The Service in PDF format is at: October 17, 2021 Service
Video of service is at: Facebook Video
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 Dan Johnson
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, Reese Grube, Rick Durling, Ingrid Hellesto, Jim Holroyd
Today, October 17, 2021
Musician Dan Johnson
Organ/Piano Karyn Stanley
Ushers Jan Lane
Flowers Carole Gutbrod
Communion Janette Payne
AS WE GATHER… There is plenty of bad news. Each day we hear about the strife between leaders. Each day we hear about dire predictions about the future. Each day we hear about what is going wrong in the world around us. One of the best decisions you can make for your life is to put yourself in a place to hear the Good News. Church is the best place to do this! It is in the Church that we hear about what Jesus’ sacrifice means for us. We are a part of the New Covenant. We have restored identities through the forgiveness of sins. All of this offered freely to all from the greatest to the least. Enjoy hearing the Good News today!
OPENING SONG “Blessed Assurance” “Red Book 16”
By: Fanny J. Crosby & Mrs. J.F. Knapp, ©1971 by William J. Glaither. The Other Song Book.
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
Chorus: This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
Pastor: In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
BEING HONEST ABOUT OURSELVES…
Pastor: As we begin our worship, we start by being honest about ourselves. God gives us people who care for us. First Responders, military service personnel, teachers, doctors and nurses are some of those important people. During this time of silence, we think about the times that we have been angry or disrespectful toward those people that God has given to care for us.
[Silence for personal reflection]
Pastor: We confess our sins.
People: Lord, we need Your mercy. You have asked us to show honor to those who have cared for us. Too often we have simply forgotten to say “thank you” or show any kind of appreciation. You have asked us to obey those who have been placed in authority. Too often we have begrudged those in authority and paid them little respect. You want us to cherish those people who care for us. We have failed to do even this. Make us new today to appreciate more those you have given us. Lord, we need your mercy.
YOU ARE FORGIVEN
Pastor: God provides for all that we need in this life. This includes the people that care for us. It also includes the forgiveness that we need to become new and live for God. Jesus once said, “Whatever sins you forgive on earth will be forgiven in heaven.” Receive this forgiveness and know that your sins count as no more in God’s sight. By the power and authority of Jesus, I forgive you as your sins… In the name of the Father and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.
SONG OF PRAISE “All Creatures of Our God and King” LBW 527 vs. 1, 4, 7
St. Francis of Assisi; William Henry Draper Words: Public Domain ; Music: Public Domain
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice with us and sing
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam
Chorus: Oh praise Him! Oh praise Him!
Alleluia alleluia alleluia
Dear mother earth who day by day
Unfolds rich blessings on our way
O praise Him! Alleluia!
The fruits and flow’rs that verdant grow
Let them His praise abundant show
Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
Oh praise Him! Alleluia!
Oh praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit Three in One
SERVICE OF THE WORD
Pastor: The Lord be with you
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Let us pray together:
People: Almighty God our Father, Your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of Your Spirit lead us to acknowledge Your goodness, give thanks for Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE scripture lessons
THE FIRST LESSON: Jeremiah 31:31-34
31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.
33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
THE GOSPEL LESSON: John 12:20-33
20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.
28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”
29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine.
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die.
Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You O Christ.
SERMON SONG “The Church’s One Foundation” LBW 369
Text: Samuel J. Sone, 1839-1900, Tune: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876© 2005 WORSHIPHYMNS Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
The Church’s One Foundation
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is his new creation
By water and the Word.
From heav’n he came and sought her
To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,
And for her life he died.
Elect from ev’ry nation,
Yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation:
One Lord, one faith, one birth,
One holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses
with ev’ry grace endued.
Though with a scornful wonder
This world sees her oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping;
Their cry goes up: “How Long?”
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.
Through toil and tribulation
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace forevermore;
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.
Yet she on earth has union with God,
the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won.
O blessed heav’nly chorus! Lord,
save us by your grace,
That we, like saints before us,
May see you face to face.
People: I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, And born of the virgin Mary,
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy Christian Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
Pastor: Let us pray for the whole people of God, and for all people according to their needs:
(after each prayer)
Pastor: Lord in you mercy
People: Hear our prayer.
Pastor: Into your hands, O God, 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,
Forever and ever. Amen
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 SONG “Now Thank We All Our God” Red Book 263
Now thank we all our God
with hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices,
Who, from our mothers’ arms,
has blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.
Oh, may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all harm
in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
The Son, and him who reigns
with them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
whom earth and heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.
Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Fall Bazaar. Mark your calendars for the return of the Fall Bazaar at Peace. It will be held Saturday Nov 6 here at the church. If you have any questions, please contact Jani Burton.
Interested in helping with Audio/Visual? We have an outstanding team assembled for our Sound and Audio team at Peace. We are looking to build a deeper bench for help. If you have an interest in helping out, please connect with Oscar. The more we have on the team, the more fun we have together and the more the burden is lifted to cover this important aspect of our ministry.
CHurch Council Meeting. The church council will meet this Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Felllowship Hall.
MOP Campfire Meeting. The MOP campfire meeting that was scheduled to meet this Thursday has been postponed to a later date to be promulgated.
FLowers for the ALtar. There are still several openings to provide flowers for the altar for the rest of the year. Please take a look at the signup sheet in the Narthex.
Our Savior Lutheran Church. Our Savior Lutheran Church in Waldport will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on Sunday October 31st at 3:00pm. You are cordially invited to attend.
HOPE FOR HEALING SEMINAR. First Baptist of Corvallis (9th & Monroe) is hosting a mental health seminar sponsored by Compassion Ministries on Saturday, November 6th from 9-3pm. COVD has brought havoc to all, so CM is conducting a segment on depression & suicide. Free lunch is provided. To receive your packet, pre-registration is between 8:30-9:00 am. Please pre-register with the forms available in the narthex to reserve a lunch and seminar packet.
LWML SUNDAY. The Ladies Guild will be ushering and hosting fellowship next Sunday, October 24. Don’t forget to thank them and honor them by wearing purple next Sunday.