Church Calendar published Dec. 18, 2021
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WILLMAR — The 69th annual Lucia Day Festival will be from 10:30 to noon Sunday, Dec. 19, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. The St. Lucia lighting ceremony will be in the fellowship hall where guests may enjoy coffee and treats.
First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake
NEW LONDON — A "Blue Christmas" service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at First Lutheran Church of Norway, west of New London. Held on the longest night of the year, this is a service acknowledging loss, including prayers for healing and hope. Anyone looking for comfort, hope, wholeness and renewal are invited to this time of quiet reflection, scripture, prayer, music and Holy Communion.
WILLMAR — The annual Lillejulaften (Little Christmas Eve) Norwegian language worship service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. The service will feature Norwegian scripture readings, prayers and songs. The service folder will be in Norwegian with a full English translation. Those with Norwegian sweaters and/or bunads are invited to wear them.