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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 and 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, Rick Durling

Praise Team      Rick Durling, Patrick Kamins, Karyn Stanley, Nora Stanley, Diane Crocker, Kaia Lucke.

Today August 6, 2023

Musician                                                           Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                  Debbi Weiler

Flowers                                                                  Anna Colwell


AS WE GATHER…………. Jesus was close with a family of three siblings. The siblings’ names were Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Mary and Martha were by all accounts opposites. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his every word. Martha focused on serving and preparing dinner for Jesus. Which of the two sisters do you relate to? The good news is that Jesus loved them both! Today we are reminded that Jesus has enough love for everyone. Hear his forgiveness as our sin is forgiven. Taste his goodness as we receive his body and blood.


STARTING WITH PRAISE         Psalm 145:1-3

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

People: Amen.

Leader:  I will extol you, my God and King,

People:  and bless your name forever and ever. 

Leader:  Every day I will bless you

People:  and praise your name forever and ever. 

Leader:  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, People:  and his greatness is unsearchable.

OPENING SONG            “This is the Day”

Les Garrett; St. 1 © 1967, 1980, Scripture in Song. Admin by Integrity Music.

This is the day,

this is the day that the Lord hath made,

That the Lord hath made.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it,

And be glad in it,

This is the day that the Lord hath made,

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day,

this is the day that the Lord hath made.


This is the day,

this is the day that the Lord hath made,

That the Lord hath made.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it,

And be glad in it,

This is the day that the Lord hath made,

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day,

this is the day that the Lord hath made.


Leader:  Jesus invites you: “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

People:  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 

Leader:  Let us come to Jesus in a time of silent prayer. 

~~ We reflect upon our need for Jesus’ rest and forgiveness.  ~~

Leader:  Almighty God, heavenly Father,                                  

People:  We confess that we are burdened by our sin.  What we want to do, we don’t do.  What we end up doing, we know that we are not supposed to do.  We feel trapped.  Your Word teaches us that we cannot escape our sinfulness.  Only in Your mercy is there rest for our souls and relief from the burdens of our hearts.  Father, fill us again with the assurance of the cross and empty tomb so that we may receive again the victory that is ours through Jesus.  Amen. 

Leader:  The burdens that are so heavy for you are light for Jesus!  As you have now confessed your sins, it is my privilege and joy to announce to you that Jesus has taken away your burdens by His death and resurrection.  According to His own command, I, as a servant of the Jesus and Your pastor, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen. 

SONG OF PRAISE         “Now is the Feast and Celebration”

People: (Refrain) Now the feast and celebration,

All of creation sings for joy,

For joy to the God of life and love and freedom;

Praise and glory forevermore!

Leader: Now is the feast of the Lamb once slain,

Whose blood has freed and united us

To be one great people of God.


Leader: Power and riches, wisdom and might,

All honor and glory to Christ forever.


Leader: For God has come to dwell with us,

To make us people of God;

To make all things new.



Leader:  The Lord be with you. 

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Let us Pray.  Almighty and most merciful God, preserve us from all harm and danger that we, being ready in body and soul,

People:  May cheerfully accomplish what You want done; 

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. 


Old Testament:              Isaiah 55:1-5

God offers an everlasting covenant to David.

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!   Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?   Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

  Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live;   and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

  Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.

  Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,   because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

Gospel Lesson           Luke 10:38-42  

Mary and Martha host Jesus.

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.

40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”

41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON HYMN            “Beautiful Savior”

Text: Gesangbuch, Munster, 1677; tr. Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904, Tune: Silesian Folk tune, 1842; 1978 Published by Augsburg Publishing Company, Minneapolis and board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia

Beautiful Savior, King of creation,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Truly I’d love thee, Truly I’d serve thee,

Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.


Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands

Robed in flow’rs of blooming spring;

Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,

He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.


Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,

Bright the sparkling stars on high;

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,

Than all the angels in the sky.


Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,

Now and forevermore be thine!


“Playing Second Fiddle”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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C:  I believe in God, who has created all things and continues to create new life within us. 

I believe in Jesus, son of God, son of man, the Savior of the world.  By His life, His death and resurrection, I can know the true depth of human possibility, and experience the true joy of an abundant life. 

