Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod




MAY 13, 2018



We extend a warm welcome to everyone this morning, especially our visitors. In the bulletin you’ll find an outline of today’s service, a calendar, and other bits of information. In the red hymn book you’ll find the hymns we sing and the order of service that we follow. Restrooms and a nursery area are located in the lobby. May God bless our worship!



Almighty God, your Son our Savior was taken up in glory and intercedes for us at your right hand. Through your living and abiding Word, give us hearts to know him and faith to follow where he has gone. Bless our worship today and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Our ascended Lord is in heaven, where he sits at the Father’s right hand and prays for his Church.


The Common Service (hymnal page 15)


SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS “Jesus’ Ascension” & “Oh, He’s King of Kings” (in place of opening hymn)


OPENING HYMN 175 “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY The Common Service (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for today’s Bible readings)

TODAY’S THEME The 7th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day): The Ascended Lord, Our Great High Priest, Prepares His Church for Its Work

FIRST LESSON Acts 1: 15-26

Preparation by the disciples for witnessing to the world

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus—he was one of our number and shared in this ministry.”

(With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

“For,” said Peter, “it is written in the book of Psalms,

”‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’and,” ‘May another take his place of leadership.’

Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

PSALM 8 (hymnal page 67, cantor sings first line, congregation sings second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

SECOND LESSON 1 John 4:13-21

We love because he first loved us

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. Alleluia. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Alleluia. (John 14:18)

After the Verse of the Day is read, all sing:

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!” (hymnal page 18a)


(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!” (hymnal page 18b)

GOSPEL John 17:11b-19 (today’s sermon text)

Jesus prays that his disciples may be protected and sent out into the world

Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19, all read)

(Please be seated)

At Emmanuel, all children ages 2-6 are invited to the parish hall for Nursery Sunday School.

HYMN 359 “Jesus, My Great High Priest” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON John 17:11b-19

“Your High Priest Prays For You, Me & FRAN”

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20a, all sing)

(Please be seated)



(Please stand)



– 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: Carol Schumann, Paul Weldon)
– For Todd Dahlke, WELS principal and upper grades teacher currently serving at Trinity–Marshfield, who was called by the Lord though his Church at our 4/29 St. John’s Voters Call meeting to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School as 5-8 teacher and principal
– For Martin Luther College graduates and teachers assigned to serve the Lord in WELS schools

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


LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 411:1-2 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


CLOSING HYMN 411:3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


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

(Please be seated for the distribution)

At Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church & St. John’s 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 HYMN 173 “On Christ’s Ascension I Now Build”, 411:1-2 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)


(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 411:3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


Theme for Next Sunday, May 20, 2018:

Africa Mission Festival–The Day of Pentecost:

The Spirit Gives Life

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

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
8:20 A.M. Emmanuel Nursery Sunday School

(final Sunday School class before summer break)

8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School

(final Sunday School class before summer break)

10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Mon. 6:30 P.M. Senior Choir at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 6:00 P.M. Westfield High School Social Media Awareness Presentation
6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. SJS/LL early dismissal
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation Class at St. John’s
6:00 P.M. St. John’s Stewardship/Evangelism meeting
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship

Africa Mission Festival–The Day of Pentecost: The Spirit Gives Life

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Mission Festival Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Mission Festival Worship

(meal, presentation by Cameroon Missionary Dan Kroll)


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.


Childcare, snacks & refreshments will be provided.
If you require childcare, email ages with registration to bourmanm@westfield.k12.wi.us
Social media today is more accessible and popular than ever. It can be a risky and dangerous place for children and young adults. Join us to learn about various types of social media, popular apps including what they look like and their capabilities, and the dangers predators and how they infiltrate popular apps. A live demonstration will be conducted to show how quick a juvenile can be targeted by online predators. Come join us and learn valuable information and resources necessary to create and maintain a safe online environment for our youth in Marquette County.
Sponsored By: Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Westfield Elementary PTO, Westfield Middle School FIE , Thrivent Financial, St. John’s Church/School Montello, Marquette Adams Telephone Company, & Westfield School District Counseling Departments.

See the source imageMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Jesus says to take up your cross. Why? Do I have to? What does that mean anyway? We will be answering questions like that at the Men’s Bible class this month. “Jesus Cross- and Yours!” is the topic. Come join at 6:30pm in St. John’s lower level, Pastor Dolan is leading a 5-week Men’s Bible Study. Questions? Contact Pastor D at: 608-297-1075 or pastordolan@gmail.com

is now accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  Registration forms are available in the office.  If you would like more information about Little Lambs please call the school at (608) 297-2866 to schedule a time to come visit Little Lambs.

MISSION FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, MAY 20, OFFERS FOOD FOR BODY & SOUL.  Mark your calendars for a full day celebrating missions!  Cameroon, Africa, will be highlighted at mission festival services at 8 a.m. at Emmanuel and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s with Missionary Daniel Kroll.  A freewill offering will be taken at both services to support the work in Cameroon. 

   The day offers you a “4-Ps Mission Meal” of Preaching- Pasta-Pie- Presentation.  Pastor Kroll will share food for the soul as he preaches God’s Word at both worship services.  Then, ALL are invited for food for the body at a meal of pasta (lasagna) and homemade pie (Freewill Offering), at St. John’s, beginning around 11:30 a.m. and hosted as a Thrivent Action Team event by women of the LWMS.  Finally, more food for the soul as Missionary Kroll and his wife Karen do a tag-team presentation about Cameroon at St. John’s.

C:\Users\secretary\Downloads\842x342-Missions-Cameroon1.jpg    The Lutheran Church of Cameroon (LCC) is on a journey to build up the church and the faith of her members in a land filled with ancestor worship, witchcraft, and false teachers.  Ten seminarians are finishing the second of their five-year seminary. This is big news as there have been no new pastors since 1999—when these men graduate, their pastorate will have more than doubled!  Your prayer and monetary support is vital.  Cameroon currently operates on project funds rather than being part of the WELS budget.

VOTING INFORMATION FOR ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY (LWMS) All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors and for mission projects for 2018-2019. A voting station is located in the linkway today. Voting continues through Sunday, May 20. Results of this voting will be announced at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay in June.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.”

Usher Schedule
May 13 SJ

(with comm)


Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde, Ken Borzick

Brian Ninnemann, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

May 20 SJ


Jack Yates; Chief, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz, James Henke

Don Stelter, Jim Stuempges, Joe Heller

May 27 SJ

(with comm)


Don Smith; Chief, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall

Darrell Buchholz, Bob Ferber, Paul Dahlke

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
May 13 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
May 20 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
May 27 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
5-6 5-9 Ascension 100 15 120 22
St. John’s Altar Committee

May 2018

Jennie Utke


Susan Brown

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