Worship, Fifth Sunday in the Season of Creation, Feast of St. Francis

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will, for five weeks, celebrate the Season of Creation with full communion partners – the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. “Full communion” means that our churches share the sacraments and may exchange clergy with each other.

Augustana has returned, in a limited way, to in-person worship, following all the relevant safety protocols. Please join us at 9:30 am each Sunday in Augustana’s Nave. We will continue to offer recorded worship, available here on the Augustana website each Sunday morning, available around 7 am.

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

  • Confession and Forgiveness
  • Opening Hymn, All Creatures Worship God Most High, #835 Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) vs 1-2
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7
  • Prayer of St. Francis by John Sanders
  • Second Lesson: Philippians 3:4b-14
  • Gospel Acclamation, #835 ELW vs. 3
  • Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46
  • Sermon
  • Pet blessing
  • Hymn of the Day, All Things right and Beautiful, #767 vs 1&4, With One Voice (WOV)
  • Prayers of the People
  • Introduction to Lord’s Prayer
  • Holy Communion
  • Maori Lord’s Prayer
  • Communion Meditation, All Creatures Worship God Most High, # 835 ELW vs 4-5
  • Post Communion Prayer
  • Blessing and Dismissal
  • Closing Hymn, All Creatures Worship God Most High, #835 ELW vs 6
  • Postlude: Voluntary on the Tune Weymouth  by Theodore Ferris

Thank you to this week’s lector, Frederick Pytel.

The hymn All Creatures Worship God Most High enfolds the entire service today. It is a paraphrase  of a song written by Francis of Assisi called “The Canticle of the Sun” in it, Francis emplores all of the created order to join him in giving praise to God, even calling upon death to  do her part, conveying the redeemed to their home with God.

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 (office@augustanahydepark.org)

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 treasurer@augustanahydepark.org. 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.