Emmanuel Lutheran Church goes caroling on Christmas at Lutheran Hospital.

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Carolers brighten Christmas at Lutheran Hospital

Photos by Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
ABOVE: Austin and Rachel Smith and their daughters, Lydia, 4, and Ellie – who was born on Christmas Eve – are treated Wednesday to Christmas carols sung by visitors from Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The caroling is an annual tradition the church just south of downtown has observed for about 50 years.
RIGHT: Pastor Thomas Eggold leads the group of about 50 carolers down the hospital’s fifth floor as they sing to patients.