New playground construction underway!

You may have noticed that Augustana Early Learning Center’s playground improvement project has broken ground. Two years ago, after a state licensing board visit, AELC was told that it needed to improve its playground surface for safety. As a result, we chose to do a comprehensive review to determine how best to safeguard the children.…

Operation Pantry for Metro Caring

Operation Pantry for Metro Caring Adults and children of all ages are invited to help with a food and supplies repackaging event for Metro Caring, Sunday, January 29, 9–10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Rice and bean repackaging will provide portion-sized amounts for Metro Caring’s food pantry as part of their healthy food initiative. A parallel…

Celebrating Sheryl

Celebrating Sheryl Sheryl Stenseth, Augustana’s Faith Community Nurse, retires in January. On Sunday, January 15, Sheryl will be blessed during both 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship and recognized during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall, 9:15–10:15 a.m. Please come to celebrate and thank Sheryl! Augustana members and friends are also invited to an appreciation brunch…

Personal Care Kit collection and packaging

On Sunday, January 29, 9–10:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall, you can support Lutheran World Relief by assembling or donating personal care kits. Each kit includes: Light-weight bath towel, 20 in. x 40 in. to 52 in. x 27 in. (dark color recommended) 2 or 3 bath-size bars of soap, 8–9 oz., in original wrapping 1…

Christmas Worship Schedule at Augustana

Check out our December calendar for seasonal concerts, fellowship, fun, and service. Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope Wednesday, December 21, noon and 6:30 p.m., Christ Chapel Everyone is invited to gather for a new worship opportunity in Christ Chapel on Wednesday, December 21, at either noon or 6:30 p.m. During this season…

Thanksgiving Eve Community Worship

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Wednesday, November 23, 7 p.m., Sanctuary Give thanks on the eve of Thanksgiving with the community, Augustana’s choirs and instrumental groups, Saint Paul Lutheran Church’s community and choirs, and a message by Augustana’s pastors. This night also concludes Augustana’s Chili Challenge for Metro Caring. Bring as many cans of chili as you’re…

“Gratitude Sunday” is October 23

What is “Gratitude Sunday”? During worship on Sunday, October 23, members and friends of Augustana will have the opportunity to offer an Intent of Giving card for 2017. Here are some answers to common questions: What is an Intent of Giving or “pledge”? A pledge is a financial commitment you make to our congregation and…

New Director of Youth and Family Ministry

At a congregational meeting September 11, a positive vote was taken to call Shanna VanderWel as Augustana’s Director of Youth and Family Ministry. Shanna is a Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Luther Seminary. Shanna’s first day with our congregation will be October…

“God’s work. Our hands.”: an Augustana video!

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is September 11! On that day, don your gold “God’s work. Our hands.” t-shirt (or get one at Augustana that morning), and come prepared to worship and work. A variety of service opportunities will be available for kids and adults, 9–10:15 a.m. and after 10:30 a.m. worship, and a “hand…

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

You are invited to join Sheryl Stenseth, Augustana Faith Community Nurse, on a six-week journey toward better health. The Daniel Plan is a practical lifestyle program designed to improve your health at every level. We will be taking this journey one step at a time, meeting Wednesday mornings, 9:30–11 a.m., in the Anna Paulson Room,…