All Saints Day: Sunday, Nov. 4

Songs/Hymns for the Day

All Saints Day

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Even So Come”

“Great Are You Lord”

“How Deep the Father’s Love For Us”

“Build Your Kingdom Here”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#605 “Father Welcomes”

#677 “For All the Saints” vs. 1-4

#677 “For All the Saints” vs. 5-8

Collect of the Day

     Lord Jesus Christ, our great High Priest, cleanse us by the power of Your redeeming       blood  that in purity and peace we may worship and adore Your holy name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever.

 First Reading                                                                                                 Acts 20:17–38

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

17Now from Miletus [Paul] sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.

18And when they came to him, he said to them:

“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; 20how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, 21testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. 24But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. 25And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, 27for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. 29I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish everyone with tears. 32And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 35In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

36And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

P      This is the Word of the Lord.

C      Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                                    Ephesians 1:15–23

P  The Epistle is from Ephesians, the first chapter.

15For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all  the saints, 16I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

P  This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                             Matthew 5:1–12

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the fifth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to  him.

2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of        heaven.

11“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you   falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


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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.

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 – Hike

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         4:30 PM   Ministry Council Mtg.

6:30 PM Financial Peace

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday    9:00 AM  Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation Class

5:00 PM Praise Team rehearsal

6:30 PM Adult Choir

Thursday        5:30 PM  Pietila Home Bible Study

6:00 PM Bd. of Directors

Saturday        7:00 PM   CSM – Bob Ross Art Night

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

6:00 PM CSM Student Supper

Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer:

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: J.P. and Aimee Cima

Read Acts:

Daily Readings – Week 5: Monday, November 5 – Sunday, November 11

Monday – 20:1-20:16
Tuesday – 20:17-20:38
Wednesday – 21:1-21:16
Thursday – 21:17-21:36
Friday – 21:37-22:29
Saturday – 22:30-23:11
Sunday – 23:12-23:35

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Fall Voters Assembly: All members are invited to attend the fall meeting of the Voters Assembly at 10:00 am on November 11th in the Sanctuary. The Board of Directors will be presenting the 2019 church budget and there will be a ministry update. We thank you for your support and participation.

Bd. of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, Jim Spence, and Kristin Wanhala.

Thanksgiving Eve Service will be on Wednesday Nov. 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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.

 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!

McMondays – Youth, come hangout with Marcus at McDonald’s in Houghton for some post class hangout time, fun, laughs, and maybe some fries from 3:15-4:15 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.  If you want some food, please make sure to bring some money.  Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up. If you have any questions, please contact Marcus.

 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 ( or Maura Leinonen ( for more information. Or, just show up at rehearsal.

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.

 REMINDER: 2018 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION DEADLINE IS NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th. Please help us reach our goal of 250 filled boxes and $2,500 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the project. Last year we donated 226 boxes and $2,065. 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, smaller 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.  Contact Denise Coates at 296-9561 or , or visit the national project website at for additional information.

 72nd Annual Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, & Tea – Will take place on Saturday, November 17, from noon-3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Funds raised at this event go toward missions in one way or another, and will be disbursed at the January meeting of the Dorcas Society/LWML.  There will be a Tea table, Craft table, Bake Sale, White Elephant table, Christmas items.  Anyone interested in providing a craft, baked good, special treats for the Tea Table, or usable stuff for the White Elephant table, is welcome to do so.  We also welcome workers that day, even if you don’t attend our meetings. Contact Jean Pemberton, Dorothy Paul, or any other member of Dorcas for further information.

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


Sun. 10/28 – (8:30) 175 + (11:00) 122 = 297

Office Information:

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

906-482-4750 |


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:

SERVING: Ushers:   Lorna Kaspala, Greg Blust,

Wayne Volk, volunteer (Early)

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith,

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald (Late)

Elders:     Duane Fenske, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Tim Stites (Late)

Acolytes: Dani Williston, Wyatt Jenkins (Early)

Emily Brown (Late)

Lay Reader: Mike Salmi

Greeters: Bev Auel, Wayne Volk, Pauline Kokkonen (Early)

Jean Pemberton, Rachele Lambert (Late)


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $   7,456.05
Other Income $      162.00
Total $ 7,618.05
Year to Date Budget Need $390,432.00
Year to Date Actual $381,398.87
Year to Date Difference $   (9,033.13)