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.

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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.

Please stand

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

Please stand

HYMN 505:1-3                              Love Is the Gracious Gift

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

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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AttendanceEmmanuelSt. John’s
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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
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St. John’s Altar CommitteeMay  2019Jennie Utke &Susan Brown
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BULLETIN- April 28, 2019- 2nd Sunday After Easter

The 2nd Sunday of Easter

April 28, 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    

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.  
  Pastor Peter Zietlow  

 

608.297.2866 www.stjohnsmontello.org Like us on Facebook

 

XG O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y X The Risen One Sends Us – Imagine someone discovering the cure for cancer yet keeping it private. Impossible! The need is too great; the news is too good. So it is with our Lord’s resurrection from the dead. “We cannot help speaking of what we have seen and heard.”


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                                                  719 “Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia”

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION                                                      hymnal page 15

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 15

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.

GLORY BE TO GOD                                                                                                    hymnal page 16

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 risen Lord, you came to your disciples and took away their fears with your word of peace. Come to us also by Word and sacrament, and banish our fears with the comforting assurance of your abiding presence; for you live and reign with the Father 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                                                                                                   Acts 5:12, 17-32

Summary: The disciples were persecuted for using the keys

The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people.  And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.

Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.  They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.  “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.”

At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.

When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin– the full assembly of the elders of Israel– and sent to the jail for the apostles.  But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there.  So they went back and reported, “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.”  On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.

Then someone came and said, “Look!  The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.”  At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles.  They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.

Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.  “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said.  “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”

Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!  The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead– whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.  God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.  We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

PSALM 16                                                                                                               hymnal page 68

The congregation sings the refrains and reads the verses and Gloria.

EPISTLE LESSON                                                                                                                   Revelation 1:4-18

Summary: John receives a vision from the Lord

John,

To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father– to him be glory and power for ever and ever!  Amen.

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him.  So shall it be!  Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.  On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.  And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” {Daniel 7:13} dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.  His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.  His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.  In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.  Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid.  I am the First and the Last.  I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!  And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                    John 20:29b

Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indee! Alleluia. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. Alleluia.

C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!                              

Please stand

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!                         

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                                                                                         John 20: 19-31

Summary: Jesus appears to his followers and gives them the keys to His kingdom

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”   After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.  The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!  As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”  And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.   So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into my side.  Stop doubting and believe.”

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                            

NICENE CREED                                                                             hymnal pages 18, 19

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 152:1-6                                                     I Know that My Redeemer Lives

SERMON                                                                                                        Revelation 1:4-18

“I Know that My Redeemer Lives, What Comfort this Sweet Sentence Gives!”

  1. A message of grace from God
  2. And peace to you

Please stand

CREATE IN ME                                                                                                                      hymnal page 20

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 20

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

hymnal pages 21-23

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 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 165                                   O Sons and Daughters of the King

Please stand

THANKSGIVING, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING                    hymnal page 24 – 25                                       

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 152:7-8                                                     I Know that My Redeemer Lives

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  April 28-May 4
Sun. 8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
  9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
  9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
  10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship  with communion
  11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s begins
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 begins
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
  10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
  3:30 P.M. St. John’s Softball Game Away vs. Green Lake
  3:45 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
  12:00 A.M. St. John’s Ladies Aid lunch with St. John’s School/Little Lambs entertainment and meeting to follow
  4:30P.M. Teen Confirmation Pictures in St. John’s lower level
  5:15 P.M. Teen Confirmation Pizza Party
  6:00 P.M. Teen Confirmation Exam Service at St. John’s
Fri. 6:00 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs Spring Play in St. John’s Gym
Sat.      
Theme for Next Sunday May 5, 2019 Easter 3 – Teen Confirmation: “The Risen Lord Demonstrates His Awe-inspiring Power”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
9:00 A.M. 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

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, 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), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For those affected by the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LOOKING AHEAD On May 7th at 7:00pm in Princeton will be Councilmen’s Conference. Save the date!

VOTERS MEETING The next St. John’s Voters meeting will be held on Sunday, May 12th following the 10:00am worship service. Plan to attend!

