Augustana Founders Day Reunion
April 25-26, 2015
Jenny Lind Chapel and Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, Illinois

Reservations                Attendees                Photos

Please fill out the online Registration form if you plan to attend the Interest Groups, the Saturday noon talk, or buy any of the meals.  Or you may register by downloading the printable version of the registration form and sending it in.  The registration deadline is April 1, 2015.  Here is a printable version of this reunion schedule.

As we eagerly anticipate two days of fun and learning, you will want to review the topic descriptions of the 10 invited speakers who will make presentations on Saturday and the two bishops who will be preaching on Sunday.

One of the items available in the display area for this reunion will be a DVD, "Jenny Lind Chapel, Visitor's Guide".  The DVD is 15 minutes long and may be purchased for $10.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

8:00 - 9:00   Registration and coffee/snacks at Jenny Lind Chapel - moved to Luther Hall
9:00 - 9:15   Opening devotions in Jenny Lind Chapel Sanctuary - moved to the church sanctuary
9:30 - 10:15   Morning interest groups.  You may attend one of these at 9:30 and another at 10:30.
The Augustana Seed is Sown in Andover -- Ron Peterson
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center -- Jill Seaholm
Immigrant Families in the Augustana Synod -- John Norton
The Psalmodikon - Pastor Esbjorn's Singing School -- Dr. Peter Ellertsen, photos
10:30 - 11:15   Morning interest groups - repeated
11:45 - 1:15   Box lunch in Luther Hall, Augustana Lutheran Church
         Andover Children's Home and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Orion Samuelson
1:30 - 2:15   Afternoon interest groups.  You may attend one of these at 1:30 and another at 2:30.   
Augustana College and Theological Seminary -- Kai Swanson
Augustana Synod -- Dr. Thomas Tredway
Emmy Evald and Women in the Church -- Dr. Ann Boaden - withdrawn
Augustana Heritage Association -- Helene Leaf
2:30 - 3:15   Afternoon interest groups - repeated
3:30 - 4:00   Coffee/snacks in Luther Hall
4:15 - 5:30   Plenary in the Augustana Sanctuary - Sharing Our Past, Pr. John Leaf
6:00   Smorgasbord in Luther Hall - served by members of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island
7:00   Hymn Sing and Brief Vespers Service in Jenny Lind Chapel Sanctuary.
This will be lead by Pr. Richard Prigge and Larry Peterson.  Six hymns have been chosen from "Song of Two Homelands" (Augustana hymnal).  A brief historical background and commentary will be provided for each hymn.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
(all services at Augustana Church)

10:30   Special Morning Worship Service
      Northern Illinois Synod Bishop Gary Wollersheim, preacher
12:00   Lunch in Luther Hall - Greetings from special guests
1:00 - 2:00   Guided tours to Jenny Lind Chapel, to Jenny Lind Chapel cemetery, and car caravan tour to cholera monument and site of Andover Children's Home
1:45 - 2:15   Light refreshments in Luther Hall
2:30 - 3:30   Augustana College Choir concert
4:00   Festive Augustana Founders Day Service
      ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, preacher
      Special music by the Augustana College Choir
5:30   Dinner in Luther Hall

Places to Stay

These are in the middle price range.  Arrangements must be made by registrants.

The Gallery Inn, Bishop Hill.  $105-$115, guaranteed until April 1.  309-927-3080
Comfort Inn and Suites, 907 W Carl Sandberg Dr, Galesburg, 309-344-5445
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, 2284 Promenade Ct, Galesburg, 309-344-4444
Best Western Geneseo Inn, 1375 S Oakwood Ave, Geneseo, 309-945-9345
Best Western Hotel, 2550 52nd Ave, Moline, 309-762-9203
Country Inn and Suites, 2721 69th Ave Ct, Moline, 309-797-4249
La Quinta Inn, 5450 27th St, Moline, 309-762-9008
Stoney Creek Inn, 101 18th St, Moline, 309-743-0101