Ev. Lutheran Church

Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod




NOVEMBER 11, 2015

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!

PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Heavenly Father, I have come to worship you. Draw near to me in your gracious Word and Sacrament, and assure me of your loving kindness. Curb my wandering thoughts, that with undivided attention, I may hear your voice and sing your praise.

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY – Jesus Will Come Back in Glory – At the end of the world, Jesus will come back in glory to judge both the living and the dead. Those who believe in him receive a verdict of “not-guilty.” Those who do not believe stand condemned to the eternal suffering of hell.


Service of the Word and Sacrament (hymnal page 26)


ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGS “Child of God”, “My Knee Shall Bow” (in place of opening hymn)


If anybody asks you who I am,

Who I am,

Who I am,

If anybody asks you who I am,

Say that I’m a child of God.

If anybody asks you how I am,

How I am,

How I am,

If anybody asks you how I am,

Say that I’m alive and free.

If anybody asks you what that means,

What that means,

What that means,

If anybody ask you what that means,

Say that I was born again.

If anybody asks you where I’m going,

Where I’m going,

Where I’m going,

If anybody asks you where I’m going,

Say that I am going to heav’n.

If anybody asks you who’s my friend,

Who’s my friend,

Who’s my friend,

If anybody ask you who’s my friend,

Say that Jesus is his name!


My knee shall bow;

My tongue shall sing:

Jesus, you are Lord and King,

And wherever I go

And whatever I do,

Let my praise be unto you.

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 26, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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


OLD TESTAMENT: Malachi 4:1-3 (today’s sermon text)

Christ will appear with healing in His wings

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.”

PSALM 90 (hymnal page 99, cantor sings the first line, congregation sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: Hebrews 9:24-28

Christ will appear on the Last Day to bring salvation

For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

Alleluia. “Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” Alleluia. (Matthew 24:42)

LITURGY (hymnal page 30, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!…”

(Please stand)

GOSPEL: Luke 12:35-40

Christ, the Judge, will come unexpectedly. Be ready!

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 208 “Great God, What Do I See and Hear”

SERMON: Malachi 4:1-3

“A Striking Symbol of the Savior: The Sun”

  1. Burning the arrogant
  2. Healing the reverent

(Please stand after the sermon)

NICENE CREED (hymnal page 31, all read)

(Please be seated)



(Please stand)


Pastor: Everlasting Protector and Defender, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns of World War I went silent. To celebrate this armistice a holiday was made of this date. But, the world soon learned that the War to end all Wars did not. A series of wars followed with increased efficiency in killing. Thus the holiday was changed to honor everyone who has served in our nation’s Armed Forces. We now call it Veterans Day.

Congregation: We thank you, Lord, for our military veterans. Through them you have provided us with blessings that people around the world envy.

P: But the presence of our veterans reminds us of your warning that wars and rumors of wars will continue until the end of time.

C: In your mercy, keep war from our shores, and frustrate the plans of all those who would cause us terror.

P: Lord of the Nations, we ask that you would continue to bless our country with men and women who are willing to go to distant and dangerous places to protect us from those who would do us harm.

C: We pray that you will continue to bless us with veterans who have served faithful and true.

P: Be with our veterans as they continue their march through life. Protect them from the ambush of sin and the firepower of Satan. Give them the health and strength they need to carry out the missions in life that you have laid before them.

C: Be, Lord, their shield and strength, their guide and their rearguard. Give to them the peace that surpasses all understanding as they place their trust in Jesus.

P: When their tour of duty in the world is over, give them the order to come home. Bring them to where there are no more wars.

C: Grant unto them this blessing: when we are listening to taps being played over their grave, they may be listening to the joyous trumpet call of God and the music of heaven’s choirs. Grant this for Jesus’ sake. Amen.


– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Joel Jaster, Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Anna Madigan, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Joel Jaster, Amanda Stalker)

– For the family of Caleb Degenstein, Mark Emond’s friend, called home on 10/31

– For Hayes Edward Buchholz, the son of Noah & Elizabeth Buchholz, who will be baptized today (11/11) at noon at Emmanuel

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

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

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 309 “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”, 382 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Confirmed members of Emmanuel and St. John’s Ev. Lutheran churches who have examined themselves and announced their desire to partake of the Lord’s Supper will now be ushered forward to receive Holy Communion. In Communion we receive the true body and true blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of sins and strengthening of faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(After the distribution, please stand)


CLOSING HYMN 619 “God Bless Our Native Land”

(Veterans please remain standing after the hymn)

(Note: As you leave today’s service please give your completed Friendship Register sheet to an usher or pastor)



End Times 3: Saints Triumphant



Veteran’s Day

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

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


Book Fair in Gym


Hayes Buchholz baptism at Emmanuel


6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

Choir at St. John’s

7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study



Book Fair in Gym

6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s



10:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Worship


8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.

