The Gift of Thanksgiving

The Rev. Dr. Philip Hefner is a member at Augustana, faculty emeritus at LSTC, and with his wife, Neva, a resident at Montgomery Place retirement community. The Gift of Thanksgiving is a sermon he prepared and preached at Montgomery Place. Nov. 26, 2019 My reflections this evening will be very personal. My wish is that … More The Gift of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Service

Hyde Park-Kenwood Interfaith Council and Rockefeller Chapel Keynote Address by Dean of the Chapel Maurice CharlesPerformances by the Chicago Children’s Choir Thursday, November 28, at 11am Thanksgiving potluck immediately following the service at Augustanasponsored by the Chicago Hyde Park Village People of all ages welcome; bring food to share with others 

Vivaldi and Violins

For our celebration of Christ the King Sunday, Cantor Padraig McGuire put together a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria by an expanded version of the Augustana choir, featuring violinists Elizabeth McCreless and Caroline Wooten. Antonio Vivaldi wrote at least three settings of the hymn Gloria in Excelsis Deo, whose words date back to the early church … More Vivaldi and Violins

Whistler Woods

Whistler WoodsNine teens and adults had a fun trip on a beautiful day to Whistler Woods last week.  More than that, they learned about forest conservation and helped make the woods a healthier place. Did you know that forests can get too old? That some trees poison their neighbors in order to snatch all of … More Whistler Woods

Fellowship and Formation: Nov. 17th Stewardship Sunday

Dear members and friends of Augustana, A new church year is rapidly approaching, and with it the time to renew our congregational pledges. In our earlier letter, we introduced our theme for this year’s stewardship campaign: Fellowship and Formation. Our theme is an invitation to reflect on one reason why we support and participate in our church, … More Fellowship and Formation: Nov. 17th Stewardship Sunday