First Sunday in Lent

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
  • The Great Litany, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW), pg. 238
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading
  • Psalm 25:1-10
  • Psalm Prayer
  • Gospel Acclamation, ELW Setting Three pg.142
  • Gospel: Mark 1:9-15
  • Guided Meditation
  • Hymn of the Day, The Glory of These Forty Days, ELW #320
  • Peace
  • Dialogue and Preface
  • Sanctus
  • Thanksgiving at the Table
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Communion
  • Communion Meditation, Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness, ELW #489 
  • Prayer After Communion
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal
  • Postlude, Variation on Erhalt Uns Herr

Thank you to this week’s lector, JoRachel Pierce, and to Erik Erling, who chants The Great Litany. Shelley Barnard edited the video, Padraig McGuire serves as cantor, Campus Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller presides, and Pastor Nancy Goede preaches.

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.