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June 20, 2021

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 about that, 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.  However, 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. First Sundays are a drive in Communion Service and the Third Sunday is in the sanctuary.  Guests, 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 come to the altar. 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.


AS WE GATHER…In today’s Gospel, Jesus commands the wind and the sea to become calm, which understandably stuns the disciples. “Who is this?” they ask. There is good news for us in the answer to this question. Our life situations do not define us! Sure of God’s care and emboldened by the strength He provides, we are called to live out our faith confidently. The clear answer to “Who is this?” is this: He is Jesus, our Savior!



Pastor:    In the name of the Father, Creator of all things. The Lord asked Job, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.”

People: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Pastor:     In the name of the + Son, Lord of all creation. Jesus said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

People: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Pastor:     In the name of the Holy Spirit, who graciously bestows faith. We appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

People: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

OPENING SONG: “O, How I Love Jesus”  

By: Fredrick Whitfield, American Melody © Public Domain

There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;

It sounds like music in my ear, The sweetest name on earth.

O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus,

O, how I love Jesus Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Savior’s love, Who died to set me free;

It tells me of His precious blood, The sinner’s perfect plea.

O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus,

O, how I love Jesus Because He first loved me!

It tells of One whose loving heart Can feel my deepest woe,

Who in each sorrow bears a part That none can bear below.

O, how I love Jesus, O, how I love Jesus,

O, how I love Jesus Because He first loved me!


Pastor:     Jesus invites you:  “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

People:   Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 

Pastor:     Let us come to Jesus in a time of silent prayer. 

We reflect upon our need for Jesus’ rest and forgiveness.

Pastor:     Almighty God, heavenly Father,                                  

People:  We confess that we are burdened by our sin.  What we want to do, we don’t do.  What we end up doing, we know that we are not supposed to do.  We feel trapped.  Your Word teaches us that we cannot escape our sinfulness.  Only in Your mercy is there rest for our souls and relief from the burdens of our hearts.  Father, fill us again with the assurance of the cross and empty tomb so that we may receive again the victory that is our through Jesus.  Amen. 

Pastor:     The burdens that are so heavy for you are light for Jesus!  As you have now confessed your sins, it is my privilege and joy to announce to you that Jesus has taken away your burdens by His death and resurrection.  According to His own command, I, as a servant of the Jesus and Your pastor, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen. 

SONG: “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”

By Daniel W. Whittle & James McGranahan © Public Domain

There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love;

There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need:

Mercy drops ‘round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing: Send them upon us, O Lord;

Grant to us now a refreshing, Come, and now honor Thy Word.

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need:

Mercy drops ‘round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing: O, that today they might fall,

Now as to God’s we’re confessing, Now, as on Jesus we call!

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need:

Mercy drops ‘round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.


Pastor:     The Lord be with you.  

People:  And also with you. 

Pastor:     Let us Pray.  Almighty God, daily You forgive the sins of all who call out to You for mercy and blessing. Now, on this day of salvation, assure us again that nothing in all creation can separate us from You and Your gracious promises; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:  Amen.  


First Lesson:                                                                        Job 38:1-11

God puts creature Job in his place.

 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Dress for action like a man;
    I will question you, and you make it known to me.

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb,
when I made clouds its garment
    and thick darkness its swaddling band,
and prescribed limits for it
    and set bars and doors,
and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Gospel:                                                                             Mark 4:35-41

Jesus amazes the disciples by stilling the storm.

 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ

SERMON HYMN: “Beautiful Savior”                                    LBW 518

Text: Gesangbuch, Munster, 1677; tr. Joseph A Seiss, Silesian folk tune © Public Domain

Beautiful Savior, King of creation,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Truly I’d love thee, Truly I’d serve thee,

Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands

Robed in flow’rs of blooming spring;

Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,

He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,

Bright  the sparkling stars on high;

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,

Than all the angels in the sky.

Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,

Now and forevermore be thine!


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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. 


