At the crossroad of V and New Hampshire Streets, Augustana welcomes everyone. Sundays gather an inter-racial, inter-cultural, GLBT-plus group of intergenerational urban and suburban singles and families. A Crossroad Center throughout the week, Augustana is a place where neighbors can gather.
Child care in our nursery for children up to age 5 is provided during Sunday worship and special events.
For visitors, a greeting from the pastor
With a growing number of young, single adults and couples in our congregation, this age group is meeting and developing friendships at Augustana. At Sunday social hours, monthly happy hours, or at meetings where young adults lead the church, you are invited to see for yourself.
Palm Sunday Through Easter:
Palm Sunday at 9:45 AM, with Saint Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, we will bless palms together at Meridian Hill Park and process to the Social Hall for doughnuts and coffee. At 10:30 AM we bless more palms in the social hall and triumphantly process into the church only to hear the news that Jesus entry into Jerusalem leads to his torture and death.
Maundy Thursday Services at 5:30 (Spanish) and 7:30 PM will wipe ashes away with anointing, Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, and recall the first Lord’s Supper. The Evening concludes with the somber stripping of the altar in preparation for the saddest day of the year.
Good Friday Services at Noon, 5:30 (Spanish) and 7:30 PM recall Christ’s inexplicable sufferings, lament human cruelty and failure, but recognize in the cross God’s self-sacrificial gift the enables us to live. You are invited to pause in adoration of the Cross – God’s gift that is beyond understanding that makes the life and death difference. At 1:30 PM we join Saint Augustine’s in the Augustana sanctuary to start walking a Neighborhood Procession of the Cross.
The Saturday Vigil at 8:00 PM you will carry light into our dark church where we will share stories and music while we wait for the moment when we once again say “Christ is Risen!” In celebration, you will ask God to wash away the concerns you have lifted up during Lent and Holy Week before gladly affirming the baptism into Christ that cleansed your soul and gave you the life that conquers death. From Baptism you will join then feast on the bread and wine that unites you with all the saints to Christ’s resurrection. The Lord’s Supper will spill down the stairs into the Social Hall where you will find a lush Resurrection Feast.
The Easter Day Festival at 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM (Spanish) adds strings and brass musicians to the beauty of the morning’s choral music and our liturgical celebration that “Christ is Risen, Risen Indeed!” The Eucharist binds us to the risen Lord.