Ev. Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod


JANUARY 13, 2019

Please welcome Pastor Tom Klusmeyer

from Camp Phillip-Wautoma

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

God’s Word for Today

Jesus Comes to Save Us, Even as an Infant – Whether or not we had a “good Christmas,” as some may ask us, today over and over we hear good news of God’s grace.

Order of Service

“Camp-style” Worship led by Pastor Tom Klusmeyer from Camp Phillip

Pastor’s Greeting

Invocation & Psalm 118:24

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

“This is the day”

This is the day, this is the day

that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,

let us rejoice, let us rejoice

and be glad in it, and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord has made,

let us rejoice and be glad in it,

this is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

“This is the day,” Les Garrett. © 1986 Scripture in Song. CCLI License # 790498.

Scripture reading and Confessions of sins:

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

4:1 Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!

“Across the lands”

You’re the Word of God the Father From before the world began Ev’ry star and ev’ry planet Has been fashioned by Your hand All creation holds together By the power of Your voice Let the skies declare Your glory Let the land and seas rejoice

Chorus: You’re the author of creation You’re the Lord of ev’ry man And Your cry of love rings out Across the lands.

Yet You left the gaze of angels Came to seek and save the lost And exchanged the joy of heaven For the anguish of a cross With a prayer You fed the hungry With a word You stilled the sea Yet how silently You suffered That the guilty may go free


With a shout You rose victorious Wresting victory from the grave

And ascended into heaven Leading captives in Your wake

Now You stand before the Father Interceding for Your own From each tribe and tongue and nation

You are leading sinners home


“Across the lands,” Stuart Townend and Keith Getty. © 2002 Thankyou Music. CCLI song # 3709898. CCLI license # 790498.

Scripture reading: Philippians 1:12-18

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.

15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Scripture reading: Philippians 4:2-13

I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me- -put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

“Rejoice in the Lord always”

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, “Rejoice!”

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, “Rejoice!”

Rejoice! Rejoice! And again I say, “Rejoice!”

Rejoice! Rejoice! And again I say, “Rejoice!”

Devotion: Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Prayer / Offering / WELS Connection DVD / Member welcome and Lord’s supper at St. John

The offering now is for the ministry at your congregation. A door offering after the service is for the ministry at Camp Phillip.

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

Intercessory Prayers (read by pastor)

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: )

– For teachers called at the 12/16 SJ Voters meeting: Michael & Megan Allard from St. John’s–Neilsville to serve at St. John’s School–Montello as principal/teacher & K4,K5 teacher respectively

– For Dan Finger, after completion of our Bible Information Class, welcomed in today’s service (1/13) as a communicant member at St. John’s

– For our communicants at St. John’s

– For Harold and Judy Fandrey who celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday (1/7).

“You are the Shepherd”

You are the Shepherd; I belong to You. When I walk on rough ground, You can guide me through. You know my name, you know my voice. Before I was born, I was Your choice. Show me how to follow. Lord, keep me close to You. You are the Shepherd; I belong to You. (Repeat)

Open eyes to see You are the Way.

Open ears to hear You are the Truth.

Open hearts to know you are the Lord of life.

For every land, You hold a special plan.

Show me how to follow. Lord, keep me close to you.

You are the Shepherd; I belong to You.

“You are the Shepherd,” Keith and Kristyn Getty. © 2002 Keith and Kristyn Getty/MCPS. CCLI license # 790498.

“Calypso doxology”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise God, all you people, let it show.

Praise God above, let all heaven sing it. Creator, Son and Holy Spirit.

Well, A-men, A-men, A-men, Oh, A-men

Yes, A-men, A-men, Creator, Son and Holy Spirit.

“Calypso doxology,” Johann Anderson. © 1971 Songs and Creations. CCLI song # 591422. CCLI license # 790498.


