God feeds his flock in a time of crisis

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God feeds his flock in a time of crisis

After earlier placing restrictions on the size of public gatherings, today Wisconsin governor Tony Evers issued an even more restrictive “Safer at Home” directive. The directive effectively closes all Wisconsin businesses and entities other than those that are deemed essential. Other states have issued, or likely will issue, similar directives. Already after the first restrictions were imposed, many WELS congregations …

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Bearing fruit in a time of need

In his book The Rise of Christianity, Dr. Rodney Stark estimates that Christianity grew an average of 40 percent per decade for the first few centuries of its existence. To put that in perspective, if WELS grew at that rate, in two generations we would have over two million members. How did that happen? Christianity was started by misfits from the …

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Update from WELS Missions

WELS World Missions has always had very straightforward marching orders. “Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely …

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Resources from WELS and NPH

WELS and Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) are offering several resources for free to help you stay connected to your Lord, to your church, and to WELS during this time of unrest and change. Resources include hymn downloads, Sunday school materials, digital access to Forward in Christ magazine, and access to Kids Connection and WELS Connection videos. Hymnal/music options Eighty hymns …

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Spiritual and mental health support

With Americans told to stay home—away from church, school, and in some cases work—in an anxiety-inducing time, WELS ministries are creating and making available resources to help. Here are a few that we found. If your ministry, school, or congregation is offering spiritual or Christian educational resources that can be used by individuals and families, let us know! We’ll continue …

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Online giving options

Congregations are increasingly seeking out options for online giving to meet the preferences of members across generations. The current COVID-19 pandemic has made finding a donation platform even more urgent as restrictions on public gatherings have temporarily moved many worship services online. These platforms offer an array of popular giving options: Online donations—set up a page to collect one-time and …

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A Note from the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry

Per an order from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, workers at the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry, Waukesha, Wis., will be working from home until April 24. We will do our best to serve you and thank you for a bit of grace should responses be slightly delayed.

WELS Investment Funds webinar

On Feb. 19, 2020, WELS Investment Funds hosted their inaugural live webinar featuring WELS Investment Funds Executive Director Jim Holm and Vanguard Senior Investment Consultant William Burns.

The webinar provided timely information:

• An introduction and overview of WELS Investment Funds

• A recap of the 2019 market performance

• Investment philosophy of WELS Investment Funds

• Performance and portfolio construction of WELS Balanced Fund and WELS Endowment Fund

• Q&A

Watch the webinar

For more information about WELS Investment Funds, visit wels.net/welsfunds, e-mail WELSFunds@wels.net, or call 877-888-8953.

Together PDF 

NOTE: There will be no printable PDF this week. Please feel free to share any content from the Together e-newsletter online in your newsletters, e-mails, social media, or websites.

Call Reports

Call Reports detail when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS. View Call Report.

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St. John’s School 90th Anniversary Invitation Letter

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“Rejoice in the Lord always.” Philippians 4:4  

March 1, 2020

Dear Alumni, Former Teachers & Principals, School Families, and Parish Members:

For 90 years, God has blessed St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School in Montello with the privilege of sharing Christian education with hundreds of students.  It’s time to celebrate!  This amazing milestone will be marked by a special 10 a.m. worship service at St. John’s, followed by an anniversary celebration meal, on Sunday, April 19.  We invite you to attend and share in the events of this special day—a guest preacher, special music by the choir and present school children, history displays, and an anniversary meal and fellowship.

To help us with preparations, please make your reservation(s) for the meal.  Email to: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   or   call the church office at 608-297-2866   or   send mail to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School Anniversary, 313 East Montello Street, Montello, WI 53949. 

The reservation deadline is Sunday, April 5.

Please bless us with your prayers for St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School’s 90th anniversary celebration and for our day school’s continuance as a light in our community.  We hope you can attend!

James Wachholz, Chairman

90th Anniversary Committee


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BULLETIN- March 8th, 2020 – The 2nd Sunday in Lent

The 2nd Sunday in Lent

March 8, 2020

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

St. John’s  Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel  Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949    

  Pastor Peter Zietlow  

 

608.297.2866 www.stjohnsmontello.org Like us on Facebook
W E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H 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 in 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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Welcome to God’s house!  May God bless our worship together.  
G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y The Second Sunday in Lent – Saving Faith Trusts in Christ Alone – For most of us who have been acquainted with Christian teachings for many years, it’s an easy question. How are we saved? Answer: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. But for thousands of years, people didn’t have the knowledge of Jesus Christ. They knew only of a Messiah to come. Nonetheless, their faith was placed in the promise of God to send a Savior, and that faith—a forward-looking faith—was credited to them as the righteousness that God demands to enter heaven.


A SERVICE OF MORNING PRAISE

Morning Praise is based on the historic service called “Matins.” Joined to Christ, our risen Lord, we glorify God as we rise to the activities of this new day.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS                                                                    Jesus Our Good Friend

Please stand

MORNING HYMN                                                                                   hymnal page 45 

MORNING SENTENCES                                                                            hymnal pages 45, 46

In these words of Psalm 51 we confess our sin and ask God to deliver us from that sin.

OH, COME, LET US SING TO THE LORD                                                                        hymnal page 46, 47

Psalm 95 encourages us to praise God for his abundant goodness and his powerful deliverance from all things (Venite).

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves. Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                                    Genesis 12:1-8

Summary: Abraham believed God’s promise of the Savior and was justified by faith

The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

So Abram left, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.

PSALM 121                                                                                                                                        hymnal page 112

Lectern side sings first line, pulpit side sings second line, all sing Refrains and Gloria.

EPISTLE LESSON                                          Romans 4:1-5 (today’s sermon text underlined), 13-17

Summary: Abraham was justified by faith in the Savior not by his own good works

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.

It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless, because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                               Philippians 2:8b

Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross.

*Alleluias are omitted during Lent.

Please stand

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                                                                        John 4:4-26 

Summary: Jesus awakened faith in the heart of the Samaritan woman

Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?”

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

“I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.”

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 391                                                   God Loved the World So that He Gave

SERMON                                                                                                         Romans 4: 1-5

“Paid In Full”

  1. Our debt of sin
  2. Jesus payment of blood

Please stand

NICENE CREED                                                                                                                          hymnal page 31

Please be seated

X O F F E R I N G S   O F   G I F T S   &   P R A Y E R S X

THE OFFERING                   

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained.  Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

XS E R V I C E    O F    T H E    S A C R A M E N T X

In this service we celebrate the gift of Jesus’ redeeming love, we bear witness to the Christian fellowship we share, and we proclaim his death until he returns.

Please stand

PRAYERS & HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY                                        hymnal pages 32-37

Please be seated for the distribution

At St. John’s and Emmanuel 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 306                                               Before You, God, the Judge of All

                                                        399: 1-2                                   To God Be the Glory

Please stand        

THANKSGIVING PRAYER & BLESSING                                               hymnal page 36,37

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 399: 3                                                                            To God Be the Glory

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

Announcements

Activities for the week of March 8 – March 14

Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
  8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
  9:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
  TBA Luther Prep Coed B Team Tournament
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
  7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Little Lamb’s Dad’s Night 
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
  10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Early Release
  2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
  3:30 P.M. Emmanuel Lenten Devotion
  4:30 P.M. Lenten Supper at St. John’s
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Lenten Devotion
  7:30P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class
  10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion
  6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level
Fri.   NO SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS
Sat.      
Theme for Next Sunday March 15 , 2020 Lent 3: “Jesus Gives Spiritual Sight”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Church News               INTERCESSORY PRAYERS (read by pastor) – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Wyatt Beahm (William and Alyssa Beahm’s infant son), David Broderick, Gene & Sharon Crook, Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Don Ebert, Reinold Eckelberg, Lilah Farrell, Roger Hillmer, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Xzander Jahr, Chris Krause (Gordy and Linda’s son), Robert Lederer (Jackie and Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Michael Logemann (Fred Logemann’s father), Wendy Logemann, Delvin Mittelsteadt, Steve Parrish, Karen Radke, LuAnn Reber, Harvey Rudolph, Frank Russell, Kathryn Sigrist (Pastor Gary & Orlene Johnson’s daughter), Doris Smith, Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Leevi Walker, Zaelynn Zuehls – (added this week: Michael Logemann (Fred Logemann’s father), Wendy Logemann, Zaelynn Zuehls) – For the family of Richard Winkler called home to heaven on Sunday (3/1) MIDWEEK LENT 2020 That special and important season of Lent is upon us. All of God’s people at Emmanuel/St. John’s are encouraged to make time and make plans to worship at one of our midweek worship devotions – 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s.  “The Son of God Goes Forth to War” is the over theme this year. Lenten Supper starts at 4:30pm at St. John’s. What’s on the menu?! Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, assorted desserts, coffee, water and milk. This week’s supper is hosted by Hands In Prayer. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND A CARD… St. John’s called grades 3-5 teacher, Heather Schmidt. If you would like to reach out and offer words of encouragement, thoughts, etc. see contact info below. Heather Schmidt 520 W Riverwood Dr. – Apt. 106 Oak Creek, WI   53154-7582 hschmidt@stpaulsfranklin.org NO MEN OR WOMEN BIBLE STUDY UNTIL AFTER EASTER Stay tuned here for details on our next class. GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session has begun. Please join us in St. John’s lower level on Thursday at 6:30pm. Questions or concerns? Please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.  


