The Service in PDF format is at: February 12, 2023 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, February 12, 2023

Musician                                                    Karyn Stanley

Reader                                                       Carole Gutbrod

Flowers          Lindy Young


THEME: God transforms us from people who live for ourselves to people who live to love others.



Leader:  In the name of the Father and of the XSon and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

Leader:  Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

People: who made heaven and earth.

Leader: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord.

People: and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

~~~~~ Silent Reflection ~~~~~

Leader: We confess,

People: Lord, we come before You in prayer today, asking for forgiveness. We have not loved as we ought to love, we have not given as we ought to give, and we have fallen short of the mark of truly being Your obedient sons and daughters. We recognize our sin but also claim your grace, which gives us the power to live new lives for others.

Leader: God, our heavenly Creator, hears the prayers of all people and answers those prayers. Our prayer for forgiveness is answered in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who died for our sin that we might have new life. The distance between God and ourselves has been brought together by love made perfect in the sacrificed of Jesus. To those who believe God’s worth of truth comes power to be the people of God. Praise God for the gift of love to us.

SONG OF PRAISE “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Robert Robinson & Asahel Nettleton                                                                           

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.


Leader: We pray.

People: O God, You have commanded us to love You above all things and our neighbors as ourselves. Grant us the Spirit to think and do what is pleasing in Your sight, that our faith in You may never waver and our love for one another may not falter; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT READING:                        Genesis 2:18-24

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.

22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.

23 Then the man said,   “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;   she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL:          Matthew 5:21-37

Jesus came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’

22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.

26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.

30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’

32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’

34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON SONG:                                            “Lord, I Need You”

Lord, I come, I confess;

Bowing here I find my rest.

Without You I fall apart;

You’re the one that guides my heart.


Lord, I need You, oh I need You;

Ev’ry hour I need You.

My one defense, my righteousness;

Oh God how I need You.


Where sin runs deep Your grace is more

Where grace is found is where You are.

Where You are Lord I am free;

Holiness is Christ in me.


Lord, I need You, oh I need You;

Ev’ry hour I need You.

My one defense, my righteousness;

Oh God how I need You.


So teach my song to rise to You

When temptation comes my way.

When I cannot stand, I’ll fall on You.

Jesus You’re my hope and stay.


Lord, I need You, oh, I need You;

Ev’ry hour I need You.

My one defense, my righteousness;

Oh, God, how I need You.

My one defense, my righteousness;

Oh, God, how I need You.


Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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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 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.



Leader:  Gracious God, You have established Your Church through Your Word and called a people to wear Your name and do Your bidding. Guard the Church against false doctrine. Give to us church workers who will serve us in Your name according to their gifts and Your purpose. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Holy Lord, You have set before us life and good, death, and evil. Grant to Your people faith in Christ, our Savior, and the desire to keep Your commandments, loving You above all things, and loving our neighbor as Your Son has loved us. Lord, in Your mcey,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Mighty Lord, Your power is greater than the works of man. Guide and direct those whom we have elected to serve us on all levels of government. Protect those who defend us against our enemies, and bless the emergency personnel who come to our aid in times of disaster and need. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Merciful Lord, You do not forget the poor or needy. Help us to remember those who suffer any want or need, especially the homeless, victims of abuse, the widowed, the orphaned and the unemployed, and help us to aid them with the manifold resources. You have supplied. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Healing Lord, You are our very present help in time of need. Deliver the sick in mind or body from their ills according to Your mercy, comfort those who sorrow, and have mercy on those to whom death draws near (especially…). Grant them the full measure of Your consolation and love, whether in healing of their affliction, strength to endure under trial, or the perfect healing of the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Almighty and everlasting God, You know before we pray the needs of Your people. Hear our prayers, for we trust in You to grant to us all things needful for this body and life and to bring us to everlasting life; 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 HYMN      “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

Oliver Holden; Arr. Roger Nachtway; Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain                                                                    

All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem

And crown him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem

And crown him Lord of all.


Crown him, ye morning stars of light

Who fixed this earthly ball;

Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,

And crown him Lord of all.

Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,

And crown him Lord of all.


O seed of Israel’s chosen race

Now ransomed from the fall,

Hail him who saves you by his grace

And crown him Lord of all.

Hail him who saves you by his grace

And crown him Lord of all.


Hail him, you heirs of David’s line,

Whom David Lord did call–

The God incarnate, man divine—

And crown him Lord of all.

The God incarnate, man divine—

And crown him Lord of all.

Hearing from Benton County CEF


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



Salmon & Jazz Dinner. This year the Philomath Rotary Club is bringing back the Salmon & Jazz dinner. It will be held on February 18 starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be your choice of salmon or chicken. The high school jazz band will perform and there will be a silent auction and will be lots of fun for everyone. It will be held at Philomath High School. Tickets are $35 and are available from Daniel and should be purchased this week so they have an accurate count for dinner.

Potato Bar fellowship. We have a very special potato bar fellowship today after worship. Please stay and socialize and support CEF.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS. We will be having Soup Suppers for Lent start with Ash Wednesday on February 22nd. The supper will start at 5:00pm and service at 6:00pm. However, we need people to sign up to bring soup, bread, and cookies. The sign-up sheets are in the hallway between the Narthex and Fellowship Hall.

New Lenten Devotion Book. We have some new devotional books for the season of Lent. They are available on the table in the Narthex.

Speaking the Truth in Love Come and join a new Bible Study opportunity continuing next Sunday, February 19 at 9:00am in the Sanctuary. There has been a lot of conversation around the issue of race within society and within the church. The Northwest District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod has produced a collection of materials to assist in discussions on race for our churches. Pastor Lucke will guide us through the materials over 5 weeks. Consider attending. Here is what we’ll be discussing.

February 19   “Love is Vulnerable”

February 26  “Love is Respect”

March 5          “Love Actively Crosses Barriers”

March 12        “Love is Active”