Need a date night?
Parents’ Night Out is Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 5:30 p.m., Youth Room. RSVP with your child’s name, age and known food allergies to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are underway for a youth mission trip this summer, and proceeds go to support that trip!
Miko Peled, The General’s Son
Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son, the Journey of an Israeli in Palestine will speak at Augustana, Sunday, April 6, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall.
His book chronicles his transformation from a staunch Zionist, the son of an Israeli general and war hero, into a peace activist, working to transform the Israeli apartheid system into a secular democracy, where Israelis and Palestinians will live as equal citizens. This event is part of the Friends of Sabeel-Colorado Film and Lecture Series.
For additional information, visit www.sabeelcolorado.org.
First Communion Class
Kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades who are not yet communing are invited to be with Pastor Pederson and Pastor Caitlin for classes at Augustana, Thursdays, April 3 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. We really enjoy teaching these classes and look forward to your participation. Parents, too, are welcome to attend and participate in these classes. In fact, it’s a good idea.
Here’s the schedule:
First communicants and their families are welcome to commune together with the whole congregation.
We look forward to the participation of all the families of young people coming to Communion. Please give us a call (303-388-4678) if you have any questions.
“How My Mind Has Changed”
Sundays, April 6, 13, and 27, 9:15 a.m., Anna Paulson Room
At the point of his retirement from Augustana, Pastor Pederson will lead three weeks of reflection on ways his mind has changed. Not only about how his mind may have changed about pastors and congregations, but also about parenthood, marriage, politics and the meaning of life. His hope is that sharing some of what he has learned over the years and how his views have changed might be an opportunity for participants of the class to reflect on how their minds may have changed as well.
Things are the Same and Different for Warren Village Baskets
What is the same
What is different
The second change is that we will now have the food delivered to Warren Village, and we will assemble the food baskets there. This gives us the opportunity to be closer to the people we are serving and to tour the facility. Volunteers from Augustana will meet on Palm Sunday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Warren Village office (1300 Gilpin St.), where we will break down the bulk delivery into 106 meal baskets. Afterwards, we will get a guided tour of the facility.
Thank you! If you have any questions, please call Jerry Sanders (303-363-8685).
PEAS for the World Lenten Food Drive
Between now and Easter, April 20, use this handy shopping list to purchase items for Metro CareRing and leave the groceries in the collection baskets in Augustana’s Narthex and Fellowship Hall. To download a list of healthy foods to donate, or to learn more about Metro CareRing, visit www.metrocarering.org. Thanks!
PEAS for the World Lenten Food Drive
April Senior Luncheon
Maundy Thursday worship will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17. Following the service, Judy Nyquist and her crew will serve our monthly luncheon in Fellowship Hall. For meal planning purposes, make your reservation with Augustana’s office (303-388-4678) no later than Monday, April 14. We welcome visitors, and you are encouraged to invite friends to join you for worship and a delicious lunch.
Good Friday, April 18,
Good Friday worship on April 18 at noon and at 7 p.m. will offer a unique worship experience through “Drawn to the Word.” Paul Oman, artist and pastor, will paint larger-than-life sized murals depicting The Passion of Our Lord before your eyes. This story will unfold artistically, musically, narratively, and scripturally during worship. The paintings will then become part of Augustana’s art collection.
Paul Oman, pastor and artist, seeks to give new vision to God’s Word by using the process of painting to captivate audiences in our visually-oriented culture. To see murals and video go to: www.PaulOmanFineArt.com.
Please join us on Good Friday as we journey together toward the cross and in the promise of salvation. Special thanks to Augustana’s Music Ministry and the Augustana Foundation for financial gifts for this worship event.
Holy Week and Easter at Augustana
Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, April 13
Maundy Thursday, April 17
Good Friday, April 18
Easter Sunday, April 20
*Childcare available in Augustana’s nursery.
ELCA World Hunger/Good Gifts invites you to buy a chick for $1! Purchasing this chick makes a world of a difference! It provides a family in need with eggs to have a protein-rich meal and to sell at the market. Little chickens can do a lot in the fight against hunger.
To give a Buck-a-Chick gift for ELCA World Hunger ($1—or any amount is welcome), make checks payable to Augustana and use the designated envelopes provided to your Sunday school student or in bulletins on Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, April 13. Thanks!
Join us in Fellowship Hall for Easter Breakfast, an Augustana tradition hosted by Augustana’s youth, Sunday, April 20, 8:30–11 a.m. For a donation, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast any time during the morning. We will serve a great spread including pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, and coffee. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary. Call Augustana’s office (303-388-4678).
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunday, April 20, 10:30 a.m., Augustana’s courtyard. This annual event for toddlers through children in grade 4 is a wonderful opportunity for fun and pictures. Augustana’s confirmation class will fill nearly 1,000 recycled plastic eggs with scripture and toys and hide them on Augustana’s grounds between services on Easter Sunday. Children are arranged in age groups in different areas of Augustana’s property for safety.
