Church calendar for Saturday, Dec. 23

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Church calendar for Saturday, Dec. 23

A listing of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day services open to the public at area churches. A candlelight service will also be held at Zion United Methodist Church at 9 p.m. that evening. Musical Prelude & Festival Eve of the Nativity Eucharist.

24th, will hold Christmas Eve services at 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 5800 Southwest Parkway: Dec. 24, morning worship at 10:30 am.

Orchards Nazarene Church will begin Christmas Eve services with a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. followed by a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 347 Thain Road in Lewiston. A Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve services are at 7 p.m. Sunday with the chancel choir performing at 11 p.m. with Communion.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Youngstown: Traditional services at 8 and 11 a.m. A Christmas Eve Candlelight service is scheduled at 5 p.m. Nursery will also be available.

Howard United Methodist Church will hold its regular morning service at 9 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school to follow at 10:15. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley, is a Reconciling in Christ church-an inclusive faith community that seeks to live the Word and Way of Christ's unconditional love.

Christmas Program, 11:30 a.m., Crusaders For Christ New Life, 1205 Taylor St., featuring a children's Christmas skit and songs. New Year's Eve. Liturgy-Feast of the Circumcision at 10 a.m. A candlelight communion will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. A Christmas Day service with Holy Eucharist will begin at 10 a.m. Monday.

HIGHLAND CHURCH OF CHRIST An a capella service will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at Highland Church of Christ, 425 Highland Ave.

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EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE HEAVENLY REST A service celebrating Advent IV will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a Christmas Eve Communion service at 9 a.m. Sunday.

There will be a worship service on Sunday 31 December at 9am and a communion service at 6pm.

South Pleasant Grove United Methodist: Rev. Robert Baker will speak at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on "Pointing to God", with scripture from Luke 1:46-55.

St. Catherine of Siena, 115 S. Fifth St., Iliff - Christmas Eve Mass, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24.

Central Tabernacle, 715 Waughtown St., will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Hillcrest Baptist Church in will hold morning services at 9:30 both campuses.

Burns added the service is an opportunity for families to come together and celebrate the birth of Christ. This year, Advent started as late as possible, Sunday, Dec. 3, so the last Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve morning.

FOSTORIA - West Independence United Methodist Church, 22876 USA 224, Fostoria, will host two special Christmas Eve services.

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