Purification of Mary and Presentation of Our Lord: Sunday, Feb. 2

Songs/Hymns for the Day

Purification of Mary and Presentation of Our Lord

  8:30am Contemporary Service


“What a Beautiful Name”

“Before the Throne of God Above”

“Here is Our King”

11:00am Traditional Service

Matins, page 219

#683 “Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me”

#519 “In His Temple Now Behold Him”

#829 “Christ the Eternal Lord”

Collect of the Day

Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; 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                                                                 Esther 5:1-8

P  The Old Testament Lesson is from Esther the fifth chapter.

1On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, in front of the king’s quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. 2And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 3And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” 4And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” 5Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. 6And as they were drinking wine after the feast, the king said to Esther, “What is your wish? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.” 7Then Esther answered, “My wish and my request is: 8If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my wish and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come to the feast that I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.”

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Epistle Lesson                                                                                 Hebrews 2:14-18                                                                                                                                                                                            P The Epistle Lesson is from Hebrews the second chapter.

14Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                  Luke 2:22-32

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke the second chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

22When the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, [Mary and Joseph] brought [Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

29“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
according to your word;
30for my eyes have seen your salvation
31that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

SERVING: Ushers:   Christian Fitzgerald, Craig Sporalski,

Mark VanWagner, volunteer (Early)

Sam Coates, Jim Lahti,

Tim Stites, volunteer (Late)

Elders:      David Kuhn, Warren Weingarten (Early)

Arthur Pontynen (Late)

Acolytes: Aubriana Chalgren, Myles Mikkola (Early)

Shiloh Monroe, Phoenix Nordmark (Late)

Lay Reader: John Pemberton

Greeters: Bev Auel, Carol Garnell (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 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/comm.

10:00 AM  Education Classes

11:00 AM  Traditional Svc.

6:15 PM  HS Youth/Super Bowl

CSM Event/Super Bowl

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

6:00 PM  Guiding Good Choices

Wednesday   7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

9:00 AM Parents Day Out

4:00 PM  Confirmation Class

4:30PM  Pietila Home Bible Study

5:00 PM  Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM  Adult Choir

Thursday      7:30 AM    Early Learning Center

Friday           7:30 AM   Early Learning Center

Saturday                       Snow Statue tour & Bowling

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

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

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

Missionary of the Month: Herman & Sheila Strozier, Czech Republic

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Call Process Update: Our congregation is in the process of calling another pastor to join our ministry staff. A small group from our Call Committee will be conducting interviews this Friday, February 7th, in St. Louis, MO. The four candidates they will interview are all in the 2020 graduating class from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Please pray for safe travels and fruitful interviews. Look for another update to come about next steps for the congregation!

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Thank You, one and all, for the cards, notes, pictures, emails, and
phone calls that I receive from so many of my dear friends at SS Peter &
Paul.  I am doing okay here with my family in Wisconsin, but miss
everyone, and look forward to my return in the Spring.  God bless you
all!  Your sister in Christ, Bea Sutinen

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 Office Information:

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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 $11,108.00 
Last Week
Offerings $     6,329.10
      Other Income $        120.00
Total $    6,449.10
Year to Date Budget Need $   44,432.00
Year to Date Actual $   43,824.53
Year to Date Difference $       (607.47)