Worship, First Sunday of Christmas

Two months ago, 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:

  • Prelude, Meditation on Coventry Carol
  • Festival Bells
  • Invocation
  • Hymn of Praise, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, #270 vs 1 & 2, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW)
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading, Isaiah 61:10–62:3
  • Canticle, Nunc Dimittis, ELW #201
  • Second Reading, Galatians 4:4-7
  • Gradual Hymn, Lo How a Rose, ELW #272 vs. 1
  • Gospel, Luke 2:22-40
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day, In His Temple Now Behold Him, ELW #417vs 1 & 2
  • Prayers of the People
  • Offering Prayer
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Dialogue and Preface
  • Sanctus
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Communion
  • Communion Meditation, What Child is This
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal
  • Postlude. Voluntary on Good King Wenceslas

Thank you to this week’s lector, Richard Krull. Shelley Barnard edited the video, Padraig McGuire served as cantor, Campus Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller presided, and Pastor Nancy Goede preached.

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.