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Christmas Church Services in German  (USA and Canada)

Christmas Church Services in German (USA and Canada)


christmas church services in german

Christmas is a time when we search for home and tradition. For many of us, this means a church service in a familiar German language. The words and songs of our childhood.

With the help of my readers, I’ve put together a list of German Christmas Services in the United States and Canada. Some are entirely in German, others are bilingual. There are also a few musical services listed.

This list is FAR from complete! If you know of another, please let me know by sending an EMAIL to GermanGirlinAmerica@gmail.com, and I will add your church service to the list. Also, check back from time to time, maybe a new Service will have been added in your area.

The list is alphabetical by State, then City.

Frohe Weinachten.

Christmas Church Services in German – (America and Canada)



Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures Dec 17th  4:10 pm
Mountain View Lutheran Church  11002 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Caroling, Service and Cookies
More information- http://www.ac4gc.org/events/weihnachtsgottesdienst-in-phoenix.html



First Lutheran Church
4000 Concord Blvd.Concord, CA 94519
From Pastor Maschke-  My church, First Lutheran Church in Concord, California, has a 7 p.m. service on Christmas Eve where we close the service by singing Silent Night (Stille Nacht) in German. We have a number of members of our congregation who come from Germany, so I practice the little German I know in talking to them on Sundays.


Dec. 24 5:30- 6:30 Children’s Service
Dec. 24 7:00 -8:00 Christmas Eve Service
First German Speaking United Methodist Church, 556 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202
more information- http://www.christuskirche.us/de/public/index.php?id=1

La Mesa

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Dec 17th  7pm
5150 Wilson St. La Mesa
Please join us for our annual German Christmas Carol Service
light refreshments will be served after the service.
for more information- http://www.st-lukes-la-mesa.org/index.php


St Johns Lutheran (LCMS)
Dec 24th 3:00
185 S. Center St, Orange  CA  92866
German Christmas eve service at 3:00 pm. Sermon is in English, but the readings and hymns are in German.
For more information- http://www.stjohnsorange.org/about-us/worship/

San Diego

First Lutheran Church Dec 24 4:00 pm
1420 3rd Ave, San Diego
more information- https://www.firstlutheransd.org/events/worship-german-service-2017-11-26/

San Francisco

St Matthews Lutheran Church
Dec. 3rd 11 am- Family and St Nicholaus Service
Dec. 24th  4:00 pm- German Candlelight Service
3281 – 16 Street, San Francisco, CA
Weekly German Services, and a special German Christmas Eve Service.
for more information- http://www.stmatthews-sf.org/

San Jose

Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 24th  2:30pm German Caroling
Dec 24th 3 pm German Service
1550 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA 95125
More information- http://www.cgslc.org/



Redeemer Lutheran Church tbd
328 Village Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
more information- (860)208-2194 http://www.rlclebanon.org/home

New Britain

St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church  Dec 3rd  3-6 pm
German Advent Service
295-303 Arch Street New Britain, CT 06051
more information-(860) 225-4653


Coral Gables

Coral Gables United Church of Christ Dec 17  3pm- 5pm
3010 De Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, Florida 33134
more information- http://gablesucc.org/

Coral Gables Congregational Church  
3010 De Soto Blvd Coral Gables FL
Dec 10 Advent Service 4:30
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service with Krippenspiel  3:30
For more information- https://gablesucc.org/ministries/german-ministry-deutsche-gemeinde/

Winter Park

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church tbd
1600 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park
Special Christmas Service
more information- http://www.mysj.org/ Wilfred Wasserman: (c) 914-953-9966, (h) 914-222-3363



Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church  tbd
4026 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907-2210
German Christmas Service in English and German. Reception following service with German Christmas treats provided by Klub Heimatland.
More information- http://www.stmatthewcolumbusga.org/



St Alphonsus Dec.25 9:15 am
1429 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago IL 60657
Service in English and German
German Services the First Sunday of the month
More information- http://stalphonsuschicago.org/

Mount Prospect

St Paul Lutheran Church and School – tbd
100 S. School Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
More information- 847-255-0332  http://saint-paul.org/


Christ the King tbd
Traditional German Meal is served after the service
100 W Michigan Ave, Palatine, IL 60067
More information – http://www.byfaithalone.org/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=180048584&sec_id=180012884



Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ Dec. 17
603 N New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN (317)639-5411
For more information- http://www.zionuccindy.net/

Terre Haute

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dec 11 4:00 pm
645 Poplar Street, Terre Haute
hey will be singing German Christmas hymns and carols, hearing the Christmas Gospel in German, hearing a Christmas sermon in German, and afterwards enjoying Gemutlichkeit in their Parish Center.
For more information– https://in.lcms.org/german-christmas-service-sunday/



Iowa City

Zion Lutheran Church Dec. 18  4:00 pm
310 North Johnson Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245
This year we celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of the Christmas worship using the German language.  Rev. Dr. Ken Jones, professor at Grandview University and Zion’s Adult VBS teacher in 2014, 2015, is preaching.
more information- https://zionlutheranic.360unite.com/our-worship-services


Old Stone Church Dec. 17 4:00 pm
3507 180th Street, Muscatine, Iowa
For More Information- http://www.oldstonechurch.us/?page_id=63



Risen Savior Lutheran Church Dec. 24th 7PM   Dec. 25th 10am
14700 Leavenworth Rd.
Not an entire German Service, but “We sing a verse of “Silent Night” auf Deutsch by candlelight on Christmas Eve.”
more information- http://www.risensaviorlcms.org/


First United Church of Christ   Dec. 10th  4:00 pm
1701 SW Collins • Topeka, KS
Traditional German Christmas Carols and a service spoken in German.  English translations are on the overhead screen. Always held on the second Sunday in December at 4 p.m. followed by a German meal. All are welcome!
more information- http://www.embracethequestions.com/worship



Faith Lutheran Church – Dec. 18th 7:00pm  (??)
377 E Lincoln Trail Blvd, Radcliff, KY 40160, USA
German Christmas Service German food afterward.
For more information- http://www.faithinradcliff.org/default.asp?sec_id=140002120



Faith Lutheran Church  Dec. 24th  3:00pm
311 Broadway,Cambridge,MA.
More information- http://faithcambridge.org/

Maryland (Washington DC)


Grace United Church of Christ  Dec. 18 7:30pm
25 East 2nd Street Frederick, MD 21701
more information- http://www.grucc.com/worship-with-us/dashboard/50.html


Silver Spring

Deutschsprachige Katholische Gemeinde – German-speaking Catholic Mission – Washington DC  Dec. 24th 4PM   (??)
Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel 13801 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906
More information- http://www.kathde.org/

Woodbine / Mt Airy

Calvary Lutheran Church December 17 3:00 pm
16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
The annual German Christmas service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. At this service, the sermon will be spoken in German. It also includes the story of the nativity and “Stille Nacht,” as well as a brass choir, followed by a coffee hour.
For more information- http://calvarylutheranmd.net/worship/german-christmas-services/



Historic Trinity Lutheran Church Dec. 11th 4:00pm
1345 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207
More information- https://historictrinity.org/germanchristmasservice.html


St Lorenz Lutheran Church and School   Dec. 3rd 3PM
German Christmas Songfest
140 Churchgrove Road • Frankenmuth, MI 48734
More information- http://stlorenz.org/



Trinity Lutheran Church Dec. 11  2:00 pm  (??)
1115 E. 19th Street (just off Franklin Avenue), Minneapolis
This will be an Advent Service
more information- 612-870-9487

St Paul

St Paul’s United Church of Christ Dec. 18th  2:00 pm
900 Summit Avenue. St. Paul, MN 55105
More information- 651-224-5809



Mount Calvary Lutheran Church- Dec. 18th 2:00 pm
5529 Leavenworth St, Omaha NE 68106
Call for more information- (402) 551-0244

New Jersey

Tinton Falls

Lutheran Memorial Church -Dec 9.  7:30
818 Tinton Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
This Christmas service is held in German and includes German Christmas songs.  In addition, our children from the German Language School  will sing and play Christmas carols and perform a Nativity play.
FOr more information- www.njlearnsgerman.org



New York


Village Lutheran Church   Dec. 18th  4:00pm
172 White Plains Rd, Bronxville
Service followed by a dessert reception
more information- http://www.vlc-ny.org/index.php


Our Savior Lutheran Church Dec 11. 5:00 pm
1400 Route 52 Fishkill, New York 1252
more information- (845) 418-OSLC (6752)


First Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec 20th 2:00pm   (??)
325 Mill St, Poughkeepsie, NY
More information- http://firstlutheranpok.org/

North Carolina


Deutsche Kirche in Charlotte /German Church in Charlotte
Deutsche Gottesdienste jeden zweiten Sonntag. Die Deutsche Kirche in Charlotte trifft sich in der SouthPark Christian Church 6650 Park South Drive,.Charlotte, NC 28210
more information- http://deutschekirchecharlotte.org/



Old St Mary’s Church  Dec 25th 11am
Weekly German Service at 11 am
for more information- https://www.oldstmarys.org/


First St. John’s Lutheran Church  Dec. 20th 3:00 pm   (??)
2471 Seaman St. Toledo
The Teutonia Männerchor & Damenchor of Toledo will present “Weihnachtsstimmung” a service of lessons and carols at First St. John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m
More information- http://www.firststjohn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/December-2015.pdf



Huff’s Union Church Dec 4 7:00pm
540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011 / 610-845-2626
German Candlelight Communion Service.  Conducted in German; bulletins one-side German; other side English. Service of Lessons and Carols.
For more information- http://www.huffschurch.com/


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Dec, 24  4:00 PM
6839 Wertzville Road. Enola Pa 17025
For more information- 717 697 9675


Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
14100 Worthington Road. Philadelphia, PA 19116
Dec. 3 German Advent service – 11 AM
Dec 10 German Service – 11 am
Dec 17 Bilingual Service – 10:30 am
Dec 24 German Service 11 am  & Candlelight German Service 6pm
Dec 25 Bilingual service 10:30 am
Jan 7 Bilingual Service 10:30 am
For more information- http://www.immanuelphilly.org/


First English Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec. 21st 4:00pm  (??)
615 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
for more information-http://www.pghmannerchor.com/events?EventViewMode=1&EventListViewMode=2&SelectedDate=12/12/2016&CalendarViewType=1


First St Johns Lutheran Church   Dec 18 4:00 pm
140 W King St, York, Pa.   717.386.3698
For more information- http://www.firststjohns.com/

South Carolina


St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec. 24 (??)
301 W Main St, Walhalla, SC 29691
For more information- http://www.stjohnswalhalla.org/

South Dakota

Sioux Falls

First Lutheran Church  Dec. 11th   4:00pm
327 S Dakota Ave • Sioux Falls, SD 57104
more information- (605) 336-3734 • Toll-free: 1-800-425-9899



Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Dec. 11 4:00pm  (??)
2526 Whitfield Road,  Clarksville, TN 37040
online streaming available
For more information- http://www.beautifulsaviorlutheranclarksville.com/



First Evangelical Lutheran Church/ Christ the King Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church Dec. 24 3:45 singing, 4:00 service in German   (??)
1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004
Christmass Eve Weihnachtsmesse to Visit First Lutheran Because of structural work in progress at Christ the King Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church will be the venue for the traditional German-language Christmass Eve worship service normally held at Christ the King. The all-German service at 4:00pm will be preceded by the singing of beloved German carols at 3:45.
more information -713.529.3589

