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The traditional German Christmas Service will be held this year on Sunday, December 22 (4th Sunday in Advent), at 4:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church, Downtown Pittsburgh, 615 Grant Street, across the street from the US Steel Tower.
The service will be conducted by The Rev. Horst H. Bandle a native of Germany and pastor- in- residence at First Lutheran Church, Downtown Pittsburgh. The Teutonia MannerChor and Damenchor will sing. The Pittsburgh Pousanenchor and Handbell Choir will also be featured.
Reduced parking for $1.00 is available in the Mellon Square and Smithfield/Liberty garages. Tickets must be validated at the churchto receive this rate.
German Christmas Worship
Sunday, December 22
The service is conducted entirely in German
featuring the Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor, Pittsburgh Posaunenchor and the Gloria Dei Ringers.
Tuesday, December 24
Celebrate The Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord with a chorale liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, with familiar Christmas carols.
7:00 p.m (Festive Prelude starts at 6:40 )
A candlelight celebration of the Holy Eucharist (The Angels’ Mass) is especially for children and families. The liturgy is enriched with the music of our Jubilate Children’s Choir, Gloria Dei Ringers, and Bel Canto Youth choir.
10:30 p.m. (Festive Prelude begins at 10:10 p.m.)
A celebration of the Holy Eucharist (The Shepherds’ Mass) is a traditional “late” candlelight liturgy. Our Parish Choir offers major choral works. A string trio is also featured along with our majestic Casavant Organ.
Wednesday, December 25
A solemn high celebration (with the use of incense) of the Holy Eucharist. (The Christ Mass) Weather permitting, the liturgy will conclude with a Procession to the Crèche in the US Steel Plaza for Devotion at the Manger.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously to the Walk-in Ministry Food Pantry.
We need the following items:
- medium boxes of cereal
- canned vegetables
- spaghetti sauce
- pasta meals
- peanut butter
- Flip-top canned food that can be easily opened by the homeless
If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Walk-In Ministry you may do so by writing a check to “First Lutheran Church,” earmarked for the Walk-In Ministry.