Churches Offering A Full Slate Of Christmas Services

Neighbors/Ferndale/Linthicum

December 24, 1991|By Rosalie M. Falter

To celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season, worship services have been scheduled at area churches for today and tomorrow. Eachone extends an invitation to all neighbors.

A family Christmas Eve worship service will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. A cake baked in honor of Jesus' birthday will be shared during a refreshment period.

Carols and Christmas music begin at 10:30 p.m. with the ChristmasEve candlelight service starting at 11 p.m.

Rev. Donald Llewellynis pastor. Information: 859-0990.

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Bruce Huffman, pastor of the Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, invites you to a 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service entitled "Happy Birthday, Jesus."

A traditional candlelight service will take place at 11 p.m. this evening.

For information, call 789-2422.

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Monsignor Francis X. Zorbach, pastor of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road, invites you attend services from the Christmas schedule.

Christmas Eve masses will take place at 5 and 7 p.m. A Folk Carol service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

A choir carol service at 11:30 p.m. will precede midnight mass.

On Christmas Day, masses are scheduled for 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

and 12:30 p.m.

Information: Call 859-0571.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Marydell Road in Linthicum, is having a Christmas Eve Family Eucharist and Sunday school pageant.

There will be a half-hour of Christmas musicbeginning 10:30 p.m., followed by an 11 p.m. Choral Eucharist of theNativity.

Christmas Day Eucharist (no music) is at 10 a.m.

Robert W. Watson is the rector. The church is located off West Maple Road between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry Roads in Linthicum. For information, call 859-5633.

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At 6:30 p.m. this evening the FerndaleUnited Methodist Church will have a service for families with children. The sermon will be informal, the prayers short and the hymns familiar to children. There will be a live Nativity.

Following the family service, there will be a short birthday party for baby Jesus in the lower level of the church. Children will be invited to sing happy birthday, sign a card and share some birthday cake and punch.

A candlelight service begins at 11 p.m. Communion will be served, traditional scriptures read and carols sung.

Susan Duchesneau is pastor of the church, located at 117 Ferndale Road. Call the church at 761-2880.

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Mark Chavez, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, 416 WellhamAve. in Ferndale, invites everyone to attend the Candlelight Services taking place tonight.

The 5:30 p.m. Children's Service will include a special sermon and the children's choir.

A contemporary worship service will take place at 7:15 p.m. and a traditional worship service at 11 p.m.

For information, call the church at 766-3283.

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The Linthicum Baptist Church, 611 S. Camp Meade Road, will have a 7:30 p.m family Christmas Eve candlelight service. Donald L. Emge, pastor, invites everyone to attend.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, members of the church will go to the Helping Out Mission in Baltimore to prepare a dinner for homeless men.

Call 766-0204 for information.

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The Rev. Michael W. Hubers and the congregation invite everyone toattend a 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service taking place at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

You are also invited to attend a watch night service next Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Senior Center. There will be afilm shown along with a Communion service, plenty of music and a NewYear's challenge message.

For information, call 761-0217.

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Five Christmas Eve Services will take place today at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, Linthicum.

An 11 a.m. service of carols and Communion has been added this year, and everyone is welcome.

Timothy J. Kielley, vicar, will preach. "Christmas Eve for Children" will take place at 5 p.m. This service has been written by children for children. They have hymns, skits and readings planned to helpthe family understand and share in the birth of Christ.

Worship service and Communion with carols and readings will take place at 7 and 9 p.m.

A festival service with candlelight, Communion and brass accompaniment will take place at 11 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. William F. R. Gilroy will preside over the 7, 9 and 11 p.m. services.

Call thechurch at 859-0020.

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On Dec. 14 many excited and happy children greeted Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who traveled to the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights' clubhouse to have breakfast with them.

Everyone who attended enjoyed a special morning. A special thanks to Charlotte Wheeler and her committee for making Breakfast with Santa such apleasant experience.

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The North Glen Democratic Club recentlysponsored Christmas parties for members' children and grandchildren.

Little ones up to the age of 7 were treated to an afternoon party. They played games, had cake and ice cream and visited with Santa, who brought them gifts and stockings filled with candy.

In the evening party, children who were over 8 played bingo games and enjoyed pizza and coke.

Dinner, dancing, beer, soda, setups, midnight champagne toast, noisemakers and continental breakfast are all included in the St. Philip Neri Annual New Year's Eve Dance.

Dinner is 8 to 9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., breakfast from 12:30 to 1 a.m.

Alan Boyd is the disc jockey for the event.

Individual tickets are $17.50 or $35 per couple.

For individual or table reservations please call 760-5317, 761-1543 or 859-1056.

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