ML King Jr. Sunday – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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:

  • Greeting
  • Thanksgiving for Baptism
  • Hymn of Praise: ELW #308 vs 3&4
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading: Leviticus 25:1-24
  • Spiritual: “In That Great Gettin up Morning”
  • Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
  • Gospel Acclamation: Setting Three (pg 142)
  • Gospel: John 1:43-51
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day TFBF #46 “Oh Freedom”
  • Prayers of the People
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Dialogue and Preface
  • Sanctus
  • Great Thanksgiving
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Communion
  • Communion Meditation: ELW #471 “Let Us Break Bread Together”
  • Post Communion Prayer
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal
  • Postlude: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Today, as Christians respond to the national crisis of insurrectionists, neo-nazis, confederates and white supremacists attacking the capital building, we celebrate the ministry and life of Martin Luther King Jr., a saint of God. Thank you to this week’s lector, Kathleen Betterman. 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 (

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 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.