The Service in PDF format is at: October 1, 2023 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.

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 October 1, 2023

Musician                                                                  Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                      Carole Gutbrod

Flowers                                                                     Sharon Starr


AS WE GATHER…………. The number of languages spoken on our planet is amazing. There are currently more than 6500 individual languages in use. The smallest group that speaks in a singular language is a tribe of indigenous people in Canada, about 50 in number, who speak a distinct dialect of the Tsuu T’ina tongue. The most widely spoken language on earth in English, with some 1.4 billion users, including a large group for whom English is not their native language. We are blessed by God hear His Word in our own language. Through Moses, God said to His chosen people: “Lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul….as long as the heavens are above the earth” (Deuteronomy 11:18,21). We celebrate in worship today that we can hear God’s Word and have opportunities to share it as well! 

RINGING OF THE BELL…………After the ringing of the bell, we take a moment in silence to prepare our hearts and minds for today’s worship. 


OPENING HYMN       “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”

Roger Jones & William Kethe; © Words: Public Domain Music: 1981 Christian Music Ministries (Admin. by Sovereign Music UK)

All people that on earth do dwell,

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;

Him serve with mirth, His praise forth tell;

Come ye before Him and rejoice.


Know that the Lord is God indeed:

Without our aid He did us make;

We are His folk, He doth us feed,

And for His sheep He doth us take.


To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom heav’n and earth adore,

From us and from the angel host

Be praise and glory evermore


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

People: Amen.


Leader: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires are known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.

