Welcome Home Kick-Off Sunday 10/13

The Welcome Home initiative is an attempt to address the challenge of members drifting away from church. Learn more from the video below.

Welcome Home Video

“Welcome Home” will kick-off Sunday 10/13 with a special service, sermon and a free breakfast served after the 10am service in the St. John’s church basement.  More “Welcome Home” services will continue through November.

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Schedules for Ushers & Greeters

Ushers:

JUNE 2
(with communion)  
E   SJ
  Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, Joe Heller, (comm. assist) Lucas Stelter Jack Yates; Chief, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall
JUNE 9 E      
  (with communion) SJ
  Darrel Buchholz, Bob Ferber, Gary Wegner Don Smith; Chief, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr
JUNE 16 E                                          
SJ                 
  DuWayne Sommerfeld, Jim Stuempges, Paul Dahlke Kenon Smith; Chief, Robin Smith, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag
JUNE 23 E
 (with communion) SJ
  Wayne Stelter, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller Cal Kapp; Chief, Gerhardt Freitag, Mitch Simon, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz
JUNE 30 E  SJ   Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Gary Wegner James Wachholz; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
JULY 7 (with communion) E SJ   Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke, (comm. assist.) Wayne Stelter Jack Yates; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick
JULY 14 E (with communion) SJ   Brian Ninnemann, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller Don Smith; Chief, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
JULY 21 E  SJ   Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Gary Wegner Kenon Smith; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher
JULY 28 E (with communion) SJ   DuWayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke Cal Kapp; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

Greater Schedule

June 2 Scott & Debbie Ritz
June 9 Elsa Russell & Linda Lou Wacholtz
June 16 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
June 23 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
June 30 Karen Wojtalewicz & Susan Brown
July 7 Don & Doris Smith
July 14 James & Linda Wachholz
July 21 Ron & Evie Blada
July 28 Paul & Christa Van Treeck
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Sunday School had a LIVE and LEARN lesson

Sunday School had a LIVE and LEARN lesson to start the SS year.  The SSers and teachers re-enacting God’s Jericho battle plan. Playing the parts of soldiers and priests and carrying the Ark of the Covenant, the SSers learned walls really do fall down when God is in control!

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NEW TEACHER AT ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL

On Saturday 5/12 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, Miss Rachel Naumann was assigned to serve the Lord at St. John’s Lutheran School (WELS)–Montello, WI as Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher. 

A 2016 MLC graduate, Miss Naumann has served the past two years as instructor & dormitory supervisor at Luther Preparatory School–Watertown, WI.  Miss Naumann will move to Montello and begin her service in July.    

 

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St. John’s Sunday School Christmas Service December 17, 2017

MARY HAD

A LITTLE LAMB

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St. John’s Sunday School Christmas Service

December 17, 2017


 

ANTHEM “This Peaceful Night” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Choir

Violin: Karrigan Cragin

PROCESSIONAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

“See in Yonder Manger Low”

  1. See in yonder manger low, Born for us on earth below, See—the gentle Lamb appears, Promised from eternal years. Hail the ever blessed morn; Hail redemption’s happy dawn; Sing though all Jerusalem, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
  2. Sacred Infant, all divine, What a tender love was thine, Thus to come from highest bliss Down to such a world as this. Hail the ever blessed morn; Hail redemption’s happy dawn; Sing though all Jerusalem, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

INVOCATION

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

Congregation: Amen.

CALL TO WORSHIP

P: We have come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior, pictured as a lamb throughout Scripture.

C: Our Lord Jesus, the Lamb of God, was born in a manger in Bethlehem.

