St Lucia Supper
Zion Scandinavian roots are celebrated, along with the light of Advent, each December at the Santa Lucia Supper.
The St. Lucia Supper is a family friendly event that highlights the Swedish tradition of Lucia, who gave food to those in need. Many Swedish families and communities celebrate St. Lucia Day with a breakfast served by the oldest daughter in the family or someone chosen to wear the Lucia crown of lighted candles.
A light supper is served, including a variety of soups, breads, and cheeses, as well as Scandinavian specialties like fruit soup, rice pudding with lingonberries, rosettes, kringle, krumkake, almond cake, lefse, and cardamom cookies.
A brief program usually includes music, scripture, sharing of Scandinavian traditions, and lighting of candles. The Santa Lucia legend is retold, and Santa Lucia and her court serve traditional Lucia rolls.
- Phyllis has known her husband, Len, all of her life. They attended country school together just south of Zion, their families lived across the section from each other. We’ve been married for 48 years and have four children, Carrie, Kirk, Lee, and Jon. We have 7 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild. They now live on the farm Phyllis grew up on, and are dairy farmers. I help Len in the barn, feeding, milking and ... more
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- Joan joined Zion when she moved to Buffalo in 1976, after having been married by a friend of Pastor Ed Blair’s a couple of years earlier at the Maple Plain Lutheran Church. Joan was born in South Dakota and raised on a farm outside of Doland, South Dakota, as the youngest of four children, including a twin brother. As a child, she attended the Doland United Methodist Church. Joan is now single, ... more