Church News continued… SPRING MISSION OFFERINGS will be collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society throughout March.Containers will be located in the entrance at both St. John’s and Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. 75% of gifts given will support Beaver Dam Circuit projects—HM/Outreach to Asians & WM/Ukraine Project.  25% of gifts given will support home & world mission projects that will be decided by ballot in May and will be presented at the next LWMS Convention, June 25-28, in Athens, Georgia.  Gifts welcome from all who love missions! SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS CONTINUES Each Sunday, beginning at 9:15, we spend a half hour before worship to look at part of God’s Word that is used in worship and in the Meditations for the upcoming week. It is a good way to get more our your worship, and to learn more about God’s Word. THRIVENT Look for the Thrivent Choice Dollars postcard in St. John’s link way. Questions? Feel free to contact Pastor Zietlow. MEMBERS OF ST. JOHNS AND SCHOOL FAMILIES St. Johns council authorized the borrowing of $10,000 from the church’s line of credit to replace and refurbish the school boilers. As some may be aware, there have been a number of issues from the last couple years keeping the boilers running and the school heated and it could no longer be repaired. This project was completed late last fall. This also means that the church officially is borrowing money from its line of credit. If you wish to donate to help paying off the loan, please go ahead and do so. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Look to the information room for where this project is at with regards to being paid off and where the other projects on the board are at with funding. (Many thanks to our generous members for donating!) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: BUILDERS FOR CHRIST Make a difference today and volunteer to build churches in AZ, TX, or NC. Sign up for any length of time and help these congregations reach even more people in their community. No experience? No problem! Training is provided on site. Volunteers are especially needed March-April. Learn more: www.kingdomworkers.com/volunteer or call Kingdom Workers @ 414-771-6848.    


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School News SCHOOL 90TH ANNIVERSARY WORSHIP SERVICE & CELEBRATION MEAL For 90 years God has blessed St. John’s Lutheran School with the privilege of sharing Christian education with hundreds of students.  It’s time to celebrate!  Parish members, current students and their families, alumni, and former teachers and principals are invited!  This school milestone will be marked by a special worship service, followed by an anniversary celebration meal, on Sunday, April 19.  The day’s events will include a guest preacher, special music by the choir and present school children, history displays, and the meal and fellowship.  To assist us with meal preparation, please sign the meal reservation signup at either church,  or   email scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   or   call the church office 608-297-2866.  Reservation deadline is Sunday, April 5. 90 YEARS OF ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL Do you have old pictures or document related to the history of our elementary school. We are especially looking for items from the early years up into the 1950s. Talk to Pastor Dolan if you think you have something. LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION IS OPEN Calling all 3 and 4 year olds! Please see the St. John’s Information Room for Little Lambs fliers, brochures and registration information. First come, first serve! Questions? Please call our Little Lambs Director Lynn Sellnow 616-826-0816 or email lynnsellnow@stjohnsmontello.org. SAVE THE DATES! *St. John’s School & Little Lambs Spring Break: March 23-27 *Family Easter Festival: Saturday, April 4. We are planning for 100 children plus family members.  How can you help?   Pray that God would bless our efforts to reach out with the Gospel message this Easter season.  Donate monetary gifts to help defray costs for supplies for our festival.  We will once again fill Easter baskets and, new this year, we will give children an opportunity to make the “12 Eggs of Easter”.  Volunteer your time and talents on the day of the festival  Please contact Lynn Sellnow to donate or volunteer. My email is lynnsellnow@stjohnsmontello.org  or call 616-826-0816 Thank you for helping to share the joyful message of Easter in our community! To God be the Glory as we work together! *Vacation Bible School: June 22-25, 8:00am – 11:30am, snack provided. Everyone is invited to the closing service which will be at St. John’s on June 25 at 6:30pm.  


SJ Usher List

 

James Wachholz’s                                                                                                Dates For Ushering

  1. Kenon Smith                                                                3/11,3/15,4/26,6/7,7/19,8/30,                                                     2.    Chris Smith                                                                   10/11,11/22,11/25,12/27,2/7

3.    Robin Smith                                                                    for a total of 11 days                                        

4.    Thomas W

5.    Kenny W 

Paul Van Treeck’s                                               

  1. Matt Borzick                                                          2/26,3/1,4/8,4/10,4/12,5/24,
  2. Ken Borzick                                                             7/5,8/16,9/27,11/8,12/16  
  3. James Henke                                                           12/20,1/24  for a total of 13 days
  4. Zeb Zuehls

*Haiden Van Treeck

*Nolan Van Treeck

Jerre Deur’s

  1. Joe Zauner Sr.                                                                3/4,3/8,4/19,5/31,7/12
  2. Joe Zauner Jr.                                                8/23,10/4,11/15,13/23,12/2412/25,1/31   
  3. Gordon Krause                                                                                for a total of 12 days
  4. Kevin Kaul
  5. Corey Kaul

*Joey Zauner

*Nathan Zauner   

Ben Jaster’s

  1. Jake Jaster                                                       3/18,3/22,5/3,6/14,7/26,9/6,
  2. Matt Neuhauser                                                 10/18,11/29,12/31,1/3,2/14                                                                                                                       

*Ethen Neuhauser                                                              for a total of 11 days                                      

  • Jeff Reimer                                                                                       
  • Mark Emond
  • Ben Emond

Continued…

Jim Eisermans’s

  1. Chuck Boetcher                                                      3/25,3/29,5/10,6/21,8/2,9/13,
  2. Jessie Schable                                                         10/25,12/2,12/6,1/10,2/21
  3. Mitch Simon                                                                  for a total of 11 days
  4. Gerhardt Voight

Al Rosenthal’s

  1. Glen Bubolz                                                             4/1,4/5,5/17,6/28,8/9,9/20,
    1. Martin Schmanke                                                  11/1,12/9,12/13,1/17
      1. Jon Vote                                                                        for a total of 10 days
      1. Richard Frietag
      1. Aaron Kendall

*Joe Vote

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SJ Greeter Schedule

Feb. 2                Susan Brown & Jennie Utke

Feb. 9                Wayne & Marilyn Riemer

Feb. 16              Jim & Diane Eisermann

Feb. 23              Kenon & Mary Smith

March 1             Aaron Kendall & Chrisopher

March 8             Jerre & Gloria Duerr

March 15          Scott & Debbie Ritz

March 22          Elsa Russell & Dixie Wagner

March 29          Bernice Wegner & Linda Lou Wacholtz

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-1                                  3-4 85                                   75 110                                48
St. John’s Altar Committee March  2020 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte 
Weekly Schedule

at St. John’s

Midweek 3, March 11, 2020

The Promised Warrior

Isaiah 42:13 (Pastor Michael Sheppard, Ripon)

The Passion History Part 3

Hymns: CW93, CW122, CW595

Midweek 4, March 18, 2020

The Hidden Warrior

John 11:33-37 (Pastor Nicholas Haasch, Green Lake)

The Passion History Part 4

Hymns: CW123, CW124, CW593

Midweek 5, March 25, 2020

Skirmishes

Hebrews 4:15 (Pastor John Stelter, Princeton)

The Passion History Part 5

Hymns: CW116, CW424, CW592

Midweek 6, April 1, 2020

The Warrior Faces Satan’s Ally, the World

John 18:38 (Pastor Zietlow)

The Passion History Part 6

Hymns: CW472, CW121, CW588v1,5-7

at Emmanuel                                                           

Midweek 3, March 11, 2020

Skirmishes

Hebrews 4:15 (Pastor Dolan)

The Passion History Part 3

Hymns: CW116, CW424, CW592

Midweek 4, March 18, 2020

Reconnaissance Report: Know Your Enemy

Ephesians 6:12 (Pastor Dolan)

The Passion History Part 4

Hymns: CW343, CW125, CW 587

Midweek 5, March 25, 2020

The Warrior Rejected by Many Followers

John 6:66 (Pastor Dolan)

The Passion History Part 5

Hymns: CW434, CW127, CW588v1-4

Midweek 6, April 1, 2020

The Warrior Faces Satan’s Ally, the World

John 18:38(Pastor Dolan)

The Passion History Part 6

Hymns: CW472, CW121, CW588v1,5-7

●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816 K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949 Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●
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BULLETIN- 10/20/2019 Welcome Home

 
EMMANUEL & ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH
 October 20, 2019
Emmanuel & St. John’s
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
 

Welcome! Thank you for joining us for worship this morning. In our service we gather before our almighty God to offer him our worship and praise. We also gather to strengthen ourselves   through the study of God’s holy and powerful Word.