San Antonio

Trinity University German Christmas Candlelight Service  Dec.11  5:30pm
Trinity University: Registrar, 1 Trinity Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212  (210) 999-7311
This celebration is a cultural and religious event and is ecumenical in participation conducted entirely in the German language. The Christmas Story is told through Scripture, prayers, German Christmas poetry, congregational and choral singing and instrumental music. Die Deutsche Weihnachtsfeier, is open to the public, and admission is free. Open to the public.
More information- https://new.trinity.edu/events#/?i=4



German United Church of Christ Vereinigte Deutschsprachige Kirche Dec 24th 4:30
1107 E Howell St Seattle, WA 98122
more information- http://www.germanchurchseattle.org/


St Mark’s Lutheran Church Sun. Dec 20th 3:00pm
316 E. 24th Ave, Spokane WA
The annual German Christmas Service will be held at 3pm Sunday, December 20, 2015 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 24th Ave. and Grand Boulevard. The service will be given in German and English and will again be officiated by Pastor James Stern. Traditional German Christmas carols will be sung before and during the service by the Concordia Choir. After the service, coffee and Christmas cookies will be served at the Deutsches Haus. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at this special holiday event.
For More information- https://www.facebook.com/events/1674240029454870/

Washington DC

Deutschsprachige Katholische Gemeinde – German-speaking Catholic Mission – Washington DC  Dec. 24th 4PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel 13801 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906
More information- http://www.kathde.org/home

The United Church  Dec. 24th 5-6pm
1920 G St NW, Washington, DC 20006
More information- http://www.theunitedchurch.org/german-ministry/



Benediction Lutheran Church – Dec 18th 1:30pm
8475 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI
German service is held one Sunday afternoon each month. The Christmas service is at 1:30 on December 20th.
For more information- http://www.benediction-lcms.org/


St Mark’s Lutheran Church and School- Dec. 24th  10:00am  (??)
615 Jones Street Watertown, WI 53094
more information- (920)262-8500



Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer  Dec. 24  6:00 pm (??)
1769 South Sycamore Street Petersburg Virginia 23805 (804)732-8567
For more information- http://www.lcor.net/




The Church of God  – Weekly German Services
637 – 17 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 1M4
More information- http://thechurchofgod.cc/congregations/canada/calgary

British Columbia


Grace Baptist Church Dec 24 3pm Christmas Eve Service in German
Weekly service Sunday at  9:30 am
1150 Glenmore Dr, Kelonwa
Weekly German Services
For more information- http://www.gracekelowna.com/



St Joseph’s Church 
1495 Pembina Highway,Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2C6
Weekly German Service… Christmas Service TBD
For more information- http://www.archwinnipeg.ca/view_parish.php?parish_id=112



Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec. 24 3:00pm

Also, weekly German services on Sunday, and Mid-week German Advent Services
for more information- http://www.bethelkitchener.ca/Bethel_Website/Home.html

St Catherines

Grace Lutheran Church –  Dec. 24   4:00PM  (??)
213 Linwell Road, St. Catharines, ON   L2N 1S
This church also does a weekly German Sunday Church Service.
For more information- http://www.gracelutheranstcath.com/




St John’s Lutheran Church  Dec. 24 4:00 & Dec. 25  11:00 AM
3594 rue Jeanne Mance. Montréal, Québec H2X 2K3 Canada
Weekly German Worship Services, as well as special holiday services
FOr more information- http://www.saintjohnslutheranmontreal.org/




  1. I messaged you with the info below before I saw this section that is used for sending information on German Services. Sorry about that! Here is the information for our Church:

    Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst/German Christmas Service
    (A Service of lessons and carols)

    Sunday, Dec. 13th at 4pm.
    Reception with German goodies follows the service

    Village Lutheran Church & Chapel School
    172 White Plains Road
    Bronxville, NY


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