Peace Lutheran Church

Leduc, Alberta, Canada

Volunteers

There is still time for you to “volunteer” in one of the many Church ministries.  There is the Altar Guild, Ushering, Lectors, Sound or Projection to name just a few.

It only takes an hour or less of your time on Sunday morning. There is
on the job training. If you have any questions please call Pastor Matt Lyseng, Diaconal Minister Lorraine Schrader or the Church Office at 780-986-2688.

Sunday Services:

Communion is held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month (and all Festival Sundays)

Service begins at 10:00 and Children's Church begins about 10:10 each week.

“Mission Shaped Ministry at Peace”

Currently our congregation is jointly participating in a “Mission Shaped Ministry” journey with surround parishes lead by our Assistant Bishop Rev. Julianne Barlow.

            November 5th was our initial workshop here at Peace with four to more to follow over the next 18 months. 

This journey is about learning how to follow and JOIN in what God is doing in our congregation and community.

 

          Our ministerial leaders and guiding team asks for your prayers and support on this journey as we complete interviews and assignments given to us in these workshops.

Prayers

December 11th

We are waiting, Oh Lord; waiting for the coming of mercy in a world that has forgotten mercy; waiting for justice in a world that wants death not life.; waiting for love in an often selfish and loveless world. We wait for you Oh Lord. Come soon. Come soon, you who are mercy, justice, love and above all life. Come soon. Come soon. With all our hearts we pray Come soon!

Amen 

December 5th

O God, you who have prepared a place for my soul, prepare my soul for that place; prepare it with holiness; prepare it with desire; and even while it remains on earth, let it dwell in heaven with you; seeing the beauty of your face and the glory of your saints, now and for evermore.

Amen 

 

November 28th

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heaven and the earth is thine; Thine is the Kingdom, O Lord, and Thou are exalted as head above all. Let all creatures serve Thee, for Thou speakest and they were made, Thou didst send forth Thy Spirit and they were created. O God, Thou are worthy to be praised with all pure and holy praise, therefore let Thy saints praise Thee with all Thy creatures, and let all Thine angels and Thine elect praise Thee forever. Amen

 

November 20th

O God, be with us as the days grow cold. Help those who have no shelter find warmth. May those who lack for food find sustenance. May families who look to Christmas and wonder how they will provide gifts for their children find a way to make the season merry for their family. O Lord, our needs are many and various, but you know them all and into your hands we place our lives. In Christ's Holy name.

Amen 

 

November 14th

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me be like Nehemiah, help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. As I face tough choices and hard situations, help me remember my belovedness, help me remember that I am Your child and Your representative to the world around me. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name,

Amen. 

 

November 7th

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom we had slain,
Thinking that He’d never wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom we had slain,
Thinking that He’d never wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom we had slain,
Thinking that He'd never wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:

Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green. 

 

October 30th

 We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected us today. We ask you to forgive us all our sins, where we have done wrong, and graciously to protect us tonight. Into your hands we commend ourselves: our bodies, our souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angels be with us, so that the wicked foe may have no power over us.

Amen.

October 26th
Almighty God, Thou Who art the Protector of all who hope in Thee, without Whose grace no one is able to accomplish anything, nor is anything worthy in Thy sight: Let us richly experience Thy mercy so that through Thy holy inspiration we may think what is right and through Thy direction and action also accomplish the same; for Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord's sake,

Amen 

October 23rd

Abundant God, we give you thanks for the fruitful earth, which produces what is needed for life. Bless those who work in the fields; grant favorable weather to all engaged in agriculture; and help us to ensure that all people share the fruits of the earth, rejoicing in your goodness; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

 

October 16th

Father God, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. Teach me today to love you more. Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than the simple trusting heart of a child. In Jesus name, Amen

 

October 3rd

 O God, where hearts are fearful and constricted, grant courage and hope. Where anxiety is infectious and widening, grant peace and reassurance. Where impossibilities close every door and window, grant imagination and resistance. Where distrust twists our thinking, grant healing and illumination. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

 

September 25th

 Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we humbly thank you for your goodness to us and to all that you have made. We praise you for your creation, for keeping us and all things in your care, and for all the blessings of life. Above all we bless you for your immeasurable love in redeeming the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies that with thankful hearts we praise you, not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving ourselves to your service and by living in your gifts of holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all worship and praise, now and forever.

