Priesthood of all Believers If you’ve been thinking of following Luther’s advice and becoming a worship assistant, September is a good time to do this.  We have a need for assisting ministers, communion ministers, readers, and sacristans, for both the 8:15 and the 10:45 services.  Just email Shelley Barnard at and tell her which role you … More

New Parish Administrator

After several years of invaluable service to Augustana Lutheran Church, Elizabeth McCreeless has accepted another position.  Although she is difficult to replace, Augustana member Shelley Barnard is giving it her best shot.  If you’re in the building at any time between 10-2:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, please stop in and say “hi.”

13th Month

June 9, 2018 Dear Friend: What a vibrant, life-filled Pentecost we celebrated at Augustana this year!  It reminded us of all the gifts we – the church and our community at Augustana – share with the rest of the world.  Like the apostles after Pentecost, we have a special message and a special way of … More 13th Month

Mercy vs. Drug Addicts: How Many Chances Should Someone Get?

During this month of looking forward to Peace Camp, I’d like to spend some time each week meditating on things that make for peace, like mercy. That’s what makes our Peace Camp theme this year, “Second Chances,” possible. After all, a second chance is only possible when someone decides to practice mercy, to extend the … More Mercy vs. Drug Addicts: How Many Chances Should Someone Get?