The Service in PDF format is at: May 28, 2023 Service

Video of service is at: YouTube

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 28, 2023

Musician                                                      Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                         Carole Gutbrod

Children’s Message                                     Pastor Jeremy Lucke


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.  

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




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

People: Amen!


Leader:  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. 


Leader:  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.


Epistle:              Acts 2:1-21

The day of Pentecost

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,

10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome,

11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”

12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14 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.

15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

 17  “ ‘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;

 18  even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

 19  And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;

 20  the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

 21  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.

GOSPEL:          John 7:37-39

Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to those who believe.

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ”

39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ.


SERMON HYMN       “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”

Text: Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892, alt; Tune: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625

Holy Spirit, truth divine,

Dawn upon this soul of mine;

Word of God and inward light,

Wake my spirit, clear my sight.


Holy Spirit, love divine,

Glow within this heart of mine;

Kindle ev’ry high desire;

Purge me with your holy fire.


Holy Spirit, pow’r divine,

Fortify this will of mine;

By your will I strongly live,

Bravely bear, and nobly strive.


Holy Spirit, peace divine,

Still this restless heart of mine;

Speak to calm this tossing sea,

Stayed in your tranquility.


Holy Spirit, right divine,

King within my conscience reign;

Be my guide,and I shall be

Firmly bound, forever free.


Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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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 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.

SONG OF PRAYER        “Spirit of the Living God”

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.


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

People:  Give us Your Holy Spirit. 

Leader:  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. 

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

People:  Give us Your Holy Spirit. 

Leader:  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. 

Leader:  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”

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.


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 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 X give you peace.

People:  Amen.

CLOSING SONG:      “Before You, Lord, We Bow”

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,

An 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.


Leader: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



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.

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.

June 25 – Outdoor worship service on the patio.