Grace Note: 3.24.17

Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park and Lutheran Campus Ministry

Sunday, March 26, 2017

8:15 am Holy Communion
9:30 am New Member Session
10:45 am Holy Communion

First New Member Session Sunday
Our new member sessions begin this Sunday between the services. They’ll continue April 2 and April 9, so that we’re ready to take in new members on April 23, the Sunday after Easter. If you’re interested in joining, or you’d like to know more, talk to Pastor Goede.
Lenten Midweek Gatherings
Thursday Evenings

March 30
April 6
6:00 p.m. Soup Supper
6:45 p.m. Lenten Evening Worship

Our Lenten theme: Confronting Violence/Building Peace

Sign Up to Serve in Worship During Holy Week!

The beautiful worship of Holy Week is the result of many small time and talent contributions from the members of our church community. Please consider signing up in the narthex to be a part of this ministry and perhaps being blessed yourself by it. If you haven’t served in these roles before, ask the pastor, Marcy Miller, or Nancy Dishno for directions.

Sign Up to Provide Coffee Hour on Palm Sunday!

We still need someone to sign up for coffee hour on April 9, Palm Sunday. It could be you!

Easter Vigil, April 15

This annual event is followed by a gala reception in the Fellowship Hall.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex, to provide food and drink for this joyous get-together, as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.

FUNDrive Fundraiser: April 1, 8am-1pm

If you missed our last Savers FUNDrive, you have another opportunity to turn your extra clutter into money to support Augustana’s ministries! April 1st between 8am-1pm, bring your old clothing, accessories (hats, belts, scarves, etc.), shoes, linens, books, or small household items. All must be clean and in good condition.
Here are the details: An organization called Savers Unique will have a truck parked in the parking lot that morning. You are asked to fill 14lb kitchen garbage bags with either “soft goods”, “hard goods” or books (no textbooks please) and CD’s and bring them to the church parking lot that morning.  When you deliver your bags you will be given a receipt which you can use as proof of a charitable donation when itemizing your federal taxes. The bags will be weighed by the company and the sponsoring group (Augustana Lutheran Church) gets a small fee for each bag. The fee varies between 5 cents to 20 cents per pound depending on what type of goods are in the bag. If the bagged items are mixed the fee per bag is the lowest fee.

Soft goods include clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, hats, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, belts and jewelry.

Hard goods include electrical items, toys, games, kitchen items, knick knacks, sporting goods like balls, bats, frisbees, tennis rackets, baseball gloves.

Books, CD’s and DVD’s are a third category. Textbooks cannot be used or weighed.

Spring Work Day

Saturday, April 8
9am to 1pm

Please come join the Property Committee and other building users to clean the church.
Bring rubber gloves, rags and work gloves.
Donuts, pizza and drinks will be provided
Children are welcome!

The kids in Augustana‘s Sunday school planted about 1000 crocuses, daffodils, and tulips in the fall. Now the fruit of their labor is coming through. This picture and the one at the top of the email show our blooming flowers!
Looking for a piano?
Augustana has two upright pianos we are looking to send to a good home. They would be perfect for anyone just starting out. Contact the office if you would be interested in taking one!
Support Shelley
Shelley Barnard is going through treatments for cancer and will appreciate some help in the coming weeks. If you can help out, go to to join our online community to stay updated.
Food Drive
The Cub Scout Pack which we sponsor is collecting dry and canned goods for the food pantry in Hyde Park. If you’d like to contribute items, the box is in the hall, across from the office.
Visit Lutherland with Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd in Oak Park is one of the many Lutheran congregations making a “pilgrimage” to the land of Luther in this 500th anniversary year. The tour dates are July 18-July 28. They will visit the major Luther sites in the eastern provinces of Germany (Eisenach, Eisleben, Erfurt and Wittenberg), and also some places of more recent significance, such as the Buchenwald concentration camp where the Nazis held Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and St. Nicholas church in Leipzig that was so important in the revolution of 1990. You can find more information on the church’s website,, or contact Debbie at 708-848-4741 ext 6
Bach B Minor Mass
Accompanied by Haymarket Opera Orchestra, Chicago Chorale, conducted by Augustana member Bruce Tammen, presents Bach’s iconic Mass in B Minor. The Completed in 1749, one year before the composer’s death, the Mass is generally held to be a summation of Bach’s musical and theological ideas. It was never performed in its entirety during his lifetime. Soloists Chelsea Shephard, Angela Young-Smucker, Steven Soph, and Ryan de Ryke join Chorale in a performance that is sure to match or surpass Chorale’s 2015 St. Matthew Passion, hailed by Chicago Classical Review for its “exquisite ensemble, unforgettable arias,…and burnished playing from a period instrument ensemble.”
Free, pre-concert lecture by everybody’s favorite morning host, Carl Grapentine.
Tickets: or (773) 306-6195
Music of the Baroque Concert Tomorrow
Music of the Baroque presents “Glorious Chorus—Bach and Vivaldi” on Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm, at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601). Featured works include J. S. Bach’s rarely performed “Lutheran Mass” in F Major, his exquisite motet “Komm, Jesu, komm,” Lotti’s stirring Crucifixus a 8, Vivaldi’s triumphant Magnificat, plus brief instrumental works by Vivaldi and Albinoni. AugustanaChurch members receive 15% off any available ticket for this performance with the password GLORIOUS15. Visit or call 312.551.1414 for information and tickets.
‘Tis the season of party-going for a good cause. Here are three close to Augustana‘s ministry:
Ready for Spring?
The Forget-Me-Not Spring Fling benefit event on Saturday, April 29, 2017, is a great way for women of all ages to welcome the spring season! The Women’s Network of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) sponsors this delightful day of shopping at unique boutiques, enjoying a lovely luncheon, and an opportunity to bring home a stunning floral arrangement or an outdoor plant–all while supporting LSSI’s services for children. This year the event will feature George Mitchell of Mitchell’s Flowers and Events creating beautiful designs while sharing floral tips and trends. The event location is at The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, (free parking) four miles south of Woodfield Mall near I-290. Boutiques open at 10 am and lunch is at noon. Tickets are $75 each, $45 for students. For more information, call Barb Hailey at 847.635.4686
The Night Ministry “Lighting Up the Night” Awards Dinner and Auction
Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm, at Loews Chicago Hotel
For more information, go to

Growing Home’s 15th Annual Benefit
Thursday, May 4, 5:30pm, at Salvage One, Chicago
For more information, go to

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