St. Peters Sings Carols for Nursing Homes

Emily Ostrom, Staff Reporter

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration and everyone deserves to experience that happiness. The people of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church recognize this and want Christmas joy to reach as many people as possible. 

Every year, people from St. Peter’s go caroling to those who are homebound to bring Christmas spirit into their homes. The process begins with a brief meeting at the church to break into groups and receive the different lists of people for each group to visit in the allotted time. Each list has one individual house to visit and about two nursing homes to visit as well.

Caroling at the individual houses is the shortest visit during the event. At the nursing homes, in addition to visiting the few people who are members of St. Peter’s, the carolers also go down the hallways singing so that everyone in the nursing homes can hear. The people in the nursing homes are very happy to hear the familiar Christmas songs and some even sing along with the group.

Caroling is just one of many ways to spread cheer during the most wonderful time of the year. Bringing joy to others is one of the best feelings and Christmas time is the best season to do that. St. Peter’s uses caroling to bring the community together and share Christmas cheer with those who may not be lucky enough to get it. During the Christmas season, everyone deserves to be surrounded by joy.