5th Sunday after the Epiphany: Sunday, Feb. 10

Songs/Hymns for the Day

5th Sunday after the Epiphany

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Come As You Are”

“Build Your Kingdom Here”


“Everlasting God”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page 151

#579 “The Law of God Is Good and Wise”

#567 “Not What These Hands Have Done”

#711 “Savior, like a Shepherd Lead us”

#611 “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

Collect of the Day

O Lord, keep Your family the Church continually in the true faith that, relying on the hope of Your heavenly grace, we may ever be defended by Your mighty power; 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 32:1-22

P      The Old Testament Reading is from Job, the thirty-second chapter.

1So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger at Job because he justified himself rather than God. 3He burned with anger also at Job’s three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job to be in the wrong. 4Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he. 5And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he burned with anger.

6And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said:

“I am young in years,
and you are aged;
therefore I was timid and afraid
to declare my opinion to you.
7I said, ‘Let days speak,
and many years teach wisdom.’
8But it is the spirit in man,
the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.
9It is not the old who are wise,
nor the aged who understand what is right.
10Therefore I say, ‘Listen to me;
let me also declare my opinion.’
11“Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened for your wise sayings,
while you searched out what to say.
12I gave you my attention,
and, behold, there was none among you who refuted Job
or who answered his words.
13Beware lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom;
God may vanquish him, not a man.’
14He has not directed his words against me,
and I will not answer him with your speeches.
15“They are dismayed; they answer no more;
they have not a word to say.
16And shall I wait, because they do not speak,
because they stand there, and answer no more?
17I also will answer with my share;
I also will declare my opinion.
18For I am full of words;
the spirit within me constrains me.
19Behold, my belly is like wine that has no vent;
like new wineskins ready to burst.
20I must speak, that I may find relief;
I must open my lips and answer.
21I will not show partiality to any man
or use flattery toward any person.
22For I do not know how to flatter,
else my Maker would soon take me away.

P This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                                               Romans 5:1-11

P The Epistle is from Romans, the fifth chapter.

1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                         Luke 5:1-11

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

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on [Jesus] to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.

SERVING: Ushers:   Wayne Volk, Lorna Kaspala,

Greg Blust, volunteer (Early)

Peter Pietila, Deb Olson,

Sam Coates, Ken Clark (Late)

Elders:      Warren Weingarten (Early)

Tim Stites, Don Kuiper (Late)

Acolytes: Bob Cooke (Early)

Mikko Salmi, Sam Leinonen (Late)

Lay Reader: Sam Coates

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

John & Dala Beard (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.

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

3:30 PM   High School – McMondays

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

5:30 PM   Home Bible Study

6:00 PM  Bd. of Directors

Friday            7:30 AM Early Learning Center

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

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM Youth Group

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,

Dave Stimac, Rick Williams

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith

Missionary of the Month: Rev. James & Angela Sharp, Uruguay

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

 Read Ahead For Next Week: Job 38 – 41 where we will finally see God show up and speak to Job. You’re not going to want to miss this!

Church Communications

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 Red Letter Challenge (Lent Book) Pre-Sale Today!

During Lent, we will follow a 40 day personal discipleship challenge. To best participate we encourage each worshipper to purchase a workbook for $5/each. They are available for pre-sale today and 2/17. They will also be on sale and available to pick-up on 2/24 and 3/3. If you’re able to pay more than $5, the additional donation will go towards offsetting the cost. If you’re unable to pay the $5/book, that’s okay, let the folks at the book table know and we will make sure you can still get a book!

Staffing Update: We are excited to share that starting in 2019, Marcus Huff, our Director of Youth and Campus Ministry, will be serving Saints Peter & Paul Lutheran Church year-round and full-time.

Previously, Marcus was contracted to serve as the Director of Keweenaw Base Camp during the months of May, June, July, and August.  But as both ministries (Saints Peter and Paul and Keweenaw Base Camp) have grown, it was mutually decided that it was time to dissolve the existing contract and expand both positions to year-round and full-time.

We are excited to have Marcus for these addition four months and for all the ministry opportunities that will be able to take place during these summer months.  Marcus is really excited for the ability to focus on his areas of ministry here at SSPP by extending Junior and Senior High School Youth Ministries into the summer months, grow additional family life opportunities, work on our student house at MTU, and have the additional time and opportunity to respond to new faith relationship and ministry opportunities.

Praise God for His blessings of remarkable staff here at Saints Peter and Paul!!

Needed: Coordinator for Easter Breakfast: We have an opening for an Easter Breakfast coordinator. We have the details for planning purposes all figured out. We have additional volunteers ready to help. We just need the master ringleader to bring it all together. Interested? Contact Director of Hospitality; Anne Cooke – anne@copperluth.org.

 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

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.

Life Outreach Baby Bottle Campaign – If you did not get a baby bottle
last week, they are still available today.  Please take one per family
and fill it with a cash or coins or a check (made out to “Life Outreach
Center”).  Then return your bottle to the church office on the last
Sunday of the month, or before if filled. Thanks to your support, Life
Outreach Center continues to make a difference in the lives of many
mothers, families, and their babies, both physically and eternally.

The Spring Love Inc Banquet is April 12th at 6:30pm at the Magnuson Hotel. The menu will be Roast Beef, Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Veggies, Buttermilk Biscuits, House Salad, Dessert, Coffee & Punch
Food, fellowship, Live Music, Love Inc stories & a simple thank you to all who supported this wonderful ministry! Tickets are $50.00 each. If you are interested in attending, please contact bryant@copperluth.org.

Lay Readers: Saints Peter and Paul are inviting children and youth to read during the 2nd service. We would pair them up with an adult reader and assigned a Sunday.  The readings would be sent to both the adult reader and the student’s family. At that time the student can decide which of the two readings they would prefer to do and the adult would read the other. If your child/children are willing to be scheduled with an adult please phone the church office at 482-4750 or e-mail secretary@copperluth.org.

Bd. of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, February 14th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, Jim Spence, and Kristin Wanhala.

Easter Flowers:  Anyone wishing to order Easter Flowers (Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils or Lilies), please sign the sheet located on the table in the narthex.  Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils are $18.  Lilies are $20.  All orders must be in and paid for by March 3rdFlowers that have not been paid for by March 3rd will not be ordered.  Thank you.

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


Sun. 2/3 – (8:30) 163 + (11:00) 101 = 264

Office Information:

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

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906-482-4750 | info@copperluth.org


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

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,719 
Last Week  
Offerings $   10,530.44
      Other Income $          30.00
Total $  10,560.44
Year to Date Budget Need $  48,595.00
Year to Date Actual $  55,716.06
Year to Date Difference $    7,121.06