The Service in PDF format is at: November 19, 2023 Service

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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.

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.

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, Rick Durling

Praise Team      Rick Durling, Patrick Kamins, Karyn Stanley, Nora Stanley, Diane Crocker, Kaia Lucke, Sarah Grassel, Caleb Santora

Today November 19, 2023

Musician                                                                Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                   Janette Payne

Flowers                                                                  Sally Stouder

AS WE GATHER…………. God invites us this week on a journey of giving thanks. Amidst the busyness of our daily lives, there are times when we are like the nine, who, healed as they were, simply did not return and give thanks to Jesus. The despised Samaritan, an outsider entirely, serves to remind us that real gratitude often comes from some of the least likely people. Most of all, Luke 17 reminds us of the Good News—God telling us that we are indeed broken but that He promises to continue being His good and gracious self. God’s generosity to us knows no bounds. Thanks be to God!




OPENING CHORAL ANTHEM     “A Simple Thanksgiving”

Arranged by Joseph M. Martin. Copyright © 1998 by Malcom Music (BMI).

‘Tis a gift to be simple,

‘tis a gift to be free,

‘tis a gift to come down

where we ought to be and

when we find ourselves

in the place just right,

we’ll be in the valley of love and light.


When true simplicity is gained

to bow and to bend

we shan’t be ashamed.

To turn, turn will be our delight

‘til by turning, turning we come ‘round right.


This is my Father’s world,

and to my listening ears,

all nature sings and ‘round me rings

the music of the spheres.


This is my Father’s world,

I rest me in the thought

of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;

His hand the wonders wrought.


This is my Father’s world,

the birds their carols raise;

the morning light, the lily white,

declare their Maker’s praise.


This is my Father’s world.

He shines in all that’s fair.

In rustling grass I hear Him pass,

He speaks to me ev’rywhere.


In rustling grass I hear Him pass.

In simple things I hear Him sing.

He sings to me ev’rywhere.


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

People: Amen.

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;

People: for His steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: Let Israel say,

People: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Leader: Let the house of Aaron say,

People: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Leader: Let those who fear the Lord say,

People: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.


Leader:  Gracious God, You know our hearts, our desire to serve You with our lives,

People:  but You also know how human we are, Lord… how we are tempted to put our desires first, to put our selfish wants before the needs of others.  We admit our selfishness at times, our distraction with material things over loving relationships… and our failure to thank You for all those blessings we do enjoy day by day. 

Forgive us for these our failures, O God, free us by Your grace to live in joyful gratitude for all our blessings in our lives. 

Leader:  And God we thank you for your gracious forgiveness, which gives us the freedom to live as your blessed children. Thanks and praise to You for Your forgiving love, O God, through Jesus, our Lord. 

People:  Amen. 

HYMN OF THANKSGIVING     “Praise and Thanksgiving”

Text: Albert F. Bayly, b. 1901, alt. Tune: Gaelic

Praise and thanksgiving,

Father, we offer

For all things living,

Created good;

Harvest of sown fields,

Fruits of the orchard,

Hay from the mown fields,

Blossom and wood.


Bless, Lord, the labor

We bring to serve you,

That with our neighbor

We may be fed.

Sowing or tilling,

We would work with you,

Harvesting, milling

For daily bread.


Father, providing

Food for your children,

By your wise guiding

Teach us to share

One with another,

So that, rejoicing

With us, all others

May know your care.


Then will your blessing

Reach ev’ry people,

Freely confessing

Your gracious hand.

Where all obey you,

No one will hunger;

In your love’s sway you

Nourish the land.


Leader: Let us pray.

Leader: For Your goodness and mercy to us, O Lord,

People: we give You thanks.

Leader: For forgiving our sins through Christ,

People: we give You thanks.

Leader: For Your Spirit, who breathes Your life into our hearts,

People: we give You thanks.

Leader: Guide us to live each day in gratitude to You, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People: Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT               Deuteronomy 8:1-10

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.

And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.

So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him.

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills,

a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,

a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

HOLY GOSPEL                   Luke 17:11-19

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance  and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”   When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;  and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.  Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”  And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

Reader:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People:  Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON HYMN      “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

Give thanks to the Holy One,

Give thanks because

He’s given Jesus Christ his Son.


Give thanks with a grateful heart,

Give thanks to the Holy One,

Give thanks because

He’s given Jesus Christ his Son.


And now, let the weak say “I am strong”

Let the poor say “I am rich,”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.


