Wednesday, December 18, at 7:30 pm
We are all carrying something that feels heavy. Even in a festive season like the time leading up to Christmas, we carry the weight of grief or worry or fear. Join us for a special worship service the week before Christmas that will provide a space of hope and healing for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one, trying to make sense of a difficult relationship, or struggling to stay spiritually grounded in our crazy world. The service will include prayers, time for reflection, and music, including portions of the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer setting. There will be an optional opportunity for individual prayer and anointing with Pastor Christa at the end of the service.
5:00 pm – Worship with Youth Ensemble and Kids’ Choir
10:00 pm – Candlelight Service with Adult Choir and Violin
We are grateful for our relationship to the wider church.
“For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” Romans 11:4-5
“The Church is not a building, the Church is not a steeple, the Church is not a resting place — the Church is the People!”
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.
Please visit www.elca.org for more information.
The New Jersey Synod is a geographical grouping of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations, such as Gloria Dei. It is one of 65 synods in the ELCA. The mission of our Synod is “to change and save lives” and we do that together through, first, God’s grace, and second, through encouraging congregations and leaders, supporting an amazing variety of ministries, and sharing our journeys as the Body of Christ.
To learn more about our Synod, please visit www.njsynod.org.
Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia seeks to educate and form public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world.
For more details, please visit www.ltsp.edu.
Cross Roads is a beautiful retreat center and camp providing comfortable facilities, picturesque grounds, and transformational experiences for all ages and all types of spiritual and secular groups. The camp is located on 250 mountaintop acres in the beautiful Highlands of northwestern New Jersey.
Visit www.crossroadsretreat.com for more information about the camp.