Palm Sunday                                                  Mar. 25, 2018                                                                                        

SERVICE:  (Sun.)  8:30 AM – Rite of Confirmation, w/comm.

11:00 AM – Rite of Confirmation, w/comm.

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #441+ #443 + #817 vs. 1,2,6,7 + Comm. Hymn #442

LESSONS: Philippians 2:5-11 + Mark 11:1-11


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

Jed Chrestensen, volunteer

11:00 a.m.: Deb Olson, Ken Clark,

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith

Elders:  Duane Fenske, Chris Middlebrook (Early)

Don Kuiper, Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Mikko Salmi (Early)

Xander Nordmark, Kierah Hietala (Late)

Lay Reader: Gene Kuiper

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (Early)

Roger & Janet Turpening (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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RITE OF CONFIRMATION: This morning we will be confirming 16 young people from our congregation. They are: Keira Chrestensen, daughter of Jed and Annikka Chrestensen, Ally Etelamaki, daughter of Doug and Tanya Etelamaki, Abbigail Hietala, daughter of Steve and Lindsay Hietala, Randall Roberts, son of Bill and Amy Roberts, Amelia Sander, daughter of Heather Sander, Tobias and Zachary Sommerville, sons of Jason and Renata Sommerville, Kricia Jenkins, daughter of Spencer and Carrie Jenkins, Emilie Scholie, daughter of Gary and Karen Scholie, Dylan, Jonah and Nick Horning, sons of Paul and Veronica Horning, Joshua Damsteegt, son of Dale and Kari Damsteegt, Micaela Geborkoff, daughter of Alex and Sarah Geborkoff, Lance Motowski, son of Dan Motowski and Denise Landsberg, and Cassandra Steffensen, daughter of  David and Rebecca Steffensen. Please keep these young men and women in your prayers as they continue to grow in the knowledge and love of our Savior.

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.

FINAL LENT CHALLENGE : We have concluded the item collection challenge as of yesterday, March 17th, but we are issuing one final challenge, which was alluded to at the beginning of the Lent Challenge.  We are challenging you to participate in a financial matching challenge. Our goal is to raise additional funds that will go towards the 31 Backpacks being able to purchase additional required supplies. It was mentioned before that the average weekly cost to provide the supplies is $1,000, so our challenge to you all is to see if we can hit at least $1,000, if not more to help this worthwhile organization. The church will match up to $250 of what is donated. The results of the financial matching challenge will be announced on Easter Sunday, so you have until Palm Sunday to contribute to the challenge. Thank you all again for your generous support through this ongoing challenge. If you have any questions, please send Kerri Mayra an email at

EASTER BREAKFAST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers are needed to help prep, set up, serve, and clean up the Easter Breakfast. If you are willing and able to do any or all of these things, please contact Annikka Chrestensen. 483-4744 or annikkak@hotmail.comThe 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: Director of Hospitality: It takes a significant amount of people to create the hospitable environment we have at our church. In order to keep all these groups and volunteers organized, communicating well, etc, we need to have consistent leadership. Pastor Aaron has created a new volunteer position called the Director of Hospitality and is seeking a willing individual to serve. Please read the volunteer job description at and if interested email


Sunday            8:30 AM                      Rite of Confirmation, w/comm.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

11:00 AM                       Rite of Confirmation, w/comm.

1:30 PM                        HS Youth Group

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM                        Women’s Bible Study

Thursday         4:30 PM                      Praise Team Rehearsal

5:30 PM                        Hand Bells Rehearsal

7:00 PM                        Maundy Thurs. Svc., w/comm.

Friday             1:00 PM                        Good Friday Svc.

7:00 PM                         Good Friday Svc.

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

9:45 AM                       Easter Breakfast

11:00 AM                        Easter Svc. w/comm.

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


Sun. 3/18 – (8:30) 115 + (11:00) 103 = 218


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $8,284.00
Other Income $2,217.97
Total $10,501.97
Year to Date Budget Need $102,256.00
Year to Date Actual $106,275.54
Year to Date Difference $    4,019.54