Fifth Sunday of Easter                                    Apr. 29, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. II, page 16

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #857 + #691 + #854 + Comm. Hymn #571 + #550

LESSONS: Acts 8:26-40 + 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 + John 15:1-8


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

Wayne Volk, volunteer

11:00 a.m.: Spencer Carlson, Adam Brandmire,

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald

Elders:  Dustin Scherr, Jim Hewett (Early)

Dale Dewald, Don Kuiper (Late)

Acolytes: Joshua Damsteegt, Micaela Geborkoff (Early)

Zachary Sommerville, Tobias Sommerville (Late)

Lay Reader: John Pemberton

Greeters: Bev Auel, Pauline Kokkonen (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

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  • 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.

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

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, Shane Kleiman, 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.

Free Camp Scholarship!! – Have you ever wanted to go to Camp Luther or Keweenaw Base Camp for a week and haven’t been able to for a variety of reasons? Then this is your chance! We have been gifted 6 camp scholarships to give to first time campers from grade school thru high school!  Signup online or at the table in the hall. Contact for more info.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – What does Christian fellowship look like to you? For some of our youth, that looks like basketball!  So a few of our youth have planned a fun, all ages, basketball tournament here on Saturday, May 19.  You can sign up a team or individually at the info table. Contact for more info.

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., w/comm.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

9:45 AM                        New Member Class

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

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

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

9:45 AM                         New Member Class

11:00 AM                        Traditional Svc.

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


Sun. 4/22 – (8:30) 176 + (11:00) 116 = 292


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $  9,751.00
Other Income $     933.81
Total $10,684.81
Year to Date Budget Need $148,736.00
Year to Date Actual $153,615.50
Year to Date Difference $    4,879.50