Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                        July 30, 2017                                                         SERVICE:  (Sun.)   8:30 AM – Contemporary Worship, w/comm.

10:00 AM – Traditional Worship, w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #769 + #780 + #794 + Comm. Hymn #940

LESSONS: Psalm 19 + Ephesians 6:10-20 + Matthew 26:36-44


(Sun.)   Ushers:  8:30 a.m.: Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

10:00 a.m.:  Ken Clark, Sam Coates,

Jerry Smith, Peter Pietila

Elders:  Duane Fenske, Robert Chalgren (Early)

Gary Worrall, Charles Wright (Late)

Acolytes:  Emilie Scholie, Ally Etelamaki (Early)

Adelie Kari, Abbigail Hietala (Late)

Lay Reader: Don Kuiper

Greeters: Wayne Volk, Pauline Kokkonen (Early)

Jean Pemberton, Rachele Lambert (Late)

Office Information:

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





Pastor: Aaron Gehrke; pastorgehrke@copperluth.org

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff: marcus@copperluth.org

Office Manager: Judy Fenske; secretary@copperluth.org

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper; maintenance@copperluth.org

Business manager: Jason Auel; business@copperluth.org

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Worship Support: Lou Ann Vitton; worship@copperluth.org

Group Life: Rob & Anne Cooke; groups@copperluth.org

Community: Kerri Mayra; community@copperluth.org

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke; children@copperluth.org

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 www.copperluth.org/give 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.

MISSED A SERVICE?  Watch archive sermons at www.copperluth.org/sermon-archive.

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 secretary@copperluth.org 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…

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 bdcoates@wildblue.net, or visit the national project website at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.


Sunday             8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc., w/comm.

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

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

Saturday           4:00 PM                    Kuiper Wedding

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

10:00 AM                      Traditional Svc.

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


Sun. 7/23 – (10:00) 273


Offerings Received to Date: $238,933.68

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $8,691.58