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Christmas candlelight service planned
TELL CITY – The annual Christmas candlelight service will be held at Community Christian Church at 10 a.m. Dec 22. The service will feature the children’s choir and several adults will participate with Scripture readings and testimonies. Visitors of all ages are welcome to share in this Christmas celebration. Community Christian Church is located in the old Newman School at 821 10th Street in Tell City.

Service of the Longest Night Saturday
ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night  Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they struggle with grief. They miss loved ones and find that the usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggles.

The Rev. Adrian Burke OSB will lead the service with prayer and Scripture that acknowledge those who mourn and struggle with loss during the Christmas season.

Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will follow. RSVP to jkeller@ abbeycaskets.com or call (800) 987-7380 for information.
DCBC offers special choir service Sunday
Deer Creek Baptist Church choir will present a special program titled “Emmanuel! Celebrating Heaven’s Child” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church.

Sisters schedule Christmas services
FERDINAND – Christmas Eve services at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand are scheduled for Dec. 24 in the monastery church. Carol service will begin at 9:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 10 p.m.

Refreshments will be served in the monastery dining room immediately after Mass. Christmas Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25 in the monastery church. The Christmas lights display on Grotto Hill on the monastery grounds will be lit through Jan. 6.
Monastery guided tours are regularly given Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.,  and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.,  2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guided tours will not be given from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2.

For Heaven’s Sake gift shop regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The gift shop, located on monastery grounds, will be closed Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.All times are Eastern standard time.


Monks to welcome public to Christmas services

ST. MEINRAD – The public is welcome to join the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey as they celebrate Christmas in the Archabbey Church. On Christmas Eve, vigils will begin at 7 p.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m. The Mass of Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Mass is celebrated each day in the Archabbey Church at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and feast days. However, during the Christmas season, Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26 and 27.