Looking for a Christmas Eve service to go to Sunday in Topeka? Here’s our list of options

Dozens of churches around Topeka are offering Christmas Eve services this year, including First Lutheran Church, 1234. S.W. Fairlawn. (2015 file photo/The Capital-Journal)

Many people who go to church only once on Sundays will find themselves making a return trip this weekend for special Christmas Eve services in the afternoon and evening.

 

The Topeka Capital-Journal is providing a listing for services for which announcements have been received.

Listings are for Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, according to denomination:

Anglican

— St. Augustine Anglican Church, 2140 S.W. Hodges Road, 6 p.m. communion, preceded by caroling at 5:30 p.m.

Baptist-American

— First Baptist Church, 3033 S.W. MacVicar, 6 p.m. candlelight service.

— West Side Baptist Church, 1008 S.W. 4th, 4:30 p.m.

Baptist-Southern

— First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 S.W. Gage, 4:30 p.m.

— Western Hills Baptist Church, 2900 S.W. Auburn Road, 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Bible

— Fellowship Bible Church, 6800 S.W. 10th, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

— Topeka Bible Church, 1101 S.W. Mulvane, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Catholic

— Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 S.W. 25th, 4, 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m.

— Mater Dei-Assumption Catholic Church, 204 S.W. 8th, 4 and 10 p.m.

— Mater Dei-Holy Name Catholic Church, 1104 S.W. 10th, 6 p.m.

— Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3601 S.W. 17th, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and midnight.

— Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 2014 N.W. 46th, 4 and 7 p.m.

— Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 201 N.E. Chandler, 4 and 6 p.m. English services; 9:30 p.m. Spanish service.

— Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Catholic Church, 312 N.E. Freeman, 4 p.m.

— Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Catholic Church, 227 S.W. Van Buren, midnight.

— St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 S.E. Virginia Ave., 5 and 10 p.m.

Charismatic

— House of the Lord Church, 2531 S.E. Wittenberg Road, “Christmas at the House,” 7 p.m.

Christian

— Northland Christian Church, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd., 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

— Rolling Hills Christian Church, 4530 N.W. Hiawatha Place, 5:30 p.m.

— Southwest Christian Church, 5747 S.W. Huntoon, candlelight communion 6 p.m

— Town and Country Christian Church, 4925 S.W. 29th, 6 p.m.

Christian Church-Disciples of Christ

— West Side Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, 432 S.W. Lindenwood, 9 p.m. candlelight communion service.

Episcopal

— Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th, 5:30 and 10 p.m., with music preludes at 5 and 9:30 p.m.

— St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 S.W. 17th, 5 p.m. family communion; 10:30 p.m. festival communion.

Lutheran-Evangelical

— First Lutheran Church, 1234 S.W. Fairlawn, candlelight communion at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Special Christmas prelude music will begin at 3 and 7 p.m.

— Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2021 S.W. 29th, 5 and 10 p.m., candlelight communion services.

— Trinity Lutheran Church, 731 S.W. Buchanan, 10:30 a.m. Festive Worship with communion.

Lutheran-Missouri Synod

— Calvary Lutheran Church, 4211 N.W. Topeka Blvd., 7 p.m., carols and candlelight service.

— Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 S.W. Gage, 5:30 p.m. contemporary service with praise band; 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., traditional candlelight worship with organ and special music.

— Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3625 S.W. Wanamaker, family worship 5 p.m.; blended worship at 7 p.m.; candlelight worship at 10 p.m.

— St. John’s Lutheran Church, 901 S.W. Fillmore, 7 p.m. Lessons and Carols service; 10 p.m. candlelight service.

Nazarene

— Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 6 p.m. candlelight service.

Nondenominational

— Arising Faith Worship Center, 7620 S.W. 21st, 10 a.m.

— Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th in Overbrook, 10 p.m.

Presbyterian

— First Presbyterian Church, 817 S.W. Harrison, 7 p.m., pre-service music at 6:30 p.m.

— Oakland Presbyterian Church, 2810 N.E. Thomas, 7 p.m.

— Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn Ave., candlelight service 6:30 p.m.

— St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1821 S.W. 37th, candlelight service at 7 p.m.

— Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 S.W. 21st, 7:30 p.m. candlelight service, followed by reception with wassail and cookies.

— Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 S.W. Boswell, 5:30 p.m.

United Church of Christ

— First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1701 S.W. Collins, 4 p.m. family candlelight service and pageant; 11 p.m. candlelight service.

United Methodist Church

— Countryside United Methodist Church, 3211 S.W. Burlingame Road, 2 p.m. contemporary service; 5 and 8 p.m. traditional services. Special music 15 minutes before each service.

— Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive, 6 p.m.

— First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., 5 p.m. family praise and worship; 11 p.m. Stories and Carols with choir and bells, preceded by a sacred music concert at 10:30 p.m.

— Grantville United Methodist Church, 3624 South St. in Grantville, 5:30 p.m. candlelight service.

— Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 S.E. Michigan, 3 p.m. informal family service with candlelight communion; 7 p.m. candlelight communion service.

— Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave., 6 p.m.

— Lowman United Methodist Church, 4101 S.W. 15th, 10 p.m.

— Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 S.W. 29th, 5 and 7 p.m., candlelight and communion.

— University United Methodist Church, 1621 S.W. College, 7 p.m.

The following services will be held on Monday, Christmas Day:

— Calvary Lutheran Church, 4211 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Divine Service at 10 a.m.

— Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 S.W. 25th, 9 a.m.

— Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 S.W. Gage, Festival Service at 10 a.m.

— Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th, carols and Holy Communion at 10 a.m.

— Harveyville United Methodist Church, 371 Wabaunsee St. in Harveyville, 7 p.m. candlelight and communion.

— Mater Dei-Holy Name Catholic Church, 1104 S.W. 10th, 9 a.m.

— Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3601 S.W. 17th, 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.

— Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 2014 N.W. 46th, 9 a.m.

— Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 201 N.E. Chandler, 11 a.m. English service; 12:30 p.m. Spanish service.

— Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Catholic Church, 312 N.E. Freeman, 10 a.m.

— St. John’s Lutheran Church, 901 S.W. Fillmore, 10 a.m.

— St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 S.E. Virginia Ave., 9 a.m.

— The Topeka Churches Singing Convention will have its Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1018 S.E. 8th. The Rev. Ollie Johnson will preach.

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