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Christmas services at area churches



Published: Sat, December 19, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

Here is a listing of services open to the public at area churches. Christmas Eve is Thursday and Christmas Day is Friday.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Covenant Life Fellowship, 5900 W. Liberty St., Hubbard: Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. with singing, special music, Scripture reading and Holy Communion.

CATHOLIC

Archangel Michael Church, 401 12th St., Campbell: Christmas Eve royal hours at 9 a.m. and vesperal liturgy at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day matins at 8:15 a.m. and liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, 811 Oak St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m., Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m., New Year’s Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown: Christmas Eve Masses at 5 p.m. with schoolchildren, 9 p.m. and midnight; Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.; New Year’s Eve Mass at 7 p.m.; New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.; and Epiphany Masses at 5 p.m. Jan. 2 and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Jan. 3 followed by visits from the Magi with the Three Kings who will sing and pass out gold coins (candy). The Rev. Stephen E. Popovich is pastor and Nicholas Moliterno, deacon.

Holy Name of Jesus, 613 N. Lakeview Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve caroling at 8:30 p.m. and Christmas midnight liturgy at 9 p.m.; Christmas Day carols at 9:15 a.m. and Christmas Day liturgy at 9:30 a.m.; New Year’s Eve liturgy at 5 p.m.; and New Year’s Day liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson: Novena prayers will be offered after the liturgy at 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. weekends through Wednesday; Christmas Eve liturgy at midnight; and Christmas Day liturgy at 10 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown: Christmas Eve vigil Mass at 5 p.m. and midnight Mass, Christmas Day Masses at 10 a.m. and noon, New Year’s Eve Mass at 5 p.m. and New Year’s Day Mass at noon. Confessions will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 291 Scoville Drive, Vienna: Christmas Eve with carols by the choir at 11 p.m. and procession and blessing of the Nativity scene before midnight Mass, Christmas Day low Masses at 8 and 11 a.m., New Year’s Eve with hour of reparation starting at 10:30 p.m. and including exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and New Year’s Day low Masses at 8 and 11 a.m. Confessions will be from noon to 2 p.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and before Christmas Day Masses.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 124 Keystone St., Campbell: Reconciliation from 9 to 10 a.m. today; Christmas Eve Masses at 9 p.m. and choir prelude at 11:30 p.m. followed by midnight Mass; and Christmas Day Mass at 9 a.m.

St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church, 633 Porter Ave. Campbell: Reconciliation from noon to 1 p.m. today and 6 to 7 p.m. Monday; Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m.; and Christmas Day with choir prelude at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 159 Reed Ave., Campbell: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 301 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell: Christmas Eve royal hours with liturgy, compline and matins at 4 p.m.; Christmas Day Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.; Dec. 26, synaxis of Holy Theotokos and Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. and Dec. 27, St. Stephen, Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.

St. Lucy and St. Rose of Lima Churches, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. in English with Italian entrance of baby Jesus and midnight Mass, La Misa Del Gallo, in Spanish; and Christmas Day Masses at 9:30 a.m. in English and noon in Spanish.

St. Mark Orthodox Church, 3560 Logan Way, Liberty: Christmas Eve liturgy and carols at 7 p.m.; Dec. 26 vespers at 4 p.m.; Dec. 27 matins at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Liturgy Feast of St. Stephen,; and New Year’s Eve liturgy at 6 p.m. and liturgy eve of the Feast of Circumcision of Christ.

St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve with carols at 3:45 p.m., Christmas vigil liturgy at 4 p.m., carols at 11:30 p.m. and Christmas liturgy at midnight; Christmas Day carols at 7:45 a.m., Slovak Christmas Liturgy at dawn at 8 a.m., carols at 11:15 a.m. and Christmas Day liturgy at 11:30 a.m.; New Year’s Eve liturgy at 6 p.m. and New Year’s Day liturgies at 8 and 11:30 a.m.

St. Michael’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 125 Steel St., Youngstown: Christmas Day Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and cookie social following in the church basement.

St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and special Christmas music presentation at 11:30 p.m. followed by midnight Mass, Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m., New Year’s Eve holy hour at 3 p.m. and Mass at 4 p.m.; and New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.

CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL

Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 718 Albert St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, 3911 Main St., Mineral Ridge: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 10 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

New Springfield Church of God, 3649 E. Garfield Road, New Springfield: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman: Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m.

