December 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 19 Religious Notes (continued from page 18) 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 candlelight and a traditional feel; and an 11:30 p.m. service for solemn reflection. For more information, call (201) 540-1993 or visit 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 First Presbyterian hosts Christmas Eve services The children and young people of First Presbyterian Church will present the Annual Christmas Eve Pageant at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24. The Men’s Choir will sing at 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At the 11 p.m. Candlelight Service, the Chancel Choir will sing under the direction of Dr. Deborah S. King. The First Presbyterian located at 15 Shuart Lane. Candlelight services at Ramapo Reformed Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road in Mahwah, is offering two candlelight services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; they will be held at 7 and 11 p.m. The earlier service is informal and family oriented. Both services will feature traditional lessons and carols. Sunday school for children ages three through sixth grade and a nursery is provided during regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Call (201) 529-3075 or visit rama- Christmas comes to Bergen Highlands Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is offering a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This family service includes scripture, caroling, and music. The children who attend will participate in bringing the Christmas story to life. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs will perform Christmas favorites. The church will continue to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 27 with a service of lessons and carols at the 10:30 a.m. service. Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. For more information, call the church office at (201) 327-3960. 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 Pre-Service Music, 7:30 pm Thursday, December 24, 2009 Eucharistic Liturgies–10:30 AM & 12:00 Noo n Friday, December 25, 2009 Christmas Day New Year’s Eve  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 •