BULLETIN- July 7, 2016

The 4th Sunday After Pentecost

July 7, 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 Forgiven Much by Jesus, We Love Much – When we sense how much we need God’s forgiveness, his mercy becomes the most powerful reality in our lives. It transforms us. To ignore our need brings ruin, but to hang on tightly to God’s gift of mercy brings peace, joy, and purpose.  

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 304                                                          Jesus Sinners Does Receive

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.


M: O God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you along make holy. Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day. Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things you have prepared for us in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings

XT H E   W O R D X

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

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                          2 Samuel 11:26–12:10,13-15

Summary: David needed forgiveness; Nathan proclaimed it

When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.  After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son.  But the thing David had done displeased the LORD.

The LORD sent Nathan to David.  When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.  The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought.  He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children.  It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms.  It was like a daughter to him.

“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die!  He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!  This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: `I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.   I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms.  I gave you the house of Israel and Judah.  And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.  Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes?  You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own.  You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.

Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.”

Nathan replied, “The LORD has taken away your sin.  You are not going to die.  But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.”

After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill.

PSALM 72                                                                                                                                           hymnal page 93

The lectern side sings the first line, the pulpit side sings the second line, and everyone sing the refrains and Gloria.

EPISTLE LESSON                                                                                                                        Galatians 2:11-21

Summary: We are justified by faith in Christ

When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles.  But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.  The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.

When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew.  How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?

“We who are Jews by birth and not `Gentile sinners’ know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.  So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.

“If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin?  Absolutely not!  If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a lawbreaker.  For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.  I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                        Psalm 132:9

Alleluia. May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy. Alleluia.

C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!                              

Please stand

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!             Sung after Pastor announces the Gospel lesson verse

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                          (today’s sermon text) Luke 7: 36-50

Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman who had been forgiven

Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.  When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is– that she is a sinner.”

Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

“Two men owed money to a certain moneylender.  One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house.  You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.  You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.  You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.  Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven– for she loved much.  But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”

Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!                            

 NICENE CREED                                                                                          hymnal pages 18, 19

Please be seated

SERMON HYMN 479                                                  Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me

SERMON                                                                                                         Luke 7:36-50

Christ Communicates the Core of Christianity

  1. Faults
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Faith
  4. Fruits

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                   James Wachholz & Lucas Stelter sing “My Country Tis of Thee”                  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


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

LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                           hymnal page 20

Please be seated

HYMN 394                                                                                                        Blessed Are the Saints of God

Please stand

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING                                                                     hymnal page 25

Remain standing

CLOSING HYMN 619                                                                 God Bless Our Native Land

After the closing hymn, the congregation may be seated and all active and retired military personnel remain standing and be recognized for their service.

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 7-July 13
Sun. 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
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion
Fri. 7:00 P.M. WELS Night at Miller Park
Theme for Next Sunday July 14 , 2019 Pentecost 5 & Teacher Installation at St. John’s: “Following Christ Means Confessing Who He Is–the Suffering Savior”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Potluck and Welcome Baskets for our new teachers at St. John’s


– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, David Broderick, Sandy Buchholz, 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), Del Henke (6/3 gall surgery), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Xzander Jahr, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), 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, Elsa Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Carol Schumann, Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Jody Steigerwald (DuWayne & Pat Sommerfeld’s daughter), 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: Robert Lederer)

– For Sara Borck & Pastor Nathaniel Buchner who were united in Christian marriage at St. Paul’s–Green Bay on Friday (7/5)

– For our country

– For those serving (or who have served) in the armed forces

THANKS to all who helped our new principal and pre-school director Larry & Lynn Sellnow move into the parsonage this week.

NEW TEACHER INSTALLATION is scheduled for next Sunday, July 14th.  We’d love to welcome our three new teachers with Welcome Baskets and a potluck lunch following the 10:00am service.  If you’d like to donate any gifts for the teacher baskets, please drop them off in the office. Please see our signup sheets in St. John’s link way and Emmanuel parish hall for the potluck.

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 PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Call (608-297-2866), email (scsecreatary@stjohnsmontello.org) or stop by the office today to pre-register today!

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

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 June-July 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!

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

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! 

2ND ANNUAL ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH-PRINCETON SOCCER CAMP July 15-17 – “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” (Philippians 3:13, 14). Soccer is a difficult game that requires perseverance. But it is hard to persevere without a clear goal in mind. In the same way, life is very difficult and requires perseverance. But it is hard to persevere without a clear goal in mind. The Bible says that only goal worth striving for is to know Jesus and be called heavenward in his name.  Your children are invited to a three-day camp where they will learn how to persevere on and off the soccer field. Drills, exercises, and scrimmages will help them set goals for soccer. Breaks for devotions, music and other activities will help them set goals for life as they grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ their Savior.  Soccer camp begins with a meal each evening at 5 and each camp participant will receive a T-shirt and soccer socks. And it’s all FREE! Boys and girls, ages 3 through 12 are welcome! This year we are asking your child to bring their own water bottle with them to the camp each evening. Register by calling 920-295-4400 Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 1:00pm

PASTOR WILLIAM RUNKE RETIREMENT Dear Friends in Christ-We would like to invite you to join the members of St. John’s Pardeeville for a celebration of Pastor William Runke’s ministry, and to recognize his retirement on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Pastor’s final sermon will be at the 9am service on July 28th, followed by a short program and luncheon. To help the Ladies Aid in planning the meal, please let us know how many people you expect to attend. RSVP by emailing your intent to attend/desire to participate in the program to: office@stjohnspardeeville.org or call the office 608-429-3636. Thanks! –St. John’s Pardeeville

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-30                                  7-3 55                                      118                                     
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: K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Rachel Naumann: (847) 913-2135 Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow: 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 ●●●