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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 17, 2022

Musician                                        Colleen Schulze

                                                       Peace Lutheran Choir

Remember Jesus Risen


“He is risen!” shouts our true hope. “He is risen indeed!” reverberates our confident belief. The high point of our Christian life is celebrated this morning as we gather with all of God’s children to rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As today’s Gospel from Luke 24 will show us, confusion and fear give way to confident faith when the women who went to the tomb realize Jesus is alive and then share this good news with the other disciples. Through those disciples, this message has reached us also! Just as God had promised through His prophets of old, the Lord Himself will restore creation and bring harmony to all life-beginning with Jesus’ resurrection and continuing until the Last Day, when Jesus returns in glory, destroys death itself, and raises us up to new lives in His eternal kingdom. This victorious Savior is with us now working to bring life into our lives as we trust in Him.



PROCESSIONAL HYMN:     “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”

Text: Latin carol, 14th cent., sts. 1-3; Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, st. 4; tr. Lyra Daidica, London, 1708, sts. 1-3 Tune: Lyra Davidica, London 1708; ©1978 Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis & Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia

  1. Congregation & Choir

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia

Our Triumphant holy day, Alleluia

Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia

  • Congregation & Choir

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia

Unto Christ our heav’nly king, Alleluia

Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia

Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia

  • Choir ONLY 

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia

Our salvation have procured; Alleluia

Now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia

Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia

  • Congregation & Choir 

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia

Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia

Praise him, all you heav’nly host, Alleluia

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia


opening words

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

People: Amen.

Pastor:  Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Pastor:  He died for our sins,

People: according to the Scriptures.

Pastor:  He was buried in the tomb,

People: according to the definite plan of God.

Pastor:  He rose from the dead

People: appeared to many.

