19th Sunday After Pentecost: Sunday, Sept. 30

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:30am Contemporary Service

“We Fall Down”

“All Because of Jesus”

“No Longer Salves”

“Send Me Out”

11:00am Traditional Service

Matins, page 219

#701 “Draw Us to Thee”

#851 “Lord of Glory, You Have

Bought Us”

#618 “I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table”

#702 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

Collect of the Day

Everlasting Father, source of every blessing, mercifully direct and govern us

by Your Holy Spirit that we may complete the works You have prepared for us

to do; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You

and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Reading                                                                   Isaiah 6:1–8

P   The Old Testament Reading is from Isaiah, the sixth chapter.

1In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

4And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

P     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                Romans 12:1–8

P  The Epistle is from Romans, the twelfth chapter.

1I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies   as  a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                  John 1:35–46

P   The Holy Gospel according to John, the first chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

35The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Notes and News

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 www.copperluth.org/give.

 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.

MISSED A SERVICE?  Watch archive sermons at www.copperluth.org/sermon-archive.

Church Communications Updates

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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. pastorgehrke@copperluth.org.

Portals of Prayer:  The Oct. – Dec. Portals of Prayer are located on the information table in the narthex, please take one as you leave today.

New Members Class: Pastor Aaron will be leading a new members class for 5 weeks beginning Sunday, October 7th. The class will be held from 10am-10:45am at the church. Location TBD. 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 church or copperluth.org/newmembers.

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. Register online at http://copperluth.org/fpu.

Disc Golf – Want to try the great game of dics golf or test your skills against some pros or simply enjoy some Christian community then join us on Saturday Oct 6 @ 6pm.  We will meet up at the CSM house, 217 Blanche St and head over together.  Questions? Contact Joel at jakomurk@mtu.ed

Odd Jobs – Need Help with taking care of fall chores? CSM can help!  We have a group of college students with strong backs and quick minds that are willing to do some leaf raking, heavy lifting, wood cutting/moving, or anything else.    We will be accepting free will offerings to help fund Concordia Student Ministries Spring Mission trip, but we are willing to serve regardless.  Please sign up in the Narthex or contact Joel Komurka, jakomurk@mtu.edu to get your needs taken care of whenever you like!

Youth Group BBQ and NYG info – TODAY – If you are a youth, grades 8-12 or parent, then join us for our kick-off BBQ and National Youth Gathering info session today at 12:30pm outside the Youth Room.  Just bring drinks and dessert if possible.

National Youth Gathering – It’s going to be an awesome experience that you won’t want to miss! If you are in grades 8-12, you are eligilbe to attend and we want you to join us!  Registration Deadline is fastly approaching, Oct 7th, so if you haven’t handed in your form and deposit, please contact Marcus Huff, marcus@copperluth.org for the form and details.

Yoop Group – Are you in High School and interested in events and activities with other youth? Then join us on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at 12:30pm. Watch your email for more details!

DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML – On Sunday, October 14, we will be celebrating LWML Sunday.  We will also have a Bake Sale to help fund the local Life Outreach Fundraising Dinner.  There will a special door offering after each Service that day, which will be sent to the North Wisconsin District LWML’s “Mites for Missions” program, helping to pay for their 2018-2020 Mission Grants.  The date of the Life Outreach Dinner itself is Tuesday, October 23, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet. LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Mission League, the official women’s arm of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.


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

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

12:30 PM Yoop Group BBQ

Tuesday          9:00 AM Triple G

Wednesday    9:00 AM  Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation Class

Thursday        4:30 PM  Praise Team Rehearsal

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

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

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


Sun. 9/23 – (8:30) 169 + (11:00) 143 = 312

Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer: www.copperluth.org/prayer-request

Cancer: Julia Munson, Nancy Pintar, Elaine Monette, Sue Etapa,

Lori Pemberton, Mary Ann Tervo, Linda Toijala, Julie Sutinen,

Jim, Jeanne Huff

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Mary, Bob Paul, Nancy Smith

Missionary of the Month: Britt Odemba, Kenya

SERVING: Ushers:   Rob Scholie, Dennis Hagenbuch,

Jed Chrestensen, Zachary Lynch (Early)

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald,

Sam Coates, volunteer (Late)

Elders:     Warren Weingarten, Chris Middlebrook (Early)

Mike Salmi, Tim Stites (Late)

Acolytes: Randall Roberts, Emilie Scholie (Early)

Xander Nordmark, Mikko Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Ken Clark

Greeters: Bev Auel, Kim Tunstall (Early)

Jean Pemberton, Rachele Lambert (Late)


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $   7,432.42
Other Income $        58.50
Total $  7,490.92
Year to Date Budget Need $343,952.00
Year to Date Actual $334,769.93
Year to Date Difference $   (9,182.07)

Office Information:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

www.copperluth.org | www.facebook.com/saintspeterandpaul

906-482-4750 | info@copperluth.org


Pastor: Aaron Gehrke; pastorgehrke@copperluth.org

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff: marcus@copperluth.org

Preschool Director/Teacher: Jaime Schuldt: preschool@copperluth.org

Office Manager: Judy Fenske; secretary@copperluth.org

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper; maintenance@copperluth.org

Business Manager: Jason Auel; business@copperluth.org

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Director of Care Ministry: Lou Ann Vitton; louann@copperluth.org

Group Life: Rob Cooke; groups@copperluth.org

Hospitality: Anne Cooke: anne@copperluth.org

Community: Kerri Mayra; community@copperluth.org

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke; children@copperluth.org

Director of Communication: Bryant Weathers: bryant@copperluth.org