Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost              Oct. 1, 2017                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc.

Divine Svc. III, page 18

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #869 + #411 + #861

LESSONS: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 + Ephesians 4:1-5 + Matthew 13:47-52


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

Jed Chrestensen, Zachary Lynch

11:00 a.m.:  Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald,

Sam Coates, Ken Clark

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Gary Worrall, (Late)

Acolytes:  Randall Roberts, Emilie Scholie (Early)

Dylan Horning (Late)

Lay Reader: Jean Pemberton

Greeters: Bev Auel, Kim Tunstall (Early)

John & Dala Beard (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.

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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

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  • *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.

NEW MEMBERS CLASS: Pastor Aaron will be leading a new members class for 4 weeks beginning on Sunday, October 8th. The class will be held from 9:45am-10:45am at church. This class is the formal process for joining the membership of Saints Peter and Paul. There is no obligation to join after going through the class if you would like to sit in simply to learn more about the teaching and practice of our congregation. Sign up at or on the sign-up table in the narthex.

PRAISE TEAM MUSICIANS: The praise team is always looking to add and expand talent to lead the congregation in worship. If you play an instrument or sing and would like to be involved (you only have to commit to as much as you want), let Pastor Aaron know:

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The Oct. – Dec. Portals of Prayer are located on the information table in the narthex, please take one as you leave today.


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

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

2:00 PM                        Svc. @ The Bluffs, Houghton

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

4:00 PM                        Confirmation Class

Friday             4:00 PM                        Pihlaja Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday         1:00 PM                       Pihlaja Wedding

Next Sunday   8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc., w/comm.

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


Sun. 9/24 – (8:30) 165 + (11:00) 135 = 300


Offerings Received to Date: $321,498.26

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $6,693.26