Bulletin – May 23, 2021

The 1st Sunday after Pentecost

 Holy Trinity

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Pastor Peter Zietlow

May 29, 2021

4:30p.m. St. John’s

May 30, 2021

8:00a.m. Emmanuel

10:00a.m. St. John’s

P  R  E  P  A  R  A  T  I  O  N     F  O  R     W  O  R  S  H  I  P  †

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                                                                        CW 195, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

T H E      C O M M O N      S E R V I C E

 Please stand.

 M:          In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

CONFESSION OF SINS                                                                                                    

We confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, and we plead for his mercy.

M:           Beloved in the Lord; let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God     our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C:           Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in      eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus     Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.



C: Lord have mercy on us, Christ have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us.

M:           God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit.  

C: Amen.

M:           In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.


Gloria in Excelsis


M:           The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

M:           Let us pray.

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.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings.

T  H  E      W  O  R  D  †

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

FIRST LESSON                                                                                                                                                 Isaiah 6:1-8

Summary: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty”

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.  Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”  At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

“Woe to me!” I cried.  “I am ruined!  For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.  With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

PSALM  150                                                                           

* Sing refrains and verses in unison.

Refrain: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God in his sanctuary;*

praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power;*

praise him for his surpassing greatness.


Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,*

praise him with the harp and lyre,

praise him with tambourine and dancing,*

praise him with strings and flute,

praise him with the clash of cymbals,*

praise him with resounding cymbals.


Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.*

Praise the LORD.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son*

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,*

is now, and will be forever. Amen.


EPISTLE LESSON                                                                                                                              Romans 8:14-17

Summary: The Spirit makes us God’s children and co-heirs with Christ

Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.  For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs– heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

 VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                                                           Isaiah 6:3b

M:           Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. Alleluia.  

C: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Please stand.

C: Glory be to you, O Lord!

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                                                  John 3:1-17 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: The Father gave us his Son and gives us the Spirit that we might have life

After Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.  He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God.  For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked.  “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at my saying, `You must be born again.’  The wind blows wherever it pleases.  You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.  So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?  I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.  I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?  No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven– the Son of Man.  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!

Please be seated.


This creed is named after St. Athanasius, a staunch defender of the Christian faith in the fourth century. It was prepared to assist the Church in combating two errors that undermined Bible teaching. One error denied that God ’s Son and the Holy Spirit are of one being or Godhead with the Father. The other error denied that Jesus Christ is true God and true man in one person. The Athanasian Creed continues to serve the Christian Church as a standard of the truth. It declares that whoever rejects the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of Christ is without the saving faith.

C:            Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all else, hold to the true Christian faith. Whoever does not keep this faith pure in all points will certainly perish forever.

    Now this is the true Christian faith:

We worship one God in three persons and three persons in one God, without mixing the persons or dividing the divine being. For each person—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—is distinct, but the deity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one,            equal in glory and coeternal in majesty. What the Father is, so is the Son, and so is the Holy Spirit. The Father is uncreated, the Son uncreated, the Holy Spirit uncreated; the Father is infinite, the Son infinite, the Holy Spirit infinite; the Father is eternal, the Son eternal, the Holy Spirit eternal; yet they are not three who are eternal, but there is one who is eternal, just as they are not three who are uncreated, nor three who are infinite, but there is one who is uncreated and one who is infinite. In the same way the Father is almighty, the Son is almighty, the Holy Spirit is almighty; yet they are not three who are almighty, but there is one who is almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God; yet they are not three Gods, but one God.  So the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, the Holy Spirit is Lord; yet they are not three Lords, but one Lord. For just as Christian truth compels us to confess each person individually to be God and Lord ,so the true Christian faith forbids us to speak of three Gods or three Lords. The Father is neither made nor created nor begotten of anyone. The Son is neither made nor created, but is begotten of the Father alone. The Holy Spirit is neither made nor created nor begotten, but proceeds from the Father and the Son. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits. And within this Trinity none comes before or after; none is greater or inferior, but all three persons are coequal and coeternal, so that in every way, as stated before, all three persons are to be worshiped as one God and one God worshiped as three persons. Whoever wishes to be saved must have this conviction of the Trinity. It is furthermore necessary for eternal salvation truly to believe that our Lord Jesus Christ also took on human flesh.

    Now this is the true Christian faith: We believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is both God and man. He is God, eternally begotten from the nature of the Father, and he is man, born in time from the nature of his mother, fully God, fully man, with rational soul and human flesh, equal to the Father as to his deity, less than the Father as to his humanity; and though he is both God and man, Christ is not two persons but one, one, not by changing the deity into flesh, but by taking the humanity into God; one, indeed, not by mixture of the natures, but by unity in one person; for just as the rational soul and flesh are one human being, so God and man are one Christ. He suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose the third day from the dead. He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty, and from there will come to judge the living and the dead. At his coming all people will rise with their own bodies to answer for their personal deeds. Those who have done good will enter eternal life, but those who have done evil will go into eternal fire.

