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German Christmas Services – Gottesdienst in America

German Christmas Services – Gottesdienst in America

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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 [email protected], 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 Weihnachten.

PLEASE NOTE! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, some churches have limited seating, and may take reservations. Other churches are sending out services over Zoom or YouTube. Plan ahead and visit the church website or call beforehand. Fortunately, the Zoom services can be attended from anywhere!

Christmas Church Services in German – (America and Canada)

Arizona

Phoenix

Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures Dec 19th  4:30pm
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

California

Glendale

Christuskirche
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
Join them live via Zoom here- https://www.firstgermanglendale.church/join-us-live/
more information- https://www.firstgermanglendale.church/

La Mesa

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Dec 19th  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- St Luke’s Lutheran Church

Orange

St Johns Lutheran (LCMS)
Dec 24th 3:00 pm
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-  St John’s Christmas Service

San Diego

First Lutheran Church Dec 24 3:00 pm
1420 3rd Ave, San Diego
more information-First Lutheran Church

San Francisco

St Matthews Lutheran Church
Sundays at 11am- bi-lingual Advent Services
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- St Matthews

San Jose

Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Multiple German Services, including
Dec 24th 2 pm German Service
1550 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA 95125
More information- Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Connecticut

Bristol

Immanuel Lutheran Church TBD
154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT 06010
For more information-Immanuel Lutheran Church

Lebanon

Redeemer Lutheran Church Dec 19 4PM
328 Village Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
more information- (860)208-2194 Redeemer Lutheran Church

Florida

Coral Gables

Coral Gables United Church of Christ Dec 24 3 PM
3010 De Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, Florida 33134
more information-Coral Gables United Church of Christ

Winter Park

St John Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec 19 3-5pm
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

Georgia

Atlanta

German Church Atlanta
Online worship Sundays at 11 am
For more information- German Church Atlanta

Columbus

Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church  Dec 16th 3pm
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/

Illinois

Chicago

St Alphonsus Dec.25 
1429 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago IL 60657
German Services the First Sunday of the month at 9am
More information- St Alphonsus

Mount Prospect

St Paul Lutheran Church and School – Dec 18th 5PM
100 S. School Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
More information- 847-255-0332  St Paul Church

Indiana

Indianapolis

Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ TBD
603 N New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN (317)639-5411
For more information- Zion Evangelical

Terre Haute

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dec 19 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 Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Iowa

Iowa City

Zion Lutheran Church Postponed until next year
310 North Johnson Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245
more information- Zion Lutheran Church

Muscatine

Old Stone Church Dec. 18th 4:00 pm
3507 180th Street, Muscatine, Iowa
For More Information- Old Stone Church

Kansas

Basehor

Risen Savior Lutheran Church Dec. 24th 5 & 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/

Topeka

First United Church of Christ   Dec. 12th  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. All are welcome!
more information- First United Church of Christ

Massachusetts

Cambridge

Faith Lutheran Church  Dec 5 3pm
311 Broadway,Cambridge,MA.
German Service 2nd Sunday of month 2PM
More information- Faith Lutheran Church

Maryland (Washington DC)

Baltimore

Zion Lutheran Church Dec 19th 4:00
Weekly German Services Sunday at 9am
400 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD
For more information- Zion Lutheran Church

Frederick

Grace United Church of Christ  TBD
25 East 2nd Street Frederick, MD 21701
more information- Grace United

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
German Advent Services Sundays at 10:30 am
More information- http://www.kathde.org/

Woodbine / Mt Airy

Calvary Lutheran Church December 18 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- Calvary Lutheran Church

Michigan

Detroit

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church Dec. 12th 4:00pm
1345 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207
More information- Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Frankenmuth

St Lorenz Lutheran Church and School   TBD
German services
140 Churchgrove Road • Frankenmuth, MI 48734
More information- St Lorenz Lutheran Church and School 

Missouri

St Louis

Peace Lutheran Church Dec 12th 2:30
737 Barracksview Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63125
For more information- Peace Lutheran Church

New Jersey

Tinton Falls

Lutheran Memorial Church -tbd
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- Lutheran Memorial Church

New York

Bronxville

Village Lutheran Church pre-recorded German Service
172 White Plains Rd, Bronxville
more information-Village Lutheran Church

Fishkill

Our Savior Lutheran Church Dec 5th 5PM
1400 Route 52 Fishkill, New York 1252
more information- (845) 418-OSLC (6752) Our Savior Lutheran CHurch

