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

The Commandments of God Stand Forever!  We are not to change them for our gain!

Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025-

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Music – DeeDee Wille       Elder –  Greg Schwartz

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Congregation information: Neal Kohlhoff

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.

Altar Guild for March is Betsy Stuebe               Thank You.

 AS WE GATHER – Moses was given the 10 Commandments by God Himself.  10 Commands, not suggestions, which God wanted His children to follow so that He could bless them as His chosen, special to Him, people over all the people of the earth.  By the time His Son came in flesh and blood, the religious leaders had added over 400 of their own laws to God’s commands and the temple became a place of money changing so they could become rich off the people’s guilt and sin.  A Cleansing was needed, and is needed in our lives every time we think God’s commandments are suggestions and that we can earn His forgiveness through works we lift up before Him.

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

 Hymn “In The Cross of Christ I Glory”  LSB 427

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

Opening Sentences Psalm 19:1-4 –  The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.  Day to day they pour out their speech, and night to night they reveal their knowledge.  There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.  Their measuring line goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

Confession and Absolution – If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.  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   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.

Kyrie – In peace let us pray to the Lord.   Lord, have mercy.   For the Peace from above and for our salvation.  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.         Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.   Amen

The Salutation and Prayer of the Day –  The Lord be with You.    And also with you.   We pray.  O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Psalm of the Day – Psalm 19:14, 7-14 – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.  The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure,  making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the just decrees of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.  Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.  Who can discern his errors?  Declare me innocent from hidden faults.  Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!  Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.   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.

Old Testament Reading – Exodus 20:1-17 –  And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  “You shall have no other gods before me.  “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.  “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.  “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.  On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.  Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.   “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.  “You shall not murder.  “You shall not commit adultery.  “You shall not steal.  “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Epistle or New Testament Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 –   The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”  Where is the one who is wise?  Where is the scribe?  Where is the debater of this age?  Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.  For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.  But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.  He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.  Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Gradual and Verse Psalm 117, Mark 1:39 – Return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.  The zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

Gospel Reading  John 2:13-22 –    The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the Second chapter.  Glory to you, O Lord.

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.  And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen.  And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.  And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”  His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”  So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”  Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”  The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?”  But he was speaking about the temple of his body.  When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Nicene Creed – I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.   And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.   And I believe in the Holy Spirit,   the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life X of the world to come.    Amen.

Hymn  “The Law of God Is Good and Wise”  LSB  579


Prayers of the Church

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.

We gather our Tithes and Offerings

Service of the Sacrament

Preface  and Proper Preface –   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.  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 161

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 – 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 163

We Celebrate our Lord’s Supper

Distribution Hymns    “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”     LSB 425        “God of Grace and God of Glory” LSB 850 “Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain” LSB 865

Post Communion Canticle – Thank the Lord  p.164

Post Communion Collect – We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Benediction – “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace”  Amen

Closing Hymn   “We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died”  LSB 429


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.

MIDWEEK Lenten service schedule:

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 schedule:

March 28             Maundy Thursday        7pm Zion Pastor Dan

March 29             Good Friday                 1pm Zion Pastor Dan

                                                                          7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce

March 31            Easter Sunrise             6:30am Zion Pastor Dan

Breakfast in between Easter services

Easter service              8:30am Zion Pastor Dan


From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism:

John 2:16 – “And he told those who sold the pigeons, ‘Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.’” The Lord’s house is not a place to sell, but a place to receive and a place to give. It’s not a place for our schemes and plans. Instead, the church is a place for the Lord’s gracious giving and our faithful sacrifices in response.

The Pewpoint – THEME OF THE DAY –    The Crucified and Risen Body of Jesus Is the True Temple of the Lord –  The Lord rescues His people, Israel, “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2) and makes His gracious covenant with them, defined by the Ten Commandments. Since He has become their God by His grace, they shall be His people, having “no other gods” before Him (Ex. 20:3). He is “jealous” for them as a husband for his wife and as a father for his children. He has named them with His name and called them to rest in Him (Ex. 20:5–9). The incarnate Son, Christ Jesus, is likewise jealous for His Father’s house, because it is to be a place of divine grace and Sabbath rest for His people, and not “a house of trade” (John 2:16–17). His zeal consumes Him as He gives up “the temple of his body” to the destruction of the cross, but in three days He raises it up again to be the true temple forever (John 2:17–21). By His crucifixion He cleanses the entire household, and in His resurrection He becomes “wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30).


YES IN CHRIST-Saying Yes With Our Treasures                                                      Needed per week to make budget: $3177                Envelopes 2/25/24  $1285.00  Plate $30.00     Cemetery Memorial:  $50 Eli Dornfeld fund

Attendance/Communed  Wednesday   2/21/2024:  44/31                                                                                                           Sunday 2/25/2024: 48/40

Dates to Remember:

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

Mar 5 & 19:         “Chosen” Bible Study 6pm in the sanctuary

March 6:              Midweek Lenten Service at Zion @ 7pm

March 7:              Quilting in the church basement 11am – 2pm

March 17:            Chicken Dinner at Peace Lutheran Church Noon – 2

March 28:            Lenten Soup Supper at 6pm

Karen Rhodes, March 3rd                     Kasandra Miescher, March 3rd

Jayne Gierach, March 6th              Caden Brugger March 8th

Donna Mueller, March 9th

 Chicken Dinner –   The Peace Lutheran Church, Men of Peace are sponsoring a chicken dinner on Sunday, March 17th from Noon until 2pm. The fundraiser is being held in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Dine in or carry outs are available. The meal includes: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, coleslaw, corn, dinner roll, beverage, & dessert. Tickets for adults are $11, children are $6, and free for those age 5 & under. For each adult ticket sold, $2 will be given to Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa to assist their efforts to raise awareness & support for all LCMS missionaries.

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 the Saturday before Easter, to be arranged.

Easter Breakfast –  If you want to help with the Easter breakfast or would like to donate food, there are signup sheets on the table in the Narthex.

Please keep the following in your special prayers:

We pray for Doug Rhodes who needs God’s healing, strength, and care after a successful eye surgery.

We pray for Cliff Babler, the father of member Rita Weisjohn who was put on hospice care.

We pray for Rhonda Klecker, neighbor of Dan and Marti Chaveriat, who is recovering from a heart attack.