Ev. Lutheran Churches

Mecan and Montello, WI

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

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OCTOBER 7, 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!

GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Jesus Shows Us God’s Plan for Marriage – God’s plan for man was perfect. He created woman for man. They were to “become one flesh.” Sin entered the world and separation replaced union—separation from God and from one another. Bitter marriages and divorces are two examples. But thanks be to God, Jesus even suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone and create new life and new promise of union.


The Common Service (hymnal page 15)



CHOIR SINGS “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms” (in place of opening hymn, see below)

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.


Leaning, leaning,

Safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,

Leaning on the everlasting arms?

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.


OPENING HYMN 494 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

(printed in the hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

LITURGY (hymnal page 15, read and sung responsively)

PRAYER OF THE DAY (read by pastor)

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


OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 2:18-24 (today’s sermon text)

God established marriage

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

PSALM 139b (hymnal page 117, men sing first line, women sing second line, all sing refrains and Gloria)


Christ-like attitude and actions

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

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.

VERSE OF THE DAY (pastor reads)

“Alleluia. I will praise your name to my people; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you. Alleluia.” (Hebrews 2:12)

LITURGY (hymnal page 18, all sing)

(Please stand)

After the announcement of the Gospel, all sing:

“Glory be to you, O Lord!”

GOSPEL: MARK 10:2-16

Jesus teaches about marriage and family

Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

“What did Moses command you?” he replied.

They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” 

“It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

After the reading of the Gospel, all sing:

“Praise be to you, O Christ”

THE APOSTLES’ CREED (hymnal page 19, all read)

(Please be seated)

SERMON HYMN 600 “O Perfect Love” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

SERMON: Genesis 2:18-24

“God Established Marriage”

  1. He designed it
  2. He defined it

(Please stand after the sermon)

LITURGY (hymnal page 20, all sing)

(Please be seated)



(Please stand)

PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE (read by pastor)


– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: George Alexander, Natalie Allison (Isaac Emond’s friend), Marilyn Bredeson (Karin’s Stellick’s mother), Alexandria Buehrens (Bob & Carolyn’s great granddaughter), Bob & Carolyn Buehrens, George Chapman, Gene & Sharon Crook, Harley & Liola Crown & son Terry, Agnes Dassow, Caleb & Emery Degenstein (Mark Emond’s friends), Elaine Emond (Mark’s mother), Marjorie Fabian, Mike Farrell, Ron Fuerstenau (Bill’s grandfather), Donna Gatzke, Kellen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Brody Henke, Ardis Henning, Dawn Hirn (Linda Krause’s niece), RaeLynn Hodgkins (Beth Johnson’s daughter), Bob Klapper (Sandy’s husband), Doris Klawitter, Linda Krause, Aspen Raelynn Lefeber (Barb Hoffman’s greatgrandaughter), Anna Madigan, Ruthie Marcelain (Dawn’s granddaughter), LuAnn Reber, Wayne Riemer, Frankie Russell, Mark Russell (Elsa’s son), Bob Schrank, Joan Schmitz (Lisa Ollendorf’s mother), Dennis Schwanke (Mary Isberner’s friend), Jennifer Strauss, Jane Torres (Stacie Starke’s mother), Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Donny Weber (Betty’s son), Paul Weldon, Millie Wildt (John’s wife), Raymond Zacharrias (Marilyn Riemer’s brother) –

(added this week: )

– For our communicants at Emmanuel

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

(Note: at Emmanuel remain standing for communion liturgy,

at St. John’s be seated for hymn)


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

(Please be seated for holy communion)

Out of love for God’s Word and people’s souls, we offer the Lord’s Supper only to communicant members of St. John’s and Emmanuel or other congregations of the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod (WELS) (1 Corinthians 10:17; 11:26-29). Visitors who are not yet communicant members of our church are respectfully asked to refrain from communing today, but are encouraged to speak with the pastor after the service about how to become communicant members.

(Please be seated)

DISTRIBUTION HYMN 310 “I Come, O Savior, to Your Table” (printed in hymnal, all sing)

(Please stand)

SONG OF SIMEON, CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 24, read and sung responsively)

(Please be seated)

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HYMN 745:1 “May the Peace of God” (printed on bulletin page 8 & 9, all sing)

(Please stand)

CLOSING PRAYER & BLESSING (hymnal page 25)

(Please be seated)

CLOSING HYMN 745:2 “May the Peace of God” (printed on bulletin page 8 & 9, all sing)

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



The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:

Warning Against Greed



8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship with communion

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

11:15 A.M.

St. John’s Voters meeting


6:30 P.M.

Bible Information Class at St. John’s

6:30 P.M.


7:30 P.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study


6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bible Study at St. John’s


8:00 A.M.

St. John’s School Chapel

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

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


8:00 A.M.

