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St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Shelby invites people in the community to share in an ecumenical Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m. The service will be limited to 50 attendees.

The service, sometimes known as The Longest Night Service, coincides closely with the longest night of the calendar year, a time of year when many look forward to Christmas celebrations. However, other personal events occur that take away the joy from the holidays, such as grieving over the loss of a loved one, struggling with illness, isolation from others or having experienced the loss of a job. These are moments when we need consolation, comfort and wholeness.

This special service will be a quiet time for reflection, meaningful words and music. It provides a time to accept where we really are and holding out healing and hope. In this unusual year of uncertainty, this service offers all a chance to experience spiritual and compassionate solace.  

Please be mindful that masks and social distancing will be required in the church and this service will not be live-streamed.

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