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Advent Vespers

For more than 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.

Celebrating a Season of Hope – A Virtual Service

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we celebrate Advent Vespers this year. We invite you to join us for a series of devotional and worship events online throughout the week—led by alumni, Board of Regents members, faculty, and students—culminating on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. with the virtual 41st Annual Advent Vespers.

* Full information about the devotional & service links as well as instructions for giving donations will be added as details are finalized. Below is a brief overview as of 10/13/20.


During this unique Advent Season, we invite you to consider giving to one or all of following funds:

  • Advent Vespers Fund
  • Augsburg – Central Health Commons Fund
  • George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

Please follow this link to learn more about each fund and how your gift will be utilized or donate now!

(A donation link to be added here soon, thank you for your patience)

Virtual Devotions

Beginning on the first day of Advent, join us for brief daily devotions led by alumni, Board of Regents members, faculty, and students.  (Titles and virtual event links to be added closer to date)

Sunday, November 29 – 4 p.m.
President Paul Pribbenow and Thomas Pribbenow ’22

Monday, November 30 – 4 p.m.
ProfessorLori Hale and Shevon Greene ’21

Tuesday, December 1 – 4 p.m.
Jeffrey Nodland ’77 and Becky Bjella Nodland ’79

Wednesday, December 2 – 4 p.m.
To be announced

Thursday, December 3 – 4 p.m.
The Twins of Franklin: Becky Shaheen ’11 and Laura Lou ’11

Vespers meditation | Friday, December 4 – 10:40 a.m.
Chapel service: 8 minutes 46 seconds of silent prayer and vespers meditation

Devotional Booklet

We hope that this collection of devotions will enrich your Advent experience. (A PDF of the 2020 Devotional Booklet will be added here once complete.)

Come Now, Breath of God

Join us for the 41st Annual Augsburg University Advent Vespers. This virtual service is open to all – No reservations required this year!

Advent Vespers
Friday, December 4 – 7 p.m.

(Additional information and link instructions for the virtual event will be added here closer to date.)

Additional Questions About Advent Vespers

Feel free to contact the Music Office directly at or 612-330-1265