    This is the true Christian faith. Whoever does not faithfully and firmly believe this cannot be saved.

 Be seated.

HYMN OF THE DAY                                                                  CW 391, God Loved the World So that He Gave

SERMON                                                                                                                                                              John 3:1-7

“The Triune God Saves”

  1. The Spirit gives us new birth
  2. The Father gives us his love
  3. The Son gives us new life

 Please stand.

Please be seated.

†  O F  F  E  R  I  N  G  S      O  F      G  I  F  T  S      &      P  R  A  Y  E  R  S  †


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. The plate is located in the church entryway.

Please stand.


The Offering Prayer, Trinity Prayer and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcement details of today’s Intercessory Prayers.


All:         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.          

Be seated.

HYMN                                                                                                                     CW 239, Glory Be to God the Father

Please stand.

M:          Blessed Lord, you have given us your Holy Scriptures for our learning. May we so hear them, read, learn and take them to heart, that being strengthened and comforted by your holy Word, we may cling to the blessed hope of everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

M:          The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and † give you peace.

C: Amen, Amen, Amen.

Please be seated.

 CLOSING HYMN                                                              CW 334, Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

†  A  N  N  O  U  N  C  E  M  E  N  T  S  †

May 30 – June 5

Sun.8:00a.m.Emmanuel Worship
 10:00a.m.St. John’s Worship
Tues.8:30 a.m.Faculty meeting
 9:00a.m.Elders meeting at St. John’s
Fri.8:00a.m.  4:00p.m.Church Garage Sale
Sat.8:00a.m.12:00p.m.Church Garage Sale
 4:30p.m.St. John’s Worship
  Next week’s theme:- June 6, 2021
The Second Sunday after Pentecost:
Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath  
8:00 a.m.   Emmanuel Worship
10:00 a.m.St. John’s Worship



– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Jim & Caryl Bassett, Cheri Borzick, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Sharon Crook, Roberta Davison (Beth John’s daughter), Don Ebert, Reinold Eckelberg, Ken & Sally Elmer, Mike Farrell, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Marian Heller, Louise Hillmer, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Xzander Jahr, Ellie Kendall, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Luanne Mittlesteadt, Shelley Myers, Phil Nelson (Melanie Zuehls’ step-father), Kathy North, Rhett Petersen (Dan Finger’s friend), Al Pompa (Pete & Lucy Laun’s brother-in-law), Karen Radke, LuAnn Reber, Jeff Reimer & son Tim, Don & Doris Smith, Mary Smith, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Linda Lou Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Kathy Weinfurter (Ken Pabelick’s mother-in-law), John Wildt, Harold & brother Paul Wuerch, Bill Zamzow (Kay Maass’ brother-in-law ) – (added this week: Ellie Kendall, Shelley Myers, Kathy Weinfurter, Bill Zamzow (Kay Maass’ brother-in-law )

-For Memorial Day

ART FOR DINNER If you ordered a cookbook, Megan and Ciara will be set up in Emmanuel parish hall after church today (Sunday) from 9:00-9:30am and at St. John’s  conference room from 9:30am-10:00am. If you still owe, please bring your cash or check payment. Thank you for supporting our school! Totals to follow soon.


Starting Sunday, May 16 @ 6:30pm, there will be adult softball on the baseball diamond behind

St. John’s.  This is open to men and women who have graduated high school (recently or a long time ago!).   We are not preparing for a future event, just gathering in fellowship and activity during the warmer months of the year.  Come out and enjoy the season and meeting together!

CONFIRMATION GOWNS If you have a confirmation gown that you, or someone you know, is not using and want to donate it to church for future confirmands, please drop by the office.  Thanks!

CROSSES Located in the link way of St. John’s and parish hall of Emmanuel are interactive wooden crosses made by our Emmanuel member Gene Crook. Thank you, Gene! If you would like one to take home, please help yourself. Pentecost season scarves and descriptive cards are available for pickup! We would also like to thank LuAnn Zieman, our St. John’s member, and a few other ladies who took the time to put these crosses together. 

