The Service in PDF format is at: June 19, 2022 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.

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, June 19, 2022

Musician                                       Colleen Schulze

Reader                                          Carole Gutbrod

Children’s Message                      Pastor Lucke

Flowers                                         Oscar & Carole Gutbrod



AS WE GATHER………………. As we enter the long Church Year season of Pentecost, the liturgical color green is commonly used for the many weeks ahead. Like many things planted by a gardener or farmer in spring, green shows growth and maturation of that which was planted. In the same way, at this time of the Church Year, we are reminded that green carries the symbolic importance of our continued need and privilege as God’s people to grow and mature as disciples of Christ through the Holy Spirit given. The Readings in this Pentecost season often remind us of the Early Church continuing to grow and spread to all people, which has continued to us today.


After the ringing of the bell we take a moment in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for today’s worship.


STARTING WITH PRAISE              Psalm 145:1-3

Pastor:  I will extol you, my God and King,

People:  and bless your name forever and ever.

Pastor:  Every day I will bless you 

People:  and praise your name forever and ever.

Pastor:  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

People:  and his greatness is unsearchable.

OPENING SONG:             “Good, Good Father”

Anthony Brown; Pat Barrett, 2014 Capitol CMG Paragon (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Common Hymnal Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Housefires Sounds (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Tony Brown Publishing Designee (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Vamos Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

I’ve heard a thousand stories

Of what they think You’re like,

But I’ve heard the tender whisper

Of love in the dead of night.

You tell me that You’re pleased

And that I’m never alone.

Chorus:                   You’re a Good, Good Father.

It’s who You are,

It’s who You are,

It’s who You are.

And I’m loved by You.

It’s who I am,

It’s who I am,

It’s who I am.

I’ve seen many searching for answers

Far and wide,

But I know we’re all searching for answers

Only You provide.

Because You know just what we need

Before we say a word,


Bridge:             You are perfect in all of Your ways,

You are perfect in all of Your ways,

You are perfect in all of Your ways, to us.

Repeat Bridge

Love so undeniable I, I can hardly speak,

Peace so unexplainable I, I can hardly think,

As You call me deeper still,

As You call me deeper still,

As You call me deeper still,

Into love love love.

Chorus (Repeat)


Pastor:  We come before our Lord in confession, no longer as God’s own children and as heirs of all He graciously gives. 

People:  We confess we often remain captive and enslaved to our sin and have neglected the name You have given us as Your children.

Pastor:  Like those in Isaiah’s day, we are a rebellious people who walk in a way that is neither good nor faithful, following our own devices and desires. 

People:  We, on our own, have no right to be called Your heirs or to receive Your blessings.

Pastor:  For many times we forget Christ’s power and victory and all we ever need fear in this body and life, 

People:  forgive us, renew us, and lead us, that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.


Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Pastor:  Let us Pray. Lord Jesus Christ, You are the liberator and defender of all people. Free us from the powers that hold us down. We pray this today so that we may serve You and our neighbors with joy and gladness, for You reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:  Amen.

scripture lessons

FIRST LESSON              Galatians 3:23-4:7

In Christ we are liberated from the Law and adopted as heirs.

Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed.

24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world.

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL                Luke 8:26-39

Jesus liberates a man possessed by many demons.

26Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.

27 When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs.

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.”

29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.)

30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him.

31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission.

33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.

34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.

35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.

36 And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed.

37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.

38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,

39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

Children’s Message

SERMON HYMN                 “Amazing Grace”

Edwin Othello Excell; John Newton; John P. Rees; William W. Walker, Words: Public Domain ; Music: Public Domain

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am 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!

Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Then when we first begun.


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People:  I believe in God, who has created all things and continues to create new life within us. 

          I believe in Jesus, son of God, son of man, the Savior of the world. By His life, His death and resurrection, I can know the true depth of human possibility, and experience the true joy of an abundant life.

          I believe that the Holy Spirit is present, now and always, calling us to faith, giving us gifts and empowering us for service. I believe that the community of believers called the church can experience the fullness of life through the word, the sacraments, and all that we do. 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:  Dear heavenly Father, place Your wise hand upon all the nations of the earth, give them leaders who seek after justice and peace, and lead all those who are fighting against the power of Satan. Remind them of Your presence. Empower them to resist Satan’s lies with the people to the freedom that You offer. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, lift up all those who are weighed down by the guilt and shame of sin. Release them from their bondage and point them to forgiveness at the feet of Jesus. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, give hope to all those who are isolated and lonely. Bring them into the presence of the loving community of Your Church that they find help and hope among Your people. Today we pray for the fellowship gathered at Living Faith Community Church. We thank you, Lord, for their commitment to follow you and love one another. 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 will. Lord, in your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Pastor: Into Your hand, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, 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


 “Seek Ye First”    

Karen Lafferty, Copyright 1972 Maranatha! Music. All rights reserved.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God,

And His righteousness.

And all these things shall be added unto you!

Allelu, Alleluia!

Ask, and it shall be given unto you;

Seek, and you shall find.

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Allelu, Alleluia!

Man shall not live by bread alone,

But by every word

That proceeds out from the mouth of God.

Allelu, Alleluia!

 “Blessed Assurance”             

By: Fanny J. Crosby & Mrs. J.F. Knapp, ©1971 by William J. Glaither. The Other Song Book.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Chorus:                 This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long;

this is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

angels descending bring from above

echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest;

watching and waiting, looking above,

filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


BENEDICTION               Numbers 6:24-26

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                “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”

Go, My children, with My blessings, Never alone.

Waking, sleeping, I am with you; You are My own.

In My love’s baptismal river I have made you Mine forever.

Go, My children, with My blessing—You are My own.

Go, My children, sins forgiven, At peace and pure.

Here you learned how much I love you, What I can cure.

Here you heard My dear Son’s story;

Here you touched Him, saw His glory.

Go, My children, sins forgiven, At peace and pure.

Go, My children, fed and nourished, Closer to Me;

Grow in love and love by serving, Joyful and free.

Here My Spirit’s power filled you;

Here His tender comfort stilled you.

Go, My children; I will keep you And give you peace.

I the Lord will bless and keep you And give you peace;

I the Lord will smile upon you And give you peace:

I the Lord will be your Father, Savior, Comforter, and Brother.

Go, My children; I will keep you And give you peace.


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.



Communion at the Rail. We will continue having communion at the rail with the offering of individual cups and bread/gluten free bread. As you prepare to take communion at the rail, be looking for the direction from the ushers. Peace will continue to offer the communion package for those who prefer to stay seated during distribution.

Name that tune on peace’s patio. All are invited for music and treats on June 29 at 7:00pm. We’ll even play a little game of Name that Tune. This is our way of reconnecting with each other and having a fun time together!

Blood Drive at Peace. Peace will be hosting a Blood Drive this Friday, June 24 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. 

Wildfire preparedness town hall meeting. This coming Thursday, June 23 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Philomath High School Auditorium. This will be an interactive panel discussing community questions followed by a 30-minute live Q&A session. Submit questions by June 15 to [email protected] or call 541- 929-6148.