Serving Today:

Liturgists: Rev. Robert Paul and Rev. David Weber

Preacher: Rev. Aaron Gehrke

Organist: Barb Worrall

Praise Team: Andrew Azzam, Annikka Chrestensen, Horatio Babcock, Gernot and Julie Joachim, Ruth Fitzgerald, Rev. Aaron Gehrke, Rev. David Weber

 Thank You: We have been blessed by many people who have contributed to the success of the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of our church.  They are:  Pastor Aaron Gehrke,  Jean and John Pemberton, Dala Beard, Sandy Giordana, Debbie VanWagner, Paula Monroe, Renata Sommerville, Kristin Wanhala, Elsa Strayer, Gene Kuiper, Andi Schuldt, Judy Fenske, Rob Scholie of Hancock Bottling, Pat’s Foods, Pastor Robert Paul, Dan DePuydt, Mark VanWagner, Tim VanWagner, Greg Blust,  Bob Chalgren, Chad Carlson, Designotype Printers and Superior Graphics.  A special thank you to Carl and Michelle Treankler for the generous use of the Keweenaw Base Camp.  Thank you to the musicians who have generously agreed to provide music during our picnic.  They are Pastor Dave Weber, Tony Memmel and Gary Tunstall.     Janet E. Turpening, Chair


(Sun.)  Ushers: Gary Worrall, Deb Olson,

Marilynn Dewald, Jim Lahti

Elders: Jon Leinonen, Dale Dewald

Acolytes: Tobias Sommerville, Zachary Sommerville

Greeters: Roger & Janet Turpening, Elsa Strayer

Office Information:

Open Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm



Pastor: Aaron Gehrke;

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff:

Office Manager: Judy Fenske;

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper;

Business manager: Jason Auel;

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Worship Support: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob & Anne Cooke;

Community: Kerri Mayra;

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke;

TO ALL VISITORS ATTENDING WORSHIP THIS MORNING:  We are thankful that you are worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus with us.  Part of worshiping our Lord is bringing our financial gifts in the form of offerings to support the ministry of Christ’s church.  As our guest today, please do not feel obligated to give an offering.  We are just thankful that you are here and hope you will continue to worship with us. Want to give your offerings online? Go to or text “copperluth” to 77977 from your smartphone to get started.

 HOLY COMMUNION: In preparation to receive the Lord’s Supper, please ask yourself these questions: Have I confessed and repented of my sins? Do I believe that in this Sacrament I am receiving the actual body and blood of Christ, under the bread and wine, into my mouth, for the forgiveness of my sins? Do I share the confession and wish to participate in the unity of this congregation? Will I, with the Lord’s help, amend my sinful life? If you answer, “yes” to all of these questions, please join us for this blessed gift from God for our forgiveness.

If you need a gluten free wafer, please ask the pastor when you are kneeling at the rail.

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Church Communications Updates

We have some new communications methods that we want to make sure you are receiving, if you desire.

  • Wednesday Morning Weekly Update Email includes:
    1. Sermon preview from Pastor Aaron
    2. Blog posts about ministry items
    3. Bulletin announcements from the preview week

If you’re not receiving this, please email to be added to the list. Or, check your spam folder in your email.

  • *NEW Church App for mobile phones and tablets (Apple, Android, Windows, Amazon)
    1. Go to the app store on your device and search for “Saints Peter and Paul” and you’ll see it.
    2. With this app you can:
      1. Watch archived sermons from Sunday mornings
      2. Stream or download audio recordings of Sunday morning sermons
  • Read articles and blog posts from Pastor and Ministry Staff
  1. See a list of currently active groups and get connected with group leaders
  2. Register for events
  3. Read the Bible
  • Give online
  • And more… 

    SENIOR SAINTS SUMMER TRIP – We are planning an overnight trip to the historic town of Fayette in the Garden Peninsula of the U.P. on Wednesday & Thursday, July 26-27, along with a stop at other interesting spots.  We will be staying at a motel in Escanaba Wednesday night. Anyone interested in going along is asked to contact John or Jean Pemberton at 487-9412 soon, as we’re trying to finalize plans.

    2017 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: In a few weeks we will be kicking off our 2017 Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Mission Project. If you are picking up school supplies this is a great opportunity to add some extra items to help fill this year’s boxes, such as crayons, regular and color pencils, sharpeners, erasers, felt tips, and small notebooks. This year International Customs Regulations do not permit toothpaste, candy items, hand sanitizer, or liquid items of any kind. Your help in making 2017 another record year for Saints Peter and Paul’s OCC box donations would be greatly appreciated. Last year we donated 211 filled boxes and $1485. For further information contact Denise Coates at 296-9561 or, or visit the national project website at


    Sunday             10:00 AM                  150th Anniversary Svc., w/comm.

    3:00 PM                        Picnic @ Keweenaw Base Camp

    Tuesday            9:00 AM                      Triple G (God’s Gardening Group)

    7:00 PM                        Tony Memel Concert

    Next Sunday    8:30 AM                     Informal Svc., w/comm.

    10:00 AM                       Traditional Svc., w/comm.

    “Lutheran Hour” Radio Ministry, Sunday 8:30 AM, WHKB 102.3FM


    Sun. 7/16 – (8:30) 156 + (10:00) 90 = 246


    Offerings Received to Date: $230,242.10

    Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $8,200.09