Bulletin – May 8, 2022 Teen Confirmation


Today’s Theme


To the world he seemed like a defeated man: opposed and killed by his enemies, his followers scattered in fear. Yet three days after Jesus’ death he rose victorious from the dead. Nothing would ever be the same. The rest of eternity is now a victory march for the risen Christ. During Easter, we should not think of ourselves as passive observers in Christ’s victory. We are more than fans cheering for our favorite athlete! Rather, we are active participants in Christ’s tirumph. Just as his death was our death, so also his life is our life. Buried with Christ in baptism, our life is now hidden with him on high. The victory is ours, now and forever. Easter is more than a day. It is an entire joyful season. The six solemn weeks of Lent are eclipsed by seven weeks of unbridled joy. These seven weeks correspond to the period of fifty days on the Jewish calendar between Passover and Pentecost. The Church reserves its highest praise for the Easter season. We do not merely watch from the sidelines as Christ marches in victory over sin, death, Satan, and hell. We join in the festal procession!

Order of Service The Service Setting 1 with communion – pg. 154

Hymns 888, 552, 551, 883

Psalm 23A

Special Music Sunday at Emmanuel &  St. John’s: Choir “The Potter’s Hand”

Sermon Revelation 7:9-17 “Behold a Host, Arrayed in White”

Let’s learn…

1. Where they come from

2. How they got there

3. What’s in store for them

Rite of Teen Confirmation Sunday at St. John’s


Acts 13:15-16a, 26-39 15After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.” 16Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: 26“Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent. 27The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. 28Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. 30But God raised him from the dead, 31and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.  32“We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors 33he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:

“ ‘You are my son; today I have become your father.’ 34God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said, “ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’ 35So it is also stated elsewhere: “ ‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’ 36“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body  decayed. 37But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. 38“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God,  who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

13Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” 14I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. 17For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

John 10:22-30 22Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”


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– For the sick and others facing trials…Caryl Bassett, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Gene & Sharon Crook, Florence Dahlke, Vicki Davis (Marilyn Riemer’s sister), Marlene Draeger, Reinold Eckelberg, Ken Elmer (Sally’s husband), Earl Ewert, Judy Freitag, Donna Gatzke, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Geri Kerl (Sue Brown’s mother), Bob & Sandy Klapper, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Brian Ninneman, Karen Radke, Wayne Riemer, Sierra Schmidt (Linda Lou Wacholtz’s grand-daughter), Wanda Sellnow (Principal Larry Sellnow’s mother), Ben Smith (Judy Fandrey’s friend), Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Dixie Wagner, Stacy Weisensel (added this week: )

– For our teen confirmands: Cody Schultz, Kaleb Schumann, Jack Steuck, Haiden Van Treeck

– For mothers

Cody Lyle Schultz

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Kaleb Donn Schumann

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him ?and he will do this.” Psalm 37:5

Jack Wayne Steuck

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7

Haiden James Van Treeck

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.” Psalm 37:5


ST. JOHN’S LADIES, PLEASE VOTE!  All confirmed women are eligible to vote for officers on the International Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and for mission projects for 2022-2023. A voting station is located in the linkway today.  Voting ends on Sunday, May 22. Results of this voting will be announced at the 2022 LWMS Convention, in Rochester, NY, June 23-26.  If you have questions, please contact Reporter Linda Wachholz.  Your vote is very much appreciated!

Attendance       St. John’s      Emmanuel

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CLASS TRIPS Little Lambs-2nd grade CHANGED to Monday, May 16 and 3rd-8th Wednesday, May 18. Details TBA.

KINDERGARTEN/8TH GRADE GRADUATION & CLOSING SERVICE Join us for our all-inclusive Kindergarten/8th Graduation and Closing Service starting at 10:30am at St. John’s. All are welcome to join!



Register by June 1 to get your $50 registration fee credited towards your tuition!

Registration is complete when we receive your student registration fee.

Register on our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org


CALA Principal Larry Sellnow: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

Office Phone: 608-297-2866

Office Email: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org




Must be 3/4 by Sept. 1


Director Lynn Sellnow: lynnsellnow@inmarketsuccess_plx6m6


Sunday Emmanuel 8:00a.m.

Sunday St. John’s 10:00a.m.

Saturday St. John’s 4:30p.m.