The North Bend Eagle


Chruches plan Christmas celbrations

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/12/12

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

The Sunday School children of the United Presbyterian Church will present their Christmas program on Dec. 16 during worship. There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 9 p.m. with communion being served.

Morse Bluff St. George and Cedar Hill Catholic share a priest and Christmas Masses. Confessions will be heard on Dec. 23 at St. George with visiting priests assisting at 4 p.m. with a short opening prayer and will last until all confessions are heard.

Additional Confession times offered on Dec. 22 from 8:30 a.m. until finished and on Dec. 24, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. until finished at Saint George.

A Solemnity of Mary, New Years, Mass is also scheduled with a 6 p.m. service Dec. 31 at St. George and Jan. 1 mass at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart.

Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center is having Advent Services Sundays at 4 p.m. services and Christmas Eve Service 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 Sunday School will present their Christmas Service at 6:30 p.m. The Little Lamb Preschool Christmas Program will be on Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. A New Year’s Eve Service is planned for Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. with communion.

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 CCD classes at St. Charles Catholic Church will present a Posada this Wednesday, Dec. 12.. There will be a free dinner provided by the Knights of Columbus at 6 p.m. with the Posada following. There will be mass at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and at midnight. On Christmas Day mass is at 8:15 a.m.

St. Leo Catholic Church, Snyder, will have mass at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and 10:15 a.m. 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 a.m.

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

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