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Religion - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services

December 21, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, candlelight Christmas Eve service with communion at 11 p.m. Monday. Music by pianist Nick IntVeldt and soloist Deb IntVeldt.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. A Christmas Eve barn service at 20905 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg at 11 p.m. Monday. Call 301-733-8387.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday. The choir will present a cantata, Worship the King. Children’s program.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Monday, Pastor Len Smith will speak on Jesus’ Family and Yours. The service will include Christmas carols, music by the choir and a handbells duet.

Christ Community Church, meeting at Willow Brook Church, Boonsboro, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. The service will include the Christmas story, songs and carols.

Christ Lutheran Church, Christmas Eve communion service at 10:30 p.m. with special music followed by the service of hymns at 11 p.m. Monday.

Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the church will offer the Harbaugh Christmas service using the Gospel of St. Luke at 5:45 p.m. Monday. Communion will be served.

Christ’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, candlelight Christmas Eve worship at 9 p.m. Monday.

The Church at Martinsburg, Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday at Apollo Civic Theater, Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.martinsburgchurch.org.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Christmas Eve family and community worship at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 7 and 9 p.m. The Rev. Emil Gretarsson’s topic will be All I Want for Christmas .... Christmas Day communion service at 10 a.m. Gretarsson’s topic will be We Have Lift Off.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, candlelight Christmas Eve service with communion at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Service of lessons and carols. Luke Brennecke will sing. The Rev. Renee L. Mackey’s topic will be Memories.

Downsville Christian Church, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday.

First Baptist Church, Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. The service will include carols, Christmas music, Christmas message topic In My Father’s House.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Christmas Eve carols and candlelight service at 6 p.m. Monday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Christmas Eve candlelight services at 7 and 11 p.m. Monday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Monday. The story will include a monologue by Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin titled How Quietly with music by the adult choir.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. The service will include scripture, special music and word. Music by The Brethren Bells, Temple Choir, Iglesia Tierra Prometida Choir, Ellis and Peggy Duffey, Back Row Singers and Joyful Noise Praise Band.

Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 and 10 p.m. Monday. Call 301-797-4524 or email office@hagerstownnaz.org.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Christmas Eve services include service for families with young children at 5 p.m.; modern lessons and carols led by the praise team at 7 p.m.; traditional candlelight service with communion at 11 p.m. The Rev. Terri Cofiell’s topic will be Cowboys and Angels.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. The service will include a children’s program. Senior Pastor Dennis Whitemore’s sermon on The Christmas Message. An informal Christmas Day service at 9 a.m. Tuesday with Christmas songs, children’s stories, birthday cake and coffee.

Manor Church of the Brethren, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. The service will include Nativity scriptures, music, readings, a drama, homily, children’s story, carols and communion.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Monday.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, family Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. Traditional service at 11 p.m. with prayer, proclamation and song, Christmas carol communion and candle lighting. Special music at 10:30 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve family candlelight service at 7 p.m. Monday.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, Md., Christmas Eve service at 10 p.m. Monday. The adult choir will present the Christmas cantata In All of His Glory. Anna May Doub will present an organ prelude. Call 301-293-1401 or go to www.mtzionumcmyersville.org.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., traditional family candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday; and contemporary candlelight communion service at 11 p.m. Pastor Mark C. Mooney’s message will be The Reason for the Season. Call 304-263-0342.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Mark Sandell’s sermon topic will be Emmanuel. Special music, candle lighting and communion.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, candlelight Christmas Eve communion service at 7 p.m.; preceded by music at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Mike Henning will continue the sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem. The topic will be The Manger.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Christmas Eve services with communion at 6:30 and 11 p.m. services Monday. The Rev. Ann Boyd will speak at both services. Christmas pageant and children and youth choirs at the 6:30 p.m. service. Parish choir, soloists and instrumentalists present music at 10:30 p.m. prior to 11 p.m. service. Christmas Day communion service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Boyd will speak on Enlightened by the True Light. Services includes Christmas carols.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Christmas Eve services include 6:30 p.m. Monday. Christmas music, 7 p.m. family communion worship, 10:30 p.m. Christmas music, 11 p.m. traditional candlelight communion worship. Call 301-790-2510 or go to www.stjohnsfamily.org.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, children’s Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Monday; Christmas Eve services at 7 and 10 p.m. Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion at 9 p.m. Monday. Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic What Child is This?

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service at 9 p.m. Monday.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve communion service at 7 p.m. Monday. Includes carols and candles.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Christmas Eve services include family service with communion at 7 p.m. Monday, candlelight service with communion at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Christmas Day service with communion at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion at 7 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Mary L. Ricketts’ topic will be Care of the Christ Child.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, candlelight Christmas Eve candlelight service of word and sacrament at 10 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Elaine Swineheart’s sermon topic will be The Wonder of it All.

St. Peter’s (Beard’s) Lutheran Church, Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. David C. Baker’s topic will be Christmas: A Time of Renewed Hope.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairplay, Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Monday with TEEM Minister Dennis Probst.

Salem Reformed Church, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak on That First Christmas Night.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, old-fashioned Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Monday. Pastor Ken Fizer’s topic will be God is with Us. Children’s Rainbow Choir will sing. Go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., family Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. with communion; and festive communion service with carols at 10:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, Christmas Eve services Monday include 3:30 p.m. service, 7 p.m. family service; 11 p.m. candlelight service. Music presented 30 minutes prior to each service.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday will be a service of lessons and carols with communion. The Rev. Don Stevenson’s topic will be A Quiet Magnificence.

Unity of Hagerstown, will hold a Christmas morning service at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Christmas story in song and readings, followed by a potluck. Call 240-409-5940 or email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday.

West Hagerstown United Methodist Parish, candlelight Christmas Eve communion service at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Monday. Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ topic will be Savior of the Nations Come. Adult and children’s choirs will present special music.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, Christmas Eve service at 7 and 11 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Kevin Munroe will conduct the service.

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