Confirmation Retreat
March 4 - 6, 2022
Luther Crest Bible Camp
Alexandria MN
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2022 Convocation
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May 5 - 7, 2022
Mt. Carmel | Alexandria MN
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We are a District of congregations within LCMC who are free in Christ, accountable to one another and rooted in the scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.

Augustana District Core Values



“The Word of God is Jesus Christ[2], the proclamation of him[3], and the Holy Scriptures[4]. This Word functions as both law and gospel, which need to be distinguished, but not separated. The law orders society and convicts us of sin, showing us our need for a Savior[5]. The gospel is the power of God that liberates us from sin, death, and the power of the devil, and brings us, by grace, from death to life[6].

2 John 1:1, 14, 3 Matthew 18:20; I , John 1:1, 2, 4 II Timothy 3:16, 5 Smalcald, Part III, Article II. The Law, 6 Romans 1:16



Sinners are made right with God by grace alone through faith alone on account of Christ alone. This is the article of faith by which the church stands or falls.”[1] 1 Augustana IV; Smalcald, Part II, Article 1: “Nothing in this article can be given up or compromised.”
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Christ commanded that his Word be proclaimed[7]. Through it, the Holy Spirit works faith when and where he pleases[8] and repentant sinners are elected unto salvation. Christians live out their earthly lives as totally justified and totally sinful[9].

7 Luke24:46-47, 8 Romans 10:17; Augustana V; Small Catechism Part II, Third Article. , 9 Smalcald, Part III, Article III. Penitence.


Mission Highlights

A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Proverbs 18:16

Tabor Project

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) is a national Church in Ethiopia proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. The EECMY is the largest Lutheran Church in Africa with some five million members.

Augustana District is called to stand with EECMY to support evangelists, to provide EECMY Seminarian support, and to purchase bicycles and motorcycles for evangelists to travel to communities to spread the Gospel. Three worship centers are in the process of construction, one in a very challenging Muslim community.



As a district, we are supporting 4 pastors at $125/month. These pastors are preaching the Gospel to Muslims in northern India and the harvest is great!

Would you, or your congregation like to sponsor a pastor at $125/mo., or $375/quarter?

The District sends quarterly payments of $1,500 to AIMJ, All India Masihi Jamat.

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As always, we thank you and your congregations for your continued support during these past summer months. While our income is currently $2,500 short of our expenses, we hope to make that up this Fall. We ask that you don’t forget to provide your prayers and support to our AD Ministry Partners overseas.

We recently received an email from one of our partners in Ethiopia explaining how desperate the situation is there due to political persecution. Thousands of Christians have been displaced from their homes and are being robbed, raped, and murdered. This includes members of congregations that we support. In the coming weeks
we hope to provide more information on how you and your congregation can support these and other Augustana District mission efforts.

Warm Regards,
Eric Knutson
Augustana District Treasurer

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Augstana District
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Hutchinson MN 55350

2020 Initiative

“Youth Leadership, Campus Ministry, Church Plants”

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We are happy to report that over $28,605 has been raised to support the AD 2020 Initiative as of July 31, 2021. One of the inspiring success stories of this initiative is the new “Table Ministry” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota led by Pastor Erica Varcoe. While we are thankful for this special giving, we can’t forget to support our AD General Fund as well. 

DID YOU KNOW that you, or your congregation, can financially support the district in a number of ways? It’s true! See all the ways here!

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Hutchinson, MN 55350

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Church Salary Report

NEW! Church Salary Reports for budget setting are now being offered to our congregations!


2021 Convocation of the cross videos are now online. 

It’s not really new anymore … but just in case you need it, it’s here.

CoVID-19 Resources

Ethiopian Crisis Plea

There is a life and death crisis that our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing at the hands of a military force that is raping and killing Christians in the Amharic Region of Ethiopia. One of the Augustana District ministry partners (the North Central Ethiopia Synod, NCES) is directly affected. The Augustana District Board of World Missions is leading an effort to raise $10,000 to be sent to NCES to help them with this crisis. Your help is urgently needed… Please consider donating today. 

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Augustana District 
c/o NCES Crisis Fund
335 Main St. S.
Hutchinson MN 55350

(Please note NCES Crisis fund in the check memo line.)