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Christmas Eve at the Orpheum dazzles attendants

Christmas Eve at the Orpheum was held Tuesday. Christmas Eve at the Orpheum was held Tuesday.
Christmas Eve at the Orpheum was presented two times Tuesday at the Orpheum Theatre.
For those who flock to the service, celebrating the holiday season is not complete without the music, lessons, and fellowship that the event provides.
Singing. Preaching. Camaraderie 

All were found at Christmas Eve at the Orpheum, hosted by Sioux City's Sunnybrook Church.

"They love the fact that we're bringing the church to the city and making an impact in people's lives down here," said Pastor Jeff Moes.
The people also love the extravagance of the  service. This year's edition featured an LCD light display, live band and drama.

"We do a lot of big things, exciting things, the music, everything we do will be a little bit bigger than normal," said Moes.

None of it would be possible without the help of the many Sunnybrook volunteers, and their efforts have made their pastor proud.

"My favorite thing is to walk around and see what volunteers are doing. To see the spirit and the atmosphere of Christmas and people welcoming and loving and caring for each other," said Moes.

While the volunteers are paramount, the pastor himself pulls the service together.

"He's a wonderful pastor," said Penny Noble. "And he has a great message."

That message?

"All about Christ and living the dream of having him fulfill yourself and being within you," added Noble. 

All of it makes a service worth attending.

"This is what Christmas is all about, and they have a wonderful service here," said Noble.

"Great environment," added Karl Van Cura. "You have the carolers out front so it's a warm feeling when you come in the door. And Sunnybrook does an awesome job with the service.

Making it a Christmas service they won't forget.    

Pastor Moes said that he was expecting around 4,000 people to attend the services.
The theme for this year's services was hope, and Pastor Moes' sermon was centered around a phrase that can be forgotten this time of year - "there is hope."
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