Fourth Sunday of Easter

During this season of Easter, 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:

  • Introit
  • Festival Bells
  • Greeting
  • Hymn of Praise, This Joyful Eastertide, Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW) #149
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading, The Shepherd Boy
  • Psalm, The Lord’s My Shepherd, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) #778
  • Second Reading, 1 John 3:16-24
  • Gospel Acclamation, Alleluia
  • Gospel, John 10:1-18
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day, There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy, ELW #588
  • Nicene Creed
  • Prayers of the People
  • Peace
  • Dialogue and Preface
  • Sanctus
  • Thanksgiving at the Table
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Invitation to Communion
  • Communion of the Faithful
  • Communion Meditation
  • Prayer After Communion
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal
  • Postlude

Notes on Today’s Service

Thank you to this week’s lector, JoRachel Pierce, and to Caroline Freeman who sang the Psalm. This week’s videographer was Joe Klonowski. Padraig McGuire served as cantor, Campus Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller presides and Intern Connor Freeman preaches.

We continue to hear stories from the Hebrew Scriptures that are not normally in the lectionary, stories that may be unfamiliar to us. Our First Reading, from Samuel as re-told by Sandol Stoddard in the Doubleday Illustrated Children’s Bible, tells the story of the prophet Samuel selecting the shepherd boy David to be Israel’s king.

During the Pandemic

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