I believe that the Holy Spirit is present, now and always, calling us to faith, giving us gifts and empowering us for service.  I believe that the community of believers called the church can experience the fullness of life through the word, the sacraments, and all that we do.  Amen. 



Leader: Let us pray for all people in their various needs, for the Church around the world, and for those near and dear to us. 

Leader: Our great God “laid the foundation of the world.”  Let us ask His guidance and protection for all who tend His good creation, tilling the soil and protecting the environment; for all who connect resources with people in need of food, clothing, and shelter, providing dignity and hope; and for all who work for peace and justice in their positions of authority.    

People:  Lord, hear our prayer. 

Leader:  God of majesty, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven, be with Your servants who play music at Peace.  The music at Peace brings us joy on earth so that we may catch a glimpse of Your beauty.  Bring us to the fulfillment of that hope of perfection that will be ours as we stand before You face to face. 

People:  Lord, hear our prayer.   

Leader:  “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Let us ask the Holy Spirit’s strength and encouragement for all who proclaim the Gospel in pulpits and hospitals, on battlefields and in refugee camps, offering the salvation that the Word of Christ announces; for all who put their faith into action, teaching the young, consoling the ill, comforting the grieving, and listening to the distraught; and for those near and dear to us, (including………..), and those known only to our gracious God. 

People:  Lord, hear our prayer.    

Leader:  Jesus said, “Take heart; it is I.  Do not be afraid.”  Let us ask our Savior’s gracious presence and protection for people of faith around the world, enduring persecution and standing with the weak; for the Church in our land, confronting injustice and resisting indifference wherever they are found. 

People:  Lord, hear our prayer.   

Leader:  These and any other things You would have us ask of You, gracious God, grant to us for the sake of the sufferings and death of Your Son, 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


DISTRIBUTION HYMN      “What a Friend”

Joseph Scriven; Charles C. Converse

What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer!


Have we trials and temptations,

is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged,

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

who with all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

take it to the Lord in prayer.


Are we weak and heavy laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Saviour, still our refuge,

take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise,

forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer;

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee,

thou wilt find a solace there.


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 + give you peace. 

People:  Amen.

 CLOSING HYMN           “To God be the Glory”

By: Fanny J. Crosby & William H. Doane; 1971 By William J. Gaither, The Fellowship Publications

To God be the glory,

great things He has done,

So loved He the world

that He gave us His Son.

Who yielded His life

an atonement for sin,

And opened the life gate

that all may go in.

Chorus:        Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the earth hear His voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father,

Thro’ Jesus the Son,

And give Him the glory,

great things He has done.

O perfect redemption,

the purchase of blood,

To ev’ry believer

the promise of God;

The vilest offender

who truly believes,

That moment from

Jesus a pardon receives.


Great things He hath taught us,

great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing

thro’ Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher,

and greater will be

Our wonder, our transport,

when Jesus we see.



Leader: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



Updating Pictures of the congregation. We will start taking pictures of the congregation to update the picture wall between the Narthex and Fellowship Hall and the church directory. Trudy and Carole will be the taking pictures.

ADULT SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL.  We continue study for the summer on Jesus’ parables. Next Sunday, Aug 13, we will be discussing The Serving Master, Luke 12:35-38. All are welcome! We begin at 9:00 am in the fellowship hall. 

PEACE SUNDAY SCHOOL AND WORSHIP TIMES. Last fall our church changed its Sunday schedule to choir practice at 8, Sunday School at 9, and Worship at 10. It’s now time to hear feedback from the congregation as we are making plans for this coming fall. If you have thoughts, questions and/or concerns you can direct them to our Vice-President, Todd Muhly. His email is [email protected]. Thank you for your consideration. 

OPEN FELLOWSHIP TIME. Peace is looking into having an open fellowship time in the fellowship hall during the week. The thought would be to open the fellowship hall for connection, games, and activities on Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm each week. This is certainly in the brainstorming phase, but we would like to hear from you. Would you participate? Is there anyone who would like to be responsible for opening and closing the fellowship hall down each time? Let Pastor or Daniel know your thoughts!