Christmas can be a noisy time of year. You may find yourself in stores crammed with lots of people, on busy streets with loud horns and bright lights, everywhere you go you hear loudspeakers blaring Christmas music. Any another year this all may be uplifting, but maybe this year it is not! Perhaps the events of this year – dealing with divorce, shattered relationships, job or financial issues, the loss of a loved one, personal concerns, or other struggles – have you wanting to soften some of the sounds of the season and find meaning through worship.
On Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7 PM, Asbury Church will offer a different type of worship experience known as “A Quiet Christmas” in the Sanctuary. Led by Bill Arnold, Director of Congregational Care, with musical support from Frank Arbushites, Organist and Director of the Handbell Choir, the service will provide you with an opportunity to sit in the quiet of the season. Through the lighting of candles, traditional seasonal prayers, quiet meditation, and selected sacred and secular readings, art and music, this service is designed to help you find your own pathways to peace through the noise that may abound.
O God, support us all the day long in this troubled life,
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then Lord, in thy mercy, grant us safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.