Bible and Book Studies to begin this June

June 2, 2014

Two opportunities for Bible & Book Study will be offered this June 2014.



 The first Book Study will be starting June 18th. 

The book, “Criminals of the Bible” by Mark Jones led by Roger Brockmeyer will be held Wednesday nights at 6pm beginning June 18.  Bring a sandwich and join in on the discussion. does have the book available in  paperback.

Here is the link if interested - they are temporarily out of stock, so check back later.

About the Author – Mark Jones

Mark Jones is Professor of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S.Ed. in Recreation from the University of Georgia. Dr. Jones worked as a probation officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections. Dr. Jones is the author of numerous criminal justice publications in scholarly and professional venues. He has authored and co-authored several books, including History of Criminal Justice (with Peter Johnstone), Criminals of the Bible, North Carolina’s Criminal Justice System(with Paul Knepper), and Community Corrections.




The second Bible Study will be offered by Pastor Cheryl Berg.

“Studying Jesus’ Parables in Luke Through Ancient Middle Eastern Eyes”

Tuesdays, Noon, Beginning June 10th

This will be held over the lunch hour feel free to bring your own lunch.

It’s going to be an enriching June at Augustana Lutheran Church – hope to see you there.

Vacation Bible School 2014 – Free – July 9-11, 2014

June 2, 2014


School is out and our neighborhoods are filled with children enjoying summer.


So open the front door and welcome our children into Vacation Bible School. 

 2014 Augustana Lutheran Summer Vacation Bible School 

July 9th thru the 11th — 8AM to 5PM


Staff from Red Willow Bible Camp will be bringing games, music, worship and tons of fun!

The best part….IT’S FREE! And FREE TO ALL!




Plan on attending…

May 13, 2014
This weekend we have great events planned for us.    There are two events and we would love to have as
many people as possible attend. 
Both of these events will be held this Sunday, May 18. 2014 after church.  
Here are the details below: 
And goodies galore.  This has always been my favorite. I have a weakness for scotcharoos!  What are your favorites? 

Look forward to seeing you all this Sunday for these great events.  

Sorry we have been missing in action as of late, sometimes life has a way of doing that to us. 

Have a blessed day and see you at church this weekend!



Mark your Calendar

April 26, 2014


Greetings to you all!

Can you believe it is almost May?  The weather sure has been chilly. but it has to warm up soon. I noticed the tulips in the flower beds outside of the church are starting to pop through the dirt–a sure sign that spring is on it’s way.

When I found the graphic above it reminded me of my childhood when we would make May baskets out of cupcake liners and pipe cleaners.  Did you ever make May baskets?  Then we would go to all of our friends and neighbors,  leave a May basket, ring the bell and run around the house.  Sharing with one another was so much fun and a bit exciting too when you made it a surprise and got to run.   I wonder what would happen if we did that now?

Ahhh random acts of kindness are always nice.

Happy May Day all!

Here is a fun May Day basket tutorial.

Links :

Today when was putting in some of the information onto the web, I realized we have lots coming up in May.

Check out this link to the May current events and mark your calendars to attend the recognition Sunday’s.


Also we know that there are members who are hurting and are in need of prayer.  If you would like us to hold you in prayer, complete the

prayer request online, leave a comment on the prayer request page or contact the church office.

Don’t forget to Honk!

April 24, 2014
Hope this makes you smile!  

 Got a letter from Grandma the other day.  She writes:

The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a “Honk If You Love Jesus” bumper sticker.  I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling Choir performance, followed by a thunderous Circle meeting, so I bought the sticker and I put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did!  What an up-lifting experience that followed!  I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is . . . and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.  It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus, because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed! 

I found that lots of people loved Jesus!  Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, “For the love of God!  Go!  Go!  Go!”

What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!  Everyone started honking!  I just leaned out of my window and started waiving and smiling at all these loving people.  I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love. 

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.  I bet they wanted to pray, or ask me what Church I attended.  But this is when I noticed the light had changed.  So I waved to all my sisters and brothers grinning, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.   Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!


Confirmation Class

April 23, 2014


Confirmation classes have started again this week.  Students will meet each Wednesday at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the church.

Next week confirmation will be going to the movies.

God’s not dead!

River City Cinema

East Grand Forks, MN

The final day of confirmation class is Wednesday,  May 21st, 2014.

Students remember to get your sermon notes and service hours turned in to get credit for your work.

Many students have been participating, but you need to get the paperwork

 turned in to have it count for you.


There will be many opportunities this summer with

Vacation Bible School to be involved.  Let’s get fired up for this summer and make this a fun year for Youth at Augustana.


So have you liked us on Facebook?  Twitter?  

catch it

Hallelujah – Hallelujah – Hallelujah He Is Risen!

April 21, 2014


Holy Week 2014 at Augustana Lutheran Church

April 13, 2014



Sunday, April 20 – Easter Worship

7:00 am Sunrise Easter Worship

8:00 am – 10:00 am Rolls, Juice & Coffee

No Sunday School

8:45 am Chancel Choir

10:00 am Easter Worship


{Special Flowers purchased for today can be picked up after the 10:00am service.}


Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 6, 2014


The event is free and is open to the public

Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am



Welcome our neighbors into the church for the bible story.  Celebrate that Jesus is the reason for this season.

Set Up for the Easter Egg Hunt Event will begin at  8:00 am on Saturday

We will need:

Official egg hiders

Greeters to our awesome church home

Distribute bags for eggs

General coordination of children with the egg hunt

and other jobs as well.

There is a sign-in poster in the narthex of the church or plan on being there at 8:00 AM


Let ‘s really get our smiling faces and the welcome mat out this week.  


The Easter Egg Hunt Committee would like to thank all who  filled all of those eggs, organized flyers, walked the routes doing door hangers, helped with the bulk mailing,  donated candy, door prizes  and even cash for this event.   What an awesome job Augustana!  

Susie Brockmeyer thank you for leading the charge and the weekly temple talk that brought us together.  And yes we all want a cool hat. Am I right?

We will see you Saturday! 


Easter Cookies

April 5, 2014



This week,  I happened onto this recipe shared by another blogger and thought you may like it also.

My children love to bake and if we can share the story of Jesus, it is an added bonus. There are  a few things that you will need to get organized before you start.  The ingredients are listed and also some painters tape, a wooden spoon, and your bible are needed.  See the recipe for these simple cookies.

 cookies 2

Here is the recipe and also the verses for the cookies:  Cookies Easter


Plan on attending the Easter Egg Hunt this coming Saturday, April 12.

Also check out worship services for Lenten and Sunday worship services.






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