Palm Sunday: Sunday, Apr. 14

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Palm Sunday

  8:30am Contemporary Service


“God is Able”

“Grace Flows Down”

“Sing to the King”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#441 “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty”

#442 “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

#864 “Shepherd of Tender Youth”

#802 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

#443 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

A combined choir of children and adults will sing an anthem titled “Hosanna”, Words and Music by G. Alan Smith, Arr. Jack Schrader

 Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; 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                                                                                        Psalm 118:19-26

P  The Old Testament Reading is from Psalms the one hundred-eighteenth chapter

19Open to me the gates of | righteousness,*
that I may enter through them
and give thanks | to the Lord.
20This is the gate | of the Lord;*
the righteous shall enter | through it.
21I thank you that you have | answered me*
and have become my sal- | vation.
22The stone that the builders re- | jected*
has become the | cornerstone.
23This is the Lord’s | doing;*
it is marvelous | in our eyes.
24This is the day that the | Lord has made;*
let us rejoice and be | glad in it.

25 Save us, we pray, | O Lord!*
O Lord, we pray, give | us success!

26Blessèd is he who comes in the name | of the Lord!*
We bless you from the house | of the Lord.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                               Philippians 2:5-11

P The Epistle is from Philippians the second chapter.

5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                 John 12:12-19

P   The Holy Gospel according to John the twelfth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

12The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,

15“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”

16His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after 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.

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SERVING: Ushers:   Greg Blust, Lorna Kaspala,

Wayne Volk, volunteer (Early)

Deb Olson, Marilynn Dewald,

Jim Lahti, Gerald Smith (Late)

Elders:      Warren Weingarten (Early)

Dale Dewald, Jonathan Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Jordan Chrestensen,  (Early)

Phoenix Nordmark, Erik Wanhala (Late)

Lay Reader: John Pemberton

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (Early)

Janet & Roger Turpening (Late)

Notes and News


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

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

5:00 PM Ministry Council

6:00 PM Elders Meeting

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM  Men’s Bible Study

6:30 PM  Dorcas/LWML

Wednesday    7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

9:00 AM    Parents Day Out

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

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

5:30 PM Adult Choir

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:00 PM Maundy Thurs. Svc., w/comm.

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

1:00 PM Good Friday Service

7:00 PM Good Friday Service

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Easter Service w/comm.

10:00 AM Easter Breakfast

11:00 AM Easter Service, w/comm.

6:00 PM CSM – Easter Student Supper

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer:

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 Kong

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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

 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.

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.

Rite of Confirmation:This morning we will be confirming 4 young people from our congregation.  They are: Myah Campioni, daughter of Ben & Kim Campioni, Kierah Hietala, daughter of Steve & Lindsay Hietala, Summer Rice, daughter of Jason & Sherry Rice, and Mikko Salmi, son of Mike & Kim Salmi. Please keep these young men and women in your prayers as they continue to grow in the knowledge and love of our Savior. We invite the confirmands and their families, along with the congregation, to join us for fellowship in the multi-purpose room.

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!

 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 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.

 Mother’s Day: We are once again delivering  Mother’s Day gifts to the residents of the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Women’s Shelter.  If you’d like to help by contributing items such as body lotions, shampoo, conditioner, nail care products, cosmetic bags, hair brushes, perfumes, un-opened make-up samples etc., please bring the products to church by May 5. There is a basket  in the narthex for the items.  If you have any questions, call Elsa Strayer, 482-7821.

Thank You: Thank you for your generosity and faithfulness to the Life Outreach Center. The good that gets done in our Lord’s name to all the clients who come through our doors is a direct result of your donation.  A total of $1,484.37 was collected through your church. Thank you again, Life Outreach Center

Dorcas Society/LWML – will hold its monthly meeting this coming Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.  Program will be a Bible Study.  All the ladies in our congregation are invited to attend, no matter your age.  The evening will end with a delicious dessert as prepared by this month’s hostesses.  Contact Jean Pemberton for more information.

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


Sun. 4/7 – (8:30) 172 + (11:00) 108 = 280

Office Information:

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

906-482-4750 |


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:

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,719 
Last Week  
Offerings $   13,211.66
      Other Income $        137.25
Total $  13,348.91
Year to Date Budget Need $  132,160.00
Year to Date Actual $  135,090.04
Year to Date Difference $      2,930.04