BULLETIN June 23rd, 2019 – The 2 nd Sunday after Pentecost

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

June 23, 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    
608.297.2866 www.stjohnsmontello.org Like us on Facebook
Pastor Peter Zietlow  
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.  
G O D ’ S     W O R D    F O R     T O D A Y
Jesus’ Marvels at a Foreigner’s Faith – In our first and third lessons, God shows joy in welcoming sinners of all nations to him. In the second lesson, we begin a series of readings from Paul’s letter to the saints in Galatia (an area today we would call central Turkey).

A   S E R V I C E   O F   M O R N I N G    P R A I S E

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 756                                                                     We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight

Cantor sings stanza 1, congregation sings stanzas 2-5

Please stand

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation & Cantors


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.

After the cantors have sung the refrain once, the pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain.  The cantors will sing 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.

After the cantors have sung the refrain once, the pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain.                The cantors will sing the verses.



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                                                                                     1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43

Summary: Solomon’s prayer for the foreigner

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said: “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below-you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.

“As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name–for men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm-when he comes and prays toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name.”

SECOND READING                                                                                         Galatians 1:1-10

Summary: There is only one gospel for the world

Paul, an apostle– sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead– and all the brothers with me,

To the churches in Galatia:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel– which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!  As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?  Or am I trying to please men?  If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                          Psalm 119:105

Alleluia. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Alleluia.      

Please stand

GOSPEL READING                                                                                                Luke 7:1-10

Summary: The faith of the Roman centurion

When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.  There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.  The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.  When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”  So Jesus went with them.

He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.  That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you.  But say the word, and my servant will be healed.  For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me.  I tell this one, `Go,’ and he goes; and that one, `Come,’ and he comes.  I say to my servant, `Do this,’ and he does it.”

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”  Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.


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 379                                               Amazing Grace-How Sweet the Sound

SERMON                                                                                                                       Galatians 1:1-10

“The Amazing Gospel of Jesus Christ”

  1. God’s amazing grace
  2. People’s amazing response

Please stand

YOU ARE GOD, WE PRAISE YOU                                                                                                   Te Deum

After the cantors have sung the refrain once, the pastor and congregation join in singing the refrain and the bold responses.  The cantors will sing the normal print of 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 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 & Cantors


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.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 385                                                                Chief of Sinners Though I Be

                                                           384:1-3                                                                 By Grace I’m Saved

PRAYER FOR GRACE                                                                                  

L: Pastor                                    C: Congregation & Cantors

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 384:4-5                                                                           By Grace I’m Saved                                             

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 June 23-June 29
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. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
Tues. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
  6:00 P.M. Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
  6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
  10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center Devotion with communion
  6:00 P.M. Evangelism/Stewardship meeting at St. John’s
Fri. 8:00 AM.-11:30 A.M. (3K/4K) 8:00 A.M.-2:00P.M. (K-8th) Vacation Bible School at St. John’s
Theme for Next Sunday June 30 , 2019  Pentecost 3: “Jesus Changes Lives (Turning Death to Life; Sorrow to Joy)”
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
1:00 P.M. Hardell baptism at St. John’s

INTERCESSORY PRAYERS – For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Ron Blada, Pat Bornick, David Broderick, 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, 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: David Broderick, Elsa Russell)

– For those away from home and family

MOVING HELP NEEDED The Sellnows and their moving truck will be here July 3rd at 1:00pm.  If you are able and available, we’d love any and all help moving them into the parsonage!

NEW TEACHER INSTALLATION is scheduled for 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 gits for the teacher baskets, please drop them off in the office by July 7th

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!

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.

VOTERS BUDGET MEETING Our next Voters meeting will be next Sunday, June 30, following our 10:00a.m. service at St. John’s. Save the date and stay involved!

VBS This week at St. John’s is Vacation Bible School! Camp Phillip will be hosting again! Didn’t register? Come anyway! This year’s theme is “BigFootPrints to Follow”. 3K/4K will run from 8:00am-11:30am. Kindergarten-8th grade will run 8:00am-2:00pm. See you tomorrow!

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH DOORS Thanks to Jackson Glass from Ripon, we have beautiful new church entry glass doors, plus repairs to the two others sets of doors by the elevator and school entry.

UNCLAIMED DISHES IN CHURCH KITCHEN Please check the accumulation of unclaimed dishes in the St. John’s kitchen.  Items unclaimed by the end of June will be disposed of.

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): “The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.”

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! 

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)

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

Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-16                                6-19 90                                122                                          0
St. John’s Altar Committee June  2019 Diane Eisermann & Delores Cotte


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 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   ●●●