Restrooms are located in the link way (through the Information Room and down the stairs) at   St. John’s and lower level at Emmanuel.

Nursery In the lower level of both churches, the service is available to watch on TV and children have space for their needs. At St. John’s exiting church, it is located down the stairs to the left, to the link way, and down the stairs again to the left. At Emmanuel exiting church, it is located down the hallway to the right.

Welcome Home!
Our Need for Christian Community
The Lost Are Now Found
You Are Free to Be Yourself
You Are Perfectly Safe Here
You Have an Everlasting Family
You are Part of Christ’s Glorious Kingdom

Our Worship Series Read through Scripture and count the times it refers to believers as “brothers and sisters.” You will reach the triple digits quickly. The Holy Spirit is deliberate with his choice of words. If he frequently refers to the Church in those terms, there can be only one explanation. He wants us to think of each other as family. Scripture teaches that what unites us to our spiritual family is infinitely more powerful than any biological bond. Moreover, you can lose a blood relative. They can be taken away from you by death. But you will enjoy the companionship of your spiritual family for all eternity.

In this worship series, we will look at how our Father knits us together in love and unity into a spiritual family. We will see the benefits of being part of this family. In the Church, Christ has given us a better home.

Our Theme for Today Is the church more of a country club or a hospital? Is a Christian community full of people who have it all together, whose lives are perfectly in line with God’s will? Or is the family of God an assembly of individuals who are all flawed and broken in multiple ways? Scripture answers that question. God’s Word tells us everyone within the church was at one point deeply lost. What changed that? How were we “found”? Amazing grace! God, in his grace, sought us out, called us to faith, adopted us into his family, and welcomed us home into his Church. Think of what this means. If the church is a collection of people who were lost in their sin, it is unrealistic to think that in the church everyone will be a perfect model of righteous behavior. No one is like that except Christ! Our salvation is an accomplished fact. But our Christian life is going to be one that often takes two steps forward and then at least one step back.

This is another reason we need Christian community! As a loving Christian family, we love one another, forgive one another, proclaim God’s forgiveness to one another. And when a brother or sister drifts backs towards lostness, we give chase, striving to bring them back home.

This service offers the congregation a form of worship that focuses on the proclamation of God’s Word and the celebration of Holy Communion.
SERVICE OF WORD & SACRAMENT
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X  Gathering  X

OPENINGHYMN 379                                                                        Oh, How Good It Is

 

Please stand

INVOCATION

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

C:  Amen.

Confession and absolution

M:  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

      But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins

      And cleanse us from all unrighteousness.   (1 John 1:8-9)

C:  For the wrong we have done, and all the good we have failed to do;

      for angry deeds, for hurtful words, for uncharitable thoughts;

      for self-centered living, and for failing to walk with humility and gentleness;

      for longing to have what is not ours, and for failing to give thanks for what is ours;

      for those sins we do not even remember committing:

      Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, have mercy on us.

M:  God, who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin,

      and made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved.

      In the name of  Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven.

      Almighty God strengthen you with power through the Holy Spirit,

      that Christ may live in your hearts through faith.

C: Amen.

M: In that peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord!

FATHER, WE PRAISE YOU                                                             Christe Sanctorum


We worship our God this morning with the ancient song of praise, Christe Sanctorum. This hymn was written by Gregory the Great in the 6th century A.D. It was used by Christians to begin worship during the Sundays after Pentecost. Utilizing this song celebrates the wonderful legacy that historic Christianity has left for the Church today.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M:   Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  Amen.

Please be seated

X  The Word  X

FIRST LESSON                                                                                             Hosea 3:1-5

The Lord asked the prophet Hosea to turn his entire life into an object lesson. Hosea was to marry a prostitute, to love her and bring her into his home, in spite of her adulteries. This illustrates our God’s love. We all often love other  things more than our God. Yet he forgives us and welcomes us lost and broken people back into his home.

The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”

So I bought her for fifteen shekelsof silver and about a homer and a lethekof barley. Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”

For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or household gods. Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.

PSALM OF THE DAY 133-134                                                             hymnal page 115

Sung in unison.

SECOND LESSON                                                                          2 Corinthians 2:5-11

A member of the Corinthian congregation had scandalized the congregation by living in public sin. He had
repented. St. Paul urges the Corinthians to welcome him home with open arms, to forgive and comfort
him. Why? Because Christ has forgiven us our countless sins and welcomed us into his eternal home.

If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

VERSE OF THE DAY

M:   Alleluia! Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. Alleluia!

C:

Please stand

GOSPEL                                                             Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 (today’s sermon text)

There is rejoicing in heaven when the lost are found.

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable:

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

M:  This is the Gospel of our Lord.

C:   Praise be to you, O Christ!

Please be seated

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

HYMN OF THE DAY — 388                                           Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven

SERMON                                              Luke 15:1-3, 11-32  “Behold the Father’s Love”

  1. For those lost in sin      2.   For those lost in themselves

Please stand

CONFESSION OF FAITH                                                                        Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Please be seated

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OFFERING

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained.  Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer for Finding and Forgiving the Lost and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list on bulletin page 11.

LORD’S PRAYER

M: We pray in Jesus’ name and as he taught.

C:   Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

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

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

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

Amen.

BLESSING SUNG BY ST. JOHN’S K-8TH GRADE —              May the Peace of God

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Activities for the week of October 20 – October 26

    WELCOME HOME SUNDAY2
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
  8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School 
  9:00 A.M. SJ Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
  11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
  4:00 P.M. Pastor Nick Haasch Installment – Peace Green Lake
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s 
  7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s 
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel 
  1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Early Release
  2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
  7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s  
Thurs. 8:30 A.M. District Pastor’s Conference – Appleton, WI
    WELS District Teacher’s Conference – Milwaukee, WI – NO SCHOOL
    NO Montello Care Center Devotion
    NO St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class
  6:00 P.M. Griefshare at St. John’s lower level (7 of 13 weeks)
Fri. 8:30 A.M. District Pastor’s Conference – Appleton, WI
    WELS District Teacher’s Conference – Milwaukee, WI – NO SCHOOL
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday October 27 , 2019 “Welcome Home #3–You Are Free To Be Yourself “
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel New Member Fellowship & Council meeting
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
1:30 P.M. Reformation Service – St. Peter’s Fond du lac

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Ron Blada, Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Reinold Eckelberg, Harold Fandrey, Lilah Farrell, Xzander Jahr, Chris Krause (Gordy and Linda’s son), Shirley Krueger, Robert Lederer (Jackie and Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Mark and Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son and daughter in-law), Katie Segrist (Pastor Gary & Orlene Johnson’s daughter), Doris Smith, John Smith (Kenon’s father), Jennifer Strauss, Shirley Wilkens – (added this week: )

– For Katie Dolan and Nathan Kempf who were united in Christian marriage yesterday (10/19) at St. John’s

– For Nickolas Haasch (wife Lynn) who will be installed today (10/20) as pastor of Peace–Green Lake

EMMANUEL NEW MEMBER FELLOWSHIP On Sunday October 27th, following the 8:00am service. Please take some time to meet our newest members and enjoy donuts, juice and coffee.

VOTERS MEETING TODAY, following our 10:00am St. John’s service. Please join us in the sanctuary.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: RUTH “A short story masterpiece that showcases steadfast love and the kind of selfless humility that God rewards.” ~People’s Bible

All women are invited to come to our new Women’s Bible Study for fellowship, fun, and growing in God’s Word!  We will be starting a four-week study of the book of Ruth on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30pm in St. John’s church basement.  Come learn about God-inspired devotion, love, and most importantly, how the Savior ties into the whole thing!  Please contact Rachel Naumann at rnaumann@stjohnsmontello.org or 847.913.2135 with any questions.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS! The men Bible class attendees from Emmanuel have invited the group to hold next week’s study (Tuesday, October 22) at Emmanuel in Mecan! What a treat! A chili supper will be served at 6:00pm and the study begins as usual at 6:30pm. THAT NEXT TUESDAY – OCTOBER 22 – AT EMMANUEL. All Emmanuel/St. John’s men are invited and encouraged to attend.