St. John’s Council meeting


Book Fair in Gym



Book Fair in Gym



Holiday Trail/Book Fair/Thai Village Crafts


End Times 3: Saints Triumphant

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship


Book Fair in Gym

ST. JOHN’S DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you sat with Lifetouch for a photography session and had a Lifetouch photo put into our new directory, come pick up your free directory in the link way. If you submitted your own photo and would like a directory, they can be purchased for $10.00 ea.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR CELL PHONES before the worship service begins. No texting while driving or worshiping.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS this week Tuesday at 6:30pm. Being tolerant is good, right? Or is it? What does God say?

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WELS DVDS are available in the St. John’s link way-$5 donation.

ADVENT begins on Sunday, December 2, this year.  It’s the season that anticipates the coming of the Savior.  We prepare for this coming in many ways.  But one way is by decorating and beautifying our homes and churches.  We use a circle of artificial greens around our Advent candles in the front of the church, with each candle lit in order on Sundays in Advent, and each candle symbolizing an important event on the way to the Savior’s birth—the last candle is the Christ Candle. 

 But another way is to hang Christmas wreaths on the church doors as a sign of welcome. 


Once again—anyone interested in donating toward the purchase of wreaths for the front doors at St. John’s is encouraged to contact LuAnn Zieman at 608-297-2422 or email zieman@bugnet.net or by mail at W1440 State Rd 23, Montello, WI 53949.

GRIEFSHARE A 13-week session has started at St. John’s. We meet in the lower level at St. John’s at 6:00p.m.  Feel free to call or leave a message with any questions or concerns (608) 697-1600 Mark Emond

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS member): God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/assetuploads/400016_LG_enchanted_forest_clip_art_gnome_toadstool.jpgSCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR This year’s Scholastic Book Fait will start on today, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 18th! Our theme this year is “A Christmas Enchanted Forest”. All purchases benefit the children and our school as we receive scholastic dollars for every item sold, in return buys books for our school library. If anyone is unable to attend, we also have an online book fair. You may access it at scholastic.com/fair and your purchases will be delivered to school. See the book fair schedule below:

Sunday, Nov. 11 9:30am-12:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 13 11:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 15 2:30pm-3:30pm

Friday, Nov. 16 2:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 17 9:00am-4:00pm Holiday Trail

Sunday, Nov. 18 9:30am-12:00pm

GRANDPARENTS DAY This Tuesday, Nov. 13, St. John’s School and Little Lambs will have Grandparents Day. Free hot lunch will be provided for the students and their “grands” (this includes parents, guardians, special family, etc.). The teachers will have special plans for the students and their grandparents during lunch. Free will offering will be accepted but not mandatory. Please RSVP to the office. So kids, invite your Grandparents!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT EMMANUEL Emmanuel Lutheran Church is still recruiting 1 (or more) volunteers to assist with the following position; all expenses are reimbursed by Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  

1) Sunday School Teacher: This individual will help further the Christian up-bringing of parish and non-parish children, historically between the ages of 2 and 6, by managing the weekly Sunday School sessions held in the Emmanuel Parish Hall. The timing of the class and age group preference is flexible.  If you are interested in serving the Lord with your time and talents by assisting with these important activities, please contact Darrell Buchholz or Pastor Zietlow.


Our combined Emmanuel/St. John’s Worship Committee wants your feedback! We have been meeting to discuss opportunities for growth based on feedback you gave during our congregational survey. Your responses indicate that you feel that our worship services, worship attendance, and our level of spiritual growth could all be improved. Guess what? That’s exactly what God wants, too!

In the coming weeks and months we will be incorporating some fresh ideas into our worship life. The Bible clearly teaches that the Word in its truth and purity must never change. But the primary purpose of the manner or style in which it is taught is to reach out to as many people as possible in whatever way is possible and to do it all to the glory of God!

We will be inviting you to complete a brief survey in the weeks ahead. We ask for your honest thoughts, suggestions for improvement, your reasons for the possible changes, and how you might be able to help our congregation move forward. Please feel free to give a note to James Wachholz or the church/school secretary at any time.

All glory to God!

Emmanuel/St. John’s Joint Worship Committee



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St. John’s Altar Committee:

November 2018

Jennie Utke


Susan Brown

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

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Usher Schedule

November 11


(with comm.) SJ

Don Stelter, Bruce Stelter, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Jack Yates; Chief, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf, Aaron Kendall, Chuck Boetcher

November 18



Brian Ninneman, Paul Wuerch, Don Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Jim Eisermann, Corey Kaul, Jerre Duerr, Robin Smith

November 21

Thanksgiving E

Darrell Buchholz, Glenn Buchholz, Paul Dahlke

November 22

Thanksgiving SJ

Kenon Smith; Chief, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag

November 25


(with comm.) SJ

Duwayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

Cal Kapp; Chief, Gergardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

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Pastor Peter Zietlow Office (608) 297-2321

Cell & Text (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowpl6@hotmail.com

Teacher Karin Stellick (920) 342-3689

Teacher Sara Borck (858) 731-7919

Teacher Rachel Naumann (847) 913-2135

Teacher Cassie Doering (920) 723-8986

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