We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings, our liturgy of the Eucharist begins at 9:00 am.
NOTE: In the month of December Sunday worship services will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 831 West Marion Street, Elkhart. On the Wednesdays of Advent (the 4th, 11th, and 18th) special Advent Worship is added- 12 pm at Grace Lutheran, and 7 pm (with a potluck dinner at 6 pm) at Augustana Lutheran.
Other Advent worship: Festival of St. Lucia, Sunday, December 15th during Sunday worship; and Blue Christmas, Sunday, December 22nd; both at Grace Lutheran.
Christmas Eve Service Schedule: 3:30 pm- Augustana Lutheran, 7 pm- Grace Lutheran, 11 pm- Augustana Lutheran. Please join us for this Season of Advent!
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 inter-generational 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. Our music director is Sean Diller. 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.
We offer Confirmation Classes in the Fall and First Communion Classes for youth and their parents each year during the season of Lent. We also offer Baptismal instruction for youth, adults, and parents; along with pre-marital counseling for couples who wish to be married at Augustana.
Please call the office for more information during regular office hours,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
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.