Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost                Sept. 3, 2017                                                                                        

SERVICE:  (Sun.)   8:30 AM – Contemporary Worship, w/comm.

10:00 AM – Traditional Worship

Divine Svc. II, page 1

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #545 + #780 + #548

LESSONS: Isaiah 65:17-25 + 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 + Matthew 8:5-13


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

Jed Chrestenson, volunteer

10:00 a.m.:  Deb Olson, Sam Coates,

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Gary Worrall (Late)

Acolytes:  Ally Etelamaki, Randal Roberts (Early)

Abbigail Hietala (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

Jean Pemberton, Rachele Lambert (Late)

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.

MISSED A SERVICE?  Watch archive sermons at

Rally Day is a day set aside to reassemble or “rally” after the relatively quiet summer. This year Rally Day is on September 10. If you are a parent, a child, an adult, or really anyone at all, we hope you celebrate Rally Day by attending our 10:00am service, followed by a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to pass!

Activities at Rally Day include:
– Bounce House and other games for kids
– Register your kids for Sunday school
– Learn more about ministry opportunities- Launch of our Fall Kick-Off Event themed “People of Hope” (sermons and small group studies)

DONATIONS FOR HOUSTON TX: Today we will be taking a door collection to be sent directly to the Texas District of the LCMS which will distribute 100% of gifts to those in need. If you want to donate online, please do that directly at

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: , or c) talk to the Director of Groups, Rob and Anne Cooke – or  Please sign up/register by September 3rd (sooner is better) so we can coordinate any new groups we need to form)”

 DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML – Our first meeting for the new year is Tuesday, 9-19-17, at 6:30 p.m.  It will be a planning meeting for programs, Bible Studies, monthly hostess signups.  A dessert will be provided.  We invite all the ladies of our congregation to come to our meetings, which are the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  We welcome ‘new blood’ in our group.
The 71st Annual Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, & Tea is scheduled for Saturday, 11-18-17, noon-3:00 p.m.  This early notice allows time to mark your calendars.  Donations of baked goods, crafts, goodies for the tea table, and items for the White Elephant table are welcomed, along with anyone who would like to work at it with us.  Funds raised go toward various mission projects.
The month of October has been designated for SS Peter & Paul to raise funds for the local Life Outreach Center in Houghton with the handing out of empty baby bottles, which may be returned, filled with cash and coins.  This is in lieu of the past similar event, with the money going only to the Life Outreach Center.  They do so much work in the area for “life.”  Executive Director of the Center is our church member Jennifer DePuydt-Saari.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 10:30 a.m. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  The topic is “Angels, Standing Guard”.  All women are invited to attend.

Parents Day Out will run once again from 9am-1pm on Wednesdays beginning with a registration day on September 13th. PDO is for kids 18 months-5 years old. Contact Brenna Williams: or 370-7858 if you’d like to register a child for the program. Brenna is also in need of volunteers to help with the program from time to time. If you’re available and interested, please contact her!

Sunday School Registration: Sunday School will begin on September 17th @9:45am. Please bring your kids directly to their classrooms. Register online at In person registration will occur on Rally Day, September 10th!

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

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) Go to the app store on your device and search for “Saints Peter and Paul” and you’ll see it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF SEPT. 3 – 10Sunday             8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc., w/comm.

    10:00 AM                    Traditional Svc.

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

    2:00 PM                      Svc. @ The Bluffs, Houghton

    Next Sunday   10:00 AM                   Rally Day Svc., w/comm.

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


    Sun. 8/27 – (8:30) 125 + (10:00) 93 + 218


    Offerings Received to Date: $283,584.55

    Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $5,353.06