This Sunday's Events


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

Sunday Worship
8:15AM & 11AM

Christian Education
402 Aumond Road
Augusta, GA 30909
Tele: (706) 733-6076
Fax: (706) 733-3324

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
Lutheran Hour Ministries

October 22, 2017

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

11:00am - Cont. Service 

12:15pm - Belize Mission Meeting

12:15pm - Sunday School Meeting

  6:30pm - Bible Study at the Lee's




Altar Care: Laura Felton & Bernice Priest

Fellowship Snacks: Board of Fellowship


Elders: Mac Johnson & Norm Luedtke

Ushers: Gary Dreisen & Mike Missey

Reader: Mike Missey

Acolyte:  Dmitri Bender

Greeters: LaVon Dunker & Marilyn Driesen

11:00 a.m.

Elders: Dean Niehoff & Jonathan Waid

Ushers: Dennis Wilson & Janet Niehoff

Reader:  Lisa Shockey

Acolyte: Rebecca Brautigam

Greeters: Linda Waid & Luanne Hildebrandt



Old Testament Reading            Isaiah 45:1–7

           P  The Old Testament Reading is from Isaiah, the forty-fifth chapter.

1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: 2“I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 3I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.

4For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me. 5I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, 6that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. 7I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Epistle                                                           1 Thessalonians 1:1–10

The Epistle is from 1 Thessalonians, the first chapter.

1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

2We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                            Matthew 22:15–22

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the twenty-second chapter.

Glory to You, O Lord.

15Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle [Jesus] in his talk.

16And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to You, O Christ.