The Service in PDF format is at: August 7, 2022 Service

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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                               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, Haley Bentsen, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Aaron Bentsen, Oscar Gutbrod, Sam Worth, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd

Today, August 7, 2022

Musician                                       Colleen Schulze

Reader                                          Janette Payne

Children’s Message                       Pastor Lucke

Flowers                                          In Memory of Harold Scheele

AS WE GATHER…. Today’s Epistle is from Hebrews 11, the “by faith” chapter. It lists heroes of faith, people who trusted in God’s promise, assured of what they hoped for. The Reading from Genesis singles out Abram believing God, for which God counted it to him as righteousness. Now we can look back, knowing that in one descendent of Abraham, Jesus, all God’s promises were kept. His calming words in the Gospel give us the assurance we need to rely on God’s care and concern when we don’t have all we think we need.

RINGING OF THE BELL…. After the ringing of the bell we take a few moments in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for worship.



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, forgive 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.


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

People: Lord, Have mercy.

Pastor: For 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


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

People: 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.


Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Pastor: Let us pray ……..

People: Amen


Pastor:  Let us pray. Almighty and merciful God, it is by Your grace that we live as Your people who offer acceptable service.

People: Grant that we may walk by faith, and not by sight, in the way that leads to eternal life;

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


OLD TESTAMENT            Genesis 15:1-6

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.”

And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.”

And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL                  Luke 12:22-34

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.

30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.


SERMON HYMN      “The God of Abraham Praise”

The God of Abr’ham praise,

Who reigns enthroned above;

Ancient of everlasting

days And God of love.

Jehovah, great I AM!

By earth and heav’n confessed;

I bow and bless the

sacred name Forever blest.

The God of Abr’ham praise,

At whose supreme command

From earth I rise and seek

the joys At His right hand.

I all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and pow’r,

And Him my only portion make,

My shield and tow’r.

The God of Abr’ham praise,

Whose all sufficient grace

Shall guide me all my

pilgrim days In all my ways.

He deigns to call me friend;

He calls Himself my God.

And He shall save me to the end

Through Jesus’ blood.

He by Himself has sworn;

I on His oath depend.

I shall, on eagle wings up-borne,

To heav’n ascend.

I shall behold His face;

I shall His pow’r adore

And sing the wonders of

His grace Forever-more.


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A SENDING CREED (based on the Apostles’ Creed)

People: God, the sending Father, the Almighty creator of the cosmos,

          Sent His only Son Jesus Christ, to be conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was sent to proclaim freedom. He then suffered at the hands of many, including Pontius Pilate. He was crucified, died, and buried. Within three days, He descended into hell to proclaim victory and rose to life granting God’s righteousness by grace through faith. Forty days later, He ascended to heaven. He gives life to all who believe in Him.

          After the ascension, the Father and Son sent the Holy Spirit to boldly make and call all followers of Christ to His holy apostolic church. He calls us, a community of believers, who are sent to all people with power and strength, courage and gifts to proclaim the Good News. As the apostles were sent, people believed. As those people believed, they, too were sent. As they were sent, now we believe. And as we believe, we are sent. Amen.


We offer our thanksgiving for what God has first given us – ourselves, our time, our possessions.



Pastor:  Let us pray for ourselves, the Church around the world, and all people according to their various needs. God said, “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield.” Let us pray for everyone who faces this day in fear.

       We join our prayers with everyone imprisoned unjustly, terrorized in lawless areas on earth, or trapped in painful illnesses. Gracious God, strengthen the faith they have or open their hearts to receive Jesus; give them courage to act where it is wise and to know Your peace and protection amid unchanging circumstances. Lord, hear our prayer.

People:  Lord, our hope is in You.

Pastor:  Jesus said, “Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.” Let us pray for all people who do not have adequate food, clothing, or shelter.

       Guide governments, expand relief agencies, and inspire caring individuals of our communities, nation, and world so they may be Your instruments, O God, to provide what their citizens and neighbors need for life. Through their actions, provide relief and calm the anxiety of the poor, dispossessed, and lonely; grant that they give You the glory. We especially pray for…. Meet their needs as fits Your gracious plans for them. Lord, hear our prayer.

People:  Lord, our hope is in You.

Pastor:  Jesus asserted, “It is Your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Let us pray for the Church here and around the world.

       Grant us growth in faith and numbers, Lord Jesus, as we gather to hear Your Word and to love the people around us. Wherever the Church is found on earth, raise up leaders to proclaim the Gospel and faithful people to exhibit their faith in Your promises and the inheritance You have promised. Lord, hear our prayer.

People:  Lord, our hope is in You.

Pastor: Lord God, our shepherd, You gather the lambs of Your flock into the arms of Your mercy and bring them home. Comfort the Scheele family as they mourn the loss of Harold–a husband, father, grandfather. Comfort all of us with the certain hope of the resurrection to everlasting life and joyful reunion with those we love who have died in the faith. Lord, hear our prayer. 

People: Lord, our hope is in You. 

Pastor:  These and any other things You would have us ask of You, heavenly Father, grant to us for the sake of Your Son, Jesus, our Lord, in whose name we pray.

People: Amen.


Pastor: The Lord Be with you.

People: And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

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

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



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

People: 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

COMMUNION HYMN            “Lamb of God”

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.  Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us peace, grant us peace.


DISTRIBUTION HYMN   “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”

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.

Chorus:                On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face,

I rest on his unchanging grace;

In ev’ry high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil.


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.


When he shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in him be found,

Clothed in his righteousness alone,

Redeemed to stand before the throne!



People: 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 towards you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.


Pastor: 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:  “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

Joyful, joyful we adore thee,

God of glory, Lord of love!

Hearts unfold like flow’rs before thee,

Praising thee, their sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,

Drive the gloom of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness,

Fill us with the light of day.

All thy works with joy surround thee,

Earth and heav’n reflect thy rays,

Stars and angels sing around thee,

Center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

Chanting bird, and flowing fountain

Call us to rejoice in thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving,

Ever blessing, ever blest,

Wellspring of the joy of living,

Ocean depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our brother,

 All who live in love are thine;

Teach us how to love each other,

Lift us to the joy divine!


Pastor: Go in peace. Serve the Lord

People: Thanks be to God.



New Member Class. We will be starting a new member class soon. If would like to become a member of the congregation, please let Pastor Lucke know. Dates and times will be promulgated shortly.

Blood Drive at Peace. Peace will be hosting another Red Cross Blood Drive on August 19th. Please consider donating as there is still a shortage of blood supplies.

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.

June’s Kids Kloset Hours. June’s Kids Kloset will expand their open hours to include the last Saturday of the month from 12:30-3:00. This is in addition to their normal open hours on Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  June’s Kids Kloset provides offers free clothes to children ages newborn to 18 years. If you have some clothes you would like to donate, please check their website at