Ohio

Cincinnati

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

Toledo

First St. John’s Lutheran Church  TBD
2471 Seaman St. Toledo
More information- First St. John’s Lutheran Church

Pennsylvania

Albertis

Huff’s Union Church TBD
540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011 / 610-845-2626
For more information- http://www.huffschurch.com/

Bethlehem

German-English Advent Singstunde Old Chapel at Central Moravian Church Dec. 7 at 7PM (cancelled 2021 due to Covid)
The Old Chapel is located on Heckewelder Place on the campus of Central Moravian Church (Church Street/Main Street).
For more information- Moravian Archives

Enola

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church none for 2021, hope to return in 2022
6839 Wertzville Road. Enola Pa 17025
For more information- 717 697 9675

Philadelphia

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
14100 Worthington Road. Philadelphia, PA 19116
Weekly German Service Sundays at 11am
Dec 24 German Service  2pm
Dec 25 Bilingual service 10:15 am
For more information- http://www.immanuelphilly.org/

Pittsburgh

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec. 19th 4:00pm
615 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
for more information- First English Evangelical Lutheran Church

South Carolina

Walhalla

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

South Dakota

Sioux Falls

First Lutheran Church  Dec 12th 2PM
327 S Dakota Ave • Sioux Falls, SD 57104
more information- First Lutheran Church

Tennessee

Clarksville

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Dec. 12th 6PM
2526 Whitfield Road,  Clarksville, TN 37040
online streaming available
For more information- Beautiful Savior Christmas Service

Texas

Austin

St Martin’s Ev Lutheran Church- Dec 19th   4PM
606 W. 15th Street Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 476-6757
For more information- St Martin’s 

Dallas

St Paul’s E & R Dec 5th 4PM
For more information- St Paul’s E & R

San Antonio

St. Joseph Catholic Church Downtown– tbd
623 E. Commerce St San Antonio
for more information- https://stjsa.org/

Washington

Spokane

St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dec 19th 3PM
316 E. 24th Ave, Spokane WA
For More information- http://www.stmarks-spokane.org/

Washington DC

The United Church  TBD
1920 G St NW, Washington, DC 20006
German Services the first and third Sunday of the month
More information- http://www.theunitedchurch.org/german-ministry/

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Benediction Lutheran Church – Dec 19th 1:30pm
8475 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI
German service is held one Sunday afternoon each month.
For more information- http://www.benediction-lcms.org/

Watertown

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

Virginia

Petersburg

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/

Canada

Ontario

Kitchener

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church Dec. 24 3:00pm
47 SHELDON AVE N, KITCHENER, ON, N2H 3M1

Also, weekly German services on Sunday, and Mid-week German Advent Services
for more information- Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church

St Catherines

Grace Lutheran Church –  tbd
213 Linwell Road, St. Catharines, ON   L2N 1S
This church also does a weekly German Sunday Church Service at 9am
For more information- http://www.gracelutheranstcath.com/

Quebec

Montreal

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

 

Comment(4)

  1. First St. John Lutheran Church .. 140 West King Street … York, PA
    German Christmas Service .. 28 December .. 2014 at 4:00
    Liederkranz Hobby Chor singing in the service and afterward during refreshments

  2. Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
    14100 Worthington Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    Phone: 215-464-1540
    Office Email: [email protected]
    Pastor’s Email: [email protected]
    Website: http://www.Immanuelphilly.org

    WORSHIP SERVICES

    Saturday,December 24, 2016, Christmas Eve
    4:00 PM Family Service
    6:00 PM Candlelight Service in German
    8:00 PM Candlelight Service in English

    Sunday, December 25, 2016, Christmas Day
    10:30 AM Combined Service with Holy Communion

    Sunday, January 1, 2017, First Sunday of Christmas
    9:30 AM English Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols
    10:30 AM Fellowship
    11:00 AM German Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols

    Sunday, January 8, 2017, Epiphany Sunday
    9:30 AM English Service with Holy Communion
    10:30 AM Fellowship
    11:00 AM German Service with Holy Communion

  3. Hello! My name is Vicki Folkers, church secretary at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
    Can you please add to your schedule that we have an annual German Christmas Service the Saturday before Christmas at 5:00pm.
    This year, our service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 5:00pm
    Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    Our office phone number is (847) 255.0332, website is http://www.saint-paul.org
    Thank you so much!

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