And now, let the weak say “I am strong”

Let the poor say “I am rich,”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.

Give thanks, give thanks.


“From Giving Thanks to Being Generous”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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.


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



Leader:  For all good gifts from your gracious hand,

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For the daily food we receive so abundantly,

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For health and strength, and joy in living,

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For those who toil to raise our food

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For those who practice the healing arts to nurture our lives

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For family and friends, for employment and income

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For those who care for us in our ups and downs,

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  For those support systems in our times of need and crisis,

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  And for all those blessings we cannot even remember and name,

People:  We give you thanks, good Lord.

Leader:  And most of all for your Son, our Savior,

People:  We give you thanks and praise, good Lord.  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



“How Great Thou Art”

Stuart Wesley Keene Hine Copyright 1949 and 1953 Stuart Hine Trust CIO Stuart K. Hine Trust (Administration: USA All rights by Capitol CMG Publishing.

O Lord my God!

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds

Thy hands have made,

I see the stars,

I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy pow’r throughout

The universe displayed,


Chorus:     Then sings my soul,

My Savior God to Thee;

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,

My Savior God to Thee;

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art!


When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

And hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze;


And when I think

That God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die,

I scarce can take it in;

That on the cross,

My burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died

To take away my sin;


When Christ shall come

With shout of acclamation

And take me home,

What joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow

In humble adoration

And there proclaim,

My God how great Thou art!


“Let Us Break Bread Together”        

Text: Negro spiritual; Tune: Negro spiritual

Let us break bread together

on our knees,

Let us break bread together

on our knees;

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

Oh Lord, have mercy on me!


Let us drink wine together

on our knees,

Let us drink wine together

on our knees;

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

Oh Lord, have mercy on me!


Let us praise God together

on our knees,

Let us praise God together

on our knees;

When I fall on my knees

With my face to the rising sun,

Oh Lord, have mercy on me!


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 + give you peace.

People: Amen.

CLOSING SONG OF THANKS                                   

“Now Thank We All Our God”

Text: Martin Rinkhart, 1586-1649; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878; Tune: Johann Cruger, 1598-1662

Now thank we all our God

With hearts and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things has done,

In whom his world rejoices;

Who, from our mothers’ arms,

Has blest us on our way

With countless gifts of love,

And still is ours today.


Oh, may this bounteous God

Through all our life be near us,

With ever joyful hearts

And blessed peace to cheer us,

And keep us in his grace,

And guide us when perplexed,

And free us from all harm

In this world and the next.


All praise and thanks to God

The Father now be given,

The Son, and him who reigns

With them in highest heaven,

The one eternal God,

Whom earth and heav’n adore;

For thus it was, is now,

And shall be evermore.


Leader:  Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!



THE CHOSEN: ADULT BIBLE STUDY…Are you someone open to taking a look at the Bible and Jesus’ life in a fresh way? Are you someone intimidated by the Bible? Are you someone who is desiring to discover God’s message for you in His Word? If you answered yes to any of those questions, Peace’s next Adult Bible Study is for you. We will be viewing and discussing The Chosen. The Chosen is a streaming television series about the life of Jesus. We will continue each Sunday at 9am until the end of December.

THANK YOU FOR THE COOKIES!… You did it again! With your delicious donations, we sold 150 dozen cookies at the Bazaar! Thank you to all of the wonderful bakers and helpers who made the Cookie Sale possible this year. Maggie Baker

GRANNY’S ATTIC… I want to take a moment and let you know how much you are appreciated for the Granny Attic donations. The sale couldn’t be done without all who made the effort to bring items to sell. I feel blessed to have you as my church family and together we are able to give back to the community. Thank you, Jani 

HYGIENE BASKETS… Peace Lutheran has been challenged to assemble five hygiene baskets. Consider purchasing the items below and bring to church. The items can be placed in the Philomath Food Bank basket by the front doors of the sanctuary. All donations will need to be in the basket by Friday, December 1.

1 – sturdy laundry basket 

1 – dish soap (sink) (32oz) 

2 – hand soap (bar) 

1 – hair shampoo (16oz) 

1 – hair conditioner (16oz) 

1 – hand lotion 

1 – toothpaste 

1 – dental floss 

4 – toothbrushes 

2 – men’s deodorant 

2 – women’s deodorant 

1 – pack razors (dozen) 

1 – pack toilet paper (6 rolls)

1 – liquid laundry detergent (64oz)