Looking for holiday services? Here’s a list

Richard Pratt
Published: December 24 2010 | 9:58 am - Updated: 3 April 2014 | 6:43 pm in

Note: The following list includes only items submitted by the churches for publication. It is not a list of all area churches.

Cedar Rapids

Assembly of God

Central, 3030 F Ave. NW: Children’s Program “Follow the Star,” 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Music Program, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19; New Year’s Eve Service, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Baptist

Calvary, 5338 Johnson Ave. SW: “Christmas Conversations — Sharing the Gift 365,” 6 p.m. Sunday; Children’s Sunday School program, “Is This the Day to Put Up Christmas?” 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Candlelight Christmas Celebration, 6 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Worship Service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Northbrook, 1700 Boyson Rd. NE: Christmas Singing and refreshments, 6 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Bible

New Covenant, 1800 46th St. NE: Big Band Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. Dec. 18; Advent Worship services, 8, 9:20, and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Services, 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

Catholic

All Saints, 720 29th St. SE: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

Immaculate Conception, 857 Third Ave. SE: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Mass in Spanish, 8 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, midnight Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; New Year’s Eve Mass, 11 a.m. Holy Hour, Dec. 31, 12:05 p.m. Mass, Dec. 31; New Year’s Day Mass, 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 1.

John XXIII, 8100 Roncalli Dr. SW: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

St. Jude, 50 Edgewood Rd. NW: Christmas Eve Mass, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

St. Ludmila, 211 21st Ave. SW: Christmas Eve Mass, 4, 6:30 and 10 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Sunday Mass, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26; New Year’s Eve Mass, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31; New Year’s Day Mass, 4 p.m. Jan. 1.

St. Patrick, 500 First Ave. NW: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

St. Pius X, 4949 Council St. NE: Deanery Reconciliation Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 20; Christmas Eve Mass, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Mass, 8 and 10 a.m. and noon, Dec. 26.

St. Wenceslaus, 1224 Fifth St. SE: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass in Latin, 7 a.m. Dec. 25, Christmas Day Mass, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25.

Christian

First/Cedar, 840 Third Ave. SE: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Christian Reformed

Peace, 6600 C Ave. NE: Sunday School Christmas Program, “The First Leon,” 6 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; regular Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26 with no evening service.

Christ, Scientist

First Church, 640 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE: Christmas Hymn/Carol Sing, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19, following worship.

Episcopal

Christ, 220 40th St. NE: Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m. today; Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. Sunday; Choral Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18; Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. Dec. 19; Children’s Christmas Pageant, 10 a.m. Dec. 19; Choral Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Choral Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Festive Hymns and Carols, 10 p.m. Dec. 24; Choral Holy Eucharist, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Dec. 25; Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Dec. 26; Celebration of the Epiphany, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

Grace, 525 A Ave. NE: Christmas Eve Service, 8 p.m. Dec. 24.

Evangelical Free

Stonebridge, 1829 Stoney Point Rd. SW: Christmas Eve services, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

Greek Orthodox

St. John the Baptist, 501 A Ave. NE: Orthros, 9 a.m. Dec. 19; Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Play, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Royal Hours for Nativity Eve, 9 a.m. Dec. 24; Nativity Vespers and Christmas Carol Singing, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Orthros, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

Lutheran

First, 1000 Third Ave. SE: Christmas Eve Services, 3 p.m. Children’s Service, 5 p.m. Contemporary Service, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Traditional Services, Dec. 24. Christmas Day Service, 5 p.m. Dec. 25. Sunday service, 10 a.m. Dec. 26.

Good Shepherd, 2900 42nd St. NE: Advent services, 7 p.m., Dec. 16 and 23; Children’s service, “God’s Love in the Manger,” 6 p.m., Dec. 19; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 9 a.m.; New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m.

Hope, 2736 Bowling St. SW: Contemporary Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24; Traditional Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24; A Christmas Eve Service of Quiet and Meditation, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Worship of Thanks and Celebration, 6 p.m. Dec. 25.