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


Theme for Next Sunday January 20, 2019

Epiphany 2:  “Jesus Is the Heavenly Bridegroom”

Activities for the week of January 13 – January 19
Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A..M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 11:30 A.M. St. John’s School Hot Lunch
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
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Council meeting
Schedule for Next Sunday: January 20, 2019

Epiphany 2:  “Jesus Is the Heavenly Bridegroom”

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. St. John’s Adult Bible Study
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Elders & Shepherds lunch & meeting

Camp Phillip provides relaxation in creation and renewal in Christ to WELS youth, adults, families, churches and schools throughout the year.

W9944 Buttercup Ave Wautoma, WI 54982-7032

Phone (920)787-3202

Fax (920)787-0032

Website www.campphillip.com

E-mail office@campphillip.com

Camp Phillip programs this year include:

Grades K-2: (3) half week Pee Wee camps

Grades 2-4: (3) half week Fledgling camps

Grades 3-5: (1) full week Son Shine camp

Grades 4-6: (2) full week Son Shine camps and (6) full week Specialty camps

Grades 5-8: (1) half week Son Rise camp for grades 5-8

Grades 6-8: (2) full week Son Shine camps and (11) full week Specialty camps

Grades 7-8: (1) weekend Confirmation retreat

Teens: (1) 5-day Jr staff training and (3) weekend Teen retreats

Families: (1) weekend Family Fest and (1) weekend Labor day retreat

Women: (2) weekend Women’s retreat and (2) weekend Quilting retreats

Grandparents/grandchildren: (1) half week Grand camp

Jesus Cares: (1) 4-day Jesus Cares camp

For program dates, go to www.campphillip.com/registration

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

ART FOR DINNER It’s that time of the year, Art for Dinner will be held Saturday, February 2nd ,at 5:00p.m. in the Montello High School community room. This is our 4th Annual Fundraiser to help improve our school. This year the money raised will go to our Athletic Fund (funds will cover things such as new uniforms, tournament fees, updated equipment, etc.) We need your help! Please consider purchasing a ticket and enjoying the evening or consider making a donation. We are also looking for donations of items for our basket raffle. If you would be able to donate a basket already made up, any type of items, or services, gift cards, or products! If you know of any businesses that would be willing to donate, please ask them

as well. Please have all donations turned into the office by Wednesday, January 30th. If you would like to work on projects at home or in the classroom, please feel free to do so and we would love to include them in our silent auction fundraiser. Any other family (Grandmas, Dads, Uncles, Cousins) art projects are welcome as well. God has blessed many of us with lots of different talents! We are very excited to be having this fundraiser and with your help, we are hoping that it will be a great success! Please help spread the word to anyone you think would like to support our school!

Any questions, please contact:

Megan Jaster- 608-369-3456 mj.jastersag@outlook.com or

Ciara Neuhauser 608-369-0901 ciaraneuhauser24@gmail.com

What Drives You? That is one of the questions we will be thinking about this coming week at the Men’s Bible Study on Tuesday at 6:30pm. We will be asking the man called Saul, who is also the Apostle Paul, the same question. In January/February we will be looking to grow as we consider: “You Can Call Me Saul-You Can Call Me Paul-Just Call Me Saved By Grace,” as we see him in the book of Acts.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): “If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.”

Usher Schedule
January 13



Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Joe Heller

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr

January 20



Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Jack Yates; Chief, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause

January 27



Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wagner

Don Smith; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

February 3



Darrel Buchholz, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

Kenon Smith; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

February 10



DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

February 17



Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24



Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

St. John’s Greeters Schedule
January 13 Scott & Debbie Ritz
January 20 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
January 27 Jim & Diane Eisermann
February 3 Harold & Judy Fandrey
February 10 Kenon & Mary Smith
February 17 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
February 24 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
1-6 1-9 73 127
St. John’s Altar Committee:

January 2019

Elaine Kelm


Carolyn Rosenthal

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Like & find us on Facebook

Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

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

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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

Altar Ladies Elaine Kelm (920) 344-0025 &

Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036

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

OR scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org