Vacation Bible School 2020


June 24th, 2020

 

 Online Registration Here


Online Giving Instructions


May 20th, 2020

Giving is an act of Love, and an act of Faith in a Generous God

Augustana Lutheran has established an account with Tithe.ly providing members and visitors alike an easy way to contribute online.

There are two ways to give… from the Tithe.ly Mobile App or from our church website using theGive buttons found throughout the website.

Play the video below to learn how to create an account and give on your mobile devise.

Special Notes about using Tithe.ly:

  • When setting up your account:
    • Be sure to select Augustana Lutheran Church of Andover, IL
    • You can choose to donate through a credit card or a bank account.

 

  • All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security.

 

  • When making a gift  you will have the choice of directing your donation to one of the following:
    • Offering (default)
    • World Hunger
    • Food Pantry
    • Church Modernization Projects
    • Memorial
    • Scholarship
    • Good Samaritan Fund
    • Endowment Fund

 

  • If your wish to send your gift to: another category; split your gift across multiple categories; or have special instructions as to how your gift should be used, select “Offering” and email your wishes to the Financial Secretary email: aug.luth.andover@gmail.com.

 

  • You will receive an email confirmation after each gift.

 

  • You will be able to view a complete history of your online gifts through your Thite.ly account

 

  • Each online gift has a handling charge assessed:
    • For American Express Cards: 3.5% +$0.30
    • For most other Credit Cards:       2.9% of gift + $0.30
    • For Bank Accounts:                        1.0% of gift + $0.30

 

  • Tithe.ly automatically computes the handling cost. You have the option to “Cover Cost”
      • Checking the “Cover Cost” allows for you to cover the handling fees, so that the church receives the full intended offering.
      • E.g. Let’s say you donate $100.00 with your bank account. The handling fee would be $1.30. If you choose to cover cost it will cost $101.30 to give the church a $100.00 offering. If you do not choose cover cost, the church would receive $98.70.

     

 

The “Give” button below (found throughout our website) allows you to do the exact same functions as described in the video without a special mobile app. Give it a click!




March 25 Special Church Council Meeting Quick Notes


March 26th, 2020

Please note: more information will be coming out in the Spire which will be mailed out either Friday or Monday.

Quick Notes on Tonight’s Meeting:

(1) Virtual worship is going to be extended through the month of April. This means all activities for the month of April will also be canceled or postponed.

(2) To keep in line with the “Stay at Home” ordinance by our governor, the church will be locked 24/7 until April 8th. Only myself and Gordon Rehn, out treasurer, will be allowed in the building during this time.

(3) Please continue to support and pray for our church council. This decision was not easy for us and it was made with a heavy heart.

(4) If the curve of infection gets busted well enough that worship is okay to have prior to the end of April we will make sure to have it. The council thought it would be better to add a worship service than to cancel it.

Please pass this on to our brothers and sisters in Christ who do not have internet. Again, more details will be mailed out in the Spire soon.

 


Liturgy for Worship – January 2020


December 24th, 2019

Augustana Lutheran Church is trying out a new liturgy for worship during January, 2020. This liturgy was written by Pastor Reed Pedersen and will be accompanied with guitar by Nick Swanson. Below is the “Kyrie”, “This is the Feast”, “Gospel Acclamation”, “Holy, Holy, Holy”, and “Benediction”. To help with worship participation, it would be great if you could listen to these before worship. Enjoy!

 


Temple Talks from 2019 Stewardship Drive – “Thanksgiving is Thanks-Living!”


November 6th, 2019

Augustana Lutheran Church’s stewardship drive is taking place for the month of November. We begin every service with a temple talk. This is an opportunity for someone to witness to their faith in front of the congregation. Our four volunteers were Gordon Rehn, Nicholas Swanson, Sally Rehn, and Ruth Swanson.

 


Lutheran Men In Mission November 9th Event


October 26th, 2019

Dave Newman of Zion Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas recently invited Augustana to an online “Bold Gathering” event on November 9, 2019 sponsored by Zion Lutheran. The following describes the event  from the Lutheran Men in Mission publication “foundations”.  Reservations and instructions for the event can be found at boldgathering.com 

In the same “foundations” publication is a story on the hurricane relief efforts of the Lutheran Men in Mission. The photo shows a team primarily from Zion Lutheran. (Dave is the third from the right in the two-toned gray baseball hat.) Click here to see the entire fall edition “foundations”


Samson Performance


March 25th, 2019

Branson Bus Trip – August 5-7, 2019

Augustana Lutheran Church is sponsoring a bus trip to

Branson, MO August 5-7, 2019 to see…

Samson at the Sight & Sound Theatre

Cost: $ 330 single/ $ 490 double. Cost includes…

  • Tickets to matinee performance of Samson on August 6th
  • Backstage tour before performance
  • Transportation by Tri-State Lines throughout trip
  • 2 nights Lodging at Branson Towers Aug. 5th & 6th

Meals “on your own”

$ 100 deposit no later than May 5th; Remainder by June 30th

Checks payable to Augustana Lutheran Church

Additional details pending

Contact Jeanine Lees (309-236-5920), Sally Rehn (309-945-6304) or Nikki Rehn (309-781-0704)

Link to Samson Performance Website

 


Youth Worship Assistants


December 28th, 2018

Youth Worship Assistants Schedules

Acolyte – SCS Offering – Cherub/Junior Choir – 2019

Note to Acolyte Parents: please have your student at church no later than 15 minutes before the service. If you cannot make your scheduled date, please trade with someone else and notify the church office ASAP of the change either by phone or email. The following is a list of parents/students to contact for trading assignments:

Laura / Katie Angelos 309.235-5910
Jennifer/Kile Johnson 309-428-5433
Kevin/Kile Johnson 309.428-5433
Diane/Emma Poppy 309-794-1691
Laura/Ashley Rickey 309.235-4259
Michele/Logan Selander 309.721-3162

 

Date Acolyte SCS Offering Cherub/Junior Choir
Jan 6 Katie Angelos Kelsey Poppy  
Jan 13 Kile Johnson Noah Green
Jan 20 Ashley Rickey Kenlee Carlson
Jan 27 Emma Poppy Sarah Poppy
Feb 3 Logan Selander Brynlee Peterson
Feb 10 Katie Angelos Leyton Carlson
Feb 17 Kile Johnson Katie Angelos
Feb 24 Emma Poppy Emmett Green
 Mar 3 Ashley Rickey Sarah Poppy
7:00pm Mar 6 Ash Wed Volunteer? 
Mar 10 Logan Selander Noah Green
Mar 17 Katie Angelos Logan Selander
Mar 24 Kile Johnson Braden Lees
Mar 31 Emma Poppy Kelsey Poppy
Apr 7
Apr 14
7:00pm Apr 18  M.Thurs.    
Apr 19  G. Fri.  
Apr 21  Easter
Apr 28

150 Year Anniversary Service Highlights


November 25th, 2018

Here are two highlights from our 150 year anniversary of worshiping in the the “Cathedral on the Prairie”. The first is a choir singing “Children of the Heavenly Father” in Swedish at the Jenny Lind Chapel. The second highlight is Pastor Reed’s sermon on the same text preached during the dedication service on Nov 15, 1868 by Jonas Swensson.

 

 


Affirmation of Baptism October 28, 2018


October 30th, 2018

Here is the affirmation of baptism service held for Joseph Foley, Sophie Selander, and Sydney Poppy. In this rite the three of these confirmands affirmed their faith.