A large crowd gathered to sing, pray, hear God’s Word, and to enjoy the annual Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) Christmas Play. It was truly a beautiful night as these dedicated young people presented the message of Christmas for all to hear.
Remember, we gather for Holy Communion on Christmas Morning at 10:00 a.m. We invite you to gather with God’s people on this very holy festival day.
Candle Lighting and the Gospel of the Incarnation
As part of the MLLC Tradition we have the annual Candlelight Service and reading of the Gospel of the Incarnation from John, chapter 1, verses 1-14.
Here is the text of that important message about Jesus, who he is, and what he has done for the world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what
was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
The youth presented their play: “Christmas Eve Live”
Here are some photos of the youth, and an adult or two, who were in the play. Thank you to Mia Williams for directing the play this year. Thank you to all the youth and adults who made this wonderful production happen.