2nd Sunday of Easter: Sunday, Apr. 28

Songs/Hymns for the Day

2nd Sunday of Easter

8:30am Contemporary Service

“Agnus Dei”

“All Because of Jesus”

“In Christ Alone”

“Happy Day”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page151

#911 “Lord, This Day We’ve Come to


#476 vs. 1-3 “Who Are You Who Walk in


#633 “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing”

#463 “Christ the Lord is Risen Today;


Collect of the Day

Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

First Lesson                                                                                                        Acts 5:12-20

P  The First Lesson is from Acts the fifth chapter.                                      

12Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

17But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20“Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

 Epistle Lesson                                                                  Revelation 1:4-8                                         P The Epistle is from Revelation the first chapter

4John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to   come, the Almighty.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                 Luke 24:13-35

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the twenty-fourth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

13That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 32They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” 33And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

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:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

Ken Clark, Sam Coates,

Jim Lahti, Peter Pietila (Late)

Elders:      Warren Weingarten (Early)

Dale Dewald, Jonathan Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Dani Williston  (Early)

Kierah Hietala, Samuel Leinonen (Late)

Lay Reader: Ken Clark

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

Lynn Lanala, Lori Nordmark (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

Wednesday    7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

9:00 AM   Parents Day Out

4:00 PM  Jr. High Youth

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

5:30 PM Adult Choir

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., w/comm.

10:00 AM Education Classes

10:00 AM  Spring Voters Assembly

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

6:00 PM Youth Group – Movie Night

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 Kong

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 New Members’ Class Starting in June

Interested in taking the next step and learning what it means to be a member at Saints Peter and Paul? Pastor Aaron will be starting a new members’ class on June 2nd beginning at 11:15am-12:15pm. The class will run through the month of June. If you’re curious about membership, this is a great place to begin. Also, this is the official membership process at our congregation if you desire to join. Sign up at www.copperluth.org/newmembers.

Discipling Like Jesus: Training Seminar

We desire to seek the lost, disciple the found, and multiply disciple makers and churches. We want you to be a disciple and to make disciples in the way of Jesus. What does all that mean? A personal friend, and discipleship coach for Pastor Aaron, Rev. Dr. David Kim, will be hosting a training seminar on May 11th from 9am-3pm (FREE lunch provided). We will learn how to BE disciples and MAKE disciples like Jesus did. Open to all. Register at www.copperluth.org/training.

 Spring Voters Assembly: All members are invited to attend the spring meeting of the Voters Assembly at 10:00 am on May 5th in the Sanctuary. The Board of Directors will be presenting the following:

  1. Overview of the 2018 financial statement.
  2. A recommendation to change the following two Bylaws which address nominations and selections to the Board of Directors:
    1. In the second sentence of Section 2.2, strike “during the second week of March” so that the sentence reads “Nominations shall be made from a list of the eligible voting members of the congregation.”
    2. In the second sentence of Section 2.3, extend the sentence so that it reads “All Directors shall be selected by lot, consistent with early church practice, except for those Directors who desire to serve a second consecutive term as approved by the Board of Directors (Acts 1:23-24,26n).
  3. Acceptance/Selection of Board members.
    1. The list of candidates for the Board is:
      1. Dale Dewald
      2. Shane Kleiman
  • Kim Salmi
  1. Maura Leinonen has been accepted by the Board to serve a second consecutive term subject to the Voters’ acceptance of the change above to Section 2.3 of the Bylaws.

Pastor will also be providing a Ministry update. We thank you for your support and participation.

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.

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


Sun. 4/21 – (8:30) 320 + (11:00) 203 = 523

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 $   11,944.75
      Other Income $        144.00
Total $  12,088.75
Year to Date Budget Need $  151,040.00
Year to Date Actual $  158,571.02
Year to Date Difference $      7,531.02