23rd Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, Nov 17

Songs/Hymns for the Day

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“10,000 Reasons”

“Before the Throne of God Above”

“I Lift My Eyes Up”

“Glorious Day”


11:00am Traditional Service

Matins, page 219

#773 “Hear Us, Father, When We Pray”

#680 “Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise”

#738 “Lord of All Hopefulness”

Collect of the Day

O Lord, almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Rule and govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that we may live and abide forever in Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Lesson                                                                     1 Kings 8:22-30

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from 1 Kings the eighth chapter.

22Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven, 23and said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart, 24who have kept with your servant David my father what you declared to him. You spoke with your mouth, and with your hand have fulfilled it this day. 25Now therefore, O Lord, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.’ 26Now therefore, O God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David my father.

27“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built! 28Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O Lord my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you this day, 29that your eyes may be open night and day toward this house, the place of which you have said, ‘My name shall be there,’ that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place. 30And listen to the plea of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. And listen in heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                           Acts 7:44-60                                                                                                                                                                                            P The Epistle Lesson is from Acts the seventh chapter.

44“Our fathers had the tent of witness in the wilderness, just as he who spoke to Moses directed him to make it, according to the pattern that he had seen. 45Our fathers in turn brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before

our fathers. So it was until the days of David, 46who found favor in the sight of God and asked to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. 47But it was Solomon who built a house for him. 48Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,

49“‘Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord,
or what is the place of my rest?
50Did not my hand make all these things?’

51“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”

54Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him. 58Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                   Matthew 6:7-15

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew the sixth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

      7“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread,
12and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

14For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Greg Blust, Lorna Kaspala

Wayne Volk, Jaron Hembroff (Early)

Deb Olson, Peter Pietila,

Jerry Smith, volunteer (Late)

Elders:      Jim Hewett, David Kuhn (Early)

Tim Stites(Late)

Acolytes: Lily Etelamaki, Sam Roberts (Early)

Evelina Riutta, Kadence Stites (Late)

Lay Reader: Marilynn Dewald

Greeters: Nick & Stacey Rilei (Early)

Lori Nordmark, 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


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

10:00 AM  Education Classes

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc.

6:00 PM  CSM Student Supper

Monday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

5:00 PM  Ministry Council

6:00 PM  Bd. of Elders

Tuesday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study

6:30 PM  Dorcas/LWML

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

12:00 PM  Sr. Saints

Friday            7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM High School Youth Group

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

Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of Robert Auel Jr. by Bob & Bev Auel.

Church Decorating:  On Monday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 p.m. everyone is invited to participate in the decorating of the church.  Appetizers and desserts will be served during the decorating.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the church for anyone that would like to participate and bring an appetizer or dessert.

2019 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION DEADLINE IS TODAY: 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.

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!

 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).

 College Student Supper – Join us tonight @ 6pm for our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Concordia Lutheran Student Center, 217 Blanche Street.  You won’t want to miss it!

HS Youth – Next Sunday @ 12:30 pm, we will be doing a painting service project at our college house for our event. Pizza will be provided.  Sign-up with Marcus today!

 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.

Little Brothers is in need of volunteers and homemade fruit pies (no pumpkin or cream pies, please) for their upcoming Thanksgiving dinners   Call 906-482-6944 to sign up or register online at https://register.littlebrothers.org/.  Thank you!

Prayer Shawls: To those who crochet and/or knit and to those who wish to learn, we will be starting a get-together to learn and make prayer shawls. The supply is low. Please consider coming to a meeting in the church narthex, which will meet on Wed. Nov. 20th at 4:00 p.m.  We are looking for your ideas about when and how often to meet. Rachele Lambert

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


Sun. 11/10 – (8:30) 168 + (11:00) 151 = 319

 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

No Financial information this week.