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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 22, 2022

Musician                                         Colleen Schulze

Reader                                            Rob Schulze

Flowers                                           Lindy Young

Fellowship                            Ladies Guild in honor of our graduates


AS WE GATHER… Today Jesus continues to prepare His disciples for His departure. He will leave them again at His ascension. Yet He wants us to know and believe that He never really leaves us. He tells us that he will be with us always. He calls the Holy Spirit “another Helper”. This Helper by our side at worship and as we go from this place.


After the ringing of the bell we take a moment in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for today’s worship.



Pastor: Almighty God, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts in worship today that He may rule, direct and comfort us. We humbly ask that the Holy Spirit would go with us today so that we can be strengthened to do good works for others. We pray this in the name of Jesus, Your Son, our Lord.

People: Amen.


Pastor:  Dear friends, Jesus said, “I will be with you always.” Let us take Him at His word and come into His presence, sharing our great need as we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.

People: I confess to almighty God all my sins with which I have offended You, especially the sin of trying to go it alone without You. On my own, I am weak, and sin so easily makes me forget Your will for my life. Because of Your merciful death on the cross and in the power of Your resurrection from the dead, let me hear from You the words of Your grace and forgiveness and new life. Amen.


Pastor:  In keeping with His promise, the Lord sends another helper to deliver His own words of forgiveness. So now, as a called and ordained servant of Christ and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

SONG OF PRAISE         “You are My All in All”

Dennis Jernigan, 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc. (Admin. by PraiseCharts Publishing, Inc.)

You are my strength when I am weak,

You are the Treasure that I seek,

You are my All in All.

Seeking You as a precious jewel,

Lord to give up I’d be a fool.

You are my All in All.

Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name.

Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name.


Taking my sin, my cross, my shame,

rising again I bless Your name.

You are my All in All.

When I fall down, You pick me up;

When I am dry, You fill my cup.

You my All in All

Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name.

Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is Your name.


Pastor: We pray together.

People: Come to us, Holy Spirit, and teach us the way, the truth, and the life. Help us to keep Your commandments and to love You with our whole heart and our neighbor as ourselves. You live and reign with the Father and the Son, one God, now and forever. Amen.

THE scripture lessons

FIRST LESSON              Acts 16:9-15

Paul and Luke stay with Lydia after her Baptism.

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

10 And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

11 So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days.

13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.

14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.

15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE             Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27

Nothing unclean will ever enter the new Jerusalem.

Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. […]

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.

23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.

27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL                      John 16:22-33

Because of Christ’s victory, we can pray directly to the Father.

22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.

26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf;

27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!

30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.”

31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?

32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.

33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

CHOIR SONG              “Our Awesome God”

Lyrics by Daniel ben Judah Dayyan, c. 1400. Words & Music by Rich Mullins.

The God of Abr’ham praise,

 All praises to His name,

Who was and is, and is to be,

He is the same.  The one eternal God

Before us now appears;

The First, the Last,

throughout all time, beyond the years.


His spirit flowing free,

It surges where it will;

In prophet’s words He spoke and

He is speaking still.

Established is His law,

And changeless it shall stand,

It’s written on each heart

throughout the land.


When the sky was starless

in the void of the night,

Our God is an awesome God;

He spoke into the darkness

and created the light.

Our God is and awesome God.


With judgment and wrath

He poured out on Sodom,

the mercy and grace

He gave us at the cross,

I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten,

Our God is an awesome God. 


Our God is an awesome God,

He reigns from heav’n above

with wisdom, pow’r, and love,

our God is an awesome God.

Eternal life He brings,

Implanted in the soul;

His love shall be our strength and stay

While ages roll.


We praise the living God! 

All praises to His name,

Who was, and is and is to be,

He is the same.

Our God is an awesome God,

He reigns from heav’n above

with wisdom, pow’r, and love,

our God is an awesome God.


Our God is an awesome God.

Our God is an awesome God!


“Guidance in Decisions”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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 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,

And the life everlasting. Amen.


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



Pastor:       We give You praise and thanksgiving, almighty God, that You do not leave us or forsake us, but come to us and all the world by Your Holy Spirit. By His help, we worship and glorify You, and take continual refuge in Your great mercy and grace. Abide with us and keep us close to You that we may share in Your great life and love. Lord, in your mercy,

People:   hear our prayer.

Pastor:       Lift up Your whole Church in the Spirit of Christ and especially the churches of Philomath. Be with us always with Your mercy, protection, and love. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       Grant Your blessings to all in the authority of government in our nation and throughout the world, that we may lead peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:   hear our prayer.

Pastor:       Comfort all who are in sorrow or need, sickness or adversity, (especially…). Have mercy on those to whom death draws near. Bring consolation to those in sorrow. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:   hear our prayer.

Pastor:       Show forth Your heart of mercy to the mentally impaired. Grant them compassionate family members and caretakes to watch over and assist them. Help us at Peace to provide opportunities to celebrate their gifts, and grant Your Church the burning desire to share the love of Jesus with them. 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, Your Son, 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     “Lord, Dismiss Us With your Blessing”

Text: John Samuel Bewley Monsell

Lord, dismiss us with your blessing,

Fill our hearts with joy and peace;

Let us each, your love possessing,

Triumph in redeeming grace.

Oh, refresh us; oh, refresh us,

Trav’ling through this wilderness.


Thanks we give and adoration

For your Gospel’s joyful sound.

May the fruits of your salvation

In our hearts and lives abound.

Ever faithful, ever faithful

To your truth may we be found.


Savior, when your love shall call us

From our struggling pilgrim way,

Let no fear of death appall us,

Glad your summons to obey.

May we ever, may we ever

Reign with you in endless day.


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.

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. Today, May 22, we will have the opportunity to honor our graduates Haley, Savannah, Ryan, Mallory, Reese and Justin. 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.