The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 12, 2018

9:30 a.m.


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St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church

1371 Sunset Cliffs Boulev ard

San Diego, CA  92107


Rev. Karen L. Marohn



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Please STAND (as you are able) at the parts of the liturgy marked with an asterisk (*).

Bold type means congregational participation.






TEMPLE TALK - SPLASH                                    Congregation Deacon, Jennifer Smart







P          Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, full of compassion and mercy,

abounding in steadfast love.

C         Amen.

P          Trusting God’s promise of forgiveness, let us confess our sin against God and one another.

            Eternal God our creator,

C         in you we live and move and have our being. Look upon us, your children,

the work of your hands. Forgive us all our offenses, and cleanse us from proud thoughts and empty desires. By your grace draw us near to you, our refuge and our strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

P          Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us. In the mercy of almighty God, Christ died for us while we still were sinners; and for his sake, God forgives you all your sins.

C   Amen.



* OPENING HYMN                                                                                        You Are Holy

Hymn #525




P          The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C         And also with you.




P          Let us pray.  Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Give us this bread always, that he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we may live as his body in the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C         Amen.




Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.

Red, brown, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.

Jesus loves the little children of the world.



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L    A reading from 2 Samuel.

18:. 5[King David] ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders concerning Absalom.        
         6So the army went out into the field against Israel; and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. 7The men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the slaughter there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. 8The battle spread over the face of all the country; and the forest claimed more victims that day than the sword.           
         9Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. His head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on. 15And ten young men, Joab’s armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him, and killed him.          
         31Then the Cushite came; and the Cushite said, “Good tidings for my lord the king! For the Lord has vindicated you this day, delivering you from the power of all who rose up against you.” 32The king said to the Cushite, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” The Cushite answered, “May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up to do you harm, be like that young man.”
         33The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

L          Word of God, word of life.

C         Thanks be to God.




L    Let us pray Psalm 130 responsively.

1Out of the depths
  I cry to you, O Lord;
2O Lord, hear my voice!
  Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
3If you were to keep watch over sins,
  O Lord, who could stand?
4Yet with you is forgiveness,
  in order that you may be feared.
5I wait for you, O Lord; my soul waits;
  in your word is my hope.
6My soul waits for the Lord more than those who keep watch for the morning,
  more than those who keep watch for the morning.
7O Israel, wait for the Lord, for with the Lord there is steadfast love;
  with the Lord there is plenteous redemption.
8For the Lord shall redeem Israel
  from all their sins.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.




L    A reading from Ephesians.

4:25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and do not make room for the devil. 28Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. 5:1Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

L          Word of God, word of life.

C         Thanks be to God.







P          The Holy Gospel according to John.
C         Glory to you, O Lord.

6:35 Jesus said to [the crowd,] “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

P          The Gospel of the Lord.
C         Praise to you, O Christ.



SERMON                                                                                             Rev. Karen Marohn



*  HYMN OF THE DAY                                               Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer

Hymn #618




C         I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's 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 to the dead.

            On the third day he rose again;

            he ascended into heaven,

            he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

            and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

            the holy catholic church,

            the communion of saints,

            the forgiveness of sins,

            the resurrection of the body,

            and the life everlasting. Amen.



*  PRAYERS                                               After each petition,    D  …  Hear us, O God.

                                                                                                    C     Your mercy is great.




P          The peace of Christ be with you always.
C         And also with you.

D         Let us exchange a sign of God’s peace.



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OFFERING                              Baptized in Water                                  St. Peter’s Choir

Please stand as the ushers bring the gifts to the Altar

Let the Vineyard Be Fruitful





P          It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, . . . (Here the minister continues with the proper preface concluding) . . .  we praise your name and join their unending hymn:







P          Holy God,

our Maker, Redeemer, and Healer,

in the harmonious world of your creation,

the plants and animals,

the seas and stars

were whole and well in your praise.

When sin had scarred the world,

you sent your Son to heal our ills

and to form us again into one.

In the night in which he was betrayed,

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.

Remembering, therefore,

his acts of healing,

his body given up,

and his victory over death,

we await that day when all the peoples of the earth

will come to the river to enjoy the tree of life.

Send your Spirit upon us and this meal:

as grains scattered on the hillside become one bread,

so let your Church be gathered from the ends of the earth,

that all may be fed with the Bread of life, your Son.

Through him all glory and honor is yours,

Almighty Father, with the Holy Spirit,

in your holy Church,

both now and forever.

C         Amen.




C         Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done,         on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.




