Last week, the City of Chicago revised its guidelines for groups meeting and the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA encouraged congregations to worship online, so Augustana has suspended its in-person worship. Virtual, recorded worship will continue to be available on the Augustana website on Sunday mornings.
As always, during these challenging times, contact Pastor Goede if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to visit.
The order of worship is below:
- Introit, Grant Peace, We Pray, #784 Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW)
- Confession and Forgiveness
- Prayer of the Day
- First Lesson: Deuteronomy 32:48-52, 34:1-12
- Psalm: 95:1-7 Venite from Morning Prayer (ELW pg. 300-301)
- Second Lesson: – Ephesians 1:15-23
- Gospel Acclamation, Alleluia, Arranged by Michael Krentz
- Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
- Hymn of the Day, Soon and Very Soon, ELW #439
- Nicene Creed
- Prayers of the People
- Offering Prayer
- Eucharistic Prayer
- Lord’s Prayer
- Communion Meditation, Beautiful Savior, ELW #838
- Blessing and Dismissal
- Postlude, Voluntary on the Tune Christus Victor
Thank you to this week’s lector, JoRachel Pierce. Joe Klonowski edited the video, Padraig McGuire served as cantor, Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller presided, and Pastor Nancy Goede preached.
The Gospel Acclamation this week, Alleluia, was arranged by Ed and Becky Krentz’s son, Michael 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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.