Ash WednesdayFebruary 26Ashes available at Augustana:During the day from 8am to 9:30am, and from 11am to 2pmAt evening worship at 7:00pm We begin the quiet and solemn season of Lent with ashes on our heads, a sign of repentance. We hear the words that God spoke to Adam and Eve as he sent them from … More Ash Wednesday
The Story of Esther March 1 The Bible’s book of Esther is the story of the Jews in exile saved by an ordinary young woman. We do not hear it in our three-year lectionary, the cycle of readings we share with many other Christians. But this year, we will experience it on the first Sunday … More Esther – Reader’s Theater Sunday March 1st
Lasagna LuncheonFebruary 23, 12:15pm Plan to stay after church on February 23rd for lasagna and fixings, brought to you by the Christian Education Committee. They are raising money for a new foosball table for the youth and ask that you donate generously. No money to spare? Come and eat anyway and enjoy the fellowship.
On Sunday, we remembered a revered member of the communion of saints, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Below are excerpts from a sermon delivered by Dr. King at New Covenant Baptist Church, Gage Park, Chicago, on April 9, 1967. King delivered a version of this sermon, “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” … More Our Spiritual Posture – Pointing to Jesus
The Hyde Park Refugee Project is currently preparing to resettle their sixth family in the spring. Be on the lookout for future requests for gently used clothing, furniture, and household goods. They will also be needing volunteers to teach English to both children and adults, and to show the family how to navigate bureaucratic ropes … More Hyde Park Refugee Project
This Sunday, 1.19.20, Shelley Barnard will conclude the adult forum series on comparing related Assyrian and Bibical texts. She’ll lead us in a discussion of the Mesopotamian poem The Righteous Sufferer, which tells the story of the unjust suffering of a righteous man, and compare it to the biblical story of Job. Adult forum is … More Connecting Assyrian and Biblical Texts
Annual Meeting on January 26, 2020, at 12:15pm Please plan on staying after the second service (or coming back after the first one) on January 26 for our Annual Meeting. We have some important items on our agenda this year, particularly the adoption of a 2020 budget, the election of new Council members, and voting … More Annual Meeting – 1.26.20
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Worship December 24, 4:30pm — Christmas Eve service with children’s nativityDecember 24, 8:00pm — Christmas Eve service with choirDecember 25, 10:45am — Christmas Day service
Do you like Christmas cookies? If the answer is yes (and how could it be otherwise?) please join us on Saturday Dec 21 at 1 pm for an afternoon of Christmas cookie baking at Augustana. Bring the ingredients for 5 dozen of your favorite cookies (or more than one type if you like) and bakers … More Christmas Cookie Baking
Darkest NightSaturday, December 21, at 7pm Not everyone feels so holly-jolly at this time of the year. If you feel lost, alone, or afraid, let the light of Christ break into this longest, darkest night of the year.