Area churches will conclude its Advent season on Wednesday when its hosts its Christmas Day services. The holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus allows pastors to reach a wider audience than it usually does the rest of the year. Father John Broussard will preside over masses as the rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion and hopes people remember the gift of their faith.
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church Pastor Jim Honig says Christmas is a time for people to come together and be embraced.
Pastor John Moll of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Algoma and Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaunee believes people will realize God’s presence in their lives.
Local churches will host holiday services through Christmas morning. You can listen to the True Meaning of Christmas sermonettes from participating churches as well as see their service times below.
TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS SERMONETTES AND SERVICE TIMES
Algoma and West Kewaunee United Methodist Churches: Christmas Eve 4 p.m. (Algoma) 7:30 p.m. (West Kewaunee)
Friends Community Church, Sturgeon Bay: Christmas Eve 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Casco: Christmas Eve: December 24 @ 4:00 pm & 11:00 pm, Christmas Day: December 25 @ 9:00 am; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Luxemburg: Tuesday, December 24 - 4pm, 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 25 - 7:30am, 10:30am
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay: 12/24 Christmas Eve - 3:45pm Musical Prelude, 4:00pm Family Service, 7:30pm Musical Prelude, 8:00pm Candlelight Service; 12/25 Christmas Day - 10:00am Traditional Christmas Day Service
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee: Christmas Eve 6 p.m. Children's Service, 7:30 p.m. candlelight; Christmas Day 9 a.m.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion: Christmas Day Midnight and 11 a.m. (Rosary prayers start 30 minutes before)