images1Feeling blue this Christmas? Need a break from the dazzle of the holidays?
Looking for healing, hope and a space to be?

Please join us for a quiet time of music, reflection and prayer.

Blue Christmas Service
Sunday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
North Plainfield

The constant refrain on radio and television, in shopping malls and even churches, about the happiness of the Christmas Season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. Experiences of loss: the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, or other losses can contribute to a feeling of being alone, of ‘feeling blue’ in the midst of the society around us which seems bent on ‘being happy’ and ‘celebrating’.

It’s at such times that we need to make the space and take the time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not alone. For these reasons, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church invites you to come and join in sharing and hearing prayers, Scripture and music and silence that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle – and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness.

The brief service will be followed by a time for light refreshments and fellowship. Please accept this invitation to be with us – a time to move from feeling ‘blue’ to experiencing the wonder and hope of Christmas. Our doors will be open to all who come so please feel free to invite others to come with you, as your support, or if you know that they too, are experiencing a blue Christmas.