Here's a look at some of the worship services available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day around Marple Newtown this year.
Check out Patch's full list of Marple Newtown religious institutions here for more information.
Marple Presbyterian Church
- Christmas Eve: Family service starts at 6 p.m. with an intergenerational pageant. Traditional service is at 9 p.m. Both services include candlelight, and the early service includes some electric candles for the youngest worshippers.
- Christmas Eve: Service start at 5 p.m. for the Christmas Tableau and special music provided by the Jubilate Singers and the Junior Choir. The Danoff String Quartet, the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, and the Newtown Square Presbyterian Quartet will provide prelude music at 7:30 p.m., and a traditional candlelight service will begin at 8 p.m.
- Christmas Eve: The children will present "The ABCs of Christmas at 6 p.m. For the 9 p.m. service, come early (around 8:30 p.m.) and enjoy tenor soloist Paul Vetrano.
Saint Anastasia Catholic Church
- Christmas Eve: Christmas vigil mass will begin as follows: 4:30 p.m. (church); 4:30 p.m. (parish hall); 6:30 p.m. (church); and 8:30 p.m. (church).
- Christmas Day: Christmas vigil mass services will start as follows: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and noon.
St. Pius X Catholic Church
- Christmas Eve: Mass in church at 4 p.m. the children’s choir will perform. Mass in auditorium at 4 p.m. a violin trio will perform. Christmas mass service begins at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. service will feature christmas carols. Christmas mass service at 8 p.m. will feature the adult choir and midnight mass will feature a guitar group.
- Christmas Day: Christmas vigil mass services will start as follows: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Greek Orthodox Church of St Luke
- Christmas Eve: Service for Orthros, Great Hours, Great Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil will begin at 5 p.m. Service for Great Vespers, Orthros, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom will begin at 10:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve: Service begins at 4 p.m. for the children’s pageant, Holy Eucharist, and christmas carols. Candlelight service begins at 11 p.m. for the Holy Eucharist, christmas carols, and a sermon.
- Christmas Day: Service begins at 10 a.m. for the Holy Eucharist, christmas carols, and a sermon.
- Christmas Eve: Service begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include carols and candles.
Christ United Methodist Church
- Christmas Eve: A candlelight service will begin at 8 p.m.
Marple Christian Church
- Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve service of candlelight, readings, and carols will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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