This time of year, I post a lot about Christmas celebrations and fun. But for some people, the season brings more sorrow than joy. That’s especially true if you’ve suffered a recent loss or are dealing with a difficult situation.
As it does every year, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is reaching out to those in the community who need solace this season.
The church is featuring a special service next week:
O Come, O Come Emmanuel — A Blue Christmas Service
Join St. Mark’s Church on Thursday, December 20 at 7pm for a community wide “Blue Christmas” service that focuses on the coming of Emmanuel into our world.
Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease may make the Christmas holidays difficult for some people in our congregation or community.
This quiet service of prayers, readings and candles allows a chance to find solace as we enter the Twelve Days of Christmas. Open to all.