Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Today marks the first Sunday that we are able to meet in-person at Augustana, with a careful eye to each other’s health and well-being. We are all looking forward to being able to worship together, on Sunday and midweek, in various forms and formats, as we adjust to the changing public health situation. As some of us won’t be able to join in-person, because of health considerations, we will continue to use these worship videos as another form of gathering the community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Goede.

For today’s worship, please click here for an online version of the lectionary or click the download button for a printable PDF.

  • Greeting & Confession and Forgiveness
  • Kyrie
  • Hymn of Praise: The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands (lyrics in the video)
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13, Robin Mitchell
  • Psalm 65:1-8
  • Second Reading: Romans: 8:1-11, Robin Mitchell
  • Gospel Acclamation: Caribbean Alleluia,
  • Gospel:  Matthew: 13:1-9, 18-23
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day: Almighty God, Your Word is Cast, composed by Padraig McGuire
  • Prayers of the People
  • Communion
  • Blessing & Dismissal
  • Postlude

During this time of isolation and separation, it is especially important that we all receive (and read) our weekly emails from Augustana, to know what is going on, and to connect. If you are not receiving the emails, your email program may be putting them in a ‘promotions’ folder. If you are not receiving or can’t find them, contact the church office (

You can arrange an ongoing, electronic offering through our website by visiting our Donation page. Setting up a free PayPal account allows you to make an offering of any size with a debit or credit card; the email address you need is You can of course send a check to Augustana, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL, 60637.

We encourage you to share the Peace of Christ with your neighbors by calling them, e-mailing them, or reaching out through Facebook.