Seventh Sunday of Easter                              May 13, 2018                                                                                        

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

11:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. III, page 184

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #686 + #803 + #818 + Comm. Hymn #621

LESSONS: Psalm 118:18-24 + Philippians 4:4-8 + John 17:1-13


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

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

11:00 a.m.: Jerry Smith, Jim Lahti,

Marilynn Dewald, Sam Coates

Elders:  Dennis Hagenbuch (Early)

Dale Dewald, Mike Salmi (Late)

Acolytes: Ally Etelamaki (Early)

Abbigail Hietala, Kierah Hietala (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (Early)

Jerry & Nancy Smith (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

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.

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”

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.

DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML – Will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m.  Following the business meeting, Co-Christian Chair Cathy Paul will lead us in a Bible Study.  One of the items on the Agenda will be discussion about gift bags we provide to the Leinonen family when they go to conduct LAMP VBS in Tadoule Lake, Manitoba.  The bags are given to the mothers of the children.  We invite all the ladies in our midst to join us at our meetings, which end with a delicious dessert provided by that month’s hostesses.

SENIOR SAINTS – Will meet on Thursday, May 24, starting at noon with lunch.  Our guest speaker will be Marcus Huff, who will share with us about his years at Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the mission work being done there.  All seniors are invited to join us that day.  Contact John or Jean Pemberton (487-9412) for more information.

Mission Trip: I am thrilled to announce that we have solidified a date for our​rescheduled mission trip to Honduras. We will be traveling to Honduras on November 7th and returning on November 14th. Details will be provided ​as they come to light. If you are interested in participating in the mission trip, please send Kerri ​Mayra ​an email at

Community Garden: The community garden is in need of leaders. We have a strong foundation for the garden, but we are seeking at least two individuals who have a passion for gardening and desire to work with families in fellowship. Even if you do not have a background in gardening, but are interested in leading, please contact Kerri Mayra at


Sunday            8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

9:45 AM                        Education Classes

10:00 AM                       Voters Meeting

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

1:30 PM                        HS Youth Group

Tuesday          7:30 AM                      Men’s Bible Study

6:30 PM                        Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday     9:00 AM                     Parents Day Out

Thursday         4:30 PM                      Praise Team Rehearsal

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

9:45 AM                         Education Classes

11:00 AM                      Traditional Svc.

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


Sun. 5/6 – (8:30) 177 + (11:00) 127 = 304


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $ 10,027.40
Other Income $   2,627.83
Total $ 12,655.23
Year to Date Budget Need $167,328.00
Year to Date Actual $172,611.94
Year to Date Difference $    5,283.94