Bethlehem Church Hosts ‘A Light Shining In The Darkness: A Reflective Service Of Hope And Healing’ Via Zoom Monday

Enter into a time of quiet at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, contact the church office at to receive the zoom link. Courtesy photo

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church News:

Each year Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road has offered a space for folks to enter into a time of quiet.

We create a space to honor that in this energetic, fast-paced, over-stimulating time of year, it is helpful for us to remember that not everyone is cheery for the Christmas holidays.

Many losses may be before us as our lives present the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, being unable to have a biological child, living with a family member who has addiction, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over our future.

And this year, this unprecedented, year of a global pandemic, journeying with racial pain we have not healed from, and a political season that has divided a United States, we need this space more than ever.

Our disappointments with not being with family make parties and joviality painful for many people in our communities. This year more than ever there is a growing attentiveness to the needs of people who are sad and feeling alone at Christmas.

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church is inviting all who wish or need to enter such a sacred space as we are living through dark times. This zoom space will be reflective in nature, accepting where we really are, and holding out healing and hope.

This service will include an emphasis on light, with those in attendance invited to light candles in their homes in memory of someone or to mark an event in their lives. Some may say words out loud, some may write out prayers, and others may seek to be in silent prayer.

There will be reflection time as Scripture readings and poems are read.

“Please know that all are welcome. If you wish to join us at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, please contact the church office at to receive the zoom link.” –Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church