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

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

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

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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!

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- JUNE 3, 2018- THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 3, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JUNE 3, 2018

WELCOME GUEST PASTOR PHIL JANKE FROM WINNEBAGO LUTHERAN ACADEMY

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

THE SEASON OF PENTECOST During the festival half of the church year (Advent–Pentecost), we focus on the birth and life, suffering and death, resurrection and ascension of our Savior, Jesus Christ. During the 25 Sundays of the Pentecost season, we turn our attention away from Jesus works to his words, listening and learning as he teaches of God’s love and a Christian’s life.

 

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP

Yours forever, oh, how blest, They who find in you their rest!

Savior, Guardian, heav’nly Friend, Oh, defend us to the end.

Yours forever! You are Guide, All our needs by you supplied,

All our sins by you forgiv’n, Lead us, Lord, from earth to heav’n. (Hymn 426 v.2)

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Service of Word” (hymnal page 38)

PASTOR’S GREETING

OPENING HYMN 336 “Come unto Me, Ye Weary” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (today’s sermon text)

The Sabbath of the old covenant

“Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

PSALM 126 (hymnal page 113, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Alleluia (Psalm 119:105)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written…”

(Please stand)

GOSPEL LESSON Mark 2:23-28

Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grain fields, his disciples began breaking off heads of wheat. But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “They shouldn’t be doing that! It’s against the law to work by harvesting grain on the Sabbath.”

But Jesus replied, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what King David did when he and his companions were hungry? He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest), ate the special bread reserved for the priests alone, and then gave some to his companions. That was breaking the law, too.” Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made to benefit people, and not people to benefit the Sabbath. And I, the Son of Man, am master even of the Sabbath!”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 385“Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON THEME Deuteronomy 5:12-15 – “Find Rest in Christ”

(Please stand after the sermon)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS & WELS DVD CONNECTION

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

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

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, 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 – (added this week:

– For the family of Clemens Bredeson, Karin Stellick’s father, called home on 5/30

– For Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (greatgrandaughter of Barb Hoffman) born 5/8 (11 weeks early) to Autumn Hoffman and Brendon Lefeber

– 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 Jesse Peter Zietlow (Pastor & Lauren’s grandson), the son of Ben & Caitlin, whose 4/17 baptism at the hospital will be affirmed in today’s (6/3) worship service at St. Paul’s–New Ulm, MN

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

(Please be seated)

HYMN 440:1-2 “On Eagles’ Wings”

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 440:3 “On Eagles’ Wings” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for Next Sunday, June 10, 2018:

The Third Sunday after Pentecost: God’s Plan to Save Mankind

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK JUNE 3-JUNE 9
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. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Hemling Farewell Luncheon

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All my love, Anna Madigan

THANK YOU parents for the wonderful end-of-the-year breakfast. It was such a special way to end the school year. Thank you also for the goodies, and thoughts and prayers throughout the year. I am so blessed to work with your children.

HEMLING FAREWELL NEXT SUNDAY Please join us  next Sunday, 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 on that day 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 If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch for our new church directory and would still like to be in it in order to receive your copy FREE, please send your photo to Pastor Pete or Ciara BY JUNE 14TH. You may also schedule Ciara to take your picture 608-297-2866. Thank you.

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Starting JUNE 4TH, I will be in the office Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm. -Ciara

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Stop, Drop, and Roll won’t work in Hell.”

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

Usher Schedule
June 3

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Kenon Smith; Chief, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr

Darrel Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

June 10

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

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

June 17

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

Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

June 24

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

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 3 Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz
June 10 Don & Doris Smith
June 17 James & Linda Wachholz
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-27 5-30 70 105 14
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 – HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY MAY 27, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY

MAY 27, 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!

