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Church news for March 9

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Immanuel Lutheran Church Concert series
BATAVIA—The final program in the 2011-12 concert series at Immanuel Lutheran Church will feature stringed instruments and children’s voices. It will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia.

Presenting the program will be the Fox Valley Children’s Chorus, the string orchestra of Immanuel Lutheran School and Quartet West, a professional string quartet from the western suburbs.

The program is free and open to the public. An offering will be received. For details, call the church office, (630) 879-7163.

St. Charles Episcopal
Church offers
Taize Worship

St. Charles—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Sunday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Taize, a monastic community in central France, is a service of light and shadows, chant and silence, readings and quiet prayer. Information on other Sunday worship services, Lenten services, the outdoor labyrinth, and outreach opportunities is available from www.stcharlesepiscopal.org or (630) 584-2596.

Holy Cross hosts
Fundraising event

BATAVIA—Building a new community education center and the first Catholic school in the Rockford Diocese are just some of the many accomplishments for Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. On Saturday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. Holy Cross will host “A Knight at the Pub,” a fundraising gala to support continuing community, parish based projects.

The event, sponsored by Moss Family Funeral Homes, is being held at Piper’s Banquets in Aurora, and will feature an array of culinary delights including hors d’oeuvres, a buffet meal and desserts.

Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and Sox tickets, plus silent auction and basket raffles will be featured. The highlight of the evening will spotlight a $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 cash prize raffle ticket drawing.

Auction items include: a one-week Florida vacation, hot air balloon ride, flat-screen TV, and many more items auctioned live by official Master of Ceremonies, Monsignor Daniel Deutsch.

Dinner tickets are $100 per person, or $85 for two or more tickets, and can be purchased at the Holy Cross parish office, 2300 Main St. in Batavia, or online through the Holy Cross website, www.holycross-batavia.org.

Spring Flute Recital
presented March 10

ST. CHARLES—Lynne Green’s School of Flute announces its 28th annual Spring Flute Recitals to be held Saturday, March 10, at the Congregational United Church of Christ of St. Charles (40W451 Fox Mill Blvd.).

Two sessions will be held, each featuring middle school and high school performers. Amber and Rachel Urich of Elburn will perform during the 2 p.m. session.

The recitals are free and open to the public. More information is offered at (630) 584-8117.

Children’s choir offers
Swedish meatball dinner

BATAVIA—”If you liked our pancakes, you’ll love our meatballs” is the theme of the second annual Swedish Meatball Dinner presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir on Saturday, March 10, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia. The dinner will feature Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread and dessert.

Also featured will be Swedish gift items for purchase, Swedish and American baked goods for sale and live Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event benefit the choir tour fund for a performance tour this summer.

The choir is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and comprised of children 4-16 years of age from the Fox Valley and surrounding suburbs. They present performances of Swedish songs and Scandinavian dances throughout the area.

Dinner tickets are by reservation only and carry-out orders are available. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 3-10 years old, and free for children under the age of 3.

For reservations, call the choir office at (630) 414-9700.

Hosanna! to host
‘questions’ simulcast

ST.CHARLES—Today more than ever, people raise questions an objections related to faith, God and the Bible. Hosanna! Lutheran Church in St. Charles will host the nationally simulcast event “Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask” on Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Featuring best-selling authors and speakers Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg, this free event (includes lunch) is applicable to everyone, ages adult down to youth in middle school. Equip yourself, your youth group, church leadership, small group, family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to be ready to answer when asked about your faith.

For more information, visit www.HosannaChurch.com, contact the Hosanna! office at (630) 584.6434 or via e-mail Welcome@HosannaChurch.com. Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Rd.) in St. Charles.

Children’s choir offers Swedish meatball dinner

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BATAVIA—”If you liked our pancakes, you’ll love our meatballs” is the theme of the second annual Swedish Meatball Dinner presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir on Saturday, March 10, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia. The dinner will feature Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread and dessert.