Amen.

 

September 18th

For Peace and Good Government 

Dear Lord, God and Father, grant us your blessing also in this temporal and physical life. Graciously grant us blessed peace. Protect us against war and disorder. Grant to our leaders wisdom and understanding as they govern their nations in peace and prosperity. Grant to them good counsel and the will to preserve tranquility and justice for all those they govern. Amen 

Martin Luther 

 

September 11th

For the Lonely

Dear heavenly Father, since in infinite love for fallen humankind You sent Your Son to redeem us from all evil, we can be free from the evil of loneliness inasmuch as Jesus suffered loneliness for us in Gethsemane and on Calvary. Yet many of Your children are still lonely today, and we pray You to be with them, O Lord. Fill their hearts with a sense of Your divine presence; then there will be no room for loneliness. If they are separated from family and friends, may they remember that You as their heavenly Father hold them together in You loving care. Assure them that since they are members of the body of Christ their prayers unite at Your throne with the prayers of their beloved, even though they and their family are miles apart.

If selfishness contributes to the loneliness of Your children, help them to forget themselves in the service of others and thus find purpose and fulfillment in their lives. As they rededicate themselves to You, grant that they may never feel alone again. In the name of Jesus, our Friend and Companion. Amen 

 

 September 5th

Prayer of Saint John Chrysostom (commemorated on September 13th) 

According to the Hours of the Day and Night

 


1. O Lord, deprive me not of Thy heavenly blessings;

2. O Lord, deliver me from eternal torment;

3. O Lord, if I have sinned in my mind or thought, in word deed, forgive me.

4. O Lord, deliver me from every ignorance and heedlessness, from pettiness of the soul and stony hardness of heart;

5. O Lord, deliver me from every temptation;

6. O Lord, enlighten my heart darkened by evil desires;

7. O Lord, I, being a human being, have sinned; do Thou, being God, forgive me in Thy lovingkindness, for Thou knowest the weakness of my soul.

8. O Lord, send down Thy grace to help me, that I may glorify Thy holy Name;

9. O Lord Jesus Christ, inscribe me, Thy servant, in the Book of Life, and grant me a blessed end;

10. O Lord my God, even if I have done nothing good in Thy sight, yet grant me, according to Thy grace, that I may make a start in doing good.

11. O Lord, sprinkle on my heart the dew of Thy grace;

12. O Lord of heaven and earth, remember me, Thy sinful servant, cold of heart and impure, in Thy Kingdom.

13. O Lord, receive me in repentance;

14. O Lord, leave me not;

15. O Lord, save me from temptation;

16. O Lord, grant me pure thoughts;

17. O Lord, grant me tears of repentance, remembrance of death, and the sense of peace;

18. O Lord, grant me mindfulness to confess my sins;

19. O Lord, grant me humility, charity, and obedience;

20. O Lord, grant me tolerance, magnanimity, and gentleness;

21. O Lord, implant in me the root of all blessings: the fear of Thee in my heart;

22. O Lord, vouchsafe that I may love Thee with all my heart and soul, and that I may obey in all things Thy will;

23. O Lord, shield me from evil persons and devils and passions and all other lawless matters;

24. O Lord, Who knowest Thy creation and that which Thou hast willed for it; may Thy will also be fulfilled in me, a sinner, for Thou art blessed forevermore. Amen. 

 

August 29th

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

(Luther's Evening Prayer) 

 

August 21st

Grant unto us, O Heavenly Father, Thy presence that paseth understanding, that we amid the storms and troubles of this our life, may rest in Thee, knowing that all things are in Thee, under Thy care, governed by Thy will, guarded by Thy love; so that with a quiet heart we may face the storms of life, the clouds and the thick darkness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 

 

July 31st

 O righteous and eternal God, You have called us to do justice and to love mercy. As citizens of a country dedicated to freedom for minorities, we pray for greater human justice to all people, and a deeper understanding of the problems that beset them. As more and more people crowd into our cities, with their social diversities and problems of transiency, grant all people love for one another as persons whom You have created. Deepen in us concerns for the appalling conditions of city ghettos, sympathy for the needs of the poverty stricken and underprivileged, and patience with others in all walks of life. Move us to work for the removal of the evils that trouble minority groups, so that a truly unified society may emerge in which justice and order may prevail.


