Area churches have announced special worship services for the holidays.



Good Shepherd:

• 4:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve carols and candlelight

• 9:30 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Christmas Day festival service with Holy Communion



Frankville Presbyterian:

• 7 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve service. The sanctuary has been decorated and preparations are underway for the Christmas Eve service of special music and telling of the Christmas story. We will rejoice with some traditional hymns of the season, and close by singing "Silent Night" by candlelight.



Burr Oak-Hesper:

• 10:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve candlelight worship with Holy Communion at Burr Oak Lutheran Church.

• 10 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Christmas Day worship with Holy Communion at Hesper Lutheran Church.



Salem United Church of Christ:

• 7 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve candlelight service.



Calmar-Springfield Lutheran Church:

• 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve candlelight worship.

• 10:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve candlelight worship.

• 9 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Christmas morning worship.



Hauge-St. John's Lutheran Church:

• 3:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve worship with Holy Communion at Hauge.

• 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve worship with Holy Communion at St. John's.



Decorah Lutheran Church:

• 3, 5 and 10 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve.

• 9 a.m., Dec. 25 Christmas Day.



Ridgeway Lutheran Parish:

• ORLEANS CHURCH - 9 a.m., Christmas Day.

• MADISON CHURCH - 4 p.m., Christmas Eve.

• PEACE CHURCH - Dec. 24, Candlelight service.



Bethlehem Presbyterian:

• 5 p.m., Dec. 24 -- A very special evening of scripture and song, soup and fellowship.



Grace Episcopalian:

• 7:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eucharist.



St. Francis de Sales in Ossian and Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Festina:

• 4 p.m., Ossian and 7 p.m., Festina, Christmas Eve.

• 8 a.m., Festina and 10 a.m., Ossian -- Christmas Day.



Northeast Iowa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship:

• Dec. 23 -- Dancing With the Stars: Star Communion, with Bill Musser.

• Dec. 30 -- The Spirituality of Nature: Lexio Divina, with Bill Musser and friends.



First Lutheran:

• 4 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Family worship service/ Holy Communion.

• 10:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Festival worship service/ Holy Communion.

• 9:30 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Worship/Holy Communion.



Big Canoe-Highland:

• 4:30 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Highland candlelight worship with Holy Communion.

• 10 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Big Canoe worship with Holy Communion.



Washington Prairie:

• 5 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve service.



• 10 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Christmas Day service.



First United Methodist, Decorah:

• 5:30 and 8 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve.

• 9 a.m., Dec. 30 -- Worship service.



Decorah Covenant Church:

• 5 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve service. If you don't have a church home in Decorah, we hope that this family friendly celebration featuring lots of music -- carols old and new, scripture, and the message "Friends In Low Places" -- will give you an opportunity to connect with others and the good news of Christmas.



Congregational United Church of Christ:

• 5 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve Service of lessons and carols.

• Dec. 25 -- Christmas Day. No Worship.

Glenwood-Canoe Ridge:

• 4 p.m., Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve worship with Holy Communion at Canoe Ridge.

• 7 p.m., Christmas Eve worship with Holy Communion at Glenwood.

• 9:30 a.m., Dec. 25 -- Christmas Day worship with Holy Communion at Canoe Ridge.

Trinity Lutheran:

• 9 a.m., Dec. 25: Christmas service.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar:

• 4 p.m., Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve.

• 10:30 a.m., Dec. 25: Christmas Day.

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville:

• Midnight, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve.

• 8:30 a.m., Christmas Day.