THANK YOU We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words for our parents Albert and Darlene Schmidt.  It certainly has been a trying start to the new year!  Thankfully, with proper medical care and treatment both are doing better and are now home. In gratitude, –Dawn Marcelain and Candace Sonnenberg

TEEN CONFIRMATION WEEK On Thursday 5/2 6:00pm at St. John’s, the 2019 Teen Confirmation Class (Brianna Daniels, Madeline Kraus, Lily Mann & Joshua Schwochert) and Pastor Z will lead a Teen Confirmation Examination Service reviewing key Bible teachings as summarized in Luther’s Small Catechism.  Following the service, all are invited to the lower level of church for refreshments and a presentation of confirmation quilt gifts. On Sunday 5/5 10:00am at St. John’s, our confirmands will be received as communicant members. “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:1)

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!  

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS begins today 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.

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!

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

KNOW YOU SYNOD Your Sunday offerings help support the work of WELS, but do you know how? Go to wels.net to discover stories about the many WELS world and home mission fields; explore which ministries can support you and your congregation; enjoy daily devotions and Bible readings; and subscribe to stay up to date on the latest news from your synod. All of this and more is available on wels.net. Visit us online today and save us as a Favorite or a Bookmark!

            EASTER POEM “Resurrection”

                                by LuAnn Zieman

                               “Green murmur

                                 of spring song

bursts sweet and moist

from the ripening earth.

Sacred ancient life,

fertile with gentle promise,

emerges in soft tendrils.

Majestic and powerful,

the Creator embodied

in crane call and goose cry,

in cocooned tree buds.

The season whispers the Spirit

reflected in cloud mist,

                        in sun glow and wild rain.

                           The earth has released

                              that which it held–

                              The Son has risen!”

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INFORMATION, INSPIRATION, FORWARD IN CHRIST Read Forward in Christ, the official magazine of WELS, and you will receive the latest news from the synod, gain a Lutheran perspective on current events, hear uplifting stories of faith from across the world, and more every month. Both print and digital subscriptions are available. Learn more at wels.net/fic.

WELS APP AVAILABLE Nearly 20,000 people have downloaded the WELS app to their phone or tablet to access daily devotions, WELS Missions Blogs, synod news, and more wherever they go, every day. Get the app for free by going to wels.app in your devices web browser and “add to home screen” using your devices method.

CONNECTING WELS MEMBERS The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod offers many ways to connect members through social media. Join the WELS online community at facebook.com/welslutheranstwitter.com/welstweets  and

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Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
4-14                         4-18 MT 4-19 GF  4-21 Sunrise   4-21                    99                                 84 MT                                           183 114     136 GF        38 Sunrise       242
St. John’s Altar Committee April 2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte
●●● 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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Easter Festival 2019

Easter Festival 2019

April 21, 2019

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello & Mecan, WI

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

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.  
  Pastor Peter Zietlow  

 

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XG O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y X As “morning breaks upon the tomb” (CW 159) its gaping entrance and vacant depths stir a mixture of emotions among Jesus’ followers. But with proclamation of the resurrection, ignorance turns to understanding and sorrow changes to joy. With the rising of the sun faith-filled hearts soar to proclaim the angels’ message: He is risen!


Remember Jesus Christ: He Has Risen

The Easter Festival Service visits Jesus’ empty tomb.  The fact that Christ is risen brings joy to Christians who watched Jesus’ sufferings, death and burial.  Since the darkness of Good Friday is the last worship experience before Easter, the day of our Lord’s resurrection once again brings the everlasting light of Christ and his work into focus.  Today as we celebrate our resurrected Savior, hearts and voices can sing with confident joy in our risen Lord Jesus Christ!

PRESERVICE MUSIC

RINGING OF THE BELLS

ADULT AND CHILDREN’S CHOIR                                                               Awake! Arise! Go Forth!

THE OPENING HYMN 143                                                                                     He’s Risen, He’s Risen

All Sing:

1            He’s risen, he’s risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord;

              He opened death’s prison, the incarnate Word.

              Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song

              And earth, sea, and mountain the praises prolong.

Men and Boys Sing:

2           The foe was triumphant when on Calvary

              The Lord of creation was nailed to the tree.

              In Satan’s domain did the hosts shout and jeer,

              For Jesus was slain, whom the evil ones fear.

Women and Girls Sing:

3           But short was their triumph; The Savior arose,

              And death, hell, and Satan he vanquished, his foes.

              The conquering Lord lifts his banner on high;

              He lives, yes, he lives, and will nevermore die.

All Sing:

4           Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear you no more;

              Christ rose, and now open is fair Eden’s door.

              For all our transgressions his blood does atone;

              Redeemed and forgiven, we now are his own.

Please stand

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

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

C:       (spoken) Amen.