Also featured will be Swedish gift items for purchase, Swedish and American Baked Goodsfor sale and live Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event benefit the choir tour fund for a performance tour this summer.

The choir is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and comprised of children 4-16 years of age from the Fox Valley and surrounding suburbs. They present performances of Swedish songs and Scandinavian dances throughout the area.

Dinner tickets are by reservation only and carry-out orders are available. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 3-10 years old, and free for children under the age of 3.

For reservations, call the choir office at (630) 414-9700.

Opening Lent

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Rev. Mark Harkness (third from left), pastor at Kaneville United Methodist Church, was among Methodist pastors leading a community Ash Wednesday service by six UMC churches at Bethany UMC in Aurora Feb. 22. Rev. Steve Good, Sugar Grove UMC (from left); Rev. Alka Lyles, Bethany UMC; Rev. Harkness; and Rev. Juancho Campanano, Wesley UMC, Aurora. The service included reflections by lay speakers and music by a Wesley UMC praise team and a 25-voice choir from participating churches. Courtesy Photo

Parish Lenten Mission at St. Peter Church

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GENEVA—Parish Lenten Mission at St. Peter Church in Geneva will host a parish mission Sunday through Thursday, March 4-8.

The mission will be led by Fr. George Knab, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate from Chicago. A parish mission is a preaching event conducted on consecutive evenings. The preaching centers on the Word of God, as well as Catholic doctrine and Catholic practice. The mission helps one to focus on their personal relationship with the Lord and inspires one to look at their life, values and direction.

• Sunday, March 4, 7 p.m.—Sermon: “We Believe (the Creed).” Ritual: “Sharing the Creed”
• Monday, March 5, 8 a.m.—Mass, Seton Hall. Talk: “The Greatest Commandment.”
7 p.m.—Sermon: “Remembering and Celebrating.” Ritual: “Renewal of Baptismal Promises (The Sacraments)”
• Tuesday, March 6, 8 a.m.—Mass, Seton Hall. Talk: “Second Greatest Commandment”; 7 p.m.—Sermon: “Lift Up Your Hearts” (prayer). Ritual: “Piecing Together the Puzzle of Life”
• Wednesday, March 7, 8 a.m.—Mass, Seton Hall. Talk: “Good Grief: Accepting Loss Gracefully”; 7 p.m.—Sermon: Life In Christ (Moral Living). Ritual: “Sacrament of Penance being offered”
• Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Confessions each hour on the hour

A free-will donation may be given. The church is located at 1891 Kaneville Road in Geneva. Questions can be directed to the parish office, (630) 232-0124.

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti offer free spaghetti dinner

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ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the event held Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Avenue, (Route 25) in St. Charles. Carry-out is available, and the building is handicapped accessible.

For information, call Joe at (630) 890-6586.

Kaneville UMC Men’s Club offer chili supper

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KANEVILLE—The Kaneville United Methodist Church (UMC) Men’s Club chili supper will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the KUMC basement.

Chili will range from mild to wild. Hot dogs and carry-outs will be available.

There will be a free-will offering and live country bluegrass music by The Good Old Boys Gospel Singers.

Kaneville UMC is located at 46W764 Main St. in Kaneville.

Hosanna! Lenten Worship Services

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SAINT CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will be have Lent Worship Services beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Services on that day will be at noon and 6:30 p.m., and will include Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes on the forehead. During the rest of the Lenten season, special mid- week services will be held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. through April 4. All in the community are invited to join us on these Wednesdays, and for regular weekend worship. For more information, call the church office at (630) 584-6434, e-mail at Welcome@HosannaChurch.com or visit www.HosannaChurch.com.

Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

St. Gall announces Ash Wednesday schedule

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ELBURN—In the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Ashes will be distributed during religious education classes on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ashes will be distributed. There will also be a prayer service at 12:10 p.m. with ashes distributed. All are invited.

