1st Sunday in Lent: Sunday, Mar. 10

Songs/Hymns for the Day

1st Sunday in Lent

  8:30am Contemporary Service


“Better is One Day”


“Anchor of Hope”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#574 “Before the Throne of God Above”

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

#609 “Jesus Sinners Doth Receive”

#861 “Christ Be My Leader”

Collect of the Day

O Lord God, You led Your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of Your Church that following our Savior we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; 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                                                                              Ezekiel 2:7—3:4

P  The Old Testament Reading is from Ezekiel the second chapter

7And you shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or refuse to hear, for they are a rebellious house.

8“But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you.” 9And when I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me, and behold, a scroll of a book was in it. 10And he spread it before me. And it had writing on the front and on the back, and there were written on it words of lamentation and mourning and woe.

1And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.

4And he said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                 Romans 10:8b-13                                                        P The Epistle is from Romans the tenth chapter.

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                       Luke 4:1–13

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the fourth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written,

“‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and him only shall you serve.’”

9And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written,

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
to guard you,’


“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


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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 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.

SERVING: Ushers:   Robert Scholie, Zachary Lynch,

Dennis Hagenbuch, Jed Chrestensen (Early)

Jerry Smith, Deb Olson,

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald (Late)

Elders:      Dustin Scherr (Early)

Tim Stites, Jonathan Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Myah Campioni (Early)

Samuel Leinonen, Emily Brown (Late)

Lay Reader: Ken Clark

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (Early)

John & Dala Beard (Late)

Notes and News


Sunday           8:30 AM  Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

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

5:30 PM Adult Choir

6:00 PM Lenten Supper

7:00 PM Lenten Service

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

6:00 PM Bd. of Directors Meeting

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 – Laser Tag II

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

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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.

Board of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, March 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.

Lenten Services: Our Lenten Services will be on Wed., 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.

 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.

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 today (March 10th.)  Flowers that have not been paid for by today (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 bryant@copperluth.org.

Dorcas Society – will meet on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. Program
for the evening will be Mike Lutz, Executive Director of the Omega
House.  It will be interesting to hear all that is going on at that
special place and what its needs are, as it provides such a vital
service.  All the ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.  We
look forward to seeing you!

Coffee Donations:  We are running low on regular 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.

 Limited Time Engagement! The choir is calling all voices! We are going to beef up the choir for Holy Week, during which we will be singing on at both services on Palm Sunday (April 14) and Easter (April 21). We’d like as many as possible to join us as we praise God for His glorious work of redemption through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Rehearsals for this limited-time commitment are at 5:30 pm on Wednesdays through April 17. Stay afterwards for Lenten supper and service. For more information contact the Jason Sommerville at jason.sommerville@gmail.com or 906-370-2377.

Children’s Choir Forming: We are putting together a children’s choir that will sing at both services on Palm Sunday. Children up through sixth grade who are able to read words are encouraged to join the children’s choir, which will be rehearsing in the sanctuary during the Sunday school hour between services starting on March 17th. Parents, please encourage your children to join by bringing them to the rehearsals. For more information contact the Jason Sommerville at jason.sommerville@gmail.com or 906-370-2377.

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Office Information:

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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

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,719 
Last Week  
Offerings $   12,202.03
      Other Income $        112.20
Total $  12,314.23
Year to Date Budget Need $  84,960.00
Year to Date Actual $  89,501.61
Year to Date Difference $    4,541.61