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Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first
Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it
may be a time that has always been difficult.
The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls
and churches, about the happiness of the season, about getting
together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they
have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the
insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of
isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the
celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to
acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are
not alone.
Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness
growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days
ahead of us.
For these reasons, Christ the Good Shepherd offers a special
“Longest Night” service on December 21 at 7 PM.


Please be prepared to follow these guidelines:

If you have any symptoms of any illness or have any high risk factors, please stay home.

Wear a mask at all times. 
Maintain 6 feet of separation from people outside your household.

Honor the markings on the pews and the directional arrows.
Individual communion elements will be available on site, but feel free to bring your own.
Please print your worship guide or bring your personal electronics.
Once you are seated, please do not move about and mingle.
There will be no coffee or social time afterwards.

For those that would prefer to worship with us at home, the service will be aired on Zoom. 

There is limited seating for these events.