Using the guidelines put forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the MN Department of Health, the Augustana staff and church council are taking the necessary precautions to help reduce the risk of the Coronavirus and ensure the health and safety of our faith community. As of this time, that includes cancelling all activities at Augustana including worship until further notice. Please share this information with friends, neighbors, and especially Augustana members that may not have email access.
The church council will meet on Tuesday, March 17 to determine the details surrounding this decision. We will communicate those via email and on this page.
The staff will work together to create ways for you to nurture your faith and connect with God and one another. Please check your email and this page for updates.
Being prepared to navigate life’s unexpected events by cultivating a strong faith foundation was our goal this fall when we introduced our theme of Expect the Unexpected. The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting all of our lives in unexpected ways. This is precisely Where Faith Meets Life. Confident that God is with us to guide, protect, and provide in the face of this uncertainty gives us the ability to be resilient and overcome this challenge.
Thank you for your prayers, support, and cooperation as we work together. We trust that God will bring peace and calm to our anxious hearts. We choose hope knowing that God is greater than any danger. God goes with us in difficult times and blesses us as we move forward.
The pastors and staff want to assure you that we are closely following the Coronavirus (COVID19) situation and we are following the MN Dept of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for faith-based organizations. To find a complete list of precautions to follow, go to the CDC’s website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
We will continue to follow the guidance from health officials and will keep you informed as needed.