Monday, December 8, 2008

Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Christ Our Shepherd will offer Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 14, at 6:00 p.m. A tradition of the Moravian Church since 1727, Love Feasts include serving specially-baked buns and coffee or apple juice to worshipers. All adult worshipers will be given a lighted beeswax candle dressed in a red paper “ruff.” Children will substitute a small flashlight for a candle.

Love Feasts include traditional and Moravian carols sung by everyone. Featured also will be anthems by Sanctuary Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers, Christ Our Shepherd Brass, Christ Our Shepherd Flute Choir, and da Chiesa, the Christ Our Shepherd Strings. Karl Dietmeyer founded and conducts the Flutes and Brass, while David Beecher leads the Sanctuary Choir and handbells. James C. Hagberg conducts da Chiesa, and he also conducts the choir for these Love Feasts. Some of the soloists are Ron Linton, Ken Olander, Delee Rehak, and Amelia Merriman

Additions to this year’s Love Feasts include selections from Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns (1835-1921), and “In Dulci Jubilo” by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), both with da Chiesa. Some anthems and carols considered essential by Moravians, such as “Thou Child Divine” and “Morning Star, O Cheering Sight,” with be back, along with favorite anthems and thrilling congregational carols.

The Moravian Church in the United States and the ELCA established a full-communion relationship in 1999. Although not a merger, the agreement fully partnered our two churches, making possible sharing pastors, worship and ministries.
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