LIST OF DEDICICATED ACCOUNTS Want to donate and know exactly where your money is going?! Here is a list of accounts between St. John’s church and school that you can choose from:

Church General, School General, House/Parking Lot, Family Easter Festival, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, School Technology, Church Video/Audio System, Security System, Tuition Assistance, Athletic Fund, Outreach Events, School Server Upgrade, School HVAC/Purifying System


ART FOR DINNER If you ordered a cookbook, Megan and Ciara will be set up in Emmanuel parish hall after church today (Sunday) from 9:00-9:30am and at St. John’s conference room from 9:30am-10:00am. If you still owe, please bring your cash or check payment. Thank you for supporting our school! Totals to follow soon.

LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION OPEN We are currently accepting registrations for St. John’s Little Lambs 2021-2022. Forms are available from the school office, church Information Room or from Director Lynn Sellnow.

FREE MEAL SIGNUP FOR SCHOOL FAMILIES See the sign up link on our school Facebook page. While school is in session, St. John’s meals will be dropped off at school on Wednesdays and available for you to pick up when you pick up your child at the end of the school day.

Montello Public School plan for summer school feeding is as follows: Breakfast and lunch is free to anyone in the community Monday -Thursday while summer school is going on, located in the high school cafeteria. The Mondays that there is no summer school, a 5-day meal pick up for anyone in the community will be available. The link to sign up will be the same one that has been used and can be found on our St. John’s school Facebook page. The pickup will be at high school door 23. 

Summer School runs: June 14- June 24, July 5th – 15th and August 9-12 Monday through Thursday.

We will serve breakfast from 8:00-8:30 and lunch at 11:30 in the high school cafeteria. The canopy doors are where the kids can enter school. 

The Monday bulk food pick up dates: 

June 7th, 28th 

July 19th, 26th

August 2nd, 16th, 23rd 

CONFIRMATION GOWNS If you have a confirmation gown that you, or someone you know, is not using and want to donate it to church for future confirmands, please drop by the office.  Thanks!

LIST OF DEDICICATED ACCOUNTS Want to donate and know exactly where your money is going?! Here is a list of accounts between St. John’s church and school that you can choose from:

Church General, School General, House/Parking Lot, Family Easter Festival, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School

School Technology, Church Video/Audio System, Security System, Tuition Assistance, Athletic Fund, Outreach Events

School Server Upgrade, School HVAC/Purifying System

The Holy Triune God Works Together For Us!

Trinity – B

God’s Word for Today

On this Sunday we celebrate the reveled description of the Triune God who works on our behalf.  Isaiah trembled at God’s holiness.  .  But to Nicodemus Jesus explains the greatest revelation of the Three-in-One God. The Father’s love plowed through the offence of sin and sent the Son to died in our behalf.  The Holy Spirit opens our hearts to believe and gives us a new life as his gift.

First Lesson (Isaiah 6:1-8)

1.     What did Isaiah have the unique privilege of seeing?

2.     What was his initial reaction (would be yours)?

3.  What amazing thing happened to Isaiah?

Second Lesson (Romans 8:14-17)

4.   What relationship does the Holy Spirit create between God and us?

5.  What change does make in our perception of God?

Gospel (John 3:1-17)

6.  What did Jesus tell Nicodemus was the only way “to see the kingdom of God?

7.     What is this “new birth all about?”


1.            He was given a view of heaven.  Magnificent angels were singing the holiness of the Almighty God in whose presence he had been brought.  The ultimate authority and superiority of God was evident as the high ranks of angels stood before God with great reverence covering their faces and feet.   They sang “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty” – like the hymn that has become a favorite in Christian worship too.

2.             Isaiah was petrified in the presence of a holy God.  God’s pure holiness only made his sinfulness stand out even more (like dirt on a pure white shirt).  The sense of unworthiness was mixed with the fear of condemnation.

3.             God purified him with touching of a coal to his lips.  He removed the guilt of sin because they were atoned for by the Christ whom Isaiah would soon describe in amazing prophetic accuracy.

4.             Those whom the Holy Spirit leads to faith begin to see another side of God.  The relationship of a son and a Father begins to unfold.  

5.             We are able to come boldly and confidently before the powerful, holy, mighty God and call him “Dad.”   Not only can we feel comfortable and without fear in his presence, but we can see ourselves as ones sharing the inheritance with our brother Jesus.

6.             Unless a man is born again…born of water and the Spirit…he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  Without this new birth we have no part in the ruling activity of God nor do we share in the victory of Christ.   Coming into this saving environment is not a decision we’ve come upon after some logical principles or prayers.  No, it is fully the activity of God working in our sinful (fleshly) hearts and aligning them spiritual with him through Jesus.

7.             It is all about believing in what God has done to save us by sending his Son to live, die and rise for us.

AttendanceEmmanuelSt. John’s
5-22 11
5-23 110
St. John’s Altar Committee for May 2021: Kay Maass & Jennie Utke


Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm