A huge, busy Pentecost Sunday! The sanctuary was filled with red helium-filled balloons. Above is a procession the children led, as part of a Pentecost liturgy where we identified gifts of the spirit, such as understanding, wisdom, strength. Everyone in the congregation then had the opportunity to light a candle to reflect on the gifts … More Celebrating the Gifts of the Spirit: Pentecost!
Register for Peace Camp Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29 5:30-7:30pm Programs for every age: adults, teens, and children Kids age 12 and under should attend with a parent or caregiver Each evening begins with a light supper (available at 5pm) — Stay for the campfire after conflict resolution – mindfulness – art – yoga … More Peace Camp is Coming!
Literacy Fundraising Campaign Last month we launched a fundraising campaign to support language acquisition programming for the members of our refugee families. The campaign is going very well. So far we have raised over $8,000 to support three new literacy initiatives! Thank you so much to everyone who has already contributed. Look for an email … More Refugee Project Update
Sunday, June 4, 2017 The Day of Pentecost 9:30 am Holy Communion On Pentecost… We’ll celebrate with Sarah Barnard and Joe Tammen as they take on their baptismal vows for themselves and are confirmed. This will involve blowing up lots of red balloons. If you’d like to help with this, show up on Sunday morning … More Pentecost – So Much Going On!
Mother-Daughter Luncheon: May 20 The Women of Augustana Mother — Daughter Luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 12:30 in Gorder Hall. This year it will be potluck. Please RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the narthex, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 773-493-6451.
Two dozen people of all ages and walks of life are marching 200 miles to Springfield for a just resolution to the ongoing budget crisis. The March to Springfield Kickoff Event is tomorrow at noon at the Thompson Center, and the March ends with day of action in Springfield on May 30. Whether or not … More March to Springfield
Palm Sunday 2017 – Matthew 21:1-17, 26:6-13 – Pastor Goede Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a professor of theology in Germany during the years of the Nazis and the Third Reich. In 1930, at the end of his seminary study, he went to New York City to study at Union Seminary. While he was there, he made … More Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Palm Sunday Meditation