Grace Note 5.18.2018

Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park and Lutheran Campus Ministry

Sunday, May 20, 2018
8:15 am Holy Communion
9:30 am Education Hour
Adult Forum:

Disaster and Faith: Social Equity, with Jim Schwab
10:45 am  Holy Communion with Affirmation of Baptism

Day of Pentecost
Sunday, May 20

with Affirmation of Baptism and Confirmation for five students at the 10:45am service

On this day when the Holy Spirit lands in tongues of fire on the apostles, the color of the day is the color of fire – wear something red!

Campus Ministry Sunday – Calling all Graduates!

May 27th will be this year’s Campus Ministry Sunday. In addition to lifting up our campus ministry and its graduates, we want to celebrate Augustana graduates of all ages! High school, middle school, elementary, kindergarten, doctorate – if you or someone in your family is graduating this year, we want to lift them up! Please send names of graduates, grades/programs they are completing, and their plans for the coming year to Rev. Pitts by Monday, May 21stThank you!

Comfort Food for Finals….and Puppies?

Lutheran Campus Ministries is having its year end Comfort Food for Finals, but we are adding a twist and inviting in puppies/dogs as a stress free zone for our students. So if you have loveable dogs that like people, please think about volunteering them out for Comfort Food for Finals…and Puppies day, Saturday, June 2, from 1-4pm. Contact Rev. Pitts (

Volunteers Needed: Hyde Park Art Fair Fundraiser

We’ll be parking cars in our lot during the 57th Street Art Fair Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. If you can help with this, sign up in the narthex, or email the office. If we have enough volunteers, we can sell food and drinks to visitors.
The parking lot will be reserved for event parking on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, except for folks attending the one Sunday worship service. The parking lot will be closed starting Friday night.

Serve on the Hospitality Team!
We need a couple of people who are willing to serve on the Hospitality Team for summer: June, July, and August. Team members recruit others to serve at coffee hour, occasionally serve at coffee hour themselves, and are responsible for one big congregational event, from planning to clean up. Three months and you’re done! Please sign up in the narthex.
Peace Camp 2018: Second Chances
June 26-28

A program cosponsored by Augustana and the Baha’i Community of Hyde Park
Dinner at 5, program 5:30-7:30, campfire to follow, at Augustana

Have you ever gotten a second chance that made a difference in your life? Some of the ministry we support at Augustana is all about second chances, for refugees, for people coming out of prison, for those seeking forgiveness. Our theme for this summer’s Peace Camp is going to be Second Chances, with speakers, discussion in peace circles, art, music and more. Registration is $20 per person, $40 per family; paid registrations are due June 15. Scholarships are available. Forms are available in the narthex.

Coming this summer
Augustana Flea Market
Saturday, August 25
8am to 2pm

Rent a table, empty your closets and make money – Find treasure for your new place
Check out ELCA summer camping

Summer camp at one of the ELCA’s outdoor centers is a great faith-building activity for kids; a couple of days at camp is a nice present for a special occasion. There are brochures about Lutherdale in the narthex, or you can check it out online at

Upcoming Adult Forums:
Disaster and Faith (May 6-May 27)
with Jim Schwab
I invite everyone to join me on a four-week intellectual, emotional, and spiritual journey through the difficult challenges posed to our society by natural and other disasters. I will be using PowerPoint and a data projector, but also relying on thoughtful reflection—not just mine, but yours, too. Each week will build on prior discussions, but I nonetheless encourage anyone to come when you can and partake of the discussion. We will go deep, well beyond the issues of blankets and donations for disaster-stricken communities to questions of social and environmental responsibility and equitable solutions and the fate of the earth. I hope you join us. Our schedule appears below.
–Jim Schwab

Sunday, May 6: Humanity’s Relationship with the Earth

Sunday, May 13: Faithful Human Response

Sunday, May 20Social Equity

Sunday, May 27Toward Hazards Activism

Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, and summer is almost here!

Summer Schedule:
Begins Sunday, June 3rd
One Service: 9:30am
Through Labor Day Weekend (September 2)

Foster Parenting
through Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Are you one of the extraordinary people who can offer a safe and loving home to abused and neglected children? LSSI is looking for people who want to become foster parents.
To qualify to be a foster parent, you:

  • Must have a desire and commitment to care for and work with children.
  • May be single or married.
  • May rent or own your residence.
  • Must be stable, understanding, caring and in good health.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must have sufficient financial resources to provide for yourself and your family.
  • Must be able to support children’s ties to their birth families and support reunification
    efforts, when applicable.
  • Do NOT have to be Lutheran.

For more information, call 888-322-LSSI (5774) or send an email to

Augustana Leadership

Terms expiring January 2019:
Max Kellogg
(campus ministry rep, one year term)
Carol Albright
Jeanette Bordelon
Keith Cooper
Marcy Miller

Terms expiring January 2020:
Celeste Garrett
Bahati Kimondo
Melinda Billingsley

Terms expiring January 2021:
Carolyn Rahaman
Anika Mathews
Elaine Worcester

Committees & Projects
Christian Education – Lise Sveen
Adult Forum — Jim Schwab
Community Breakfast – Robin Mitchell
Finance – Jeanette Bordelon
Hyde Park Refugee Project – Dorothy Pytel
Property – Peter Pytel
Stewardship – rotating chair
Worship & Music – Marcy Miller

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