Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan & Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod



JUNE 10, 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 PERSONAL PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP O Heavenly Father, the strength of all who trust in you, mercifully hear our prayers. Be gracious to us in our weakness and give us strength to keep your commandments in all we say and do; through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SPEAK LORD! Today’s hymns and readings focus our thoughts on Jesus, who saved us from death in hell for life in heaven by conquering Satan and sin by his own death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. Yes, rejoice that Jesus is our Savior!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Your Dread Enemy, the Devil, Won’t Win – Adam and Eve ruined everything for everyone. They destined themselves for death. They took the perfect world that God created for everyone and put it under constant attack from all the demons. But God made a promise almost immediately. God said he would send a descendant of Eve to crush Satan’s power. Jesus, that descendant, demonstrated his authority over Satan even before he rose from the dead.


“The Common Service” hymnal page 15


OPENING HYMN 343 “Christ Is the World’s Light”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read & sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by the pastor)

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


God’s Plan to Save Mankind

FIRST LESSON Genesis 3:8-15

The first promise of the Savior

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me– she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

PSALM 51a (hymnal page 86; all sing refrains and read verses)

EPISTLE LESSON 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 (today’s sermon text)

The wonderful effect of God’s plan

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” {Psalm 116:10} With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

VERSE OF THE DAY Alleluia. God was in Christ reconciling the world himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Alleluia. (2 Cor. 5:19)

LITURGY (hymnal pages 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL Mark 3:20-35

The fulfillment of God’s plan

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house. I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.”

He said this because they were saying, “He has an evil spirit.”

Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”

“Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.

Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

After the Gospel, all sing”

“Praise be to you, O Christ!”

APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 356 “You Are the Way; through You Alone”

(printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

“We Believe and Therefore Speak”

Today we will focus in on exactly…

  1. What it is we believe
  2. Why we speak, and
  3. Where we are headed

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20a, all sing)

(Please be seated)


OFFERING PRAYER (read by pastor)



– 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, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), 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, Raymond Zacharias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) – (added this week: David Broderick, Raymond Zacharias)

– For Scott Schomberg, principal & upper grades teacher at St. Matthew’s–Winona, MN who at our 5/20 St. John’s Voter’s meeting was called to serve the Lord as principal and upper grades teacher at St. John’s Lutheran School–Montello

– For Christian Stewardship

– For Vacation Time

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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


LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

HYMN 369:1-2 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 369:3-4 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


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

We believe that in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, God comes to us with forgiveness through tangible means. Because the Bible has convinced us that Jesus’ body and blood are present in the sacrament and that receiving the sacrament together is a public statement of oneness in our beliefs, we ask our guests to speak with the pastor before communing. We look forward to any opportunity to discuss our Christian faith with you.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS 372 “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”,

369:1-2 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)


CLOSING HYMN 369:3-4 “Beautiful Savior” (printed in hymnal, all sing)


Theme for next Sunday, June 17, 2018

(Father’s Day—The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost):

The Growth of God’s Kingdom

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

Sun. 8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. Hemling Farewell Luncheon
Tues. 9:00 A.M. NW District Convention at Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Wed. 9:00 A.M. NW District Convention at Manitowoc Lutheran High School
6:00 P.M. St. John’s Evangelism/Stewardship meeting
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship
10:00 A.M. Montello Care Center devotion

 (Father’s Day—The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost):

The Growth of God’s Kingdom

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

HEMLING FAREWELL TODAY Please join us  TODAY, June 10, to say “Thank You!” to Tim & Sandy Hemling for their faithful service at St. John’s & Emmanuel during the past seven years.  Immediately following the 10 a.m. service at St. John’s,  a light luncheon of sandwiches, bars, & beverages will be served in the lower level.  Please come and greet them there.  A card box will be available at both churches if you wish to share cards/gifts.

FREE THRIVENT T-SHIRTS  Extra T-shirts from past Thrivent Action Team events are displayed in the linkway at St. John’s.  They are FREE to good homes.  Adult sizes are clearly marked on the collar tags or the red cardboard tags attached to each shirt.

THIS YEAR’S HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATION Abel Bain (Martin Luther Preparatory), Seryna Jungenberg, Corey Kaul (WLA), Jonathan Lambrecht, Jasmine Lange (Montello), Morgan Marceau (Portage), Leah Wachholz (Montello) (Please give the church office a call with any updates.)

See the source imageLIFETOUCH PHOTOS This is the LAST WEEK to get your photos submitted for our new directory!!! If you were unable to schedule a photo session through Lifetouch and would still like to be in it in order to receive your copy FREE, please send your photo in BY JUNE 14TH to Pastor Pete or Ciara. You may also schedule Ciara to take your picture 608-297-2866. Thank you.

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-4:00pm, and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor): “Don’t wait for 6 strong men to carry you to/from church.”

NWD CONVENTION We thank our members who agreed to serve as lay-delegates at our WELS N WI District Convention at Manitowoc LHS on 6/12,13 – representing Emmanuel: Bruce Stelter & representing St. John’s: Mark Emond

NEW TEACHER FURNITURE SHOWER Our new Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher, Rachel Naumann, is moving to Montello next weekend.  After living in dormitories for 10 years, she’s moving into her rented home at 55 Church Street.  I asked if she needed any furniture, and she answered: “Oh yes, actually! I’m needing any couches or chairs for a living room, any coffee tables also for a living room, and maybe a small dresser or nightstand for the small spare bedroom. And any deck furniture, as the house as a smaller deck out back! Anything extra from anyone would be fantastic!”  Please phone, text, or e-mail Rachel with items that you could donate. (847-913-2135 & rachnau94@gmail.com) Photos of items would be appreciated.  Free pick up is available.

GIFTS TO MISSIONS  Three gifts have been made to WELS Mission projects:  1) St. John’s School & Little Lambs gave $644.36 to this year LWMS sponsored Kids C.A.R.E. mission project, Feeding Jesus’ Lambs in Nepal.  This will be presented at the LWMS Convention in Green Bay, June 21-24.  2)  St. John’s Sunday School gave $488.49 to their 2017-2018 mission project, India Children’s Homes & School.  3) St. John’s freewill offering for Cameroon from Mission Festival Sunday 5/20 was $364.00.  Emmanuel’s freewill offering was $125 plus a special $1000 gift from one member.  Total gift for Cameroon:  $1,489.00.  Thank you, God, for these blessings to missions!!

Usher Schedule
June 10


(with comm)


Cal Kapp; Chief, Robin Smith, Del Henke, Joe Zauner, Gordon Krause

DuWayne Sommerfeld, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

June 17



James Wachholz; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

Wayne Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

June 24


(with comm)


Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

Lucas Stelter, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

St. John’s Greeter Schedule
June 10 Don & Doris Smith
June 17 James & Linda Wachholz
June 24 Ron & Evie Blada
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
6-3 6-6 75 122 12
St. John’s Altar Committee

June 2018

Diane Eisermann


Delores Cotte

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