Augustana Christmas Vespers 2023

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

The theme of this year’s Vespers comes from the words of the prophet Isaiah, “...and a little child shall lead us,” reminding us of the surprising and wonderful promise of this season, that salvation/God comes through something as unexpected as a small and simple child.

Vespers services will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The services will feature Augustana’s choirs, percussion ensemble and mark the return of the Augustana Brass Choir led by Instructor Matthew Erickson.

And a little child shall lead them


Christmas Vespers 2023 will include evening services and an abbreviated Saturday afternoon service so those who are young in age or young at heart can attend. Master storyteller Tom Roberts will join us as a special guest for this matinee.


  • Friday, Dec. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Gloria Dei Lutheran Church | SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 | 3 p.m. | Matinee at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Gloria Dei Lutheran Church


After each service, enjoy fellowship, accompanied by holiday cookies and hot cocoa — provided by Thrivent.

Tom Roberts

Support the SoM

Augustana has once again partnered with Thrivent for an initiative that supports the School of Music and its programming. Each year, from November through December, for every $1 donated to the School of Music, Thrivent will match $1 up to a total of $15,000.