THEME FOR THIS SUNDAY The Festival of the Holy Trinity

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Lord O Triune God–Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Today, Trinity Sunday, we give you praise as the only true God who made us and cares for us. We bow our heads in shame, confessing our sinfulness as we enter your holy presence. You are not only the Triune God; you are also our heavenly Father. Through your Son’s work of saving us and through the Spirit’s work of sanctifying us, you have adopted as your own dear children, forgiven, redeemed, and heaven-bound. Bless us, leading us to repent, believe, obey, and depend on you. Bless our worship. Amen.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read and sung responsively)

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

THEME FOR THIS SUNDAY The Festival of the Holy Trinity

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Isaiah 6:1-8

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty”

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

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

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

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

PSALM 150 (hymnal page 122, lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE Romans 8:14-17 (today’s sermon text)

The Spirit makes us God’s children and co-heirs with Christ

Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs– heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. Alleluia. (Isaiah 6:3b)

All sing: “Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written…” (hymnal page 30a)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL John 3:1-17

The Father gave us his Son and gives us the Spirit that we might have life

After Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, `You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven– the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

After the Gospel, all sing: “Praise be to you, O Christ!” (hymnal page 30b)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 241 “Alleluia! Let Praises Ring” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON Romans 8: 14-17

“How Can I Be Sure?”

  1. Because the Spirit leads you
  2. Because the Father adopted you
  3. Because the Son suffered for you

(Please stand)

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

I believe in God the Father, Maker of the heav’n and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, our Savior, God’s own Son of human birth.

Virgin-born, the Lord incarnate, whom the Spirit did conceive;

Suffered under Pontius Pilate; he’s the God whom I believe.

Crucified, was dead and buried, down to hell in victory,

From the dead he rose the third day; up to heav’n triumphantly.

There at God’s right hand he’s ruling, by his will the world is led.

He will come to judge the nations, both the living and the dead.

I believe in God the Spirit, in his Church, his chosen band.

They are joined in sweet communion, holy in his sight they stand.

I believe in sins forgiven; I believe I’ll rise again;

I believe in life eternal.  Amen, Amen, Amen.

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, GREETINGS AND FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

TRINITY SUNDAY PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Clemens Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s father), 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, 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 – (added this week:)

– For those affected by the 5/18 Texas high school shooting

– 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 extended the Call to serve the Lord as principal and upper grades teacher at St. John’s Lutheran School–Montello

– For Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary graduates, pastors and vicars who were assigned on 5/24 to serve the Lord in WELS churches, schools and mission fields

– For our St. John’s School School, high school and college graduates

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 309 “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”, 391 “God Loved the World So that He Gave” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

CLOSING HYMN 334 “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for Next Sunday, June 3, 2018:

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MAY 27-JUNE 2
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon. MEMORIAL DAY
Tues.
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

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

NEW MEDITATIONS AND MISSION FORWARD IN CHRIST Please pick yours up in the link way at St. John’s or the entry way at Emmanuel.

PICK UP YOUR SPRING LWMS NEWSLETTER  St. John’s Ladies, the newsletter just arrived and there are copies available at the mission display and also at the voting station in the linkway.

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.)

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OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Starting JUNE 4TH, I will be in the office Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm. -Ciara

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.”

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR THE FREEWILL OFFERING FOR CAMEROON Your prayer and monetary support is vital. Cameroon currently operates on project funds rather than being part of the WELS budget. See collection jars in entry ways at both churches.

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Dear Heavenly Father,

On this day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, hope and strength will fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord’s mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray,

Amen.

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Usher Schedule
May 27

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

Darrell Buchholz, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
May 27 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-20 5-23 96 205 2
St. John’s Altar Committee

May 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- MISSION FESTIVAL- May 20, 2018

MISSION FESTIVAL

PENTECOST SUNDAY

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May 20, 2018

8 a.m. Emmanuel

10 a.m. St. John’s

Pastor Peter Zietlow

Missionary Daniel Kroll


Choir Sings: “He Is The Rock” by Michael Barrett

Rise for Liturgy, which is spoken by pastor and responsively by congregation.

P: This is the day that the Lord has made.

C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

P: This is the day of which Jesus declared: “You will receive the power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

C: And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Psalm 118:24; Acts 1:8

Confession of Sin

P: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:8-9

Let us therefore humbly confess our sin to God and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Savior.

