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Clark County

TODAY

ST. LUKES — SAN LUCAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH will host its December Jazz Vespers at 5:50 p.m. at 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Guest jazz flautist Cheryl Alex will perform special holiday music, backed by the church house band. Karyn Slanina and Nicholas Hill will do a special rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Evening prayer begins at 6 p.m. 360-696-0181.

VANCOUVER GOSPEL JUBILEE, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiness Association Campground, Northeast Covington Road at 107th Avenue. Alvin Jones is the guest singer this month. An offering will be taken. Lois O'Connor, 360-442-9470.

TODAY AND SUNDAY

FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITIES, noon to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10509 S.E. Fifth St., Vancouver. More than 600 creches will be on display, as well as live music, children's activities and a live nativity performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. www.festivalofnativities.org.

SUNDAY

CLASSIC GOSPEL SONS will perform in a Christmas gospel concert at 10:30 a.m. at Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland. 360-225-8662.

WEDNESDAYS

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH will have advent services at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at 1309 Franklin St. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. www.stpaulvancouver.com, 360-693-3531.

ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH will hold advent services at noon and 6:45 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at 5607 N.E. Gher Road. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. Child care is available at the evening service. The labyrinth is available to walk and pray from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. www.salcvan.org.

UPCOMING

CHRISTMAS AT PEOPLES CHURCH at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at 6801 E. Mill Plain Blvd. The program includes adult and children's choirs and the drama group. It is suggested that everyone bring a new or like-new blanket for Open House Ministries Family Shelter. 360-750-7235.

A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, "Candles for Christmas," presented by the Sunday School classes at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. The youth will present a musical prelude at 4:40 p.m. 360-892-7160, www.salcvan.org.

COMMUNITY FOLK SONG CIRCLE, 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Lukes — San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. 360-696-0181.

ADVENT SERVICE OF COMFORT, HOPE AND HEALING, noon and 6:45 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. The service is a time to acknowledge sadness and pain and to pray for healing and hope, and will include a time to light candles in remembrance of loved ones. 360-892-7160, www.salcvan.org.

A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE, a special time to remember and honor the lives of those who have touched ours but who have died, 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Columbia Presbyterian church, 805 Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver. The service will be in the church gymnasium. columbiapresbyterian.org, 360-694-7549.