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Tri-State Christmas Eve, Christmas Day services

December 22, 2008

Washington County



o Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, the Christmas Eve candlelight service of carols and poetry is at 7 p.m. Pastor Len Smith will speak on "Christmas Who?"

o St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, a family Christmas Eve service of candles, carols and communion at 7 p.m. Pastor John Toms will deliver the message.

o Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 9508 National Pike, Big Pool, Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.; the Hilltop Christmas choir will perform the cantata "Hope Has Hands." On Christmas Day, an informal singing and praise service will feature a birthday party for Jesus at 9:30 a.m.

o Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Fairplay, Christmas Eve candlelight services are at 7 and 11 p.m. Refreshments, birthday cake and caroling will follow the early service.

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o St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, the 6 p.m. Christmas Eve communion service will include a pageant and the children/youth choirs will provide music. At 10:30 p.m., there will be a musical prelude featuring the parish choir, soloists and string ensemble. The Rev. Stephanie Yancy will speak at the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve communion service and at the 10 a.m. communion service on Christmas Day.

o St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., candlelight communion Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The Faithful Ringers bell choir will be featured. Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message "A Baby Changes Everything."

o St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, a Christmas Eve candlelight communion service is at 10 p.m.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, the Rev. David Baker will speak at the 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve communion service on "With People Like This."

o St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Mark Michael will speak on "Make Room for the Baby" at the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist.

o Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., on Christmas Eve, a musical celebration of the season is at 6:30 p.m. The service of lessons and carols is at 7:30 p.m.

o Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown, a Christmas Eve communion candlelight service is at 7:30 p.m.

o St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, a Christmas Eve family service will be at 4 p.m. with carols, blessing of the creche and a story for children. The Christmas Eve festival Eucharist will be at 11 p.m. with a half-hour musical prelude. The Rev. Mark Michael will speak on "Make Room for the Baby." A Christmas Day Eucharist will be at 9 a.m.

o Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Winter streets, Hagerstown, on Christmas Eve, there will be an 11 p.m. candlelight communion service.

o Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, Fairplay, the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service will feature Pastor Joy Zepp speaking on "Jesus, God's Gift of Love." There also will be music, communion and candlelight followed by hot chocolate and cookies.

o Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Christmas Eve services are at 7 p.m. for families and at 11 p.m. with candlelight.

o St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will speak on "He Came to Us" at the Christmas Eve candlelight communion service.

o Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, a candlelight/communion Christmas Eve service of scripture and carols is at 11 p.m.

o Church of Christ at Hagerstown, 10014 White Hall Road, Christmas Eve service is at 7 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., the Christmas Eve service is at 7 p.m.

o Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Pastor Larry Aikens will speak on "The First Christmas" at the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service.

o Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, a Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 7 p.m.

o Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, Keedysville, Pastor Delancy Catlett will bring a Christmas message at a candlelight communion o Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Jonas Dawson will provide music.

o Christ Reformed UCC, Sharpsburg, Pastor Delancy Catlett will bring a Christmas message at a candlelight communion Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Jonas Dawson will provide music.

o Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, a Christmas Eve family service is at 7 p.m.

o St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., the West Hagerstown Parish Christmas Eve candlelight communion service is at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the adult chancel choir.

o Christ Community Church meets at Willow Brook Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Christmas Eve at 7 p.m., to celebrate "The Reason for the Season."

o St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Christmas Eve services include the 7 p.m. family communion candlelight worship, the 10:30 p.m. program of Christmas music and 11 p.m. festival candlelight communion worship.

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