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Churches plan Christmas, New Year’s 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, Sunday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise noted.

La Vernia

The La Vernia United Methodist Church, 830-779-2621, will hold candlelight services at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. A Blue Christmas uplifting service will be at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary for those who have lost a loved one or are alone during the holidays.

St. Ann 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 Day, Mass will be held at 9 a.m.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830-253-8121, will offer 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. On Dec. 31, a worship service including lessons and carols will be held at 10 a.m. No Sunday school.

Grace Bible Church, 830-779-5200, will hold its Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Grace Kids Care will be provided for children 2 years old and younger.

New Year’s Day services will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the church.

Life Church of La Vernia, 830-947-3480, will hold a family-friendly candlelight service at 5 p.m. Additionally, on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a service will be offered at 10 a.m.

New Berlin

The Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 830-303-4669, will have one service the morning of Christmas Eve at 9:30 a.m., along with two special Christmas services at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. No Sunday school.

On Sunday, Dec. 31, they will have Christmas Hymnsing services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. No Sunday school.

St. Hedwig

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

Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. only on New Year’s Day.


The First Baptist Church, 830-996-3456, will hold Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 830-996-3415, will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m.

New Year’s Masses will be 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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