April 1- TOPS 9:30am

                AA 5:30pm
                Bell Choir 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                Womens NA 8pm

April 2 – Bible Study 8am

                Al-Anon 9:30am

                Soup Supper 6pm

                Worship 7pm

                W &M 7:30pm

April 3 – BAM 6pm

                Boy Scouts 6:30pm

                GriefShare 6:30pm

                Property 7pm

April 4 – Adult Boy Scouts 7pm

                Needlers 7pm

April 5 – Mda Muscle Walk

April 6 – Worship 8:30&11am

                Bam Performs

                Sunday School 9:45am

                New Members Class 9:45am

April 7 – Cub Scouts 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                Finance 7pm

                NA 7pm

April 8 – TOPS 9:30am

                AA 5:30pm

                Bell Choir 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                Womens NA 8pm

April 9 – Bible Study 8am

                Al-Anon 9:30am

                Hope Circle 1pm

                Soup Supper 6pm

                Worship 7pm

April 10 – Social Hall Reserved

                Bam 6pm

                Boy Scouts 6:30pm

                GriefShare 6:30pm

April 11 -

April 12 –

April 13 – Worship 8:30&11am

                New Members Class 9:45am

                Sunday School 9:45am

                Worship @ Miller’s 2pm

April 14 – Cub Scouts 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                NA 7pm

April 15 – Food Pantry (must preregister)

                TOPS 9:30am

                AA 5:30pm

                Bell Choir 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                Esther Circle 7:30pm

                Womens NA 8pm

April 16 – Bible Study 8am

                Al-Anon 9:30am

                Rebecca Circle 1:30pm

                GreifSHare 6:30pm

April 17 – Worship 11am

                Over 70 Luncheon 12pm

                Boy Scouts 6:30pm

                Worship 7pm

April 18 - Grant Deadline!

                Worship 7pm

April 19 – Knitting Guild

April 20 – Worship 7:30, 8:30, 11am

                Breakfast 8am

April 21 – Cub Scouts 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                NA 7pm

April 22 – TOPS 9:30am

                AA 5:30pm
                Bell Choir 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

April 23- Bible Study 8am

                Al-anon 9:30am

                Choir 6:30pm

April 24 – Bam 6pm

                Boy Scouts 6:30pm

                GriefShare 6:30pm

April 25 – Social Hall Reserved

                Needlers Sleepover 7pm

April 26 – Wedding

                WELCA Gathering

April 27 – Worship 8:30&11am

                Sunday School 9:45am

                Social Hall Reserved

April 28 – Cub Scouts 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                NA 7pm

April 29 – TOPS 9:30am

                AA 5:30pm

                Bell Choir 6:30pm

                Confirmation 7pm

                Womens NA 8pm

April 30- Bible Study 8am

                Al-anon 9:30am

                Choir 6:30pm

May 1 – BAM 6pm

                GriefShare 6:30pm

                Boy Scouts 6:30pm

                Property 7pm

 

WELCOME TO AUGUSTANA HOBART

     Welcome to Augustana Lutheran Church, Hobart, Indiana. We are a worshiping community of baptized members of the Church of Christ, reponding in faith to the call of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel, preaching the Word, adminsitering the sacraments, and carrying out God's mission.

           We encourage you to look over our site. In our Home section you can find a devotional message we hope you find benficial. In the About Us section you will find information about our congregations history, and about the major ministries of the congregation. Check out or Frequetly Asked Questions, or FAQ, to find some of the answers we frequently get about us, such as worship times. Special Events are listed in our Services section, as some information about our worship life. The Contact Us section includes information about how to contact us, as well as a way for you to have us contact you. Finaly, the Gallery has some photos of our life here at Augustana.

          We hope you find our web site helpful and informative. Feel free to join us for worship. In the end we hope you find a measure of God's grace with us.

