Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What time is your worship service?
- We offer our Classic Worship at 8:15am and 11:00am each Sunday for the first and second Sundays of each month.
- On the third and fourth Sundays, we have Classic at 8:15am and Lutheran Contemporary Service at 11am.
- Christian Education Hour is between services at 9:40am-10:40am each Sunday.
What can I expect at a Classic Service?
- Classic Worship - 8:15 a.m. every Sunday
- Worship follows the hymnal services found in the Lutheran Service Book and Lutheran Hymnal.
- Traditional Lutheran worship and hymns are utilized with an emphasis on our being “reverent” and “receiving” God’s gifts through Word and Sacrament. Holy Communion is offered on the first and third Sundays each month.
- Fellowship/snack/coffee time is held between the 8:15 and the Christian Education Hour on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in the Fellowship Hall.
What can I expect at a Contemporary Service?
- Lutheran Contemporary Worship -11:00 a.m. on third and fourth Sunday's each month
- Worship generally follows the liturgical pattern while utilizing a worship ensemble that helps lead the service. Powerpoint screens assist in bringing visual aids to the people in the service. The emphasis is on receiving God's gifts and celebrating His grace, forgiveness and His gift to each of us in Christ.. The atmosphere of the service is more “celebration” and “joyful” in its orientation. We are rejoicing in the presence of God and our Church family as we worship the great “I Am”. Holy Communion is offered on the first and third Sundays each month.
What is Holy Communion?
- The Lutheran church believes, teaches and confesses that the Lord’s Supper is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the bread and wine, given to us Christians to eat and to drink. We hold that the bread and the wine in the Supper are the true body and blood of Christ and that these are given and received into the mouths of all who commune. Those who believe the promise: ”Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” receive forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. This promise, along with the bodily eating and drinking, is the main thing in the Sacrament.
- My Faith and Pledge and as I attend the Sacrament: I confess all my sins, asking God to forgive them and resolve with His help to amend my sinful ways. I believe that Jesus Christ is my only Lord and Savior from all sin, the power of Saran and eternal death. I believe that the Risen Christ is really present in the Sacrament and that with the bread and wine I receive His true Body and Blood. I resolve to rededicate my life to the service of my Lord by regular worship attendance and thankful living.
- If you have any questions about Holy Communion please feel free to call the church at (706) 733-0676 and ask to speak with Pastor Schwartz.
Where is your church located and how do you get there?
Is childcare available during worship services and Sunday School?
- Yes, childcare is available all Sunday morning in the Nursery.
Do you have a Sunday School program?
- Yes, we offer a number of programs on Sunday morning during the Christian Education Hour 9:40am-10:40am for all ages. Please click below to learn more about our programs:
Do you have any Adult bible studies?
- Yes, we have several groups that meet during the week. Click on these links to get more information.
Do you have a Youth Group?
- Yes, we have combined activities for Middle School Youth and High School Youth. They currently meet on Sundays directly following the late service until 2:30 p.m. for food, activities, and a Bible lesson. Click here for current schedule.
Do you support Community Organizations?
- Yes, we do and we have a number of area organizations that use are facilities on a regular basis such as Rotary International, The Chamber Singers, and Westminster Schools. Click here to see a full list of our Community connections.
Who do I talk with about membership?
- Our Pastor would be pleased to discuss membership with you or your family at anytime. Several times throughout the year Adult Information Classes are offered at ORLC. You can contact Pastor Schwartz by phone at (706) 733-6076 or by email at Roger.Schwartz@orlcaugusta.com.
Who do I talk with about Baptism & Communion?
- Our Pastor would be pleased to discuss baptism or Communion with you or your family at anytime. You can contact Pastor Schwartz by phone at (706) 733-6076 or by email at Roger.Schwartz@orlcaugusta.com. In addition, see the section above called "What is Holy Communion?"
Who do we talk with about Marriage?
- Our Pastor would be pleased to discuss Marriage with you or your family at anytime. You can contact Pastor Schwartz by phone at (706) 733-6076 or by email at Roger.Schwartz@orlcaugusta.com.