Children in Worship
Children are a vital part of the Augustana community and warmly encouraged to attend worship services. We expect them to make noise and need to wiggle; they are growing in understanding and learning to be part of the church family. Worship bags are available for children whose attention span is still growing. These bags can be found outside the nursery entrance
In case you or your child needs a break, nursery care is available for children 3 years old and younger on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am. During the 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services, the nursery is available to you but not staffed. During the 8:30 service you can listen to the worship service through an intercom system.
Holy Communion is the part of our worship life, which sustains followers of Jesus Christ. God’s gifts of grace, forgiveness, and new life received through faith come to us in this meal. Augustana invites all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to participate as his guest at his table.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month, and occasionally at other times throughout the month, at the 8:30 and 9:45 am services. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at the 11 am service.
Augustana welcomes children in 2nd grade and older to participate in the First Communion class. Classes are held in February or March. Students and parents must attend one of the classes to be part of the First Communion service. We celebrate First Communion for children on Maundy Thursday.
2022 First Communion Classes – TBD
Van Rides to Worship
Augustana provides van transportation from nearby neighborhoods to church each Sunday morning for the 9:45 am service. The van runs from September through mid-May. Call the church office to schedule a ride.