Third Sunday after the Epiphany                  Jan. 21, 2018                              

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc.

Divine Svc. II, page 161

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #826 + #570 + #857

LESSONS: Jonah 1:7-16 + 1 Timothy 1:12-17 + Matthew 16:1-4


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

Jed Chrestensen, volunteer

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

Spencer Carlson, volunteer

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Amelia Sander, Keira Chrestensen (Early)

Lance Motowski (Late)

Lay Reader: Sam Coates

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

John & Dala Beard (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:

Director of Care Ministry: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob & Anne Cooke;

Community: Kerri Mayra;

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke;

Director of Communication: Bryant Weathers:

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

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.

 COFFEE DONATIONS:  We are running low on decaffeinated coffee.  Anyone who would like to donate cans of coffee to be used for church functions, please bring them to the church kitchen and they will be stored there until needed.  Thank you.

 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!   

 High School Youth Group (9-12) – Did you know that we have events every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month from 1:30-3?  We also have a great Sunday morning bible study in the youth room too.  Join us as we build community, adventure, create, and grow in our Christian faith.  Contact Marcus Huff at for more information and to get added to the contact list if you aren’t already on it.

Junior High Youth Group (7-8) – Did you know that we get together every Wednesday evening from 4-5 here at the church?  There is always food, Bible and faith discussions and games.  Even if you aren’t part of our confirmation class, but are in 7-8th grade come and join us!  Contact Marcus Huff at  for more information.

Student Supper tonight!! – Every third Sunday of the month, we host a meal at our MTU student house @ 217 Blanche Street at 6:00pm.  So if you are a college student, please join us for a great home cooked meal and fellowship!  For more information contact Marcus Huff at


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

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc

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

4:30 PM                      Praise Team Rehearsal

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. 1/14 – (8:30) 120 + (11:00) 114 = 234


Offerings Received to Date: $467,170.29

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $11,219.14