Evangelical Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod



MARCH 25, 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!

A PRAYER FOR THOSE GATHERED AT WORSHIP –We praise you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you have redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ. As he was acclaimed by those who scattered their garments and branches of palms in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him in humble service; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Humbly Rides Into Jerusalem To Die – So different from earthly rulers is our Lord Jesus.  Jesus was coming to finish the most important battle of time and eternity, yet he did not enter Jerusalem as a mighty warrior in the world’s eyes.  Instead of coming with a huge army on mighty horses, Jesus came on a lowly donkey, with twelve men that weren’t anything special in the eyes of most.  It was this humble King that the crowd greets with words that rang to the heavens then, and continue to be lifted to Jesus today, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”


“Service of the Word and Sacrament” (hymnal page 26)


ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SING “Hosanna March”, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” and “Come Let Us Worship” (see lyrics on insert)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

LITURGY (hymnal page 29b, read & sung responsively)

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


Palm Sunday: Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Zechariah 9:9, 10 (today’s sermon text)

Zechariah gives new hope and encouragement to the people of Judah, who were discouraged after their captivity. He tells them of their coming Savior-King, who would appear in lowliness and humility to set up his kingdom of peace to the very “ends of the earth.”

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.

PSALM 24 (hymnal page 73, lectern side sings first line, pulpit side sings second line, all sing the refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE LESSON Philippians 2:5-11

The Apostle Paul tells of the humiliation of Christ and his final glory. Christ Jesus lowered himself and became a servant as he performed his redemptive work. God exalted him to the highest place and made him our glorious King.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

VERSE OF THE DAY “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” (John 12:23)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30b, all sing)

(Please stand)

GOSPEL Mark 11:1-10

Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. He enters the city as a king, yet his glory is in his humility and suffering.

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, `Why are you doing this?’ tell him, `The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.'”

They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” {Psalm 118:25,26} “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest!”

After the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 716 “No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet”

1 No tramp of soldiers’ marching feet With banners and with drums,

No sound of music’s martial beat: “The King of glory comes!”

To greet what pomp of kingly pride No bells in triumph ring,

No city gates swing open wide: “Behold, behold your King!”

2 And yet he comes. The children cheer; With palms his path is strown.

With ev’ry step the cross draws near: The King of glory’s throne.

Astride a colt he passes by As loud hosannas ring,

Or else the very stones would cry, “Behold, behold your King!”

3 What fading flow’rs his road adorn; The palms, how soon laid down!

No bloom or leaf but only thorn The King of glory’s crown.

The soldiers mock, the rabble cries. The streets with tumult ring,

As Pilate to the mob replies, “Behold, behold your King!”

4 Now he who bore for mortals’ sake The cross and all its pains

And chose a servant’s form to take, The King of glory reigns.

Hosanna to the Savior’s name Till heaven’s rafters ring,

And all the ransomed host proclaim, “Behold, behold your King!”

Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith, b. 1926 © 1984 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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SERMON Zechariah 9:9, 10 Your King Comes to You

  1. A different kind of king
  2. A different kind of kingdom

(Please stand after the sermon)

THE NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)


SOLOIST SINGS “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (during the offering)

OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)

(Please stand)

PALM SUNDAY PRAYER (read by pastor)


– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Chuck Boetcher, Gale “Blackie” Boyd, Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown, Agnes Dassow, 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, Laurana Hoffman (Tim’s daughter), 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), David & Janette Mottis (Ed & Marlene Buchholz’ niece and husband), Steve Parrish, Wilma Rudolph, Bob Schrank, Bill Schroeder (Ashley’s father-in-law), Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother) – (added this week: Ruthie Marcelain)

– For teachers called by the Lord through his Church at our 3/4 St. John’s voters meeting to serve at St. John’s Lutheran School: Corin Einhardt from St. Luke’s–Vassar, MI to serve as K-1 teacher and Daniel Kasten from Bethlehem–Hortonville to serve as 5-8 teacher and principal

– For Jady Victor Steuck, the son of Josh and Sarrey Steuck, born on Monday (3/19)

– For our communicants at St. John’s

LORD’S PRAYER (hymnal page 32b, all read)

HOLY COMMUNION LITURGY (hymnal page 33, read & sung responsively)

(Please be seated for Holy Communion)

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 133 “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty”, 618:1-4 “Before the Lord We Bow” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

THANK THE LORD, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 36b-37, read & sung responsively)

CLOSING HYMN 618:5 “Before the Lord We Bow” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


Theme for next Sunday (4/1):

Jesus Rises from Death

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
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
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
2:00-9:00P.M. St. John’s Church Directory photo-shoot with Lifetouch
Tues. 2:00-9:00P.M. St. John’s Church Directory photo-shoot with Lifetouch
Wed. 10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
7:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
2:00-9:00P.M. St. John’s Church Directory photo-shoot with Lifetouch
7:00 P.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
1:00 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion

Theme for next Sunday (4/1):

Jesus Rises from Death

6:00 A.M. St. John’s Easter Sunrise Worship
8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
9:00 A.M. Easter Breakfast at Emmanuel
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship

PALMS AS YOU LEAVE ST. JOHN’S TODAY The Sunday School children will be handing out palms as you leave church today.

