First Sunday after Christmas                          Dec. 31, 2017                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #367 + #384 + #937 + Comm. Hymn #358

LESSONS: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 + Galatians 4:4-7 + Luke 2:22-40


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

Jed Chrestensen, Zachary Lynch

11:00 a.m.: Deb Olson, Sam Coates,

Ken Clark, volunteer

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch, Duane Fenske (Early)

Jon Leinonen, Don Kuiper (Late)

Acolytes: Ashlynn Finkbeiner, Brooklyn Finkbeiner (Early)

Dylan Horning, Jonah Horning (Late)

Lay Reader: Mike Salmi

Greeters: Bev Auel, Kim Tunstall (Early)

Roger & Janet Turpening, Elsa Strayer (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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Church Communications Updates

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BAPTISM of Carson Datto, son of Daniel & Janelle Datto will take place this morning at the early service.  Sponsors for Carson are Kris Karvakko, Michael Karvakko and Sarah Karvakko.  We rejoice with the family as Carson is welcomed into God’s Kingdom through this sacrament.

Preschool Director/Lead Teacher Job Opening: We are back in the search process for a Preschool Director/Lead Teacher to bring on staff full-time as soon as possible so that we can open in September 2018. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please have them read the job posting at and apply by January 19th. Send resume and cover letter to

Calling All Artists! I need your help to tell the story of Jonah in many different artistic ways as I preach through this story January 14th-February 11th. I’m looking for you to create any type of visual art on any part of the story of Jonah. More details can be found at Pastor Aaron

THANK YOU: A heartfelt thank you to everyone that participated in the Angel tree this year.  We were able to brighten Christmas for over 21 children this year through our prayers and gifts which has been an amazing thing to be a part of.

Thank you, Megan Brueggeman.

 BABY SHOWER: “You Are My Sunshine”

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord. Psalm 127:3

All the women of SS. Peter & Paul are cordially invited to a baby shower for Laura Huff on Sunday, Jan. 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the fellowship room. Laura & Marcus have given us a hint as to what they want/need at Please RSVP by Sunday, Jan. 7th on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Also, there is a sign-up sheet for “finger foods” if you would like to contribute to the refreshments for that day. What a joyous occasion to anticipate in the New Year!

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The Jan. – March 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.

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

Tuesday          7:30 AM                       Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday     9:00 AM                      Parents Day Out

4:00 PM                      Confirmation Class

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. 12/24 – (10:00) 108 + (3:00) 180 + (5:00) 223 + (7:00) 75 = 586


Offerings Received to Date: $439,149.86

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $11,566.30