Augustana Lutheran Church Bulletin for July 10, 2005

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					            Augustana Lutheran Church
         2100 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009


                                      PROPER 10
JULY 10, 2005                                                             TEN-THIRTY A.M.

   The Congregation stands.

The Order of Confession and Forgiveness
   In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
   God, whose love is everlasting, welcomes sinners to the table of mercy.
   Let us confess our sin, confident in God's forgiveness.
      Silence for reflection and self-examination.
   Gracious God, have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins, both
   known and unknown, things done and left undone. Uphold us by your Spirit so
   that we may serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy
   name, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
   Since we are set right with God by grace through faith, we have peace with God
   through our Lord Jesus Christ. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of
   Christ and by Christ's authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all
   your sins, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

Hymn, No. 250                                             Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
Apostolic Greeting and Prayer of the Day

   Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy
   Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope
   and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
   The Congregation is seated.

                                 THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Lesson                                                              Isaiah 55:10-13

Psalm 65: 9-14, page 243
   Sung by all to LBW Tone 9, page 291.

Second Lesson                                                              Romans 8:1-11

Gradual Hymn, No. 232                                 Your Word, O Lord, Is Gentle Dew
   Stanza 1.

Holy Gospel                                                        Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Hymn, No. 232                                         Your Word, O Lord, Is Gentle Dew
   Stanza 3.

Hymn of the Day, No. 234                               Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast

Apostles’ Creed
   I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
   I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 

   He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. 

   He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. 

   He descended into hell. 

   On the third day he rose again. 

   He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 

   He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 

   I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

   the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, 

   the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection

   To each petition the Congregation responds, hear our prayer.

                        THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Sharing of Peace

Voluntary, at the Offering
   The Congregation stands.

Offertory Hymn, No. 550                             From All That Dwell below the Skies

Offertory Verse and Prayer
   Jesus said, “The first commandment is: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, is one;
   you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with
   all your mind, and with all your strength! The second is this: You shall love your
   neighbor as yourself.”
   Let us pray. Gracious God, as grains of wheat are gathered for bread, and grapes
   together are poured out as wine, so may we be united in your presence through
   this sacrament of grace. Amen
The Great Thanksgiving

Preface, Sanctus and Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Agnus Dei
The Distribution of the Blessed Sacrament
   All Christians are invited to receive the Sacrament.
   Non-communicants are invited to come forward to receive a blessing.
Hymn, No. 212                                                Let Us Break Bread Together

                                THE POST-COMMUNION
   The Congregation stands.

Eucharistic Blessing

Post-Communion Prayer
   O God, we thank you for the living bread that rains down from heaven. From this
   feast of love may we carry your eternal life as daily food for the well-being of the
   world; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Hymn, No. 221                                                Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

   Go in peace. Feed the hungry.
   Thanks be to God.


We welcome all friends and visitors this morning to Augustana, a congregation
“Reconciled in Christ” that has been racially diverse since 1954. Please sign the guest
register in the narthex and fill out the Attendance Registration booklet located in the
pews. Please join us for hospitality downstairs in the Parish Hall following the Service.
                                  Servants at God’s Altar
                      Celebrant and Preacher     The Rev. Dr. Marcia Cox
                                     Deacon I    Rebecca Roth
                                    Deacon II    Kathryn Baerwald
                                       Lector    Jennifer Nordin
                  Music Director and Organist    Dr. J. Thomas Mitts
                                      Ushers	    Jay Matson, Tommie Robinson, Jr.
                                                 Kathy Garrison, Margaret Mushala
                                                 Nicole E. Wade
                                    Altar Guild Alice Anderson
                                         Tellers Bruce Reed, Jon Quam, Ruth Hunter
                               Hospitality Hosts Venera Busby, Betsy Knauff

                               Concerns of the People
+ Members: Alice Bryant, Ardelle Burton, Elizabeth Capps Conkle; Celia Davenport, Dorothy
Gladney, Bill Reid, Carroll Schipp, and Corrine Whoie.

+ Friends and Family: Roxanna Anderson (Nash); Roseanne Baird (Bucci); Lillian Benning
(Whoie); Denise Berry (Bob & Alice Anderson); Trudy Bliss (Hunter); Ken and Leigh Anne
Boynton (Gillam); Tom Bright (Kahler-Larson); Patricia Coleman (Burton); Walter Dickey, Sr.;
Helen Dillon (Capps); Lyle Forness; Galana Gebisa; Donna Gaughan and family (Roth/Renne);
Leona Harper (Knauff); Ray Hwang (Hwang); Becky Holmquest and family (Bob & Alice
Anderson); Darren Kerbyson (Waidler); The Rev. Darlene Little and family (Richter); John
Larson (Kahler-Larson); Sylvia Lauttamus; Celeste Lotts (Knauff); Liana Dimetrinova
Luchanskaya (Liljenstople); Sylvia Markey (Bucci); William Moon (Wassum); Todd Pegg
(Knauff); Veronica Richardson (Knauff); Caleb Richter-Tate; Sarah Richter; Meriel Schooley;
Phylis and Jim Shutt; Andrew Simon (Allen); Andress Taylor (Crawford); Nellikan
Wernicke (Baerwald); Danielle Westall (Wassum).

+ Sylvia Elftmann, family and friends on the death of Gregg Elftmann.

+ Augustana and our vision for the future.

