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May 23, 2021

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 about that, 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.  However, 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. First Sundays are a drive in Communion Service and the Third Sunday is in the sanctuary.  Guests, 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 come to the altar. 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.

PENTECOST THEME…The Day of Pentecost demonstrates that no barriers of language or anything else in all creation can hinder God’s will to speak the Good News of the Gospel to the whole world.  Today God overcomes the barriers of sin in our lives and makes us new in Him.  



After the ringing of the bell we take a few moments in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for worship.


OPENING SONG: “Holy, Holy, Holy”                                 LBW 165

John Bacchus Dykes & Reginald Heber © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons blessed Trinity!


Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

Which wert and art and evermore shalt  be.


Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

Though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,

Only thou art holy’ there is none beside thee,

Perfect in pow’r in love and purity.


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

THE DAY OF PENTECOST                                                Acts 2:1-21

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

    and your young men shall see visions,

    and your old men shall dream dreams;

even on my male servants and female servants

    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

And I will show wonders in the heavens above

    and signs on the earth below,

    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;

the sun shall be turned to darkness

    and the moon to blood,

    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the 

    Lord shall be saved.’

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


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

People: Amen. 

Pastor:   Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,

People: and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Alleluia.

Pastor:   Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me;

People: let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling!

Pastor:   Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him,

People: my salvation and my God.

Pastor:    All the earth worships You and sings praises to You;

People: they sing praises to Your name.


Pastor:   Lord, we need Your mercy.  In this hour, help us to see our sin and pain and pray for a fresh start.  Help us to see the shortcomings in our lives and look to You for the answers to our problems.  Give us a new vision of what life can be like.  Teach us to hope, to love, to give and to have faith.  Lord, we need Your mercy.

Silence for Reflection


People: Our God has heard the cries and felt our pain and has had mercy on us.  God has seen our need and provided for our salvation; seen our condition and provided the solution; seen our heart and given us a Savior.  Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our sin is no longer the weight that holds us down.  We are free to live in victory, free from the sin of our self-deceit and free from Satan’s power.  Praise God for goodness. 


Pastor:    Let us Pray.  God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit.  Kindle in us the fire of your love and strengthen our lives for service in your kingdom.  We pray this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

People: Amen.

GOSPEL:                                                                  John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Jesus promises the Holy Spirit.

“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, O Christ!

SERMON HYMN: “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” LBW 559

Carl Gotthelf Glaser & Charles Wesley © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing

My great Redeemer’s praise,

The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of his grace!

My gracious Master and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,

To spread through all the earth abroad

The honors of your name.

The name of Jesus charms our fears

And bids our sorrows cease,

Sings music in the sinner’s ears,

Brings life and health and peace.

He breaks the pow’r of canceled sin;

He sets the pris’ners free,

His blood can make the foulest clean;

His blood avails for me.

To God all glory, praise and love

Be now and ever giv’n

By saints below and saints above,

The Church in earth and heav’n.






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


                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:    Make us one, Lord, in our eagerness to speak good news and set all captives free. 

People: Give us Your Holy Spirit. 

Pastor:   Make us one, Lord, in concern for the poor, the hurt, and the downtrodden, to show them Your love. 

People: Give us Your Holy Spirit. 

Pastor:   Make us one, Lord, in worship, breaking bread together and singing Your praise with single voice. 

People: Give us Your Holy Spirit. 

Pastor:   Make us one, Lord, in faithfulness to Jesus who never fails us, and who will come again in triumph. 

People: Give us Your Holy Spirit. 

Pastor:   Give us Your Holy Spirit, God our Father, so we may have among us the same mind that was in Christ Jesus; and proclaim Him to the world.  May every knee bow down and every tongue confess Him Lord, to the glory of your name. 

People: Amen. 

SONG OF PRAYER: “Spirit of the Living God”       TOSB 195 (x2)

Daniel Iverson © Words: 1935. Renewed 1963 Birdwing Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Music: 1935. Renewed 1963 Birdwing Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Spirit of the Living God Fall afresh on me,

Spirit of the Living God Fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the Living God Fall afresh on me.

LORD’S PRAYER                        


Pastor:    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. 

CLOSING SONG: “Before You, Lord, We Bow”                            LBW 401 (vs. 1,4, 5)

Charles Wesley, Francis Scott Key, Gilbert M. Martin,  John Darwall © Words: The Sacred Music Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Music: The Sacred Music Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

Before you, Lord, we bow.

Our God who reigns above

And rules the world below,

Boundless in power and love.

Our thanks we bring in joy and praise,

our hearts we raise to you, our King!

Earth, hear your Maker’s voice;

Your great Redeemer own;

Believe, obey, rejoice,

And worship him alone.

Cast down your pride, your sin deplore,

And bow before the Crucified.

And when in pow’r he comes,

Oh, may our native land

From all its rending tombs

Send forth a glorious band,

A countless throng, with joy to sing

To heav’n’s high king salvation’s song.


Pastor:    Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 



FLOWERS are needed for the altar.  Would you like to assist in keeping the Altar adorned with flowers.  Please contact Carole Gutbrod and get scheduled for a weekend of your choosing.  You can also provide flowers in celebration of an event or in memory of someone you love.   

MUSIC IN THE PARK is in Philomath City Park!! 

  • Sun., May 30, 6-8 pm          Michelle Dedman, Luke Painter.
  • Thr., June 17, 6-8 pm          Driftwood Dale

There are many more shows to come.  Have a look at the newsletter, coming out this week, for the full list.


Sun., May 23               10 am              Sunday School

                                    11 am               In Person Worship

Tue., May 25               9-12                 Office Open

Wed., May 26             7:30 am          Eat, Chat, Pray

                                    9-12                 Office Open

                                    2 pm                Men’s Bible Study – ZOOM              

Thu., May 27               7 am                Men @ Imagine

                                    9-12                 Office Open               

Fri., May 28                9-12                 Office Open

Sat. May 29                 11 am               Art Labahn’s Memorial Service

Sun. May 30               10 am              Sunday School (Adults)

                                    11 am               Worship