Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost                Aug. 26, 2018                                                                                        

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

10:00 AM – Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Divine Svc. III, page 184

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #615 + #731 + #738 + Comm. Hymn #641

LESSONS: 1 Samuel 24:1-22 + Luke 6:27-36


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

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner

10:00 a.m.: Ken Clark, Peter Pietila,

Jerry Smith, Jim Lahti

Elders:  Warren Weingarten (Early)

Don Kuiper, Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Myah Campioni (Early)

Mikko Salmi, Lance Motowski (Late)

Lay Reader: Don Kuiper

Greeters: Bev Auel, Kim Tunstall (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 Cooke;

Hospitality: 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

Make sure to stay up to date with all that’s going on here!

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Take home some toys and books! The Early Learning Center is moving into its new rooms this summer; but first, we need to remove some of the toys and books which are not developmentally appropriate. There are also some extra cupboards and shelving available. Here’s where you come in: the last two weeks of July, you are invited to walk through the rooms and take home anything you like. Donations will be accepted, but are not required or expected.

Looking for a Truck: We are looking for a used, but decent plow truck for the church. Ideally it would be 3/4 ton with a V plow. If you or someone you know is looking to sell one, please let me know.

Fall Schedule:  Our Fall Schedule will begin on Sunday, Sept. 16th.  Early svc. will begin at 8:30 a.m., Education classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the Late svc. will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Rally Day – September 9th Details

Worship @10am – OUTSIDE

-bring a lawnchair or picnic blanket for your family. Chairs will be provided if you forget or don’t have one. In case of inclement weather, worship will be inside.

Lunch @11am – INSIDE

-bring a dish to share. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided. Sign-ups available in the narthex.

Activities – INSIDE and OUTSIDE

-games and bounce houses for kids

ministry expo to learn more about opportunities for involvement at Saints Peter and Paul

Supplies Needed for Church Bags: It’s back-to-school time and that means school supplies are on sale. Please consider donating school supplies to help stock the kids’ church bags. We would appreciate donations of spiral notebooks, pencils, and 24 packs of crayons. You can place any donations in the box marked “Church Bag Donations” in the narthex. Thank you!

 Request for Items:  We are collecting items for the welcome bags for college students.  If you are able to donate, the box will be located in the narthex for you to put your items in.  Some suggestions are:  granola bars, candy bars, gum, microwave popcorn, chips, individual microwavable meals (such as macaroni and cheese, Raman noodles, cup of soup), individual juice containers, individual cookies, or whatever other creative ideas you come up with that can be used in individual settings.  We will be collecting from August 19-September 9. Thank you in advance for your help in this ministry of our church.

 Fall Church Wide Small Group Study: We will be doing another church wide small group study starting after Rally Day, September 8th.  This study is usually 4-5 weeks long and is a great way to get to know each other as we worship together in groups.  For those already in a group or have been in a group in the past, please get with your group leader to make sure you’re set to meet and participate in September/October.  If you’d like to join a group, you can sign up through the forms available on Church Community Builder, the signup on the back table, or by talking directly to Pastor Aaron or our director of groups, Rob Cooke (  We’ll work to fit you in with an existing group or form some new groups with the people signing up.

Group Leaders – we will have a training to go over the study materials on Sunday, August 26th @11:30am and also on Wednesday, August 29th @6pm.  Please let Rob or Aaron know which one you can attend.

Financial Peace University, a bibically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. This 9-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The class has been transformational for many members of our church and we’re happy to offer it once again. The class is starting October 15-December 10 and will be Monday nights 6:30-8. The cost for the class is $119.

Host Families Needed for This Fall : Lauren Scherr is a regional coordinator for foreign exchange students. There are still around 70 students looking for host homes. If you are interested in extending a loving home to any of these children or would like more information about hosting, please contact Lauren Scherr. or 586-531-1516

Family Fun Day happening here: Communities that Care along with Dial Help are holding a family fun day at our church on September 1st from 5-8pm. This event is free and is for the public.


Sunday            8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM                       Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Tuesday          9:00 AM                      Triple G

Thursday         4:30 PM                      Praise Team Rehearsal

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

10:00 AM                       Traditional Svc.

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


Sun. 8/19 – (8:30) 154 + (10:00) 119 = 273


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $ 9,198.22
Other Income $      56.00
Total $ 9,254.22
Year to Date Budget Need $297,472.00
Year to Date Actual $293,996.06
Year to Date Difference $   (3,475.96)