The Service in PDF format is at: June 26, 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, June 26, 2022

Musician                                       Colleen Schulze

Reader                                           Lindy Young


AS WE GATHER………………. When you feel all alone, remember this: you are not alone. First, you are not alone in feeling that way. In today’s Old Testament Reading, you will see how even Elijah, the mighty prophet of God, fell alone. “I, even I only, am left!” he exclaimed (I Kings 19:10). That was his honest feeling; however, it wasn’t true. The Lord revealed to Elijah that He had not abandoned His prophet, even reassuring Elijah of this by providing Elisha as his helper in proclaiming the Word of the Lord. God’s presence and provision in Elijah’s life reassured him of his divine purpose, and the same is true for you! Even when you think that you are alone, you are not!


OPENING PRAISE SONG                “How Great is Our God”

The splendor of a King,

clothed in majesty,

Let all the earth rejoice,

all the earth rejoice.

He wraps Himself in light,

and darkness tries to hide,

And trembles at his voice,

trembles at his voice.

Chorus:              How great is our God, sing with me,

How great is our God, all will see,

How great, how great is our God.

Age to age He stands,

and time is in His hands,

Beginning and the end,

beginning and the end.

The Godhead, three in one:

Father, Spirit, Son,

The Lion and the Lamb,

the Lion and the Lamb.


Bridge:                        Name above all names

Worthy of all praise

My heart will sing

How great is our God

Repeat Bridge



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

People:  Amen.

Pastor:  I called on the name of the Lord: 

People:  O Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!

Pastor:  The Lord has dealt bountifully with us. 

People:  The Lord has opened our ears.

Pastor:  The Lord has delivered us from death. 

People:  He wipes away tears from all faces.

Pastor:  He rescues our feet from stumbling 

People:  and restores our tongues to proclaim His good news.


Pastor:  Despite all of God’s actions on our behalf, we still struggle with sin our lives. Our tongues still curse. Our feet still stumble. Our ears still listen to lies and gossip. But our heavenly Father invites us to come to Him for restoration, renewal, and forgiveness. 

SONG OF CONFESSION              Change My Heart Oh God

Twice Through

Change my heart, oh God. Make it ever true.

Change my heart, oh God. May I be like You.

You are the potter. I am the clay.

Mold me and make me. This is what I pray.

Change my heart, oh God. Make it ever true.

Change my heart, oh God. May I be like You.

Pastor:  We confess,

People: We have sinned against You and our neighbors in what we have said and what we have left unsaid. We have neglected opportunities to love our neighbors. We have stumbled and fallen again and again. We ask that You restore us, renew us, and forgive us on account of Jesus. Amen.

Pastor: Almighty God, in His boundless love sent His Son, Jesus, to die and rise for our forgiveness and eternal life. Because of Jesus, we are restored, body and soul. Therefore, by Jesus’ authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen. We are forgiven in Christ. We are renewed and restored. Amen.


Pastor: Let us Pray. Lord of all power and might,

People: author and giver of all good things,

Pastor: when we feel alone and as if all hope is lost,

People: remind us of the never-failing presence of Your Spirit,

Pastor: so that we who belong to Christ Jesus

People: may know Your presence, provisions, and purpose in our lives;

Pastor: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.

THE scripture lessons

FIRST LESSON                  I Kings 19:9b-21

There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”

11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.

13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

14 He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”

15 And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.

16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.

17 And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death.

18 Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him.

20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”

21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL                  Luke 9:51-62

51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.

52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him.

53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.

54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”

55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 And they went on to another village.

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”

60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”

62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN “He Leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought!”

Text: Joseph H. Gilmore, 1834-1918, alt. Tune: William B Bradbury, 1816-1868, ©1978 Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis & Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia.

He leadeth me! O blessed thought,

O words with heav’nly comfort fraught;

Whate’er I do, where’er I be,

Still ’tis Christ’s hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me! He leadeth me!

By His own hand He leadeth me;

His faithful follower I would be,

For by His hand He leadeth me.

Sometimes ’mid scenes of deepest gloom,

Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,

By waters still, o’er troubled sea,

Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine,

Nor ever murmur or repine;

Content, whatever lot I see,

Since it is Thou that leadest me.

And when my task on earth is done,

When, by Thy grace, the vict’ry’s won,

E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,

Since Thou in triumph leadest me.


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



People: 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 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.


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

Pastor:  Gracious Father, we believe that without Your Son, we are dead in our trespasses and overcome by our own sinful desires. Be merciful to us and help us to keep Jesus as the center of our lives. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Grant us true humility as little children. Deliver us from temptation and keep us in the faith. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  We pray for all the little ones who believe in You, the youngest members of our congregation as well as those of every generation who are called Your children. Bless parents, pastors, and teachers to teach Your truth and Your ways, that we may grow in Christ’s forgiveness and live as Your children. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Give to us such love that cares for one another that we call those to sin to repentance in order to joyfully speak Your forgiveness. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Pastor: Gracious Father, fill us with care for the members of our earthly families and especially those of the family of faith. We thank you for our special spiritual family at Peace as we enter into the summer season and enjoy a slower pace of life. We also pray for those with illness and trouble (especially…). 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. We pray these things through Your Son, Jesus, 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


CLOSING HYMN    “For the Beauty of the Earth”

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917, alt. Tune: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872. ©Public Domain

For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For the wonder of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flow’r,

Sun and moon and stars of light:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and mind’s delight,

For the mystic harmony

Linking sense to sound and sight:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth and friends above,

For all gentle thoughts and mild:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For yourself, best Gift divine

To the world so freely giv’n;

Agent of God’s grand design,

Peace on earth, and joy in heav’n.

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.



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!

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.