Opportunities to Serve



Altar Guild


Sets up and cleans up communion each week and as needed,
Maintains albs and linens,
Changes paraments with seasons,
Polishes appointments,
Helps decorate for special services.



Assisting Minister


Reads assigned readings for worship,
Leads prayer,
Assists with the distribution of Holy Communion.



Communion Assistant


Distributes bread or wine/grape juice during Holy Communion.



care caller


care callers phone 10 fellow members quarterly to check in and offer a listening ear



Eucharistic Minister


Eucharistic Minister teams of two bring communion to homebound members twice a month.



Life and Growth Mission Team


Among other things, this group plans the special events for "Fun, Food, & Fellowship."



Personnel Mission Team


This group assists Pastor with personnel issues including interviewing and selecting people to fill vacancies as they occur as well as making staff salary and raises recommendations.



Piece Corps Quilters


Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
They make around 100 quilts each year.
Two of the members have been part of Piece Corps for over 20 years.



Property Mission Team


The older part of Augustana's building was dedicated on February 16, 1890. As with a personal home, upkeep is always needed. This mission team ensures that the building and grounds are kept in good order and repaired as necessary.



Social Concerns Mission Team


This team provides opportunities to make a difference in someone's life.
Current projects include:
Quarters - World Hunger,
Feeding people,
Personal Care Items,
Support the Troops,
Irving School supplies and mittens, coats, and caps,
Giving Tree,
Recycling,
Eucharistic Ministers,
Soup Kitchen.



Stewardship Mission Team


Stewardship is caretaking. God makes us stewards of everything. That's an awesome responsibility. Part of caretaking involves giving. An offertory prayer talks about giving of ourselves, our time, and our possessions. This mission team plans ways to get that message to all members.



Sunday School Teacher


Shares the good news of God's love with our children by teaching Bible stories.



Technical Assistants


This group runs the laptop with the PowerPoint presentation and the sound system. Tech will turn on the systems, set the screen and projectors, and make sure the microphones are turned on and ready.



Usher


Distributes bulletins,
Counts people in attendance,
Assists people who need a little help,
Is aware of potential problems,
Gives directions in case of emergency.



Vacation Bible School


Preschool to Grade 5



Worship and Music Mission Team


The most visible ministry that any church does is the worship service. This mission team works closely with Pastor to provide members and visitors with an experience that is God-centered worship. This group meets quarterly to plan upcoming services and review those which have taken place.