Christmas music festival Dec. 8 at St. Paul Westlake

Jodi Stevens, St. Paul Westlake's Director of Contemporary Music

St. Paul Lutheran Church will present its annual Christmas Music Festival from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church, 27993 Detroit Road, Westlake.

Admission to the event is free, however, a free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Valor Home Lorain, which provides transitional housing to homeless male veterans in Lorain County.  Valor Home Lorain is a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free facility which serves more than 100,000 people each year through its programs.

“We are very excited to partner with the Valor Home Lorain for the first time this year as the beneficiary of our annual Christmas concert,” said Jodi Stevens, St. Paul Westlake Director of Contemporary Music. “This is a wonderful opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to our veterans for their service and ensure that no local veteran is homeless this Christmas.”

This year’s Music Festival is titled, "Light of the World!," and will feature the St. Paul Westlake Contemporary Praise Team, under the direction of Stevens. Selections will include favorite Christmas carols and songs, classical Christmas renditions and contemporary Christmas songs from artists including Chris Tomlin, Danny Gokey, Francesca Battistelli, Matt Redman, Paul Baloche and Casting Crowns, to name a few.

“This year’s night of worship and music provides an opportunity for all ages to sing their favorite Christmas carols and contemporary Christian songs from some of today’s top Christian artists. The concert will be café style, with seating at tables with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. It’s the perfect night to gather your family and friends and celebrate Jesus – the 'Light of the World,'" Stevens said.

For additional information, call 440-835-3051 or visit

Rick Haase

Rick Haase is Director of Admissions at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Westlake

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