Augustana Lutheran Church
2100 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009
THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
JULY 10, 2005 TEN-THIRTY A.M.
THE PREPARATION AND ENTRANCE RITE
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
Holy Gospel Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Hymn, No. 232 Your Word, O Lord, Is Gentle Dew
Hymn of the Day, No. 234 Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
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
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 Congregation stands.
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.
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 (email@example.com 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
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-
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 GottesAtem@aol.com.
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
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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) 234-5312 – 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
Parents: A nursery is available for children up to five years old.
See an usher for directions.