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June 6, 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: “Whoever does the will of God, He is My brother and sister and mother,” said Jesus. When people think of the word “church”, they often think of a physical building. Why not? It is in a building that we gather to worship God. But Jesus had so much more in mind than a physical building regarding church. Jesus had in a mind family! A church is a united people o mission—much like a family. Be reminded that you are a part of a special family, the Church, in today’s worship!


OPENING SONG: “Great is the Lord”

Words & Music by Michael W. Smith & Deborah D. Smith, Arr. by Henry Wiens © 1982 Meadowgreen Music Co. This arrangement © 1983 Meadowgreen Music Co.

CHORUS:Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory,

Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,

Now lift up your voice:

Great is the Lord

Great is the Lord

Great is the Lord,

He is holy and just,

By His power we trust In His love.

Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,

By His mercy He proves He is love.


Great is the Lord,

He is holy and just,

By His power we trust In His love.

Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,

By His mercy He proves He is love


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

People:  Amen. 


Pastor:     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. 

Pastor:     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. 

Pastor:     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. 

SONG: “Jesus Loves Me”                                             TOSB 114 (v. 1 & 4)

By: Anna B. Warner, alt. & Wm. B. Bradbury © 1971 by William J. Gaither. The Fellowship Publications Edina, MN 55435

Jesus loves me –

this I know, For the Bible tells me so;

Little ones to Him belong –

They are weak, but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me!  The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me –

He will stay Close beside me all the way,

Though hast bled and died for me,

I will henceforth live for thee.

Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me!  The Bible tells me so.


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Pastor:     Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, Your Son, Jesus triumphed over the prince of demons and freed us from bondage to sin. Help us to stand firm against every assault of Satan, and enable us always to do Your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:  Amen. 


OLD TESTAMENT                                                                                                                   Genesis 3:8-15

  God addresses Adam and Eve with the promise of the One who could restore them.

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

GOSPEL                                                                                                                                       Mark 3:20-35

Who are My mother and My brothers?”

Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

SERMON HYMN: “Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer”                                                                      LBW 343

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,


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

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. 

Pastor:     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. 

Pastor:    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. 

Pastor:    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. 

Pastor:    Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

People: Amen. 





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: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”           LBW 543

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 apOdore him!


Pastor:     Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God. 



Sandi Labahn wanted to say a big thank you to you all!  She writes: all of my loving thanks to all who have sent cards and flowers and the food. It was deeply appreciated. Of course, I’ve loved all the phone calls and texts.  It’s a hard time right now but I know I’ll make it through with the help from everybody.

~Sandi Labahn and family

JUNE 13 – HONORING GRADUATES: Honoring our High School graduate, Grant Hellesto!  Please bring cards and well wishes to church on June 13th!  There is a little write up from Grant hanging on the Narthex library shelves,  wander over and have a look then come on out to the patio for our first fellowship that just happens to coincide with honoring our graduate. 

FIRST FELLOWSHIP – JUNE 13th – It is a good day!  We are offering a light fellowship hour.  All goodies are being provided by Peace Lutheran Church and everything will be served to you.  Coffee will be available as well as donuts or cookies.  Please allow our volunteers to pour your coffee.

DO NOT LEAVE PETS IN THE CAR!  We all need a little reminder now and then.  If there is an animal in your car you cannot leave it unattended.  Temperatures in a car can reach well into the 100’s even on days where the outside temperature is in the mid-60’s. If you would like more information on this topic, please see this online pamphlet from the Humane Society below:

Please, do not leave animals unattended in your car in Peace’s parking lot.