Come, celebrate with carols and the story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem!
St. Stephen’s will be offering a Blue Christmas Service — a time when the “blue” feelings many people experience during the holidays can be acknowledged.
This is not a joyous season for everyone. Greetings of Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, non-stop shopping, parties, and other traditional ways of celebrating the holidays often contrast sharply with the feelings of people for whom it’s not “the most wonderful time of the year.” For families suffering from the recent or impending death of loved ones or in crisis due to illness or any other kind of loss, or for those who suffer from Christmas depression or other mental illness, it can be a very isolated and lonely time.
Together we will offer up our pain, sorrow, anxiety, and loneliness to the One whose birth we commemorate — our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bring your pet or a photograph of your pet to receive a special blessing during worship. All Creatures great and small are welcome.
This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s celebration of all of God’s creation including all the animals.
8:15 & 10:30 am.