C: Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out our transgressions. Wash away all our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sin. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us away from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us.

Psalm 51: 1,2;10-12

P: God, our Heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 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: Amen.

P: Let us pray: God, we offer to you praise for the gift of your Spirit. When we are lonely, the Spirit comes to be our friend. When we are filled with doubt and lack faith, the Spirit speaks the word of truth. When we are filled with hatred, the Spirit brings to us the gift of love. For your Spirit we praise you, O God, our redeemer. Amen

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 29:5-6

God provides for Israel trekking in the desert

5Yet the LORD says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. 6You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the LORD your God.”

Choir: “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms” arranged by Kim Eve

Epistle Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12:9-12

Paul faces difficulties in his work for the Lord, but accepts the Lord’s answer that he carry on (“trekking”) as he is.

9But 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. 10That 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. 11I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 12I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.

Verse of the Day

Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia

C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Hymnal p. 18

Rise for the Gospel Reading: Luke 9:51-56

51As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. 54When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “LORD, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” 55But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56Then he and his disciples went to another village.

 

Congregational Sermon Hymn, “Savior I follow On,” Hymn 473

Sermon: Missionary Daniel Kroll

Theme: All God’s People Keep on Trekking

Text: 1 Kings 19:1-18

1Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” Elijah was afraid[a] 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 wilderness. He came to a broom bush, 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 bush 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 some 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. There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too. 15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram.16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu. 18 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”

Offering. Greet one another and sign the register.

Prayer: O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth and have sent your messengers to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near. Grant that by the witness of your Church many may be brought into your kingdom and worship you, the only true God; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen

Intercessory Prayers: – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Clemens Bredeson (Karin Stellick’s father), 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, 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 – (added this week: Clemens Bredeson)
– For the family of Donald Moldenhauer, Shirley Wilkin’s brother, who was called hom on 5/11.

– For the family of  Herbert Paul Strauss, Jennifer’s grandfather who was called home on 5/11
– For Miss Rachel Naumann, a 2016 Martin Luther College–New Ulm, MN graduate, who served 2 years as dorm supervisor and instructor at Luther Preparatory School–Watertown and on 5/12 was re-assiged at the MLC Call service to serve the Lord at St. John’s Lutheran School in Montello as Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher
– For Missionary Dan Kroll and his family and our WELS missions in Cameroon and throughout the world
– For today’s (5/20) St. John’s Voters meeting to call our St. John’s Lutheran School 5-8th grade teacher/principal

All: The Lord’s Prayer

Benediction: Go forth in joy. Love and serve one another. Be a faithful witness to God in the world and live in such a way that the gracious Spirit of Jesus may be with you in all that you do and say.

C: Amen

Congregation Closing Hymn, “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus,” Hymn 452

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for Next Sunday, May 27, 2018:

The Festival of the Holy Trinity

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MAY 20-MAY 26
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Mission Festival Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Mission Festival Worship

(meal, presentation by Cameroon Missionary Dan Kroll)

11:15 A.M. Teacher call meeting at St. John’s
Mon. 7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

(last one before summer break)

Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s

(last one before summer break)

Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

(last one before summer break)

1:40 P.M. SJS/LL early dismissal
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion
6:00 P.M. St. John’s School graduation & awards
7:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Fri. 11:30 A.M. Last day of school (early release)
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, May 27, 2018

The Festival of the Holy Trinity

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

NEW MEDITATIONS AND MISSION FORWARD IN CHRIST Please pick yours up in the link way at St. John’s or the entry way at Emmanuel.

PICK UP YOUR SPRING LWMS NEWSLETTER  St. John’s Ladies, the newsletter just arrived and there are copies available at the mission display and also at the voting station in the linkway.

THANK YOU to the Sunday School teachers and Adult Bible Study leaders for your time this year. Have a wonderful summer break and we will resume classes the Sunday after Labor Day.

TODAY’S (5/20) ALTAR FLOWERS AT ST. JOHN’S were given by George & Bonnie Chapman in loving memory of their granddaughter Sierra Prater who after a tragic accident at home passed away on 12/22/18.  This past Wednesday (5/16) would have been her 18th birthday.  May God comfort her family.

