1st Presbyterian Church
300 E 2nd St • Duluth, MN
5 PM November 17th, 2019

Kirkin' o' 
the Tartans

The Duluth Scottish Heritage Association carries on its tradition of hosting a Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan Evensong Service and High Tea this year at First Presbyterian Church in Duluth on November 18 starting at 5:00 p.m. DSHA members, guests and the public are invited to attend.

The Evensong service led by Rev. Jeremiah Knabe begins with members of the Highland Dance class performing a reel in the aisles of the church. The service itself is a traditional evensong using elements from the time of John Knox. During the service there will be an opportunity to present your clan tartan for blessing, a tradition carried from Scotland to the New World.

Following the service, there will be a HighTea served in the lower level Highland Room. Reservations are required for the Tea and should be made by November 16 to facilitate baking and shopping for the meal. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 or $30 for a family unit of parents and children.

Use this HighTea Form to make your reservation online

After the Tea you can look forward to being entertained by the DSHA Highland dancers and the Pipes and Drum Band.

Helpers to prepare food for the Tea are needed on Saturday November 17 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the church kitchen. This is a busy but fun morning. Volunteers are paid with many thanks and a set of recipes. We also need helpers to set tables and put food on plates on Sunday afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m.

Parking is available in the two newly paved lots below the church or the city parking ramp on First Street, half a block from the church. Using the alley entrance with the blue awning is recommended as it has easy access to the elevator. The sanctuary is on the third floor. The third ave east entrance and the main entrance on second street will also be available. This is always an enjoyable time. We look forward to seeing you.

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