P:       Beloved in the Lord, we have gathered to celebrate with festive joy the resurrection of our Lord from the dead.  As we remember our Lord’s passing over from death to life, it is fitting for us to take to heart St. Paul’s words which talk about our sin:  “Get rid of the old yeast, that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are.”  Therefore, let us confess our sins, and ask our Father to forgive us.

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

P:       Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.  He was delivered over to death because of our sins and was raised to life on account of our justification.  For his sake, God, our Father, has had mercy on us, and has forgiven us all our sins.  Therefore, as forgiven children of God, let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast of sin, but with the bread of sincerity and truth.

RESPONSE HYMN 143                                                                                         He’s Risen, He’s Risen

All Sing:

5           Then sing your hosannas and raise your glad voice;

              Proclaim the blest tidings that all may rejoice.

              Laud, honor, and praise to the Lamb that was slain,

              Who now sits in glory and ever shall reign.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P:       Almighty God, by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ you conquered death and opened the gate to eternal life. Grant that we, who have been raised with him through baptism, may walk in newness of life and ever rejoice in the hope of sharing his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit be dominion and praise now and forever.

C:       (spoken) Amen.

Be seated

CHILDREN’S CHOIR                                                                           Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed

†  T H E   W O R D  

THE FIRST LESSON                                                                                                                         Exodus 15:1-11

Summary: The Song of Moses after God delivered his people from their enemies.

15 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone. Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy. “In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble. By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’ 10 But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 11 Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

PSALM 118

The LORD is my strength and my song; *

   he has become my salvation.

The LORD’S right hand is lifted high; *

   the LORD’S right hand has done mighty things!

I will not die but live, *

   and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

Refrain

I will give you thanks, for you answered me; *

   you have become my salvation.

The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; *

   the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day the LORD has made; *

   let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son*

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, *

is now and will be forever. Amen.

Refrain

THE SECOND LESSON                                                                                                               1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Summary: Christ is risen. This is what we preach, and this is what we believe.

15 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

ADULT CHOIR                                                                                                                                            I Will Rise

Please stand

THE GOSPEL                                                                                                                                          Luke 24:1-12

Summary: He is risen! Luke gives his account of the Day of Resurrection.

24 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

P:  This is the Gospel of our Lord.

C: (spoken)    Thanks be to God!

Be seated

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

HYMN OF THE DAY 156                                                                Awake, My Heart, with Gladness

1            Awake, my heart, with gladness!  See what today is done;

              Now, after gloom and sadness, Comes forth the glorious sun.

              My Savior there was laid Where our bed must be made

              When to the realms of light Our spirit wings its flight.

2           The foe in triumph shouted When Christ lay in the tomb.

              But lo, he now is routed; His boast is turned to gloom.

              For Christ again is free; In glorious victory

              He who is strong to save Has triumphed o’er the grave.

3           This is a sight that gladdens— What peace it does impart!

              Now nothing ever saddens the joy within my heart.

              No gloom shall ever shake, no foe shall ever take

              The hope which God’s own Son In love for me has won.

4           Now I will cling forever To Christ, my Savior true;

              My Lord will leave me never, whate’er he passes through.

              He rends death’s iron chain; He breaks through sin and pain.

              He shatters hell’s dark thrall; I follow him through all.

5           He brings me to the portal That leads to bliss untold,

              Whereon this rhyme immortal Is found in script of gold:

              “Who there my cross has shared Finds here a crown prepared;

              Who there with me has died Shall here be glorified.”

EASTER SERMONETTE                                                                                               2 Timothy 2:8

                                                                                         Three Words of Truth:  Remember Jesus Christ                                                           

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel.

HYMN RESPONSE 152                                                                        I Know that My Redeemer Lives

All Sing:

1            I know that my Redeemer lives;

              What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

              He lives, he lives, who once was dead;

              He lives, my ever-living Head!

All Sing:

2           He lives triumphant from the grave;

              He lives eternally to save.

              He lives all-glorious in the sky;

              He lives exalted there on high.

Lectern Side Sing:

5           He lives to silence all my fears;

              He lives to wipe away my tears.

              He lives to calm my troubled heart;

              He lives all blessings to impart.

Pulpit Side Sing:

7           He lives and grants me daily breath;

              He lives, and I shall conquer death.

              He lives my mansion to prepare;

              He lives to bring my safely there.

All Sing:

8           He lives, all glory to his name!

              He lives, my Jesus, still the same.

              Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives:

              “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

O U R   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                              Children’s Hand Chimes Choir will play during 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

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

P:  Heavenly Father, God of grace, you have brought us into a new and living hope by the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

C:  Christ is risen!

P:  For as in Adam all died, so in Christ all will be made alive.

C:  He is risen indeed!

P:  He was delivered over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification.

C:  Alleluia!

P:  We marvel at the love you showed by your willingness to sacrifice your Son to pay for our sins; we bow down in adoration at your mighty power, which raised him from the dead.

C:  We praise you for sending the true Life and Light into the world.

P:  Lord Jesus, God of grace, you have filled our hearts with resurrection joy by your victory over sin, death, and the grave.

C:  You have conquered the darkness and given us comfort and hope.

P:  With the Church of every age, we offer you unending praise, for you have crushed Satan’s head and have removed our guilt.

C:  You are risen!

P:  Dear Savior, we who are weary and burdened come to you for rest, knowing that because of your perfect redemption there is now no condemnation for us.

C:  You are risen indeed!

P:  Take away our doubts and fears, and daily renew in us the joy of our salvation.

C:  Alleluia!

P:  Holy Spirit, God of grace, you have called us by the gospel and brought us to saving faith in our risen Lord.

C:  We glorify you for opening our eyes to see the light of life.

P:  Keep us with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.

C:  He is risen!

P:  As we journey through life, make us yearn for the day when you will give eternal life to us and all believers in Christ.

C:  He is risen indeed!

Special prayers and intercessions may follow.

P:  Hear us, Lord, as we bring you our private petitions.

60 seconds are allotted for silent prayer, with the bell tolling at 15 second intervals.

P:  Work through us as we proclaim the saving message of the crucified and risen Jesus near and far, so that many others may hear your call, obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, and join us before the throne of our God and of the Lamb.

C:  Alleluia! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Alleluia! Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

PRAYER

P:  Almighty God, grant to your Church the Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes from above.  Let nothing hinder your Word from being freely proclaimed to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, so that we may serve you in steadfast faith and confess your name as long as we live, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:  (spoken) Amen.

THE BLESSING

P:  The Lord bless you and keep you.

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

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

C:  (spoken) Amen.

Be seated

CLOSING HYMN 752                                                                           In Christ Alone, bulletin pages 12 & 13                

XAnnouncements X

Activities for the week of  April 21-April 27
Sun.   EASTER SUNDAY
  8:00 A.M. Easter Festival Service at Emmanuel
  9:00 A.M. Easter Breakfast at Emmanuel in the parish hall
  10:00 A.M. Easter Festival at St. John’s
Mon.   EASTER MONDAY
    No St. John’s School/Little Lambs
    No Choir
  7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.   St. John’s School/Little Lambs resumes
  4:15 P.M. St. John’s Softball Game Home vs. North Fond du Lac  on St. John’s ball diamond
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
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
  4:00 P.M. St. John’s Softball Game Away vs. Redeemer
  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 with communion
  6:00 P.M. St. John’s Joint Worship Committee meeting
Fri.    
Sat.    
Theme for Next Sunday April 28, 2019 Easter Sunday: “Joy in the Risen Lord!”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class begins at St. John’s

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!

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

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 recently, 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!  

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS begins next week, Sunday 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.

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. start time and 3:00-3:30p.m. end time, 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 “World Missions”. 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!

●●● 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-April 21, 2019 St. John’s Lutheran Church Montello, WI

Easter Sunrise Worship

April 21, 2019

St. John’s 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

Guest Pastor

John Dolan

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.

608.297.2866

www.stjohnsmontello.org

G O D ’ S W O R D F O R T O D A Y

As “morning breaks upon the tomb” (CW 159) its gaping entrance and vacant depths stir a mixture of emotions among Jesus’ followers. But with proclamation of the resurrection, ignorance turns to understanding and sorrow changes to joy. With the rising of the sun faith-filled hearts soar to proclaim the angels’ message: He is risen!

Treasures in Heaven

EASTER GREETING

Don’t be alarmed!…Why do you seek the living among the dead?…You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified….He is not here; he has risen!…See the place where they have laid him…Remember how he told you while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again…He is Risen!

HYMN 149 stanzas 1-4 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

P: Christ is risen!

C: (spoken) He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

P: Brothers and sisters in Christ, on this joyous resurrection morning, we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ’s passing over from death to life. We celebrate his victory over death, and our deliverance from the bondage of sin and darkness to everlasting light.

C: Death has been swallowed up in victory! Alleluia!

THE EASTER ACCOUNT John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she left and ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,” she told them, “and we don’t know where they put him!” – 3 So Peter and the other disciple went out, heading for the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. 5 Bending over, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. – 6 Then Simon Peter, who was following him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there. 7 The cloth that had been on Jesus’ head was not lying with the linen cloths but was folded up in a separate place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who arrived at the tomb first, also entered. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not yet understand the Scripture that he must rise from the dead.) – 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes. – 11 But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, weeping. As she wept, she bent over, looking into the tomb. 12 She saw two angels in white clothes sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” – She told them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him.” – 14 After she said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus. – 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” – Supposing he was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you carried him off, tell me where you laid him, and I will get him.” – 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” – She turned and replied in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means, “Teacher”). 17 Jesus told her, “Do not continue to cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father—to my God and your God.’” – 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” She also told them the things he said to her. (The Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV), New Testament & Psalms ©2017)

HYMN 141 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

OFFERING OF GIFTS AND PRAYERS

During this time, please sign our Friendship Registers and greet one another.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P: Almighty God, who through your only‑begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life‑giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: (spoken) Amen.

+ Treasures in Heaven +

Jesus taught us to lay up treasures in heaven, not on earth. His resurrection reminds us that while the things of earth are temporary, we have the precious gift of everlasting life with him awaiting us.

P: In Colossians 3:1-4, St. Paul writes: Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

C: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

HYMN 145 stanzas 1-3, 5 Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won

P: In Matthew 6 Jesus instructed us in his Sermon on the Mount to store up treasures in heaven.

C: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. (6:19-20)

P: The reason for doing so links this command to the desire of our hearts.

C: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (6:21)

P: How do we store up treasures in heaven? We are to treasure the Lord Jesus most of all.

C: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23-24)

P: When we live sacrificially for Jesus’ sake or serve Him by serving the body of Christ, we store up treasure in heaven. Even seemingly small acts of service do not go unnoticed by God.

C: If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward. (Matthew 10:42)

HYMN 143 stanzas 1, 4, 5 He’s Risen, He’s Risen

P: The treasures that await the child of God will far outweigh any trouble, inconvenience, or persecution we may face. Romans 8:18 says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” We can serve the Lord wholeheartedly, knowing that God is the One keeping score, and His reward will be abundantly gracious.

C: Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinth.15:58)

P: The bottom line is this: It’s not all about us. Though the things of this world may appear to hold all we want or need, God knows this is not so. The apostle Paul knew this when he wrote in Colossians 3, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

C: Then, by the power of God’s Holy Spirit, through faith we can put off our old self and put on the new-creation to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

P: Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave transforms the lives of those who believe in Him for salvation.

C: When we pray, let our words be humble and our thoughts centered on the magnitude of what God has done for us through the redemptive work of His Son.

Let us pray together:

Dearest Father, many times we ask you for unreasonable things with which to satisfy ourselves. Remind us on this Day of Resurrection that only you give what is good. Help us to live-and pray-as you would have us do. And teach us to seek only those things that are above. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Offering of Gifts and Prayer

BLESSING

P: You have come again to the empty tomb. You are loved, forgiven, and made new. You are a resurrection people.

C: We have passed out of death into life!

P: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

C: (spoken) Amen.

THE RESURRECTION CHAPTER 1 Corinthians 15

50 Now I say this, brothers: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and what is perishable is not going to inherit what is imperishable. 51 Look, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 But once this perishable body has put on imperishability, and this mortal body has put on immortality, then what is written will be fulfilled: Death is swallowed up in victory .55 Death, where is your sting? Grave, where is your victory? 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! 58 Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

HYMN 149 stanzas 1-6 Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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

Announcements

Activities for the week of April 21-April 27
Sun. EASTER SUNDAY
8:00 A.M. Easter Festival Service at Emmanuel
9:00 A.M. Easter Breakfast at Emmanuel in the parish hall
10:00 A.M. Easter Festival at St. John’s
Mon. EASTER MONDAY
No St. John’s School/Little Lambs
No Choir
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. St. John’s School/Little Lambs resumes
4:15 P.M. St. John’s Softball Game Home vs. North Fond du Lac on St. John’s ball diamond
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
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
4:00 P.M. St. John’s Softball Game Away vs. Redeemer
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 with communion
6:00 P.M. St. John’s Joint Worship Committee meeting
Fri.
Sat.
Theme for Next Sunday April 28, 2019

Easter Sunday: “Joy in the Risen Lord!”

