BULLETIN- 7/28/19 – The 7th Sunday after Pentecost

The 7th Sunday after Pentecost

July 28, 2019

10:00 a.m. St. John’s

St. John’s  Ev. Lutheran Church 313 East Montello St. Montello, WI 53949 Emmanuel  Ev. Lutheran Church W1568 Evergreen Lane Montello, WI 53949    
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.  
  Pastor Peter Zietlow  
G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y
Jesus Sends Out Seventy-two Men to Proclaim Peace – “Peace,” or “shalom” (Hebrew), is more than the absence of hostility between God and us. It is wholeness in every way, bought by the blood of Christ. Today’s lessons show the part we all have in proclaiming God’s peace near and far.  
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X A   S E R V I C E   O F   M O R N I N G    P R A I S E  X

Morning Praise, composed by Marty Haugen, 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.


OPENING HYMN 154                                                                               Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks

Please stand

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation


An arrangement of Psalm 95, this song of praise reminds us of the many blessings that come to us from the hands of our Creator God.

 Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses

Please be seated

PSALM OF THE DAY                                                          Psalm 63: In the Morning I Will Sing

This morning psalm brings to mind the Lord’s abiding presence and unending love through all of life’s ways.

                Pastor and congregation sing in unison.



T H E   S E R V I C E   O F   T H E   W O R D

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

XT H E   W O R D X

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

FIRST  READING                                                                                               Isaiah 66:10-14

Summary: Isaiah prophesies the glories of the New Testament Church

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
    all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
    all you who mourn over her.
For you will nurse and be satisfied
    at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
    and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

For this is what the Lord says:

“I will extend peace to her like a river,
    and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
    and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you;
    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

When you see this, your heart will rejoice
    and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,
    but his fury will be shown to his foes.

SECOND READING                                                                              Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16

Summary: There will be a harvest of Christ’s Kingdom as we reflect His gift of peace and do good

to all

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whichthe world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—tothe Israel of God.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                 Luke 8:15

Alleluia. Happy are they who hear the Word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience. Alleluia.      

Please stand

GOSPEL READING                                              Luke 10:1-12, 16-20 (sermon text underlined)

Summary: Jesus sends out the Seventy-two

After this the Lord appointed seventy-twoothers and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”


C:       We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Please be seated

HYMN OF THE DAY 235                                            Praise the Almighty; My Soul, Adore Him

SERMON                                                                                                                        Luke 10: 1-9, 16

“Be Sure To Leave Your Mark”

  1. Let them see Christ’s peace in you, and…
  2. Let them know about Christ’s peace for them

Please stand

YOU ARE GOD, WE PRAISE YOU                                                                                                   Te Deum

Pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the verses


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


During the offering, please greet one another and sign the friendship register.

Please stand


The Offering Prayer, Prayer for a Spiritual Harvest of Souls and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor.

P:  Almighty God and Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery, filling and renewing all creation by your eternal Spirit, and manifesting your saving grace through our Lord Jesus Christ: in mercy cleanse our hearts and lips that, free from doubt and fear, we may ever worship you, one true immortal God, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, living and reigning, now and forever,  C:  Amen.

LORD, HAVE MERCY                                                                                                                                                      Kyrie

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation


C:              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.


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.

Please be seated

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 315                                              Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face

                                                           559:1-2                                                        Lord of the Living Harvest

Please stand

PRAYER FOR GRACE                                                                                  

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation

L:   ♫       O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have

                   brought us safely to this new day. Defend us with your mighty power, and

                   grant that this day we neither fall into sin nor run into any kind of danger;

                   and in all we do, direct us to what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ,

                   your Son, our Lord.


