5th Sunday in Lent: Sunday, Apr. 7

Songs/Hymns for the Day

5th Sunday in Lent

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Revelation Song”


“Lead Me to the Cross”

“Send Me Out”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page 151

#436 “Go to Dark Gethsemane”

#826 “Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying”

#831 “How Shall They Hear,” Who Have   Not Heard”

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; 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                                                                                        Isaiah 43:1-13

P  The Old Testament Reading is from Isaiah the forty-third chapter

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. 4Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
5Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. 6I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth, 7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
8Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears! 9All the nations gather together, and the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right, and let them hear and say, It is true. 10“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me. 11I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. 12I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and I am God. 13Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

 Epistle                                                                                          Acts 1:6-8                                             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.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                 Matthew 4:18-22

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew the fourth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

18While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.


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SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

Ken Clark, Sam Coates,

Marilynn Dewald, Peter Pietila (Late)

Elders:      David Kuhn, Christopher Williston (Early)

John Pemberton (Late)

Acolytes: Dani Williston, Wyatt Jenkins (Early)

Kadence Stites (Late)

Lay Reader: Mike Salmi

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

Gene Kuiper, 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 – Keweenaw Day

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

12:00 PM   Red Letter Challenge @ MTU – Small Group

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

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Rite of Confirmation, 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, Julie Sutinen, Jim, Karen Donovan,

Dave Stimac, Rick Williams, Jerry Dummann

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Carl & Chenhsi (Li) Hanson, Hong Kon

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

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BAPTISM of Karson Eric Pihlaja, son of Kyle Pihlaja & Dallas Pihlaja will take place this morning at the early service.  Sponsors for Karson are Travis & Alisha Pihlaja.  We rejoice with the family as Karson is welcomed into God’s Kingdom through this sacrament.

Lenten Services: Our Lenten Services will be on Wed., Apr. 10th.  Suppers will be provided before each service at 6:00 p.m. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Week Services:  Maundy Thursday Svc. with communion will be on Apr. 18th at 7:00 p.m.  Good Friday Svcs. will be on Apr. 19that 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Easter Sunday Svcs. with communion will be on Apr. 21st at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with a breakfast served between the two services.

Bd. of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, Jim Spence, and Kristin Wanhala.

Rite of Confirmation will take place on Sunday, Apr. 14th at the late service. 5 young people will be confirmed.

MTU & Finlandia Graduate Recognition:  On Sunday, Sunday, Apr. 28th, during both services, we will be recognizing the graduates from MTU & Finlandia this year that worship with us.  If you will be graduating, please phone the church office at 482-4750 and leave your name and degree earned.  We hope all those graduating will attend.

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.

 Life Outreach Center’s Baby Bottles – If you took a bottle for their Campaign in February, but did not turn it in, please do so, empty or not.  They need the bottles to give to other churches who participate in this fundraising effort each month.  You may leave them on the counter by the Church Office.
Also, Life Outreach extends a big thank you to the generous members of our church as we raised $1,200, which is a big help toward their operating expenses.  Truly a blessing!!

Church softball will be starting up in May and going through July. Games are on Tuesday nights. If you’re interested in playing, please email Rob Cooke at rob@copperluth.org or call/text at 906-231-7769. Men and women and kids over 12 are welcome. Great time to fellowship with our church family and interact with other churches in the community.

 All, Men and Women, are Invited to hear a presentation of Anne (Lohela) Childs on Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul.  Anne is a Hancock native who will tell us of her life journey through several world mission ministries to her and her families life with the Tarahumara in Mexico.  She has written a book (Blue Is The Color) of short vignettes of their life there and the uncommon grace she experienced.  Anne and her husband John now live in Flagstaff, Arizona ministering to the Native Americans there.

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


Sun. 3/31 – (8:30) 145 + (11:00) 113 = 258

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

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,719 
Last Week  
Offerings $     6,947.27
      Other Income $          60.75
Total $    7,008.02
Year to Date Budget Need $  122,720.00
Year to Date Actual $  121,741.13
Year to Date Difference $        (978.87)