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 If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch for our new church directory and would still like to be in it in order to receive your copy FREE, please send your photo to Pastor Pete or Ciara BY JUNE 14TH. You may also schedule Ciara to take your picture 608-297-2866. Thank you.

ST. JOHN’S LADIES, TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for officers on the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Board of Directors and for mission projects for the international level. Your vote will be tabulated with those of LWMS members from across the country and in some foreign countries and announced at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay this June. Your vote is very much appreciated!

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Starting JUNE 4TH, I will be in the office Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm. -Ciara

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Jesus says to take up your cross. Why? Do I have to? What does that mean anyway? We will be answering questions like that at the Men’s Bible class this month. “Jesus Cross- and Yours!” is the topic. Come join at 6:30pm in St. John’s lower level, Pastor Dolan is leading a 5-week Men’s Bible Study. Questions? Contact Pastor D at: 608-297-1075 or pastordolan@gmail.com

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

TODAY IS MISSION FESTIVAL WITH MISSIONARIES DANIEL & KAREN KROLL SERVING IN CAMEROON, AFRICA   You will be treated to food for body and soul at a “4-Ps Mission Meal” of Preaching-Pasta-Pie-Presentation. THANK YOU to Pastor Kroll for sharing God’s food for the soul at both worship services. ALL are invited for the body at a meal of pasta (lasagna) and homemade pie (Freewill Offering), at St. John’s, beginning around 11:30a.m. hosted by C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\842x342-Missions-Cameroon1.jpg LWMS. There will be more food for the soul as Missionary Kroll and his wife Karen share with us a presentation about our WELS mission in Cameroon.

TODAY A FREEWILL OFFERING FOR CAMEROON IS BEING TAKEN AT BOTH CHURCHES Your prayer and monetary support is vital. Cameroon currently operates on project funds rather than being part of the WELS budget.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL TEEN CONFIRMATION CLASS END OF CLASS PROJECT Bird Feeder Building with Pastor Z (kits provided by Gene Crook)

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Usher Schedule
May 20

SJ

E

Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke

Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

May 27

SJ

(with comm)

E

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

Darrell Buchholz, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
May 20 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
May 27 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-13 5-16 85 185
St. John’s Altar Committee

May 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- MAY 13, 2018 – THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

MOTHER’S DAY

MAY 13, 2018


WELCOME GUEST PASTOR JOHN DOLAN

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH!

We extend a warm welcome to everyone this morning, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar, and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the hymns we sing and the order of service that we follow. Restrooms and a nursery area are located in the lobby. May God bless our worship!

 

A PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP

Almighty God, your Son our Savior was taken up in glory and intercedes for us at your right hand. Through your living and abiding Word, give us hearts to know him and faith to follow where he has gone. Bless our worship today and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Our ascended Lord is in heaven, where he sits at the Father’s right hand and prays for his Church.

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

The Common Service (hymnal page 15)

NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS “Jesus’ Ascension” & “Oh, He’s King of Kings” (in place of opening hymn)

NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

OPENING HYMN 175 “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY The Common Service (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for today’s Bible readings)

TODAY’S THEME The 7th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day): The Ascended Lord, Our Great High Priest, Prepares His Church for Its Work

FIRST LESSON Acts 1: 15-26

Preparation by the disciples for witnessing to the world

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus—he was one of our number and shared in this ministry.”

(With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

“For,” said Peter, “it is written in the book of Psalms,

”‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’and,” ‘May another take his place of leadership.’

Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

PSALM 8 (hymnal page 67, cantor sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

SECOND LESSON 1 John 4:13-21

We love because he first loved us

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Alleluia. (John 14:18)

After the Verse of the Day is read, all sing:

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!” (hymnal page 18a)

 

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!” (hymnal page 18b)

GOSPEL John 17:11b-19 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus prays that his disciples may be protected and sent out into the world

Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19, all read)

(Please be seated)

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

HYMN 359 “Jesus, My Great High Priest” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON John 17:11b-19

“Your High Priest Prays For You, Me & FRAN”

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20a, all sing)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER

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, 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 – (added this week: Carol Schumann, Paul Weldon)
– For Todd Dahlke, WELS principal and upper grades teacher currently serving at Trinity–Marshfield, who was called by the Lord though his Church at our 4/29 St. John’s Voters Call meeting to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School as 5-8 teacher and principal
– For Martin Luther College graduates and teachers assigned to serve the Lord in WELS schools

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

*NOTE: AT EMMANUEL…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 411:1-2 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING

CLOSING HYMN 411:3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

*NOTE: AT ST. JOHN’S…

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

(Please be seated for the distribution)

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 173 “On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build”, 411:1-2 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 411:3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for Next Sunday, May 20, 2018:

Africa Mission Festival–The Day of Pentecost:

The Spirit Gives Life

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK MAY 13-MAY 19
Sun. MOTHER’S DAY
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School

(final Sunday School class before summer break)

8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School

(final Sunday School class before summer break)

10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 6:00 P.M. Westfield High School Social Media Awareness Presentation
6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. SJS/LL early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:00 P.M. St. John’s Stewardship/Evangelism meeting
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs.
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, May 20, 2018

Africa Mission Festival–The Day of Pentecost: The Spirit Gives Life

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

(meal, presentation by Cameroon Missionary Dan Kroll)

 


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

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS PRESENTATION Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00p.m.!

Childcare, snacks & refreshments will be provided.
If you require childcare, email ages with registration to bourmanm@westfield.k12.wi.us
Social media today is more accessible and popular than ever. It can be a risky and dangerous place for children and young adults. Join us to learn about various types of social media, popular apps including what they look like and their capabilities, and the dangers predators and how they infiltrate popular apps. A live demonstration will be conducted to show how quick a juvenile can be targeted by online predators. Come join us and learn valuable information and resources necessary to create and maintain a safe online environment for our youth in Marquette County.
Sponsored By: Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Westfield Elementary PTO, Westfield Middle School FIE , Thrivent Financial, St. John’s Church/School Montello, Marquette Adams Telephone Company, & Westfield School District Counseling Departments.

See the source imageMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Jesus says to take up your cross. Why? Do I have to? What does that mean anyway? We will be answering questions like that at the Men’s Bible class this month. “Jesus Cross- and Yours!” is the topic. Come join at 6:30pm in St. John’s lower level, Pastor Dolan is leading a 5-week Men’s Bible Study. Questions? Contact Pastor D at: 608-297-1075 or pastordolan@gmail.com

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

MISSION FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, MAY 20, OFFERS FOOD FOR BODY & SOUL.  Mark your calendars for a full day celebrating missions!  Cameroon, Africa, will be highlighted at mission festival services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s with Missionary Daniel Kroll.  A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Cameroon. 

   The day offers you a “4-Ps Mission Meal” of Preaching- Pasta-Pie- Presentation.  Pastor Kroll will share food for the soul as he preaches God’s Word at both worship services.  Then, ALL are invited for food for the body at a meal of pasta (lasagna) and homemade pie (Freewill Offering), at St. John’s, beginning around 11:30 a.m. and hosted as a Thrivent Action Team event by women of the LWMS.  Finally, more food for the soul as Missionary Kroll and his wife Karen do a tag-team presentation about Cameroon at St. John’s.

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\842x342-Missions-Cameroon1.jpg    The Lutheran Church of Cameroon (LCC) is on a journey to build up the church and the faith of her members in a land filled with ancestor worship, witchcraft, and false teachers.  Ten seminarians are finishing the second of their five-year seminary. This is big news as there have been no new pastors since 1999—when these men graduate, their pastorate will have more than doubled!  Your prayer and monetary support is vital.  Cameroon currently operates on project funds rather than being part of the WELS budget.