P: “And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

C: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

RECITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Children

SONG: “Lamb of God” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V1 Children

V2-V3 Congregation

  1. Your gift of love, they crucified They laughed and scorned Him as He died The humble King, they named a fraud And sacrificed the Lamb of God. Oh, Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God, I love the holy Lamb of God; Oh, wash me in His precious blood, My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
  2. I was so lost, I should have died But You have brought me to Your side To be led by Your staff and rod And to be called a lamb of God. Oh, Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God, I love the holy Lamb of God; Oh, wash me in His precious blood, My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

 

FICTION AND FACT

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor

SONG: “Mary Had A Little Lamb” (traditional) . . . . . . . . . PreK & K

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor

SONG & NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children & Mr. Wachholz

“Mary Had A Little Lamb” (new melody& lyrics)

RESPONSIVE READING

Pastor: He who gave for us his life, who for us endured the strife,

Congregation: Is Mary’s Little Lamb today, and we can joyfully say: Alleluia!

P: He, who laid on manger hay, is the Lamb we laud today;

C: Mary’s Little Lamb lives on high, pleads for us and hears our cry: Alleluia!

P: He who slumbered in the grave, is exalted now to save;

C: Now through Christendom the message rings, Mary’s Little Lamb is King of Kings. Alleluia!

P: Now he bids us tell abroad, as the shepherds did of old,

C: That dear Little Lamb has giv’n, hope that we may enter heaven. Alleluia!

P: Hear us special Lamb indeed, Christ, who will your people feed,

C: Take our sins and guilt away, that we all may sing today: Alleluia!


 

CHRISTMAS PRAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor

Lord God, we gather at this Christmas time to reflect on the day that our Savior came to earth to take our sins away. We thank you for coming into the Bethlehem manger as Mary’s Little Lamb—the sinless Lamb of God—who would one day be sacrificed on the cross at Calvary. Fill our hearts with joy in his coming this Christmas season and throughout the year, and may we share that joy with everyone. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Mary’s Little Lamb, and the victorious Lamb of God. Amen.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

“I am Jesus’ Little Lamb

Because Jesus was God’s Lamb First”


OFFERING, WORSHIPER GREETINGS, FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS


THE LAMB OF GOD IS FORETOLD

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teachers & Grades 2-4

RECITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grades K-5

HYMN AND CAROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Congregation & Children

Congregation: (sung) O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Children: Here with the cows and oxen mild,

Sleep, sleep, sleep, my little child.

Angels from on high fill the heav’nly sky,

Keeping watch above th’incarnate God of love.

Cong: O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Children: Here in the crib, secure from harm,.

Sleep, sleep, on your mother’s arm.

Angels from on high fill the heav’nly sky,

Keeping watch above th’incarnate God of love.

Cong: O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Wachholz


HYMN “Not All the Blood of Beasts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

  1. Not all the blood of beasts On Israel’s altars slain Could give the guilty conscience peace Or wash away the stain.
  2. But Christ, the heav’nly Lamb, Takes all our sins away, A sacrifice of nobler name And richer blood than they.
  3. Believing, we rejoice To see the curse remove; We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice And sing his bleeding love.

THE LAMB OF GOD APPEARS

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grade 4

RECITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Mary”

LITURGY HYMN “Song of Mary” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed. The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. He has mercy on those who fear him in ev’ry generation.

NARRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grade 3

RECITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PreK-K

In a little stable

Far across the sea

Came a little baby

Just like you and me.

SONG: “Little Baby Jesus” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Wachholz

THE CHRISTMAS GOSPEL, Luke 2:1-7 . . .Children\Congregation

Children: “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

Congregation: (read) (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)


Children: And everyone went to his own town to register.

Cong: So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.

SONG “Pitter, Patter, Donkey’s Feet” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

THE CHRISTMAS GOSPEL (continued)

Children: He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Cong: While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,

Children: and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.

Cong: She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

 

RECITATION (sung/Traditional Melody) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

Mary had a Little Lamb;

He was born on Christmas day.

She laid him in a manger bed

To sleep upon the hay.

SONG: “There’s A Village in Judea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

HYMN “Unto Us A Boy Is Born” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

  1. Unto us a Boy is born! King of all creation, Came He to a world forlorn, The Lord of ev’ry nation.
  2. Now may Mary’s Son, who came So long ago to love us, Lead us all with hearts aflame Unto the joys above us.