Church news for Feb. 9

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Spaghetti supper
at SG Community House

SUGAR GROVE—A benefit spaghetti supper will be held at the Sugar Grove Community House on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti and Matt McCannon’s special spaghetti sauce, lettuce salad with all the fixings, garlic bread, desserts and beverages.
The free-will offering will support the 2012 Sugar Grove United Methodist Missions Team for their upcoming trip to Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti.

Sugar Grove UMC’s
Tooth Fairy Mission

SUGAR GROVE—During the month of February, the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church’s Mission of the Month is its annual Tooth Fairy Mission, in which monetary donations, toothbrushes and toothpaste are collected for the Between Friends Food Pantry in Sugar Grove and the guests at Hesed House, a local homeless shelter in Aurora.
Dr. Donald Fee, who has been practicing dentistry at Family Dental Care in Sugar Grove since 1993, will match monetary contributions up to $500. Dr. Fee will use this monetary donations to purchase toothbrushes and travel-size toothpastes at cost, greatly extending the value of contributions.
If anyone would like to support the Tooth Fairy Mission, checks payable to SGUMC with “Tooth Fairy” in the memo can be mailed or dropped off to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church at 176 Main St., P.O. Box 226, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. There is also a Tooth Fairy bucket in the church fellowship room for dental care items. For more information, call the church office at (630) 466-4501.

Community Congregational offers series on
Christianity and Islam
Elburn—Community Congregational Church pastor Michelle Prentice-Leslie will conduct an adult education class on Christianity and Islam on the Sundays in February, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The public is invited to this series held at the church, located at 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn.
“All Christians need to better understand our 21st century world, and learning about Islam is a good place to start,” said Prentice-Leslie.
For information, call (630) 365-6544.

Immanuel Lutheran Church concert series
BATAVIA—The fifth program in the Second Sunday Concert Series will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The series is sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the program will be in the church’s Family Life Center, 950 Hart Road.
“Praise, Praise II” is the theme of the program. It will be given by the musicians and choirs of the contemporary praise teams from Immanuel and Word of Life Lutheran Church, Naperville. The contemporary music is a chance for participants to raise hands and voices with the team leaders from both congregations.
All Second Sunday concerts are free; those attending may give an offering.
The final concert of the season will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. It will feature Quartet West, a string quartet; the second-year orchestra of Immanuel Lutheran School and the Fox Valley Children’s Chorus.

Taize Worship
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in central France, is a service of light and shadows, chant and silence, readings and quiet prayer. Information on Sunday and mid-week worship services, the outdoor labyrinth, youth and adult education classes and outreach opportunities is available from www.stcharlesepiscopal.org or (630) 584-2596.

Church news for Feb. 3

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Sugar Grove UMC’s
Tooth Fairy Mission

SUGAR GROVE—During the month of February, the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church’s Mission of the Month is its annual Tooth Fairy Mission, in which monetary donations, toothbrushes and toothpaste are collected for the Between Friends Food Pantry in Sugar Grove and the guests at Hesed House, a local homeless shelter in Aurora.
Dr. Donald Fee, who has been practicing dentistry at Family Dental Care in Sugar Grove since 1993, will match monetary contributions up to $500. Dr. Fee will use this monetary donations to purchase toothbrushes and travel-size toothpastes at cost, greatly extending the value of contributions.
If anyone would like to support the Tooth Fairy Mission, checks payable to SGUMC with “Tooth Fairy” in the memo can be mailed or dropped off to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church at 176 Main St., P.O. Box 226, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. There is also a Tooth Fairy bucket in the church fellowship room for dental care items. For more information, call the church office at (630) 466-4501.

Community Congregational offers series on
Christianity and Islam

elburn—Community Congregational Church pastor Michelle Prentice-Leslie will conduct an adult education class on Christianity and Islam on the four Sundays in February, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The public is invited to this series held at the church, located at 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn.
“All Christians need to better understand our 21st century world, and learning about Islam is a good place to start,” said Prentice-Leslie.
For information, call (630) 365-6544.

