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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 29, 2022

Musician                                        Colleen Schulze

Reader                                            Audrey Bond


AS WE GATHER… In Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer (today’s Gospel), Jesus prayed that we would be one, even as He and the Father are one. Our oneness is evident, as He prays, when “the love with which You have loved Me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17:26). Today we recognize how powerful a witness it is to be together—one—united as followers of Jesus.



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

People: Amen.


Pastor:  God of love, hear us as we confess our sin to You.

 ~~~~~A time of silence is observed.~~~~~

Pastor: We confess:

People: Captive to sin, we have sinned against You, mighty God, in thought, word, and deed.

Pastor: We have been anxious and impatient.

People: We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed.

Pastor: We have lived in ways that do not give witness to Your mercy in Jesus.

People: Bring us to turn from our ways, Lord. Forgive our sins, those of which we are aware and those we do without thought. Have mercy on us. Seek us, for You alone can find us and restore us.

Pastor: Jesus said, “Take heart; I have overcome the world.” Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore 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              “Lord I Lift Your Name on High”

By: Rick Founds; © 1989 and this arr. © 1990 by Maranatha! Music

Lord, I lift Your name on high,

Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life,

I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay;

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your Name on high.


Lord, I lift Your name on high,

Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life,

I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay;

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your Name on high.


Pastor: Let us pray. Heavenly Father, as Your Son, our Lord, prayed,

People: grant that the unity You have with Him may be apparent in how we work together and proclaim His name and love to the world until we join Him in glory;

Pastor: through Jesus, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.

THE scripture lessons

FIRST LESSON                    Acts 1:12-26

Matthias is chosen to replace Judas.

12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city.

13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.

14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)

16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus.

17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.”

18 (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.

19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

20 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms: “ ‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’and, “ ‘May another take his place of leadership.’

21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us,

22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.

24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen

25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.”

26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE                   Revelation 21:1-6, 12-20

The new Jerusalem is perfect in every way.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.

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.

15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.

16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement.

18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,

20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL                  John 17:20-26

Jesus prays that His followers may be one as He and the Father are one.

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,

21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,

23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.

26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

HYMN OF THE DAY         “God of Grace and God of Glory”

God of grace and God of glory,

On your people pour your pow’r;

Crown your ancient Church’s Story;

Bring its bud to glorious flow’r.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

For the facing of this hour,

For the facing of this hour.


Lo!  The hosts of evil round us

Scorn the Christ, assail his ways! 

From the fears that long have bound us

Free our hears to faith and praise.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

For the living of these days,

For the living of these days.


Cure your children’s warring madness;

Bend our pride to your control;

Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

Rich in things and poor in soul. 

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

Lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,

Lest we miss your kingdom’s goal. 


Save us from weak resignation

To the evils we deplore;

Let the gift of your salvation

Be our glory evermore. 

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

Serving you whom we adore,

Serving you whom we adore. 


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A SENDING CREED (based on the Apostles’ Creed)

People: God, the sending Father, the Almighty creator of the cosmos,

Sent His only Son Jesus Christ, to be conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was sent to proclaim freedom. He then suffered at the hands of many, including Pontius Pilate. He was crucified, died, and buried. Within three days, He descended into hell to proclaim victory and rose to life granting God’s righteousness by grace through faith. Forty days later, He ascended to heaven. He now eternally reigns at the right hand of His Father. He is judge of all the living and the dead, and He gives life to all who believe in Him.

After the ascension, the Father and Son sent the Holy Spirit to boldly make and call all followers of Christ to His holy apostolic church. He calls us, a community of believers, who are sent to all people with power and strength, courage and gifts to proclaim the Good News. As the apostles were sent, people believed. As those people believed, they, too were sent. As they were sent, now we believe. And as we believe, we are sent. Amen.


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



Pastor:       Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. As we grow in the Christian faith, we pray for an increase of the Word, that it be freely shared and bring the good news of sins forgiven through Christ to every place. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       We pray for the world in which we live, asking that there would be times of peace and security in our days and that we know days of blessings and joy. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       We pray for the Church and for this household of faith, that we be the radiant Bride of Christ, daily growing in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       We lift our petitions now for the sick, the homebound, and all who this day are in need of our intercession, (especially…), that their prayers soon be answered and that they be supported by God’s people as they honor Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       As we pray this Memorial Day weekend, we remember with gratitude those valiant people of the armed forces of our nation who have fought and died to protect the liberties that are central to our way of life. (Moment of Silence) 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


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 HYMN   “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

Text: Samuel F Smith, 1805-1895, Tune: Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744

My country, ‘tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I sing:

Land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrims’ pride,

From every mountainside

Let freedom ring.


My native country, thee,

Land of the noble free,

Thy name I love;

I love thy rocks and rills,

Thy woods and templed hills;

My heart with rapture thrills

Like that above.


Let music swell the breeze,

And ring from all the trees

Sweet freedom’s song;

Let mortal tongues awake;

Let all that breathe partake;

Let rocks their silence break,

The sound prolong.


Our fathers’ God, to thee,

Author of liberty,

To thee we sing:

Long may our land be bright

With freedom’s holy light.

Protect us by thy might,

Great God, our king.


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!

Communion at the Rail. Beginning June 5, we’ll be adding communion at the rail with the offering of individual cups and bread/gluten free bread. As you prepare to take communion at the rail, be looking for the direction from the ushers. Peace will continue to offer the communion package for those who prefer to stay seated during distribution.

Bryson and Friends on Peace’s Patio. All are invited to reconnect with Bryson for music and treats on June 29 at 7:00pm. We’ll even play a little game of Name that Tune. This is our way of reconnecting with Bryon AND showing him our love! Tips welcome!