December 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 19 Religious Notes (continued from page 18) Puppet Theater; a 7:30 p.m. service that will feature candlelight and a traditional feel; and an 11:30 p.m. service for solemn reflection. For more information, call (201) 540-1993 or visit Nativity sets Christmas services The Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, is offering five services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Children’s Family Liturgy for families with small children only will be at 4 p.m. The Mass for the Differently-abled will be at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., there will be Eucharistic liturgies. The choir and congregation will sing Christmas carols at the 9:30 p.m. service. There will be Eucharistic liturgies at 10:30 a.m. and noon on Christmas Day. A New Year’s Eve service will be celebrated on Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. The community is also invited to start the New Year with a 10:30 a.m. service on Jan. 1. Contact the church at (201) 444-6362. The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. with a pageant and singing by the children of the parish. All are invited and refreshments will follow. For more information of this service contact the education office at (201) 447-1776. Holy Cross announces services Holy Cross, located at 125 Glasgow Terrace in Mahwah, has planned two services for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The family service is planned for 5:30 p.m. The traditional Christmas service will be held at 10 p.m. Holy Communion will be offered at both services. There will be a Christmas Morning Hymn Sing on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, at 10:25 a.m. For more information, call the church at (201) 529-2117 or visit Christmas Eve at Old Paramus Church Old Paramus Church, 660 East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood, will hold two services for Christmas Eve. A Family Service will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. A traditional Candlelight Service will be held at 11 p.m. Contact the church at (201) 444-5933 or at oldparamus. org for more information. Christmas Eve services at First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood will celebrate Christmas Eve with candlelight services at 6 and 8 p.m. At both services, Pastor Bert Watkins will deliver a sermon that will highlight the story behind the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” A violin and flute duet and vocal solos will be featured at the 6 p.m. service. A cello solo will be part of the 8 p.m. service and will include the full chancel choir and traditional Christmas music and carols. The church is located at 722 East Ridgewood Avenue. For further information, contact Joanne Bonwick at (201) 652-2504. Come home to celebrate Christmas at HOLY CROSS-LCMS 5:30 pm - Christmas Eve Family Service 10:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Service with Holy Communion Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25 125 Glasgow Terrace, Mahwah • 201-529-2117 Pastor Dennis Rockett 10:25 am ~ Christmas Morning Hymn Sing and Good Will to All Men Peace on Earth ������������� ������������� �������������������������� �������������� ������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������������� ��������������������� 12-23-09 Joan/Janine HolyCrossXmas3x3(12-23-09) 3 x 3” Communal Penance Service with Individual Confession Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 12 noon St. Elizabeth’s Church, Wyckoff CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2009 Church of theNativity Christmas Eve ����������������������������� ������������ ���������������������� Christmas Eucharistic Liturgies 4:00 PM–Children’s Family Liturgy (families with small children only) 5:30 PM–Mass for Differently-abled people 7:00 PM–Eucharistic Liturgy 9:30 PM–Choir & Congregation–Christmas Carols 10:00 PM–Eucharistic Liturgy  Christmas Eve 9:30 am Worship for Jesus Birthday Party for Birthday Party for and their Happy Birthday Party Jesus Happy3 and 4 year olds for Jesus parents Church Parlor, 4:00 4:00 pm Church Parlor, pm Family Candlelight Service Family Candlelight Service Sanctuary 6:00 pm Sanctuary 6:00 pm Christmas Candlelight Service Christmas EveEve Candlelight Service Christmas pm Sanctuary, 8:00Eve Candlelight Service Pre-Service Music, 7:30 pm Sanctuary, 8:00 pm Thursday, December 24, 2009 Eucharistic Liturgies–10:30 AM & 12:00 Noo n Friday, December 25, 2009 Christmas Day New Year’s Eve Pre-Service Music, 7:30 pm  Christmas Holy Communion Day Festival Service of Festival Service of Holy Communion Festival Service Sanctuary 9:30 am of Holy Communion Sanctuary 9:30 am Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 4:00 PM Friday, January 1, 2010 New Year’s Day 10:30 AM – Holy Day of Obligation 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park • 201-444-6362 155 Linwood Avenue Ridgewood • 201-444-3600 •