Churches Set Christmas Services


The St. Maries Ministerial Association has organized its annual Christmas Eve service for the community.

The community service will be at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve at the College Avenue Baptist Church, 830 West College Avenue. All are invited to attend.

Pastor Shane Royal, of the Four Square Gospel Church, will give this year’s message. There will also be a time of worship and prayer. Pastor Royal said this is the third year the St. Maries Ministerial Association has organized the service.

“We just want to everyone to know that we are unified. This is a time we can come together as one. We may worship differently, but we all believe the same thing,” he said.

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Several other area churches have also planned Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services and invite members of the community to join them.

In St. Maries, the Community Presbyterian Church, 1100 West College Avenue, will have a candlelight service at 5 p.m. The St. Maries Church of the Nazarene invites the public to join them for a candlelight service at 8 p.m.; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will also have service at 8 p.m.

The St. Mary’s Immaculate Catholic Church, 921 West Jefferson Avenue, will have Christmas Eve Mass at 10 p.m. Mass is set for 11 a.m. Christmas Day.

The Fernwood Community Bible Church, located off of State 3, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m.

The Harrison Community Baptist Church’s candlelight service will be at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. The address for the church is 100 East Pine Street. Also in Harrison, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, on Pine Street, will have mass Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.

In Plummer, there will be a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. at the Plummer Bible Church, 1090 D Street. It will include special music, according to Jan Mitchell.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Plummer, 1173 E Street, will have a Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p.m. The Sacred Heart Mission, which is located at 149 Byrnes Ave. in DeSmet, will have a midnight mass, and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance following the service.

On Christmas Day, mass will be held at St. Michael Church, 1824 I Street in Worley, at 10 a.m. Mass will also be held at noon at Sacred Heart Mission Dec. 25.

The Worley Community Church, 30203 South 1st Street, will offer a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. The service will include a time of reflection, a message and worship.

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