homes.  Adult sizes are clearly marked on the collar tags or the red cardboard tags attached to each shirt.

THIS YEAR’S HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATION Abel Bain (Martin Luther Preparatory), Seryna Jungenberg, Corey Kaul (WLA), Jonathan Lambrecht, Jasmine Lange (Montello), Morgan Marceau (Portage), Adam Myers, Leah Wachholz (Montello) (Please give the church office a call with any updates.)

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “God loves everyone, but probably prefers ‘fruits of the spirit’ over ‘religious nuts!'”

NEW TEACHER FURNITURE SHOWER Our new Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher, Rachel Naumann, is moving to Montello this weekend.  After living in dormitories for 10 years, she’s moving into her rented home at 55 Church Street.  I asked if she needed any furniture, and she answered: “Oh yes, actually! I’m needing any couches or chairs for a living room, any coffee tables also for a living room, and maybe a small dresser or nightstand for the small spare bedroom. And any deck furniture, as the house as a smaller deck out back! Anything extra from anyone would be fantastic!”  Please phone, text, or e-mail Rachel with items that you could donate. (847-913-2135 & rachnau94@gmail.com) Photos of items would be appreciated.  Free pick up is available.

GIFTS TO MISSIONS  Three gifts have been made to WELS Mission projects:  1) St. John’s School & Little Lambs gave $644.36 to this year LWMS sponsored Kids C.A.R.E. mission project, Feeding Jesus’ Lambs in Nepal.  This will be presented at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay, June 21-24.  2)  St. John’s Sunday School gave $488.49 to their 2017-2018 mission project, India Children’s Homes & School.  3) St. John’s freewill offering for Cameroon from Mission Festival Sunday 5/20 was $364.00.  Emmanuel’s freewill offering was $125 plus a special $1000 gift from one member.  Total gift for Cameroon:  $1,489.00.  Thank you, God, for these blessings to missions!!

2018 MINISTRATIONS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

– 6/24 11:15am at SJ: Voters’ meeting

– 6/24 12:30pm at SJ: Private infant baptism of Kinsley Brenda Barker, the daughter of Logan Barker and Deandra Kendall

– 6/26-29 at Bowling Green State University: WELS International Youth Rally

– 7/6-7 at Marquette County Fair–Westfield: SJ info booth Fri pm and Sat all day

– 7/8 8am at E: Infant baptism of William David Krueger, son of Jonathan & Emily Krueger

– 7/15 10am at SJ: Rachel Naumann teacher installation/refreshments

– 7/22 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Pastor John Dolan leads services (Zietlow’s in Milwaukee for niece’s wedding)

– 8/3 7:10pm at Miller Park–Milwaukee: WELS night–Brewers vs Rockies

– 8/5 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Pastor Gary Johnson leads services (Zietlow’s at Faith–Anchorage, AK: Pastor Z preaches for 50th anniversary)

– 8/6–10 9am–4pm at SJ: Vacation Bible School led by Camp Philip Staff

– 8/18 12pm at Montello: Father Marquette Days SJ parade float, walkers

– 8/26 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Sunday Mission Festival: Missionary Luke Wolfgramm from Russia to preach and lecture with lunch at SJ

– 9/4 8am at SJS: Classes begin

– 9/9 Sunday & midweek education program resumes

– 10/16-17 at Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake: Joint Pastoral Conference

– 10/21or28 8am at E, 10am at SJ: WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday w/ DVD service “To the Ends of the Earth” & C18 prep

– 11/5 9am at Grace–Pickett: Winnebago Pastoral Conference

2019

– Synod Convention at MLC 7/29–8/2 (SJ lay delegate, E alternate)

Dear Members and Families of St. Johns,

As the school year has ended and another year of ministry and activity at St. John’s has come to an end, it’s time to take a little break for the summer and get ready for the fall. It is also the time when the church financial/budget year will be closing as well. The church and school leadership wanted to say thank you for supporting the ministry here at St. Johns Church, School and various other WELS ministry fields. Thank you for bringing your family and friends to church.

