22nd Sunday After Pentecost: Sunday, Oct. 21

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

8:30am Contemporary Service

“Here I Am to Worship”

“Good Good Father”



11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service III, page 184

#398 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”

#551 “When to Our World the Savior


#563 “Jesus, Thy Blood and


Collect of the Day

     O God, Your divine wisdom sets in order all things in heaven and on earth. Put away     from us all things hurtful and give us those things that are beneficial for us;       through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

   First Reading                                                                                    Acts 10:34–48

P    The Old Testament Reading is from Acts, the tenth chapter.

34So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

44While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

P      This is the Word of the Lord.

C      Thanks be to God.

Second Reading                                                                                   Acts 13:1–12

P  The Epistle is from Acts, the thirteenth chapter.

1Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

4So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. 6When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 11And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. 12Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                             Mark 10:23–31

P  The Holy Gospel according to Mark, the tenth chapter.

Glory to You, O Lord.

23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

24And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

Acknowledgments: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. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

TO ALL VISITORS ATTENDING WORSHIP THIS MORNING:  We are thankful that youare 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.

 SERVING: Ushers:   Rob Scholie, Dennis Hagenbuch,

Jed Chrestensen, Zachary Lynch (Early)

Ken Clark, Peter Pietila,

Jerry Smith, Jim Lahti (Late)

Elders:     Jim Hewett, Duane Fenske (Early)

Jon Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Myah Campioni, Dani Williston (Early)

Mikko Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Jason Sommerville

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

Jerry & Nancy Smith (Late)


No Financial Summary this week.

Notes and News


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

10:00 AM Education Classes

10:00 AM New Member Class

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM           Youth Group

6:00 PM CSM – Student Supper

Monday         6:30 PM   Financial Peace

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday    9:00 AM  Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation Class

Thursday      12:00 PM  Senior Saints

4:30 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

5:30 PM Pietila Home Bible Study

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

10:00 AM New Member Class

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

7:00 PM CSM Bible Study

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, Julie Sutinen, Jim

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

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Andrew & Kelsey Schlund, Mexico

Read Acts:

Daily Readings – Week 3: Monday, October 22 – Sunday, October 28 
 – 10:1-10:23
Tuesday – 10:24-10:48
Wednesday – 11:1-11:30
Thursday – 12:1-12:25
Friday – 13:1-13:12
Saturday – 13:13-13:52
Sunday – 14:1-14:28

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

 Church Communications

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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.

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!

Movie matinee – The high school youth group will be kicking off food fun and a movie this afternoon starting at 12:30! Please come and be a part of our youth group!

CSM –  Concordia student ministries or CSM is our college focus ministry based out of our student house at Michigan Tech. We have events every Saturday afternoon/ evening Bible study on Sunday nights. Come connect with other Christian college students and join us at one of our weekly events!

 Senior Saints – The October get-together will take place on Thursday,
October 25, at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.  It will
start with a tour of the facility at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be at 1:00
p.m. in the Community Room.  This is different than how we usually do
things, but the Library has a Storytime for young children on Wednesdays
and Thursdays, which ends in early afternoon.  By us eating at 1:00, it
gives them time to put things away and get the room ready for us.
Another twist to this event is that we ask all who are coming to bring
their own sandwiches of choice.  Chips and desserts will be provided, as
well as coffee, tea, lemonade, and water.  During lunch, Library
Director Dillon Geshel will tell us about what’s going on at the Library
these days.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex so we
can get a count of how many are coming for the Community Room setup purpose.

 2018 Operation Christmas Child – 25th ANNIVERSARY: Our 2018 Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Mission Project has begun and we are once again asking for your generous support. This is the 25th anniversary of this amazing global project, and we have set a special goal of donating 250 filled boxes along with $2,500. Last year we achieved a record 226 boxes and $2,065. Our collection deadline this year is Sunday, November 11th. Examples of items to fill boxes include; wash cloths, bar soap, tooth brushes, hair brushes, combs, crayons, regular and color pencils, sharpeners, erasers, felt tips, small notebooks, and toys. Make sure the items will fit easily in the boxes. Do not include any sharp items or war related toys, Again this year items such as toothpaste, candy, hand sanitizer, or liquid of any kind are not permitted.  A donation of $9 is also requested for each box to help defray international shipping costs. Please visit the display table in the narthex where information and program boxes are available. Store bought plastic shoe boxes are also a great idea because the kids can reuse them. You can contact Denise Coates at 296-9561 or bdcoates@wildblue.net , or visit the national project website at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ for additional information.

Choir: Do you sing in the shower or garden? Do you have fond memories of your high school or college choir? Are you that one person in your circle of friends who keeps trying to organize Karaoke night? Choir rehearsal will continue this Wednesday, 10/24, at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. We will be offering our praise to God twice a month at the late service. Depending on demand we may also sing at the early service. We are especially in need of female voices this year. Please contact Jason Sommerville (jason.sommerville@gmail.com) or Maura Leinonen (maura.leinonen@gmail.com) for more information. Or, just show up at rehearsal.

Community Connection Volunteering Opportunity: Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church will be hosting a neighborhood connection day for our neighbors. On Sunday, November 4th, we will be providing a helping hand to nearby residents, which may include anything from raking leaves to basic yard work or just simply visiting with them to make them feel like part of our greater community. If you and/or your family are interested in participating please sign up on the form located on the table in the Narthex or contact Kerri Mayra at community@copperluth.org for more information.

Poinsettia Plants:  If you would like to order Poinsettia Plants for Christmas, please sign the sheet located on the table outside the multi-purpose room or contact the church office at 482-4750 by Sunday, November 18th.  Cost of the plant is $20.  Only those plants that have been paid for will be ordered.  You may take your plant home after Christmas Eve Svc. if you wish.

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


Sun. 10/14 – (8:30) 165 + (11:00) 110 = 275

Office Information:

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

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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