Seventh 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.

Beginning next week, we will celebrate the Festival of Pentecost together, as our community returns to in-person worship! See all the details here.

Today’s order of worship is below:

  • Introit
  • Festival Bells
  • Greeting
  • Hymn of Praise, This Joyful Eastertide
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading, Absalom and David, based on 2 Samuel 2-19 and Psalm 3
  • Psalm 1
  • Second Reading, 1 John 5:9-13
  • Gospel Acclamation, Alleluia
  • Gospel Reading, John 17:6-19
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day, Alleluia Sing to Jesus, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) #392
  • 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, Arise my Soul Arise
  • Prayer After Communion
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal
  • Postlude, The Lord Ascended Up On High, Tune: Nun Freut Euch

Notes on Today’s Service

Thank you to this week’s lector, Peter Pytel. This week’s videographer was Padraig McGuire, who also serves as cantor, Campus Pastor Matthew Stuhlmuller preaches and Pastor Nancy Goede presides.

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 2 Samuel and the Psalms, as re-told by Sandol Stoddard in the Doubleday Illustrated Children’s Bible, is titled Abasalom and David.

During the Pandemic

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.

In-Person Worship Next Week, Pentecost, May 23rd!