Christmas is not a season of joy for everyone. For many of us, Advent and Christmas can bring sorrow, as we grieve the deaths of loved ones or other losses suffered during the year. This may be true for even more people since the COVID pandemic started. For those of us feeling the weight of loneliness, sadness, loss, and even rage, this time of year can be difficult—not, as the classic song promises, “the most wonderful time of the year!”

That’s why St. Luke’s offers a Blue Christmas prayer service in December. This quiet, sacred time provides a space for anyone who desires, to offer our laments to God and also receive assurance that we are not alone in our sorrow.

Please plan to join in a simple worship of music, readings, and assurance that God loves us and is present with us, however we may be feeling.

The service time and date for the current year will be announced in November.