Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                         Aug. 13, 2017                            

SERVICE:  (Sun.)   8:30 AM – Contemporary Worship

10:00 AM – Traditional Worship

Responsive Prayer I, page 282

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #769 + #958 + #816

LESSONS: Exodus 15:1-18 + 1 John 5:13-15 + Luke 11:1-4


(Sun.)   Ushers:  8:30 a.m.: Rob Scholie, Dennis Hagenbuch,

Jed Chrestensen, volunteer

10:00 a.m.:  Sam Coates, Ken Clark,

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith

Elders:  Robert Chalgren (Early)

Mike Salmi, Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes:  Kricia Jenkins (Early)

Lydia Salmi, Tarynn Brey (Late)

Lay Reader: John Pemberton

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

Lynn Lanala, Nancy Pintar (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.

SENIOR SAINTS – will hold its summer picnic on Wednesday, August 16, starting at noon at Pastor & Dorothy Paul’s home, Red Brick Road, off the Houghton Canal Road.  Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be provided, as well as drinks.  The rest is potluck.  Bring lawn chairs, too.  Pray for good weather!! Contact John or Jean Pemberton (487-9412), if questions.  Call the Paul’s (482-2647) for directions to their place, if need be. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.

Fall Church-wide Bible Study and Small Groups: Our fall Rally Day and Ministry kickoff is coming up on September 10th.  We will again be having a church-wide small group Bible Study that goes with the sermon series.  For those of you in existing small groups, please contact your group leader for more information and to coordinate what night during the week you want to meet (if you aren’t already meeting!).  For those who have not participated in this before, we would like to encourage and invite you to be part of a group.  Groups commit to meeting once a week for the 4 weeks after Rally Day and, in some cases, continue on after.  If you would like to participate in a group, please either a) Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex, b) fill out the interest form in CCB: https://saintspeterandpaul.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=57 , or c) talk to the Director of Groups, Rob and Anne Cooke – 906-231-7769rob@copperluth.org or rob.cooke@gsengineering.com.  Please sign up/register by September 3rd (sooner is better) so we can coordinate any new groups we need to form)”

Community Volunteer Needs: Contact Kerri Mayra at community@copperluth.org or 906-231-1586 for additional information.

-Rotating Inter-Community Dinner: Sunday, August 13th at St. Ann’s Church in Baraga (Occurs the 2nd Sunday each month)

-Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Home Repair (painting, cleaning, house prepping, etc.): Days and times flexible on your schedule and skill set

-Parade of Nations: Saturday, September 16th (tasks vary on time and interest)

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… 


    Sunday             8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

    10:00 AM                    Traditional Svc.

    Wednesday     12:00 PM                    Sr. Saints @ Pastor Paul’s

    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. 8/6 – (8:30) 160 + (10:00) 92 + 252


    Offerings Received to Date: $263,474.46

    Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $9,012.37