Dearest Northminster family,
As our Advent journey through darkness and light continues, may you feel God's presence and peace growing ever stronger within and surrounding you. May you be ever mindful of those who know darkness to be oppressive, stressful, without hope or joy. May we remind one another of God's amazing and abundant love and seek to live out that love with our words, our thoughts, our actions, our every breath. Please consider joining us, together with our siblings in Christ from St. Luke's Lutheran and Mt. Olive Lutheran churches on Friday evening, December 21st for the Blessing of the Longest Night at 5:30pm. The service is a sacred time set aside for those who may be experiencing grief or carrying heavy hearts in this Advent and Christmas season. In addition to our Sunday morning worship celebrating the fourth Sunday of Advent, we will move from Advent anticipation to Christmas joy on Monday evening. Please join us for Christmas Eve fellowship at 5:00pm, with cider and snacks. You are welcome to bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Christmas Eve worship will begin at 6:00pm with a service of lessons, carols and reflection. Emmanuel, God with us, grant you peace and tangible presence, in darkness and in light, evermore.
Peace be with you,