Service and Bulletin 2nd Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2025

Posted on 24 Feb 2024, Pastor: Pastor Dan

                                As Christ asked His disciples, He asks You…                                                                     Who Do You Say That I Am?  

Second Sunday in Lent – February 25, 2024


700 Main St.  P.O. Box 220   Clyman, WI  53016

Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025

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GuestsWelcome to Zion.  We are glad to have you with us.  Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex.  About Holy Communion:  We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given.  If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us.   If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service.  To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330.  Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.  

 AS WE GATHER –   Today we hear the apostle Paul proclaim something rather odd: that we can rejoice in our sufferings.  Paul can say this because—as he tells us—suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because our hope is in Jesus who died, arose and is seated on His Father’s right hand, having reconciled us to give us peace. That is something to rejoice in no matter what we are facing on our journey to our eternal home with Him!

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

 Hymn “The God of Abraham Praise”             LSB 798

 Invocation – In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.      Amen.

Our Lenten journey continues toward the cross.     It is a journey marked with suffering, but suffering produces endurance.  Endurance produces character.  Character produces hope, and hope in Christ does not put us to shame.

Opening Sentences  Psalm 115 – Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.    You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!  He is their help and their shield.  The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;   he will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great.     We will bless the Lord  from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord!

Confession and Absolution – Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?   But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.   Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition.  Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God be merciful to me, a sinner.     Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life.  Amen.   Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit.  Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen   Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins.  As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Introit Psalm 22:23-31 –  All:  You who fear the Lord, praise him!  All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,  and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!    Pulpit:  For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.  Lectern: From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him.  Pulpit:  The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord!  Lectern:  May your hearts live forever!  All:  All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
Pulpit:  For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.  Lectern:  All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.  All:  Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.

Kyrie – Lord, have mercy upon us.  Christ have mercy upon us.  Lord have mercy upon us. 

Salutation – The Lord be with you.      And also with you.

Prayer of the Day – O God, You know that as sinful human beings we have no strength to fight satan or the world.  By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to our body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt our soul.  We pray this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading   Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16   (God makes His covenant with Abram)

When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”  Then Abram fell on his face.  And God said to him, 4“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.  No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.  I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you.  And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.  And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.  I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her.  I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

Epistle       Romans 5:1-11   (We have peace with God through Christ our Lord)

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.  For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.  For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.  More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Verse – O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Holy Gospel       Mark 8:27-38    (Jesus asks; Who do you say I am?)

The Holy Gospel according St. Mark, the Eighth chapter.       Glory to You, O Lord.

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi.  And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”  And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”  And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.  And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.  And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.  But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan!  For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”   And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.  For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?  For what can a man give in return for his life?  For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to You, O Christ.

Hymn  “Alas!  And Did My Savior Bleed”      LSB 437


Apostles Creed –   I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.  And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the Church

We Gather our Tithes and Offerings

 Service of the Sacrament  

 Preface   2 Timothy 4:22 –   The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Lift up your hearts.  We lift them to the Lord.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Proper Preface –   It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who overcame the assaults of the devil and gave His life as a ransom for many that with cleansed hearts we might be prepared joyfully to celebrate the paschal feast in sincerity and truth. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

Sanctus     LSB 195

Prayer of Thanksgiving –   Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior.       With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.  Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament.     Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us.  To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  O Lord keep us faithful until You return to take us to be with you.  Hear us now as we pray the prayer you taught us to pray:

The Lord’s Prayer –    Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.       Amen.

The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

Proclamation of Christ  1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20  – As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.      Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 

Pax Domini – The peace of the Lord be with you always.    Amen.

Agnus Dei                                                                  LSB 210

Distribution Hymns:

**vs6-10***“Salvation Unto Us Has Come”               LSB 555

“Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness”                     LSB 563

“When Peace, Like a River”                                      LSB 763

Nunc Dimittis                                                            LSB 211

Post-Communion Thanksgiving –   Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a fore-taste of the feast to come in the Holy Supper of Your Son’s body and blood.  Keep us firm in the true faith throughout our days of pilgrimage that, on the day of His coming, we may, together with all Your saints, celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which has no end; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Benediction      Numbers 6:24–26 –    The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and X give you peace.   Amen.   

Dismissal –   Go in peace! Serve the Lord!      Thanks be to God.

Hymn “O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace”  LSB 693


 Our Lenten Series this year is God On Trial!   The unbelieving world has always insisted on putting God on trial. As our society becomes more secular, we Christians are increasingly aware of the many ways in which God—and his people—are judged. Temptations are many in this environment: treating unbelievers as enemies, retreating from the world, even questioning God ourselves. How do we live as people of God in this hostile world? We find our model—and our motivation—in Jesus. This series takes us back to the moments when God was literally on trial before men in the person of Christ. In these inspired episodes, we find forgiveness for us and all people, love for our enemies, strength for our faith, and courage to testify to the truth.    This year Pastor Bruce Meier who is interim pastor at Trinity and I decided with our Elders input, to share our Lenten season between the two congregations. Each congregation will have their own Holy week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.  Members of Zion and Trinity are encouraged to attend all the services be they at Zion or Trinity.

