The North Bend Eagle


Local churches plan special Christmas celebrations

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/13/23

Area churches are lighting the way in celebration of the birth of Christ. Many will have special services this season and all are invited to participate and celebrate.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley will open for a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The church, which closed in 2002, is located near the intersection of county roads L and 4, eight miles north and three miles west of North Bend.

St. Peter Lutheran Church will have its children’s Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The Little Lamb Preschool program will be Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve services will be at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Christmas Day service will be at 9 a.m.

United Presbyterian Church will have the Sunday school and youth program on Dec. 17 during the 10 a.m. service. There will be a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. with communion served.

St. John Ridgeley Lutheran Church will have the youth Christmas program on Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be no morning service, but there will be a special service at 6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church will have Christmas Eve Mass Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. There will be a midnight Mass with the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus participating.

St. Leo Catholic Church in Snyder will have a Christmas Eve mass at 4 p.m.

In Morse Bluff, St. George Catholic Church will have Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 9 a.m.

Cedar Hill Sacred Heart Catholic Church will sing Christmas hymns starting at 11:30 p.m. with Mass following at midnight.


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