2nd Sunday after the Epiphany: Sunday, Jan. 20

Songs/Hymns for the Day

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

8:30am Contemporary Service

“Your Great Name”

“Forever Reign”

“Healing Is In Your Hands”


11:00am Traditional Service

Responsive Prayer 2, page 285

#708 “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart”

#715 “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

#745 “In God, My Faithful God”


Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; 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                                                                                           Job 1:1-1:22

P      The Old Testament Reading is from Job, the first chapter.

1There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. 4His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.

6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. 7The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 8And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” 9Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” 12And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

13Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 14and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

20Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

P This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                          1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

P The Epistle is from 1 Thessalonians, the fifth chapter.

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                      John 9:1-7

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

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


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SERVING: Ushers:   Wayne Volk, Lorna Kaspala,

Greg Blust, volunteer (Early)

Peter Pietila, Deb Olson,

Sam Coates, Ken Clark (Late)

Elders:      Warren Weingarten, Chris Middlebrook (Early)

Don Kuiper (Late)

Acolytes: Bob Cooke, Jordan Chrestensen (Early)

Kierah Hietala (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

Greeters: Sherry & Greg Blust (Early)

Roger & Janet Turpening, Elsa Strayer (Late)

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.

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 – Curling

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

6:00 PM Bd. of Elders

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM            Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday    7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

9:00 AM            Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM Adult Choir

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

12:00 PM Senior Saints

5:30 PM Home Bible Study

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

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: www.copperluth.org/prayer-request

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

Lori Pemberton, Mary Ann Tervo, Julie Sutinen, Jim, Karen Donovan

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Jonathan & Anita Clausing, Africa

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

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 Yearly Statements:  Your contribution statements for the year have been put in your mailboxes located in the entrance of the church. For those that do not have a box, your statements have been mailed.  If you have any questions regarding your statement, please phone the church office at 482.4750.

 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!

Needed: People to help others with transportation: There are people in our church family who need help getting to medical appointments and possibly with other errands and I’d like to put together a pool of those of you who can help. It shouldn’t be “spur of the moment” so you would get a call as soon as I learn of the need. Please, if you could help with this type of care, call me at 487-6524 (leave a message) or email me at lavitton@gmail.com. Thanks much, Lou Ann Vitton, Care Ministry Director

 Senior Saints – Next get-together is this coming Thursday, January 24,
starting at noon with lunch.  The program for the event will feature
Stan Vitton, who will give us a “Review of Houghton County’s 1,000-year
Father’s Day Flood.”  This topic is one that’s been on all of our minds,
affecting so many people in various ways, and will continue to be for
the unforeseeable future.  We invite all the seniors in our midst (55+)
to join us that day for the meal and the program, as well as the
fellowship. Check it out! Contact John or Jean Pemberton (487-9412), for
more information.

Life Outreach Center: At the Life Outreach centers, we help women work through the problems they face and give them compassionate options and real help so that they can choose life for their children. Pamphlets are available on the table in the narthex for more information.

Coffee Donations:  We are running low on decaffeinated coffee.  Anyone who would like to donate cans of coffee to be used for church functions, please bring them to the church kitchen and they will be stored there until needed.  Thank you.

Choir: The choir is looking for additional members. On-the-job training provided! Additionally, we are looking for an accompanist. Please contact Jason Sommerville (906-370-2377, jason.sommerville@gmail.com) or try us out at a rehearsal. The choir meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays in the sanctuary.

Camp Luther is offering two free summer camps to two children of our congregation. They are available to children grades 1 – 12 who have never been to a Camp Luther summer camp. A box is located on the table in the narthex if you would like to register your child for a chance to win.

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


Sun. 1/13 – (8:30) 126 + (11:00) 103 = 229


No Financial Summary this week.

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