Second 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
  • Gathering Song, Kyrie, Setting Eight, Evangelical LutheranWorship (ELW)
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading, Judges, The Story of Jephthah’s Daughter
  • Psalm 22:23-32:1-10
  • Second Reading: Romans 4:13-25
  • Gospel Acclamation, Return to the Lord Your God, Setting Three, ELW
  • Gospel: Mark 8:31-38
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day, Take Up Your Cross, # 667 ELW
  • Prayers of the People
  • Confession & Forgiveness
  • Peace
  • Dialogue and Preface
  • Sanctus
  • Thanksgiving at the Table
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Communion
  • Communion Meditation, Around You, O Lord Jesus, #468 ELW
  • Prayer After Communion
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal
  • Postlude, Voluntary on “Old 124th”

This Lent, our Confession of Sin falls at the end of the Prayers of the People and just before the celebration of the meal, tying the proclamation of forgiveness to the tangible sign of forgiveness in the Sacrament of the Altar.

We also continue to hear stories from the Hebrew Scriptures that are not normally in the lectionary, stories that may be unfamiliar to us. Today, we hear the story of Jephthah’s daughter.

Thank you to this week’s lector, John Nielsen, and to videographer Connor Freeman. Padraig McGuire serves as cantor, Campus Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller preaches, and Pastor Nancy Goede presides.

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.