EPISCOPAL

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 614 Parmelee Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve caroling at 6 p.m. with service at 6:30.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve informal family service with Eucharist at 4 p.m., music at 10:30 p.m. with festive candlelight Eucharist at 11 p.m. and Christmas Day Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

Calla Community Church 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Van Chiles delivering the message. A special offering will be taken for the family of the late Jennifer Miller Baker, a West Branch teacher who was killed in an auto accident in November.

LUTHERAN

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman: Christmas Eve family contemporary service, “The Wonder of the Stable,” at 4 p.m. featuring praise worship with communion, candle lighting and carols and traditional worship at 7:30 and 11 p.m. with communion, candle lighting and carols.

Historic Lutheran Church of St. John, 1429 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve service at 8:15 p.m. with the Rev. D. Gary Schreckengost preaching on “Discovering the Christ in Christmas for You” and Holy Communion.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield: Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. with candlelight and Holy Communion; 7:30 p.m. service with candlelight, Holy Communion and sanctuary choir and nursery provided; and 11 p.m. service with candlelight and Holy Communion; and Dec. 27, Holy Communion service at 9:30 a.m.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Drive, Youngstown: Festival Eucharist for the Nativity of our Lord at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve with communion, special music, choral ensembles and candlelight singing of “Silent Night.”

Victory Lutheran Church, 2110 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 27 service at 11 a.m. and New Year’s Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church, 10857 Main St., New Middletown: Christmas Eve worship at 7 and 11 p.m.

METHODIST

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6808 Market St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve family service at 5 p.m., traditional service at 9 p.m. and candlelight communion service at 11 p.m.

Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield: Christmas Eve family service at 6 p.m. and communion service at 9 p.m..

Coalburg United Methodist Church, 1906 Wick Campbell Road, Hubbard: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. and New Year’s Eve service with open communion from 5 to 7 p.m. and meditation and Scripture.

Ellsworth Presbyterian Church, 11171 Akron-Canfield Road, Ellsworth: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. with communion and candlelighting.

Girard First United Methodist Church, 22 N. Market St., Girard: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Mahoning United Methodist Church, 2214 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Christmas service at 5 p.m. with a candlelight ceremony and music by the bell choir, Chancel Choir and Glory Bound.

New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 S. State St., New Waterford: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road W., Champion: Christmas Eve services at 6:30 p.m. with procession of the Christ Child and 10 p.m. communion.

United Methodist Church of West Austintown, 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown: Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. with meditation and harpist Kerry Miller and family candelight service at 7 p.m. and “The Miracle of Christmas” as told by Pastor George Leonard Lee.

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road (Route 62), Canfield: Christmas Eve service at 3 p.m. with carols and communion, candlelight worship at 7 p.m. and candlelight worship with communion at 11 p.m.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Common Ground Church Community, 2310 W. South Range Road, (Route 65), North Lima: Christmas Eve service starting at 2:30 p.m. with extended period of seasonal music with worship and communion at 3 p.m. Refreshments will also be served.

Kingdom Community Church, 587 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers: Christmas Eve service at 8:30 p.m.

Truckers 4 Jesus ministry: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. with music and message at the truck stop theater at Petro Truck Stop in Weathersfield Township.

Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Unit 4, Lordstown: Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

Columbiana First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave., Columbiana: Christmas Eve candlelight traditional service at 7 p.m. with special music and 11 p.m. contemporary service with communion and music.

Ellsworth Presbyterian Church, 11171 Akron-Canfield Road, Ellsworth: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. with communion and candlelighting.

First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main St., Mineral Ridge: Christmas Eve family candlelight service with children’s message at 5:30 and candlelight service with more music at 11 p.m.

Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, Poland: Children and youth Christmas pageant at 11 a.m. Sunday, Christmas Eve candlelight communion service with music by the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and Harmony String Quartet at 5:30 p.m. and Christmas Day worship with communion at 9 a.m.

Hubbard First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., Hubbard: Christmas Eve candlelight service for children at 7 p.m. and traditional candlelight service at 11 p.m. with carol singing, communion and the story of Jesus’ birth. “Rise Up! A New Light A-Coming” will be performed by the choir. This cantata is a blend of spiritual and traditional carol arrangements with Scripture readings.

First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. with musical prelude at 7:15, Dec. 27 service at 11 a.m. with Christmas communion and Jan. 5, 12th Night Epiphany service at 5:30 p.m.

Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1451 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m.

Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2432 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman: Christmas Eve family service at 7 p.m. when youth from the congregation will read the Nativity story, the Christ candle will be lighted, there will be communion and “Silent Night” sung in candlelight and a candlelight service at 10 p.m. with traditional singing of “Silent Night,” music by the Chancel Choir, communion by intinction and lighting of the Christ candle.


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