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Advent Vespers

2019 Advent Vespers Services

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Reservations will begin at noon on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Celebrating a Season of Hope

For four decades, Augsburg University has ushered in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy, focusing on the theme of preparation and culminating in the joyful celebration of the Incarnation. Advent Vespers is set in downtown Minneapolis in the majestic sanctuary of Central Lutheran Church, soaring 65 feet high with large stained-glass windows.

Suggested Donations

Suggested donations, received at the door, are $30 per person. Generous contributions are greatly needed to make these services possible.

Additional Opportunity – Donate medical supplies to the Augsburg Central Health Commons. For more than 27 years, Augsburg’s Department of Nursing has operated a free health-focused drop-in center at Central Lutheran Church for people experiencing homelessness or who are marginally housed. Basic supplies are needed to continue to serve more than 6,700 people each year. Consider bringing new adult socks and underwear, soap, toothpaste, diapers (size 5 or 6), Band-Aids or other simple items to promote health.

Celebrating a Legacy

Join Augsburg University Campus Ministry and the Department of Music for one of these special opportunities honoring the university’s 150th year and the 40th anniversary of Advent Vespers.

Join the Liturgical Party

Participate in one or more services as a member of the liturgical team.

> Open to alumni, friends, and family

> Contact Janice Dames, dames@augsburg.edu


Social Hour at Brit’s Pub

Enjoy food and fellowship with fellow Auggies, family, and friends on Friday, December 6.

Full Details for Brits!


Brunch at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

Hear from President Paul C. Pribbenow and take a tour with Pastor Sonja Hagander through this year’s Advent Vespers planning process and liturgy on Saturday, December 7

Full Details for Brunch!


Live Stream

Can’t make it to Advent Vespers this year? Need to see it again?

A live stream will be available for the 8 p.m. service on Friday, December 6 this year – Mark your calendars now & spread the word!

A link for the live stream will be added here on December 6.


Additional Questions About Advent Vespers

Feel free to contact the Music Office directly at vespers@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1265