With the beginning of summer for the students, staff and the multitudes of various activities and sports, comes vacations and family activities, and unfortunately what most churches refer to as the summer slump. The summer slump is where we get too busy doing all the other activities that require our time that regular church attendance takes a back seat. Its where we find ourselves on Sunday morning saying, “I am just going to miss this Sunday to do other (insert your own activity here)” and next thing we know it’s been three months since we set foot in church or into Gods Word. We just want to inform you of various other ways you can stay connected to God and his Word. There are many ways to do this whether you attend Church on Sunday or our Wednesday night service. You also can use technology to your advantage and watch a sermon on line or keep up with your daily devotion through the church website or Time of Grace daily devotions. If you are going on vacation you can use the WELS website to look and see if there is a WELS church near where you are vacationing. You are never far away from Gods word if you don’t want to be. Just ask – there are many options that we can suggest for you.

Enjoy your summer time with family and friends. Bring them to church with you. Stay in God’s Word. Make it a part of your summer routine. There is much to be thankful for this last year! Let’s give ourselves one more blessing and avoid the summer slump. It’s that simple and easy. And God promises to bless our efforts in his name.

Paul Van Treeck

Congregation President

Usher Schedule
June 17

SJ

E

James Wachholz; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

June 24

SJ

(with comm)

E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 17 James & Linda Wachholz
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-10 6-13 70 122 9
St. John’s Altar Committee

June 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 10, 2018

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JUNE 10, 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 O Heavenly Father, the strength of all who trust in you, mercifully hear our prayers. Be gracious to us in our weakness and give us strength to keep your commandments in all we say and do; through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SPEAK LORD! Today’s hymns and readings focus our thoughts on Jesus, who saved us from death in hell for life in heaven by conquering Satan and sin by his own death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. Yes, rejoice that Jesus is our Savior!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Your Dread Enemy, the Devil, Won’t Win – Adam and Eve ruined everything for everyone. They destined themselves for death. They took the perfect world that God created for everyone and put it under constant attack from all the demons. But God made a promise almost immediately. God said he would send a descendant of Eve to crush Satan’s power. Jesus, that descendant, demonstrated his authority over Satan even before he rose from the dead.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“The Common Service” hymnal page 15

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 343 “Christ Is the World’s Light”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

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

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

God’s Plan to Save Mankind

FIRST LESSON Genesis 3:8-15

The first promise of the Savior

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me– she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

PSALM 51a (hymnal page 86; all sing refrains and read verses)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 (today’s sermon text)

The wonderful effect of God’s plan

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” {Psalm 116:10} With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

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

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. God was in Christ reconciling the world himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Alleluia. (2 Cor. 5:19)

LITURGY (hymnal pages 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL Mark 3:20-35

The fulfillment of God’s plan

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house. I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.”

He said this because they were saying, “He has an evil spirit.”

Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”

“Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.

Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

After the Gospel, all sing”

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 356 “You Are the Way; through You Alone”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

“We Believe and Therefore Speak”

Today we will focus in on exactly…

  1. What it is we believe
  2. Why we speak, and
  3. Where we are headed

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20a, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

PRAYER FOR SPEAKING (& LIVING) WHAT WE BELIEVE (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Carol Schumann, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: David Broderick, Raymond Zacharias)

– For Scott Schomberg, principal & upper grades teacher at St. Matthew’s–Winona, MN who at our 5/20 St. John’s Voter’s meeting was called to serve the Lord as principal and upper grades teacher at St. John’s Lutheran School–Montello

– For Christian Stewardship

– For Vacation Time

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

HYMN 369:1-2 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 369:3-4 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

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

We believe that in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, God comes to us with forgiveness through tangible means. Because the Bible has convinced us that Jesus’ body and blood are present in the sacrament and that receiving the sacrament together is a public statement of oneness in our beliefs, we ask our guests to speak with the pastor before communing. We look forward to any opportunity to discuss our Christian faith with you.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 372 “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”,