VOTING INFORMATION FOR ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY (LWMS) All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors and for mission projects for 2018-2019. A voting station is located in the linkway today. Voting continues through Sunday, May 20. Results of this voting will be announced at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay in June.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.”

Usher Schedule
May 13 SJ

(with comm)

E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

May 20 SJ

E

Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke

Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

May 27 SJ

(with comm)

E

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

Darrell Buchholz, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
May 13 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
May 20 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
May 27 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-6 5-9 Ascension 100 15 120 22
St. John’s Altar Committee

May 2018

Jennie Utke

&

Susan Brown

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 29, 2018

ST. JOHN’S & EMMANUEL

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

APRIL 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 Produce Fruit! Through faith, we are connected to Christ as a branch is connected to a grape vine. The result of being connected to Jesus is that we will now bear fruit. The fruit of a Christian is a life of love. Out of thanks for God’s love, we now seek to love our fellow man by sharing God’s message of love with him. As believers we seek to show love not only in what we say, but also in what we do.

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 162 “He is Arisen! Glorious 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

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Fruits of Faith Flow from our Connection to the Risen Lord

FIRST LESSON Acts 8:26-40 (today’s sermon text)

You are branches grafted to the Vine through the gospel in Word and Sacrament

Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”

The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

PSALM 67 (hymnal page 91; lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON 1 John 3:18-24

You are branches, inspired and empowered to produce fruits of faith–Christian love

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. “I am the vine; you are the branches,” says the Lord. Alleluia. (John 15:5)

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 John 15:1-8

“I am the Vine; you are the branches” –planted, pruned, and productive

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

LITURGY (hymnal page 40b, all sing)

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

CHILDREN’S SERMON

SERMON SONG “Philip and the Ethiopian” (see insert, all sing)

SERMON Acts 8:26-40

“Chasing Chariots”

  1. Our salvation is won
  2. Our job’s not done

(Please stand after the sermon)

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

& WELS CONNECTION DVD

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

EASTER SEASON PRAYER

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, 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), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son) – (added this week: Wayne Riemer)
– For today’s Teacher Call meeting at St. John’s

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

(Please be seated)

HYMN 564 “There is a Balm in Gilead” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 562 “I Love to Tell the Story” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for Next Sunday, May 6, 2018:

The Sixth Sunday of Easter:

Remain in the Risen Lord

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK APRIL 29 – May 5
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Teacher Call meeting
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
5:00 P.M. Pizza Dinner at St. John’s lower level
6:00 P.M. High School Options Presentation at St. John’s lower level
6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. SJS/LL early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
12:00 P.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid Hot Lunch, Entertainment & meeting
Fri.
Sat.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, May 6, 2018

The Sixth Sunday of Easter:

Remain in the Risen Lord

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

ART FOR DINNER Thanks to all who organized and participated in last night’s (4/28) Art For Dinner school fundraiser.

See the source imageLIFETOUCH PHOTOS If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch for our new church directory and would still like to be in it, please send your photo to Pastor Pete or Ciara BY JUNE 14TH. Thank you.

See the source imageMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Jesus says to take up your cross. Why? Do I have to? What does that mean anyway? We will be answering questions like that at the Men’s Bible class this month. “Jesus Cross- and Yours!” is the topic. On Tuesday (5/1) 6:30pm at St. John’s lower level, Pastor Dolan will lead the 2nd of a 5-week Men’s Bible Study. Questions? Contact Pastor D at: 608-297-1075 or pastordolan@gmail.com

HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS PRESENTATION
On Tuesday, May 1st from 6-8pm, Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Luther Prep, Northland High school and Montello Jr/Sr high will be here to give you a presentation on their schools and what each of their respective schools have to offer for your child’s high school education if you choose to go there. This is offered for the upper grades classroom (4th – 8th) and all p arents are encouraged to attend as they make plans for their child’s future high school education. There will be a Pizza dinner from 5-6pm and presentations will start at 6pm.

