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Welcome to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

June 11, 2023 The Second Sunday after Pentecost




Welcome Friends! - To the friends who know us, we renew our welcome, to the guests who worship with us, we extend our welcome most warmly. To those seeking a church home, we offer fellowship with a Living, Personal Savior, membership in His Church, and citizenship in His eternal Kingdom!


Welcome and Announcements

*Pets Unleashed VBS is coming June 14 – 16. A link is included HERE to donate towards snacks and decorations. Please give generously! Also, the Mission work for VBS is a collection for Kitten Krazy. Please see the list below to find an item to donate. We are also in need of paper towel or toilet paper tubes. Please bring them to church on Sunday - thank you!

*Bible and Brew at Akronym Public House is this Thursday from 7-9pm. Join us!

*Our June Collection Box is for the Medina Women’s Shelter for Battered Women. We are collecting bleach, disinfecting spray and wipes, toilet brushes, dish soap and floor cleaners. Your donations are so appreciated.

*Our summer bible study will be The Chosen. All classes are combined in the Fellowship Hall to watch and discuss together.

*Operation HOMES will be here the week of June 19. Can you volunteer to help? Please sign up on the Ministry in Action wall or click HERE. Questions? See the Ulms. We are most in need of overnight hosts.



Sharing of the Peace

P: The peace of the Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.


Installation of VBS Staff:



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

C: Amen.


Opening Hymn: My Faith Looks Up to Thee LSB# 702

My faith looks up to Thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray;

Take all my guilt away;

O let me from this day

Be wholly Thine!


May Thy rich grace impart

Strength to my fainting heart;

My zeal inspire!

As Thou hast died for me,

Oh, may my love to Thee

Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire!


While life’s dark maze I tread

And griefs around me spread,

Be Thou my guide;

Bid darkness turn to day,

Wipe sorrow’s tears away,

Nor let me ever stray

From Thee aside.


When ends life’s transient dream,

When death’s cold, sullen stream

Shall o’er me roll,

Blest Savior, then, in love,

Fear and distrust remove;

O bear me safe above,

A ransomed soul!

Text: Ray Palmer, 1808–87 Text: Public domain


Confession and Absolution

P: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.


P: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.


P: 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.

C: Amen.




Kyrie                                                                                                       LSB 186

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7

Say to those with anxious hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.                                

C: Thanks be to God.                 


New Testament Reading: Romans 4:18-25

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”  The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

P: This is the Word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.


Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:25-34

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.


Kids Korner


Sermon Hymn: Not What These Hands Have Done LSB# 567 V. 1–3

Not what these hands have done

Can save this guilty soul;

Not what this toiling flesh has borne

Can make my spirit whole.


Not what I feel or do

Can give me peace with God;

Not all my prayers and sighs and tears

Can bear my awful load.


Thy work alone, O Christ,

Can ease this weight of sin;

Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God,

Can give me peace within.

Text: Horatius Bonar, 1808–89 Text: Public domain


Sermon: Unleashed from Anxiety


Offertory: Lord Jesus, Think on Me LSB# 610

1 Lord Jesus, think on me

And purge away my sin;

From worldly passions set me free

And make me pure within.


2 Lord Jesus, think on me,

By anxious thoughts oppressed;

Let me Your loving servant be

And taste Your promised rest.


3 Lord Jesus, think on me

Amid the battle’s strife;

In all my pain and misery,

O be my health and life!


4 Lord Jesus, think on me

Nor let me go astray;

Through darkness and perplexity

Point out Your chosen way.


5 Lord Jesus, think on me

That, when this life is past,

I may the_eternal brightness see

And share Your joy at last.

Text: Synesius of Cyrene, c. 365–c. 414; tr. Allen W. Chatfield, 1808–96, alt. Text: Public domain  


Apostle’s Creed

C: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

 And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

     born of the virgin Mary,

     suffered under Pontius Pilate,

     was crucified, died and was buried.

     He descended into hell.

     The third day He rose again from the dead.

     He ascended into heaven

     and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

     From thence He will come 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.


Prayer of the Church


Lord’s Prayer

P: Let us pray together the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray:

C: 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.



P: 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.

C: Amen.


Hymn to Depart: By Grace I’m Saved LSB# 566 V.1-3

By grace I’m saved, grace free and boundless;

My soul, believe and doubt it not.

Why stagger at this word of promise?

Has Scripture ever falsehood taught?

No! Then this word must true remain:

By grace you too will life obtain.


By grace! None dare lay claim to merit;

Our works and conduct have no worth.

God in His love sent our Redeemer,

Christ Jesus, to this sinful earth;

His death did for our sins atone,

And we are saved by grace alone.


By grace God’s Son, our only Savior,

Came down to earth to bear our sin.

Was it because of your own merit

That Jesus died your soul to win?

No, it was grace, and grace alone,

That brought Him from His heav’nly throne.


Today’s altar flowers given by Gail Fraher; and by Kathy Stem in memory of her mother’s birthday.


Serving Today:

Pastor Jim Bretthauer

Organist: Daniel Barber, D.M.

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