A few 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 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:
- Festival Bells
- Hymn of Praise ELW 302 “As With Gladness”
- Prayer of the Day
- First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6
- Psalm: “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” ELW #311
- Second Reading: Ephesians 3:1-12
- Gradual Hymn: “Let Our Gladness Have No End” ELW 291 vs.1
- Gospel: Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
- Gradual Hymn: “Let Our Gladness Have No End” ELW 291 vs.4
- “We Three Kings” WOV #646
- Nicene Creed
- Prayers of the People
- Passing of the Peace
- Dialogue and Preface
- Eucharistic Prayer
- Lord’s Prayer
- Communion Meditation: “Away in a Manger”
- Hymn Following Communion: “The Old Year Now Has Passed Away”
- Post Communion Prayer
- Postlude Voluntary on “Cold December Flies Away”
Thank you to this week’s lector, Shelley Barnard. Connor Freeman edited the video, Carolyn Rahaman uploaded the video, Padraig McGuire served as cantor, Campus Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller presided, and Pastor Nancy Goede preached.
A special thank you to Emily Kleeman, Joe Klonowski and their daughter Leslie for special music – Away In a Manager.
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.