Worship, Season of Stewardship, 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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 8 am.

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

  • Introit, Grant Peace We Pray, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) #784
  • Confession and Forgiveness
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Lesson: Exodus 34:1-9
  • The Decalogue 
  • Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Gospel Acclamation, Verse: Keep awake | and be ready,* for you do not know on what day your | Lord is coming
  • Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day: Wake, Awake ELW #436
  • Prayers of the People
  • Peace
  • Offering Prayer
  • Preface
  • Eucharistic Prayer
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Communion Meditation: Take My Life ELW #685
  • Stewardship Litany
  • Blessing and Dismissal 
  • Postlude: Now I Lay Me Down

Thank you to this week’s lector Joe Klonowski, who also edited the worship video. Padraig McGuire served as cantor, Intern Connor Freeman preached, and Nancy Goede presided.

The Gospel Acclamation or Alleluia sung this week was arranged by Michael Krentz, the son of Augustana members Becky and Ed Krentz.

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.