The Service in PDF format is at: September 18, 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, September 18, 2022

Musician                                       Colleen Schulze and Susanne Muhly

Ushers                                            Joe & Janette Payne

Flowers                                         Dusek Family (Margaret’s Birthday)

AS WE GATHER… We need mercy. In fact, all people need mercy. In today’s Epistle, Paul urges that prayers be made for all people – for kings and all in authority. In our tense political times, we may be reluctant to pray for all, whether rich or poor, whether we agree with them or not. God desires to show mercy to all people – even our enemies!





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

People: Amen.


Leader: God invites us to speak to Him.

People: He wants to hear from us.

Leader: He longs to hear our supplications and prayers,

People: our intercession and thanksgiving for all people.

Leader: God desires that all people are saved

People: and come to a knowledge of truth.

Leader: Whether rich or poor, rulers or the destitute,

People: God desires to save all people.

Leader: Blessed be the name of the Lord

People: from this time forth and forevermore!


Leader:  Though God invites us to speak with Him in prayer, we have ignored His invitation. We may be tempted to choose complaining and worrying over conversing with God. We may be tempted to listen to ourselves and the world instead of to God’s Word. We turn to God’s infinite mercy and ask for His forgiveness.

~~~~~ A time of silence is observed. ~~~~~

Leader:  Heavenly Father,

People: we confess that we have ignored You and the gift of prayer and conversation with You. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sin. Restore us as Your beloved people.

Leader: God hears your confession and invites you back into holy conversation with Him. Almighty God in His mercy showed His love for us in this, that He gave His Son, Jesus, to die and rise 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. 

SONG OF PRAISE            “Seek Ye First” (x2)

Karen Lafferty, Copyright 1972 Maranatha! Music. All rights reserved.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God,

And His righteousness.

And all these things shall be added unto you!

Allelu, alleluia!


Ask and it shall be given unto you,

Seek and ye shall find,

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you,

Allelu, alleluia!


Man does not live by bread alone,

But by every word

That proceeds from the mouth of the Lord,

Allelu, alleluia!


Leader:  Let us Pray. O Lord, in Your abundant mercy, You invite us into holy conversation with You; increase our faithfulness to You that we continually bring You our supplications, prayers, and thanksgivings; through Jesus, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit.  

People: Amen.


FIRST LESSON:         II Samuel 9:1-13

And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.”

And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.”

The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.”

Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.

And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.”

And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.”

And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?”

Then the king called Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson.

10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

11 Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table, like one of the king’s sons.

12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba’s house became Mephibosheth’s servants.

13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both his feet.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON          Luke 16:1-15

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.

And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’

And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.

I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’

So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’

Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’

The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?

13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.

SERMON HYMN       “Here’s My Heart”

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Here’s my heart Lord

Here’s my heart Lord
Here’s my heart Lord
Speak what is true


‘Cause I am found I am Yours
I am loved I’m made pure
I have life I can breathe
I am healed I am free


‘Cause You are strong You are sure
You are life You endure
You are good always true
You are light breaking through


You are more than enough
You are here You are love
You are hope You are grace
You’re all I have You’re everything


Here’s my heart Lord
Here’s my heart Lord
Here’s my heart Lord
Speak what is true
Here’s my life Lord
Here’s my life Lord
Here’s my life Lord
Speak what is true
Speak what is true
Speak what is true


“A Place at the Table”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

CREEDAL SONG       “We Believe”

Matthew Hooper | Richie Fike | Travis Ryan © Integrity Worship Music (Admin. by Integrity Music) Integrity’s Praise! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music) Life Worship (Admin. by Integrity Music) Travis Ryan Music (Admin. by Integrity Music)

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe we believe

In this broken generation
When all is dark You help us see
There is only one salvation
We believe we believe


Chorus: We believe in God the Father

We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s coming back again
(We believe)

So let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
In our weakness and temptations
We believe we believe


Let the lost be found and the dead be raised
In the here and now let love invade
Let the church live loud our God will save
We believe we believe
And the gates of hell will not prevail
For the pow’r of God has torn the veil
Now we know Your love will never fail
We believe we believe


He’s coming back again
He’s coming back again
We believe we believe

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH                       

Leader:  Dear Heavenly Father, You desire that all people are saved and come to knowledge of the truth. Send out messengers to every corner of the earth that people from every tribe, nation, and language would hear the saving mercy of Your Son, Jesus. Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Lord, send Your mercy to all who are struggling financially, the homeless, the poor, the unemployed, the underemployed, and those dealing with unexpected situations. Lead them through this challenging road and provide people and systems to help them. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Lord, You invite us into holy conversation with You through prayer, but we often neglect this invitation. Help us to speak to You more frequently and more fervently. Lord, in Your mercy,   

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Lord, look with favor upon all who are sick, injured, and recovering, (especially….). Have mercy upon them and heal them according to Your will. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Lord, You sent Your Son to be the mediator between God and humanity. Grant us peace and reconciliation in our homes, our congregation, our community, our country, and throughout the world. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Lord, we commend all of these things to Your infinite mercies, which are new every morning. Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 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:      “For the Beauty of the Earth”

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917, alt. Tune: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872.; ©Public Domain

For the beauty of the earth,

For the beauty of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies;

Christ our Lord, to you we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For the wonder of each hour,

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flow’r,

Sun and moon and stars of light:

Christ our Lord, to you we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and mind’s delight,

For the mystic harmony

Linking sense to sound and sight:

Christ our Lord, to you we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth and friends above;

For all gentle thoughts and mild:

Christ our Lord, to you we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


For yourself, best gift divine

To the world so freely giv’n:

Agent of God’s grand design,

Peace on earth and joy in heav’n

Christ our Lord, to you we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



Bazaar News…

Are you planning any late summer/early fall “spring cleaning” projects around your house? Do you have lots of gently used items that you don’t want anymore?

Please consider donating them to our Granny’s Attic! This is a highly popular section of the bazaar where we will sell those items at thrifted prices. Please, no clothing.

Donations will be accepted Oct. 23 – 30th. Please see Jani B. if you have questions.

More ideas next week!

Are You in Need of Some New Slacks? A member of our congregation is giving away six pair of very nice men’s dress slacks size 36×32. If you are interested, please contact Daniel.

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.

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. October 9 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. All women are encouraged to wear some shade of purple to the service on October 9 to honor LWML. 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. Mite boxes are available for each member. You can contact Guild President, Ellen Holroyd to get a box.