For more information on these ministry opportunities, contact Administrator of Volunteer Ministry and Building Use Julie MacDougall at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.
Acolytes and Crucifers
Adults and youth have the opportunity to help facilitate worship at Augustana by carrying the cross, Bible, torches, and assisting in worship. This special opportunity to be part of the worship service is facilitated on a monthly rotation under the guidance of Director of Youth and Family Ministry, Shanna VanderWel.
For information, contact Augustana.
This group of 28 men and women serve Augustana by caring for the altar furnishings and vestments. Each team of four people works for an hour on Saturday mornings for two months of the year, preparing Christ Chapel and the Sanctuary for worship. Four quarterly evening meetings provide study, planning, and fellowship.
What would church be without coffee and cookies? Every Sunday we offer fellowship between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship in Fellowship Hall hosted by members of the congregation. Five coffee teams rotate one Sunday a month during the school year, and different ministry teams host during the summer.
This ministry takes place in the Sacristy on Sunday morning before the worship service begins. The team prepares the bread and wine to be served to the congregation during communion every Sunday before 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship and on festival days. At the close of worship, the team puts away the elements and washes all of the communion ware in readiness for the next Lord’s Supper. Each team serves approximately six times a year.
Volunteers work as part of the teams that assist the pastors in serving communion every Sunday morning for 8 a.m. worship in Christ Chapel and 10:30 a.m. worship in the sanctuary. Each family or individual serves approximately six times a year.
If you enjoy meeting people with a friendly smile, you may want to become part of the greeter ministry. Greeters are often the first people members and visitors meet at the beginning worship. The time commitment is minimal, but it can make a lasting impression.
Congregational members lead the Prayers of Intercession during worship at both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship. The prayer leader writes the prayers with the names for healing and deaths provided by Augustana’s office. Commitment would be approximately every six weeks.
Congregational members read the lessons of the day during worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship. The lessons are mailed a month or two in advance. To be part of this ministry, contact Chickie Bakkemo (303-399-2311).
Spiritual Arts Committee
Do you have an eye for beauty and enjoy design? The Spiritual Arts Committee plans ways to enhance the worship space for the different church seasons and festival days throughout the year.
Augustana is looking for ushers to welcome worshipers, distribute bulletins, assist with collecting the offering, and guide people to communion. After worship, they collect attendance information and pick up items left in the pews. Ushers are scheduled once a month as part of a team for 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. worship They are also scheduled for festival days when there are more than two services.
Augustana provides transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service every Sunday morning. The van picks up at Windsor Gardens, Springbrook, and Dayton Place. Drivers are scheduled one Sunday a month. If you would like to ride the church van, contact Julie MacDougall.