2016-12-22 / Life in Leelanau

Christmas traditions to continue across county

By Amy Hubbell
Of The Enterprise staff


ANGELS HERALD the birth of the Christ Child in the nativity program. Pictured, from left, are angels Adrienne Schaub, Abigail Steffe and Maggie Maday. ANGELS HERALD the birth of the Christ Child in the nativity program. Pictured, from left, are angels Adrienne Schaub, Abigail Steffe and Maggie Maday. A longstanding tradition will continue on Christmas Eve at Holy Rosary Church.

Corey Schaub is directing a group of children, age 3 to 12, who will interpret St. Luke’s Nativity Story.

“Because they’re so young, we don’t have them memorize their lines,” said Schaub, whose home parish growing up was Holy Rosary. “We also have a couple of adults helping get the kids where they need to be.”

Dr. Marvin Anderson will read the Bible passage as lamb, angels and shepherds act out the scene with Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, with choral music chiming in intermittently.

Schaub also gets some help from Beth Maday.

“It’s always been a big deal. I got involved when no one else wanted to do it,” Schaub said. “I couldn’t just drop it.”

YOUNGSTERS FROM Holy Rosary parish near Cedar have been reenacting St. Luke’s story of the nativity for many years. They are pictured here during a practice session.YOUNGSTERS FROM Holy Rosary parish near Cedar have been reenacting St. Luke’s story of the nativity for many years. They are pictured here during a practice session.
The pageant is at 3:40 p.m. at the church, following carols at 3 p.m.

The following is a list of local churches and their respective services for the Christmas holiday:

Beulah

St. Andrew Presbyterian, 8190 Lincoln Rd., Christmas Eve, songs at 4:30 followed by service at 5 p.m.

Burdickville

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, W. MacFarlane Rd.— Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m.

Cedar

Holy Rosary Church, Schomberg Rd. — Polish Christmas Carols “Koledy” at 3 p.m.; Children’s pageant, 3:40 p.m., Christmas Eve followed by Mass at 4 p.m.; Midnight Mass at 12 a.m. Christmas Eve (Extraordinary form); additional Masses at 7:30 and 10 a.m. Christmas Day.

Empire

Empire United Methodist Church, Michigan St. — Christmas Candlelight Service, 7 p.m., Dec. 24; 10:30 a.m., Dec. 25, Christmas Morning Service of Praise and Singing.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, LaCore St. — 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service preceded by caroling at 6:30 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.

Gills Pier

St. Wenceslaus Church, E. Kolarik Rd. — Christmas Eve, 5 p.m.; 8 a.m. Christmas Day.

Glen Arbor

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lake St. — Candlelight Service with Nine Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve.

Good Harbor

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, M-22 and Townline Rd. —7 p.m. Christmas Eve (Vespers); 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day Divine Service

Lake Leelanau

St. Mary of the Assumption, St. Mary St. — 4 p.m. Christmas Eve; 11 p.m. Mass; 10 a.m. Christmas Day

Leelanau Community Church, S. Lake Leelanau Dr. — 9:30 Christmas morning.

Leland

Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS, E. Pearl St., 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and 9 a.m., Dec. 25, Christmas Day Divine Service.

Leland Community United Methodist Church, 106 N. Fourth St. — Christmas Eve services at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Maple City

St. Rita/St. Joseph Church, 8707 Hill St. — 8:30 a.m. Christmas Day, 6:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve

Northport

Bethany Lutheran, 220 W. Nagonaba — 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and 10:30 a.m. Christmas morning.

Northport Covenant Church, 409 Shabwasung St. — 8 p.m. Christmas Eve service; Christmas Day, 10:30 a.m.

St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Warren and Seventh St. — Christmas Eve Mass, 8 p.m.

St. Christopher Episcopal Church, meets at St. Gertrude — Christmas Day Service, 9 a.m.

Trinity United Church of Christ, Warren St. — Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m.

Peshawbestown

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church —10 a.m. Christmas Day

Solon Township

West Side Community Church, 4975 E. Traverse Hwy. — Services at 2 and 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and 11 a.m. Christmas morning.

Suttons Bay

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 321 St. Mary’s Ave. — 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. service Christmas Day.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, corner of Lincoln and Madison Streets — Candlelight Communion Services, 5 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. Communion Service.

Keswick United Methodist Church, 3376 S. Center Hwy.—5 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship; 9:30 a.m., Dec. 25 “God Bless Us Every One Worship Experience.”

St. Michael the Archangel, Elm & Broadway — Christmas Eve, 4:30 p.m. carols followed by Mass at 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. Christmas Day

Suttons Bay Congregational Church, Madison and Lincoln Sts.— Bluegrass Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m.; Pizza and Salad Buffet, 6 p.m. (call 271-6036 if planning to attend); Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m.; 10 a.m. Christmas Day

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