Last Sunday of the Church Year: Sunday, Nov 24

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Last Sunday of the Church Year

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“Here is Our King”

“Mighty to Save”

“This is My Father’s World”

“Send Me out”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service III, page 184

#670 “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones”

#672 “Jerusalem the Golden”

#548 “Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious”

Collect of the Day

Lord Jesus Christ, You reign among us by the preaching of Your cross. Forgive Your people their offenses that we, being governed by Your bountiful goodness, may enter at last into Your eternal paradise; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Lesson                                                                     Isaiah 65:17-25

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Isaiah the sixty-fifth chapter.

17“Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth,and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.
19I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. 20No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days,
for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed. 21They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their descendants with them.
24Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                  1 Corinthians 15:12-26                                                                                                                                                                              P The Epistle Lesson is from 1 Corinthians the fifteenth chapter.

12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                               Matthew 22:23-33

P   The Holy Gospel according to Matthew the twenty-second chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

 23The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, 24saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up children for his brother.’ 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother. 26So too the second and third, down to the seventh. 27After them all, the woman died. 28In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her.”

29But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God: 32‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.” 33And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Jed Chrestensen, Dennis Hagenbuch

Robert Scholie, volunteer (Early)

Marilynn Dewald, Jim Lahti,

David & Nancie Hermanson (Late)

Elders:      Christopher Williston (Early)

Jon Leinonen, Arthur Pontynen (Late)

Acolytes: Alex Geborkoff, Luke Mikkola (Early)

Logan Moilanen, Leah Motowski (Late)

Lay Reader: Don Kuiper

Greeters: Pauline Kokkonen, Wayne Volk (Early)

John & Dala Beard (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

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

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM  High School Youth Group

Monday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

Tuesday        7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

7:30 AM Men’s Bible Study

10:30 PM  Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

9:00 AM Parents Day Out

4:30PM  Pietila Home Bible Study

5:00 PM  Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM  Adult Choir

7:00 PM  Thanksgiving Eve Svc., w/comm.

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:

Cancer: Julia Munson, Nancy Pintar, Elaine Monette, Julie Sutinen,

Jim, Rick Williams, Jerry Dummann, John DePuydt

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

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Joel & Clarion Fritsche

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Thank You for the prayers, meals, rides, and chores.  We love and appreciate all the caring by the members of SS. Peter & Paul.  Thank you the Smith Family.

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

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.

HS Youth – Today @ 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

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  Thank you!

MTU & Finlandia Graduate Recognition:  On Sunday, Dec. 8th, during both services, we will be recognizing the graduates from MTU & Finlandia this year that worship with us.  If you will be graduating, please phone the church office at 482-4750 and leave your name and degree earned.  We hope all those that will be graduating will attend.

Coffee Donations:  We are running low on decaffeinated coffee.  Anyone who would like to donate cans of coffee to be used for church functions, please bring them to the church kitchen and they will be stored there until needed.  Thank you.

Copper County Chorale will perform Christmas favorites old and new at Saints Peter & Paul on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.00, children 12 and younger free.

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


Sun. 11/17 – (8:30) 180 + (11:00) 112 = 292

Office Information:

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

906-482-4750 |


Pastor: Aaron Gehrke;

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff:

Preschool Director/Teacher: Jaime Schuldt:   

Office Manager: Judy Fenske;

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper;

Business Manager: Jason Auel;

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Director of Care Ministry: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob Cooke;

Hospitality: Anne Cooke:

Community: Kerri Gilbertson;

Children’s Ministry:

Director of Communication: Bryant Weathers:

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,440.00 
Last Week  
Offerings $     8,128.85
      Other Income $        152.00
Total $    8,280.85
Year to Date Budget Need $  434,240.00
Year to Date Actual $  439,394.68
Year to Date Difference $      5,154.68