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THANK YOU to everyone that ordered a plant(s) for Easter. If you haven’t paid for your plant(s) yet, please pay Kay Maass, our Ladies Aid Treasurer. Thanks again!

GRIEFSHARE No Griefshare on Maundy Thursday. See you next week!

CHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY SIGN-UP If you would like to be put on a sign-up list for your photography session for our new church directory, please fill out some information on the sign-up sheet located in the church link way. Ciara will sign you up and give you a confirmation call with your date and time of session.

See the source imageEASTER BREAKFAST AT EMMANUEL April 1, following the 8:00AM Easter Service, everyone is invited (members, friends and guests) for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, and fruit.  A freewill offering will be taken for Emmanuel’s Education Fund.  The breakfast is supported by a Thrivent Action Team Project.  Join us for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall.

ST. JOHN’S LITTLE LAMBS 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.

See the source imageCONTEST! Box Tops, Kwik Trip, and Tyson a+ contest has started and ends on APRIL 13th!  Each classroom will compete to see which room can collect the most items and the winning class room will win a “Taco Boat” party. Box Tops do have expiration dates, so if everyone could please turn in what you currently have AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, it would be much appreciated!  Thank you to everyone for supporting your school and have fun collecting!  Remember that family and friends are happy to help!  Good luck!

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR SPRING MISSION OFFERING? They are being collected by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society through Sunday, March 25. A container is located in the entrance at St. John’s and in the parish hall at Emmanuel—Please give your gift at the church where you are a member. Projects supported by gifts are listed by the container. Gifts are welcome from all who love missions!

SEND ONE SISTER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 15! If you are attending the LWMS Convention in Green Bay, June 21-24, as a first-time attendee, make sure you have applied for SOS funds to assist with your expenses. Get your SOS application from Reporter Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP WITH A SERVICE PROJECT FOR CAMP PHILLIP-WAUTOMA 1) Donate items on the Camp Wish List (copies at the collection boxes at both churches) and/or 2) Donate monetary gifts towards Camp Phillip’s present $500,000 building project. Please give monetary gifts to the LWMS reporter at your church (Helen Stelter at Emmanuel; Linda Wachholz at St. John’s). Your LWMS sisters thank you for supporting your WELS Lutheran area camp! Collecting through April 15. Donations may also be brought to the LWMS Spring Rally in Fox Lake.

LWMS SPRING RALLY is Saturday, April 21, at St. John’s, Fox Lake. All who have a heart for missions are cordially invited! Keynote speaker will be former missionary to India, Pastor John Hildebrandt. 9:45 Registration; 10:30 Bible Study; 11:15 Business meeting with elections; 11:45 Lunch; 12:45 Devotion & Speaker; 2:15 Officer Installation & Closing. Spring Service Project: Wish List for Camp Phillip-Wautoma (lists available at collection boxes in St. John’s Info Room & linkway and in the parish hall at Emmanuel) or bring your donations to the rally. Silent Auction for Send One Sister program—come ready to bid & purchase! Sign up to carpool in the Information Room or contact Emmanuel Reporter Helen Stelter (297-7116) or St. John’s Reporter Linda Wachholz (369-2635).

VETERAN 2018 SPIRITUAL R & R BY LUTHERAN MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP (LMSG) The wounds of war run deep; especially the ones unseen, in the heart and mind. Christian warriors come together to hear God’s grace and mercy that binds what is broken, heals what hurts, and destroys the spiritual enemy. This retreat, May 4-6, is intended for and open to WELS/ELS veterans since 1991, men and women who have any degree of post-traumatic stress related to their military service. This retreat is only for veterans. No spouses or family for this retreat. There is NO COST to the participants. All expenses are covered by the LMSG. Register by visiting www.lutheranmilitary.org or contacting Rev. Jason Hacker at 262-547-3688 or pastorhacker@gracewaukesha.org Registration is limited. A waiting list will be established if necessary.

Usher Schedule
March 25 E Darrell Buchholz, Noah Buchholz, Joe Heller

(with comm)

Kenon Smith; Chief, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls
March 29 E

(Maundy Thurs with comm)

Wayne Stelter, Paul Dahlke, Joe Heller, comm. assist; Brian Ninneman
March 30 SJ

(Good Friday with comm)

Cal Kapp; Chief, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, James Kunde
April 1 SJ

(Easter 6am)




>James Wachholz; Chief, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Tyler Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

>Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, James Henke, Paul VanTreeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

>Lucas Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
March 25 Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell
April 1 Wayne & Marilyn Riemer
April 8 Jim & Diane Eisermann
April 15 Harold & Judy Fandrey
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
3-18 3-21 60 70 121 56
St. John’s Altar Committee

March 2018

Diane Eisermann


Delores Cotte


St. John’s & Emmanuel Lent & Holy Week Worship Schedule

See the source imageTheme: Jesus Christ is Our High Priest

3/29/18 Emm – 7:00p.m.


Maundy Thursday Pastor John Dolan
3/30/18 SJ – 1:00p.m.


Good Friday Pastor Pete Zietlow
4/1/18 SJ – 6:00a.m. & 10:00a.m

Emm – 8:00a.m.

Easter Sunrise & Easter Service

Easter Service

Pastor John Dolan (6am)

Pastor Pete Zietlow


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