The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

The Christ of Christmas

 

December 24, 2020

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Pastor Richard Milbrandt serves St. John Lutheran Church in May City as well as two other churches in Ocheyedan.

America has changed over the years in the celebration of Christmas. More Americans probably know the story of Santa Claus than know why Christians celebrate Christmas. Gifts, evergreen trees and outdoor lights seem to be more important than the true meaning behind Christmas.

Very rarely will any county courthouse in America dare to put up a nativity scene featuring Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus. Many county governments fear being sued for putting up a nativity scene. The state capitol building in South Dakota may be one of the few state capitol buildings in the country that regularly di...



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