Sixth Sunday of Easter                                    May 6, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #733 + #773 + #794

LESSONS: Genesis 3:16-19 + Romans 8:18-30 + John 16:25-33


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

Jed Chrestensen, volunteer

11:00 a.m.: Sam Coates, Deb Olson,

Ken Clark, Peter Pietila

Elders:  Warren Weingarten, Duane Fenske (Early)

Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Amelia Sander, Keira Chrestensen (Early)

Jonah Horning (Late)

Lay Reader: Jean Pemberton

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (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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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

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.

Spring Voters Assembly: All members are invited to attend the spring meeting of the Voters Assembly at 10:00 am on May 13th in the Sanctuary. The Board of Directors will provide updates on the Strategic Plan, financial and audit status, ministry, and there will be the selection of new Board members. We thank you for your support and participation.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00 pm. Current Board members are Dala Beard, Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, John Pemberton, Jim Spence, and Judy Zei.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE RECOGNITION:  On Sunday, May 20th, during the Informal and Traditional Services, we will be recognizing all those that will graduate from high school this year that worship with us.  We hope all those that will be graduating will attend.

 SUMMER HOURS BEGIN:  The schedule for our summer services will begin on Sunday, May 27th.  Informal Svc. will be at 8:30 a.m. and the Traditional Svc. will be at 10:00 a.m.  The last day of Sunday School and Adult Bible Study will be on Sunday, May 20th.

 THANK YOU – to all who donated food for Julie Gades’ funeral on Monday, April 30. The amount of donations was enhanced by dishes from teachers at the Hancock schools and from friends of Julie.   We fed 154 people with just enough food, and some leftovers.  The Oak House was a beneficiary of part of that. A big thank you to those who so willingly took time out of their day to help set up, serve, and/or clean up afterward.  We also set up a table, during her visitation on Sunday evening, with coffee, water, and goodies, which was appreciated by those who came. Thank you to those who donated and helped with that event, too.  May God bless you all!

END OF THE YEAR PARTY: We will be having an End of the Year Party on May 20th. The party starts after the early service and goes until 1pm. There will be no Sunday School this day and parents are responsible for their kids while at the Party.  Party includes (but not limited to): Bounce houses, cotton candy, community service projects for all ages.

VBS 2018: Vacation Bible School will take place June 25-28 from 6-8pm. To register kids or to sign up as a volunteer go to The theme – “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus”

Free Camp Scholarship!! – 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. Names will be drawn on Wednesday, May 9th. Contact for more info.

YOUTH GROUP will be cancelled this morning.  They will meet again on Sunday, May 13th.

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.


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

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

9:45 AM                        New Member Class

11:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM                       Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

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

10:00 AM                      Voter’s Meeting

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. 4/29 – (8:30) 215 + (11:00) 130 = 345


No Financial Summary this week.