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Season celebration

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 10:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 12:03 p.m. CDT

Lisa Aber, president of the Sheffield Historical Society, plays a Christmas hymn on the church organ at the historic St. Peter’s Danish Lutheran Church in Sheffield in preparation for Sunday’s annual community service hosted each year by the Sheffield Historical Society.

This year’s program begins at 1 p.m. and includes, in part, caroling by Bunker Hill Church members from Buda and a non-denominational Christmas service, followed by refreshments and fellowship at the Sheffield Community Center. New to this year’s program is a children’s story, “The Legend of the Candy Cane,” which will be read by the Rev. Brenda Lovick of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manlius. Also participating in Sunday’s Christmas service are the Rev. Jane Courtright of the United Church of Christ in Sheffield and Todd Krost of the Sheffield United Methodist Church. Songs and hymns will be led by Charles Gebeck who has played the organ for the program for years. The service is open for all denominations.

Contact the Sheffield Historical Society at 815-454-2850 for additional details on the program and church availability for other functions.

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