The Service in PDF format is at: February 13, 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.

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.

COVID 19 Considerations at Peace. The Peace Hygiene Team asks that you respect local health guidelines by wearing masks when at worship, events, or studies at Peace unless you are in a room alone or only with your family members. Fellowship will continue and those seated at a table may remove their masks when actively eating or drinking. If you feel any symptoms related to COVID-19 or if you believe you may have been exposed, please use our online worship option.

Serving You

Pastor                                             Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Music Director                               Colleen Schulze

Choir Director                                Dan Johnson

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, Reese Grube, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd

Today, February 13, 2022

Piano                                           Karyn Stanley

Lead Singer                                 Karen Motlok


AS WE GATHER… During the middle weeks of the winter season, many homes receive catalogs in the mail from seed and nursery companies that are filled with pictures of beautiful plants and trees. It is easy to project what we see in those catalogs into our own yards and gardens. But before we do any ordering, we must consider whether we can provide settings in which those plants and trees can flourish. In the Old Testament Reading, we are given images not only of plants and trees that flourish, but of people who flourish—people with faith in the Lord Jesus, who bring blessings in every season.  

Welcome & announcements


Pastor:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

People:  Amen.


Pastor:  Blessed are those whose way is blameless,

People:  who walk in the law of the Lord.

Pastor:  Blessed are the peacemakers,

People:  for they shall be called sons of God.

Pastor:  The Lord has made known His salvation.

People:  He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.


Pastor:  God calls on us to be blameless, to live in peace with one another, to not hold grudges or be angry with anyone. But we have failed to live as God has instructed. We have created division and discord. We have refused to be reconciled with others. We come before our heavenly Father to ask for His forgiveness.

Silent Reflection

Pastor:  Heavenly Father,

People:  we confess that we have not always walked in Your ways. We confess that we have ignored and avoided conflict rather than seek reconciliation. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive our sins. Bring Your reconciliation and peace that surpasses all understanding into our lives.

Pastor:  Even though we have held on to our anger and resentment of others, our heavenly Father sent Jesus to be our reconciliation and peace. By the blood of Jesus, we are reconciled to God and can approach Him in all confidence. By the blood of Jesus, we are reconciled with one another. As a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen. We are reconciled and at peace with God. We are forgiven in Christ.

OPENING SONG                                  “People Need The Lord”

By: Greg Nelson & Phill McHugh Arr. by Henry Wiens © 1983 River Oaks Music Co. (Tree Group)/Shepherd’s Fold Music.

Every day they pass me by,

I can see it in their eye;

Empty people filled with care,

headed who knows where.

On they go through private pain,

living fear to fear.

Laughter hides the silent cries

only Jesus hears.

Chorus:                          People need the Lord.

People need the Lord.

At the end of broken dreams

He’s the open door.

People need the Lord.

People need the Lord.

When will we realize

people need the Lord.

We are called to take His light to a world

where wrong seems right;

What could be too great a cost for sharing life

with one who’s lost.

Through His love our hearts can feel

all the grief they bear.

They must hear the words of life

only we can share.



Pastor:  Let us pray.

Pastor:  O Lord, You bless the poor, the hungry, the weeping, and the persecuted. Mercifully hear the prayers of Your people when they call upon You, and give us faith to believe Your kingdom belongs to the humble of heart; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit are one God, world without end.

People:  Amen.

Hearing from god’s word

OLD TESTAMENT                                              Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus says the Lord:   “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.

  He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come.   He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

  “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

  He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,   and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green,   and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                                                                       John 6:1-14

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick.

Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.

Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.

Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him,

“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number.

11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.”

13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN                  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Thomas Obediah Chisholm; William Marion Runyan; Words: Public Domain ; Music: Public Domain

Great is Thy faithfulness

O God my Father

There is no shadow

Of turning with Thee

Thou changest not

Thy compassions they fail not

As Thou hast been

Thou forever wilt be

Chorus:                        Great is Thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning

New mercies I see

All I have needed

Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me

Summer and winter

And springtime and harvest

Sun moon and stars

In their courses above

Join with all nature

In manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness

Mercy and love


Pardon for sin

And a peace that endureth

Thy own dear presence

To cheer and to guide

Strength for today

And bright hope for tomorrow

Blessings all mine

With ten thousand beside



“Offer What You Are Able”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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. 


Pastor:  Dear heavenly Father, You sent Your Son to reconcile the world to Yourself and to make peace by the blood of the cross. Give us courage to seek forgiveness and reconciliation with one another, that Your peace that surpasses all understanding rule our hearts and minds. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, there are many divisions in Your Church. Too often we have identified ourselves as those who follow earthly leaders, rather than as those who follow Christ. Bring unity where there is division, peace where there is discord, and reconciliation where there is conflict. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, strengthen all marriages, encourage those who are single, and help us to recognize the value of each person, for all have been redeemed by Christ, the Crucified and Risen One. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, bless all pastors, teachers, church planters, missionaries, musicians, and servants of Your Church. Today we uplift our ministry partner, the Northwest District, that You would guide all their decisions and ways that they build up the body of Christ. Embolden them as they plant and water good seed in Your Kingdom. We humbly ask You to provide growth where and when You will. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, look with favor upon all who are sick, injured, and recovering, (especially…). Have mercy upon them and heal them according to Your good and gracious will. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, we commend all of these things to Your infinite mercies, which are new every morning. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 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              “Beautiful Savior”

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

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!


Pastor:  Go in Peace!  Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



Prayer Chain. Peggy Kruger has started an email prayer chain. If you would like to be included in these emails, please contact Peggy so you can be added. Also, if you have a prayer request, please let Peggy, Daniel or Pastor Lucke know.  

FLowers for the altar. Would you like to honor someone on a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion? Please consider doing so by providing flowers for the Altar on Sunday.

The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

Please contact Carole Gutbrod with any questions.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study. Everyone is welcome to morning Bible Study on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.  We’re keeping it simple to start by looking at the Epistle Reading for the coming Sunday. We will explain details of the text and some time will be given for discussion primarily around these questions:

  1. What is this passage saying about God?
  2. What is this passage saying about me?
  3. What is the good news in this passage?

Bring your Bibles and an open mind. Here is the passage for our next meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd at 10:00 am — Hebrews 3:1-6.

Blood Drive at Peace. Peace will be hosting a Blood Drive on February 16th from 12:00-5:00 in the Fellowship Hall. All of the spots are taken, but there is sometimes last-minute cancellation. Please check with Ellen Holroyd if you would like to donate. We will also need volunteers to provide yummy treats and, of course, for prayers for a successful blood drive.