Readings for the Week


May 22nd, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022 

1 Chronicles 12:16-22; Revelation 21:5-14; Psalm 93

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2 Chronicles 15:1-15; Revelation 21:15-22; Psalm 93

Wednesday, May 25, 2022  

2 Chronicles 34:20-33; Luke 2:25-38; Psalm 93

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Ascension of our Lord

Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 (5); Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

Friday, May 27, 2022 

Exodus 33:12-17; Revelation 22:6-9; Psalm 97

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Exodus 33:18-23; John 1:14-18; Psalm 97

Sunday, May 29, 2021 –  Seventh Sunday in Easter 

9:30 am Sunday School and Coffee Hour
10:30 am In Person and Live Stream Worship 
Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97 (12); Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26

 


Parsonage Sold – Details to be Discussed after May 22 Worship Service


May 19th, 2022

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As of May 13, the church parsonage has been sold. Details of the sale will be included in next month’s Spire. Following worship this upcoming Sunday (May 22) Vice-Chair Bryan Johnson will lead a Q&A to provide details in person and answer questions. What to do with the funds will be decided at a later date.

In humble service,

Pr. Reed Lee Pedersen


Maundy Thursday Worship Bulletin


April 15th, 2022

Maundy Thursday Worship Service


Lois Westerlund Funeral


February 26th, 2022


Lent is coming! Let us worship God together!


February 7th, 2022

Augustana Lutheran Church has a lot in store for this coming Lenten Season starting with Ash Wednesday service on March 2nd @7:00 pm.


It is a common practice for many to do some form of fasting during Lent. Perhaps you take a break from soda, sweets, or television. This Lenten season Augustana Lutheran Church invites you to ADD a spiritual practice. We are purchasing, “Grace Unbounded: Devotions for Lent 2022”, for the members of our congregation. This is a daily devotional that begins with an evocative image and a brief passage from the Gospel of Luke. The writers then bring their unique voices and pastoral wisdom to the texts with quotations to ponder, reflections, and prayers.


As a church we invite all our members to take a little time out of their day to partake in this daily devotion during Lent!

We will also have Wednesday night Lenten worship services and supper. Different committees and groups from our church will provide a soup and sandwich meal starting at 5:30pm in Luther Hall. Worship will begin at 6:30pm in Luther Hall.

We will be using “Holden Evening Prayer” for our services. Our discussion topics for each Sunday will be based off of Dan Kimball’s book, “How (Not) to Read the Bible”. Each discussion is meant to illuminate our relationship with God’s written word.

You do not need read the book to participate in the faithful reflection and discussion time at our Wednesday services. If you do wish to read the book we will have a sign up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. You can also sign up for a book by emailing office@andoverlutheran.org.


2021 Annual Report


January 21st, 2022

Please click on the link below to download a digital version of the 2021 Annual Report for the 2022 annual meeting. The meeting date is February 13 during worship. After worship will be a lasagna dinner provided by the Luther League.

2021 Annual Meeting Report


Worship Moved to Online Only for Next Two Sundays


January 7th, 2022
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
I have spoken with the church council concerning the record COVID #s we have been experiencing in our area. It is not only a record in positivity rate but also in the lack of availability of ICU beds at our local hospitals. Due to this, we will be moving worship to online only for the next two Sundays (January 9 and 16). We will move the annual meeting to January 30. Jesus calls us to love one another. We do this as an act of safety and care for our neighbors.
What we do with Sunday School is TBD. We will be sure to contact our Sunday School parents with how we choose to move forward.
 
Bible Study will still be gathering on Wednesdays @9:30 am.
 
I apologize for the inconvienence this places on how we worship. I look forward to seeing your faces soon.
 
In humble service,
Reed Lee Pedersen
Pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church

Lyrics for December 26 Worship Service


December 23rd, 2021

Lyrics for December 26, 2021

Lessons and Carols

 

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

1      O come, O come, Emmanuel,

and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here

until the Son of God appear.

Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

shall come to you, O Israel.

