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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

Today, June 9, 2024

Musician                                                                 Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                    Debbi Weiler

Flowers                                                                   Anne Schroeder


AS WE GATHER………… In the face of a world seeming to be falling apart, and maybe even your personal “world” falling apart, God’s Word has great and convincing comfort and hope for us this day. Jesus came to be with us and set us free from death. Because he lives, we live too and eternal life is ours.

PRELUDE          Praise Team “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”

Chorus:                Come now is the time to worship

Come now is the time to give your heart

Come just as you are to worship

Come just as you are before your God


One day every tongue

Will confess You are God

One day every knee will bow

Still the greatest treasure remains

For those who gladly choose You now


Willingly we choose to surrender our lives

Willingly our knees will bow

With all our heart soul mind and strength

We gladly choose You now


Come come just as you are come come

RINGING OF THE BELL  After the ringing of the bell, we take a few moments in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for today’s worship. 

WELCOME & Announcements

OPENING SONG              “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

By: Rick Founds; © 1989 and this arr. © 1990 by Maranatha! Music

Lord, I lift Your name on high,

Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life,

I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay;

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your Name on high.

Lord, I lift Your name on high,

Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life,

I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay;

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your Name on high.


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 ~~~~~

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 this gift of the forgiveness of sins, you also receive the assurance that God is near.  In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I announce God’s goodness to you.  Your sins are forgiven in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:  Amen.                

HYMN OF PRAISE               “I Love You, Lord”

Words & Music by Laurie Klein; © 1978 & 1980 House of Mercy Music

(twice through)       

I love You, Lord

and I lift my voice

to worship You

O my soul, rejoice!

Take joy, My King, in what You hear,

may it be a sweet, sweet sound

in Your ear.


Leader:  Let us Pray.  Almighty God, our refuge, our fortress, our God in whom we trust, hear our prayers this day. 

People:  As You have done for Your people throughout the centuries, defend us from persecution, stand with us in our struggles, give us strength to stand firm in the face of fear and uncertainty, and raise us up with Your mighty right hand. 

Leader:  Lead us by Your Spirit in these days as we share Your name in all circumstances and as we live our lives as Your chosen people. 

People:  For You live and reign as one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — now and forever.  Amen. 


Epistle:                       2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Therefore we do not lose heart.

13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,

14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL:             Mark 3:20-35

Jesus accused by His family and teachers of the Law

20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

22 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.” 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27 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.

28 “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—

30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” 31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him.

32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” 33 And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”

34 And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Leader:  This is the Gospel of the Lord. 

People:  Praise to You, O Christ.  


SERMON HYMN              “On Eagles Wings”

Words & Music by Michael Joncas; 1971 by William J. Gaither, The Fellowship Publication, Edina, MN

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord

who abide in His shadow for life

Say to the Lord,

“My refuge, my Rock in whom I trust.”

Chorus:       And He will raise you up on eagle wings

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of His hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you,

and famine will bring you no fear

under His wings your refuge,

His faithfulness your shield.


You need not fear the terror of the night,

not the arrow that flies by day,

though thousands fall about you,

near you it shall not come.



Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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People:    I believe in God, the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

And was born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate.

Was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

And is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again 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.


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



Leader:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.  Almighty and ever-living God, we give You thanks and praise for being a just and forgiving God.  We praise You for being our refuge, our fortress, and our God in whom we trust.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Heavenly Father, we thank You for hearing our prayers this day and every day.  We name before You this day our brothers and sisters who are struggling in body, mind, and spirit, and ask for Your strength, comfort, and healing, (including………).  Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Lord Jesus, You united us in a common faith and family at our Baptism.  Lead and guide us in living out our baptismal faith as we speak up about You in this world, so that the people we connect with may hear Your Word.  Bless this day our friends in Christ at College United Methodist Church in Philomath.  We thank you for the faithful witness they show for Jesus in our community.  Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  O Holy Spirit, You work in many unseen and mysterious ways.  As we look around our world, we see destruction and violence.  We ask that You bring peace and wholeness.  We ask for You to give Your wisdom to all the leaders of our world, our nation, our state, and our community, so that they may govern justly.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, in Jesus’ name. 

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                      “Do Lord”

Adapted from  J.Y. from Psalm 27, Eph. 3:21, Arr by John Ylvisaker; Copyright 1976 John Ylvisaker

Chorus:                           Do Lord, O do, Lord,

O do remember me!

Do Lord, O do, Lord,

O do remember me!

Do Lord, O do, Lord,

O do remember me!

Look away beyond the blue.

You’re my light and my salvation,

I won’t be afraid!

You’re the stronghold of my life,

by You all things were made.

Foes attack me, hassle me,

but I will never fade,

For I move in the

strength of the Lord.


Though a host encamp against me,

I will never fear!

Even though a war surrounds me,

You are always near.

One thing I have asked of you

that I will seek for sure

Is to live in the

house of the Lord.


You will hide me in Your shelter

in the day of strife;

You’ll conceal me in Your tent

or set me on the height.

Now my head is lifted up above

the storms of night,

So I’ll sing to the

name of the Lord.


Glory be to God the Father

and to God the Son;

Glory be to God the Spirit,

ever Three in one.

As it was in the beginning,

till our race is won

We can live in the

light of the Lord.



Leader:  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. 


Leader:  Go in peace! Serve the Lord!

People:  Thanks be to God!



Upcoming Events:

  • June 16 – Peace Men doing a Potato Bar for Fellowship
  • June 23 – First Outside Worship Service on the Patio
  • June 30 – Confirmation Sunday

Summer Picnic Kickoff. Today after service we will be having a church picnic and BBQ. We will be having hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, ice cream, and all the fixings, plus music, balloons, popcorn, and games for the kids. And don’t forget to join in the fun at our cake walk! 

Father’s Day Potato Bar. The men of Peace will be preparing a baked potato bar for fellowship after the service next Sunday, June 16. We hope you can attend and partake in a wonderful opportunity to socialize with our church family.

Outside Worship Service. Does the nice weather we have been having this past week make you want to get outside? Our first opportunity for an outside worship service this year will be on June 23. Mark your calendars and pray for pleasant temperatures on that day. 

Tables of Peace. The sign-up sheets for Tables of Peace are in the hallway to the Fellowship Hall. Tables of Peace is a great way to socialize and get to know others in the congregation and share a great meal in the process.