8th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Aug. 4

Songs/Hymns for the Day

8th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“10,000 Reasons”

“Stronger”

“Waiting Here for You”

“You Never Let Go”

10:00am Traditional Service

Matins, page 219

#348 “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns”

#350 “Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come”

#575 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”

Collect of the Day

O Lord, grant us wisdom to recognize the treasures You have stored up for us in heaven, that we may never despair but always rejoice and be thankful for the riches of Your grace; 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 16:1-16

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

1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar. 2And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 3So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife. 4And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress. 5And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between you and me!” 6But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please.” Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.

7The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. 8And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai.” 9The angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her.” 10The angel of the Lord also said to her, “I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude.” 11And the angel of the Lord said to her,

“Behold, you are pregnant
and shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,
because the Lord has listened to your affliction.
12He shall be a wild donkey of a man,
his hand against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen.”

13So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” 14Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; it lies between Kadesh and Bered.

15And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                          Galatians 4:21-31                                                                                                                                                                                    P The Epistle Lesson is from Galatians the fourth chapter.

    21Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27For it is written,

“Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;
break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than those of the one who has a husband.”

28Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                 John 8:31-38

P   The Holy Gospel according to John the eighth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

31So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. 38I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Robert Scholie, Jed Chrestensen,

Dennis Hagenbuch, volunteer (Early)

Marilynn Dewald, David Hermanson,

Nancie Hermanson, Jim Lahti

Elders:      David Kuhn, Warren Weingarten (Early)

John Pemberton (Late)

Acolytes: Sam Roberts, Luke Mikkola (Early)

Erik Wanhala (Late)

Lay Reader: Jason Sommerville

Greeters: Bev Auel, Carol Garnell, Kim Tunstall (Early)

Rachele Lambert, Jean Pemberton (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 AUG. 4 – Aug. 11

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

10:00 AM Traditional Svc.

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

6:00 PM Bd. of Directors Meeting

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. Matthew & Kali Wood, Indonesia

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Bd. of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, August 8th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, Jim Spence, and Kristin Wanhala.

 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!

International Blueberry Picking – On August 21 we are providing a culture experience for 15-30 international students from MTU.  We are taking them Blueberry picking at Gierke Blueberry Farm and we need your help!  We need families, couples, and individuals to come join us in sharing this experience, providing rides, and building relationships.  Please contact Marcus for more information and to sign-up today!

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

ATTENDANCE AT SERVICES: 

Sun. 7/28 – (8:30) 114 + (11:00) 96 = 210

Office Information:

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Staff:

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:  children@copperluth.org

Director of Communication: Bryant Weathers: bryant@copperluth.org

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,440
Last Week  
Offerings $   6,125.32
      Other Income $   8,525.00
Total $ 14,650.32
   
Year to Date Budget Need $  283,200.00
Year to Date Actual $  283,171.79
Year to Date Difference $          (28.21)