St. John’s Teen Confirmation Class

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Ladies Aid cleaning day

10:00 A.M.

Montello Care Center Devotion

6:00 P.M.

Griefshare at St. John’s




The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost:

Warning Against Greed

8:00 A.M.

Emmanuel Worship

8:30 A.M.

St. John’s Sunday School

9:00 A.M.

History Presentation at Emmanuel

9:00 A.M.

St. John’s Adult Bible Study

10:00 A.M.

St. John’s Worship with communion

LIFETOUCH 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.

See the source imageNEWSLETTER If you are signed up to receive a hard copy of the church newsletter, please pick yours up in the link way at St. John’s. If you wish to have a newsletter subscription ($10 for one year) call or stop by the office. The newsletter is also sent out via email every 2 months. If you wish to get on our mailing list, let Ciara know at the office. In the church newsletter you will find the bimonthly schedule for ushers and greeters and the church calendar to stay current. Hard copies can also be made upon request. Thanks!

WELCOME new Bible Information Class members Willie & Megan Stalker & daughter Maisie to our Monday 6:30pm class in the St. John’s conference room.  If you are interested in attending this or another class that leads to baptism & communicant membership, please contact Pastor Z at 608-408-7830.

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

THANK YOU to Eileen and Don Ebert for the $100 donation to Missions in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary. 

LADIES AID CLEANING DATE October 11 at 9am will be the Ladies Aid cleaning day.

See the source imageLADIES AID & CONGREGATION CLAUSON CHRISTMAS SHOW & MEAL This year, we will have our Christmas outing on December 15. There is a sign-up sheet located in St. John’s link way. October 14 is the deadline for sign-up. Questions? Call Bernice Wegner 297-7185

JANITOR WANTED We are currently looking for a janitor for the church (St. John’s). This is a paid position and would only require 2-3 hours a week to clean. Please let Ciara know if you are interested in cleaning. And for you school families, you could even earn credit to your child’s tuition if you decided to clean.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS CONTINUES!! This week Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 the Men’s Bible class will continue “To Talk Turkey.” From the 7 Letters to the 7 Churches” in Revelation, we have learned to remember and keep wooing our “First Love” and are now talking about the importance of faithfulness. There’s more to come.

EMMANUEL-BIG MECAN PIONEER HISTORY Big Mecan-Little Mecan – Why? How? When did our first Lutheran pioneers ancestors come to Marquette County? Who were they? What about Budsin, and Newton, and Germania? Why so many different Lutheran churches  here? As long ago and far away  as it may seem, how different are things today? These are among the topics that Pastor Dolan will present next Sunday at Emmanuel, at 9:00am following the 8am worship. You are invited.

SCRIP What is Scrip? Using the Scrip program, you can raise

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money without devoting your time to selling products, asking for donations, or planning events. Earn money every day on the purchases you’re already making just by paying with a gift card you ordered from ShopWithScrip. Use your fundraised money where you want…church, school, your child’s tuition, etc. Check out the Scrip display in the link way, contact our Scrip coordinator Joe Zauner (608) 697-8533, or go online at ShopWithScrip.com-Fundraising While You Shop for more details. Christmas is just around the corner! Start thinking…

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

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.

CHRISTIAN ONE-LINERS (from a WELS pastor):  “When you get to your wit’s end, You’ll find God lives there.”

See the source imagePRISON CARD MINISTRY  At St. John’s, we collect card fronts from Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and general greeting (thinking/praying for you) cards, so save them for us and deposit them in the collection box outside the office.  We then write encouraging Christian messages on them and share them with Institutional Ministries.  In turn, they are shared with prisoners.  We’d love to have your help!  Writing the cards is something all ages can do–even parents & their children could do this as a service project at home!  Contact Linda Wachholz (608-369-2635).  Our goal is to complete cards by mid-November.

ST. JOHN’S A/V ROOM–HELP WANTED Our current audio/visual crew (Tracy Hoffman & Aaron Wachholz) welcomes more members to learn what they do to show PowerPoint services on the big screen, record services to create DVD’s and upload to our church website, operate the sound system, etc.  We just need a couple extra volunteers to call on occasionally to help out upstairs.  No one will be expected to create powerpoints or copy the dvd’s, just learn how to record a service and run the powerpoints for services.  “Many hands make light work.” 


Done with your summer edition of the Meditations devotion booklet? At St. John’s, we are collecting them for use in the WELS Prison Ministry. Leave your used copy in any of the 2 collection boxes located in the info room or in front of the office window by Sunday, September 30th. We will then mail them in to the prison ministry office. Copies must be no more than 1 year old and contain no personal information. Forward in Christ is no longer accepted due to private information provided in them. Thank you for helping with this important gospel ministry!

