Special Message

Friends in Christ: By now you are probably aware of Governor Holcomb’s plan to start reopening the state, including public worship.


I have also read our Bishop’s response to this news and based on his strong recommendation it is our intention at Augsburg to plan on offering public worship no earlier than June. The Bishop’s letter is attached below.


I have been in conversation with our Church Council President, Travis Dunlap, and we along with the rest of the Council intend to use the month of May to plan what worship will look like during this time.  Of major importance, we will need to follow both the state’s and the CDC’s guidelines which will bring about significant changes.


With the above in mind please be aware that when public worship does resume it will look different than it did back in March. For example, we will need to follow social distancing rules which will limit the number of people in each pew, we will all need to wear some form of face covering and unfortunately we will need to exclude those 65 and older and people of every age with significant underlying health issues. There will be additional changes, but I wanted to highlight some of the overall big ones.


I will keep you informed as we talk as church leaders about our plans as we progress this month; please realize that these changes and the others that are coming are done out of necessity as long as circumstances demand them. Remember that the virus is not gone, and that there is no cure and no vaccine yet. Our task it seems is to live a new normal while we manage the virus until it is no longer a threat.


I thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and most importantly your prayers as we continue to make our way through this time.


In Our Resurrected Lord,


Pastor Bernth



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Our mission is to believe God's saving Gospel and share His gifts of love and grace as we nurture our members in His Word and reach out to all people to bring them to faith in Christ.



Augsburg Pre-Kindergarten was founded in 1964 by Margaret Larson. She was a respected educator, a strong proponant of early childhood education, and an active participant in church and community affairs. Today Augsburg Pre-Kindergarten has developed into a program that aspires to have a program that balances self-expression and creativity with instruction suited to the pre-kindergarten age. We strive to foster the child's growing maturity, the ability to care for him or her and the materials we use, along with helping the child become aware of the world we live by using many materials and through social learning experiences. 



  • 8:00am and 10:30am services every Sunday.

  • 9:00am and 6:30pm services every Wednesday.

  • 9:00am Adult bible study every Sunday.

  • 9:00am Sunday School every Sunday.

Communion is available every Sunday & Wednesday.
Everyone is welcome!

Church Information


100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304
(Corner of Beam St. & Mineral Springs Road)

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Church Office Hours:

Rev. Erik Bernth, Pastor
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm




(219) 926-1658 Office
(219) 926-2118 Pre-K