December 9th, 2023; 4:30p
(RSVP required; doors open at 4:00p)
The Lucia Pageant and Dinner is a wonderful celebration of Christmas fun at Hope Covenant Church!
The evening begins with a program centered around the Swedish midwinter festival of lights (St. Lucia). The program consists of Christmas Carols, the telling of the Lucia Story, and Traditional Swedish folk music by renown Scandanavian Folk Group, Chicago Spelmanslag. The program concludes with a brief Lucia "pageant" where children and teens process in to the sanctuary in costume, culminating in the Lucia Queen who processes in with LIT CANDLES ON HER HEAD!
Following the program and pageant is a traditional Swedish Meal including Swedish Meatballs, Salmon, Cardamom Coffee Cake, Rye Bread, Bondost (cheese), Korv, and (of course) rice pudding! A small Swedish gift market will also be set up with all proceeds going to those in need. This year (free) tickets are required to attend the event and attendees are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to help cover expenses. Tickets are REQUIRED and may be found below.
The light shines in the dark, and the dark will not overcome it. -John 1:5