Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod



JUNE 3, 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 SEASON OF PENTECOST During the festival half of the church year (Advent–Pentecost), we focus on the birth and life, suffering and death, resurrection and ascension of our Savior, Jesus Christ. During the 25 Sundays of the Pentecost season, we turn our attention away from Jesus works to his words, listening and learning as he teaches of God’s love and a Christian’s life.



Yours forever, oh, how blest, They who find in you their rest!

Savior, Guardian, heav’nly Friend, Oh, defend us to the end.

Yours forever! You are Guide, All our needs by you supplied,

All our sins by you forgiv’n, Lead us, Lord, from earth to heav’n. (Hymn 426 v.2)


“Service of Word” (hymnal page 38)


OPENING HYMN 336 “Come unto Me, Ye Weary” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 38, read & sung responsively)

(Please stand)


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


The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (today’s sermon text)

The Sabbath of the old covenant

“Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

PSALM 126 (hymnal page 113, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Alleluia (Psalm 119:105)

LITURGY (hymnal page 40, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! These words are written…”

(Please stand)

GOSPEL LESSON Mark 2:23-28

Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grain fields, his disciples began breaking off heads of wheat. But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “They shouldn’t be doing that! It’s against the law to work by harvesting grain on the Sabbath.”

But Jesus replied, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what King David did when he and his companions were hungry? He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest), ate the special bread reserved for the priests alone, and then gave some to his companions. That was breaking the law, too.” Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made to benefit people, and not people to benefit the Sabbath. And I, the Son of Man, am master even of the Sabbath!”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 385“Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON THEME Deuteronomy 5:12-15 – “Find Rest in Christ”

(Please stand after the sermon)

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 41, all read)

(Please be seated)



(Please stand)

PRAYER OF THE CHURCH (hymnal page 42, read responsively)


– 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, Mary Isberner, Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Anna Madigan, Kerry & Lily Mann, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), Sherry Miller (Candace Sonnenberg’s sister), Steve Parrish, Wayne Riemer, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Carol Schumann, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon – (added this week:

– For the family of Clemens Bredeson, Karin Stellick’s father, called home on 5/30

– For Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (greatgrandaughter of Barb Hoffman) born 5/8 (11 weeks early) to Autumn Hoffman and Brendon Lefeber

– For Scott Schomberg, principal & upper grades teacher at St. Matthew’s–Winona, MN who at our 5/20 St. John’s Voter’s meeting was called to serve the Lord as principal and upper grades teacher at St. John’s Lutheran School–Montello

– For Jesse Peter Zietlow (Pastor & Lauren’s grandson), the son of Ben & Caitlin, whose 4/17 baptism at the hospital will be affirmed in today’s (6/3) worship service at St. Paul’s–New Ulm, MN

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 43a, all read)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 440:1-2 “On Eagles’ Wings”

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal pages 43b-44)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 440:3 “On Eagles’ Wings” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


Theme for Next Sunday, June 10, 2018:

The Third Sunday after Pentecost: God’s Plan to Save Mankind

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
Wed. 6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Hemling Farewell Luncheon

See the source imageTHANK YOU for all the prayers and support during my chemo treatments over the last six months. My doctor has informed me that I am officially in remission, but I will need numerous checkups through the years. I am both humbled and blessed with the support I have received. Please keep my family and I in your prayers as I continue the fight against Lymphoma. God is good!!

All my love, Anna Madigan

THANK YOU parents for the wonderful end-of-the-year breakfast. It was such a special way to end the school year. Thank you also for the goodies, and thoughts and prayers throughout the year. I am so blessed to work with your children.

HEMLING FAREWELL NEXT SUNDAY Please join us  next Sunday, June 10, to say “Thank You!” to Tim & Sandy Hemling for their faithful service at St. John’s & Emmanuel during the past seven years.  Immediately following the 10 a.m. service at St. John’s,  a light luncheon of sandwiches, bars, & beverages will be served in the lower level.  Please come and greet them there.  A card box will be available at both churches on that day if you wish to share cards/gifts.

FREE THRIVENT T-SHIRTS  Extra T-shirts from past Thrivent Action Team events are displayed in the linkway at St. John’s.  They are FREE to good homes.  Adult sizes are clearly marked on the collar tags or the red cardboard tags attached to each shirt.

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

See the source imageLIFETOUCH PHOTOS If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch for our new church directory and would still like to be in it in order to receive your copy FREE, please send your photo to Pastor Pete or Ciara BY JUNE 14TH. You may also schedule Ciara to take your picture 608-297-2866. Thank you.

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Starting JUNE 4TH, I will be in the office Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm. -Ciara

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Stop, Drop, and Roll won’t work in Hell.”

NWD CONVENTION We thank our members who agreed to serve as lay-delegates at our WELS N WI District Convention at Manitowoc LHS on 6/12,13 – representing Emmanuel: Bruce Stelter & representing St. John’s: Mark Emond

Usher Schedule
June 3



(with comm)

Kenon Smith; Chief, Chuck Boetcher, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr

Darrel Buchholz, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

June 10


(with comm)


Cal Kapp; Chief, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

June 17



James Wachholz; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

June 24


(with comm)


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

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 3 Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz
June 10 Don & Doris Smith
June 17 James & Linda Wachholz
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-27 5-30 70 105 14
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

Principal Tim Hemling (608) 745-2549

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Sandra Hemling (608) 745-2776

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

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