Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 28

October 13, 2019

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. Rick Schowalter



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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.










P          Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, the strength of our ancestors, the host of this meal, the builder of the city that is to come.

C         Amen.

P          If we have died with Christ, we will also live with Christ. Let us confess our sin to the one who is faithful.

            God our helper,

C         we confess the many ways we have failed to live as your disciples. We have not finished what we began. We have feasted with friends but ignored strangers. We have been captivated by our possessions. Lift our burdens, gracious God. Refresh our hearts and forgive our sin. Raise us to the new life you have chosen for us in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

P          There is rejoicing in heaven when sinners repent. Put your trust in these promises: God will never leave you or forsake you. You who were lost have been found. For the sake of Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. Rejoice with the angels at this good news.

C         Amen.



* OPENING HYMN                                                                         Baptized and Set Free

Hymn #453




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.  Almighty and most merciful God, your bountiful goodness fills all creation. Keep us safe from all that may hurt us, that, whole and well in body and spirit, we may with grateful hearts accomplish all that you would have us do, 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 Kings.

5:1 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. 2Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 7When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.”         
         8But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house. 10Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” 11But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy! 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?” He turned and went away in a rage. 13But his servants approached and said to him, “Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean.          
         15a-cThen he returned to the man of God, he and all his company; he came and stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel.”

L          Word of God, word of life.

C         Thanks be to God.




L          Let us pray Psalm 111 responsively.

1Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
  in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
2Great are your works, O Lord,
  pondered by all who delight in them.
3Majesty and splendor mark your deeds,
  and your righteousness endures forever.
4You cause your wonders to be remembered;
  you are gracious and full of compassion.
5You give food to those who fear you,
  remembering forever your covenant.
6You have shown your people the power of your works
  in giving them the lands of the nations.
7The works of your hands are faithfulness and justice;
  all of your precepts are sure.
8They stand fast forever and ever,
  because they are done in truth and equity.
9You sent redemption to your people and commanded your covenant forever;
  holy and awesome is your name.
10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
  all who practice this have a good understanding.

      God’s praise endures forever.

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 2 Timothy.

2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David-that is my gospel, 9for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 10Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11The saying is sure:        
 If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12if we endure, we will also reign with him;    
 if we deny him, he will also deny us;   
13if we are faithless, he remains faithful-         
 for he cannot deny himself.      
         14Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.

L          Word of God, word of life.

C         Thanks be to God.







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

17:11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

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



SERMON                                                                                          Rev. Rick Schowalter



*  HYMN OF THE DAY                                                                    The Peace of the Lord

Hymn #646




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  …  Lord, in your mercy,

                                                                                                           C     hear our prayer.




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                       Have You Thanked the Lord?                       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, through our Savior Jesus Christ; who on this day overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. And so, with all the choirs of angels, with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:







P          Holy God,

our Bread of life, our Table, and our Food,

you created a world in which all might be satisfied by your abundance.

You dined with Abraham and Sarah, promising them life,

and fed your people Israel with manna from heaven.

You sent your Son to eat with sinners

and to become food for the world.

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 life given for us

and his rising from the grave,

we await his coming again to share with us the everlasting feast.

By your Spirit nurture and sustain us with this meal:

strengthen us to serve all in hunger and want,

and by this bread and cup make of us the body of 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.







            #612 Healer of Our Every Ill

            #617 We Come to You for Healing, Lord

            #592 Just As I Am, without One Plea




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

C         Amen.




D         Let us pray. God of blessing, at this table we have seen you face to face, and in the gift of Christ’s body and blood, our hearts have been refreshed. Send us now to shine with your goodness and bear witness to the one we have received: Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C         Amen.



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P          Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us. Almighty God bless you with grace, mercy, and peace, now and forever.

C         Amen.



*  SENDING HYMN                                                          Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Hymn #857




D         Go in peace. Live in love as Christ loved us.

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 Rose Engleman for the flowers at the altar given in honor of Aaron Engleman. We also thank Charles and Elaine Lauger for the coffee fellowship after the service served in celebration of Rose Engleman’s 89th birthday.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: All articles, announcements, calendar items, etc. for the November issue of The Net are due to the office by October 15th.

CONSECRATION SUNDAY LUNCH: Be sure to RSVP for next Sunday’s Consecration Sunday catered lunch. Thank you.



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

Lorrayne, Diane B., Lily C., Kent

Our homebound members and those in care facilities:

Keith, Leon, Wayne, Mary, Dora, Beverly, Bruce T., Dante

Our members with on-going concerns:

Kevin, Rose, Steve F., Ann Z., JT

Our military, police, fire fighters and first responders



The Week Beginning October 13, 2019

Sunday, October 13       The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost / Lectionary 28

        8:00 a.m.                        Choir Rehearsal

        9:00 a.m.                        Youth Choir

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

      10:30 a.m.                        Fellowship

        7:00 p.m.                        Al-Anon Meeting

Monday, October 14

        9:00 a.m.                        YMCA Exercise Class

Tuesday, October 15           Newsletter Articles Due

      10:00 a.m.                        Preschool Chapel

      12:30 p.m.                        Tai Chi Exercise

        1:00 p.m.                        Staff Meeting

        4:00 p.m.                        AA Meeting

        6:00 p.m.                        Women’s Book Study

Wednesday, October 16

        9:30 a.m.                        Church Mice at Water’s Edge Faith Community

      10:00 a.m.                        Preschool Chapel

        7:00 p.m.                        Endowment Committee

Thursday, October 17

        7:00 p.m.                        Stewardship Committee & Council Dinner

Friday, October 18

        9:00 a.m.                        YMCA Exercise Class

      12:00 p.m.                        Movement and Balance Exercise Class

Saturday, October 19

        8:30 a.m.                        Men’s Book Study

Sunday, October 20                    The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost / Lectionary 29

                                                Consecration Sunday

        8:00 a.m.                        Choir Rehearsal

        9:00 a.m.                        Youth Choir

        9:30 a.m.                        Worship

      10:30 a.m.                        Fellowship

      11:00 a.m.                        Consecration Sunday Catered Lunch

        7:00 p.m.                        Al-Anon Meeting



Worship Leadership


The Rev. Rick Schowalter

Director of Music:

Doris DeChenne

Worship Assistant:

Congregation Deacon Joan Allton

Altar Care:

Jim Grutkowski


Diane Sherwood and Gail Bennett


Betty Wells


Janine Morrow


Jacob and Hannah Zimmermann

Sunday School:

Jennifer O’Brien and Darlene Truver

Nursery Care:

Anya Bryan




Reflections for Sunday, 10-13-2019, The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preparation for Sunday, 10-20-2019, The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture for Sunday, 10-20-2019, The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost




2019 Congregation Council: John Smart, President; Jim Grutkowski, Vice-President; Richard Nielsen, Secretary; Darlene Morrow-Truver, Treasurer; Jane Christensen; Ben Fadden; Christina Fadden; Max Phelps; Deirdre Slaughter.




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