Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod



JANUARY 27, 2019

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!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus’ “going public” should not have surprised his Jewish countrymen. They had known of the coming Messiah for a long time, dating back to the promise given Abraham (Genesis 12:3), even to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). Yet, when Jesus finally arrived, “his own did not receive him” (John 1:10). He was not the kind of Savior that many were looking for. That too was foretold: “He was despised and rejected by men” (Isaiah 53:3).

A PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority. Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive. Bless our worship today and throughout the week. Amen.


The Common Service (hymnal page 15)


OPENING HYMN 79:1-3 “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star”

(printed in the hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, sung and read responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

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

SCRIPTURE READING THEME: Jesus is the Promised Deliverer

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 61:1-6

The Anointed One proclaims freedom

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.

PSALM 19 (hymnal page 70, lectern side sings the first line, pulpit side sings the second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)

EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 26, 27

Christ sets us free and makes us members of his Body

The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

Alleluia! Jesus went through Galilee, teach, preaching, and healing every disease. Alleluia! (Matthew 4:23)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

“Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: Luke 4:14-21 (today’s sermon text)

At the synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus identifies himself as the promised Savior-the “Anointed One-the Christ”

John Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” {Isaiah 61:1,2}

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 79:4-5 “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star”

SERMON: Luke 4:14-21

“The Synagogue Service at Nazareth”

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)



(Please stand)

EPIPHANY PRAYER (read by pastor)


– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Reinold Eckelberg, Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Earl Ewert, Mike Farrell, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Arden “Bill” Klimke, Linda Krause, Pete Laun, Lilly Mann, LuAnn Reber, Frankie Russell, Mark & Peggy Russell (Elsa’s son & daughter in-law), Al & Darlene Schmidt (Dawn Marcelain & Candace Sonnenberg’s parents), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Amanda Stalker, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Cheryl Wegner, Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife) – (added this week: Cheryl Wegner)

– For Robyn Ashman currently serving as the pre-schol director at Immanuel–Greenville, called at the 1/20 St. John’s Voters meeting to serve as our K4,K5 teacher, who for personal reasons returned her Call to Montello on 1/24

– For Harper Bea Laber, the daughter of Cody & Paige Laber, who will be baptized today at St. John’s at 1:00pm

– For Christians suffering persecution

– For our communicants at St. John’s

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

Note: At Emmanuel, the service continues with…

LITURGY (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

HYMN 93: 1-3 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

LITURGY (hymnal page 25b)

CLOSING HYMN 93:4 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

Note: At St. John’s, the service continues with…

(Please remain standing)


(Please be seated for the distribution)

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 311:1-4 “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness”, 93: 1-3 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(After the distribution, please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 24)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 93:4 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

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


Theme for Next Sunday February 3, 2019

Epiphany 4: “Jesus Proclaims the Truth” (in Spite of Rejection)

Activities for the week of January 27 – February 2
Sun. 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
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Council meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Elders/Shepherd meeting and lunch
1:00 P.M. Harper Bea Laber private baptism at St. John’s
Mon. 9:00 A.M. Pastors Conference at St. Luke-Oakfield
6:30 P.M. Choir at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. Bible Information Class at St. John’s
7:30 P.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
Tues. 6:30 P.M. Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s
Wed. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Chapel
10:00 A.M. Adult Bible Study at St. John’s
1:40 P.M. St. John’s School/Little Lambs early release
2:15 P.M. Public School Teen Confirmation at St. John’s
6:30 P.M. St. John’s Worship with communion
Thurs. 8:00 A.M. St. John’s School Teen Confirmation
6:00 P.M. Griefshare (2nd of 13 weeks) in St. John’s lower level
Sat. 5:00 P.M. Art for Dinner at Montello Community Room
Schedule for Next Sunday: February 3, 2019

Epiphany 4: “Jesus Proclaims the Truth” (in Spite of Rejection)

8:00 A.M. Emmanuel Worship with communion
8:30 A.M. St. John’s Sunday School
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel/St. John’s Adult Bible Study
9:00 A.M. Emmanuel Congregational meeting
10:00 A.M. St. John’s Worship
11:15 A.M. St. John’s Voters meeting


Following 10:00am church at St. John’s on February 3rd, there will be a Voters meeting. Everyone and anyone, plan to attend!