DEVOTIONS
MISSION STATEMENT

We, the people of Augustana, as a community of faith called by Christ to the fullness
of life in God commit ourselves to:

Worship God through word and sacrament

Teach the Gospel message Grace

Promote renewal and outreach

Share the blessings of God’s love

Support and equip one another in our calling

Celebrate and affirm our gifts

Serve our lording the church, society and world

In grateful & faithful response to God’s grace we dedicate ourselves to fulfilling these through word and by action in obedience to the command of Christ.

Amen
Last week's sermon

 

Palm/Passion Sunday, 13 April 2014

Mt. 21:1-11; 27:11-54                             INI

 

So today Jesus rides into town like a celebrity in a parade, while the crowd cheers. Then just a few days later he gets executed while the crowd screams for his blood. What happened in between? How did he spend his last week in the capital city?

 

He spent it arguing. In the temple, in the streets, arguing without any success. One controversy after another – go home and read them. He’s trying to challenge people who refuse to listen. Trying without any success to shake them up, wake them up. These final days before his death were days of total frustration and rejection. You talk till you’re blue in the face, but finally there comes a point when you’re forced to accept there’s nothing more you can say. They refuse to listen. They have closed their minds to all your pleading and reasoning. We’ve been on both sides of that argument, the one pleading and the one refusing to listen. So what comes next when there’s nothing more to say?

 

Often we just storm off angry – they can go to blazes, I’m done with them, they’re going to be like that they can just rot in hell. Or we just go cold and cut them off. Jesus decides to do something. That’s how it is with him. Truth is not just something he says, it is what he does. Jesus does the truth to us. When you think about it, even the words he speaks do things to us. When he says You are forgiven, a weight of guilt falls off our shoulders and we are clean. When he says Be healed, we become well. But here, when his enemies absolutely refuse to listen to a word he says, the time for words is over. Now he must do something instead.

 

But what a strange thing to do. He decides to identify with the very

ones who reject him. He does this by accepting the punishment they are bringing upon themselves. He says, You will see me absorb what you deserve. You will see me endure the suffering that should be happening to you. You should be where I am. I should be condemning you.

 

Again, we know how it feels to take the blame for what someone else did. Usually we hate it. It makes us angry and frustrated when we know that it’s not fair, it wasn’t our fault, so why are you punishing me for what I didn’t even do? We end up being very angry and resentful toward those irresponsible fools who got me into all this trouble.

 

But he does not condemn. Instead he stands with us. Not at our best, where we feel strong and virtuous, but in our moment of utter, abject shame and condemnation, when we’ve failed miserably and everyone can see it, where there’s no possible excuse for what we did, when our hearts are pleading to have that one back, when we are amazed and horrified with what we have done, when we cannot even comprehend why we did it. Then he comes over and stands by us with a look that says, We’ll go through this together. I will not leave you even now.

 

Many of us know how hard it can be to forgive ourselves. Even if everyone else is ready to drop it and move on, even if they have a good excuse for what you did, we are the ones who continue to beat ourselves up sometimes. But then we must remember that with him it is not just words, empty words, kind words, maybe not quite honest words said just to make us feel better. With him it is something he did because he really wanted to. He stood by us at our worst moment and asked for mercy.

 

There are many times when we do not really feel that we need this. Look, I’m young, I’m strong, life is good, I’m a pretty decent person, I can handle things pretty well on my own. Jesus, listen. I’ve heard all the arguments for religion and it’s OK if you go for that sort of thing I guess, but I don’t really need it and it kind of gets on my nerves that you think I do. Just stop shoving all that stuff on me, I’m done listening, nothing you say can change my mind.

 

It is after this that we see what he is still willing to do for us.

 

 

WORSHIP TIMES:

       8:30 and 11:00am

SUNDAY SCHOOL:

     9:45 to10:45 (Sept- May)

 

 

 

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Augustana Hobart
207 Kelly Street
Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: 219 -942-3574
Email: augustanahobart@gmail.com

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