Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the joy of Christmas, when we celebrate God-with-us, Immanuel. As we await the birth of the Christ, we also look for the fulfillment of God’s reign of love, and pray that we will be an active part of its unfolding. Advent and Christmas traditions at Augustana include the Swedish Sankta Lucia celebration in mid-December and a bilingual Spanish-English telling of the Christmas story.

Advent 1 – Sunday, December 1, 2019

  • 10:30 Eucharist
  • Advent Wreath making at the hospitality hour.
  • 2:00 Misa
  • 4:00 Swedish Church Advent and Lucia service

Advent 2 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

  • 10:30 Eucharist
  • 2:00 Misa

Advent 3 – Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Sankta Lucia

  • 10:30 Eucharist – with Sankta Lucia Celebration
  • 2:00 Misa
  • Santa Maria holiday party after Misa

Advent 4 – Sunday, December 22, 2019

  • 10:30 Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • Greening (decorating) of the church at 1:00
  • 2:00 Misa

Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24, 2019

  • 2:30 Nordic Christmas Vespers
  • 4:30 Bi-lingual Eucharist with Pageant—The Story Sung and Read with Children’s Participation
  • 10:00 Lessons, Carols, and Christmas Eucharist

Christmas Day

  • 10:30 Eucharist—the “Christ Mass”