Events in 2017
The Chapel hosts special events throughout the year as listed below. Call Augustana Lutheran Church at
309-521-8127 for current schedule information.

Founders Day Service
Sunday, April 30, 4:00 pm
This service celebrates the 157th anniversary of the Augustana Lutheran Church in America and the 167th anniversary of the Andover Lutheran congregation. The speaker will be Jason Mahn, Associate Professor of Religion, Augustana College. He is the Chair of the Religion Department and Director of the Pre-Seminary Program. His focus will be on the Reformation.

Pastor Dan Witkowski from First Lutheran Church in Moline will lead the service. Music will be provided by Pastor Cliff Schmidt, soloist, and Deanna Swanson, organist, both from Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover. Following the service, light refreshments will be provided by Swedona Lutheran Church.   

Birdies for Charity
The Jenny Lind Chapel is participating in the John Deere Classic Golf Tournament Birdies for Charity pledge program. This is a great way to provide funds for the Chapel ministry.

The official pledge card is available at the Chapel or it may be downloaded and printed. In filling out the card, the charity name is "Jenny Lind Chapel" and the Bird Number is 1955. The address for sending in your pledge card is Birdies for Charity, 15623 Coaltown Rd, East Moline, IL 61244. All pledge cards must be received by July 14, 2017.

"More Fun on 81" Festival
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4
Andover Lake Park and nearby sites
 - details

Every Sunday, June 4-August 27, 7:00 pm
Brief evening worship and a variety of music conducted by area congregations.

   June 4 - Pr. Randy Swanson, Cambridge Lutheran, Cambridge
   June 11 - Dr. Randy Mullins, Calvary Lutheran, New Windsor
   June 18 - 
K. Krewer, Deacon, Christ Anglican Church, Moline

   June 25


Pr. John Leaf, Retired, Moline. Music by Ylva Stenberg, 2017 Jenny Lind Scholar from Sweden. She will be accompanied by Allan Timofeitchik. They will also present a concert at First Lutheran Church in Moline at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 24.



   July 2 - Pr. Larry Conway, Trinity Lutheran, Moline
   July 9 - Pr. Mike Lawyer, St. Paul Lutheran, Orion
   July 16 - Pr. Don Knowles, Calvary Lutheran, Moline
   July 23 -  Hymn Sing, Deanna Swanson, Augustana Lutheran, Andover
      Please bring a hymnal you have used in the past with recommended selections.
   July 30 -  Pr. Reed Pedersen, Augustana Lutheran, Andover   
   August 6 - Pr. Karen Ullestad, Zion Lutheran, Davenport   
   August 13 - Pr. Matt Kamprath, First Lutheran, Geneseo
   August 20 - Pr. Michel Clark, Grace Lutheran, Knoxville
   August 27 - Pr. Randy Willers, Salem Lutheran, Moline

Reformation Anniversary Service
Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm
An ecumenical service will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It will include portions of the Common Prayer Service compiled by the Liturgical Task Force of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. The ecumenical commemoration of the 500 years of Reformation reflects in its basic liturgical structure this theme of thanksgiving, repentance and common witness and communion.

The message will be given by Sister Sandra Brunenn OSB, who is the Prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Rock Island. The presiders will be Pastor Michel Clark from Knoxville, Assistant to the Bishop of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Father James P. DeBisschop who serves St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Coal Valley and Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Orion. The offering will go to Hurricane Harvey Relief.

An ecumenical choir will be led by Ben Holmes who is the director of choirs at Moline's Wilson Middle School, director of the Ascension Ringers bell choir at Augustana College, and Ascension Chapel accompanist at Augustana College. The organist will be Chris Nelson, organist and director of music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

28th Annual Andover Christmas Walk
Saturday, December 2, 4:45-8:00 pm
Andover Lake Park, Legion Building, and Jenny Lind Chapel

47th Annual Joy of Christmas with Augustana College
Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 pm
This event starts at Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover and ends at the candle-lit Jenny Lind Chapel for communion. Students and faculty from Augustana College join the community for this beautiful service of worship and music.

Community Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 24, 11:00 pm

167th Annual Julotta - early Christmas morning service at Augustana Church
Monday, December 25, 6:30 am

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