The Baptism of Our Lord                                 Jan. 7, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc.

Matins, page 219

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #397 + #400 + #410

LESSONS: Isaiah 60:1-6 + Ephesians 3:1-12 + Matthew 2:1-12


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

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

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

Volunteers (2)

Elders:  Duane Fenske, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Dale Dewald (Late)

Acolytes: Myah Campioni, Joshua Damsteegt (Early)

Nick Horning (Late)

Lay Reader: Gene Kuiper

Greeters: Wayne Volk, Pauline Kokkonen (Early)

Jean Pemberton, Rachele Lambert (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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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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings.  The next meeting is on Thursday, January 11th, at 6:00PM.  Current Board members are Dala Beard, Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, John Pemberton, Jim Spence, and Judy Zei.

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!

DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML – Will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, 1-16-18, at 6:30 p.m.  There will be no program because the focus will be on disbursing funds raised at the Annual Bazaar on November 18, 2017 for various mission projects.  We invite all the ladies to attend our meetings, enjoying fellowships with your sisters in Christ, growing in God’s Word, and learning new things from program presenters.  We always end with a delicious dessert, too.  Contact Jean Pemberton for more information.

SENIOR SAINTS – Will hold its next get-together on Thursday, 1-25-18, starting at noon with lunch.  Presenter for the day is Roger Turpening, whose topic will be “Ultrasound Imaging of Live Trees.”  Such an intriguing title should whet your interest, so please join us that day and learn what it’s about.  We’re never too old to learn something new.  We invite all seniors in our midst to join us at our get-together’s.  Contact John or Jean Pemberton for more information (487-9412).

STAMPS FOR MISSIONS – There’s a gallon bag on the bulletin board in the entryway for anyone who wishes to provide cancelled, first-class postage stamps, old postcards, whatever is of value to stamp collectors.  Funds raised by the NWD LWML with the sale of these items are used to help pay for Mission Grant programs that are voted on at District Conventions.  Please trim the stamps to 1/4″, which would be much appreciated, to save time for someone else having to do it.  They do not want Christmas stamps or the common Flag stamps, as there is not a market for them.  Thank you!


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

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.

Monday           4:00 PM                      CC Christian Basketball

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         4:00 PM                      CC Christian Basketball

6:00 PM                        Bd. of Directors

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. 12/31 – (8:30) 108 + (11:00) 71 = 179


Offerings Received to Date: $446,948.01

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $7,798.15