Page 22 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • December 23, 2009 Religious Notes Come to Bethlehem Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood, will celebrate the season with services on Christmas Eve and Day. A Birthday Party for Jesus, for three- and four-year-olds and their parents, will be held at 4 p.m. The party will be held in the church parlor. There will be a family service at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary, and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. Pre-service music will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Christmas morning, there will be a 9:30 a.m. Festival Service of Holy Communion. For more information, contact the church at (201) 444-3600 or at Emmanuel celebrates Christmas Emmanuel Baptist Church, 14 Hope Street in Ridgewood, invites the community to its annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 beginning with a musical prelude at 6:45 p.m. The hour-long service features choral and instrumental music with saxophonist Dave Dallon of Ridgewood as the featured soloist. The service will conclude with the distribution of candles and the singing of “Silent Night.” On Sunday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m., the church will host its annual Holiday Brunch and informal worship. Dallon will return with musical friends making it a Jazz Brunch and a joyous celebration. This service will be held in Heritage Hall. Emmanuel is ADA-compliant. Parking is available in the rear lot or on the street. For more information, visit or call (201) 444-7300. Nativity scene tells the story Drive by the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Ramsey any day through Jan. 9 to see The Christmas Story told through life-size nativity scene. For almost half a century, members of Redeemer have delighted the Ramsey community with the scene showing the birth of Christ with Mary and Joseph in the stable, the angel hovering over the child, and the shepherds and magi and their animals coming to worship. Originally conceived as part of Vacation Bible School activities in the summer of 1960, each figure is fashioned out of a wooden frame covered by chicken wire and papiermâché. The figures and animals are clothed with fabric, and the scene is adorned with items that may have been brought as gifts for the Holy Family. The nativity scene is open around the clock for people to see and walk through and is lighted at night. The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located at 55 Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey at the junction with Woodland and Ackerman. For more information, call the Rev. Dr. Carol Brighton at (201) 327-0148 or visit Christmas Eve services set Grace United Methodist Church, 555 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff, has scheduled four Christmas Eve worship services, which will be held at 3, 5, 9, and 11 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Grace United Methodist Church has two Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school is offered for adults and children of all ages. Child care is provided. An adult Bible class is held in Room 10 at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. For information about services and church activities, call (201) 891-4595. Franklin Lakes Baptist celebrates Franklin Lakes Baptist Church is offering a Candlelight Carol Service on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. All are invited. Franklin Lakes Baptist Church is located at 649 Franklin Avenue in Franklin Lakes. Call (201) 891-3253 or visit Christmas and New Year’s at MPCRC Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, 183 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park, will hold a 10 a.m. worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. For New Year’s Eve, there will be a Communion Service at 6 p.m. Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is wheelchair accessible, and nurseries are provided at all services. Call (201) 445-4260. 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. Advent Lutheran readies for Christmas Advent Lutheran Church, 777 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, is celebrating the season with two Christmas Eve services: Family Devotions will be held at 5 p.m., and the Candlelight Communion will be at 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, there will be a Christmas Communion at 10 a.m. Advent Lutheran is barrier-free and offers hearing devices, and large print bulletins and hymnals. For more information, call (201) 891-1031 or visit online at adventwyckoff. org. Celebrations at Cedar Hill Cedar Hill Church in Wyckoff is offering a variety of services in celebration of Christmas. The Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Brown will present “Angels: The Heralds.” On Sunday, Dec. 27, the only service will be held at 10:30 a.m. For New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, there will be an Old Year’s Evening Service at 7 p.m. Rev. Brown will offer “With a Sense of the Past and Future.” On Sunday, Jan. 3, Rev. Brown will deliver “A Plan for the Fullness of Time.” Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. The church is barrier-free. Call (201) 652-4277. Power House prepares for Christmas Power House Christian Church, 500 West Main Street, Wyckoff, is preparing for Christmas with three services on Christmas Eve: a family service at 5:30 p.m., which will include a special puppet show presented by the Pearl Puppet Theater; a 7:30 p.m. service that will feature (continued on page 23) ������������� ������������� �������������������������� �������������� ������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������������� ��������������������� RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY ������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������ ������������ HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 125 Glasgow Terr, Mahwah. 201-529-2117 The Episcopal Wednesday MidlandWorship Schedule Sunday and Parish for Evening Park and Wyckoff Sunday Ave - Midland Worship 10:25AM 497 GodwinBible— 9:15AM - Park — 201-444-6168 Wednesday - Worship 7:00PM The The Rev. Charles N. Arlin Website:Rev. Charles N. 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