The Longest Night/Blue Christmas

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December 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam, NY

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This is a service for those of us who mourn at Christmas. As the longest night/shortest day of the year approaches, it is easy to encounter the dark night of the soul. Advent season is one of wonder. It is a season of promise. The longer nights and the gray clouds seem to provide the perfect background for lights and tinsel. The decorations are everywhere we turn. While for many, it is a time of hopeful anticipation, for many of us Christmas can be a harsh reminder of life that once was. For that reason, we have set aside this time of silence and worship to carve out a time for our mourning, a time of quiet reflection. We gather to shed tears if they come, to hold hands if they are available, and to know that we are not alone. Whether this is the first Christmas without someone you love, or if you seem to be hurting from loss for as long as you remember, we gather to be reminded that it is okay to mourn, even at Christmas.
Remember, too, that on Christmas, God broke through the chaos. Know that on Christmas, God came to life so that we may have life abundant and life eternal. The light shone in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. Christmas does not end the night but it gives us hope for the dawn.
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