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.

Augustana Lutheran Church
A neighborhood church in Elkhart, Indiana

The Season of Easter

 From Easter Sunday to Pentecost. Eastertide is the 50-day celebration that flows from The Three Days (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday). It is the church's most ancient and beautiful season - days of blossoming orchards, of open windows, of the great

 gladness of the awakening earth. Fifty days are a 'week   of weeks', 7 x 7, with a day added so that   Eastertide has eight Sundays - eight being the mystical number of eternity. Each week we have the   Lord's Day (Sunday). And each year we have Eastertide - 50 days to sing 'alleluia' (meaning, 'praise   the Lord'), 50 days to live as if God's rule of justice and peace were fully with us. Together, the seasons of Lent, The Three Days, and Easter are the holy springtime of the church.


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the lord and in the power of his might.

~ephesians 6:10


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.

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.