Worship service for the Longest night Dec 21 2020

Thankyou for joining in worship this evening.
Pastor Leanne and Pastor Pam are available for conversation and the following help services are available 24 hours/7 days: Ontario Community services: dial 211; Canadian suicide Prevention hotline- dial 833-456-4566. Mental health and physical health require professional care.

Hymn and image credits in order of appearance:

Comfort, Comfort Now my People: text: Johann G. Olearius, 1635-1711; tr. Catherine Winkworth 1829-1878

Of the Fathers Love Begotten: Text: Marcus aurelius Clemens Prudentius, 348-413; images from @CanadianPaintings: in order – “Chopping Wood” by Allen Sapp 1972; “woman with Doves in a Canadian Landscape” by Sarah Robertson n.d.; “Cardinal” by James Fenwick Lansdowne 2002; “Deer in the Morning” by Eddy Cobiness 1976; “November off Elsmere Island” by Doris McCarthy n.d.; “The Excitement of First Heavy Snow” by William Kurelek 1974; “rising Mist” A.J. Casson 1965; “Comox Valley” E.J. Hughes 1953

T’was in the Moon of Wintertime: text John de Brebeuf, 1593-1649; c1927 The Frederick Harris Music Company

I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light: Text and Music Kathleen Thomerson, b.1934 c1970, 1975 Celebration. Image credits: first image – “Quiet Moment of Gratitude” by Christi Belcourt. Image 2, 5 and 6 clergy stoles images used with permission Jenny Gallo | c 2020 Carrot Top Studio | carrottop studio.com  – image 4 – Halifax Lutheran Church of the Resurrection; image 7- Mary and Jesus by Parker Fitzgerald and Brittany Richardson.

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns Text: Georg Weissel, 1590 – 1635; tr Gracia Grindal b. 1943; Music J.A. freylinghausen 1704. Text and arr c 1978, 2006 Augsburg Fortress

As The Dark Awaits The Dawn Text: Taize community, Music: Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994 c 1984 Les Presses de Taize, GIA Publications Inc.

The sending prayer is used with permission: Jan Richardson, “Winter Solstice: Blessing for the Longest Night” in The Advent Door, Entering A Contemplative Christmas, accessed December 20, 2018, http://adventdoor.com/2011/12/19/winter-solstice-blessing-for-the-longest-night/.

This service was inspired and adapted from Discipleship Ministries: The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, Honolulu, HI, “Blue Christmas: A Service of Reflection for the Longest Night,” accessed December 20, 2018,  https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/blue-christmas-a-service-of-reflection-for-the-longest-night.

Published by paulandapolloswork

pastor for South Grey Bruce Lutheran Parish.

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