BULLETIN- July 1, 2018 -A Service for Independence Day

Let Freedom Ring

A Service for Independence Day

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July 1, 2018

8 a.m. Emmanuel

10 a.m. St. John’s

Pastor Peter Zietlow

Pastor’s Greeting: Today we celebrate our freedom in Christ and our nation’s Independence Day.

(Please stand)

Congregational Hymn, “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee,” 1st of 3 verses, sung to the tune of “God Bless Our Native Land,” Hymn 619


  1. My country ’tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrims’ pride,

From ev’ry mountainside let freedom ring.

Pastor and congregation responsive readings from Isaiah 61 and 58:

P: Proclaim good news to the oppressed, liberty to the captives, and release to those imprisoned.

C: Let freedom ring!

P: Bind up the brokenhearted and comfort those who mourn. Share your bread with the hungry, clothe the naked, and give shelter to the homeless poor.

C: Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor!

P: Let the bonds of injustice be loosed and the chains of the yoke undone.

C: Let freedom ring!

P: Proclaim God’s everlasting covenant.

C: For the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring us before all nations.

P: Let freedom ring!


  1. Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees sweet freedom’s song; Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

Prayer of the Day


  1. Our fathers’ God, to thee,

Author of liberty, to thee we sing;

Long may our land be bright

With freedom’s holy light.

Protect us by thy might, great God, our king!

(Please be seated)

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 4:32-39 God freed his people from their bondage.

32 Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? 33 Has any other people heard the voice of God[a] speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived? 34 Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?

35 You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other. 36 From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire. 37 Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength, 38 to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you into their land to give it to you for your inheritance, as it is today.

39 Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

Psalm Response, sung to the tune “Oh Worship the King,” Hymn 243

Oh, let freedom ring throughout all the land. O citizens, sing of God’s mighty hand. The bountiful grace of your Maker proclaim And fill ev’ry place with the praise of his name!

Proclaim liberty, that all once enslaved From sin’s misery at last may be saved. So may all the ransomed their Savior adore And lift holy hands in his praise evermore.

Proclaim liberty! Behold how each field In God’s jubilee its treasures shall yield. With high adoration God’s children shall sing In thanks for salvation: Oh, let freedom ring.

Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-17 God’s grace is our freedom.

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Verse of the Day: Alleluia. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Alleluia. Proverbs 14:34

Congregation: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Hymnal p.18

Rise for the Gospel: John 8:31-36 The Son has set us free.

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

(Be seated)

Congregational Hymn: 1 verse sung to the tune of “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Hymn 234

Praise we our God for he prospers our words and defends us. Daily the strength of his goodness and mercy attends us. Let freedom ring! Through all the land echoing thanks for the blessings God sends us.

Sermon: Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Celebrate Your Freedom In Christ

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Congregational Hymn: 1 verse sung to the tune of “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Hymn 234

Praise to our Father, Almighty, the King of creation! Praise to Christ Jesus, whose death guarantees our salvation!

Let freedom ring! Moved by God’s Spirit we sing anthems of glad adoration.

Offering—Sign the friendship register and greet one another. (WELS Connection DVD)

Hymn 485, “We Give Thee but Thine Own,” verses 1,2

We give thee but thine own, whate’er the gift may be; All that we have is thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from thee.

May we thy bounties thus as stewards true receive And gladly, as thou blesses us, to thee our first fruits give. Amen

Prayer: Lord, keep this nation under your care. Bless the leaders of our land that we may be people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth. Help us elect trustworthy leaders, contribute to wise decisions for the general welfare, and serve you faithfully in our generation to the honor of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And they all said…

C: Amen

Intercessory Prayers-

– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brian & Bonnie Harmon (Linda Lou Wacholtz’ sister & brother-in-law), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: Jennifer Strauss)

– For Tim Hemling who accepted the Lord’s Call to teach middle school English at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Florida

– For Milo & Barbara Petrick who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Wednesday (6/27)

– For the family of Randy Tutaj, former St. John’s and current Emmanuel member, called home on Wednesday

– For those straying from the church

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

Join together in the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be they 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 Emmanuel, we follow the service for Communion on pages 33-37. The communion Hymn is Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord, Hymn 309, 3 verses.

At Emmanuel & St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Churches 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.

*St. John’s continues below:

P: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

All: Amen

(Please stand)

Congregational Closing Hymn, “God Bless Our Native Land,” Hymn 619

  1. God bless our native land; firm may she ever stand

Through storm and night!

When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do thou our country save by thy great might.

