Holiday Worship Services Around Town


After the Christmas tree is adorned with multicolored bulbs and flashy ornaments, once all holiday shopping is done, many families stop and reflect on the true spirit of the season. The following churches will usher in Christmas with insightful sermons, late-night vigils and neighborly love.

Severna Park And The Broadneck Peninsula

Churches celebrate in different ways. Severna Park Baptist parishioners will sing carols, enjoy a Christmas message and partake in the tradition of lighting candles while singing “Silent Night.” St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church’s 4:30pm Christmas Eve service and pageant will include a retelling of the nativity story, with a celebration of Holy Eucharist, Rite II. Children who want to participate in the pageant can meet in the parish hall at 3:00pm to receive a part and a costume. Church members will also sing festive carols at 8:00pm.

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is calling all shepherds and angels, because in addition to its service, the church will hold a Christmas Eve pageant at 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Rehearsals will take place on December 18 and 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For details, contact Holly Albrecht at or Sarah Dziennik at

The following services are on Christmas Eve unless otherwise noted.

Anchor Baptist Church
320 West Pasadena Road, Millersville

Time: 7:00pm

Info: 410-647-9614

Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church
235 Bay Dale Drive, Arnold

Time: 6:30pm family candlelight service

Info: 410-626-8122

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
461 College Parkway, Arnold

Times: 4:00pm children’s service, 8:00pm and 10:00pm traditional services

Info: 410-544-3799

Our Shephard Lutheran Church
400 Benfield Road, Severna Park

Times: 4:00pm, 8:00pm, 11:00pm (all traditional) and 6:00pm (children’s)

Info: 410-647-1658

Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church
110 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena

Times: 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Info: 410-544-5013

Severna Park United Methodist Church
731 Benfield Road, Severna Park

Times: 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm

Info: 410-987-4700

Severna Park Baptist Church
506 Benfield Road, Severna Park

Time: 6:30pm

Info: 410-647-0765

St. John the Evangelist
689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park

Christmas Eve Times: 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 9:00pm

Christmas Day Times: 8:30am, 10:00am, Noon

Info: 443-261-0106

St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church
375 Benfield Road in Severna Park

Christmas Eve Times: 4:30pm (with pageant), 8:30pm

Christmas Day Times: 10:00am

Info: 410-647-6248

Wayman Good Hope A.M.E. Church
100 Hoyle Lane, Severna Park

Time: 3:00pm candlelight service on December 23

Info: 410-647-4867

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
611 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard

Times: 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm

Info: 410-647-2550


Grace Baptist Church of Sunset Beach will not have Christmas Eve services but will have its usual Sunday service on December 23 at 10:30am, followed by a children’s play that evening at 6:00pm.

Emmanuel Lutheran
8615 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena

Times: 7:00pm, 11:00pm

Info: 410-255-4141

Galilee Lutheran
4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena

Times: 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm

Info: 410-255-8236

Jenkins Memorial Church
133 Riviera Drive, Pasadena

Times: Family service at 5:00pm and candlelight service at 8:00pm

Info: 410-437-2846

Lake Shore Baptist Church
4613 Mountain Road, Pasadena

Times: 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Info: 410-255-5413

Our Lady of the Chesapeake
8325 Ventnor Road, Pasadena

Times: 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm

Info: 410-255-3677

Pasadena United Methodist Church
61 North Ritchie Highway, Pasadena

Times: Family service featuring “The Twelve Days of Christmas” at 6:30pm. Candlelight Communion Service at 10:00pm

Info: 410-647-3090

St. Jane Frances de Chantal
8499 Virginia Avenue, Pasadena

Christmas Eve Times: 4:00pm (both upper and lower church), 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm

Christmas Day Times: 9:00am, 10:30am

Info: 410-255-4646

Other churches in Severna Park, Arnold and Millersville are holding services. For a more extensive list with contact information, visit


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