 

2        O come, O Wisdom from on high,

embracing all things far and nigh:

in strength and beauty come and stay;

teach us your will and guide our way.  Refrain

 

3        O come, O come, O Lord of might,

as to your tribes on Sinai’s height

in ancient times you gave the law

in cloud, and majesty, and awe.  Refrain

 

Light of the World by Lauren Daigle

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel
A child prays for peace on Earth
And she’s calling out from a sea of hurt
Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel

And can you hear the angels singing

Refrain

Glory to the light of the world
Glory the light of the world is here

 

The drought breaks with the tears of a mother
A baby’s cry is the sound of love
Come down, come down, Emmanuel

Oh, He is the song for the suffering
He is Messiah, the Prince of Peace has come
He has come, Emmanuel

 

Refrain

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world

 

For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed
For all who wonder
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

 

 Refrain

Glory to the light of the world

Glory to the light of the world

Glory to the light of the world

Glory to the light of the world

 

The world waits for the miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
Oh come, oh come Emmanuel

 

O Little Town of Bethlehem

1        O little town of Bethlehem,

how still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

the silent stars go by;

yet in thy dark streets shineth

the everlasting light.

The hopes and fears of all the years

are met in thee tonight.

 

2   For Christ is born of Mary,

and, gathered all above

while mortals sleep, the angels keep

their watch of wond’ring love.

O morning stars, together

proclaim the holy birth,

and praises sing to God the king,

and peace to all the earth!

 

3   How silently, how silently

the wondrous gift is giv’n!

So God imparts to human hearts

the blessings of his heav’n.

No ear may hear his coming;

but, in this world of sin,

where meek souls will receive him,

still the dear Christ enters in.

 

Mary Did You Know?

Mary, did you know that your baby boy

Would one day walk on water?

Mary, did you know that your baby boy

Would save our sons and daughters?

Did you know that your baby boy

Has come to make you new;

This Child that you delivered

Will soon deliver you?

 

Mary, did you know that your baby boy

Will give sight to a blind man?

Mary, did you know that your baby boy

Would calm a storm with His hand?

Did you know that your baby boy

Has walked where angels trod,

And when you kiss your little baby

You’ve kissed the face of God?

 

The blind will see, the deaf will hear,

The dead will live again,

The lame will leap, the dumb will speak

The praises of the Lamb!

 

Mary, did you know that your baby boy

Is Lord all creation?

Mary, did you know that your baby boy

Will one day rule the nations?

Did you know that your baby boy

Was Heaven’s perfect Lamb,

And the sleeping Child you’re holding

Is the great, the Great I AM?

 

What Child Is This

 1        What child is this, who, laid to rest,

on Mary’s lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

while shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the king,

whom shepherds guard and angels sing;

haste, haste to bring him laud,

the babe, the son of Mary!

 

2         Why lies he in such mean estate

where ox and ass are feeding?

Good Christian, fear; for sinners here

the silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce him through,

the cross be borne for me, for you;

hail, hail the Word made flesh,

the babe, the son of Mary!

 

 What a Glorious Night by Sidewalk Prophets

 The shepherds came to
See the baby
Stood by his mother’s side
Here laid the Savior
Inside a manger
Oh what a glorious night
Oh what a glorious night

 

Refrain

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out

Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born

 

The shepherds wondered,
They couldn’t hide it
Told everyone in sight
All were amazed

When they heard how
God came down on the glorious night
God came down on this glorious night

 

Refrain x2

 

All is calm now
All is quiet
A Star shining in the sky
Below in Bethlehem
The king is sleeping
Oh What a Glorious Night
Oh What a Glorious Night

 

O Holy Night

O Holy Night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Refrain

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Refrain

 

Joy to the World

1   Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her king;

let ev’ry heart prepare him room

and heav’n and nature sing,

and heav’n and nature sing,

and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

 

2   Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!

Let all their songs employ,

while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

 

3        No more let sin and sorrow grow

nor thorns infest the ground;

he comes to make his blessings flow

far as the curse is found,

far as the curse is found,

far as, far as the curse is found.

 

4 He rules the world with truth and grace

and makes the nations prove

the glories of his righteousness

and wonders of his love,

and wonders of his love,

and wonders, wonders of his love.

 

 


Proposed Budget for 2022


December 7th, 2021

Below is the working budget for 2022. Please look this over and join us on Monday, December 13th @6:00 pm to edit and reform the budget for 2022.

Budget2022WorkSheet


In Our Prayers


November 15th, 2021

In Our Prayers