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Church Calendar published Dec. 3, 2022

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Trinity Lutheran

GROVE CITY — The 28th annual “Christmas at Trinity” will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. There will be cards, napkins, quilts, crafts, baked goods, lefsa and ethnic goodies for sale. Brunch will be served; adult tickets are $13, ages 10 and under are $6, take-outs are $13, coffee and roll for $4.

Litchfield Area Christian Women

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Area Christian Women will have “The Flavor of Christmas” coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Church of the Nazarene in Litchfield. Debra Lord of Indianola, Iowa, will present “Yuletide Morsels, An Unexpected Gift,” about finding peace and hope in difficult circumstances, God’s provision and faithfulness. The Mike Kingery family will provide the music. Tickets are $5. Reservations deadline is noon Dec. 5. Call Barb Werner at 320-693-2504 . Walk-ins are welcome.

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First Lutheran

LITCHFIELD — The 69th annual St. Lucia breakfast will be from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Traditional Swedish breakfast with the option of scrambled eggs. Adult tickets are $10, ages 6 to 10 years are $5, under 6 eat free.

Norway Lake Lutheran

NEW LONDON — A "Blue Christmas" church service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, west of New London. Held on the longest night of the year, this is a service acknowledging loss, including prayers for healing and hope. Folks looking for comfort, hope, wholeness and renewal are invited to this time of quiet reflection, scripture, prayer, music and Holy Communion. Light refreshments will be served following the service. Everyone is welcome.

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Calvary Lutheran

WILLMAR — The annual Lillejulaften (Little Christmas Eve) Norwegian language worship service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave. S.E. 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 asked to wear them.

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