Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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JUNE 24, 2018

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!


The fact that we belong to Christ and the fact that he lives for us and with us through the gospel is no guarantee against apparent disasters in life. The best of Christians may be tempted to give God advice in the day of trouble. They may even use their prayers as the means for instructing God on how things ought to be and prescribing to God the best methods for fixing the mess he has allowed. In point of fact God, does not need our advice. The Christian attitude in the day of distress is to listen to the Word of the Lord. It is there that Christians will learn God’s ways are incomparably superior to anything we could imagine or advise. All we have is the Word of promise, and that’s all we need.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Trust God’s Word; He Stilled the Worst Storms – The world is a confusing place. We often feel it does not deal fairly with us. We go through anger, even terror, when we don’t understand the turmoil around us. But in Word and sacrament Jesus reminds us of his presence. He forgives our foolish self-centeredness because of his holy book. He opens our eyes to the rescue he has won for us. Thus, he gives life in this trouble-filled world new hope and new purpose.


The Common Service (hymnal page 15)


OPENING HYMN 384 “By Grace I’m Saved” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

(Please stand)


(Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings)


The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: God Governs Creation

FIRST LESSON Job 38:1-11

God’s wisdom over creation

Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?

PSALM 46 (hymnal page 84, all read verses and sing refrains)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (today’s sermon text)

God’s reconciling love forms a new creation

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Alleluia. (Galatians 4:6)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL LESSON Mark 4:35-41

Jesus power over creation

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (sung to the tune of Hymn 486 “Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us”)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 401 “Your Works, Not Mine, O Christ”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

“The Old Has Gone-The New Has Come”

1. New Status

2. New Life

3. New Work

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)





– 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), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Frankie Russell, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: )

– For the family of Carol Smith, Kenon’s mother, called home on 6/19

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

– For Kinsley Brenda Barker, the daughter of Logan Barker and Deandra Kendall, who will be baptized today (6/24 at 12:30pm) at St. John’s

– For Marriage

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 20, all read)


LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

HYMN 441:1-4 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25b)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 441:5-6 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


(Please stand)

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 21, read and sung responsively)

(Please be seated for the distribution)

Welcome! We are pleased that you have joined us for worship today,

If you are visiting today we ask you to speak to the pastor before communing. Here at St. John’s and Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Churches we follow the historic and scriptural practice of closed Communion (sometimes called member Communion).

Holy Communion expresses our oneness in faith and confession. To commune with us is the same as declaring, “I believe everything this church teaches.” Before communing together we need to study God’s Word together to ensure that we are united in belief and confession. Therefore, we respectfully ask other Christians to receive instruction before communing with us. We welcome to the Lord’s Table those who confess unity in faith with us by their membership in another congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). If you have any questions about our practice please speak to the pastor after the service.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 388 “Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven”, 441:1-4 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)


CLOSING HYMN 441:5-6 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (printed in hymnal, all sing)



Independence Day Service: “Let Freedom Ring”

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
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting
12:30 P.M. Kinsley Barker private baptism at St. John’s
Tues.-Fri. WELS International Youth Rally at Bowling Green, KY
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion with communion

Independence Day Service: “Let Freedom Ring”

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

THIS YEAR’S HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATION Abel Bain (Martin Luther Preparatory), Seryna Jungenberg, Corey Kaul (WLA), Jonathan Lambrecht, Jasmine Lange (Montello), Morgan Marceau (Portage), Adam Myers, Leah Wachholz (Montello) (Please give the church office a call with any updates.)

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

TWO ATTENDING LWMS CONVENTION IN GREEN BAY  Kay Maass and Linda Wachholz are worshiping this morning at the closing service of the 55th Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention today in Green Bay.  Under the theme, “Speak, O Lord, from the Valley to the World,” the convention began on Thursday, June 21, and concludes today.  Watch for a complete report in your next newsletter.

https://download.churchart.com/artlinelibrary/v/vb/vbs_10372c.jpg St. John’s Vaction Bible School will be August 6-10 from 9:00am-3:00pm and will be available for ages 3K-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.


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.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.”

WELS NIGHT AT MILLER PARK Friday, August 3 at 7:00pm! Go online to buy your ticket now wels.net/brewers2018

$5 t-shirts are also offered for the 5th annuel WELS Night. Go online and order today co-store.com/WELSnight

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.


– 6/24 11:15am at SJ: Voters’ meeting

– 6/24 12:30pm at SJ: Private infant baptism of Kinsley Brenda Barker, the daughter of Logan Barker and Deandra Kendall

– 6/26-29 at Bowling Green State University: WELS International Youth Rally

– 7/6-7 at Marquette County Fair–Westfield: SJ info booth Fri pm and Sat all day

– 7/8 8am at E: Infant baptism of William David Krueger, son of Jonathan & Emily Krueger

– 7/15 10am at SJ: Rachel Naumann teacher installation/refreshments

– 7/22 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Pastor John Dolan leads services (Zietlow’s in Milwaukee for niece’s wedding)

– 8/3 7:10pm at Miller Park–Milwaukee: WELS night–Brewers vs Rockies

– 8/5 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Pastor Gary Johnson leads services (Zietlow’s at Faith–Anchorage, AK: Pastor Z preaches for 50th anniversary)

– 8/6–10 9am–3pm at SJ: Vacation Bible School led by Camp Philip Staff

– 8/18 12pm at Montello: Father Marquette Days SJ parade float, walkers

– 8/26 8am at E, 10am at SJ: Sunday Mission Festival: Missionary Luke Wolfgramm from Russia to preach and lecture with lunch at SJ

– 9/4 8am at SJS: Classes begin

– 9/9 Sunday & midweek education program resumes

– 9/22 2pm at Wachholz farm: wedding service for Vicky Riendeau & Aaron Wachholz

– 10/16-17 at Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake: Joint Pastoral Conference

– 10/28 8am at E, 10am at SJ: WELS Mission & Ministry Sunday w/ DVD service “To the Ends of the Earth” & C18 prep

– 11/5 9am at Grace–Pickett: Winnebago Pastoral Conference


– Synod Convention at MLC 7/29–8/2 (SJ lay delegate, E alternate)

Usher Schedule
June 24


(with comm)


Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

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

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
July 1 Delvin & Jean Henke
July 8 Paul & Christa Van Treeck
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
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St. John’s Altar Committee

June 2018

Diane Eisermann


Delores Cotte

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

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

Winnebago Lutheran Academy

Principal Mr. David Schroeder/WLA office (920) 921-4930

WLA website: www.wlavikings.org