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Wachholz

THE CHRISTMAS GOSPEL (continued)

Children: And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

Cong: An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Children: But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.


Cong: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Children: This will be a sign to you:

Cong: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

Children: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

Cong: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.

RECITATION (sung/Traditional Melody) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

The shepherds heard the good news

While tending to their sheep.

The Lamb of God is born today,

The angel choirs did say.

RECITATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “The Shepherds”

RECITATION (sung/Traditional Melody) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

More angels then appeared to them

With praises greater still

Glory to God they sang on high

And on earth, peace, good will.

RECITATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “The Shepherds”

SONG: “Angel Voices Sweetly Singing” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

HYMN “Angels We Have Heard on High” . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

  1. Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o’er the plains, And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strain, Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.
  2. Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heav’nly song? Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.
  3. Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing. Come, adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Wachholz


THE CHRISTMAS GOSPEL (continued)

Children: When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another,

Cong: “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

Children: So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Cong: When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,

Children: And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

Cong: But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

Children: The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

RECITATION (sung/Traditional Melody) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

And so they ran to Bethlehem

And saw the babe so small.

They gazed in adoration,

Then spread the news to all.

RECITATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “The Sheep”

HYMN “Go Tell It On The Mountain” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V1 Children

V2-3 Congregation

  1. The shepherds feared and trembled When lo, above the earth Rang out the angel chorus That hailed our Savior’s birth. Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills, and ev’rywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born.
  2. Down in a lowly manger The humble Christ was born; And God sent us salvation That blessed Christmas morn. Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills, and ev’rywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born.

RECITATION (sung/Traditional Melody) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

Mary had a Little Lamb

His fleece was white as snow.

That spotless Lamb was crucified

To pay the debt I owe.

Oh, spotless Lamb, with wool so white,

Your crimson blood, I know,

Can wash me clean of all my sins

And make me white as snow.

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grade 4

SONG “The Lamb” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

HYMN “Mary’s Little Boy Child” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V1 Children

V2-4 Congregation

  1. Shepherds watched their flocks by night, they saw a bright new shining star, and heard a choir from heaven sing the music came from afar. Hark! Now hear the angels sing. New King is born today. And man will live forevermore because of Christmas day.
  2. Joseph and his wife, Mary, came to Bethlehem that night. They found no place to bear her child, not a single room was in sight.
  3. By and by they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn, and in a manger, cold and dark, Mary’s little boy child was born. Trumpets sound and angels sing. Listen to what they say, that man will live forevermore because of Christmas day

WORTHY IS THE LAMB

NARRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor

RECITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children

Pastor: The Child, the Lamb, was born, God’s child, for us.

Congregation: Thank God!

P: The Child, the Lamb, grew up, for us.

C: Thank God!


P: The Child, the Lamb, lived and taught, healed and helped and

cared, and suffered and died for us!

C: Thank God!

P: The Child, the Lamb, our Savior, rose again, for us.

C: Thank God!

ALL: God, we thank you that Mary had a Little Lamb!

THE LORD’S PRAYER (sung) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

(Melody: Away in a Manger)

Our Father in heaven, all praise to your name! Your kingdom among us, your will done the same By mortals and angels. Come, Lord reign alone: Oh, hear us and bless us from heaven’s high throne.

The bread that we yearn for provide us each day; As we forgive others, our sins take away; In times of temptation, to lead us be near; From evil deliver your children most dear.

For yours is the kingdom; o’er all things you reign. And yours is the power; all things you maintain. To you be the glory, resounding again From all of creation, forever. Amen.

THE BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECESSIONAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children & Congregation

“Mary Had a Little Lamb/His Name Is Jesus”

  1. Mary had a little Lamb, little Lamb, little Lamb, Mary had a little Lamb, whose fleece was white as snow. He came and lived a perfect life, perfect life, perfect life. He came and lived a perfect life that we might be made whole.

