The Transfiguration of Our Lord: Sunday, Mar. 3

Songs/Hymns for the Day

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“What a Beautiful Name”

“All Because of Jesus”

“Lord I Need You”

“Send Me Out”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page 151

#413 “O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair”

#414 ”‘Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here”

#918 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”

Collect of the Day

O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Reading                                                           Deuteronomy 34:1–10                       P  The Old Testament Reading is from Deuteronomy the thirty-fourth chapter  

1Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, 2all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, 3the Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. 4And the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” 5So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, 6and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. 7Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. 8And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

9And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. 10And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

(Late Service) Choir Anthem: Alleluia, Sing to Jesus, William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898) Setting: Hyfrydol, Rowland Pritchard (1811-1887). This is hymn 821 in the LSB. The congregation is invited to join the choir in the singing of verse 5.

Epistle                                                                                                            Hebrews 3:1–6

P The Epistle is from Hebrews the third chapter.

1Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                       Luke 9:28–36

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the ninth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

28Now about eight days after these sayings [Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

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.

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.

SERVING: Ushers:   Wayne Volk, Lorna Kaspala,

Greg Blust, volunteer (Early)

Peter Pietila, Marilynn Dewald,

Sam Coates, Ken Clark (Late)

Elders:      Warren Weingarten, Chris Middlebrook (Early)

Mike Salmi (Late)

Acolytes: Dani Williston, Alex Geborkoff (Early)

Erik Wanhala (Late)

Lay Reader: Jean Pemberton

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

Lori Nordmark, Lynn Lanala (Late)

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 – Rock Climbing

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

5:00 PM   Ministry Council Mtg.

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM  Men’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

6:00 PM Lenten Supper

6:30 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Ash Wed. Service w/comm.

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

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:

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. Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr., Latin America & Caribbean Region

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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 will also be on sale and available to pick-up today. 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!

Nominations for the Board of Directors:  Would you like to nominate someone to serve in Church leadership on the Board of Directors?  See bulletin insert or table in Narthex for details. Deadline for submitting nominations is March 24.

Lenten Services: Our Lenten Services will begin on Wed., Mar 6th (Ash Wed., w/comm. and imposition of ashes), Mar. 13th, 20th, 27th, Apr. 3rd & 10th.  Suppers will be provided before each service at 6:00 p.m. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 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 –

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

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 10th.  Flowers that have not been paid for by March 10th will not be ordered.  Thank you.

 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!

 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

LWML Zone 2 Spring Rally – will take place at Redeemer Lutheran, Marquette, on Saturday, March 9.  It will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration, coffee,  refreshments.  Cost for the day is $5.00, which includes lunch.  Members of Redeemer’s Mission Team will present on recent mission trips to Countries in Central America.  Allison Hein, Christian Life leader, and her team, will conduct a Bible Study titled “True Worship Hinges on Honor.”  Deaconess Betty Knapp will share a celebration of 75 years of LWML history, based on her study given at the 75th Anniversary National Convention.  In-gathering:  Participants are asked to bring cereal, fruit cups, dried fruit, granola/protein bars, peanut butter and crackers, of shelf stable milk, to be distributed to school children at KI Sawyer.  Please RSVP to Jean Pemberton (487-9412), by Monday, March 4.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME is Sunday, March 10th. Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday evening.

No Financial Summary this Week.

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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: