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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

Today, April 10, 2022

Musician                                         Colleen Schulze

Reader                                            Brande Grassel


AS WE GATHER…On Palm Sunday and throughout Jesus’ Passion, many voices were raised to oppose Him.  But only one voice, Jesus’, calls us to look beyond the seeming tragedy of His death on the cross.  As we recall our Lord’s Passion, we also anticipate joining those who sing “Hosanna” in eternity. 




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

C:  Amen. 


P:  Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. 

C:  Hosanna in the highest! 

SCRIPTURE READING                   John 12:12-19

Jesus enters Jerusalem.

P:  The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying out,

C:  “Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 

P:  And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,

C:  “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” 

P:  His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him.  The crowd that had been with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.  The reason why the crowd went to meet Him was that they heard He had done this sign.  So the Pharisees said to one another,

C:  “You see that you are gaining nothing.  Look, the world has gone after Him.” 

P:  When the crowd was greeting Jesus, the people were quoting a verse from Psalm 118, which Luther said was his favorite.  Verse 25 begins, “Save us, we pray, O Lord!”  “Save, Lord” is the meaning of “Hosanna.”  As we process with our palms, let us join our voices together as we sing the hymn, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.” 

During the Opening Hymn, the congregation is invited to walk forward and place their palm branches into one of the two receptacles.

OPENING HYMN:                  “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Text: Theodulph of Orleans, c. 760-821; tr. Johne M. Neale, 1818-1866, alt. Tune: Melchoir Teschner, 1584-1635 Copyright 1978 Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, ELC of Canada, LCMS

All glory, laud and honor

To you, redeemer, king

To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring.

You are the king of Israel

And David’s royal Son,

Now in the Lord’s name coming,

Our King and Blessed One.


All glory, laud and honor

To you, redeemer, king

To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring.

The company of angels

Are praising you on high;

Creation and all mortals

In chorus make reply.


 All glory, laud and honor

To you, redeemer, king

To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring.

The multitude of pilgrims

With palms before you went.

Our praise and prayer and anthems

Before you we present.


All glory, laud and honor

To you, redeemer, king

To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring.

To you, before your Passion,

They sang their hymns of praise.

To you, now high exalted,

Our melody we raise.


All glory, laud and honor

To you, redeemer, king

To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring.

Their Praises you accepted;

Accept the prayers we bring,

Great author of all goodness,

O good and gracious King.


P:    Lord, we come before You in prayer today, asking for forgiveness. 

C:   Gracious God, we admit that we are sinners, and that we have gone against your loving will in thoughts, words, and actions.  We do not want to hear your word challenging us in our lives and our priorities.  We ask for your forgiveness, so that we are freed from our sin to live in your gracious love. 


P:    Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins.  As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

C:   Amen.


P:    Let us Pray.  Gracious Lord, you entered Jerusalem with sounds of human praise, but you knew what was set before you.  We thank you for your love that took you from Hosannas to crucifies.  May we honor you as King of our hearts always, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

C:   Amen.

THE scripture lessons

Epistle:             Philippians 2:5-11  

Humbled to death on a cross that we might be exulted with Him.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Gospel:               Matthew 27:26-31

The soldiers make fun of Jesus while on the cross.

26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him.

28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

30 And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON: “Jesus can handle our darkest moments”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

SERMON HYMN:       “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

By: Rick Founds © 1989 and this arr. © 1990 by Maranatha! Music

Lord, I lift Your name on high,

Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life,

I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay;

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your Name on high.


Lord, I lift Your name on high,

Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life,

I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay;

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your Name on high.


C: 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 was 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.


P:    Let us pray to the Lord that He may hear us on behalf of the people of God and all people as they have need. 

P:    Lord Jesus, although knowing about Judas’ plans, You arranged for the Passover, which foreshadowed the Lord’s Supper.  Strengthen the faith of Your people here and wherever the Sacrament is celebrated, as we receive the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation, which come to us through Your body and blood.  Lord, in Your mercy,  

C:   hear our prayer. 

