Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m.:

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ayer will hold its annual Christmas pageant, "People, look east," presented this year by the children and teens of the church.

This retelling of the familiar nativity story begins in the Garden of Eden and unfolds in scripture readings, pantomime and carols. Flute and strings will join the piano and organ in leading hymns and carols for Christmas.

10 p.m.: Carols and choir music.

10:30 p.m.: Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity with guest instrumentalist and the Hallelujah Chorus.

Dec. 29 at 9 a.m.:

Christmas Lessons and Carols, one service only.

Visitors are cordially welcome. Communion is open to all.