The North Bend Eagle


Churches plan Christmas services

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/21/11

Area churches and camps are offering many opportunities for Christmas celebrations this coming season.

Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center is having services on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Friendship Chapel. The camp is located six miles west Morse Bluff on the Linwood Road.

St. Peter Lutheran Church will be having a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day worship on Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.

Former members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley, are planning to hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. The church, which closed in 2002, is located near the intersection of County Road L and 4, eight miles north and three miles west of North Bend. All friends and former members are invited to worship at the little white church on the hill.

The United Presbyterian Church will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. with communion being served. A Christmas Day service will be at 10:30 a.m.

The Morse Bluff and Cedar Hill Catholic churches share a minister and Christmas services. Confessions will be heard at St. George with visiting priests assisting from 4 p.m. with a short opening prayer and will last until all confessions are heard.

Additional confession times offered before Christmas are Friday, Dec. 23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart and 5 to 7 p.m. at Saint George; Saturday, Dec. 24, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, and 11 a.m. until finished at Saint George.
Christmas mass schedule begins Dec. 24 with 6 p.m. at Saint George; at midnight at Sacred Heart (with Christmas hymns beginning at 11:30 p.m.) and Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. at Saint George.

St. Charles Catholic Church will have mass at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and at midnight. On Christmas Day mass is at 8:30 a.m.

St. Leo Catholic Church, Snyder will have mass on Christmas day.

St. John’s Ridgeley Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. and a Christmas Day Worship at 10:45 a.m. with communion.

Ames Community Church has a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

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