Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Nov. 18

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Open the Eyes”

“Forever Reign”

“Be Thou My Vision”

“Love the Lord”

11:00am Traditional Service

Matins, page 219

#606 “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”

#712 “Seek Ye First”

#923 “Almighty Father, Bless the



Collect of the Day

O Lord, by Your bountiful goodness release us from the bonds of our sins, which by reason of our weakness we have brought upon ourselves, that we may stand firm until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

First Reading                       Acts 28:17-31

P      The First Reading is from Acts, the twenty-eighth chapter.

17After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews, and when they had gathered, he said to them, “Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. 18When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case. 19But because the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar—though I had no charge to bring against my nation. 20For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain.” 21And they said to him, “We have received no letters from Judea about you, and none of the brothers coming here has reported or spoken any evil about you. 22But we desire to hear from you what your views are, for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against.”

23When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 24And some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved. 25And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:

26“‘Go to this people, and say,

You will indeed hear but never understand,

and you will indeed see but never perceive.

27For this people’s heart has grown dull,

and with their ears they can barely hear,

and their eyes they have closed;

lest they should see with their eyes

and hear with their ears

and understand with their heart

and turn, and I would heal them.’

28Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”

 30He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                     Mark 13:1–13

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

Glory to You, O Lord.

1 As [Jesus] came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”

2And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

3And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

9“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

P  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

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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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

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM Youth Group – Bowling

2:45 PM Team Meeting 2

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         4:30 PM   Ministry Council Mtg.

6:00 PM Elders Mtg.

6:30 PM Financial Peace

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Men’s Bible Study

6:30 PM Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday    5:00 PM   Praise Team rehearsal

6:30 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve Svc., w/comm.

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

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, Vietnam

Read Acts:

Daily Readings – Week 7: Monday, November 19 – Sunday, November 25

Monday – 27:1-27:12

Tuesday  -27:13-27:38

Wednesday – 27:39-27:44

Thursday – 28:1-28:10

Friday – 28:11-28:16

Saturday – 28:17-28:31
Sunday – no reading

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

Church Decorating:  On Monday, Nov. 26th at 5:30 p.m. everyone is invited to participate in the decorating of the church.  Appetizers and desserts will be served during the decorating.

Advent Services will be held on Wed. Nov. 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th & 19th. The Holden Evening Prayer will be used. Supper will be provided at 6:00 p.m. with services beginning 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!

 Youth Group – Bowling – It’s like laser tag but with more contact!  Today’s HS Youth event has been switched to bowling!  Let Marcus know if you are coming! Cost is $5.

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.

Advent by Candlelight: We invite all ladies to the Advent by Candlelight on Sunday December 2nd at 6:30.  This is a very special evening that you can participate in by either hosting a table for your dear friends, or simply come as a guest.  All we ask is that you let us know your preference, there is a sign up sheet in the narthex.  Any questions, please see Dorothy or Cathy Paul. FYI for ladies that host a table, we can only set up on Sunday prior to the event.  Come anytime after the 11AM Service.  Thank you!

 Angel Tree Volunteer Needed: It’s that time of year again when we begin to prepare for the holiday season. For several years our church has participated in the Angel Tree program, which is a program that benefits local families by providing Christmas gifts to families in need. We are in need of a volunteer or volunteers who would be willing to spearhead the program this year. This means reaching out to the organizing agency to gather information, coordinate donation collection and drop off. If you are interested, please contact Kerri Mayra at for more information.

Dorcas Society/LWML – will hold its regular monthly meeting this week
Tuesday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m.  In addition to the regular business
meeting, the program will feature Julie Beck of UPHS Hospice, whose
topic is “Importance of Advance Directives.”  We all should have one, so
she’ll present a good case for it.  If we do have one already, it will
be a reminder as to why we do.  We will also have a report on the
results of the Bazaar from Saturday, November 17, and review the status
of the “Advent by Candlelight” event, which is coming up on December 2.
We invite all the ladies of our congregation to join us.

National Youth Gathering Fundraisers: The NYG 2019 is going to have a gift basket silent auction to raise money for their trip to Minneapolis next July 2019. If you wish to donate a basket or item for this fundraising auction, please bring it to church on or by November 26, items will be displayed until December 7 and winners will be contacted. If you have any questions or concerns email

Christmas Wreath Sales – Our handmade wreaths cost just $20 and all the funds go to support the youth for NYG 2019. You can put in your order starting today, Nov. 18th by signing up on the table in the narthex. Wreaths will be available starting Wednesday, Nov 28 at the first Advent service and the following Sundays.

SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, John Litzner (Early)

Jerry Smith, Jim Lahti,

Marilynn Dewald, Sam Coates (Late)

Elders:     Dustin Scherr, Jim Hewett (Early)

Dale Dewald (Late)

Acolytes: Bob Cooke, Sam Roberts (Early)

Kadence Stites (Late)

Lay Reader: Don Kuiper

Greeters: Charlotte Clouthier, Jim Walters (Early)

John & Dala Beard (Late)


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $   11,121.19
      Other Income $        163.00
Total $  11,284.19
Year to Date Budget Need $409,024.00
Year to Date Actual $410,710.56
Year to Date Difference $    1,686.56

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


Sun. 11/11 – (8:30) 190 + (11:00) 116 = 306

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: