Luminous Night Service Of Lament and Promise

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

December 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry Street

Phone: 260-423-9424

Link: http://www.plymouthfw.org

Event Description

December 1, 2014 Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 pm

A quiet service of Psalms, music, and candle lighting in memory of loved ones, in acknowledgement of the difficulties and sadness of life circumstances, and an expression of Hope and Promise in the Birth of the One who brings God’s love and light to earth.

The Christmas season invites us to be gentle with one another and ourselves. During the darkening days of December, and because of unrealistic expectations in the cultural Christmas rush, many people suffer anxiety, depression, sadness, and loneliness. We need a safe place to lament, to complain, to grieve – without being told to “get over it.” Our Luminous Night Service of Lament and Promise allows us to express our grief, anger, discouragement first, and then move to affirmations of God’s love and compassion. We can listen and be reminded that God keeps the divine promise “never to leave or forsake” us.

The service will be interwoven with song, prayer, scripture, and readings. Candle lighting is included in the liturgy for those who wish to light a candle in remembrance, in hope, as an expression of searching for the “light in the darkness.”

Come, gather with others who share an understanding of the need to replace pressure with peace.

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