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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 3, 2022

Musician                                        Colleen Schulze

Reader                                          Karen Motlok

Flowers Maggie Baker


AS WE GATHER………………. Are you the type of person who has a plan for the day, the week, and the foreseeable future? Goals are made, tasks are determined, and time is set aside, all so things go “according to plan.” But what happens when things don’t go as we anticipate? What happens when a wrench is thrown in—when we realize the plans will not come to fruition? When Joseph was a young boy, we do not know what his plans were for his life ahead. We can be confident they did not include being sold into slavery by his brothers, his father believing him dead, spending time in an Egyptian prison after being falsely accused of a crime, being Pharaoh’s right-hand man over the land of Egypt, and saving the area lands from famine with food stored from a dream the Lord gave Pharoah. But they were part of the Lord’s plans in and through him. Though we will not follow the same plan as Joseph in our lives, whether our minor or major things go according to our plans, we take heart that God still has a plan for our lives. That plan begins, ends, and is found through Christ alone and in His cross to which we follow in this Lenten time and each day.




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

People:  Amen.

Pastor:  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Silence for reflection

Pastor:  Most merciful God,

People:  we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves.  We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.  Amen. 

Pastor:  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 entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen.


P: In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, Have mercy.

P: For peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, Have mercy.

P: For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God. And for the unity of all , let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, Have mercy.

P: For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, Have mercy.

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord

C: Amen


P: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.

C: Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.

Power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and blessing and glory are his.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever, Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God, for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign.

Alleluia. Alleluia.


P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray ……..


Pastor:  Lord Jesus Christ, as we journey with Joseph together in this Lenten season, we are reminded that amid interruptions, injustices, inequity, and iniquity, Your plan perfectly fulfilled for Your people is indefectible and infallible, even to Your sacrificial death on the cross. Grant us the eyes to see You lead, the hearts to trust Your Word, and the faith to cling to Your promises with present and eternal plans for us, for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:  Amen.

THE scripture lessons

FIRST LESSON                                Genesis 45:1-15

45 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.

And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.

So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.

And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.

So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry.

10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.

11 There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’

12 And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.

13 You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.”

14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                            Luke 20:9-20

And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while.

10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

11 And he sent another servant. But they also beat and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out.

13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’

15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!”

17 But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written:   “ ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’? 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people.

20 So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN                        “This is My Commandment”

Arr. by Betty Pulkingham © 1971 by William J. Gaither. The Fellowship Publications, Phoenix, AZ 85076

This is my commandment

that you love one another,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you love one another,

that your joy may be full.

That your joy may be full,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you love one another,

that your joy may be full.


This is my commandment

that you ‘trust one another,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you ‘trust one another,

that your joy may be full.

That your joy may be full,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you ‘trust one another,

that your joy may be full.


This is my commandment

that you serve one another,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you serve one another,

that your joy may be full.

That your joy may be full,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you serve one another,

that your joy may be full.


This is my commandment

that you lay down your lives,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you lay down your lives,

that your joy may be full.

That your joy may be full,

that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment

that you lay down your lives,

that your joy may be full.


“In God’s hands, intended evil becomes eventual good”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


People:                   We believe in one God,

The Father, the Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

Of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

The only Son of God,

Eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

True God from true God,

Begotten, not made,

Of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

He came down from heaven;

By the power of the Holy Spirit

He became incarnate from the virgin Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

In accordance with the Scriptures;

He ascended into heaven

And is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

And his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

Who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

And the life of the world to come.  Amen.


Pastor:           Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

Heavenly Father, Your ways are not our ways, nor are Your thoughts our thoughts. With Your servant Joseph, we see Your plan and almighty hand through his life even amid strife and struggles. Grant that we also learn to put our trust in You, with Christ and His cross before us. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           God of all peace and promise, we are reminded through Your Son that in this world we will have trouble, but to take heart as He has overcome the world. Remind us in this Lenten season and always of Your perfect plan for this world, that amid humanity’s sin and waywardness, out of love You sent Your own Son as our Savior. Draw us closer to You and to His cross in the Holy Week ahead. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           God of hope and healing, many people face trials not according to their plans with bodies, minds, and spirits. For all who face surgery, for all who suffer without cure, for all who face their journeys in pain and distress, and for all who request our prayers, [especially . . .], grant them faith through Your Spirit to find hope in Your present and eternal plans for them and for all in the world. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           God of grace and mercy, it is your will that all people might come to you through your Son Jesus Christ. Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection—even those people who are enemies and adversaries. 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 Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People:                     Amen.


P: The Lord Be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them to the Lord.

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

C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.



P: It is indeed right and salutary …. We praise your name and join their unending hymn:

C: Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of pow’r and might: Heav’n and earth are full of your glory.

     Hosanna in the highest, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

     Hosanna in the highest.



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



C: Thank the Lord and sing his praise; tell ev’ry-one what he has done.

     Let ev’ry-one who seeks the Lord rejoice and proudly bear his name.

     He recalls his promises and leads his people forth in joy with sounds of thanksgiving.

     Alleluia. Alleluia.


Pastor:  We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life; and we pray that in your mercy you would strengthen us, through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People:  Amen.


P: 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.

C: Amen.


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Part 2

CLOSING HYMN                         “This Is My Father’s World”

Text: Malbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901, Tune: Franklin L. Sheppard, 1852-1930, adapt. © 1978 by Lutheran Chuch in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cananda, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

This is my Father’s world,

and to my list’ning ears

all nature sings,

and round me rings

the music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world;

I rest me in the thought

of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;

His hand the wonders wrought.


This is my Father’s world;

the birds their carols raise;

the morning light, the lily white,

declare their maker’s praise.

This is my Father’s world;

He shines in all that’s fair.

in the rustling

grass I hear him pass;

He speaks to me ev’ry where.


This is my Father’s world;

oh, let me not forget

that, though the wrong

seems oft so strong,

God is the ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world,

why should my heart be sad?

The Lord is king, let the heavens ring;

God reigns, let the earth be glad!


P: Go in peace. Serve the Lord

C: Thanks be to God.




  • Palm Sunday – April 10 – Service at 11:00am
  • 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.

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.”

LENTEN MIDWEEK Service.  This week Peace will hold our last midweek Lenten service on April6. We will start at 6:30pm and will follow the Holden Evening Prayer format.

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