Our German church community cordially invites all children age kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents to participate in a very special German tradition called Martinstag, or St. Martin’s Day. This occasion is named after St. Martin, who is said to have shared his heavy cloak with a beggar in need of some warmth. Thus was born the tradition of children carrying lanterns around on the feast of the saint in honor of this noble deed.
On Friday evening, November 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, the children are invited to make their own lanterns to light the way for St. Martin. The cost is $5.00 per lantern. Light refreshments will be served.