The Service in PDF format is at: August 29, 2021 Service

Video of service is at: Facebook Video

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.


IT HAS BEEN SAID… “The Church is never more than one generation away from extinction.”  This bold statement perhaps finds support in the admonition found in today’s Old Testament Reading.  There Moses writes this concerning the works of the Lord, “Make them known to your children and your children’s children” (Deuteronomy 4:9).  Each generation has the responsibility and privilege of passing on the works of God to the next generation.  While much of this teaching happens in the setting of a local congregation, the Christian instruction that happens in the home, in our own family, is key.  This teaching is always centered in Jesus, the one through whom our Lord has worked the mightiest work of all—our salvation! 

Welcome & announcements

OPENING SONG      “Blessed Assurance”      “Red Book” 16

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.

Chorus:               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.


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.



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

People:  Amen. 


Pastor:  Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires are known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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:  God, our heavenly Creator, hears the prayers of all people and answers those prayers. Our prayer for forgiveness is answered in the person and work of Jesus Christ, who died for our sin that we might have new life. By the command of Jesus, I forgive you of all your sins – in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen

KYRIE                                                                      LBW pg. 78-79

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

People: Lord, have mercy.

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

People: Lord, have mercy.

Pastor: 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.

People: Lord, have mercy.

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

People: Lord, have mercy.

Pastor: Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord..

People: Amen.

THE HYMN OF PRAISE                                    LBW pg. 79-80

Pastor:  Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.  

People:  Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father: We worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God: You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you along are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Pastor:  Let us pray. O God, the source of all that is just and good, nourish in us every virtue and bring to completion every good intent,

People: that we may grow in grace and bring forth the fruit of good works;

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

People: Amen.

scripture lessons

Old Testament Reading:                   Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 

Listen to the statutes and just decrees that I am teaching you.

“And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?

And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                        Mark 7:14-23 

What comes out of a man is what makes him “unclean.”

And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand:

There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”

And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable.

And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him.

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord

People: Praise to You O Christ

SERMON HYMN              “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Text: Martin Luther, 1483-1546; tr. hymnal version, 1978, Tune: Martin Luther, 1483-1546

A mighty fortress is our God,

A sword and shield victorious;

He breaks the cruel oppressor’s rod

And wins salvation glorious.

The old satanic foe

Has sworn to work us woe!

With craft and dreadful might

He arms himself to fight.

On earth he has no equal.

No strength of ours can match his might!

We would be lost, rejected.

But now a champion comes to fight,

Whom God himself elected.

You ask who this may be?

The Lord of hosts is he!

Christ Jesus mighty Lord,

God’s only Son, adored. 

He holds the field victorious.

Though hordes of devils fill the land

All threat’ning to devour us,

We tremble not, unmoved we stand;

They cannot over pow’r us.

Let this world’s tyrant rage;

In battle we’ll engage!

His might is doomed to fail;

God’s judgment must prevail!

One little word subdues him. 

God’s Word forever shall abide,

No thanks to foes, who fear it;

For God himself fights by our side

With weapons of the Spirit.

Were they to take our house,

Goods, honor, child, or spouse,

Though life be wrenched away,

They cannot win the day.

The Kingdom’s ours forever!

Faith Sharing


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


People:         I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

                   Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

                   Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

                   Born of the virgin Mary,

                   Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

                   Was crucified, died and was buried.

                   He descended into hell.

                   The third day He rose again from the dead.

                   He ascended into heaven

And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From thence He will come 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. 


Pastor:       O Lord, You spoke through Your servant Moses, instructing us to teach Your Work to future generations. Grant us diligence in sharing Christ with our children and our children’s children that they may know Him as their Savior. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    Hear our prayer.

Pastor:       O Lord, the apostle Paul warns us of Satan and his schemes. We thank You that You do not leave us defenseless but give us Your armor to guide and defend us. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    Hear our prayer.

Pastor:       O Lord, You have the power to heal and to restore; and so we humbly ask that You look with favor upon the sick and hurting in body, mind, or spirit, (especially…). Give to them strength and restoration according to Your perfect will. Lord, in your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Pastor:       O Lord, we thank You for those who serve on behalf of others, including teachers, first responders, and those in the armed forces of our land. Watch over and bless these individuals as they fulfill these vocations with selflessness and honor. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Pastor:       Into Your hands, O God our faithful Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy.

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


Pastor: Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

People: Amen.

CLOSING SONG   “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought”         LBW 501

Text: Joseph H. Gilmore, 1834-1918, alt. Tune: William B Bradbury, 1816-1868 Words:    Public Domain ; Music: Public Domain

He leadeth me, O blessed thought!

O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!

Whate’er I do, where-e’er I be,

Still God’s hand that lead-eth me.

Chorus:                         He leadeth me, He leadeth me,

By His own hand He leadeth me;

His faithful follower I would be,

For by His hand He leadeth me.

Sometimes ‘mid scenes of deepest gloom

Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom

By water’s calm o’er troubled sea

Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me


Lord I would clasp Thy hand in mine

Nor ever murmur nor repine

Content whatever lot I see

Since ’tis my God that leadeth me


And when my task on earth is done

When by Thy grace the victory’s won

E’en death’s cold waves I would not flee

Since Thou through Jordan leadeth me



Pastor:  Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 



Fall & WInter Hours. Peace will return to the fall and winters hours starting on Sunday, September 12. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 and service at 11:00.

Watch your doorstep THIS WEEKEND for a package to arrive at your house. Among other items, you will receive a “Being Challenge” book which is the next in the Red Letter challenge series. More to follow, but we will be starting that book on September 14.

Fall Bazaar. Mark your calendars for the return of the Fall Bazaar at Peace. It will be held Saturday Nov 6 here at the church. If you have any questions, please contact Jani Burton. Also start thinking about collecting for Granny’s Attic again.

Rally Day PICNIC. We have postponed the Rally Day picnic and BBQ due to the ongoing concerns with COVID. We will try to reschedule it for later in the fall.

Helping out a member of our congregation. Linda Schuerman will be having foot surgery in the coming weeks and won’t be able to drive her manual shift car. If you have a car with an automatic transmission that you are interested in selling, please contact Linda to see if your car would work for her.