Pastor:  Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

opening up to god

Pastor:  On the cross Jesus said, “It is finished.” On Easter, God the Father in heaven acknowledged the sacrifice complete by raising Jesus from death. Forgiveness is available to all who call out to God in Jesus’ name. Let us therefore confess our sins.

~~~~~Silence for reflection~~~~~

Pastor:    Heavenly Father,

People: we confess that we have not walked in newness of life. We have failed to love You with all that we are and have, and we have not always remembered the new life You gave us in Baptism.

Pastor:    Your merciful God is the author and giver of life! He hears your prayers and forgives you all your sins. Through Jesus, He takes your death upon Himself at the cross and, by His resurrection, gives you the free gift of life everlasting. As your pastor, it is my privilege to remind you of this forgiving grace of Jesus and, because He has granted His authority to do so, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen.

CHOIR ANTHEM              “Darkness Into Light

Arranged by Russell Mauldin, Words and Music by Lowell Alexander. Copyright 2000 by Milene Music, Inc.

Darkness Fell on Gethsemane

As Jesus gave His last breath

He was laid in a garden tomb,

Where midnight lingered like death

He was crucified for believing in those

who did not believe in Him

Sacrificed but the third day He rose

Shining out where shadows had been.

There was glory, splendor,

Hope that burned to melt away the night.

Brilliant, radiant

Love that turned the darkness into light

Darkness, into light.

Shadows fall on the human heart,

But by God’s grace heaven knows.

Every life on earth reaches out

in need of one ray of hope;

He was crucified for believing in those

Who have fallen short in sin.

Resurrected that every soul

Could shine out where shadows have been.

There is glory, splendor,

Hope that burns to melt away the night.

Brilliant, radiant,

Love that turns the darkness into light,

Darkness, into light.

Glory, splendor,

Hope that burns to melt away the night.

Brilliant, radiant,

Love that turns the darkness into light,

Darkness into light.

Midnight into daylight,

Shadows into splendor,

Darkness into light!


Pastor:    Mighty Lord, on the cross Your Son finished the sacrifice to pay for all our sins.  We remember Your promises; we give thanks for His sacrifice; we pray that Your Holy Spirit will enliven us to live as Your forgiven children here in time and forever in eternity.  We pray these things through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

People:  Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING         Isaiah 65:17-25

17  “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

18  But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create;   for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.

19  I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people;   no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.

20  No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days,   for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.

21  They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22  They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat;   for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23  They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity,   for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their descendants with them.

24  Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

25  The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food.   They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Reader:  This is the word of the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God. 

EPISTLE              1 Corinthians 15:19-26

19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.

25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Reader:  This is the word of the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL                  Luke 24:1-12

Pastor: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twenty-fourth chapter.

People: Glory to You, O Lord.

Pastor:   On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.  And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.  And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them,

Reader 1: Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here but has risen.

Reader 2: Remember how He told you,

Reader 1: remember while He was still in Galilee,

Both Readers: remember that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.

Pastor:  And they remembered, they remembered His words, and returning from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.  Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.  But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. 

Pastor:   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.


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 Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

SERMON HYMN                        “He Lives”

Words: 1933 Homer A. Rodeheaver. Renewed 1961 Curb Word Music; Music: 1933 Homer A. Rodeheaver. Renewed 1961 Curb Word Music

I serve a risen Savior,

he’s in the world to day;

I know that he is living,

whatever men may say;

I see his hand of mercy,

I hear his voice of cheer,

And just the time I need

him he’s always near.

Chorus:                             He lives, he lives,

Christ Jesus lives today!

He walks with me and talks

with me along life’s narrow way.

He lives, he lives salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know he lives?

He lives within my heart.

In all the world around me

I see his loving care,

And though my heart grows

weary I never will despair;

I know that he is leading,

through all the stormy blast,

The day of his appearing

will come at last.


Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,

lift up your voice and sing

Eternal hallelujahs to

Jesus Christ the King!

The Hope of all who seek him,

the help of all who find;

None other is so loving,

so good and kind.


SERMON: “Tragedy into Triumph”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Part 1

Part 2


Pastor:           O God of Life, fill our hearts with resurrection joy.

People:    Let the radiant beams of Easter’s light shine into the depths of our souls. 

Pastor:       Send the news of Christ’s victory over death into all the world. 

People:    Grant that many more nations may join the hosts of heaven in songs of triumph.

Pastor:       In the promise of Easter, take away from us the fear of death. 

People:    Renew us in the Spirit of Jesus, who is the Resurrection and the Life. 

Pastor:       O Lord, now use us and all we are to bring glory to Your name. 

People:    Use us through our daily lives, our resources, and our prayers, to be a blessing in our families, in our communities, and in our world. 

Pastor:       O Lord, we pray for all who suffer affliction of body, soul, or mind:  those recovering from surgery and those who may be close to death.  Particularly, we pray for those we now name before You (moment of silence) O Lord,

People:    Heal people in need of your special care and use us to express Your love to them. 

Pastor:       O Lord, as we eat and drink together and share the very body and blood of our,

People:    we ask that we may be united with Christ and with each other, that we may share His glory, and that we may go our way and be His body in the world.  Amen. 



Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.


Pastor: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”

              In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


Matthew 6:9–13

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:   Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Pastor: Let us go forth rejoicing, in the name of the Lord.

People: 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.

People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:        “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

Text: Samuel Medley, 1783-1799, alt; Tune: attr. John Hatton, d.1793; Public Domain.

I Know that my Redeemer lives!

What comfort this sweet sentence gives!

He lives, he lives, who once was dead;

He lives, my everliving head!

He lives triumphant from the grave;

He lives eternally to save;

He lives exalted, Throned above;

He lives to rule his Church in love.

He lives and grants me daily breath;

He lives, and I shall conquer death;

He lives my mansion to prepare;

He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to his name!

He lives, my Savior, still the same;

What joy this blest assurance gives:

I know that my Redeemer lives!


Pastor: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


All are invited to the fellowship hall through the purple doors to enjoy some refreshments. There will also be a children’s Easter Egg hunt in the lawn near the patio on the back side of the church.


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.

Red Cross Blood Drive. Peace is hosting a Red Cross blood drive next Friday, April 22nd. All of the donation spots are filled currently, but cookies and other treats, and, of course, your prayers, are always welcome.

church council meeting. The church council meeting will be this coming Tuesday evening here at Peace at 7:00pm.