The Service in PDF format is at: June 12, 2022 Service
Video of service is at: YouTube
Peace Lutheran Church
We welcome you in the name of the Lord Jesus. We are honored with your presence. If you do not have a church home, you are invited to join us regularly. Please introduce yourself to Pastor Jeremy Lucke or one of the Ushers as you leave today and sign the guest book in the entryway. We continue to observe the guidelines for health safety. If you have any questions, please see an usher. Everyone is welcome.
The ringing of the bell and the lighting of the Christ candle mark the beginning of our service and a time for quiet meditation, prayer and inward reflection as we begin our worship.
Children are welcome at our worship services. If you prefer, Peace Lutheran has a playroom equipped for children three years old and younger. The room is unstaffed and can be accessed in the fellowship hall where the service is also being live streamed for your convenience and enjoyment.
Holy Communion is celebrated every first and third Sunday and will follow the order of service in the bulletin. If you are a baptized Christian and share our faith in Jesus as Savior and have been instructed in the meaning and use of the Lord’s Supper, you are invited to partake. We have pre-wrapped communion wine or juice and wafers. We also have gluten-free wafers available. If you desire a gluten-free wafer, ask the server. May the body and blood of Jesus, present in the bread and wine, be a blessing to you.
There are times during the service when you will be asked to stand if you are able. Please feel free to remain seated if standing is difficult.
Pastor Pastor Jeremy Lucke
Music Director Colleen Schulze
Choir Director Diane Crocker
Supt. Of Sunday School Brandy Stokes & Karyn Stanley
Admin Assistant Daniel Dusek
Parish Nurse Kathy Durling
Webmaster Jim Holroyd
Audio-Visual Johnathon Holroyd, George Abele, Nicholas Abele, Merv Munster, Haley Bentsen, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Aaron Bentsen, Oscar Gutbrod, Sam Worth, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd
Today, June 12, 2022
Musician Colleen Schulze
Reader Kay Glathar
Ushers Sharon Starr
Children’s Message Merv Munster
AS WE GATHER… Today’s Psalm provides another impetus for awe: God’s creation itself is majestic in scope and grandeur. The more we learn about it, especially the vastness of cosmic space, the more we recognize the grace of God in His caring about us at all. Our planet is blue marble when seen from most of our solar system. Few of humanity’s accomplishments are visible even from the space station in near-earth orbit. God has not only provided the one place where we might thrive, but He also became one of us to die for us and then gave us the ability to trust Him for all things. Indeed, how majestic is His name in all the earth!
Pastor: In the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
OPENING UP TO GOD AND ONE ANOTHER
Pastor: We join in confessing our sins to God in order to hear once again his forgiveness that frees us from the guilt of our sin and allows us to live in joy and hope following Christ:
People: Dear Lord, we come to you in all honesty and humility, admitting that we are sinners – we have sinned in our evil thoughts, in our hurtful words, and in our destructive actions. We also admit that we have at times been exclusive in thinking that Christ’s salvation is just for a few of us, rather than a gift for all people. Help us, Lord, to hold on to that simple, pure Gospel of your gracious gift of salvation, and to share that good news with other in whatever ways we can, so that others may come to know you and your gracious gift.
SONG OF CONFESSION “White As Snow”
Leon Olguin, © 1990 Sound Truth Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)
White as snow, white as snow,
through my sins were as scarlet
Lord, I know, Lord I know,
that I’m clean and forgiven.
Through the power of Your blood,
Through the wonder of Your love
Through faith in You I know that I can be…
white as snow.
Pastor: God knows our brokenness, and he knows our hearts, he knows our desire to live as his people day by day. So he frees us from the guilt of our sin by assuring us of his forgiveness. In God’s name and by his command, I proclaim to you the forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor: As an expression of our faith, we confess the words of the Athanasian Creed, the longest and most recent of the three Ecumenical Creeds of the Church. Because of its length, we will be dividing the Creed into two sections and will be assisted by readers in speaking it.
People: Whoever desire to be saved must, above all, hold the universal faith. Whoever does not keep it whole and undefiled will without doubt perish eternally.
Reader 1: And the universal faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, neither confusion the persons nor dividing the substance. For the Father is one person, the Son is another, and the Holy Spirit is another. But the Godhead of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal.
Reader 2: Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit: the Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, the Holy Spirit uncreated; the Father infinite, the Son infinite, the Holy Spirit infinite; the Father eternal, the Son eternal, the Holy Spirit eternal.
People: And yet there are not three Eternals, but one Eternal, just as there are not three Uncreated or three Infinites, but one Uncreated and one Infinite.