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are ready for pick up in the link way at St. John’s. If you did not receive a box and would like to, please let Ciara know at the office (297-2866) or there is a sign up in the link way.

2018 OFFERING STATEMENT SIGN UP is now available in the link way. Please pick your statement up in the link way as well.

HELP US DELIVER A VALENTINE OF SCRIPTURE AND SONG! Any time of year is a good time to share the love of Jesus with others! Come Valentine Caroling at the Montello Care Center on Sunday morning, February 10–all love songs–God’s love for us and our love for Him! St. John’s members of all ages are invited! Please meet in the entrance of the Care Center for your song books, so we can be ready to sing at 9 a.m. We will return in plenty of time for church at 10 a.m.

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

What Drives You? That is one of the questions we will be thinking about this coming week at the Men’s Bible Study on Tuesday at 6:30pm. We will be asking the man called Saul, who is also the Apostle Paul, the same question. In January/February we will be looking to grow as we consider: “You Can Call Me Saul-You Can Call Me Paul-Just Call Me Saved By Grace,” as we see him in the book of Acts.


Come check out some silent auction items that will be at Art for Dinner! They are currently located in the link way at St. John’s and will be there until Feb. 1.

Art for Dinner will be held Saturday, February 2nd, at 5:00p.m. in the Montello High School community room.

It is coming up fast! This year the money raised will go to our Athletic Fund (funds will cover things such as new uniforms, tournament fees, updated equipment, etc.)

We need your help! Please consider purchasing a ticket

($25 ea.) and enjoying the evening or consider making a donation. Deadline for purchasing a ticket is TOMORROW, Monday January 28th. We are also looking for donations of items for our basket raffle. If you would be able to donate a basket already made up, any type of items, or services, gift cards, or products! If you know of any businesses that would be willing to donate, please ask them as well. Please have all donations turned into the office by THIS Wednesday, January 30th. If you would like to work on projects at home or in the classroom, please feel free to do so and we would love to include them in our silent auction fundraiser. Any other family (Grandmas, Dads, Uncles, Cousins) art projects are welcome as well. God has blessed many of us with lots of different talents! We are very excited to be having this fundraiser and with your help, we are hoping that it will be a great success! Please help spread the word to anyone you think would like to support our school!

Any questions, please contact:

Megan Jaster- 608-369-3456 mj.jastersag@outlook.com or

Ciara Neuhauser 608-369-0901 ciaraneuhauser24@gmail.com

THE 6TH ANNUAL IRONMEN OF GOD MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia. Come and hear God’s word aimed straight at men! Speakers and registration info at www.ironmenofgodwi.org.

Usher Schedule
January 27



Brian Ninnemann, Noah Buchholz, Gary Wagner

Don Smith; Chief, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon, Karl Whitrock

February 3



Darrel Buchholz, Bruce Stelter, Brian Ninnemann, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

Kenon Smith; Chief, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal, Christopher Smith

February 10



DuWayne Sommerfeld, Paul Wuerch, Paul Dahlke

Cal Kapp; Chief, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond, Kevin Kaul

February 17



Wayne Stelter, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller

James Wachholz; Chief, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Ben Emond, Thomas Wojtalewicz

February 24



Lucas Stelter, Warren Buchholz, DuWayne Sommerfeld

Dennis Wacholtz; Chief, James Henke, Paul Van Treeck, Martin Schmanke, Lee Ollendorf

St. John’s Greeters Schedule
January 27 Jim & Diane Eisermann
February 3 Harold & Judy Fandrey
February 10 Kenon & Mary Smith
February 17 Al & Carolyn Rosenthal
February 24 Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner
Attendance Emmanuel St. John’s
1-20 1-23 68 168 7
St. John’s Altar Committee:

January 2019

Welcome To Our Visitors!

Please Sign Our Guest Register

Visit our website link at: www.stjohnsmontello.org

Like & find us on Facebook

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

Lead 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

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