Children: His name is Jesus, His name is Jesus, the Lamb of God, as white as snow. His name is Jesus, his name is Jesus, the Lamb of God, as white as snow.

  1. They led Him off to Calvary, Calvary, Calvary. They led Him off to Calvary, along that lonesome road. Hands and feet nailed to the cross, to the cross, to the cross. Hands and feet nailed to the cross while Mary watched below. His name is Jesus, His name is Jesus, the Lamb of God, as white as snow. His name is Jesus, his name is Jesus, the Lamb of God, as white as snow.

  2. From the grave He rose again, rose again, rose again. From the grave He role again to set the captives free. Very soon He will return, will return, will return. Very soon he will return to claim the victory! His name is Jesus, His name is Jesus, the Lamb of God, as white as snow. His name is Jesus, his name is Jesus, the Lamb of God, as white as snow.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theme for next Sunday (12/24):

The Fourth Sunday in Advent–Christmas Eve: The Son of David Reigns Forever

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK DECEMBER 17-DECEMBER 23
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 Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School Christmas Service
4:00 P.M. St. John’s Little Lambs Christmas Service
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Senior Choir
Tues.
Wed. 1:40 P.M. St. John’s School and Little Lambs early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation
3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Devotion
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Devotion
Thurs. 6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s
7:00 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Fri.
Sat. 6:00 P.M. Emmanuel Children’s Candlelight Christmas Service
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017

The Fourth Sunday in Advent–Christmas Eve: The Son of David Reigns Forever

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Christmas Eve Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Christmas Eve Service with communion
7:00 P.M. St. John’s “A Reformation Christmas” Candlelight Service

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Brian Sluga, $100.00 has been given to St. John’s School by Valorie Schable. Thank you for your gift!

MEMORIAL In loving memory of Walter Bubolz, $500.00 has been given to St. John’s School by family and friends. Thank you for your gift!

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

See the source imageARE YOU INTERESTED?! If you are interested in singing in the choir on December 23 at Emmanuel’s 6:00pm Children’s Christmas Service, rehearsal will be at Emmanuel on December 18 at 6:30pm. We will be singing traditional Christmas carols. Come sing our praises and celebrate our Lord!

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

See the source imageST. JOHN’S OFFERING ENVELOPES 2018 are located in the link way of church. Please pick yours up but do not use until January 2018. If you do not have a box, feel free to contact pastor or the office and we will get one to you!


See the source imageNEW YEAR’S EVE LOCK-IN All 6th-12th graders are invited to our youth group’s 3rd annual NYE lock-in. Enjoy an evening of fun & games, movies, not to mention lots of snacks & food. We will begin after St. John’s New Years Eve service, concluding at 9 am on NY’s day. For more details, or to sign up, call or text us at 608-697-1600(Mark)or 608-697-3327(Patty). Deadline to sign up is December 27.

See the source imageFELLOWSHIP AND REFRESHMENTS after the Emmanuel Christmas Eve Service on Sat. Dec. 23 at 6:00 pm.  Members and guests are all invited to join us in the Parish Hall for cookies and punch.  If you have extra cookies please bring a plate to share.  If not please come anyway.

LITTLE LAMBS CHRISTMAS SERVICE The Little Lambs Christmas Service will take place TODAY, December 17th at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s.

ST. JOHN’S MEMBERS, PLEASE COME CHRISTMAS CAROLING!  We’re off to brighten the season for our members and friends at Montello Care Center on Sunday, December 24.  Please meet in the entrance of the Care Center at 9 a.m.  All ages are welcome!!!  Come share a bit of your time and the Christmas gospel in song during this season of giving!  We’ll be returning in plenty of time for the Sunday morning service.

http://media2.picsearch.com/is?lcLOYp4LX2nTwpB-lCgqncdvevZ2M9jUJK8hcr3B8aY&height=180GRIEFSHARE Please join us at Griefshare! Griefshare is a grief recovery support group that is open to the public. Grief is a part of life, but it does not have to consume your life. Learn from a panel of experts and those who have walked down the road from mourning to joy! There is no charge for this class and light refreshments will also be served. Griefshare will be a 13 week long session, every Thursday at 6:00 pm. To sign up or if you have questions please call the facilitator, Mark Emond at 608-697-1600.

