Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff
Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:00
Abiding Word Evangelical Lutheran Church will have its Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.
There will be a 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Bowling Green Alliance Church. There is also a Christmas service at 10 a.m. Sunday.
There will be a 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Bowling Green Covenant Church.
Christ’s Church in Bowling Green will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m.
Church of the Nazarene will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m.
“Five Reasons Why Jesus is Better than Santa” will be Pastor Tom Mullins’ message for the Christmas service to be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. The service will include special music and carols led by the band.
There will be a 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service of candlelight and Communion at First Christian Church. Refreshments will be served following the service. Christmas Day worship will be at 10:45 a.m.
Childcare will be provided at both services.
First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the birth of Jesus with carols, scripture reading, candle lighting and quiet reflection at its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m.
Christmas Eve services at First United Methodist Church will include a 5 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols; a 7:30 p.m. Family Candlelight Service and an 11 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service.
Peace Lutheran Church will have carols, candles and Communion at both Christmas Eve services at 7 and 10 p.m. The first service will feature a children’s story and youth musicians; while the later services will feature adult musicians and ensemble. At 10 a.m. Christmas Day there will be a spoken Holy Communion service featuring a quiet and calm welcome of the Christ Child.
Dear Santa, it was my sister’s fault. To prove I deserve to be on your nice list, I’m going to jingle all the way to Plain Congregational Church for Christmas Eve worship at 7 p.m. Batteries not included.
St. Aloysius Catholic Parish will celebrate on Christmas Eve with its “Vigil of Christmas” services at 4, 6:30 and 11 p.m. The Nativity of the Lord service is set for Christmas Day at 10 a.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold its “Joyous Worship Celebration” on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.
Christmas services at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will include a Children’s service with the Upward Way Puppet Ministry at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve; a 7 p.m. Candlelight service with Communion at 7 p.m.; and a Lessons and Carols Candlelight with Communion service at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Interim Pastor Henry C. Seibert’s sermon title for Christmas Eve is: “There’s Something About This Night.”
St. Thomas More University Parish will hold its Christmas Masses at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The sermon by David K. Boswell, minister, for the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service at Village View Church of Christ will be “Oh, What a Night.”
Bairdstown United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service at 4 p.m. It will be a worship and carols, closing with a candlelight “Silent Night”
Pastor Jeff Ridenour’s sermon for the 11 p.m. Christmas Candlelight service at Trinity United Methodist Church will be “The Gift of the Difference.”
Preacher Dan Horner’s sermon for the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Bradner Community Christian Church will be part five of his Advent sermon series, “Advent-tures.”
“The Gift of the Difference” will be Pastor Jeff Ridenour’s sermon for the 7 p.m. Christmas Candlelight service at Bradner United Methodist Church.
Christmas at St. James Lutheran Church will be celebrated at the 7:30 p.m. service as the youth present, “Message in the Manger.” There is also a candlelight carol service with Holy Communion at 10 p.m.
Between the services coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the fellowship hall. Those attending either service are welcome to the hospitality.
St. Louis Catholic Church will have Christmas Eve services at both 4 and 10 p.m.
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight service with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. The Christmas Day service with Holy Communion will be at 10:15 a.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at Calvary United Methodist Church will be at 8 p.m. It will include a cantata and Communion.
New Life Community Wesleyan Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m.
St. Patrick (Providence) Catholic Parish will have Christmas Eve Masses at 4:30 p.m. and midnight. There will also be a Christmas morning service at 9.
Haskins Community Church will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. The choir will be singing a Christmas cantata, “A Candlelight Christmas.”
The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be at 7:30 p.m.
The Christmas Eve Candlelight service at Salem Grace United Lutheran Church will be at 7 p.m.
Christmas at Zion Lutheran Church will be celebrated with a Family Candlelight Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion at 7 p.m.
There will be a 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Zion United Methodist Church.
The children of St. Paul Lutheran Church will have their candlelight Christmas Eve program at 7 p.m. The Christmas Day service will be at 10:15 am.
The Christmas Eve Cantata Service will be at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. The service will feature the choir singing “Night of Miracles,” with special music beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a Christmas Eve Vespers Service at 9:30 p.m. This is a service of prayer and Communion, with scripture readings and carols to share the Christmas story.
Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic for the 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be “God’s Grace Appeared!” Pre-service Christmas music begins at 9 p.m. Both Junior and Senior Choirs will sing anthems, with a candle-lighting ceremony during “Silent Night.” The service includes a celebration of Table Holy Communion.
Christmas services at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church will include a 6 p.m. Christmas Eve family service of lessons and carols, with special music beginning at 5 p.m. At 10 p.m. Christmas Eve will be a service of candlelight and Holy Communion. Pastor Matthew Musteric’s sermon will be “Quiet or Loud.”
The Christmas Day worship with Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m. Musteric’s sermon will be “Bearing Gifts.”
The Christmas Eve service at First United Presbyterian Church will be at 6 p.m.
Salem Grace United Lutheran Church will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m.
The theme for the 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Sonfire by the River will be “Love All,” by Pastor Jeanne English.
Blessed John XXIII Parish will have three Christmas Eve Masses at 4:30, 7:30 and 11 p.m. The first two services will feature a children’s liturgy of the word. The 4:30 service will feature the youth choir, additional musical instruments and will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The 7:30 Mass features the Emmaus Contemporary Ensemble, use of incense and will be celebrated in a candlelight setting. The 11 p.m. liturgy will feature the full adult mixed choir, as well as additional instruments, use of incense and be in a candlelight setting. There is also a 10 a.m. Christmas Day worship.
St. Rose Catholic Church will hold its Christmas Eve Masses at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and midnight. There will be a simultaneous second 4 p.m. service in the gymnasium. The Midnight service will be preceded by music at 11:30 p.m. The Christmas Day services will be held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will have Christmas Eve readings and carols at 7 and 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. The Christmas Day Divine Service is at 10:15 a.m.
Zoar Lutheran Church will have four Christmas Eve worship services. Both the 3:30 and 6 p.m. services are family-oriented services with Holy Communion. There are traditional services with Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to each Christmas Eve service.
An additional service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday.
All Saints Catholic Church will have Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 7 p.m. and midnight. Christmas Day Mass will be at 10 a.m.
Rudolph Christian Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church will have a contemporary Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The traditional service will be at 10:30 p.m. Both are candlelight services with special music beginning 20 minutes prior to each service.
Pastor Robert E. May’s sermon for the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve worship at Stony Ridge United Methodist Church will be “In a Plain Brown Wrapper.” The choir will sing a cantata, entitled, “The Greatest Story of All.”
The Christmas Eve service at Sugar Ridge Community Church will be at 4 p.m.
There will be a 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Calvary United Methodist Church. It will be a candlelight service with Communion.`
The 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Tontogany Presbyterian Church will be one of prayer, song and story, as the church honors the birth of Jesus Christ.
Children of all ages are welcome.
The First Presbyterian Church of Waterville will hold its “Blue Christmas” service at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Mt. Zion United Brethren Church will include special music, readings, a Christmas Eve meditation message and candlelight.
Wayne United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service beginning with special music at 6:30 p.m. The Communion and Candlelight Service is at 7 p.m.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will Have its “Children’s Christmas Program on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. The Christmas morning worship will be at 10 a.m.
Pastor Chris Boggs’ sermon for the Sunday Christmas service at Sonlight Church and Community Center will be “A Word to the Wise.” This will be a one-hour candlelight service at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Rick Broughton’s message for the 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Weston Church of Christ will be “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” There will also be a Christmas Worship service Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Rev. James Stewart’s sermon for the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Weston United Methodist Church will be “Special Gifts Christmas Gives Us.”