9th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Aug. 11

Songs/Hymns for the Day

9th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Good Good Father”

“Forever Reign”

“You Are My King”

“Forever”

10:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page 151

#566 “By Grace I’m Saved”

#702 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”

#570 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”

#738 “Lord of All Hopefulness”

Collect of the Day

Almighty and merciful God, it is by Your grace that we live as Your people who offer acceptable service. Grant that we may walk by faith, and not by sight, in the way that leads to eternal life; 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 17:15-21

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

15And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” 17Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” 18And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before you!” 19God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. 20As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation. 21But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this time next year.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                          Hebrews 11:1-16

P The Epistle Lesson is from Hebrews the eleventh chapter.                   

1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

4By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 7By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. 11By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.

13These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                 Luke 12:22-34

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the twelfth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

22[Jesus] said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

32“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

Sam Coates, Deb Olson,

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith

Elders:      Chris Middlebrook (Early)

Arthur Pontynen (Late)

Acolytes: Alex Geborkoff (Early)

Sam Leinonen (Late)

Lay Reader: Mike Salmi

Greeters: Doug & Joan Hembroff (Early)

Gene Kuiper, Elsa Strayer (Late)

Notes and News

LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF AUG. 11 – 18

Sunday           8:30 AM  Contemporary Svc.

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

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

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

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

10:00 AM    Traditional Svc.

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

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

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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.

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. 8/4 – (8:30) 142 + (11:00) 125 = 267

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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 $   13,036.72
      Other Income $          38.00
Total $  13,074.72
   
Year to Date Budget Need $  292,640.00
Year to Date Actual $  296,246.51
Year to Date Difference $      3,606.51