Notes and News


Sunday        10:00 AM   Rally Day Svc., w/comm.

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

4:00 PM Parent/Student Confirmation Meeting

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

6:00 PM Bd. of Directors Mtg.

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

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

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer:

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

Jim, Rick Williams, Jerry Dummann, John DePuydt, Molly Kus

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith, Gail Ross

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Dr. John & Melinda Bombaro, Latvia

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 Cards for Carters: Long time members of our church, Jason, Kathy and Payton Carter, recently moved to Montana for new work. They were expecting the birth of their second daughter at the beginning of October but just found out that they lost that child. They want their church family here to know and pray for them. In the gym, during our lunch today, we will have a table set up to write cards for the Carters which we will assemble and send all at once along with a prayer shawl. Whether or not you know the Carters, will you consider writing them a card today? Thank you.

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.

Bd. of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Kim Salmi, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, and Kristin Wanhala.

Sunday School Registration:  Sunday School will begin on September 15th at 10:00 a.m.  Please bring your kids directly to their classrooms. Register online at In person registration will occur on Rally Day, September 8th.

 New Members Class Starting in October

Interested in taking the next step and learning what it means to be a member at Saints Peter and Paul? Pastor Aaron will be starting a new members’ class on October 6th from 10-10:45am.  The last day of class will be November 3rd. If you’re curious about membership, this is a great place to begin. Also, this is the official membership process at our congregation if you desire to join. Sign up at

 Church-wide Small Group Bible Study – For the last several years our church has been participating in a church-wide small group Bible study for the 4 weeks after Rally Day.  Each week Pastor Aaron provides some material for discussion that follows with the message and theme from the Sunday service.  For those who have participated in the past, if you haven’t already, please reach out to your small group leader if you would like to join in this year.  If you are new to the church or would like to join a small group, please call/text/email Rob Cooke at or 906-231-7769 and we’ll find a group for you to participate with.

Dorcas Society/LWML – Will holds its first regular meeting for the 2019-20 year on Tuesday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m.  It will be a planning meeting, when we brainstorm program ideas for the year, and sign up as hostesses for the meetings.  Another item on the Agenda will be final plans for hosting the LWML Zone 2 Fall Rally on Saturday, October 5.  We invite all the ladies in our congregation to join us that evening and at all our events during the year.  It is a time of fellowship, growth in the Lord, assisting missions locally and worldwide, and ending each meeting with a delicious dessert of some kind.                      Jean Pemberton, President

LWML Zone 2 Fall Rally, October 5 – Hosted by the Dorcas Society/LWML at our church.  Guest speakers for the day will be Kipp & Tammy Beaudoin, who will tell us about preparing to be LC-MS Missionaries in the Ukraine.  They plan to leave the USA around Christmas time.  In-gathering for the event will be items for the Operation Christmas Child program. The event will also include a Bible Study titled “It Matters What We Believe:  A Bible Study of Different Religions.” Business for the day will be led by Dee Mattson, Zone 2 President.  There are flyers posted on the bulletin board in the entryway and in the church kitchen, with further information.

LWML Stamps for Missions – Cancelled 1st-class postage stamps are collected by LWML to be sold to stamp collectors, raising funds to help pay for their mission projects, both on the District and National levels.  You may place them in the plastic bag on the bulletin board in the entryway.  Trimming them to 1/4″ would be helpful, but not necessary.  Thank you!

Senior Saints – Will go on their Annual Fall Color Tour on Thursday, September 26.  We will meet at the church at 11:45 and leave by noon.  Lunch will be at the Feed Mill Cafe in Tapiola.  We will continue on from there to Pelkie and beyond, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the countryside, as well as fellowship with each other.  The church van has been reserved, but we will need drivers for those who have difficulty getting into the van, etc.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex, to give us a count of how many are going.  It is the Feed Mill’s popular pasty day, so there is a column heading on the signup sheet for you to indicate if you’d like a pasty at lunch.  The owner wants to make sure there will be enough for us as well as her other customers.  They also make their own pies….Contact John or Jean Pemberton at 906-370-2254 (Jean’s cell) if questions, as we’ll be traveling and won’t be home until Monday, 9/23.  All Seniors in our midst are welcome to join us on the 26th, and at all our events during the year.  It is an open invitation!!!  No need to wait to be asked.

Needed: Volunteers To Help With Coffee Hour: Looking for individuals, families, couples…anyone who would like to help in the kitchen with coffee hour. The more volunteers we have, the less often we all have to work. Please call or email Lou Ann Vitton if you’d like to join our team: OR 487-6524

 Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers to put on meals once a month for the college students.  It involves planning, preparing, and delivering the meal to the CSM house.  If you are interested, please contact Bev Auel at 370-9994 or email at  You would not do this by yourself and it is a great way to serve our students once a month with a home cooked meal.

Christian Women’s Brunch will begin its 47th year on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 9:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran in Hancock. Call 482-3612 or talk to Barb Worrall for reservtaions.

Adopt-A-College Student


Three Reasons You Should Host a Student: 

  1. This may be your only chance at staying up-to-date on current slang and technology.  Learn the art of emojis and brush up on your selfie game.


  1. Your family may be getting tired of hearing the same jokes at dinner, but these students haven’t heard anyof your best material. Dad jokes all day long!


  1. The next generation isn’t coming soon – they are here now. You’d be surprised how much our college students want to learn from your experiences and benefit from having a relationship with people who aren’t college students.

Three Reasons Students Should Sign Up:

  1. This may be your best chance to eat something besides Ramen noodles occasionally. Most hosts would love to have you over for a home-cooked meal, or at least an occasional meal after church on Sunday.


  1. Your “adopted parents” can be the people you tell about that regrettable tattoo you got on Thursday night, as practice, before you have to tell your actual parents.


  1. Making a personal connection with people at church who aren’t college students can actually help you integrate into the life of the church. Being connected makes it more likely you will grow spiritually during the school year.

To SIGN-UP, contact Marcus Huff

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


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Office Information:

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

906-482-4750 |


Pastor: Aaron Gehrke;

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff:

Preschool Director/Teacher: Jaime Schuldt:   

Office Manager: Judy Fenske;

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper;

Business Manager: Jason Auel;

 Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Director of Care Ministry: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob Cooke;

Hospitality: Anne Cooke:

Community: Kerri Gilbertson;

Children’s Ministry:

Director of Communication: Bryant Weathers: