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Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Holy Communion... November 22,2017

Nov 22 2017
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Worship with us at 7:00p.m.

Santa Lucia...2017

Dec 10 2017
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Legend of Lucia
Santa Lucia was born of noble and wealthy parents in Sicily and was christened Lucia, from lux meaning light. Her father died when she was a infant and her mother raised her in the Christian faith. She vowed at a early age to remain a virgin and to devote her life to serving Christ an the poor. She did not tell anyone about this. Her mother wanted her to marry a man who was not a believer and Lucia resisted.
A story tells of Lucia bringing food to Christians hiding in caves. There are many accounts of miracles about her. One year when Sweden was going through a famine and people did not have much to eat,a brilliantly lit ship came sailing across the stormy waters of Lake Vannam. A beautiful young women dressed all in white stood at the helm and her face was radiant and a glow of light was all about her head. It was Lucia who came with a ship load of food for the hungry and she gave it to all who where in need.

Lucia would not renounce her faith. She was martyred on December 13 at the age of 20 years. Thus the celebration of Santa Lucia continues on December 13 in many places and the emphasis is on Christian love and sacrifice. In Sweden, The eldest daughter in the house plays the part of Lucia and brings coffee and food to members of the family early in the morning of December 13.
Santa Lucia is remembered for her sacrificial giving to the poor and her devotion to Christ.

Santa Lucia/Country Christmas Sing a Long...December 10,2017

Santa Lucia is a shared celebration with two other area churches with Swedish roots. In Sweden, St. Lucia Day, celebrated on December 13th, proclaims the arrival of the Christmas season.
Traditionally, St. Lucia, usually the eldest daughter, is dressed in a white gown with a red sash around her waist. She is adorned with a crown of lingonberry branches with four lighted candles. She carries coffee and a breakfast of sun-colored saffron buns and gingerbread cookies to her parents. Her sisters and brothers follow, all dressed in white. The girls carry lit candles and the boys (star boys) wear tall pointed hats.
Lucia is also known as the Queen of Light and she symbolizes hope during the darkest time of year.

Service begins at 7:00p.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service....December 24, 2017

Dec 24 2017 7:00 pm
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Service begins at 7:00p.m.

This service ends with candles being lit as the closing hymn begins.

Christmas Dawn Candlelight Service(Julotta).....December 25, 2017

Dec 25 2017

Service begin at 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast is served after service in the parish hall.

Christmas Caroling...December....2015

Dec 20 2015

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There were 23 in our group.

Dedication of Cross-July 26, 2015

Jul 26 2015
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We have truly been blessed.

Christmas Caroling..........December..2014

Dec 14 2014
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Here are the pictures!

There were 22 members who enjoyed caroling.

12809 New Sweden Church Road
Manor, TX 78653
Phone: 512-281-0056

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Rev. Hans J. Lillejord, Pastor
Cell Phone: 512-947-9044

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