P:    Lord Jesus, although their Lord, at table You taught Your disciples the nature of true servanthood.  Guide and direct all who work in the healing professions, in police departments and armed forces, in all levels of government, and in the cultivation and distribution of crops, that they see themselves as Your servants for the common good and be given the wisdom and guidance they need.  Lord, in Your mercy, 

C:   hear our prayer. 

P:    Lord Jesus, although Peter spoke confidently, You knew that in weakness he would deny You; yet You said he would turn and strengthen his brothers.  Strengthen all whose faith is weak, those who face this day burdened by their past errors, and all who cannot comprehend the depth of Your love, that they realize and rejoice in the forgiveness You so freely offer.  Lord, in Your mercy, 

C:   hear our prayer. 

P:    In the garden, although You prayed in anguish, You asked that the Father’s will be done.  We remember before You especially (names…).  Grant courage to them and all who struggle with sudden crisis or long-term illness, all who are near death, and all who languish, unjustly imprisoned and discriminated against, that they rely on Your gracious plans.  Lord, in Your mercy, 

C:   hear our prayer. 

P:    On the cross, although facing death Yourself, You promised paradise to a criminal and proclaimed the payment for our sins finished.  Grant that Your Holy Spirit open the ears of those who have not heard the Gospel in terms they can understand and believe, that they rejoice with us in the forgiveness of sins and the paradise that awaits all who rely on Your grace and love.  Lord, in Your mercy,

C:   hear our prayer.  

P:    At the end, although You could not do anything physically, You committed Your spirit to the Father.  Into Your hands, heavenly Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

C:   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.


P:    The Lord bless you and keep you.  The make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.  The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace. 

C:   Amen. 


CLOSING SONG:           “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” 

Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878, alt. Tune: Ernewerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund, 1665 © 1978 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis and Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,

the King of creation!

O my soul, Praise Him,

for He is your health and salvation!

Let all who hear,

Now to His temple draw near;

Joining in glad adoration!


Praise to the Lord,

who o’er all things is wondrously reigning,

And, as on wings of an eagle,

uplifting, sustaining.

Have you not seen

All that is needful has been

Sent by His gracious ordaining?


Praise to the Lord,

who will prosper your work and defend you;

Surely His goodness and mercy

shall daily attend you.

Ponder anew

What the Almighty can do,

If with His love He befriend you.


Praise to the Lord,

Oh let all that is in me adore Him!

All that has life and breath,

come now with praises before Him.

Let the Amen

Sound from His people again,

Gladly forever we adore Him.





All Services will be in person and live-streamed.

  • Maundy Thursday – April 14 – Service at 7:00pm
  • Good Friday – April 15 – Service at 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday – April 17 – Service at 10:00am
  • Easter Egg Hunt – April 17 – Following Service at approximately 11:15

Ladies Guild luncheon.  Mark your calendars for the Ladies Guild Luncheon to be held in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday May 14. Invitations are in the Narthex. Tickets will be $15 and will be available for sale starting April 3 through May 1st. Seating is limited so get your tickets early from Maggie Baker.

What does holy week really mean? please take a look at the insert in your bulletin. After reading it, please share it with someone you would like to invite to church during Holy Week. Maybe a neighbor, friend, coworker, or classmate. Don’t keep the good news to yourself – share it.

Easter flowers and fellowship.  Please consider bringing flowers to the church before Easter Sunday to place on the Easter Cross. Also, we will be having fellowship following the service on Easter and we would love to have some homemade treats to share. Please bring items that are individual such as cookies or cupcakes and refrain from potluck dishes such as casseroles or soups.

Tables of Peace. Tables of Peace is returning. If you would like to participate, please sign up by today, April 10, on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please contact Kay Glathar with any questions.

The Choir is back. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the choir is starting up again. We would like to welcome all vaccinated previous choir members and new voices, too. Practice will be 8:30am. on Sunday, April 3rd and April 10th.

On Easter Sunday we will rehearse before the service.  We will be singing “Darkness Into Light.” We’ll also rehearse the processional number, “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.”