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Can you explain the meaning of Christmas in just a few words? We can try.

How about this: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

And it started at Christmas. With a couple of refugees. An unmarried, pregnant teenager, and two fathers. Who traveled for days and days just to be counted. Who had no where to stay. Mary and Joseph were peasants. Joseph a carpenter, barely able to keep a roof over their heads. Although Mary was of royal blood, in the line of David, she was hardly a princess. Yet God selected them both to raise His Son. It was their faith that carried them through. Not only the journey to Bethlehem, but continuing to Jesus’ life and death. And his resurrection. 

There have been stories written about them. Poems written, books written. Movies made. Yet the best one came from the disciples. My favorite version is in Luke. The one my grandfather read every Christmas Eve. Before our meal of Lutefisk (and meatballs).

Visit the Christ the King Library to read that story and several others. Including a couple of cookbooks that might or might not include recipes for Lutefisk.

Peace and Merry Christmas from

Susan Hanson and the CTK Library Team

Christ the King Library located in the Commons is a safe place for spiritual education, discipleship, and faith enrichment. It encourages an appreciation for all of God’s world.  

Christmas recipes taken from Come To Our Kitchen a cookbook published in 1968 by the ladies of CTK.

LUTFISK CASSEROLE submitted by Charleen Weidenbach (a former Library member)

2 cups cooked lutefisk, flaked.                                               

Cook 1/2 cup rice, 1 tsp. salt in 1 cup water until done.  Beat 2 eggs, add 1 cup milk and 2 tsp. melted butter.  Pour over rice & lutefisk.  Put in Buttered baking dish and bake until done.


DANISH FRUIT SOUP Served at the Library open house between Christmas & New Years.  (Dec. 29, 2019)  A recipe from Valerie Pedersen, her Grandma Pedersen recipe.

2 cups prunes cut up, 2 cups raisins, 1/2 cup lemon cut up, 1 stick cinnamon, 1/2 cup minute tapioca, 1 cup sugar, 2 apples peeled and sliced.  Cook in 3 quarts of water.   Add tapioca, sugar and apples.  Cook all until fruit is tender and tapioca done.  Serve hot or cold.

If you have this book and would like to donate it to the Library, we would appreciate the gift.


Open House

Where: CTK Library

When: Sunday, Dec. 29th

After the 9:30am service

Get acquainted with the new books and the Library Staff. There will be smiles, great Fair Trade coffee and homemade goodies. All are welcome!