For many people, Christmas is a bittersweet time of year. It is a time for remembering both persons and events that have been a part of our lives in the past, but that are now changed or gone. This is a time of year with the longest nights, so the Healing and Wholeness Service for December will be a quiet meditative worship experience for remembering God’s goodness even in the hard times, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Sarah Bratt will share her testimony to how God’s healing presence helped her through the holidays following the death of her brother.
The candle light service will be on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:00 pm in the Chapel and will include a series of scripture readings with times for reflection and meditation interspersed with carols and songs. Pastor Thomas will preside for the sacrament of Holy Communion and will lead the congregation in the healing prayers assisted by Healing Ministry team. Rhonda Taylor will accompany the service.
If you need a quiet time for reflection and prayer during this busy and hectic season, come to the Longest Night Service. Please invite a friend or family member who is struggling with the holidays this year to join you on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. There will be a brief time for refreshment and conversation following worship. This lovely service is a unique and special worship/spiritual renewal experience.