The Service in PDF format is at: October 2, 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 2, 2022

Musician                                                     Peggy Malcolm

Reader                                                        Debbi Weiler

Flowers                                                        Kay Glathar

AS WE GATHER………………. Sometimes our faith is weak, and we wonder if God will hear our complaints and prayers. But He is always there, listening in love and offering grace and blessings. The bigger question is whether we will hear His promises and forgiveness. Today we pause in our worship to better listen to God’s promises and forgiveness.

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



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

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:  Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins.  As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all 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. Almighty and merciful God, it is by Your grace that we live as Your people who offer acceptable service.

People: Grant that we may walk by faith, and not by sight, in the way that leads to eternal life;

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

People:  Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT           II Samuel 12:13-25

13 David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.

14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die.”

15 Then Nathan went to his house. And the Lord afflicted the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he became sick.

16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.

17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

18 On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. How then can we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm.”

19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.”

20 Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate.

21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.”

22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’

23 But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”

24 Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the Lord loved him

25 and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the Lord.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON       Luke 17:1-10

17 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’?

Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’?

Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?

10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ ”

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN    “Just as I Am, without One Plea”

Text: Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871; Tune: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868

Just as I am, without one plea,

But that thy blood was shed for me,

And that thou bidd’st me come to thee,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Just as I am, and waiting not

To rid my soul of one dark blot,

To thee, whose blood can

cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Just as I am, though tossed about

With many a conflict,

many a doubt,

Fightings and fears within, without,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;

Sight, riches, healing of the mind,

Yea, all I need, in thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Just as I am, thou wilt receive,

Wilt welcome, pardon,

cleanse, relieve;

Because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


Just as I am; thy love unknown

Has broken ev’ry barrier down;

Now to be thine, yea, thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come.


“David and Nathan”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

A SENDING CREED (based on the Apostles’ Creed)

People: God, the sending Father, the Almighty creator of the cosmos, Sent His only Son Jesus Christ, to be conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was sent to proclaim freedom. He then suffered at the hands of many, including Pontius Pilate. He was crucified, died, and buried. Within three days, He descended into hell to proclaim victory and rose to life granting God’s righteousness by grace through faith. Forty days later, He ascended to heaven. He now eternally reigns at the right hand of His Father. He is judge of all the living and the dead, and He gives life to all who believe in Him.

After the ascension, the Father and Son sent the Holy Spirit to boldly make and call all followers of Christ to His holy apostolic church. He calls us, a community of believers, who are sent to all people with power and strength, courage and gifts to proclaim the Good News. As the apostles were sent, people believed. As those people believed, they, too were sent. As they were sent, now we believe. And as we believe, we are sent. Amen.


Leader:  Let us pray for people here and around the world—those who call Jesus their Lord and all who do not yet know God’s gracious promises. 

Leader: Let us pray for those who think that God doesn’t hear them. Use the Church here and wherever Your people gather, gracious Lord, to proclaim the Gospel. Grant Your Holy Spirit to open their ears that faith may grow within them.

People:  Lord, our hope is in You.

Leader:  Let us pray for those who are enduring violence within their homes and communities. O God, deliver, them from their fears, give the security and peace for which they long, and grant the eternal peace Your Son worn for us all.

People:  Lord, our hope is in You. 

Leader:  Let us pray for those who suffer injustice, deprived of basic human rights, and who do not have the food, clothing, and shelter they need for themselves and those for whom they care. Move the Church to show Your compassion in both the proclamation of the Gospel and in words and deeds of Christian charity, which make Your love real to them.

People:  Lord, our hope is in You. 

Leader:  Let us pray for those who are in dire need of Your caring protection, Lord our God, all whose hopes are dashed, whose bodies are captive to chronic illness and sudden crises, and who see nothing but strife and contention, (especially………). Surround them with Your servants to make visible Your eternal promises in Christ our Lord.

People: Lord, our hope is in You.

Leader: These and any other things You would have us ask of You, heavenly Father, grant to us for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, in whose name we pray.

People: Amen.


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

COMMUNION HYMN         “Lamb of God”

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

grant us peace, grant us peace.




Thank the Lord and sing his praise; tell ev’ry-one what he has done.

Let ev’ry-one who seeks the Lord rejoice and proudly bear his name.

He recalls his promises and leads his people forth in joy with sounds of thanksgiving.

     Alleluia. Alleluia.


Pastor:  We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life; and we pray that in your mercy you would strengthen us, through this gift, in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People:  Amen.


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 HYMN      “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”

Text: Omer Westendorf, Tune: Wlsh Folk tune, © Public Domain

Sent forth by God’s Blessing,

Our true faith confessing,

The people of God from

his dwelling take leave.

The supper is ended,

Oh, now be extended

The fruits of this service

in all who believe.


The seed of his teaching,

Receptive souls reaching,

Shall blossom in action for

God and for all.

His grace did invite us,

His love shall unite us

To work for God’s kingdom

and answer his call.


With praise and thanksgiving

To God ever living,

The tasks of our ev’ry day life

we will face.

Our faith ever sharing,

In love ever caring,

Embracing his children of

each tribe and race.


With your feast you feed us,

With your light now lead us;

Unite us as one in this life

that we share.

Then may all the living

With praise and thanksgiving

Give honor to Christ

and his name that we bear.


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



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.

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.

Healing & Renewal Service. Peace is offering a Prayer, Healing and Renewal Service on the first Sunday of the month at 9 am. October’s service will be next Sunday, October 2 at 8:30 am. Pastor Lucke and the elders want to address your concerns, pains, and challenges with prayer and the Lord’s promises. The service itself is brief lasting 20 minutes.

LWML Sunday. October 9 has been set aside for the observation of LWML Sunday. The women of the church will be honoring LWML, Lutheran Women Missionary League, by being ushers and greeters. All women are encouraged to wear some shade of purple to the service on October 9 to honor LWML. The Women’s Guild at Peace supports the missionary programs that Lutheran Women Missionary League designates each year through our mites collected every other month. All members of Peace can support the missions and can donate their mites. Mite boxes are available for each member. You can contact Guild President, Ellen Holroyd to get a box.

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.

Free Piano. Would you like to have a piano in your house? Peace has an extra piano that is free to anyone who would like it. If you are interested, please talk to Pastor or Daniel.