Service and Bulletin 4th Sunday in Lent, March 10, 2024

Posted on 09 Mar 2024, Pastor: Pastor Dan

As Moses lifted the serpent in the desert,  So the Son of Man Must be lifted up! 



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

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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 – We hear today of eternal life that is given to us because of God’s great love for us, shown to us in perhaps the most famous Bible verse, John 3:16.  That act of love was foreshadowed by Moses, as He lifted up the serpent in the desert so that all who believed in God’s promise behind that action, were healed!   John 3:16 speaks of God’s genuine love for us and the world shown in Jesus’ death on the cross for us. The love of God never ends. God’s love is present here and now and extends into eternal life as eternal love. May we be so encouraged by God’s love to share it with others. Thanks be to God for such love!

Altar Guild for March: Betsy Stuebe            Thank you!

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

 Hymn By Grace I’m Saved”             LSB 566

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

 Opening Sentences – The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.  For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.


Confession and Absolution – All:  Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean.  We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment.  For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.   Amen

Jesus Christ was lifted up on the tree of the cross so that we might be forgiven.  His genuine love is for the world and is for you.  Upon hearing your confession, as a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, I announce His grace to you, and  I therefore forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   We are forgiven by the genuine love of Jesus.  Amen

Psalm 107:1-9; antiphon vs1 – Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!    Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.    Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.  Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.    Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men!  For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.  Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!         

Kyrie – In peace let us pray to the Lord.    Lord, have mercy.  For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.  For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.  Lord, have mercy.  For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.   Lord, have mercy.  Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.   Amen.

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

Prayer of the Day – Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; 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   Numbers 21:4-9    (Moses raises the serpent and all who believe in the promise of God were healed)

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom.  And the people became impatient on the way.  And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?  For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.”  Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.  And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you.  Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.”  So Moses prayed for the people.  And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.”  So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole.  And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Epistle       Ephesians 2:1–10 (Those who once walked in darkness are now saved by grace through faith)

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Gradual and 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.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Holy Gospel  John 3:14-21   (Our Lord Must be lifted!) – The Holy Gospel according St. John, the Third chapter.       Glory to You, O Lord.

[Jesus said:] “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”   This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to You, O Christ.

 Hymn  God Loved the World So That He Gave”      LSB 571


Apostle’s 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 178

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.  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.  O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach 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.

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

Agnus Dei                                                                                LSB 180

Distribution Hymns: My Faith Looks Up to Thee”  LSB 702                            The Gospel Shows the Fathers Grace”  LSB 580  Lift High the Cross”  LSB 837

 Post Communion Canticle – Thank the Lord  LSB 181

Post-Communion Thanksgiving – Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a foretaste of the feast to come in 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

Benedicimus – Let us bless the Lord.      Thanks be to God.

 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.   

Hymn  Lord, ‘Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee”                      LSB 573


    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 this Wednesday March 13th, at Trinity, (N2296 County Road I, Reeseville, WI) Pastor Meier’s topic will be – “Testimony”!

 Our midweek Lenten service schedule will be:

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, All are welcome.

YES IN CHRIST  —  Saying Yes With Our Treasures

Needed per week to make budget: $3,177

Envelopes 3/3/2024:   $ 1675        Plate $12                      Attendance/Communed:

Cemetery Memorial:     $100 Eli Dornfeld Fund                   Sun 3/3/24: 52/39

Dates to Remember:

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

March 13:            Midweek Lenten Service at Trinity in Reeseville 7pm

March 17:            Worship Service with Fellowship after

Chicken Dinner at Peace Lutheran Church (Noon – 2)

March 19th           “Chosen” bible study

March 28:            Lenten Soup Supper at 6pm and Maundy Thursday Service 7pm

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 March 19th.

QUILTING – The quilters meet on Thursdays 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.

Wish these members a Blessed Birthday

Wyatt H 3/14    Ashley F 3/15    Theo A 3/17      Tom G 3/18       Bria C 3/19

If we are missing a birthday or anniversary, please let Beth Baehmann know so we can get it corrected.

Lenten Soup Supper – The next soup supper hosted by the Elder’s will be on Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 6pm.  Please join us for the fellowship and delicious food! There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

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

 Zion again will be serving Easter Breakfast in the church basement between services on Easter Sunday. There are signup sheets in the Narthex if you would like to donate food and/or your services. All are welcome.

Please keep the following in your special prayers:

We continue to keep Doug Rhodes in prayer as he is recovering after surgery.

We keep Caden Matson in prayer, after his surgery.

Theresa and I ask that you to keep our Friend Don Owens in prayer as he had shoulder surgery.