Thanksgiving Eve Community Worship

Wednesday, November 27, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Give thanks at Augustana’s annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Worship which includes a message by Augustana’s pastors and music by Augustana’s choirs and instrumental groups. Your offering will support ELCA World Hunger. This night also concludes Augustana’s Chili Challenge for Metro Caring and George Washington High School, so bring as many cans of chili as you’re able to add to the pile! And bring a pie to share for the 40th Annual Pie Fest afterwards in Fellowship Hall.

Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope

Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 p.m., Christ Chapel

Everyone is invited to gather for a worship opportunity in Christ Chapel on Wednesday, December 18, at 6:30 p.m. During this season that is filled with celebrations and parties, many people have a longing for a quieter time of reflection. As we worship, we’ll hear God’s promises in scripture, sing familiar hymns, and have the opportunity for prayers of healing. All are welcome; please invite your friends or neighbors to experience this meaningful service.

Please note that this service is offered only in the evening this year.

Christmas Eve Worship

New this year: Holy Communion at all Christmas Eve services!

Tuesday, December 24, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at Augustana with worship Christmas Eve! All three services will include beloved Christmas carols, candlelight, Holy Communion, and music by Augustana’s choirs. AVE will sing at 3 p.m. Augustana’s Candlelighters will process and sing at 5 p.m. worship, which also includes anthems by Augustana’s children’s and handbell choirs. At
7:30 p.m. worship, Augustana’s Chancel Choir will sing, and candles will be provided to ALL during the singing of “Silent Night”!

Augustana’s nursery will be open but not staffed for Christmas Eve worship.

Christmas Day Worship

Wednesday, December 25, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Christmas Day worship with Holy Communion continues the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord.

Christmas Day Dinner

Augustana will serve a festive Christmas Day ham dinner in Fellowship Hall following 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day worship. Erin Brown and her family are hosting the meal. All are welcome—families with children, couples, singles, including visitors. Call Augustana’s office with your reservation (303-388-4678) by noon, Thursday, December 19.