Banners inspire Augustana’s Lenten Theme: “Rise and Sing Again”
During Lent, Augustana is pleased to have liturgical banners created by artist Ken Phillips on display in Augustana’s sanctuary along with a small set of complementary banners for Augustana’s Christ Chapel. Pastor Caitlin writes, “The psalmic poetry combined with gorgeous textiles arranged in intriguing shapes represent both dark and light experiences of life, faith, and God.” The banners inspired Augustana’s Lenten theme of “Rise and Sing Again” that will weave through Sunday Worship, Adult Forum, Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesdays, and other Lenten opportunities.
Read on for details, and be sure and come worship at Augustana during Lent!
Ash Wednesday, February 22
Worship at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Both services will be livestreamed. Augustana Singers will provide special music at 11 a.m.
Read on for special information about 7 p.m. worship!
Shared Ash Wednesday Evening Service
Wednesday, February 22, 7 p.m., Augustana’s Sanctuary
A wonderful combined worship to begin the season of Lent is planned by seven congregations who are all serving in the Denver area.
Currently called the East Denver Parish, six Lutheran Churches (Augustana, Messiah, Saint Paul’s, Epiphany, Our Savior’s, and House for All Sinners and Saints) and one Episcopal congregation (Saint Barnabas) are exploring ways to collaborate in ministry. This service represents the beginning of our journey together.
You are invited to begin your Lent by joining in this shared service with people from other faith communities. A combined choir will be part of the worship, and we will receive ashes and Holy Communion together. Refreshments will follow in Fellowship Hall.
Visit our Worship page on Ash Wednesday for livestream links and downloadable worship resources.
Holden Evening Prayer
Augustana invites you to the much loved Holden Evening Prayer, Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 6:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This worship will also be livestreamed.
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, and 29,
7–7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel
Following Holden Evening Prayer, worshipers will have the option of staying for a 30-minute practice of guided prayer.
Read on to learn more about opportunities for centering prayer at Augustana this Lent.
Centering Prayer comes to Augustana this Lent
What is Centering Prayer?
A type of contemplative prayer
A spiritual discipline that deepens relationship with God
An intentional practice to grow closer to God
Can be a means to spiritual healing from personal struggles
A way to open hearts to receive God’s deep love
One way to “Rise and Sing Again” during Lent
- Centering Prayer instructional classes offered at two times (choose one to attend):
First Sunday in Lent: February 26, 12:30–3:30 p.m. (following Sunday Lunch)
First Saturday in Lent: March 4, 9 a.m.–noon (ending with lunch)
Three hours of learning about and practicing centering prayer
Location is Anna Paulson Room at Augustana
Cost is $10/person (includes lunch)
Scholarships from Health Ministry are available to cover cost
Invite friends and family to join you
Appropriate for youth in high school and all adults
Four optional guided centering prayer practice sessions offered in Christ Chapel after Holden Evening prayer on Wednesdays in Lent, March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 7–7:30 p.m.
Centering Prayer experts from the Center for Contemplative Living (https://www.centeringprayer.net/home) will teach participants this mode of prayer at each three-hour class and guide Wednesday practice sessions.
To register contact Augustana’s office or Faith Community Nurse Sue Ann, at 303-388-4678 or by email.