Roxanne Martel & Karl J. Raudsepp
Rev. Kyllikki Pitts
Greg Halpin & Matthew Raudsepp
Pre-Christmas Musical Afternoon
Inclement winter weather and the threat of freezing rain were unable to restrain the Christmas spirit at St John’s Estonian Ev. Lutheran Church on December 12. In what many hope will become an annual event, the Estonian community of Montreal came together to hear the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke and partake in some joyful Christmas music.
And of course there were Christmas carols, given a remarkably unique rendition by a congregation that sang in Estonian and in English simultaneously. Where else will you hear that?
One unfortunate casualty of the poor weather was the children’s presentation. Half a dozen little elves from the Saturday MES Kindergarten group had practiced diligently to be part of the Advent Candle Lighting ceremony, but the foul weather prevented them from coming.
More than forty people participated in the event. Afterwards, Rev. Pitts invited everyone to the church hall for Christmas goodies, coffee, and camaraderie.
Everyone is welcome to come celebrate the Christmas Eve service on December 24, at 14:00hrs.