Just as September is LWMS Befriend A Mission month, when we are reminded to pray for our missionaries, so October has been designated national Clergy Appreciation month. This is a reminder that our pastor needs our prayers and support, not just in October, but year round. Here’s a prayer you can use:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the blessing of pastors to shepherd us. Grant that Pastor Zietlow remain faithful in prayer and study of the Scriptures, and continue preaching your Word in its truth and purity. Give us grace to support him in prayer and enable us to encourage him that his service may be filled with joy and his ministry yield much fruit. And, Lord, give this congregation receptiveness to his ministry so that we will be strengthened and renewed in our faith. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

What Is The “Lord, Have Mercy”?

Have you broken one of the Ten Commandments and sinned against God? Have you ever said a curse word, slept in instead of going to church, disobeyed your parents, looked at a person lustfully, or hated someone. You know you have sinned. The Bible makes it clear you and everyone other human being has sinned against God. Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Since we have all sinned, it is important we all ask God to forgive our sins through our Savior Jesus. When we ask God to forgive our sins and put our faith in Jesus as our Savior, God does forgive us! However, if we do not believe we are sinful or if we refuse to ask God to forgive a certain sin we committed, then God will not forgive our sins because we are unrepentant. The reason God does not forgive our sins for this is because we are saying to him we do not want him to forgive our sins. So this never happens to us it is important we daily ask God to forgive our sins and daily receive his forgiveness. We can do this when we pray to him. We can also do this when we attend a liturgical worship service and say the Lord, Have Mercy. In this column entitled, “Questions About Christianity”, we are looking at the different parts of a basic liturgical worship service. This month we will learn what the Lord, Have Mercy is by answering this question, “What is the Lord, Have Mercy?”

Last month we learned a typical liturgical worship service begins with the Invocation where worshipers are reminded they believe in the Triune God because the Holy Spirit brought them to faith when they were baptized. After the Invocation is said, the congregation responds with a prayer called the Lord, Have Mercy. The name “Lord, Have Mercy” comes from the Greek phrase Kyrie eleison. Usually it is just called Kyrie (Key-ree-ay). This phrase comes from the book of Psalms in the Greek translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint, as well as from several phrases in the book of Matthew which was originally written in Greek.

Even though the Lord, Have Mercy is a prayer, people often sing it in liturgical worship services. There are many different ways to sing the Lord, Have Mercy. However the one constant phrase sung in every song is, “Lord, Have Mercy”. When worshippers sing “Lord, Have Mercy” they are acknowledging they have sinned against a holy and just God who should condemn them to hell for their sins. For this reason, they ask God to have mercy on them and forgive their sins through faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The Lord, Have Mercy was first sung in Christian churches sometime before the sixth century. Since then it has been a part of Christian liturgical worship services. During the nineteenth century, American Lutherans added a Confession of Sins to go along with the Lord, Have Mercy. During the Confession of Sins, worshippers confess their sins to God and then sing Lord, Have Mercy. Afterwards the minister assures them God the Father has forgiven their sins because of the atoning sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ.

Since it is very important we confess our sins to God every day, it is a tremendous blessing that worshippers sing the Lord, Have Mercy towards the beginning of liturgical worship services. When they do, they confess their sins to God and are assured he has forgiven their sins through faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Then they can continue to happily and joyfully worship God out of thanks for this forgiveness throughout the rest of the worship service.



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St. John’s Altar Committee:

October 2018

Elaine Kelm


Carolyn Rosenthal

St. John’s Greeters Schedule

Oct 7

Aaron Kendall & Christopher Smith

Oct 14

Scott & Debbie Ritz

Oct 21

Karl Whitrock & Elsa Russell

Oct 28

Al & Carolyn Rosenthal

Nov 4

Dixie Wagner & Bernice Wegner

Nov 11

Linda Lou Wacholtz & Karen Wojtalewicz

Nov 18

Don & Doris Smith

Nov 22

James & Linda Wachholz

Nov 25

Ron & Evie Blada

Usher Schedule

October 7

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Brian Ninneman, Glenn Buchholz, Joe Heller, comm. assist. Lucas Stelter

Don Smith; Chief, Gordon Krause, Richard Freitag, Gerhardt Voigt, Mitch Simon

October 14


(with comm.) SJ

Darrell Buchholz, Warren Buchholz, Duwayne Sommerfeld

Kenon Smith; Chief, Karl Whitrock, Matt Borzick, Glen Bubolz, Al Rosenthal

October 21



Duwayne Sommerfeld, Bob Ferber, Brian Ninneman

Cal Kapp; Chief, Christopher Smith, Calvin Wojtalewicz, Zeb Zuehls, Mark Emond

October 28


(with comm.) SJ

Wayne Stelter, Jim Steumpges, Paul Dahlke

James Wachholz; Chief, Kevin Kaul, Scott Ritz, Ken Borzick, Thomas Wojtalewicz

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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