Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 15

July 14, 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. 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.






PRELUDE                     Holy, Holy, Holy                      Penny O’Brien & Doris DeChenne

Piano duet




P          Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, who forgives all our sin, whose mercy endures forever.

C         Amen.

P          Seeking reconciliation with God and neighbor, let us remember the gift of baptism and confess our sin.

            God of mercy,

C         we confess that we have sinned against you, against one another, and against the earth entrusted to our care. We are worried and distracted by many things, and we fail to love you above all else. We store up treasures for ourselves

and turn away from our neighbors in need. Forgive us, that we may live in the freedom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

P          When we were laid low by sin and guilt, God made us alive together with Christ, forgiving us all our trespasses by taking our sins to the cross. For freedom Christ has set us free: Rejoice in this good news!

C         Amen.



* OPENING HYMN                                                                                          Gather Us In

Hymn #532




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.  O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care. Hear the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of your Son, 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 Deuteronomy.

30:9 The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, 10when you obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

11Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. 12It is not in heaven, that you should say, “Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?” 13Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?” 14No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.

L          Word of God, word of life.

C         Thanks be to God.




L          Let us pray Psalm 25 responsively.

1To you, O Lord,
  I lift up my soul.
2My God, I put my trust in you; let me not be put to shame,
  nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3Let none who look to you be put to shame;
  rather let those be put to shame who are treacherous.
4Show me your ways, O Lord,
  and teach me your paths.
5Lead me in your truth and teach me,
  for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.
6Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love,
  for they are from everlasting.
7Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions;
  remember me according to your steadfast love

       and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.
8You are gracious and upright, O Lord;
  therefore you teach sinners in your way.
9You lead the lowly in justice
  and teach the lowly your way.
10All your paths, O Lord, are steadfast love and faithfulness
  to those who keep your covenant and your testimonies.

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 Colossians.

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
      2To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:
  Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

         3In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 4for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel 6that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. 7This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, 8and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit.           
         9For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. 11May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

L          Word of God, word of life.

C         Thanks be to God.






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

10:25Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”           
         29But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ 36Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 37He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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



SERMON                                                                                             Rev. Karen Marohn



*  HYMN OF THE DAY                                                  Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love

Hymn #708




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  …  let us pray.

                                                                                                   C     Have mercy, O God.




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                          When the Poor Ones                                  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.







            #712 Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

            #659 Will You Let Me Be Your Servant

            #477 I Received the Living God




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

C         Amen.




D         Let us pray. O God, in this holy communion you have welcomed us into your presence, nourished us with words of mercy, and fed us at your table. Amid the cares of this life, strengthen us to love you with all our heart, serve our neighbors with a willing spirit, and honor the earth you have made; through Christ our Lord.

C         Amen.



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P          Live your lives in Christ, rooted and built up in him, and abound in thanksgiving; and the blessing of the holy Trinity, one God, be upon you and remain with you forever.

C         Amen.



*  SENDING HYMN                                                                           When We Are Living

Hymn #639




D         Go in peace. Christ is sending you.

C         Thanks be to God.




Reflections for Sunday, 07-14-2019, The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Preparation for Sunday, 07-21-2019, The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture for Sunday, 07-21-2019, The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost



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


Our homebound members and those in care facilities:

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

Our members with on-going concerns:

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

Our military, police, fire fighters and first responders




Christian Sympathy

The church family of St. Peter’s extends our promise of prayer and sympathy to the family and friends of Mike White who died July 7, 2019.

May he rest in peace eternal.





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 the Pepper family for the flowers at the altar given in honor of Elina’s birthday. We also thank the O’Brien family for the coffee fellowship after the service.

FOOD DRIVE: July is one of St. Peter’s months to collect non-perishable food items for Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSS/SC) and their food pantry located at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Please be as generous as possible for the need is great. Thank you!

MOVEMENT & BALANCE CLASS has moved to Fridays at 12 noon. This class is designed for anyone who wants to improve their movement and balance, and particularly for those living with Parkinson’s.

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP DINNER: Save the Date! Our next Family Fellowship Dinner is Saturday, August 10th from 5-7pm. Families with middle-school age children and younger are invited to a prepared dinner followed by game/play time for the kids and adult time together for the parents. For more info, speak with Darlene Truver.

HAND AND FOOT: Our next game of Hand & Foot cards is Saturday, July 27th at 5:00p.m. The game is played in groups of four so be sure to sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

CALL COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORMS are available in the Meeting Room and are due to the church office by 12:00 noon on July 30th.



The Week Beginning July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14                     The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost / Lectionary 15

        8:15 a.m.                        Worship Committee

        9:00 a.m.                        Choir Rehearsal

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

      10:30 a.m.                        Fellowship

        7:00 p.m.                        Al-Anon Meeting

Monday, July 15

        9:00 a.m.                        YMCA Exercise Class

Tuesday, July 16

        1:00 p.m.                        Staff Meeting

        4:00 p.m.                        AA Meeting

Wednesday, July 17

        9:15 a.m.                        ELCA Pastors’ Meeting

        6:00 p.m.                        Women’s Book Study Dinner at Old Venice

        7:00 p.m.                        Endowment Committee

Thursday, July 18

Friday, July 19

        9:00 a.m.                        YMCA Exercise Class

      12:00 p.m.                        Movement & Balance Class

Saturday, July 20

        4:00 p.m.                        Memorial Service for Warren Seinsoth

Sunday, July 21                     The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost / Lectionary 16

        9:00 a.m.                        Choir Rehearsal

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

      10:30 a.m.                        Fellowship

        7:00 p.m.                        Al-Anon Meeting

                                                Overnight Guests Arrive








* Main Dishes:                          tuna, spam, canned hash, spaghetti and meatballs, chili, Ravioli, beef stew

* Peanut Butter:                        one of the most important on the list

* Milk:                                      boxes of individual one-quart envelopes.

* Canned Fruits:                       applesauce, peaches, pears, fruit cocktail

Canned Vegetables:               carrots, beans, peas, corn, etc.

Cereal:                                    boxes of individual envelopes of instant oatmeal, family size boxes of oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, etc.

Soups:                                      hearty soups for lunch; cream soups for casseroles

Crackers:                                 boxes with individual stack packs

Fruit Juice:                                grape, apple, tomato, grapefruit.

NO Hi C, soft drinks or Koolaid; these have no food value

Infant Needs:                           regular or soy formula, cereal, baby food

Carbohydrates:                       rice, noodles, beans, macaroni and cheese


For Singles Street Packages (perhaps no cooking facilities):


Pop Top Cans:                         beef stew, chili, beanie-weanies

Fruit:                                         raisins, other dried fruit

Grains:                                     Granola bars

Fruit Juice:                                small six packs


NOTE:     Health Dept. regulates against giving out home canned foods.


*  These are items that are always especially needed



the Sundays of July

Place items in the box in the Fellowship Hall

Be as generous as possible for the need is great!

Thank you!



Worship Leadership


The Rev. Karen Marohn

Director of Music:

Doris DeChenne

Worship Assistant:

Congregation Deacon Joan Allton

Altar Care:

Jim Grutkowski


Gail Bennett and Diane Sherwood


Elaine Lauger


Charles Lauger


Evan and Ian Smart

Nursery Care:

Sunday School / Assistant:

Anya Bryan

Kara Bleday




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




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