Names remain on the prayer list for four weeks and may be renewed by notifying the office.

                                           In Memoriam
                                     Gregory Bernard Elftmann
                                   October 17, 1946 – July 4, 2005
Gifts to the Glory of God: Today’s flowers are given to the Glory of God by Bonnie LePard and
Bruce Reed in honor of Nelson Reed’s birthday.

Accessibility and Renovation: Goal: $1,500,000. Pledged $937,121 – Received last week –
$600. Received to date $658,791 (See insert for New Donor Options being offered).

General Fund Update: Pledged for 2005 - $252,791; Pledged to date - $125,371; Given to date -
$129,258 Pledged gifts July 3- $4,246; Unpledged gifts July 3 - $135 Total gifts July 3 - $4,381

                                          -- Today --

Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Spiritual Friends: Noon -- Library
Church Camp: 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. We celebrate our cultural diversity with 4 evenings of music,
dance, crafts, games, food, friends and FUN! We'll travel the globe and explore the cultural gifts
God has allowed us to enjoy. Children ages 6-12 are invited to participate, with teens and adults
joining the fun as volunteers!! Please plan to be a part of the summer celebration. (See insert
for the form) Contact: Ruth Sorenson ( or 301-907-7993 for more information)

                                          -- This Coming Week –

Monday July 11th – Wednesday, July 13th: Church Camp from 6:15 – 8:30 daily. See
announcement above.

Monday July 11th – Wednesday, July 13th: Photographs taken daily from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. for
our new pictorial directory. (See insert for more information) We will have sign up sheets posted
in the NEW social hall. Also, we will need a number of volunteers to help make this run
smoothly. Please contact the office if you are interested in helping out. Thank You!

           – Next Sunday, July 17, 2005 —Ninth Sunday After Pentecost –

Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Lessons: Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-
30, 36-43
Hospitality Hosts: Chuck Leath, Ben Cutler, Kevin Horsted

                   -- Upcoming Events and Misc. Announcements --

Saturday, July 23rd: The Synod Prayer Resources Group sponsors a Quiet Day with Carolyn
Sonnen from 9:30 to 3:30 at the College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Registration including lunch and materials is $55.00. For more information see Patricia Richter or
contact her at 301/588-6507 or
Usher Corp: Our ushers profoundly influence the quality and spirit of each worship service. We
are currently revitalizing our Usher Monthly Teams. If you would like to be part of this
Augustana Ministry, please contact Jon Quam, Usher Corp Lead at 202/728-0628 or at

Friday, July 22nd: Moms 'n' Pops will meet at the Ft. Meyer swimming pool in Arlington. For
more information call Sonvy Waidler at 301-762-1879

The Landscape Committee has phase one plans in the Narthex for all to see. If you have
questions about the plan see either Fred Bowell or Kevin Canfield. Donations are now being
accepted for landscaping our new garden. Donations of any amount will be greatly
appreciated. Please designate your check or cash to the Landscaping fund.

”Brown Bag” Sermons: Do you have a text you would like to hear a sermon on? Please submit
the text and rationale to Pastor Cox in the month of June. “Brown Bag” sermons will be preached
in July and August.

Sunday, August 21st: Ordination of Greg Gaertner at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 11900
Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

A Time to Build Up continues in the fall of 2005 with a congregational assessment and
visioning. Watch for more details.


July 10, 2005

Proper 10

FIRST READING:                                          Isaiah 55:10-13

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
         and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
         giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
   so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
         it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
         and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
   For you shall go out in joy,
         and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
         shall burst into song,
         and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
   Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
         instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial,
         for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

SECOND READING:                                                   Romans 8:1-11

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law
of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3For
God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4so that
the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the
flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds
on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the
things of the Spirit. 6To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit
is life and peace. 7For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does
not submit to God's law--indeed it cannot, 8and those who are in the flesh cannot please
           But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells
in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10But if
Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of
righteousness. 11If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who
raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that
dwells in you.
GOSPEL:                                             Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2Such great crowds
gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on
the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out
to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them
up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they
sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were
scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among
thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and
brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears
            "Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the
kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown
in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground,
this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a
person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises
on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. 22As for what was sown
among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure
of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil,
this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields,
in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."
                 The Mission Statement of Augustana Lutheran Church
“It is the purpose of Augustana Lutheran Church to engage as many persons as will share its
confession of faith in a fellowship of worship, learning, witness and service that the Word of God
in Jesus Christ may become effective in their lives together and individually and relate effectively
in Christian concern and love to the geographic community within which the Church is located.”

                                Augustana Lutheran Church
                               2100 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
                                  Washington, D.C. 20009-6507
                                         (202) 234-5315
                        (202) 234-5312 – Voicemail – (202) 234-5724 – FAX
                              The Reverend Dr. Marcia Cox, Pastor
                        Dr. J. Thomas Mitts, Organist and Choir Director
                             William R. Riggs, Office Administrator
                       Marcial Pacheco, Building Maintenance Supervisor

                               2005 Congregational Council
                              Kathryn Baerwald – Anna Bavier
                   Tim Himes – Chuck Holmes – Matt Larson – Kaia Lenhart
                        James Lewis, Sr. – Jonathan Moore, Secretary
                               Jennifer Nordin, Vice President
                               Patricia Richter – Rebecca Roth
                                        Brian Shannon

                 Parents: A nursery is available for children up to five years old.
                                  See an usher for directions.