The Service in PDF format is at: September 25, 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 25, 2022

Musician                                                      Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                         Nora Stanley

Children’s Message                                    Pastor Lucke

Flowers                                                       Lindy Young


AS WE GATHER… In the traditional “learning trio” of reading, writing, and arithmetic, the first two of the listed disciplines deal with words. Spoken and written communication are vital throughout life. But learning numbers and how to work with them, understand them, and use them well is also important. The books of the Bible include many numbers, each of which has special significance. The fourth book of the Old Testament is called Numbers because it contains the results of two censuses of the Hebrew people taken after the exodus from Egypt. The Lord God demanded that each of His people was accounted for and known. We are reminded that we are counted too – in God’s view each of us “number one!”



CHORAL OPENING      Exalted Is The Lord

Arranged by John F. Wilson. Copyright 1982 Meadowgreen Music Company.

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just;

by His power we trust in His love.

Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true;

by His mercy He proves He is love.

Great is the Lord, and worthy of Glory!

Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise!

Great is the Lord! Now lift up your voice!

Now lift up your voice!

Great is the Lord!

He is exalted, exalted, great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord, He is holy and just;

by His power we trust in His love.

Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true;

by His mercy He proves He is love.

Great is the Lord and worthy of glory!

Great is the Lord and worthy of praise!

Great is the Lord! Now lift up your voice!

Now lift up your voice!

Great is the Lord!

He is exalted, exalted, great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord!

He is exalted, the king of exalted on high;

I will praise Him.

He is exalted, forever exalted,

and I will praise His name!

He is the Lord; forever

His truth shall reign.

Heaven and earth rejoice

in His holy name.

He is exalted,

the King is exalted on high.

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high,

Great is the Lord, I will praise Him!

He is exalted the king is exalted,

and I will praise His name!

Great is the lord,

He is the Lord; Forever His truth shall reign!

Heaven and earth rejoice in His Holy name!

He is exalted, exalted!

He is exalted, exalted!

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.

He is exalted! exalted!

He is exalted! exalted!

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high!

Great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord!

He is exalted!


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

People: Amen.


Leader: Jesus tells us of a rich man and a poor man, whose name was Lazarus. The rich man ignored Lazarus in life, though Lazarus was right outside his door. How often in our own lives do we ignore those who are outside his door. How often in our own lives do we ignore those who are outside our door, who are in our own community and in need? How often do we put our trust in riches rather than in our Redeemer? We turn to our heavenly Father to ask His mercy and forgiveness.

~~~~~ Silence for reflection ~~~~~

Leader: Together we confess our sins:

People: Heavenly Father, we confess that we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We confess that we have taken comfort in the riches of this world rather than in the riches of Your kingdom. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive our sins and remove guilt and shame.


Leader: Almighty God has shown His love for us in this; He gave His Son, Jesus, to die and rise for all people, for the rich and the poor, for you and for me. 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      “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:  Let us Pray. O God, You are the strength of all who trust in You, and without Your aid we can do no good thing. Grant us the help of Your grace that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People: Amen.


OLD TESTAMENT       II Samuel 11:1-5, 14-17, 12:1-7

In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.

And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”

So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house.

And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.”

14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die.”

16 And as Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the place where he knew there were valiant men.

17 And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uriah the Hittite also died.

12 And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor.

2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him.

Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”

Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, 6 and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”

Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul.

Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.

People:  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL LESSON        Luke 16:19-31

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried,

23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’

25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.

26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’

27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house—

28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’

29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’

30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’

31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’ ”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You O Christ.


SERMON HYMN    “There is a Redeemer”

There is a Redeemer,

Jesus God’s own Son

Precious Lamb of God,

Messiah, Holy One.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

 And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


Jesus, my redeemer,

Name above all names.

Precious Lamb of God,

Messiah, Hope for sinners slain.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

 And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


When I stand in glory,

I will see His face,

And there I’ll serve My King forever,

In that holy place.

Thank you, O my Father

for giving us Your Son;

 And leaving Your Spirit

‘til the work on earth is done.


“David’s Stained-Glass Window”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


People: I believe in God, who has created all things and continues to create new life within us. I believe in Jesus, son of God, son of man, the Savior of the world. By His life, His death and resurrection, I can know the true depth of human possibility, and experience the true joy of an abundant life. I believe that the Holy Spirit is present, now and always, calling us to faith, giving us gifts and empowering us for service. I believe that the community of believers called the church can experience the fullness of life through the word, the sacraments, and all that we do. Amen.


Leader:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Lord God, You have taught us through Your Word that the pursuit of a self-centered and complacent faith is not what You have intended for us. Rather, You call us to walk in Your will and ways for furthering of Your kingdom and the loving of our neighbors.

People:  We praise You for Your wisdom, Lord. You know our struggles and our weaknesses and how easily we are deterred from Your will. Empower us to live a life focused on faith, love, care for others, endurance, and joy in You.

Leader:  Lord God, Jesus taught us that there is no eternal value in placing the pursuit of riches as the priority of our life as it leads to a path of separation from You.

People:  Strengthen our faith, Lord. Teach us to rely on You rather than our own pursuits and interests. Strengthen us through the work of Your Spirit in us.

Leader:  Grant that those whom You have called and placed as overseers and leaders in Your places of worship may faithfully fulfill the calling in which You have placed them that they may speak Your Word in confidence.

People:  Grant that each person in every vocation serve You and others in Your name all the days of their life.

Leader:  Lord God, let the cries of all in need come before You, (especially…). By Your merciful goodness, grant healing to their bodies and peace to their souls.

People: Comfort and support all who are burdened and sorrowful, that in all their sadness, faith may remain firm.

Leader:  Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, 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:       “How Firm a Foundation”

Text: J. Rippon, A selection of Hymns, 1787, alt. Tune: early American; © Public Domain

How firm a foundation,

O saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith in

His excellent word!

What more can He say

than to you He has said,

who unto the Savior

for refuge have fled?


 “Fear not, I am with you,

Oh, be not dismayed,

For I am your God,

and will still give you aid;

I’ll strengthen you, help you,

and cause you to stand,

Upheld by My righteous,

omnipotent hand.”


 “When through fiery trials

your pathway shall lie,

My grace, all sufficient,

shall be your supply;

The flames shall not hurt you;

I only design

your dross to consume,

and your gold to refine.


Throughout all their lifetime

my people shall prove

My sov’reign, eternal,

unchangeable love;

And then, when gray hairs

shall their temples adorn,

Like lambs they shall still

in my bosom be borne.


Pastor: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord!

People: Thanks be to God!



Bazaar News…

Have you seen the beautiful quilt in the fellowship hall? It was lovingly made by our own Kay G. and Peggy K. You could win that quilt!

Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket (or 2 or 3)! Raffle tickets are $5.00 each.

See Maggie to purchase. The drawing will be held on November 5.

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.

Men’s Breakfast. Once again it is time for the Peace men’s First Saturday Breakfast. Coming up fast, yes October 1st!!  Ray Hewitt has shared a DVD about Oberammergau, Germany home of the Passion Play. The DVD has a short glimpse of the Passion play, performed every 10 years. That portion of the of the DVD will be shown as the topic for the breakfast. The coffee will be on at 8:00am, breakfast served at 8:30, discussion topic at 9:00 – 10:00 Do plan to attend. Please let Oscar Gutbrod know (541-231-3954 [email protected]) whether you plan to attend, helps in securing enough sausage, bacon and eggs!! Thanks.

Healing & Renewal Service. Peace is offering a Prayer, Healing and Renewal Service on the first Sunday of the month at 9 am. October’s service will be next Sunday, October 2 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.