Tom Wopat, direct from Broadway, sings
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. at Augustana
All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat’s warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. He shares the heart of a song’s story with his lyrical phrasing and gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms. With extensive Broadway credits (Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, etc.), this two-time Tony Award nominee, leading man film actor and vocalist, and beloved to many from seasons on television, has captivating star power with grace and talent. In a unique program designed just for Augustana Arts and backed by our own Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, Tom Wopat sings to us a time when even the most sultry of songs still had wonder, class and dignity. It’s a Swing Time, a Waltz, a Bossa Nova. His earthy, direct and authentic vocal style will make you close your eyes and say, “That’s how it’s supposed to be sung.” And all the time you’ll wonder how one of the “Dukes of Hazzard” ever turned out so hip. We are very proud to welcome Tom Wopat back to Denver!
Purchase tickets ($32/adult, $16/senior or student, and $10/child 5–12 years) online at www.augustanaarts.org, by phone at 303-388-4962, or at the door the night of the event. Tickets purchased within four days of concerts will be held at “will call” for your arrival at the venue. More advanced purchases will be mailed.
Thanksgiving Eve Community Worship
Wednesday, November 27, 7 p.m., Sanctuary
Augustana Connects is a new ministry of short-term, four- to six-week groups of 5–20 people who get together around shared interests either here at Augustana or off site. Do you have ideas for groups? Contact someone on the Augustana Connects Steering Committee (see below) for a conversation about your idea!
What is an Action Team and how can I join?
Participate in Thrivent’s newest outreach: start or join an Action Team to benefit a variety of projects. An Action Team can be a one-time project, which benefits others (it includes a $250 credit card to help fund the project). A Thrivent member must lead the team, but friends can join. The December 8 meeting of Thrivent members and friends will be an Action Team to show how easy it is. Join us Sunday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. in the Anna Paulson Room for lunch and action! We’ll also discuss how to designate the Thrivent Choice dollars which have been donated to Augustana Lutheran Church. Call Katherine Cruson (303-696-7430) by Friday, December 6 to reserve your place.
On the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 3–6 p.m., families and friends of Augustana gather in Fellowship Hall for seasonal food, merry-making, and fellowship. Participants sip hot cider, enjoy a light dinner, sample made-on-the-spot lefse, make Advent and Christmas crafts, sing Christmas carols, and hear beloved stories of Christmas.
You'll also have the opportunity to purchase Fair Trade coffee and chocolate, scarves, beads, and other alternative gift options.
Contact Josie Cockrell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information on Advent Adventure.
Thursday, December 5, 11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Need a night out?
Want an evening to Christmas shop, take in a movie, or relax over dinner? Parents’ Night Out is Friday, December 6and Saturday, December 7, 5:30–9:30 p.m., in Augustana’s Youth Room. Augustana’s youth and adult leaders will entertain your children while you enjoy some free time. Donations support the ministry of Augustana’s youth. Reserve your childcare by contacting Gwynne Wilson (email@example.com) by Wednesday, December 4.
Angel Tree gifts for clients
Augustana’s Conﬁrmation class sponsors the Angel Tree which benefits clients of Lutheran Family Services. Beginning Sunday, November 24, stop by Fellowship Hall, pick up one or two angels from the Angel Tree, and purchase the wished-for Christmas items on the ornaments. Bring unwrapped angel gifts to Augustana by Sunday, December 8. Information: John Harwell (720-771-7605).
Christmas Day Dinner
We need your help!
Augustana’s Sunday school presents “Simply Christmas,” Sunday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. worship. Enjoy the nativity of our Lord as seen through the eyes and voices of Augustana’s youngest evangelists!
Colorado Choir Christmas Concert
Enjoy the holidays with beautiful song! The Colorado Choir will perform its 37th Annual Christmas Concert on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Augustana. The concert includes works by Paul Christiansen and other Christmas selections. There will be a reception after Friday’s concert. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, military, and students, and are available at the door or by calling 303-892-5922. For more information, go to www.coloradochoir.org.
Colorado Women’s Chorale
Friday, December 20, 7:30 p.m. at Augustana
Sunday, December 15, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Middle and high school youth and returning college students are invited to join the singing candlelight procession at 5 p.m. worship Christmas Eve. If you are available/home December 15 or 22, please rehearse with us at 1 p.m. The dress rehearsal (required of all Candlelighters) is December 22, 1–2 p.m. in the Sanctuary. (All other ensembles will rehearse at their normal times that Sunday.)
For any questions on Candlelighters or the schedule, contact LeEtta Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-388-4678) or Cindy Lindeen-Martin (303-388-4678 ext. 117 or email@example.com).
Gifts for poinsettias, Christmas trees, and Christmas Eve broadcast
This Advent and Christmas season you can help provide poinsettias and Christmas trees for Augustana’s chancel while honoring or remembering special events or loved ones. Using the link above, download the form to indicate your preferences. Any amount is welcome. Make checks payable to Augustana Lutheran Church.
Also, Augustana will air a one-hour, Christmas Eve broadcast at 10 p.m. Mountain Time over radio station KOA. You may give a gift toward the KOA Christmas Broadcast in honor or in memory of a loved one using the same form.
Gifts received by Sunday, December 22 will be acknowledged in Augustana’s Christmas bulletins. Thanks!
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
Trailblazers: After-Christmas Lights Walk
Saturday, December 28, leave Augustana’s south parking lot at 6 p.m.
Stroll the neighborhoods of Denver looking at Christmas light displays. Warm up afterwards for coffee or hot chocolate at a local coffee house.
Guide: Glenna O’Neal (303-993-3917)
Download the December 2013 full color edition of The Tower, Augustana's monthly newsletter.
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