Readings for the Week


April 11th, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021 

Daniel 3:1-30; 1 John 2:3-11; Psalm 135

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Daniel 6:1-28; 1 John 2:12-17; Psalm 135

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

Isaiah 26:1-15; Mark 12:18-27; Psalm 135

Thursday, April 15, 2021 

Daniel 9:1-19; 1 John 2:18-25; Psalm 4

Friday, April 16, 2021 

Daniel 10:2-19; 1 John 2:26-28; Psalm 4

Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Acts 3:1-10; Luke 22:24-30; Psalm 4

Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter 

9:30 am Sunday School 
10:30 am Worship -In Person and  Live Stream 
Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4 (3); 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

 


10:30 am In Person Worship Reconvenes January 31st


January 26th, 2021

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

With Region 2 (which includes Henry County) going back to phase 4 with no mitigations we can now reconvene with in person worship in the sanctuary this Sunday, January 31 @10:30am. This also means communion worship starts again!
A livestream of worship will still provided for those that cannot make it to worship in the sanctuary.
Same regulations as before:
-Phase 4 allows for 50 people in the same place. If there are a more than 50 people we can use Luther Hall to spread people out.
-Masks are required (even if you have received the COVID-19 vaccine)
-Social distancing is required between families and friends that do not already share space with one another.
-Communion will be done at the pew.
-There will be no singing. Instead, there will be recordings of hymns and special music for people to listen to.
-Public Recitation will be limited.
I look forward to worshiping with all of you in whatever form you choose this Sunday!

In humble service,

Pastor Reed Lee Pedersen


Email/Text Prayer Chain and Church Alerts


September 23rd, 2020

We have updated our technology to make our prayer chain and church alerts as quick as possible. If you would like to be on the prayer chain please email pastor@andoverlutheran.org or call the church (309-521-8127) to give a cell phone number or email address that you would like added to the prayer chain and/or church alerts. When you are added you will be asked to register to be on the chain.


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.

 


Youth Worship Assistants


December 28th, 2018

Youth Worship Assistants Schedules

Acolyte – SCS Offering – Cherub/Junior Choir – 

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
Diane/Emma Poppy
Michele/Logan Selander

 

Date Acolyte SCS Offering Cherub/Junior Choir

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.