14th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Sept. 15

Songs/Hymns for the Day

14th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“What a Beautiful Name”

“O Worship the King”

“Here I Am to Worship”

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

10:00am Traditional Service

Matins, page 219

#793 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

#802 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

#816 “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”

Collect of the Day

Lord Jesus, You are the Good Shepherd, without whom nothing is secure. Rescue and preserve us that we may not be lost forever but follow You, rejoicing in the way that leads to eternal life; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Lesson                                                                   Ezekiel 34:11-16

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Ezekiel the thirty-fourth chapter.

11“For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                            Philippians 2:1-11                                                                                                                                                                                                P The Epistle Lesson is from Philippians the second chapter.                                            

1So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                              John 13:1-20

P   The Holy Gospel according to John the thirteenth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” 11For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ 19I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Greg Blust, Lorna Kaspala,

Wayne Volk, volunteer (Early)

David Hermanson, Nancie Hermanson,

Marilynn Dewald, Jim Lahti

Elders:      Warren Weingarten, Jim Hewett (Early)

Dale Dewald (Late)

Acolytes: Myah Campioni, Luke Mikkola (Early)

Erik Wanhala (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

Greeters: Joan & Doug Hembroff (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  Education Classes

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc.

4:00 PM  CSM BBQ – Keweenaw Base Camp

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

5:00 PM   Ministry Council

6:00 PM Elders Meeting

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

4:00 PM Confirmation

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 Education Classes

11:00 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, John DePuydt, Molly Kus

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

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

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

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  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 www.copperluth.org/newmembers.

 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.

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: lavitton@gmail.com 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 blauel@aplhacomm.net.  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.

Keweenaw Base Camp is in need of your help! On Saturday, September 21st, from 10 am to 4 pm ET, volunteers are needed to assist in the takedown of Hilltop tent village. There will be breakfast and lunch provided. Additionally, overnight stays for Friday and Saturday night can be arranged. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Psych, KBC Director, at psych@campluther.com or call our main office at 715-546-3647.

Adopt-A-College Student opportunity

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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 marcus@copperluth.org

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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 Gilbertson; 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 $   8,732.25
      Other Income $          2.01
Total $  8,734.26
Year to Date Budget Need $  339,840.00
Year to Date Actual $  348,785.79
Year to Date Difference $      8,945.79