"There's a song in the air. There's a star in the sky. There's a mother's sweet prayer and a baby's low cry. And that star rains its fire while the heavenly sing. For the manger in Bethlehem cradles a king."
Welcome the King of Kings at a worship planned in His honor!
Christmas Eve, December 24:
The Church of the Ascension calls believers to a 4 p.m. Christmas pageant; a 7:30 p.m. family celebration; and a 9:30 p.m. youth concert that precedes the 10 p.m. Mass, at 4600 Poplar Ave.
Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., hosts informal worship at 4 p.m.; a 7 p.m. family hour; and a 10:30 p.m. candlelight service.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 141 Laverne Ave., calls families to the manger at 7:30 p.m. Young ones portray the Holy Family. Call 410-239-0302.
Candlelight and "Silent Night," are Halethorpe Community Church's worship emphasis at 7 p.m., at 1312 Francis Ave. Choral anthems abound there.
Choirs, dancers, soloists and instrumentalists take us to Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m. in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., where candlelight illuminates.
Violetville United Methodist Church presents "Joy to the World!" at 7 p.m., at 3648 Coolidge Ave. Little ones kneel at the manger.
"O Holy Night," will resound in Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave., at the 7 p.m. Holy Family pageant and at the 11 p.m. candle-lit worship.
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church's Christmas Vigil Masses take lyrical journeys to Bethlehem, at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight, 4414 Wilkens Ave.
Special guest musicians tune in to Jesus' arrival in Lansdowne Christian Church, 101 Clyde Ave., at 7 p.m. Soft candlelight adds to the glow surrounding the manger. Call 410-242-4821.
St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., offers English Masses at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. A Spanish Mass will begin at 11 p.m. All will be bathed in candlelight.
Holy Communion in candle glow takes place in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 901 Courtney Road, at 8 p.m. and at 10 p.m. Lyrical accolades will resound.
Christ United Methodist Church's silent, holy night worship begins at 7:30 p.m., 2833 Florida Ave. Choral tributes and carols issue good news.
Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, 2611 Hammonds Ferry Road, tells of the Christ Child's birth at a 6 p.m. celebration by candle-glow.
Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, hosts an 8 p.m. lyrical welcome to the Baby Jesus. Candle-glow illuminates his manger.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25:
Bells chime for a 9:15 a.m. Mass of Welcome in the Church of the Ascension. Arrive with bells on!
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church's Christmas Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. with trumpet fanfare.
St. Clement Catholic Church hosts a 10 a.m. English Mass welcoming the newborn King.
Call 410-242-1025.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun