Pulse Newsletter – July 2018



Vacation Bible School is open to all children age 3 years - 5th grade. There will be Bible activities, games, and crafts for all to enjoy. Come out and join us as we learn more about God's love and discover that God's promises find their "YES" in Jesus.  If you have not registered your kids or grandkids yet, do so either by using the forms in the crosswalk area or online at the link below:




Staff Training Meeting at 9:30am on July 1st in Room #309


Adult Bible Class during VBS taught by Pastor Schwartz in Room #307

from 6:30-7:45pm each evening

SUNDAY JULY 1 - 11am


On July 1st, we will have a combined service at 11am with Holy Communion.  Following the service join us for a family lunch provided by our Board of Fellowship.  It is also a time to say farewell to Paul Roberts and welcome to Justin Hornsby as our music director.  Come and worship, meet and enjoy lunch together as we celebrate God’s gift of our nation and the freedom we have in Jesus our Redeemer.



6th Sunday after Pentecost

Lam 3:22-33

2 Cor. 8:1-9,13-15

Mark 5:21-43

One Service at 11am

Patriotic Service

Holy Communion


7th Sunday after Pentecost

Ezek 2:1-5

2 Cor. 12:1-10

Mark 6:1-13


Divine Service 2


8th Sunday after Pentecost

Amos 7:7-15, Eph 1:3-14

Mark 6:14-29

8:15am Divine Service 2

11am Contemporary

Holy Communion


9th Sunday after Pentecost

Jer 23:1-6, Eph 2:11-22

Mark 6:30-44

8:15am Matins

11am Contemporary


10th Sunday after Pentecost

Gen 9:8-17, Eph 3:14-21

Mark 6:45-56

8:15/11am Divine Service 2

Holy Communion


Sunday, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

9:40 - 10:40am in Sanctuary

Nursery Available for young children


7:30am - Breakfast

8:00am - Projects

Activities include:

Painting several offices

Cleaning chair upholstery, etc.


Saturday, July 14th

after the ORLC Work Day

11am - 3pm

Save 15% with your ORLC Name Tag

off order over $12

RELEASE TIME VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP: If you want to be a part of the Released Time Bible Education program that ORLC hosts on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year, their volunteer workshop is coming up on July 10.     Go to CLCAugusta.org for more information.





Young Adult Kayaking Event:

Sunday, July 1 - 2:30 PM - $20

Young Adult Bible Study:
Thursday, July 26 - 6:30 PM

July has also become somewhat of a mission month as we gather for VBS and commission our team to Belize ministry.  In the next few weeks we will gather prayer partners to walk along side of those physically present in work. Your prayers and support will aid and encourage the work that will be done.  We will commission our mission team on July 15th for their work on the 19-27th. We will hear back from the team on Sunday, August 5th from 9:40-10:40am.


  • 7/8-7/12 - VBS Volunteering

    • 6:00 - 8:30p

  • 7/29 - NYG Meeting

    • 9:30a

2019 NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING: While the gathering won't be taking place for another year and a half, now is a good time to begin considering whether you would like to go.  

Those going into or coming out of high school next summer are eligible to attend this event.  Registration is in the fall, so you have time to think and pray about this opportunity.  

We have an NYG family meeting scheduled for Sunday, July 29 between services.


LWML - Lutheran Women in Mission

● We are looking forward to our LWML Sunday here September 9th and our district convention in Orlando September 28-30, 2018.

LWML RUMMAGE SALE- will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 7:00am -1:00pm. Each year we see many of the same shoppers at the sale as they come back because our merchandise is clean and in good working condition. This event also works as an outreach event as we are providing reasonably priced items to our community, as well as being  able to talk with the shoppers about their faith. We will start taking donations Sunday, September 2nd through Thursday, September 6th from 8:00am-3:00pm.

Set up will begin after the late service on September 2nd. We will need some strong arms and backs to help with moving tables. Other volunteers will be needed throughout the week to accept, sort, and price items that are dropped off. This is an excellent fellowship time to get to know other ladies in the church. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available, you don't have to be there the whole time!

It has become a tradition to sell bowls of chili and desserts during the sale. There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the walkway for those interested in donating food and drinks.

We appreciate everyone's support over the years. It is your generous support that has enabled us to continue this annual event. Thank you. If you have any questions or want more information please contact Bernice Priest (706)726-7987, Marlene Wedell (706)860-9095 or Danielle Durrell (706)284-4593.

Thank you, Danielle Durrell

THANK YOU – Dear Brothers & Sisters In Christ, Words cannot express the appreciation of well wishes, cards, visits, and prayers during these past months.  Special thanks to all who prepared the delicious brunch and to the Men’s Bible Study who served as honorary pallbearers. Gary loved his church family!                 Peace, Lillian, Scott & Family

Thank you so much for your prayers and concern during my recent illness.  I’m healing and getting better each day!   Susan Paulett

BELIZE MISSION TRIP - As you may have heard, one of our mission team members is unable to go due to their health. We are looking for a "last minute" replacement so we do not forfeit the money already paid. We are looking for anyone who has a passport, would be willing to step-up and help with VBS or other ministry in Belize, and has a willingness to share the Good News of God's love and saving grace with the people there. We can be flexible on the cost. If you're available the week of July 19th - 26th, have any interest and want more information, please call Ken Kutlik at 706-589-1007. Time is short, please call today!

THE MEMORIAL PROGRAM is overseen by the Board of Stewardship.  Suggestions for new items for inclusion on this list for future purchases are now being requested and may be submitted to the Board of Stewardship by any member of the congregation. Recent items purchased with memorial funds include a church camera and green paraments for the sanctuary.  Contact Eddie Kyser (Chairman Board of Stewardship) or the church office for a request form

The Last Word...

DCE Josh Eckstein, Mike Missey and I trekked down to Orlando on the last weekend in June for the LCMS Florida-Georgia District Convention.  While attending, we were able to be involved in Bible Studies led by Rev. Dr. David Maier, President of the Michigan District - LCMS and Essays by Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary St. Louis LCMS.   Both of them directed us to understand culture and society better and to apply God’s corrective holy Word..

Our culture as you are aware around us in America tells us that we are to be individualistic and powered to choose whatever we want.  But the Bible message clearly points toward us being passive in our “chosen-ness”. It is God who does the choosing on purpose to bring us to Himself.  He does this by choosing to send Jesus to the cross to pay for our sins. God chooses to forgive us for our mistakes and our intentional gaffes and traitorous actions.

The Gospel of John, chapter 15:12-17 records:  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Now as God’s chosen and beloved people, we together abide In Jesus and through His presence produce the fruit of His work.

The Convention also re-elected as our District President, Rev. Dr. Greg Walton.  We elected our regional Vice Presidents, Board of Director members, and Circuit Visitors.  In our own circuit, Rev. John Lehenbauer of Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Georgia is our new circuit visitor.

We also heard from our Synodical President, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison that our denomination continues to decline in membership, but less so than most other main-line church bodies.  Our Synod finances are somewhat tight, since we have internally borrowed from dedicated funds.

Our Florida-Georgia District finances on the other hand remain strong.  All internal dedicated accounts are fully funded. As the District marked its 70th year of existence under the grace of God, a special emphasis on raising mission funding was made.  It was suggested that every family in the District was to make a one time gift this year of $70 would net 3.5 Million dollars for planting new Church missions. This giving is not coerced, but rather is suggested and encouraged for God loves a cheerful giver.

We passed resolutions to update our District Constitution and Bylaws to make them more inline with Synod’s.  We also supported Campus Ministry, New Mission Starts, and Providing Lay Leadership Training District-wide. We also chose April 18, 2021 as the “Here I Stand” Sunday as it marks the 500th anniversary of the Diet of Worms where Martin Luther made his dramatic statement of “Here I Stand”.   We requested that the Synod make its financial records more available and clear as well as to reverse the Praesidium of Synod and restore the previous conflict resolution plan. All in all, a very encouraging and unifying convention.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, LCMS

By grace… Chosen in Christ and Gifted to Serve

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Pastor:  Roger.Schwartz@orlcaugusta.com

DCE: Joshua.Eckstein@orlcaugusta.com

Parish Administrator/Office: Sheri.Agee@orlcaugusta.com

Music Director/Organist: Paul.Roberts@orlcaugusta.com

Music Director/Organist:  Justin.Hornsby@orlcaugusta.com

Prayer Chain: Karen.Bowers@orlcaugusta.com