Vesper services continue at 7pm Sundays, in the summer through August 27. They include a brief evening worship and a variety of music, conducted by area congregations: August 6 – Pr. Karen Ullestad, Zion Lutheran, Davenport; August 13 – Pr. Matt Kamprath, First Lutheran, Geneseo. The complete schedule is listed on the Jenny Lind Chapel … [Read more…]


The American Scandinavian Association at Augustana invites you to attend the annual “Kräftskiva” Crayfish Party, to be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM, rain or shine! Where: First Lutheran, Rock Island! This traditional Swedish Summer Party will be held outside. Indoors in case of rain. Traditional crayfish, Swedish meatballs, potatoes, lingonberries, bread, … [Read more…]

This Week at First

Sunday August 13 9am ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION NOISY COINS (150th Anniversary Fund) After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP Monday August 14 – Newsletter Deadline 1 – 3pm UNITYPOINT FOOT CLINIC – PH Tuesday August 5 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 5pm FINANCE – PH 6:15pm COUNCIL – PH 7pm ACA – FH Sunday … [Read more…]


There are 2 copies of a rough-draft directory on the table in the narthex. Please look at your information and that of your friends and family. Make changes or put a check mark by your listing if all is correct. Please note if there are others who should be included. Thank you!  

Winnie’s Wishes needs YOU

DID YOU KNOW? Sales at Winnie’s Wishes resale shop supports Winnie’s Place, a shelter ministry of Churches United, THE ONLY SHELTER IN THE ILLINOIS QUAD CITIES for women with or without children who are homeless or survivors of domestic violence. VOLUNTEERS HELP KEEP WINNIE’S WISHES DOORS OPEN! We are desperately in need of 7-10 more … [Read more…]


We will begin rehearsal on Wednesday, August 30, from 7-8 p.m. Anyone in high school and beyond is welcome to join us! Contact Pam Edwards at or 944-6641 or on her Facebook page.  

Sunday School Information

The start of Sunday school is fast approaching. We will have 2 Sundays to register your children. On August 27 and September 3, we will have Sunday school registration. Sunday school will start on September 10. If you have any questions, contact Angie Harrell.  


Sunday, August 20, 2017, is Food Pantry Sunday. Please bring non-perishable items for the Church of Peace Food Pantry. You may take home a plastic bag to help you remember, if you want! Thanks!  


Northern Illinois Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Convention Saturday, September 16, 2017 Registration and Coffee, 8:00am Immanuel, Dixon, IL Theme: “Lifting the Least” Morning Message: Bishop Jeff Clements Registration ($35.00) is due August 18. Scholarships are available. See the bulletin boards at church for more information. Registration forms are available in the … [Read more…]

Newsletter Deadline

All information for the August/September newsletter is due to the church office ( no later than Monday, August 14! Thanks!