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Advent Vespers and Velkommen Jul

vespersFor over a quarter century, Augsburg College has observed the beginning of the Christmas season with Advent Vespers, a joyous celebration of the holidays. On Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 the College will mark this 28th annual event with services highlighting the theme “That All May Have Light.”

This event takes place in the remarkable neo-Gothic sanctuary of Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, with a ceiling that soars 65 feet and large stained glass windows similar to those of London’s Westminster Abbey. More than 350 musicians, liturgists and banner carriers will participate in this dramatic and uplifting event.

Seating envelopes are required for the service and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggested donations, received at the door, are $10 per person or $25 per family. Non-perishable food donations will be collected before each service for distribution to community food banks. For more information, call 612-330-1444 or visit

Meanwhile, join us on Nov. 30 for Velkommen Jul, a Scandinavian celebration of the start of the Christmas season. A special Velkommen Jul chapel service will be held that day at 10:20 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel. Afterwards, enjoy Scandinavian treats and gifts hosted by the Augsburg Associates in the Christensen Center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information on Velkommen Jul, check out this article.

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