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
Get to know the fun inviting people of Augustana by joining us at our Happy Hours typically the 3rd Friday of the month. At Sunday social hours, monthly happy hours, or at meetings where young adults lead the church, you are invited to see for yourself the bustling and growing congregation.
Pentecost is the last and longest season of the church calendar covering roughly six months and running from the end of Easter through the beginning of Advent. The season of Pentecost is important because it is the season in which we currently live, the time between Jesus’ ascension into heaven and his Second Coming; therefore, it is also referred to as “ordinary time.”
Before he ascended, Jesus told his disciples that they would continue his work with the help of the Holy Spirit. When the Day of Pentecost arrived, the Holy Spirit descended on the first disciples and strengthened them to go into the world proclaiming the great deeds of God through Christ. Therefore, Pentecost is also the season of the church. You can read all about the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the disciples’ Spirit-empowered ministry in the Book of Acts.
The liturgical color for Pentecost is Green which symbolizes growth and maturity. During this period we learn more about Jesus’ teachings and the Kingdom of God in order to more fully follow Christ, reflect the kingdom in our daily lives, and live out our calling to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19-20).