Island churches celebrate Christmas with special services next week

Island churches are celebrating Christmas with special services next week.

— Calvary Chapel: A special pre-Christmas service is scheduled Sunday, 10:30 a.m. At 4 p.m., the church will host a Christmas dinner that is open to the community.

Wednesday at 7 p.m., there will be a free viewing of the film, “The Nativity Story,” starring Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”) and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”).

Thursday, there will be a Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. in the San Juan Island Grange.

Calvary Chapel worships at Paideia School, 265 Price St., Friday Harbor. Call 378-7268.

— Christ the King: Christmas Eve service begins at 6 p.m.

Christ the King worships at Paideia School, 265 Price St., Friday Harbor.

— Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church: Candlelight Christmas Eve service begins at 4:30 p.m. This service will include carols, readings, and a special time for children.

Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church is located at 425 Spring St., Friday Harbor. Call 378-4544.

— St. David’s Episcopal Church: Christmas Eve service begins at 4:30 p.m., and will include a children’s pageant and Holy Eucharist.

At 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, the congregations of St. David’s and the Lutheran Church of the San Juans will come together at St. David’s for a traditional Festive Christmas Eucharist. The service will be led by the Rev. Doug Simonsen and Pastor John Lindsay. Guest musicians will join the choir of St. David’s for an evening of special music, hymns and carols.

On Christmas Day at 9 a.m., a simple spoken service with Holy Eucharist will be held.

St. David’s Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Park and Marguerite. Parking is available on Park Street and in the parking lot off Marguerite. Call 378-5360.

— St. Francis Catholic Church: Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated beginning at 5:30 p.m.

On Christmas Day, Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

St. Francis Church is located at 425 Price St. Call 378-2910.

— Transformation (Assembly of God): Christmas Day worship service is at 10:30 a.m.

Transformation worships at 7075 Airport Center, Friday Harbor. Call 378-5214.

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