Next Augustana Synod commemorative worship to be in 2014
For the last 17 years, a commemorative worship service has been held in September to remember the Augustana Synod, one of the Lutheran bodies that merged to become the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in 1962. Unfortunately, the 2013 service has been cancelled.
According to Jack Swanson, one of the founders of this commemorative service, the worship event will be held again on the third Sunday of September in 2014. Luther Seminary professor emeritus Arland Hultgren will be the preacher.
The Augustana Synod was relatively small in size, with less than half a million members. The synod was recognized for its emphasis on social service, ecumenism, and mission. Primarily of Swedish lineage, the Augustana Synod exhibited great impact on the LCA and now the ELCA.
This service includes a traditional hymn sing and service with a Holy Communion Liturgy.