The 156-year-old Gammel Kyrkan (old church) in Scandia was bombarded by snow on Dec. 9, the day the Italian St. Lucia was honored, but people came anyway for Swedish hymns, scripture readings and sermon.
For the first time since 1985, Faith Lutheran Church celebrated Lucia on Dec. 9. Lucia was an early Christian at a time when followers of Christ were persecuted. She gave to the poor and smuggled food to those in hiding. In 303 A. D., when given a chance to spare her own life by renouncing […]