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Our Savior’s Lutheran Church preps for Christmas holiday | By Kelly Winkler 

December 18, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Christmas preparations were in full swing last week at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Bend. Congregation volunteers showed up to adorn the Narthex and Sanctuary of the church with wreaths, poinsettias, Norfolk pines, pine swags, an antique nativity and a showcase balsam fir towering more than 20 feet high.
Christmas tree at Our Savior's
For more than 20 years, Our Savior’s has sourced its celebratory tree from Korbisch’s Tree Farm in Wittenberg, Wis. The trees normally range in height from 20 to 25 feet tall and are decorated with more than 6,000 white lights.
Because of its massive size, setting up the towering tree required the help of many volunteers. With a simple pulley system assembled, one person pulled at the rope as half a dozen others lifted from the base of the tree until it was upright, turned just so, and stood straight in its stand.
Our Savior’s decorates its Christmas tree with simple white lights, symbolizing God’s love that shines into every dark and forbidding corner of our troubled world and into every heart. The tree is surrounded by small Norfolk pines, representing us, God’s children, who aspire to the full glory of Christ.
The community is invited to worship at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, December 24 on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. for a contemporary service or 6:30 p.m. for the traditional service.
Christmas morning worship is a traditional service on Wednesday, December 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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