7th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, July 28

Songs/Hymns for the Day

7th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“No Longer Slaves”

“Who You Say I Am”

“We Give You Thanks”

“One Thing Remains”

10:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#902 “Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now”

#798 vs.1-4 “The God of Abraham Praise”

#618 “I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table”

#629 “What Is This Bread”

#829 “Christ the Eternal Lord”

Collect of the Day

O Lord, let Your merciful ears be attentive to the prayers of Your servants, and by Your Word and Spirit teach us how to pray that our petitions may be pleasing before You; 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 12:1-9

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

The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, 6Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. 8From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord. 9And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                          Galatians 3:1-9                                                                                                                                                                                        P The Epistle Lesson is from Galatians the third chapter.

1O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? 4Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— 6just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

7Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                 Luke 11:1-13

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the eleventh chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2And he said to them, “When you pray, say:

“Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
3Give us each day our daily bread,
4and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.”

5And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Greg Blust, Lorna Kaspala,

Wayne Volk, volunteer (Early)

Marilynn Dewald Deb Olson,

Peter Pietila, volunteer

Elders:      Chris Williston (Early)

Mike Salmi, Tim Stites (Late)

Acolytes: Sam Roberts (Early)

Leah Motowski, Mikko Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Gene Kuiper, Miriam Sommerville

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (Early)

Janet & Roger Turpening (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

LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF JULY 28 – AUG. 4

Sunday           8:30 AM  Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Wednesday    5:00 PM   Praise Team Rehearsal

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc., w/comm.

10:00 AM    Traditional Svc.

Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer: www.copperluth.org/prayer-request

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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2019 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry:  In the Fall we will be kicking off our 2019 Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Project. Our reason for this early reminder is that school supplies are now available at reduced prices, and we encourage you to collect some items for this year’s boxes. Examples include – crayons, regular and color pencils, sharpeners, erasers, felt tips, and notebooks. International Customs Regulations do not permit toothpaste, candy items, or any liquid items such as paints, hand sanitizer or shampoo. In 2018 we donated a record 260 boxes and $3,329. Total box donations from the US were 8.8 million. For further information contact Denise Coates at 296-9561 or bdcoates@wildblue.net, or visit the national project website at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Our goal is for yet another record year!

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ATTENDANCE AT SERVICES: 

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Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff: marcus@copperluth.org

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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 $   8,950.25
      Other Income $        23.00
Total $   8,973.25
   
Year to Date Budget Need $  273,760.00
Year to Date Actual $  268,521.47
Year to Date Difference $     (5,238.53)