Sunday Worship at 10:00 am

St. Lucia Celebration

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.

This year you will some changes to Augustana’s St. Lucia Celebration.  Check back for more details closer to the celebration.  The St. Lucia Celebration for 2019 will be held on Sunday, December 8th.