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Bible Information Class begins at St. John’s

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!

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

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 recently, 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!

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS begins next week, Sunday 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.

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 “World Missions”. Home Missions will provide information on what’s going on at St. John’s church and school. You will also find usher and greeter schedules, the church newsletter, children’s coloring sheets and crayons informational brochures and magazines, and other miscellaneous information related to our church and school. Please help yourself!

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
4-14 4-18 4-19 99 114
St. John’s Altar Committee

April 2019

Diane Eisermann

&

Delores Cotte

St. John’s Greeter Schedule

April 21 Kay Maass & LuAnn Zieman
April 28 Ciara Neuhauser & Jennie Utke
May 5 Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
May 12 Jim & Diane Eisermann

Usher Schedule

April 21 Easter E

Sunrise 6:00am SJ

10:00am SJ

Brian Ninnemann, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke

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

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

April 28 E

(with communion) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

Jack Yates; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

May 5 (with communion) E

SJ

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wegner, Darrell Buchholz (comm. assist.)

Don Smith; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

May 12 E

(with communion) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann

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

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BULLETIN- THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT APRIL 7, 2019

St. John’s

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

APRIL 7, 2019

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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

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.

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OPENING HYMN

Please stand

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION              hymnal page 15

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 15

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.

GLORY BE TO GOD                                               hymnal page 16

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: Eternal God and Father, help us to remember Jesus, who obeyed your will and bore the cross for our salvation that through his anguish, pain and death we may receive forgiveness of sins and inherit eternal life; 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

SERVICE OF THE WORD

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

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                            Isaiah 43:16-21

Summary: In our Lord we can forget the horrors of the past

This is what the LORD says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.

PSALM 73                                                                    hymnal page 94

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

EPISTLE LESSON                                                       Philippians 3:8–14

Summary: In Christ we can forget what is behind and press on toward the heavenly goal

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                             Mark 10:45

During the season of Lent, the “Alleluia” is omitted

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Please stand

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!                             

GOSPEL LESSON (today’s sermon text)                        Luke 20:9-19

Summary: The parable of the tenant farmers

He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.

“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’

“But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”

When the people heard this, they said, “May this never be!”

Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”

The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                             

NICENE CREED                                 hymnal pages 18, 19

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 528                        Christ Is Our Cornerstone

SERMON                                                      Luke 20: 9-19

“This Cast-off Cornerstone Does Double Duty”

  1. Shattering hardened hearts
  2. Supporting hurting hearts

Please stand

CREATE IN ME                                                   hymnal page 20

Please be seated

OFFERING & WELS CONNECTION DVD

During the offering, please turn and greet one another!  We also kindly ask that you fill out the red friendship register found at the end of each pew.

Please stand

OFFERING, LENT, & INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, 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, Debbie Parrish, LuAnn Reber, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Larry Wegner (Bob’s brother), Heidi Weishaar (Dennis & Sharon Kekow’s daughter), Karl Whitrock, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Harold Fandrey, Del Henke)

– For teacher Sara Borck, who accepted the Lord’s call to teach Kindergarten next fall at Good Shepherd in Omaha, NE.

– For Larry & Lynn Sellnow, who accepted the Lord’s call to serve next fall as principal and K4-5 teacher.

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

LORD’S PRAYER                                                hymnal page 20

Please be seated

HYMN 382:1-2                        My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING           hymnal page 25

Please be seated

CLOSING HYMN 382:3-4  My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

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

Announcements

Activities for the week of  April 7-April 13
Sun.9:00-10:00 A.M. 11:00A.M.- 12:00P.M.Northwestern Publishing House Bookfair in St. John’s link way
Mon.4:30 P.M.St. John’s Softball Game @ Iron Ridge
6:30 P.M.Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues.
Wed.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M.Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
2:30 P.M.-6:30P.M.Northwestern Publishing House Bookfair in St. John’s link way
3:30 P.M.Emmanuel Lenten Devotion
3:45 P.M.Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
4:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.Block Party in St. John’s Gym
4:30 P.M.Lenten Supper at St. John’s
6:30 P.M.St. John’s Lenten Devotion
Thurs.8:00 A.M.St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
10:00 A.M.Montello Care Center Devotion
6:00 P.M.Griefshare (10th of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
6:00 P.M.St. John’s School Board meeting
Fri.
Sat.9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.Easter for Kids at St. John’s
Theme for Next Sunday April 14, 2019Palm Sunday: “The King Comes to Us”
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.Bible Information Class begins at St.  John’s

NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING HOUSE BOOKFAIR

St. John’s is having a NPH Bookfair on the following dates:  

   Today, April 7: 9:00am-10:00am & 11:00am-12:00pm

   Wednesday, April 10: 2:30pm-6:30pm.