DONATIONS FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY CARE & SHARE FOOD BANK  St. John’s members are invited to share in the Sunday School’s October service project:  collecting 1) non-perishable food items/paper products (Please be kind and watch expiration dates!)  and 2) new & gently used winter accessories: hats/caps/gloves/mittens/scarves/neckgaiters/etc. Collection containers in the linkway.  Deadline:  End of October.

CARDS FOR PRISON MINISTRY–YOU CAN HELP!  Writing messages on card fronts for the WELS Prison Ministry is something everyone can do–men, women, teens, even grade school kids with parents or teachers supervising.  Pick up a packet or two of cards in the St. John’s linkway and spend some time writing Bible verses or short inspirational messages related to the type of card (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or Praying for/Thinking of You cards).  Instructions are included with each packet of cards. Return the completed cards to the collection box by Thanksgiving Day, November 28.  Any questions, contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY A “Sneak Peek at the Gospel” for the day is the topic of the Sunday morning Bible study every week. It’s from 9:00-9:45am – come anytime. We meet in the church. All are welcomed. All are encouraged to attend.

ACTS–ACTIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH THE GOSPEL IN THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Adult Bible Study meets Monday at 7:30pm & Wednesday at 10am in the St. John’s conference room.

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST Bible Information Class (leads to membership) is at 7:30pm in the St. John’s conference room (alternate times may also be scheduled).

GRIEFSHARE The 13-week session of Griefshare has begun. Sessions are held at 6:00p.m. in the lower level of St. John’s. Join us for week #7, October 17. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House. Interested in having your church offering automatically deposited? Stop by the office or Information Room and fill out your application today.

MEDITATIONS New “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for donating!)

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

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR St. John’s is looking for an individual(s) who would want to run the Scholastic Book Fair. This has been a big success for our school and students in the past and we would love to continue this. Call the office if you or someone you know is interested!

Emm/Usher Schedule

October 20    

   Emm                                     Wayne Stelter, Noah Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

   SJ                                         James Wachholz; Chief, Kenny Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls,

Mark Emond, Ben Emond

October 27    

   Emm                                     Lucas Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe Heller

   SJ (comm)                           Jack Yates; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Corey Kaul, Ken Borzick,

James Henke

November 3  

   Emm (comm)                       Don Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Gary Weger,

comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

   SJ                                         Don Smith; Chief, Paul Van Treeck, Haiden Van Treeck,

Nolan Van Treeck, Matt Borzick

November 10

   Emm                                     Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

   SJ (comm)                           Kenon Smith; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Aaron Kendall,

            Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann

November 17

   Emm                                     DuWayne Sommerfeld, Warren Buchholz, Don Stelter

   SJ                                         Cal Kapp; Chief, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith, Joe Zauner Sr.,

Joe Zauner Jr.

November 24

   Emm                                     Wayne Stelter, Bob Ferber, Gary Wegner

   SJ (comm)                           James Wachholz; Chief, Jon Vote, Joe Vote,

Jesse Schable, Ben Jaster

November 27 Thanksgiving Eve

  SJ                                          Jack Yates; Chief, Jacob Jaster, Jeff Reimer,

Jeremy Breiwa, Richard Freitag

November 28 Thanksgiving

   Emm                                     Darrell Buchholz, Don Stelter, Gary Wegner

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
10-13                                  10-16 66                                       214                                       3
St. John’s Altar Committee October 2019 Elaine Kelm & Carolyn Rosenthal 
Save the Date for our Thanksgiving Services! November 27                6:30pm Thanksgiving Eve at St. John’s           November 28                 9:00am Thanksgiving at Emmanuel
●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816 K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949 Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org ●●●

 

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BULLETIN- June 2, 2019

7th Sunday of Easter

June 2, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

St. John’s  Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel  Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949    

  Pastor Peter Zietlow  
XW E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H X 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 in 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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Welcome to God’s house!  May God bless our worship together.  

 

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XG O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y X The Ascended Lord Rules His Church – What is Christ doing for his church? The readings this Sunday answer that question. As the church awaits his return, Jesus continues to rule. Not only does he pray for us above, but here below he also guides and directs the preaching of the gospel. He wants the entire world to know and believe in him as their Savior. He uses us to make his name known throughout the world.

 

XP R E P A R A T I O N   F O R   W O R S H I P X

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

OPENING HYMN 155                                                  Christ the Lord Is Risen Again

Please stand

CONFESSION OF SINS                                                                                    hymnal page 38

We confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his

law, and we plead for his mercy.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORGIVENESS                                                          hymnal page 38

The pastor announces the forgiveness of sins won for us by the perfect life and innocent sufferings and death of Jesus, our Savior.

OH TASTE AND SEE                                                                                                                 hymnal page 39

This paraphrase of Psalm 34:8 reminds us of how sweet the good news of salvation is for Christians. Those who take refuge in Jesus, our Good Shepherd, are blessed.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: 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; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                    Acts 16:6-10 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: Paul’s vision of the man of Macedonia

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

PSALM 8                                                                                                                                              hymnal page 67

The congregation sings the refrains, verses and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                                                                                                 Revelation 22:12-17, 20

Summary: Jesus is coming soon

“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                         John 14:18

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Alleluia.

C: 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 LESSON                                                                                                                             John 17:20-26

Summary: Jesus prays for all believers

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                                          

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 359                                                      Jesus, My Great High Priest

SERMON                                                                                                        Acts 16:6-10

“How to Answer Macedonian Calls”

Please stand

APOSTLES’ CREED                                                                                  hymnal page 41

Please be seated

X O F F E R I N G S   O F   G I F T S   &   P R A Y E R S X

THE OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD                                      

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained.  Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Ascension Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

Please stand

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                           hymnal page 43

Please be seated

HYMN 281                                                                        God Has Spoken by His Prophets

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING                                                                hymnal page 43, 44

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 169                                                                                             Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

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Activities for the week of June 2-June 8
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. 9:00 A.M. Church Clean Up Day at St. John’s  
Theme for Next Sunday June 9, 2019  Pentecost: “The Holy Spirit Loosens Our Tongue”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, Pastor Raymond Cox (Marjorie’s Fabian’s brother), Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Jim Kunde (our former SJ member), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Jean Muhlenbeck (WELS member at Zion–Bristol, St. John’s visitor), Debbie Parrish, Arlene Prill, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For Taya Louise Hardell, the daughter of Seth and Rebecca Hardell, born on 3/17 in Madison

– For the family of our Emmanuel member Ardis Henning, who was called to her heavenly home on Sunday (5/26) at the age of 78

– For David Starr, Pastor Pete & Lauren Zietlow’s son-in-law, who will be installed today (6/2) as pastor of A Mighty Fortress Ev. Lutheran Church in Hiram, GA

– For our high school and college graduates (see list of graduates, please give updates to Ciara)

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

2019 GRADUATES Hunter Bagley, Hunter Kamenick, Miranda Kraus, Sara Oechsner, Brooke Postler, Lyla Roush, Parker Stelter, Quentin Swanke,  Drew Torres, Marshal Walker

Congratulations to Marshal Walker for being this year’s Montello High School Valedictorian and Parker Stelter for being this year’s Montello High School Salutatorian. Blessings to you all in your future! (If any 2019 graduates are missed, please let Ciara in the office know.)

AMMO BOX Two holidays, Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we set out the Ammo boxes to raise funds for the Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG). The funds go to support Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), spiritual counseling, local congregational LMSG, projects, European Chaplain Support, Military Contact Pastor Training, the National Chaplain’s Office, Pastoral travel expenses to remote military families and to mission congregations next to military installations. Our congregation has personal experience with some of these things explained above. The Ammo cans are out today. Any questions please contact the Liason for our two congregations: Mark Emond Sr. (608) 697-1600! Thank you in advance for your generosity in this endeavor!

VBS This year’s Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 at St. John’s. Camp Phillip will be hosting again! We are accepting 3K-8th graders! 3K/4K will run from 8:00am-11:30am. Kindergarten-8th grade will run 8:00am-2:00pm. Stop in or call the office 297-2866 to register today!

CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY! Save the date! June 8th at St. John’s! Lunch will be provided.

