Events in 2023

The Chapel hosts special events throughout the year including the annual Founders Day service in April, Sunday evening vespers during the summer, the Swedish Högmässa service in September, and the "Joy of Christmas" service in early December. Call Augustana Lutheran Church at 309-521-8127 for current schedule information.

Founders Day Service

Sunday, April 30, 4:00 pm

The speaker at the Founders Day Service at the Jenny Lind Chapel will be Bishop Stacie Fidlar who was elected bishop of the Northern Illinois Synod in 2022.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion with Asian Studies concentration from Augustana College in Rock Island, and her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She has served as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rock Island, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seneca, IL and as interim pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Forreston, IL.

This service celebrates the 163rd anniversary of both the Augustana Lutheran Church in America and Augustana College and Theological Seminary, and the 173rd anniversary of the Augustana Lutheran congregation in Andover.

Birdies for Charity
The Jenny Lind Chapel is again 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 form may be downloaded and printed. It is actually preferred that you make a donation online. In filling out the card, the charity name is "Jenny Lind Chapel" and the Bird Number is 1955. All pledge cards must be received by June 16, 2023.

Preformers include Sally McDaniel Smith, Megan Thornberry, Emily Wheeler and leader William "Bill" Fury.

Special Musical Concert
Sunday, June 4, 2:00 pm

Wild Columbine, a Springfield area quartet, will give a concert at the Jenny Lind Chapel. The group plays music from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including "Jenny Lind Medley."

The concert will include the stories behind the songs. It is described as parlor or traditional music, and easy to listen to. Music is history in that sense, and it’s interwoven with music. Wild Columbine tries to make sure people know where the songs they play come from. Playing in a small group setting is perfect for their goals.


Brief 7:00 pm Sunday evening worship and a variety of music conducted by area congregations. Here are the dates.

June 25
July 30
August 27

Annual Swedish Högmässa Service
Sunday, September 24, 4 pm
The speaker will be announced.

Annual Andover Christmas Walk
Saturday, December 2, 3 pm
Includes special music at the candlelit Jenny Lind Chapel at 5 pm.

Annual Joy of Christmas with Augustana College
Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Students and faculty from Augustana College join the community for this beautiful service of worship and music that starts at Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover. The Christmas story will be read in several different languages.

The service concludes with a procession to the Jenny Lind Chapel, which is illuminated by 100 candles, and where Holy Communion will be celebrated to the strains of familiar Christmas carols.

Refreshments will be served in Luther Hall immediately after the service.

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

Annual Julotta

Monday, December 25, 9:00 am

Christmas morning service at Augustana Church.

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