Christmas services throughout the area show the true meaning of the season

NEIGHBORS

December 23, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The hustle and bustle of Christmas will peak tomorrow, and I could not be happier. In my opinion, the best time of the holiday season begins after Christmas Day. Whether Saturday's celebration is a bang or a bust, there's still that golden week between Christmas and New Year's. It's a time to relax, visit with friends and neighbors, and really enjoy the season.

Merry Christmas, Pasadena. May this wondrous season be filled with peace, love and happiness for you and those you hold dear.

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Congregations and parishes in the area have scheduled Christmas services and invite your family to worship with them.

Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, has scheduled two Christmas Eve services.

A family service with a Christmas pageant will begin at 7 p.m. The traditional candlelight service is planned for 11 p.m.

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The Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road, has planned a candlelight communion service at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road, will feature a live Nativity scene at the 6 p.m. children's service tomorrow.

Candlelight services with Holy Communion are planned at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, will have two services tomorrow evening.

L The congregation's youth will sing at the 7:30 p.m. service.

The 11 p.m. Communion service will feature the voices of the adult choir.

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Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third Street and Beach Avenue, has scheduled worship services at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. tomorrow featuring lessons, carols and Communion.

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Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, has three services planned on Christmas Eve.

A family service will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a combined Communion service with Magothy United Methodist Church of the Deaf.

A traditional candlelight service will begin at 11 p.m.

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Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, has scheduled three services tomorrow evening.

The 6 p.m. service will feature lessons and carols and is appropriate for all ages, especially children.

The 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. candlelight worship services will feature the adult choir and Holy Communion.

On Sunday, worship and Sunday school are scheduled for 10 a.m. only.

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Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, has planned four Masses tomorrow evening and one on Christmas morning.

The children's choir will perform at the 4:30 p.m. Mass tomorrow. A Mass, planned by the OLC youth, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The 8 p.m. Mass will feature contemporary music, while Midnight Mass will feature the adult choir and brass ensemble.

Mass on Christmas Day is at 10 a.m.

There will be no 5 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day. Services on Sunday will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, will have two services tomorrow evening.

The children's service will begin at 6 p.m.

A candlelight music service is planned at 11 p.m.

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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, has scheduled a children's Christmas pageant with Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The festival of music featuring the handbell and adult choirs will begin at 11 p.m., followed by Holy Eucharist at 11:30 p.m.

A Holy Eucharist service isplanned for 10 a.m. Christmas Day.

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church in Riviera Beach has scheduled four Masses on Christmas Eve and three on Christmas Day.

The children's liturgy will be celebrated at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow in the upper church. An 8 p.m. Mass also is planned.

The 11:30 p.m. solemn Mass will include a carol program.

Masses on Christmas will be at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Don't forget, there's still time to drop off food or send a check to the Harvest for the Hungry program.

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank will distribute the food to needy families in the county. Collections will be accepted through Dec. 31.

Food can be dropped off at local realty offices or at the Community Information Center on Mountain Road, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Checks can be sent to: Anne Arundel County Food Bank, c/o Anne Arundel Association of Realtors, 555 Benfield Road, Severna Park 21146.

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All dressed up with no place to go this New Year's Eve? Stick close to home and ring in '94 at one of several parties planned in the greater Pasadena area.

The Stoney Creek Democratic Club, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road, will hold its annual blast from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tickets are $20 per person, including a hot and cold buffet, an open bar, a continental breakfast and plenty of party favors.

Music will be provided by Chuck Dehn.

Reservations: Rich Ames, 437-9388.

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Lake Shore Democratic Club, 236 Maryland Ave., is sponsoring its New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The price is $25 per person and includes hot and cold buffet, an open bar, beer and setups, herring, coffee, buns, and noise makers.

Live entertainment will be provided by Jack B & She, featuring an Elvis show.

Reservations: Fritz Waldecker, 437-2526.

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