Due to technical problems, we do NOT have an audible version of this service. You can whach and listen to it on YouTube by checking the following link. August 27, 2023 Service

The following is a copy of the Bulletin for your reference.

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.

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, Rick Durling

Praise Team      Rick Durling, Patrick Kamins, Karyn Stanley, Nora Stanley, Diane Crocker, Kaia Lucke, Sarah Grassel, Caleb Santora

Today August 27, 2023 – Outside Service

Musician                                                                Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                    Joe Payne

AS WE GATHER…………. Son of a pub owner and a cabinet maker by trade, Edward Mote was a nineteenth-century Englishman who came to faith in Christ as an adult and then served the last two decades of his life as a parish pastor. Although Mote is said to have never lost his touch for building furniture, he discovered a new passion in his later years: writing hymns for Christians to sing. “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness,” he wrote. “No merit of my own I claim but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand: All other ground is sinking sand.” The story is told that the first person with whom Mote shared these words was a friend who had fallen ill and was nearing the end of her life. Mote’s beautiful hymn, which Christ-followers like us continue to enjoy today, reminded God’s beloved that Christ Jesus alone is the solid foundation, the mighty fortress in whom she could trust. In life and in death, our hope is built on this rock, who offers for us nothing less than His own blood and righteousness.


OPENING SONG         “Here I Am to Worship”

Tim Hughes; 2000 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Light of the world

You stepped down into darkness,

Opened my eyes let me see.

Beauty that made

This heart adore You,

Hope of a life spent with You.

Chorus:  So here I am to worship,

Here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that You’re my God.

And You’re altogether lovely,

Altogether worthy,

Altogether wonderful to me.

King of all days

Oh so highly exalted.

Glorious in heaven above.

Humbly You came

To the earth You created,

All for love’s sake became poor.


And I’ll never know how much it cost,

To see my sin upon that cross.

And I’ll never know how much it cost,

To see my sin upon that cross.



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

People:  Amen.

Leader:  I called on the name of the Lord:

People:  O Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!

Leader:  The Lord has dealt bountifully with us.

People:  The Lord has opened our ears.

Leader:  The Lord has delivered us from death.

People:  He wipes away tears from all faces.

Leader:  He rescues our feet from stumbling

People:  and restores our tongues to proclaim His good news.


Leader: Despite all of God’s actions on our behalf, we still struggle with sin in our lives. Our tongues still curse. Our feet still stumble. Our ears still listen to lies and gossip. But our heavenly Father invites us to come to Him for restoration, renewal, and forgiveness.

(We observe a moment of silence for personal prayers of confession.)

Leader:  How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!

People:  Heavenly Father, Your Word tells us that we all have sinned and fall short of Your glory. By what we have done and by what we have failed to do, we have lived shaky lives that falter when we do not stand firm in You.

Leader:  Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee!

People:  Lord, Jesus, have mercy upon us. You are the rock of ages in whom we find protection and deliverance.

Leader:  On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand!

People:  Holy Spirit, enable us to trust the promises of Your Word, confident in the forgiveness of sins found in Christ Jesus, our solid rock. Amen.

Leader:  Upon this confession, I am blessed to proclaim the certainly of God’s saving grace to all of you! In the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, our mighty rock and fortress, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen. We are forgiven in Christ. We are renewed and restored.

SONG OF CONFIDENCE         “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”

Text: Edward Mote, 1787-1874, alt. Tune: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868; © 1978 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis and Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia.

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

No merit of my own I claim,

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.


His oath, his covenant, his blood

Sustain me in the raging flood;

When all supports are washed away,

He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.


Leader:  Let us Pray. Almighty God, grant us to know Your Son, Jesus, to be the rock upon whom our lives are built.

People:  Help us rest securely in Your promises and find strength in Your mighty deliverance;

Leader:  through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:  Amen.


FIRST LESSON          Isaiah 51:1-6

Look to the rock from which you were hewn.

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord:   look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.

  Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you;   for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him.

  For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places   and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord;   joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.

  “Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation;   for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.

  My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples;   the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.

  Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath;   for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner;   but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL            Matthew 16:13-20

On this rock I will build My church.

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON HYMN         “In Christ Alone”

Keith Getty; Stuart Townend; 2001 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light my strength my song

This Cornerstone this solid Ground

Firm through the fiercest

drought and storm


What heights of love

what depths of peace

When fears are stilled

when strivings cease

My Comforter my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand


In Christ alone who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save


Till on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live


There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again


And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the

precious blood of Christ


No guilt in life no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny


No power of hell no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand


“Construction 101”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke


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 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. 


