Our Mission Statement:
As the baptized community of believers,
the Holy Spirit calls us to share our blessings
and live out our faith as servants of Christ,
working on behalf of all for God's justice and peace in the world.
We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings, our liturgy of the Eucharist begins at 10:30am.
Worship is our joyful and grateful response to the grace and love of God shown to us in Jesus Christ.
We feel that one of the strengths of our congregation is the gathering of our people for worship-a truly intergenerational gathering where all age groups are represented.
We employ a variety of traditions, resources, and music styles for worship, while seeking to be faithful to our Lutheran heritage. We are excited to be using Evangelical Lutheran Worship, a new hymnal and worship resource of the ELCA.
Our choir provides musical leadership for our worship, and special music for Sundays and festivals. Sean Diller, our Music Director, leads the choir rehearsals on Sunday mornings beginning at 9am September through May.
We have many musically talented people who provide accompaniment for hymns and liturgies and solos for special occasions.
The people of our parish take an active role in worship, acting as greeters, ushers, lectors, assisting ministers, and communion assistants. We have a children's sermon in worship for our younger children, and many of our youth are active as servers, as well as fulfilling many of the roles in worship that our adults do.
There is a nursery available for children up to age six. The nursery is located in the basement of the church and is staffed by parents and volunteers. Please ask an usher for directions, they will be happy to help you.
Our congregation is welcoming and we look forward to having you join us as together we offer our praise and thanks to God for all God's blessings.
The Season of Epiphany
The Feast of the Epiphany begins this season, the manifestation of Christ to all nations of the world, which the gospel represents in the persons of the magi who found Jesus in Bethlehem. In the Sundays that follow, we see Jesus' glory revealed at a river (The Baptism of our Lord), in a synagogue, beside a lake, on a plain, and on a mountain (The Transfiguration). What these scriptural images and stories have to say to us, in the end, is that if we look with discerning eye and listen with discriminating ear, we can perceive God behind, above, within, around, and below the world all about us. Of course, we also find God, primarily where God has promised to be found - in the reading and proclaiming of God's Word, in the font of Baptism, and in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. We who participate in these 'means of grace' are then charged by Christ, to go forth from this place to be light for the world.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the lord and in the power of his might.
We offer a number of opportunities to grow in knowledge, understanding, and faith.
Sunday School is offered for all ages three through adult from September through May.
Sunday School for children meets during worship, after the Children's Sermon, with the children returning to worship in time for the Eucharist. We have a great staff of dedicated teachers who help to instruct and nurture our children with the biblical stories of faith.
Sunday School for our middle and high school youth meets after worship every other Sunday. We also offer First Communion Classes for youth and their parents each year during the season of Lent.
Pastor Steve offers baptismal instruction for youth, adults, and parents; and pre-marital counseling for couples who wish to be married at Augustana.