The Service in PDF format is at: August 28, 2022 Service

Video of service is at: YouTube

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.

Offering. Peace Lutheran Church understands and teaches that Offerings are voluntary and to be from the heart. Whether we give or do not give does not determine our salvation. Whether we give much or little does not determine our standing before God. Sharing an Offering is an opportunity to quietly practice generosity with our neighbors. Offerings may be placed in the plates by the doors as we exit the sanctuary. 

Serving You

Pastor                                            Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Music Director                               Colleen Schulze

Choir Director                                Diane Crocker

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, Callie Santora, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Oscar Gutbrod, Sam Worth, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd, Nora Stanley, Debbi Weiler, Daniel Dusek

Today, August 28, 2022

Musician                                         Colleen Schulze

Reader                                            Joe Payne

Children’s Message                        Pastor Lucke

Flowers                                           Jani Burton

THEME: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Like 14:11). We are urged to a path of humility, not thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought and thinking of others before us. With this very purpose, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath and reveals the character of God’s patient and powerful love. We are invited to follow Christ’s own example and to be people of such love and humility that God is glorified and the mercy of God is exalted.


Praise Team         “10,000 Reasons”

Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman; © 2011 Atlas Mountain Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Chorus:  Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul

Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes


You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find


And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore


Worship Your holy name
Lord I’ll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before, O my soul;

I’ll worship Your holy name,

worship Your holy name,

worship Your holy name.

Praise Team    “We Believe”

Matthew Hooper | Richie Fike | Travis Ryan © Integrity Worship Music (Admin. by Integrity Music) Integrity’s Praise! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music) Life Worship (Admin. by Integrity Music) Travis Ryan Music (Admin. by Integrity Music)

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe we believe

In this broken generation
When all is dark You help us see
There is only one salvation
We believe we believe

Chorus:    We believe in God the Father

We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s coming back again
(We believe)

So let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
In our weakness and temptations
We believe we believe


Let the lost be found and the dead be raised
In the here and now let love invade
Let the church live loud our God will save
We believe we believe
And the gates of hell will not prevail
For the pow’r of God has torn the veil
Now we know Your love will never fail
We believe we believe


He’s coming back again
He’s coming back again
We believe we believe


Silent Prayer: O Lord, my creator, redeemer, and comforter, as I come to worship You in spirit and in truth, I humbly pray that You would open my heart to what You have for me in Your Word so that I may repent of my sins, believe in Jesus, and grow in grace and holiness. Hear me for the sake of Jesus. Amen.



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

People: Amen.


Pastor:  We are called by God to show certain sacrifices in our lives: hospitality to strangers, care for all in need, faithfulness in marriage and the family, joy in the Lord. Let us ask God to forgive us in those times that we have missed the mark in showing these sacrifices in our lives.

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

Pastor: Most merciful God,

People: Almighty God, we confess to You that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed. We have not loved You with our entire being, and we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Alone we remain without hope, health, or help. Have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

Pastor:  May the God of peace equip you with everything good that you may do His will. In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen.

THE HYMN OF PRAISE  “Come, Thou Fount of Every  Blessing”

by: Robert Robinson & Asahel Nettleton; Public Domain

Come, thou fount of every blessing,

tune my heart to sing thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

call for songs of loudest praise.

While the hope of endless glory

fills my heart with joy and love,

Teach me ever to adore Thee,

may I still thy goodness prove.


Here I raise my Ebenezer,

hither by thy help I’m come;

And I hope, by thy good pleasure,

safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,

wandering from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger,

interposed his precious blood.


O to grace how great a debtor,

daily I’m constrained to be;

Let that grace now like a fetter,

bind my wandering heart to thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,

seal it for thy courts above.


Pastor:  Let us pray. O Lord, You resist the proud and give grace to the humble. Give it to us the true humility of Your Son, Jesus, that we shed all arrogant and prideful ways that would condemn us and by Your grace learn to love and serve You above all and to love and serve our neighbor as Christ has loved us; through Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.


FIRST READING     Hebrews 13:1-8

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

So we can confidently say,  “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON      Luke 14:1-14

Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbled himself will be exalted.

One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully.

And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy.

And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?”

But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away.

And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?”

And they could not reply to these things.

7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,

8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.

10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.

11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.

13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.


SERMON HYMN      “Blessed Assurance”

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.


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.


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, 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.


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.


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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 to the dead.

            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.


Pastor:  In humility and faith we come, O Lord, before Your throne of grace, and we ask You to hear us for the sake of Your Son, Jesus, our Lord.

Pastor: Take away the pride that would cut us off from Your grace and teach us the humility of faith that we serve You and delight in Your will here on earth and live in peace and love with all people. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Guard Your Church against such pride and raise up able and humble leaders that she may have faithful pastors and faithful servants to accomplish her mission, and faithful support to provide the resources to accomplish this work. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Guide us to look beyond ourselves and to behold the poor and those in need. Give us voices to speak on their behalf and give us generous hearts to supply their need from our abundance. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Guard the hearts of the mentally ill, give to the suffering relief, grant healing to the sick and those recuperating, and guard the dying in Your peace, (especially…), that all be healed according to Your will, sustained in their hour of need by Your grace, and kept to everlasting life. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Give us a grateful heart for the gift of labor and for the fruits of labors we enjoy. Give to the unemployed and the underemployed the work they seek, and guide us all to use well and wisely the resources this labor provides. 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.


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 SONG:                “God of Grace and God of Glory”

Text: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969, © Tune: John Hughes, 1873-1932; ©1978 Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis and Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia.

God of grace and God of glory,

On your people pour your pow’r;

Crown your ancient Church’s Story;

Bring its bud to glorious flow’r.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

For the facing of this hour,

For the facing of this hour.


Lo!  The hosts of evil round us

Scorn the Christ, assail his ways! 

From the fears that long have bound us

Free our hears to faith and praise.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

For the living of these days,

For the living of these days.


Cure your children’s warring madness;

Bend our pride to your control;

Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

Rich in things and poor in soul. 

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

Lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,

Lest we miss your kingdom’s goal. 


Save us from weak resignation

To the evils we deplore;

Let the gift of your salvation

Be our glory evermore. 

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

Serving you whom we adore,

Serving you whom we adore. 



Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



change to Worship Hours. Starting on September 11, Peace will change to our new Worship Hours. These new times will continue throughout the year.

8:00am Choir Practice

9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Worship Service

Bryson and Friends on the Patio. We will welcome back Bryson and Friends for an evening of wonderful music on the patio on August 31st at 7:00pm.