Sunday Worship at 10:00 am

St. Lucia

The St. Lucia Celebration is an important part of Augustana’s heritage.  Here is a brief history of St. Lucia…

On December 13, Scandinavian countries honor Saint Lucy (or Lucia), a third-century martyr who, according to legend, brought food to people in the catacombs during   winter. For light — and to be able to carry as much food as possible — she wore a wreath of candles on her head. On St. Lucy’s Day, the oldest daughter gets up early and brings sweet rolls to family members. The tradition reminds Christians that Jesus is a gift of light and love for our dark world.