Pause and Pray

Each day at 6:00 pm, pause and pray, knowing that your brothers and sisters in faith are doing the same. "Feel the power" of prayer together.

Check in on Tuesdays  

You are invited to a coffee Zoom meeting with Pastor Dale on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 or Tuesday evenings at 7:00. This is an opportunity for Pastor Dale to check in with you, you with him, and with each other.  Pastor Dale will email a Zoom virtual meeting link to you. Join the virtual meeting and stay as long as you wish.  If you wish to meet with Pastor Dale individually, send him an email with the time that works best for you.

Drive-In Worship Service  - Sundays through October - 9:00 AM


PLEASE RSVP to Sarah ( by the Wednesday prior so we know how many cars to expect and we have a record of those in attendance in case of COVID-19 exposure.


Here is how it will work:

  1.  When you arrive there will be small flags set up on the parking area and across the road.  In the parking lot, park in the space that has a flag. Across the road, center your car on the flag. 

  2. Remain in your car or if you choose, you may sit outside on the driver’s side of your car – bring your own lawn or camp chair. 

  3. Masks.  We are glad to have you worship with us.  Even though we will be outside, we strongly encourage everyone 5 years and older to wear a mask.  If you need a mask, they will be provided.  Wearing a mask is a way that we, as brothers and sisters in Christ, show that we care for each other. 

  4. Once you park, one person from the car will be able to come up to a table by the front doors and pick up an “order of worship."  Please, keep six feet apart as you do so.   The offering will be collected at the same location. 


  1. Please conduct a self-check at home and if you show symptoms of COVID – 19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell you should remain at home and participate in Aurora’s on-line worship.

  2. If you are in one of the “high risk” categories for infection we encourage you to remain at home and participate in Aurora’s on-line worship.

  3. You have the option of remaining in your car or sitting outside next to it.

  4. Please wear a mask and keep to the six feet of physical distancing.  If you need a mask, one will be provided.

  5. Once you park, one person from the car can come to the table, pick up a “order of worship”, mask (if needed) and drop off your offering. 


  If you are unable to attend, Pastor Dale’s usual Sunday morning  “worship video” will be available on the church’s Facebook page.     

Aurora Lutheran Church
a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
6329 SE 38th Street, Owatonna, MN 55060​

Pastor Dale Svendsen

Sarah Hoffman, Administrative Assistant