On all orders, there is 20% off, free shipping, and no tax! Checks can be made out to St. John’s. Stop on by and see what’s in!

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!

EMMANUEL EASTER BREAKFAST April 21 following the 8:00 AM Easter service, everyone is invited  (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, ham and fruit.  A Freewill Offering will be taken for Emmanuel’s Education Fund.  The breakfast is supported by a Thrivent Action Team Project.  Join us for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall. 

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.

EASTER FLOWERS We are taking orders now through TOMORROW, April 8th! Please use the sign-up sheet located in St. John’s information room.

EASTER CARDS NEW Easter, Confirmation, & Graduation cards have arrived! Come to St. John’s lower level and get them while supplies last.

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!  

WEDNESDAY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Join us as we gather for Lenten Devotions: 3:30pm at Emmanuel and 6:30pm at St. John’s under this year’s theme: “Three Words of Truth.”  A soup supper will also be served from 4:30-6:15pm in the lower level of St. John’s.  “Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion…” (Hymn 98) APRIL 10 HOST: St. John’s Youth Group WHAT’S ON THE MENU?: Taco bar

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS begins Palm Sunday 4/14 11:15am at SJ. Join us in the link-way conference room for an hour or so after the 10am SJ worship service.

EASTER FOR KIDS COORDINATOR I am looking for someone to assist with the planning this year who would be willing to take the lead in the future. If you would be interested in working with me this year, please call me 608-369-2635. Thank you! –Linda Wachholz

LAST MINUTE REGISTRATIONS FOR EASTER FOR KIDS STILL ACCEPTED THIS WEEK  Your Easter for Kids staff does not want any child left out of the fun planned for next Saturday, April 13—the Message of Easter is too important for anyone to miss out!

EASTER FOR KIDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VOLUNTEER to help pack Easter baskets on Thursday, April 11, time 9:00A.M.. VOLUNTEER to help set up the Bible Giveaway on Friday, April 12, time 9:00 A.M. VOLUNTEER to help at the event on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to Noon. (Grade 7 through Adult – girls-boys-women-men–all welcome!  Thrivent T-Shirts for all helpers). VOLUNTEER to assist with snacks and setting up for crafting sessions on the day of the event. NEEDED:  a few empty parmesan cheese sprinkle containers (We could return them if you would consider emptying your canister and allowing us to use it.)  Contact Linda Wachholz 608-369-2635.

JOIN US FOR THE EASTER FOR KIDS CLOSING PROGRAM  Parish & community members are cordially invited to attend the closing program “Parade & Praise for the King” in the church next Saturday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m..  A free lunch and Bible giveaway will follow in the church’s lower level.

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

OUR SMALL OFFERINGS (from a member)

     A young boy elbows his way to the front of the crowd and tugs on a man’s sleeve. Andrew looks down to see the boy holding out an open sack. Inside Andrew sees five small loaves of bread nestled beside two cooked fish. “I heard the rabbi ask for food,” the boy says with a shy shrug. “My mother packed this for me, and—she said I should share with someone who doesn’t have anything.”

     Eyebrows raised, Andrew places a hand on the boy’s shoulder and walks him over to Jesus. Jesus turns and twinkles a smile down at the child; Andrew flashes Jesus a sheepish grin. “So…this boy has offered to share his lunch, but” —he casts a glance over his shoulder at the thousands of people milling around behind him, waiting to hear the rabbi’s next words— “how far will they go among so many?”

     Jesus tousles the boy’s dark hair and gives him a smile and a wink. “Thank you, son. This is just what I need.” The boy looks down at his sandals, blushing with pride. Rubbing His palms together, Jesus turns to Andrew with an excited—almost mischievous—glint in his eye. Andrew has seen this look before; a tingle of anticipation floods his veins. With barely contained glee, Jesus says, “Have the people sit down.”

     He rolls up His sleeves.

     We all know the rest of the famous account in John 6—how Jesus goes on to turn a little boy’s lunch into a feast for thousands. He makes so much food that the disciples collect twelve basketfuls of leftovers!

