The Service in PDF format is at: November 14, 2021 Service

Video of service is at: Facebook Video

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                      Dan Johnson

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, Ingrid Hellesto, Jim Holroyd

Today, November 14, 2021

Musician                         Karyn & Nora Stanley

Ushers                            Mike & Elaine Schwartz

Flowers                          Jean Worth

Fellowship                     Linda Schuerman

            Elaine Schwartz


AS WE GATHER… We ought to know from experience that the end time will not be quiet. The world is ending its days with wickedness and destruction. Soon all of mankind’s accomplishments will stand in ruin, but the Word of the Lord will endure forever. Most importantly, the Lord will not abandon us to the persecution, suffering and death around us. We belong to Him. His presence goes before us. His promise is sure: He who endures to the end will be saved!


Welcome & announcements


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.

HYMN OF PRAISE                                  “Shine, Jesus Shine”

Text: Graham Kendrick 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

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.


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 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.

Pastor: Today is the second-last Sunday of the Church Year. The long season of Pentecost comes to a close and the new church year begins with the season of Advent. The readings encourage us to be bright lights that reflect the goodness of God. From Daniel, we hear that the wise in faith shall shine like stars in the darkness if unbelief. And from Mark, we hear how Jesus points to the signs of destruction to come and the promise that he who endures to the end shall be saved.

THE scripture lessons

OLD TESTAMENT                                                     Daniel 12:1-3

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL:                                                                 Mark 13:1-13

And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”

And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray.

Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet.

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.

10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.

11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

12 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death.

13 And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN              “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”

Text: William Whiting, 1825-1878, alt. Tune: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876 Public Domain

Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm has bound the restless wave,

Who bade the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep:

Oh, hear us when we cry to thee

For those in peril on the sea.

O Savior, whose almighty word

The winds and waves submissive heard,

Who walked upon the foaming deep,

And calm amid the storm didst sleep:

Oh, hear us when we cry to thee

For those in peril on the sea.

O Holy Spirit, who didst brood

Upon the chaos dark and rude,

And bid its angry tumult cease,

And give, for wild confusion, peace:

Oh, hear us when we cry to thee

For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and pow’r,

All trav’lers guard in danger’s hour

From rock and tempest, fire and foe,

Protect them whereso’er they go;

Thus evermore shall rise to thee

Glad hymns and praise from land and sea.


“Reflecting Light”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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:       Save our nation, and grant health and wisdom to all who bear office in our land and throughout the world, that the truth and justice prevail and that we may lead peaceable lives. Lord, in your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       Deliver us from all fear by filling us with Your perfect love, ordering our days in Your peace. Grant Your blessing to all who work to bring peace safety in our daily lives. Lord, in your mercy,

People:    hear our prayer.

Pastor:       By Your Word and Spirit comfort all who are in sorrow, need, sickness, or adversity, (especially…). Be with those who suffer persecution for the faith. Have mercy on those to whom death draws near. 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



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”

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!



Distribution coming your way. Watch your doorstep on the weekend of November 20-21 for a holiday distribution. Included in your package will be the updated church directory.

Vina Moses Donations. The Vina Moses Center provides relief and builds resilience in underserved communities in Benton County. Peace is again supporting this mission during this holiday season and Sunday, December 5, is designated as the donation day for Vina Moses. Please bring your items for donation to church that day. For more information, please contact George Abele or Todd Muhly.

Corvallis Nativity Festival.   The 28th annual Corvallis Nativity Festival will be held Dec 3-7 at 4141 NW Harrison Blvd in Corvallis. The displays are indoors and free to view. If you have a special nativity that you would like to place on display, please see the instructions on the bulletin board in the Narthex.