SUNDAY SCHEDULE thru 9/6
- 9:30 am: Worship
- 10:30 am: Coffee Hour
SUNDAY SCHEDULE BEGINNING 9/13
- 8:45 am: Choir
- 10:00 am: Worship
- 11:00 am: Coffee Hour
- 11:00 am: Sunday School
Sunday School 2015-2016
SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY!
Rally Day is almost here! Come meet the teachers, view the classrooms, register for Sunday School, hear the plans for the year and get better acquainted. There will be games to play – fish pond, bean bag toss, darts, cupcake walks, and board games are all planned. We hope to see you there!
10:00 AM: we all join in worship. Please take this opportunity to worship with your family.
11:00 AM: you can meet the teachers, register for Sunday School class, hear the plans for the year and get better acquainted. There will be games to play – fish pond, bean bag toss, darts, cup cake walks, and board games are all planned.
12:00 PM: A Potluck will follow the rally. We hope to see you there!
FAREWELL TO PR. CHERYL BERG!
A Farewell Cake and Coffee for Pastor Cheryl Berg will be held following Worship on Sunday, September 20, 2015. We encourage all of you to attend. It will be an opportunity for you to thank her for serving Augustana and for the many times she has shared with us over nearly three years. We will wish her well as she enters into a time of new endeavors and opportunity.
From the Interim Pastor:
It’s time to have a party! It’s time for celebration! Your next pastor, Pastor Jo Gast is coming! All the waiting, working and praying comes to an end and a new chapter begins.
A great big word of thanks to the transition team and the call committee for all their work, time and prayer in the process of calling your next pastor! They worked diligently and faithfully to call the pastor they believe is the right pastor for this time in the life of the congregation. God is good and faithful!
Now as you begin this new relationship I would encourage you invite Pastor Jo to your home, out for coffee or to lunch after church or to whatever occasion may present itself to become acquainted. Welcome her by stopping by the church for a visit or dropping her a note. And, remember she has all of your names to learn and you have only Pastor Jo and her family’s names to remember. The new pictorial directory will be help for her as well as for the congregation. With new energy and a fresh beginning God bless you in the ministry God has for you to do together.
And as I bring closure to my time here with you, I will carry with me great memories of each of you and the ministry we were able to do together during this interim time. Thank you! Know that my prayers are with you. God bless you!
Love and Peace of the Lord be with you all!
Pastor Cheryl Berg
WELCOME TO PR. JO ANN GAST!
From the Council President:
Dear Members of Augustana Congregation,
Exciting News!!!! Pastor Jo Ann Gast has accepted the Letter of Call to be the next Pastor at Augustana Lutheran Church. Her first day here will be Monday, September 21, 2015. Please Welcome her and also, I ask for Prayers for her as she ends her ministry at Trinity Lutheran in Crookston and begins her ministry here.
Pastor Jo Gast is currently serving as Pastor of Adult Discipleship, Pastoral Care and Hospitality at Trinity Lutheran in Crookston, MN. She has served there since 2007.
She has a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul and also attended Luther Seminary and the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Her areas of expertise are Pastoral Care and Visitation, Administration, Recruit and Equip Leaders, Communications/Media, and Preaching/ Leadership. Her areas of strength are Building a Sense of Community, Ecumenical Work, Ministry to Seniors, Self-Care/Family Life and participant in the Larger Church. She is a native of Fosston, MN.
Pastor Jo is a wife, mother and foster care mother. Her husband works for Sticky Construction, Thompson, ND. She is the mother of 5 children, with the youngest being a senior at Crookston High School. She will commute from Crookston until this winter.
Carol Snortland, President
Augustana Church Council