The Service in PDF format is at: November 20, 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 20, 2022

Musician                                                    Colleen Schulze

Flowers                                                      Jan Lane


AS WE GATHER: Today provides a special time to pause, reflect, and give thanks to God for His countless blessings. From our early years we have been told “Count your blessings!” Can you do that today? No Way! God’s blessings are way too numerous. Even when we go through difficult and trying times, it is important to respond to the Lord in gratitude and worship. As we close out the church year today, we give thanks for all the Lord provides.   


OPENING BLESSING        Psalm 46

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

People: Amen!

Leader:  God is our refuge and strength,

People: A very present help in trouble.

Leader:  Therefore, we will not fear through the earth gives way,

People: through the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

Leader:  though its waters roar and foam,

People: though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Leader:  The Lord of hosts is with us;

People: The God of Jacob is our fortress.


Leader:  Beloved in the Lord, sheep of the Good Shepherd, we know of His abiding goodness and mercy. With confidence, let us come before our Lord to confess our sins and to find the forgiveness we seek.

~~~~ Moment of Silence ~~~~

Leader: We confess.

People: Almighty God, we admit our sinfulness, both that which is within us from the beginning and that which continues to occur in our lives. Forgive us, renew us, and create in us clean hearts so that we may server You as Your redeemed people, now and forever.


Leader:  God hears our cries for mercy, and because of the sacrifice of His beloved Son for the sins of all people, He grants forgiveness. In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit. May you live confidently in this life as you await the joy of life everlasting. Be at peace!

People: Amen.

SONG OF PRAISE:     “There is A Redeemer”

There is a Redeemer,

Jesus God’s own Son

Precious Lamb of God,

Messiah, Holy One.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


Jesus, my redeemer,

Name above all names.

Precious Lamb of God,

Messiah, Hope for sinners slain.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


When I stand in glory,

I will see His face,

And there I’ll serve My King forever,

In that holy place.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.



Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader:  Let us pray together:

People: Almighty God, Your mercies are new every morning and You graciously provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your goodness, give thanks for Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience all our days;

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

People: Amen!


The First Lesson:      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.

The Gospel Lesson:       Luke 17:11-19

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN:       “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.


“Don’t Forget the List”

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 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.


Leader:  Let us pray for the whole people of God, and for all people according to their needs.

Leader: This Last Sunday of the Church Year, we come before our heavenly Father in the name of the One who is King of kings, His Son, Jesus.  At His invitation we pray.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:    Hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Almighty God, the strength of the weak and the consolation of those who put their trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers on behalf of Your people (especially…) that by Your power their illness and challenges may be turned around.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  Hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Almighty God, without Your aid, faith can grow cold, questions about Your love and mercy can arise, and the problems in front of our eyes can seem more real than Your abiding presence. Renew strong faith and urgent love in us and all Your brothers and sisters in the faith so that we each hear for ourselves the clear promise of paradise You announced form the throne of the cross. Strengthen us for joyful service in Your kingdom. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  Hear our prayer.

Leader:  Into your hands, O God, 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


DISTRIBUTION HYMN     “Blessed Assurance”

By: Fanny J. Crosby & Mrs. J.F. Knapp; ©1971 by William J. Glaither. The Other Song Book.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long;

this is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.


Perfect submission, perfect delight,    

visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

angels descending bring from above

echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


This is my story, this is my song,    

praising my Savior all the day long;

this is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.


Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest;

watching and waiting, looking above,

filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long;

this is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.


Leader: We will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. This is a day dedicated to remembering all that God has done for us and thanking Him for His abundant blessings. Though you may have food to cook and relatives to entertain, be sure to take a moment and pause before the Lord, who has provided You with many blessings. As we close out our worship today, we sing a song of thanksgiving and then uplift our hearts in prayerful thanksgiving. 

THANKSGIVING SONG            “Give Thanks”

Henry Smith; 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music)

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.


Leader:  Dear Heavenly Father, You have given us abundant earthly blessings. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we thank You for the food and drink that will be on our tables this day and every day. We pray that You would provide also for all those who do not know from where their next meal is coming. Protect all who are traveling for the holiday, and strengthen those who cannot be with family and friends. Be especially with all those who are lonely and who are struggling to find community. Thank You most of all for the gift of Your Son, Jesus. In His name we pray.

People: Amen.


Leader:  The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the +Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve you.

People:  Amen.


Leader: Go in Peace! Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



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.

Decorating the Christmas Tree. There is a slight change to the date to decorate the Christmas Tree. We will be decorating the Christmas tree in the sanctuary after worship service on December 4. This will be part of the fellowship time and pizza and other goodies will be provided. Please stay a few minutes after the service to help decorate the tree.

Vina Moses.  The Vina Moses Center provides relief and builds resilience in underserved communities in Benton County. We have placed the Vina Moses tags on the side windows of the front door that contain the Christmas gift wishes of children from financially challenged families in Benton County. We hope that you will take a tag or two.

Please bring the toy, game, book, or puzzle (unwrapped) to the worship service on Sunday, December 4th. Nicholas Abele will collect them in the Narthex.

If you are unable to bring the toy to the service, please contact George Abele at 541-730-0476 or [email protected] to make arrangements to pick up the toy. 

Bring Some Holiday Cheer to Those in Need. Philomath Community Services is again collecting baskets of hygiene items for people in need in the Philomath area this holiday season. Please bring whatever you can to support our community. Items need to be brought to the church not later than Friday, December 2. Thank you for helping support this mission.

Looking for a Church cleaner. Peace is looking to hire a cleaner for the inside of our building. The position is about 30 hours a month. If you are interested or know someone that is interested, please let Dan know!