Religion calendar: 12-15


Philippine-American Catholic Council will sponsor Misa de Gallo, 7 p.m. weekdays Dec. 16-24 and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Bishop Leonard Blair’s Misa de Gallo Mass 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and Christmas eve 6 p.m., St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville. Information: 419-471-1123.

Toledo Country Limits, outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., “Classic Country Showcase,” 6 p.m. first Saturday of each month.

All Saints Lutheran Church 18 annual drive-through living Nativity 6 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. Seven scenes, live animals and may actors of all ages. No charge, but donations of nonperishable food for delivery to Toledo-area food banks are welcome.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church living Nativity 7 and 7:45 p.m. today, 4155 Pickle Rd. TInformation: 419-691-9407 or

First St. John Lutheran Church traditional German Church Service 3 p.m. Sunday, 2471 Seaman St.

The Chancel Choir will to present Jesus Emmanuel, a Christmas cantata, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd.

St. Paul AME Zion Church Holiday Worship in Music, 5 p.m. Sunday, 954 Belmont Ave. Information: 419-260-6612 or 419-243-1065.

Collingwood Presbyterian Church to be host to "One Night in Bethlehem," noon to 4 p.m. today, and 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, 2108 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-243-3275.

Maumee United Methodist Church will hold a service of remembrance and healing, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 405 Sackett St. Maumee.

Sylvania United Church of Christ Christmas eve services, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. Informal and lively family service; traditional services with lessons, carols, choirs and brass ensemble at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Pre-service music begins 15 minutes before traditional services. Information: 419-882-0048.

Sylvania First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will perform a cantata 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 23, 7000 Erie St. Sylvania. Between services a free breakfast will be served in Fellowship Hall. There will be three services on Dec. 24, 7 p.m. family service is led by Sylvania First Church’s youth and children. They will perform music and a play and there will be a children’s moment for the youngest of children to participate in. The 9 and 11 p.m. services are candlelight services. Childcare available. Information: 419-882-2205.

St. Lucas Lutheran Church jazz mass/Blue Christmas 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. candlelight, carols, and communion, Dec. 24; 10 a.m. Dec. 25, Christmas morning lessons and carols; and 4 p.m. Dec. 31 evensong, 745 Walbridge Ave.

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