St. Michael & All Angels: Sunday, Sept. 29

Songs/Hymns for the Day

St. Michael & All Angels

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“I Love to Tell the Story”

“Love the Lord”

“Give Me Your Eyes”

“Send Me out”

10:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service III, page184

#653 “In Christ There Is No East or West”

#544 “O Love, How Deep”

#623 “Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray”

#842 “Son of God, Eternal Savior”

#643 “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

Collect of the Day

O God, You are the strength of all who trust in You, and without Your aid we can do no good thing. Grant us the help of Your grace that we may please You in both will and deed; 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                                                                            Isaiah 53:1-12

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Isaiah the fifty-third chapter.

1Who has believed what they heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. 3He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. 8By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? 9And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. 10Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. 11Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. 12Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                   John 17:1-26

P   The Holy Gospel according to John the seventeenth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

6“I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

20“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

Marilynn Dewald, David Hermanson,

Nancie Hermanson, Jim Lahti (Late)

Elders:      David Kuhn, Mike Salmi (Early)

John Pemberton, Arthur Pontynen (Late)

Acolytes: Wyatt Jenkins, Bob Cooke (Early)

Logan Moilanen, Leah Motowski (Late)

Lay Reader: John Pemberton

Greeters: Bill & Karen Donovan (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 SEPT. 29OCT. 6

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

10:00 AM  Education Classes

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

9:00 AM Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM Adult Choir

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

5:00 PM Pietila Home Bible Study

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

Saturday         8:30 AM Dorcas Fall Rally

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: 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.

 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.

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

 Adult choir will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. The choir will sing every two to three weeks at the late service, with occasional anthems sung at the early service. No experience or audition is necessary. Please come join us as we praise God with our voices. Also, we are looking for an accompanist. For more information please contact Jason Sommerville at jason.sommerville@gmail.com or 906-370-2377.

Odd Jobs – Need Help with taking care of fall chores? CSM can help!  We have a group of college students with strong backs and quick minds that are willing to do some leaf raking, heavy lifting, wood cutting/moving, or anything else.    We will be accepting free will offerings to help fund Concordia Student Ministries Spring Mission trip, but we are willing to serve regardless.  Please sign up in the Narthex or contact Maddy Hunt at mmhunt@mtu.edu  to get your needs taken care of whenever you like!

 Portals of Prayer:  The Oct. – Dec. Portals of Prayer are located on the information table in the narthex, please take one as you leave today.

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

ATTENDANCE AT SERVICES: 

Sun. 9/22 – (8:30) 165 + (11:00) 128 = 293

 Office Information:

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

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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 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 $   7,483.75
      Other Income $        24.00
Total $  7,507.75
   
Year to Date Budget Need $  358,720.00
Year to Date Actual $  364,643.33
Year to Date Difference $      5,923.33