Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost             Nov. 12, 2017                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #703 + #809 + #711 + Comm. Hymn #528

LESSONS: Lamentations 3:16-27 + Ephesians 2:1-10 + John 15:1-15


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

Jed Chrestensen, Zachary Lynch

11:00 a.m.:  Gary Worrall, Jerry Smith,

Spencer Carlson, Adam Brandmire

Elders:  Duane Fenske (Early)

Don Kuiper, Gary Worrall (Late)

Acolytes:  Ally Etelamaki (Early)

Zachary Sommerville, Tobias Sommerville (Late)

Lay Reader: Sam Coates

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (Early)

Lynn Lanala, Nancy Pintar (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

 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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POINSETTIA PLANTS:  If you would like to order Poinsettia Plants for Christmas, please sign the sheet located on the table outside the multi-purpose room or contact the church office at 482-4750 by Sunday, November 12th.  Cost of the plant is $20.  Only those plants that have been paid for will be ordered.  You may take your plant home after Christmas Eve Svc. if you wish.

2017 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: A reminder that all donations are due back no later than Sunday, November 12th. Boxes should not be taped shut to facilitate international customs inspection. A donation of $9 per box would be appreciated to offset shipping costs and provide a 12-week follow up discipleship program for the kids. Boxes and information are available at the display table in the narthex. Our 2017 goal is 250 boxes and $2,000. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!

Fall Voters Assembly: All members are invited to attend the regular fall meeting of the Voters Assembly at 10:00am on November 19th in the Sanctuary. The Board of Directors will present the 2018 budget. We thank you for your support and participation.

THANKSGIVING EVE SVC. will be on Wednesday Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m., with communion.

CHURCH DECORATING:  On Monday, Nov. 27th at 5:30 p.m. everyone is invited to participate in the decorating of the church.  Appetizers and desserts will be served during the decorating.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the church for anyone that would like to participate and bring an appetizer or dessert.

 ADVENT SERVICES will be held on Wed. Nov. 29th, Dec. 6th, 13th & 20th. The Holden Evening Prayer will be used. Supper will be provided at 6:00 p.m. with services beginning at 7:00 p.m.

ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT – Will take place on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  This is a change in date from December 3 to November 30.  We look forward to having the Noteworthy Singers as part of the evening’s program at this important time of year, as we anticipate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Watch for signup sheets for both hostess tables and for all who would like to attend as guests.  We invite ALL the ladies in our midst to join us on this special, elegant evening.

71st ANNUAL BAZAAR, BAKE SALE, & TEA – Is planned for Saturday, November 18, from noon-3:00 p.m.  We welcome donations of items for the bake sale, the tea table, the crafts table, and the White Elephant table.  We also welcome volunteer helpers.  It’s a busy day!  Funds raised go toward missions, both near and far.

SENIOR SAINTS–will meet on Thursday, November 16, starting at noon with a lunch.  The program for the day will feature Pastor Paul, who will enlighten us with “Sketches for the Reformation 500th–Characters and Events.”  We invite all the seniors in our midst to join us that day to hear who these characters are and what events took place, as well as enjoy a home-cooked meal.  Contact John or Jean Pemberton, if questions (487-9412).

Angel Tree Volunteer Needed: During the Christmas season, Saints Peter and Paul collaborate with the Salvation to participate in the angel tree project, which benefits local families. We are currently seeking a volunteer or volunteers who would be willing to lead the project this holiday season. If you are interested in volunteering or leading this project, please contact Kerri Mayra at

Mission Trip: Saints Peter and Paul in collaboration with Glocal Mission will be traveling to Honduras on a mission trip this upcoming spring. The trip is scheduled to take place April 11-17, 2018. We are currently seeking individuals who are interested in participating. There will be an information session within the next couple weeks. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the mission trip, please email Kerri Mayra at

Winter Clothing Drive: Saints Peter and Paul will be hosting a winter clothing this fall. If you have any gently worn winter clothing (jackets, boots, scarves, hats, etc.) that you are no longer using, please consider donating them to the clothing drive. There are boxes for donations set up in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please email either Kim Salmi at or Kerri Mayra at

YAC Christmas Book Drive: The Youth Advisory Council is hosting a book drive to benefit UP Kids. If you have any new or gently used books that you are willing to donate, there will be a donation box set up on Sundays. UP Kids will then distribute the books to children in need during Christmas, so every child gets a Christmas present.


Sunday            8:30 AM                    Contemporary Svc.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

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

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM                       Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

4:00 PM                        Confirmation Class

Thursday       12:00 PM                      Sr. Saints

Saturday        12:00 PM                     Dorcas Bazaar

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

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

10:00 AM                       Voters Assembly

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.


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


Sun. 11/5 – (8:30) 165 + (11:00) 119 = 284


Offerings Received to Date: $372,917.23

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $8,030.33