Events in 2019
Sons & Daughters of Thunder
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Augustana Lutheran Church
Sons & Daughters of Thunder, has been set by Kelly & Tammy Rundle, the director and producer from Fourth Wall Films. This documentary was partially filmed at the Jenny Lind Chapel. This will be a benefit, with donations going to the Jenny Lind Chapel. The premier of this film will be held at the Putnam National Geographic Theater in Davenport on Saturday, March 16, 6:30 pm. It will also run on PBS stations.
Based on a play, Sons & Daughters of Thunder tells the unforgettable true story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America. In 1834, eighteen days of student-sponsored debates were held at Lane Seminary in Cincinnati, OH, (this is the segment filmed at the Jenny Lind Chapel). This shocking oratory sparked intense controversy and awakened a young Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin") to the realities of slavery. Fourth Walls Films is an award-winning and Regional Emmy® nominated independent film and video production company, formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in the Quad Cities.
Founders Day Service
Sunday, April 28, 4:00 pm
This service celebrates the 159th anniversary of both the Augustana Lutheran Church in America and Augustana College and Theological Seminary and the 169th anniversary of the Andover Lutheran congregation in Andover. Northern Illinois Synod Bishop Jeffrey Clements will be the featured speaker. Special music will be provided by the Quad Cities Celtic instrumental group: John Kinser (drum), Jenny Garner (flute), Kristin Stambaugh (fiddle) and Chris Dunn (guitar).
The recently renovated 160-year old melodeon will be rededicated. Pam Edwards from Moline will then play this historic instrument, which was used for services at the Chapel in the 1850's and 1860's. Deanna Swanson from Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover will be the organist. Following the service, light refreshments will be served by members of Salem 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 12, 2019.
"More Fun on 81" Festival
Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2
Andover Lake Park and nearby sites
Every Sunday evening from June 9 to August 25 at 7:00 pm.
Brief evening worship and a variety of music conducted by area congregations.
Jun. 9 Pr. Mike Lawyer, interim at Grace Lutheran, Knoxville
Jun. 16 Pr. Randall Swanson, Messiah Lutheran, Galva
Jun. 23 Pr. Mara Ahles-Iverson, Zion Lutheran, Kewanee
Jun. 30 K. Krewer, Deacon, Christ Anglican Church, Moline
Jul. 7 Musical service with your favorite hymns
Jul. 14 Pr. Karen Ullestad, Zion Lutheran, Davenport
Jul. 21 Pr. Julie Monnard, Calvary, New Windsor
Jul. 28 Pr. Don Knowles, Calvary Lutheran, Moline and St. James Lutheran, Rock Island
Aug. 4 Pr. Stacie Fidlar, St. John's Lutheran, Rock Island
Aug. 11 Pr. John Leaf, retired
Aug. 18 Pr. Greg Mayer, retired
Aug. 25 Pr. Randy Willers, Salem Lutheran, Moline
Annual Swedish Högmässa
Sunday, September 29, 4:00 pm
Service with liturgy and music in Swedish and sermon in English. Pastor Dan Witkowski from First Lutheran in Moline will give the message and Don Faust will be the liturgist. Members of First Lutheran in Rock Island will serve light refreshments.
49th Annual Joy of Christmas with Augustana College
Wednesday, December 4, 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 Steve Bahls, President of Augustana College.
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.
30th Annual Andover Christmas Walk
Saturday, December 7, 4:45-8:00 pm
Andover Lake Park, Legion Building, and Jenny Lind Chapel
Community Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Tuesday, December 24, 11:00 pm
169th Annual Julotta - early Christmas morning service at Augustana Church
Wednesday, December 25, 6:30 am