Our Savior’s, 3634 First Ave. NE: Worship Service with Holy Communion, 10 a.m. Dec. 24; Worship Service with Holy Communion, Choir Cantata “Hear the Prophet Calling,” 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Trinity, 1363 First Ave. SW: Weekday Advent Service, noon and 6 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22; Sunday School Children’s Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Family Worship, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 11 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Worship with Communion, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Regular worship, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26; New Year’s Eve worship, 6 p.m. Dec. 31; New Year’s Day worship, 6 p.m. Jan. 1; Regular worship, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2.

Methodist

Sharon, 1809 Ninth St. SW: Living Christmas Tree Music Performances, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Non-denominational

River of Life, 3801 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE: Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas service, 10 a.m. Dec. 26.

Presbyterian

First, 310 Fifth St. SE: Family Christmas Eve Service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Organ Recital, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 11 p.m. Dec. 24.

Knox, 1525 Hollywood Blvd. NE: Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Olivet, 237 Tenth St. NW: Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24; Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m. Dec. 26.

Unitarian Universalist

Peoples Church, 600 Third Ave. SE: “The Christmas Pageant,” 11 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve services, 6 p.m. Dec. 24

United Church of Christ

First Congregational, 361 17th St. SE: Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” with Gretchen Brumwell on harp, 10 a.m. Sunday; Children’s Christmas service, 10 a.m. Dec. 19; Family Service with Youth Choir and Soloists, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Candlelight service with Chancel Choir and Handbells, 8 p.m. Dec. 24.

Unity

Unity Center of Cedar Rapids, 3791 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE: Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Hiawatha

Christian

Community of Christ, 1500 Blairs Ferry Rd.: Children’s Christmas Program, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Lutheran

Zion, 201 First Ave.: Advent Worship Service, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Service of Carols, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Sunday School Christmas Program, 6 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Worship Service, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24; New Year’s Eve Worship Service, 6 p.m. Dec. 31; New Year’s Day Worship Service, 6 p.m. Jan. 1.

Non-denominational

New Beginnings, 910 Boyson Ct.: Christmas Eve Worship, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Marion

Lutheran

St. Mark’s, 8300 C Ave. NE: Children’s Christmas Program, “You Shine!”. 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday; Christmas in the Loft, 3 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Cantata, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, Celebration Service, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Impact Service 6 p.m., Traditional Service, 11 p.m., Dec. 24; Christmas Carol Worship and Reflections, 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. Dec. 26.

St. Paul’s, 915 27th St.: Advent Midweek Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Adult Choir Christmas Service, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Sunday School Children Christmas Service, 3 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Worship with Communion, 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Worship with Communion, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Sunday after Christmas Worship, 9 a.m. Dec. 26.

Methodist

First, Corner of 12th St. and Eighth Ave.: Children’s Program “One Starry Night,” 11 a.m. Sunday; “Christmas in Marion” community event, 5 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Services, 1, 4, 5:30, 7 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24.

Other Linn County

Amana Church Society

Amana Church, Amana: Amana Church Choir Concert, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19; Sunday School Program and Soup Supper, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Candlelit Carol Service, 8 p.m., Middle Amana Church; Christmas Day Traditional Worship with German and English Hymns, 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at the Amana Church.

Catholic

St. Isidore, Springville: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24.

St. John’s, Mount Vernon: Christmas Eve Mass, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

St. Patrick’s, Fairfax: Christmas Eve Mass, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Lutheran

St. John, Center Point: Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Communion Service, 11 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Communion Service, 9 a.m.

St. Paul, Mount Vernon: Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Service, 8:45 a.m. Dec. 25.

Seeds of Faith, Lisbon: Sunday School Christmas Program, 4 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Service, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Service of Lessons and Carols, 9 a.m. Dec. 26.

