The Service in PDF format is at: January 30, 2022 Service

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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.

Serving You

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, Jim Holroyd


THEME:  It’s common to feel like nobody in this world understands you. How could anyone else truly understand your circumstances and inner feelings? Our Readings for today remind us that God understands us. From our passage in Jeremiah, we hear that God knew Jeremiah before he had been formed in the womb. And from our Gospel passage, we discover that Jesus knew of the illness of the Royal Official’s son even while in Cana–a town 18 miles away from Capernaum. Be encouraged that God knows you too! God knows your circumstances and inner feelings. Take comfort in His continual care and concern for you. 

Welcome & announcements


Leader:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen. 


Leader: O Lord, I cry to you for help.

People: In the morning my prayer comes before you.

Leader: Give me the joy of your saving help again,

People: and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Leader: Let my mouth be full of your praise

People: and your glory all the day long.

Leader: Every day will I praise you,

People: and praise your name forever and ever.

Leader: Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness,

People: O God of our salvation, O hope of all the ends of the earth and of the seas that are far away.

Leader: Lord, hear my prayer,

People: and let my cry come before you.


Leader:  Father of mercies and God of all consolation, come to the aid of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may attend to your Word, confess our sins, receive your forgiveness, and grow in our faith in your Son Jesus Christ.

People:  Amen.

Time of Silence

Leader:  Desiring God’s forgiveness and growth in our faith, let us confess our sin. 

People: Almighty God, merciful Father: I, a troubled and penitent sinner, confess to you all my sins with which I have offended you and for which I justly deserve your punishment. But I am sorry for them, and repent of them, and pray for your boundless mercy. For the sake of the suffering and death of your Son, Jesus Christ, be gracious and merciful to me, a sinful being; forgive my sins, give me your Holy Spirit for the amendment of my sinful life, and bring me to life everlasting. Amen.

Leader: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus was given to die for you, and for his sake God forgives you all your sins. To those who believe in Jesus Christ he gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen. Thanks be to God!

OPENING SONG              “Wonderful, Merciful, Savior”

 Dawn Rodgers; Eric Wyse; 1989 Curb Dayspring Music (Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.); Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.)

Wonderful merciful Savior

Precious Redeemer and Friend

Who would have thought that a Lamb

Could rescue the souls of men

Oh You rescue the souls of men

Counselor Comforter Keeper

Spirit we long to embrace

You offer hope when our hearts

Have hopelessly lost the way

Oh we hopelessly lost the way

Chorus: You are the One that we praise

You are the One we adore

You give the healing and grace

Our hearts always hunger for

Oh our hearts always hunger for

Almighty infinite Father

Faithfully loving Your own

Here in our weakness You find us

Falling before Your throne

Oh we’re falling before Your throne

Chorus (repeat)


Leader: Let us pray.  Lord God, You have shown the world Your love chiefly in the deliverance of the cross of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Make us to know this self-sacrificing love and share it with all in every kind of need; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.   

THE scripture lessons

THE OLD TESTAMENT                                    Jeremiah 1:4-10

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,  and before you were born I consecrated you;  I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.”

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,   and whatever I command you, you shall speak.

  Do not be afraid of them,   for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”

Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

 10  See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,   to pluck up and to break down,   to destroy and to overthrow,   to build and to plant.”

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                                                                       John 4:46-54

46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill.

47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.

51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”

53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household. 54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN                                                          “In His Time”

Diane Ball © 1978 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

In His time (in His time),

in His time (in His time),

He makes all things beautiful,

in His time (in His time).

Lord please show my ev’ry day

as you’re teaching me your way,

That you do just what you say,

in your time (in Your time).

In Your time (in Your time),

in Your time (in Your time),

you make all things beautiful

in Your time (in Your time),

Lord, my life to you I bring;

May each song I have to sing.

Be to You a lovely thing,

in Your time (in Your time).


“Waiting For Answered Prayer”

Part 1

Part 2


I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,

Born of the virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, died and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From thence He will come 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:           O God of love, thanks and praise be to You for sending Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to open Your kingdom by means of His love and deliverance and glory on the cross. Greater love has no one than this. Work in us, Your children, the gift of Your love, that we be enabled to endure the struggles of faith and hope and to reflect Your true glory all our days. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           Establish Your whole Church and this congregation to be walking and serving together in love for You and love toward one another and the world, that many come to the knowledge of Your truth and salvation. Grant Your strength and blessing to all who preach Your life-giving Word and those who serve as Your loving hands to all who are in any need. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           Grant Your grace and wisdom to all who serve in the government of our country. Give strength and integrity to those in the armed forces and to all who serve and protect us in our communities. Give all agencies dedicated to the service of helping and healing people the freedom to do their good works for the support of all people. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           Hear also now our prayers for all who are sick or hospitalized, the injured and the lonely. Grant that Your healing love be administered faithfully by the medical professionals and those who supply the needy in any way. Lord, in Your 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.

People:         Amen.


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

CLOSING HYMN                                      “I Love to Tell the Story”

Arabella Katherine Hankey, William Gustavus Fischer; Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain

I love to tell the story

of unseen things above,

Of Jesus and his glory,

of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story,

because I know it’s true;

It satisfies my longings

as nothing else could do

Chorus:   I love to tell the story;

‘Twill be my theme in glory

To tell the old, old story

of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story;

how pleasant to repeat

What seems, each time I tell it,

more wonderfully sweet!

I love to tell the story,

for some have never heard

The message of salvation

from God’s own holy Word.


I love to tell the story,

for those who know it best

Seem hungering and thirsting

to hear it like the rest.

And when, in scenes of glory,

I sing the new, new song,

I’ll sing the old, old story

that I have loved so long.



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. 

People:    Amen. 


Pastor:  Go in Peace!  Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



LEAD SINGING AT PEACE. Do you like to sing? Find yourself singing in the car? We are looking for lead singers at Peace. Would you be willing to take a turn being the lead singer during worship? If so, please let the Pastor or Daniel know.

Communion Announcement. Are you desiring to receive Holy Communion but not able to attend in-person church? Contact Daniel or Pastor to set up a time to come to church to receive the Lord’s body and blood from Pastor.

Healing and renewal Service. “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up (James 5:14).” Peace is offering a Prayer, Healing and Renewal Service on the first Sundays of the month at 9 am. This month’s service will be on Sunday, February 6 at 9:00 am. Pastor Lucke and the elders want to address your concerns, pains and challenges with prayer and the Lord’s promises. We’ll be wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing. The service itself is brief lasting 20 minutes.

Hope for healing seminar. Peace is hosting a mental health seminar conducted by Compassion Ministries on Saturday, February 12th from 9-1:30 pm, Please arrive at the seminar between 8:30-9:00am to receive your seminar packet. Lunch will be provided by Peace. Please pre-register using the bulletin insert by Wednesday February 9th or just e-mail Daniel with your name, address, e-mail, and phone number to be included in the seminar.

Prayer Chain. Peggy Kruger has started an email prayer chain. If you would like to be included in these emails, please contact Peggy so you can be added. Also, if you have a prayer request, please let Peggy, Daniel or Pastor Lucke know.  

Live Stream Update. Thanks to the fine work of audio/visual team, we are now able to live stream the service on YouTube that provides a better-quality streaming experience. The link you will find in Daniel’s e-mail and on Facebook should take you to the YouTube video. If you use YouTube regularly, we encourage you to subscribe to the channel, so you get notified of new posts. To find our channel, go to the search window on the YouTube site and type in ‘Peace Lutheran Church Philomath Oregon’ and you should be able to find it. If you have trouble, please contact Daniel or Oscar.

Men’s breakfast. Plans are tentative now as to whether there will be a Men’s Breakfast on February 5th.  Please stay tuned for updates as to whether we will be able to hold a First Saturday Breakfast or not?  Check the Sunday bulletins and emails that will keep everyone posted as to what is happening. Pray that this corona virus will be brought under control so we can once again meet without concerns of spreading the virus.  Oscar Gutbrod. February newsletter. The February newsletter is out. There are some extra copies on the table in the narthex. Also, if you would like to receive a paper copy in the mail, please let Daniel know so you can be added to the mailing list. Likewise, if you receive a paper copy and you would rather read the online version, please inform Daniel