369:1-2 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 24-25)

CLOSING HYMN 369:3-4 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday, June 17, 2018

(Father’s Day—The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost):

The Growth of God’s Kingdom

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JUNE 10-JUNE 16
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Hemling Farewell Luncheon
Mon.
Tues. 9:00 A.M. NW District Convention at Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Wed. 9:00 A.M. NW District Convention at Manitowoc Lutheran High School
6:00 P.M. St. John’s Evangelism/Stewardship meeting
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. FLAG DAY
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

 (Father’s Day—The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost):

The Growth of God’s Kingdom

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

HEMLING FAREWELL TODAY Please join us  TODAY, June 10, to say “Thank You!” to Tim & Sandy Hemling for their faithful service at St. John’s & Emmanuel during the past seven years.  Immediately following the 10 a.m. service at St. John’s,  a light luncheon of sandwiches, bars, & beverages will be served in the lower level.  Please come and greet them there.  A card box will be available at both churches if you wish to share cards/gifts.

FREE THRIVENT T-SHIRTS  Extra T-shirts from past Thrivent Action Team events are displayed in the linkway at St. John’s.  They are FREE to good homes.  Adult sizes are clearly marked on the collar tags or the red cardboard tags attached to each shirt.

THIS YEAR’S HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATION Abel Bain (Martin Luther Preparatory), Seryna Jungenberg, Corey Kaul (WLA), Jonathan Lambrecht, Jasmine Lange (Montello), Morgan Marceau (Portage), Leah Wachholz (Montello) (Please give the church office a call with any updates.)

See the source imageLIFETOUCH PHOTOS This is the LAST WEEK to get your photos submitted for our new directory!!! If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch and would still like to be in it in order to receive your copy FREE, please send your photo in BY JUNE 14TH to Pastor Pete or Ciara. You may also schedule Ciara to take your picture 608-297-2866. Thank you.

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

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

NWD CONVENTION We thank our members who agreed to serve as lay-delegates at our WELS N WI District Convention at Manitowoc LHS on 6/12,13 – representing Emmanuel: Bruce Stelter & representing St. John’s: Mark Emond

NEW TEACHER FURNITURE SHOWER Our new Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher, Rachel Naumann, is moving to Montello next weekend.  After living in dormitories for 10 years, she’s moving into her rented home at 55 Church Street.  I asked if she needed any furniture, and she answered: “Oh yes, actually! I’m needing any couches or chairs for a living room, any coffee tables also for a living room, and maybe a small dresser or nightstand for the small spare bedroom. And any deck furniture, as the house as a smaller deck out back! Anything extra from anyone would be fantastic!”  Please phone, text, or e-mail Rachel with items that you could donate. (847-913-2135 & rachnau94@gmail.com) Photos of items would be appreciated.  Free pick up is available.

GIFTS TO MISSIONS  Three gifts have been made to WELS Mission projects:  1) St. John’s School & Little Lambs gave $644.36 to this year LWMS sponsored Kids C.A.R.E. mission project, Feeding Jesus’ Lambs in Nepal.  This will be presented at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay, June 21-24.  2)  St. John’s Sunday School gave $488.49 to their 2017-2018 mission project, India Children’s Homes & School.  3) St. John’s freewill offering for Cameroon from Mission Festival Sunday 5/20 was $364.00.  Emmanuel’s freewill offering was $125 plus a special $1000 gift from one member.  Total gift for Cameroon:  $1,489.00.  Thank you, God, for these blessings to missions!!

Usher Schedule
June 10

SJ

(with comm)

E

Cal Kapp; Chief, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

June 17

SJ

E

James Wachholz; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

June 24

SJ

(with comm)

E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 10 Don & Doris Smith
June 17 James & Linda Wachholz
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-3 6-6 75 122 12
St. John’s Altar Committee

June 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

Welcome To Our Visitors!

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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