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings in Elburn
Elburn—Residents living in and around the Elburn community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
Elburn Hill Church will host Life Line Screening on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The site is located at 506 North Main St. in Elburn.
Four key points every person
needs to know:
• Stroke is the third-leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.
• Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
• Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.
• Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions, such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and appropriate for both men and women. Many sites offer finger-stick blood tests to check for cholesterol and glucose.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventative screenings.

Sugar Grove UMC hosts
benefit spaghetti supper

SUGAR GROVE—Everyone is invited to attend a benefit spaghetti supper on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St. in Sugar Grove. Home-cooked spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, desserts and beverages will spotlight the Valentine-themed dinner. Free-will donations will be used to support the Sugar Grove United Methodist Missions Team on their trip to Haiti this summer. For more information, call (630) 466-4501 with any questions.

Immanuel Lutheran Church concert series
BATAVIA—The fifth program in the Second Sunday Concert Series will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The series is sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the program will be in the church’s Family Life Center, 950 Hart Road.
“Praise, Praise II” is the theme of the program. It will be given by the musicians and choirs of the contemporary praise teams from Immanuel and Word of Life Lutheran Church, Naperville. The contemporary music is a chance for participants to raise hands and voices with the team leaders from both congregations.
All Second Sunday concerts are free; those attending may give an offering.
The final concert of the season will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. It will feature Quartet West, a string quartet; the second-year orchestra of Immanuel Lutheran School and the Fox Valley Children’s Chorus.

Taize Worship
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in central France, is a service of light and shadows, chant and silence, readings and quiet prayer. Information on Sunday and mid-week worship services, the outdoor labyrinth, youth and adult education classes and outreach opportunities is available from www.stcharlesepiscopal.org or (630) 584-2596.

Fundraiser set for St. Peter teen youth mission trip

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GENEVA—Bring a hungry appetite to the Knights of Columbus hall on Thursday, Jan. 26, to help raise funds for St. Peter Youth Ministry’s high school spring mission trip. Teens and their mentors will serve all the delicious spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert you can eat.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (Riverview Banquets and Catering), 1117 N. Washington Ave., Batavia.

Tickets are $10 for those 10 years of age and older, $5 for children 3 to 9 years old, and free for children 2 and younger.

Last year, teens of St. Peter Church in Geneva spent their spring break doing mission work in Mingo County in West Virginia. They worked with school children, helped move and organize furniture to be given away, painted a house for a woman who taught school into her 80s, helped write thank you notes to kind donors who contributed to the helping organizations, did indoor cleaning of buildings, and performed a myriad of other service projects. The group worked through the Christian Help and the A.B.L.E. Families, who work to serve the needs in the area. In 2012 during spring break, another group of St. Peter Church high school youth ministry group will head south to Vanceburg, Ken., to lend helping hands and hearts.

Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the St. Peter Parish Center, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call (630) 232-9026 or e-mail marykay@cgtekinc.com.

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti offers a meal Jan. 28

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St. Charles—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held Sunday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., (Route 25) in St. Charles.

Carry-out is available and the building is handicapped accessible. For information, call Joe at (630) 890-6586.

Hosanna! Lutheran Church hosts Hosanna University

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St. Charles—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host its annual “Hosanna University” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17.

The courses offered are a great opportunity to explore or share a hobby or interest, meet some new people, learn some new information and grow in your faith. Over 20 courses are scheduled and will last 90 minutes each. All in the community are invited to attend this free event. Refreshments will be provided.

For course description and to register, visit the “When We Gather News” page at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information please contact the church office at (630) 584-6434, e-mail at Welcome@HosannaChurch.com or visit facebook.com/HosannachurchLCMC. Hosanna! is a Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) church located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Huntley Brown to perform at Immanuel Lutheran

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BATAVIA—World-renowned gospel pianist Huntley Brown will continue the Second Sunday concert series at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia. The program will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.

