The Service in PDF format is at: November 13, 2022 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, November 13, 2022

Musician                                                     Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                        Debbi Weiler

Flowers                                                       Jim & Ellen Holroyd (Anniversary)

AS WE GATHER……………….. In today’s Epistle, we hear a word from Paul calling on the Church in Thessalonica to live quiet lives, confident in God’s faithfulness to them, for “the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3). It seems as though our lives are sometimes the opposite of quiet and confident. Life can be filled with noise and uncertainty. But confidence and quietness come to us as all of life does: as gifts from our heavenly Father. God grant this to all of us.


Welcome & announcements

OPENING CHORAL ANTHEM          “Make A Joyful Noise”

Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Shout to God, the Rock of our salvation.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Come to His presence

with praise and jubilant singing.


Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Serve the Lord with love and gladness.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Gather to worship

and bless His name forever.


Know that the Lord, the Lord is God,

Creator, Who has made us.

We are the people of our God.

We are the sheep,

the sheep of His own pasture.


Make a joyful noise.

Shout to God, the Rock of our salvation.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Gather to worship

and bless His name forever.


Know that the Lord, the Lord is God;

His mercy is everlasting.

Know that the Lord, the Lord is God;

His truth endures to every generation,

all generations.


Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Serve the Lord with love and gladness.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Gather to worship and bless His name forever.


Make a joyful noise.

Make a joyful noise.

Make a joyful noise.

Rise up and make a joyful noise.


Pastor:  Dear Lord, we pray that you would shine the bright beams of your light into our lives today.  Our days are often filled with darkness.  In our worship today, send the light of your forgiveness, the light of your Word, and the light of your mercy into our hearts and minds.  We want to reflect your light!  In Jesus’ name we pray.    

People:  Amen. 


Pastor:  As children of God who desire to be at peace with our Lord, with ourselves, and with all people, let us come with confidence before the throne of grace to confess our sins and to receive absolution. 

~~~~~ Moment of Silence ~~~~~

People:  Almighty God, who speaks peace to His people, Your salvation is near to all who fear You.  We know well that we are by nature sinful and unclean and that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed.  Grant us Your mercy, and spare us from the just punishment of our sin, which our Lord Jesus Christ has borne for us on the cross.  Renew us by Your Holy Spirit that we may walk in the way of peace both now and forever. 


Pastor:  God has promised to grant His forgiveness to all who repent of their sins and turn to Him for mercy.  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.  God keep you in perfect peace, lead you in ways of faith and obedience, and bring you to live with Him forever, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

People:  Amen.   


Pastor:  Let us pray.

Pastor:  Eternal God, as we face the uncertainties and darkness of life in this world, help us also to take great hope in the promise of Your deliverance into the brightness of eternal life with You in the new heavens and earth;  through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.    

People:  Amen. 

THE scripture lessons

EPISTLE       2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Paul warns against idleness.

6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.

 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.

9 It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.

10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:          Luke 21:5-28

Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem.

5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said,

“As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.

9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”

10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake.

13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death.

17 You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives.

20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.

21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written.

23 Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people.

24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN           “Shine, Jesus Shine”

Text: Graham Kendrick. Copyright 1987 Make Way Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

Lord the light of Your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness shining

Jesus Light of the world shine upon us

Set us free by the truth You now bring us

Shine on me shine on me


Chorus:        Shine Jesus shine

Fill this land with the Father’s glory

Blaze Spirit blaze,

Set our hearts on fire

Flow river flow,

Flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth Your word Lord, and let there be light.


Lord I come to Your awesome presence

From the shadows into Your radiance

By the blood I may enter Your brightness

Search me try me consume all my darkness

Shine on me shine on me.


As we gaze on Your kingly brightness,

So our faces display Your likeness;

Ever changing from glory to glory,

Mirror’d here may our lives tell Your story,

Shine on me, shine on me.



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People:         We believe in God, the creator of all things, the source of all goodness and love.

                        We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, true God yet true man.

                        He was crucified, died, and was buried for our sin that we might be free and know the joy of life.

                        He was raised on the third day and ascended to heaven, and will come again in power and glory to judge both the living and the dead.

                        We believe in the Holy Spirit,

                        The power of God at work inside of us,

                        We believe in the church of God,

                        The people of faith throughout the world,

                        We believe that our sin is forgiven and that we will live together with God for now and throughout eternity. Amen.



Pastor:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. 

Pastor: Almighty God, we give thanks for all Your goodness and Your love, which sustains us from day to day.  Keep us in the saving faith that the Last Day be but the first day of our eternal deliverance.  Lord, in your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Pastor:  Lord, we have filled our lives with so much busyness and chaos. Help us to remove from our lives those things that are not beneficial and to lead quiet, peaceful lives that honor You. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Pastor:  Lord, we are frequently tempted toward laziness. Strengthen us to not be idle or lazy, but to work diligently for the good of our neighbors. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:  Lord, we pray for all those who are single, whether by choice or circumstance. Be with them, Lord, and surround them with friends and community so that they might know the joys of fellowship and be kept from the agony of loneliness. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Pastor: Lord, look with favor upon all who are sick, injured, and recovering, (especially……….). Have mercy upon them and restore them to health according to Your wisdom. 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 Your Son, Jesus Christ, 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


            Video of Veterans from YouTube


Pastor: Lord God of hosts, stretch forth Your almighty arm to strengthen and protect those who serve in the armed forces in our country. Support them in times of war, and in times of peace keep them from all evil, giving them courage and loyalty. Grant that in all things they may serve with integrity and with honor. Bless our veterans too that their lives would be lived in your peace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People: Amen.

CLOSING SONG           “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

Text: Samuel F Smith, 1805-1895, Tune: Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744; © 1978 by Lutheran Church in America The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

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:  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.


Pastor:  Go in Peace!  Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!


Tables of Peace. Tables of Peace will be starting this month. Tables of Peace is an opportunity for members to join in small groups for a meal and a short discussion topic. Each group will be formed with about 6-8 members per group. There will one member or couple that will be hosting the group. The groups will meet twice a month for about 3 months before reorganizing and making new groups. This is a great opportunity for Peace members and friends to gather to meet new people and/or to reconnect with people they have missed for the past two years.

Tables of Peace had been very successful in helping people have a planned opportunity to meet and know each other on a more personal level. Please consider joining a group. For more information contact Kay Glathar (541) 609-0620.

Advent Midweek Services. The Advent Midweek services will be held on November 30, December 7, and December 14 at 5:00pm. We will be following the Holden Evening Prayer format. You are very welcome to attend.

Backpack Ministry working party. Saturday November 19th will be the next Backpack Ministry working party. Please come and help with this important mission. Please contact Diane Crocker for more information.