Reader 1: In the same way, the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, the Holy Spirit almighty; and yet there are not three Almighties, but one Almighty.
Reader 2: So the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God; and yet there are not three Gods, but one God. So the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, the Holy Spirit is Lord; and yet there are not three Lords, but one Lord.
People: Just as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge each distinct person as God and Lord, so also are we prohibited by the universal church to say that there are three Gods or Lords.
Reader 1: The Father is not made nor created nor begotten by anyone. The Son is neither made nor created, but begotten of the Father alone. The Holy spirit is of the Father and of the Son, neither made nor created not begotten, but proceeding.
Reader 2: Thus, there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits.
Reader 1: And in this Trinity none if before or after another; none if greater or less than another;
Reader 2: but the whole three persons are coeternal with each other and coequal, so that in all things, as has been stated above, the Trinity in Unity and Unity in trinity is to be worshiped.
People: Therefore, whoever desires to be saved must think thus about the Trinity.
THE scripture lessons
Reader: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and infants, You have established strength because of Your foes,
To still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have set in place,
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
And crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominions over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
Reader: This is the World of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Using the words “I am,” Jesus proclaims His divinity.
The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”
52 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.’
53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?”
54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’
55 But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.”
57 So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You O Christ.
SERMON HYMN “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Text: Bishop Reginald Heber, 1783-1826, alt. Tune: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876, ©1978 published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis & Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning
our song shall rise to Thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns
around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim
falling down before Thee,
Which wert and art
and evermore shalt be.
Holy, holy, holy! Though the
darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man
Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy’
there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r in love and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name
in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Pastor: We continue and conclude the confession of our faith today with the second part of the Athanasian Creed.
People: But it is also necessary for everlasting salvation that one faithfully believe the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is the right faith that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus, the Son of God, is at the same time both God and man.
Reader 1: He is God, begotten from the substance of the Father before all ages; and He is man, born from the substance of His mother in this age: perfect God and perfect man, composed of a rational soul and human flesh;
Reader 2: equal to the Father with respect to His divinity, less than the Father with respect to His humanity.
People: Although He is God and man, He is not two, but one Christ:
Reader 1: one, however, not by the conversion of the divinity into flesh, but by the assumption of the humanity into God; one altogether, not by confusion of substance, but by unity of person.
Reader 2: For as the rational soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ, who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
Reader 1: At His coming all people will rise again with their bodies and given and account concerning their own deeds.
Reader 2: And those who have done good will enter into eternal life, and those who have done evil into eternal fire.
People: This is the universal faith; whoever does not believe it faithfully and firmly cannot be saved.
We offer our thanksgiving for what God has first given us – ourselves, our time, our possessions.
Pastor: Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. As we grow in the Christian faith, we pray for an increase of the Word, that it be freely shared and bring the good news of sins forgiven through Christ to every place. Triune God in mercy,
People: hear our prayer.
Pastor: We pray for the whole world in which we live, asking that there would be times of peace and security in our days and that we know days of blessings and joy. Triune God in mercy,
People: hear our prayer.
Pastor: We pray for the Church and for this household of faith, that we be the radiant Bride of Christ, daily growing in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We also pray for the churches of Philomath that their fellowship continue to be salt for the community and a light to those who need You grace. Triune God in mercy,
People: hear our prayer.
Pastor: We lift our petitions now for the sick, the homebound, and all who this day are in need of our intercession, (especially…), that their prayers soon be answered and that they be supported by God’s people as they honor Christ. Triune God in mercy,
People: hear our prayer.
Pastor: Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory,
Pastor: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and… + give you peace.
CLOSING HYMN “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Text: Edward Hodges | Henry Van Dyke | Ludwig van Beethoven; Public Domain
Joyful, joyful we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love!
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before thee,
Praising thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
Drive the gloom of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day.
All thy works with joy surround thee,
Earth and heav’n reflect thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around thee,
Center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird, and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Wellspring of the joy of living,
Ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother,
All who live in love are thine;
Teach us how to love each other,
Lift us to the joy divine!
Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!
Barbecue & Picnic. Please join us for a barbecue and picnic today during Fellowship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and all the fixings will be provided. Games will be available for everyone. Invite a friend and siblings and join in the fun to bring in summer with a bang!
Music Night. All are invited for music and treats on June 29 at 7:00pm. We’ll even play a little game of Name that Tune. Watch for more to come!
Change to Summer Hours. Starting Next Sunday, June 19, we will change to summer hours. Adult Bible Study will start at 8:30am and Worship Service at 9:30am.