We offer our thanksgiving for what God has first given us—our selves, our time, our possessions.



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

Leader:  Gracious Father, we believe that without Your Son, we are dead in our trespassed and overcome by our own sinful desires. Be merciful to us and help us to keep Jesus as the center of our lives. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Grant us true humility as little children. Deliver us from temptation and keep us in the faith. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  We pray for all the little ones who believe in You, the youngest members of our congregation as well as those of every generation who are called Your children. Bless parents, pastors, and teachers to teach Your truth and Your ways, that we may grow in Christ’s forgiveness and live as Your children. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Give to us ­­such love that cares for one another that we call those to sin to repentance in order to joyfully speak Your forgiveness Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Gracious Father, fill us with care for the members of our earthly families and especially those of the family of faith. We thank you for our special spiritual family at Peace. We also pray for those with illness and trouble (especially…). Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Into Your Hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy. We pray these things through Your Son, Jesus, 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


Leader:  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…………………..X give you peace.

People:  Amen. 

CLOSING HYMN      “How Firm a Foundation”

How firm a foundation,

O saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith

in his excellent Word!

What more can he say

than to you he has said

Who unto the Savior

for refuge have fled?


When through fiery trials

your pathway shall lie,

My grace, all sufficient,

 shall be your supply.

The flames shall not hurt you;

I only design

Your dross to consume

and your gold to refine.


Through-out all their lifetime

my people shall prove

My sov’riegn, eternal,

unchangeable love;

And then, when gray hairs

shall their temples adorn,

Like lambs they shall still

in my bosom be borne.


Leader: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


OPEN Fellowship Thursdays Begin. Starting on Thursday September 7 from 2:00-4:00pm, we will begin open fellowship time at Peace. The fellowship hall will be open during this time for coffee, games, and connection. Please come and use this opportunity to socialize and enjoy the company of other members of the congregation. Feel free to bring games or other activities you would like to share.

Rally Day. We have some great plans for the fall at Peace. Mark your calendars for Rally Day on September 10. Fellowship will consist of a BBQ with lots of fun and games for all. Choir starts. New Bible Studies for all ages begin as well. 

Updating Pictures of the congregation. We are continuing to take photos of the congregation to update the pictures in the hallway between the narthex and fellowship hall. Carole and Trudy will be available to take pictures after service on September 10th and 17th. It’s surprising how many people use the pictures in the hallway to learn each other’s names, so please consider updating or adding your picture to our wall.

New church directory. We are starting to work on the new church directory. As we make plans, we are considering an online directory so that it can be maintained with up-to-date information. This would allow members to see the directory directly from their computer or phone. Additionally, individual members can update their own information and it would be completely up to them how much information they would like to include. We feel this service would provide a secure means of storing your information to a level commensurate with our current internal measures. Of course, a print version of the directory will also be available. If you have any questions or concerns, please let Daniel know. 

Rotary Meeting This Week. This Tuesday at noon in the fellowship hall, the Rotary Club will be hearing from Mayor Chaz Jones and City Manager, Chris Workman. They will give an update on everything happening in Philomath including all the road construction through town and the new water treatment plant. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are very welcome to attend at 12:00 on Tuesday.

New Bible Study. Starting on September 10, David Leding will lead an exploration into the Augsburg Confession using a small book, “The Lutheran Toolkit” and The Augsburg Confession as our guide. As Lutherans we are a confessional body of believers in the risen Lord Jesus Christ and one of our primary confessions is the Augsburg Confession.  By digging deeper into this confession, we will together learn more about the roots of our church and the teachings that are the foundation of our Lutheran heritage. 

Studio Open for Rent! The rent is very reasonable. Country living. Washer/Dryer Hook-Up. Refrigerator. Water. Electricity. Beautiful Views all around. Please contact Pastor Lucke if you are interested at [email protected]

Medicare Presentation. Ms. Becky Lippman will lead an information session at Peace Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 13th at 2:00 pm.  Many of our members have questions around choosing Medicare plans and the road through these decisions is a little tricky.  Becky knows these rules and products very well and can help folks make informed decisions.  Becky will be here to talk about the different options and answer your questions.

Getting the Choir back together. The Peace choir will start practice again on September 10th at 8:00am. If you like to sing, the choir would be glad to have you. Please see Colleen or Diane for more information.