Christmas services: Candlelit masses, pageants, music and celebrations

by beth on December 23, 2014

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Above: For many in town, tomorrow night is about a lot more than hanging the stockings by the chimney with care. (Photo posted to Flickr by Marcuss Hansson.)

Here are the masses and festivities planned by churches in town for Christmas Eve and morning.

Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday, December 24, 2014:

The Church of Saint Anne (website)

  • Vigil of Christmas: 5:00, 7:00 and 11:00 pm

First Community Church (website)

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 6:30 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church (website)

  • Pageant Service 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Candlelight Service 10:00 – 11:00 pm
  • Jesus’ birthday party 11:00 pm – midnight

20131223_st_marks_church_christmas_pageant (201x300)St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Children’s Christmas pageant with Eucharist: 4:00 pm
  • Festival Holy Eucharist with choir at Christmas Eve at 10:00 pm (music prelude begins at 9:45 pm)

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Children’s Pageant/Organ: 4:00 pm @ church
  • Piano and Cantor: 4:00 and 5:30 pm @ parish center
  • Organ, Trumpet and Cantor: 5:30 pm @ church
  • Brass Quartet Concert: 9:00 pm @ church
  • Christmas Eve Mass: 10:00 pm @ church

Christmas Day Services

Wednesday, December 25, 2013:

The Church of Saint Anne (website)

  • The Nativity of the Lord: 10:30 am

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Holy Eucharist with carols: 10:00 am

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Mass without music: 7:30 am
  • Organ and Cantors: 9:00 and 11:00 am

(Above right photo of “shepherds” from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church website)

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