  1. For her our prayers shall rise, To God above the skies;

On him we wait. Thou who art ever nigh, Guarding with watchful eye,

To thee aloud we cry, God save the state!

(Be seated)

(Veterans & active military persons: please remain standing)



The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

Proclaim the Word Whether People Listen or Not

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

Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
Tues. 9:00 A.M. St. John’s Elders meeting
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Fri. 3:00PM-9:00PM St. John’s Booth at the Marquette County Fair-Westfield, WI
Sat. 10:00AM-8:00PM St. John’s Booth at the Marquette County Fair-Westfield, WI

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

Proclaim the Word Whether People Listen or Not

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

THANKS LuAnn Zieman for arranging today’s special service

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words for our sister (Sherri Miller) over the past year.  Your support meant a lot to us.  As a result, after a grueling 10 months of surgery, chemo treatments and radiation our sister is currently cancer free.  It has been two months since her last treatment and she is slowly regaining her strength.  The Lord has been merciful!  –Dawn Marcelain and Candace Sonnenberg

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/v/vb/vbs_10372c.jpgVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018 St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3yrs-6th grade. Camp Phillip will be leading it for us this year! There will be sign-up sheets in the office, St. John’s info room and Emmanuel parish hall. OR you can call/email the office during summer hours to sign your child up. The deadline for sign-up is July 30th.

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/l/la/ladder_16091c.jpgVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We will need as many volunteers (adults and older kids) as we can get to help run our VBS this year. If you want to help, call the office and let Ciara know ASAP!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS NEEDED! St. John’s needs a list of supplies to run VBS efficiently. If you are willing to donate, you may swing by the office during summer hours or drop boxes will be located in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

Here is a list of things needed: glue, glue sticks, onion powder, cardstock paper, ground mustard, yellow mustard, black and red permanent markers, plastic mixing spoons, apple corer, small mixing bowls, baking rack, garlic powder, microwave-safe bowls, box of food coloring, silver glitter, toothpicks, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baby oil, white sand, sea shells red satin ribbon, cross penny, satin nylon cord, heavy duty paper plates, black felt, 18 oz. plastic bottles (BAI), black construction paper, 32 quarters, masing tape, index cards, blindfolds, 40 ping pong balls, long rope, water guns.

See the source imageMARQUETTE COUNTY FAIR BOOTH This year at the Marquette County Fair in Westfield, St. John’s will be setting up a booth. We are looking for volunteers (2 people per shift, older kids are welcome) to sit at our booth, interact with others with the fun activities we have set up and simply share what St. John’s church and school is all about with provided pamphlets and handout information. Volunteers will “work” in 2 hour shifts. The booth will run Friday, July 6th from 3:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, July 7th from 10:00am-8:00pm. Please call Ciara at the office or contact Pastor Pete/Paul Van Treeck to volunteer!

INVITATION Friedens Lutheran Church in Randolph, WI invites you to a special presentation on Medical Ethics Part Two, Christian Decision Making by Rev. Wayne Mueller. Pastor Mueller will be speaking about Sexual Ethics and End of Life Decisions. He will be addressing such questions as: Can there ever be a bad reason for deciding to have more children? What happens to the souls of babies who are aborted? Are some forms of birth control less moral than others? Please join us on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00-3:15pm. Fellowship and lite refreshments to follow. See sign-up sheet in Emmanuel parish hall and St. John’s info room.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Forbidden fruits create many jams.”

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to create and show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc. “Many hands make light work.”

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY at Bowling Green, Kentucky State University June 26-29 – St. John’s–Montello Youth Group leaders: Mark & Patty Emond; YG members: Isaac Emond, Nellie Kendall, Jasmine Lange, Autumn Loveland, Lyla Roush, Austin Thornton.  Thanks for your participation, prayers and support.

See the source imageALTAR FLOWERS If you would like to have flowers put on the altar for a special occasion or just to add beauty to St. John’s, please contact our Altar Ladies, Carolyn Rosenthal 589-5036 or Elaine Kelm 920-344-0025, and they can have it arranged. Thank you.

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
July 1 Delvin & Jean Henke
July 8 Paul & Christa Van Treeck
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-24 6-27 57 136 8
St. John’s Altar Committee:

July 2018

Elain Kelm


Carolyn Rosenthal

Usher Schedule
July 1



(with comm)

Jack Yates; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Wayne Stelter

July 8


(with comm)


Don Smith; Chief, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website & Facebook link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org


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

Church/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

WLA Principal: Mr. David Schroeder

Office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org

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