The Service in PDF format is at: October 8, 2023 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.

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, Rick Durling

Praise Team      Rick Durling, Patrick Kamins, Karyn Stanley, Nora Stanley, Diane Crocker, Kaia Lucke, Sarah Grassel, Caleb Santora

Today October 8, 2023

Musician                                                                Colleen Schulze

                                                                               Peace Choir

Reader                                                                    LWML Ladies

Flowers                                                                   Leach/Patterson

Children’s Message                                                Pastor J. 

As We Gather…………… We all have a past. From the people whose names are known to all to the anonymous known only to God, we all come with history that has marked us for sin and death. The gift of God is that He forgives that sinful past, removes all condemnation, and bestows a future upon us. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the story of Paul. The Lord forgave his past, restored him beyond every expectation, and gave him a future serving as an apostle in life with the prize of eternal life in death. No matter who we are, we have the same promise. God forgives all our sin, restores us to be His own and live under Him in His kingdom, and bears in us the fruit of the Kingdom now and the prize of everlasting life in His own time. All of this we know now by faith, trusting in the righteousness that God has given to us in Christ and not in ourselves.



CHORAL ANTHEM                 “Circle of Love”

Words and music by Pepper Choplin; Copyright 2004, GlorySound, A Division of Shawnee Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A circle goes round and round again.

It has no beginning and has no end

for it will be spinning eternally.

A circle was drawn by God’s hand.

Filled with love, it will expand

to welcome all who will hear the call

to join in love, circle of love, of love.

Join in the circle of love,

join in the circle of love.


God gives love and there’s enough

for all who need a holy touch

of love and care open hearts can share.

God will touch many hearts,

make us one from many parts

and we will be joined in unity.

We’re joined in love, circle of love, of love

join in the circle of love,

join in the circle of love.


So come together and gather round

share the circle of love we’ve found.

God is the center and God surrounds us with His love,

with His holy love, with His holy love.


The circle of love goes ‘round again,

and its power shall never end,

for love will be living eternally.

Love is strong, love is great.

Come together and celebrate

and welcome all as we hear the call,

to share the circle of love, the circle of love.


The circle of love was formed by God’s hand.

Filled with love it will expand.

Share the circle of love we’ve found.

God is the center and God surrounds.

Love is strong, love is great

come together and join in the circle of love.

Join in the circle of love, of love.

This circle of love goes round again.

It has no beginning and has no end, no end.


Psalm 9:2; 33:20-22; 122:1

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

People: Amen.

Leader: I was glad when they said to me,

People: “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

Leader: I will be glad and exult in You;

People: I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 

Leader: Our soul waits for the Lord;

People: He is our help and our shield.                              

Leader: For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name.

People: Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in You.

Leader: I was glad when they said to me,

People: “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”                                         


Leader: Let us now make confession of our sins to God, our heavenly Father, 

People: O God our Father, we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed. We have transgressed Your law and have brought injury to others. We have not always shown forth our faith in every aspect of our lives. We repent of our sins. Have mercy on us and hear this, our confession, O Lord. Grant us Your grace and forgiveness in Jesus. By the renewing work of the Holy Spirit within us, lead us to amend our sinful lives that each day we grow in righteousness and godly living to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

SONG OF CONFESSION              Change My Heart Oh God

Twice Through

Change my heart, oh God. Make it ever true.

Change my heart, oh God. May I be like You.

You are the potter. I am the clay.

Mold me and make me. This is what I pray.

Change my heart, oh God. Make it ever true.

Change my heart, oh God. May I be like You.


Leader: The Lord hears our pleas and accepts our prayers. To each of us our Lord promises forgiveness, life, and salvation. As a called and ordained servant of Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.


Leader:  Let us pray.

Merciful Father, in Your abundant love You redeemed us from our sin and restored us as Your own children in Christ. As You have crowned us with love and mercy, keep us in this grace and favor that we may strive to complete the race and receive from Your hand the crown of everlasting life; 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              Isaiah 5:1-7

Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard:   My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

  He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines;   he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it;   and he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.

  And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,   judge between me and my vineyard.

  What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it?   When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?

  And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard.   I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured;   I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.

  I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and briers and thorns shall grow up;   I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

  For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel,   and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting;   and he looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;   for righteousness, but behold, an outcry!

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!

HOLY GOSPEL                             Matthew 21:33-46

33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country.

34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:   “ ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;   this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.

44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them.

46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ!