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

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\unnamed.jpgPLEDGE DRIVE UPDATE FOR THE WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY:  We are nearing our goal & have extended the deadline to turn in pledges. Thanks to those who have donated so far, we were able to cover the registration fee for 3 teens to attend the rally who would not have been able to go otherwise. We have a month before the fees are due in for the transportation & excursions costs. The teens have a wonderful opportunity to visit the Creation Museum, The Ark Encounter, & Cedar Point Amusement Park in addition to the rally. With the additional monies donated, we have elected to join in on these excursions. We currently have about 80% of the money needed to cover the additional excursions costs. Any additional pledges towards this would be greatly appreciated. Payment is not needed immediately, but if you could fill out a pledge form located in the back of church, so we have an idea of how much more money we need to raise to reach our goal. Any questions can be directed to us Patty or Mark Emond at 608-697-3327 or 608-697-1600. You can also email us at mpmbte@frontier.com. Thanks again!

CONGRATULATIONS, SEND ONE SISTER RECIPIENTS!  The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society’s Send One Sister program aims to help mission-minded women attend their first LWMS Convention.  At the April 21 Beaver Dam Circuit Rally in Fox Lake, a fun silent auction provided proceeds that were divided between two Send One Sister applicants. The BD Circuit of LWMS is pleased to help Becky Zimmerman, Juneau, and Sandra Sletten, Pardeeville, attend their first LWMS Convention this June 21-24 in Green Bay!   There is no better place than an LWMS Convention to hear and learn how our WELS missionaries and their families are working to spread God’s Word around the world!  Once they’ve attended, it’s certai n Sandra and Becky will want to go again and again!   TO ALL WOMEN IN  BEAVER DAM CIRCUIT CHURCHES:  Start praying and dreaming about next year!  Your sisters in Christ want to help you attend an LWMS Convention, too!  Watch for 2019 Send One Sister information in your church bulletin or contact your Reporter for information.

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MISSION FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, MAY 20, OFFERS FOOD FOR BODY & SOUL.  Mark your calendars for a full day celebrating missions!  Cameroon, Africa, will be highlighted at mission festival services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s with Missionary Daniel Kroll.  A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Cameroon. 

   The day offers you a “4-Ps Mission Meal” of Preaching- Pasta-Pie- Presentation.  Pastor Kroll will share food for the soul as he preaches God’s Word at both worship services.  Then, ALL are invited for food for the body at a meal of pasta (lasagna) and homemade pie (Freewill Offering), at St. John’s, beginning around 11:30 a.m. and hosted as a Thrivent Action Team event by women of the LWMS.  Finally, more food for the soul as Missionary Kroll and his wife Karen do a tag-team presentation about Cameroon at St. John’s.

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\842x342-Missions-Cameroon1.jpg    The Lutheran Church of Cameroon (LCC) is on a journey to build up the church and the faith of her members in a land filled with ancestor worship, witchcraft, and false teachers.  Ten seminarians are finishing the second of their five-year seminary. This is big news as there have been no new pastors since 1999—when these men graduate, their pastorate will have more than doubled!  The number of missionaries has doubled with a second couple joining the Krolls in Cameroon in 2017.  Your prayer and monetary support is vital.  Cameroon currently operates on project funds rather than being part of the WELS budget.


CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS “Some minds are like concrete–thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.”

Usher Schedule
April 29 SJ

 

 

E

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

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

May 6 SJ

E

(with comm)

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

Lucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke, Darrell Buchholz; comm. assist.

May 13 SJ

(with comm)

E

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
April 29 Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
May 6 Scott & Debbie Ritz
May 13 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
4-22 4-25 67 227 11
St. John’s Altar Committee

April 2018

Elaine Kelm

&

Carolyn Rosenthal

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- PALM SUNDAY MARCH 25, 2018

ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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PALM SUNDAY

MARCH 25, 2018

 


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

A PRAYER FOR THOSE GATHERED AT WORSHIP –We praise you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ. As he was acclaimed by those who scattered their garments and branches of palms in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him in humble service; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

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

PASTOR’S GREETING

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

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

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

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

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

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

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

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.

