The Service in PDF format is at: July 31, 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 31, 2022

Musician                                        Colleen Schulze

Reader                                           Joe Payne


AS WE GATHER… All three Readings today bemoan the problems of worldly people. Vainly do they strive for material goods, for, as “the Preacher” notes, you can’t take it with you. Indeed, at any time, as Jesus reminds a man wanting his fair share of an inheritance, your soul can be required. Then to whom shall your things belong? Today is a day to look up to the things that are above and serve the Lord with gladness!

PRE-SERVICE SONG   “Come Now Is The Time To Worship”

Brian Doerksen, © 1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) (Admin. by Integrity Music)

Chorus:   Come now is the time to worship

Come now is the time to give your heart
Come just as you are to worship
Come just as you are before your God

One day every tongue
Will confess You are God
One day every knee will bow
Still the greatest treasure remains
For those who gladly choose You now


Willingly we choose to surrender our lives
Willingly our knees will bow
With all our heart soul mind and strength
We gladly choose You now


Come come just as you are come come



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

People:  Amen.


Pastor:  Having been raised with Christ, let us confess our sin to God and to one another, trusting that Christ, who is all in all, forgives all sins.

~~~~~~~  Silence  ~~~~~~~

Pastor:  We have sinned against You, O God, in thought, word, and deed.

People:  Forgive us and renew us, O Lord. 

Pastor:  We have not loved You with our whole heart.

People:  Forgive us and renew us, O Lord.

Pastor:  We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. 

People:  Forgive us and renew us, O Lord.

Pastor:  We have spent our time in vain pursuits. 

People:  Forgive us and renew us, O Lord.

Pastor:  We have struggled to put off the old self with its practices.

People:  Forgive us and renew us, O Lord.

Pastor:  You have been raised with Christ. You have been given a new self, which is being renewed after the image of God. 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.  


Pastor:  Let us Pray…God of true wisdom, fill our minds with knowledge of who You are and what You have done for us through Jesus, so that our lives exude thanksgiving to You and overflow with generosity to our neighbors. We pray these things through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  

People:    Amen.


Ben Fielding, Horatio Gates Spafford, Philip Paul Bliss, Reuben Morgan; 2011 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

When peace, like a river,

attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot,

thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Chorus:  It is well (it is well)

with my soul, (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet,

the trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded

my helpless estate,

And hath shed his own

blood for my soul.


My sin oh, the bliss of

this glorious tho’t:

My sin not in part,

but the whole

Is nail’d to the cross

and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

O my soul.


And, Lord, haste the day

when the faith shall be sight,

The clouds be roll’d back as a scroll,

The trump shall resound

and the Lord shall descend,

“Even so,” it is well with my soul.

scripture lessons 

OLD TESTAMENT                  Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26

Life is much more than possessions.

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

12 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.

13 And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.

14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

18 I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me,

19 and who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity.

20 So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun,

21 because sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.

22 What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun?

23 For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity.

24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,

25 for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?

26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE:                       Colossians 3:1-11

You have been raised with Christ.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

In these you too once walked, when you were living in them.

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                       Luke 12:13-21

Be on guard against covetousness.

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?”

15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’

18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” ’

20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

Pastor:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:  Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON HYMN   “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”

Chris Tomlin | John Newton | Louie Giglio, © 2006 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), Vamos Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Chorus:  My chains are gone I’ve been set free

My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures


The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine


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ALL:  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 was 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.


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



Pastor:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. 

Pastor:  For pastors, teachers, missionaries, and all who proclaim God’s Word, that God would embolden them to speak His word of repentance and forgiveness, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor:  For those who struggle to believe in Christ’s unwavering love, that the victory won by the risen Christ would pierce their darkness of doubt and despair, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor:  For all the rulers of the world, that God would turn their hearts to His will of mercy, peace, and justice, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor:  For those who are sick and recovering, (especially…), that they rely on the steadfast love and faithfulness of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor:  For those who celebrate special occasions and answered prayers, (especially…), that their joy be a witness to the goodness of God, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor:  Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your promise to hear us. 

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.


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                             “The Old Rugged Cross”

George Bennard, Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suff’ring and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

Chorus: So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a Crown

O the old rugged cross so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary


In the old rugged cross stained with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me


To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
Its shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away
Where His glory forever I’ll share



Pastor:  Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God. 



Star Gazing at 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.

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.