Longest Night Service 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A Service of Hope and Prayer for Healing and Peace

The Winter Solstice, December 21, is the longest and darkest night of the year. We gather in our Sanctuary for an Advent worship service that yearns for the light of Christ to dawn. This year, December 21 falls on a Tuesday. We’ll gather in-person, in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will come. And as has become our norm for gathering, please wear a mask and wear a sweater because the Sanctuary windows will be open.

Everyone is invited to this service. It’s been a difficult year. Some of you are grieving a personal loss, a broken relationship, a difficult diagnosis. Some of you and your colleagues live or work under stress. Some of you must give you attention to terrible and troubling situations around the globe, and must bear this burden quietly. All of us are deeply moved by the coming of Christ into a world that is filled with violence, terror, oppression, sickness and fear.

The Service for the Longest Night is a time of sharing in hope. Together we sing, we listen, we light candles, and we share in silent mediation and reflection. We pray for a world of peace.

Following the worship service you’re invited to linger for coffee/tea, cookies and conversation in Lyle Buck Hall. Please come and join us. If you or someone you know has experienced a loss in the past year, or if you or someone you know is carrying a quiet burden or a silent grief, or if you know someone who is burdened by the trouble and injustice in the world, please come, and encourage them to come as well.