     We often look at our gifts—our talents, our possessions, our skills, our wisdom—and think, “They aren’t worth much. How far can they really go?” Let us never underestimate what God can do with our “small” offerings. We don’t have to give Him the biggest thing, the best thing, the shiniest thing—we just have to give Him whatever we have to offer. The smallest gift is still a treasure in His eyes. Our gifts may be small, but our God is big. And His powerful hands can take our small gifts and multiply them. Our mighty God can turn a little into a lot—more than we could ever imagine. What small gift can you offer to Jesus today?

Joint Worship Committee Update

Worship the Lord – the Purpose of Worship

  If you ask members about the reason why we worship, the various answers include “praising God, giving thanks, and singing and praying together.” It is true that all these things happen during worship, but are they really the purpose of worship?

  As Lutherans, we know that we “cannot by our own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ or come to him.” Faith, forgiveness, and the sacraments are all received.  Worship is primarily God serving his people with Word and Sacrament. Simply put, God gives, we receive. Christian worship enables people to receive the riches of Christ.

  What does Christian worship look like? Well, that depends!  In churches it includes hymns and liturgies, lessons and creeds. In school it can include Bible-based action songs and murals on the walls. Understanding worship’s purpose will help us understand our various worship practices.

  “But I want to feel closer to God. I need emotion.” It’s true, we often feel emotion when we worship. (O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder…” CW 256:1) These human emotions, however, are not the purpose of worship. Rather, they spring from the heart of worship: the Gospel.

   It is hard to find the right balance of church doctrine and expressive worship.  In our defense of solid doctrine, it is easy to forget that God created us with human emotions. If we want more expressive worship, it becomes easy to downplay the importance of correct teaching.

   If worship is my primary opportunity to receive the riches of Christ and to proclaim the Gospel to my neighbor, then, in Christian love, I need to put aside my personal preferences and focus on my neighbor’s interests above my own.

  Satan knows that if he can confuse the purpose of worship, he will get us to take our focus off of Christ and to place it on our emotion or our reaction to Christ. Instead of a purpose-driven church, or a mission- minded church, let us strive to be a Christ-centered church! Everything else flows from there.

  We gather in worship for a very specific purpose; to receive the riches of Christ! To God be the glory!

(Excerpts from “Worship the Lord” No. 36,”Worship is Really Purpose-Driven” by Aaron Christie)

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St. John’s Altar CommitteeApril 2019Diane Eisermann&Delores Cotte

SJ GREETER SCHEDULE

April 7Paul & Christa Van Treeck
April 14Susan Brown & Kathy North
April 21Kay Maass & LuAnn Zieman
April 28Ciara Neuhauser & Jennie Utke
May 5Phyllis Farrell & Pat Henning
May 12Jim & Diane Eisermann
May 19Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
May 26Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith
April 10            Lent 3:30pm  ELent 6:30 pm  SJWayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Joe HellerJack Yates; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
April 14                                  E
(with communion) SJ
Don Stelter, Warren Buchholz, Brian NinnemannDon Smith; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick
April 18        Maundy Thurs.7:00pm   E
Darrell Buchholz, Don Stelter, Gary Wegner
April 19             Good Friday                1:00pm (with comm.) SJ
Kenon Smith; Chief, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck
April 21                       Easter ESunrise 6:00am   SJ
10:00am  SJ                                               
Brian Ninnemann, Bob Ferber, Paul DahlkeCal Kapp; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck BoetcherJames Wachholz; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith
April 28                                  E (with communion) SJDarrell Buchholz, Jim Stuempges, Joe HellerJack Yates; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag
May 5       (with communion) E SJDuWayne Sommerfeld, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wegner, Darrell Buchholz (comm. assist.)Don Smith; Chief, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick
May 12                                    E
(with communion) SJ
Wayne Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Brian NinnemannKenon Smith; Chief, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz
May 19                                    ESJLucas Stelter, Paul Wuerch, Paul DahlkeCal Kapp; Chief, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz
May 26                                    E (with communion) SJDon Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe HellerJames Wachholz; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke
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St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church     

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Montello, WI 53949 P A I D

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W1568 Evergreen Lane

Montello, WI 53949

Located 4 miles east of town

Montello, WI 53949

Website: www.stjohnsmontello.org

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Office: (608) 297-2866

Holy Week Worship

4/14 Palm Sunday 8am/10am at Emm/SJ

4/17 NO Wednesday 6:30pm Service

4/18 Maundy Thursday 7pm at Emm with communion                                                

4/19 Good Friday 1pm at SJ with communion             

4/21 Easter 6am/10am at SJ & 8am at Emm

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