Help grow Augustana’s Easter Garden
This Easter, honor or remember your loved ones with a gift to Augustana’s Easter Garden! Use the Easter Garden envelopes available in Augustana’s pew pockets or download a form here, make checks payable to Augustana Lutheran Church, and send your gift to Augustana’s office by Palm Sunday, April 13. The suggested contribution for each individual you wish to honor or remember is $8. Gifts for the Easter Garden will support this summer’s youth mission trip. Thank you!
Deliver Easter lilies
It is a long standing tradition for the donated Easter lilies, which will adorn the altar for Easter worship, to be delivered to Augustana’s home-centered members. These deliveries can be made early in Easter week or on Easter day. If you would be willing to deliver two or three lilies, hopefully convenient to your own neighborhood, contact Malise de Bree (email@example.com or 303-388-4678 ext. 122).
Castlewood Canyon Hike
Rating: Easy to moderate
Augustana Praying Project offers three opportunities!
911 Center Tour
Senior Ministry is planning a tour of the updated 911 Center, Wednesday, April 23, where we will learn about their training and be able to see the 911 call center with the employees handling live 911 calls. This interesting tour will take 1 to 1½ hours, an elevator is available, and there is no cost for the tour. Meet at Augustana’s south parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to car pool to the center which is located at 950 North Josephine Street near the Botanic Gardens. Our tour will start at approximately 10 a.m. After the tour we will lunch at a local restaurant. Make your reservation with Augustana’s office (303-388-4678) by Monday, April 21.
Theater and Theology
Theater and Theology brings members of Rocky Mountain Synod congregations in and near Denver to productions of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. After viewing a play, we do a talk-back discussion with cast members on theological issues raised in the play. The plays and these discussions can challenge and stimulate our faith, and, therefore, the mission of the Church, in a unique way. For more information, contact Rosalee Wanchisen (303-759-9836).
A deeply moving reminder that great loss cannot exist without great love, Shadowlands is a biographical look at the late-in-life blooming relationship between C.S. Lewis and wife Joy Davidman. The lynchpin of the story is Davidman’s cancer diagnosis and how the reverberation of that moment shakes the foundation of Lewis’ strong faith.
Registration with check payable to Rocky Mountain Synod and footnoted “T&T Augustana: Shadowlands” must reach Augustana’s office by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Celtic Spirituality Presentation
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m., Anna Paulson Room
For the last several months a group of us at Augustana have been studying the history, background, meaning and practice of Celtic Spiritually. One of the things we have learned is that the Celtic tradition began around the 6th century and was centered in Iona, Scotland. Our own Pastor Ron Swenson has actually been to Iona and will be sharing his pictures and experiences with us on April 24. We invite you to join us Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Anna Paulson Room to hear Ron’s presentation and to learn more about this fascinating Christian tradition. Please contact Dwight Stenseth (303-693-7890) with any questions.
“Captured in Film”
Buntport Theatre Company and
Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at the Holiday Event Center (2644 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, 80211)
“Captured in Film” may just be the best time you’ve ever spent with MSCO. We’ll present classic films from the Silent Era in an authentic yet wonderfully refurbished venue, the Holiday Event Center, built when live vaudeville and film were presented together. We are pleased to collaborate for this program with the brilliant and highly acclaimed Buntport Theatre Company and filmmakers from CU Denver! Hailed as fearless, funny and fiercely intelligent, this unique troupe of Buntporters along with our musicians and filmmakers will create a captivating and surprising concert experience. Join us at the Holiday Event Center, in northwest Denver (with easy nearby parking) for this unique collaboration concert!
Purchase tickets ($24/adult, $15/senior, $15/student, and $8/child 5–12 years) online at www.augustanaarts.org, by phone at 303-388-4962, or at the door the night of the event.
It’s 9Health Fair time again!
Take advantage of the great free or low-cost health services offered at Augustana’s 9Health, Monday, April 28 or Tuesday, April 29, 7 a.m.– noon.
Blood draw screenings:
For more information, visit www.9Healthfair.org.
New Members/Newcomers Class
Our next newcomers/new members class will meet on Sunday, May 4 in the Ammerman Library, 9:15–10:15 am. This six-week class is designed to introduce the ministry and life of Augustana to newcomers in our midst. Our pastors, staff and various lay leaders discuss their roles in the life of the church. Please call Augustana’s office or Malise de Bree (303-388-4678 ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up or if you have questions. One can attend the class to gather information without then having to join, so come and check us out!
College care boxes for finals week
On Sunday, May 4, Parents of College Students will pack our students’ last boxes of goodies for this school year. We’ll meet in the Anna Paulson Room after 10:30 a.m. worship. If you are unable to help with assembling the boxes, please consider leaving some items either in the Anna Paulson Room or Augustana’s office. If you have questions, contact Larry or Eleanor Bonicelli (email@example.com) or Bill or Ellen Mangione (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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