The Service in PDF format is at: July 17, 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, July 17, 2022

Musician                      Colleen Schulze

Reader                         Kay Glathar

Children’s Message     Merv Munster

Flowers                       Kay Glathar

THEME: Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Jesus visits two sisters, Mary and Martha, in today’s Gospel reading. Martha is “distracted” while Mary sits at the Lord’ feet and listens to Him. Jesus visits us today in the giving of his body and blood in Holy Communion. This is our opportunity to put aside distraction and receive His grace, mercy, and goodness.



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

People: Amen.


Pastor.’ Let Your steadfast love come to me, O Lord,

People: Your salvation according to Your promise.

Pastor.’ Remember Your word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope.

People: This is my comfort in my affliction that Your promise gives me life.

Pastor.’ My soul longs for Your salvation;

People: I hope in Your word.

Pastor.’ Forever, O Lord, Your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.

People: Your faithfulness endures to all generations.


Pastor.’ Too often we have been distracted and forgotten about how good God is to us. Let us begin today by confessing our shortcomings and placing our trust in God’s forgiveness. Most

merciful God,

People: Lord God of our tomorrows, we confess our sinful condition before You. We desire something better than what we have and what we are. We know ourselves too well and see our human frailty. We know that our temporary gods are vulnerable and will crumble under the test. We realize that our desires and fickle and backfire on us at the worst times. Let us see today the promise of something better in our lives.

Silence for reflection

Pastor.’ God, our heavenly Creator, hears the prayers of all people and answers those prayers. Our prayer for forgiveness is answered in the person and work of Jesus Christ, who died for

our sin that we might have new life. By the command of Jesus, I forgive you all of your sins – in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.


Joseph Scriven; Charles C. Converse (From the Song Selection Box)

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 Savior, 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.


Pastor.’ Let us Pray. Lord Jesus, as You once entered the home of Martha and Mary both to share Your hospitality and to invite all to hear You, open our homes and hearts to welcome You in faith, our ears to listen to You in obedience, and our hands to serve You gladly and willingly in our callings. We pray these things in Your name, Lord Jesus, for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT                                     Genesis 18:1-10a

Abraham offers hospitality to his visitors.

1 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.

2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

3 He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.

4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.

5 Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.” “Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”

6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.”

7 Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.

8 He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

9 “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he said.

10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL                                           Luke 10:88-42

Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary.

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.

39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.

40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,

42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.


SERMON HYMN “How Firm a Foundation”

Text: J. Rippon, A selection of H5rmns, 1787, alt. Tune: early American; @ Public Domain

How firm a foundation,

O saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith in

His excellent word!

What more can He say

than to you He has said,

who unto the Savior

for refuge have fled?


“Fear not, I am with you,

Oh, be not dismayed,

For I am your God,

and will still give you aid;

I’ll strengthen you, help you,

and cause you to stand,

Upheld by My righteous,

omnipotent hand.”

“When through fiery trials

your pathway shall lie,

My grace, all sufficient,

shall be your supply;

The flames shall not hurt you ;

your dross to consume,

and your gold to refine.


Throughout all their lifetime

my people shall prove

My sov’reign, eternal,

unchangeable love;

And then, when gray hairs

shall their temples adorn,

Like lambs they shall still

in my bossom be borne.


“Hospitality: A Blessing and A Challenge”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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 to the dead.

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.


We give our offerings as a sign of our lives given to the Lord in

humble service.



Pastor: Let us come before our faithful God and Father in heaven in prayer. O God our Father give us hope in the midst of suffering as we remember Your great faithfulness and mercy with each new day. Great is Thy faithfulness,

People: Lord, unto me!

Pastor: O God our Father, bless Your people with zeal as we seek to make disciples of all nations, baptizing, preaching, teaching, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Great is Thy faithfulness,

People: Lord, unto me!

Pastor: O God our Father, strengthen the marriages of husbands and wives, that their selfless love for each other be q reflection of Your Son’s great love for the Church. Great is Thy faithfulness,

People: Lord, unto me!

Pastor: Into Your hands, O God our faithful Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy.

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



 “Glorify Thy Name”

Words & Music by Donna Adkins; Arranged by Edward Dagnes; Copyright t976 & r98r Maranatha! Music. All rights reserved.

Father, we love Thee,

we praise Thee,

we adore Thee.

Glorify name

in all the earth.

Glorify Thy name,

glorify Thy name.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.


Jesus, we love Thee,

we praise Thee,

we adore Thee.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth,

Glorify Thy name,

glorify Thy name.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.


Spirit, we love Thee,

we praise Thee,

we adore Thee.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth,

Glorify Thy name,

glorify Thy name.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.

“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 changeset not

Thy compassions they fail not

As Thou hast been

Thou forever wilt be


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


Pastor; Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you

now and forever.

People: Amen.

CLOSING SONG: “On Our Way Rejoicing”

Text: John S. B. Monseel, rSrr-r875, alt. T\rne: Frances R. Havergal, r836-r879.@tgZ8 by Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

On our way rejoicing, Gladly let us go.

Christ our Lord has conquered;

Vanquished is the foe.

Christ without our safety;

Christ within our joy;

Who, if we be faithful,

Can our hope destroy?


On our way rejoicing;

As we forward move,

Harken to our praises,

O blest God of Love!


Unto God the Father, Joyful songs we sing;

Unto God the Savior

Thankful hearts we bring;

Unto God the Spirit

Bow we and adore,

On our way rejoicing

Now and evermore.


On our way rejoicing;

As we forward move,

Harken to our praises,

O blest God of Love!


Pastor: Go in Peace! Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



CORVALLIS KNTGHTS BASEBALL GAME. Peace Lutheran Church night at the Corvallis Knights is Tuesday, July 26 at 6:35 pm at Goss Stadium. Come and enjoy a night with your friends from Peace at the ballpark. If you’d like to attend, speak with Pastor so he can get you the tickets.

STAR GAZTNGAT PEACE. John Cowens’ Presentation and Stargazing will be Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 All are invited as we hear from our friend, John Cowens, about what is going on in the night sky. We’ll have some prizes and treats to share.

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.

COOKING CLASSES AT PEACE. we have some exciting cooking classes coming up in August, September, and October. The first class is learning to bake Elaine’s world-famous cinnamon rolls. Be sure to register and pay with Ellen by July 17. Everyone is welcome to register and attend the class which will meet on July 23 from 10:00 to 12:00.