This Sunday's Events
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 21, 2019
8:15am - Worship Service
10:00am - Brookdale Service
11:00am - Worship Service
Altar Care: Susan Edmunds & Laura Felton
Elders: Doug Noel
Ushers: Chris Noah & Stephen Felton
Greeters: Gary & Marilyn Driesen
Acolyte: Hannah Bowers (3 candles)
Reader: Marsha Maurer
Elders: Butch Bohannon
Ushers: Kevin Kinzer & Dennis Wilson
Greeters: Norm & Judy Diebold
Acolyte: Dmitri Bender (3 candles)
Reader: Marsha Bohannon
Old Testament Reading Genesis 18:1–10a
1 The Lord appeared to [Abraham] by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. 2He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth 3and said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. 4Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, 5while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” 6And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.” 7And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. 8Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
9They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” 10The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him.
R This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Epistle Colossians 1:21–29
21 You, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
22he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
24Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
L This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Holy Gospel Luke 10:38–42
H The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the tenth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.
38Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
H This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.
Rev. Roger A. Schwartz, Pastor
Rev. Karl J. Dunker, Emeritus Pastor
Sheri Agee, Admin
Josh Eckstein, DCE
Justin Hornsby, Music
Mission & Ministry
Lutheran World Relief
DCCM Food Pantry
Christus Victor, Athens
Golden Harvest Pantry
Augusta Rescue Mission
Garden City Rescue
Shepeard Blood Center
Lutheran Hour Ministries