Welcome!

Welcome to First Lutheran Church, located in Rock Island, IL. (map)

We worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

You may contact the pastor or the church office via email:

firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net or at 309-788-9661.

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Soil & Spade, Clipart Panda

On Sunday, May 22,

you are invited to bring a small container of soil from your garden or property.

We will share a blessing and thanksgiving for the good creation God has gifted us.

CELTIC MUSIC WORSHIP SERVICE

Thank you to the wonderful musicians who provided the Celtic music on Sunday, April 24th at First Evangelical Lutheran! I know many look forward to this yearly service. If you would like to keep this tradition going, please consider making a contribution. To support this musical ministry,please note “Celtic” on the memo line of your check or the outside of an envelope.

The Celtic Ensemble includes:

Erin Bowman – Violin

Deb O’Malley – Guitar

Kristi Ruud – Recorder

Janet Stodd – Flute

Image credit: Celtic Cross, etour.com/Stock/Images

Thank you and Slainte!

MASKS

Updated Worship Guidelines: As Illinois continues to adjust to the ongoing threat of Covid-19, the council continues to revisit our guidelines for worshiping together in person. In accordance with the recommendation from the council meeting on February 22, masks are to be properly worn inside the church buildings while moving around the space or singing. Masks may be removed while you are seated.
Peace be yours, Pastor Chris Lee

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Parish House Office Hours

The Parish House office will have limited regular hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please note, regarding COVID-19, masks are recommended in the Parish House, in addition to physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Thank you for keeping yourself and everyone safe!

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Swenson Swedish-American Immigration Research Center turns 40!

Come help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Swenson Swedish

Immigration Research Center on Saturday, May 7, 2022!

Symposium

The Migration and Beyond: New Perspectives on Swedish-American Relations

This symposium highlights the new developments in our field. We have invited four younger scholars—two Americans and two Swedes—to join us in Rock

Island. They will talk about the work they are doing and help us understand the new directions in the field of Swedish-American history and relations.  

Saturday, May 7, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Olin Center, Augustana College, 733 – 35th St., Rock Island

This program is free and open to the public.

Registration is strongly suggested. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Scandinavian Studies Program of the

Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Augustana

College, through a grant from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg

Foundation.

Open House

Explore an exhibit of library/archives collection highlights from the last 40 years while mingling with symposium participants and guests.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Swenson Center reading room, Denkmann Hall, Augustana College,

3520 7th Ave., Rock Island

This program is free and open to the public.

Registration is strongly suggested. 

Swenson Center 40th Anniversary Dinner

Join us for a celebratory dinner following the symposium and open house.

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 6:00 p.m. in the Gävle Rooms, Gerber Center,

Augustana College, 3435 – 9 1/2 Avenue, Rock Island. Advanced registration required by 4:30 p.m. on May 2. See website for program and meal options.

www.swensoncenter.org/40th 

Dala horse clipart, clipground.com

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Please follow First Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship Services at the First Lutheran Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/First-Lutheran-Church-Rock-Island-IL-190629367619921/

 

 

ARTfully Made Woodshop

All items made by our very own Art Renfro. Please contact Art or the office at 309-788-9661 if you are interested in purchasing a hand-crafted item. Pictured below are some of the selections:

 

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Welcome to First Lutheran Church, located in Rock Island, IL. (map)

We worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

You may contact the pastor or the church office via email:

firstlutheranri@sbcglobal.net or at 309-788-9661.