We have four key events that we hold annually each year at Ryssby Church. We invite you to learn more below and join us for these events.  We’d love to host you as a participant or have you as a volunteer.

Each year the Ryssby Committee schedules a Spring Cleanup Day and asks for volunteers to assist with the cleanup.   In the event of  inclement weather, the Spring Cleanup Day will normally be  postponed to the following Saturday.

The Ryssby Committee provides lunch to all of the volunteers  who devote their time to helping beautify the Ryssby Church and Cemetery.

Each year First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont hosts the annual Ryssby Midsummer Festival at the Ryssby Church.  This event will be held on the 4th Sunday of June, which is close to the summer solstice or “Midsummer Celebration” traditionally celebrated in the Scandinavian countries each year. The event includes a traditional worship service using the old liturgy from the Lutheran Church, Augustana Synod Hymnal, a catered picnic lunch and many fun activities for the kids.

Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 a.m. Worship
  • 12: 00 p.m. Catered Picnic Lunch (Cost is TBD each year) 

Afternoon Activities will include carnival games for the kids.

Lunch Reservations Appreciated
Call the First Lutheran Church Office at (303) 776-2800.

The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Chapter of Swedish Women’s Educational Association(SWEA) annually hosts a special Swedish Candlelight Service and Santa Lucia Festival at the Ryssby Church. This service is held on the first or second  Sunday of December each year. Special music for the service is provided by the SWEA Choir. Sermons are given in both the Swedish(Rev. Pether StrömBroman, Swedish Church, NYread by Karin Strook)and English(Rev. Ron Swenson) languages. The service concludes with a traditional Santa Lucia procession. The Ryssby Committee of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church is grateful for the offering given to the committee from this service to help with the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the church. For more information please contact:  Karin Strook (303) 960-7309 or by email

Each year First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont hosts the annual Candlelight Services at the Ryssby Church. These services are held on the second Saturday and Sunday of December.

Ryssby Candlelight Services Schedule featuring music from the choirs of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Please visit the Photo Gallery of pictures from the 2018 Candlelight Services

Saturday, Services
4:00, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, Services
4:00, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

Limited tickets can be distributed for this service. Please contact the
First Lutheran Church Office at (303) 776-2800 for availability.