Have soup and practice Faith 5
Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 5:30 p.m., Anna Paulson Room
Faith 5 is a simple way for faith to be talked about every night in every home. All it takes is practice which we will do together on Thursday evenings in Lent. Join us beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a simple soup and salad supper. We will also learn about how we can share, read, talk, pray, and bless each other. The nursery will also be open during this time.
Midweek Lenten worship offered
On Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. during Lent (March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6), there will be the opportunity for Evening Prayer in Christ Chapel. Our liturgy will be the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer, and each week an Augustana member will offer a brief reflection on a favorite Bible passage. Everyone is invited to attend the soup supper beforehand, or just to come to the worship service. This is a wonderful way to close out your Thursday and live the season of Lent together.
Color your way through Lent
Color your way through Lent, and journey through the stations of the cross. There are 14 different stations that go through the journey of Jesus’ crucifixion and end with the 15th station — the resurrection. Large posters will be available during Coffee Hour, in Sunday school classes, and to the Early Learning Center. These posters will be displayed beginning Palm Sunday. You can also participate by taking home your very own coloring book, located on Augustana’s entrance tables or download one. Coloring books are available for adults and kids. Take one for a friend, too!
Lent Devotions beginning March 1, Ash Wednesday
Free Indeed Devotional Book for Lent is a full-color devotional containing daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Each page contains a snippet of Luther’s Small Catechism and a reflection as we join Lutheran Christians all over the world studying catechism in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The small books are available at Augustana’s entrance tables. A $2 free-will offering given to the church office is optional. Adult Sunday school will also be based on this book during Lent. The book is also available as an e-book for phone or tablet (store.augsburgfortress.org).
Study Luther’s catechism at Adult Forum during Lent
Sundays, 9:15 a.m., Anna Paulson Room
Free Indeed: The Small Catechism for Today
Be a part of the conversation about life and faith as we join Lutheran Christians around the world studying Luther’s Small Catechism in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Books are not required for class, although bring it if you have one. E-book versions are available online at ausburgfortress.org.
- March 5: Pastor Ann Hultquist, Ten Commandments
- March 12: Pastor Caitlin Trussell, The Creed
- March 19: Rev. Dan Rift, Director ELCA World Hunger, Daily Bread
- March 26: Pastor Ann Hultquist, The Lord’s Prayer
- April 2: Pastor Caitlin Trussell, Sacraments of Baptism and the Altar
Support the food drive as part of your Lenten discipline
Augustana continues its tradition of helping stock the shelves of Metro Caring with a special food drive during Lent. Although Augustana’s people generously donate food items for Metro Caring 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.
About Metro Caring
Metro Caring’s diverse approach to fighting hunger includes a fully stocked fresh-foods shopping market, healthy living and nutrition education, and tools and resources for self-sufficiency. Metro Caring is passionate about providing nutritious food to those who face economic hardships and helping them become self-reliant. Since beginning operations in their new, larger facility, Metro Caring needs tons more food and toiletries.
How to help to those in need
Please take the following list with you to the grocery store. Bring your food donations to the Metro Caring boxes located at the Fairfax entrance to Fellowship Hall below the sanctuary between Ash Wednesday, March 1 and Easter, April 16. Thank you! Download a printable shopping list here.
- Beans, canned or dry
- Brown or white rice
- Peanut butter (or other nut butters)
- Rolled oats (unsweetened)
- Fruit, canned (in juice, not in light or heavy syrup)
- Vegetables, canned (no or low sodium)
- Tomatoes, canned (no or low sodium)
- Corn, canned (low sodium)
- Soups, canned (low sodium)
- Chicken/beef/vegetable stock and broth (canned and low sodium)
- Stews, canned (low sodium)
- Tuna or chicken (canned, in water)
- Pasta, whole grain
- Pasta sauces (low sodium)
- Cereal, whole grain and low sugar
- Milk or milk substitutes (shelf-stable)
- Oil, olive or canola
- Honey or agave
- Nuts, unsalted
- Seeds, unsalted
- Fruit, dried, unsweetened
- Apple sauce, unsweetened
- Popcorn kernels (not microwavable)
Look for “100% whole grain,” “unsweetened,” “no sodium/salt added,” or “low sodium” on labels.