6th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, July 21

Songs/Hymns for the Day

6th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises”

“Build Your Kingdom Here”

“The Lion and the Lamb”

“Go My Children With My Blessing”

10:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page 151

#650 “Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling”

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

#617 “O Lord, We Praise Thee”

#643 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

#922 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”

Collect of the Day

O Lord, grant us the Spirit to hear Your Word and know the one thing needful that by Your Word and Spirit we may live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Lesson                                                          Genesis 11:1-9

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Genesis the eleventh chapter.

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                       Acts 2:1-4

P The Epistle Lesson is from Acts the second chapter.

1Then the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                           Matthew 28:16-20

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew the twenty-eighth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

Jim Lahti, Peter Pietila,

Jerry Smith, volunteer

Elders:      Jim Hewett, Dustin Scherr (Early)

Tim Stites, David Kuhn (Late)

Acolytes: Myah Campioni, Bob Cooke (Early)

Logan Moilanen, volunteer (Late)

Lay Reader: Gene Kuiper, Sam Leinonen

Greeters: Pauline Kokkonen, Wayne Volk (Early)

John & Dala Beard (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 Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:00 PM Omega House Concert

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM    Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Pray this week for:

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Cancer: Julia Munson, Nancy Pintar, Elaine Monette, Julie Sutinen,

Jim, Rick Williams, Jerry Dummann

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Anthony & Jamie DiLiberto, Puerto Rico

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

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BAPTISM of Mary Kuiper DiDomenico, daughter of Andy & Anne DiDomenico will take place this morning at the late service.  The sponsor for Mary is Brett Kuiper  We rejoice with the family as Mary is welcomed into God’s Kingdom through this sacrament.

New Members: We would like to welcome several new families into our congregation.  It is a blessing to have them join our church family. They are: Steven Mauno, Dean Isaacson, Lori MacIntosh, Sheryl Givens and her two daughters, Willa & Kysa, Mike & Marie Cleveland and Elaine Story.

SUPPORT the LAMP mission trip this summer!  The Leinonen family will be returning to the fly-in community of Tadoule Lake, Manitoba, on July 25 to hold a five-day VBS program.  You can support their work in any of three ways:  go shopping for items listed on the table in the Narthex, help with craft preparation (sign-up in the Narthex), or contribute financially towards airfare using the offering envelopes (checks payable to Sts. Peter & Paul).  Please keep them and the LAMP ministry in your prayers as teams prepare to share Christ’s love to children and adults throughout Canada this summer.  Contact Maura Leinonen maura.leinonen@gmail for any questions.

Omega House Concert: On Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. the Omega House will hold its annual concert at Saints Peter & Paul. All are welcome to attend.

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


Sun. 7/14 – (8:30) 70 + (11:00) 92 = 162

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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 $9,440
Last Week  
Offerings $   8,643.00
      Other Income $        19.00
Total $   8,662.00
Year to Date Budget Need $  264,320.00
Year to Date Actual $  259,548.22
Year to Date Difference $     (4,771.78)