The Service in PDF format is at: February 20, 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                                              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 20, 2022

Musician                                                      Coleen Schulze


AS WE GATHER… Today we are reminded that storms come to us in life. These storms take the form of a health issue that won’t go away…….a challenging time in life in which we don’t have friends……a time in life in which a child rebels and parenting seems impossible. Storms overtake us. And sometimes it seems like they will never end. From our Gospel Reading, we hear of a moment when Jesus meets his disciples in the middle of a storm out on the sea. He walks on water! The miracle of walking on water was certainly amazing! But perhaps most importantly, Jesus was communicating that he was with them in the storm. Although storms come our way, Jesus too is with us.


Following the ringing of the bell, we take a few moments in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for today’s worship.



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

People:  Amen.

Pastor:  Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.                                               

Psalm 37:4

People:  As a father shows compassion on his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

Pastor:  We are called this day to be renewed by the forgiveness of our sin.  Let us now confess our sins before God, our Father, and before one another.  

Silence for reflection

Pastor: Heavenly Father,

People: We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have failed to live in faithfulness, the fruit of Your Holy Spirit, in our thinking, speaking and acting. Yet we would hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering for He who promised his faithful. Our Lord Jesus revealed His person and ministry through His words and actions. In Your great mercy, forgive, renew, and lead us so that we may be revealed as His faith-filled followers 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, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by 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.

SONG OF PRAISE                “On Eagle’s Wings”

Words and Music by Michael Jones; Copyright 1979 by North American Liturgy Resources, 10802 North 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029. All Rights Reserved.

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,

who abide in his shadow for life,

say to the Lord: “My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”

Chorus:       And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings,

bear you on the breath of dawn,

make you to shine like the sun,

and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Snare of the fowler will never capture you,

and famine will bring you no fear:

under his wings your refuge,

his faithfulness your shield.


You need not fear the terror of the night,

nor the arrow that flies by day;

though thousands fall about you,

near you it shall not come.


For to his angels he’s given a command

to guard you in all of your ways;

upon their hands they will bear you up,

lest you dash your foot against a stone.



Pastor: Let us pray.

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in You, mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.

THE scripture lessons

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                  Psalm 103:1-13

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3  who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,  who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9  He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

11  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;  12  as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

13  As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                     John 6:16-20

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN                          “The Lord’s My Shepherd”

Text: Psalter, Edinburgh , 1650; Tune: J.L. Macbeth Bain, C. 1840-1925, adapt.

The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want.

He makes me down to lie

In pastures green: he leadeth me

The quiet waters by.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me

The quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore again,

And me to walk doth make

Within the paths of righteousness,

E’en for his own name’s sake;

Within the paths of righteousness,

E’en  for his own name’s sake.

Ye, though I walk in death’s dark vale,

Yet will I fear no ill;

For thou art with me, and thy rod

And staff me comfort still;

For thou art with me, and thy rod

And staff me comfort still.

My table thou hast furnished

In presence of my foes;

My head thou dost with oil anoint,

And my cup over flows,

My head thou dost with oil anoint,

And my cup over flows.

Goodness and mercy all my life

Shall surely follow me,

And in God’s house forevermore

My dwelling-place shall be.


“From Inward to Upward”

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:       In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, with all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For the Holy Christian Church, here and scattered throughout the world, and for the proclamation of the Gospel and the calling of all to faith, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For this nation, for our cities and communities, and for the common welfare of us all, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For seasonable weather and for the fruitfulness of the earth, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For those who labor, for those whose work is difficult or dangerous, and for all who travel, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For all those in need, for the hungry and homeless, for the widowed and orphaned, and for all those in prison, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For the sick and dying and for all those who care for them, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       For… [additional bids for prayer may be inserted here]… let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy.

Pastor:       Finally, for these and for all our needs of body and soul, let us pray to the Lord.

People:    Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. 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: The blessing of God Almighty – the Father, who gave us His Son for the life of the world; the Son, who has revealed to us God’s grace, mercy and love; and the Spirit, by whose fruit we are seen to be children of God – bless you now and forever.

People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN                     “Red Sea Road”

Christa Wells; Ellie Holcomb; Nicole Witt; 2015 Full Heart Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Curb Congregation Songs (Admin. by Curb Music Publishing); Kiss Me Not Publishing (Admin. by Curb Music Publishing); Remaining portion is unaffiliated

We’ve buried dreams

Laid them deep into the earth behind us

Said our goodbyes

At the grave but everything reminds us

God knows we ache when He asks us to go on

How do we go on

Chorus:      We will (So we’ll) (And we’ll) sing to our souls

We won’t bury our hope

Where He leads us to go there’s a red sea road

When we can’t see the way He will part the waves

And we’ll never walk alone down a red sea road

How can we trust

When you say you will deliver us

From all of this pain

That threatens to take over us well

Well this desert’s dry but the ocean may consume

And we’re scared to follow you

Oh help us believe

You are faithful you’re faithful

When our hearts are breaking

You are faithful you’re faithful

Oh grant us eyes to see

You are faithful you’re faithful

Teach us to sing

You are faithful you’re faithful

You’re faithful

No we’ll never walk alone down a red sea road

No we’ll never walk alone down a red sea road


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. 

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.

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.   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.

ASH Wednesday Service.  Peace will start our midweek Lenten services on March 2 with our Ash Wednesday Service. We will start at 6:30pm and will be following the Holden Evening Prayer format. We hope to see you there.  

Men At Imagine.  A group of men meet Thursday mornings for coffee and fellowship at Imagine Coffee at 7:30. Please feel free to join for a moment to uplift one another.

New CHurch OFFICERS.  Next Sunday during the worship service we will take the opportunity to install our new Church Officers. If you are a new officer, please be prepared to stand and be recognized during the service.

Eat, Chat, Pray.  The Eat, Chat, Pray group meets Wednesday mornings in the fellowship hall at 7:30. This is another great opportunity to gather with other members of the congregation for fellowship, coffee, and prayer.