Please be seated

CLOSING  HYMN 559:3                                                                               Lord of the Living Harvest                                  

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 July 28-August 4
Sun. 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
Mon.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Tues.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Wed.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Fri.   WELS Convention at MLC-New Ulm, MN
Theme for Next Sunday August 4 , 2019 Pentecost 8: “Love Is the Fulfillment of the Law”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship


– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Evie & Ron Blada, David Broderick, Sandy Buchholz, Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Marjorie Fabian, Chris Krause (Gordy & Lin’s son), Pete Laun, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Delvin Mittelsteadt, Elsa Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Jody Steigerwald (DuWayne & Pat Sommerfeld’s daughter), Karl Whitrock – (added this week: Evie Blada)

– For the family of our former St. John’s member, Lucille Henning, called to her heavenly home on 7/20

– For Pastor William Runke who is retiring today (7/28) as pastor of St. John’s–Pardeeville

– For our communicants at St. John’s

– For WELS Convention this week – Paul Van Treeck, our St. John’s church president, is serving as our delegate

CARD/GIFTCARD SHOWER Throughout the month of July, we will be having a Card/Gift Card Shower! This will be for all of our three new teachers here at St. John’s :

Ms. Shelley Myers : Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teacher

Mrs. Lynn Sellnow : Little Lambs Director/Teacher

Mr. Larry Sellnow : Principal and 6th, 7th & 8th grade teacher

Two card/gift card boxes will be located in St. John’s linkway. Please help us welcome and show our appreciation for our new teachers! 

FATHER MARQUETTE DAYS AUGUST 17! Show your St. John’s pride as we walk in the Father Marquette Days Parade! This year’s theme is “Salute to the Military: Red, White and Blue.” We are looking for members who would want to walk with our float and hand out waters with koozies to help spread the word about St. John’s. Stay tuned for time and meeting place!

St. John’s is also getting a men’s softball team in for Father Marquette Days. Come and support our team! Interested in playing? Contact the office 297-2866.


Concert on the Ball Diamond: September 7 at 6:30p.m. at St. John’s

Emmanuel/St. John’s Church Picnic: September 8 at 10:00a.m. at Montello City Park

FRIENDSHIP REGISTERS Please complete the friendship register page each week. This helps your pastor and other church leaders stay in touch and keep contact information up to date. Thanks!

TO ENCOURAGE FELLOWSHIP following today’s worship service, the ushers will not be dismissing pew by pew from front to back as in the past.  Instead, all are encouraged to stay and visit and encourage one another.  Please give an usher or pastor your completed friendship register.

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL & LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION School Registration is Sunday, August 25 at 11:00a.m. in St. John’s gym. If you were enrolled last school year and/or have enrolled for this coming school year, look for your summer registration packets coming to you via mail. In them, you will find everything you need to know about registration and this upcoming school year. Are you new and/or need to enroll? Call the office (608-297-2866), email (scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today to today!

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

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 Aug/Sept in St. John’s Information Room. Schedules will be available for pick up every 2 months.

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!

CHILDREN’S CHURCH BAGS Check out our new Children’s Church Bags that are located in the Information Room at St. John’s. Children: use during the service as you please and please return them to the tree at the end of each service! A big thank you to St. John’s Hand In Prayer group for donating towards the bags and another big thank you to Gene Crook, a St. John’s member, who handmade the Children’s Church Bags tree.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?”

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 and get started today!

THE RETIREMENT OF PASTOR RODNEY DIETSCHE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, GREEN LAKE, WI Your presence is welcome at Peace Lutheran Church in Green Lake on August 4th, 2019 for the retirement service of Pastor Rodney Dietsche. Pastor Dietsche has served his Lord and Savior at Peace Lutheran Church for the last 37 years. The members of Peace also invite you to a meal following the service for a time of fellowship and thanksgiving. The meal will be served in the Parish Hall at Peace Lutheran Church. The service will begin at 9:00am followed by the meal at 11:00am. If you plan on attending the meal please RSVP to David Kummerow at 920-295-7008 (call or text) by TODAY, July 28th.

FORWARD IN CHRIST Please do not turn in any past Forward in Christ magazines as we no longer accept them due to the personal information that is provided inside. Thanks!

GRIEFSHARE The next 13-week session of Griefshare will start September 5 at 6:00p.m. in the lower level at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mark Emond (608) 697-1600.

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee July  2019 Elaine Kelm & Carolyn Rosenthal


Monday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

 Tuesday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Thursday: 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

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