17th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Oct. 6

Songs/Hymns for the Day

17th Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Above All”

“Even So Come”

“Anchor of Hope”

“Hosanna”

10:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service I, page 151

#722 “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me”

#732 “All Depends on Our Possessing”

#733 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Collect of the Day

O God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, by Your grace hear the prayers of Your Church. Grant that those things which we ask in faith we may receive through Your bountiful mercy; 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                                                                            Job 38:1-7

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Job the thirty-eighth chapter.

1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                            Revelation 21:1-4

P The Epistle Lesson is from Revelation the twenty-first chapter.

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither  shall there be mourning  nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                   Luke 18:1-8

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the eighteenth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

1[Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Greg Blust, Lorna Kaspala,

Wayne Volk, volunteer (Early)

Sam Coates, Deb Olson,

Peter Pietila, Jerry Smith (Late)

Elders:    Chris Middlebrook, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Tim Stites (Late)

Acolytes: Wyatt Jenkins, Jack Rudak (Early)

Evelina Riutta, Kadence Stites (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

Greeters: Greg & Sherry Blust (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

LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF  OCT. 6 – 13

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

10:00 AM  Education Classes

10:00 AM  New Members Class

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc.

Monday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

5:00 PM  Ministry Council Meeting

Tuesday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study

10:30 AM  Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

9:00 AM Parents Day Out

4:00 PM  Confirmation

4:30PM    Pietila Home Bible Study

5:00 PM  Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM  Adult Choir

Thursday       7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

6:00 PM  Bd. of Directors Meeting

Friday            7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

10:00 AM New Members Class

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. Eric & Johanna Stinnett

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

Church Communications

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Bd. of Directors: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 pm. The current board members are Bob Chalgren, Jed Chrestensen, Maura Leinonen, Kim Salmi, Rob Scholie, Jason Sommerville, and Kristin Wanhala.

 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!

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

ATTENDANCE AT SERVICES: 

Sun. 9/29 – (8:30) 161 + (11:00) 130 = 291

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

 No Financial Information this week.