22nd Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Nov 10

Songs/Hymns for the Day

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Revelation Song”

“Reckless Love”

“We Give You Thanks”

“Your Great Name”


11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service III, page 184

#555 “Salvation unto Us Has Come”

#557 “Seek Where You May to Find a Way”

#620 “Jesus Comes Today with Healing”

#794 “The Lord, My God, Be Praised”

Collect of the Day

Living God, Your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy and pity. Grant us the fullness of Your grace to lay hold of Your promises and live forever in Your presence; 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                                                                     Exodus 3:1-15

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Exodus the third chapter.

1Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

7Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 11But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

13Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” 15God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The

Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                            1 Timothy 2:1-7                                                                                                                                                                                                    P The Epistle Lesson is from 1 Timothy the second chapter.

1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                   Luke 8:4-15

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the eighth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

4When a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to [Jesus], he said in a parable: 5“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

9And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, 10he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ 11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12The ones along the path are those who have heard. Then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. 14And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 15As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

David Hermanson, Nancie Hermanson,

Marilynn Dewald, Jim Lahti (Late)

Elders:      Warren Weingarten (Early)

Dale Dewald, Mike Salmi(Late)

Acolytes: Jordan Chrestensen, Bob Cooke (Early)

Isabellah Hietala, Erik Wanhala (Late)

Lay Reader: Mike Salmi

Greeters: Bev Auel, Carol Garnell (Early)

Lynn Lanala, Rachele Lambert (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.

10:00 AM  Education Classes

10:00 AM  Voters Meeting

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc., w/comm.

12:30 PM Youth Event – Laser Tag

Monday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

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

Friday            7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Saturday      12:00 PM   Dorcas Bazaar

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

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

Pray this week for:

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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. Joel & Clarion Fritsche

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

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Fall Voters Assembly: The Board of Directors announces that all members are invited to attend the Fall meeting of the Voters Assembly at 10:00 AM this morning in the Multi-Purpose Room. The following will take place:

  1. Pastor Aaron will present ministry news and review from 2019. His discussion will also include new ministry plans for 2020.
  2. The Board will present the 2020 balanced budget to the congregation and present a motion to the congregation to form a Call Committee for an Associate Pastor.

Thank you for your continued participation and support.

New Members: We would like to welcome several new families into our congregation.  It is a blessing to have them join our church family.  They are: Cecelia Attwell, Michael Armstrong,  Joe, Joye & Hunter Battisfore, Trent Daenzer, Jeannie Hazellief, Erin & Natalya Hauswirth, Samuel, Amanda, Paola, & Stina Kilpela, Austin, Adelyn, Josephine, & Avaline Krautheim, Nathan, Nicole, Trayven, Rylan, Reese, & Harrison Lahti, Julia Lundeen, Logan Mills, Dave Niemi, Ryan, Ashley, & Maximus Ploetz, Jake Stratton, Kristy & Kaitlyn Toth, and Amber VanWagner.

Thanksgiving Eve Service with communion will be on Wednesday Nov. 27th at 7:00 p.m.

2019 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th: For the past seven years Saints Peter & Paul members have generously contributed to the annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry Project, and set a new record for each of those years. This year’s goal is 275 filled boxes and $2,750, but to reach that goal will require a special effort in the last two weeks of the project, so please help us over the finishing line!! Visit the display table in the narthex for additional information. You can also contact Denise Coates at 296-9561 or bdcoates@wildblue.net , or visit the national project website at samaritanspurse.org/occ. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the success and lasting impact of the project.

73rd Annual Bazaar, Bake Sale & Tea  is just around the corner on Saturday, November 16, from noon-3:00 p.m.  It will take place in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  The ladies of the Dorcas Society invite anyone interested in providing baked goods, craft items, special goodies for the Tea Table, Christmas items, and things for the White Elephant table (no clothes) to feel free to do so.  We welcome help, too, in the kitchen, at any of the tables, setting up and taking down of the tables and goods.  Also important, please come to the Bazaar!! Funds raised go toward missions, both far and near.  Contact any member of the Dorcas Society/LWML for more information or if questions.  Jean Pemberton, Dorcas President

 “Advent by Candlelight” – the Dorcas Society will not be holding this event this year.  Since it is an event meant for all the ladies, we encourage anyone interested and willing to head it to feel free to do so. There are a lot of talented ladies in our midst who would do a great job of it.  We will gladly provide information and guidance, as needed.  Contact Cathy Paul for more information.

 Poinsettia Plants:  If you would like to order Poinsettia Plants for Christmas, please sign the sheet located on the table outside the multi-purpose room or contact the church office at 482-4750 by Sunday, November 17th.  Cost of the plant is $20.  Only those plants that have been paid for will be ordered.  You may take your plant home after Christmas Eve Svc. if you wish.

Looking to volunteer? Have a heart for helping women facing an unplanned pregnancy? The Life Outreach Center in Hancock will be having training for Advocates on the following dates: November 12,14,16,19,21 and 23. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6-9pm and Saturday’s from 10am-4pm. The training includes all six sessions and manuals and refreshments will be provided. Training will be held at the Life Outreach Center at 300 Quincy St Suite B in Hancock. If interested or questions, please call Julie by November 5th at (906) 369-0841. Blessings!

Love INC has helped over 20 families last month and currently don’t have any mattresses. If you have a good quality mattress/box spring, or any other household items to help a family in need, please contact Kerri at community@copperluth.org.

Dorcas Society/LWML – meets on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m.   In addition to the business meeting, we will get into God’s Word with a Bible Study, led by Christian Life Chairman Cathy Paul.  It will end with a delicious dessert provided by the November hostesses.  We invite all the ladies in our midst to join us that evening, enjoying Christian fellowship with your sisters in Christ.

Senior Saints – will hold their next get-together on Thursday, November 21.  It starts at noon with lunch and followed by a presentation by Pastor Paul.  The title is “The Four Branches of Theology–What’s in Them for You?”  Namely:  Doctrinal, Historical, Exegetical, & Practical.  Please plan to attend and enjoy Christian growth and fellowship with your sisters and brothers in Christ at SS Peter & Paul.   Feel free to bring friends and family with you.  Contact John or Jean Pemberton for more information or if questions (487-9412).

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


Sun. 11/3 – (8:30) 175 + (11:00) 117 = 292

Office Information:

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

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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 $9,440.00 
Last Week  
Offerings $     9,924.40
      Other Income $        124.00
Total $   10,048.40
Year to Date Budget Need $  415,316.00
Year to Date Actual $  420,538.58
Year to Date Difference $      5,178.58