The Service in PDF format is at: October 3, 2021 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.

Serving You

Pastor                                                                                                                                  Pastor Bill Shimkus

Music Director                                                                                                                          Colleen Schulze

Choir Director                                                                                                                                Dan Johnson

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, Haley Bentsen, Caleb Santora, Joyce Long, Aaron Bentsen, Oscar Gutbrod, Reese Grube, Rick Durling, Ingrid Hellesto, Jim Holroyd

Today, October 3, 2021

Musician                                                                                                                                         Dan Johnson

Communion                                                                                                                                  Janette Payne

Ushers                                                                                                                                    Linda Schuerman

                                                                                                                                                                 Jan Lane

Flowers                                                                                                                                         Carol Gutbrod


AS WE GATHER… “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Hebrews 2:1).  These words from Hebrews speak to us today.  In a culture that is quickly drifting away from the values we once held sacred, it’s imperative for us, as the people of God, to hold firmly to the Word we have heard.  Today as we gather to listen to God’s Word and receive His gifts of grace, we are drawn close to the Redeemer, who has given His life in exchange for ours.   

Welcome & announcements


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

People:    Amen. 


Pastor: In a time of silence and prayer, let us approach the Father’s throne of grace.   

Silence for reflection

Pastor: We confess together.  Most merciful Father, 

People: we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean.  We       have drifted from Your commands, choosing to go our own separate ways.  We have not honored You as our Creator, nor have we honored one another in love.  By the cleansing work of our Redeemer, remove from us our sins of thought,  word, and deed so that we worship You in Spirit and in truth.   In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen. 

Pastor: Only in Christ Jesus are we made complete—complete as God’s creation and completely cleansed of our guilt and sin.  Upon this your confession, I, as a called and ordained servant of the Lord, announce His grace to all of you and, in the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive you all of your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:    Amen. 

Hymn of Praise           “It is No Secret” Red Book 105

Stuart Hamblen 1950. Renewed 1977 Hamblen Music Company (Admin. by ClearBox Rights, LLC)

The chimes of time ring out the news; Another day is through.

Someone slipped and fell.  Was that someone you?

You may have longed for added strength, your courage to renew.

Do not be disheartened, for I bring hope to you.

Chorus:     It is no secret what God can do. 

What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.

With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you,

It is no secret what God can do.

There is no night, for in His light You’ll never walk alone.

Always feels at home where-ev-er you may roam.

There is no power can conquer you, while God is on your side.

Just take Him at His promise; Don’t run away and hide.



Pastor: Let us Pray. Merciful Father, Your patience and loving-kindness toward us have no end.  Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may always think and do those things that are pleasing in Your sight; through Jesus, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People: Amen. 

scripture lessons

FIRST LESSON:                                                  Genesis 2:18-25

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for[a] him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed[b] every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam[c] there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made[d] into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
    because she was taken out of Man.”[e]

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

GOSPEL:                                              Mark 10:2-16  

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,[a] and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord

People: Praise to You O Christ

SERMON HYMN:      “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

Text: Prayer of St. Francis; adapted by Sebastian Temple, Tune: Sebastian Temple, b. 1928 Copyright 1967, 1975, 1980 Franciscan Communications. 

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.

Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,

And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.

Where there is darkness, only light,

And where there’s sadness, ever joy.

Oh, Master, grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console.

To be understood as to understand.

To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

In giving of ourselves that we receive,

And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.


Pastor Bill Shimkus

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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.   


Pastor: Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs. For the growth of God’s kingdom of grace and forgiveness, that we live out our identities as sons and daughters of our heavenly Father, let us pray to the Lord. 

People: Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor: For the Christian Church, both here in Philomath and assembled in congregations throughout the world, that we be one as our God is one, let us pray to the Lord. 

People: Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor: For all husbands and wives, moms and dads, daughters and sons, and every member of every Christian family, that we live out our unique vocations in joy and peace, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:    Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor: For all public servants, including those who serve in the government and in our armed forces, that they would find refuge in the strong arms of the Savior, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:    Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor: For all who suffer in heart, mind, and body (especially………), that they find restoration in Christ, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:    Lord, have mercy. 

Pastor: For these and all other concerns we have, that our gracious Father would answer the petitions of His people, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:    Father, we are Your family.  Grant that our lives, reflect who You are and what you have done to make us Your own.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen. 


Pastor: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you. 

Pastor: Lift up your hearts. 

People: We lift them to the Lord. 

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

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



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 SONG               “Bind Us Together” Red Book 14

Bob Gillman © 1977 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Chorus:     Bind us together Lord,

Bind us together with cords that cannot be broken,

Bind us together Lord, Bind us together

Bind us together with love.

There is only one God.

There is only one King.

There is only one body.

That is why I sing.




Pastor: Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

People: Amen.

CLOSING HYMN: “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”     

Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008, Tune: Welsh, 18th cent.; setting: Ralph Vaughn Williams, 1872-1958, Text © 1983 Concordia Publishing House, Music: Public Domain

Go, My children, with My blessing, Never alone.

Waking, sleeping, I am with you; You are My own.

In My love’s baptismal river

I have made you Mine forever.

Go, My children, with My blessing—You are My own.

I the Lord will bless and keep you And give you peace;

I the Lord will smile upon you And give you peace:

I the Lord will be your Father, Savior, Comforter, and Brother.

Go, My children; I will keep you And give you peace.


Pastor:  Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 



Holiday Bazaar. The Holiday Bazaar is coming up fast on November 6th. The Ladies Guild has sponsored this event for several years, but we rely on our Church family to contribute handmade items to be sold. If you craft, knit, crochet, quilt, woodwork, make jewelry, or have any other skill, please consider how you can help this important event. The monies collected go to local charities such as Camp Lutherwood, support for a seminarian, and several other organizations. Please consider how you can help by donating,  setting up/cleaning up, baking cookies, etc. More information will come later regarding the cookie jar, basket donations, and Granny’s Attic. Lastly, the tickets are now on sale for the quilt hanging in the Fellowship Hall. Please see Jani B for any questions.

New Member Class. The last new member classes will be next Sunday October 10 at 3:00pm.

Fall Decorations. It’s time to decorate the inside of the church for fall! If you have pumpkins, gourds, or cornstalks that you would be willing to donate, please let Sally Stouder or Colleen Schulze know.  They would be happy to come by and pick up whatever you have after you harvest.

Confirmation Class. Confirmation class continues today at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall. This class will be offered in-person and online via Zoom. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Lucke.

Interested in helping with Audio/Visual? We have an outstanding team assembled for our sound and audio team at Peace. We are looking to build a deeper bench for help. If you have an interest in helping out, please connect with Oscar. The more we have on the team, the more the burden is lifted to cover this important aspect of our ministry.

Ladies Guild. The Ladies Guild will meet next Thursday, October 7 at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please wear a mask.