ALTAR FLOWERS If you are interested, we are always in need of altar flowers. Feel free to contact the church/school office!

CHURCH WEBSITE Thank you Kerry and Jen Mann for the work on our church website: www.stjohnsmontello.org.  Your comments and suggestions for improvement are welcomed: 414-339-9031 – kerry@inmarketsuccess.com


WEDNESDAY ADVENT DEVOTIONS Please join us for our special Wednesday Advent Devotions: “Advent Equations” – 3:30pm at E & 6:30pm at SJ. Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS 12/3 at Emmanuel: Josh & Amanda Kuchar and son Weston, 12/10 at St. John’s: Adam Myers & Jennifer Strauss – A new “Bible Information Class” will begin on Wed 1/3/18 at 7:30pm in pastor’s office/conference room at St. John’s.  Alternate days/times can be scheduled. Free study guides are available from pastor…just ask.

 

See the source imageNEW WEEKDAY/EVE BIBLE CLASS Beginning January 2018, we’ll be starting a new weekday/eve Bible Study entitled: “Your Questions–Scriptures Answers: Adiaphora” (things that God doesn’t command or forbid in the Bible and how we are to properly use our Christian freedom).  We meet at St. John’s in the pastor’s office/conference room Monday 7:30pm (beginning1/8)and Wednesday 10am (beginning 1/3). “Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…” (Hebrews 6:1)

NEW YEAR’S EVE/DAY COMMUNION/SAINTS TRIUMPHANT SERVICES  Sunday 12/31 7pm at St. John’s and Monday 1/1 9am at Emmanuel, communion services are scheduled where the names of our E/SJ members called to their heavenly home in 2017 will be read and bells tolled. “For all the saints who from their labors rest…” (Hymn 551)

THE CAMPBELLS LABELS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM has closed so we need all labels anyone may have turned in by December 26th please.  I have to have them turned in by January 2nd in order for them to be accepted!  Thank you all for your help and support over the years!

USHERS

Emmanuel: Today December 17 Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld, December 20 3:30pm Dave Radke, Don Stelter, December 24 Christmas Eve Brian Ninneman, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller, December 25 Christmas Day 9:00am Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke, December 31 Lucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, DuWayne Sommerfeld


St. John’s: Today December 17 James Wachholz; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, December 24 (C) Christmas Eve Dennis Wacholtz, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, December 24 Candlelight Service 7:00pm Jack Yates; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, December 31 Don Smith, Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, December 31 (C) Candlelight New Year’s Eve Service Kenon Smith; Chief, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

GREETERS TODAY Jim & Diane Eisermann

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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ST. JOHN’S ALTAR COMMITTEE CONTACT DECEMBER 2017 Jennie Utke & Susan Brown

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In addition to our regular St. John’s Sunday 10:00 a.m. and Emmanuel 8:00 a.m. services, please see our special Christmas Service schedule below. God bless you this Christmas season!

Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. St. John’s Sunday School Christmas Service at St. John’s
4:00 p.m. St. John’s Little Lambs K3- K4 Christmas Service at St. John’s
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. Emmanuel Advent Devotion
6:30 p.m. St. John’s Advent Devotion
Saturday, December 23, 2017 6:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Candlelight Service at Emmanuel
Sunday, December 24, 2017 7:00 p.m. “A Reformation Christmas” Candlelight Service at St. John’s
Monday, December 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. “A Reformation Christmas” Service at Emmanuel
Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Service at St. John’s with

communion

Monday, January 1, 2018 9:00 a.m. New Year’s Day service at Emmanuel with communion

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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

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

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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