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Churches provide Christmas services


Many churches are planning special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services to celebrate the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. Following is a list of Christmas services in the local area, published as a service for readers seeking a place to worship. Services take place on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise noted.

La Vernia

The La Vernia United Methodist Church, 830-779-2621, will hold candlelight communion services at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. A Blue Christmas uplifting service will be at 8 p.m. in the historic chapel for those who have lost a loved one or are alone during the holidays.

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 830-779-3131, will hold a Children’s Mass at 4 p.m. and a bilingual midnight Mass. Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

On New Year’s Eve, Mass will be held at 7 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830-253-8121, will hold Candlelight Communion services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day service with carols and Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m.

The Life Church of La Vernia, 830-534-6640, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, 830-779-5200, welcomes everyone to its Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

New Berlin

The Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 830-303-4669, will have special Christmas services at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

On Sunday, Dec. 28, they will have Christmas Hymnsing services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Hedwig

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 210-667-1232, will have a Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. and midnight Mass with caroling at 11:30 p.m. Mass will also be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25.

A Vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Sutherland Springs

The First Baptist Church, 830-947-3333, will hold a candlelight service at 6 p.m.

A hayride with caroling will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m.

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