SERMON HYMN             “Shine, Jesus Shine”

By: Graham Kendrick; ©1987 Make Way Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

Lord, the Light of Your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness shining;

Jesus, Light of the World, shine upon us.

Set us free by the truth You now bring us.

Shine on me, shine on me.


Chorus:                             Shine, Jesus, shine,

Fill this land with the Father’s glory;

Blaze, Spirit, blaze, Set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river flow, Flood the nations with

grace and mercy.

Send forth Your Word, Lord,

and let there be light.


Lord, I come to Your awesome presence,

From the shadows into Your radiance;

By the blood I may enter Your brightness,

Search me, try me, consume all my darkness,

Shine on me, shine on me.


As we gaze on Your kingly brightness,

So our faces display Your likeness;

Ever changing from glory to glory,

Mirror’d here may our lives tell Your story,

Shine on me, shine on me.



Pastor Jeremy Lucke

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ALL: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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.


We offer our thanksgiving for what God has first given us—our selves, our time, our possessions.



Leader: With full confidence that our prayers will be heard by our loving God, we offer our petitions for the Church, the world, and all people in need. O Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: With hope-filled hearts we pray for the community of world nations, especially remembering the people Canada as they observe their country’s National Day of Thanksgiving. O Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: We pray for the well-being of creation in our land and every land, for all coastlands and water and for all fields and forests. Grant that we be proper stewards of all the of the gifts we have received. O Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: We pray for those who are in need of special petitions this day, including the injured or ill, people in hospitals or other care centers, those dealing with special challenges, the shut-in, the unemployed, and those who are grieving this day, (especially……..). Be the support of those in need and the comfort of those who are burdened. O Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer. 

Leader: Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy through Your Son, 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


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               “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878, alt. Tune: Ernewerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund, 1665; © 1978 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis and Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,

the King of creation!

O my soul, Praise Him,

for He is your health and salvation!

Let all who hear,

Now to His temple draw near;

Joining in glad adoration!


Praise to the Lord,

who o’er all things is wondrously reigning,

And, as on wings of an eagle,

uplifting, sustaining.

Have you not seen

All that is needful has been

Sent by His gracious ordaining?


Praise to the Lord,

who will prosper your work and defend you;

Surely His goodness and mercy

shall daily attend you.

Ponder anew

What the Almighty can do,

If with His love He befriend you.


Praise to the Lord,

Oh let all that is in me adore Him!

All that has life and breath,

come now with praises before Him.

Let the Amen

Sound from His people again,

Gladly forever we adore Him.


Leader:  Go in Peace.  Serve the Lord. 

People:  Thanks be to God. 



New Bible Study. David Leding started a new Bible Study today leading an exploration into the Augsburg Confession using a small book, “The Lutheran Toolkit” and The Augsburg Confession as our guide. We will continue this study for the next several weeks. As Lutherans we are a confessional body of believers in the risen Lord Jesus Christ and one of our primary confessions is the Augsburg Confession.  By digging deeper into this confession, we will together learn more about the roots of our church and the teachings that are the foundation of our Lutheran heritage. 

Holiday Bazaar Update. Bazaar News…

Are you working hard on 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:    

Oct 22            All basket items due

Oct 22-29       Handcrafted due (please include a list of items and quantities (helps with pricing)

Oct 22-29       Granny’s Attic items due

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

More to come…

Getting the Choir back together. The Peace choir is back and singing again. If you like to sing, the choir would be glad to have you. Please see Colleen or Diane for more information.

Eggs are back in stock. Do you need some farm fresh eggs? Karen M. has brown, free range eggs for $3 / dozen. Contact Karen (aka The egg lady) at (541) 929-2213 if you would like to get some.

Decorating for Fall. It certainly feels like fall is upon us. We will soon start decorating the church to celebrate the season. Pumpkins and gourds always make the church look festive, so if you happen to have any of those growing in your garden or would like to pick some up at the store, it would be a great help. Please drop your pumpkins, gourds, or other fall decorations off at church or give them Sally or Colleen.

Solar Eclipse next Saturday. Next Saturday we will observe an Annular Solar Eclipse. The event will begin shortly after 8:00am and reach annularity a little at 9:15am and will only last for about 4½ minutes. We had planned an event with John Cowens, however, he has another commitment so we have to cancel that event for Saturday morning. However, if you would like to observe the eclipse you can certainly watch it on your own; just be sure to use special protective glasses designed for eclipse observation. We have several pairs for free if you would like them. See Daniel if you would like a pair.