The Service in PDF format is at: October 29, 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 29, 2023

Musician                                                             Colleen Schulze

Reader                                                                Debbi Weiler

Flowers                                                               Lucke Family

Children’s Message                                            Pastor J. 

Fellowship                                                  Ethel Post’s 100th Birthday

As We Gather……………. Reformation is a day to remember and celebrate that the Church founded by Jesus Christ is a living entity. Through the centuries, God has shaped the Church and then reshaped it, again and again, so that every generation may experience the Gospel in language it can understand. Throughout these changes, God has preserved His Word and Sacraments. Like the Church, we as individuals are in the process of being shaped by God. We are the clay. God is the potter. And just as He created us and all things, so one day in Christ will we and all things be re-created, and all that is now misshapen or broken will be restored.



OPENING SONG               “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

INVOCATION              Ephesians 2:8-10

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.

Silence for self-examination 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, 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      “Glory to God”

People: (Chorus) Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. (Repeat)

Pastor: You are God; we praise. You are Lord; we acclaim you. You are God eternal; all creation worships you.

People: (Chorus) Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. (Repeat)

Pastor: All the angels in the heavens chant your praise in endless song: Holy, holy holy, God of power of might.

People: (Chorus) Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. (Repeat)

Pastor: The apostles all praise you. All the prophets acclaim you. All the martyrs and your faithful people worship you.

People: (Chorus) Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. (Repeat)

Pastor: God, Creator, we praise you. Jesus the Christ, we adore you. Spirit of the Living God, we worship you.

People: (Chorus) Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. (Repeat)


OLD TESTAMENT               Romans 3:19-28

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. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 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. 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.

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. 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!

HOLY GOSPEL               John 8:31-36

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

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Reader: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, O Christ!

SERMON HYMN                   “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

Dick Grout; Frederick Henry Hedge; Martin Luther Words: Public Domain; Music: 2015 Grout, Dick CCLI License #11470020

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!

MESSAGE: “Clearing the Clutter”

Pastor Jeremy Lucke

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


People:     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 was 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: As You have promised, Lord, hear Your people when they call, and answer us according to Your mercy,

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: 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                  “The Church’s One Foundation”

Text: Samuel J. Sone, 1839-1900, Tune: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876© 2005 WORSHIPHYMNS Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

The Church’s One Foundation

Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;

She is his new creation

By water and the Word.

From heav’n he came and sought her

To be his holy bride;

With his own blood he bought her,

And for her life he died.


Elect from ev’ry nation,

Yet one o’er all the earth;

Her charter of salvation:

One Lord, one faith, one birth,

One holy name she blesses,

Partakes one holy food,

And to one hope she presses

with ev’ry grace endued.


Though with a scornful wonder

This world sees her oppressed,

By schisms rent asunder,

By heresies distressed,

Yet saints their watch are keeping;

Their cry goes up: “How Long?”

And soon the night of weeping

Shall be the morn of song.


Through toil and tribulation

And tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation

Of peace forevermore;

Till with the vision glorious

Her longing eyes are blest,

And the great Church victorious

Shall be the Church at rest.


Yet she on earth has union

with God, the Three in One,

And mystic sweet communion

With those whose rest is won.

O blessed heav’nly chorus!

Lord, save us by your grace,

That we, like saints before us,

May see you face to face.

Happy Birthday to Ethel


Leader:  Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!



DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME… Don’t forget to move your clocks back an hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 4. The adjustment will help you arrive at church on time. 

THE CHOSEN: ADULT BIBLE STUDY…Are you someone open to taking a look at the Bible and Jesus’ life in a fresh way? Are you someone intimidated by the Bible? Are you someone who is desiring to discover God’s message for you in His Word? If you answered yes to any of those questions, Peace’s next Adult Bible Study is for you. We will be viewing and discussing The Chosen. The Chosen is a streaming television series about the life of Jesus. We begin on Sunday, November 5 at 9 am in the fellowship hall and will continue each Sunday until the end of December. All are welcome! 

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER… The November Newsletter is available. Extra copies of the newsletter are available in the narthex.

HEALING SERVICE… Peace is offering a Prayer and Healing Service next Sunday, November 5th at 8:30 am. This is an opportunity to have a concern prayed for and/or a joy shared. The elders and pastor are present to uplift you in prayer and anoint you with oil in accordance with Scriptural teaching. 

Holiday Bazaar Update. The bazaar is next Saturday! 

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, fun “thrifting” opportunities in Granny’s Attic, 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! 

ALL SAINTS’  DAY: Peace will be celebrating All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 5. It is an opportunity to remember those who have gone before us and died in Christ. Remembering these individuals allows us to strengthen our own faith and follow their path. Saints are not people to be worshiped—they are simply examples for us to follow.

If you would like a saint remembered in our worship, let us know by Thursday, November 3 so that their name is included in the bulletin. We will take a moment of silence for each of the saints on our list. Who is on the list so far? Here are the saints that are resting in His peace from this past year:

Delyla M. Christensen, Carol Day, Dona DeWees, Bob Glathar, Tom Helm, Ruth Smith, Virginia Walter


The next Peace Lutheran men’s breakfast will be November 4th.  Please note, we will be joining men from six other churches in our Circuit. Zion will be hosting the breakfast at Tommy’s Restaurant in Corvallis at 8:00 am. Tommy’s is located at 350 SW 4th St. in Corvallis. Breakfast is downstairs and you will order from the menu. Pastor Schaefer, from Zion, will lead a discussion. This is a great opportunity to meet other Christian friends. Do mark your calendar –