Christmas Caroling

164750_838146395948_1559895_nProbably Saint Luke’s oldest and most popular tradition, our annual Christmas Caroling, takes place on the steps of the church, on either the second or third Friday in Advent.

Festively dressed in Charles Dickens style costumes, everyone is welcome to be a part of this colorful and merry event. Situated on Restaurant Row, we perform for people going to or coming from dinner and/or theater. We attract large lingering crowds who sometimes sing along, have their photos taken, and exuberantly express their joy and surprise at having come across this unexpected sight of evangelical witness.

Afterwards, Pastor Schmiege and his wife Connie open their home to a party on the top floor of the church. Besides a sumptuous buffet of seasonal food and drink, festive music and conversation, we spend part of the evening wrapping gift bags of small clothing items, candies, and holiday trinkets for the patrons of our Soup Kitchen.

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