All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. A Christmas Eve musical prelude is at 5 p.m., and Christmas Eve Eucharist is at 5:30 p.m. A Christmas Day Eucharist is at 10 a.m. Sunday worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The Rev. David Danner is the rector. 383-8161.
Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian , 595 Bay Isles Road. A Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 7 p.m. Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Porter is the pastor. 383-8833.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. A Christmas Eve service is at 7 p.m. Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Gill is the minister. 383-6491.
St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive. A Christmas Eve traditional worship service is at 5 p.m.; contemporary worship service is at 7 p.m.; and traditional service with Holy Communion is at 10 p.m. Contemporary Sunday worship services are at 9 a.m., and traditional Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Bernthal is the pastor. 388-1234.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Christmas Eve vigil Mass is at 4:30 p.m.; choir program is at 8 p.m.; and midnight Mass is at 9 p.m. Christmas Day Masses are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Gerard Finegan is the pastor. 383-1255.
Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. Shabbat services are at 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Jonathan Katz is the rabbi. 383-3428.
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