Ascension Lutheran Church will host its annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.
The service will include singing traditional Christmas carols, reading the Christmas story from the book of Luke and serving communion.
The primary musical accompaniment for this year's service will be from the Moller 2 manual pipe organ, which was been recently refurbished. It will be played by Lynn Frye and Tom Wolfe. Danielle King and Alex Woodard will play the flute and trumpet, respectively, and the service will conclude with the singing of "Silent Night" by candlelight.
Officials with Ascension Lutheran Church emphasize that all people of all backgrounds and religious preferences are welcome. The communion service is open to all baptized Christians, regardless of age or church background or affiliation, officials said.
Ascension Lutheran was founded in 1913 and is one of Chattanooga's oldest faith communities in the area.