The Service in PDF format is at: May 14, 2023 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. Offerings may be placed in the plates by the doors as we exit the sanctuary. 

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, Callie Santora, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Oscar Gutbrod, Sam Worth, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd, Nora Stanley, Debbi Weiler, Daniel Dusek

Today May 14, 2023

Musician                                                      Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                         Audrey Bond

Children’s Message                                     Pastor J.


AS WE GATHER… Who am I? Who are you? Who is God? These are questions surrounding identity—questions we and others wrestle with on and off throughout our lives as we live through life’s chapters that may include being a child, sibling, spouse, parent, employee, employer, hobbyist, or retiree, with the spiritual journey that accompanies them. These identity questions also have added meaning today as the society we live in especially wrestles with one’s identity. When God baptizes us into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we receive our most important identity as a baptized child of God.


Choral Anthem       “Train Up A Child”

Words and Music by Pepper Choplin.

Train up a child in the way that he should go

That he will never depart.

Train up a child in the way that and she will grow

With the work in her heart.

Feed them truth, guide the way,

Teach them promises God has made,

That they may live in God’s love and grace.


Train up a child as you teach him

right from wrong,

As he follows the word.

Train up a child as you lead her to be strong,

Be strong in the Lord.

Feed them truth, guide the way,

Teach them promises God has made,

That they may live in God’s love and grace.


Many voices call,

Many things may draw them far away.

Though their paths may go far away from home,

The word shall remain,

the word will remain, in their hearts.


Train up a child;

Your rewards will go beyond the days you live.

Raise them in love;

Generations will be blest by the love that you give.

Feed them truth, show the way,

Teach the promises God has made,

That they will carry on to train up a child,

To train up a child,

To train up a child,

To train up a child,

And they will live in God’s love forever.


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

People: Amen!

Leader:  Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Leader: Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live.”

People: In Him we live and move have our being.

Leader: Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

People: We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Leader: Alleluia! Christ is risen!

People: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 ~~~~~ Silence for Reflection ~~~~~


Leader: Let us now confess our sin to God, our merciful Father.

People: Gracious God, in heartfelt repentance we admit and confess our sinfulness. We are sin-stained people by nature. Each day we have sinned and done things we ought not to have done and have not done that which we are to have been doing as Your servants. We have not seen people in the loving way that You see them. We have not seen people in the loving way that You see them. We have not always been ready to care and quick to help. Trusting in Your mercy, we come to You for forgiveness. Our trust is in the merits of Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Have mercy on us, O God. Grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and by the power of the Holy Spirit at work within our hearts and lives, lead us into ways that reflect Your goodness and love.


Leader: God is loving and merciful. He sees us with loving eyes and graciously hears our requests. By the command of my Lord Jesus and as His called and ordained servant, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the XSon and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen!

SONG OF PRAISE      “How Majestic Is Your Name”

Michael W. Smith; Arr. by Henry Wiens; Copyright 1981 Meadowgreen Music Co. All rights reserved. Administered by Tree Publishing Co. Inc., 8 Music Sq. W. Nashville, TN 37203

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

O Lord, we praise your name!

O Lord, we magnify your name!

Prince of Peace, mighty God!

O Lord God Almighty.


O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

O Lord, we praise your name!

O Lord, we magnify your name!

Prince of Peace, mighty God!

O Lord God Almighty.


Psalm 98

People: Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things! His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him.

Women: The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.

Men: He has remembered His steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Women: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!

Men: With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

People: Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!

Women: Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for He comes to judge the earth.

Men: He will judge the world with righteous ness, and the peoples with equity.

People: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

EPISTLE           I Peter 3:13-22

Be prepared to share your faith with gentleness and respect.

13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

20 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.

21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL          John 14:15-21

Jesus is with us, now and forever.

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.


SERMON HYMN:       “Glories of Your Name Are Spoken”

Written: John Newton, 1725-1807 (alt.); Composer:  Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809

Glories of your name are spoken,

Zion, city of our God;

He whose word cannot be broken

Formed you for his own abode.

On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake your sure repose?

With salvation’s walls surrounded,

You may smile at all your foes.


See, the streams of living waters,

Springing from eternal love,

Well supply your sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove.

Who can faint, while such a river

Ever will their thirst assuage?

Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,

Never fails from age to age.


Round each habitation hov’ring,

See the cloud and fire appear

For a glory and a cov’ring,

Showing that the Lord is near.

Thus deriving from their banner

Light by night and shade by day,

Safe they feed upon the manna

Which God gives them on their way.


Savior, since of Zion’s city

I through grace a member am,

Let the world deride or pity,

I will glory in Your name.

Fading are the worldlings’ pleasures

All their boasted pomp and show;

Solid joys and lasting treasures

None but Zion’s children know.


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.



Leader:  Let us pray together in Christ Jesus for all people according to their needs. 

