This Sunday's Events

Third Sunday in Lent

March 24, 2019

8:15am - Worship Service w/ Communion

9:40am - Sunday School, Bible Classes & Confirmation

10:00am - Brookdale Service

11:00am - Contemporary Service w/ Communion

12:00PM - National Youth Gathering Mtg.

6:00pm - Bible Study at the Lee's

SERVICE ASSISTANTS

Altar Care: Carla Meadows & Bernice Priest

8:15 a.m.

Elders: Doug Noel & Rob Oster

Ushers: Ken Kutlik, Mark Rahn & Chris Noah

Greeters: Lillian Vahrenwald & Carla Meadows

Acolyte: Joshua Gresch

Reader: David Beasley

11:00 a.m.

Elder: Norm Luedtke & Paul James

Ushers: David Annis & Jason Annis

Greeters: Rick & Carolyn Wheatley

Acolyte: Rhys Bender

Reader: David Annis



Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 33:7–20

7“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.

10“And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, Thus have you said: ‘Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we rot away because of them. How then can we live?’ 11Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

12“And you, son of man, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him when he transgresses, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall by it when he turns from his wickedness, and the righteous shall not be able to live by his righteousness when he sins. 13Though I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, yet if he trusts in his righteousness and does injustice, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered, but in his injustice that he has done he shall die. 14Again, though I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ yet if he turns from his sin and does what is just and right, 15if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has taken by robbery, and walks in the statutes of life, not doing injustice, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16None of the sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him. He has done what is just and right; he shall surely live.

17“Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just. 18When the righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it. 19And when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he shall live by them. 20Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways.”

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 10:1–13

1I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3and all ate the same spiritual food, 4and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 5Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

6Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.

9We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

A This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.


Holy Gospel Luke 13:1–9

1There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

6And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’

8And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. 9Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C Praise to You, O Christ.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

By Grace, Chosen in Christ, Gifted to Serve

Sunday Worship

8:15AM & 11AM

Christian Education

9:40AM

402 Aumond Road

Augusta, GA 30909

Tele: (706) 733-6076

Fax: (706) 733-3324

Web: www.orlcaugusta.com

Email: Sheri.Agee@orlcaugusta.com

Rev. Roger A. Schwartz, Pastor

Rev. Karl J. Dunker, Emeritus Pastor

Sheri Agee, Admin

Josh Eckstein, DCE

Justin Hornsby, Music

Vacant, 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

Thrivent Financial

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