Churches Plan Candlelight And Other Special Christmas Services

People are celebrating Christmas together at Christmas Eve Church Services

There will be no evening service. There will be no service on Monday, Christmas Day.

First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. The homily by the Rev. Robert E. Butcher will be "The Song of the Angels". Many favorite hymns will be sung by all, including candle lighting to "Silent Night" and celebration with "Joy to the World" at the end of the service. The Rev. Timothy White will provide a Christmas message.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott, will be holding two services on Sunday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Smith will deliver the sermon "Angels Announce His Coming" and the choir will sing "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly". The service will conclude with a candlelight singing of "Silent Night". The church is ground level and there are no stairs. The church is at 731 Eighth St., Lewiston. There will be no 7:30 a.m. service this week. Christmas Eve family Mass is 4 p.m. Sunday and a vigil Mass is 9 p.m. Sunday. The 10 p.m. service will include the anthem "Would I Miss the Miracle". Nursery will be available.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2223 Durwood Road, will have a service at 9:30 a.m. and a candlelight service 5 p.m. Sunday. or (501) 666-9429. Regular worship services are scheduled Sunday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m.

Lititz Moravian Church (8 Church Square, Lititz): The church will hold its annual Christmas Candlelight Lovefeast tonight at 5 and 7:30 and also on Christmas Eve. TAll are welcome to celebrate the Birth and Incarnation of our Savior, Jesus Christ. A candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, with the adult choir singing.

St. John's United Methodist Church (3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise): There will be services at 8 and 10 a.m. Christmas Eve and on December 31.

Leacock Presbyterian Church (3181 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise): The church will celebrate two Christmas Eve services.

2901 Austin's Colony Parkway in Bryan, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent will have a 9:15 a.m. Sunday study, 10 a.m. fellowship and 10:30 a.m. worship. Contemporary musical group, Joyful Noise will perform at the 11 p.m. service. The early worship is a family service with a special children's message, and all services will include special music and candlelight.

CAREY - The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation will hold Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

-- St. Patrick Catholic Church, 705 Main St., Cedar Falls; masses at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 7 p.m. featuring "Come and See the Babe", featuring soloists Tom Jenkins and Jenine Kruger. The service will feature a "Service of the Inn", Christmas carols, Scripture readings and Communion led by Pastor Mark Fuerstenau. Sanctuary doors will open an hour prior to the service.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Prescott Valley has a Sunday Christmas Eve service at 10:30 a.m. and a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Rev. Jacquie Sheely at 717-270-1525.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Hazel Church of Christ: Mackie Gallimore will speak at the 9:50 a.m. worship service on "Mars Hill", with scripture from Acts 17:16-24.

The deadline for Religion calendar submissions is 5 p.m. Monday for Saturday publication.

FOSTORIA - West Independence United Methodist Church, 22876 USA 224, Fostoria, will host two special Christmas Eve services.

"We want everyone to recall with us the true story of Christmas", the pastor said. New Year's Eve service. The public is invited.

Grace Baptist: Pastor Kim Reeder will speak at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

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