Christmas services list

2012-12-22T04:00:00Z Christmas services listJournal staff Rapid City Journal
December 22, 2012 4:00 am  • 

With the joyful sounds of Christmas programs and the peaceful chants of Taize prayer, Christians around the Black Hills are celebrating the coming of the Christ child. 

At Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, the annual children's Christmas program, complete with Nativity costumes, was performed last week in one of the oldest churches in the Black Hills. And on the final Sunday of Advent, a Christmas Taize prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. at the chapel at Terra Sancta.

All of the concerts, cantatas and children's programs will culminate on Monday and Tuesday with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at area churches. At Keystone UCC, the Eposti family will light the Christ candle at Christmas Eve services, and the congregation will fill the 116-year-old sanctuary with verses of "Silent Night, Holy Night," a scene that will be repeated in churches everywhere on Dec. 24.  

Below are the locations and times of other area church Christmas services:

Big Bend Presbyterian Church, 10944 W. Highway 44

Christmas Eve: 6:30 p.m. Communion Candlelight Service

Black Hills Community Church, 618 E. Elm St.

Christmas Eve: 6 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran Church, 5311 Sheridan Lake Road

Christmas Eve: Candlelight services at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., with communion at 11 p..

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, 3500 Canyon Lake Road

Christmas Eve: Candlelight services at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., with communion at 11 p.m.

Connection Church, Spearfish

Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. service at the Young Center at Black Hills State University, with free family photos available 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 717 Quincy St.

Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., with carol singing one-half hour before services.

Christmas Day: 10 a.m. 

First Baptist Church, 707 St. Patrick St.

Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. Candlelight service, with nursery care provided.

First Christian Church, 730 Quincy St.

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. candlelight service

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1200 Clark St.

Christmas Eve: 7 p.m., a Living Nativity service with children and youth portraying the story of the birth of Jesus and candle lighting; 11:30 p.m., a half-hour Candlelight Communion Service

Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. Christmas Carol Festival service

Faith Lutheran Church, 17 Indiana St.

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Candlelight Service

First Presbyterian Church of Sturgis, 1319 Junction Ave.

Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. traditional candle lighting service with chancel choir; 7:30 p.m. service of hymns, a celebration of the Lord's Supper and candle lighting.

First United Methodist Church, 615 Kansas City St.

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church, 1061 Sherman St., Sturgis

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Candlelight Worship Services with Communion. There will be no services on Christmas Day.

Grace United Methodist Church, 10060 Foothill Dr., Piedmont

Christmas Eve: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Genesis Lutheran Church, 2760 Haines Ave. Suite 1

Christmas Eve: 7 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, E. Hwy. 44 & Teewinot Dr.

Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. service with children’s program

Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m. service

Hills View Evangelical Free, Stage Stop Reception Hall, Piedmont

Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. service of Carols, Candles and Communion.

Keystone Congregational UCC, 402 Blair St.

Christmas Eve:  7 p.m. Service of Carols and Candles.

Knollwood Heights United Methodist Church, 320 E. College St.

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. traditional service

Little White Church, Hill City

Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. Candelight Service

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 910 Wood Ave.

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m.

Christmas Day: 10 a.m.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hermosa.

Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. Jingle Bell Christmas, a shorter service with jingle bells, puppet skit, Holy Communion served continuous style and candle lighting; 5:30 p.m. traditional worship service with Holy Communion and candle lighting.

Peace Lutheran Church, 219 E. St. Anne St.

Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. candlelight service

Christmas Day: 9:15 a.m. with Holy Communion

Piedmont Valley Lutheran Church, 16155 Spring Valley Road

Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. worship of candles, carols and Holy Communion

Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m., joint worship with Atonement Lutheran

Rapid Valley United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. traditional candle services.

Realis Community Church, 414 South Canyon Road

Christmas Eve Service: 5 p.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 760 Main St., Deadwood

Christmas Eve: 7 p.m.

Christmas Day: Midnight

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 910 Soo San Drive

Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. Christmas pageant, Holy Communion, Choir and Carols

Christmas Day: 10 a.m. Holy Communion and Christmas Carols.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Sturgis

Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. at St. Francis; 10 p.m. at St. Martin's Chapel

St. John Orthodox Church, 601 Flormann St.

Christmas Eve: Nativity Service, 5 p.m., with the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 620 Haines Ave.

Christmas Eve: 10:30 p.m. service; there will be no Christmas Day service at St. Matthew's.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 141 Siever St., Lead

Christmas Eve: 4 p.m.

Christmas Day: 10 a.m.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church,  5024 Highway 16/385

Christmas Day: 10 a.m. song service

Silver City Sacred Heart Church, Main Street

Christmas Eve: Candlelight services, 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Fischer, retired Methodist pastor.

South Park United Church of Christ, 2201 Third St.

Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m.

Sturgis First United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. candlelight service

Sturgis Wesleyan Church

Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. candlelight service

Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Kansas City St.

Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. Carols, Candles & Communion (A service of celebration); 11 p.m.  Carols, Candles & Communion (A service of contemplation.)

United Methodist Church, 845 N. 5th St., Spearfish

Christmas Eve: Noon, a traditional Candlelight Service with a light lunch following; 5 p.m., a family traditional Candlelight Service; 7 p.m., a family acoustic Candlelight Service; 11 p.m. , a Candles and Communion Praise Service

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1012 Soo San Dr.

Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. worship especially for children and families; 8 p.m. worship with candlelight and communion

Contact Mary Garrigan at 394-8424 or

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