The reason for the season

Historic churches hold special services celebrating the birth of Christ

BOSQUE COUNTY - Bosque County has a strong Norwegian and German heritage. On Dec. 24, several churches with a rich history offer Christmas Eve Services.

The iconic St. Olaf’s Kirke – the old rock church – is to hold three Christmas Eve candlelight services. The first service begins at 4:30 p.m., the second starts at 6 p.m. and the third with communion is at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and to bring flashlights, jackets and blankets. The church is located at 2680 CR 4145 in Cranfills Gap. For more information contact 254-597-2738 or email at

Another iconic church with strong Norwegian ties Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Norse is holding its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. There is no Christmas Day service on December 25 is at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 152 CR 4145. For more information contact the church office at 254-675-3962

The Zion United Church of Christ with strong German ties has a Christmas Eve service with a communion is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1411 FM 219 in Womack, six miles northeast of Clifton.

For more information call 254-675-3599 or visit the church website at


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