Rally Day Service                          Sept. 10, 2017                                                                                        

 (Sun.)   Ushers: 10:00 a.m.:  Gary Worrall, Ken Clark,

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith

Elders:  Don Kuiper, Charles Wright

Acolytes:  Emilie Scholie, Kricia Jenkins

Lay Reader: Sam Coates

Greeters: John & Dala Beard

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings.  The next meeting is on Thursday, September 14, at 6:30PM.  Current Board members:  Dala Beard, Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, John Pemberton, Jim Spence, and Judy Zei.

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION: Sunday School will begin next week, September 17th @9:45am. Please bring your kids directly to their classrooms. Register online at www.copperluth.org/ssregistration. In person registration is occurring today in the gym!

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.


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

Tuesday         10:30 AM                     Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday      9:00 AM                    Parents Day Out

4:00 PM                       Confirmation Meeting

Thursday          6:30 PM                     Bd. of Directors

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

9:45 AM                       Education Classes

11:00 AM                      Traditional Svc.

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


Sun. 9/3 – (8:30) 170 + (10:00) 121 + 291


Offerings Received to Date: $290,364.97

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $6,781.42

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 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) Go to the app store on your device and search for “Saints Peter and Paul” and you’ll see it.