The Service in PDF format is at: June 21,2020 Service

Video of service is at: Facebook Video

or the service is as follows:


Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2020



OPENING SONG: “Servant in Your Heavenly House”

Recording of Peace Lutheran Church Choir

Words & Music by Pepper Choplin,©2011 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.


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

C:   Amen.


L:    We come before the Lord this day to be strengthened in faith and to be witnesses of righteousness and truth before a hostile world. Let us first confess our own sinfulness, that we may receive mercy, grace and forgiveness from God.

C:   Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

L:    Please pray with me. Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us close to You. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus, our Lord.

C:   Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT                                  Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sings for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!

Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!

L: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL                           Matthew 10:5a, 21-33

Jesus instructed the disciples, “Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servantabove his master.  It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malignthose of his household.

“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”

L: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to You, O Christ!

MESSAGE “Jesus is not Physically or Socially Distanced”


I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,

Born of the virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, died and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From thence He will come 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. 


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

L:    In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

C:   Lord, have mercy.

L:    For the gift of divine peace and of pardon, let us pray to the Lord.

C:   Lord, have mercy.

L:    For the Holy Church throughout the world, and for the proclamation of the Gospel and the calling of all to faith, let us pray to the Lord.

C:   Lord, have mercy.

L:    For this nation, that God’s gracious Word have free course and that His righteousness prevails, let us pray to the Lord.

C:   Lord, have mercy.

L:    For all people, that we be preserved from discord and strife, that God grant us protection in every time of need, let us pray to the Lord.

C:   Lord, have mercy.

L:    For all those in need, for the hungry and homeless, for the widowed and orphaned, for the sick and dying, and for those who care for them (today we especially pray for…), let us pray to the Lord.

C:   Lord, have mercy.

L:    O God, because Your abiding presence always goes with us, keep us aware of Your daily mercies that we may live secure and content in Your eternal love; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C:   Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER                                                               Matthew 6:9–13

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.

CLOSING HYMN: “Great Is the Lord”                                   TOSB 66

Words & Music by Michael W. Smith & Deborah D. Smith, Arr. by Henry Wiens, © 1971 by William J. Gaither, The Fellowship Publications Edina, MN 55435

BENEDICTION                                                            Numbers 6:24–26

L:    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 X give you peace.     

C:   Amen.


L:    Go in peace, serve the Lord!

C:   Thanks be to God!


Offerings can be placed into the plate by the door as you exit.


Next Sunday, June 28 at 9:30 am is a special worship service for our confirmands and their immediate families only. On this day the youth will be sharing their faith statements and receiving their first communion. In addition, the service will be recognizing Elizabeth with a prayer of thanks for her graduation from Corvallis High School (Valedictorian!). How can you assist and make this an even more special day for these youth?

You can participate in our car parade (staying in your car) after the service and share a card and/or gift. The youth (including Elizabeth) will line themselves up outside the front of the church and you will be ushered through the parking lot for a drive-by wave! Please follow the ushers in the parking lot. The parade starts at 10:15 am and will end around 11:00 am. Once you have passed the youth, there will be one basket for you to drop off your cards/gifts. Please label your cards and/or gifts for the youth it is intended. We’ll distribute all the cards/gifts once the parade is over. Here is the list of confirmands and our graduate:

  • Sarah Grassel (confirmation)
  • Laurel Muhly (confirmation)
  • Caleb Santora (confirmation)
  • Clara Stanley (confirmation)
  • Keihin Stokes (confirmation)
  • Elizabeth Grassel (CHS graduate & Valedictorian)

Due to gathering guidelines, the Sunday, June 28 service is reserved for the confirmation students and their immediate families. Therefore Saturday, June 27 service at 5:30 pm  will be the only worship option for the members of Peace next weekend. You’ll need to RSVP ahead to attend this service. And do consider participating in the car parade the next day (see the announcement above) from 10:15 am to 11:00 am to celebrate the youth after their service.

Peace’s online worship continues! Each week the Saturday night service will either be recorded and/or livestreamed. If you choose to be safe and stay home for worship, you are able. Simply go to to find the link to the service. You can also find the service by going to Peace’s facebook page. Go to facebook and simply search “Peace Lutheran Church – Philomath” to also find the service.

Trail to Church

We are so happy to see you here for worship.  This strange journey we have taken, to simply get in our pews, has been one with many twists and turns; but the adventure has brought you to the Church.

Since your arrival you have probably noticed a few changes to Peace’s way of operating.  We have signs to guide you to best practice, ushers to make sure you arrive safely, and guidelines to keep everyone healthy.  Much like hitting an unknown hiking trail – you will want to stay on the path, follow the signs and listen to your guides. 

Some guidelines on the Trail to Church:

  • A RSVP is required for entering the church building at any time, this is so we know who is  in the church and when.  This includes:
    • Coming to get meals.
    • Visiting the Pastor/Vicar.
    • Practicing music.
    • Having meetings.
    • Any time you enter the church.
  • Once you have reached the sidewalk outside, you will be required to wear a mask and to maintain a 6 foot distance from those who are not in your family unit.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the Sanctuary – throughout the service.
  • Please refrain from singing – music will be for quiet meditation. 
  • Only one person or family unit in the entryway at a time. 
  • Only one person or family unit in the restroom at one time. 
    • If you are assisting a person you may enter with them.
  • After exiting the restroom you will be asked to sanitize your hands one more time before entering the sanctuary or touching any surfaces. 
  • Coat racks cannot be used at this time.  Please keep coats and purses with you. 
  • Hallways, Offices, old restrooms, youth room, fellowship hall and the kitchen are all restricted at this time.

We hope you understand that these guidelines are an expression of love for our church and for you as a church family or friend.  We would like everyone to stay healthy!