Events in 2018

Founders Day Service

Sunday, April 29, 4:00 pm

This service celebrates the 158th anniversary of both the Augustana Lutheran Church in America and Augustana College and Theological Seminary and the 168th anniversary of the Andover Lutheran congregation in Andover. The speaker will be Pastor Richard Prigge, Augustana College Chaplain. He will give the message, "The Last Word is Life."

Deanna Swanson from Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover will be the organist and Jeana Fors of Galesburg will provide instrumental music. Light refreshments will be served following the service by members of First Lutheran Church in Moline.

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 13, 2018.

"More Fun on 81" Festival
Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3
Andover Lake Park and nearby sites

Jenny Lind Scholar from Sweden
Sunday, June 24, 7:00 pm, First Lutheran Church, Moline
Soloist - Kine Sandtrø, Accompanist - Julia Sjöstedt

Every Sunday, June 3 - August 26, 7:00 pmBrief evening worship and a variety of music conducted by area congregations.

Jun. 3 Pr. Randy Swanson, Messiah Lutheran, Galva
Jun. 10 Hymn Sing, Deanna Swanson, Augustana Lutheran, Andover
Jun. 17 Pr. Larry Conway, Trinity Lutheran, Moline
Jun. 24 No Vespers
Jul. 1 K. Krewer, Deacon, Christ Anglican Church, Moline
Jul. 8 Pr. Karen Ullestad, Zion Lutheran, Davenport
Jul. 15 Pr. Cliff Schmidt, interim at Grace Lutheran, Knoxville
Jul. 22 Pr. Reed Pedersen, Augustana Lutheran, Andover
Jul. 29 Pr. Don Knowles, Calvary Lutheran, Moline and St. James Lutheran, Rock Island
Aug. 5 Pr. Julie Monnard, Calvary Lutheran, New Windsor
Aug. 12 Pr. Christopher Lee, First Lutheran, Rock Island
Aug. 19 Pr. Laura Kamprath, First Lutheran, Geneseo
Aug. 26 Pr. Randy Willers, Salem Lutheran, Moline

Annual Swedish Högmässa
Sunday, September 30, 4:00 pm
Service with liturgy and music in Swedish and sermon in English. Pastor Jeff Linman will be the preacher. This will be his last day serving as part-time pastor of Renewal and Redevelopment at First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, and his last day living in Illinois. Following the service, he and his wife, Pam, will be driving to Franklin, North Carolina where he is certain a new ministry/adventure awaits.

John Norton from Trinity Church in Moline will conduct the liturgy in Swedish for this Svensk Högmässa service, and Deanna Swanson from Augustana Church in Andover will be the organist. Light refreshments will be served following the service by members of St. Paul Church in Orion.

Chapel and Curator Receive SCA Awards

The Swedish Council of America (SCA) bestowed awards to both the Jenny Lind Chapel and Lisa Huntsha, the Chapel's part-time curator, at their Autumn Awards Dinner, held at Augustana College October 12, 2018. The Chapel received the SCA Proclamation award in honor of its 150th anniversary of the move to the "new" church in Andover in November of 1868. Lisa was presented with the SCA Award of Merit for her many accomplishments in her work at the Jenny Lind Chapel Museum.

Celebrating 150 Years

Sunday, November 18, 3:00 pm

Special service celebrating the 150th anniversary of the move of worship services from the Chapel to the "new" church. The service starts at the Chapel and ends after the worshipers walk to nearby Augustana Church.

29th Annual Andover Christmas Walk
Saturday, December 1, 4:45-8:00 pm
Andover Lake Park, Legion Building, and Jenny Lind Chapel

48th Annual Joy of Christmas with Augustana College
Wednesday, December 5, 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 message will be given by Dr. Mark Safstrom, Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies at Augustana College. He notes that, "Scandinavia is also where Augustana begins! Scandinavian Studies allows students to explore the rich history of the college, from its founding by Swedish immigrants a century and a half ago, as well as participate in its ongoing traditions and partnerships with Scandinavia schools."

Dr. Safstrom’s research has focused on 19th and early 20th century Scandinavian history, with emphasis on the so-called "folk movements" (the temperance and labor movements, and the religious revivals), and he has written on various aspects of Scandinavian-American history, polar exploration, Lutheran Pietism and Scandinavian religious history.

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
Monday, December 24, 11:00 pm

168th Annual Julotta - early Christmas morning service at Augustana Church
Tuesday, December 25, 6:30 am