Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost          Nov. 19, 2017                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc

Matins, page 219

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #578 + #579 + #584

LESSONS: Isaiah 40:6-8 + 2 Peter 1:16-21 + John 1:1-14


(Sun.)   Ushers: 8:30 a.m.:  Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

11:00 a.m.:  Peter Pietila, Deb Olson,

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch, Duane Fenske (Early)

Warren Weingarten (Late)

Acolytes:  Randall Roberts, Emilie Scholie (Early)

Xander Nordmark (Late)

Lay Reader: Ken Clark

Greeters: Wayne Volk, Pauline Kokkonen (Early)

Jerry & Nancy Smith (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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ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God in loving memory of their daughter-in-law, Janet Auel by Bob & Bev Auel.

 THANK YOU: Thanks to everyone who sent me cards, called and visited following my hip replacement surgery and following infection.  Most of all thank you for your prayers.  It is so wonderful to be part of a caring, loving congregation.  Bob Auel

 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.

LADIES, SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, Jan. 14th, 3:00 p.m. at SS. Peter & Paul, a Baby Shower for Laura Huff will be given. Details coming in December. Laura & Marcus have given us a hint as to what they want/need at Questions, phone Dala Beard at 482-6491.

OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will be put up on Sunday, Nov. 26th following the early service.  If you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated.

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.

HANDBELL CHOIR: Have you ever wondered “For Whom The Bell Tolls”? Well it could be you! Sts Peter and Paul is looking to start up a handbell choir and we want you! Any level of experience is welcome. If you are at all interested and potentially free on Tuesday evenings, please contact Sarah Kempin at

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., w/comm.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

10:00 AM                       Voters Assembly

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.

Monday          6:00 PM                       Bd. of Elders

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

2:00 PM                        Svc. @ The Bluff’s, Houghton

6:30 PM                         Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

7:00 PM                        Thanksgiving Eve Svc., w/comm.

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. 11/12 – (8:30) 195 + (11:00) 115 = 310


Offerings Received to Date: $382,353.77

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $8,911.54