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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.  (All links will remain through January)


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. 

These videos will be available on YouTube through the Advent & Christmas Season:

Donations

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 to donate now!


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. These devotionals will be posted on the Auggie Connections Facebook Group.

Simply join the group prior to the devotional date, and you’ll get day-of notifications when each event goes live!

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

 

Monday, November 30 – 4 p.m.
Professor Lori 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.
Rev. Melissa Pohlman ’00 and Rev. Babette Chatman ’06

 

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

Live Streamed via Zoom

Devotional Booklet, 2020

We hope that this collection of daily devotions will enrich your Advent experience.


Learn More About the Artist

Olivia House ’20, who earned a degree in graphic design at Augsburg, created the artwork for this year’s theme, “Come Now, Breath of God.”

Read our Q&A with Olivia about her perspective and work as an artist, the piece she created for Advent Vespers, and what she hopes people experience through this theme art.


Additional Questions About Advent Vespers

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