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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

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 18, 2018

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

11:00am - Contemporary w/ Communion

12:00pm - Youth Group

  6:30pm - Bible Study at the Lee's




Altar Care: Carla Meadows & Bernice Priest

8:15 a.m. – Sanctuary with Comm.                

Elders: Robert Holland & Charlie Brown

Ushers: Rob Oster, Josh Oster & Marvin Timm

Greeters: Jim & Karen Lovekamp

Acolyte: Stephanie Reitz                  

Reader: Buzz Verneau


11:00 a.m. – Fellowship Hall with Communion

Elders: Mac Johnson & Blair Porter

Ushers: Greg Passmore & Kevin Kinzer

Greeters: Luanne Hildebrandt &                                         Brenda Johnson

Acolyte: Rhys Bender                   

Reader: Greg Passmore


Old Testament Reading    Jeremiah 31:31–34

31“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

A     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.


Epistle                                                                      Hebrews 5:1–10

1For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.

3Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.

5So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; 6as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

A     This is the Word of the Lord.

C     Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                  Luke 19:1–10

P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the nineteenth chapter.

1[Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.