The Service in PDF format is at: October 23, 2022 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. 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 23, 2022

Musician                                                    Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                       Youth Reader

Children’s Message                                   Pastor Lucke

AS WE GATHER………… “Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:16). Take these words of Jesus to heart! No matter your age, no matter your life’s journey, when you trust in the Lord Jesus as your King and Savior, our Father in heaven sees you as His precious child! Come to Jesus this day. Draw close at His gracious invitation. Be comforted by the assurance of His pardon. Listen to the voice of His living Word. Enjoy all the benefits of being a child of God!

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


CHORAL ANTHEM “A Servant in Your Heavenly House”

Words and Music by Pepper Choplin

I’d rather be a servant

in Your heavenly house
than to be a king
living anywhere else.
I’d rather spend one day
in Your heavenly house
than a thousand days
living anywhere else.
Now I offer myself to You.

All to You I freely offer,
all to You I freely give.
I’ll forever love and trust You,
in Your presence freely give.

I’d rather be a servant
in Your heavenly house
than to be a king
living anywhere else.
I’d rather live one day
in Your heavenly house
than a thousand days
living anywhere else.
Now I offer myself
to You, to You.

O Lord, I offer all back to You
as thanks for all You give me Lord,
I offer all back to You
in thanks for all You give me.
For all You give,
I lift my life to You.

I’d rather be a servant
in Your heavenly house
than to be a king
living anywhere else.
I’d rather spend one day
in Your heavenly house
than a thousand days
living anywhere else.

Lord, I offer all back to You
as thanks for all You give me.
Lord, I offer all back to You
in thanks for all You give me,
for all You give,
I lift my life to You.

I’d rather be a servant
in Your heavenly house
than to be a king
living anywhere else.
I’d rather live one day
in Your heavenly house
than a thousand days
living anywhere else.
Now I offer myself to You.

Now I offer myself,
Lord I offer myself to You.


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

People:  Amen.


Leader: Lord, we come to You as unworthy servants as we are by nature sinful and unclean. 

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

Leader: We confess,

People: Lord, we need Your mercy. In this hour, help us to see our sin and pain and pray for a fresh start. Help us to see the shortcomings in our lives and look to You for the answers to our problems. Give us a new vision of what life can be like. Teach us to hope, to love, to give and to have faith. Lord, we need Your mercy.

Leader: Our God has heard the cries and felt your pain and has had mercy on us. God has seen our need and provided for our salvation; seen our condition and provided the solution; seen our heart and given us a Savior. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our sin is no longer the weight that holds us down. We are free to live in victory, free from the sin of our self deceit and free from Satan’s power. Praise God for goodness.

People:  Amen.

HYMN OF PRAISE           “Here I Am, Lord”

I, the Lord of sea and sky,

I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin….

my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night,

I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them? 

Whom shall I send?

Chorus:  Here I am, Lord.  Is it I, Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,

I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them…..

they turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone,

give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my word to them. 

Whom shall I send?


I, the Lord of wind and flame,

I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them. 

My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide….

till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them. 

Whom shall I send?



Leader:  Let us Pray…….. O God, Your gift of faith is a blessing to us and gives us the confidence that You are continually by our side.  Teach us to live our lives as a reflection of Your love that we may serve You and humbly serve others in truth, that all may give honor to You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:  Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT      Genesis 4:1-15

Cain and Abel bring their offerings to the Lord.

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.”

And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground,

and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering,

but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”

Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.

11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

12 When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”

13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14 Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

15 Then the Lord said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

SECOND LESSON      2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18  

The Lord will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them!

17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON       Luke 18:9-17

The kingdom of God belongs to the children who come to Jesus.

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.


SERMON HYMN      “Great is the Lord”

Words & Music by Michael W. Smith & Deborah D. Smith, Arr. by Henry Wiens, © 1971 by William J. Gaither, The Fellowship Publications Edina, MN 55435

Chorus: Great is the Lord, He is holy and just,

By His power we trust In His love.

Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,

By His mercy He proves He is love.

Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory,

Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,

Now lift up your voice:  Great is the Lord,

Great is the Lord.


Great are you Lord, And worthy of glory

Great are you Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great are you Lord, I lift up my voice,

I lift up my voice: Great are you Lord!

Great are you Lord!


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.

Reception of New member


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

Lord God, You have given us the promise that our faith is sustained by You and Your work.  As we are often tempted to rely on faith in ourselves rather than in You, guide us with Your Spirit to trust confidently in You.  In joyous duty as Your faithful servants, we pray, 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Leader:  Ever-present Lord, throughout time You spoke Your Word and used people to bring encouragement to those in need.  Strengthen our faith to trust that You will answer our prayers and to wait patiently for Your will to be done.  In joyous duty as Your servants, we pray, 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Leader:  Ever-giving Lord, the greatest blessing You gave to this world was Your own Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, who knew the struggles of the flesh and yet remained the perfect Servant.  AsHe taught about a mature faith through temptations, repentance, and true forgiveness, help us to live as Your servants, doing that which is our duty.  Move us to fan into flame the faith You have given and grow through Your Word and Means of Grace.  In joyous duty as Your servants, we pray,

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Leader:  Ever-comforting Lord, physician of body and soul, we lift up to You those who suffer in any way.  Strengthen them with Your Spirit and keep them firm in their faith, (especially……).  In joyous duty as Your servants, we pray, 

People:  Lord, have mercy. 

Leader:  It is into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through 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


CLOSING HYMN       “To God be the Glory”

By: Fanny J. Crosby & William H. Doane, 1971 By William J. Gaither, The Fellowship Publications

To God be the glory,

great things He has done,

So loved He the world

that He gave us His Son.

Who yielded His life

an atonement for sin,

And opened the life gate

that all may go in.

Chorus:  Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the earth hear His voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father,

Thro’ Jesus the Son,

And give Him the glory,

great things He has done.

O perfect redemption,

the purchase of blood,

To ev’ry believer

the promise of God;

The vilest offender

who truly believes,

That moment from

Jesus a pardon receives.


Great things He hath taught us,

great things He hath done,

And great our rejoicing

thro’ Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher,

and greater will be

Our wonder, our transport,

when Jesus we see.




Bazaar News…

Items are due today through October 30!  (Basket items are due today)!

Swing by anytime this week and drop off your handcrafted items or Granny’s Attic donations.  They can be placed in the classrooms in the fellowship hall.  Check the signs on the doors for guidance.

If you need assistance, please see Janette, Colleen, or Sally for bazaar items, and Jani for Granny’s Attic items. 

Crafters, remember to include a list of items and quantities of the items you made. 

We can’t wait to see your talented creations!

More to come…              

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.

Wednesday Bible Study. Pastor Lucke is continuing a study on I Timothy next Wednesday, October 26, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. This is a relaxed time of discovery.