Churches begin Christmas celebration this weekend

Local churches will start capturing the Christmas spirit with special services that begin this weekend.

The Lovell-Deaver United Methodist Church will start the season off with the annual Christmas Sing-along this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the community church in Deaver. The entire community is invited to attend for a night of Christmas favorites.

The Lovell Assembly of God Church will present a special children’s Christmas program this Sunday, Dec. 16, during the regular morning worship service at 10:50 a.m., followed by an evening youth Christmas play entitled “The Lost Scroll” at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

The Lovell Bible Church choir will present a Christmas musical this Sunday during the regular morning worship service at 9 a.m. at the new church facility on Main Street.

Other local churches will present regular services this Sunday and the following Sunday, Dec. 23.

The annual Lovell Stake Christmas Concert presented by the local wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. in the East Chapel of the stake center in Lovell.

Linnea Dickson will direct the sacred music accompanied by Kathy Harrison, Chauna Bischoff, Emily Hawley and Christina Robertson. Solos will be performed by Jacob Mayes and Bob Pratt. The concert will include an eight-hand piano quartet and a pair of vocal quartets.

There will be four Christmas Eve services in north Big Horn County on Monday, Dec. 24:

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold a Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m., and the Lovell-Deaver United Methodist Church will hold services at 4:30 p.m. in Deaver and at 6:30 in Lovell.

St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Eve service with children participating at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.

St. John’s will also hold a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 25 and a New Year’s Eve communion service on Monday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m.

Regular services at local churches are as follows:

Faith Southern Baptist Church, 340 E. Third St., 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. Sunday evening worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.

Lovell-Deaver United Methodist Church, corner of Shoshone and Park in Lovell and community church in Deaver – 8:30 a.m. worship service in Deaver and 10:30 a.m. worship service in Lovell, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study starting in January.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Fifth and Montana, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible class, 10:30 a.m. worship service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday service.

Lovell Assembly of God Church, 320 Idaho Ave., 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. morning worship and children’s church, 6:30 p.m. evening service, 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.

Lovell Bible Church, 56 E. Main, 9 a.m. morning worship, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, 6 p.m. Sunday evening service.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8 a.m. Second Ward, East Chapel; 9:45 a.m. Third Ward, East Chapel; 11:30 a.m. Fourth Ward, West Chapel; 1:15 p.m. Fifth Ward, East Chapel; 3 p.m. First Ward, West Chapel; Cowley First Ward 11:30 a.m.; Cowley Second Ward 9 a.m.; Byron Ward 9:30 a.m.

By David Peck