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Lessons and Carols and Blue Christmas

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 18th:  Lessons and Carols and Blue Christmas
 
     During Worship on December 18th, we will celebrate with a traditional service of Lessons and Carols.  This service reminds us, through scripture and song, of the promised coming of Christ and God's Love for the World.
 
     It is also our tradition to include a Blue Christmas Observance on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  The Christmas Season is not a time of joy for all people, especially those who have lost a loved one.  For many such people the coming of the holidays only emphasizes the loss in their lives and the grief that they feel.  Also, for the many people dealing with sickness and chronic disease and for those suffering depression, the coming of the holidays and the unfulfilled desire to feel Joy can be quite painful.  Along with communion on the Fourth Sunday in Advent we will also offer an anointing for healing.  The anointing is merely making the sign of the cross on your forehead with olive oil, coupled with a prayer for healing in body and spirit.  Anointing is one of the oldest liturgies in the Church and one recommended by scripture.  James 5:13-15.  Consider making this simple act of devition a part of your observance of Advent.
 
 

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