Longest Night 2018 Service | Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Belleville

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Longest Night Service

 

For many of us Christmas is not a joyous or happy time of the year.  We may have lost a loved one or friend, we may have been diagnosed with a serious illness, we may have lost our job, things may not be happy at home, we may be in a time of major transition in our lives.

 

The Longest Night service is meant to recognize that in the midst of all the Christmas joy that many of us are not feeling joy.  We take this time to take seriously the reality of loss and grief at a time of year when we miss our loved ones or our feelings of joy and happiness.

 

This Longest Night service will be an opportunity to share our joys and our losses together through reflective prayer, a candle lighting ceremony and mutual support and compassion.

Longest Night Service

 

If you are interested in joining us or learning more about this service, please contact Pastor Rob at the church office.

 

Our service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

 

If you are planning on attending, we encourage you to bring a photo of a loved one you miss this Christmas season.

May this Christmas season be a time of seeking wholeness and happiness while acknowledging our honest feelings of loneliness or sadness.