Ministries

Our Neighborhood

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Education

Opportunities to learn around here are, one might say, “an embarrassment of riches.” Sure, we gather for ordinary times of learning—Sunday School, weekly Bible Circles and “Pastor’s Classes,” and monthly mini-retreats for confirmation.

We also have extra-ordinary opportunities to learn, borne of our proximity to the Minneapolis Area Synod Office, Augsburg College, and Luther Seminary—churchly symposia, lectures, workshops, and study groups swirl around us. Profound scholars and incredible teachers provide resources that inspire and challenge.

We also have a long history of participation in the “Christian Ashram” movement.

Worship

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. | Holy Communion
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. | Worship, Learning, Study
Our worship services vary in style from Sunday to Sunday, season to season; yet, each follows a basic, three-fold pattern: God the Spirit gathers us to hear the Word. The gospel of God’s Son comes to us in, with, and under the Word and the Sacraments. God the Father sends us into the world to serve.

For Lutherans in general and Augustana in particular, worship is about the one God revealed through the Scriptures in this Trinitarian way.

Food shelf

We worship in a food shelf. In 1971, inspired by the vision of Pastor William Berg, the philanthropy of Russell Lund, and the leadership of Augustana’s church council, we founded Community Emergency Service. CES’s mission is to “Assist people in meeting basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs in a warm, accepting and Christ-like manner, while encouraging wholeness and self-sustenance” remains at the center of its important ministry.

In the spring of 2012, we moved our offices to the CES building and held our first worship service here. And we recognize the gift of this setting, in this neighborhood—as we the Augustana tradition of nearly 150 years: to worship our Lord and to serve our neighbors.  >> Learn more.