Leader: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

~~~~~ Silence for reflection ~~~~~

Leader: Most merciful God,

People: We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the

glory of your holy name. Amen.

Leader: God, our heavenly Creator, hears the prayers of all people and answers those prayers. Our prayer for forgiveness is answered in the person and work of Jesus Christ, who died for our sin that we might have new life. By the command of Jesus, I forgive you all of your sins—in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.


Leader: In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord, Have mercy.

Leader: For peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord, Have mercy.

Leader: For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God. And for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord, Have mercy.

Leader: For this holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord, Have mercy.

Leader: Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

People: Amen


Leader: This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.


Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,

whose blood set us free to be people of God.

Power and riches and wisdom and strength,

and honor and blessing and glory are his.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia.

Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation:

Blessing and honor and glory and might be to God and the Lamb forever, Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God, for the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign.

Alleluia. Alleluia.


Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader:  Let us pray. 

Leader:  God of love, by Your grace we have come to hear Your Word. Grant that we may ever find in it our greatest treasure and hold fast to it as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



Reader: To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Women: O my God, in You I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Men: Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Women: Make me to know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.

Men: Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day long.

Women: Remember Your mercy, O Lord, and Your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Men: Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O Lord!

Women: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in the way.

Men: He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way.

Reader: All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.


EPISTLE              Philippians 2:1-4, 14-18

Christians look to the interest of others.

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,

complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing,

15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

HOLY GOSPEL           Matthew 21:23-27

Jesus and the elders.

23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”

24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.

25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’

26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”

27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ!

SERMON HYMN          “Glorify Thy Name”

Words & Music by Donna Adkins; Arranged by Edward Dagnes; Copyright 1976 & 1981 Maranatha! Music. All rights reserved.

Father, we love Thee,

we praise Thee,

we adore Thee.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.

Glorify Thy name,

glorify Thy name.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.


Jesus, we love Thee,

we praise Thee,

we adore Thee.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth,

Glorify Thy name,

glorify Thy name.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.


Spirit, we love Thee,

we praise Thee,

we adore Thee.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth,

Glorify Thy name,

glorify Thy name.

Glorify Thy name

in all the earth.


Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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People:    We believe in one God,

The Father, the Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

Of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

The only Son of God,

Eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

True God from true God,

Begotten, not made,

Of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

He came down from heaven;

By the power of the Holy Spirit

He became incarnate from the virgin Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

In accordance with the Scriptures;

He ascended into heaven

And is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

And his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

Who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

And the life of the world to come.  Amen.


Leader: Gathered as God’s people, let us pray for the whole Church.

Leader: Gracious Father, we ask You for Your church. Fill it with all truth and peace. Where it is in error, reform it; where it is in need, supply it; where it is right, strengthen and confirm it; and where it is in conflict, heal its divisions. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: Let us pray for the world in which we live.

Leader: Lord of all the worlds that are. Savior of mankind, we pray for the whole creation. Order and unruly powers, crush every tyranny, rebuke injustice, feed and satisfy the nations that we, laboring as Your people, may enjoy the good world that You have made and bring glory to Your name. Lord, in Your mercy, 

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: Let us pray for the sick and the sorrowing.

Leader: O God of all comfort, we commend to You all who are afflicted in any way, especially……….. Grant them the consolations they need and assure them that nothing can separate them from Your love. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: Let us pray for our students and all places of learning; let us also pray for friends and family.

Leader: O God our Father, bless our students and teachers and the places where they learn. Inspire and encourage teachers and school administrators with a sense of purpose and responsibility that all may grow in grace. Bless those whom we love and enable us to love those whom You have blessed, that, drawing close to You, we may be drawn closer to one another. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: hear our prayer.

Leader: Into Your hands we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People: Amen.


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



Leader: The Lord Be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.


Leader: It is indeed right and salutary …. We praise your name and join their unending hymn:



Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of pow’r and might: Heav’n and earth are full of your glory.

     Hosanna in the highest, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

     Hosanna in the highest.



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               “Jesus Love Me”

By: Anna B. Warner, alt. & Wm. B. Bradbury; © 1971 by William J. Gaither. The Fellowship Publications Edina, MN 55435

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me this I know,

For the Bible tells me so.

Little ones to Him belong,

They are weak, but He is strong.


Chorus:      Yes Jesus loves me,

Yes Jesus loves me,

Yes Jesus loves me,

The Bible tells me so.


Jesus loves me, Loves me still,

Though I’m very weak and ill.

That I might from sin be free

Bled and died upon the tree.


Jesus loves me! He who died,

Heavens gates to open wide

He will wash away my sin,

Let his little child come in.


Jesus loves me he will stay,

Close beside me all the way.

That I might from sin be free,

I will henceforth live for thee.



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       “On Our Way Rejoicing”

Text: John S. B. Monseel, 1811-1875, alt. Tune: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879.©1978 by Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

On our way rejoicing, Gladly let us go.

Christ our Lord has conquered;

Vanquished is the foe.

Christ without our safety;

Christ within our joy;

Who, if we be faithful,

Can our hope destroy?


Chorus:    On our way rejoicing;

As we forward move,

Harken to our praises,

O blest God of Love!


Unto God the Father, Joyful songs we sing;

Unto God the Savior

Thankful hearts we bring;

Unto God the Spirit

Bow we and adore,

On our way rejoicing

Now and evermore.



Leader:  Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God.



New Bible Study. David Leding started a new Bible Study today leading an exploration into the Augsburg Confession using a small book, “The Lutheran Toolkit” and The Augsburg Confession as our guide. We will continue this study for the next several weeks. As Lutherans we are a confessional body of believers in the risen Lord Jesus Christ and one of our primary confessions is the Augsburg Confession.  By digging deeper into this confession, we will together learn more about the roots of our church and the teachings that are the foundation of our Lutheran heritage. 

Holiday Bazaar Update. Bazaar News…

Do you love baking?  Please consider making cookies for “The Cookie Jar” where our guests can purchase an assortment of cookies by the dozen(s).  This is an incredibly popular area of the bazaar.  If you can believe it, last year we sold out of over 120+ DOZEN cookies!  Yowza! 

You can bake now and freeze!

And of course, bazaars are the best place to find delicious Tasty Treats such as pies, cupcakes, muffins, holiday breads, cookie mixes, candy creations, snack mixes, and more.  Most can be made ahead and frozen as well.

Note: Last year items in ziplocks or Tupperware did not sell as well.  We will have a supply of packaging items available for you if needed.  See Janette, Colleen, or Sally.

More to come…

Getting the Choir back together. The Peace choir is back and singing again. If you like to sing, the choir would be glad to have you. Please see Colleen or Diane for more information.

New Portals of Prayer. The new Portals of Prayer for Oct – Dec is out. There are copies available in the Narthex.

Potluck Fellowship. Today after worship will be a potluck fellowship. Please stay and enjoy some yummy food and warm fellowship.

Eggs are back in stock. Do you need some farm fresh eggs? Karen M. has brown, free range eggs for $3 / dozen. Contact Karen (aka The egg lady) at (541) 929-2213 if you would like to get some.

Men’s Breakfast is Back. It’s time again to begin another year of enjoying a hardy breakfast on the First Saturday of the month, October – June. We also alternate with the men of Zion every other month. Zion will be hosting the breakfast in November. We begin with coffee at 8:00, breakfast at 8:30, and a topic discussion from 9- 10. A reminder will be emailed to those on my list as we get closer to October 7th. Let Oscar Gutbrod know if you would like to be on the list.    [email protected]      Cell: 541-231-3954

Decorating for Fall. It certainly feels like fall is upon us. We will soon start decorating the church to celebrate the season. Pumpkins and gourds always make the church look festive, so if you happen to have any of those growing in your garden or would like to pick some up at the store, it would be a great help. Please drop your pumpkins, gourds, or other fall decorations off at church or give them Sally or Colleen.