Fædrenes tro, |
hvor I bo, |
er slægtens dyreste eje.
Christmas Seals – Julemærker
The Christmas Seal was invented in 1903 by the postal worker (later postmaster) Einar Holbøll, who thought that a few pennies (or rather, øre) would go a long way towards supporting sick children. The big problem of the day was tuberculosis, and with the money from the first six years (1904‒09) the sanatorium by Kolding was built, and in 1912 two homes for children with other challenges were built in Juelsminde and Mørkøv, two years later the one in Svendborg was added, and since then many more Julemærkehjem have been built.
The sanatorium was handed over to a society working exclusively with TB, whereas the rest of the homes have been focusing on contemporary issues of children. Nowadays the homes mainly focus on obesity and healthy living, and many young people owe their self-respect to a few months in one of the homes. The protector of the homes is her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary.
The seal may still be bought in post-offices across Denmark,
but you can of course also buy
e-seals for your emails!
Just a reminder: Tomorrow, December 6th at 7:30 pm we have our annual
Advent & Lucia Party.
We begin in the church where candles and children’s voices touch our hearts, and over coffee downstairs the more playful Nisser sing and tell funny stories.
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Hello—and welcome to the Danish Lutheran Church!
I’m the pastor of this congregation
and together with all the people who volunteer to keep this church going
I would like to invite you to get to know us.
We started out as an immigrant church almost 70 years ago,
and now we are a church with Scandinavian roots in a Canadian setting.
We still speak Danish at some of our services and functions,
but as many of our members don’t speak Danish,
most functions are in English.
You may wonder what’s so specific about the Danish heritage
in respect to being Christian.
Mostly, it is a matter of traditions and the way we do things
at the service and the social functions.
But also, the theology has a special angle,
mostly because of some particular church reformists and hymn writers
we have had during the Danish church history.
Newcomers to our church may find that our rituals and traditions
are close to the original reformatory roots,
but they also have a Viking ring to them!
We invite you to drop by our church and experience our beautiful church room
and take part in our worship and fellowship.
Check the calendar of services right here on our home page.