All baptized Christians are invited to receive communion.  Receive the bread then dip it into the cup.  The first cup is red wine; the second cup is white grape juice. For those unable to partake of wheaten bread, a rice wafer is available.







            #466 In the Singing

            #482 I Come with Joy

            #485 I Am the Bread of Life




P          The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.

C         Amen.




D         Let us pray. Jesus Christ, host of this meal, you have given us not only this bread and cup, but your very self, that we may feast on your great love. Filled again by these signs of your grace, may we hunger for your reign of justice, may we thirst for your way of peace, for you are Lord forevermore.

C         Amen.



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P          May God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C         Amen.



*  SENDING HYMN                                                      Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises

Hymn #535




D         Go in peace. The Spirit sends us forth to serve.

C         Thanks be to God.







We are glad that you have come to worship with us today!  Please sign a WELCOME card found in the pew rack, and give it to an usher or drop it in the offering plate.  A nursery is available for toddlers and young children. Children’s Church School for grades Pre-K to 5th grade meets during the worship service. Large-print bulletins and children’s bulletins are available from an usher. You will find hand sanitizer in the pew rack for your use during the service.

ALTAR CARE is given for the praise and glory of God.  Today we thank Lora and Belmore Thompson for the flowers at the altar given in honor of their 53rd wedding anniversary. We also thank Susan, Donna, & Betty for the coffee fellowship after the service.

WELCOME RICK: Today we welcome Rick Deasley back to St. Peter’s by the Sea (he was the organist at St. Peter’s in 1980-1981.) Rick will be our guest musician today while Doris in on vacation.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE:  The deadline for the September issue of The Net is August 15th. Send your articles, announcements, thank-you’s, calendar items, etc. to the church office. Photos of your event are especially appreciated!

GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. SUNDAY: You’re invited to attend a planning meeting next Sunday, August 19th after worship to assist in determining our projects for God’s work. Our hands. Sunday.

SAVE THE DATE: God’s work. Our hands. Sunday is September 9th.



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We keep the following members of St. Peter’s in our prayers:

James, Jane H.

Our homebound members and those in care facilities:

Keith, Ann R., Leon, Ivy, Wayne, Dora, Beverly, Dante

Our members with on-going concerns:

Kevin, Rose, Steve F., Mary, Ann Z., Sandy C.

Our military, police, fire fighters and first responders



The Week Beginning August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12               The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

        9:00 a.m.                        Choir Rehearsal

        9:30 a.m.                        Worship, Children’s Church School

      10:30 a.m.                        Fellowship

      11:00 a.m.                        Stewardship Committee

        7:00 p.m.                        Al-Anon Meeting

Monday, August 13

        9:00 a.m.                        YMCA Exercise Class

Tuesday, August 14

        9:30 a.m.                        Christian Service

        9:30 a.m.                        Preschool Chapel

        1:00 p.m.                        Staff Meeting

        7:00 p.m.                        Congregation Council

Wednesday, August 15       Net Articles Due

        6:30 p.m.                        Mid-Week Communion

Thursday, August 16

Friday, August 17

        9:00 a.m.                        YMCA Exercise Class

        9:30 a.m.                        Preschool Chapel

Saturday, August 18

Sunday, August 19               The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

        9:00 a.m.                        Choir Rehearsal

        9:30 a.m.                        Worship with Baptism of Sascha Fiori, (granddaughter

                                                of Susan Benson)

        9:30 a.m.                        Children’s Church School

      10:30 a.m.                        Fellowship

      11:00 a.m.                        God’s work. Our hands. Planning Meeting

        7:00 p.m.                        Al-Anon Meeting



Worship Leadership


The Rev. Karen Marohn

Director of Music:

Doris DeChenne

Guest Musician:

Rick Deasley

Worship Assistants:

Congregation Deacon Jennifer Smart

Greg Lommen

Altar Care:

Jim Grutkowski


Shawn and Janine Morrow


Elaine Lauger


Anne Rosser


Ben and Amanda Fadden

Sunday School:

Darlene Truver and Terri Webster

Nursery Care:


Anya Bryan

Christina and Cameron Fadden




Reflections for Sunday, 08-12-2018, The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Preparation for Sunday, 08-19-2018, The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture for Sunday, 08-19-2018, The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost




2018 Congregation Council: John Smart, President; Jim Grutkowski, Vice-President; Ellen Schmeding, Secretary; Darlene Morrow-Truver, Treasurer; Jane Christensen; Christina Doering; Colleen Doering; Richard Nielsen; Patricia Pepper; Deirdre Slaughter.



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