PSALM 24 (hymnal page 73, lectern side sings first line, pulpit side sings second line, all sing the refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Philippians 2:5-11

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

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

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 30b, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 11:1-10

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

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

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

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Astride a colt he passes by As loud hosannas ring,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

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

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

(Please stand)

PALM SUNDAY PRAYER (read by pastor)

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

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

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

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

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

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

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

(Please stand)

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (4/1):

Jesus Rises from Death

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

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

Theme for next Sunday (4/1):

Jesus Rises from Death

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

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

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

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

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

See the source imageEASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL April 1, following the 8:00AM Easter Service, everyone is invited (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, and fruit.  A freewill offering will be taken for Emmanuel’s Education Fund.  The breakfast is supported by a Thrivent Action Team Project.  Join us for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall.

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

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

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR SPRING MISSION OFFERING? They are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. A container is located in the entrance at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. Projects supported by gifts are listed by the container. Gifts are welcome from all who love missions!

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

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

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

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

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

(with comm)

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

(Maundy Thurs with comm)

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

(Good Friday with comm)

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

(Easter 6am)

(10am)

E

(8am)

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

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

>Lucas Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

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

March 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

 

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

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3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.

(communion)

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

(communion)

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

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor John Dolan (6am)

Pastor Pete Zietlow


 

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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BULLETIN- THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S

Evangelical Lutheran Churches

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Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

MARCH 18, 2018


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

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

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

ORDER OF SERVICE–LITURGY

“Morning Praise” (hymnal page 45)

PASTOR’S GREETING

Note: At Emmanuel…

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

Note: At St. John’s…

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

(Please stand)

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

(Please be seated for the Scripture readings)

THE DAY’S BIBLE READING THEME

The New Covenant Was Established By Jesus, Our High Priest

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Jeremiah 31:31-34

The promise of the new covenant

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

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

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

Jesus is our great High Priest

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

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

GOSPEL John 12:20-33

Jesus’ road to glory was the road to the cross

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

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

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

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

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

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

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

SERMON HYMN 359 “Jesus, My Great High Priest”


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SERMON Hebrews 5:7-9

“He Suffered”

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

(Please stand after the sermon)

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

(Please be seated)

OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, & FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS

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

OFFERING PRAYER

(Please stand)

LENTEN PRAYER

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

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

LITURGY (hymnal page 50, all sings)

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 50b)

(Please be seated)

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (3/25):

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

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

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

Theme for next Sunday (3/25):

Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

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

 

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Mavis DeWitt, $350.00 has been given to St. John’s by family and friends, $50.00 has been given to Ladies Aid by family and friends and $50.00 has been given to St. John’s School by Roger and Karen Wojtalewicz. Thank you for your gifts.

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

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

EASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL  April 1, following the 8:00AM Easter Service,  everyone is invited (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, and fruit.  A freewill offering will be taken for Emmanuel’s Education Fund.  The breakfast is supported by a Thrivent Action Team Project.  Join us for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EASTER FOR

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

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

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR SPRING MISSION OFFERING? They are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. A container is located in the entrance at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. Projects supported by gifts are listed by the container. Gifts are welcome from all who love missions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, email LGPcamp@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

(with comm)

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

(Maundy Thurs with comm)

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

(Good Friday with comm)

Cal Kapp; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde
St. John’s Greeter Schedule
March 18 Scott & Debbie Ritz
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-11 3-14 51 62 124 76
St. John’s Altar Committee

March 2018

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

 

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

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3/21/18 Emm – 3:30p.m.

SJ – 6:30p.m.

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

(communion)

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

(communion)

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

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor John Dolan (6am)

Pastor Pete Zietlow

See the source imageWalking with Jesus

God, Father and Creator,

we thank you for all the gifts

you have given us,

especially the gift of your Son.

During this holy season of Lent,

help us to change and grow and

become the kind of people

you created us to be.

Fill our hearts with love for you,

and love for other people

created in your image.

Show us how to use the gifts you have given us

to help others in your name.

As we journey together toward the light of Easter,

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

May we live always as people of your kingdom

praising your name now and forever.

Amen.

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

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

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

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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