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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:00 pm

Churches in Lodi, Galt and Lockeford plan services on Christmas Eve, and some plan services on Christmas day.

A few churches are asking their congregations to give up Jay Leno and David Letterman on Monday night and come to church instead.

Bear Creek Community, Emanuel Lutheran, First United Methodist, St. Paul Lutheran and St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran (Missouri Synod) churches in Lodi and Horizon Community Church in Galt plan 11 p.m. services Christmas Eve. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Galt has scheduled an 11:30 p.m. service.

St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi and S. Christopher's Catholic Church in Galt will have midnight Masses. St. Anne's Mass will be in English, while St. Christopher's will be bilingual.

St. John's Episcopal Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 10:30 p.m. at its new location at 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road. It will follow the church's first service in its new chapel, which will be at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church moved from its longtime location at Lee Avenue and Locust Street.

Special Christmas services include:


Bear Creek Community Church, 11171 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi

Candlelight service 11 p.m. Monday. (209) 369-2202.


Calvary Bible Church, 18621 N. Highway 99, west frontage, Lodi

Vesper service 6 p.m. Sunday. (209) 367-7940.


Calvary Chapel, 1230 S. Central Ave., Lodi

7 p.m. Sunday at Lodi Academy Chapel, 1230 S. Central Ave. at Kettleman Lane. (209) 333-8522.


Century Assembly, 550 W. Century Blvd., Lodi

"Carols, candlelight and Communion" 5 p.m. Monday. Public welcome. (209) 334-3225.


Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 701 N. Stockton St., Lodi

Candlelight service called "The Greatest Birthday Event in History" at 6 p.m. Monday. (209) 333-2526.


Emanuel Lutheran, 1540 W. Lodi Ave., Lodi

Children's program and senior choir cantata at 7 p.m. Monday, candlelight service with carols and Holy Communion at 11 p.m. Monday, service with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 334-2130. www.emanuellutheranlodi.org.


Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 1055 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi

Festal Eucharist at 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. Monday. Festal Eucharist, called "Eve of the Nativity," at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday; festal Eucharist, called "Nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ," at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 369-3381.


Faith Fellowship (Four-square Gospel Church), 500 Park St., Lodi

"The Christ that Christ Gave Us" at 6 p.m. Monday, (209) 369-3004.

First Baptist Church of Lodi, Pine and Central streets. Candlelight service 9 p.m. Monday, (209) 334-1332.


First Baptist Church of Galt, 653 A St., Galt

Candlelight service 7 p.m. Monday, (209) 745-4665.


First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Lockeford, 11011 E. Highway 12, Lockeford

Service at 6 p.m. Sunday, (209) 333-0129.


First United Methodist Church of Lodi, 200 W. Oak St., Lodi

Worship for children and their families 5 p.m. Monday, family worship 7 p.m. Monday, celebration of Communion 9 p.m. Monday, candlelight chancel choir cantata 11 p.m. Monday, (209) 368-5357.


Galt Bible Church, 801 Church St., Galt

Christmas program called "For Unto Us a Savior is Born," with combined choir from Galt and Wilton Bible churches, 6 p.m. Sunday, (209) 745-1307.

Galt United Methodist Church, 571 C St. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Service 7 p.m. Monday, (209) 745-4133 or (209) 745-1898.


Grace Church of Lockeford, 13301 Dawson Road, Lockeford

Candlelight service 6 p.m. Monday, (209) 727-5668.


Grace Presbyterian Church, 10 N. Mills Ave., Lodi

Service with Communion open to the community 9 p.m. Monday, (209) 369-1062. E-mail gpc.lodi@softcom.net.


Horizon Community Church, at Chabolla Center, 630 Chabolla Ave., Galt.

Services 7 and 11 p.m. Monday. Child care for infant to age 4 available at 7 p.m. service only. (209) 745-0700.


Lodi Community Church of God, 444 W. Turner Road, Lodi

Candlelight Communion service 6 p.m. Monday. Communion is open to all. (209) 369-8461.


Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Church, 26500 Sacramento Blvd., Thornton

Mass 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Spanish, 11 a.m. Tuesday in English. (209) 369-1907.


New Harvest Christian Fellowship, 403 S. Sacramento St. Lodi

Service called "Scrooge" 7 p.m. Monday, (209) 368-4526.


Providence Reformed Church, 245 E. Vine St., Lodi

Service 10 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 367-0552.


St. Anne's Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi

Family Mass in Spanish 5:30 p.m. Monday, Spanish Mass at 9 p.m. Monday, English Mass at midnight; Christmas day Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in English, 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. (209) 369-1907.


St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 950 S. Lincoln Way, Galt

Bilingual family Mass 5 p.m. Monday, bilingual Mass at midnight Monday, English Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 744-2179.


St. Joachim Catholic Church, 13392 W. Lockeford Ranch Drive, Lockeford

Masses at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in English and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish; 6 and 10 p.m. Monday in English; 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in English, 11:30 a.m. in Spanish, (209) 727-3912.


St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 S. Pleasant Ave., Lodi

Services at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Tuesday, (209) 368-2747.


St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran (Missouri Synod), 2400 Oxford Way, Lodi

Services 6 and 11 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Tuesday, (209) 333-2223.


Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 604 E St., Galt

Service with Communion 5 p.m. Monday, candlelight service with Communion 11:30 p.m., Christmas day service 10 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 745-1825.


Temple Baptist Church, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi

Service 6 p.m. Monday, (209) 369-1948. www.templebaptistlodi.com.


United Congregational Christian Church, 701 S. Hutchins St., Lodi

"Stories From Home" 7 p.m. Monday, "Wellsprings of Faith" 9 a.m. Tuesday, traditional worship 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 368-1955.


Vinewood Community Church, 1900 W. Vine St., Lodi

Service 6 p.m. Monday. (209) 369-1068.


Zion Reformed Church, 105 S. Ham Lane, Lodi

Services 7 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. (209) 369-1919.


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