ST. JOHN’S VOTERS’ MEETING HIGHLIGHTS  1) Membership Changes: Adult Confirmation via BIC:  Willy & Megan Stalker and daughter Maisie, Amanda Stalker & daughter Brittany Pick.  Teen Confirmation:  Brianna Daniels, Madeline Kraus, Lilly Mann.  Transfers Out:  Tyler & Kaitlin Emond to Cross of Christ-Portage, and Katherine Zietlow to Christ Alone-Thiensville.  2) Treasurer’s Report: Line of credit exists at bank, but to date, no need to use.  3) New teachers Larry & Lynn Sellnow & Shelley Meyers have been contacted in preparation for 2019-2020 school year.  4)  Care Committee for Called Workers (CCCW) to re-start.  5) “Welcome Home” Evangelism program & “Ten for Ten” Stewardship Program start in fall.  6) Budget to be presented at Special Voters’ Meeting in June.  7) Parsonage roof completed.  8) Synod Convention Delegate- Paul Van Treeck.  9) Teacher Installation Service is July 14.  10) Door Projects:  Front door stained glass is done; new doors to be installed by June 15. Back Door to be repaired by Memorial Day.  11) ACH Automated Deduction of Offerings in place for use by June 15.  12) Church/School Cleanup Day – Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.  

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS began on 4/28 11:15am at St. John’s. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

DISHES If you have dishes in St. John’s kitchen, please pick them up!

MEDITATIONS “Meditations” WELS daily devotional booklets begin today (6/2) are available in the church entry (many thanks to our generous members for covering the $2K/yr cost) 

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your hard copy of April-May and June-July in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Please help spread the word!

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED INFORMATION ROOM This room is located at the top of St. John’s link way stairs and the church entry way. Here you will find bulletin boards labeled “Home Missions” and “LWMS”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school, events, educational and youth group updates. You will also find informational brochures and magazines, usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!

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

ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House is an electronic payments network use by individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government organizations. The network functions as an efficient, electronic alternative to paper checks. It allows funds to be electronically debited or credited to a checking account, savings account, financial institution general ledger account or credited to a loan account. Please pick your form up in the Information Room or the office today.

EMMANUEL OFFERING OPTIONS In addition to the traditional offering envelope option for our weekly offerings, Emmanuel is inviting any members to consider direct payment (weekly or monthly) from your bank’s checking or savings account to the church’s account. If you are interested in this option, please phone or e-mail Monika Waisbrot (608-286-3937 mwaisbrot@myfirstnational.com), branch manager at Fortifi Bank–Montello, who can help you make it happen. (business cards are available on the Meditations shelf)

OUR KIDS GAME $931.11 TO MISSIONS THIS YEAR The mission projects of our day school, Little Lambs, and Sunday School kids have been completed for 2018-2019. Kids C.A.R.E. mission gift given by our day school and Little Lambs students totaled $594.07 for the home mission project: Kids Summer Bible Camps. This amount will be pooled with gifts from kids all over the U.S. and presented at the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention, June 27-30, in Des Moines, Iowa. St. John’s Sunday School students’ mission gift totaled $337.04 for our WELS Camp Phillip in Wautoma.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-26             5-29            5-30 86                                       33  ?                                          121
St. John’s Altar Committee June  2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte

  TASTE OF MISSIONS—An Event Meant for the Whole Family!  Join us on July 13, 2019, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., for the first annual Taste of Missions event! Starting at 12:00 P.M., sample ethnic cuisine from some of our mission fields while enjoying fellowship and presentations from home and world missionaries alike. Meet former missionaries and committee members who have served WELS Missions and hear stories of God’s magnificent grace in action at home and abroad. View displays, participate in family-friendly activities coordinated by our missionaries, and ask questions about the ups and downs of mission work during a panel discussion. We will conclude the event at 4:00 P.M. with a special worship service celebrating the blessings the Lord has showered on WELS Missions. Registration is $5 per person, with children under the age of five attending for free.  Register by June 30 at wels.net/tasteofmissions2019

●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Sara Borck: (858) 731-7919 K & 1st Grade Teacher Cassie Doering: (920) 723-8986 2nd-4th Grade Teacher Karin Stellick: (920) 342-3689 Lead & 5th-8th Grade Teacher Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●

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BULLETIN- May 26th, 2019

The 6th Sunday of Easter

May 26, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

St. John’s  Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel  Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949    

  Pastor Peter Zietlow  
XW E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H X 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 in 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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Welcome to God’s house!  May God bless our worship together.  

 

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XG O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y X The Risen One Promises Us Unique Peace – In today’s lessons we hear about peace between us and God. How can rebels find peace with their holy Lord and judge? Not at all by their deserving it, but by his declaring it. God’s peace is so profound and his willingness to receive us as his children so sincere, that Jesus even assures us that he and his Father will come to us and make their home within us.

 

XP R E P A R A T I O N   F O R   W O R S H I P X

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

HYMN 154                                                                              Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION                                                           hymnal page 26

When we confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, the pastor announces the perfect forgiveness of sins won for us by Jesus.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                hymnal page 27

The Church brings her concerns and prayers to a loving Father in heaven, who has shown great mercy to us and promised to hear our ardent cries for help.

O LORD, OUR LORD                                                                                                                 hymnal page 28

This song of praise reminds us of the wonderful things God has done for us, not the least of which is the salvation he gives through Jesus Christ.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: Father of lights, every good and perfect gift comes from you. Inspire us to think those things that are true and long for those things that are good, that we may always make our petitions according to your gracious will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                            Acts 14:8-18 (today’s sermon text)

Summary:  Paul heals the crippled man at Lystra

In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.

But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: “Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. In the past, he let all nations go their own way. Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.

Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.

PSALM 65                                                                                                                                           hymnal page 89

Lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, everyone sings refrains and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                                                                                             Revelation 21: 10-14, 22, 23

Summary: The New Jerusalem

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                         John 14:23

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  Alleluia.

C: 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 LESSON                                                                                                                             John 14:23-29

Summary: Jesus promises the Holy Spirit

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I

leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                            

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 377:1-4                                  Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice

SERMON                                                                                                                 Acts 14: 8-18

“God Has Come Down to Us!”

  1. He gets our attention
  2. He broadens our vision
  3. He personalizes our salvation

Please stand

NICENE CREED                                                                                        hymnal page 31

Please be seated

X O F F E R I N G S   O F   G I F T S   &   P R A Y E R S X

THE OFFERING                            

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained.  Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Easter Season Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                            hymnal page 32

XS E R V I C E    O F    T H E    S A C R A M E N T X

In this service we celebrate the gift of Jesus’ redeeming love, we bear witness to the Christian fellowship we share, and we proclaim his death until he returns.

Please be seated for the distribution

At St. John’s and Emmanuel 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 HYMNS 359                                              Jesus, My Great High Priest

                                                           377:5-8                              Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice

Please stand

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

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 377: 9-10                                                    Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of May 26-June 1
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
  9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
  11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Mon.   MEMORIAL DAY
    NO St. John’s School/Little Lambs
Tues.    
Wed.    
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Ascension Worship with communion
Thurs.   ASCENSION DAY
  9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Ascension Worship
  6:00 P.M. St. John’s School 8th Grade Graduation and Teacher Farewell Ceremony (appetizers and drinks to follow in lower level)
Fri. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
  8:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs last day of school (early release at 11:30am)
  11:30 A.M. Last Day of School Cookout at St. John’s
Sat.      
Theme for Next Sunday June 2, 2019  Easter 7: “The Risen Lord Commissions his Church”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, Pastor Raymond Cox (Marjorie’s Fabian’s brother), Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Jim Kunde (our former SJ member), Pete Laun, Delvin Mittelsteadt, Jean Muhlenbeck (WELS member at Zion–Bristol, St. John’s visitor), Debbie Parrish, Arlene Prill, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For the graduates of Martin Luther College (5/18) and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (5/24) – Call assignment lists are available in the church entries

– For personal evangelism in our community and supportive evangelism through our prayers and financial support of WELS missions

– For our communicants at St. John’s

– For Memorial Day (5/27)

– For Steve Parish who celebrated his 69th birthday on 5/24

– For Eloise Schultz who celebrated her 87th birthday on 5/25

AMMO BOX Memorial Day is tomorrow and that is one of two holidays (the other Veteran’s Day) where we set out the Ammo boxes to raise funds for the Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG). The funds go to support Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), spiritual counseling, local congregational LMSG, projects, European Chaplain Support, Military Contact Pastor Training, the National Chaplain’s Office, Pastoral travel expenses to remote military families and to mission congregations next to military installations. Our congregation has personal experience with some of these things explained above. The Ammo cans are out today, May 26 and will be next Sunday, June 2. Any questions please contact the Liason for our two congregations: Mark Emond Sr. (608) 697-1600! Thank you in advance for your generosity in this endeavor!

VBS This year’s Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 at St. John’s. Camp Phillip will be hosting again! We are accepting 3K-8th graders! 3K/4K will run from 8:00am-11:30am. Kindergarten-8th grade will run 8:00am-2:00pm. Stop in or call the office 297-2866 to register today!

CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY! Save the date! June 8th at St. John’s! Lunch will be provided.

