Com­mu­nity in­vited to Lu­cia Fes­ti­val Dec. 4

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - COMMUNITY -

This year’s an­nual Lu­cia Fes­ti­val will be cel­e­brated at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Val­ley Forge Rd. in Devon, Sun­day, Dec. 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. dur­ing the church ser­vice. This Swedish tra­di­tion has taken place for over 30 years at St. Luke Church. The Lu­cia for this year is Natalie Moir of Ber­wyn, a long-time mem­ber of St. Luke Church. She is a se­nior at Con­estoga High School and has been ac­tive in the church youth group, bells choir, and other volunteer ac­tiv­i­ties at church.

Santa Lu­cia is an early Chris­tian mar­tyr who is re­mem­bered each year in Swe­den be­cause of her kind acts to those in need. The women of St. Luke church started the cel­e­bra­tion over 30 years be­cause of the strong Swedish her­itage of many mem­bers at the church. It has be­come one of the fa­vorite Fine Arts pro­grams spon­sored by St. Luke church, with Swedish songs, mu­sic, and food. Lu­cia comes, with can­dles in her hair, to light the way dur­ing this dark time of the year. With this fes­ti­val of can­dles, the cap­ti­vat­ing story of Lu­cia is re­told ev­ery year so we re­mem­ber her good deeds.

The com­mu­nity is wel­come to join in the cel­e­bra­tion of light and hope.

The Lu­cia for this year is Natalie Moir of Ber­wyn, a long-time mem­ber of St. Luke Church and a a se­nior at Con­estoga High School.

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