Methodist

Alice United, Center Point: “Telling of the Christmas Story,” 6 p.m. Dec. 19.

Clover Ridge, Walford: Christmas Pageant, 6 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Service, 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 24.

Palo: Children’s Sunday School Program, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Sanctuary Choir Cantata, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Service, Open Communion, 6 p.m., Candlelight Family Worship, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Springville: Christmas Choir Cantata and Drama, 9 a.m. Sunday; Children’s Christmas program, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Presbyterian

First, Ely: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Sounds of Music Christmas Program, 11 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Zion, Coggon: Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24; Sunday morning worship, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26.

Iowa City

Baptist

First, 500 N. Clinton St.: Christmas Even Candlelight Service with Communion, 7 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Worship, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26.

Bible

Good News, 845 Pepperwood Lane: Children’s Christmas Program, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Caroling, 6 p.m. Dec. 19; Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

Catholic

Newman Catholic Student Center, 104 E. Jefferson St.: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 and 6 p.m., Dec. 24; Mary, Mother of God Holy Day Mass, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 31.

St. Mary, 228 E. Jefferson St.: Sunday Advent Evening Prayer, 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Mass, 5:10 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 25; Mary, Mother of God Holy Day Mass, 9 a.m. Jan. 1.

St. Patrick’s, 4330 St. Patrick Dr.: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 11 p.m. today and noon Sunday, in Spanish; Advent Reflections, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; Children’s Nativity, 3:45 p.m. Dec. 24; Bilingual Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; Midnight Mass, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 25; Mary, Mother of God Holy Day Mass, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1.

St. Wenceslaus, 630 E. Davenport: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 and 11:30 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 25; Mary, Mother of God Holy Day Mass, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31 with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9 p.m., and Mary, Mother of God Holy Day Mass, 10 a.m. Jan. 1.

Episcopal

Trinity, 320 E. College St.: Service of Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m. Sunday; Holy Eucharist on Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. Dec. 24; Midnight Mass for Christmas, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Holy Eucharist on Christmas Day, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

Methodist

Hope, 2929 Court St.: Children’s Christmas Program, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Blue Christmas Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 19; Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Orthodox

St. Raphael, 722 E. College St.: Nativity Paraclesis Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 23; Royal Hours, 9 a.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Vesperal Divine Liturgy, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; Matins, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Christmas Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

Coralville

Catholic

St. Thomas More, 3000 12th Ave.: Christmas Eve Mass, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

RCA (Reformed Church in America)

New Life Community, 106 Second Ave.: Children’s Christmas Program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday; New Life Singers Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

Other Johnson County

Methodist

Shueyville United, Shueyville: Christmas Eve Worship, 5:30, 7, 8:30 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24.

Eastern Iowa

Catholic

Immaculate Conception, Van Horne: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; New Year’s Day Mass, 4 p.m. Jan. 1.

St. John, Blairstown: Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

St. Michael, Norway: Christmas Eve Mass, midnight Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25; New Year’s Eve Mass, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

St. Patrick, Anamosa: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 25; Mass of the Holy Family, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26; Mass of the Epiphany, 4 p.m. Jan. 1; Mass of Epiphany and Opening of the Sesquicentennial for St. Patrick’s, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2.

St. Patrick, Watkins: Christmas Eve Mass, 6 p.m. Dec. 24; New Year’s Day Mass, 9 a.m. Jan. 1.

St. Paul, Newhall: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; New Year’s Day Mass, 6 p.m. Jan. 1.

Evangelical Free

Prairie Creek, Vinton: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Lutheran

St. Peter, Eldorado: Live Nativity, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19.

Wayne Zion, Monticello: Celebrate Christmas in Song, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; Children’s Program with Candlelight Service, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 11 p.m. Dec. 24.

Methodist

United, West Union: West Union Community Chorus presentation of Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m. Sunday.

Friends (Quaker)

West Branch Friends, West Branch: Christmas Program, 5 p.m. Dec. 19; Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

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