The Service in PDF format is at: October 16, 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, October 16, 2022

Musician                                                     Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                        Carole Gutbrod

Flowers                                                       Baker (Anniversary)

AS WE GATHER… Today we are reminded of the importance of prayer. What does prayer do? First, prayer makes us wait. How important it is to leave our concerns in the Lord’s hands! Second, prayer clears our vision. The confusion we experience in life clears when we pray. Third, prayer quiets our heart. It replaces anxiety with calm. Fourth, prayer activates our faith. We are encouraged with the examples of prayer in our Readings.




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

People:  Amen.


Leader:  Holy and gracious God,

People:  I confess that I have sinned against You this day. Some of my sin I know—the thoughts and words and deeds of which I am ashamed—but some is known only to You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I ask forgiveness. Deliver me, O Lord, according to Your mercy and steadfast love and restore me that I may rest in Your peace. Amen.

proclamation OF FORGIVENESS

Leader:  Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has had mercy upon us and given to us His only Son to suffer and die for our salvation. To those who believe in Jesus Christ He gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who has begun this good work in us bring it to completion in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ

People:    Amen.

SONG OF PRAISE:        “Praise to the Lord” 

Joachim Neander

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,

the King of creation;

O my soul, praise him for he is thy

health and salvation;

All ye who hear,

Now to his temple draw near,

Joining in glad adoration.


Praise to the Lord, who o’er all

things so wondrously reigneth,

Shelters thee under his wings,

yea, so gently sustaineth:

Hast thou not seen How thy

desires have been

Granted in what he ordaineth?


Praise to the Lord, who doth

prosper they work and defend thee;

Surely his goodness and

mercy here daily attend thee:

Ponder a new

What the Almighty can do

Who with his love doth befriend thee.


Praise to the Lord!

O let all that is in me adore him!

All that hath life and breath

come now with praises before him!

Let the amen

Sound from his people again:

Gladly forever adore him.


Leader:  Let us pray.  O Almighty God, You have promised that as often as we pray, You will hear and answer us according to Your gracious will. Teach us to be persistent in prayer, to live in confident faith before You, and to rest our lives and our hope in Your everlasting promises; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, with whom You and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, both now and forevermore.

People:    Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT            Genesis 32:22-30

Jacob wrestles with God; his name becomes Israel

22 The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.

26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”

28 Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.

30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE:           2 Timothy 3:14–4:5

Continue in what you have learned and believed.

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it

15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,

and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON          Luke 18:1-8

Always pray and do not lose heart.

18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man.

And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’

For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man,

yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’ ” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says.

And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?

I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN:            “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,

that calls me from a world of care,

And bids me at my Father’s throne

make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief,

my soul has often found relief,

And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,

by thy return, sweet hour of prayer.


Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,

thy wings shall m y petition bear,

To him whose truth and faithfulness

engage the waiting soul to bless;

And since he bids me seek his face,

believe his word and trust his grace,

I’ll cast on him my every care, and wait,

for thee, sweet hour of prayer.


Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,

may I thy consolation share,

Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,

I view my home, and take my flight;

This robe of flesh I’ll drop,

and rise to seize the everlasting prize;

And shout, while passing thro’ the air, farewell,

farewell, sweet hour of prayer.


Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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People:    I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

Born of the virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, died and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From thence He will come 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: Brothers and sisters in Christ, the Lord has urged us to be persistent in prayer on behalf of ourselves and all people as they have need, and He has promised to answer, so let us pray.

Almighty God, Your Son encouraged us to be diligent in prayer, and Paul called on us to pray without ceasing. Hear the prayers of Your people for the sake of Your Son, and grant Your blessing to all who come before You. Lord, in Your mercy.

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Almighty God, You hold accountable all those who govern and lead Your people. Bless, guide, and instruct our president, Congress, governor, and all in authority that they govern according to Your will and purpose for the cause of peace among the nations, for the common good of all. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Almighty God, You carry the burdens of us all in Your Son, who was wounded for our transgressions. Deliver the sick from illness, the suffering from their pain, the troubled from their distress, and the dying from fear, [especially… ]. Give us courage and strength in our afflictions that we trust in Your promise and await Your promised healing with patience. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Almighty God, You have promised never to abandon Your children. Give us such confidence in Your gracious will that we not abandon You in times of test, grow weary when hope is tried. Help us always and in all things to hold on to Your promises with joy and thanksgiving. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Leader:  Almighty God, You know our frailty and our weakness, that we do not always know how to pray or what to pray for, so grant us all things good and profitable for our salvation. Deliver from us all things harmful; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, through whom all glory, honor, and worship are Yours, holy Father, in the unity of the Spirit, now and forever.

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               “Rock of Ages”

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

let me Hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,

From Thy riven side which flowed,

be of Sin the double cure,

save me from its guilt and pow’r.


Not the labor of my hands,

can fulfill Thy law’s demands;

could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

all for sin could not atone;

Thou must save, and Thou alone.


Nothing in my hands I bring,

simply to Thy cross I cling;

naked, come to Thee for dress,

helpless look to Thee for grace;

foul, I to the fountain fly, wash me.

Savior, or I die.


While I draw this fleeting breath,

when my eyes shall close in death,

which I soar to worlds unknown,

See Thee on Thy judgment throne,

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

let me hide myself in Thee.


CLOSING HYMN:       “Christ be My Leader”

Christ be my leader

by night as by day;

Safe through the darkness,

for He is the way.

Gladly I follow,

my future His care;

Darkness is daylight

when Jesus is there.


Christ be my teacher

in age as in youth,

Drifting or doubting,

for He is the truth.

Grant me to trust Him;

Though shifting as sand,

Doubt cannot daunt me;

in Jesus I stand.


Christ be my savior

in calm as in strife;

Death cannot hold me,

for He is the life.

Nor darkness not doubting

nor sin and its stain

Can touch my salvation:

with Jesus I reign.




Bazaar News…

Are you finishing up those handcrafted items?  Does your house smell as good as a bakery?  Do you still have items to purchase for the gift baskets?  Some dates to note:    

October 23          All basket items due     

October 23-30    Handcrafted and Granny’s Attic items due

November 4        The Cookie Jar cookies and Tasty Treat items are due

More to come…                           

Adult Bible Study. The Sunday School Adult class is continuing to study and discuss the Bible books of Ezra and Nehemiah. We meet in the sanctuary each week at 9:00 am. Elders Rick and Merv will be guiding these classes each week.

Tables of Peace. Tables of Peace will be starting again in early November. 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.