The Service in PDF format is at: June 2, 2024 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.

Offering. Peace Lutheran Church understands and teaches that Offerings are voluntary and to be from the heart. Whether we give or do not give does not determine our salvation. Whether we give much or little does not determine our standing before God. Sharing an Offering is an opportunity to quietly practice generosity with our neighbors.

Serving You

Pastor                                                                     Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Music Director                                                       Colleen Schulze

Choir Director                                                        Diane Crocker

Supt. Of Sunday School                                         Anne Schroeder & Karyn Stanley

Admin Assistant                                                     Daniel Dusek

Parish Nurse                                                           Kathy Durling

Webmaster                                                             Jim Holroyd

Audio-Visual     Johnathon Holroyd, George Abele, Nicholas Abele, Merv Munster, Callie Santora, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Oscar Gutbrod, Sam Worth, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd, Debbi Weiler, Daniel Dusek

Praise Team      Rick Durling, Patrick Kamins, Karyn Stanley, Nora Stanley, Diane Crocker, Kaia Lucke, Sarah Grassel, Caleb Santora

Today, June 2, 2024

Musician                                                                 Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                    Carole Gutbrod


AS WE GATHER: In our Gospel for today, the Old Testament commandment was used to try and show the disciples as lawbreakers. Jesus replied, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). The idea behind the Sabbath is that we shut down one day a week. We don’t work. We rest, spend time with our families, and give thanks to God. Today we are once again reminded that it’s not our doing that matters, but rather, what Christ has already done for us.

WELCOME & Announcements

CHORAL ANTHEM           “I Shall Not Be Afraid”

Music by Patrica Mock, words by Janice Kaye, arranged by Faye Lopez. Copyright 2015 SoundFourth, a division of the Lorenz Corporation.

The Lord is my light and my Savior,

My strength, my protector, and guide.

I run to His arms when in danger,

And safe in His shadow I hide.


Whom shall I fear when God is with me?

Whom shall I fear?

He shields me with love!

His presence surrounds me completely,

I shall not be afraid.


When all of earth’s comforts are lacking,

My Lord in His mercy sustains.

When all those I’ve trusted forsake me,

My God in compassion remains.


Whom shall I fear,

When God stands with me?

Whom shall I fear?

He shields me with love.

His presence surrounds me completely,

I shall not be afraid.


Now only one thing I am seeking,

To look on His beautiful face;

To live evermore in His presence,

And bask in His wonderful grace.


Whom shall I fear when God is with me?

Whom shall I fear?

He shields me with love,

He shields me with love,

His presence surrounds me completely,

I shall not be afraid.

I shall not be afraid.


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

People:  Amen. 


Leader:  Forgive us for all that we have thought and said and done that is contrary to Your will and Your ways, and forgive us for times we have trusted in our own righteousness instead of relying on Your grace in Christ Jesus, our Redeemer. 

People:  Have mercy on us and forgive us, O God. 

Leader:  Forgive us for times we have not been good stewards of Your great creation and for times we have been unwilling to help our neighbors as we ought. 

People:  Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your steadfast love.  Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. 

Leader:  Our God is a great God and knows our needs for all areas of our life. God knows our weakness and our unbelieving hearts, yet loves us enough to die on a cross and provide forgiveness of our sin. Now the focus is not on the faith that we can muster, but on the great gifts that our Lord gives daily as we live in trust. God has given us the gift of faith, faith for the moment, faith for every trial, faith for every temptation, faith for every difficult situation. Praise God for this inexpressible gift of faith.

People:  Amen. 


Leader: Let us pray.

Leader: Heavenly Father, we thank You that we are like clay in Your hands. Continue by the working of Your Holy Spirit to shape and mold us, until that day we see Him face to face and You see the image of Your Son in us; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:  Amen. 


Old Testament:          2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Although we are but fragile vessels, God chooses and uses us to deliver the Good News to the world.

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL:           Mark 2:23-28

The Pharisees accuse Jesus of working on the Sabbath.

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him:

26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?”

27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

Leader:  This is the Gospel of the Lord. 

People:  Praise to You, O Christ.  

SERMON HYMN             “Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer”

Text: William Williams, 1717-1791; tr. composite, alt. © Tune: John Hughes, 1873-1932

Guide me ever, great Redeemer,

Pilgrim through this barren land.

I am weak, but you are mighty;

Hold me with your pow’rful hand.

Bread of heaven, bread of heaven

Feed me now and ever more,

Feed me now and ever more.


Open now the crystal fountain

Where the healing waters flow;

Let the fire and cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through.

Strong deliv’rer, strong deliv’rer,

Shield me with your mighty arm,

Shield me with your mighty arm.


When I tread the verge of Jordan,

Bid my anxious fears subside;

Death of death and hell’s destruction,

Land me safe on Canaan’s side.

Songs and praises, songs and praises,

I will raise forever more,

I will raise forever more.


Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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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 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.


