Second Sunday after the Epiphany               Jan. 14, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #400 + #412 + #850 + Comm. Hymn #611

LESSONS: Jonah 1:1-3 + Romans 6:1-11 + Matthew 12:38-42


(Sun.)   Ushers: 8:30 a.m.:  Lorna Kaspala, Greg Blust,

Wayne Volk, volunteer

11:00 a.m.: Sam Coates, Jerry Smith,

Peter Pietila, Deb Olson

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch (Early)

Don Kuiper, Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Micaela Geborkoff (Early)

Xander Nordmark, Mikko Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

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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BAPTISM of Stephanie Knudsen will take place this morning at the late service.  We rejoice with the family as Stephanie 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

WORSHIP SERVICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Currently looking for people interested in helping out with the media booth during church services and other events held in the sanctuary. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Contact Shane Kleiman at (920) 255-1420 or to learn more and get involved!

YEARLY STATEMENTS:  Your contribution statements for the year have been put in your mailboxes located in the entrance of the church.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please phone the church office at 482.4750.

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).

UNCLAIMED DISHES – On the blue table in the Narthex, between the two coat rooms, you will see dishes of various kinds and sizes, as well as fancy serving utensils, that have been sitting on the counter in the kitchen or on a shelf in a coat room, waiting for their owners to claim them.  Please take time to look it over and find that long-lost dish you’ve been looking for and wondering where it could be, or maybe forgot about altogether?  Thank you!   

 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.

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.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

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

Monday           4:00 PM                      CC Christian Basketball

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

2:00 PM                        Svc. @ The Bluffs, Houghton

6:30 PM                        Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

4:00 PM                        Confirmation Class

Thursday         4:00 PM                      CC Christian Basketball

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. 1/7 – (8:30) 132 + (11:00) 96 = 228


Offerings Received to Date: $455,951.15

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $8,390.14