The Service in PDF format is at: October 9, 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

AS WE GATHER… The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman’s identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ. Lutheran Women in Mission are women of faith, empowered for active service in Jesus’ name and bold support of missions through Mite Box offerings. As Christians, we have been given the kingdom of God to bear its fruit.


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OPENING HYMN                        “Christ Is Our Cornerstone”

Text: John Chandler, 1806-1876, alt. Tune: John Darwall 1731-1789. Public Domain

Christ is our corner-stone

On Him alone we build

With His true saints alone

The courts of heaven are filled

On His great love

Our hopes we place

Of present grace

And joys above


Here may we gain from heaven

The grace which we implore

And may that grace once given

Be with us evermore

Until that day

When all the blessed

To endless rest

Are called away


Oh, then, with hymns of praise

These hallowed courts shall ring;

Our voices we will raise

The Three in One to sing

And thus proclaim in joyful song,

Both loud and long,

That glorious name.


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

People: Amen!


Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord,

People: who made heaven and earth.

Leader: If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?

People: But with You there is forgiveness; therefore, You are feared.

Leader:  Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word and call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought,            word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of         Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

People:    Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

Leader: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant             of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.



Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Let us pray. O God, You did not spare Your own Son but gave Him up for us all. Grant that by faith we may trust in Your promises and live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.


THE FIRST LESSON       I Samuel 17:32-50

32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”

33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.”

34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock,

35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him.

36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.”

37 And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”

38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail,

39 and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off.

40 Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd’s pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.

41 And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him.

42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.

43 And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field.”

45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know tat there is a God in Israel,

47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.”

48 When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.

49 And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

EPISTLE           Romans 8:31-39

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

36 As it is written,   “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON          Luke 12:35-40

Leader: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twelfth chapter.

People: Glory to You, O Lord.

35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning,

36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks.

37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.

38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants!

39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.

40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Leader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.


SERMON HYMN            “Children of the Heavenly Father”

Text: Caroline V. Sandell Berg, 1832-1903; tr. Ernst W. Olson, 1870-1958

Children of the heav’nly Father

Safely in his bosom gather,

Nestling bird or star in heaven

Such a refuge ne’er was given.


God his own doth tend and nourish,

In his holy courts they flourish,

From all evil things he spares them,

In his mighty arms he bears them.


Neither life nor death shall ever

From the Lord his children sever;

From all evil things he spares them,

In his mighty arms he bears them.


Though he giveth or he taketh,

God his children ne’er forsaketh;

His the loving purpose solely

To preserve them pure and holy.


“David’s Courage”

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People: In fervent gratitude for the Savior’s dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us. We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal fellowship with Him. Amen.


Leader:  Let us pray. Almighty God, we give you thanks for your goodness and love in Christ that sustains us each day. We praise you for the gift of your Son, Jesus, who is for us and with us in all things. We thank you for the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and sustainer of faith. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Guide, we pray, our congregation in our life together and witness to the world. Grant us your grace and strengthen your people. Lord, in Your mercy, 

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: For the mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in this congregation and throughout the world, that every heart will beat with Your love and all hearts extend Your hand of service to others. Through the faithful gathering of mites, may Lutheran Women in Mission continue to encourage us to put all You have given us into the mission of reaching the lost. Lord, in Your mercy,

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Sanctify our homes with Your presence, reminding us that nothing can separate us from Your love. Unite the members of all families in love toward you and each other. Lord, in Your mercy, 

People: Hear our prayer.

Leader: For… (additional intercessions of the congregation). 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 for the sake of 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           “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”

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.

Chorus:                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.


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.


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!



Leader:  Go in peace!  Serve the Lord!

People:  Thanks be to God! 



Bazaar News…

Crafters…do you need a specific way to display your items? If you have something at home that you think would work well, we’d love to borrow it. If you don’t, please let Janette or Colleen know as soon as possible.

On that note, do you have something at home that you think may be useful as general displays? We can be creative when it comes to display potential!

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.

LWML Sunday. Today 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. 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. A list of grants is listed to the right. For more information go to:

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 beginning a study on I Timothy next Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. This is a relaxed time of discovery. How does someone “keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7)” when they have lost everything else–ie. freedom, possessions, the future? This describes Paul as he writes to a young Timothy. 

Blood Drive. Peace is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on October 14. There are still spaces available if you would like to participate in this life saving effort.

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.