This Sunday, December 3, we are welcoming new members to Augustana. They are: Jason and Jessika Ralph are rejoining Augustana, where they were active members as students, and are thrilled to return with their daughter, Genevieve. Jessika is an OB/GYN completing her fellowship at Northwestern. Jason is a consultant. Genevieve and their dog Cora are … More Welcoming New Members
Observing Advent with Children by Pastor Goede When my kids were growing up, they knew our family was different because we did not put up Christmas decorations until a few days before Christmas Eve. To make this counter-cultural, and not just grim and Scrooge-like, we went all in on a few practices that our kids … More Observing Advent with Children
December 13th is the feast day of Santa Lucia, commemorating Lucia of Syracuse. She was martyred in 304 by Diocletian. Lucia and her mother were nobles. Lucia was engaged to be married to a pagan. Her mother had had a long and serious illness, and Lucia prayed at the tomb of the martyr Agatha. Her … More Why Do We Celebrate Sankta Lucia?
As part of Augustana’s ongoing celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, the Rev. Dr. Martin Marty will be speaking during the education hour between services on Sunday October 29th, 9:30 am. Marty is one of the most prominent interpreters of religion and culture today. Author of more than 50 books, he is also … More Luther’s 95 Thesis: The Rev. Dr. Martin Marty
“Martin Luther: He’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more,” Improv Show with Second City graduate Dan Friedrich & Company 7 pm on Saturday, October 28 at Augustana
Oktoberfest 2017 at Augustana! Big thanks to Bruce Tammen for the handmade bratwursts, Chris Barnard for the handmade cross-shaped pretzels, to Chris Tompsett for organizing it and to everyone who brought food, set up and cleaned up. It was a blast! Thanks to Rich Hensey for the photos
Two chances to watch Luther with the confirmation classes – everyone is welcome. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, October 10th and 11th, 5 pm, at Augustana.