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Our Redeemer
Lutheran Church
 
By Grace,
Chosen in Christ
Gifted to Serve

Sunday Worship
8:15AM & 11AM

Christian Education
9:40AM
 
402 Aumond Road
Augusta, GA 30909
Tele: (706) 733-6076
Fax: (706) 733-3324
Web: 
www.orlcaugusta.com
Email:
Sheri.Agee@orlcaugusta.com

Rev. Roger A. Schwartz, Pastor
Rev. Karl J. Dunker, Emeritus Pastor

Sheri Agee, Admin
Paul Roberts, Music
Jazmyne Missey, Nursery

Mission & Ministry
Lutheran World Relief
DCCM Food Pantry
Christus Victor, Athens
Operation Christmas
Golden Harvest Pantry
Augusta Rescue Mission
Child Enrichment
Garden City Rescue
Shepeard Blood Center
Lutheran Services of GA
Thrivent Financial
LWML
Lutheran Hour Ministries


THIRD SUNDAY 
AFTER PENTECOST

JUNE 25, 2017

  8:15am - Worship Service
  9:40am - Sunday School, Bible Classes &                        Confirmation Classes
10:00am - Brookdale Service

11:00am - Contemporary Service 

  5:30pm - Vacation Bible School


SERVICE ASSISTANTS

Altar Care: Bernice Priest & Tracy Zielke

8:15a.m.                                                       

Elders: Peter Shipman & Steve Reitz

Ushers: Robert Holland & Mike Missey

Acolyte: Matthew Shipman

Reader: Susan Shipman

Greeters: Gary & Lillian Vahrenwald

11:00 a.m.

Elders: Dean Niehoff & Jonathan Waid

Ushers: David Annis & Butch Bohannon

Acolyte: Jason Annis

Reader: David Annis

Greeters: Dale & Carol Sickles

READINGS

Old Testament Reading     Jeremiah 20:7–13

7O Lord, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me. 8For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord has become for me a reproach and derision all day long. 9If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. 10For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my close friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him.” 11But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; the  will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten. 12O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause. 13Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.

P    This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                      Romans 6:12–23

12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

15What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

20When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

P    This is the Word of the Lord.

C    Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                     Matthew 10:5a, 21–33

P    The Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the tenth chapter.

C    Glory to You, O Lord.

5These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans,

21“Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death,

22and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C    Praise to You, O Christ.