Pastor:     Let us pray for all people in their various needs, for the Church around the world, and for those near and dear to us. 

Pastor:     Our great God “laid the foundation of the world.”  Let us ask His guidance and protection for all who tend His good creation, tilling the soil and protecting the environment; for all who connect resources with people in need of food, clothing, and shelter, providing dignity and hope; and for all who work for peace and justice in their positions of authority.    

People:  Lord, hear our prayer. 

Pastor:     God of majesty, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven, be with Your servants who play music at Peace.  The music at Peace brings us joy on earth so that we may catch a glimpse of Your beauty.  Bring us to the fulfillment of that hope of perfection that will be ours as we stand before You face to face. 

People: Lord, hear our prayer.    

Pastor:     “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Let us ask the Holy Spirit’s strength and encouragement for all who proclaim the Gospel in pulpits and hospitals, on battlefields and in refugee camps, offering the salvation that the Word of Christ announces; for all who put their faith into action, teaching the young, consoling the ill, comforting the grieving, and listening to the distraught; and for those near and dear to us, (including………..), and those known only to our gracious God. 

People:  Lord, hear our prayer.    

Pastor:     Jesus said, “Take heart; it is I.  Do not be afraid.”  Let us ask our Savior’s gracious presence and protection for people of faith around the world, enduring persecution and standing with the weak; for the Church in our land, confronting injustice and resisting indifference wherever they are found. 

People:  Lord, hear our prayer.    

Pastor:     These and any other things You would have us ask of You, gracious God, grant to us for the sake of the sufferings and death of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

People:  Amen. 




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: “Let All Things Now Living”                    LBW 557

Text: Katherine K. Davis, b. 1892, Tune: Welsh Folk tune © Words: 1939. Renewed 1966 E.C. Schirmer Music Company (Admin. by ECS Publishing Corporation) Music: Public Domain

Let all things now living A song of thanksgiving

To God the creator triumphantly raise,

Who fashioned and made us, Protected and stayed us,

Who still guides us on to the end of our days.

God’s banners are o’er us, His light goes before us,

A pillar of fire shining forth in the night,

Till shadows have vanished And darkness is banished,

As forward we travel from light into light.

His law he enforces, The stars in their courses

And sun in its orbit obediently shine;

The hills and the mountains, The rivers and fountains,

The deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine.

We too should be voicing Our love and rejoicing;

With glad adoration a song let us raise

Till all things now living Unite in thanksgiving:

“To God in the highest, hosanna and praise!”


Pastor:     Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God. 


BLOOD DRIVE – JUNE 23, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Come and give a life-giving donation…while lying down…then get some juice and cookies!  Hooray!  You can make appointments through the Red Cross website.

DIAPER GIVEAWAY – Options Pregnancy Resource Centers has some exciting news: we are getting ready for our second annual diaper giveaway! Last summer at our giveaways, we provided over 50 families with a week’s worth of free diapers and wipes plus referrals to helpful community resources. This year we are preparing to serve even more families as we hold four giveaways in Corvallis, Philomath, and Albany the end of June. Please let any family who may need this assistance.

ROTARY – Will begin meeting in person starting June 29.  They will be in the Fellowship Hall every Tuesday at Noon, starting on that date.  For those who prefer the online option, that will still be available to you.  Just speak with Lindy Young or Dan Dusek for information on the link.

NEXT FELLOWSHIP!! – Did you have a good time at our first fellowship hour?  We will not be having a fellowship hour this week but there will be one NEXT WEEK, June 27.  To assist with fellowship, we are asking that folks start bringing store-made donuts, cookies, or treats.  Our volunteers can then place them on plates for folks to have a little snack.  This is a light fellowship…please no sandwiches or homemade treats just yet.

VOLUNTEER LIST – If you have been on a volunteer list in the past and would like to be on one of those lists again, please let me know!  Just email [email protected] and let me know what you would most like to do.  Right now we are filling in the Fellowship teams and Ushering.  Now is a great time to get involved!