Brown, an Aurora resident, has presented concerts and seminars in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as throughout the United States. He is now the pianist for the Ruth Graham and Friends Ministries and also is with the Franklin Graham Ministry Team.

The program is free; those who wish may contribute an offering.

Experience Taize Worship at St. Charles Episcopal

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St. Charles—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in central France, is a service of light and shadows, chant and silence, readings and quiet prayer.

More information is available at www.stcharlesepiscopal.org or (630) 584-2596.

5-Star Learning Ranch food drive

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PHOTO: Parents of 5-Star Learning Ranch students formed an assembly line checking expiration dates. Courtesy Photo

BATAVIA—The 5-Star Learning Ranch recently held a two-week food drive for the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, with staff members and families making donations. As part of the food drive, parents and their children took part in a volunteer field trip to deliver the food. The field trip turned into participation by seven families, with 5-Star Learning Ranch students helping to stock shelves.

The field trip became a real learning experience as the children categorized their donations by food type in the appropriate area of the food pantry.

When the 5-Star volunteers arrived at the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, they found that they had collected two full shopping carts of food.

If you would like to make a donation, the food pantry is located at 100 Flinn Dr. in Batavia. You can also call (630) 879-3784 or e-mail info@bataviafoodpantry.org.

Volunteers are needed and information can be found by e-mailing volunteer@bataviafoodpantry.org.

St. Peter Church Christmas, New Year Mass Schedule

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GENEVA—St. Peter Church in Geneva will host Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 4 (in church and gym), 6:30 and 10 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 7, 9 and 11 a.m.; New Year’s Eve Mass on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 4:30 p.m.; and New Year’s Day Mass on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 7, 9 and 11 a.m.

There will be no 5 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Christmas worship at St. Charles Episcopal Church

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ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25) in St. Charles, invites the community to its Christmas worship on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. Three services will be held that day: a Creche Service with Holy Eucharist at 4:30 p.m., which is especially appropriate for families with young children. A Holy Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.; and a hymn sing lead by the adult choir at 10 p.m., followed by a Eucharist service at 10:30 p.m. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist will be held at 10 a.m. St. Charles Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible.

For more information, call (630) 584-2596 or visit www.stcharlesepiscopal.org.

Additional Christmas Eve Masses at St. Gall

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ELBURN—To accommodate the large number of families attending Mass on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, St. Gall Church will provide two 4 p.m. Masses that day; one in the church and one in the parish hall.

Fr. Karl Ganss will preside at the church Mass, and Fr. William Etheredge, a priest from Aurora Central Catholic High School, will officiate in the hall. Children from the parish will present a Christmas pageant at each Mass.

Other Christmas Eve Vigil Masses include a 6 p.m. Mass with carols and a 10 p.m. Mass with music provided by the traditional choir. The 10 p.m. Mass will be preceded by Christmas carols, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Masses for Christmas Day are at 8 , 9:30 and 11 a.m.

To mark the celebration of the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary on Jan. 1, St. Gall will provide three Masses to usher in the New Year. The New Year’s Eve Mass on Saturday, Dec. 31, will be at 4:30 p.m. Masses for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Jan. 1 is the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, also known as World Peace Day, and is a holy day of obligation. Active Catholics make it a point to attend Mass on this feast day.

For more information, call (630) 365-6030.

Hosanna! Lutheran Christmas services

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ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host Christmas Eve worship services on Saturday, Dec. 24. A children’s service (great for families with small children) will be held at 3 p.m.; a contemporary service will be held at 5 p.m.; and traditional services will be held at 9 and 11 p.m. There will be a Christmas Day service on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 11 a.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at all five services, while handheld candles will be part of Christmas Eve worship at 5, 9 and 11 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

For more information contact the church office at (630) 584-6434, visit www.HosannaChurch.com or e-mail Welcome@HosannaChurch.com.

Hosanna! Lutheran Church is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

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