Events in 2016

Founders Day Service
Sunday, April 24, 4:00 pm

This service celebrates the 156th anniversary of the Augustana Lutheran Church in America and the 166th anniversary of the Andover Lutheran congregation. Kai Swanson, Special Assistant to the President of Augustana College, will be the speaker. His topic is, "Logos, Pathos, Ethos, and the DNA of Remembrance." Steve Pressly will be the liturgist, special music will be provided by Debbie Robb and Deanna Swanson will be the organist.

Visit of Swedish Ambassador
The Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Bjorn Lyrvall, visited the Chapel and Museum on May 5. These pictures were taken on that occasion.

New Tree Planted
The family of Pastor Albert David Lestor planted a purple prince crabapple tree in his memory in the front lawn of the Chapel on May 31. Here are photos from the event.

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. 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 August 12, 2016.

Andover's "More Fun on 81" Festival
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
Andover Lake Park and nearby sites

Featuring: 8th annual antique lawn and farm tractor show, food, concerts, fishing derby for kids, artists, outdoor community worship service, Salute to Veterans, and open house at the Chapel.

Every Sunday, June 5-August 28, 7:00 pm
Brief evening worship and a variety of music conducted by area congregations.

Jun. 5 Pr. Randy Swanson, Cambridge Lutheran, Cambridge
Jun. 12 Hymn Sing, Deanna Swanson and Terri Nelson, Augustana Lutheran, Andover
Jun. 19 Pr. Kristen Glass Perez, Chaplain, Augustana College
Jun. 26 Pr. Drew Nagle, Gloria Dei Presbyterian, Rock Island
Jul. 3 no service
Jul. 10 Pr. Michael Lawyer, St. Paul Lutheran, Orion
Jul. 17 Pr. Cliff Schmidt, Andover Lutheran, Andover
Jul. 24 Pr. Karen Ullestad, Zion Lutheran, Davenport
Jul. 31 Bishop-elect Jeff Clements
Aug. 7 Pr. Kurt Carlsen, Messiah Lutheran, Galesburg
Aug. 14 Pr. Don Knowles, Calvary Lutheran, Moline
Aug. 21 Pr. Larry Conway, Trinity Lutheran, Moline
Aug. 28 Pr. Randy Willers, Salem Lutheran, Moline

Swedish Högmässa Service

Sunday, September 25, 4:00 pm

At this service the sermon in English will be given by Pastor and retired US Army Chaplain Robert (Bob) Pearson from East Moline. The liturgy, which will be spoken and sung in Swedish, will be given by John Norton from Moline. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

Andover Christmas Walk

Saturday, December 3, 4:30-8:00 pm

The walk is at several locations including the candle-lit Jenny Lind Chapel where there will be instrumental music.

46th Annual Joy of Christmas with Augustana College

Wednesday, December 7, 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. These pictures were taken by Samuel Dunklau.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, December 24, 11:00 pm

166th Annual Julotta - early Christmas morning service at Augustana Church

Sunday, December 25, 6:30 am