For information on Health Ministry, contact Augustana’s office at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.
Helping Hands Ministry
Are you in need of some handiwork around the house? Perhaps some minor repairs or installing things like hand rails, light bulbs or smoke detectors? How about some general maintenance like raking leaves or shoveling snow? Moving heavy items? There’s a ministry called Helping Hands at Augustana, consisting of several members who are happy to help those in need, especially seniors, single-parent families or simply individuals challenged with doing the work themselves. If you would like to take advantage of this ministry’s service, please contact Jodie McClary, Augustana’s Faith Community Nurse, at 303-388-4678 ext. 106, or Julie MacDougall, Administer of Volunteer Ministry and Building Use, at 303-388-4678 ext. 104.
Tender Loving Care
The focus of Tender Loving Care is to provide supportive visits and/or phone calls to parishioners who may be home-centered or recovering from surgery or just in need of an occasional personal contact. This caring ministry, co-coordinated by Julie MacDougall and the Faith Community Nurse, is an opportunity for people to develop and use their God-given gifts such as mercy, encouragement, intercession, compassion and service. Contact Faith Community Nurse Jodie McClary at 303-388-4678 ext. 106 or by email for more information.
Augustana Firm Believers
Join Karen Terry every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:45–10:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for strengthening and stretching exercises. For regular participants who commit to one, two, or three days a week, the fee is $5/session (paid at the beginning of the month). For anyone who wants more flexibility, a 10-session class card can be purchased for $70. For more information, please call Karen (303-751-2666).
Robyn Lambert is a YogaFit Level 4 Yoga Teacher and teaches Hatha style yoga to students of all levels. Bring a mat, towel or blanket, and wear comfortable clothing. Drop-ins are welcome for $8 a class. Yoga class descriptions follow. For additional information, contact instructor Robyn Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Through the practice of yoga you can increase vitality, reduce stress, develop strength and endurance, and improve coordination and balance.
Yoga is complementary to your other fitness activities. Yoga stretches and tones muscles, releases chronic tension, improves balance, helps circulation and energizes and refreshes your body. Other vital benefits include calming restless thoughts, cultivating concentration, supporting mental clarity and promoting self-awareness.
Winter Session: January 8–April 30, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m. (no class April 16)
16-week session $80; Drop-in $8
This class offers an eclectic array of yoga styles from standard Hatha, to Kundalini, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar styles. Classes are fun, challenging and a great workout. Honor yourself and take time to revitalize your body and mind.
Fall Session: Thursdays, January 10–May 2, 2019 (no class April 18)
5:30–6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
16-week session $80; Drop-in $8
These classes are designed to foster deep relaxation and mind/body connection. Each class will include restorative and gentle yoga poses and stretches, beneficial yoga breathing practices, and mindfulness meditations. All abilities are welcome.
Through the practice of yoga you can increase vitality, reduce stress, and improve coordination and balance. Other vital benefits include calming restless thoughts, cultivating concentration, supporting mental clarity and promoting self-awareness.
Cost is $30/session, payable to Visiting Nurse Support Service (VNSS). Appointments are necessary and are now being made by the VNSS. To make a new appointment or to cancel an appointment, please call Maryann (303-263-1105). All Kaiser clients must call this number to be approved for four free footcare sessions per year.
Fourth Mondays, 8:30 a.m.–noon, Anna Paulson Room
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This national ministry combines caring for others and the ancient art of knitting into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. They meet just outside the Parish Nurse Office on the first Sunday of every month, 11:45 a.m. You are invited to join us anytime.
The goals of the Augustana Community Garden are to build relationships and “grow community” within Augustana and the surrounding neighborhood; provide a place for learning healthy eating for all ages; reach out to those who do not have access to healthy, affordable produce; and enjoy the fellowship of gardening together.
If you are interested in having a plot or if you have any questions, please contact Augustana’s office 303-388-4678.
Also check our website periodically for information on these seasonal ministries:
- 9Health Fair site for over 20 years
- Educational Programs throughout the year
- Blood Drives in association with Bonfils
- Monthly Health Ministry Sunday with Health Ministry Team