Our Lenten journey continues Wednesday at Trinity, (N2296 County Road I, Reeseville, WI) where Pastor Meier’s topic will be – “Testimony”!

 Our midweek Lenten service schedule will be:

February  28 – 7pm service at Trinity with Pastor Bruce

March 6 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan

March 13 – 7pm service at Trinity with Pastor Bruce

March 20 – 7pm service at Zion with Pastor Dan

HOLY WEEK:     Maundy Thursday – 7pm Zion Pastor Dan

Good Friday – 1pm Zion Pastor Dan & 7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce

Easter Sunrise service – 6:30am & Easter service – 8:30am Zion

Breakfast in between Easter services

YES IN CHRIST –Saying Yes With Our Treasures                                     Needed per week to make budget: $3,177

Envelopes 2/14/2024: $ 800   2/18/2024: $ 1760  Plate: $10                           Cemetery Memorial:     $60 Eli Dornfeld Fund                            Attendance/Communed:  Wed 2/14: 57/52      Sun 2/18: 52/39

From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism

Mark 8:32 – “And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.” Anytime we sin, we are acting like Peter, thinking we know better than the Lord. But as Jesus says, such acts stem from Satan. So let us repent. Let us trust our Lord Jesus and follow Him. For certainly He has earned our trust with His gracious sacrifice for us.

The Pewpoint – Theme of the Day    Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16     Romans 5:1–11    Mark 8:27–38

By the Cross of Our Lord Jesus, We Inherit Life Everlasting with God   In His covenant with Abraham, the Lord promised to be with him, to bless him and to make him “the father of a multitude of nations.” It is “an everlasting covenant” in Christ Jesus, the seed of Abraham who is blameless before God Almighty. All who believe in this Lord Jesus are the offspring of Abraham and are blessed “throughout their generations” (Gen. 17:1–7), because the Christ has suffered many things. He was rejected and killed, and after three days He rose again (Mark 8:31). To comprehend this theology of the cross, we must set our minds “on the things of God,” and not “on the things of man” (Mark 8:33). “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Therefore, having been “reconciled to God by the death of his Son,” much more “shall we be saved by his life” (Rom. 5:10). Baptized into His cross and resurrection, “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” and by faith we rejoice in the hope of His glory (Rom. 5:1–2).

 Dates to Remember:

TODAY:     Worship Service at 8:30am     Bell Choir after worship service

Feb 28:      Midweek Lenten Service 7pm at Trinity in Reeseville

Feb 29:      Quilting 11am-2pm in the church basement

The “Chosen” Bible Study – The “Chosen” bible study will continue to meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the sanctuary. The next date is February 20th.

QUILTING – The quilters will be meeting on Thursday February 15th & 29th from 11am to 2pm. If interested, contact Caroline Jeffers as they do not meet every Thursday. Donations of fabric, sheets (flat or fitted), and yarn are always appreciated. You do not have to know how to sew as there are many non-sewing tasks to be completed.

We wish these Members a blessed birthday!

Lisa F, Feb 21st    Theodore O. Feb 23rd    Kasandra M. 3rd  Karen R. Mar 3rd     Jayne G. March 6th    Caden B.  March 8th  Donna M. March 9th

If we are missing a birthday or anniversary, please let Beth Baehmann or Erica Goehl know and we will get your information updated.

Easter Flowers

If you are interested in putting flowers on the altar for  Easter, there is a sheet in the narthex to complete the information for the bulletin. Please purchase your own flowers, and make sure they are at church by Saturday to be arranged.  


 It is time again for an update of our congregation’s information.  We are compiling a list of all members in case services need to be cancelled due to weather, sickness, etc. There will be a sheet on the table in the back of the sanctuary for you to update your personal address, phone numbers, and email addresses. If the status of a service changes, we hope to quickly get a message to the entire congregation along with posting it on Facebook, our website, and the radio. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please keep the following in your special prayers: 

We pray for Doug Rhodes who will be having eye surgery soon.

We pray for Cliff Babler, the father of member Rita Weisjohn.  Cliff was put on 24/7    hospice care Wednesday February 21st.  He is ready to go home to be with his wife, and Rita and family are confident of where He will be.  We pray for a quick and   peaceful release.

We pray for Rhonda Klecker, neighbor of members Dan and Marti Chaveriat, who had a heart attack this past week.  On Wednesday she remained in the hospital, but was improving.

Pastor Bohn & Theresa as they prayerfully consider the recent call to Michigan.