First Sunday in Lent                                        Feb. 18, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc.

Divine Svc. III, page 184

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #428 + #421 + #854

LESSONS: Genesis 22:1-18 + 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 + Luke 9:21-27


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

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

11:00 a.m.: Jerry Smith, Spencer Carlson,

Jim Lahti, volunteer

Elders:  Warren Weingarten, Dennis Hagenbuch (Early)


Acolytes: Ally Etelamaki, Randall Roberts (Early)

Lance Motowski (Late)

Lay Reader: Jason Sommerville

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

Ken & Marilyn Clark (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

Make sure to stay up to date with all that’s going on here!

  • Wednesday Morning Weekly Update Email

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  • Church App for mobile phones and tablets (Apple, Android, Windows, Amazon) Go to the app store on your device and search for “Saints Peter and Paul” and you’ll see it.

The Next New Members Class: It may be a few months away, but we want you to be informed now. Pastor Aaron will be leading a new members class for 5 weeks beginning on Sunday, April 15th. The class will be held from 9:45am-10:45am at church. This class is the formal process for joining the membership of Saints Peter and Paul. There is no obligation to join after going through the class if you would like to sit in simply to learn more about the teaching and practice of our congregation. Sign up at or on the sign-up table in the narthex.

SEEKING GROUPS TO HOST LENTEN MEALS: We are seeking groups to host Lenten meals. Maybe it’s your Bible Study, or just a group of friends. The church will cover a good portion of your supply cost, and you can choose the destination of donated funds at the meal. Your menu: 1 Big Pot of Soup, 1 Big Pot of Chili, Salad, Bread, and Desserts. Sign up in the narthex or email

LENTEN SERVICES: Our Lenten Services will be on Wed., Feb. 21st  & 28th, Mar. 7th, 14th, & 21st. Suppers will be provided before each service at 6:00 p.m.  Services will begin at 7:00 p.m.

EASTER FLOWERS:  Anyone wishing to order Easter Flowers (Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils or Lilies), please sign the sheet located on the table in the narthex.  Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils are $18.  Lilies are $20.  All orders must be in and paid for by Feb. 25thFlowers that have not been paid for by Feb. 25th will not be ordered.  Thank you.

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Interested in serving in church leadership?  The Board is seeking nominations for three positions.  Deadline for submitting nominations is March 11.  See bulletin insert.

MISSION TRIP UPDATE: The mission trip to Honduras scheduled to take place in April has been postponed until late fall. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information email Kerri Mayra at

DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML – Will meet on Tuesday, February 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a program by Mike and Cathy Aten, who will share their trip to Africa last year, where they visited their daughter, who is in the Peace Corp.  They will also tell us about the interns working at Little Brothers/Friend of the Elderly.  There will be a business following the presentation by the Atens, as well as a delicious dessert.  We invite all the ladies in our midst to join us that evening.

SENIOR SAINTS – Will hold their next get-together on Thursday, February 22, starting at noon with a lunch.  Program for the day will feature Marshall Plumer, recently retired as a law enforcement ranger at Isle Royale National Park.  He will enlighten us on what all is involved in that capacity, something we don’t usually think about when we hear about the Park.  We invite all seniors at SS Peter & Paul, and friends and family, to join us that day. Contact John or Jean Pemberton (487-9412), for further information.

ATTENTION, THRIVENT MEMBERS – Reminder! You have until March 31, 2018, to direct your 2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars before they expire on that date.  Thrivent’s Corporate Office is closed on March 30 (Good Friday) & March 31 (Saturday) so, to ensure that your Choice Dollars directions get processed before the deadline, please do that ASAP.  Choice Dollars directed to SS Peter & Paul pay for ‘Spring Student Mission Trips.’  Occasionally, some get used for special needs, or are earmarked by Thrivent members for specific purposes.  The Concordia Student House is also on Thrivent’s list of Choice Dollar recipients.
Two Easy Options for directing Choice Dollars:  Online at or Phone at 800-847-4836 and say ‘Thrivent Choice’ at the prompt. The Member Connection Center is open until 6:00 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday. Thank you for generosity!  Jean Pemberton, Thrivent Congregational Volunteer Contact.

Lent Challenge:

Is Lent a time to give up or to give? As we dig into this question we are issuing a challenge to the congregation to support a local organization, 31 Backpacks, through a weekly challenges ending with one final challenge. 31 Backpacks is a local organization that works to prevent food insecurity for children in four local counties. Every Friday, 31 Backpacks sends home a backpack full of food and hygiene products to students identified by school administrators as being in need. Currently, 31 Backpacks is serving 190 kids in the Copper Country.

The challenge we are issuing to you is the following: collect as many items from the provided list each week with the challenge being that in the proceeding weeks more items are collected than the previous week. Our goal is to donate as many items as possible to 31 Backpacks to offset the growing need. Below you will find the list of items needed. We will kick off the challenge on Sunday, February 18 and continue through the last Sunday of Lent.

​ ​There will be a box in the Narthex for items, which can be dropped off at any time during the week. If you have any questions contact Kerri Mayra at

Hygiene Needs
Body Wash
Dental floss
Feminine products

Food Items
Individual one serving boxes of cereal (they come with 8 to 10 per pack)
Flavored instant oatmeal
Granola bars
Cheese/cracker snacks
Chef Boyardee individual microwavable cups
Mac & Cheese individual microwave cups
Cups of fruit/pudding


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

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.

6:00 PM                        Student Supper @ CLSC

Monday          6:00 PM                       Bd. of Elders

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

6:30 PM                        Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

4:00 PM                        Confirmation Class

6:00 PM                        Lenten Supper

7:00 PM                        Lenten Service

Thursday       12:00 PM                      Sr. Saints

4:30 PM                        Praise Team Rehearsal

Next Sunday   8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

9:45 AM                       Education Classes

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

1:30 PM                        HS Youth Group

“Lutheran Hour” Radio Ministry, Sunday 8:30 AM, WHKB 102.3FM


Sun. 2/11 – (8:30) 150 + (11:00) 98 = 248


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $8,883.42
Other Income $     74.18
Total $8,957.60
Year to Date Budget Need $55,776.00
Year to Date Actual $52,050.46
Year to Date Difference ($3,725.54)