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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                                 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, Haley Bentsen, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Aaron Bentsen, Oscar Gutbrod, Reese Grube, Rick Durling, Jim Holroyd

Today, May 15, 2022

Musician                                         Karyn Stanley

Reader                                            Dan Dusek


WE GATHER…When the Gentiles began showing up, the Church was left with a question.  Were the Gentiles those whom the Father had also elected, or were they intruders?  God had already shared an answer to this question.  The Gentiles were no longer the outsiders who did not belong but a people who shared in the gift of forgiveness and the promise of the resurrection to everlasting life.  All of this unfolded in small steps until, in the wake of Pentecost, this truth was made clear and plain for all to see. 




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

People:  Amen! 

Pastor:  Praise the Lord! 

People:  Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens! 

Pastor:  Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! 

People:  Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! 

Pastor:  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! 

People:  Praise the Lord! 


Pastor:  God who is gracious and merciful: 

People:  We confess our sins to you, the sins in our thoughts, words and actions.  You command us to love one another as You have loved us.  Our love for others often misses the mark.  Instead of warmly welcoming others, too often we have approached people with cold hearts.  Instead of extending Your mercy and grace, too often we have kept it just for ourselves.  Forgive us today on account of Your Son—Jesus.  Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name.  Amen. 

SONG OF CONFESSION:           Twice through

Change my heart, oh God. 

Make it ever true.

Change my heart, oh God. 

May I be like You.

You are the potter. 

I am the clay.

Mold me and make me. 

This is what I pray.

Change my heart, oh God. 

Make it ever true.

Change my heart, oh God. 

May I be like You.


Pastor:  Jesus said, “Whatever you ask in my Father’s name, it will be given to you.”  Having asked for forgiveness by confessing to the Father, now receive the forgiveness you desire.  Jesus died for your sins and took on your punishment.  You are forgiven.  I announce God’s grace and forgiveness in the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.   

People:  Amen!


Pastor:  The Lord be with You!

People:  And also with you!

Pastor:  We pray together: 

People:  O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will.  Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found.  We pray this in Jesus’ name.  Amen. 

Scripture Lessons

First Lesson:                 Acts 11:1-18

What God has made clean do not call common.

11 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”

But Peter began and explained it to them in order: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.

Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’

But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven.

11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.

13 And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’

15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”

18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Reader:  This is the word of the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God.        

GOSPEL:     John 13:31-35

A new commandment do I give to you that you love one another as I have loved you. I am going to the Father.

Pastor:  31When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

33“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.”

34“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Pastor:  This is the Gospel of the Lord. 

People:  Praise to You, O Christ. 

SERMON HYMN          “Be Thou My Vision”

Eleanor Henrietta Hull; Ken Barker; Mary Elizabeth Byrne; Word Music Group; Words: Public Domain ; Music: 2001 Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.)

Be Thou my Vision

O Lord of my heart,

Naught be all else to me

Save that Thou art.

Thou my best thought

By day or by night

Waking or sleeping

Thy presence my light.


Be Thou my Wisdom

And Thou my true Word,

I ever with Thee

And Thou with me Lord.

Thou my great Father

I Thy true son

Thou in me dwelling

And I with Thee one.


Riches I heed not

Nor man’s empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance.

Now and always

Thou and Thou only

First in my heart

High King of heaven

My treasure Thou art.


High King of heaven

My victory won,

May I reach heaven’s joys

Bright heaven’s Sun.

Heart of my own heart

Whatever befall

Still be my Vision

O Ruler of all.


“Travel Light”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


People:    I have faith in God, in response to overwhelming love…I believe that God created me and all that I have, and has given to me gifts beyond measure. 

I have faith in Jesus, who emptied Himself out of His love for me.  I believe that Christ died on a cross for my sin, conquered death and the power of evil, and was raised to life on the third day.  His death is mine, His resurrection is mine, new life is mine because of Jesus’ words and work. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit in response to overwhelming love.  I believe that the Holy Spirit is present here among us and lives within each person.  The Spirit continues to call people by the Gospel and creates and builds the church of Christ.  Through the power of the Spirit I have power to stand in strength and against all adversity.

I believe that Jesus is preparing a place for me and will come again to take each of us to be with Him.  Amen. 


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



“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

JOHN 13:34



Pastor:  The Lord be with you. 

People:  And also with you. 

Pastor:  Lift up your hearts. 

People:  We lift them to the Lord. 

Pastor:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

People:  It is right to give Him thanks and praise. 

NOW THE FEAST and celebration

Musical Setting by Marty Haugen. Copyright 1990 by G.I.A Publications, Inc. 7407 SO. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. All rights reserved. 

People:                 Now the feast and celebration,

all of creation sings for joy,

to the God of life and love and freedom;

Praise and glory for evermore!

Pastor:           Now is the feast of the lamb once slain,

whose blood has freed and united us,

to be one great people of God.

People:         Now the feast and celebration,

all of creation sings for joy,

to the God of life and love and freedom;

Praise and glory for evermore!

Pastor:             Power and riches, wisdom and might,

all honor and glory to Christ forever.

People:          Now the feast and celebration,

all of creation sings for joy,

to the God of life and love and freedom;

Praise and glory for evermore!

Pastor:               For God has come to dwell with us,

to make us people of God;

to make all things new.

People:         Now the feast and celebration,

all of creation sings for joy,

to the God of life and love and freedom;

Praise and glory for evermore!



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:                     “For the Beauty of the Earth”

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917, alt. Tune: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872.  Public Domain

For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For the wonder of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flow’r,

Sun and moon and stars of light:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and mind’s delight,

For the mystic harmony

Linking sense to sound and sight:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth and friends above,

For all gentle thoughts and mild:

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For yourself, best Gift divine

To the world so freely giv’n;

Agent of God’s grand design,

Peace on earth, and joy in heav’n.

Christ, our Lord, to You we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


Pastor:  Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People:  Thanks be to God!


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

Marilynn Rehley 85th Birthday Celebration.   Come and celebrate Marilynn Rehley’s 85 birthday, today at Zion Lutheran Church Gym, Corvallis, Oregon, immediately following the 11am service. Luncheon and cake to be provided. No gifts please

Lucke Open House Today. All are welcome to the Lucke’s open house today, May 15 from 2pm – 4pm. We are celebrating our new home and Pastor’s 44th birthday. Cake and ice cream will be provided. Our address is 6206 SW Grand Oaks Drive, Corvallis. No gifts please.

Barbecue & Picnic. Please join us for a barbecue and picnic on Sunday, June 12, during Fellowship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and all the fixings will be provided. Games will be available for everyone.  Invite a friend and siblings and join in the fun to bring in summer with a bang!

Honoring our graduates. Next Sunday, May 22, we will have the opportunity to honor our graduates Haley, Savannah, Ryan, Mallory, and Reese. The Ladies Guild will be hosting a special fellowship in their honor. Although not necessary, please feel free to bring cards, gifts, words of encouragement, or your prayers. Please join us in this celebration.