Meanwhile grant all people the spirit of self-restraint that will discourage violence and disobedience to the laws of the land. Banish all greed, selfishness, and prejudice. Instead establish peace, harmony, love, and goodwill in the spirit of Your Son.

Amen 

 

July 26th

Behold, Lord,
An empty vessel that needs to be filled.
My Lord, fill it.

I am weak in faith;
Strengthen thou me.

I am cold in love;
Warm me and make me fervent
That my love may go out to my neighbour.

I do not have a strong and firm faith;
At times I doubt and am unable to trust thee altogether.

O Lord, help me.
Strengthen my faith and trust in thee.

In thee I have sealed the treasures of all I have.

I am poor;
Thou art rich and didst come to be merciful to the poor.

I am a sinner;
Thou art upright.

With me there is an abundance of sin;
In thee is the fullness of righteousness.

Therefore, I will remain with thee of who I can receive
But to whom I may not give.

Amen. 

(Martin Luther) 

 

July 18th

O Lord Jesus Christ, who midstream rose victorious from the dead, conquering for us death and the grave and opening to us the gates of everlasting life; Receive, we pray Thee, our adoration and praise for this victory which Thou has obtained for us, and grant that we may always follow Thee our Way, hold fast to Thee the Truth, and live now and eternally in Thee the Life, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen 

 

July 11th

 Almighty God, supreme Governor of all, incline your ear. we beg you, to the prayer of nations, and so overrule the imperfect counsel of human beings, and set straight the things they cannot govern, that we may walk in paths of obedience to places of vision, and to thoughts that surge and make use wise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

(Woodrow Wilson 1856-1924) 

July 4th

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. (Ps 54:4))

My response: I would be ever grateful, O God. not only for the help I receive from you through your spirit within, but also for that which comes through the kindness and thoughtfulness of my family and friends. 

 As I recall kind words that have brought joy to my heart, tender words that have comforted my soul, encouraging words that have strengthened my will, wise words that have guided my feet- I would vow once more:

"To be true, for there are those who trust me;

To be pure, for there are those who care."

Make me worthy of, as well as grateful to, those who believe the best about me and still love me when I fail. Amen

(Howard Arnold Walker) 

June 27th

O heavenly Father,

I praise and thank you

For the peace of the night.

I praise and thank you for this new day.

I praise and thank you for all your goodness and

faithfulness throughout my life.

 

You have granted me many blessings;

Now let me also accept what is hard

from your hand.

You will lay on me no more than I can bear.

You make all things work together for good for

your children. Amen 

(Dietrich Bonhoeffer) 

 

 June 21st

O Lord our God, let us have confidence in the protecting shadow of Thy wings. Protect us and strengthen us. You will support us as helpless infants and as our hair turns grey. When you are our strength, then we are strong indeed but when we are foolish enough to trust in ourselves alone, then we are helpless. Our hope is always and only in You, and when we turn away we are misguided. Help us to turn again to You, O Lord, or else we will surely be overturned, for in You is our perfection, completely without flaw. We need never fear that there is no place to come home to, simply because for a time we chose to leave Your house. Our being away does not cause the house to collapse, because that house is Your Eternity. Amen

 

June 12th

Lord, I desire a better confidence, depending less on what I see and more upon remembrance of thy love in Christ and faith in thy wise and loving purpose for man. Keep me from too eager wishes that the present, with its joys and comforts, might remain. Let me not dread the future, either in desire for others or in thoughts of self. Teach me the joy of going on, in full assurance that the path thou choosest will lead me whither thou wouldest have me go. Still let this fearless onward look be mine; since thou, O Shepherd of our souls, ever leadest forth thy flock with an unfailing care. Lord, as I go, declare thyself to me in fresh experiences of thy presence and tokens of thy help, in cheerful hope and joyful song, in happy days of service to thy brethren on the earth and an abiding peace. Amen

