Fourth Sunday in Lent                                    Mar. 11, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #730 + #425 + #733 + Comm. Hymn #629

LESSONS: Numbers 21:4-9 + Galatians 5:16-26 + Luke 12:22-34


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

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

11:00 a.m.: Jerry Smith, Marilynn Dewald,

Ken Clark, Peter Pietila

Elders:  Duane Fenske (Early)

Dale Dewald, Mike Salmi (Late)

Acolytes: Joshua Damsteegt (Early)

Nick Horning, Xander Nordmark (Late)

Lay Reader: John Pemberton

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:

Preschool Director/Teacher: Jaime Schuldt:

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.

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

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Interested in serving in church leadership?  The Board is seeking nominations for three positions.  Deadline for submitting nominations is today.  Nomination ballots are located on the information table in the Narthex.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES:  Mar. 29th: Maundy Thursday Svc. with communion at 7:00 p.m.  Mar. 30th: Good Friday Svcs. at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Apr. 1st: Easter Sunday Svcs. with communion at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with a breakfast served between the two services.

DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML–Will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.  In addition to the regular business meeting, we will have a Bible Study led by Co-Christian Life Chairman Cathy Paul and Judy Sellers.  We invite all the ladies to join us at our meetings.  The evening ends with delicious desserts made by that month’s hostesses.  Contact Jean Pemberton, for further information.

SENIOR SAINTS–Will have its next get-together on Thursday, March 22, starting at noon with lunch. The program for the day will feature Stan Vitton, who will show us pictures as a followup to his presentation last October on “Evidence for an Epic Portage Lake Flood” (study of glacial history of the Keweenaw Peninsula). We invite all seniors in our midst to join us that day.  Contact John or Jean Pemberton (487-9412), for further information.

 LWML Zone 2 Spring Rally – will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 146 Tamarack Street, Laurium, MI, on Saturday, March 24.  It will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration and coffee fellowship.  Cost for the day is $5.00, which includes lunch.  The Bible Study and program:  Names of God:  in Scripture and Song.  Gifts of the Heart Ingathering:  Toilet paper for local food pantry and non-profits.  We need to RSVP by March 19, so please let Jean Pemberton know if you’d like to attend ASAP.  It’s a great way to meet ladies from other churches in our Zone of the North Wisconsin District LWML.

GREETING CARD RACK, ETC – The rack has been freshened up with new cards of several different subjects.  It’s a convenient way to buy that last-minute card that you forgot to buy at the store, or just buy them to have on hand anyway.  You may place your money in the wooden box on the glass sales case.  While there, you may want to ‘shop’ for gift items in the sales case itself.  Directions on how to access the case are located on top of it. If you were to buy a church cookbook, that has to be paid for separately, to SS Peter & Paul Lutheran, with ‘cookbook’ on the memo line.  Funds raised for the cookbooks go to the Youth Group, as it’s one of their fundraisers. You will also find Mite Boxes on the stand next to the sales case, in which you may save your coins, currency, etc, and bring back to the church from time to time.  Funds raised through the mites help pay for the LWML Mission Grants, both District and National.  Saving canceled, 1st-class postage stamps is another way the LWML earns money to pay for Mission Grants.  Trimmed (to 1/4″) stamps may be placed in the gallon bag, so marked, on the bulletin board in the church entryway, near the mailboxes.  Christmas and the common flag stamps are not accepted, as there is not a market for them from stamp collectors.

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.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

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

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

6:00 PM                        Lenten Supper

7:00 PM                        Lenten Service

Thursday         4:30 PM                      Praise Team Rehearsal

5:30 PM                        Hand Bells Rehearsal

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

9:45 AM                       Education Classes

11:00 AM                        Traditional Svc.

6:00 PM                         Student Supper @ CLSC

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


Sun. 3/4 – (8:30) 186 + (11:00) 114 = 300


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $9,141.42
Other Income $2,222.27
Total $11,363.69
Year to Date Budget Need $83,664.00
Year to Date Actual $78,775.65
Year to Date Difference ($4,888.35)