Leader: We thank God for the Church and pray that God’s people live confidently and joyfully share the message of salvation in word and deed. Gathered by the Holy Spirit, we pray that we be blessed with all grace and evidence the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Lord, be with us and bless us. Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader: We pray for our families, especially for mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers on this special day. We ask the blessing of our bounteous God on all those who share in our Christian fellowship and join with us in worship and for all who are part of the household of faith. Also we pray for those who are grieving, the unemployed and underemployed, the chronically ill and shut-in, and all those whose needs are known to us, (especially…………….). Lord, grant that we bring Your blessing to situations in need in all places. Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader: Most merciful God, we thank You for all those faithful people whose words and actions have guided us in the past, especially remembering those no longer with us on earth, who now share in Your eternal presence. By the working of Your Holy Spirit, direct us to walk Your servant way throughout our lives, seeing each person through Your loving eyes, until that day when we stand in Your glorious presence in heaven.

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: The Lord bless us and keep us.

The Lord make his face shine on us and be gracious to us.

The Lord look upon us with favor and give X us peace.

People: Amen.

CLOSING SONG:      “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”

Text: William Williams, 1717-91, abr.: tr. Peter Williams, 1722-96, st. 1, alt: tr. William Williams, 1717-91, sts. 2-3 Music: John Huges, 1873-1932; Copyright: Public Domain

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,

Pilgrim through this barren land.

I am weak, but thou art mighty;

Hold me with thy powerful hand.

Bread of heaven, bread of heaven

Feed me till I want no more;

Feed me till I want no more.


Open now the crystal fountain

Whence the healing stream doth flow;

Let the fiery, cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through.

Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,

Be thou still my strength and shield;

Be thou still my strength and shield.


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 of praises, songs of praises

I will ever give to thee;

I will ever give to thee.


Leader: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



Visit from J.P. Cima – our Missionary in Cambodia. The “average” Christian is not a white and wealthy American or European.  Instead, the average Christian is most certainly from the Global South and is poor.  Even in, and perhaps especially in, unlikely places and desperate situations, God reaches out in mercy and in grace.  Want to learn how? 

Missionary Pastor J.P. Cima and his family have been serving in Southeast Asia for 15 years on behalf of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, currently in Cambodia.  But J.P. will be visiting Peace in Philomath in person on May 23rd at 7 pm.  Come learn more about how God is touching the hearts of the Cambodian people, who are themselves now reaching out to share the Gospel to their own people.  J.P. will present about his work with Cambodian Christians, tell stories about how God works in unexpected ways, and how if you come to Cambodia, you, too, can eat bugs!  Come with mission hearts and lots of questions!

Sanctity of Life Baby Bottle Fundraiser. The Ladies Guild and Peace will be partnering with Options Sanctity of Life fundraiser which runs today, May 14 (Mother’s Day), to Father’s Day June 18th. Options Pregnancy Resource Center is a faith-based nonprofit medical clinic providing free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, patient advocacy, and community referrals. Through the love of Christ, they empower women facing unplanned pregnancies to make life-affirming decisions. They have been serving Linn and Benton Counties since 1986.

Congregants can choose to participate in this fundraiser by taking home a provided baby bottle and fill the bottle with change for the month. Bring the bottle back to Peace on Father’s Day, June 18th. At the end of the fundraiser, Options will come and pick up the bottles from Peace. Then they mail us a certificate with the amount we raised!

CHILDREN’S EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP SNACKS. Several weeks ago, the head of CEF spoke to our congregation about belonging to CEF. This afterschool Christian program teaches the children about Jesus and his works. Because this is an afterschool program, she asked if our congregation could help provide l snacks for the children.  The snacks need to be individually wrapped, no nuts or peanut butter. The snacks can be placed in the basket marked CEF located in the Narthex.  Your gifts of love would be greatly appreciated.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY. Sandi Labahn has agreed to be Prayer Shawl Coordinator.   Now she needs some prayer shawl makers   If you or any of your friends are interested in making a prayer shawl please let her know.  Ladies guild will buy the yarn.   

Scholarships for Camp Lutherwood. The Ladies Guild is graciously offering $250 scholarships for camp Lutherwood this summer. Please see Peggy Krueger for an application.

Upcoming Dates to make note of. We have an exciting start to summer.

May 23 – 7:00pm we will be hearing from JP Cima, our missionary in Cambodia.

June 4– Picnic and BBQ for fellowship after worship service. Invite your friends and neighbors. We will need about 3-4 to help prepare and serve that day. If you would like to help, please let Daniel know. We will also be honoring our graduates, Nicholas and Ingrid, on this day. Please feel free to bring them a card to congratulate them.

June 11 –Confirmation for both Nora and Samuel during the worship service.

June 18 – Father’s Day. The men will be hosting fellowship brunch after the worship service.