Second Sunday of Easter                                Apr. 8, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #478 + #490 + #480 + Comm. Hymn #465

LESSONS: Acts 4:32-35 + 1 John 1:1-2:2 + John 20:19-31


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

Wayne Volk, volunteer

11:00 a.m.: Ken Clark, Peter Pietila,

Jerry Smith, Jim Lahti

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch (Early)

Tim Stites, Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Randall Roberts (Early)

Dylan Horning, Jonah Horning (Late)

Lay Reader: Sam Coates

Greeters: Bev Auel, Pauline Kokkonen (Early)

Lynn Lanala, Lori Nordmark (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

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The Next New Members Class: 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings.  The next meeting is on Thursday, April 12th, at 6:00PM.  Current Board members are Dala Beard, Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, John Pemberton, Jim Spence, and Judy Zei.

Saints Peter and Paul Softball: “Spring is trying to get here.  We promise.  Our church softball team is gearing up for another great season.  If you would be interested in playing, please give Rob Cooke an email/call/text (, ping through Church Community, Builder, or flag him down in between services.  Games are on Tuesday nights at 6 or 7:30, starting in mid-May and running through mid July.”

 Nominees for the Board of Directors:  Dale Dewald, Lori Nordmark, Kim Salmi, Heather Sander, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, and Kristin Wanhala.  Three names will be selected on Sunday, May 13 at the Voters Assembly meeting.  Please pray for them and for God’s will to be accomplished.

MTU & FINLANDIA GRADUATE RECOGNITION:  On Sunday, Apr. 29th, during both services, we will be recognizing the graduates from MTU & Finlandia this year that worship with us.  If you will be graduating, please phone the church office at 482-4750 and leave your name and degree earned.  We hope all those graduating will attend.

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING 2019 –  This afternoon @ 12:30 p.m. we are having our first NYG meeting to share details, answer some questions and get an idea of who is interested in attending with us in Minneapolis, MN on July 11-15, 2019. A 2nd meeting will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 11th at 5:15 p.m.  If you are currently in grades 7-11, you are eligible and you and your parents are going to want to be at this info meeting!  For more info contact Marcus Huff.

MOTHER’S DAY: We are once again delivering  Mother’s Day gifts to the residents of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Women’s Shelter.  If you’d like to help by contributing items such as body lotions, shampoo, conditioner, nail care products, cosmetic bags, hair brushes, perfumes, un-opened make-up samples etc., please bring the products to church by May 6. There is a basket  in the narthex for the items.  If you have any questions, call Elsa Strayer, 482-7821.


Sunday            8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

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

12:30 PM                      Youth Gathering – Info. Session 1

1:30 PM                       HS Youth Group

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM                       Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

5:15 PM                        Youth Gathering – Info. Session 2

Thursday         4:30 PM                      Praise Team Rehearsal

5:30 PM                        Hand Bells Rehearsal

6:00 PM                        Bd. of Directors

Next Sunday   8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

9:45 AM                       Education Classes

9:45 AM                         New Member Class

11:00 AM                        Traditional Svc. w/comm.

6:00 PM                        Student Supper @ CLSC

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


Sun. 4/1 – (8:30) 269 + (11:00) 238 = 507


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $12,182.00
Other Income $   3,152.01
Total $15,334.01
Year to Date Budget Need $120,848.00
Year to Date Actual $128,762.65
Year to Date Difference $    7,914.65