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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

RELIGION NOTES / GENA PASILLAS

December 21, 1996|GENA PASILLAS

King of Glory Lutheran Church will hold family candlelight services at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. Child care will be available at the 7 p.m. service. The church will have a Christmas Day celebration with Communion at 10 a.m. The church is at 10280 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley. (714) 963-5644.

St. Andrew's by the Sea United Methodist Church will hold a "Home for the Holidays" concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente. (714) 492-2537.

The Liberty Choirs and soloists at Liberty Baptist Church will present "A Family Christmas" at 6 p.m. Sunday. A Christmas banquet will take place, and child care will be provided. The church is at 5108 Bonita Canyon Road, Irvine. (714) 854-9000.

The annual "Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols" will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Clement's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Nancy Beach will direct the choir and will be accompanied by organist Susan Parr. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 202 Avenida Aragon, San Clemente. (714) 492-3401.

The Rev. Maurice Ogden will lead a holiday program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Church of Orange County. A children's program will take place, and child care will be provided. The church meets in the George Washington Community Center at 250 E. Cypress, Anaheim. (714) 758-1050.

The Trinity Lutheran Senior Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and 9 a.m. Christmas Day at Trinity Lutheran Church, 902 S. Broadway, Santa Ana. (714) 997-7867.

A family Communion service will take place at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve at Faith Lutheran Church. A candlelight Communion service featuring the Chancel Choir will take place at 11 p.m. A Christmas Day Communion service will be at 10 a.m. The church is at 8200 Ellis Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 962-5571.

A Christmas service with music, spiritual healing and a psychic demonstration will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gate of Heaven Chapel, 1401 15th St., Newport Beach. The church describes itself as 21st century, open-minded and family-oriented. (714) 722-4609.

An ecumenical Taize' service of music and prayer will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 600 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 542-7253.

Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church. Child care will be available during the 5 and 7 p.m. services. The church is at 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. (714) 548-3631.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church will celebrate Christmas Eve Mass with the children's choir at 4:30 and 6 p.m. A Mass featuring a Spanish choir will be held at 8 p.m. A music program will take place at 10:15 p.m., and the Mass at 11 p.m. will feature an adult choir and organ. On Christmas Day, there will be a 7 a.m. Mass with cantor and piano and a 1 p.m. Spanish Mass with choir. The church is at 8345 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 824-3000.

The Rev. Kirk D. Mackie will take the pulpit for the first time as senior pastor at 10 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Fullerton. Mackie is the 20th senior pastor in the 103-year history of the church, which is at 212 E. Wilshire Ave. (714) 526-2265.

Calvary Church of Santa Ana and First Presbyterian Church of Garden Grove will combine their choirs for a Christmas musical at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, then at 6 p.m. at Calvary Church. The 80-voice choir will perform Tom Pettke's "City of Light." First Presbyterian is at 11832 Euclid St.; Calvary is at 1010 N. Tustin Ave. (714) 534-2269.

The Hebrew Academy will have an open house at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The academy is at 14401 Willow Lane, Westminster. (714) 898-0051.

Christmas Eve services will take place at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. at Ocean Hills Community Church. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 32222 Del Obispo, San Juan Capistrano. (714) 496-7411.

Singer, narrator and character voice Thurl Ravenscroft will visit during the worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral. Ravenscroft is best known as the voice of Kellogg's "Tony the Tiger." The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4000.

The Youth Choirs of Placentia Presbyterian Church will present "Shobi Shares a Miracle," a Christmas musical drama, at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. The Chancel Choir will sing during the service of lessons and carols at 11 p.m. The church is at 849 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia. (714) 528-1438.

The New Life Master Singers will present the Christmas story at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve at Presbyterian Church of the Master. The Cherub and Children's Choirs will sing at the 7 p.m. family service. Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10 p.m. The church is at 26051 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. (714) 582-2670.

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