It’s getting to be garden time!
Augustana’s Community Gardeners will meet Sunday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. in Room 1 to continue planning this year’s garden.
Enroll for summer fun at Augustana Early Learning Center now!
Augustana Early Learning Center is now enrolling for Summer Adventures (age 3–5) and Summer Explorers (age 5–11). Join us for a summer filled with fun and adventure! The summer schedule includes field trips, water adventures, arts & crafts, children’s theater, vacation Bible school, and much more. The summer session starts June 8 and runs through August 14. Flexible scheduling is available. For additional information, pick up a brochure or call the learning center (303-388-7012).
Augustana Early Learning Center is now enrolling for fall 2015. For additional information or to schedule a tour, contact Chris Baroody (303-388-7012 or [email protected]).
March Senior Luncheon:
Abe Lincoln is back! If you haven’t seen John Voehl portray this famous person in our history, just ask someone who has attended one of the two luncheons where he has performed. You will get a “thumbs up.” This time John will portray Lincoln’s last two weeks of his life before his assassination. Join us Thursday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for this interesting program and a delicious lunch prepared by Judy Nyquist and her crew. Your reservation to Augustana’s office (303-388-4678) is needed by Monday, March 16. Visitors are very welcome; invite your friends to join you for a tasty lunch, good conversation, and a special program.
April’s Senior Luncheon will follow 11 a.m. worship on Maundy Thursday, April 2. For luncheon reservations, call 303-388-4678.
Cross Country Skiing at Eldora Nordic Center
March book discussion
Stop by the Youth Room, Monday, March 23, 10 a.m. to discuss The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.
Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.”
The book is available at the public library, from online book sellers, and as an e-book.
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).
Thrilling, heart-pounding music and one of the most influential stories of all time unite in The 12, for what Broadwayworld.com calls “a powerful rock and roll experience that rises up from where Jesus Christ Superstar ends.” The 12 enacts the ultimate test of faith faced by the disciples in the wake of their leader’s unthinkable death with an original, authentic classic rock music score. Created by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and award-winning composer Neil Berg, The 12 is a rockin’ and profoundly honest journey of fear, doubt, and ultimately, love.
Midweek Lenten Studies
Augustana hosts two weekly Lenten studies led by our pastors using the text Making Sense of Scripture by Dr. David Lose. The Thursday evening gathering includes a simple meal. Dr. Lose uses a very conversational style in his writing that gets to the heart of what we as Lutheran Christians believe about the Bible.
A few books ($12) are still available. Call Augustana’s office (303-388-4678) to register.
Lenten Practices for World Hunger
Lent is a season when we reflect, pray, and give. For millions, hunger is no journey but a daily struggle. The Global Mission team invites you to join in a simple giving practice which can support your awareness of hunger and enable you to walk with those in hunger through conversation, prayer, and giving.
Support the food drive as part of your Lenten discipline
Augustana continues its annual tradition of helping stock the shelves of Metro CareRing with a special food drive during Lent. Although Augustana’s people generously donate nonperishable food items for Metro CareRing throughout the year, special emphasis on caring for our community’s hungry is encouraged during Lent—almsgiving for the poor being one of the three classic disciplines in this season.
Drop off food in boxes in Augustana’s narthex or Fellowship Hall now through Easter Sunday, April 5.
Most-needed nonperishable food items:
Learn more about Metro CareRing at www.metrocarering.org.
Help provide Easter dinner for families at Warren Village
Augustana continues its tradition of providing Easter dinner food baskets to 106 families at Warren Village, a nonprofit that provides a safe apartment, job training, and child care for single-parent families who have been homeless or close to homeless in our community. Your $35 donation will provide a ham, canned fruits and vegetables, dinner rolls, and a fruit pie. Contributions payable to Augustana Lutheran Church and indicated for Warren Village Easter baskets must reach Augustana by Sunday, March 22. A $250 Action Team Request has been granted from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Help assemble food baskets
Food will be 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 and learn more about Warren Village. Augustana volunteers will organize the bulk delivery into 106 meal baskets, Sunday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. at the Warren Village office (1300 Gilpin St.). Meet at Augustana’s Fairfax entrance at noon if you would like to ride a church bus to Warren Village. The bus will return to Augustana at approximately 2 p.m. To help and/or to ride the bus, sign up with Augustana’s office (303-388-4678). This is a great service project for the whole family!
If you have questions, contact Jerry Sanders (303-363 8685).
Learn more about Warren Village at warrenvillage.org.
Celebrate the Ministry of Malise de Bree
You are invited
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Sunday, March 15,
First Communion for elementary school kids
Kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades who are not yet communing are invited to come be with us for Lenten First Communion Classes, Wednesday, March 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. The first class on March 18 will be held at Pot Luck Pottery (2620 S. Colorado Blvd.), and the second class will be held at Augustana. We really enjoy teaching these classes and look forward to your participation. Parents, please plan to attend with your child.
Here’s the schedule:
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.
Help grow Augustana’s
Honor or remember loved ones with a gift to Augustana’s Easter Garden. Use the Easter Garden envelopes available in Augustana’s pew pockets or download a donation form here, and make checks payable to Augustana Lutheran Church. The suggested contribution for each individual you wish to honor or remember is $8. Gifts must reach Augustana’s office by Palm Sunday, March 29 to be included in the Easter Garden insert. Gifts for the Easter Garden will support this summer’s youth mission trip. Thank you!
Holy Week/Easter Worship
Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, March 29
Maundy Thursday, April 2
Good Friday, April 3
Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of Our Lord, April 5
All services are in the Sanctuary. Nursery care will be available.
Join us in Fellowship Hall for Easter Breakfast, an Augustana tradition hosted by Augustana’s youth, Sunday, April 5, 8:30–11 a.m. For a freewill offering, 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).
Confirmation Class hosts Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunday, April 5, 9:30 a.m., Augustana’s courtyard. This annual event for toddlers through children in grade 4 is a wonderful opportunity for fun and pictures, and it has grown to over 150 participants! 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. For safety, children are arranged in age groups in different areas of Augustana’s property.
Purchase tickets for these events ($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.
David Rutherford, Music Director and Conductor
Colorado Women’s Chorale
Carpe Diem String Quartet
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