10th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Aug. 18

Songs/Hymns for the Day

10th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service


“Christ Be All Around  Me”

“Glorious Day”

10:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service III, page 184

#606 “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”

#611 “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

#791 “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”

Collect of the Day

Merciful Lord, cleanse and defend Your Church by the sacrifice of Christ. United with Him in Holy Baptism, give us grace to receive with thanksgiving the fruits of His redeeming work and daily follow in His way; through the same 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 19:23-29

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

23The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. 24Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. 25And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

27And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.

29So it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the valley, God remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when he overthrew the cities in which Lot had lived.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                            Hebrews 12:1-6                                                                                                                                                                                                      P The Epistle Lesson is from Hebrews the twelfth chapter.                  

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

       3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                              Matthew 10:5-15

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew the tenth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

5These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. 9Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts, 10no bag for your journey, nor two tunics nor sandals nor a staff, for the laborer deserves his food. 11And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. 12As you enter the house, greet it. 13And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. 15Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

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, David Hermanson,

Nancie Hermanson, Jim Lahti

Elders:      Jim Hewett, Dustin Scherr (Early)

Jonathan Leinonen (Late)

Acolytes: Wyatt Jenkins, Dani Williston (Early)

Logan Moilanen (Late)

Lay Reader: Don Kuiper

Greeters: Bill & Karen Donovan (Early)

Lynn Lanala, Lori Nordmark (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.

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

12:00 PM Sr. Saints picnic @ Pastor & Dorothy Paul’s

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:

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. Matthew & Kali Wood, Indonesia

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

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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!

Senior Saints –  Will enjoy a summer picnic at Pastor & Dorothy Paul’s
home on Wednesday, August 21, starting at noon.  The meat will be paid
for out of the Senior Saints ‘kitty,’ and the rest of the meal will be
potluck.  You may bring your own table service, if you’d like.  Bringing
lawn chairs would be helpful, too.  We invite all the seniors in our
midst to join us.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex,
as that will help when purchasing the meat, to make sure we have
enough.  Paul’s live on Red Brick Road, off the Houghton Canal Road.
You may contact them for further directions at 482-2647.  If you’d like
to carpool, please let us know, so arrangements may be made in advance.
Contact John or Jean Pemberton, if questions, at 487-9412.

Rally Day: Fall Kick-Off

On September 8th, we will have our annual Rally Day. Here’s what this entails:

@10am: One combined worship service outside. Bring a chair or picnic blanket for your family. Dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather, the worship service will move inside.

@11am: Move inside where we will be enjoying a BBQ picnic with all the sides.  Please bring a dessert to share!

@11:30am: Take the kids outside for inflatable games.

Fall Schedule:  Our Fall Schedule will begin on Sunday, Sept. 15th.  Early svc. will begin at 8:30 a.m., Education classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the Late svc. will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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


Sun. 8/11 – (8:30) 96 + (11:00) 102 = 198

Office Information:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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906-482-4750 | info@copperluth.org


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

No Financial Information this week.