ST. JOHN’S VOTERS’ MEETING HIGHLIGHTS  1) Membership Changes: Adult Confirmation via BIC:  Willy & Megan Stalker and daughter Maisie, Amanda Stalker & daughter Brittany Pick.  Teen Confirmation:  Brianna Daniels, Madeline Kraus, Lilly Mann.  Transfers Out:  Tyler & Kaitlin Emond to Cross of Christ-Portage, and Katherine Zietlow to Christ Alone-Thiensville.  2) Treasurer’s Report: Line of credit exists at bank, but to date, no need to use.  3) New teachers Larry & Lynn Sellnow & Shelley Meyers have been contacted in preparation for 2019-2020 school year.  4)  Care Committee for Called Workers (CCCW) to re-start.  5) “Welcome Home” Evangelism program & “Ten for Ten” Stewardship Program start in fall.  6) Budget to be presented at Special Voters’ Meeting in June.  7) Parsonage roof completed.  8) Synod Convention Delegate- Paul Van Treeck.  9) Teacher Installation Service is July 14.  10) Door Projects:  Front door stained glass is done; new doors to be installed by June 15. Back Door to be repaired by Memorial Day.  11) ACH Automated Deduction of Offerings in place for use by June 15.  12) Church/School Cleanup Day – Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.  

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS began on 4/28 11:15am at St. John’s. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

DISHES If you have dishes in St. John’s kitchen, please pick them up!

NEW MEDITATIONS are available in St. John’s Information Room and at Emmanuel. Grab yours today!

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your hard copy of April-May and June-July in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Please help spread the word!

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED INFORMATION ROOM This room is located at the top of St. John’s link way stairs and the church entry way. Here you will find bulletin boards labeled “Home Missions” and “LWMS”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school, events, educational and youth group updates. You will also find informational brochures and magazines, usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!

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

ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House is an electronic payments network use by individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government organizations. The network functions as an efficient, electronic alternative to paper checks. It allows funds to be electronically debited or credited to a checking account, savings account, financial institution general ledger account or credited to a loan account. Please pick your form up in the Information Room or the office today.

EMMANUEL OFFERING OPTIONS In addition to the traditional offering envelope option for our weekly offerings, Emmanuel is inviting any members to consider direct payment (weekly or monthly) from your bank’s checking or savings account to the church’s account.  If you are interested in this option, please pick up an application form in the church entry, and return the completed form to our church treasurer, Wayne Stelter, who will complete the form with the church’s bank routing and account numbers and submit your request to the bank.  Please state on the application form when you would like to begin and if you want weekly or monthly auto-payments.

KUNDE FUNDRAISER “Tragedy struck our family last month.  As a result of blood clots and infection, Jim’s lower right leg had to be amputated at the end of April.  Not only is this emotionally devastating for the family, but there is substantial financial stress involved too.  Jim has mounting medical bills relating to the med-flight from Calumet to Wausau, hospital stays, surgery, etc. but also loss of income since Jim can no longer work.  Jim has worked all his life at jobs that were very physical, such as firefighter, EMT, Sheriff’s Deputy, Hazmat, and most recently, as a baker, and manual labor.  Even with a prosthesis sometime in the future, it is questionable if Jim will be able to find work to help support the family. Additionally, they have four children under the age of 18 still living at home, with the youngest being 7 years old.” Diana’s income (Jim’s wife) is the only income they have left and it is not enough to cover household expenses.  This is quite a burden on her and the family doesn’t know where to turn to.   Also, their house is not set up to facilitate someone with this type of disability and will need substantial modifications made to accommodate Jim and allow him to be as independent as possible. Any help you can give this family would be so helpful. Thank you.

FROM A MEMBER “Weep but briefly for your loved one as they enter into the Kingdom of God, for they now possess a joy and peace that is unattainable on God’s earthly realm. Rather, rejoice in their everlasting and total happiness, for their eyes have seen God.”

TASTE OF MISSIONS Join us on July 13, 2019, at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., for the first annual Taste of Missions event! Starting at 12:00 P.M., sample ethnic cuisine from some of our mission fields while enjoying fellowship and presentations from home and world missionaries alike. Meet former missionaries and committee members who have served WELS Missions and hear stories of God’s magnificent grace in action at home and abroad. View displays, participate in family-friendly activities coordinated by our missionaries, and ask questions about the ups and downs of mission work during a panel discussion. We will conclude the event at 4:00 P.M. with a special worship service celebrating the blessings the Lord has showered on WELS Missions. Registration is $5 per person, with children under the age of five attending for free.  Register by June 30 at wels.net/tasteofmissions2019

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee May  2019 Jennie Utke & Susan Brown
●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Sara Borck: (858) 731-7919 K & 1st Grade Teacher Cassie Doering: (920) 723-8986 2nd-4th Grade Teacher Karin Stellick: (920) 342-3689 Lead & 5th-8th Grade Teacher Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●

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BULLETIN- May 19th, 2019- The 5th Sunday of Easter

The 5th Sunday of Easter

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May 19, 2019

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello & Mecan, WI

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P R E P A R A T I O N   F O R W O R S H I P

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

Please stand

OPENING HYMN 154:1-3       Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks (in place of “Morning Hymn”)             

MORNING PRAISE LITURGY                           hymnal page 45

“Morning Praise” is based on the historic service called “Matins.” Joined to Christ, our risen Lord, we glorify God as we rise to the activities of this new day.

Please be seated for today’s scripture readings

T H E   W O R D

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                Acts 13:44-52

Summary: When Jews reject God’s gift of life and love, Paul and Barnabas turn to the Gentiles

 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.

46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
    that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium. And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

PSALM 145                                    hymnal page 119

Men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria

SECOND LESSON                                                                                                      Revelation 21:1-6

Summary: In a glimpse of heaven, John sees the reign of Christ and the ruin of Satan

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                 John 14:6

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord. Alleluia.

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GOSPEL LESSON                              John 13: 31-35 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: In the upper room, Christ gives his friends the new command: Love one another”

When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 497                                                            This Is My Will

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SERMON                                                                                                               John 13:31-35

“Is Love All You Really Need?”

  1. When properly motivated
  2. When genuinely demonstrated

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HYMN 505:1-3                              Love Is the Gracious Gift

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O F F E R I N G S   O F G I F T S & P R A Y E R S

THE OFFERING

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained. Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

Please stand

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                    hymnal page 50a

The Church brings her concerns and prayers to a loving Father in heaven, who has shown great mercy to us and promised to hear our ardent cries for help.

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Prayer for Love and Faith and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                hymnal page 50b

PRAYER FOR GRACE & BLESSING                            hymnal page 50, 51

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 505:4-5                                                 Love Is the Gracious Gift

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

✠Announcements ✠

Activities for the week of May 19-May 25
*LCTS=last class ‘til September
Sun.8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship
9:00 A.M.Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M.Bible Information Class at St. John’s
11:30 A.M.Miss Sara Borck’s Bridal Shower at St. John’s lower level
3:00 P.M.Pastor Installation – Wautoma
Mon.7:30 P.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s (LCTS)
Tues.6:30 P.M.Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s (LCTS)
3:45 P.M.Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s (LCTS)
6:30 P.M.St. John’s Worship
Thurs.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Teen Confirmation (LCTS)
10:00 A.M.Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
6:00 P.M.Joint Council meeting at St. John’s
7:00 P.M.St. John’s Council meeting
Fri.
Sat.
Theme for Next Sunday May 26, 2019 Easter 6: “The Risen Lord Comes to Live with his People”
8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship
9:00 A.M.Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M.Bible Information Class at St. John’s

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Jim Kunde (our former SJ member), Pete Laun, Delvin Mittlestead, Jean Muhlenbeck (WELS member at Zion–Bristol, St. John’s visitor), Debbie Parrish, Arlene Prill, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Delvin Mittlestead)

– For the graduates of Martin Luther College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (call assignment lists are available in the church entries)

– For the wedding anniversary on 4/30 for Delvin and LuAnn Mittlestead

– For Steven Tews who will be installed at today’s service as pastor of Peace-Wautoma

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS Is held in St. John’s church basement. “One-Liners from God.” is the topic. We will look for and read some of the powerful and personal truths God shares with us through the Apostle Paul. Men, this would be a well spent hour or so of your busy week.

NEW MEDITATIONS are available in St. John’s Information Room and at Emmanuel. Grab yours today!

SCHOOL FACULTY HOUSING Plans are already being made to prepare the teacherage to welcome our new principal and pre-school teacher, Larry and Lynn Sellnow this summer. Our new lower grade teacher, Michelle Myers has housing arranged. However, our current teacher, Rachel Naumann, will need to re-locate from the teacherage and is looking for housing options. If any members have any leads, please let the church office know.