 

June 5th

Almighty and ever-living God, you fulfilled the Easter promise by sending us your Holy Spirit. Mat that Spirit unite the races and nations on earth to proclaim your glory. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen 

 

May 15th

O God, it is your will to hold heaven and earth in a single peace. Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows, and give peace to your church, peace among nations, peace in our homes, and peace in our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

May 11th

For this day's sins, O God, grant us mercy: for sloth that wasted the hours or for haste which outran its benedictions; for fear that frustrated bold hopes or dullness that took everything for granted; for anger that burst forth destructively or indifference that smothered the soul; for suspicion wrongly held or for trust cheaply betrayed; for indecision which avoided the evil or for compromise which disguised it.

Amen 

 

May 8th

 O God, where hearts are fearful and constricted, grant courage and hope. Where anxiety is infectious and widening, grant peace and reassurance. Where impossibilities close every door and window, grant imagination and resistance. Where distrust twists our thinking, grant healing and illumination. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen 

Amen.

May 2nd

O Thou, who knowest not the lapse of time, to whom a thousand years are as one day, and one day as a thousand years, whose light shineth for ever. Thou who art the bread and the water of life - which increase the more they are partaken of - we thank Thee for thy revelations which have been ever of old, and for thy oracles to our fathers and thy disclosures to their children: but we also bless Thee for the mysteries that remain, and which overshadow, to keep us humble. We look up through the darkest of them all, resting in Thyself alone, and waiting patiently for Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

April 26th

Oh, turn me, mold me, mellow me for use!

Pervade my being with Thy vital force,

That this else inexpressible life of mine

May become eloquent and full of power,

Impregnated with life and strength divine....

I cannot raise the dead, nor from the soil

Pluck precious dust, nor bid the sleepers wake,

Nor still the storm, nor bend the lightning back,

Nor muffle up the thunder,

Nor bind the Evil One, nor bid chain

Fall from creation's long-enfettered limbs;

But I can live a life that tells on other lives, and makes

This world less full of evil and pain

A life, which like a pebble dropped at sea,

Sends its wide circles to a hundred shores.

Let such be mine! Creator of true life!

Thyself the life Thou givest, give Thyself,

That Thou mayest dwell in me, and I in Thee. 

 

April 20th

Because for our sake you tasted gall, may the

Enemy's bitterness be killed in us.

Because for our sake you drank sour wine, may what 

is weak in us be strengthened.

Because for our sake, you were spat upon, may we be

bathed in the dew of immortality.

Because for our sake you were struck with a rod, may

we receive shelter in the last.

Because for our sake you accepted a crown of thorns,

may we that love you be crowned with garlands that never fade.

Because for our sake you were wrapped in a shroud,

may we be clothed in your all-enfolding strength.

Because you were laid in the new grave and the tomb,

may we receive renewal of soul and body.

Because you rose and returned to life, may we be brought to life again.

Amen 

April 13th

Lord, your harvest is the harvest of love;

 
love sown in the hearts of people;
 
love that spreads out
like the branches of a great tree
covering all who seek its shelter;
 
love that inspires and recreates;
 
love that is planted in the weak and the weary,
the sick and the dying.
 
The harvest of your love is the life that reaches
through the weeds of sin and death
to the sunlight of resurrection.
 
Lord, nurture my days with your love,
water my soul with the dew of forgiveness,
that the harvest of my life might be your joy.
 
 
 
Frank Topping (1937 - )

 

April 10th

 

You take the pen
and the lines dance.

You take the flute,
and the notes shimmer.

You take the brush, and the colours sing.

So all things have meaning and beauty in that space beyond time where You are.

How, then, can I hold back anything from you?

Amen.
 
Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Contact Us

Peace Lutheran Church
4606-48 ST
Leduc, AB  T9E 5X4
Canada
Ph: 780-986-2688

Email: peaceleduc@telus.net

Pastor Matt Lyseng

Ph: 780-984-0351



 

Mission

Rooted in grace; free to serve.

Vision:

to welcome, affirm, and nurture all people in the Spirit of Christ.