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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                                  Dan Johnson

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, Reese Grube, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd

Today, May 1, 2022

Guest Pastor                                   Pastor Bill Shimkus

Musician                                        Colleen Schulze

                                                       Peace Lutheran Choir


THEME:  In light of Christ’s eternal victory, we should expect change in our daily living. For example, although they were called to be fishers of men, in today’s Gospel, the disciples learned that they needed to listen to their Lord even when fishing for fish. Change for Peter would mean moving from regretting his past (where he denied his Lord) to feeding Christ’s flock. And for Saul (Paul), Christ’s eternal, living presence would mean changing from catching Christians to proclaiming Christ before Gentiles and kings. The heavenly host in the Reading from Revelation sing their eternal songs of praise to the Lamb on the throne. How might our risen Lord’s eternal victory over sin and evil change us so that we echo their praises already here in time?

WELCOME & announcements

Choir Opening Song “We Will Come To Praise The Lord”

We will come to praise the Lord. _

He is our salvation.

Shout his praises evermore,

Lord and King_ of every nation.

Brothers, sisters everywhere,

We are God’s creation.

He gives us His love to share;

Come and join_ in celebration.

Sing praises, Alleluia. Alleluia, sing._____

For He is our Lord

And worthy is His name.

Lift your__ voice __ and sing!______


We will come to praise the Lord._

He is our salvation.

Shout His praises evermore_

Lord and King_ of every nation.

Brothers, sisters everywhere_

We are God’s creation.

He gives us his love to share;_

Come and join_ in celebration.

Sing praises, Alleluia. Alleluia, sing._____

For He is our Lord

And worthy is His name.

Lift your__ voice __ and sing!______


We will come to praise the Lord. _

He is our salvation.

Shout his praises evermore,

Lord and King_ of every nation.

Brothers, sisters everywhere,

We are God’s creation.

He gives us His love to share;

Come and join_ in celebration.

Come praise the Lord._

Come praise the Lord.__

Praise the Lord.!


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

People:         Amen. 

Pastor:           Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People:         He is risen indeed! Alleluia!


Pastor:           We have come to worship our great God. However, in our sinful condition, we cannot get near to Him. Let us confess our sins to God and one another.

People:         I confess to You, heavenly Father, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned in my thoughts, words, and actions. I am unable to save myself, to turn from my errors, and to atone for my sins. I plead to God for grace and mercy.

Pastor:           By the grace of God, there is One who is worthy to take our requests for forgiveness to God’s throne of grace. Jesus Christ alone is worthy, for He is God’s own Lamb and has ransomed us from our sins by dying for us and rising in glory. He declares us to be saints, able to go to God in all confidence, and priests, offering our prayers for one another and all people. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:         Amen.


Pastor:       Let us pray.

Pastor:       O God, through the sacrifice of Your Son on the cross to the empty tomb, You revealed Christ risen and the life-changing mercy and love for us and all mankind.

People:    Grant to Your faithful people a daily recognition of His victory over sin, death, and the grave, that we might serve You in confident joy;

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

People:    Amen. 

THE FIRST LESSON               ACTS 9:1-22

The Conversion of Saul

But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.

Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,

12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.

14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”

17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus.

20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”

21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?”

22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

Reader:  This is the word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

THE SECOND LESSON Revelation 5:8-14

Worthy is the lamb.

And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

And they sang a new song, saying,   “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,   for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,

 10  and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” 11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

12 saying with a loud voice,   “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,   to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might   and honor and glory and blessing!”

13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,   “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb   be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Reader:  This is the word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON                  John 21:1-14

Jesus appears to seven disciples and restores Peter

21 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.

Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.

Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”

He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.

That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.

10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.”

11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.

12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.

13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.

14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Pastor:           This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON HYMN           “We Will Glorify”

Twila Paris; Arr. Henry Wiens

We will glorify the King of kings;

We will glorify the Lamb;

We will glorify the Lord of lords,

Who is the great I Am.


.Hallelujah to the King of kings;

Hallelujah to the Lamb;

Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords,

Who is the great I Am.


Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty;

We will bow before His throne;

We will worship Him in righteousness,

We will worship Him alone.


Pastor Bill Shimkus

Part 1

Part 2

Apostles’ Creed

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 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.


Pastor:           Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. Blessed Lord, You appeared to the disciples, showing Yourself again as the one and only risen Redeemer. You forgave Peter his betrayal and appointed him to feed Your sheep. Forgive our sins, restore us to Your service, and bless all that we do that it be to Your glory. Risen Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           You turned Saul from an enemy of Your kingdom into Your servant and sent him as an apostle to the Gentiles. Turn our hearts from rebellion and resistance to Your Word and Spirit, and lead us to be bold witnesses of Your mercy in words and in deeds. Risen Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           You set apart nations and governments for the protection of people, for justice, and for the promotion of virtue. Raise up good and honest leaders in Philomath and everywhere, and guide them on the path of peace for the benefit of all. Risen Lord, in Your mercy,

People:         hear our prayer.

Pastor:           You deliver the sick from their illness, the wounded from their pain, the grieving from their sorrow, and the dying from their fear, [especially . . .]. Bless all people according to their need with grace sufficient to carry them through their day of trouble, and sustain them in faith, according to Your gracious will. Risen 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.



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 SONG:           “Great Is The Lord”

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

CHORUS:       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, 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 are you Lord, And worthy of glory

Great are you Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great are you Lord, I lift up my voice,

I lift up my voice: Great are you Lord!

Great are you Lord!


Pastor: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.



Ladies Guild luncheon.  Mark your calendars for the Ladies Guild Luncheon to be held in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday May 14. Invitations are in the Narthex. Tickets will be $15 and will be available for sale starting April 3 through May 1st. Seating is limited so get your tickets early from Maggie Baker.

Thank you from Ruth DalLy.  I would like to thank so many of you for the lovely birthday cards that I received for my recent 97th birthday.  As most of you know, I went on a cruise with five other family members, and they planned this lovely week for the week of my birthday.  We were on a brand-new Princess ship – the Discovery Princess, and it was just a beautiful week down in Mexico.  We were a group of six including my two daughters and three grown grandchildren.  We had such fun and I felt like royalty at times with all the attention I got.  Thank you for thinking of me.  It was just lovely to come home to all those birthday greetings!

Feeling very blessed in His love:    Ruth Dally

Camp Lutherwood Cleanup. Camp Lutherwood is fully back in operation this year. To prepare, they are seeking help cleaning up the grounds on May 7 and June 4. If you would like to help and see the Camp Lutherwood grounds, this is a great opportunity.