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your hard copy of April-May and June-July in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

PARKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS Please remember that if you plan to be at school or church during school hours, specifically around 7:30-8:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m., to park in the back parking lot. We need to leave room in front of school for the buses to drop off/pick up our children properly. Thanks for understanding.

LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Please help spread the word!

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED INFORMATION ROOM This room is located at the top of St. John’s link way stairs and the church entry way. Here you will find bulletin boards labeled “Home Missions” and “LWMS”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school, events, educational and youth group updates. You will also find informational brochures and magazines, usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS began on 4/28 11:15am at St. John’s.. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

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

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 Des Moines, Iowa, June 27-30..  Your vote is very much appreciated!

ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House is an electronic payments network use by individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government organizations. The network functions as an efficient, electronic alternative to paper checks. It allows funds to be electronically debited or credited to a checking account, savings account, financial institution general ledger account or credited to a loan account. In our particular case, we would like to make this an available service as an offering option starting in May. See this week’s bulletin for an ACH form. Please turn your completed form in to the office.

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KUNDE FUNDRAISER “Tragedy struck our family last month.  As a result of blood clots and infection, Jim’s lower right leg had to be amputated at the end of April.  Not only is this emotionally devastating for the family, but there is substantial financial stress involved too.  Jim has mounting medical bills relating to the med-flight from Calumet to Wausau, hospital stays, surgery, etc. but also loss of income since Jim can no longer work.  Jim has worked all his life at jobs that were very physical, such as firefighter, EMT, Sheriff’s Deputy, Hazmat, and most recently, as a baker, and manual labor.  Even with a prosthesis sometime in the future, it is questionable if Jim will be able to find work to help support the family. Additionally, they have four children under the age of 18 still living at home, with the youngest being 7 years old.” Diana’s income (Jim’s wife) is the only income they have left and it is not enough to cover household expenses.  This is quite a burden on her and the family doesn’t know where to turn to.   Also, their house is not set up to facilitate someone with this type of disability and will need substantial modifications made to accommodate Jim and allow him to be as independent as possible. Any help you can give this family would be so helpful. Thank you.

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St. John’s Altar CommitteeMay  2019Jennie Utke &Susan Brown
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BULLETIN- May 12, 2019 – The 4th Sunday of Easter Mother’s Day

The 4th Sunday of Easter

Mother’s Day

May 12, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

St. John’s  Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel  Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949    

  Pastor Peter Zietlow  
XW E L C O M E    T O    O U R    C H U R C H X 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 in 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. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more, as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Welcome to God’s house!  May God bless our worship together.  

 

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XG O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y X The Risen One Shepherds Us – Imagine if everyone on earth were a needle: there are well over six billion needles in a huge pile. How can God keep them all straight? How can God keep his eye on you in particular and hear your prayers? He has no trouble at all—and not only because he is Almighty. Jesus is your Good Shepherd. He knows you as well as he knows the Father, and as the Father knows you. That’s why he laid down his life for you.

 

XP R E P A R A T I O N   F O R   W O R S H I P X

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS                                                                                He Is Lord

   Majesty

HE IS LORD

He is Lord; He is Lord.

He is risen from the dead

And He is Lord.

Ev’ry knee shall bow

Ev’ry tongue confess

That Jesus Christ is Lord.

MAJESTY

Majesty,

Worship His majesty.

Unto Jesus

Be all glory, honor, and praise.

Majesty,

Kingdom authority

Flow from His throne unto His own,

His anthem raise.

So exalt,

Lift up on high the name of Jesus.

MAGNIFY, come glorify

Christ Jesus, the King.

Majesty,

Worship His majesty.

Jesus, who died, now glorified

King of all Kings!

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION                                                           hymnal page 26

When we confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, the pastor announces the perfect forgiveness of sins won for us by Jesus.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                hymnal page 27

The Church brings her concerns and prayers to a loving Father in heaven, who has shown great mercy to us and promised to hear our ardent cries for help.

O LORD, OUR LORD                                                                                                                 hymnal page 28

This song of praise reminds us of the wonderful things God has done for us, not the least of which is the salvation he gives through Jesus Christ.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

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

C: Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

XT H E   W O R D X

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                                                  Acts 13:15, 16a, 26-33

Summary: In Antioch the Apostle Paul spreads the good news of Jesus the Good Shepherd

After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue rulers sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.”

Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: “Brothers, children of Abraham, and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent. The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.

“We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: ” ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father.’

PSALM 23                                                                                                                                            hymnal page 72

Cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, everyone sings refrains and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                                                                     Revelation 7:9-19 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: In a glimpse of heaven, John sees the Good Shepherd now as

the Victorious Lamb

After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”

I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                         John 10:14

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. Alleluia.

C: 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 LESSON                                                                                                                             John 10:22-30

Summary: Jesus describes the loving relationship he as the Good Shepherd has for

his sheep

Then came the Feast of Dedicationat Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                            

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 550                                             Behold a Host, Arrayed in White

SERMON                                                                                                                                  Revelation 7:9-17

“Behold a Host, Arrayed in White”

  1. Where they came from
  2. How they get there
  3. What’s in store for them

Please stand

NICENE CREED                                                                                        hymnal page 31

Please be seated

X O F F E R I N G S   O F   G I F T S   &   P R A Y E R S X

THE OFFERING                            

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained.  Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

Please stand

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Easter Season Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                            hymnal page 32

XS E R V I C E    O F    T H E    S A C R A M E N T X

In this service we celebrate the gift of Jesus’ redeeming love, we bear witness to the Christian fellowship we share, and we proclaim his death until he returns.

Please be seated for the distribution

At St. John’s and Emmanuel 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 HYMNS 766                                  The Lord’s My Shepherd (bulletin page 8)

                                                           214                                                          Jerusalem the Golden

Please stand

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

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 219                                                                       Lord, When Your Glory I Shall See

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of May 12-May 18
Sun.   MOTHER’S DAY
  8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
  8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
  9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
  11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
    No Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Mon. 7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
  6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
  10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  3:45 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
  6:00 P.M. St. John’s School Board meeting
Fri. 4:30 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. MLC Concerts
Sat. 10:00 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. MLC Graduation and Call Services
Theme for Next Sunday May 19, 2019  Easter 5: “The Risen Lord Inspires Love for One Another” “
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
11:30 A.M. Miss Sara Borck’s Bridal Shower at St. John’s lower level
3:00 P.M. Pastor Installation-Wautoma

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Jim Kunde (our former SJ member), Pete Laun, Jean Muhlenbeck (WELS member at Zion–Bristol, St. John’s visitor), Debbie Parrish, Arlene Prill, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Jim Kunde, Arlene Prill)

– For the family of Tim Saunders, Emmanuel member Patti Heller’s friend, called home on Monday 5/6

– For mothers

– For our communicants at St. John’s

VOTERS MEETING Following TODAY’S service at St. John’s is our Voters meeting. See you there!  

MANY THANKS to our St. John’s Sunday School staff and students for a great year. After today, we’ll take a break for summer and resume on September 9th, the Sunday after Labor Day.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS Is held in St. John’s church basement. “One-Liners from God.” is the topic. We will look for and read some of the powerful and personal truths God shares with us through the Apostle Paul. Men, this would be a well spent hour or so of your busy week.

NEW MEDITATIONS are available in St. John’s Information Room and at Emmanuel. Grab yours today!

SCHOOL FACULTY HOUSING Plans are already being made to prepare the teacherage to welcome our new principal and pre-school teacher, Larry and Lynn Sellnow this summer. Our new lower grade teacher, Michelle Myers has housing arranged. However, our current teacher, Rachel Naumann, will need to re-locate from the teacherage and is looking for housing options. If any members have any leads, please let the church office know.

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your April-May hard copy in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

NEW ACTS BIBLE STUDY After completing our Study of Matthew, our Monday 7:30pm & Wednesday 10am Adult Bible Class members & I began our study of the book of Acts making use of the Acts DVD–“the only dramatization using the actual scriptures…word for word from the New International Version.”  Join us in the SJ conference room!  

PARKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS Please remember that if you plan to be at school or church during school hours, specifically around 7:30-8:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m., to park in the back parking lot. We need to leave room in front of school for the buses to drop off/pick up our children properly. Thanks for understanding.

LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Please help spread the word!

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED INFORMATION ROOM This room is located at the top of St. John’s link way stairs and the church entry way. Here you will find bulletin boards labeled “Home Missions” and “LWMS”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school, events, educational and youth group updates. You will also find informational brochures and magazines, usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS began on 4/28 11:15am at St. John’s.. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

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

ST. JOHN’S LADIES, PLEASE VOTE!  All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and for mission projects for 2019-2020. A voting station is located in the linkway today.  Voting ends on Sunday, May 19. Results of this voting will be announced at the LWMS Convention in Des Moines, Iowa, June 27-30.  If you have questions, please contact Reporter Linda Wachholz.  Your vote is very much appreciated!

ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House is an electronic payments network use by individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government organizations. The network functions as an efficient, electronic alternative to paper checks. It allows funds to be electronically debited or credited to a checking account, savings account, financial institution general ledger account or credited to a loan account. In our particular case, we would like to make this an available service as an offering option starting in May. Look for bulletins to come for the ACH Application.  

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee May  2019 Jennie Utke & Susan Brown
●●● Welcome To Our Visitors! Please Sign Our Guest Register Find & Like us on Facebook Visit our website link:  www.stjohnsmontello.org Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830 E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com Little Lambs Director & Teacher Sara Borck: (858) 731-7919 K & 1st Grade Teacher Cassie Doering: (920) 723-8986 2nd-4th Grade Teacher Karin Stellick: (920) 342-3689 Lead & 5th-8th Grade Teacher Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Church & School Secretary Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866 Altar Ladies: Elaine Kelm: (920) 344-0025 & Carolyn Rosenthal: 589-5036 Church & School Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949  Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org   ●●●

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BULLETIN- May 5th, 2019 Teen Confirmation

The 3rd Sunday of Easter

Teen Confirmation

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May 5, 2019

St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

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P R E P A R A T I O N   F O R W O R S H I P

We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

OPENING HYMN 160                                     This Joyful Eastertide

Please stand

CONFESSION OF SINS                               hymnal page 38

We confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his

law, and we plead for his mercy.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FORGIVENESS                       hymnal page 38

The pastor announces the forgiveness of sins won for us by the perfect life and innocent sufferings and death of Jesus, our Savior.

OH TASTE AND SEE                                                            hymnal page 39

This paraphrase of Psalm 34:8 reminds us of how sweet the good news of salvation is for Christians. Those who take refuge in Jesus, our Good Shepherd, are blessed.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

M: O God, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world from the despair of death. By his resurrection to life, grant your faithful people gladness of heart and the hope of eternal joys; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

T H E   W O R D

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                  Acts 9:1-19a

Summary: Saul’s conversion

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”

But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

PSALM 67                                                                                      hymnal page 91

The congregation sings the refrains, verses and Gloria.

SECOND LESSON                                                        Revelation 5:11-14 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: John’s vison of the heavenly chorus

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and praise!”

13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”

14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                              Luke 24: 32

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. Our hearts were burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us. Alleluia.

C: 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 LESSON                                          John 21:1-14

Summary: The risen Lord’s appearance in Galilee

Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                             

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 141                At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

SERMON                                                                                                        Revelation 5:11-14

“Behold the Lamb in Glory!”

  1. Slain for all
  2. Supreme over all

Please stand

APOSTLES’ CREED                                                             hymnal page 41

Please be seated

O F F E R I N G S   O F G I F T S & P R A Y E R S

THE OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD                              

The ushers now gather the “Thank-Offering.”  Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained. Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. Please also sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

RITE OF TEEN CONFIRMATION

The congregation receives our confirmands into communicant membership through the Rite of Confirmation and prays for their eternal blessing.

SOLO                       A Confirmation Prayer sung by James Wachholz, accompanied by Lauren Zietlow

PRAYERS

The Offering Prayer, Easter Season Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcements for those on our Intercessory Prayers list.

Please stand

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                  hymnal page 43

Please be seated

HYMN 426:1-3                                                Yours Forever, God of Love

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING                                  hymnal page 43, 44

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 426:4-5                                           Yours Forever, God of Love

As you leave today’s service, please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor.

✠Announcements ✠

Activities for the week of May 5-May 11
Sun.TEEN CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:30 A.M.St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M.St. John’s Adult Bible Study
9:00 A.M.Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship  
11:15 A.M.Bible Information Class at St. John’s
Mon.6:00 P.M.Hands In Prayer at St. John’s
7:30 P.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.9:00 A.M.St. John’s Elders meeting
6:30 P.M.Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
7:00 P.M.Councilmen’s Conference-Princeton
Wed.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
3:45 P.M.Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M.St. John’s Worship
Thurs.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
10:00 A.M.Montello Care Center Devotion
Fri.
Sat.St. John’s Softball WALL Tournament
Theme for Next Sunday May 12, 2019 Mother’s Day Easter 4: “The Risen Lord Is Our Good Shepherd”
8:00 A.M.Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M.St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M.Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M.St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M.St. John’s Voters meeting
No Bible Information Class
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Brianna Daniels  

~ St. John’s ~  

“But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Madeline Kraus  

~ St. John’s ~  

“The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made.” Psalm 145:9

Lilly Mann  

~ St. John’s ~   

“Your word is a lamp for my feet,
    a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105

Joshua Schwochert  

~ Emmanuel ~   

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Jerre Duerr, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Marjorie Fabian, Harold Fandrey, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Del Henke, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Jean Muhlenbeck (WELS member at Zion–Bristol, St. John’s visitor), Debbie Parrish, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Ron Blada)

– For the family of Bernice Barrows, our former St. John’s members, age 96, called to her eternal home on 4/26

– For the family of Larry Wegner, Bob’s brother, age 66, called to his eternal home on 4/29

– For today’s teen confirmands: Brianna Daniels-SJ, Madeline Kraus-SJ, Lilly Mann-SJ & Joshua Schwochert-E

VOTERS MEETING The next St. John’s Voters meeting will be held next Sunday, May 12th following the 10:00am worship service. Informational packets for next week’s meeting are available for pickup in St. John’s Information Room. Plan to attend!

THANK YOU A sincere thank you to so many who remembered us with heartfelt prayers, cards, memorials, and words of Christian comfort for my dad’s victory in heaven. You are a blessing to us! “Weep but briefly for your loved one as they enter into the Kingdom of God, for they now possess a joy and peace that is unattainable on God’s earthly realm. Rather, rejoice in their everlasting and total happiness, for their eyes have seen God.”  In Christian love, Pastor and Lauren Zietlow

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS has resumed at 6:30pm, in St. John’s church basement. “One-Liners from God.” is the topic. We will look for and read some of the powerful and personal truths God shares with us through the Apostle Paul. Men, this would be a well spent hour or so of your busy week.

NEW MEDITATIONS are available in St. John’s Information Room and at Emmanuel. Grab yours today!

SCHOOL FACULTY HOUSING Plans are already being made to prepare the teacherage to welcome our new principal and pre-school teacher, Larry and Lynn Sellnow this summer. Our new lower grade teacher, Michelle Myers has housing arranged. However, our current teacher, Rachel Naumann, will need to re-locate from the teacherage and is looking for housing options. If any members have any leads, please let the church office know.

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of your fellow worshipers preparing their hearts for worship. If you are visiting with others, please keep your voices down.  Thank you!

USHER AND GREETER SCHEDULE If you are signed up to be a St. John’s usher and/or greeter, please pick up your April-May hard copy in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

NEW ACTS BIBLE STUDY After completing our Study of Matthew last week, our Monday 7:30pm & Wednesday 10am Adult Bible Class members & I began our study of the book of Acts making use of the Acts DVD–“the only dramatization using the actual scriptures…word for word from the New International Version.”  Join us in the SJ conference room!  

PARKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS Please remember that if you plan to be at school or church during school hours, specifically around 7:30-8:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m., to park in the back parking lot. We need to leave room in front of school for the buses to drop off/pick up our children properly. Thanks for understanding.

LITTLE LAMBS PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Pick up your 3K/4K registration form in the office today! Please help spread the word!

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED INFORMATION ROOM This room is located at the top of St. John’s link way stairs and the church entry way. Here you will find bulletin boards labeled “Home Missions” and “LWMS”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school, events, educational and youth group updates. You will also find informational brochures and magazines, usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS began on 4/28 11:15am at SJ. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

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

ST. JOHN’S LADIES, PLEASE VOTE!  All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and for mission projects for 2019-2020. A voting station is located in the linkway today.  Voting ends on Sunday, May 19. Results of this voting will be announced at the LWMS Convention in Des Moines, Iowa, June 27-30.  If you have questions, please contact Reporter Linda Wachholz. Your vote is very much appreciated!

ACH What is ACH? Automated Clearing House is an electronic payments network used by individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government organizations. The network functions as an efficient, electronic alternative to paper checks. It allows funds to be electronically debited or credited to a checking account, savings account, financial institution general ledger account or credited to a loan account. In our particular case, we would like to make this an available service as an offering option starting in May. Look for bulletins to come for the ACH Application.  

AttendanceEmmanuelSt. John’s
4-28                                  5-168
St. John’s Altar CommitteeMay  2019Jennie Utke &Susan Brown
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