Augsburg Fortress

  • Weekly Devotional Sign-Up

    Every Monday Augsburg Fortress sends a devotional message and selection of artwork based on the text from the day before. Continue to reflect and ponder on Sunday’s text as you begin your week.

  • Call to Allyship: Preparing Your Congregation for Leaders of Color

    How can churches do the work of becoming allies for the leaders they call? In belonging to a predominantly white denomination, ELCA members are called to listen and learn from its leaders of color to recognize the assumptions, biases, and harmful actions that result when congregations don’t commit to become allies. Authors offer wisdom, storytelling, and concrete suggestions for churches preparing to call a leader of color. Call to Allyship is a must-read for call committees, church councils, social justice teams, and anyone prepared to do the work of understanding, welcoming, and celebrating these leaders.

  • Ashes to Action: Finding Myself at the Intersection of the Minneapolis Uprising

    After the world witnessed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a passionate uprising erupted, with the intersection of 38th and Chicago at its epicenter. One block away stood Calvary Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation whose members had engaged in racial justice work for years.

    In Ashes to Action, Shari Seifert provides her riveting first-person account of the events following May 25, 2020. Shari joined others in the Calvary community to show up, listen, and ask what was needed in the moment. As the lines between her congregation and neighborhood blurred, the way toward a faithful response became clearer. This personal narrative stays rooted in the context of community, immersing readers in the days, weeks, and months following the uprising.

  • Church Planning Calendar

    This full-color, two-sided worship planning and devotional resource gives specific dates, Bible readings, hymn of the day, and liturgical color for Sundays and festivals of the church year.

  • Calendar of Word and Season

    This beautiful full-color wall calendar identifies church festivals and U.S. and Canadian holidays and includes a list of all the Bible readings for the year from the Revised Common Lectionary for Sundays and church festivals. Date blocks provide plenty of room for family or church date keeping, identifying the seasonal or festival color. Excellent gifts for each household or staff and committee member! Spiral-bound and punched for hanging.

  • Worship Planning Calendar

    The Worship Planning Calendar serves as a planning guide, appointment calendar, and guide to daily prayer. This spiral-bound edition is intended as a tool to accompany Sundays and Seasons, Year B 2024. 5" x 8" size.

  • Bread for the Day

    Bread for the Day is a daily-use devotional resource filled with rich treasures, including a brief scripture reading for each day, a prayer and hymn for each day, brief yet helpful introductions to the seasons, table graces/meal prayers for the holidays and the seasons, household blessings for special times throughout the year, and much more.