Blessing of paramentS and altar linens

Leader: Beloved in the Lord: “The Lord reigns; He is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; He has put on strength as His belt.” “Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.”

It is therefore fitting that we implore the Lord’s blessing as we clothe the altar of His sanctuary from which He strengthens and preserves us in the true faith.

Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord,

People: who made heaven and earth.

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Leader: Let us pray.

Leader:  O Lord God Almighty, You instructed Moses Your servant to make hangings and fine linens for use in Your tabernacle. We implore You to sanctify this frontal for the adornment of Your Church; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:  Amen.


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

Leader:  We pray for all Christians around the world that, as people united in faith, we may witness to the good news that is ours in Jesus.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  We pray for all nations of the earth that in all places there may be peace.  We pray for people in lands where there has been upset and strife.  We pray for our own nation that it may know safety and the people may be joyful in their daily lives.   Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  We pray for all those whose labor serves us, especially those in the military, our police personnel, medical workers, and all those whose efforts support the common good.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  We pray for the special concerns on our hearts today, including health and family needs, bringing to You our joys, our sorrows, our hopes, (including…).  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Into Your hands, 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



“Just As I Am”

Charlotte Elliott; William Batchelder Bradbury; Words: Public Domain ; Music: Public Domain

Just as I am without one plea

But that Thy Blood was shed for me

And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee

O Lamb of God I come I come


Just as I am and waiting not

To rid my soul of one dark blot

To Thee Whose Blood can cleanse each spot

O Lamb of God I come I come


Just as I am though tossed about

With many a conflict many a doubt

Fightings and fears within without

O Lamb of God I come I come


Just as I am poor wretched blind

Sight riches healing of the mind

Yea all I need in Thee to find

O Lamb of God I come I come


Just as I am Thou wilt receive

Wilt welcome pardon cleanse relieve

Because Thy Promise I believe

O Lamb of God I come I come

“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.



Leader:  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. 

SERMON HYMN                “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878, alt. Tune: Ernewerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund, 1665; © 1978 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis and Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,

the King of creation!

O my soul, Praise Him,

for He is your health and salvation!

Let all who hear,

Now to His temple draw near;

Joining in glad adoration!


Praise to the Lord,

who o’er all things is wondrously reigning,

And, as on wings of an eagle,

uplifting, sustaining.

Have you not seen

All that is needful has been

Sent by His gracious ordaining?


Praise to the Lord,

who will prosper your work and defend you;

Surely His goodness and mercy

shall daily attend you.

Ponder anew

What the Almighty can do,

If with His love He befriend you.


Praise to the Lord,

Oh let all that is in me adore Him!

All that has life and breath,

come now with praises before Him.

Let the Amen

Sound from His people again,

Gladly forever we adore Him.


Leader:  Go in peace! Serve the Lord!

People:  Thanks be to God!



Upcoming Events:

  • June 2 – Jazz Trio in the Fellowship Hall after service
  • June 9 – Church Picnic & BBQ
  • June 16 – Peace Men doing a Potato Bar for Fellowship
  • June 23 – First Outside Worship Service on the Patio
  • June 30 – Confirmation Sunday

Passing of Donna King. John King shared with us the news that his wife, Donna, passed away two weeks ago. Donna’s Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, June 11th at 2 pm at Oakville Presbyterian Church in Shedd, Oregon.

Another way to support John is to share a card. His address is:

John King, 1240 NW 16th, Corvallis, OR 97330

Jazz Trio Playing during fellowship. Please stay after the worship today to listen to an amazing group of young men from the Philomath High School who have assembled a Jazz Trio. This is the same group that played during the Salmon & Jazz dinner, and they were very well received.

Summer Picnic Kickoff. Mark your calendars to attend church on Sunday, June 9, for our annual spring/summer picnic. We will be having our annual BBQ celebration with hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, ice cream, and all the fixings, plus music, balloons, popcorn, and games for the kids. Everything is provided – no need to bring side dishes. And don’t forget to join in the fun at our cake walk!  Bring your family and invite your friends!

Cakes for the cakewalk during the picnic. Sunday, June 9, during our spring picnic after church (in the Fellowship Hall), we will be having an old-fashioned cake walk.  Please consider bringing a cake, cupcakes, etc. Cakes can be just one layer, homemade or store bought or whatever you wish. Thank you.

Father’s Day Potato Bar. The men of Peace will be preparing a baked potato bar for fellowship after the service on June 16. We hope you can attend and partake in a wonderful opportunity to socialize with our church family.

Outside Worship Service. Does the nice weather we have been having this past week make you want to get outside? Our first opportunity for an outside worship service this year will be on June 23. Mark your calendars and pray for pleasant temperatures on that day. 

Tables of Peace. The sign-up sheets for Tables of Peace are in the hallway to the Fellowship Hall. Tables of Peace is a great way to socialize and get to know others in the congregation and share a great meal in the process.