Last Sunday of the Church Year: Sunday, Nov. 25

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Last Sunday of the Church Year

  8:30am Contemporary Service


“Our God Saves”

“I Stand Amazed”

“Because He Lives (Amen)”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#516 “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying”

#697 “Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from


#894 “For the Fruits of His Creation”

#892 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

#830”Spread the Reign of God the Lord”

Collect of the Day

Lord Jesus Christ, so govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that, ever mindful of Your glorious return, we may persevere in both faith and holiness of living; for You  live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Reading                                                                       Isaiah 51:4–6

P      The Old Testament Reading is from Isaiah, the fifty-first chapter.

4“Give attention to me, my people,

and give ear to me, my nation;

for a law will go out from me,

and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.

5My righteousness draws near,

my salvation has gone out,

and my arms will judge the peoples;

the coastlands hope for me,

and for my arm they wait.

6Lift up your eyes to the heavens,

and look at the earth beneath;

for the heavens vanish like smoke,

the earth will wear out like a garment,

and they who dwell in it will die in like manner;

but my salvation will be forever,

and my righteousness will never be dismayed.

P      This is the Word of the Lord.

C      Thanks be to God.

Second Reading                                                                                Acts 1:6–11

P      The Epistle is from Acts, the first chapter.

6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                    Mark 13:24–37

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

Glory to You, O Lord.

24[Jesus said:] “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,

25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

28“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

32“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or in the morning— 36lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”

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.

Notes and News


Sunday           8:30 AM  Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         3:15 PM   McMonday

5:30 PM  Church Decorating

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

5:00 PM Praise Team rehearsal

6:00 PM Advent Supper

6:30 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Advent Service

Thursday        5:30 PM  Home Bible Study

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

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM Youth Group

6:30 PM Advent by Candlelight

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

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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.

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.

 Sunday School Teacher Opening for Spring Semester: One of our beloved Sunday School teachers is graduating in December, and we are looking for someone to step in for the spring semester (January-May). For more information, please contact Abby Gehrke at

Sunday School Christmas Program: The Sunday School Christmas program will be on Sunday, December 16 at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. The preschool through 6th grade will be sharing the Christmas musical Star of Wonder. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to invite them to worship too!

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!

 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.

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.

2018 Operation Christmas Child: A very sincere thank you to all who contributed to the success of this year’s OCC Mission Project. We exceeded our goal by donating a record 260 boxes and $3,329. Special thanks is due to a number of our members for their very generous money donations, and to Thrivent Financial and Walmart for donating gift cards which were used to purchase items to fill additional boxes. Please pray for the dedicated Samaritan’s Purse workers, along with the millions of children worldwide who will receive boxes along with a 12 week follow-up discipleship program. Pray that the kids, their families, and their communities will come to a lasting relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior. Keep in mind, now is also a good time to begin collecting items for next year with the goal of setting yet another record!!

SERVING: Ushers:   Rob Scholie, Dennis Hagenbuch,

Jed Chrestensen, Zachary Lynch (Early)

Jim Lahti, Ken Clark,

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith (Late)

Elders:     Dennis Hagenbuch (Early)

Jon Leinonen, Dale Dewald (Late)

Acolytes: Luke Mikkola (Early)

Kierah Hietala, Leah Motowski (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

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

Roger & Janet Turpening (Late)


Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,296 
Last Week  
Offerings $    8,360.05
      Other Income $    2,378.32
Total $ 10,738.37
Year to Date Budget Need $418,320.00
Year to Date Actual $421,448.93
Year to Date Difference $    3,128.93

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


Sun. 11/18 – (8:30) 132 + (11:00) 111 = 243

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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: