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Area churches plan Christmas services

on December 21, 2013 10:50 AM

Area churches will hold the following Christmas services:

• Ambrose Baptist Church, Marion Center. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 10 p.m. Pastor A.P. Mialki present the message “Great Hymns of the Season: Joy to the World! The Lord is Come.” Scripture: Psalm 98: 1-9.

• Bible Baptist Church, 6280 Route 286, between Indiana and Clymer. Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Special music and Christmas Carols. The Rev. Jim Ellsmore, chalk artist, will present a Christmas-themed chalk drawing, featuring special lighting effects. Fellowship and light refreshments to follow. There will be coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Those who want may bring cookies, but it is not necessary. The public is invited. For more information, call Pastor James McCaulley at (724) 349-3557 or (724) 422-1324.

• Calvary Baptist Church, Clymer. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. A variety of sacred music will be performed by the adult choir, men’s quartet, ladies’ ensemble and other musicians. Pastor Dr. Daryl S. Jeffers will present the message.

• Calvary Bible Church, located between Deckers Point and Rochester Mills in Grant Township. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Calvary Presbyterian Church, Seventh and Church streets, Indiana. 7 p.m. Tuesday. A traditional worship service with carols, prayers, scripture, sermon, Chancel Choir, brass and Holy Communion. The service ends with the congregation singing “Silent Night, Holy Night” and a candlelight ceremony.

• Center Presbyterian Church, Creekside. Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Christmas hymns and candle-lighting. The entire Christmas Eve offering goes to The Alice Paul House to help those in need.

• Cherry Tree Presbyterian Church. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 9 p.m. Tuesday. All are welcome.

• Christ Episcopal Church, Indiana. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Eucharist with carols and brass. Christmas Day. Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. and Lesson of Carols with Eucharist, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 29.

• Cornerstone Worship Center, 500 Lenz Road, Indiana. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The message by Pastor Paul Price will be “The Glory of the Light of God,” based on John 1:14. The public is invited to attend.

• Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 2534 Dayton-Smicksburg Road. Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Dayton United Methodist Church. Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 9 p.m. Tuesday. Nursery will be available.

• Ernest Bible Church. Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. “Twelve Lessons and Twelve Carols” will be presented with “Christmas: A Time of Wonder.” The Rev. Dr. Alan N. Campbell presiding. Following the service, Christmas bags filled with small gifts and treats will be given to all the children.

• First Christian Church, 500 Water St., Indiana. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jerry Hoch presiding.

• First Unitarian Universalist Church, Indiana. Candlelight Family Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Preacher: The Rev. Joan M. Sabatino.

• First United Methodist Church of Marion Center. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m., Tuesday, featuring children and youth.

• Grace United Methodist Church, Indiana. Candlelight Christmas Eve Services: YMCA: 5 p.m., with the message “Christmas in a Coffee Bean”; Seventh and Church streets: 5 p.m., family-oriented candlelight service featuring a spontaneous Christmas pageant; 7 p.m., traditional candlelight service; 9 p.m., contemporary candlelight service; 11 p.m., traditional candlelight service with communion. The sermon for all services is “Christmas in a Coffee Bean.”

• Graystone Presbyterian Church, 640 Church St., Indiana. Christmas Eve family candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with children’s presentation of the Nativity; 11 p.m., candlelight service with chancel and bell choirs.

• Grove Chapel Lutheran Church, Route 119, Rayne Township. Christmas Eve Communion Candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Harmony Grove Lutheran Church, Route 954, near Five Points. Christmas Eve Communion Candlelight service, 9 p.m. Tuesday.

• Harmony United Presbyterian Church, Penn Run. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. The choir will present the Cantata, “Bethlehem’s Child.” All are welcome.

• Harvest Community Church, 699 Philadelphia St., 3rd floor, Indiana. Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. No child care provided.

• Heilwood Presbyterian Church. Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Homer City Presbyterian Church, Homer City. Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Homer City United Methodist Church. Christmas Eve services: 7 p.m. Tuesday, musical specials and children’s time; and 11 p.m. Tuesday, Communion. Candle lighting will climax both services.

• Hope Lutheran Church, 35 Ridge Avenue, Homer City. Services of Carols, Candlelight, and Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 p.m., Tuesday.

• New Life Lutheran Church, 1209 Leroy Road, Marion Center. Service of Carols, Candlelight, and Holy Communion, 6 p.m., Tuesday.

• NuValley Presbyterian Church. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Guest speaker: The Rev. Stewart Pollock. Sermon: “Let’s See, Treasure and Praise.”

• Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Coral site. Christmas Eve services, 9 p.m. Tuesday; Mass at midnight.

• Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Lucernemines site. Christmas Eve services, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day service, 10 a.m. Wednesday.

• Plumville Presbyterian Church. Christmas Eve Candlelight worship service, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bible storyteller: Randy Stear. Special music: Ruth Anthony, Kassy Buente, Jennifer Gandolfi, Amanda Marshall, choir and children. Ruth Anthony will play special Christmas music beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome.

• Point Community Church, 718 Pine St., Saltsburg. Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Presbyterian Church of Marion Center. Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Interim Pastor: Fred Soberg.

• Sons of Zebedee Church, Saltsburg. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana. Christmas Mass vigil, 4:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. Christmas Day Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday.

• St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, Clymer. Service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. “God is With Us,” carols followed by Divine Liturgy with The Rev. Father William A. Lascelles.

• St. Jude Byzantine Catholic Church, Ernest. Service 9 a.m. Wednesday, Christmas Day. “God is With Us,” carols followed by Divine Liturgy with the Rev. Father William A. Lascelles.

• St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 36 W. Campbell St., Blairsville. Adven IV, Sunday, morning prayer, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Holy Eucharist. The Rev. Arthur C. Dilg, celebrant.

• Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church. Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Preacher: The Rev. Dave Caves.

• Spring Church Lutheran Church. Candlelight Worship Service, 9 p.m., Tuesday. Holy Communion. Pastor John K. Ludwig presiding.

• Trinity United Methodist Church, Indiana. Christmas Eve Candlelight services; 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Tuesday. Nursery care will be available at the 7 p.m. service.

• United Methodist Charge for Christ: Mount Zion, Girty: Communion candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Rural Valley: Communion candlelight service, 9 p.m. Tuesday; Whitesburg: Communion candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. Informal Worship and Communion, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Traditional Worship and Communion, 11 p.m. Tuesday. Scriptures: Isaiah 9:2-7 and Luke 2:1-14. Preacher: The Rev. Timothy Monroe.

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