The Service in PDF format is at: June 30, 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, Joyce Long, Oscar Gutbrod, Sam Worth, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd, Debbi Weiler, Dan Dusek

Praise Team      Rick Durling, Patrick Kamins, Ginny Tonelli, Karyn Stanley, Nora Stanley, Diane Crocker, Kaia Lucke, Anne Schroeder

Today, June 30, 2024

Musician                                                                Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                   Seamus Harrington


AS WE GATHER…………………. In 2009, the New York Times reported on a study finding the average American consumed about 34 GB of data and information each day. Since that report, and over a decade later, the amount our brains consume daily is estimated to have more than doubled! In short, we are exposed to a lot of information and a lot of noise! Yet how many of those voices around us bring peace, comfort and hope? Today we recognize the Peace Lutheran confirmands. We hear from them about how important their faith is. We are reminded also that our Lord will be the voice to bring them peace, comfort and hope. It is our prayer that they are guided by His voice throughout their lives.

WELCOME & Announcements


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

People: Amen.


Leader: As Christians, we do not make the claim that we know everything that there is to know about God. Much of who God is and why God acts is a mystery. One aspect of God that we do know, however, is that God is loving, merciful and forgiving. Each week we celebrate this known attribute of God by confessing our sin and receiving God’s forgiveness. Today is no different. Let us take a few moments of silence to reflect upon our need for God’s forgiveness.

~~~~~ Silent Reflection ~~~~~

Leader: We confess.

People: Lord, forgive us today for our arrogant ways. We think that we can live life without You and Your grace. We have lived as if You did not matter and as if we mattered the most. Let Your amazing love have its way with us today. Strengthen our faith through this forgiveness; we want to do better.

Leader: God is merciful. God never fails to help those who call upon Him in faith. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, our sin is no longer a weight that holds us down. We are free to live in victory, free from the sin of our self-deceit. Praise God for His goodness.

People: Amen.

PRAISE SONG            “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Thomas Obediah Chisholm; William Marion Runyan; Words: Public Domain ; Music: Public Domain

“Great is Thy faithfulness,”

O God my Father,

There is no shadow

Of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not,

Thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been

Thou forever wilt be.


Chorus:    “Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!”

Morning by morning

New mercies I see;

All I have needed

Thy hand hath provided

“Great is Thy faithfulness,”

Lord unto me!


Summer and winter,

And springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars

In their courses above,

Join with all nature

In manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness

Mercy and love.


Pardon for sin

And a peace that endureth,

Thy own dear presence

To cheer and to guide;

Strength for today

And bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine,

With ten thousand beside!



Leader: Beloved in the Lord, our Lord Jesus said to His apostles: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” You have been baptized and trained in the Christian faith. Jesus said, “Whoever confesses Me before men, I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Lift up your hearts, therefore, to the God of all grace and joyfully give answer to what I now ask you in the name of the Lord.

Leader: Do you this day in the presence of God and of this congregation acknowledge the gifts that God gave you in your baptism?

Confirmands: Yes, I do.

Leader: Do you renounce the devil, all his works, and all his ways?

Confirmands: Yes, I do.

Leader: Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth?

Confirmands: Yes, I do.

Leader: Do you believe 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 then He will come to judge the living and the dead.

Confirmands: Yes, I do.

Leader: Do you 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?

Confirmands: Yes, I do.

Leader: Do you hold all the Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God?

Confirmands: Yes, I do.

Leader: Do you intend to hear the Word of God and receive the Lord’s Supper faithfully?

Confirmands: I do, by the grace of God.

Leader: Do you intend to live according to the Word of God, and in faith, word and deed to remain true to God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, even to death?

Confirmands: I do, by the grace of God.

Leader: We rejoice with thankful hearts that you have been baptized and have received the teaching of the Lord. You have confessed the faith and been absolved of your sins. As you continue to hear the Lord’s Word and receive His blessed Sacrament, He who has begun a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

People: Amen.


Leader: Let us pray.

Leader:  Lord of all faithfulness and grace, through Your Word You speak to us still. Through the Word made flesh You affirm our salvation through faith in Him alone.

People:  Enable us, amid the many voices around us, to hear the voice and the Word of the one who heals, raises the dead, and sustains our spirits as we wait upon salvation;

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

People:  Amen.


Epistle Lesson:            2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15

Encouragement to give generously

We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia,

for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord,

begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints— and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace.

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

15 As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL:            Mark 5:21-43

Jesus heals a woman and Jairus’s daughter.   

21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet

23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.”

24 And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years,

26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment.

28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.

30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?”

31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it.

33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.

38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.

39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.”

40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was.

41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”

42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.

43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Leader:  This is the Gospel of the Lord. 

People:  Praise to You, O Christ.  


SERMON HYMN:          “There is a Redeemer”

Text and Music: Melody Green; arranged by Keith Phillips; Copyright 1982 Birdwing Music/Cherry Lane Music Pub. Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.

There is a Redeemer,

Jesus God’s own Son

Precious Lamb of God,

Messiah, Holy One.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


Jesus, my redeemer,

Name above all names.

Precious Lamb of God,

Messiah, Hope for sinners slain.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


When I stand in glory,

I will see His face,

And there I’ll serve My King forever,

In that holy place.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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



Leader: Let us pray.

Leader: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank and praise You for Your great goodness in bringing these youth–Your sons–to the knowledge of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus, and enabling them both with the heart to believe and with the mouth to confess His saving name. Grant that, bringing forth the fruits of faith, they may continue steadfast and victorious to the day when all who have fought the good fight of faith shall receive the crown of righteousness. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: Heavenly Father, many in this world have rejected Your Son and His grace. Soften their hearts, Lord, that they hear You and receive You with joy and gladness. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: Lord, raise up faithful leaders who are committed to liberty and justice. Oppose all those who would use others for their own ambition and pride. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: 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, hope and freedom among Your people. 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


Leader: Go in peace and joy. The Almighty and most merciful God, the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit, be with you, and bless and strengthen you for faithful service in His name.

People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN              “Lift High the Cross”

Text: George W. Kitchin, 1827-1912; rev. Michael R. Newbolt, 1874-1956. Music: Sydney H. Nicholson, 1875-1947; Text (English) and music copyright 1974 Hope Publishing Co.

Chorus:      Lift high the cross,

The love of Christ proclaim,

Till all the world adore

His sacred name.


Come, Christians,

follow where our Captain trod

Our king victorious,

Christ, the Son of God.


O Lord, once lifted

on the glorious tree,

As thou hast promised,

draw us all to thee.


So shall our song

of triumph ever be:

Praise to the

Crucified for victory!



Leader:  Go in peace! Serve the Lord!

People:  Thanks be to God!



Stella Guenther’s Memorial Service. A memorial service for Stella Guenther will be held on July 22 at 3:00pm in the sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate Stella’s life.

National Youth Gathering Planning. Peace is beginning to plan for a team of High Schoolers to attend the Lutheran Church National Youth Gathering for next July 2025. Are you interested? Do you know of someone that might be interested? Contact Brian Santora or Pastor if you have an interest in attending or would like more information. The goal is to finalize trip participants by November 1. And be looking for an announcement of an informational meeting about the trip. 

Nametags at Peace. Do you sometimes find yourself talking to someone all the while trying to remember their name? Peace has something to help with this. When you enter the church, you will notice a board with a nametag for you. It’s magnetic and it won’t damage your clothes. If you would like to, please feel free to find yours and put it on. We would ask that you remove it and return it to the board when you are ready to leave. If you have any questions, please talk to Kay or Janette.