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 Monday evening, November 11, at 5:30 p.m. the children, their parents, and interested others are invited to commemorate Martinstag. The festivities will begin with a short play. Following which, a processional will take place with lanterns and the singing of traditional German songs.