Augustana’s building remains closed

Safer-at-home means we’re all safer at home, so with few exceptions, Augustana’s campus will remain closed through May. Augustana Early Learning Center has stayed open to serve families of essential employees. Gradually, using state guidelines, the center will allow more children to return. Church staff continue to work mostly from home, coming in only to…

Reopening recommendations

Unfortunately, due to the continuing COVID 19 situation, Bishop Jim Gonia, in consultation with the governor and other faith leaders, has recommended that we not hold in-person worship services throughout the month of May. This was not unexpected, but it is difficult for everyone that we are not able to be together physically for worship.…

Life at Augustana during these status-in-place times

Augustana continues to offer online worship at 9 a.m. every Sunday, on Augustana’s Facebook page and on our website. Through that page you can also download sermons, mini-bulletins, and children’s bulletins and view archived video sermons. Upon the recommendation of our ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop, Jim Gonia, and the Centers for Disease Control, Augustana plans to…

Online Holy Week and Easter Worship

Augustana offers online Holy Week and Easter worship on our Worship and Facebook pages. Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Good Friday, noon Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Sunday, 9 a.m. Although we can’t be together in-person, we can be together online on Easter Sunday, April 12 at 9 a.m. Our modified worship that morning will include special music from…

New information regarding worship and ministry gatherings

New information regarding worship and ministry gatherings At the urging of our ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop, Jim Gonia, and the Centers for Disease Control, in-person worship services are being suspended until Sunday May 10. Obviously, if the situation changes for the better in terms of the COVID-19 virus, this can be reevaluated. We are…

Important scheduling changes in response to the coronavirus

Dear Friends in Christ at Augustana, Below is part of the email we received Thursday afternoon from Bishop Jim Gonia of our Rocky Mountain Synod: I know many congregations have already adopted recommended practices for safeguarding those who come to worship. We are now faced with the likelihood that we will be asked to refrain…

How Augustana is seeking to minimize exposure to COVID-19

Modifying Our Worship During this time of heightened attention to practices that minimize the possibility of infection, we will be adapting our worship services in these ways: There is no hand-shaking during the Welcome, sharing of Christ’s Peace, or at the door following the service. We do encourage you to greet one another with smiles…

Ash Wednesday Worship/Communion

Ash Wednesday, February 26 Augustana celebrates Ash Wednesday worship, February 26, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Augustana’s sanctuary. Both services will have Holy Communion and the opportunity to receive ashes. Following 11 a.m. worship, there will be lunch served in Fellowship Hall; prior to 7 p.m. worship, there will be a pancake supper.…