The Service in PDF format is at: October 30, 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 30, 2022

Musician                                                     Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                        Janette Payne

Flowers                                                       Lucke (Claire Birthday)


AS WE GATHER: In speaking of the message of the Reformation, Martin Luther stated: “All I have written and taught has been according to my conscience and sworn duty as a humble teacher of the Holy Scripture, for the praise of God, for the benefit and salvation of all Christendom, and for the good of the entire German nation.” He knew the message was much more than the man. He wanted his hearers to be assured of their salvation, which is alone in Christ, the Messiah. Through his sermons and hymn texts and writings, he presented the Gospel simply and directly. Today we honor and celebrate his faithful rediscovery of that Good News!



PROCESSIONAL SONG:   “A Mighty Fortress is our God”

Dick Grout; Frederick Henry Hedge; Martin Luther; Words: Public Domain ; Music: 2015 Grout, Dick

A mighty fortress is our God,

A sword and shield victorious;

He breaks the cruel oppressor’s rod

And wins salvation glorious.


The old satanic foe

Has sworn to work us woe!

With craft and dreadful might

He arms himself to fight.

On earth he has no equal.


No strength of ours can match his might!

We would be lost, rejected.

But now a champion comes to fight,

Whom God himself elected.


You ask who this may be?

The Lord of hosts is he!

Christ Jesus mighty Lord,

God’s only Son, adored.

He holds the field victorious.


Though hordes of devils fill the land

All threat’ning to devour us,

We tremble not, unmoved we stand;

They cannot over pow’r us.

Let this world’s tyrant rage;


In battle we’ll engage!

His might is doomed to fail;

God’s judgment must prevail!

One little word subdues him.


God’s Word forever shall abide,

No thanks to foes, who fear it;

For God himself fights by our side

With weapons of the Spirit.


Were they to take our house,

Goods, honor, child, or spouse,

Though life be wrenched away,

They cannot win the day.

The Kingdom’s ours forever!


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

People: Amen.

Leader:  For by grace you have been saved through faith.

People: And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Leader:  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

People: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.

Leader:  which God prepared beforehand,

People: that we should walk in them.


Leader: The Word of God announces both His punishment and His pardon, His judgement and His grace.  The Law of God, summarized in the Ten Commandments, reminds us of our continual need for the Lord’s forgiveness.  As we gather for worship, let us first pray to the Lord, confessing our sins to Him and calling upon Him to have mercy upon us. 

~~~~~ A moment of silence to reflect on our sin and our need for the Savior~~~~~

Leader: With humble hearts, let us pray to the Lord. 

People: Heavenly Father, Your Word of truth confronts us in our sin.  It convicts us of the bad things we have thought, said, and done, and of the good things we have failed to think, say, and do.  Forgive our sins against You and our sins against one another.  Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy upon us and forgive us.  By the power of His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, reunite our lives to Your life.  Equip us by Your Holy Spirit to love and to serve others as You have first loved and served us.  Amen. 

Leader: Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  Friends in Christ, let us abide in Jesus’ Word, which brings us the freedom of His forgiveness.  Almighty God, in His great mercy, has given His Son to die for you and for Jesus’ sake forgives you all your sins.  Upon this your confession, I, as a called and ordained servant of Christ, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

People:         Amen. 

SONG OF PRAISE:       “Freely, Freely”

Words & Music by: Carol Owens, adapted from: Matt. 10:7,8; © 1971 by William J. Gaither.  The Fellowship Publication

God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name,

I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name;

And in Jesus’ name I come to you

To share His love as He told me to.

He said, “Freely, freely you have received:

Freely, freely give.

Go in my name, and because you believe,

Others will know that I live.”


All pow’r is giv’n in Jesus’ name,

In earth and heav’n in Jesus’ name

And in Jesus’ name I come to you

To share His pow’r as He told me to.

He said, “Freely, freely you have received:

Freely, freely give.

Go in my name, and because you believe,

Others will know that I live.”



The First Lesson:              Psalm 46

Leader:God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Men:Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

Women: though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Leader:There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Men: The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; He utters His voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Leader: Come, behold the works of the Lord, how He has brought desolations on the earth.

Women: He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the chariots with fire.

Leader: “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

EPISTLE          Romans 3:19-28

God justifies us through faith in Christ.

Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.

20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.

28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON          John 8:31-36  

God sets us free as we abide in Jesus’ Word.

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

CHOIR ANTHEM:      “In Christ Alone”

Keith Getty; Stuart Townend; 2001 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light my strength my song

This Cornerstone this solid Ground

Firm through the fiercest

drought and storm


What heights of love

what depths of peace

When fears are stilled

when strivings cease

My Comforter my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand


In Christ alone who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save


Till on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live


There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again


And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the

precious blood of Christ


No guilt in life no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny


No power of hell no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand


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Luther’s Explanation of the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed

People:  I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father in eternity, and also a true human being, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord.  He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned human being.  He has purchased and freed me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his holy, precious blood and his innocent suffering and death.  He has done all this in order that I may belong to him, live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in eternal righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead and lives and rules eternally.  This is most certainly true.   


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

Leader:  For those who are marked with the sign of the cross and sealed with the Holy Spirit, that the children of God may hold forth the word of truth throughout the world, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord Jesus, may we abide in Your Word. 

Leader:  For Peace Lutheran Church, that we may see the great need for the truth of God’s Word in our local community and shine Christ’s light in our neighborhoods, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord, Jesus, may we abide in Your Word. 

Leader:  For all who serve in positions of leadership in our government, along with those who serve in our armed forces, that our Mighty Fortress would protect them as they serve to protect our freedoms, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord Jesus, may we abide in Your Word. 

Leader:  For all those with illness of heart, mind, and body, (especially………), that they may be set free from their infirmities and rest in the healing presence of our Savior, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:  Lord Jesus, may we abide in Your Word. 

Leader:  For these and all other concerns we have, that, as we bow before heaven’s throne, we know that Christ alone brings our petitions before our loving Father, let us pray to the Lord. 

People:    Lord Jesus, may we abide in Your Word.  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


Leader: Brothers and sisters, you have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus. 

People: We rejoice in this gift of God!

Leader: You are made to be His workmanship, walking daily in His Word. 

People: We rejoice in the Word that sets us free!

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:        “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”

Text: Edward Mote, 1787-1874, alt. Tune: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868; © 1978 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis and Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia.                                                       

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

No merit of my own I claim,

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.


When darkness veils his lovely face,

I rest on his unchanging grace;

In ev’ry high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.


His oath, his covenant, his blood

Sustain me in the raging flood;

When all supports are washed away,

He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.


When he shall come with trumpet sound,

Oh, may I then in him be found,

Clothed in his righteousness alone,

Redeemed to stand before the throne!

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



The bazaar is next Saturday!  Please come!!

The Ladies Guild Holiday Bazaar is a fun shopping experience with a variety of beautiful, handcrafted items; beautiful, themed gift baskets that are wrapped and ready for gift giving, and delicious cookies and baked goods for your holiday entertaining.  

Remember, proceeds benefit local charitable organizations and Ladies Guild efforts.

Thank you for your support!  It is greatly appreciated! 

Healing & Renewal Service. Peace is offering a Prayer, Healing and Renewal Service on the first Sunday of the month. November’s service will be next Sunday, November 6 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.

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.

FALL BACK. Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour next Saturday night before you go to bed.