Christmas Candlelight Service planned

Staff Report

VERSAILLES — Versailles Christian Church, 105 W. Ward St., will hold its eighth annual Christmas Candlelight Service Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the church.

The Christmas Candlelight Service, with numerous candles illuminating the outdoor walkways and the VCC auditorium, has become a tradition for those who desire to worship in quietness and beauty, event organizers said.

The service will include Christmas music featuring nationally renowned guest harpist from Dayton, Leslie Stratton; the singing of traditional Christmas carols with guest pianist Janet Weimer; a candlelight message, “The Prince of Peace,” by the Rev. Dennis J. Wheeler; and concluding with the candlelighting ceremony. Pre-service harp music will be presented from 6:45 to 7 p.m.

Stratton is the principle harpist with the Dayton Philharmonic. She has also performed with the Spokane Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Missoula Symphony, Helena Symphony, Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Boise Philharmonic and more. Stratton is also a founding member of the American Harp Quartet and has produced four solo recordings.

For additional information, call the church, 937-526-4194, or visit:

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